Earlier today NBC News and MSNBC reported that the feds had wiretapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and even intercepted one of his calls. Erm… well, it turns out that wasn’t quite accurate. OOPSIES!
MSNBC Chyron: “Correction: Feds are monitoring, not listening to Cohen’s calls”
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 3, 2018
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) May 3, 2018
*HUGE* correction from NBC – says feds are “monitoring” michael cohen’s calls, not listening to or recording them.
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) May 3, 2018
whoa: NBC is correcting its wiretap story on MSNBC right now, saying it was not a wiretap on Cohen phone. Says it was instead a log of phone calls known as a “pen register,” so couldn’t listen in
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) May 3, 2018
MSNBC just corrected on-air their wiretapping story, now say the government was “monitoring” Cohen’s calls.
That is… a gigantic difference.
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 3, 2018
The difference between monitoring and listening is way more than HUGE!
Good lord. https://t.co/cslwfXo34O
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 3, 2018
For chrissakes https://t.co/fIB4tYx6AL
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) May 3, 2018
The media just can’t stop covering themselves in glory, can they?
This is an immense screw-up. A pen register is comparatively a nothingburger. https://t.co/c8mMntW2HP
— LoomingCrisisHat (@Popehat) May 3, 2018
The media have to stop blowing stories like this. Get it together, guys. https://t.co/deqDq935R6
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 3, 2018
Michael Cohen is NOT wiretapped.
His phone calls are being monitored.
Buddha on a biscuit our media is awful.
— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) May 3, 2018
There’s only one question left to ask now:
Did they get confirmation from Stormy Daniels lawyer? https://t.co/ffxsCpdmKF
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) May 3, 2018
Ha Ha Hilarious!
Correction: Earlier today NBC News, and this reporter, said that Michael Cohen’s phone lines were wiretapped. 3 Senior U.S. Officials now dispute that, saying the monitoring was limited to a log of calls (pen register) not a wiretap of Cohen’s lines. We will continue to report.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 3, 2018