C.E. Dyer reports that Buzzfeed and CNN decided to run with a report that numerous others passed on because it could not be properly verified; the report made dubious allegations of collusion between the Left’s favorite boogeyman of the day, Russia, and President-elect Donald Trump.
Shortly after the story broke, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway accused Hillary Clinton and her cronies of being behind the unsourced report on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Tuesday.
“I have to ask — this broke while I was changing for the show — CNN had a report that the intelligence community briefed both the president and the president-elect with allegations that the Russian government has compromising information on President-elect Trump,” Meyers said.
“Can you confirm or comment on the fact that the intelligence community has presented this?” Meyers asked Conway.
“Well guess what hasn’t happened Seth? No one has sourced it, it’s all unnamed,” Conway answered. “It also says that Hillary Clinton and groups that wanted Hillary Clinton to win may have been behind the investigation themselves.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported:
Conway’s appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” aired hours after news broke Tuesday that U.S. intelligence agencies briefed Trump, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on a report that claims the president-elect may be compromised by the Russian government.
CNN confirmed that private investigations related to Trump were initially funded by groups and donors supporting Republican opponents of Trump during the GOP primaries, and that once Trump became the nominee, pro-Clinton groups and donors took over the funding.
Conway also pointed out that the FBI still hasn’t confirmed the report, and expressed frustration with intelligence leaks to the media.
The whole Russian boogeyman fiasco has had the imprint of the Democrats on it from the start, and it would not be surprising at all if Clinton and her cronies were behind this latest iteration.
During her appearance on the show, Conway addressed the crowd about their disrespect of the president-elect.
“You have such disrespect, I guess I’m just astonished. I’m almost 50 years old and and I’m so astonished to hear people outwardly ridicule the office of the president and its current occupant,” Conway said. “I was raised differently, no matter who it is.”