CBS News Reporter Destroys The Intel Communities Latest Fake News Attack On Pres Trump

Over the weekend the intelligence community with their buddies in the media launch another fake news attack on President Trump. But CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge set the record straight destroy the fake news claims. 

The Times wrote:

American officials said the Russian plot to pay bounties to Taliban fighters came into focus over the past several months after intelligence analysts and Special Operations forces put together key pieces of evidence.

One official said the seizure of a large amount of American cash at one Taliban site got “everybody’s attention” in Afghanistan. It was not clear when the money was recovered.

Two officials said the information about the bounty hunting was “well known” among the intelligence community in Afghanistan, including the C.I.A.’s chief of station and other top officials there, like the military commandos hunting the Taliban. The information was distributed in intelligence reports and highlighted in some of them.

The assessment was compiled and sent up the chain of command to senior military and intelligence officials, eventually landing at the highest levels of the White House. The Security Council meeting in March came at a delicate time, as the coronavirus pandemic was becoming a crisis and prompting shutdowns around the country.

The first indication this is fake news is a bland “American officials,” not “with knowledge,” not “high ranking,” and most notably not “within the Intelligence Community who were not cleared to talk about the matter.” Plainly, this is fake news but, that didn’t stop the Washington Post either.

From the Washington Post:

The disturbing intelligence — which the CIA was tasked with reviewing, and later confirmed — generated disagreement about the appropriate path forward, a senior U.S. official said. The administration’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, preferred confronting the Russians directly about the matter, while some National Security Council officials in charge of Russia were more dismissive of taking immediate action, the official said.

It remained unclear where those discussions have led to date. Verifying such intelligence is a process that can take weeks, typically involving the CIA and the National Security Agency, which captures foreign cellphone and radio communications. Final drafting of any policy options in response would be the responsibility of national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien.

President Trump immediately denied the report and so did DNI John Ratcliffe.

CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge blew the lid off the fake news story, the intelligence doesn’t exist.

 

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