Robert Mueller: Fake News Being Spread About Investigation
One of the biggest bombshells of the week came late last Friday, courtesy of McClatchy News. According to the report, sources within the Special Counsel’s office confirmed that Robert Mueller possessed evidence that put President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in Prague during the summer of 2016.
Why would that matter? Because, among other things, it would be the first time that the FBI or the Special Counsel has independently verified a major claim from the Steele Dossier. In other words, it would be the left’s first major “Aha, the dossier IS true” moment of this entire sordid investigation, and it would herald a new and potentially dangerous phase of the special counsel’s case against the president.
According to the dossier, Cohen traveled covertly to Prague in August 2016 to meet with top Kremlin aides. The agenda: To find out how to cover the Trump campaign’s tracks vis a vis the hacking of the DNC’s networks. To put it simply, if Mueller has evidence verifying that this meeting took place – after all the denials from Cohen and other members of the Trump campaign – the house of cards begins to fall, and even Trump’s most loyal defenders will have to admit there’s something fishy in the water.
But that’s a big “if.”
It is probably not a coincidence that the special counsel’s office made a rare statement to the media just after the McClatchy report began making the rounds. In it, a spokesman for Robert Mueller warned the press: Don’t believe everything you hear.
“What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate,” the spokesman said. “Be very cautious about any source that claims to have knowledge about our investigation and dig deep into what they claim before reporting on it. If another outlet reports something, don’t run with it unless you have your own sourcing to back it up.”
If he’d been so inclined, he might have put it another way: Stop spreading fake news!
Cohen, in a tweet this weekend, was less diplomatic about the story. “Bad reporting, bad information, and bad story by same reporter Peter Stone @McClatchyDC,” he wrote. “No matter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague. I was in LA with my son. Proven!”
The left likes to pretend that the Steele Dossier doesn’t really matter, but that doesn’t stop them from going into a feeding frenzy every time there’s even the slightest chance that a single claim in that political document might be proven true. They want it so bad, they’re salivating. Just one shred of evidence to prove that dossier’s validity would make their entire war against this president suddenly legitimate.
And yet, here we are coming up on two years after that propaganda was authored, and it’s just as empty and kooky as it ever was.