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New York - CNN Says Its Reports On Trump Intel Documents Different From Buzzfeed's

Published on: January 11, 2017 01:29 PM
By: Reuters
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US President-elect Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, 11 January 2017. EPAUS President-elect Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, 11 January 2017. EPA

New York - CNN, the news division of Time Warner Inc , said on Wednesday that its decision to publish “carefully sourced reporting” on unverified intelligence documents concerning Donald Trump is “vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos.”

CNN’s statement came after President-elect Trump called the news outlet “fake news” and refused to take a CNN reporter’s questions at a news conference.

BuzzFeed on Tuesday published a story about a dossier of documents that it said were unverified and “potentially unverifiable” allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives.

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Included in the documents were claims that Russian intelligence had compromising information about Trump.

A BuzzFeed spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

Throughout the news conference, Trump decried a CNN report on Tuesday that said U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with claims that Russian operatives said they had compromising personal and financial information about the president-elect.

From a CNN spokesperson:

CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than Buzzfeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this.

They are using Buzzfeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations. We are fully confident in our reporting.

It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week.

We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.


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 Jan 11, 2017 at 04:16 PM lipa21 Says:

finally someone stands up to the FALSE MEDIA REPORTERS.

All these journalists need to to remember - someone HONEST is managing the Company now - no more guiding the media to Obama's reports.................

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