by J. D. Heyes, Trump News
The Trump administration has had enough of the “fake news” and media stories that are full of innuendo and allegations but devoid of evidence. The White House is devising a strategy to fight back against the deluge of false and misleading stories that includes assembling a “war room” meant to counter the hostile anti-Trump establishment media.
As reported by Lifezette, the decision comes on the heels of a fake news story by the Washington Post, a serial media offender when it comes to the Trump administration, that alleged the president’s son-in-law and key advisor, Jared Kushner, tried to establish a secret, permanent back-door communications channel to discuss Syria with Moscow, and sought to use the Russians’ own secure diplomatic communications channels — a suggestion that supposedly was reported over open channels to the Kremlin by a surprised Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Turns out the story was completely false; in fact, as Fox News corrected the record, it was the Russians who suggested the communications link regarding Syria, and it was just a one-time deal. Following the Post’s report, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., expressed doubts that it was real, saying, “I don’t trust this story as far as I can throw it. I think it makes no sense that the Russian ambassador would report back to Moscow on a channel that he most likely knows we’re monitoring. The whole story line is suspicious.” (RELATED: As Trump struggles to control leaks to media, majority of Americans say publishing classified info is treason)
Regardless, the story reportedly upset the Trump administration, which immediately pushed back — via the Fox News report and through official statements.
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