MSNBC host Chuck Todd just can’t believe that Attorney General William Barr admitted before Congress that the Trump campaign was spied on by the Obama administration in 2016.
A furious Todd also demanded to know why Barr was going to investigate the spying and whether it was justified.
After suggesting Barr was “perpetuating” a “fact-less conspiracy theory,” Todd refused to accept known facts of the case and claimed the attorney general had “gas lit the country.”
“Using the word ‘spying’ plays into the President’s language and argument that the Russia investigation, to him, is just a witch hunt,” Todd proclaimed after the media, for two years, promised us that collusion was real. “And every time they’ve brought up this allegation, there has been zero factual basis for it.”
Todd went on another bitter rampage against Barr and tried to defend Obama: “Barr even said later in the hearing that he has no specific evidence about wrongdoing at the Justice Department. But you don’t get to put the toothpaste back into the tube now, do you?”
After claiming that the Obama administration didn’t spy on the Trump campaign, Todd then bizarrely tried to argue that Obama’s FBI was justified in needing to spy on the Trump campaign:
Greg, what was the FBI supposed to do when you have active multiple
attempts of Russians clearly trying to infiltrate the Trump campaign?
Pure and simple. That is — we are debating when the Trump campaign knew
what was going on. It is indisputable the number of attempts they made
to infiltrate that campaign?
Todd continues to provide that he is divorced from reality.
It’s a known fact that the FBI successfully got at least three FISA warrants to spy on former Trump aide Carter Page. There was spying, and Todd refuses to admit it just like the liberal media refuses to accept that there was no Russia collusion.
Last month, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his final report to the Department of Justice and officially ended his almost two-year probe into allegations that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
Mueller stated that he found no evidence of collusion from Trump or anyone who worked for his campaign.
Attorney General William Barr also sent a memo to Congress outlining Mueller’s top conclusions, adding that the Department of Justice will not charge Trump with obstruction of justice.