April 5, 2018
To put it simply, cable news thrives off of speculation and little discussion of the actual news. The Tuesday edition of MSNBC’s Hardball opened with a segment perfectly encapsulating this reality with the panel gaming out how a Trump impeachment could go down, what charges he’d face, and whether he’ll be found to have violated the Logan Act in the Russia probe.
It thankfully ended with pushback from Washington Post reporter and PBS’s Washington Week host Robert Costa, who implored host Chris Matthews to only deal in facts and what’s definitively known about the story.
Matthews highlighted how House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is “sitting over there as a constitutional expert with about 60 votes already for impeachment” and possibly more by year’s end. Thus, he wanted the panel to elaborate on “how they’re going to receive these reports that we now hear are coming from Mueller, starting with an obstruction report.”
NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian fretted that “obstruction of justice is…a crime of intent, so unless there’s some really shocking evidence that we haven’t seen or heard about to date, it’s going to be really difficult.”
This article was posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:10 am