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Trump Attorney Van Der Veen vs. CBS Anchor: Media Has To Start Living By The Truth And Not Create A Narrative

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Donald Trump's defense attorney Michael van der Veen angrily stormed out of his interview with CBSN on Saturday, accusing CBS News anchor Lana Zak of mischaracterizing his comments during the trial.

"I'm speaking about the House manager's failure to prove their case. That's what I'm talking about, they weren't able to prove their case," he said.

"Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,' van der Veen cut in. 'That's not enough for you?'


'It's not OK to doctor a 'little bit' of evidence," he said. "Respectfully, ma'am your question is turned. The media has to start telling the right story in this country,' he said. 'The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for rating, and as such you are asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can't believe you would ask me a question indicating that is is alright to doctor just a little bit of evidence... We won this case."

"Your coverage is so slanted it's got to 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," he told the CBS anchor. "I'm tired of the biased media on both sides – left and right. What this country wants, what this country needs is this country to come together. To take the left and the right and find a middle ground."
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