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Buzzfeed Caught Spreading Trump Collusion Fake News (Again)

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Update 2: In an almost unprecedented event – having rarely commented on stories related to the special counsel’s investigation – Robert S. Mueller III’s office put out a statement firmly disputing the reporting of the news site BuzzFeed reported that the president instructed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about his push for a Moscow real estate project

BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” the special counsel’s office said.

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As The Hill reports, BuzzFeed had released a statement earlier Friday defending the reporters behind the story and saying that it “stands by this story 100%,” and for his part, Cohen adviser Lanny Davis refused to confirm or deny the report during an interview with MSNBC on Friday afternoon.

President Trump retweeted a few social media reactions…

And then made his own views clear:

Update 1: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has called the BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie “categorically false.”

Skeptics took aim at a Thursday night BuzzFeed report that President Trump “personally instructed” his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Less than 12 hours after the report, its credibility has been called into question after the two journalists who wrote the story gave vastly different answers as to whether they had actually the evidence – while many have pointed to the “dubious past” of reporter Jason Leopold.

Anthony Cormier, Jason Leopold

Leopold came under fire for a 2006 Truthout.org article incorrectly reporting that Karl Rove had been indicted over the Valerie Plame CIA leak case – claiming that multiple anonymous sources “confirmed Rove’s indictment is imminent.”

As we learned last week, Rove isn’t being indicted, and the supposed Truthout scoop by reporter Jason Leopold was wildly off the mark. It was but the latest installment in the tale of a troubled young reporter with a history of drug addiction whose aggressive disregard for the rules ended up embroiling me in a bizarre escapade — and raised serious questions about journalistic ethics. –Joe Lauria, WaPo, 2006

 

The other journalist from the Thursday night BuzzFeed report, Anthony Cormier, admitted to CNN’s “New Day” that he hasn’t actually seen the evidence in the case. 

Host Alisyn Camerota opened the interview by asking Cormier if he had seen the evidence to which Cormier replied: “Not personally.” He then clarified that “the folks we have talked to — two officials we have spoken to are fully, 100 percent read into that aspect of the Special Counsel’s investigation” –Mediaite

Except Leopold told MSNBC “We have seen the documents. We have been briefed on documents.” 

 

Despite not having seen the evidence at hand, Cormier explained his sources at length: “[Our sources] have been working the Trump Moscow tower portion of the investigation…before Mueller. So they had access to a number of different documents, 302 reports which are interview reports,” he explained. “That stuff was compiled as they began to look at who the players were speaking with, how those negotiations went, who all from the Trump organization and outside the organization were involved in getting that tower set up.”

Cormier was then asked about Jason Leopold’s dubious past, with CNN‘s Alisyn Camerota asking: “He was in trouble for perhaps claiming to have sources he really didn’t have. His stories didn’t wash. Executive directors and editors have had to apologize after some of his big blockbuster stories,” adding “How can you be certain today?”

To which Cormier said: “My sourcing on this goes beyond the two on the record,” adding “It’s 100 percent. I am the individual who confirmed and verified that it I am telling you our sourcing goes beyond the two I was able to put on the record. We were able to gather information from individuals who know this happened.”

via zerohedge

23 COMMENTS

  1. Buzzed Feed Shit is more like it. Why would anyone with half-a-brain (that is to include maybe some Democrats) believe anything coming from this POS RAG?

  2. These creepy “news” agencies need to be sued out of business and told they will be sent to prison the next parole infraction…

  3. Buzzfeed is truely the “Enemy of the Poeple”…They will print anything negative against this president…Why would they do this?…Because they can.

  4. The article was to (squirrel) divert the attention of folks off the shutdown, because the so-called polls are LYING and people realize it. This was to get the HATERS panties in a bunch so folks would have to spend countless days refuting this LIE. Now we can get back to why, SMUCK Schumer shut down the government by filibustering the House bill before the New Year. Also why Nasty Piglousy doesn’t care about Americans. When the president makes the SOTU speech in the Senate for the 1st time, I hope he thanks them both for telling Americans, UP YOURS

  5. This buzzfeed is NOT a news agengy, and should have their credentials REVOLKED, and put out of business. Yhis is the second BIG LIE they have put out as news. Congress must get off their butts and start proceedings against this FAKE NEWS outlet, or we the people will rise up and DEMAND action against the FAKE NEWS.

    • Mr. Floyd J Hardee, you can Add Mr. Soros and his “Deep State’s Actions Against ‘We The Legal Citizens/People And The Legal Immigrants Of The USA, The Legally Elected US President Mr. DJ Trump, who was never a Professional Politician and all US Documents, which include and especially The US Constitution and The 1997 US Immigration and Naturalization Act, because all of the HATE by these Globalist Elitists, who wanted to Destroy The United States Of America’s Way Of Life!

  6. How do these CRAP Factories still exist? Perhaps its time to clean out the FCC. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE for all of this FAUX news that is so easily rampant today.

  7. The DemonRats will do anything to stay in power and serve Silicon Valley – that’s we’re the money is!
    (Silicon Valley wants cheap labor Can you say OPEN borders?) But they better be careful – Silicon Valley is in California and we all know what the rest of the country thinks about California.

  8. The DemonRats will do anything to stay in power and serve Silicon Valley – that’s we’re the money is!
    (Silicon Valley wants cheap labor Can you say OPEN borders?) But they better be careful – Silicon Valley is in California and we all know what the rest of the country thinks about California.

  9. “To which Cormier said: “My sourcing on this goes beyond the two on the record,” adding “It’s 100 percent. I am the individual who confirmed and verified that it I am telling you our sourcing goes beyond the two I was able to put on the record. We were able to gather information from individuals who know this happened.””

    So … we should just TRUST YOU … because you are a journalist …even more dubiously, a journalist for such a partisan ‘news source’ as Buzzfeed? What fantasy land does this joker live in?

    Even most Democrats no longer have faith on the journalistic integrity of Buzzfeed reporters. Unless a person is afflicted with TDS, they know Buzzfeed pursues the ‘Trump hit piece’ ahead of where any actual, legitimate news source might actually lead. At this point being with Buzzfeed is toxic to the Truth and the American public knows it.

  10. It is way past time to start holding these so called journalists responsible, in a court of Law, when they deliberately mislead readers and Lawmakers about alleged actions against the US GOVERNMENT by journalists, who have an obvious bias going there by causing them to deliberately lie in print or on TV or Radio.

  11. Swamp News, MSM=Fake News, Fox News.The Pravda Racists Divisive Commie news and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within! Prosecute these deep state traitors now, Pres Trump!

  12. It could be that BuzzFeed was told to report this by the resisters/obstructionists and they were played for fools. Either way, BuzzFeed should be mandated to pay a very heavy fine for dereliction of duties to report the truth to the American citizens.

  13. No going back now. Wall negotiating finished. Leave the government shutdown in place. Trump can win re-election by going around the country pointing out the unfinished wall and caravans leaving it up to the opposition to figure out what to do to save their necks. No need to declare an emergency and risk a court fight; Trump wins on long-term strategy Democrats haven’t an answer for!

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