Trump Suggests Senate Intel Committee Investigate ‘Fake News’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee while it investigates allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, suggesting on Twitter that it look into the "fake news networks" instead.

"Why isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!" Trump wrote.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has invited Facebook, Twitter, and Google to testify in public regarding Russian-linked ads that may have had influence during the 2016 campaign, now being referred to as "fake ads."

Trump has returned to his old habit of railing against "fake news" this week in light of an NBC News report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson almost resigned this summer. Trump said Thursday it never happened and called out NBC for having "low news and reporting standards."

After Tillerson made a public statement of support for Trump on Wednesday, Trump said NBC should apologize because its story had been "totally refuted" by Tillerson and Vice President Mike Pence

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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