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Jake Tapper: You Should Be as Outraged by Trump-Rosenstein Meeting as You Were by Clinton-Lynch

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: CNN Anchor Jake Tapper speaks at the Museum of the Moving Image honoring Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Seth Meyers at St. Regis Hotel on June 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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CNN’s Jake Tapper compared the infamous 2016 secret meeting with Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch to President Trump’s scheduled meeting with Rod Rosenstein, his own deputy attorney general.

“Old enough to remember coverage and outrage about former President Clinton visiting on a plane with then-AG Loretta Lynch in the midst of an investigation into his wife,” Tapper tweeted Monday with a link to a story about Trump meeting with Rosenstein on Air Force One.

Tapper, the embattled afternoon anchor at the far-left CNN, has launched some bizarre attacks against Trump in the past, but here he is actually spreading the fake news that a secretly arranged meeting between a former president and a sitting Attorney General — while that former president’s wife is running for president under the cloud of an FBI investigation — is somehow equal to Trump not meeting in secret with a subordinate.

Obviously, the meeting between Trump and Rosenstein is a private one, but there is nothing secretive about it. The arranging and scheduling of this meeting has been publicized for two weeks. What’s more, there is nothing at all odd about a sitting president meeting with his deputy attorney general, especially after there have been news reports about the former’s disloyalty.

Moreover, while the scheduling of the meeting with Rosenstein was public, we would not have ever known about the secret Lynch-Clinton meeting were it not for a local reporter who caught on to what was going on.

The ridicule Tapper was hit with was not at all surprising:

And on and on it went

Rather than retract his fake news of a correlation, about 90 minutes later, Tapper only made it worse with this cryptic explanation:

“Some folks noting difference in that Rosenstein reports to Trump (true),” Tapper tweeted, adding “while failing to acknowledge the impropriety chasm between what we may suspect re Clinton/Lynch and what President Trump says and does out in the open re the Russia investigation.”

The old “some folks … impropriety chasm” defense.

The ratio only got worse:

The left-wing Tapper, who continues to flounder in last place at 4 p.m., is one of CNN’s most strident and unapologetic anti-Trump activists.

Last week Tapper faced criticism for saying “We’ve heard from men enough” during the bitter Supreme Court confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. Three weeks ago, Tapper devoted an entire segment to Trump’s penis. Back in February, Tapper remained silent as his audience booed a rape victim for purchasing a gun in self defense.

 

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