Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu slammed the Washington Post Monday, alleging the newspaper â€œdoesnâ€™t print truthâ€ but instead just repeats what is told to them.
Sununu was responding to a statement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that encouraged people to be wary of fake news about the administration.
â€œAmericans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous â€˜officials,’â€ Rosenstein said in a statement on June 15.
Fox Newsâ€™ Bill Hemmer asked Sununu during a Monday interview, â€œWhy is it necessary for [Rosenstein] to make that statement?â€
â€œWell, I think heâ€™s trying to warn people that if youâ€™re relying on leaks, you have problems,â€ Sununu said. â€œAs [former executive editor] Ben Bradlee used to tell his people at the Washington Post, the Washington Post doesnâ€™t print truth, the Washington Post prints what people tell it.â€
â€œAnybody can get something in the press if they purport to be coming from some kind of authority,â€ Sununu explained.