“I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong. The media reported the investigation was going on. Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody that got anything wrong.”
Tapper added, “We didn’t say there was a conspiracy. We said Mueller was investigating a conspiracy.”
That’s not true. Mulvaney basically scoffed at the idea.
“That’s fine, if that’s your recollection of history, that’s great,” Mulvaney responded. “Face it, the media got this wrong. It’s okay. People get stuff wrong all the time, just not at this level.”
Despite Tapper and Cuomo’s denials, CNN has been plagued by errors in its reporting on the Russia investigation.
CNN issued a massive correction Dec. 7, 2017, to a story that claimed Donald Trump Jr. had been sent an email Sept. 4, 2016, that contained undisclosed information from WikiLeaks. It turned out CNN’s sources provided the wrong date for the email.
Trump Jr. actually received the email Sept. 14, 2016, a day after the information contained in the email had been made public.
CNN was also forced to correct a June 7, 2017, article (co-authored by Tapper) that claimed James Comey would dispute President Donald Trump’s claims that Comey had told him he was not under investigation. Comey undercut the report during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The story fell apart after Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, said Cohen did not know for certain whether Trump Jr. mentioned the meeting to his father. Davis also admitted to being a source for CNN and other news outlets that matched CNN’s initial report.