Tag: lie

CNN reports that CNN doesn’t lie

CNN had continued to ignore questions about their suspect reporting until Trump called them out on Twitter last night.  CNN was recently busted for using Lanny Davis as an anonymous source for a story he later admitted he made up.  Additionally, When Davis fed CNN the anti-Trump story, CNN wrote that they reached out to him for comment and he declined.  This was a blatant lie.  As media outlets began to question CNN’s story implicating Trump in the infamous Trump Tower meeting, it quickly became apparent that either the story was bunk or Michael Cohen had committed perjury in his earlier congressional testimony.  Lanny Davis, who represents Cohen, then admitted that the story was fake news and that he was CNN’s anonymous source.

CNN refused to back away from the story and even now supports it in true Dan Rather style.  Last night, Trump called them out for lying.  That was when CNN responded on Twitter with the amazing statement that “CNN does not lie”.  Apparently they will do whatever it takes to protect the author, Carl Bernstein.  Bernstein of course is a journalist of Watergate fame who wrote the Trump Tower story.  I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before: the coverup is worse than the crime.  CNN needs to come clean.

CNN doubles down on fakenews

Democrats are taking their #abolishICEdon’tactuallyabolishICE movement to a whole new level.  Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego is now saying that Democrats will go back and punish ICE agents for actions they take during the Trump administration.  The latest uproar about ICE is that they are denying passports and detaining individuals who have come here illegally with fake birth certificates.  Birth attendants have admitted that for a 40 year period they and their colleagues were issuing US birth certificates to Mexican babies born near the border.  Denial of passports to these individuals here fraudulently started during the Bush era and continued into the Obama era.  Trump has stepped up efforts as part of his zero tolerance policy.

Democrat Representative threatens ICE agents

Chuck Todd is suggesting that Mueller will come out with a big announcement on Friday.  But he doesn’t have any actual knowledge of an announcement.  Todd is speculating that Mueller won’t make any announcements between Labor Day and the election because it could affect the election.  That would effectively leave Friday for any big movement.  There has been a lot of speculation over what Mueller might and might not do, but most of it has turned out to be wrong.  Unnamed supposed inside sources have also been incredibly unreliable.  As of now, the predicted indictments of Don Jr and Jared Kushner have not appeared, despite the wishful thinking.

Media members suggest Mueller might make announcement soon

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Did Bill Nelson lie or break the law?

Rick Scott hit Bill Nelson on Facebook Friday for his unverified claims that Russia has infiltrated Florida’s election system.  Nelson claimed that the Russians had hacked Florida’s election system, but did not cite any actual evidence for the claim.  When pressed, Nelson stated that it was classified.

According to Gov. Scott, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter to the US Senate Intelligence Committee asking for more information.  None has been provided.  Nelson claimed that the Trump administration is withholding information but still has no evidence for his salacious claim.  How Nelson even came across the supposed information is also unclear.  Nelson is in the toughest race of his life after 18 years in the Senate.

If the Russians have in fact compromised the Florida election system, then the intelligence community has a duty to disclose that information to the governor of Florida and the appropriate state officials.  If Nelson’s unverified claims have any merit, the government has a responsibility to help Florida identify the compromised areas and protect the voters of the state.

Bill Nelson is either lying or illegally releasing classified information in a press conference to meddle with the election.  Either way, his attempt to scare voters into thinking Russia is coming in on Gov. Scott’s side is backfiring.  Whether the 75 year old Democrat Senator is making stuff up or compromising national security for political gain, it’s a lose-lose for Nelson.