Washington Post issues retraction in story accusing Trump of illegal activity2 minute read

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The Washington Post just issued a huge retraction for a story they published back in January where they accused President Trump of a possible crime.


Back in January the Washington Post published a story with the headline “‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction”.

The story went on to sight “an individual familiar with the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the conversation.

Of course, the anonymous source was lying if there even was one. The President never told the Georgia SOS to “find the fraud.” Trump only wanted an investigation started to find out the facts regarding all of the questions surrounding the voter fraud. WaPo wanted to smear the President and that’s what they did.

This story was even used during the impeachment trial.

They admitted to publishing a fake story and changed their headline, issuing the following statement.

Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so. Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there. He also told her that she had “the most important job in the country right now.” A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.

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