National Politics

Michael Schmidt Is A Liar

Brian Williams is back co-hosting at MSNBC and he had a question for New York Times fake news writer Michael Schmidt. The guy responsible for the Comey memo crap.

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According to the story, President Trump said to Comey, about the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn, that “I hope you can let this go.”

Michael Flynn, Trump’s former National Security Advisor, was forcibly removed from office early in the administration due to serious errors in his recounting of talks with the Russian ambassador. Additionally, Flynn has been in the media rounds for working as a foreign agent for Turkey without stating it to the U.S. government.

The problem with the story? No one seems to have the Comey memo, at least not yet.

Michael Schmidt wrote after he allegedly had information on the memo.

Mr. Comey wrote the memo elaborating on his conversation with the president immediately after the confrontation, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. It was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s notes are widely held up in the courts as credible evidence of conversations.

This is where Brian Williams comes in. On Thursday, the NBC host hit Schmidt point blank:

“Why is it the Times has the story, but not the memo?”

Schmidt’s response was asinine.

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He said that he’s been working on a story the past few days about the fact that Comey had authored these memos. The NYT thought that that was pretty significant in and of them. And then in the process of trying to open those doors this morning, I learned more about one of these memos (that there is still no proof). And someone that had seen them, recounted details to me. We felt comfortable with those details. He claimed that he did some diligence on the information and he realized how sensitive that information was and how potentially important it could be.

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