CNN ignores Sen. Lindsey Graham’s opening statement on IG report

CNN ignores Sen. Lindsey Graham’s opening statement on IG report

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CNN was the only one of the three major cable news networks that didn't broadcast Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's opening statement before his panel prior to Inspector General Michael Horowitz's testimony Wednesday on his report.

The story: In his opening remarks, Graham, who has vehemently opposed the Trump impeachment, cited bias against the president and other Republicans by the FBI and took aim at news organizations for downplaying the errors and abuses by the FBI when investigating Trump as shown in the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) report released Monday.

"The first thing I want you to know is how the cake is baked here and my goal is to make sure ... you look at this as more than a few irregularities, because if this becomes a few irregularities in America, then God help us all," Graham said.

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Among the three major cable networks, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, the latter was the only one that avoided televising Graham's remarks, according to Fox News.

GOP rapid response director Steve Guest noticed this and called out the network, while Trump's reelection campaign asked if Graham's fiery statement didn't fit their narrative.

"After giving their air time COMPLETELY over to Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff for the past few weeks, CNN IS NOT AIRING the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Horowitz’s IG report," Guest tweeted.

While Graham delivered his statement, CNN reported on the “growing divide” between Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The network also included analysts discussing the impeachment, Trump's Tuesday rally, and partly covered IG Michael Horowitz’s testimony.

As Graham began his remarks, CNN aired an interview between anchor Poppy Harlow and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY).

This comes after the conservative group Project Veritas released a secret video showing CNN president Jeff Zucker instructing producers to ignore an “important story” for negative coverage of Trump. The only moment of Graham's statements that CNN aired was when the South Carolina senator acknowledged that Russia interfered in U.S. elections, but clearly only to contrast it to Trump's view on the matter.

“Notable comment there, something the president has differed with,” said CNN’s Jim Sciutto.

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