As Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax initiated by Democratic operatives and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign begins to pay dividends in the form of several new indictments, many in the mainstream media are already backtracking on previously published — and false — stories.
According to the Daily Caller, in a bombshell move, The Washington Post is the latest left-leaning outlet to issue a series of “unusual” corrections with regard to stories printed in 2017 and 2019 about the infamous and debunked Steele dossier.
The Post noted that it “could no longer stand by the accuracy of those elements of the story,” referring to two stories about the dossier “that had identified a Belarusan American businessman as a key source of the ‘Steele dossier’.”
Some of the outlet’s corrections included “the headline and several sections identifying businessman Sergei Millian as the source of the Steele dossier,” the Daily Caller noted.
An editor’s note was attached to the end of a 2017 Post piece that claimed Millian was the source for the dossier, noting in its update that “that account has been contradicted by allegations contained in a federal indictment filed in November 2021 and undermined by further reporting by The Washington Post.”
Of course, the corrections came shortly after Russia-born Igor Danchenko was indicted in Durham’s investigation, naming Danchenko as one of the sources of the dossier for former British spy Christopher Steele.
Danchenko was nailed with five counts of making false statements to the FBI, which caused outlets like the Post to say, “new reporting by the newspaper has ‘created doubts’ about Millian’s alleged involvement.”
“The Post’s decision to edit and re-post the Millian stories is highly unusual in the news industry,” the paper added. “It’s rare for a publication to make wholesale changes after publication and to republish the edited story, especially more than four years afterward.”
Silence from Dems
Unsurprisingly, a number of Democrats who hyped the Steele dossier at the time and used it as part of their investigation have remained mostly silent in the wake of the latest indictments and media corrections.
Hilariously, Fox News reached out to a number of high-profile Democrats, including Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell (CA), Joaquin Castro (TX), Mike Quigley (IL), and several others for comment on the latest developments. Not a single one returned comment.
As Fox noted, Schiff was actually challenged on the issue during an interview with the radical progressive harpies of The View, but quickly spun the challenge, insisting that he “couldn’t have known” at the time that Danchenko lied to Steele about the details in the dossier.
Only time will tell what happens as a result of Durham’s continued investigation, but it appears as if both Democratic politicians and their allies in the mainstream media will have several more corrections and apologies to make in the near future.