Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says that after Flynn's guilty plea 'we can put away the fake news charge'
Carl Bernstein (Photo: Screen capture)

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said on Friday that the concept of "fake news" is a minor casualty amid revelations from former Trump adviser Mike Flynn's guilty plea.


"None of this is fake news," Bernstein told CNN's Jim Sciutto, referencing President Donald Trump's favorite epithet for news that he dislikes. "We can put away the fake news charge once and for all after today."

In the segment, Bernstein also spoke more about the differences between Watergate and Trump's "Russiagate," and in particular, how the potential corruption in the Trump White House is a family affair.

"This is also, today, very much about family," he said. "It’s about Flynn, and his son, and Flynn’s fear that his son might be prosecuted. And that’s one of the reasons he was willing to be flipped here. But it’s also about the Trump family. This means that Jared Kushner is at the center of what [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller is looking at. There’s no getting around that."

Watch video of the veteran reporter laying "fake news" to rest below, via CNN.