Jake Tapper accused of urging Republican to not run against Democrat Conor Lamb

CNN’s Jake Tapper is under fire after a screen shot of a direct message from him to Sean Parnell released by Fox News appears to back up the  claim Tapper was trying to urge him to not run against Democrat Conor Lamb.

The message to Sean Parnell reads “And best of luck in your race. For the record, I wasn’t trying to talk you out of running — I was trying to talk you into running in a safer R district! Lol.”

According to Richard Grenell, Tapper had denied he had asked Sean Parnell to not run against Conor Lamb.”

According to Fox News “CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment” and “Tapper did not immediately respond to a series of questions, including whether or not he would be able to fairly report on the Parnell-Lamb race.”