Friday, February 08 2019

Maddow Oversells Significance of House Dems Sending Transcripts to Mueller

Written by Jack Coleman
A question that frequently comes to mind while watching cable television coverage of investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia -- if they've got the goods on Trump, why is the coverage so often misleading if not outright dishonest?

Case in point -- MSNBC's Rachel Maddow breathlessly reporting this past Wednesday on the now-Democrat led House Intelligence Committee sending transcripts of witness testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller's office in the obvious hope that an ever-expanding fishing expedition to nail Trump might be the Democrats only hope for removing him from office before 2025.

Here's Maddow stretching the significance of this action with a dubious claim about what it now enables Mueller to do --

MADDOW: Today in their first act the Intelligence Committee also voted to convey witness transcripts to the special counsel, to Robert Mueller. Mueller of course has already charged two people associated with the president for lying to Congress. Mueller has charged, federal prosecutors have charged the president's longtime political adviser Roger Stone. Also the president's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Federal prosecutors have also made reference to Sam Patten allegedly lying to Congress and the plea deal that Patten made over his funneling foreign money into the Trump inauguration. Now we do not know if anybody else who has testified to the Intelligence Committee is likely to face the same kind of trouble in terms of potential felony charges, potential legal liability for having lied to Congress under oath ...


This article was sourced from NewsBusters

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