Looks Like CNN's Anonymous Sources Got This One Wrong

Tyler Durden's picture

Back on May 9th, the White House released the letter that President Trump sent to former FBI Director James Comey informing him that he'd been relieved of his duties at the FBI.  Within that letter, Trump awkwardly inserted a sentence thanking Comey for informing him "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation."  Here's the full sentence (full post here):

"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau."

Not surprisingly, this statement set off alarm bells at CNN and other MSM outlets because, if true, it would put a real damper on their "Trump colluded with Russian hackers to stage a coup" narrative. Therefore, those outlets set out on a mission to 'prove' that Comey never made those statements and that, by definition, Trump clearly lied about his past interactions with the former FBI Director. 

And not long after setting out on that mission, courtesy of those infamous 'anonymous sources', CNN and ABC struck gold when they confirmed that "FBI Director James Comey is reportedly set to testify he never told President Donald Trump that he was not under investigation."  Here is a summary of CNN's reporting from their primary echo chamber, HuffPo:

"Former FBI Director James Comey is reportedly set to testify he never told President Donald Trump that he was not under investigation in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to CNN and ABC News."

And here is the original CNN reporting:



"Trump has made a blanket claim that Comey told him multiple times that he was not under investigation."


"But one source said Comey is expected to explain to senators that those were much more nuanced conversations from which Trump concluded that he was not under investigation.  Another source hinted that the President may have misunderstood the exact meaning of Comey's words, especially regarding the FBI's ongoing counterintelligence investigation."

Unfortunately, CNN's 'anonymous sources' seem to have been 'mistaken' on this one.  And while we have no doubts, generally, about the integrity of CNN and/or their anonymous sources, Comey's direct testimony released just a while ago seems to confirm exactly what Trump said in his original May 9th letter and exactly the opposite what CNN subsequently reported. 

In fact, here are precisely three instances (ironic, right?), directly from Comey's testimony, in which he personally told President Trump he was not under investigation:

1.  January 6th Meeting at Trump Tower:

"In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance."


2.  January 27th Dinner at White House:

"During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it."


3.  March 30 Phone Call:

"I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that."

Of course, we're 'absolutely positive' that everything else CNN has learned and reported from their anonymous sources, regarding Trump and his Russian collusion, is completely accurate and reflect nothing but the highest levels of journalistic integrity.  As such, we are quite confident that CNN will promptly retract their erroneous reporting and offer an apology to their readers for the unfortunate mistake.

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Croesus's picture

CNN - Synonym for "bullshit"

Looney's picture

What will happen sooner:

<<< All CNN employees will commit mass suicide

<<< CNN will retract their inaccurate reporting on this issue


nuubee's picture

I hear there's a cult building in downtown Atlanta that just ordered a lot of kool-aid, I wonder why...

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

CNN is still expecting to wake up one morning and find that it was all a bad dream and Hillary won.  

CNN has been misinforming America since 1980. 

johngaltfla's picture

Let's see which comes first:

1. CNN acknowoledging they create #FakeNews

2. Hillary Clinton becoming 20, attractive, and conservative.

My money is on #2 first because heroin is cheap.

847328_3527's picture

CNN just makes stuff up as it goes along. That's clalled, "Modern Journalism" and it's rampant on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, WaPo and the New York Slimes.

Art Van_Delay's picture

CNN is desperate to keep the Deep State moles in the Trump Administration.

Tomorrow will be meltdown day.

Get your snowflake tears cups ready.

Three Times Comey Assured Trump He Was Not Being Personally Investigated

chunga's picture

^^^ do not click westerndaily spamware by xyrthos and the fudge-tones

blueyefinity@yahoo.com's picture

Always apply ice when butthurt.

Don't go running around in pain.

Got The Wrong No's picture

The Douche Bag Spammer with 1000 names calling someone butt hurt is simply special. 

You and Kathy Griffin are from the same cut. 

MoreFreedom's picture

It's called yellow journalism. Making up fantastic stories that generate clicks and ad revenues. The problem is CNN is masquerading as a news organization, and soon the advertisers will be advertisers selling things like pills to make one's penis bigger, psychic readings, and escort services. And they don't pay much for the ads either.

Legitimate businesses don't like to be associated with frauds. As a viewer of TV, I don't want to waste my time watching them or reading their fictional news. The Onion is better.

White Oak's picture
TheFederalistPapers, Quote:  "Caliphate News Network" Oooh, that is a good one. And it is my favorite so far. 
null's picture

Definitely "mass".
But the odds of them all doing this separately would be quite small, probably smaller than retraction.

wookiee's picture

"It was the dirty Russians who fed us (CNN) false info."

SoDamnMad's picture

Quick, Get Becky Andersen to hold a spontaneous demonstration of jihadists supporting a retraction of Comey's testimony.

drstrangelove73's picture

He lost me with'they were wrong about 'this one'"
The WaPo,NYT as well as CNN and the rest of these quacks have been dead wrong on every single one of their 'anonymous sources' BS 'leaks'
It's all fake news all the time...

Keyser's picture

They lie constantly because they KNOW that they will not be held accountable... I am in favor of a "truth in broadcasting" law that requires any and all media to verify and valid all content published tp the public... Failure to do so would result in a loss of licensing, along with punitive fines... The MSM will continue to lie through their fucking teeth until held accountable... 

Tactical Joke's picture

Beware the double edge sword. Every law you want to be used against your enemies will be used against you.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

I wonder what topic the Comey News Network will obsess over when this is passé, repeating the words over and over, even though they are being paid God knows how much to generate content that is fresh, researched and informative.

Nona Yobiznes's picture

Get out of my face with this CNN!


Cunts 'n Cocksuckers Noose Nonsense.

New call sign for them, and a catchy jingle -

" Double the C's, double the N's, means we are socially irrelavent again. "

vulcanraven's picture

CNN's "anonymous sources" are actually CNN employees themselves. This gives them the cover to create any kind of story they choose...

Endgame Napoleon's picture

CNN, Comey News Network, has sources, imaginary sources, specifically the imaginary friends inside their whittle heads.

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

Just leave it at SORRY...you're in a No-Bullshit zone

Jim in MN's picture

Seth Rich is still waiting for Truth if CNN is getting tired of screwing up Russiamumble

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Poor Seth Rich, who looked kind, was only 27 years old and did not get time to do much in life but work for HR Clinton, when he really wanted to work for Bernie. Sad.

spiral galaxy's picture

Ditto for Reality Winner. Hence her fear of "disappearing" like Seth Rich.

gilhgvc's picture

what I find truly sad is that this young man may have been the last honest democrat in history

kenlej's picture

The War Is Being Won http://www.dinardaily.net/t64229-the-war-is-being-won …  Qatar is being attacked because they put out a bounty on Trumps head All of it is coming together now 

corporatewhore's picture

LOL. listening to cnn is like nails on a chalkboard.  turn it off!

Peacefulwarrior's picture

If they give Van Jones a wedgie on the Situation Room broadcast, i'd like em better.

dark pools of soros's picture

CNN lies constantly, why da fuck ZH quote them at all?

VWAndy's picture

 So we can rub their faces in it?

Sick Underbelly's picture

To piss you off, snowflake.  You pissed enough, jackoff?

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Comic relief.....

Comical News Network

Catty News Network (not above exploiting sex gossip for profit)

Caddish News Network (same as above)

Coddling News Network (coddling of Dems, smearing of Trump)

Cajoling News Network (if it does not fit in the Democrat / PC narrative, make it fit the template by force)

Cocky News Network (unmm, not really, you can't be cocky and bought-and-paid-for by the globalist corporations simultaneously)

trutherator's picture

ZH quotes CNN for Counter intelligence for the sake of the youth and the uneducated in the ways of The Mockingbird Network.

You GOTTA counter-educate the youth of the country with the truth or they'll miss it. Because the liars own the government, the Legacy Media (mockingbird), the schools, and the ownership and management of the dominant social media giants, plus they also own the biggest corporations. 



trutherator's picture

ZH quotes CNN for Counter intelligence for the sake of the youth and the uneducated in the ways of The Mockingbird Network.

You GOTTA counter-educate the youth of the country with the truth or they'll miss it. Because the liars own the government, the Legacy Media (mockingbird), the schools, and the ownership and management of the dominant social media giants, plus they also own the biggest corporations. 



Catahoula's picture

CNN license should be revoked and shut down. Terrorist organization.

Jim in MN's picture

Tell Teresa May they let BLM and Deep State propaganda on there.

VWAndy's picture

   The Clueless News Network.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Why didn't I think of that. That one wins.

wookiee's picture

They know exactly what they're doing.

NoDebt's picture

We need to apologize to Brian Williams and offer him his job back.  Compared to the rest of the MSM he's fucking Honest Abe.


Twee Surgeon's picture

Cheese filled Neck Nodules on the body of the land. CNN.

baghead's picture

CNN's response...."President Trump had two scoops of ice cream today,while everyone else was forced to have one"