ABC’s Brian Ross Entirely Misleads All Media on Flynn Story – ABC Desperately Backtracks…

You might remember ABC’s Brian Ross for previously making the absurd on-air claim that Colorado mass shooter James Holmes was a Tea Party member.  He completely made up the story, and later apologized.

Well, today ABC News Brian Ross again appeared directly on ABC World News to break a story claiming that candidate Donald Trump told campaign adviser Michael Flynn to make contact with Russians.

Watch, and note specifically what Brian Ross reports:

…”as a candidate, Donald Trump ordered him, directed him, to contact the the Russians.”

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Except this statement is entirely false.  Nothing about Brian Ross’s claim is accurate at all. That claim is entirely fake news; and now ABC is in damage control mode trying to walk-back the Brian Ross statement.

However, this is a perfect example of how ridiculous “fake news” lies get spread in the media. Watch what happens when Joy Behar gets the Brian Ross, breaking news story, live-on-air and repeats it to her audience. WATCH.

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Again, nothing about that Brian Ross report is correct.  NOTHING.

There’s a big difference between candidate Trump telling Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians (Brian Ross claim – which is entirely false).  And after the election, late December, when President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team via Jared Kushner tells Flynn it’s ok to make contact with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, vis-a-vis discussions over how to fight ISIS in Syria.

A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE.

Obviously the FAKE NEWS Brian Ross report would appear to be suspicious campaign behavior;…  whereas the truthful reality of the President-elect transition team making contact with various foreign leaders to understand strategic policy positions would be entirely appropriate and ordinary.

The fake news Brian Ross report is exactly how false information is pushed into the bloodstream by media to create a narrative based on lies.  It is not accidental the MSM do this.

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295 Responses to ABC’s Brian Ross Entirely Misleads All Media on Flynn Story – ABC Desperately Backtracks…

  1. Ace says:

    A perfect example why those who can’t handle the corrupt media should never watch it.

    Liked by 12 people

  2. FofBW says:

    There are no consequences for their lies. It is an upside for the MSM.

    Liked by 22 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Correct. Because we don’t really do anything about it. They could care less about our impotent outrage. They issue the “breaking” BS fake news agitprop and get the effect they wanted.

      Liked by 7 people

      • The Deplorable Tina says:

        Dennis Prager was talking about the Steinle hearing this morning and how conservatives don’t go out & protest & destroy things when they don’t get their way in court. The way he put it made me laugh & then I was sad because it is so true. “Impotent outrage” is a great way to phrase the way I feel, but there is no desire to take a sledgehammer to an ATM, which is good, I guess 🙂

        Liked by 6 people

      • Oldschool says:

        For the life of me, I don’t understand why these news organizations are allowed to maintain whitehouse credentials when they overtly lie. The lack of consequences for their lies not only is enabling, but imo, very weak position of the whitehouse. As good as sarah is in the pressers, she is always on defense. You cannot win anything without a strong offense. Counter punches won’t cut it.

        Liked by 6 people

        • paulraven1 says:

          Exactly. We’re stuck in a kind of eternal hell of defensiveness. So easy to break free from but we never do.

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        • Maquis says:

          Perhaps that’s why PDJT’S tweets are so, offensive, to his targets.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Benson II says:

            Trump uses Twitter because you don’t get important points across exactly when crucial, by waiting and doing them in speeches or press interviews. He uses interviews and press releases to enforce what he’s already stated on twitter. Twitter is the prefect platform to take the fight public when it has the most impact and president Trump uses it brilliantly.

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        • andyocoregon says:

          I agree with Oldschool. I’ve often thought the whitehouse should, at least temporarily, suspend the press credentials of those networks that put out obviously fake news. More than anything else, that would get their attention. I’m sure the competitor networks would be only too happy to report on those suspensions, so the word would get out quickly.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          “Fight fire with fire” should be the Trumpster’s moto.

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    • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

      The moniker “FakeNews” has hurt everything about them… There is a consequence and they are paying it.. drip by drip – they are reduced to their own choir of sheep. Which is not a big majority of the people… I often wonder if hollywood and fake news is outing their perverts in order to replace themselves with fresh faces … like putting a different mask on the same slimy soul.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Oldschool says:

        I don’t see any evidence of msm being hurt at all. All the folks I know who watched nightly news, still do. Same with NPR, morning shows like today and other shows that spew hate and propaganda like the view, colbert, kimmel. Maybe I’m unaware, but I have not read anything on declining viewership.

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        • Fake Nametag says:

          My parents still watch Fox, but they don’t believe many of the things they hear now. And they don’t read anything online, so the only way they know what is going on is from watching Fox (but they read between the lines and can see the BS). Everyone I work with reads online news and knows the MSM is full of BS.

          The Fake News’ believing audience is composed of RINO cucks and the pu$$yhat cabal, steadily dwindling demographics.

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          • andyocoregon says:

            FoxNews is by far still the best network to receive cable news and opinion for conservatives. Those who bash FoxNews should DVR Fox & Friends in the morning as I do and watch it at their leisure. Don’t base your opinion of FoxNews on Shepard Smith.

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          • Yes, Fake, but the message still imprints on their brains.

            My sister-in-law is convinced she NEVER sees or reads any news, but amazingly, she knows and believes everything the MSM broadcast!

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        • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

          evidence is in their ratings and the fact that it’s like 70% of the people believe our media is fake news

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      • Benson II says:

        You could be correct but I sometimes think we give them to much credit for being smart.

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    • Ghostrider says:

      Correct, sir. No downside, all upside as others have commented for MSM, the political damage is done. Except one thing, this is political drama. Even if Trump told Kushner to tell Flynn to go ahead and meet with Ambassadors and the Russian Ambassador, it was a President Elect Trump who would have said that, and THERE IS NO CRIME THERE.

      Hey Liberals, you filthy POS’s Symantic’s matter.

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    • I wonder if they sold any stock short to make a killing on FAKE NEWS.

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    • Bruce Fauth says:

      They’ll never get fired for lying if the lying is exactly what their masters want them to do.

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  3. Mia C says:

    FOX news saying Trump and inner circle is in no danger.

    Liked by 5 people

    • singingsoul says:

      Oh my God listening to Gregg Jarrett I think Mueller is behaving like Stalin’s USSR or Hitler’s NAZI Germany. They take a decorated General fabricate a crime to go on a fishing expedition. Where is the law where is justice…? Obama and Hillary sunning themselves in their millions while Flynn goes broke and now has to sing like a bird and Mueller is sifting to find something. I am totally blown away.
      I hope Session does some self reflecting and Rosenstein shame on him what a criminal.
      Mueller puts vets to shame to have that guy in the Marines.

      Liked by 17 people

      • Paco Loco says:

        It’s disgusting. America has been hi jacked by brutes who will destroy an honest man simply because they can. Sessions left the new Trump administration unprotected when he copted out and recused himself from protecting the President. I’m tired of waiting for a miracle for Sessions to have a “come to Jesus moment”. Hes responsible for letting the wolf Mueller into the hen house. He has failed to pursue the Deep State that threatens to destroy Trump and his continued presence in the administration is a joke.

        Liked by 9 people

        • olderwiser21 says:

          Well said, Paco….

          Liked by 1 person

        • mike says:

          “copted out” sounds like an excellent neologism for copped out and opted out

          Liked by 2 people

          • bentley1blog says:

            Last night on the Tucker Carlson show Sessions once again stuttered and sputtered about how he are doing everything possible to stop these sanctuary cities from harboring illegals, yada, yada, yada. All it will take are a few words of fulfilling promises made to us about this disgraceful take over of our country. Sessions just keeps warning sanctuary cities that he will do this or that to stop them. Just like a lenient mother threatening her bratty kids to obey or else they can’t have dessert. What do the kids then do? They giggle and continue on with their misbehaving because they know she won’t do a damn thing to stop them.

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          President Trump doesn’t need to be “protected” by an attorney general.

          No one here knows what Sessions is up to behind the scenes.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Benson II says:

            This has been my thinking so I keep hoping long term Sessions will the the asset we need. He has done amazing work with the illegal problem which you have search for to see the results and he’s also brought the EPA back under control (no small feat). It pains me to think he might not be what is needed as AG or that he’s actually working against Trump and there are few Congress critters I feel that way about. Only time will tell. Trying to get rid of him would be a big headache and now isn’t the time but if necessary I’m sure Trump would find a way.

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  4. Atomic Betty says:

    When is that zippo going to light?

    Liked by 5 people

  5. sunnydaze says:

    Look at this visual of the Market drop when ABC’s Brian Ross lies on air:

    Liked by 6 people

    • Cow wow says:

      And then FBN repeated the lie every 15 minutes all day showing the fake ABC “news”!

      Liked by 6 people

      • roccoboy1 says:

        Yes and did any one on FBN or elsewhere raise the OBVIOUS question as to the fact that the charging documents for Flynn describe contact with the Russian ambassador AFTER the election. How would that align with what ABC reported and everyone was parrotting? Are they all mindless drones or wily liars with an agenda?

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        • 🍺Gunny says:

          Barney started this off this morning. As usual he starts with his B.S that the Flynn admission could affect the market and that in his opinion the Trump team was in chaos, then he had Judge Nap on saying that President Trump was deep in this….as usual by the end of his show he was claiming all of this was true. Varney is a rumor monger..All he talks about is Amazon and how Bezos is another Steve Jobs then followed by Cavuto good luck with any good info about the markets

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        • mariner says:

          Fox is liars with an agenda, and anti-Trump anti-American agenda.

          Fox is on the same side as ABCNBCCBSCNN, and it’s not our side.

          Liked by 5 people

      • doc00 says:

        I need to correct you on Stewart Varney. He was pointing out there was no impact on the market when the news first broke. He, Clayman and Payne then pointed out the market rally as they covered the tax vote and that the Flynn plea was not as bad as initially reported. Cavuto and his clown crowd on the other hand were in pure BS mode.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      Anyone want to join me in a class action against Ross and ABC for our loses today?

      Liked by 12 people

      • sunnydaze says:

        Interesting idea. I wonder if that’s possible?

        Liked by 3 people

        • webgirlpdx says:

          It is interesting how everything seems to be tied to the President’s success 🙂

          Liked by 4 people

        • If it is, I am interested.

          Liked by 1 person

        • neal s says:

          In general, anyone can sue anyone for anything. Of course, you need to find lawyers willing to take the case and there is the question of what are your chances of success. If you can’t afford to lose the money it will cost you, then it is likely not a good plan to follow.

          I would like to see a class action against the various actors who claimed they would leave the USA if Trump won. We have suffered distress in that they have not kept their promises. I would gladly join such an action if I did not have to risk my own money.

          Liked by 2 people

          • dayallaxeded says:

            It costs about $400 to file a suit in federal court. You don’t have to have a lawyer, though you probably won’t last long in the snake pit, if you can’t at least spit and slither like a snake. You’ll need a federal statute or sufficient diversity of citizenship under the Class Action Fairness Act, if you want to proceed in federal court (it’s cheaper and generally more even-handed than most state courts in my experience). So, if you think you’ve got a viable case, have at it!

            Interesting, newly available alternative: lodge a complaint with the CFpbr. Let the guys funding ABC and the market makers who dumped shares to take profits and then add to positions after the dive have a taste of progzi medicine turned into the people’s weapon–cantaloupes to cannon balls.

            Liked by 3 people

          • YvonneMarie says:

            You betcha!

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        webgirl: losses lol

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Ross should be fired for irresponsible report. The market plunge of 350 points could have repercussions where losses for individuals and certain businesses could have been catastrophic. Layoffs

      Liked by 6 people

    • nwtex says:

      In the event anyone questions that DOW chart here is the source –
      ~~
      FACTSET:
      For more than 35 years, the world’s investment professionals have trusted FactSet, across teams, across asset classes, and at every stage of the investment process.

      https://www.factset.com/

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    • nwtex says:

      I bet that cost alot of ppl $$$$! There needs be consequences for all who had anything to do with the reported this, self serving, big (in-your-face) lie. “Clarification” and apology is NOT enough! Dangerous!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Remember, the only people who lose money on these flash crashes are traders – people who buy and sell every few minutes, not investors, who buy and sell in weeks or months. And of those who are fast traders, only those who bought high and sold below their purchase price, actually lost real money.

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  6. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    A UFO landed in Market Square and the ET’s bought Trump cookies.

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    Here’s what Brian Ross’ Twitter Account says:

    “ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent – send tips here: http://abcn.ws/1HPtYhg

    “_Chief_Investigative_Correspondent_”…………..unbelievable.

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  9. The hard thing for me is that we are dealing with fellow American citizens who are basically operating as domestic enemies. They are intentionally lying to us in order to confuse and attempt to destroy the man we elected President. This must be stopped.

    Liked by 19 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      How do we stop it? No one has a clue.

      Liked by 2 people

    • roccoboy1 says:

      Totally agree. It is truly Twilight Zone territory. The media is completely unhinged. They get away with it because there are so many useful idiots out there. Does anyone doubt that when Gruber spoke of the “stupidity of the American voter” and his use of it to sell Obamacare that he did not know very well of what he spoke and counted on it. The Left is able to use that stupidity to their advantage daily (just look at how they frame and misrepresent the tax bill) especially with the knowledge that the media is the propaganda arm of the party. Somehow it is attractive to think that if what these leftist politicians really thought of the American voter would come out in some secret Project Veritas video or something it would open their eyes about how they are being had. BUT NO- Gruber’s comments on video clearly stating that they intentionally sought to use the stupidity to their advantage and NOTHING, NADA. They all but canonize Obama and wish he were back in office. SMH

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      • We’re not stupid. We’ve been intentionally lied to and manipulated for decades. Mr. Gruber, a vain and immoral individual, was counting on the continued imposed ignorance of voters. No more. The Big Red Pill has been ingested. Enough of us are awake and our votes changed the course of this nation. They cannot fight this. Once we saw beyond the curtain there was no going back. I would love a national discussion on how to take down the Fake Media.

        Liked by 9 people

        • sunnydaze says:

          Gruber was talking about gullible/stupid Dems. Those were the only people who actually WANTED Ocare. So Gruber was not incorrect.

          He would have been 100% correct if he’d said “Gullible democratic Voters”.

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    • Orygun says:

      That brings the conversation back to earth. From day one the biggest threat to our country is the agitprop in the form of our media. They have been a constant source of lies and manipulation during the whole expanse of my living memory.
      Nearly every major news item from the JFK assassination until today has been either distorted or a complete lie.

      A free press does not mean free to lie to us.

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  10. Oh yes “ hands up don’t shoot” , the “ white hispanic” , etc shameful beyond words

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  11. fleporeblog says:

    There is nothing that can be done to these POS! Another example that adds to our COLD ANGER.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. MAGADJT says:

    First of all, Sundance is correct as usual, this was not a mistake. They want oh so badly for this to be true, and think that by saying it enough times, it will become true. Another point, that never-Trump, MSM, and like-minded baffons don’t want to understand: the market tanked when the fake report came out. Why? Because the market knows that DJT is the MAGA lynchpin, he is succeeding in his efforts to MAGA, and the chance that he is removed from office (however slight) would kill the economy since there are no other politics with the guts to do what DJT is doing. Brian Ross should be tarred, feathered, and flogged for that crap.

    Liked by 8 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Ross learned nothing from his previous premature expostulation. This reaffirms that these people are functionally deranged and therefore ineducable. They cannot stop themselves from lying. The seductive appeal of a falsehood is greater than any consequence, because in fact there are no consequences. If consequences are not introduced and they are not greater than the seductive appeal of the lie, nothing will ever change.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Well, that’s true. Just like Antifa and leftist protesters will continue to be violent, obstruct commerce, and destroy private property as long as they can get away with it.

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        • jmclever says:

          Remember that big thing that was supposed to happen Nov 4th? It was a big nothing. The only Antifa that are successful are the ones that get paid to go in and wreak havoc. Everyone else is just wannabees. Once the Soros money is gone, so is Antifa. How much a threat can you be if you still live in your mommy’s basement?

          Liked by 1 person

          • Oldschool says:

            Tell that to the people who have been injured by ANTIFA and the business owners whose property was destroyed. None of their lawlessness should be tolerated the way it has been.

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  13. Tegan says:

    And at what time did Joy Behar issue her retraction for spreading a false story?

    Liked by 5 people

  14. angieunderground says:

    Brian Ross, like all three-year-olds, has trouble distinguishing between what is true and what he wishes were true.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. WeThePeople2016 says:

    When I heard this story this morning and that it came from ABC news, I knew then it was false. I didn’t get worked up about it because I knew it would be matter of time before the truth came out. Also, my red flag alert was that it may have been put out there to stop the Stock Market from having another successful Trump Day. Guess what – it worked.

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  16. Sandra-VA says:

    Geez… this makes it even worse:

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  17. I missed a buying opportunity in the speculative markets today? Sigh.

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  18. Pam says:

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  19. Brant says:

    Correction will be page 83 after the classifieds.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Poor Behar will be back on the bottle tonight.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. patrick walsh says:

    Joy Behar is a latrine.

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  22. Pam says:

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  23. William Friday Buckley's Ghost says:

    President Trump should just pardon Flynn and end this witch hunt. Then pardon Manafort after he agrees to pay any additional tax he owes. End the clown show now!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Clayton W. Barnett says:

      Don’t you get it William? It’s the Clown Show continually in the news, that will get Trump re-elected in 2020. The best thing that can happen is that the Clown show goes on and on and on, keeping the Dems and GOPe occupied, while Trump Makes America Great Again. That is exactly why both Sessions and Trump are doing nothing. It’s a brilliant strategy.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. nwtex says:

    Speculation, in reporting, is dangerous I don’t know why it is allowed especially by entities who present themselves as reputable.
    ~~~
    As per SD’s Brian Ross/Colorado shooter mentioned above (in his post).

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  26. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    ABC blew their deep state leak chance having caught a break in that perv NBC is knocked down a notch on the deep state preferred leak release list until the smoke clears

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  27. nwtex says:

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  28. van winkle says:

    Although Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Said some senior trump advisor told him to contact the ruski’s. So now he will work with Mueller. Its getting to the point now you dont know who to believe anymore. All i know is that we are at the end of this age and soon the King will return to rule the world!

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  29. nobaddog says:

    This counts as a win for us just to see the crazies crash and burn! Get the veil out Joy.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. POP says:

    If Flynn wants to do something for the team he’ll ask at every opportunity in the media, in Court and to random passer byes………
    “Why is Hillary protected by the DoJ and FBI when she has confessed to criminal activity with national security and that’s without any serious investigation into pay to play Clinton Foundation felonies?”
    Say it often enough and Hill’s can’t be avoided, even by her supporters at DoJ.

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  31. sunnydaze says:

    I never heard of Flynn till he started appearing at the Trump Rallies a couple years ago.

    Here’s an article about him quitting his job with Obama back in 2014. What’s interesting to me is not so much the article but the comments which are quite supportive of Gen Flynn.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/head-of-pentagon-intelligence-agency-forced-out-officials-say/2014/04/30/ec15a366-d09d-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html?utm_term=.b594c76c5acf

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  32. Troublemaker10 says:

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  33. Troublemaker10 says:

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  34. Sunshine says:

    They are all so disgusting, there are no words to express it.

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

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  36. Observer2017 says:

    Did anyone notice anna navaro reaction next to joy? how can anyone hire this clown as expert on anything?

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  37. pattyloo says:

    omg that’s where navarro ended up – on the view? i didn’t recognize any of them except behar. i had a laugh to see her celebrating this with a ‘lock them up’ chant – knowing that within hours, the news was proven wrong. meanwhile…tax bill passed. WINNING!

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  38. Putupjob says:

    This is standard reporting by Brian Ross. A pile of drama backed by nothing.

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  39. RuckusTom says:

    Candidate Trump vs. president-elect Trump. What people will hear and remember, as reported by Brian Ross, is that Trump “colluded with the Russians!!!”. Well done Brian. Well done.

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  40. itsy_bitsy says:

    It is time to start giving ABC the same treatment as CNN! Fake News Ross has had two strikes and as far as I’m concerned he doesn’t need a third! HE’S OUT!

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  41. Like the FBI and law enforcement, the lame stream media, all have the freedom to not tell you the public at large or in private the truth. There is no reason for these people not to push their agenda with lies. /smh

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  42. Every time there is fake news with giddy liberal response (like Joy Behar) I think of the Peanuts comic strip where Lucy tricks Linus into thinking he will finally get to kick the football and Lucy yanks it away at the last moment. Next picture Linus is on his back and not giddy anymore. It is a tough, painful fall. When do you think liberals will ever wise up and lower their psychological investment in destroying the President of the United States? They are doing damage to themselves.

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    • Maquis says:

      That was young Mr Charles Brown that Lucy tormented with the football.

      As far as doing damage to themselves, they are too far gone to ever recognize it. They seared their consciences and all but lost their souls long ago. Evil has its way with them, and they revel in it.

      Sad.

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  43. Maquis says:

    That was no mistake.

    He’ll probably get a bonus.

    💀

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  44. Maquis says:

    Behar looks like a Zombie Beth Midler.

    On Meth.

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  45. Tmonroe says:

    After stacking his link list yesterday with one ABC story after another on this with the implications of Kushner indictments (none of which I clicked on, as I was just observing the spin), Drudge now links only to a CNN story saying abc ‘corrects’ its story.

    I must have missed the links to anything like this article connecting the dots. In other words, fan the flames of conclusion-jumping, then after, just say never mind.

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  46. jbrickley says:

    Me thinks Flynn bamboozled the investigators and his truth is going to be much ado about nothing. His pleading guilty is only to avoid more serious charges. He has nothing to offer the witch hunt.

    I keep running out of popcorn but there’s an endless supply of salty tears on the Left to keep me satisfied. Pull up a chair and watch the Left eat themselves. I never thought I would see the day. The fired FBI agent showing extreme bias in the Hillary investigation and the leaked documents showing the Clinton tarmac meeting with DOJ Attorney General, etc., etc., etc. The ouster of powerful Hollywood and media types over sexual harassment and sex for play charges. Now politicians like Franken and Conyers.

    The prideful, angry, scheming, morally indigent, sexual deviant, perverted Leftists have been triggered so intensely by 140 characters tweets acting like razor sharp shuriken that they have revealed their true faces to the public. Can you imagine? Trump has only fired off little text snippets into a social media platform where more than half the users are actually bots. It’s actually highly effective.

    Trumps going to keep pushing and eventually this is going to happen:

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