Washington Post Admits Trump’s ‘Find the Fraud’ Quote Was Fake News

Washington Post Admits Trump’s ‘Find the Fraud’ Quote Was Fake News. By Joel Pollack.

The Post‘s original article was headlined: “‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction.”

It relied on information from a single anonymous source, described as “an individual familiar with the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the conversation.”

However, the Post has now changed the headline and issued a correction as of March 11 (original emphasis):

Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. …

Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so.

Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there.

He also told her that she had “the most important job in the country right now.” …

Democrats used the phony “find the fraud” quote in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump last month.

So the public finds out after the inauguration and the impeachment trial that Trump was telling the truth and the Washington Post was telling fake news. After the damage was done, with plausible deniability.

It’s like the leak of the police bodycam video three months after George Floyd’s death, which shows Floyd dying of fentanyl poisoning and saying “I can’t breathe” eleven times before he went under the knee. Turns out the media told a pack of lies there too. Funny how it keeps happening.

Coincidences that all favor one side aren’t really coincidences.

Glenn Reynolds:

You know who knew this all along? Georgia’s [Republican] Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. But he didn’t say anything to refute the story. Why not?

Raffensperger’s in the uniparty, Trump is their real opposition.