Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia Collusion Theory 'Came Apart' in Comey Hearing
Even MSNBC's Chris Matthews is now having trouble with the notion that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Sean Hannity called out the mainstream media on his show Thursday night for advancing the faulty narrative for months based on "innuendo."
Reacting to the James Comey Senate hearing, Matthews said the Trump-collusion theory "came apart."
The assumption of the president's critics, his pursuers you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year, the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians. Something to do, the helping hand, encouraging them, feeding their desire to affect the election in some way. Some role they played, some conversation he had with Michael Flynn or Paul Manafort or somewhere.
But yet what came apart this morning was that theory.
Matthews called it "fascinating" to hear Comey testify that Michael Flynn "wasn't central to the Russia investigation."
The host said that he assumed Flynn could potentially "flip" on Trump after being accused of not truthfully filling out federal forms to become national security advisor.
"And if that's not the case, where's the there there?" he asked.
Hannity said the media has been "breathlessly lying" about Trump and Russia since the election, but now even "Mr. Thrill Up His Leg" is doubting the story.
In the hearing, Comey also deemed inaccurate a February New York Times report that claimed Trump campaign associates contacted Russian intelligence multiple times.
Watch the clip above. along with Sean's take.