In an animated conversation with Sean Duffy, CNN's Chris Cuomo said it was not "true," said special advisor Robert Mueller, who concluded that collusion with Russia did not exist.
The fierce exchange began when the Republic's representative, Duffy, R-Wis., Criticized the media for reporting the Mueller investigation. "You are the journalists. You must make sure that you are stating the right facts. For two years you have misrepresented the facts, "said Duffy during the Cuomo show on Tuesday.
The CNN host responded by defending his colleagues in the press accused of misrepresenting the story.
"100% of the behavior of people around the president is called collusion. Collusion is not a crime, it's a behavior. You should know, he said.
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"But the collusion with Russia did not exist and we talked about it for two years," said Duffy.
"That's not true," Cuomo replied. "Mueller said that he could not start a criminal case if none of them helped the Russians to interfere."
The investigation of the special advocate Robert Mueller on a possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign ended with the final report submitted to the Justice Ministry last week. In a letter released Sunday, Attorney General William Barr publicly disclosed the "key findings" and further information on the investigation that revealed that the special advocate had not concluded that the 2016 Trump campaign was a collusion with the Russian government. Barr promised to publish the Mueller report as much as possible.
The two men began to understand when Duffy said it was necessary to analyze how we get our information. For two years, every hour, every day, we talked about it and I think I do not want to sit down and blame you, I think you were right, but I look at the American people and they say: "Do I trust the media? Do I trust the Democrats who have pedaled this story which is absolutely false? "
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Cuomo interrupted by saying, "Part of the reason you are wondering if Sean is because, for the first time in our history, you have a president who tells everyone that the media are our enemy and that they are the only ones in the world. it is impossible to trust the institutions of our democracy. "
"But if the media did their job, they would be much more skeptical about some of the details that they got," Duffy said.
"But we are not the investigators," said Cuomo.
It was at this point that Duffy replied "but you are the journalists", adding that it is the journalists' responsibility to make sure they expose the "exact facts".
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Duffy later said that the "good news" was that the media were no longer obliged to report on Russia's collusion and he had suggested that the media focus on "all the good news," citing the fact that unemployment was down, that "we had crushed Isis", among others. examples.
Later in the conversation, Duffy said that he wanted to know how this story had started and that the subject of collusion had resurfaced between Cuomo and the representative of the republic.
"Collusion is when you do sneaky things with people with whom you know you are not supposed to do it," Cuomo said. "Maybe it will be a crime, maybe, maybe not. That's what happened with the people of Trump and we do not know if the chair was aware. These may not be crimes, but they should not be things that the American people should know.
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"That's what they want, that's why they defended different facets of different issues trying to create dissension, and the media played for two years in this dissension dividing America, playing that which the Russia wanted to happen …, "said Duffy.