MSNBC Meltdown Over Barr Holding Mueller Report Press Conference

NewsBusters | 4/17/2019 | Staff
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As news broke Wednesday afternoon that Attorney General William Barr would be holding a press conference Thursday morning on the release of the Mueller report, MSNBC reporters and pundits began rending their garments over the announcement. Anchor Nicolle Wallace and her panel of journalist guests denounced the Justice Department chief for the supposed outrage of planning to take questions from the press.

“This seems to me, and we don’t have this reported out just yet, to be a move that the President might think....will help shape the coverage of the Mueller report. This is extraordinary,” Wallace alarmingly declared as she reacted to the breaking news. Liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson joined in the lamenting: “Yeah, it is extraordinary. But yeah, he wants to help – he wants to shape the coverage, he wants, as was said, to make it a partisan issue, and he wants to get out in front of it, if possible.”


Wallace warned:

But it’s no longer the Mueller report. It’s now the two guys, Barr and Rosenstein, who I’m told will join him, who put their finger on the scale and made the decision about obstruction that Mueller didn’t make, spinning the decision they made when they put the finger on the scale about obstruction, which Mueller wouldn’t do, the Mueller report. It’s no longer the release of the Mueller report, guys.

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Moments later, she called the press conference an “extraordinary development” and talked about the Mueller investigation in religious terms: “But if the whole point was to take this sacred undertaking, the Mueller report, and release it as unredacted as they could, it seems to stomp all over any aims of being viewed as not involved in shaping that report, its end, its release, its spin, its perception to present it yourselves, no?”

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