NBC Uses Ex-Obama Official to Boast Trump Could Be Criminally Charged After Leaving Office

NewsBusters | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Just as they did during their Special Reports on Thursday after the Mueller report’s release, NBC’s Today turned Friday morning to former Obama official Neal Katyal for legal analysis and touting the possibility President Trump could be criminally charged once he leaves office and that current Attorney General Bill Barr wasn’t acting like the AG for the country but instead just for Trump.

And in a brief moment that says a lot about the liberal media’s closed-mindedness, co-host Craig Melvin appeared unsure whether, by and large, the voters actually care about the Mueller report.

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After two news reports on what transpired Thursday, Melvin and co-host Savannah Guthrie brought on Katyal and White House correspondent Kristen Welker for analysis and here’s how Guthrie introduced Katyal: “Also, NBC News contributor Neal Katyal, who is the former acting solicitor general, a Supreme Court lawyer.”

So no mention of how he’s partisan actor and worked for the Obama administration. Good job, NBC!

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At any rate, Katyal showed his partisan colors by mocking the assertion that the Trump team has been celebrating the key findings of the report about no charges of collusion or obstruction as having said “more, I think, about the Trump presidency than anything else.”

But Katyal then boasted of a footnote in the report that many have gleefully touted as meaning that the dreams of those like Symone Sanders could come true once Trump leaves office (click “expand”):

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KATYAL: What it — what the Mueller report says is basically tees it up for Congress to investigate and we heard Pelosi saying that's what she's going to do. And then there's a footnote in the opinion — footnote 109.1 which — in which Mueller says, look, even apart from impeachment, we could go after the President after he leaves office. So, a sitting President can't be indicted...
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