Writer Jonathan Martin with The New York Times is setting the record straight about his interview with Bob Corker after Donald Trump sent out the following tweet.
In a piece written for the the Times Martin had this to say about the interview with the Senator:
"As the reporter who conducted the 25-minute telephone interview with Mr. Corker, I thought I would offer more insight about what actually transpired. Far from being set up, Mr. Corker asked that I tape our conversation.
'I know they’re recording it, and I hope you are, too,' he said as two of his aides listened in on other lines, one of them also taping the interview. As with most on-the-record discussions with an elected official, I was recording our conversation to ensure accuracy."
According to the article, Martin explained that two of Corker's aids made sure that the interview had been recorded to ensure Corker's comments were correct.
Sorry, Don. Your lies are falling apart, just like your administration.— Mrs. SMH (@MaraLaGoFuckYou) October 10, 2017
Incredible that Trump keeps disparaging and insulting the small set of people who actually can impeach him or pass legislation.— Craig Beilinson (@cbeilinson) October 10, 2017
Corker's courage is not only in standing up to the pres, but in departing from a party that won't speak up.— Robert Wilks (@rojawi) October 10, 2017
This didn't have to be verified. If Trump claimed Corker didn't know. Then the truth by virtue of Trumps claim would be the opposite.He knew— Harvey Bobrow (@Hbobrow1Hbobrow) October 10, 2017
Whenever Trump says something and someone else says the opposite, we know which one is lying.— Sharka602 (@SharonC61730830) October 10, 2017