Trump-Russia probe

Dulis: The ‘Pee Tape’ Hoax Is Finally, Absolutely Dead. It’s Time to Brand the ‘Rushers’ Who Pushed It.

The 9/11 and Kenya conspiracy theorists each had their own nicknames: “Truthers” and “Birthers,” respectively. But the Russia fanatics have not received their own title — some call them “Russia truthers.” Not quite as snappy, nor was my go-to label for a while: “Birthers with Advanced Degrees.” So I’m proposing a new nickname for the Putin-obsessed: the “Rushers.”

(INSETS: David Corn, Daniel Goldman, James Comey, Ari Melber, Jonathan Chait, Rachel Maddow) MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 03: A souvenir shopkeeper displays Matryoshka dolls featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin and US presidents, including Donald Trump, on December 3, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

Chris Matthews: How Could Mueller Let Trump ‘Off the Hook’?

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews expressed fury over special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to conclude his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia without an “interrogation” of President Donald Trump, asking how Mueller could let the president “off the hook.”

Chris Matthews MSNBC