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CNN’s Big Scoop on Don Jr. – Wikileaks Email Collapses In Real Time

CNN’s Big Scoop on Don Jr. – Wikileaks Email Collapses In Real Time

Timelines are all wrong, rendering the scoop useless

The media’s quest to prove Donald Trump Jr. colluded with Wikileaks is all wrong.

CNN originally reported an email from Trump Jr. was sent 10 days earlier, a factual inaccuracy that led to a false timeline and essentially, fake news. The timeline is crucial because it proves Trump Jr. was not trading unknown information, but that someone was alerting him to information already made public. Despite claims to the contrary, Trump Jr. was not aware (as far as records prove) of

From CNN’s report, which has been updated to reflect the WaPos findings:

Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.

The September 14 email was sent during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race.

CNN originally reported the email was released September 4 — 10 days earlier — based on accounts from two sources who had seen the email. The new details appear to show that the sender was relying on publicly available information. The new information indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported.

After this story was published, The Washington Post obtained a copy of the email Friday afternoon and reported that the email urged Trump and his campaign to download archives that WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. The story suggested that the individual may simply have been trying to flag the campaign to already public documents.

CNN has now obtained a copy of the email, which lists September 14 as the date sent and contains a decryption key that matches what WikiLeaks had tweeted out the day before.

After obtaining the emails, the WaPo corrected the record:

A 2016 email sent to President Trump and top aides pointed the campaign to hacked documents from the Democratic National Committee that had already been made public by the group WikiLeaks a day earlier.

The email — sent the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2016 — noted that “Wikileaks has uploaded another (huge 678 mb) archive of files from the DNC” and included a link and a “decryption key,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Post.

The writer, who said his name was Michael J. Erickson and described himself as the president of an aviation management company, sent the message to the then-Republican nominee as well as his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and other top advisers.

The day before, WikiLeaks had tweeted links to what the group said was 678.4 megabytes of DNC documents.

The full email — which was first described to CNN as being sent on Sept. 4, 10 days earlier — indicates that the writer may have simply been flagging information that was already widely available. CNN later corrected their story to note the email had been sent on September 14.

The message also noted that information from former secretary of state Colin Powell’s inbox was available “on DCLeaks.com.” That development, too, had been publicly reported earlier that day.

Never let facts get in the way of a good story, amiright?

Happy Friday, indeed.

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So…who were the 2 Congresscritters that leaked (lied)?

To hell with it. At this point who doesn’t believe it’s simply anything to get Trump? From CNN fake news to Mueller’s witch hunt nobody thinks this is anything but an attempted coup.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to forksdad. | December 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Too good not to pass on.

    “Here’s the funny thing. No matter what we do, liberals are always going to call us the most horrible things conceivable. So why would you ever, ever, allow what they call you to influence your actions and keep you from acting in your own best interest? – Kurt Schlichter”

    http://www.gaypatriot.net/2017/12/09/philosophy/

regulus arcturus | December 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm

This has become a pattern of intentional falsity.

Rumor has it that CA Representative Adam Schiff was the source of the original email and false timeline.

It would be interesting to pursue this line of questioning, why a sitting rep is intentionally planting false stories in the media to further a false narrative.

The anti-American lefty media: Quick to believe anything that “proves” President Trump is bad, and fails utterly to apologize for their complicity in the ongoing coup attempt.

Anyone at cnn fired at this latest AMATEURIST try at foisting absolutely fake news?

The msm should be outraged when their own self-professed “professionals” are caught inflagrante in massive and continuing incompetence. (Not holding my breath.) Apparently, they still think that “fake, but accurate” is good reporting.

    “Apparently, they still think that “fake, but accurate” is good reporting….”

    Of COURSE they do! This isn’t about ‘news,’ this is about leftist propaganda. (Though these clowns have no idea why they’re advocating for leftism.)

Missed it by this much….

The only thing more delicious would have been for ABC to have uncovered the error in the date,to make up for the fact the CNN led the charge against the Brian Ross report. Dog eat dog!

4th armored div | December 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm

the DemoCrap narrative must go on – bring out the clowns.

Send In the Clowns
Song by Barbra Streisand
Lyrics
Isn’t it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here, at last, on the ground
You in mid-air
Send in the clowns
Isn’t it bliss?
Don’t you approve?
One who keeps tearing around
One who can’t move
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns
Just when I’d stopped opening doors
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines
No one is there
Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear
I thought that you’d want what I want
Sorry, my dear
But where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns
Quick, send in the clowns
What a surprise!
Who could foresee?
I’d come to feel about you
What you felt about me
Why only now, when I see
That you’ve drifted away?
What a surprise
What a cliche
Isn’t it rich?
Isn’t it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns
Don’t bother
They’re here
Songwriters: Stephen Sondheim
Send In the Clowns lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Artist: Barbra Streisand

Stop for a moment and ask yourself …

How would this entire Russian collusion story be playing out had Trump lost ?

How would a Clinton DOJ/FBI be handling the dossier ?

How long before the VRWC would be the center of treason ?

    We’ve all asked ourselves that. The bullet we dodged because of Trump’s victory (and klinton’s incompetence) was a mile wide.

    If klinton became president, our nation would have degenerated into Uganda under Idi Amin.

    One of the greatest moments in many of our lives was waking up the morning the election to the news, “Donald Trump is the president-elect.’

    The second greatest moment was the second that slimy traitor obama walked out of the White House for the last time.

CNN “scoop?”

More like the usual CNN “poop.”

CaliforniaJimbo | December 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

When a news organization (I use the term lightly) looks to make the facts of the story fit a narrative, what could possibly go wrong?
I guess credibility takes a back seat to the mission. The mission is destroy President Trump. 30 years ago they may have gotten away with it. We are “woke” to the manipulation by those who consider themselves our betters.
Seek truth and bear true witness.

They lie.
On purpose.
Because they can, and because they get away with it.

What is going to be sweet is that as President Trump continues to be the great leader he has been through his first year (for the next 7 years) the media will end up on the wrong side of history and no amount of fake news will be able to cover that up!

And when that happens they will be shown as the craven hypocrites we already know them as.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mailman. | December 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    True True!

    Already we are watching the arrogant, elitist fake news all all its evil co-horts being flushed down the toilet of history.

Newest CNN network tagline: We are the Bannapple.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

CNN – for the Flakiest in Fake News.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

We should start sending CNN pooper scoopers.

Postage due naturally!

Absolute power breeds absolute corruption.

The media has had absolute power for over three generations. Look what’s its brought – including a traitor infesting the White House for eight years.

No single media ‘group’ can be trusted anymore. The problem for most people is they have limited time to watch news. We can NEVER, EVER, EVER drop our guard as we have for the past 60+ years. Or, we’ll get another traitor like obama in office – and possibly one that is actually smart enough to have used those eight years to actually achieve the nightmare that barry was too talentless to accomplish.

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