A story quickly went viral on Tuesday, about the Department of Justice and the FBI investigating President Donald J. Trump allegedly receiving cash for a presidential pardon. It seemed very suspicious because of the timing of the story and because of the nonlinear timeline behind it.
In fact when I heard about it, I laughed at the obvious desperation of the left msm to create such a story:
Trump tweeted on Tuesday, after the story really got some great traffic, that the “Pardon Investigation is Fake News”.
Twitter heavily promoted the “Pardon for cash” story and got it trending after many outlets ran with it. For maximum effect, scandal-ridden CNN covered the story early in the news cycle and they continued to promote it all day and into the night:
“Justice Department investigating alleged presidential pardon bribery scheme Unsealed DC District Court documents revealed on Tuesday that the DOJ is investigating an alleged crime related to funneling money to the White House “in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of the sentence.” While the redacted documents do not reveal who is seeking the pardon, they do show that search warrants have been executed and 50 digital devices seized.”
Conveniently, the story of the “pardon for cash” came out slightly before the AP story claiming Bill Barr had said that there was no voter fraud and they were moving on. Another story was heavily promoted by Twitter and the MSM outlets, except that it doesn’t accurately reflect the truth.
“Barr says Justice Department found no evidence of voter fraud that would change the election outcome, according to the Attorney General William Barr told the AP that the Justice Department and FBI had not found evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Barr has been a strong ally to the president and repeatedly said the election would be vulnerable to mail-in voter fraud.”
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
The Daily Caller reported on the Pardongate story:
“The heavily redacted documents say that prosecutors are investigating a “secret lobbying scheme” in which two individuals “acted as lobbyists to senior White House officials” to secure a pardon for an unidentified person.
The documents, first reported by CNN, do not identify the person seeking the pardon, or the person’s intermediaries.
Judge Beryl Howell, the chief justice of the Washington, D.C. district court, unsealed the documents along with a decision she issued on whether emails obtained by investigators are protected by attorney-client privilege,”
IN OTHER WORDS- CNN MADE IT UP, REPORTED IT AND NOW OTHERS ARE REPORTING IT.
But what about what Barr said?
Kevin Corke, a White House Correspondent for Fox News posted:
“Dept of Justice spokesperson: “Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of #electionfraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the AP reported nor what the AG states. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
The left’s grassroots marketing platforms, now having official news organizations publishing the story to give them cover for gossip and slander, wrote up the propaganda and moved it along to their social media readers for further dissemination, to flood the zone with comforting news to the left, so they never have to face the facts of their failing kingdoms.
We are supposed the FBI is a legit organization of law enforcement right now. Then again, while our country is facing massive testimony of election irregularities, our top investigators look at how a Billionaire sold his powers for pardons.
It is wise to remember these are the same people who probed a wild adventure of people peeing on each other in a “suite of rooms” in a foreign land that doesn’t even exist, and that story captured the MSM and their reader’s fantasies for years.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776