CNN Falsely Claimed Trump Launched a ‘Retaliation Campaign’ That Targeted 8 People

One thing you can always count on by the Left is that they will always lie when accusing President Donald Trump of lying.

They have a list of tens of thousands of lies by Trump, which when you get into it and analyze each one, they all contain either Olympic style stretching of the truth or an out and out lie by the Left.

Here’s an example of a typical leftist accusing the president of lying:

TRUMP: I paid the guy $100.00.

LEFTIST: Yes, but after taxes, he only received $78.00; therefore, Trump lied.

CNN never disappoints in this respect.  The failing news network on Monday reported Monday that there were eight targets of “retaliatory firings” by President Donald Trump of administration officials and staff who testified against him in Congress during the impeachment inquiry.  In other words, CNN is claiming Trump has fired eight people as retaliation for testifying against him in the impeachment farce.

There’s a problem with that claim.  Several on their list of eight that CNN said “left” or was “forced out” for retaliatory firings actually left for completely different reasons.  But when have facts stopped CNN from educating their tens of fans with propaganda to harm Trump?

For example, the US Special Representative for Ukraine, Ambassador Kurt Volker, left, in his own words, because of Democrats in Congress, and not because of the president. He was called by Democrats as a witness, but his testimony ended up helping Trump, which begs the question, why would Trump fire him for a retaliatory reason if his testimony helped him?  It’s an asinine accusation.

Asked why he had resigned, he stated that it was the inquiry itself, and not the president, that caused him to leave.

“I felt that I would no longer be effective as a special representative with this impeachment inquiry beginning and my name associated with that and all the media attention around that. I didn’t think I would be able to go to Ukraine or meet with Russians and be able to carry out those duties in that way anymore.”

Tim Morrison, a National Security Council (NSC) official, whose testimony also helped the president’s defense against impeachment, specifically told Congress that his departure had nothing to do with the inquiry.

“I do not want anyone to think there is a connection between my testimony today and my impending departure,” he said, explaining that he had already decided to leave the NSC.

From Breitbart:

The only two witnesses who were removed after the impeachment inquiry were U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland, and NSC official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was reassigned along with his brother, Yevgeny, who had worked as an ethics official in the NSC.

Moreover, there is no proof that these removals were the result of “retaliation.” It was unclear how these officials could do their jobs with confidence after testifying in what amounted to a failed effort to bring down the president.

Sondland in particular was described by other witnesses as interfering and incompetent. Morrison also testified that Vindman had been suspected by others of leaking information — a charge he denied.

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