I don't think it breaks any law. But, I do think it makes the impeachment inquiries go into overdrive and that its evidence presented. I think it might be something even Mitch McConnell couldn't pull his head in his shell over.Laws only mean anything when there's the will to enforce them.
"Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president's finances that didn't go through our rigorous verification and standards process," O'Donnell said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. "I shouldn't have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight."
The about-face came shortly after an attorney for Trump and the Trump Organization sent a letter to NBC demanding the network "immediately and prominently" retract and apologize for what the attorney described as "false and defamatory" reporting.
O'Donnell on Tuesday night offered his audience an explosive story on Trump's finances -- a story he later stressed came from a single source, that NBC had not verified, and that would "require a lot more verification" to be confirmed as fact.
It's not clear how O'Donnell's reporting made it to air, given that NBC News was unable to verify his reporting.
Usually, at networks, journalists must clear anonymously sourced reports with the network before reporting them on-air or online — a process O'Donnell acknowledged he didn't follow in his Wednesday tweet.
Asked how O'Donnell's reporting made it to air, given how thinly sourced it was and given that the network has not been able to confirm it, a spokesperson for NBC and MSNBC declined to comment.
No other network or news organization, including CNN, has corroborated O'Donnell's reporting. Notably, there was no mention of anything resembling O'Donnell's reporting in the report issued earlier this year by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
No, chances are it's not VERIFIED.
I was not watching it last night (although caught the last few minutes and have it on my DVR) but he also talks about it right at the end of his show.Wow. If you watch this, and it is well worth watching, the relevant part ends 19 minutes in.
Me hearing Bush jr had an email problem so preemptively made a call to say he could stew in it: "They turned off ARMS?????"But his e-mails........ eh....
Yeah, this actually digs up information that donnie's lawyers do not want known for some reason. The retraction last night probably just made more people wonder about it (and I have no doubts he knew that would be the result).This is where Russiagate should have gone.
Why? Because Trump's goons squashed the story? That only raises alarm bells for me. All we must do if we want to determine if there's any "there" there, is to ask ourselves how Trump stayed afloat in the middle of all those bankruptcies and failures to repay debts to the point that his usual sources of credit were refusing to extend any more - leaving him with one option from which he might draw more capital and perpetrate his "billionaire" lie.