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James Comey Outs the New York Times as Purveyors of Fake News on Trump

Friday, June 9, 2017 15:39
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New York Times’ anonymous sources – just who are they – they need to be held accountable for their lies or furnish proof. As for NYT itself, well, they are off with the fairys. (of the dark persuasion)

 

James Comey testified that a New York Times story that hinted at the possibility of the Trump campaign colluding with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election was almost entirely false.

The story, published on Feb. 14, and quoting their precious anonymous sources, alleged that members of Trump’s campaign team communicated with Russian agents at around the same time that hackers published personal emails stolen from Democratic National Committee staffers and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

In a dialogue with Senator Jim Risch about Comey approaching members of the Senate after the story broke, Comey confirmed that the New York Times had ran a story that was almost entirely baseless in content – the discussion begins at 45:01.

I remember you talked with us shortly after February 14th when the New York Times wrote an article that suggested that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians. You remember reading that article when it came out?

Comey:

I do. It was about allegedly extensive electronic surveillance communications.

Risch:

That upset you to the point where you went out and surveyed the intelligence community to see whether you were missing something in that. Is that correct?

Comey:

That’s correct.

Risch:

In addition to that, after that, you sought out both Republican and Democrat Senators to tell them that, hey, I don’t know where this is coming from, but this is not the case. This is not factual. Do you recall that?

Comey:

Yes.

Risch:

Okay, so again, so the American people can understand this, that report by the New York Times was not true, is that a fair statement?

Comey:

In the main, it was not true. And, again, all of you know this, maybe the American people don’t. The challenge — and I’m not picking on reporters about writing stories about classified information — is that people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on. And those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it. And we don’t call the press to say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic.’ We just have to leave it there.

Senator Tom Cotton later asked Comey if the story was “almost entirely wrong,” and Comey said yes.

The New York Times stood by their story not surprisingly, proving that once again they, like CNN, who actually printed a retraction for something they had erroneously published, are indeed purveyors of fake news.

POSTED: JUNE 9, 2017 AT 8:31 AM   /   BY JOSEPH MORGAN

Joseph Morgan
 

Joseph Morgan

Team Writer at Western Free Press
Joseph was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He received a Master’s in U.S. history, with an emphasis on American constitutionalism from the UA, with a minor in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering. He took a job right out of college as a financial advisor, then switched career paths to teaching History at Pima Community College, while tutoring mathematics on the side. He has since returned to a financial career. He has a passion for politics and debate, believing that we the people must converse with each other about ideas and become engaged in the political formative process, as opposed to simply reacting to what government does. His ideological emphasis, in which he believes everyone can find common ground, is natural rights philosophy.
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