After President Trump was acquitted for a second time his defense attorney Michael van der Veen gave an interview with CBS News anchor Lana Zak.
Zak tried to use the media narrative that the incursion at the Capitol was an “insurrection” and that President Trump was responsible for the unrest. However, court documents have shown that the unrest was planned by bad actors weeks in advance.
“What happened at the Capitol on January 6th is absolutely horrific, but what happened at the Capitol during this trial was not too far away from that. The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence. They did not investigate this case, and when they had to come to the court, or the Senate, to put their case on, because they hadn’t done any investigation, they doctored evidence. It was absolutely shocking….”
Zak interrupted and tried to claim Van Der Veen was skirting around the fact that January 6th was Trump’s fault.
Zak said, “To be clear for our viewers, what you’re talking about now is a checkmark that’s a verification on Twitter that did not exist on that particular tweet, a 2020 that should have actually read 2021, and the selective editing, you say, of the tapes. Is that how — is that the doctored evidence of what you’re speaking?”
Trump’s defense attorney unloaded, “Wait, wait, wait, wait…that’s not enough for you? That’s not enough for you?” Zak claimed. “I’m not a juror in this trial. I wanted to be clear for the viewers.”
“It’s not okay to doctor a little bit of evidence. The media has to start telling the right story in this country,” Van Der Veen said. “The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings, and as such, you’re asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s alright just to doctor a little bit of evidence. There’s more stuff we uncovered that they doctored, to be frank with you, and maybe that will come out someday.”
“The media should be looking at that in a square, straight way. When I watch one news, I watch one station and it’s raining. I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny. Your coverage is so slanted. It’s gotta stop! You guys have to stop and start reporting more like PBS does, rather than a TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence, and I believe your question says that it’s only a Twitter check here and changing a date there….The media shouldn’t be letting them get away with it, either. I’m tired of the biased media on both sides, left and right,” he added.
Written by February 15, 2021–
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com