Yesterday’s Washington Post contains one of the shoddiest pieces of reporting that I have seen my 40 years in American Politics. The story by Carol D.Leoning, Manual Roig-Franzia and Rosalind S. Helderman is so rife with inaccuracies and material omissions that it must be dissected line -by-line to expose it’s dishonesty.
“In recent weeks, a grand jury in Washington has listened to more than a dozen hours of testimony and FBI technicians have pored over gigabytes of electronic messages as part of the special counsel’s quest to solve one burning mystery: Did longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone — or any other associate of the president — have advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to release hacked Democratic emails in 2016? “ It would be hard for me and other Trump associates not to know that Wikileaks had amassed substantial information on Hillary Clinton and planned to release it. Wikileaks Publisher Julian Assange announced it in an Interview on CNN in June of 2016, a fact known to the New York Times but omitted from this report.
‘While outwardly quiet for the last month, Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have been aggressively pursuing leads behind the scenes about whether Stone was in communication with the online group, whose disclosures of emails believed to have been hacked by Russian operatives disrupted the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the special counsel probe.”