Trump Responds to Bomb Columbia Journalism Review of Steele Dossier
‘Just one of many ways the election was rigged and stolen’: Trump responds to bomb Columbia Journalism Review of Steele Dossier
- Donald Trump has criticized the media for its failures in the notorious Steele Dossier, claiming it contributed to his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
- The dossier linked Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to Moscow, but many of its key details have been debunked and scrutinized.
- Noted Watergate reporter Bob Woodward also condemned the media rush to report on the dossier, saying readers were ultimately misled.
Donald Trump has criticized the media for its failures in the notorious Steele Dossier following an 18-month investigation by the Columbia Journalism Review, claiming it also led to his 2020 presidential defeat.
He reportreleased Monday, it details the shortcomings in media coverage of the Christopher Steel dossier linking the 2016 Trump campaign to Russia.
Speaking on Truth Social on Wednesday, Trump said the report highlighted the failures of the mainstream media and that it “had a huge impact on the 2020 presidential election, just one of many ways the election was rigged and stolen.”
The former president added: ‘This shows, once again, that the 2020 elections were stolen by radical, corrupt and awake Democrats, which makes it impossible for that fact to be called “The Big Lie”, like the Marxists and communists in our country they try to do portray it.’
Donald Trump criticized the media for its failure to report on the Steele Dossier, claiming it contributed to his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, which he reiterated was “rigged”.
The dossier compiled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele (pictured) detailing the Trump campaign’s alleged cooperation with Moscow in 2016. Many of the dossier’s key details have since been discredited.
The Steele Dossier was a collection of allegations collected by the former MI6 from sources in Eastern Europe, ranging from details of alleged cooperation between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow to lurid claims about Trump and Russian prostitutes.
The work was funded by the Clinton campaign and became an open secret in Washington circles in late 2016, before it was published in full by Buzzfeed News in January 2017.
An investigation of the file revealed that Steele’s “main” source claimed that the former agent had exaggerated or misrepresented details and that his own information was based on “hearsay and speculation”.
And since it was published, many key details have been debunked, with the Columbia Journalism Review summing up the episode as a modern media failure.
Trump wrote of the review in Truth Social: “This is an astonishingly detailed account of the lies, misinformation and complete lack of journalistic integrity displayed by the purveyors of fake news at the Washington Compost (sometimes known as the Washington Post), the Falling New York Times, and many others.
Trump took to Truth Social to reiterate his claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen while highlighting the Columbia Journalism Review report.
Despite the debunked allegations on the record, the US intelligence community shared its broad assessment that Moscow intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump.
And while Trump boasts that the Columbia Journalism Review echoed his claims that the 2020 election was stolen, the report focuses on the 2016 election, which Trump won against Hilary Clinton.
Mentions of the 2020 election were mainly due to interviews with Trump, where he reiterated the false claims when speaking to reporters about his reaction.
Veteran journalist Bob Woodward described how reporters ignored his warnings about the now-discredited Steele dossier, with disastrous consequences.
Noted Watergate reporter Bob Woodward also condemned the media reporting, revealing in a new interview how Washington Post reporters were overcome with excitement over the Russiagate investigations and did not heed their warnings.
The result, Woodward said, was that readers were ultimately “misled” by the coverage of Trump’s ties to Russia.
He made his comments in a lengthy investigation into the media’s handling of the biggest story of the Trump presidency.
“The Post’s Bob Woodward told me that news coverage of the Russia investigation “was not handled well” and that he thought viewers and readers had been “misled,” Jeff Gerth wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review.
He urged newsrooms to “walk the painful path of introspection.”