Michael Schmidt, the New York Times “journalist” behind the alleged “Trump-Comey Memo”, told fake news anchor, Brian Williams, that he has NOT seen the memo Comey allegedly wrote. Schmidt stumbled over his words as he commented to Williams, “Someone that had seen [the memo] had recounted details to me.” You can watch a video of Schmidt below: (Video) GotNews reports: Schmidt has been called out for getting a story wildly wrong before thanks to his anonymous sources. Schmidt, citing his anonymous federal law enforcement sources, claimed that one of the San Bernardino terrorists had talked about jihad openly. She didn’t.
Something that occurs to me, and I´m surprised nobody else has brought this up: Even if Comey can produce a ´memo´ this would be nothing more than something he scrawled on a piece of paper. There is no assurance it really represents notes taken at the time, or even if it was that it reflects what was actually said. Comey could write down anything at any time and claim it to be such a memo.
li·bel ´lib?l noun 1. LAW a published false statement that is damaging to a person´s reputation; a written defamation.
I´m not a lawyer, but the circumstances in this case appear to be such that President Trump could have a serious case of libel against the NYT and this journalist. They printed a false assertion without any confirmation or evidence, and they did so with malicious intent knowing (actualy pre-celebrating) that it would be damaging to the President. Trump has successfully won such cases before. I´d like to see him become the new owner of the NYT.
It is Jayson Blair deja vu all over again: history repeating itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. The Old Faithful of Fake News spouts again -- and gets caught again and again and again. Welcome to the Enemedia Unreality Show, season eternity, episode infinity.
Everyone, why do you think Obama brought Jarrett back to DC. This is all Obama´s doing. Please remember that the day the fake news hit about Trump telling Russians secrets and the same day this memo came out was the day that the information about Seth Rich hit the street. I´m telling you that all this fake news was to a smoke screen so that you would not pay attention to the real story of the day.....Seth Rich.
#10 - Exactly! And in so doing the democRats have re-defined the term “Preposterous” and in the process expossed all the J. Fred Goebbels J. School deciples and their ring-kissing RINOs who got sucked into the vortex of democRat lies! (can you say Kasich?) This is the new day that will live in infamy!
How much proof do you people need? We´ve already been told that Comey is a person who always writes down the details of his meetings -either during or shortly afterwords ,while it´s still fresh in his mind. I think that is something they teach in law school.
Time to impeach the President! I think they teach that at organ-grinder monkey class, too.
Numbers of us have already expressed our opinion that the memo could have been written at any time and it would still be a matter of “he said, he said”. Bear little weight.
Comey is realizing now that others know that had his “memo” described a Trump request to cancel the Flynn investigation that rose to the level of interference with that investigation, he (Comey) was required to inform Congress. He didn’t.
If he persists with this memo he puts himself in jeopardy.
He’s kind of in the soup either way, isn’t he. But backing down on his memo, admitting it doesn’t exist or that it doesn’t say Trump broke any law, only costs him face. The other could cost him far more.
We already knew he hadn´t seen it, he said so in the article. He also said his source only read parts of the memo to him and that it was unclassified. It is outrageous he would print such an inflammatory story without actually seeing the evidence. He didn´t even hear the whole thing so couldn´t possibly have known the context which as we know is critical. Fact is no one has seen it, yet "predictably deranged democrats and their unhinged allies" (h/t Sean Hannity) are so disturbed and screeching impeachment all over hell and half of Georgia. Some of those unhinged allies are Republicans - John McCain (D-Mole).
This whole thing has gotten way out of hand and Michael Schmidt should be chastised and shamed for publishing with such thin sourcing. Any "journalist" worth his salt would have insisted on seeing the memo before running the story. It all may be true but nobody, including Schmidt, knows for sure.
And Pinch was just running around, practically setting his hair on fire to get subscribers who cancelled subscription to come back- "Give us another chance- We promise to push Liberalism and global warming to the hilt- After all! We hate Trump, too! If you´ll just renew your subscriptions!" Waaaaa!
What a disaster of a "Noose Paper" Pinch has put around his neck.
No fiction writer would come up with nonsense like this.
When I was in the Air Force (1974-1986), Memos for Record were considered a form of Official Correspondence, with rules of format and distribution. Format was simple, just state the topic and summarize the action. Distribution: One copy to your files, and one sent to the other party/parties involved. That way EVERYONE knew what happened and had the same record of it.
Seems to me, since the Dems/Enemedia do not have the votes to do anything but screech like evil retards, that they should just be ignored or possibly given a middle finger in passing. No sane person is compelled to take their witch hunts or mock trials seriously, much less participate in them. Let them screech, knowing the Electoral College landslide will stand until 2020, and that we have trumped their former power to deceive with votes to spare. Best, just ignore them and get on with the work of reversing all BarackHussein´s damage.
If the memo exists, I´d have to believe he dictated it into his phone or used a computer so that metadata would exist to prove WHEN he made the memo. If in fact he wanted to leave a paper trail or build a case, he´d make sure it could be documented and verified. I doubt he used handwritten notes. If, as he claims (although I can´t be 100% sure he claims this because I haven´t spoken with him), it was his practice to create these memos after private discussions with important people, then he should be able to produce hundred or thousands of memos from conversations with others. If there ARE no others, then we have to wonder WHY ONLY Trump.
This is not "fake news"! This is not lying! This is sedition! The news media is overtly trying to take down the government! There is no other way to put this and anything less is sticking your head in the sand! Our MSM is actively anti-American!!!!
The democrat media & McCain have been crying wolf every day for 10 months. Now no one believes a word they say. A couple of years ago I heard Obama say he had his own little army, could this be the non media?
Doesn´t matter. Now that the Republicans have caved on a Special Counsel, Dems will block everything claiming the PDT is "still under investigation". Meanwhile Meuller will be setting Perjury traps left and right to "Scooter Libby" somebody.
Unless and until someone in the DOJ starts identifying and prosecuting the leakers we are screwed.
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