The remarkable inconsistency of Trump's attacks on the media

    President Donald Trump just can't get his story straight.

    At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, he accused the news media of widespread fabrication, claiming without evidence that "they have no sources; they just make 'em up when there are none."

    It is a charge Trump has leveled before. Yet it is wholly incompatible with his assertions, at other times (or on the same day), that U.S. intelligence officials are leaking classified information to reporters - and must be ferreted out. Friday morning, he tweeted:

    "The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even......"

    "find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW"

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