CNN’s Banfield Accuses Trump Adviser of ‘Libel’ for Anti-Hillary Tweet

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Tuesday on CNN’s “Legal View,” host Ashleigh Banfield took aim Michael Cohen, an adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, for a tweet acting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her time as secretary of state that also linked her to the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including then-U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. NBC/WSJ poll has @realDonaldTrump beating #CrookedHillary on #Honesty & #NationalSecurity. This picture says it all! pic.twitter.com/E9YKIgoqnV — Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 28, 2016 According to Banfield, the tweet constituted “libel” and said it was “offensive to Americans who want the truth.” Partial transcript as follows: BANFIELD: Let me – let me do a complete about-face here. Nia-Malika, I want you to take a look at a tweet that just came out from Michael Cohen, who’s one of the chief advisors for Donald Trump. He’s worked within the Trump organization. He said this, the NBC/”Wall Street Journal” poll has @realdonaldtrump beating crooked Hillary on honesty and national security. This picture says it all. And if you read what the meme says, and I’ll quote the meme here, “I presided over $6 billion lost at the