The Senate Intelligence Committee, the Treasury, and even Robert Mueller pointed fingers. But none bothered to question him
It's so interesting how when Trump won in 2016, elites insisted that he had subverted the election with Russian help, but when he lost in 2020, the electoral process had apparently been rectified and returned to its sacred form.
If you had gone cage match, he'd have just shouted you off of his stage and probably wouldn't have aired that segment.
Bill... if you're reading this, old buddy, then understand that when you once spoke to power against the Republican religious agenda and we all cheered, it doesn't mean we're going to cheer as you help even worse people keep their grip on power.
If you're really and truly delusional, I have sympathy for you.
If you're intentionally muddying the waters to perpetuate an obvious ploy at attacking civil process and conducting a terror war on home soil, I have the deepest loathing for you.
Matt, I really liked the analogy you made with those poor Japanese soldiers who held to the very last owing to their fanaticism and brainwashing. This conjured up and image in my mind of someone rowing ashore to some remote Pacific island and finding a babbling and paranoid Bill Maher running around wearing a loincloth and officer's sword, still believing the war is going on even though it's 20 years later.
Maher is earning his future place as "the Scorned", and with gusto.
I thought that you did the best you could in the limited amount of time you had to refute Maher’s allegation. Seriously, the woman from Reason monopolized the whole segment. You couldn’t have explained the entire situation in the limited time you had. It’s funny how the same people who call Trump an idiot, clown, knucklehead, still claim he was able to mastermind an entire Russian spy network. Laughable to the extreme.
When politics is your religion and government is your God, anyone questioning the official narrative is branded an apostate. Welcome to the new Inquisition.
Great reporting as usual. Keep on keepin’ on.
Bill Mayer didn't just pull a quote out of context, but lied about the source itself?
Why did you ever bother to go on his show, Matt? He is intellectually dishonest (to put it politely) and actually extremely rude and hostile to those with whom he disagrees. It's like the old joke about not wrestling with a pig - the pig likes it and you only end up all muddy.
Great work Matt. I don't blame you for tamping down the urge to correct Maher. I could see it in your eyes when he blathered out the nonsense. He is tip toeing around right now. Some of his recent monologues have been pretty good (refuting the wacko progressives), but he knows who butters his bread. As for the import of the article, well it appears we have fiction writers employed to "make" things up to support the storyline of the persons not interested in a functioning democracy. It was all dogshit!
Thanks for doing actual direct interviewing and reporting, Matt. Most journalists are just parroting whatever rolls off of the AP. The painful part is that the FBI and Congress do the same. Truth is hard to find these days. Thanks for a glimpse of it.
Matt, Thank you. Thank you for not accepting the horseshit that was stuffed down our throat for 5 years. When are all those assholes in the media going to surrender their pulitzers anyway?
Maher is just another overpaid establishment shill. There was no way he was going to allow you to destroy the Russiagate narrative. Evidence has no effect on true believers no matter the religion anyway. Yes, Bill, Russiagate is no different than any other religion. It requires blind faith in something never proven to exist.
Wow! Super-sensitive polling data. Hillary 45% versus Trump 40% (or vice-versa) in certain states. If that isn't collusion, if that isn't a threat to the republic, I don't know what is. Those Russkies! How will they threaten us next? :-)
Let's face it: Ike was right. Only Americans will defeat America. And there's plenty among us doing their best to live up to Ike's sentiment. And I'm not talking about January 6th.
I know he became a saint after he died, but John McCain.....his role in this. Keating Five always loomed to me as indicating there might be a history there.
Maher has a specific narrative he needs to stick to, and anything you could've said to the contrary would've been dismissed.
People aren't going to abandon their faith, and it is exactly faith that explains all of this.
Trump is to many people (and everyone still clinging bitterly to "collusion") what Satan is to a Baptist.
Great job, though I'm disappointed you didn't go "cage match!" with Maher. Fascinating story here! Did you send him this fine reporting nobody ever bothered to do?? I hope so. I think this was a deliberate coup attempt and they knew it was all lies. Hillary Clinton is a criminal and I'm sure Biden and Obama knew all this, too. But certainly Clinton did. They tore this country apart for five years -- Donald Trump didn't do that -- they did. And are. Not to mention censoring things and their idiot fascist agenda.
I just want to say Thanks Matt. While we don’t always see eye to eye on opinions, you make my Top 5 people I’d like to have a beer with because you are one of the few people out there that can present the facts and your opinion without merging the two an let the readers form their own opinions. I’d love to see you on the Tim Pool show some day, younger generation learning to do news, people like these need mentors like you.
True believers in the whole Russiagate idiocy will never let it go, much less admit they've been wrong, totally brainwashed by the Rachel Maddow ilk all over corporate media for 6 years. They cling to this delusion exactly as MAGA fools cling to their delusions about Trump. Doubling down on abysmal stupidity is one definition of these mind-freezing, brain dead times.