OUCH! CNN CORRECTS OWN FAKE HEADLINE, ‘COMEY EXPECTED TO REFUTE TRUMP,’ AFTER JAMES COMEY VINDICATES PRESIDENT
CNN has no choice but to correct its own fake headline, “Comey expected to refute Trump,” after former FBI director released his pre-hearing statement Wednesday, vindicating President Trump’s claim Comey told him three times he was not under investigation.
Today, CNN issued a correction to its initial report after James Comey released his statement on Wednesday backing up Trump’s story that he was not under investigation.
CNN’s correction below:
CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published
An earlier version of this story said that Comey would dispute Trump’s interpretation of their conversations. But based on his prepared remarks, Comey outlines three conversations with the President in which he told Trump he was not personally under investigation.
Trump’s statement which CNN and the rest of liberal media labeled as a lie:
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau,” Trump wrote to Comey in the May 9 letter in which he fired him.