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U.S. Senator: We Will Hold Media 'Accountable' For 'Fake News' About Russia Probe

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr warned news organizations that his committee will hold media organizations 'accountable' for spreading 'fake news' about the Russia probe according to CNN. (credit: Youtube)

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr warned news organizations that his committee will hold media organizations 'accountable' for spreading 'fake news' about the Russia probe according to CNN. The North Carolina Senator's statement was in response to President Donald Trump's tweet this morning. In the tweet, the President called for the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate so-called 'fake news'.

"If, in fact, we find that news organizations have not covered it factually, I think that you'll see that in our report," Burr told CNN Thursday. "You'll see that in our hearings, and you should expect it because I think that the reporting of this -- judging just by yesterday's press conference -- is loose at best, and they'll have to stand behind what they report." Asked if the panel was mounting an investigation into news organization's conduct, Burr said: "No, not investigating news organizations -- holding them accountable for what they say with no sources to substantiate the facts."

Mr. Trump calls any news that is unfavorable to him 'fake news', so it's hard for the public to determine what is genuine fake news versus what the President would like the public to think is 'fake news'.

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