Skip to comments.BuzzfeedNews Bombshell Reporter: No We Have Not Seen the Evidence Supporting Our Report
Posted on 01/18/2019 5:55:44 AM PST by Drew68
Anthony Cormier is one of the two investigative reporter at BuzzfeedNews who co-authored the bombshell report published Thursday night a report which claimed President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie during Congressional testimony over discussions between the Trump Organization and Russian authorities about a Trump Tower Moscow project.
Cormier appeared on CNNs New Day and revealed that he had not seen the evidence underlying his report.
Host Alisyn Camerota opened the interview by asking Cormier if he had seen the evidence to which Cormier replied: Not personally. He then clarified that he folks we have talked to two officials we have spoken to are 100 percent read into that aspect of the Special Counsels investigation
The suborning of perjury described in the report, if true, is a federal felony and the clearest evidence of obstruction of justice to date. Cormiers admission that he had not seen the evidence of emails and texts cited in his article will certainly raise reasonable questions among Trumps defenders and Republicans who have thus far been remarkably silent on this story since it broke Thursday night.
Despite the admission of having not seen the evidence in question, Cormier explained his sources with impressive detail.
[Our sources] have been working the trump Moscow tower portion of the investigation before Mueller. So they had access to a number of different documents, 302 reports which are interview reports, he said, adding That stuff was compiled as they began to look at who the players were speaking with, how the negotiations went, who all from the Trump organization and outside the organization were involved in getting that tower set up.
Cormier proceeded to explain how they begin to compile the evidence before Michael Cohen decided to cooperate and speak with the Special Counsel.
Camerota asked Cormier of the dubious past of his co-author Jason Leopold who came under scrutiny for faulting reporting for Salon 2002 that led to an article getting removed. In 2006 he incorrectly reported that Karl Rove had been indicted.
He was in trouble for perhaps claiming to have sources he really didnt have. His stories didnt wash. Executive directors and editors have had to apologize after some of his big blockbuster stories, Camerota noted, before asking How can you be certain today?
Cormier fiercely defended his rock solid sourcing on this story.
My sourcing on this goes beyond the two on the record, Cormier told Camerota, adding Its 100 percent. I am the individual who confirmed and verified that it I am telling you our sourcing goes beyond the two I was able to put on the record. We were able to gather information from individuals who know this happened.
Oops! Sorry about that.
Links at the source.
Evidence?What evidence? We don’t need no stinkin evidence!
Yeah, his two sources are David Korn and James Comey with support from Andrew Weissman and John Brennen.
The whole sewer system of the Deep Swamp.
conveniently dropped to bury yesterdays Ohr disclosures which prove the FBI is corrupt
Show me the Tower. Can you? If not....shaddap.
Evidence of possibly thinking about maybe someday theoretically contemplating building a hotel in Moscow which is perfectly legal. That evidence?
So the co-author of the bombshell hit piece didn’t see any of the so-called evidence, but has complete faith in his sources.
Name the source(s) then and have them submit their evidence to the public, let us judge ourselves.
Fake but accurate
It’s the seriousness of the charges that matters.
when one looks back at the cohen story a week ago on Fox, we see the reason for all this fake smoke: Cohen has congressional testimony coming up in two weeks and Cohen thinks his 3yr sentence is too harsh and he’s looking to culture public sympathy for a lesser sentence
From a Fox News story:
“In the interview, Davis implied a further reason for Cohens desire to testify.
Given the fraud and lying charges in the two Cohen guilty pleas, Davis said he and many others believe the length of incarceration time, compared to others who committed far worse offenses, is disproportionately excessive and unjust. I hope someone in the Justice Department focuses on the word justice when assessing the fairness of Michaels three-year prison term. What they need to ask themselves is, would he have received this time if he had been someone who didnt work for Donald Trump?
Criminality Of Deep State Investigation Of Trump Confirmed (Investor's Business Daily, 1/17/2019)
These two “reporters” claim to have been reading the FBI’s internal 302 reports since 2016-2017 interviews began .... which the FBI refuses to release to Congress, their bosses, or anybody else!
“We did our jobs. We got Trump cancelling Pelosi’s flight out of the news cycle.”
You know the democrats are in trouble when you go to cnn, msnbc, and fox and it’s all Russia Russia Russia. It’s their safe place.
For this report to be true, you have to assume that Donald Trump - a guy who turned a $1 million loan into a multi-billion dollar fortune, who as a political novice bested 16 seasoned politicians with a lot more money, and who won the Presidency over a person much better funded and with nearly total media support and (arguably) a pretty fair amount of voter fraud on her side - is stupid.
Betting that Donald Trump is stupid is, itself, among the more stupid moves that anyone could ever make.
He didn’t do it - it is a bald-faced lie. This kind of report shows the utter desperation of the media to bring down Trump. That must mean that Trump is being incredibly effective - you don’t get flack like he’s gotten for the past 3 years without being directly over the target with a bomb bay full of nukes.
Keep up the great work, Mr. President!!!!
Remember this is the same outfit that released the discredited Russian dossier.
THIS IS NOT LEGITIMATE JOURNALISM...
UGH, they can write anything and the media dutifully reports it without any caveats.
Given who the people running it are, this ain’t a shocker....
“Deep Throat” strikes again! Why are the most damaging sources (ostensibly) always anonymous?
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