The president has come to the same conclusion as me — the New York Times made up its story about Attorney General Bill Barr mischaracterizing the Mueller Report.
In a tweet Thursday morning, the president took dead aim on the formerly respected newspaper and reduced them to irrelevance in under four dozen words.
“The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report. In fact, they probably had no sources at all! They are a Fake News paper who have already been forced to apologize for their incorrect and very bad reporting on me!”
Oh yes, and the Justice Department hit back at a Washington Post story that made similar claims about Barr not releasing material that should have gone public right away.
A senior Justice Department official told Fox News that The Post’s reporting was “not true,” and claimed the outlet is guilty of “misreporting.”
“Every page of the ‘confidential report’ provided to Attorney General Barr on March 22, 2019 was marked ‘May Contain Material Protected Under Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)’ – a law that protects confidential grand jury information – and therefore could not be publicly released,” Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement to Fox News. “Given the extraordinary public interest in the matter, the Attorney General decided to release the report’s bottom-line findings and his conclusions immediately — without attempting to summarize the report — with the understanding that the report itself would be released after the redaction process.”
But none of this matters to Democrat obstructionists or their allies (bosses?) in the left-wing media. That’s why you can’t believe anything you read or see on TV unless you do your own research. Read “The Media Matrix” for many more examples of Fake News in the last 25 years.
Frank Miele writes from Kalispell, Montana, at www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com and is a columnist at Real Clear Politics. To support my work, please consider buying my “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy, which documents the downward spiral of the USA before Trump arrived on the scene. The books are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions.