When are these people going to be held to account? Told to either s#!+ or get off the pot?
From Rowan Scarborough’s article for the Washington Times we have these excerpts:
Michael Cohen, president Trump’s personal lawyer, again on Saturday denied that he ever traveled to Prague during the 2016 election, as alleged in ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier funded by the Democratic Party.
Mr. Cohen has testified repeatedly under oath, and thus under the penalty of perjury, that he never made such a trip. He has filed a libel suit against BuzzFeed, which published the dossier.
He tweeted on Saturday: “Bad reporting, bad information and bad story by same reporter Peter Stone @McClatchyDC. No matter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague. I was in LA with my son. Proven!”
The McClatchy story was quickly cited by liberal news organs determined to prove that the discredited dossier, and all its Russia collusion charges against Mr. Trump, are true.
The McClatchy story was written by the same reporters who earlier wrote that a Russian lawyer is under FBI investigation for funneling millions of dollars in illegal foreign contributions into the National Rifle Association. That story recited fundraising numbers as evidence of Russia money, but provided no proof.
Doesn’t it matter whether these people are telling the truth?
To be specific, when are the people making these charges forced to either provide evidence – which, it seems to me, they would be more than eager to do – or a retraction (along with a prayer that they don’t have to pay out big money in a settlement)?
Media – not just McClatchy by a long shot – are happy to keep pumping out these stories, with barely a notice that they are being disputed word for word.
And at some point, it won’t make any difference whether it is true, the general public will “know” it is true, regardless.
Is that what the real aim is here?