MSNBC’S BRIAN WILLIAMS should know better than to try and put one over on President Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow.
He tried to refute statements in Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report but immediately got a huge dose of truth from Sekulow:
Williams specifically asks how in the world Barr came to the conclusion that there was no collusion by Trump:
“My first question, I’m afraid, is going to verge on plain English: Where did the attorney general get off with that characterization this morning, including four mentions that there was ‘no collusion’? What document was he reading compared to the one we’re left with?”
Sekulow’s response was perfect! All he did was read right from the Mueller report:
“Well, page 2 of the document says, ‘the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. So it’s right from the document itself.”
Williams then challenged Sekulow again:
“Have you read Part 1?”
Sekulow replied that he had read both parts.
Williams then asked the odd question of whether Sekulow found good news in the report:
“You find good news in here for the president and the administration?”
Sekulow responded in the best way possible. He gave Williams the facts from the Mueller Report by reading directly from it:
“Page 181: ‘The investigation did not establish that the contacts described in Volume 1,’ that’s the Russian contacts, ‘amounted to an agreement to commit any violation of federal criminal law, including foreign-influence and campaign-finance laws.'”
MSNBC's Brian Williams insinuates that there is no proof of "no collusion" in the Mueller Report.
White House lawyer Jay Sekulow cites the paragraph in the report Williams should focus on. pic.twitter.com/TSxYJzwTnI
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019
Sekulow then went in for the kill: “Yeah, I think it’s a very good win.”
How can anyone refute the facts? Luckily, Sekulow was ready and hammered the truth home.