Background: There has apparently been a 'oppo' file on Trump circulating around Washington for a while. Eventually CNN published a story stating that it existe, and that the President and PEOTUS had been briefed on it. Buzzfeed published a summary of the opposition research dossier (a 'find all the dirt on him you can' file) that I won't link to here. As far as I've seen, everything in the file is uncorroborated.
At Donald Trump's news conference, Sean Spicer (press secretary for DJT) took some pretty pointed shots at CNN, basically accusing them of doing the same thing Buzzfeed did. We pick up there with a conversation between Anderson Cooper and Kellyanne Conway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1X4ZCUuEFo
The article Kellyanne is referring to is this one: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html
CNN does NOT link to buzzfeed in that article.
So I think Cooper did for the most part a good job here. I wish he would've had the actual facts a little more handy, but overalll, a good job.
But I think this event is a good litmus test for the country. DJT and Spicer and Conway threw CNN under the bus incorrectly. Then to use as justification for it, they brought up the election to try to move the fieldgoals away from the actual issue.
Whoever you voted for, this ticks you off, right? behaving like you're above things like facts or standards..it is truly disturbing.