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Dearest readers, spare a thought for the folks at CNN because, as Thursday wore on, they’re having a difficult time accepting reality of no collusion and no charges on obstruction of justice following the release of the Mueller report. Between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern, CNN Newsroom was filed with media statements divorced from reality.
Still soldiering on since the morning hours, chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin hilarious asserted the he “hope[s]” he’s “not playing a semantic game here, but Barr said that there was no evidence of collusion” which he thought was a lie because the report argued “there was....insufficient evidence to bring a criminal case involving the Trump campaign and Russian interests.”
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Making his first set of lengthy remarks since the report dropped, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta whined that “the B.S. meters have been going off today in the press room” because the White House’s claims about “no collusion” was, to him, false and that it indeed happened (click “expand”):
ACOSTA: [O]ne of the things that she said when she came out to the cameras is that, you know, there was no collusion, no conspiracy. But what the Mueller report clearly lays out and you were just talking about this a few moments ago, there were these inappropriate contacts.
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CHRIS CUOMO: 100%.
ACOSTA: Unless you are the most diehard Trump Republican, I suppose you will say that’s not inappropriate [sic] but just about everybody else in the world knows that is inappropriate.
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Acosta then mounted his high horse and sought to gallop way with this screed that included a pat on the back to himself and the media (click “expand”):
[W]hy was there so much lying? Why was there so much B.S.-ing. Why was there so many false statements? Why does it continue....[O]ne of the things they've said to...
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