I no sooner put this story up when I found out the ABC News story is largely untrue, and they knew it before they ran with it?
CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge reported on X:
“I told ABC that their story was largely inaccurate. People will have to judge for themselves the decision to run it anyway.” George Terwilliger, Mark Meadows lawyer, to CBS News, responding to new reporting “Ex-Chief of Staff granted immunity, tells special counsel he warned Trump about 2020 claims: Sources”
The immunity and warning Trump about 2020 election fraud claims story – largely untrue? But ABC News ran with it anyway?
We had to change the headline, ABC News: Meadows Has Immunity, Says Trump Was “Dishonest.” The media never ceases to amaze.
According to ABC News’s Jon Karl, Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was granted immunity in that case [J6] in exchange for testifying before the grand jury. Karl claims he suggested Trump was “dishonest.”
ABC News chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of This Week Jonathan Karl said that Mark Meadows was at Donald Trump’s side throughout his entire post-election.
Karl claims his sources said, “Where Trump was trying to overturn the presidential election, one of his most loyal and important aides, and what we’re learning is that he has told federal prosecutors that the election was not stolen in his view. In fact, he said to those prosecutors, we are told, according to our sources, that he agreed with the assessment that the 2020 election was the most secure in American history.”
“He told prosecutors, according to our sources, that he repeatedly told Donald Trump that the claims of widespread election fraud that they were hearing that were coming in were not turning out to be true,” Karl said.
Karl said this is clearly a very significant case since his former chief of staff said that he was telling him the election was not stolen.
The ABC co-anchor repeatedly emphasized Meadows’s closeness to Donald Trump. The host said, “This [is a] striking break from his boss’s claims.”
The two went over the harmless Raffensperger call.
It wasn’t until the end of the segment that the host asked Karl if Donald Trump ever “admitted” the election was not stolen.
Meadows was specifically asked if Trump ever acknowledged the election was stolen, “We know that’s been a huge sticking point in this case,” said the host, “and according to your sources in this reporting, Meadows told investigators that he never heard Trump say that. In other words, Donald Trump didn’t agree.
Karl didn’t think it mattered if Trump never agreed that the election was secure. However, the DC case is built on Trump’s alleged lies. If he didn’t think he was lying, then the case doesn’t seem like much of a case.
There is nothing new here. We heard this months ago. It’s more lies. The media likes to regurgitate stories that will harm Donald Trump.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was granted immunity in the Jan. 6 probe. Meadows said Trump was “dishonest” on election night, sources say.@JonKarl: “This is a major break with the former president by one of his most trusted and loyal lieutenants.” pic.twitter.com/EQbFHRhejI
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) October 24, 2023