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At what point do we have to stop referring to CNN as a "news" network?

CNN quietly backtracks another report tying Trump campaign to Russia | Fox News

CNN has gently walked back a report from earlier this year that faulted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to reveal meetings he had with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance – a disclosure he wasn’t required to make.

CNN reported last May that Sessions didn’t disclose meetings he had with a Russian ambassador when he was a senator. The mainstream media was all over the story and significant airtime was spent portraying Sessions as shady and dishonest. In addition to embarrassing Sessions, the storyline also fed the narrative that the Trump administration colluded with Russia during the election.

The splashy headline on CNN’s website said, “First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose Russia meetings in security clearance form, DOJ says.” CNN’s story claimed the incident was “the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials.” Roughly six months later, the network has admitted that the entire report was essentially meaningless.

“A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator,” CNN’s Evan Perez wrote on Monday.

“The FBI email from March bolsters the explanation by the Justice Department for why Sessions didn't disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador in his application for a US security clearance,” Perez continued.

President Trump has an ongoing feud with CNN, which has essentially implemented an anti-Trump programming strategy. As a result, the president often refers to CNN as “fake news” and the network has launched an advertising campaign in an attempt to shake that moniker with a “Facts First” initiative.

However, CNN had to issue an embarrassing correction on Friday when the Washington Post debunked the network's report claiming the Trump campaign had early, secret access to hacked DNC emails from WikiLeaks. The network on Friday inaccurately trumpeted that Congressional investigators obtained a mysterious 2016 email that was sent to Trump and other top aides, including Donald Trump Jr., which contained information on how to get a sneak peek at hacked information that WikiLeaks had acquired. The email, as CNN reported, offered a “decryption key” to access the files – but the network botched the date on the email, rendering the entire report irrelevant.

The Sessions gaffe and the date mishap result in back-to-back business days in which CNN was forced to correct a story that inaccurately portrayed the Trump administration in a negative light.

CNN was also widely panned on Monday when it focused on Trump’s Diet Coke intake while breaking news of a potential terror attack unfolded in New York. The series of mishaps will surely provide additional ammunition for Trump’s war on what he considers “fake news.”
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so this is the dirty stuff the alt right does when one gets too close to the truth.
try to blow up or make up to cast aspersions or neutralize investigations and reports.
same thing w tring to make mueller into an evil figure. must be almost T time
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so this is the dirty stuff the alt right does when one gets too close to the truth.
try to blow up or make up to cast aspersions or neutralize investigations and reports.
same thing w tring to make mueller into an evil figure. must be almost T time
I must say Salty, you have an interesting relationship with the truth...Just ignore the actual facts

....CNN has gently walked back a report from earlier this year that faulted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to reveal meetings he had with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance – a disclosure he wasn’t required to make.

As For Special Prosecutor Mueller, I don't envy him. He has a very difficult task of possessing broad powers of investigation, yet he must walk a very fine line of non partisanship in his witch hunt. So far his chosen investigators haven't been non partisan. Having found no evidence of a crime they have tainted the investigation with their connections to the evidence discovered thus far.

There are only two possibilities to explain this. Either the team selection is a case of total incompetence, or it is a deliberate plan to stack the deck against a sitting President. doing so by building a case on lies and innuendos or controlling, or conflating, the release of information about the evidence some of them were involved in creating.

Both the GOP and the Democrats dislike President Trump. Mueller is hardly a conservative but he is a Republican. His staff of investigators is mostly, if not solely, Obama/Clintonites. That doesn't make him evil.


But it does make necessary, close scrutiny of his judgements by WE THE PEOPLE. Only a fair minded media can do that. It's why they are here. The OP is suggesting some are not honestly fulfilling their duty with honest truth.

That, is evil.
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Now we find out Sessions recusal from the Russian collusion investigation was unnecessary. Another pillar of the conspiracy falls but that just means Mueller is getting close.
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Now we find out Sessions recusal from the Russian collusion investigation was unnecessary. Another pillar of the conspiracy falls but that just means Mueller is getting close.
To what? A blue dress perhaps???

This is a nothing burger. There is no Russian/Trump collusion to have altered the 2016 election. They will have to out the President on something else. So much like the Clinton investigation, this one will have to find something for which it was not supposed to be looking.
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I must say Salty, you have an interesting relationship with the truth...Just ignore the actual facts

....CNN has gently walked back a report from earlier this year that faulted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to reveal meetings he had with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance – a disclosure he wasn’t required to make.

As For Special Prosecutor Mueller, I don't envy him. He has a very difficult task of possessing broad powers of investigation, yet he must walk a very fine line of non partisanship in his witch hunt. So far his chosen investigators haven't been non partisan. Having found no evidence of a crime they have tainted the investigation with their connections to the evidence discovered thus far.

There are only two possibilities to explain this. Either the team selection is a case of total incompetence, or it is a deliberate plan to stack the deck against a sitting President. doing so by building a case on lies and innuendos or controlling, or conflating, the release of information about the evidence some of them were involved in creating.

Both the GOP and the Democrats dislike President Trump. Mueller is hardly a conservative but he is a Republican. His staff of investigators is mostly, if not solely, Obama/Clintonites. That doesn't make him evil.


But it does make necessary, close scrutiny of his judgements by WE THE PEOPLE. Only a fair minded media can do that. It's why they are here. The OP is suggesting some are not honestly fulfilling their duty with honest truth.

That, is evil.
Don't forget Mueller's grudge against Trump for firing Comey. A former FBI Director Mueller is bent on preserving the autonomy of the FBI to act as if it's independent of the executive branch. Comey justified his refusal to disclose the fact Trump was not being investigated with the absurd obligation to correct and bragged about leaking to the press in hopes of getting a special council appointed. But to Mueller none of that matters, the FBI Director is above all.
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Don't forget Mueller's grudge against Trump for firing Comey. A former FBI Director Mueller is bent on preserving the autonomy of the FBI to act as if it's independent of the executive branch. Comey justified his refusal to disclose the fact Trump was not being investigated with the absurd obligation to correct and bragged about leaking to the press in hopes of getting a special council appointed. But to Mueller none of that matters, the FBI Director is above all.
I'm not forgetting that. It may well be true. however, in my measure of Mueller's actions, I just do not consider it as a "fact."
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so this is the dirty stuff the alt right does when one gets too close to the truth.
try to blow up or make up to cast aspersions or neutralize investigations and reports.
same thing w tring to make mueller into an evil figure. must be almost T time
Alt-Right? Some of the strongest critics of the MSM and the hypocrisy of CNN are liberals.
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