Fake News MSNBC Hack Lawrence O’Donnell Panics and ‘Apologizes’ For Trump-Russia Smear After POTUS Threatens Lawsuit
Fake News MSNBC hack Lawrence O’Donnell is in hot water after yet another Trump-Russia smear.
Lawrence O’Donnell spread another Trump-Russia lie in an episode of the program, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday night and Trump’s lawyers immediately responded.
O’Donnell was reporting on the news that Deutsche Bank confirmed it was in possession of some of Donald Trump’s tax returns.
As part of O’Donnell’s news report, he claimed that Trump’s co-signers on his Deutsche Bank loans were Russian oligarchs with close ties to Putin, citing one anonymous source.
“Deutsche Bank is in possession of loan documents that show Donald Trump has obtained loans with co-signers and that he would not have been able to obtain those loans without co-signers,” O’Donnell said, adding, “The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the co-signers of Donald Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans are Russian billionaires close to Vladimir Putin.”
O’Donnell wasn’t done. He said that if this is true, it explains every kind word that Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin.
It turns out that Lawrence O’Donnell has never seen the relevant documents and neither has his “source.”
WATCH the hack lie:
Trump’s lawyers wasted no time and sent a letter to NBC demanding a retraction over Lawrence O’Donnell’s outrageous claims.
“These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging,” attorney Charles Harder wrote.
“The only borrowers under these loans are Trump entities, and Mr. Trump is the only guarantor,” Harder added.
New: Trump attorney Charles Harder has sent a letter to NBC demanding a retraction over @Lawrence's Deutsche Bank claim. "These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging," Harder writes. pic.twitter.com/yhB2bYtFph
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 28, 2019
Shortly after President Trump’s lawyers threatened to sue the left-wing hack, he fired off an ‘apology.’
“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight,” Lawrence O’Donnell said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.
Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) August 28, 2019
Michael Del Moro, a producer for MSNBC admits that no one at the network, including O’Donnell’s source has even seen the Deutsche Bank loan documents.
Deutsche Bank is declining to comment on Lawrence O’Donnell’s reporting that Russian oligarch’s co-signed Trump’s loans. The information came from a single source who has not seen the bank records. NBC has not seen those records and has not yet been able to verify the reporting.
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) August 28, 2019