Special Counsel Robert Mueller and team have been hard at work attempting to prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
After all this time (and massive amounts of money spent on the charade), NBC News is warning liberals that they might be “disappointed” by his findings.
In fact, the outlet is drastically lowering expectations.
NBC News attempted to tamper-down expectations over Robert Mueller’s impending Russian-Collusion report Thursday; warning readers they “may be disappointed” by the special counsel’s findings.
More from NBC News:
Millions of Americans may be sorely disappointed.
Unless Mueller files a detailed indictment charging members of the Trump campaign with conspiring with Russia, the public may never learn the full scope of what Mueller and his team has found — including potentially scandalous behavior that doesn’t amount to a provable crime.
The reason: The special counsel operates under rules that severely constrain how much information can be made public.
Those rules require that the special counsel’s report to the attorney general be “confidential.” And, while the attorney general is required to notify Congress about Mueller’s findings, the rules say those reports must amount to “brief notifications, with an outline of the actions and the reasons for them.”
“Expectations that we will see a comprehensive report from the special counsel are high. But the written regulations that govern the special counsel’s reporting requirements should arguably dampen those expectations,” said Chuck Rosenberg, a former federal prosecutor and NBC News analyst.
There is overwhelming evidence that the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton and FBI colluded to protect Clinton’s campaign.
From Fox News:
Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency’s highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI — in which the FBI would agree to effectively hide the fact that a Clinton email was classified in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the FBI abroad, and allow them to send more agents to countries where the FBI’s access is ordinarily restricted.
The quid pro quo would have involved the FBI providing some other public reason for withholding the Clinton email from disclosure amid a Freedom of Information Act request, besides its classification level. There are no indications the proposed arrangement ever took place.
Back in January, liberal outlet BuzzFeed put out an original report claiming Trump directed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
Here’s a taste of the report, per BuzzFeed:
President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
The thing is, though, even Mueller said BuzzFeed‘s story was bogus.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 19, 2019
Mueller smacking down the report from BuzzFeed should speak volumes to lefties.
We cannot underestimate the statement disputing Buzzfeed’s story from the special counsel. I’m sure it pained them to do this. I’m sure this went through many levels at the DOJ and FBI. They don’t talk. This is massive.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) January 19, 2019
BuzzFeed stood by their report:
BREAKING: BuzzFeed News says "we are continuing to report and determine what the special counsel is disputing. We remain confident in the accuracy of our report."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 19, 2019