Hillary Clinton lashes out at Donald Trump, Fox News over Durham probe: 'Spinning up a fake scandal'
"Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones. So it's a day that ends in Y," Clinton tweeted.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused former President Donald Trump and Fox News of creating a "fake scandal" after an explosive court filing last week by Special Counsel John Durham.
The prosecutor's filing last week accused former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman and other lawyers of paying a technology company to "mine" Trump's data servers "for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump."
"Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones. So it's a day that ends in Y," Clinton tweeted Wednesday with a link to a Vanity Fair article in her defense.
"The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie," she said. "For those interested in reality, here's a good debunking of their latest nonsense."
The Vanity Fair piece Clinton linked focused on a New York Times article about the Durham allegations.
"What Trump and some news outlets are saying is wrong," attorneys Jody Westby and Mark Rasch told the New York Times. "The cybersecurity researchers were investigating malware in the White House, not spying on the Trump campaign, and to our knowledge all of the data they used was nonprivate DNS data from before Trump took office."
Vanity Fair's Bess Levin broke down the quote to the Times.
"In other words, Trump and company got the whole thing hilariously, mortifyingly incorrect," Levin wrote. "But fear not: We're sure they'll issue a lengthy correction and heartfelt apology to the people whose reputations they impugned — and the ones Trump suggested should be put to death — in no time."
Trump on Tuesday demanded prosecution of those involved in the alleged scandal and financial reparations for the victims.
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