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Chuck Todd: ‘But the Mueller Report’ is Going to Be the New ‘But Her Emails’

Chuck Todd likened progressives’ frequent invoking of the Mueller Report to conservatives’ frequent mentioning of the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton‘s deleted emails.

During a panel segment on MTP: Daily on Thursday, Todd said, “This feels like the email fights with Clinton,” Todd said. “This feels like [the] Mueller Report is going to be the, ‘But her emails.’ So it will be ‘But the Mueller Report’ when it comes to [President Donald] Trump.”

Panelist Michael Steel, former chief of staff to John Boehner, agreed.

“You’re exactly right, it’s like Hillary Clinton’s emails that it’s big and hairy and complicated,” Steel said. “And people with real jobs and lives don’t understand the in’s and out’s of it. They have their opinion one way or the other. And it’s not changing.”

Todd went on to argue that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had a point when he argued that the latest reporting about internal pushback to Attorney General William Barr‘s four-page summation on Mueller report is the work of “disgruntled Mueller staffers who are rabid democratic supporters.”

“While his credibility at times can be hot and cold, the fact is … he was able to look credible in this statement,” Todd said — citing Giuliani’s point that the special counsel’s office would have publicly disputed Barr’s summary, as it did a BuzzFeed report in January, if there was a “significant difference.”

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