CNN botches ‘bombshell’ alleging contacts between WikiLeaks and Don Jr.

CNN botches ‘bombshell’ alleging contacts between WikiLeaks and Don Jr.

[Ed. – This is kind of like the epic emperor of botches.  It’s literally about getting the date wrong — which negates the entire thesis of the story.]

CNN misreported key details of an offer made to Donald Trump Jr. last year of a batch of stolen Wikileaks documents.

The story, which CNN published on Friday and covered extensively on TV, was touted as the first evidence that the Trump campaign was given a heads-up about documents stolen from Democrats. …

Perhaps the most jarring error in the CNN report is the date on which Trump Jr. was sent the email. The network reported that a person named Mike Erickson emailed Trump Jr. and others on the Trump campaign on Sept. 4, 2016, with a link to Wikileaks documents as well as a decryption key to access them. …

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But a copy of the email provided to The Daily Caller shows that Erickson sent the email on Sept. 14.

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