MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gave a warning to other news outlets after receiving a fake document from the “NSA”. The document attempts to make a connection between a member of President Trump’s campaign and Russians.
Somebody, for some reason, appears to be shopping a fairly convincing fake NSA document that purports to directly implicate somebody from the Trump campaign in working with the Russians in their attack in the election.
Maddow is convinced that the false documents were released in an effort to undermine the news industry covering Trump.
The documents looked surprisingly real but were discovered to be fake upon closer inspection. There were a myriad of spelling errors and miss-spaced words. In addition the document named a specific US citizen, the member of Trump’s campaign. Maddow said that her team consulted with national security experts and:
We believe that a U.S. citizen’s name would not appear in a document like this.
MSNBC cited two recent retractions by other news sources, CNN and Vice News, as evidence that this fake may not be a one-off.
Maddow’s team is still looking into who sent the fake documents. Instead of foolishly believing that the only reason someone would release fake documents is to undermine the already weak integrity of the liberal media, maybe her team should focus on people who are trying to hurt Trump by getting the news to report on a “certified” tie with Russia.