During the Presidential election, CNN was basically the “Clinton News Network.”
All of their reporting was skewed towards supporting Hillary Clinton.
But none of their one-sided election reporting is as incriminating as the 2017 scandal CNN just found themselves connected to.
Generally when someone is elected President, they are given a chance to see what they can get done.
The election season attacks generally subside, and Americans get behind their new President.
But for Donald Trump, the opposite happened, and the attacks on him got much worse.
Just before being inaugurated as President, a now-discredited dossier was released with salacious claims about President Trump.
Before it was fully released to BuzzFeed, it is now known that CNN had the dossier, and were looking to run stories on it.
James Comey mentions this in the newly released memos from his time as FBI Director.
He stated that he briefed then-President Elect Trump on the dossier due to pressure from news outlets, CNN in particular.
Many believe that Comey’s briefed Trump is order to give reporters a pretext to release the dossier.
Because the claims were so salacious, Comey believes that the reporters “would get killed for reporting straight from the source reports.”
So it is very likely that Comey discussed it with President Trump in order to encourage news outlets, such as Buzzfeed and CNN, to report on the dossier.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a newly released memo that pressure from news outlets — “CNN in particular” — convinced him to brief then-President-Elect Donald Trump on the infamous Steele dossier during a meeting at Trump Tower on Jan. 6, 2017.
“I said media like CNN had [the dossier] and were looking for a news hook,” Comey wrote in a memo just after briefing Trump about the salacious allegations in the dossier.
“I said it was inflammatory stuff that they would get killed for reporting straight up from the source reports,” he added.
Four days after that meeting, CNN published a story revealing the existence of a salacious report alleging the Russian government had compromised Trump. The CNN story was referring to what’s now known as the dossier — an unverified 35-page report written by former British spy Christopher Steele.
CNN found its news hook: the very same meeting Comey said was necessary because of pressure from CNN.
CNN’s bombshell report created another news hook but for another news outlet. Hours after the CNN story went live, BuzzFeed News published the entire 35-page dossier, which was later revealed to be funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
The report has cast a cloud over the Trump presidency ever since, even though Trump has vehemently denied its allegations.
The Republican has reportedly fumed he believes Comey set him up. Comey’s briefing was used as a pretext to publish the dossier, which alleges the Russian government is blackmailing Trump with video of him using prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, the president argued.”
This is just more proof of the biased reporting that regularly occurs at CNN.
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