CNN staffers work hard to downplay the 2016 spying scandal

CNN staffers work hard to downplay the 2016 spying scandal
CNN's Jim Acosta, crying on camera (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Facts first]

“We caught Joe Biden, President Obama, the whole group,” the president told reporters this week. …

He added, “And Obama and Biden got caught spying on my campaign, using intelligence agencies of the United States government to do it. …

At CNN, which has been one of the main purveyors of the anti-Trump conspiracy theories that sprung up from the Obama administration’s spying activities, some reporters were quick to defend Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s honor, accusing the Republican president of fabricating stories from thin air.

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“The president [slammed] Obama, Vice President Biden, accusing them of spying on the Trump campaign,” said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. “That is just not true. That did not happen, it has not been proven.”

But which is it? Is it not true, or is it simply unproven? Pick a lane.

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