MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell says members of the mainstream media were “complicit” in reporting on Clinton campaign emails; suggesting they should have focused on Donald Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ audiotapes instead.
The MSNBC anchor was speaking with Amy Chozick Wednesday when she asked the reporter to respond to criticisms contained in her new tell-all memoir.
“What are your feelings–I see them in the book–about how unwittingly complicit we were after, on that horrible day, the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape comes out and then right away the Podesta emails are dumped by Wikileaks, and everybody chased after it?” Mitchell asked.
“At the time, I did what every news organization did. We covered them. We contextualized them. We tried to make sure they were accurate,” Chozick said. “But then about a month after the election, I was on the subway on the way to work, and read a Pulitzer winning story by my colleagues about how the Russians pulled off the perfect hack to interfere in our democracy, and it said ‘turning the media organization, including the Times, into de facto agents of Russian intelligence.'”
Watch Mitchell’s ‘admission’ above.
A NEW LOW: Schiff Claims RUSSIA Pushed SECOND AMENDMENT so AMERICANS Can ‘Kill Each Other’
Rep. Adam Schiff took his all-out obsession with Russian collusion to a new level Monday evening, breathlessly suggesting the Kremlin promoted the Second Amendment on Facebook to help Americans “kill each other” during the 2016 presidential election.
Democrat Adam Schiff: Russians Promoted 2nd Amendment So Americans Would ‘Kill Each Other’ pic.twitter.com/WW5P1K70pm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2018
“We can see for example on Facebook, so graphically what I was mentioning earlier; the multiple aims of the Russians in their interference in our elections. On Facebook you had the content that was clearly anti-Hillary and you had the content that was very pro-Trump,” said Schiff.
“Of course, they parroted Black Lives Matter to try to broaden the racial divide in this country. Fascinatingly they also trumpeted the Second Amendment. The Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment,” he added.
“The Russians would be very thrilled if we would be doing nothing but killing each other every day, and sadly we are,” said the liberal lawmaker.
DOJ Searching Trove of Texts from Anti-Trump Agent
The Department of Justice is rummaging through “over 10,000 texts” between the FBI agent recently demoted from Robert Mueller’s investigation for his “anti-Trump bias” and his counterparts at the special counsel’s office.
DOJ officials tell Fox News they’re currently sifting through 10,000 text exchanges to determine the extent of Strzok’s bias, and whether his personal opinions of President Trump impacted his ability to impartially conduct his investigation.
Peter Strzok was secretly re-assigned to the FBI’s Human Resources Department earlier this year after Robert Mueller was informed of his Trump-hating text exchanges with other investigators.
The revelation of anti-Trump operatives inside the special counsel’s office prompted an immediate response from GOP leaders and officials; questioning Mueller’s ability to properly investigate allegations of Russian-Trump collusion throughout the 2016 presidential race.
They’re not the only ones.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board published a scathing op-ed piece on Thursday, citing the text exchanges and other mistakes as irreparably damaging the special counsel’s office and demanding Mueller’s immediate resignation from the investigation.