Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia Collusion Theory “Came Apart” With Comey Testimony

[Comey being sworn in prior to giving his statements to the Senate Intelligence Committee. | Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image]
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Many liberals are probably outraged right now, as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews recently reported that upon former-FBI Director James Comey’s Congressional statements, the whole Trump-Russia-collusion-2016-election suspicion just “came apart.”

There’s even recorded, Comey documentation to back Comey explaining at no point did he suspect President Trump of meddling with the FBI’s work on Russia being connected to the election—Trump actually supported their efforts. Further, the president was of the mind former-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn didn’t represent a crucial component to said ordeal.

[Video: courtesy of The Washington Examiner]

“The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians…to affect the election in some way,” MSNBC Host Matthew said, following Comey’s statements. “And yet, what came apart this morning was that theory,” Matthews added, mentioning two, crucial points. Matthews first noted Comey saying, “Flynn wasn’t central to the Russian investigation.” He followed that up with that quashing any thoughts of Flynn being motivated to testify to Trump’s detriment. “And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?” Matthews stressed.

Within Comey’s Congressional statements, he reaffirmed Mainstream Media touting Trump did indeed requested the halt of the FBI suspecting Flynn—as well as Trump wanting Comey’s “loyalty.” Comey added him telling Trump there was no personal aspect to the investigatory effort and of the president’s backing the FBI when the bureau suspected Russian involvement—no matter if it negatively affected Team Trump.

It was a three-hour session in Congress—the Senate added undisclosed statement afterward.

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