In a strange turn of events, Mueller’s team is actually reprimanding the mainstream media for their FALSE reports on the Russia investigation.
From The Daily Wire
On Friday, a left-of-center news organization published a report claiming that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had evidence that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen had visited Prague during the 2016 election campaign which would validate claims made in the Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier.
The report, from McClatchy DC, came as rumors were swirling that Trump was considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly even Mueller following a week of turmoil in which the FBI raided the home and office of Trump’s personal lawyer. The Washington Times notes:
The McClatchy story on Friday lit up liberal media outlets since, if true, it would confirm a major charge by the British ex-spy. Mr. Steele wrote that Mr. Cohen traveled secretly to Prague in August 2016 to meet Vladimir Putin aides to conspire to cover up Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers. In other words: Trump-Russia collusion.
However, on Monday, the special counsel’s office told the Times that many of the stories surrounding the investigation are not true.
“What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate,” a spokesperson for Mueller 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.”
As The Daily Caller reports, “Three days later, no other news outlet has confirmed the report, and there are reasons to be skeptical.”
The DC further notes that anti-Trump writer Benjamin Wittes even thought the story was “a little too good” to be true.
“The sourcing is relatively thin,” Wittes wrote on Twitter. “It is sourced to two sources familiar with the matter, who are presumably not Mueller shop folks. It’s not clear to me what the universe of people who would know this sort of thing from a distance looks like.
“The story does not, actually, say that Michael Cohen was, in fact, in Prague at the relevant time,” Wittes continued. “It says that Mueller’s investigation has developed some evidence that he was in Prague. It gives no sense of how much evidence or what type of evidence—or how credible it is.”