Clay and Buck

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Norah O’Donnell Caught Reporting Lie About Trump’s Passports

16 Aug 2022

BUCK: It was Norah O’Donnell yesterday who broke the very important story that they did not take the passports from Donald Trump’s residence. Psych. They actually did, and there’s paperwork proving it, and now the DOJ in writing has admitted it. So glad her sources are so ironclad on that one. But here is also Norah O’Donnell, a mouthpiece for the regime, telling everybody that the DOJ is asking a judge not to release the affidavit about the raid.

O’DONNELL: The Justice Department is asking a judge not to release the affidavit that contains key details about why the FBI searched former president Trump’s Florida mansion last week. The DOJ says that releasing that document would be detrimental to the, quote, integrity of the investigation. Now, this comes as members of Congress from both parties today are demanding more details and are asking the Director of National Intelligence for a damage assessment following reports that documents labeled top secret were found in Mar-a-Lago.

BUCK: Oh, clutch the pearls. Top secret! First of all, what does that even mean, all right? Clay, if someone intercepts a conversation between me and you talking about how you like turkey sandwiches for lunch, somebody may classify that as top secret. Second of all, a former president and future presidential candidate isn’t just somebody when it comes to an affidavit here. The public has a right to know. The political question here has risen beyond what the normal legal circumstances, I think, would justify. So if they don’t release it, I think it looks bad for ’em. What do you say?

CLAY: I agree a hundred percent. It also looks bad for Norah O’Donnell, who still has the tweet up saying that they didn’t seize these passports. This is an example, we talk all the time about how social media has different rules for different people. There’s no Twitter fact check. 40,000 people liked it, 13,000 people shared it. “According to a DOJ official, the FBI is not in possession of former president Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.”

That’s a hundred percent a lie. And the tweet is still up. There’s no follow-up tweet saying, Hey, this was actually incorrect. It turns out that the Department of Justice was in possession of Trump’s passports, as he had correctly said. And you might say, well, why does this matter? Well, 40,000 people are liking and sharing and commenting, maybe more than that, on this tweet, which is a hundred percent inaccurate. And, Buck, how many — we talked about yesterday, how often our tweets about covid that ended up being true, and they would have the little fact check label or even our podcasts for a while — I don’t know if it still has the podcast label, where people —

BUCK: Go to Fauci for real information about covid. If you’re a moron.

CLAY: People were sharing all the different podcasts and tweets that we would share that came with a covid signifier underneath it that said this information about covid is disputed. Yeah, we ended up being right about everything. But that’s where the world was. They’re not doing anything about Norah O’Donnell’s lies. Why not? Good question to be asking.

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