FNC's Tucker Carlson looks at how CNN, MSNBC, and Democratic lawmakers are reacting to the news that special counsel Robert MUeller found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
TUCKER CARLSON: For two years they told you that Robert Mueller was a moral hero. Questioning him was a betrayal of this country. Firing him would be treason. The only real question about Robert Mueller was where on the national mall to put his statue? It should be at least as big as Lincoln's. And then on Sunday, Mueller dashed their dreams. After conducting the most thorough investigation in American history, he concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the government of Russia. For the left, this was disastrous news, it was the political equivalent of a stock market crash, literally. Ratings on CNN and MSNBC plummetted immediately, in some cases more than 50%.
They promised their audience a conspiracy and when the conspiracy evaporated, so did their viewers.
Democratic officeholders faced a similar problem. What you say to the mob on Twitter that secretly believes that Trump speaks Russian? Tough question. They decided to say nothing, pretend that nothing has changed. Watch Senator Cory Booker explain that indeed, the conspiracy continues, as complex and diabolical as ever, only now the newly installed attorney general as part of the conspiracy too.
ARI MELBER, MSNBC: Bob Mueller did not find a chargeable collusion conspiracy. Here's how you described it as recently as 2017.
SEN. CORY BOOKER, 25 MAY 2017: There continues to be smoke that might result in an actual fire. In other words, real collusion going on between us and the Soviet Union.
MELBER: Real collusion going on... Do you have to revise that to say not chargeable collusion?
SEN. CORY BOOKER: Again, when have an attorney general who in my opinion is suspect filtering a report that I have not seen, I'm not willing to conclude anything yet.
TUCKER CARLSON: Congressman Eric Swallwell is less creative than that. He doesn't have a clever new theory about Russia or anything. He likes his old theories just fine. They worked for him. He doesn't want to hear about any of your evidence or facts. He likes the world as it was last week. Don't bother arguing with him. If you don't like it then you can sue.
REP. ERIC SWALWELL: I stand by what I said about seeing evidence of collusion. If he has a problem with that, he can sue me. And I promise you I would win in court."
TUCKER CARLSON: Over on CNN there was near panic about the news, let's say you spent decades claiming to be the most trusted name and news and then it turned out you are way less reliable than Alex Jones, who by the way you single-handedly forced off the air hilariously on the grounds that he was too inaccurate to be heard by the American public. You would be worried all a sudden. You wouldn't want to apologize because that is the same as acknowledging your fraud, so you keep lying. Watch the governor's brother do just that.
RUDY GIULIANI: This network have tortured this man for two years with collusion and nobody is apologizing! Before we talk about obstruction, apologize for the overreaction of collusion.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: Not a chance,
CUOMO: Never. Here’s my case --
CUOMO: Never, I didn't do anything wrong. These questions are real. They needed to be regarded as such.
TUCKER CARLSON: Apologize? Apologizing never even occurred to Don Lemon. He is a busy man. He doesn't have time to read the entire summary of the Mueller report. He has people for that. From the back of his car heading home from dinner, he saw a line from it on Instagram, and that was enough. He knows what he knows.
He quotes him saying while this report does not conclude the president committed a crime but does not exonerate him.
DON LEMON, CNN: It does not exonerate him. It does not exonerate him. And it does not also exonerate him.
TUCKER CARLSON: It also does not exonerate him. This point is Donald Trump isn't the one who needs to be exonerated.