Trump Should 'Pick a Lane' Because Either 'Leaks Are Real or the News Is Fake,' Reporter Mocks President's Tweet

New York Times correspondent Katie Rogers took issue Sunday with President Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack on the media, pointing out a potential logical flaw in the president's argument.

"Looks like Bob Mueller's team of 13 Trump Haters & Angry Democrats are illegally leaking information to the press while the Fake News Media make up their own stories with or without sources - sources no longer matter to our corrupt & dishonest Mainstream Media, they are a Joke!" Trump wrote in his first tweet of the day on Sunday.

Rogers later appeared as part of a panel on CNN's Reliable Sources, where host Brian Stelter asked this tweet. The White House correspondent responded by mockingly suggesting that Trump should pick one particular narrative to run with.

"When you're starting your morning attack of institutions, I think you've gotta pick a lane," Rogers said. "Either the leaks are real or the news is fake," she continued with a laugh, "and you've got to go one way with this."

"I think it's sort of, you know, sowing confusion, and you know, trying to undermine what might come out as soon as next week, the redacted version of the Mueller report," she suggested.

"What I can tell you is that people inside the White House are less on a victory tour than they were a couple weeks ago, and they're waiting for what this thing says," the reporter continued. "It would stand to reason that the president is getting out their early saying, you know, don't trust the leakers, don't trust the media, don't trust what you see."

Attorney General William Barr has said he will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, which was officially submitted last month, by mid-April. What remains to be seen is how much of the report will be kept from public view.

Mueller's probe sought to determine whether Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russia, which interfered in the 2016 election largely in favor of the president. According to a summary made public by Barr in March, Mueller's report said: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." It also said that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

Reports by The New York Times and other media outlets have alleged that members of Mueller's team were unhappy with how Barr characterized their findings, however.

Some reportedly suggested that the final report was actually more damaging to the president than Barr's initial summary suggested. Trump's Sunday morning tweet was apparently referring to such reports as well as the members of Mueller's team who reportedly spoke to the media.

Despite the reports and suggestions that the president may be growing concerned, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested otherwise in an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday.

"I'm not worried about the report at all," the attorney and former New York City mayor said. He also said with confidence that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler should "get all the information" in the nearly 400-page Mueller report.

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