As Twitchy told you earlier, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell breathlessly reported, thanks to a lone anonymous source, that Donald Trump’s “loans have Russian co-signers.” MSNBC producer Michael Del Moro has since said that NBC has not been able to verify O’Donnell’s report.
NEW: After Lawrence O'Donnell's tweet & on-air segment last night, POTUS' legal team has sent a letter to NBC telling them legal proceedings could be pursued if there's no retraction or apology for stating that "Russian oligarchs" co-signed loans to Trump. https://t.co/ZwLpjQFRVL
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 28, 2019
New: Trump attorney Charles Harder has sent a letter to NBC demanding a retraction over @Lawrence's Deutsche Bank claim. "These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging," Harder writes. pic.twitter.com/yhB2bYtFph
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 28, 2019
Now it’s getting good. https://t.co/1wzgleW203
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) August 28, 2019
Wouldn’t MSNBC need to see the tax returns as part of discovery if this goes to trial? https://t.co/cpDHkhRO9x
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 28, 2019
Guess we’ll just have to stay tuned.
Looks like NBC blinked first:
Whoopsie? Lawrence O'Donnell admits to 'an error in judgment,' retracts that whole 'Russian oligarchs' thing https://t.co/TjJlpVPdCh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2019