Maddow receives fake NSA Docs in attempt to discredit Russia reporting

Rachel Maddow dropped a bombshell on Thursday, reporting that her show received what appeared to be a forged NSA document implicating somebody in Donald Trump’s campaign in colluding with the Russians during last year’s presidential election.

Maddow explained that the document received by her show is almost certainly a fake, and it instead appears to be a clear attempt by an unknown person or group to undermine the credibility of the news media and derail the entire Trump-Russia story.

“Somebody, for some reason, appears to be shopping a fairly convincing fake NSA document that purports to directly implicate somebody from the Trump campaign in working with the Russians on their attack on the election,” Maddow said. “It is a forgery.”

I don’t know if the Trump campaign worked with Russia or not. … One way to stab in the heart aggressive American reporting on that subject is to lay traps for American journalists who are reporting on it. Trick news organizations into reporting what appears to be evidence of what happened, and then after the fact, blow that reporting up. You then hurt the credibility on that news organization, you also cast a shadow on any similar reporting in the future, whether or not it’s true. Even if it’s true, you plant a permanent question, an asterisk … So heads up everybody.

While Trump and his allies continue to label the media as “fake news,” it’s now clear that there is somebody working behind the scenes to circulate false information and derail the explosive Trump-Russia reporting.

Even though it may very well be true that Trump’s campaign worked with the Russians to tilt the election in his favor, that evidence has not yet been revealed to the public. Sending out fake documents claiming something that hasn’t yet been confirmed is the perfect way to undermine future reporting on this story if the ongoing investigations do, in fact, uncover collusion between Trump and Russia.

Even if it ends up being true, as Maddow said, efforts like this will undermine the credibility of such reporting.

So while this president and his administration continue to claim that American journalists are on some anti-Trump crusade when it comes to Russia, it appears that someone – a person who wants the Trump-Russia story to go away – is intentionally distributing forged documents.

The real fake news isn’t coming from Trump critics or trusted news organizations – it’s coming from an entity or person who wants to undermine journalists and protect the president.

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52 Responses to Maddow receives fake NSA Docs in attempt to discredit Russia reporting

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  2. eliihass says:

    A good first step would be to stop with the incessant use of the title ‘president’ to address an unworthy, treasonous buffoon..

    The second step is to rapidly separate him and his cohorts from the various instruments and controls of our sovereign nation …the longer he’s in, the more comfortable and emboldened he gets, the easier he misuses the sacred instruments of a sacred office..

    It will only get worse, the more he settles in and the more comfortable he gets…

    And validating, normalizing and legitimizing him and his dubious activities/cohorts, his fantasies and the spoils of his treasonous jollies – especially with the continued reverential use of the ultimate title to address him, only gets him even more carried away…

    This is a very small man with an overwhelming narcissistic need to be validated…deny him that..

    Starve him of all respect and validation – especially that pertaining to the sacred office he illegally occupies thanks to a hostile foreign entity …

    And no matter the slick attempts to try to normalize things via a different angle….by selling his very dubious, gleefully complicit, accomplice of a 3rd wife as somehow removed from his shenanigans, and even as an ‘innocent bystander’ and ‘also victim’ ….reject them all …and refuse to absolve or normalize or validate or fall for the slick attempts to dupe …to bait and switch..

    They are all – every last one of that kkklan, very greedy, very self-serving, very evil ..

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  11. I am fucking livid…

    MSNBC reporting Trump pressed Putin on election hacking, Putin denies interference and Trump accepts.

    Who does he think he is? Throw his treasonous ASS in JAIL!

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  13. Trump setting up a task force on cyber-security with the hostile country that attacked our democracy.

    Welcome to the Twilight Zone, people!

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  14. Thugs playing the American people. He believes a hostile foreign power over the country’s intelligence agencies. IMPEACH HIM‼️

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  15. OUTRAGEOUS! Where are our leaders? This can’t stand. Trump took an Oath to defend the country & he’s not.

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  16. Rex Tillerson must have lost his mind. No one is moving forward with ISH. Russia attacked our democracy & we should move on? HELL to the NO!

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  19. But…. @ElizLanders tweeted this. So who’s lying?

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  20. We’re doomed. Our democracy is no more all because of a greedy ignorant white buffoon with money. And the US media helped to elevate him.😢

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  23. What a joke! They’re both playing America like a fiddle. Where are our leaders? Someone do something!

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  32. SCARY ISH, PPL!

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  46. rikyrah says:

    Rachel Maddow receives fake classified info in attempt to discredit her. Democracy under dark arts attack. DT refuses to protect us. #FIGHT!
    — Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 7, 2017

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    • rikyrah says:

      I commented yesterday that the word was that those who tried going after him before failed because he was ‘protected’ by certain agengices, due to the intel that he gave them. IF this is true? Then that means that the agencies told him that he’s on his own, because they have bigger fish to fry and will no longer be protecting him.

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  49. Treasonous scumbags trying to trap #Maddow with fake NSA docs to discredit her reporting on Russia. She’s not biting, mofos.

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  50. You can’t touch her, mofos! Not today, Satan!

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