CNN's Brian Stelter Hilariously Tries to White Knight NYT's Trump Tax Story, Fails Miserably

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“Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter – screengrab via CNN.


As my RedState colleague Nick Arama has extensively documented, the New York Times hit piece report from over the weekend on President Trump’s tax returns was not the supposed “bombshell” against Trump many in the media and on the left made it out to be.


Contra to hyperventilating journalists and Democrats alike, the report proved Trump was telling the truth when he claimed he wasn’t releasing his taxes because he was under audit. Not only that, but the paper “found no previously unknown ties to Russia” in the Trump records they reviewed.

Also, the paper’s own reporting notes that Trump paid a total of $5.2 million to the U.S. Treasury in 2016 and 2017, with the $750 amount being floated in some press reports something that he actually paid in addition to those millions.

Though the Times’ article ended up being a big nothingburger, conservatives expressed concern over how the tax documents were obtained in the first place. RedState managing editor Streiff raised the question in his Sunday write-up, pointing out that it just so happens that the NYT ended up getting their hands on tax records that were subpoenaed by New York County District Attorney’s office.


Whoever it was who leaked the documents, it was illegal to do so, as conservatives like Turning Point USA Founder/President Charlie Kirk noted:

This led CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter to chime in with this bit of dum-dummery:


I was one of many who pointed out the obvious flaw in his argument:


Key words there being “real journalist”, of course.

To repeat: There is a big, YUGE difference between “having legal access” and “having legal access to release” something.

I mean, it does not take a lawyer nor a journalist to be able to make this deduction. All it takes is someone not afflicted with a chronic case of TDS. That, in and of itself, explains pretty much everything we need to know about Stelter and his laughable expertise when it comes “legal access” issues.

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