(National Sentinel) Liars: We’ve documented the many times the fake news media has exercised extreme bias when it comes to the manner in which they cover POTUS Donald Trump and his administration, but this example takes the cake.
You may recall during the recent Senate circus surrounding the confirmation of now-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that NBC News ran a story containing allegations against him from Julie Swetnick, a client of creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti.
Swetnick, according to Avenatti, claimed that in high school Kavanaugh and friends “spiked punch” with drugs and alcohol to seduce girls who were then made part of a “rape train” for other boys to sexually assault, as the Daily Wire reported.
Soon after, NBC broadcast an interview with Swetnick in which she undermined sworn testimony she had given the Senate Judiciary Committee (and which has now earned her and Avenatti a criminal referral to the Justice Department).
After that, Avenatti offered up another sworn statement from a fourth anonymous accuser who he claimed knew Swetnick and who also witnessed Kavanaugh’s alleged acts.
At least, that’s what Avenatti convinced her to say in his affidavit.
Now, NBC has revealed that during an interview with that woman arranged by Avenatti on Sept. 30 she denied making the claims he in his affidavit, telling the network that she never did witness any such behavior from Kavanaugh.
When the network talked to the anonymous accuser once more following the publication of the affidavit, Avenatti claimed that it did not correctly represent her claims and that she’d barely “skimmed” it before it was released.
In the end, NBC determined her story “wasn’t credible” — but never shared this information or judgment with the public.
What’s also true is that the anonymous woman’s retractions threw Swetnick’s claims further into doubt.
Or at least that’s what Avenatti apparently convinced her to swear to in his affidavit. Because, as NBC has revealed, during an interview with the woman arranged by Avenatti on Sept. 30, she largely denied making many of the claims in he affidavit, and effectively told NBC that she had never witnessed Kavanaugh engage in any of the questionable behavior alleged by his accusers.
And when the network again spoke to this anonymous accuser after the publication of the affidavit, Avenatti she said that it incorrectly represented her claims and that she had barely “skimmed” it prior to its release. Overall, NBC determined that her story “wasn’t credible” – though it never shared this judgment with the public. What’s more, the woman’s retractions also created more reason to question Swetnick’s allegations:
NBC says it spoke to this woman two days before Avenatti released her statement, and didn’t seem to find her credible. The outlet said the woman told NBC a different story than what was presented in the affidavit.
“Referring to Kavanaugh spiking the punch, ‘I didn’t ever think it was Brett,’ the woman said to reporters in a phone interview arranged by Avenatti on Sept. 30 after repeated requests to speak with other witnesses who might corroborate Swetnick’s claims,” NBC reported Thursday night. “As soon as the call began, the woman said she never met Swetnick in high school and never saw her at parties and had only become friends with her when they were both in their 30s.”
This alleged corroborating witness then told reporters she never witnessed Kavanaugh act inappropriately toward women, but said everyone at these parties drank heavily.
NBC again contacted this woman on October 3, the day Avenatti tweeted out her statement. At this time, she told the media outlet she only “skimmed” the declaration. The next day – October 4 – she texted NBC, saying: “It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch … I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.”
Not only was NBC being dishonest — purposely so to further endanger Kavanaugh’s nomination — the network was shielding Avenatti from yet another embarrassing scandal.
And yet, it’s POTUS Trump who’s wrong to call out the “mainstream media” for its fake news and BS bias?
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