More #FakeNews: Liberal Media Trashes Trump with Sessions Dinner Meeting Pic …That Was Planned Weeks Ago!
On Wednesday morning, President Trump slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for directing Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to probe Obama-era FISA abuses.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
Later in the day the liberal media slammed President Trump after a photo was released of Jeff Sessions at dinner with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Solicitor General Noel Francisco
Axios reporters Johnathan Swan and Alayna Treene said “the symbolism was unmistakable.”
The three top ranking officials in the Justice Department appearing together in a show of solidarity on the same day Trump is publicly and privately raging about Sessions.
When Trump sees this photo he’ll have to absorb a concept that some of his aides have been trying to impress upon him for nearly a year, since he first began telling them he wanted to get rid of Sessions.
But this was fake news.
However, it was not until the end of the Axios article that they reported this nugget:
A source close to Sessions, who has spoken with him, says that this meeting was “in no way planned as pushback or an act of solidarity against the president.” The source said Solicitor General Noel Francisco requested the meeting some time ago to talk about carrying out various aspects of the department’s and administration’s agenda.
And yet they hyped it up as a slam on President Trump.