Skip to comments.Mic reporter deletes tweet claiming Russian spy was photographed in the Oval Office with Trump
Posted on 07/17/2018 12:27:35 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Mic reporter Emily Singer has deleted a tweet and apologized after stating that an alleged Russian spy who was recently arrested was photographed in the Oval Office in 2017.
"I thought this was a photoshop, but its not. This is Maria Butina --- arrested for being a spy --- in the Oval Office with Trump," Singer originally wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.
The woman in the photo was quickly confirmed by other outlets to actually be National Security Council staffer Cari Lutkins.
The photo was retweeted nearly 4,000 times and liked more than 5,800 times before Singer deleted it.
"OK all, this may be Cari Lutkins from the NSC. I may delete this tweet..." Singer first wrote before apologizing.
I've deleted the tweet. I cannot confirm that it is Butina and may be an NSC staffer," she added after deleting the initial tweet.
"This morning I made a serious error in tweeting about a meeting in the Oval Office in 2017. The information was incorrect, and I deleted the tweet within an hour, as soon as I realized the mistake. I apologize for any confusion," wrote Singer on Tuesday afternoon.
The 29-year-old Butina, a Russian citizen, was charged on Monday for allegedly conspiring "to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General, the Department of Justice announced.
The court filings detail the Russian officials and Butinas efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation, reads a release from the Department of Justice.
Singer is listed as a "Senior writer, Navigating Trump's America" on her Mic bio page.
But Russian tweets are such a problem?
Why would anybody hire that lump of fat, hatred, and stupidity?
Why did she deleted it ?
Just like Hillary Clinton’s emails gone missing.
conspiring “to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General,
This is a fairly minor thing.
More of the big propaganda narrative, exaggerating, distorting and using people.
As Dan Rather would say: “...even if the specific narrative is false, the underlying story is true.”
What is the obsession with Russia? These people are just not mentally stable.
becayse they themselves are fat, ugly liberal Russia-obsessed PIECE OF TRASH LEFTARDS?
Butina is allowed to be paid to influence anyone by anyone. She just needs to declare it.
Seemed that some top Dems also forgot to declare foreign paymasters.
< Crickets > from the media.
The correct response should be, “YOU’RE FIRED.”
There are millions of Trump haters who will believe his tweet.
And will she lose her job over it?
They will be buying her shots when they all go out drinking.
Fake but accurate.
Drip, drip, drip......
A phony picture, a phony story, a made-up fact, printed or published, with the intention of creating a narrative and impression, then claiming to have made an “honest” mistake;
subversion at its best, or worst, depending on one’s point of view.
“What is the obsession with Russia?”
Hillary decided the Russian story was what they were going with, and nobody wants to cross Hilary, so they are just running with it.
I saw a witch in the White House! Burn her!
You may want to re-think that...
Sorry. Not Sorry.
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