Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election

Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election

CNN said the email was sent on September 4, before WikiLeaks released stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Never let facts get in the way of a good story, amiright?

The president has frequently dismissed CNN as "fake news", particularly when the network runs unflattering stories about his administration. The email offered a decryption key and web address for a cache of hacked documents WikiLeaks possessed. That development, too, had been publicly reported earlier that day.

CNN ran a correction, changed its headline and removed a tweet from Trump Jr. from September 4 in acknowledging the error. CNN then claimed it obtained a copy of the email, confirming the Post's reporting. "Did you see all the corrections the media's been making?".

The person who sent the message to Trump and his staffers was someone in the email exchange named Michael J. Erickson. However, the email in question was actually sent on Sep.

The CNN story is a blow to media outlets that have come under criticism for false reports about President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and his campaign. CNN reported that congressional investigators are not certain who Erickson is.

Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter after Lieu's tweet, and called for a complete retraction of the CNN story, as a high volume of traffic already saw Lieu's tweet. "It's completely implausible that "multiple sources" - talking both to CNN and MSNBC - all accidentally misread the same date in the same way toward the same end", Greenwald tweeted. Now CNN has corrected its story, noting in the text of its article that since the e-mail was September 14, not September 4, "the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported". A network spokesperson said that as soon as the network had reviewed its reporting and independently confirmed that the story was wrong, it moved to correct it. CBS News also corrected its story. Eventually, they were forced to walk back their reporting, even announcing that the piece "was incorrect". "It is profoundly disappointing that members of the House Intelligence Committee would deliberately leak a document, with the misleading suggestion that the information was not public, when they know that there is not a scintilla of evidence that Mr. Trump Jr. read or responded to the email". "I'm guessing slim to none".