CNN President Jeff Zucker slipped up big time this week and admitted that the network’s reporters do not actually investigate their own stories.
As detailed by Breitbart, Zucker is defending CNN’s atrocious coverage of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theories after Special Counsel Robert Mueller completely vindicated the president and said there’s no evidence of collusion.
Zucker said he was “entirely comfortable” with CNN’s Trump-Russia coverage and argued that he felt it was necessary to provide never-ending coverage due to the story’s magnitude.
While defending his network, Zucker admitted his reporters don’t investigate their stories, which is certainly a very odd admission.
Here’s his full statement:
We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did. A sitting president’s own Justice Department investigated his campaign for collusion with a hostile nation. That’s not enormous because the media says so. That’s enormous because it’s unprecedented.”
Zucker’s comment scorched across social media, with many users having a field day with the admission.
Not one of you reported a fact. All agenda. You brought this disgrace on yourselves
— Nancy (@NGMRUN1) 27 марта 2019 г.
As many noted in the tweets, CNN brought this embarrassment onto themselves because they pushed Trump-Russia collusion theories and coverage for over two years.
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Mueller submitted his final report to the Department of Justice on Friday, and it is nothing short of a total exoneration of Trump and his campaign.
Given a bulk of the report likely contains highly sensitive information, Attorney General William Barr provided Congress with a 4-page document on Sunday outlining the main takeaways from Mueller’s report.
Barr said that Mueller’s report makes it clear there he found no collusion or evidence that Trump ever committed a crime.
“The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.,” Barr wrote.
Barr wrote that the DOJ will not be bringing any charges against Trump for alleged obstruction of justice or anything else regarding the Russia probe.
So, Trump has been completely cleared in the Russia probe and there are no charges being brought against him for collusion or obstructing justice.
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Trump’s team is now turning the tables on Democrats and demanding that Congress investigate the investigators.
Trump slammed the two-year long Russia investigation as an “illegal takedown” and called Mueller’s report a “complete exoneration,” saying it was a “shame” he has had to deal with the witch hunt for two years.
“Hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side,” Trump said. “This was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side.”
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, echoed a similar message, telling Fox News that Congress should launch an investigation into the rogue FBI and DOJ officials who began the Russia investigation.
“He was being investigated for a crime that never happened,” Giuliani said. “There was never any collusion.”