Trump’s Baseless Attacks on Times, Post Reporting on Russia Probe

But Trump and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany have pointed to no errors in the reporting, and a rereading of the articles shows that the work is quite solid. The reporting is heavily supported by special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and by other publicly available documents and sources.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/07/trumps-baseless-attacks-on-times-post-reporting-on-russia-probe/

-FactCheck.org; 7/2/2020

On key date he was reportedly briefed on Russia bounty story, Trump was live-tweeting Fox News, meeting right-wing media figures

On another key date, then-acting intelligence director Richard Grenell was fighting online with CNN and The Washington Post — over whether Trump reads his President’s Daily Brief

https://www.mediamatters.org/war-afghanistan/key-date-he-was-reportedly-briefed-russia-bounty-story-trump-was-live-tweeting-fox

-Media Matters; 6/30/202

From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump’s phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America’s principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials — including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff — that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html

-CNN; 6/29/2020

Trump baselessly accused Obama of treason and it wasn’t big news

A state’s leader baselessly alleging that his predecessor committed treason would be greeted with blaring alarms if it happened elsewhere. The news would be interpreted as a sign that the state’s democratic institutions were in danger — and that it was teetering on the brink of tyranny.

https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/trump-baselessly-accused-obama-treason-and-it-wasnt-big-news

-Media Matters; 6/23/2020


Trump Charges Obama With Treason in CBN Interview

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-charges-obama-with-treason-in-cbn-interview/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/23/2020

Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book

President Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election, telling Xi during a summit dinner last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing from American farmers would aid his electoral prospects, according to a damning new account of life inside the Trump administration by former national security adviser John Bolton.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-asked-chinas-xi-to-help-him-win-reelection-according-to-bolton-book/2020/06/17/d4ea601c-ad7a-11ea-868b-93d63cd833b2_story.html

-Washington Post; 6/17/2020