Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, attacked CNN today for its reports on an unverified dossier which allegedly reveals the Russian government has damaging information about President Donald Trump.
“We continue to be disgusted by CNN’s fake news reporting,” Spicer said to CNN after contacted about its latest report Friday.
CNN reported that Spicer later called the network to add to his previous criticism.
“It is about time CNN focused on the success the President has had bringing back jobs, protecting the nation, and strengthening relationships with Japan and other nations,” Spicer said. “The president won the election because of his vision and message for the nation. This is fake news.”
CNN published Friday that it confirmed some information about the discussions between foreign nationals which were detailed in the 35-page dossier with several former and current U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials.
The information was a collaboration dedicated to the communications between foreign nationals. However, sources weren’t allowed to verify which specific conversations were intercepted or the information obtained due to the U.S. intelligence programs labeling the information as classified.
The dossier supposedly contains around 12 conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian personnel, according to the information obtained. CNN was unable to determine whether any of those discussions involved the previous Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
CNN’s sources did reassure that some of the above discussions occurred on the same dates and locations as documented in the dossier.
U.S. intelligence officials emphasized the conversations were solely between foreign nationals, including those in or tied to the Russian government, and intercepted during routine intelligence gathering.
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