Written by Alex Thomas; Originally appeared at The Daily Sheeple
Since the stunning election of Donald Trump, liberal news outlet CNN has gone on a 24/7 anti-Trump crusade, even going as far as to give “credibility” to the infamous (and fake) Trump dossier while conveniently leaving out the fact that one of their main reporters on the topic is literally close personal friends with the founders of the company who commissioned it.
That’s right, as CNN pretends to report the news, they are actually conducting cover for their friends in both the Democratic Party as well as at Fusion GPS, with the network’s lead reporter on the topic, Evan Perez, having a public friendship with the founders of the company.
A key report by The Daily Caller conclusively proves that Perez has a long personal relationship with multiple founders of the company and that CNN has failed to disclose this startling conflict of interest in any of their reports on the dossier or Fusion GPS in general.
As the DC article notes, CNN’s reporting on the dossier, led by justice correspondent Evan Perez, has been largely favorable to the firm and openly anti-Trump. The network has also hyped the dossier’s credibility despite the fact that the vast majority of the media has already revealed that its contents are completely unconfirmed.
The fact that Perez has worked with and is personal friends with the founders of the company who paid for the dossier apparently isn’t important to the network.
Glenn Simpson, the Fusion co-founder most often associated with the dossier, is used to working on stories with Perez. As reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Perez and Simpson regularly co-authored stories on national security.
Another Fusion founder, Tom Catan, worked as a reporter for the Journal at the same time as Perez and Simpson. The third Fusion co-founder, Peter Fritsch, worked above Perez and Simpson as the senior national security editor.
Simpson and Fritsch left the WSJ in 2011 to launch Fusion. Perez jumped from the paper to CNN in 2013. Another longtime Journal reporter, Neil King, left the paper to join Fusion in December 2016.
Photos posted to Facebook underscore the personal closeness between Perez and the Fusion GPS operatives. One photo posted by Perez shows King, who left the Journal for Fusion in December 2016, and another man posing for a picture at The Bullpen, an outdoor bar right outside of the Washington Nationals’ stadium.
The Bullpen is a popular fan destination before baseball games. King is shown wearing a shirt with the Nationals name and logo across the front. The photo was posted in August 2016, four months before King joined Fusion GPS.
Keep in mind that CNN has not only propped up the credibility of the dossier, they have also (purposefully?) “muddied the waters” by reporting incorrect information about it on multiple occasions.
CNN is also currently running a massive coverup for the Clintons and the DNC regarding their now confirmed collusion with Russian sources to spread disinformation through the dossier. The network has gone as far as to laughably pretend that they hadn’t even heard of the evidence while implying that Trump must be making it up.
After White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders busted the Clinton-Russia collusion story wide open by speaking about it at a press conference, CNN went on to play dumb and act like they hadn’t seen literal viral reports that proved the collusion.
Predictably, the establishment mouthpiece and viciously anti-Trump news network CNN immediately went to work, whining in their write up of the press conference over the fact that Sanders didn’t respond to a follow up question about what evidence the White House had supporting the Clinton collusion claim
“Sanders declined to answer a follow-up Friday asking what evidence President Donald Trump has to accuse Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Russians,” wrote CNN.
This is classic propaganda. CNN is an extremely well-funded “news” corporation with a plethora of resources. Evidence of Clinton-DNC collusion with Russia has been reported on extensively over the last two days. It is highly unlikely that CNN is unaware of the proof that they are pretending to seek.
To recap, one of the main reporters covering Fusion GPS for CNN is actually close person friends with their founders. The liberal network has failed to mention this in any of their reporting. At the same time they are conducting cover for the very people who hired Fusion GPS to produce disinformation about Donald Trump in the first place.
Oh and don’t forget, Evan Perez isn’t the only one at the network covering for Fusion GPS, as Wolf Blitzer spent yesterday spreading transparent lies regarding the dossier and its funding.