Trump Thanks MSNBC, But Only To Spread A Lie, Obviously

Trump tweeted a video of an MSNBC segment Tuesday thanking the network for their report claiming that both Republicans and Democrats found no evidence of collusion (which he thinks isn’t a crime anyway) between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 election. The MSNBC report was based on last week’s statement by the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr, Republican.

“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” he told CBS News.

This latest MSNBC report claims that both Republicans and Democrats on the committee have come to the same conclusion. However, CNN reported on the same day that the top Democrat on the case rejected Senator Burr’s statement.

“Respectfully, I disagree,” Warner said. “I’m not going to get into any conclusions I’ve reached because my basis of this has been that I’m not going to reach any conclusion until we finish the investigation. And we still have a number of the key witnesses to come back.”

Considering Burr’s statement that there would be no evidence of collusion “based upon the facts that we have” suggests that future facts, perhaps from key witnesses that the committee is not finished with, could present said evidence. Of course, Donald Trump jumps on anything he can find to promote his “no collusion” line. The only question is whether he missed CNN’s report or if he chose to ignore it, seeing as the CNN article was published nearly three hours before Trump’s tweet thanking MSNBC.

CNN also points out that Burr admitted the investigation is not over.

“The only thing I’ve addressed is whether we had facts that suggest there was [collusion]. We don’t have any,” Burr told reporters. “Just saying what factually we’ve found to date. We haven’t finished our investigation.”

And, of course, there’s still the matter of Mueller’s investigation, which is separate from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Twitter, as ever, is not letting Trump get away with it.

Here comes the Mueller train, right to your doorway! Toot toot!