Many Americans will remember where they were at 5 ET on March 22, 2019, when the news broke that Robert Mueller's report on the special council's two-year Russia study – one of the most anticipated events in national politics – was finally concluded. Rachel Maddow will definitely remember the date when she was caught kneeling in a trout stream at that time.
Although Maddow was busy enjoying his free time with the fish, the Mueller news was enough to get the MSNBC anchor cut her holiday card and rush to a study in Tennessee for a television broadcast on the report and what that could mean for the president .
"A few hours ago, or maybe even less than that, I was kneeling in a trout stream in Tennessee. But now it's Mueller's time!" Maddow said when she opened her show Friday night. "And then I'm in a studio in the great state of Tennessee."
The MSNBC host also admits that being whisked away to the studio probably had no influence on the number of fish she would have caught: "The eagle is pretty much as safe as they were when I was ineffective this afternoon . "
Although the anchor did not seem to leave his holiday early and said," But now, it's history It's a reason to stop fishing and go to work. "
Conservative media stores immediately jumped on Maddows broadcast and claimed that the anchor was crying during the show.
Fox News wrote a round of media reactions to the Mueller report, writes that Maddow "started by telling his viewers that she reported live from Tennessee because she felt she should interrupt her vacation to counter the news , she seemed to hold back tears. "
The Blaze published a story on Saturday with t He's headline: "WATCH: Rachel Maddow holds tears back after the Mueller report, anti-Trump pundit forced to make fantastic access."
Conservative actor James Woods also forged Maddow and wrote on Twitter that Maddow was "either choking on cat litter or facing the harsh cold reality, she is the worst journalist in television history. Always safe, but rarely right. .. "
But the MSNBC anchor closed critics with a social media post where she laughed at the outlets to cover her alleged tears over the report.
LOL ̵1; Russia Today and conservative media news this morning that I ** cried ** – I cried and cried – through the show last night. Lolololol
& mdash .; Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 23, 2019
Maddow continued to discuss how the Mueller report signals "the start of something, not the end of something" as his results from the probe are expected to be published.
General lawyer William Barr told congressional leaders on Friday night that he was reviewing the report and that "he may be able to advise you on the Special Council's main conclusions as soon as the weekend."  Mueller's probe in Russian election interference and possible confusion with Donald Trump's campaign has already taken down a number of the president's previously associated companies such as Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. And some wonder that the Special Council's report has the potential to be just as harmful to Trump.
While Trump has repeatedly based the Mueller study as a baseless "witch hunt", he told reporters this week that he supports making the final report public and see if the results are legitimate.