Over the weekend, CNN released 'spy cam' footage of a "fiery" meeting in the oval office and used it to report that an angry President Trump lashed out at his senior staff in an "expletive-laced" tirade over their "fumbling" of the Sessions recusal which he thought was premature and overshadowed his speech to Congress.
Of course, while the mainstream media was all too eager to spread the word of more dysfunction in the Trump White House, no one seemed to care to ask the obvious question of why it is suddenly ok for CNN to be filming private, and potentially classified, meetings in the Oval Office. Moreover, if it is somehow permissible to film potentially classified meetings, which we can't imagine it is, we do wonder where all of CNN's footage is of Obama's oval office meetings? We're sure they "do not recall."
Meanwhile, it's painfully obvious that CNN completely fabricated the narrative around the meeting as their own 'news' anchor even admits that their "anonymous" sources were not aware of what the meeting was even about. Moreover, since the meeting was 'closed door', it's difficult to understand how CNN's source could have possibly known Trump's demeanor and/or whether he used "a lot of expletives", as the story states, unless that source was actually in the meeting.
That said, here is the narrative that CNN linked to the meeting:
President Donald Trump is extremely frustrated with his senior staff and communications team for allowing the firestorm surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions to steal his thunder in the wake of his address to Congress, sources tell CNN.
"Nobody has seen him that upset," one source said, adding the feeling was the communications team allowed the Sessions news, which the administration deemed a nonstory, to overtake the narrative.
On Thursday, Sessions recused himself from any current or future investigations into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign after it was reported he had met with the Russian ambassador to the US, something he had previously failed to disclose.
In particular, the renewed focus on Russia is seen as a major letdown after Tuesday when top officials were riding high, congratulating one another on Trump's speech to Congress.
"The staff fumbled," Trump told the team for not being prepared when the Sessions story came out, according to another source.
When the President returned to the White House Thursday evening from a day trip to Virginia, there were "a lot of expletives." The source said for more than a week Trump had been lamenting that his senior staff "just keep getting in their own way."
Meanwhile, just a couple of hours after the Oval Office meeting, Trump tweeted his now infamous accusations that Obama ordered the tapping of his Trump Tower phone lines.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
So, just to summarize, in the end, all CNN really revealed was that i) they have a spy cam setup to film the oval office and ii) Steve Bannon pointed his finger at someone. Yet another great piece of 'fake news' courtesy of CNN.