More misleading reporting seeped out of the mainstream media today. A week after Donald Trump fired James Comey, the New York Times published information about a supposed memo Comey had written previous to his termination. As reported, the memorandum suggested that Trump asked the FBI to halt the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
If that were the case, Trump’s critics would have a decent argument of obstruction of justice. But as is always the case with the left-wing media, the headlines don’t quite match up with the facts.
Trump didn’t ask Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Instead, his quote, which was included in the New York Times’ piece, was much less objectionable. Of course, that didn’t stop them from pushing a misleading headline — and in news, few people see past the words at the top of the page.
Of course, that didn’t stop them from pushing a misleading headline — and in news, few people see past the words at the top of the page.
See what Trump said to Comey on the next page: