Veteran investigative journalist Carl Bernstein raised the prospect on Sunday of reporters breaking a journalistic norm to reveal the names of Republican senators who serve as unnamed sources because of their role in fanning a “disinformation campaign.”
The Watergate sleuth appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Brian Stelter, and talked about how to crack open the upper chamber’s “dirty secret” when it comes to President Trump.
After arguing that journalists need to be a check against a “cold civil war of untruth” perpetrated by Trump, Bernstein said, “There is another factor that we’re not covering well enough because there is one institution that continues to enable this disinformation disproportionately, and that is the Republican Senate of the United States.”
Bernstein explained how he has spoken to senators and members of their staff on Capitol Hill.
“Perhaps half of the Republican members of the Senate despise and disdain Donald Trump. They were happy to see him lose