The Texas senator's attempt to help spread Trump's favorite conspiracy theory quickly fell apart.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called the attorney general "a Fox News bot."
“The business model of Fox News is to create an alternative reality that is destroying the country,” said the MSNBC analyst.
"It’s like the Sandy Hook truthers are going, ‘Dude, people died.'"
HBO will also produce a mini-series based on the "Game Change" authors latest.
The prominent political journalists will give up day-to-day roles following Donald Trump's inauguration.
Newsroom insiders assume the pair will write another post-election tell-all.