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Memorandum

To: Television Producers

From: Tim Murtaugh


Director of Communications, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Date: March 25, 2019

Regarding: Credibility of Certain Guests

As you know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found that no one associated with
President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, despite repeated offers from
Russia-linked operatives. The Special Counsel also made no recommendation on obstruction,
which is a decision in itself. Using the information provided by Mueller, the Attorney General
and Deputy Attorney General determined that there was no obstruction. This is all the result of
the Special Counsel’s 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 500 witness interviews, 40 FBI
agents, 19 lawyers, and $25 million in taxpayer funds. The only way to interpret these
conclusions is as a total and complete vindication of President Trump.

The issuance of these definitive findings comes after two years of Democrat leaders and others
lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of
collusion. They made many of these false claims, without evidence, on your airwaves.

The list of guests who made outlandish, false claims includes, but is not limited to:

• Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): “The evidence is pretty clear that there was
collision between the Trump campaign and the Russians…” (MSNBC, “All In,”
10/17/18)

• Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA): “I think there’s plenty of evidence of collusion or


conspiracy in plain sight.” (“CBS This Morning,” 8/5/18)

• Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): “There was obviously a lot of collusion. The question is
how high. Every day we – every day – every so often we get new information about
involvement.” (CNN, “Erin Burnett OutFront,” 10/27/17)

• Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA): “In our investigation, we saw strong evidence of
collusion.” (CNN, “Wolf,” 3/16/18)

• DNC Chairman Tom Perez: “And over the course of the last year we have seen, I
think, a mountain of evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Russians to
basically affect our democracy.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 4/22/18)
• Former CIA Director John Brennan: “I called his behavior treasonous which is to
betray one's trust and to aiding and abet the enemy and I stand very much by that
claim.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 8/19/18)

Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests
to appear anywhere in your universe of productions. You should begin by asking the basic
question:

“Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the
outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?”

At a minimum, if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge
them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.

The American people have been bombarded by these accusations, through the media, for two
long years. They have been told that their legitimately elected president had colluded with
Russia – a claim proven to be false. At this point, there must be introspection from the media
who facilitated the reckless statements and a serious evaluation of how such guests are
considered and handled in the future.