The House Intelligence Committee recently heard testimony in order to question the claims of 2016's Clinton/DNC-funded Russia dossier. Behind closed doors, faithful bodyguard Keith Schiller explicitly refuted assertions that Trump had cavorted with Russian prostitutes and thereby given Russia leverage for blackmailing the billionaire.
In fact, Schiller maintained that he had refused an offer by Russia to send five women to the lavish room of then-private-citizen Trump. The incident occurred in 2013, as Trump was in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant. Sources from both parties confirmed the accuracy of Schiller’s story.
Despite the longtime Trump confidant’s quelling of rumors, both ABC and CBS preferred a narrative of Trump scandal, so it went with fiction over reality for its news broadcast. Both networks spent Thursday evening discussing accusations -- and with deceptive description -- in spite of them having already been debunked.
During CBS Evening News, Anthony Mason reported:
“The House committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election heard quite a story this week from President Trump's former bodyguard.”
Accompanying the news of Trump’s leaked testimony was the onscreen caption “Blackmailed by Russia?” Mason continued, suggestively:
“He seems to suggest Russians may have tried to blackmail Mr. Trump.”
Justice Correspondent Jeff Pegues summed up Schiller’s account thusly:
“This week, Schiller told members of the House Intelligence committee that during that trip, an offer was made to send five women to Mr. Trump's hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton. According to a source, Schiller told the committee he didn't take the offer seriously, but he did later mention it to Mr. Trump.”
Notably missing was Schiller’s professed response to the Russian offer of prostitution, which was, “We don’t do that kind of stuff.”
Also absent was Schiller’s account of having told his boss about the Russian proposition and Donald Trump laughing it off. Instead, Pegues spoke to a former FBI agent, who said it was no surprise that Russia would want to compromise Donald Trump.
Across the dial, ABC’s David Muir engaged in a completely shameful manipulation of the facts, yielding an illicit result wholly removed from the innocent reality:
“Tonight, we are learning what Schiller says he saw on a trip to Moscow with Trump in 2013 for the Miss Universe Pageant. That trip to Moscow figured prominently in the uncorroborated dossier prepared for the Clinton campaign, which includes allegations that Trump -- while staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow -- employed ‘a number of prostitutes.’”
The World News Tonight anchor followed with:
“Schiller told Congress he stayed outside Trump's hotel room for about five minutes that night and saw no one go inside.”
There was a time when news represented reality. Thanks to the radicalized Left planting their flags behind news desks across America, many, many broadcasts are now simply propagand and misinformation. And they desperately pine for the incrimination -- and subsequent destruction -- of Donald J. Trump.