Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper on The State of the Union. Tapper had the nerve to say that CNN did nothing wrong.
“We need to figure out what went wrong with the Mueller report, why, in all fairness to your network, why the media got it so wrong for so long,” Mulvaney said.
“I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong. The media reported that the investigation was going on. Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody who got anything wrong. We didn’t say there was conspiracy. We said that Mueller was investigating conspiracy,” Tapper replied.
“That’s fine, if that’s your recollection of history, that’s great,” Mulvaney countered. “Face it: The media got this wrong. It’s OK people get stuff wrong all the time just not at this level. But it’s done now. The report is there. It’s extraordinarily thorough, as you know, I think they talked to 500 people, issued 2,800 subpoenas, and it completely exonerates the president, there’s no collusion, there’s no obstruction of justice.”
“Have you read the Mueller report?” Tapper asked knowing he hasn’t.
Mulvaney said, “No, and neither have you. I’ve read the Barr summary, which is what everyone else has read.”
“But you’re making statements there that — I don’t know what the Mueller report says. I was just asking are we going to see the Mueller report. There were, in addition to all the interviews you talked about, dozens of indictments, including jail time for people close to the president,” Tapper said.
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“Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said that, by his count, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC had published a combined 8,500 stories on the Russia probe. He specifically pointed to CNN and chyrons that would include the phrase “amid Russia investigation,” no matter what the topic.
“It’s so painfully obvious they wanted it to be true so badly, and the last two years of their lives and two years of their news coverage has been an entire waste,” Mr. Gidley said.”