By Jason Patterson | USA
On Friday, Washington Post destroyed CNN’s report claiming the Trump campaign had early, secret access to hacked DNC emails from WikiLeaks.
The left-wing news channel trumpeted that Congressional investigators obtained a mysterious 2016 email that was directed to President Trump and other top interns and campaign staffers including Donald Trump Jr. What apparently contained information on how to get an early look at hacked information that WikiLeaks had acquired. The email, as CNN reported, offered a “decryption key” to obtain the documents.
In this article, CNN got several key dates wrong and tricked the American public into thinking WikiLeaks was offering to collude with Team Trump.
Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump, Jr quoted that, “… this massive error has only cemented the skepticism of those that slammed the network’s self-righteous campaign.”
“Wikileaks has uploaded another (huge 678 MB) archive of files from the DNC,” a person named Michael J. Erickson wrote in an email to Trump and his employees on a date CNN put at Sept. 4.
This would have made it a week before WikiLeaks tweeted the emails for all the free world to see. However, in reality, backed with proof it was not sent on Sept. 4, but on Sept. 14, a day after WikiLeaks DNC document dump.
This caused lots of controversy and was noticed by several key Trump employees.
“So CNN misreported the day of the WikiLeaks email that @DonaldTrumpJr received, meaning that the entire point of the story – that the campaign might have gotten advance warning of the leaks – is wrong. Wow,” Washington Examiner White House Correspondent Sarah Westwood tweeted.
Trump Jr.’s legal team was quick to pounce on one of the administration’s favorite targets. Attorney Alan Futerfas noted the campaign and individual members including Trump Jr. received thousands of emails from supporters. Although they have been turned over to congressional investigators, many of them were never even seen by their intended recipients.
This email arrived after published media reports disclosed 12 hours earlier that hacked documents had been posted,” Futerfas wrote in a statement. “The suggestion that this information was not public is false. The writer is unknown to us.”
This gives more proof that CNN is, in fact, out to get Trump and “fake news.”