Media Coverage of Mueller Probe Feeds Into Trump’s Narrative
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FEATURING BOBBY LEWIS – President Donald Trump on Saturday once again attacked his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying on Twitter, “Sessions said he wouldn’t allow politics to influence him only because he doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position.” He went on to repeat his usual criticisms of the Special Counsel’s investigation into wrongdoing in the 2016 election.
The President appears to be caught in the center of a legal net that is closing in around him after days of bombshell news reports from Robert Mueller’s investigation. The reports include Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker being granted immunity after Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen took a plea deal; and Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort being convicted on 8 counts of fraud.
Now Media Matters for America has analyzed media coverage of the latest in the Mueller probe and found that most of it fuels Trump’s narrative of the investigation being a “witch hunt.”
Read Lewis’s analysis HERE.
Bobby Lewis, researcher at Media Matters.