This quid pro quo allegation is even weaker than the Russian collusion myth. Yet, you’d never know that after Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin blasted out some fake news saying former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr said Sondland’s hearing shows there is proof that Trump committed bribery in a bombshell day. I’m paraphrasing, but she didn’t know Starr was merely citing Schiff’s opinion on the matter, something that he also mentioned. Griffin later deleted the tweet and offered a clarification, but those almost never get the attention as the initial post.
This description of what was said is wrong— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 20, 2019
Starr was talking about Chairman Adam Schiff’s words
Starr: “Substantively, what we heard from the Chairman just now is ‘it’s over,’ I mean this is his position, ‘we now know that the president in fact committed the crime of bribery’” https://t.co/aR5Al1EDx7 pic.twitter.com/0BLKNwiGcQ
The AP's attempt to control the narrative also forced a correction:
CLaRIFICATION: More of what Ken Starr told @BillHemmer: “It leads me there will be articles of impeachment...substantively what we heard from the Chairman just now, ‘It’s over. We now know, I mean this is his position, that the president in fact committed the crime of bribery ... https://t.co/9bMeBAvZqV— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) November 20, 2019
Then, Associated Press tweeted that Trump “contradicted” Sondland by saying that he wanted “nothing” from Ukraine. Problem: that turned out to be true, Trump was quoting the testimony from his own ambassador. AP then deleted the tweet. It’s bad, folks. Trump Derangement Syndrome has so blinded the liberal media to the point where the only people they’re hurting is themselves with these antics. Democracy I guess can die in darkness if those who think they’re superheroes of the press consistently act like idiots. It’s pathetic.