Robert Mueller Indictment Torpedoes Donald Trump’s Claim Russia Is A Hoax | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Trump has called the Russia probe a ‘hoax,’ a ‘ruse,’ a ‘witchhunt,’ and more. But that was before Mueller’s damning indictment against 13 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election to help Trump. Philip Rucker & Robert Costa discuss.
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Robert Mueller Indictment Torpedoes Donald Trump’s Claim Russia Is A Hoax | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


by the way folks just in case you like curious know Russia did not help me okay Russia I call it the Russian hoax one of the great hoaxes actually that’s the thing I was thinking about it that’s the thing that the Democrats did best they lost the election and they didn’t know what happened and they needed an excuse so they said Russia and then they said wait a minute wait a minute Russia and Trump honestly it’s the thing they did best they did a rotten job of running but to convince people about this hoax that was probably the thing that they did best that was back in September one of the many times the president called this matter a hoax now we have learned from Robert Muller’s indictment that Russia did indeed actively support Trump’s campaign while disparaging that of Hillary Clinton after today’s news broke president Trump acknowledged Russian interference but remained on defense personally and notably did not come to the defense of us of our country onboard the helicopter as the president flew to Andrews Air Force Base for his departure to Florida today he wrote on Twitter quote Russia started their anti us campaign in 2014 long before I announced that I would run for president the results of the election were not impacted the Trump campaign did nothing wrong no collusion we’ve heard that and now a short time later we get a more thorough statement from the White House press office that reads in part Deputy Attorney General rod Rosen Stein announced indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 presidential election which began in 2014 before the president declared his candidacy president Donald J Trump has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the special counsels investigation further indicates that there was no collusion in all capital letters between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected with us for more tonight as we said two of the best from the Washington Post their White House bureau chief Philip Rucker their national political reporter Robert Costa also happens to be moderator of Washington week on PBS both gentlemen MSNBC political analysts mr. Costa what reactions did you get from Team Trump today and importantly from Republicans around town in DC inside of the West Wing there was an attempt to echo the president’s conclusion that these Russian activities started years before he began his campaign but on Capitol Hill Brian it was a different story can congressional Republicans and their aides tell me that this this report these indictments make the Russia investigation more serious than ever it makes it more important for them to try to protect Robert Muller as he moves forward with his investigation regardless of the White House’s perspective mr. Rucker you had a rather stunning piece of writing late today and I quote from it in part Trump has never convened a cabinet-level meeting on Russian interference and has resisted or attempted to undo efforts to hold Moscow to account such as additional penalties imposed last August by Congress on the National Security Council there has been an unspoken understanding that the president would see raising the Russia matter as a personal front Phillip the question now becomes what does he do now does he find a way over this weekend or Monday or Tuesday to say in effect what I meant to say is that I’m going to fortify our country against this ongoing electronic attack I don’t know Brian he’s the president and commander-in-chief but in his response today President Trump said nothing to about safeguarding the country in the future or about punishing Russia for the acts and for the charges that were spelled out by Muller’s indictment I expect he’ll come under some pressure from leaders in Congress certainly on the Democratic side probably some on the Republican side who will want to see perhaps further sanctions or simply full enforcement of the existing sanctions that were signed into law last late last summer and there may be some other elements as well there’s really not been a full discussion by this president or the administration about the midterm elections about the 2020 presidential election about how to safeguard our electoral systems and sort of our democracy really to prevent this from happening in the future because we know the intelligence Chiefs were on Capitol Hill earlier this week warning that Russia they have intelligence to suggest that Russia is trying to do this again in the midterms this fall hey there I’m Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on youtube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we’re putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

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