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  • Feds: Al Qaeda Mata Hari Wanted To Poison Pres. Carter

    08/13/2008 1:33:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 100+ views
    Feds: Al Qaeda Mata Hari Wanted To Poison Pres. Carter Federal Sources: Siddique Wanted to Use Biological Agents to Contaminate Pres. Carter's Water By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS August 13, 2008 Long before Aafia Siddique was arrested in Afghanistan last month, allegedly in possession of a list of New York targets and chem-bio weapons information, she had allegedly developed a plot, however improbable or amateurish, to kill Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush and to attack the White House. Siddique plotted to use weapons that included biological agents to contaminate former president Carter's water, according to multiple federal...
  • ABC demotes Brian Ross after bungled report on Trump, Russia

    01/05/2018 10:07:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Brian Flood
    ABC News has demoted its embattled chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross, after he botched an “exclusive” report on Donald Trump and Russia. News President James Goldston announced to staffers on Friday that Ross would be reassigned to ABC News’ outside production house, Lincoln Square Productions. Ross, who had been scheduled to return from a four-week, unpaid suspension on Thursday, will not be resuming his former, longtime role. He is believed to be retaining his title of “chief investigative correspondent” though he is not expected to be seen on ABC with live reports, so it’s unclear how he will perform those...
  • Where's Brian Ross? The Reporter Who Botched The Flynn-Russia Story That Tanked The Markets

    01/04/2018 3:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, where’s veteran ABC News reporter Brian Ross? The embattled reporter who went off half-cocked in December over a Trump-Russia story has not returned to work. Earlier last month, Ross reported that Michael Flynn, who later became Donald Trumps’ short-lived national security adviser, was instructed to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. It was actually after Trump won the election and was part of your typical laying of a diplomatic groundwork game that’s part of every transition for an incoming administration. The news tanked the markets by 350 points on December 1 as a result. It was...
  • Brian Ross Should Be Fired

    12/06/2017 6:37:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    When you're the source for "breaking news" but it turns out to be "faking news," you're in trouble. ABC News "chief investigative correspondent" Brian Ross reported on retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn's plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by claiming that Flynn is "prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate, Donald Trump, ordered him, directed him to make contact with the Russians which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said to this point." It was a nuclear explosion. Within minutes, the stock market plunged 350 points. It quickly became clear that was flat-out wrong. Later, ABC News...
  • ABC reporter who had major error in Trump report will no longer cover stories on president: Report

    12/05/2017 11:26:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 12/5/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    CNN reported Monday that Ross, who has been suspended without pay for four weeks, will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to the president. ABC News president James Goldston told staffers, in audio of a call obtained by CNN, that the network’s and Ross’ credibility have been damaged over the mistake. "I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday," Goldston said.
  • ABC News President Torches Staff Over Botched Flynn-Russia Story, (tr)

    12/04/2017 9:08:38 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 53 replies ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    ABC News’ Brian Ross stepped on a rake with that botched Flynn-Russia story—and there are whisperings that his future might not be bright at the network. It all began when Ross reported that Donald Trump had ordered Michael Flynn, the ex-national security adviser, to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 election. Well, as it turns out, the timeline was off. It was after Trump had won the election, so President-elect Trump ordered Flynn to make contact with the Russians per the usual actions of any transition team laying the groundwork for an incoming administration. After several hours, ABC...
  • ABC News Is Reeling From Brian Ross’s Botched Report

    12/04/2017 5:24:51 PM PST · by catnipman · 79 replies
    “Everyone is just in shock and very upset,” said one ABC News staffer after Ross got a major piece of news wrong about the FBI investigation.
  • Brian Ross Crapped the Bed Again

    12/04/2017 4:24:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | December 4, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we are, folks, and a loaded Monday. And I just want to tell you right out of the box, it’s not possible to do everything I’ve got here in the first segment. It’s not possible to do everything I do in the first half hour, everything I have here. So if you don’t hear what you think is a top drawer story in the first half hour, don’t panic, don’t fret, we’re gonna get to all of it. It’s just not possible. I couldn’t even set the table with everything coming up here in the first segment. We...
  • ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross' Michael Flynn error

    12/04/2017 3:43:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    CNN Media ^ | December 4,2017 | Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter
    ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump. Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a "full review" of the error and its aftermath. Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on "World News Tonight" that his information...
  • Joy Behar: Yeah, I Totally Jumped The Gun Spreading That Shoddy ABC Report About Russian Collusion

    12/04/2017 3:37:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, The View finally addressed their embarrassing celebratory reaction to news that Donald Trump instructed ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. It was under the impression that this occurred when Donald Trump was a candidate during the 2016 election. Cue the champagne popping on the Left. Here’s the smoking gun, right? Nope. ABC News’ Brian Ross, who reported on this story, botched it. It was President-elect Trump instructing Mr. Flynn to establish your usual connections with foreign governments from a new incoming administration. If Mr. Ross’ name doesn’t sound familiar, he was the guy who reported that...
  • Kellyanne Conway: If ABC's Brian Ross worked for me, he'd be fired

    12/04/2017 10:24:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2017, 12:41 PM | by Anna Giaritelli
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday said she would have fired ABC's Brian Ross if he made the kind of error he made last week, when he said former national security adviser Michael Flynn made contact with the Russians when Donald Trump was still just a candidate for president. After Ross's story tanked the stock market, ABC first issued a clarification and then a full correction to the story, and suspended him for four weeks without pay. "If Brian Ross worked for me, and I was a private employer for many years, it would not be four weeks of...
  • Another anti-Trump ‘smoking gun’ turns out to be nothing

    12/03/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Once again, a supposed big break in the drive to destroy President Trump over “collusion” with the Russians during the 2016 campaign stands exposed as nothing more than bad reporting. Plus, the professionalism of the FBI looks compromised by anti-Trump bias. The media went berserk Friday on news that former Trump confidante Mike Flynn had copped a plea deal with special counsel Bob Mueller. All the usual suspects launched an orgy of speculation on what beans Flynn “must” have spilled. It all went into overdrive when ABC’s Brian Ross reported that Flynn had been instructed to reach out to Moscow...
  • ABC News corrects bombshell Flynn report

    12/01/2017 7:01:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    ABC News on Friday evening corrected an explosive special report that aired in the morning saying that Donald Trump, as a candidate for president, had asked Michael Flynn to make contact with Russians. During "World News Tonight," ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross said the source who had provided the initial information for his story later told him that it was as president-elect, not as a candidate, that Trump asked Flynn to contact the Russians. The initial report, based on one anonymous source, prompted a dramatic reaction in the financial markets, and the Dow fell more than 350 points. Stocks...
  • THIS is a holy crap moment’! REPORT: Michael Flynn preparing to take Trump down

    12/01/2017 10:10:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 1, 2017 | Sarah D.
    Welp, sounds like Michael Flynn may not be going gently into that good night: Joy Lin âś” @joyindc ABC NewsÂ’ @BrianRoss reports that Flynn is prepared to testify President Trump directed him to make contact with Russians Â…
  • James Comey Comes Out Of Hiding To Take A Shot At Flynn, Trump

    12/01/2017 12:47:06 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/01/2017 | Joe Simonson
    Former FBI Director James Comey weighed-in on the news of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea with a bizarre tweet and Instagram post Friday afternoon. In a not-so-cryptic message for President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser, Comey uploaded a picture of a stream with an accompanying Bible quote on his Instagram and shared the link on Twitter. “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,” Comey’s post, under the name “a_higher_loyalty”, reads. Comey was criticized for his handling into the criminal investigation of former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic...
  • James Comey Gloats About Flynn Guilty Plea On Twitter

    12/01/2017 10:51:33 AM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    Former FBI Director James Comey just couldn’t help himself. Shortly after his longtime friend and former colleague Robert Mueller procured a guilty plea from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who will reportedly testify against President Trump and members of his family, Comey tweeted a Bible passage in what seemed like gloating: “But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream”. “But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:24 — James Comey (@Comey) December 1, 2017 Two days earlier, Comey published another cryptic tweet that seems to suggest he might’ve...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Flynn could deliver a knockout blow to Trump

    12/01/2017 9:31:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2017 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Post reports, “Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI. … Flynn’s admission … is an ominous sign for the White House, as court documents indicate Flynn is cooperating in the ongoing probe of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election.” ABC News reports, “Michael Flynn promised ‘full cooperation to the Mueller team’ and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump ‘directed him to make contact with the Russians.’ ” That could be direct testimony implicating the president of campaign collusion. Flynn’s plea...
  • Trump is out of excuses — but not necessarily out of office — as Flynn cooperates

    12/01/2017 11:10:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 01, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    Two possibilities arise from the guilty plea of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn’s plea marks the beginning of the end of the Trump administration. Flynn’s plea marks the end of the desperate hope that America will be delivered from the Trump presidency by impeachment and removal from office on the grounds that his campaign colluded with Russia to win him the 2016 election. There are other ancillary events one can easily imagine. For example, Trump could fire independent counsel Robert Mueller and/or pardon Flynn and others. But those moves would eventually make the end of his administration...
  • ABC corrects bombshell Trump report

    12/01/2017 9:58:29 PM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report. Why it matters: ABC called it a clarification, downplaying an epic mistake that sent markets tumbling and Twitter on fire with thousands of shares. Axios and others highlighted the ABC report in stories that were viewed by millions. (We regret highlighting a story that had one source making an astonishing allegation.) ABC's statement 35 words Trump had denied having, or being aware of, any contact with the Russians during the campaign, which...
  • ABC News Clarifies Bombshell: "President-elect" Trump, not "Candidate" Trump directed Flynn

    12/01/2017 4:05:18 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 1, 2017 | Brian
    Wow! A huge “clarification” coming tonight from ABC News. Earlier today, reporter Brian Ross rocked the nation by reporting that Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that “candidate Donald Trump” had directed him to make contact with the Russians. The word “candidate” would mean during the 2016 Election. His report hit like a bombshell. But tonight, ABC News is reportedly clarifying that Ross should have said . . .