MSNBC Panel Speculates Vague NYT Story Shows Barr Pushed ‘False Information’ on Mueller Report

NewsBusters | 4/4/2019 | Staff
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For MSNBC on Wednesday, the mood was ebullient as, thanks to an extremely vague, wrathful, and anonymously-sourced New York Times piece (later confirmed to The Washington Post) that unknown Mueller probe members have complained to “associates” that Attorney General Bill Barr’s characterizations of the Mueller report’s findings are somehow incorrect.

On Hardball, the closing panel gloated as if all options are back on the table because Barr and the President might have conspired to put out “false information” to hide “amazing information.” What information? Based on the last two years, it’s that Trump obstructed justice and that he and/or those in his orbit colluded with Russia.

Bombshell - News - New - York - Times

“A bombshell of news from The New York Times tonight on the Mueller report....[T]his is amazing. Now it comes out that what a lot of us suspected, I’m sure you did too, Mueller had more to say than Barr wanted us to hear,” host Chris Matthews stated to camera hog and Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

Matthews then ignored Barr’s multiple letters insisting that Mueller’s been repeatedly consulted on his decisions, falsely claiming that Barr “put [out] a quickie weekend version of their 400 page report before the American public which shaped public opinion” that “wasn’t the right shape that Mueller intended the public to get.”

Former - Prosecutor - MSNBC - Analyst - Glenn

Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner appeared heartened to find that, according to The Times, his rampant speculation could bear fruit (click “expand”):

You know, FBI agents are usually vault-like in their refusal to step outside their lane and talk about a pending investigation or a recently concluded investigation. So, you know, this could be a sign that what the investigators know the evidence shows about Donald Trump's behavior may be far more dramatic than even we imagined. Now, we have all suspected it's more dramatic than Barr's sort of...
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