Washington Post Publishes Another Vague, Thinly Sourced Smear Against Trump, And The Media Runs Wild


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The sources for the article, as with seemingly every article that is intended to hurt Trump, are anonymous. The Post spoke to “two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.” These officials were “speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.”

So right off the bat, this is actually a story about someone leaking a conversation between the president of the United States and another world leader. The Post article offers nothing in the way of proof of what awful thing Trump supposedly “promised” this world leader, or which world leader received the “promise.”

The meat of the story, then, was filled out with the “standoff” between the Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Congress. Because the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, according to the Post, determined the whistleblower complaint was of “urgent concern,” congressional oversight committees were supposed to be informed. Maguire did not turn over the complaint, prompting House Democrats to threaten to pull him in for testimony.