This is CNN: More fake news on Wikileaks, Trump, Jr.

Dec. 8, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a sensational story from CNN creating misleading narrative that Donald Trump, Jr. retweeting a story about FBI FOIA document releases had something to do with “hacked” Wikileaks documents:

“It is inexcusable for CNN to continue to pretend to be a news agency, given they do not appear to understand the difference between a legally released Freedom of Information Act document made public by the FBI and hacking. It is clear that CNN continues to run an opposition hit campaign on the Trump administration. Any legitimate broadcaster would not accept a paid advertisement that made the contentions that CNN tries to foist on their audience. If CNN wants to be a 527 political operation, they should have to file like any other political campaign committee, and cease engaging in the sham of posing as a news organization.

“The facts appear to be that somebody sent Donald Trump, Jr. an email with documents that had already been posted on Wikileaks. Then, Trump, Jr. retweeted a news story about unrelated documents from the FBI legally obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. This led to the misleading headline, ‘Email shows effort to give Trump campaign WikiLeaks documents,’ implying the documents story Trump, Jr. posted were hacked. This is either a deliberate lie or CNN reporters are blithering idiots who should not be trusted with a computer. These were not even Wikileaks documents that Trump, Jr. posted per the story, they were FBI documents that were subject to the Freedom of Information Act. They were not hacked. This is CNN: More fake news, more bananas.”

Attachments:

FBI FOIA archive on Hillary Clinton at https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton

Wikileaks tweet linking to FOIA documents, Sept. 2, 2016 at https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/771774547062325248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2016%2F09%2Fwikileaks-hillary-clinton-sent-thousands-classified-cables-marked-c-classified%2F

Donald Trump, Jr. tweet linking to a Gateway Pundit story about the FOIA release, Sept. 4, 2016 at https://twitter.com/donaldjtrumpjr/status/772555964327288832

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