Discerning the Truth from Fake News :: By Bill Wilson

The news media had a brief setback after an overwhelming majority of Americans responded positively to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. But within 24 hours, they are back to their old tricks of making stories out of insinuation and conjecture. Now there is a renewed attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions where the media is trying to make him out as some sort of accomplice with Russian influence over the last election.

The New York Times is doing a nice little fake news job on Sessions with a story about how the previous “president’s” aides were scrambling in the last days of that administration to provide an Intel trail for investigators to prove that the Russians influenced the election.

Enter the left’s public enemy number 1: Jeff Sessions. During Sessions’ confirmation hearing, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) planted the seed by asking, “If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?”

Sessions answered: “Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.” The Washington Post is also fake news using with a story claiming Sessions met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a Heritage Foundation event in July 2016.

The meeting was at an event where several Ambassadors were present. Another meeting with Kislyak occurred in Sessions’ capacity on the Senate Armed Service Committee in September. The Post is trying to say that Sessions didn’t disclose these meetings during his Senate confirmation hearings. To back its claim, the Post says Sessions was asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) if he had “been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day.”

Sessions answered “No.” Both the Post and the Times center their fake news story on the implication that Sessions represented the Trump campaign during meetings on that topic with the Russian Ambassador, downplaying or omitting that the meetings were normal course of conducting his senate business.

Sessions, during his confirmation hearing, denied meeting Kislyak as a representative of the Trump campaign. Since, Sessions’ office has denied such meetings were connected to the campaign. Notwithstanding, the Democrats in Congress, such as Nancy Pelosi, are using the stories to call for Sessions’ resignation, saying he perjured himself.

See how fake news works? The media insinuates unrelated events are linked which are used by political opposition to imply guilt. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” These media outlets are purposely deceiving people to prevent Sessions from enforcing laws that the communist left knows will restore order to our nation and block their revolutionary designs.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson