NBC’s Chuck Todd was not even trying to hide his bias as he pressed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on why Democrats are not already working to impeach President Trump.
“Why haven’t you opened an impeachment inquiry? Or, in fairness, is that what you’re doing right now?” Todd asked the New York Democrat during an extensive conversation on “Meet the Press” about Robert Mueller’s report which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Nadler countered that there is “plenty of evidence of obstruction” of justice by the president which prompted the question from Todd about why Democrats were not moving faster or more aggressively to remove the president from office.
“I don’t think we’re doing that. We may get to that, we may not. As I said before, it is our job to go through all the evidence, to all the information we can get and to –,” Nadler said before the NBC host interrupted.
“Does the politics impact this, though? How much does the politics matter in this?” he asked, talking over the lawmaker.
“And to go where the evidence leads us, I’m sorry?” Nadler said.
“How much does the politics impact this? As you know, impeachment gets politicized. So, you have a legal case that you believe this happens and you should do it but the politics dictates something else, how much is that going to influence this decision?” Todd asked again.
“I don’t know. That will come down the road when we see what we have,” Nadler replied, as Todd pressed him about whether it is in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Among others. She’s not the only person. She’s certainly the leader of the Democratic caucus, she’s the speaker of the House, it’s partly her and partly a lot of other people,” he responded, agreeing with the host that it is impeachable but only if it is actually proven.
“I do think that this — if proven, if proven, which hasn’t been proven yet, some of this, if proven, some of this would be impeachable. Yes. Obstruction of justice if proven would be impeachable,” Nadler said.
“And you’re going to go about to see if you can prove it?” Todd continued to press the Democrat who responded that “We’re going to see where the facts leads us.”
Ahead of his interview with Nadler, Todd caught his viewers up with the findings of the Mueller report, as seen through his very subjective glasses.
“It was a tale two of reports, or, more accurately, two tales of one report, with a divided public free to choose its version of the truth,” he said.
“It describes a campaign eager to accept the help of a hostile foreign power, Russia, and a President who later worked furiously to obstruct the investigation,” Todd declared, not explaining how this could be true while the special counsel found the president had committed no crime.
And in an almost comedic conclusion, Todd smugly patted the liberal media on the back as he claimed Mueller’s report obviously validated “most” of their reporting.
“One item worth noting before we go to break, the Mueller report validates most — not all but most of the reporting done by major news organizations throughout this investigation,” he said after he spoke with Nadler.
“Many, many of the stories we were told that were fake news show up as reported in the Mueller report and confirmed by first-hand accounts,” he added. “It’s something worth considering the next time you hear someone using the phrase ‘fake news’ so loosely.”
Twitter users weighed in on Todd’s rant and his annoyance with the Democrats and their lack of impeachment progress.
Todd, your performance this morning was disgusting. Your opening was nothing but propaganda and your hostile attitude towards Giuiliani versus your gentle stroking of Nadler is just more evidence of your all-consuming hatred of @realDonaldTrump and his family. Have you no shame?
— Corleone Solo (@CorleoneSolo) April 21, 2019
There was no crime.
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— NewOrleanIan (@IanMolony) April 21, 2019
I considered what you said, Chuck Todd. . . and concluded that your network is in fact FAKE NEWS.
— Ridge Kayser (@RidgeKayser) April 21, 2019
Wow! How far removed from reality is Chuck Todd and Nadler?
— MatthewJshow (@MatthewJshow) April 21, 2019
Destroying 33,000 emails that are under subpoena.
— Mr. Pickles (@RealMrPickl3s) April 21, 2019
Jerry Nadler thinks anything is impeachable cause he wants to nullify a duly elected president. The media has never been an unbiased journalist in this lie. America is so sick of this garbage!
— L Kaye (@Liberty4Life73) April 21, 2019
” if proven, would be “
Boy, you really let him spin far and wide on that one phrase. Could have sworn you asked him if this “is” impeachable.
Journalism 2019; “WHAT follow up questions-?”
— Rick Crainium (@RickCrainium) April 22, 2019
Hey Chuck, could you tell Jerry that there was already an investigation for this? It took two years and was just completed. There’s an entire report, over 400 pages, that he can read about it too. I mean; why would someone want to just recreate that? ?
— Scott Linder (@slindersworld) April 21, 2019
@chucktodd You are the epitome of biased journalism. ?
— Amy (@MatthFamTx) April 21, 2019
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