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CNN proves again it’s the Clinton News Network with how much coverage it’s given Uranium One scandal

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CNN is living up to its well-earned nickname as the Clinton News Network.

The cable news giant boasts 24-hour a day news coverage but could only muster less than five minutes in an entire week to report on Hillary Clinton’s Russian Uranium scandal.

In the week following The Hill’s publication of new bombshell information, CNN provided 3 minutes and 54 seconds of actual news coverage about the scandal, according to Newsbusters.

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The case involves allegations that the Obama administration and then-secretary of state Clinton transferred 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia while foreign investors poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. A Russian bribery plot was uncovered by the FBI even before Obama approved the controversial deal in 2010.

With the first new revelations on the story from The Hill published on Oct. 17, it took CNN another two days to mention the news, and then only because on Oct. 19, President Trump slammed the media for not covering it. CNN’s response was to have anchor Wolf Blitzer give a 19-second explanation of what Trump was talking about.

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The next day, the network touched on the scandal for 3 minutes, 35 seconds when Blitzer interviewed former Obama administration official, Jake Sullivan, who declared that Trump’s charge of corruption against the Clintons had “no basis in fact.”

Blitzer asked how “some of these Russians who were involved were giving the Clinton Foundation thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Bill Clinton was going to Russia to deliver speeches for huge speaking fees?”

Another 4 minutes, 53 seconds were allotted by CNN on Wednesday as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley discussed the case at a hearing which the network aired live, with no commentary.

The news channel went Tuesday to live coverage of a press conference by House GOP members announcing an investigation into the claims, which CNN hardly reported in the first place. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash followed the coverage by dismissing the story as a conspiracy theory.

“What we do know is that the President tweeted about it a couple of days ago, on the 19th of October. Sean Hannity, Fox News, the conservative media, from Breitbart to talk radio, they have been aggressively pushing this story, saying that the mainstream media is ignoring it,” Bash said, according to Newsbusters.

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Obviously the fact that all the Republicans, not the Democrats, but just the Republicans on the House intel committee gathered to announce that they’re investigating this, you know, means that there is – that they’re listening to their base,” she concluded.

Stellar analysis from Trump’s favorite “fake news” outlet.

It seems CNN is only obsessed with Russia and its meddling in U.S. politics if they can point fingers at Trump, not Obama and the Clintons.

On Monday, the network launched “facts First,” a new advertising campaign apparently aimed at  shutting down the fake news jabs.

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