CNN and Buzzfeed Team Up to Reboot Fake News ‘PeeGate’ Scandal

When it comes to fake news the gold standard has been established by the CNN-Buzzfeed joint venture of pumping up a ridiculous 35-page anti-Trump dossier that forever tarnished the reputations of both. The bizarre report – that was largely produced by the work of a former British spook who fancied himself as a certain famous Ian Fleming character – alleged that the Russians had blackmail material on now President Trump.

One of the more lurid aspects was that Trump consorted with Russian whores who were specialists in a certain form of wetwork not suitable for family reading. Well not to be deterred from going all-in on a seedy character assassination attempt that didn’t bear the desired fruit the first time around, the two discredited “news” organizations have fished their expose out of the dumpster in a repackaged form for another bite at the apple.

On Friday CNN breathlessly broke the story that their dirty dossier has now been at least partially corroborated by U.S. intelligence sources – the usual anonymous ones. The relaunch of the garish hit job now conveniently claims that while the “golden shower” part of the story may have been bullshit but that Americans shouldn’t just throw the baby out with the bathwater.

According to the crackerjack team at “CNN US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier”:

For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump’s inauguration.

None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.

But the intercepts do confirm that some of the conversations described in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days and from the same locations as detailed in the dossier, according to the officials. CNN has not confirmed whether any content relates to then-candidate Trump.

The corroboration, based on intercepted communications, has given US intelligence and law enforcement “greater confidence” in the credibility of some aspects of the dossier as they continue to actively investigate its contents, these sources say.

Once again the sources are anonymous or in layman’s terms: disloyal members of the vast Obama stay behind network on a mission to sabotage the Trump administration from within.

The timing of the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” is a bit curious in that it comes on the heels of a horrific week for the Democrats whose turbocharged efforts to sink Trump cabinet nominees Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions and Tom Price failed miserably.

So now Team Hillary and her surrogates are back to the Russian conspiracy mongering again. It’s even gotten so bad that the old commie crank Bernie Sanders is belatedly jumping onto the Trump-Putin bandwagon:

And true to form as per the first rollout of this insipid piece of crap, bottom-feeding Buzzfeed was quick to pick up the baton from CNN.

According to leftist propaganda specialist and Buttfeed Buzzfeed ace reporter Jason Leopold “US Intelligence Has Confirmed Parts Of The Dossier About Trump’s Alleged Ties To Russia”:

US intelligence has confirmed several details in the explosive dossier about President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, two American intelligence officials told BuzzFeed News on Friday.

CNN initially reported late Friday afternoon that parts of the 35-page dossier, which Trump has dismissed entirely as “fake news,” stood up under further investigation from US intelligence and law enforcement. But CNN said it has not confirmed whether any of the confirmed details relate to Trump. The CNN report also indicated that the intercepted calls that led to the confirmation were solely between foreign nationals and picked up during routine intelligence gathering.

An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News that CNN’s reporting was accurate, saying that the details that have been confirmed “are not the salacious allegations” of a sexual encounter in a Moscow hotel “but more about Trump’s relationship with Russia.” He declined to provide more details about the nature of that relationship, calling it “closely held.”

Additionally, the source said, some of the other confirmed details amount to things “no one will care about,” such as gossip among Russians who dislike Hillary Clinton.

The Sunday morning shows will ensure this bit of zombie fake news gets a proper relaunch as a Democrat talking point despite the new details being the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig. Or in this case it would be more apropos to refer to this rancid garbage as a hickey on a hemorrhoid, something that the propaganda pimps pushing this bucket of swill can likely relate to.

In an interesting footnote that may have nothing at all to do with PeeGate the sequel, President Trump put the kibosh on arch-neocon and former Iran-Contra figure Elliott Abrams for the number two spot at the State Department over harsh comments made against Trump during the campaign, thwarting yet another effort of the neocons to slither their way back into power after they went down with Hillary’s ship.

Originally published at Downtrend.com

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Donn Marten is a libertarian critic of the corrupt establishment as well as a patriot seeking to do my part to make America great again. Donn has a unique insight and has written at such sites as Titanic Brass, Downtrend, The Federalist Papers Project, OpEd News, RINF and others.

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