MSM Reporters Suspected Of Being Paid To Spread False Russian Collusion Claims
I 100% believe it, no doubt in my mind the liberal biased media, possibly being backed by George Soros is on a mission to destroy Trump at any cost!
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press but does NOT guarantee in any way the right of a private company to pay outside journalists, essentially bribing them, to get favorable coverage. The congressional subpoena should be upheld and the company forced to comply. In fact, the company is a research firm and not a member of the press and therefore should not have First Amendment protection to begin with!
The role of reporters is taking on added importance in federal court battles over the infamous Russia dossier that leveled unverified charges of collusion against the Donald Trump campaign.
In U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Fusion GPS, the dossier’s financier via the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign money, is fighting a House committee chairman’s bid to find out if the opposition research firm paid journalists.
In U.S. District Court in Florida, a self-described dossier victim wants a judge to order the news website BuzzFeed, which published the dossier in full, to disclose who gave it to them.
Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, signed a subpoena to force a bank to turn over Fusion’s financial records. He wants to know who paid for the dossier, which was written in a series of 18 memos by former British spy Christopher Steele. He relied almost exclusively on unidentified Kremlin sources.
Fusion went to federal court to block the move, but the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, whose partner Marc E. Elias is the Clinton’s campaign’s general counsel, intervened. It filed a letter acknowledging it had paid Fusion for the dossier on behalf of Democrats. Fusion and Mr. Nunes then worked out an agreement on access to some of the firm’s financial records. Read more at WT.