Liberal outlet BuzzFeed released an original report claiming President Trump directed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
The story was ridiculed and even batted down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
BuzzFeed, as well as the liberal media in general, took quite a hit.
Now, hundreds of employees are being shown the door.
BuzzFeed is preparing to lay off about 15% of its employees. The coming contraction is the latest example of a media company making cutbacks in a difficult operating environment.
The reductions will affect multiple departments, including the news division, according to sources familiar with the matter.
BuzzFeed has about 1,450 employees, so about 220 will be leaving, one of the sources confirmed.
Here’s a little taste of the shoddy report:
President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.
Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars….” Lying to reduce his jail time! Watch father-in-law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 19, 2019
In case you forgot, Mueller and his team are doing everything possible to find a connection between Trump and Russia.
They aren’t exactly fond of 45.
Therefore, Mueller smacking down the report from BuzzFeed should speak volumes to lefties.
We cannot underestimate the statement disputing Buzzfeed’s story from the special counsel. I’m sure it pained them to do this. I’m sure this went through many levels at the DOJ and FBI. They don’t talk. This is massive.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) January 19, 2019
BuzzFeed stood by their report:
BREAKING: BuzzFeed News says "we are continuing to report and determine what the special counsel is disputing. We remain confident in the accuracy of our report."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 19, 2019
Businessman Donald Trump was thinking about the idea of a Trump Tower in Russia in 2015, 2016-ish.
Naturally, some paired this deal (that was never made) to Trump working with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Conservative rock star Mark Levin, lawyer and radio host, explains the legal consequences President Trump could be facing.
Hint: sorry liberals.
“People keep saying, ‘What are the legal implications for Trump?’ There are none. Zero. There’s no legal implication; there’s no legal jeopardy, period. Moreover, in all this so-called reporting and analysis by these phony experts, where did President Trump collude, coordinate, or conspire with the Russians during the election, to fix the result of the election? Where is this evidence? And since there’s not a scintilla of evidence, this should underscore the point that this entire investigation is bogus.”
“Shouldn’t [the media] be cheering over the fact that so far, all the leaks show that Trump did nothing? Shouldn’t they be celebrating that, that in our republic, the president that we chose is guilty of nothing? That he didn’t collaborate, he didn’t coordinate, he didn’t conspire with the Russians? But they’re not. They keep bringing in these phony experts, who are utterly predictable. ‘You know, uh, if I were Don Jr., I’d be worried about now’ — the country should be worried about now, about what’s taking place. The country should be worried.”
“How many more damn times do I have to explain that it is the position of the United States Department of Justice that you cannot indict a sitting president? He’s not in any kind of legal jeopardy.”
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson explains how the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 to learn if President Trump was “secretly a Russian agent.”
You couldn’t make this up.
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