The Thrill Is Gone: Chris Matthews Admits "There's No 'There' There" On Trump-Russia 'Collusion'

Tyler Durden's picture

If you count yourself among the die-hard, disaffected Hillary supporters still holding out hope that President Trump will be impeached for conspiring with Russian spies to stage a coup in the United States, then you may want to sit down because earlier today one of your biggest cheerleaders just threw in the towel on that whole narrative.  Yes, MSNBC's very own Chris Matthews, the same man who confessed he "got a thrill up his leg" from simply watching Obama speak, admitted today that Comey's testimony pretty much confirmed that "there's no 'there' there" when it comes to Trump colluding with the Russians.

"The assumption of the critics of the President, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the President had something to do with colluding with the Russians … to affect the election in some way.  Some conversation he had with Michael Flynn or Pual Manafort or somewhere."


"And yet what came apart this morning was that theory in two regards...the President said, according to the written testimony of Mr. Comey, go ahead and get any satellites of my operation and nail them.  I'm with you on that..."


"And then also, Comey said that basically Flynn wasn't central to the Russian investigation."


"And I've always assumed that what Trump was afraid of was that he had said something to Flynn and Flynn could be flipped on that and Flynn would testify against the President that he'd had some conversation with Flynn in terms of dealing with the Russians affirmatively."


"And if that's not the case, where's the there-there?"


And when Chris Matthews throws in the towel on a liberal narrative, you know the gig is up. Oh, and by the way, this probably doesn't help your case either...

Burr: "Director Comey, did the President at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections?"


Comey:  "Not to my understanding, no."


Burr:  "Did any individual working for this administration, including the Justice Department, ask you to stop the Russian investigation?"


Comey:  "No."

Adding insult to injury for bereft Hillary supporters, Comey did say an "obstruction of justice" was attempted... only not by Trump. Who then? This tweet provides a hint.

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Pure Evil's picture


The tingles gone.

Pinto Currency's picture

Chris Matthews - you should never ASSUME

What happens when you assume:

More proof that CNBC 'news' is based on conjecture and peddled by the dinosaur media as their special fake news product.

Son of Loki's picture

Matthews is a babbling idiot these days...more then he was in the past. 100% tripe.

Pinto Currency's picture

Scum like the Bushes, Clintons and Obama depended on Matthews and the Dino-media to cover for them for decades. The only way they could take and maintain control in the US.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Does this mean that the fake news will stop lying?

Jim in MN's picture

Russiamumble, we hardly knew ye.

nmewn's picture

The List of Dickless Hack Progressive Wonders Who Said Trump Was Under FBI Investigation...

...just so they don't slink off into the corner & say they never said it ;-)

Vatican_cameo's picture


I guess it's back to Leg-Humping and Reach-a-Rounds for the Magic Negro.

FrozenGoodz's picture

lol y'all know this is the 1st inning right ... the working class party wasn't going to get Dawn out first at bat ... it only took 130 days to get here mind you ... anyone expecting this to go away, swept under the rug, somehow rebound from ... is looney [no disrespect looney]

Pure Evil's picture

Maybe now they'll finally have time to prosecute Hillary and friends for all their crimes.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Campaign's over champ ... hold your Precedent accountable

Pure Evil's picture

What's the campaign being over have to do with mishandling of classified material there chump?

My "Precedent" as you spell it only wanted to open diplomatic channels to the Russians.

Your gal pal wanted to lie and steal her way to the "Pecedentsy".

Not to mention all the crimes she committed as Secretary of State under Muslim Brotherhood Barack Hussien Obama.

So stick those FrozenGoodz up your ass and have a brain freeze aneurysm.

tmosley's picture

He can't read anything you type. Literally.

TDS is a hell of a disease.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Lol in terms of Drumpf golden shower girls, defending him via pointing 'over there' puts you two top of the class ... include libtard or snowflake rednecks to spur up votes ... tip for next session

SafelyGraze's picture

"Comey did say an "obstruction of justice" was attempted... only not by Trump. Who then? This tweet provides a hint."

I give up.

I'm not getting it.


is that it? it was attempted by flynn?

where do I collect my prize.


tmosley's picture

Your TDS-addled mind is very inventive when it comes to soothing your ravaged ego.

Absolutely pathetic.

NoDebt's picture

Don't buy this false surrender bullshit by Matthews.  Libs always pull this phony crap when they're cornered.  They roll over, say maybe they were wrong, but the next day they're back at it with a modified narrative basically amounting to the same goal by alternate means.

Remember the short handfull of days after Trump won, the Dems (including Hillary and Obama) grudgingly admitted Trump won and that the election results were valid?  How long did that last before the whole 'Russia collusion' narrative was launched?  Three days?  Four, maybe?

I'll take a $20 bet with anybody here that Matthews will have a story within 1 week in which he declares a "new, much more serious allegation that, if true, could prove 10x more damaging to the Trump administration than anything alleged in the Russia collusion investigation ever had a chance of becoming".  

Anybody want to bet against me on this?  I'll take your money.  


Hal n back's picture

well, they ain't gonna quit. especially if there are no consequences of false allegations.

Mr Hankey's picture

You mean it isn't settled once & for all?MAGAS LOCOS FOOR- AYVER?

Mr Hankey's picture

That's "Precedentsy", not"Pecedentsy"" silly!

JamesBond's picture

Trump's team should encourage keeping this distraction alive - much akin to the birth certificate

nmewn's picture

Along with Beer Summits, flying off to Tahiti for "Man Conferences", while saving the fucking planet by perpetually flying around it and leaving anything he touches completely, utterly, bankrupt.

strannick's picture

How about Clinton email/foundation-gate?

There's definitely a there there, tho it won't be so leg thrilling for ideolgue Chris Matthews

Zorba's idea's picture

Matthews and the career he constructed on the power of his uncanny assumptions has exposed what an ass he truly is and his fellow assumers. nothing there but the asshats

Bay of Pigs's picture

No. They will double down. Again.

NoDebt's picture

Absolutely they will.


tmosley's picture

Until they are completely out of capital.

Then the party breaks apart and Republicans are unopposed for the next 20-30 years.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Well, we know the DNC rigged the election....why not have some news stories about that???  Isn't that a persecutable crime?

SWRichmond's picture

No the Democrats are oppressed people and oppressed people cannot commit offenses of any kind.  Their oppression and moral superiority grants them the right to do do absolutely anything they want.


Au contraire, 

Mon frere,

Over here,

Over there,

There is no there, 


Be you bull,

Or be you bear,

Moving lips,

Means nothing's fair.

Report you should,

Some real news,

Or in your face,

A bat of wood.

From the Poet who really knowit.  

ZippyBananaPants's picture

He needs to have a conversation with McStain. They understand each other!

nmewn's picture

Just saw that, McCain...a babbling

major major major major's picture

you said it was a big deal I mean come on big deal and let me get this right big deal

cbxer55's picture

I hope they all get a well deserved case of the Shingles instead.  ;-)

McDuff71's picture

MAGA!!! --drain the swamp -- Clinton to be thrown in the jail house along with LLynch --traitors!!

iampreparedru's picture

Our politicians at work. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

After the bombshell about Lynch telling Comey to drop the investigation in Hillary Clinton, if there is no investigation.........well, that pretty much confirms their is only one political party with two slightly different factions in the USA.

<Wait, I don't need confirmation to know that's the truth.>

nmewn's picture

Many of us knew about that statement made by Lowrenta Lynch by the way. 

The phrase "Director of the Federal Bureau of Matters" was actually coined by an FBI official joking about what she had done, just to set the record straight ;-)

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ nmewn,

Add to that Criminal Treasonous at Large Lynch taking the Fifth on the Iran Deal.

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

Jim in MN's picture

So to sum up, Comey was scared of what Trump might say in private, but what Attorney General Lynch actually said to him made him sick to his stomach. Got it.

Reaper's picture

The rules: Prosecutors don't indict other prosecutors. Police don't arrest other police. Presidents don't indict past presidents.

nmewn's picture

Now both maw legz r numb!...LMAO!

Proctologist's picture

Lemme git a couple secrit survice agintz to hold u up so u can fit in the van.....

nmewn's picture

"Ya nooowah, its happy hour somewhere! Hack hack wheeeze cough! Get me into my Scooby Van!" - old crone who will...


Jim in MN's picture

The tingle was actually his Spider Sense, if only he'd realized in the first place.

Jahbulon's picture

Chirsty there just f*&%ed up.  He will either wind up dead or fired.

GlobalMapper's picture

Trump has been given the upper hand.  We shall see how he handles his newly found influence.  Drain the Swamp Donald.

Thebighouse's picture

Time to nail Lynch for obstruction of justice

Time to prosecute Hillary for email crap.

Time to fire podesta's buddy who is head of pedophile department  at  doj and crack that joker podesta

Let obamacare die its own death.

Prosecute comey for leaking and mishandling  government that winner chick

And get huma

And then get hillary again

and wedding fraud  for chelsea

and put clinton (bill) sharpton and corzine in a cell with pelosi and watch her dominate them.