CNN Reporter: People 'Don't Care' About Russia Investigation Even Though 'That's All We Talk About at CNN'

January 21, 2018

CNN reporter Maeve Reston said Sunday that the news network only seems to talk about the Russia investigation and the average American voters tell her that they "don't care" about it.

CNN's coverage over the last year has focused heavily on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election.

Reston said on "Inside Politics" that fears about the economy appeared to be evaporating in the electorate.

"Remember, even in 2016 when we went out to these swing states and talked to voters, there was still this fear that things were suddenly going to turn down again," Reston said. "You don't feel that as much anymore. And I'm so interested to see how the Russia investigation affects things, because so far, out in these districts when you talk to people about Russia–and that's all we talk about at CNN basically–they say they don't care."

"It doesn't have any effect on their lives," Reston added.

The network regularly brings in Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, to discuss the investigation, despite him often not being able to "comment" on sensitive matters surrounding the probe.