President trumps Buzzfeed Cohen story: Source: themindunleashed.com
Social media site Twitter has been a leading force in witch hunt by the US liberal left to impeach President Trump, constantly calling on the Special Counsel team headed by Obama appointee Robert Mueller to trigger the impeachment process they believe would result in Trump being removed from office, even though the Mueller inquiry has produced no evidence of ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’ against the president.
Since Trump’s vicory in the 2016 election wild accusations that he collaborated with the Russian government have been flung about by Democrat politicians, liberal media organisations and Hollywood luvvies, none of which have been supported by a shred of credible evidence.
The latest fiaso occurred this week, when the strongly liberal buzzfeed online news site ran a story that proof had ben obtained of Trump ordering his lawyer to lie to Congressional investigators. Left leaning news channels and print media went into meltdown, claiming that it wad the ‘smoking gun’ that linked Donald J Trump and Vladimir Putin in a conspiracy to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. The excitement was shortlibed however, Mueller himself stated the BuzzFeed report claiming Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen lied to Congress on his boss’ orders was “not accurate.”
Or to use a buzz phrase, it was Buzzfeed FAKE NEWS.
Twitter having been set alight by the BuzzFeed story that claimed to have proof that President Donald Trump directly instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie before Congress on his plans to build a hotel in Moscow that would have seen him meeting Russian officials, was reignited when Mueller shot it down.
After the “bombshell” was picked up (to a great extent uncritically) by the mainstream media, which floated impeachment through a legion of ever-ready pundits, it was beautifully ironic that the scoop was busted by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller himself.
Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted:
Breaking Wind from CNN! Buzzfeed will change it’s name to “Buzzard Feed” because it proudly stands by its discredited, un-sourced, and utterly laughable Fake News about @realDonaldTrump so even after rebuke by Mueller it eats dead, rotted flesh of the roadkill of their story.
Facing a torrent of ridicule and derision, BuzzFeed tried to stand by its claims while others on the left rallied round. BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith called on Mueller to clarify what exactly he had denied. “We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it,” he tweeted.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (who famously “felt a tingle run up his leg” when he heard Obama speak, – no suggestion of political bias on his part then,) argued that the report being inaccurate “does not mean it is not true,” while NBC’s Ken Dilanian said Mueller denied only that part of the report that said he had obtained Trump organization documents supporting the allegations. He did not publish his evidence of course.
The New York Times, still bleeding after being beaten up in a Fake News scandal of its own, debunked the story, citing a person familiar with Cohen’s testimony, who told them that the disgraced former lawyer “never implied the president had pressured him to lie to Congress.”
Trump himself saw the craptangle as an opportunity, which he charateristically grabbed to remind the U.S. public it was Buzzfeed that first published “the totally discredited” Steele Dossier.” BuzzFeed published the former British spy’s largely fabricated evidence of Trump’s links to Russian businessment in January 2017. “A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” Trump tweeted.