Friday afternoon ABC’s Brian Ross – who has since been suspended – did a story stating that President Trump asked Michael Flynn to speak with the Russians. Meaning President Trump was responsible for Flynn talking to members in the Russian government, and asked Flynn to lie to the FBI. Even stating that Flynn was “ready to testify” to that effect. Thus proving collusion with Russia to interfere in the election. This is 100% false. But coupled with the news that Flynn, a retired Army General, is cooperating with Robert Mueller’s special council investigation into “Russia meddling in the 2016 election”, makes it more believable.
With this fake news story came uncertainty in the stock market. A market that has hit numerous all time highs since President Trump took office. Which ultimately resulted in the market hitting the lowest point in quite some time. This shows that the mainstream media still has the capability to control the narrative although polls show that the general public does not trust the MSM. Many think the MSM is dying, even calling it the “dinosaur media”. Which I myself do believe. But incidences such as this, shows that they still, unfortunately, have power, and regardless if a story is retracted, it still has serious consequences.
The sharp slide in the stock market came within minutes of an ABC News report that Flynn is prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians. https://t.co/0Muyz3cZfZ