President Donald Trump’s impeachment attorney literally eviscerated the media for inflaming the nation and lying about nearly everything they “report.”
During a Sunday appearance on CBS, Trump’s impeachment attorney, Michael van der Veen, took the media apart for its constant stream of lies every single day during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Van der Veen was being interviewed by CBS News host Lana Zak when she essentially dismissed as a mere trifle the fact that House Democrats were caught blatantly manufacturing evidence with which to “convict” Trump.
But before that she lied saying that van der Veen “admitted” that the Jan 6 incursion at the Capitol was an “insurrection.”
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Van der Veen jumped on Zak’s lie right away:
I used the word “insurrection” in my closing argument when quoting the charging documents. What happened at the Capitol on January 6 is absolutely horrific. But what happened at the Capitol during this trial was not too far away from that. The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence. They did not investigate this case. And when they had to come to the court of the Senate to put their case on, because they hadn’t done any investigation, they doctored evidence.
It was absolutely shocking, I think, when we discovered it and we were able to expose it and put it out. I think it turned a lot of senators. The American people should not be putting up with this. They need to look at who these House managers were and look to see whether these are the folks they want representing them. It was shocking to me. Wouldn’t have believed it.
But then he turned to Zak’s entire profession; the liars in the media.
“The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings,” the lawyer said slamming Zak and her left-wing cohorts. “And as such, you’re asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s all right just to doctor a little bit of evidence.”
What should happen is somebody should look at the conduct of these House managers. It’s unconscionable, aside from all of the due process violations that my client had. And the media should be looking that at a square, straight way, a straight way. When I watch the news, I watch one station and it’s raining. I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny.
Your coverage is so slanted. It’s got to stop. You guys have to stop and start reporting more like PBS does rather than a TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence. And I believe your question says, “Well, it’s only a Twitter check and changing a year of a date here.” They switched the date of a Twitter a year to try to connect it to this case. That’s not a small thing, ma’am.
The other thing they did is they put a checkmark on something to make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t. And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it. They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it. And that’s not the way our prosecutors or our government officials should be conducting themselves. And the media shouldn’t letting them get away with it, either.
“I’m tired of the biased media— on both sides, left and right. What this country wants, what this country needs, is this country to come together,” van der Veen insisted, “to take the left and the right and find a middle ground and start responsibly being our public officials, our elected officials. And one of the reasons why they do it is because of the media, because the media wants to tell their narrative rather than just telling it like it is.”
This guy came off as a real American who is just fed up with the media’s constant lies.
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