Whenever a large story breaks, it’s easy to see the big picture, but sometimes the fine details take a while to come into focus.
Well, we know for a fact that Mark Meadows has been granted immunity in Jack Smith’s January 6th case against President Trump.
However, we don’t know what the exact deal is and we don’t know exactly what Meadows has said.
And remember, just because Meadows promised to speak in exchange for immunity, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he said anything against President Trump.
That’s what ABC reported.
ABC reported that Meadows told Trump that the 2020 election claims were “baseless.”
This could be used as evidence against President Trump.
Here’s what Mediaite reported:
Mark Meadows testified before a grand jury that he told former President Donald Trump that his claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election were “baseless,” but they still tried to overturn the election, according to ABC News.
ABC cited unnamed sources saying the former White House chief of staff testified against Trump in exchange for immunity.
Notice how ABC cited unnamed sources.
Russia-Russia-Russia stories all came from unnamed sources, and they were coincidentally all false and debunked.
But here’s the thing about ABC’s reporting…
CBS’s Catherine Herridge is reporting that Meadows’ lawyer told her something else.
She claims that Meadows’ lawyer called ABC’s piece “largely inaccurate.”
He warned them it wasn’t factual.
And they ran it anyway.
NEW: “I told ABC that their story was largely inaccurate. People will have to judge for themselves the decision to run it anyway.” George Terwilliger, Mark Meadows lawyer, to CBS News, responding to new reporting “Ex-Chief of Staff granted immunity, tells special counsel he…
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 24, 2023
ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent cc'ing Chris Krebs (former CISA head) on their Meadows story — that @CBS_Herridge is now reporting as "largely" inaccurate — is peak 2023. https://t.co/0sWuIrQ53t
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) October 24, 2023
We have ABC saying one thing and then there’s CBS saying another thing.
Only one of them can be telling the truth?
Which one is it?
Well, if you believe the Daily Beast, then ABC is lying:
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, denied claims made in an ABC News report Tuesday that he was granted immunity to testify before special counsel Jack Smith’s team.
ABC also reported that Meadows had talked with federal prosecutors at least three times this year as they reviewed the former president’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
Despite ABC News claiming Meadows’ lawyer declined to comment, George Terwilliger, Meadows’ attorney, later said to CBS News: “I told ABC that their story was largely inaccurate. People will have to judge for themselves the decision to run it anyway.”
Responding the report on Truth Social, Donald Trump appeared dubious as well.
“I don’t think Mark Meadows would lie about the Rigged and Stollen 2020 Presidential Election merely for getting IMMUNITY against Prosecution (PERSECUTION!) by Deranged Prosecutor, Jack Smith,” Trump wrote.Advertisement
“BUT, when you really think about it, after being hounded like a dog for three years, told you’ll be going to jail for the rest of your life, your money and your family will be forever gone, and we’re not at all interested in exposing those that did the RIGGING — If you say BAD THINGS about that terrible ‘MONSTER,’ DONALD J. TRUMP, we won’t put you in prison, you can keep your family and your wealth, and, perhaps, if you can make up some really horrible ‘STUFF’ a out him, we may very well erect a statue of you in the middle of our decaying and now very violent Capital, Washington, D.C.”
So now if you think about it, it’s CBS and Daily Beast vs. ABC.
I don’t know, but given the mainstream media’s history in inaccuracy over these last few years, I take everything they say with a grain of salt.
A large one.