by James Buchanan
Before Robert Mueller announced any of his findings, this website predicted that the only criminal findings would likely be income tax violations and possibly “lying to the FBI” charges, which are basically the last straws a prosecutor gropes for in a failed witch hunt. In other words, the “Russia collusion” charge pushed by the fake news liberal media would fall completely flat.
Sure enough, Mueller announced charges against Paul Manafort related to his dealings with the Ukrainian government from years ago some of which were tax-related.
Mueller then declared with spectacular fanfare for such a mouse-sized announcement that Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI.
Flynn had attempted to contact Russia as a member of Trump’s transition team after Trump had won the election, which basically was part of his job.
Flynn (possibly due to liberal media hysteria about Russia) may have thought that he called Russia too soon and later denied calling the Russians when asked by Mike Pence and the FBI. Trump fired Flynn for lying to Pence. If Flynn had simply said what he had done honestly to Pence and the FBI, there would have never been any problem.
ABC apparently desperate to find a bigger scandal that might hurt Trump falsely announced to the world that Trump had ordered Flynn to contact the Russians during the campaign. This completely fake news story caused a minor panic in the stock market until people realized it was just more fake news from ABC.
A Politico article reports “ABC News late Friday corrected its faulty report claiming then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.”
“The initial report, which aired during ABC News’ “Special Report” around 11 a.m. on Friday, cited a source claiming that a close associate of Flynn was prepared to testify that Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians” during the course of the 2016 presidential race.”
“Around 6:30 p.m. ABC News’ Brian Ross issued an on-air “clarification” that their source had explained that it was only after the election that ‘President-elect Trump asked [Flynn] to contact Russia on issues including working together to fight ISIS.’”
“ABC News added that the extent of campaign communications between Trump and Flynn on the matter, according to the source, was limited to ‘Trump asking him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other world hot spots.’”
“ABC News later deleted a clarification posted on Twitter, which drew intense criticism online, and upgraded it to a correction. A network source said the matter would be addressed on-air Saturday.”
“The original reporting, which proved to be inaccurate, appeared to link Flynn’s electoral contacts with Russian officials directly to the president…”
One wonders how anyone can believe anything from ABC news ever again. They were lying about Hillary’s chances, citing one fake poll after another during the election. They have lied about Donald Trump dozens -if not hundreds- of times, and now they’ve gone so far that even CNN and Politico are condemning them!
Make Dice and Stefan Molyneux have both made excellent videos on this fake news fiasco by ABC: