Jim Acosta links together contradictory Andrew McCabe claims minutes apart

The announcement of FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s ouster threw the news media for a tailspin, in particular, CNN’s Jim Acosta.

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In less than 40 minutes, Acosta contradicted himself with a pair of frantic tweets that told a very different story.

Acosta first reported that a “source” familiar with the McCabe matter said his departure was a “mutual” decision, and that McCabe was tired of being undermined at the bureau while Trump was not “happy with him.”

The chief White House Correspondent, who has a tumultuous relationship with the Trump administration, changed his tune with a second tweet minutes later.

Instead of correcting his first claim, Acosta began his conflicting tweet with “more…” and piggybacked his former claim to add that McCabe was being “pushed out.”

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Amazingly, the CNN “journalist” was able to get away with this contradictory claim without a correction. But, there were more than a few who picked up on the fact that someone can’t willingly leave and be “pushed out” at the same time.

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