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.

Clarification

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