Chuck Todd: Trump and His Allies Claim There Was a ‘Spy’ in the Campaign ‘All Without Evidence’
TODD: "We’re going to begin with President Trump’s — the other big story with him, his weapons of mass distraction. The president and his allies spent much of this week trying to make the case the FBI planted a spy in the Trump campaign. While we learned there was no evidence for this charge, here’s what we were not focused on while debating that charge. We weren’t focused on this story about another Trump Tower meeting in 2016 between Donald Trump Jr., an emissary who offered to help the trump campaign. And then there was this story that got overshadowed Donald Trump Jr. May have lied to Congress about those new contacts. Then there was this story that got overshadowed that a Russian oligarch met 11 days before the presidential inauguration. And then this story that President Trump’s ally, Roger stone, sought dirt on Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during the campaign. All of these potential bombshell stories could have dominated the week, but they were overshadowed as President Trump showed once again how skilled he is in shaping a false narrative to his advantage."