There’s a pattern with these McClatchy stories about Trump-Russia — it’s always “two sources familiar,” and the stories never seem to be corroborated. That seems to make McClatchy reporters Peter Stone and Greg Gordon generators of more Fake News. This latest story that they have reported is just like the others in that it not getting corroborated by any other news agency. That does not make it a scoop fellows. That makes it very fake news and is in competition with CNN for generating news that is not there. Here is what is wrong with this latest story involving the President’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross and Peter Hasson for the Daily Caller:
McClatchy reporters Peter Stone and Greg Gordon rocked the political world Friday when they reported special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, visited Prague in the summer of 2016.
The report appeared to confirm one of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier’s key allegations: that Cohen met in Prague with a Kremlin official about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The development would be significant because Cohen has adamantly denied making the Prague trip.
But three days later, no other news outlet has confirmed the report, and there are reasons to be skeptical.
A spokesperson for the special counsel’s office wouldn’t comment on the Cohen-Prague story specifically, but told The Daily Caller News Foundation that “many stories” about the Russia investigation have been “inaccurate.”
What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate. Be very cautious about any source that claims to have knowledge about our investigation and dig deep into what they claim before reporting on it,” the spokesperson said. “If another outlet reports….
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