MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Exposes Trump's Latest Russia Lies
While President Donald Trump tries his best to discredit the intensifying investigations scrutinizing him and his allies, members of the media continue to disprove his repeated false claims meant to deflect blame.
On Wednesday, the president tweeted an attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion with the Trump campaign:
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democr… https://t.co/eA1AtTPv49— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1523451623.0
But as MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace pointed out, even this short tweet contained a multitude of lies.
"Let's fact check that," she said. "The Russia investigation came well after it was well known that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — surely a greater cause of 'bad blood.'"
She continued: "Your attorney general recused himself because he lied to Congress about his contacts with Russians. So your deputy attorney general, who you also appointed, Rod Rosenstein, appointed George W. Bush's FBI director, a guy who was so good Obama changed the law and kept him on. Then the raid on Mr. Cohen's office? That came from a U.S. attorney office run by your designated candidate — Don McGahn's friend — Geoff Berman. And the people who worked for Obama? Well, most of those people are gone."
Wallace also noted that nearly 80 percent of Americans think the special counsel's probe should continue.
Watch a clip of the segment below:
"The president woke up and started tweeting this morning. As usual, they were grammatically imprecise, nasty and inaccurate, but we thought we'd tackle the lies and exaggerations in this one" - @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/o62nsFynUT— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) April 11, 2018