Blitzer and Acosta LIE About the ‘Favor’ Trump Asked of Ukraine President

Nicholas Fondacaro | September 25, 2019
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Moments after President Trump’s Wednesday address before a hostile press itching for his impeachment while at the United Nations, CNN’s The Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer and White House correspondent Jim Acosta preyed on the fact that most people had not read the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine and blatantly lied about the “favor” Trump asked for.

After getting some ridiculous analysis from their left-wing panel of journalists, Blitzer wanted to go to Acosta, who was on location at the U.N. “And let's not forget, in the -- this summary that was released by the White House, the President specifically quoted as saying to the Ukrainian president, ‘I would like you to do us a favor’ and then goes into an investigation into the Bidens and the Democrats,” he lied.

Instead of telling the truth, Acosta backed up his colleague’s falsehood: “That is right, Wolf. And the President never really asked -- or answered the question. I tried to ask the question as he was walking out of the room, what did he mean by ‘could you do us a favor.’ He never really explained what he was talking about with respect to that question.

In reality, any honest person who actually read the transcript knew the “favor” had nothing to with Biden.