Chris Matthews: We MSNBC Commentators Have a ‘Pretty Informed’ Perspective

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Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Thursday he feels the people at MSNBC have a "pretty informed" perspective on the ins and outs of the Russia investigation.

While discussing President Donald Trump's lawyer's response to ex-FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony, Matthews said Trump did have the right to legal counsel, but that "no one was defending him within the political world" so "he had to go outside the political world to get someone very expensive to defend him."

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams said he felt the issue with a lot of people is that they have an "ignorance of the way the presidency works, the way government works, chain of command, what's outside the chain of command, and the jobs that traditionally have kind of walls around them for good reason."

Matthews said he agreed with recent commentary by fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes and also with "what everybody said."

"We're all pretty much aware—our perspective, as a group, is pretty informed," Matthews said.

For his part, Hayes has said he considers himself to be a "fairly smart individual."

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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