CNN Caught Silencing Trump's Lawyer's Mic After She Destroys Stelter
CNN's Brian Stelter thought he would be able to take on the president's lawyer Jenna Ellis and quickly learned he was outmatched. Stelter accused Trump of abusing his power in the oval office by bashing Comcast the parent company to NBC and MSNBC. He then quoted a former Obama aid thinking that would somehow lend him credibility in his argument. Ellis was not having it and tore into Stelter over his ridiculous claims about abuse of power. Stelter tried to cut off Ellis and eventually, they just turned her mic down to let Stelter better be able to dominate the conversation. But it didn't help Ellis still came out on top.
Stelter: Let’s put on screen what Norm Eisen told me. Norm was an Obama White House aid specializing in ethics, he’s now at the Brookings Institution. He said: “It's an abuse of power for an American president to use the awesome authority of the Oval Office to target an American company. He said it's even worse – [Jenna Ellis begins talking and Stelter continues] – Because here he is retaliating against the exercise of the First Amendment-protected constitutional rights.”
Ellis: I've heard “abuse of power” before. That was with the whole fake news, impeachment hoax that's what you guys charged during –
Stelter: You guys?
Ellis: -- that's what you guys peddled and what the House charged was that false abuse of power. This isn't an abuse of power –
Stelter: And Eisen was involved in that.
Ellis: -- this President Trump as an American citizen having an opinion on really bad service that's entirely okay.
Stelter: (talking over Ellis): When the President’s telling people to punish – He actually called out MSNBC and NBC News. So, he was linking it to his distaste for news coverage. Again, that is so far beyond the pale for American presidents.
Ellis: He has an opinion.
Stelter: Right, but do you understand how aberrant that is in American history.
Ellis: He is also a citizen. No, he's the first one to actually use -- to use his platform as an American citizen to be able to call out the fake news media and say because you are peddlers of false information --
Stelter: You understand that like someday you're going to regret this, right?
Ellis: -- you for the last three and a half years --
Stelter: Someday you're going to regret this when your kids –
Ellis: No, I’m standing up for truth.
Stelter: -- and grandkids look back at this and you use slurs and smears --
Ellis: Oh, now you’re going to the personal attacks.
Stelter: -- like fake news to hurt news outlets.
Ellis: That’s when you know you lost the debate, Brian.
Ellis: You can't even come on facts and truth--
Stelter (once again talking over Ellis): I think in 10 or 20 years if we just sit down and talk about this, you'll recognize how damaging it was. How damaging it was to use terms like fake news, to attack journalists who are trying to do their jobs.
Ellis: In 15 or 20 years -- you're not trying to do your job. You're not a journalist, Brian. You're an activist. That's the problem. You have an agenda, and your agenda is anti-Trump. The American people see through that and they and they are very grateful. This president is finally holding the fake news media accountable because you're activists. You're not reporting fact and truth. You won't even say that as a journalist --
Stelter: The reason I think it's helpful to have these conversations --
Ellis: -- that a factually false statement shouldn't ever appear in a media outlet.
Stelter: -- folks have gotten used to alternative realities and I think it's important we see there are alternative realities.
And Jenna, I appreciate you coming on to talk with me.
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Ellis is right Stelter lost especially when he brought up family as if to try and shame her, he was getting personal after she destroyed him on his own show ironically called "Reliable Sources." Does that mean Stelter doesn't get any news from CNN? She had him on the ropes practically the whole interview. Even turning her mic volume down didn't save him.