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Chuck Todd: Was it a 'white lie' when Trump claimed there was no collusion?

Chuck Todd: Was it a 'white lie' when Trump claimed there was no collusion?
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MSNBC's Chuck Todd railed against Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksDocuments show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Trump aide won't get into whether Trump has done debate prep Trump seeks to change race with final debate MORE on Wednesday for revealing that as White House communications director she "lies" to the public.

"Think about that. The White House communications director admits that she lies," Todd said on "Meet the Press Daily." "Lies, whatever the color, to the public."

Todd questioned whether fibs have been told regarding the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"By the way, we believe all lies matter,” Todd said. “Was it a white lie when President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE said there was no collusion with the Russians? Was it a white lie when he said there was no obstruction of justice? Was it a lie when he said he was going to drain the swamp, hire only the best, never groped women, wouldn’t benefit from his tax cut, you get the drill."

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Hicks resigned Wednesday, a day after she told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee that she has told "white lies" on occasion in her work for Trump. 

But she also said she had never lied about matters pertaining to the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. 

Still, Todd voiced outrage at the admission, blasting the White House's repeated claims that most news outlets that cover the Trump administration are "fake news."

"Now this White House admits what we all knew to be true — that much of what it tells us is fake," Todd said.