So, why the cover up? Weinstein has a long history of using private investigators to unearth damaging information about people who threatened him. Did he do that to NBC? Some within the company believe Weinstein threatened to reveal damaging information about former NBC news anchor, Matt Lauer, and possibly others in the organization.
NBC and its cable affiliate, MSNBC continue to push the fake news that Russia attempted to influence the US presidential election. Tucker Carlson analyses that story and concludes that there still is no evidence of Russian collusion and that is was NBC itself that tried to influence the election – by leaking the Access Hollywood ‘hot-mic’ recording of Trump’s ribald comments about women. When NBC leaked the recording to its news competitor, the Washington Post, which released the story, the effect was a political bomb in the final days of the presidential race. It was a classic case of attempting to affect the outcome of an election.