Trump Urges Networks To Ban His Critics Who Claimed There Was Collusion From Ever Appearing On TV
As Donald Trump continues to celebrate prematurely, his campaign has started to seek out a way to stop his critics from ever appearing on television again.
On Monday, Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for the Trump campaign, sent out a letter to multiple TV producers urging them not to invite guests who have claimed that there was collusion between Trump and Russia. In the letter, Murtaugh claims that the comments made by Trump critics have been “proven to be false.”
Murtaugh went after several Trump critics, such as Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and former CIA Director John Brennan.
“Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions,” Murtaugh writes. “You should begin by asking the basic question: Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?”
Murtaugh adds that “if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.”
“At this point, there must be introspection from the media who facilitated the reckless statements and serious evaluation of how such guests are considered and handled in the future,” he concludes.
The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers: pic.twitter.com/yhr03LAI7N
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 25, 2019
The report was turned in to Attorney General William Barr, who claimed in a 4-page report that the investigation did not find sufficient evidence to establish a conspiracy between Russia and Trump.
But, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report has yet to be turned into Congress, who will be conducting a conclusion based on what they see on the report.
Trump is still under investigation by the Southern District of New York.