The big story going into this weekend was that it had been confirmed by the Wall Street Journal that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington DC. While this is big news, it’s something many of us had already believed to have occurred many months ago. Then, just last night, NBC News broke a story claiming that Mueller was actually using two grand juries, one in Washington DC and the other in nearby Virginia, for his Trump/Russia probe.
While this is all major news and perhaps a turning point in the Trump/Russia saga, as far as the mainstream media is concerned, IR.net reported on all of this way back in May, almost three months ahead of the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. We are not at all tooting our own horn here. In fact the reason I even bring this up is because of the fact that two individuals, who we rely on heavily for many of our breaks, continue to prove that they do in fact have reliable sources.
Claude Taylor and Louise Mensch are their names, and over the last seven months they have been an invaluable source of information, not only to us, but to their thousands of followers on Twitter. They have been consistent in breaking stories well in advance of the mainstream media. For example, way back on April 28, 2017, Taylor tweeted the following message:
“This just in from a source with knowledge of Comey’s investigation. ‘two grand juries have convened and I know that one is almost complete.'”
It’s been three months since this tweet was made, and just now is the mainstream media finally reporting on what appears to be the same story. Taylor’s claims were later backed up by Louise Mensch in an article she published on May 6th on her blog. Since that time, both Taylor and Mensch have been accused of being anything from “fake news propagators” to “conspiracy theorist”, yet they continue to march on. Time and time again, both these individuals have shown us that their sources have provided them with valuable, insightful, and timely information.
One question I often see thrown at both Taylor and Mensch is “why do you two have this information but the mainstream media does not?”
The answer is that the mainstream media likely is getting much of this same information, but instead of the 2-3 sources they require prior to reporting on such a story, Mensch and Taylor both go public with all information they receive, as long as they feel this information is coming from at least one reliable source.
Here at IR.net we will continue to report on all the chatter we hear, regardless of whether there are multiple sources or just a single one. We will also be sure to clearly define where the information is coming from. It is then up to our readers to decide for themselves if this information should be viewed as legitimate or if it could be the result of a bad source.