Matthews Says Mueller Let Trump ‘Off the Hook’

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was furious Friday evening that special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to conclude his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election without an “interrogation” of President Trump, asking how Mueller could let the president “off the hook.”

“Why was there never an interrogation of this president?” Matthews wondered. “We were told for weeks by experts you cannot deal with an obstruction of justice charge or investigation without getting to motive. You don’t get to motive until you hear from the person himself who’s being targeted, a subject of the investigation. How can they let Trump off the hook?… How can that happen?”