So much network airtime has already been devoted to the latest Granny Clinton scandal, we’re almost surprised there hasn’t been extra time covering all the power players involved.
In bombshell report by The Washington Post Tuesday, it came to light that both the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump. In their efforts, Fusion hired former British spy Christopher Steele who in turn relied on Russian agents to compile most of the salacious dirt on Hillary’s opponent. Despite the fact that the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) once spent a combined 57 minutes on Donald Trump Jr. doing something similar, they brushed over the new allegations Wednesday evening as though they were of little consequence.
In all, the network evening newscasts spent six minutes and 31 seconds of airtime covering Clinton’s and DNC’s connection to the Trump dossier. ABC spent two minutes 22 seconds, CBS a solid two minutes, and NBC had two minutes and nine seconds, all were a fairly average length for standard news reports.
But when Don Jr. admitted to meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower for opposition research, which he never received, CBS spent 70 percent of its total airtime (12 minutes 57 seconds) talking about it; ABC spent 10 minutes 31 seconds (60 percent); NBC had seven minutes 42 seconds (the only network to spend more time on other news).
We’ve spent nearly a year on nightly Russia! Russia! Russia! coverage, yet now with the biggest bombshell disclosed — that it’s the Clinton campaign neck deep in Russian collusion — it’s time to move on, or something.
Let’s just say this doesn’t help the liberal media narrative that they’re not hopelessly biased. Anyway, it’s time these thugs all lawyered up.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee both broke the law by hiding payments to unearth dirt on Donald Trump, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.
Mark Elias, lawyer for the Clinton campaign, reportedly paid the Washington-based research firm Fusion GPS to continue compiling a “dossier” of then-Republican candidate — and failed to disclose the payments, the complaint says.
Campaign Legal Center, the nonprofit that filed the documents with the FEC, claims this is a direct violation of campaign finance law, which requires campaign and party committees to report all their spending.
“The DNC and Hillary for America reported dozens of payments totaling millions of dollars to the law firm Perkins Coie with the purpose described as ‘Legal Services’ or ‘Legal and Compliance Consulting,” when in reality, at least some of those payments were earmarked for the firm Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research on Donald Trump,” the complaint says.
“By failing to file accurate reports, the DNC and Hillary for America undermined the vital public information role that reporting is tended to serve.”
Imagine if this received the coverage it deserved, not to mention the mushrooming Uranium One scandal.
The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case, clearing the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes.
In a statement, the department said it had authorized the informant to speak to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in addition to select staffers.
The department said the informant could provide “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market,” including Russian company Rosatom, subsidiary Tenex, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.
Uranium One refers to the name of a Canada-based company with mines in the U.S. that was bought by Rosatom, a company backed by the Russian state. The State Department, then led by Hillary Clinton, was one of nine U.S. government agencies that had to approve the deal back in 2010.
If Trump was involved in that scam the name Uranium One would already be known to the majority of the nation. Yet it, too, has received almost zero mention on the so-called “news” networks. Funny, it’s almost as if the left doesn’t care about the law.
The revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund a salacious anti-Trump dossier last year is raising new legal questions for the Clinton team — with a watchdog group filing a formal complaint alleging they hid the payments from public view.
The Campaign Legal Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, accusing the DNC and Clinton’s campaign committee of breaking campaign finance law by failing to accurately disclose the money spent on the Trump-Russia dossier.
“Questions about who paid for this dossier are the subject of intense public interest, and this is precisely the information that FEC reports are supposed to provide,” Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center said in a statement to Fox News.
We’re all for letting the process take its course. What’s disgusting is the rank double standard when it comes to covering actual scandals, as opposed to the past year’s worth of network obsession devoted to rumors and accusations, with absolutely zero to show for it.