July 12, 2017
The editor-in-chief of Breitbart’s London branch claimed a CNN article on internal Breitbart communications misrepresented one of his comments that referred to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer as “collusion.”
CNN obtained and then published internal Breitbart communications in the aftermath of the revelation that Don Jr. met a Russian-connected lawyer expecting dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.
Someone on Breitbart’s Slack channel — a messaging app — apparently passed a handful of messages over to CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, who led his story with a comment from Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam.
“So like, this is straight up collusion,” Kassam is reported as saying. “Right?” Darcy wrote that Kassam’s comment showed he “reacted to the story of Donald Trump Jr.’s newly-released emails in a way that wouldn’t typically be expected from someone at the far-right outfit, which is a reliable supporter of President Trump.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:52 am