CNN has finally been forced to retract its false reporting about Paul Manafort with the release of the Justice Department’s Inspector General report.
The newly released IG report utterly debunks a report that CNN made in 2017 that it called a “bombshell” report proving the evils of Trump.
But on Monday, CNN was forced to update its fake news:
“On December 9, 2019, the Justice Department Inspector General released a report regarding the opening of the investigation on Russian election interference and Donald Trump’s campaign. In the report, the IG contradicts what CNN was told in 2017, noting that the FBI team overseeing the investigation did not seek FISA surveillance of Paul Manafort.”
Ooops. Caught lying again.
In its debunked 2017 report, CNN claimed that wiretapping of Manafort began in 2014, ended in 2016 for lack of evidence, and restarted in 2017 after investigators obtained a new FISA warrant.
But CNN’s claim was specifically shot down by the IG report which said the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation of Manafort “did not seek FISA surveillance of Manafort,” adding, “we are aware of no information indicating that the Crossfire Hurricane team requested or seriously considered FISA surveillance of Manafort.”
As the Washington Free Beacon notes, “The editor’s note is not the first time CNN walked back a bombshell report that was contradicted by official sources. CNN reported in June 2017 that former FBI director James Comey would contradict President Trump’s claim that Comey had told him he was not under investigation. The network was forced to issue a correction a day later when Comey testified before Congress that he gave Trump that assurance three times.”
CNN also lied to its viewers for three years claiming that Trump colluded with Russia.
CNN is nothing but fake news.
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