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Fake News? CNN Misfires on Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks Story

Fake News? CNN Misfires on Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks Story
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By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 05:20 PM

President Donald Trump now has more ammo to fire at CNN after the network made a glaring mistake in a story it published Friday morning.

CNN reported that Donald Trump Jr. received an email from WikiLeaks on Sept. 4, 2016 that contained a private link and decryption details that would give him access to documents from the Democratic National Committee and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

That date was significant because WikiLeaks did not make the documents public until Sept. 13.

The Washington Post, however, debunked the CNN report after reviewing a copy of the email sent to Trump Jr. It was dated Sept. 14, 2016 — 10 days later and, more importantly, one day after the documents were made public. That poured cold water on the claim that WikiLeaks tried to give the documents to the Trump campaign before they were released publicly.

CNN's original story now carries a correction at the top.

"Correction: This story has been corrected to say the date of the email was September 14, 2016, not September 4, 2016," CNN wrote. "The story also changed the headline and removed a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., who posted a message about WikiLeaks on September 4, 2016."

There are corrections throughout the piece as well.

Trump Jr. had a field day with the blunder on Twitter, posting several tweets about it and retweeting others that called out CNN.

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