This is a tortured story which Zero Hedge laid out, but not clearly. I’ll try to make it clear.
When President Trump fired former FBI Director James “Leaker” Comey, his letter referred pointedly to Comey “informing me [Trump], on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.”
That upset CNN because, if true, it undermines their Trumprussia narrative (that Trump somehow colluded with Russia to steal Queen Hillary’s rightful crown).
Earlier this week, using anonymous sources, CNN tried to create an impression that Trump was under FBI investigation – and was either lying or stupid to claim otherwise. From CNN’s original story:
Comey is expected to explain to senators that those were much more nuanced conversations from which Trump concluded that he was not under investigation. Another source hinted that the President may have misunderstood the exact meaning of Comey’s words, especially regarding the FBI’s ongoing counterintelligence investigation.
But then Comey testified that Trump indeed was never under FBI investigation. Thus it was either CNN, or their anonymous sources, who were lying and/or stupid.
CNN has since corrected their story:
The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation…
Coincidentally perhaps, CNN has fired one of its worst Trump-haters.
Last week, after the latest London terrorist attack, in response to a Trump tweet suggesting that the terrorist attack is confirmation of the need for Trump’s “travel ban”, CNN host Reza Aslan flipped out, [publicly calling Trump a POS].
Less than a week later, Aslan was fired by CNN…“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’” the network said in a statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best. “
And we knew already that CNN recently cut off Kathy Griffin as well.
The buzz today is that things could get even worse for Comey the Leaker, CNN and other Trump-haters, as more comes out on Trump’s side of the story. We shall see.