The liberal media have again relied on anonymous sources to disseminate unsubstantiated claims about President Donald Trump to their readers. A report published Friday by The New York Times specifically cited the unverified testimony of two anonymous sources to accuse the president of lying.
The accusation concerned the money Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels during the presidential election two years ago. The money was provided as per a nondisclosure agreement signed by Daniels that mandated she not speak publicly about the affair she once allegedly had with the president.
During a brief discussion with reporters aboard Air Force One last month, the president denied prior knowledge of the payment:
The Times’ sources allege that the president had lied: “President Trump knew about a six-figure payment that Michael D. Cohen, his personal lawyer, made to a pornographic film actress several months before he denied any knowledge of it to reporters aboard Air Force One in April.”
This accusation appeared days after former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a recent new addition to Trump’s legal team, suggested to Fox News host Sean Hannity that the president had been aware of the payment when it actually occurred, according to the liberal mainstream media.
Giuliani simply admitted that the money paid to Daniels was funneled through a law firm on behalf of the president, though he stressed that this was perfectly legal.
“That money was not campaign money, sorry. I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know. It’s not campaign money. No campaign finance violation,” he said to Hannity during an appearance Wednesday on Fox News.
The former NYC mayor likewise made it clear that Trump had not been aware of the deal:
“He didn’t know about the specifics of it as far as I know. But he did know about the general arrangement that Michael would take care of things like this. Like, I take care of things like this for my clients. I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people.”
Yet for some inexplicable reason, the same media that often mix apples with oranges now believe the very opposite of what Giuliani said.
The New York Times, at least it tried to maintain some semblance of honesty with its very weak headline: “Trump Is Said to Know of Stormy Daniels Payment Months Before He Denied It.
Had CNN reported on these allegations by anonymous sources, it would have likely titled its report, “Trump Knew of Stormy Daniels Payment Months Before He Denied It.”
Because of the theories posited by the liberal media, Giuliani eventually retracted some of his statements, saying, “My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the President’s knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters.”
It’s unclear what he meant, since he never actually suggested that Trump had been aware of the payment to Daniels when it happened.
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