MSNBC is once again giving Congresswoman Maxine Waters a platform to air her nutty conspiracy theories.
On Thursday, Waters alleged that Vladimir Putin and “the Kremlin” came up with the “Crooked Hillary” nickname that Donald Trump frequently used on the campaign trail.
Challenged over her claims that Trump’s campaign engaged in “collusion” with the Russian government against Hillary Clinton, her evidence was, “I really do believe much of what you saw coming out of Trump’s mouth was a play from Putin’s playbook.
“I think that when you saw him absolutely calling Hillary ‘crooked,’ uh, the, uh, the ‘lock her up, lock her up, lock her up’ was developed, I think that was developed strategically with people from the Kremlin with Putin,” Waters said, providing no evidence for her latest conspiracy theory.
Panelist Sam Stein asked her if she really believed “the Russian government developed the talking points for the Trump campaign”.
“I think that there was a cooperation in developing strategy,” she responded, apparently refusing to defend her specific allegation.
Waters later conceded that there has been “no actual evidence yet” to support her theories.