CNN issued a statement Wednesday defending the accuracy of its reporting after President-elect Donald Trump refused to take a question from one of the network’s reporters earlier in the day at a press conference.
At his press conference, Trump criticized outlets reporting on an unverified dossier claiming Russia has compromising information about him.
CNN reported that a two-page synopsis of the dossier was used to brief both President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump. CNN did not detail the allegations in the full dossier and reported that that the claims were unverified. The dossier, CNN reported, was compiled by a “former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.”
BuzzFeed, meanwhile, published the full 35-page dossier while acknowledging that they had not corroborated anything contained within.
The lurid allegations in the document published by BuzzFeed were denied by Trump.
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