Senate Republicans have walked away from their plans to vote on their health-care bill this week, and the Trump administration believes the Syrian regime is planning another chemical weapons attack against its own people. But at the first opportunity during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the media in general, and CNN in particular, for producing a “constant barrage of fake news” about Russia.
The comments came in response to CNN’s apology and retraction of a story published late last week, after the network discovered numerous issues with the piece. Three journalists who worked on the story also resigned.
Sanders spent nearly two minutes in an uninterrupted answer — her first of the briefing — calling into question CNN’s credibility, although she did not name the network. She also encouraged people to watch a video purportedly showing a CNN employee, who was not responsible for the network’s coverage of the Russia investigation, criticizing the network.
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