Trump Calls NYT ‘Enemy of the People’, Slamming News Reporting as False

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"Fake News!" he said.

And as the investigations around Trump have multiplied, the president has likewise expanded his attacks.

But Wednesday's denigration went a step further, suggesting that The Times reporting, across the board, is not to be trusted and is done to the detriment of Americans.

"The phrase "enemy of the people" is not just false, it's unsafe, Sulzberger said".

He also said that journalists reporting on his administration "don't even call asking for verification" about stories they write about the White House.

"In demonizing the free press as the enemy, simply for performing its role of asking hard questions and bringing uncomfortable information to light, President Trump is retreating from a distinctly American principle", Sulzberger said, devoid of any analysis that the media also has a responsibility to examine its ethics, sourcing and accuracy.

The Times story was team-reported by Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Michael S. Schmidt. "I at no time got the impression that he'd actually sought support, or talked to those people about it, or asked people, you know, 'would you support this?' or 'would you not'". Mr Trump also began a verbal campaign against Mr Mueller's investigation, which the President has repeatedly branded a "rigged witch hunt", insisting - usually in capital letters - there is "no evidence of collusion". The Justice Department's inspector general found that McCabe lied to investigators on multiple occasions and disclosed information to the media as a power play; he disputes the report.

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For more than two years, the public has known of serious allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation as it carried out an allegedly criminal operation to influence the 2016 American election. He previously said that "no one objected" when he informed the group of the opening of the probe into Trump.

McCarthy himself said, "Give me a ring when Trump tries to close down the Times".

Spicer did damage control for the White House after Flynn left, which included spreading the apparent lie about his resignation. The president has made some statements that I didn't agree with but if you look at the policy towards Russian Federation he's been much harder on Russian Federation than the previous administration. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation official also has stated "it's possible" that Trump could be a Russian asset.

The allegation appeared Tuesday in a New York Times article that said Trump called Matthew Whitaker to see if he would put the probe in the hands of Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

"I was both stunned and surprised, but also very focused on kind of not reacting in that way".

Cohen has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations related to the payments.

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