CNN issues correction after Comey statement contradicts CNN reporting
CNN has corrected a Tuesday report after the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statement for his Thursday testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee contradicted the reports’ sources.
The CNN report said Comey was expected to dispute President Trump’s claims that Comey said he was not under investigation on multiple occasions.
The report, titled “
Comey expected to refute Trump,” was based on unnamed sources and said Comey’s conversations with the president “were much more nuanced,” and that Trump drew the wrong conclusion.
The story was complied by four CNN journalists, including Gloria Borger, Eric Lichtblau, Jake Tapper and Brian Rokus.
Borger reiterated the reports claims in an appearance on CNN Tuesday.
“Comey is going to dispute the president on this point if he’s asked about it by senators, and we have to assume that he will be,” said Borger, the network’s chief political analyst. “He will say he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, that that would have been improper for him to do so.”
Headlines before James Comey statement:
Headlines after James Comey statement:
CNN published a correction to its story Wednesday afternoon with the revised headline: “Comey unlikely to judge on obstruction.” “CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement,”
LOL … Just more fake news!
h/t Zero Hedge