Here is a graphic lesson in how CNN takes a sound byte and spins it into an attack piece on President Donald Trump. When Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he had seen proof that President Trump’s associates had been incidentally monitored while observing Russians, it was immediately spun into a collusion story to beat all stories. It is 99.999% Fake News. Here is how they made the connections.
As Written By Ben Shapiro for the Daily Wire:
On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) dropped a quasi-bombshell when he announced that the Obama administration intelligence community had “incidentally” collected information on members of the Trump transition team; this lead Trump’s allies to wildly overstate Trump’s case, echoing Trump’s suggestion that Obama did indeed wiretap Trump. In reality, Nunes essentially echoed what we already knew, but extended it forward in time: the intelligence community was wiretapping foreign targets and caught up Trump associates in those wiretaps. But Trump immediately retweeted the estimable Bill Mitchell, who tweeted out a link from the estimable Gateway Pundit proclaiming that TRUMP WAS RIGHT.
Meanwhile, on the Left, a parallel overstatement quickly took center stage. CNN reported that the FBI had information leaving open the possibility of campaign coordination between “associates of President Donald Trump” and “suspected Russian operatives.” Here’s CNN:
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. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source. The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person……
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