President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign issued a memorandum to media outlets on Monday, providing a list of guests who made “outlandish” and “false claims” about the Mueller investigation.
The letter basically asks the media to employ journalistic integrity when selecting future guests now that President Trump has been cleared of Russian “collusion” claims.
“The issuance of these definitive findings comes after two years of Democrat leaders and others lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of collusion,” the memo states. “They made many of these false claims, without evidence, on your airwaves.”
The list of names included: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), DNC Chair Tom Perez, and former CIA Director John Brennan.
Read the full letter below:
“Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions,” the memo states.
The Trump campaign then offered the media some free advice.
“You should begin by asking the basic question:
‘Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?’”
It's sad that the media actually needs this advice.
“The American people have been bombarded with these accusations, through the media, for two long years,” the memo concludes. “They have been told that their legitimately elected president had colluded with Russia — a claim proven to be false. At this point, there must be introspection from the media who facilitated the reckless statements and serious evaluation of how such guests are considered and handled in the future.”