President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that NBC News is "wrong again," and claimed the network is just as bad as "fake news CNN."
"NBC NEWS is wrong again! They cite ‘sources' which are constantly wrong. Problem is, like so many others, the sources probably don't exist, they are fabricated, fiction! NBC, my former home with the Apprentice, is now as bad as Fake News CNN. Sad!" Trump tweeted.
NBC NEWS is wrong again! They cite "sources" which are constantly wrong. Problem is, like so many others, the sources probably don’t exist, they are fabricated, fiction! NBC, my former home with the Apprentice, is now as bad as Fake News CNN. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2018
NBC News initially reported Thursday that federal officials wiretapped Cohen and intercepted at least one call between Cohen and the White House. The wiretap was in place weeks before the law enforcement officials raided Cohen's office and home. However, NBC had to correct the report later in the afternoon to say Cohen's phones were being monitored by a "pen register," which don't capture actual content but rather, only the numbers of ingoing and outgoing calls.
In a lengthy editor's note at the start of the article, now titled "Fed monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones," NBC News explained the error.
Earlier today, NBC News reported that there was a wiretap on the phones of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, citing two separate sources with knowledge of the legal proceedings involving Cohen.
But three senior U.S. officials now dispute that, saying that the monitoring of Cohen’s phones was limited to a log of calls, known as a pen register, not a wiretap where investigators can actually listen to calls.
NBC News has changed the headline and revised parts of the original article.
Trump's criticism of NBC News comes after his new attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed the president reimbursed his personal attorney for the $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, which contradict the president's previous statements about the matter.