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Trump accused “The Mainstream Media” of being “corrupt and FAKE“, and said
“They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!” in a tweet at 6:54 AM – Mar 26, 2019. This surely excludes his longtime buddy Murdoch’s Fox News, New York Post, and WSJ. Murdoch and Trump were both mentored by mafia lawyer and McCarthy era operative-henchman, the notorious Roy Cohn. Roy Cohn had no children, but still managed to leave behind rotten surrogate offspring in the form of Trump, Murdoch, and others.
Notice that Trump is conflating the country and himself, in true dictator style.
Excerpts from VOA News:
“Trump’s attack on the news media, a grievance he has long voiced, came as he and Republican allies in Congress vowed to carry out their own investigations of his prominent critics and those behind the probe of links between his 2016 campaign and Russian efforts to disrupt the election.
“There are a lot of people out there that have done some very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country,” Trump said Monday, without specifying anyone in particular. “Those people will certainly be looked at.”
Mueller secured guilty pleas or convictions of five figures in Trump’s orbit for a variety of offenses and indicted a sixth who is awaiting trial. Among those convicted were Trump’s one-time campaign manager, Paul Manafort; his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn; and his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen…
Trump claimed total exoneration, while opposition Democrats contended otherwise and demanded release of the full Mueller report. Barr said he will release more of it after confidential information contained in it is redacted.
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York urged a Senate vote on a resolution calling for the release of Mueller’s full report. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, objected, saying Barr must be given time to determine which portions of the report can be divulged without revealing classified information…
Meanwhile, Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said top Democrats are considering what to do if Barr does not meet their demand to turn over the full Mueller report by next week.
“We hope they’ll comply,” Schiff said “A four-page summary that may be colored by the attorney general’s personal views is not adequate.”
Excerpts from: “Trump Attacks News Media for Russia Probe Stories” March 26, 2019 10:39 AM UPDATE March 26, 2019 7:15 PM VOA News; VOA’s Michael Bowman contributed to this report. https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-attacks-news-media-for-russia-probe-stories/4848564.html