Skeptics Shred BuzzFeed Over Trump Tower Scoop; Journo Admits He Hasn't Seen Evidence

Zero Hedge | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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Skeptics are taking aim at a Thursday night BuzzFeed report that President Trump "personally instructed" his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Less than 12 hours after the report, its credibility has been called into question after the two journalists who wrote the story gave vastly different answers as to whether they had actually the evidence - while many have pointed to the "dubious past" of reporter Jason Leopold.

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Leopold came under fire for a 2006 article incorrectly reporting that Karl Rove had been indicted over the Valerie Plame CIA leak case - claiming that multiple anonymous sources "confirmed Rove's indictment is imminent."

The other journalist from the Thursday night BuzzFeed report, Anthony Cormier, admitted to CNN's "New Day" that he hasn't actually seen the evidence in the case.

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Except Leopold told MSNBC "We have seen the documents. We have been briefed on documents."

“I don’t think that we’ve said that we haven’t seen them.” - Leopold's exact quote on MSBC after being asked about Cormier's comments on CNN earlier.

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Wait wait wait...

BuzzFeed’s reporter hasn’t seen ANY of the “evidence” on which his entire story is predicated???

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Like all the other Russia collusion BS, this all hearsay and slander. No proof of anything.

Despite not having seen the evidence at hand, Cormier explained his sources at length: "[Our sources] have been working the Trump Moscow tower portion of the investigation…before Mueller. So they had access to a number of different documents, 302 reports which are interview reports," he explained. "That stuff was compiled as they began to look at who the players were speaking with, how those negotiations went, who all from the Trump organization and outside the organization were involved in getting that tower set up."


Cormier was then asked about...
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