On Friday, During a live Special Report, ABC News reported that a confidant of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign

Today, we learn the non-news story that president-elect Trump instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials.

It is commonplace for the president-elect to start conversations with foreign governments.

ZeroHedge posted some interesting Tweets in his commentary on the Epic ABC Mistake. Here are some more pertinent Tweets.


ABC Coverup

Outrageous Error


CNN Blasts ABC

There are many related Tweets by CNN reporter Oliver Darcy blasting ABC for the error and its attempted coverup of the error.

Need for Two Sources

21 Hours Later

No Story

Market Reaction

ABC went from a bombshell rushed story to a meaningless comment. It is common for the president-elect's team to talk to foreign governments.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

CNN & MSNBC Attempt Coverup of Bogus Story They Started

CNN & MSNBC refuse to provide any transparency on how they blew a major anti-trump story.

Trump Accuses CNN of Purposeful Fake News "Fraud on American Public"

Yesterday, CNN corrected a story on Trump after getting its facts wrong. A barrage of Trump Tweets followed.

Another Trump Tariff Success Story: Vietnam

Today, we have another Trump "success story" to report. To the detriment of China (and the US), Vietnam benefits.

Rachel Maddow Accuses Trump of Planting Fake Documents Implicating Trump

In one of the more bizarre conspiracy theories that I have ever heard of, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accuses Trump (or someone acting for Trump) of planting fake evidence showing Trump’s collusion with Russia to steal the US election from Hillary.

Story of a Gold Coin

Here's a true story of one gold coin, a 50 Pesos gold coin like that pictured above.

CNN vs Trump: Point, Counterpoint

On Saturday Trump blasted CNN in a Tweet. CNN responded. It's all rather amusing.

Trial Balloons, Purposely Leaked Stories, Trump, the Meaning of "For Cause"

Trump backed off firing Powell and former NY Fed president William Dudley chimes in on the matter.

Trump's Steel Tariffs Start Cascade of Downstream Pain

On Jan 24, Trump issued a proclamation on further steel and aluminum tariffs because the initial tariffs backfired.

Faith in Central Banks Again in Question: Ominous Implications for Bonds

All eyes are following implications of a yield curve inversion. A crucial portion of the curve signals something else.