(TargetLiberty.org) – In January 2017, a retired British spy, Christopher Steele, released a dossier full of alleged information tying former President Donald Trump to the Kremlin in a successful plot to win the 2016 general election. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on December 1, stating that the Steele dossier was full of “weak stuff” and its pursuit would be a “stain on the FBI” for a long time.
Since the report’s release five years ago, many investigations and lawsuits regarding several of the main allegations pivotal to the report’s credibility proved the sources used for the claims were unreliable.
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) December 2, 2021
Pompeo went on to say that if the media can’t provide sources, they run the risk of spreading misinformation that can be harmful to the United States. Pompeo said the allegations of Trump colluding with Russia to win the presidency were “patently false.”
The First Amendment to the United States protects Freedom of the press. Still, it’s important to report responsibly and accurately to ensure the American citizens have the correct information on all issues. If not, false information could prevail and potentially threaten the governing principles the US holds dear.
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