[–] ScorpioGlitch 4 points (+4|-0)

No one seemed to care that it came from Buzzfeed, of all places. Nonetheless, it was great watching all the Trump haters get priapisms, Trump supporters make stories and excuses. Meanwhile, Buzzfeed got a boatload of traffic and investigators got a little sidetracked while Putin is probably chuckling. I know I was.

[–] Butler_crosley 4 points (+4|-0)

Reuters reported about the allegations but the article threw some suspicions on the BuzzFeed article by saying Reuters sources didn't know anything about it. Reuters is one of the few MSM sources I consider to be fairly trustworthy while BuzzFeed will always be click-bait gossip in my eyes.

[–] Boukert 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

I was actually waiting for a "good source" confirmation when i saw this initially, as buzzfeed is absolutely not a trustworthy newssource. The reuters article was very sceptical to this story indeed, AP had it spot on and didnt even run the story.

I am very surprised the special council decided to make this statement though, as there are so many rumors/stories going around and they rarely react to any.

[–] KillBill 3 points (+3|-0)

Been reading a bit on it today and the general thought is they had congress and senators asking for information on it so they thought they had to make a statement to clarify things before it all blew up into something more official(impeachment) based on something that might not have been there.

[–] revmoo 2 points (+2|-0)

Standard playbook at this point for narrative-building. Have some shady source write a false article, report about their reporting so you don't have to issue retractions, quietly scrub your articles once the news has run its course. I don't know how these folks sleep at night.