ABC Admits To Publishing FAKE NEWS! Corrects False Story About Michael Flynn
ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story
Having caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with ‘I told you so’s, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands, ABC News issued a ‘clarification’ to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the ‘fake news’ media.
Critically, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate.
Here is the full ‘clarification’
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. That source later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots. It was shortly after the election, that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS.
So to clarify – just as President Trump had stated, there was no contact with Russians during his time as a candidate but in fact it was in transition as he attempted to mend broken bridges with another world super-power in his role as president-elect – this is in no way a criminal act at all. In fact, reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure. 
As news broke Michael Flynn would testify that Donald Trump ordered him to talk to the Russians during the transition phase between administrations, the left exploded with glee that actual evidence of “Russian collusion” was in sight and it could bring down Trump.
The reality turned out to be somewhat disappointing for them. ABC News reported that Trump directed Flynn to speak with the Russians “initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.” In other words, Trump committed the grievous sin of attempting to work diplomatically with another super power to defeat Islamic terrorism. This is hardly the damaging revelation Trump’s enemies had been hoping for. “Sorry to be a party pooper but if this is the extent of the “directive” Flynn received, it’s incredibly mundane,” commented journalist Michael Tracey.
Trump worked with Russia on doing something about ISIS in Syria together. That’s it. That’s ABC’s story after the retraction. Which is literally nothing and old news to boot. YUGE and embarrassing screw up by ABC and everyone who ran with it.
Now why was Flynn arrested? That’s as stupid as the screw up ABC just made. Flynn was arrested for lying to the FBI about talking to Russia after Trump became president. Which was really f**king stupid because there was no reason to lie about it, but he did and that is illegal (lying to the FBI), so they charged. 
“The resistance” actually thinks this is going to bring down Trump, like they claimed literally every other hysterical non-reason would bring down Trump.
Watching their hopes dashed over and over again never stops being funny.