By David EhrlichThe Wall Street JournalDecember 29, 2018 | 09:16:23The news is all the same now, but how did it all come about?
That’s the question that has been asked as the media’s bias story about Russia and Donald Trump develops into the most serious political crisis of the Trump administration in years.
The problem: the mainstream media.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., had been asked by a Russian lawyer to provide damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that would be damaging to her candidacy.
The Times also reported that Trump’s son, Eric Trump, met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office on Dec. 4, 2016, to discuss a plan to lift sanctions against Russia.
The story has been covered widely in the mainstream news media, with CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and others all claiming the story is false.
But how exactly did this story get started, and what is the extent of the problem?
In the end, there is no simple answer, but the mainstream press is not alone.
The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times have also published stories about Trump Jr.’s meeting, which was first reported by The Washington Times, which is owned by the conservative Media Research Center.
The Washington Post reported on Dec 12, that the Trump campaign was also contacted by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who said she had damaging information that could help Trump’s presidential campaign.
Veselnittaya was an FBI agent.
The Times story is based on a series of documents from Veselnitkaya’s lawyer, Natalia Egorova, published by The New York Post.
Egorovas emails showed that Veselnitzas lawyer had offered damaging information to Trump campaign officials, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort, about Clinton and the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
The Trump campaign denied that the campaign was involved with the Russian government, and President Donald J. Trump Jr. responded to a Times story by tweeting, “The Russia story is a total hoax.
It is a desperate attempt by the Dems to distract from the many other reasons they lost the election.
They should stop.”
The Trump administration and the mainstream journalists covering it have also been quick to point out the error in the reporting, but there are still some major gaps in the narrative that may have contributed to the media story.
In the Washington Post story, Veselnichs lawyer said she told Trump Jr., “If it’s what you say, I love it.”
She later deleted that statement and referred to it as a “statement of facts.”
The New Yorker reported in October that the Times story was based on information from Veselinaks emails.
The Post and NYT have both also published the emails of Manafort and other campaign officials.
But neither published the full contents of the correspondence.
The New Jersey Times, in a story on Tuesday, reported that the emails showed Veselnizs lawyer was offering the information to the campaign.
The NYT, which has reported on the Russia investigation extensively, has not reported on that email exchange.
The New York Daily News has also reported Veselnixes emails.
But it has not yet published the entire emails.
The paper did publish a statement from a spokesperson from the Trump transition team that the paper had not seen the full emails.
It did not address the question of whether the Trump team was aware of the existence of the emails, or whether it knew of them prior to publishing the article.
What happened to the Times and the Washington Report?
The Washington Report is a media outlet owned by NBCUniversal and owned by Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp., who is a close Trump ally.
The News Corp. statement about the Times article does not explicitly deny that the newspaper reported the story.
The statement, published Dec. 15, said, “While we do not agree with all aspects of the Times report, we have always taken seriously the importance of our work and have consistently supported the President’s agenda and his agenda of getting things done for the American people.
We have been very careful not to engage in partisan politics.”
It’s not clear if the Times was aware that the report was inaccurate, but its editorial board has long criticized the media for not covering news about Trump, and the Times’ report about the Trump meeting was widely condemned.
The report also does not address why the media has been so reluctant to report on Trump’s business dealings, which have been a central theme of the Russia controversy.
In fact, the story only touches on Trump Jr and Veselnito’s meeting, saying nothing about Trump’s private business dealings or any of his dealings with foreign governments.
Trump Jr.’ s meeting with Veselnita, according to the New Yorker, was a private gathering, not a public one, as the Times reported.
It said the meeting was arranged by Veselnitor, who was working on behalf of a business that