Buzzfeed reporter to CNN: I’ve not personally seen the evidence

On Thursday evening, Buzzfeed came out with a report that set off a media firestorm.

The report, written by Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier, states that President Trump instructed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign.

Buzzfeed’s story says that the president was supportive of Cohen’s plan to meet with Putin about the tower negotiations.

Throughout the campaign and during his time as president Trump has flat-out denied any and all involvement with Russia. If the allegations are true, Trump would be guilty of suborning perjury and obstructing justice and would likely to be impeached.

However, the article goes on to say that they have two sources who have seen documents which that Trump pushed Cohen to lie to Congress and that both Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka were also involved in the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations.

On Friday, one of the author’s of the piece, Cormier, was on CNN. The first question the anchor asked him was “have you personally seen the documents?”

Guess what was Cormier’s reply?  NO! Instead, he says his two sources are 100 percent read in.

I understand that reporters have sources and don’t always get their information for stories first hand, but if you’re going to accuse the President of the United States of some pretty serious crimes, wouldn’t you want to be 100 percent certain before doing so?

 

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