On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace had to streak the left-wing legs of Democratic Rep. Jim Himes with the switch of reality over the Mueller report and evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
At the start, Chris brought up a recent quote of Himes’s published in the Hartford Courant:
“I’m not sure I would break out a lot of champagne. They try to make the case that the Mueller report says there’s no evidence of collusion. There’s plenty of evidence.”
Chris took a different angle than Jim — that of actuality:
“That’s not what the Mueller report says. It does not say there’s plenty of evidence of collusion.”
Jim wasn’t much into it:
“First of all, nobody knows what the Mueller report says, because nobody’s seen it. … If you read the letter, the Barr letter says that the investigation was not able to…”
How can a guy say no one knows what the report contains and at the same time demand it contains “plenty of evidence” of collusion?
That’s…what’s that word? Oh yeah — idiotic.
“No, excuse me. With all due respect, sir, that’s absolutely incorrect. I’m going to put up on the screen, because we know that this probably was going to come up, the specific quote from Attorney General Barr. Here’s what he says: ‘The special counsel did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.'”
“So, specifically, the special counsel is not saying there is insufficient evidence to prosecute. He’s saying it didn’t happen.”
Another chance for ya, Jim.
“Number one: Whatever happened — and there’s 400 pages of report that we are going to see, so something happened or it wouldn’t be 400 pages long — but whatever happened, the conclusion is that it’s not a chargeable offense.”
Chris fired another shot into the forcefield:
“No. Again, sir — respectfully — he didn’t say it’s not a chargeable offense. He said the report did not find that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated. On the issue of obstruction, he said, ‘I’ve got some issues as to whether it’s a prosecutable offense.’ He didn’t say that when it came to collusion.”
Jim remained Jim.
I’m betting on the latter, but perhaps that’s just the optimist in me.
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