CNN’s Jim Sciutto Spreads Fake News About Offer To Kavanaugh’s Accuser


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto sent an inaccurate tweet about Senate Judiciary offers to Dr. Christine Ford on Tuesday.

Sciutto incorrectly claimed that Ford was only offered a public testimony, writing, “The offer to #ChristinaBlaseyFord is blunt: testify in public six days from now while under death threats or your allegation will be ignored in the confirmation of a SCOTUS nominee. That is quite the choice.”

Grassley told The Hill on Tuesday night that the committee had already offered Ford the opportunity to testify publicly or privately and had given her multiple dates to choose from.

Rather than delete the incorrect tweet, Sciutto quote-tweeted himself to clarify that Grassley offered a private hearing option.

“Sen @ChuckGrassley added the option of private testimony for Ford yesterday. New today, the senator has offered to fly staff to California to interview her there. The Monday timeline remains the same,” Sciutto wrote.

Sciutto’s original tweet containing false information has over 18,000 likes and 8,000 retweets, while the updated tweet has just a few hundred.

Prior to joining CNN, Sciutto worked in the Obama administration. He was recently promoted to anchoring “CNN Newsroom” with Poppy Harlow.

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