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BREAKING: MSNBC report demolishes the Trump/Russia story
MSNBC stabs the narrative in the back.
It's really starting to look like the Trump/Russia blackmail story will go down in history as a high point in the annals of fake news. Every hour, we learn something new that derails the narrative the media so desperately wanted to believe. Buzzfeed, which President Elect Trump called a "failing pile of garbage" during today's press conference is now the "fake news" poster child.
As Dan outlined earlier, the entire kerfuffle stems from a briefing in which Trump was allegedly informed that the Russians had some pretty disgusting video of him frolicking with a pair of Moscow's finest prostitutes.
As the Daily Caller reports, those eager to believe the allegations are in for a rude awakening.
“A senior U.S. intelligence official who was involved in the preparation for the meeting tells NBC that the president-elect was not briefed on this so-called two-page addendum of these allegations against him,” McFadden state. “It was part of the briefing materials available to the briefers, but it was not included because they believed it to be true. It was included for a different reason.”
“It was included should they feel they needed to explain to Mr. Trump the difference between analyzed intelligence and what they are calling ‘unvetted disinformation,'” she continued. “It was available for that purpose, and it never came up. Importantly, documents were never presented to Mr. Trump or his team.”
McFadden closed by adding that her U.S. intelligence source maintains that, “intel law enforcement officials agree that none of the investigations have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government, period.”
In other words, the whole thing isn't just unsubstantiated, it's actively being referred to as disinformation. In the words of various Democrats, "there's no there there" and "it's a nothingburger." Most media outlets knew this from the get-go, and most stayed away.
...Most, but not all.
In addition to underscoring Buzzfeed's journalistic implosion, this directly flies in the face of CNN and WaPo reports that Trump had been given the supposed intel during the meeting.
Look, media, we know you're salivating at the thought of destroying Trump. We know you want it so badly that you're willing to do almost anything to make it happen. But, when you go this route, all you're doing is incinerating your microscopic shred of remaining credibility.