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‘Comey Memo’ Turns Out To Be A Flop, Nowhere Near What NY Times Claims

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On Tuesday, The New York Times fired a shot heard round the world when it claimed President Donald Trump had asked former FBI Director James Comey “to shut down the federal investigation” into former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s contacts with the Russian and Turkish governments.

According to the writer of the story, Michael Schmidt, the exchange was all written down in a memo by Comey after a meeting with Trump.

I mean, allegedly. And the memo was read off to him over the phone. Oh, wait, no — not quite read off. His source saw it and vouchsafed for its authenticity. But he didn’t remember the exact wording.

Do you perhaps begin to see the problem here?

Schmidt revealed this during an interview on MSNBC with Brian Williams — a man not exactly known for veracious rigor — when The Times reporter was asked about his sources.

“We’d been working — I’d been working on a story for the past few days about the fact that Comey had written these,” Schmidt said. “We thought that was pretty significant in and of (itself).”

“And then in the process of pushing on those doors this morning, I learned more about one of these memos. And someone who had seen them recounted details to me.

“We felt comfortable with those details,” he added.

Comfortable, how? Comfortable that you could increase ad revenue by printing unfounded details about their possible existence and contents? Comfortable that your allies in the liberal mainstream media wouldn’t question your credibility the way they should? Comfortable that you couldn’t do any more damage to your journalistic integrity than being employed by The New York Times had already done?

Well, as it turned out, he was right on all counts, apparently.

Here’s the interview:

The New York Times: All the news that’s fit to get from some guy who may have seen a document that someone wrote about someone else but doesn’t entirely know the exact wording, because that’ll do.  READ MORE

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