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This is why many conservatives call the mainstream media fake news.
NPR, one of the nation’s supposedly most respected names in news, falsely accused Donald Trump Jr. of committing a crime and people believed it as if it was a fact, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.
NPR published a report Friday asserting that Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony to the Senate about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow were inconsistent with Michael Cohen’s claims about the same project in his plea deal Thursday.
A transcript from Trump Jr.’s Sept. 7, 2017 testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee shows that he claimed the Trump Organization ceased pursuing a deal to build Trump Tower in Moscow in by the end of 2014, NPR reported.
The news organization quoted Trump Jr. as saying that the project “faded away” by “the end of ’14.”
“But not in 2015 or 2016?” Trump Jr. was asked.
“Certainly not ’16,” the president’s son replied. “There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue.”
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NPR asserted that the testimony would pose a problem for Trump Jr. since attorney Cohen said in his plea agreement with the special counsel’s office that he continued negotiating the building through June 2016. He also said he briefed President Donald Trump and his children that year before the deal fell through.
NPR issued a lengthy editor’s note to the article five hours after publication but did not retract the piece.
As The Federalist’s Sean Davis noted on Twitter, NPR left out parts of Trump Jr.’s testimony where the real estate executive acknowledged that Trump Tower Moscow was being discussed into 2016.
“It’s been reported that in late 2015 or 2016 when now President Trump was running for office the Trump Organization was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow. Is that accurate?” Trump Jr. was asked.
“Yes,” he replied.
Trump Jr.’s statements about work on a Trump Tower Moscow that ended in 2014 referred to negotiations with Aras Agalarov, a Russian real estate mogul who partnered with Trump to host the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.
The Trumps and Agalarovs attempted to build a Trump Tower facility, but the deal petered out.
Felix Sater, a businessman with links to Cohen and Russian officials, tried to make a Trump Tower Moscow happen in 2015.
Sater and Cohen worked on the project through June 2016.
Cohen pleaded guilty to the special counsel for lying to Congress in his own testimony in 2017 when he claimed that he stopped pursuing the deal with Sater in January 2016. He also lied about the extent of his meetings with Trump and his children about the project.
This is not the first time that Trump Jr. has been the victim of false reporting. Trump Jr. received an email on Sept. 4, 2016 that included a link to WikiLeaks documents that had yet to be made public, CNN reported on Dec. 8, 2017. But CNN got the date wrong. The email was actually dated Sept. 14, 2016, a day after WikiLeaks had published the documents referred to in the email.
Trump Jr. tore a strip off of Sen. Patrick Leahy who ran with the story.
You were saying senator??? Please correct this immediately so you aren’t misleading many people now that even NPR corrected their sloppy attempt to smear me. https://t.co/dm8np9RIcN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 30, 2018
Others took aim at NPR.
The headlong rush to find the Trumps guilty continues, and results in some very sloppy reporting. It shows that bias can make you stupid. https://t.co/MpZmyCQvO0
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 30, 2018
The reason why @npr and @philewing haven’t corrected their story is because they want all the re-writes to happen first before changing their original story. That way, the lie will permeate the news even deeper. https://t.co/2RGl8JrzMo
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) November 30, 2018
This story is completely wrong, as shown in attached link using the actual testimony. Shocking that this was published given its lack of truth. It needs to be retracted. https://t.co/8IFry0cH76
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 30, 2018
NPR Blatantly Lies About Donald Trump Jr.’s 2017 Senate Testimony https://t.co/2tQZcLBEtk
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 30, 2018
NPR literally edited Don Jr’s testimony to the Senate to make it look like he lied
Complete. Disgrace. https://t.co/AsUcY2O2vC
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 30, 2018
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