A lawyer for the Ukraine whistleblower blasted CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday for “literally making stuff up” in its reporting about a letter his legal group sent regarding their client’s safety.
In its reporting on the letter, “60 Minutes” claimed the whistleblower was under federal protection, even though that was clearly not stated in the letter.
“60 Minutes” has obtained a letter that indicates the government whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is under federal protection because they fear for their safety https://t.co/UwLNvWdClT— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 29, 2019
In response, the whistleblower’s legal team published the letter and called out “60 Minutes" for their shoddy reporting.
NEWS ALERT: 60 Minutes completely misinterpreted contents of our letter, which is now published online at https://t.co/HjmBrEQLEi. Nor have we, as we stated earlier today, reached any agreement with Congress on contact with the whistleblower. Discussions remain ongoing. https://t.co/3XSwmtuRrn— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) September 30, 2019
Rather than issuing a correction, “60 Minutes” doubled down and said it “stands by its sources and reporting on the whistleblower.”
This is another example of liberal media bias continuing to lie even in the face of contrary facts.
Is @60Minutes now asserting it has a source other than letter our legal team sent to @ODNIgov?— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) September 30, 2019
Because if it doesn't, and I know it doesn't, then it is literally making stuff up. That helps no one, especially the #whistleblower.
The media should always accurately report facts. https://t.co/aRRgzHpVAG