‘Pulling a CNN stunt’: Critics blast NPR for fake bombshell of Trump Jr. lying to Senate

A much-quoted National Public Radio story about Donald Trump Jr, Michael Cohen and talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election campaign was shown to be factually wrong, but NPR has not retracted it yet. Amid the wave of “end for Trump” media euphoria that followed Thursday’s guilty plea by Cohen, who had been President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, NPR ran a story about how Trump Jr’s testimony in September 2017 did not square with Cohen’s admissions to a federal court – namely, that discussions on the Trump Tower project with developer Felix Sater went on as late as June 2016. Trump Jr. testified that those talks concluded without result “at the end” of 2014, and “certainly not ’16,” according to the article authored by Phil Ewing and Tim Mak. It did not take long for champions of the “Russiagate” conspiracy theory to invoke the story as proof of President Trump’s “Kremlin ties.” There was just one tiny little problem with the NPR story: It wasn’t…

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