Sean Spicer just got vicious and it was perfect.
During his regularly scheduled White House press briefing on Thursday afternoon White House press Secretary Sean Spicer exposed the biased reporting in the media and uncorked a world-class zinger at the very same time. When asked about a CNN report from Wednesday night Spicer was quick to point out the hypocrisy of the media.
Reporter Question: “CNN reported yesterday that U.S. officials are investigating that associates of President Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign…”
Spicer’s Response: “The last line of the thing said, ‘The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place. I think there’s probably more evidence that CNN colluded with the Clinton campaign to give her debate questions than the Trump campaign gave any kind of collusion. So I think when it comes down to that reporting it’s filled with a bunch of subjective terms about, ‘This person may have done this, possibly could have done that,’ and at the end of the story if you wade to the very bottom it says, ‘The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place.'”
Spicer is spot on. CNN teased that report with this headline, “US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians.” Then when we get to the story we learn that CNN has no new evidence of this, only more conjecture from more anonymous sources. What is even more interesting about the CNN story is that it broke just a few hours after House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told the media that he had discovered damning evidence that proved the Trump administration was being monitored by the Obama administration during the transition and that it had “NOTHING” to do with the Russians. The timing was amazing.
Here’s some of what CNN’s non-story said (emphasis mine):
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN.
What else does CNN have to tell us?
The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officials. The information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is ongoing.
This CNN piece is the epitome of “fake news.”
It seems that CNN is still colluding with Democrats in an effort to subvert the Trump administration, which begs the question, how will they twist the Obama spying story when the NSA provides the “smoking gun” proving that he did spy on the Trump campaign team?