Key figures at NBC News, which previously ran many segments promoting the narrative of criminal collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, admitted that the report by special counsel Robert Mueller cleared the president.
Ken Dilanian, NBC News intelligence and national security reporter, tweeted that the Mueller probe was clear in its results clearing the president.
“Folks, this is a total legal exoneration of the president,” Dilanian tweeted. “Congress will want to know more, of course. But the topline: No conspiracy, no obstruction.”
NBC’s Pete Williams, Justice Department correspondent, today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe pointed to an important fact for critics who argue that Attorney General William Barr rushed the process by releasing a summary on Sunday after receiving the Mueller report on Friday.
“Now on the question of snap judgment, I think two points,” Williams said. “Sarah Sanders this morning said, ‘I think, with some justification, that Rod Rosenstein, who was in on this decision, was fully briefed on this from the beginning. He’s the one who brought in Robert Mueller. He’s the one that got daily, sometimes many times a day, briefings from them, so he knew exactly what Mueller had. This was not a snap judgment for him, and I think probably, we don’t know for sure, but it seems quite likely that once Barr got there, he began to get briefed on what this report was going to say. So even though yes, it’s true the final thing laid on his desk on Friday, it wasn’t a huge surprise to him.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who has been highly critical of Trump, urged journalists to contain their anti-Trump feelings.
“Memo to Journalists: It is GOOD NEWS for America when someone as respected as Robert Mueller takes two years to methodically determine that the sitting president of the United States did not conspire with Russia. Take a breath,” Scarborough tweeted.