Posted by DrJohn on 23 February, 2020 at 2:19 pm. 12 comments already!

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Byron York sent out a tweet that informed us that the left wing media really should not be publishing handed objective articles, but instead should be putting out propaganda:

It’s already happening.

The House intelligence committee was given a briefing last week and it was immediately leaked, most likely by Adam Schiff and his staff.

Intelligence officials warned members of the House Intelligence Committee last week the Russians were attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential contest with the goal of helping Trump win reelection, according to reports.

The briefing was conducted by Shelby Pierson, the Intelligence Community election threats executive under outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. During the meeting, Pierson warned that “Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump reelected,” according to five people familiar with the matter cited by the New York Times.

It was intentionally mischaracterized by Schiff the leakers.

CNN’s Jake Tapper cited a national security official “I know and trust” who rejected the framing of the story along with “others with firsthand knowledge.”

“What’s been articulated in the news is that the intelligence community has concluded that the Russians are trying to help Trump again,” the official said. “But the intelligence doesn’t say that.”

Tapper’s source said “the problem is Shelby said they developed a preference for Trump” and “a more reasonable interpretation of the intelligence is not that they have a preference, it’s a step short of that. It’s more that they understand the president is someone they can work with, he’s a dealmaker. But not that they prefer him over Sanders or Buttigieg or anyone else. So it may have been mischaracterized by Shelby.”

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brian disputed the report

“I haven’t seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt to get President Trump reelected,” O’Brien said, calling the rumor a “nonstory.”

“I think this is the same old story that we’ve heard before,” he said. “Our message to the Russians is: Stay out of the U.S. elections. We’ve been very tough on Russia, and we’ve been great on election security.”

On Twitter Shem Horne shows just how slimy the NY Times has become

This blockhead swallowed the propaganda whole and then tried to sell it

 

Maggie Haberman, who routinely pens anti-Trump screeds in the NY Times, became the blind squirrel who found a nut:

Yet she and The Times always serve as the useful idiots who spread Russian propaganda to the other useful idiots like Adam Schiff who then use it to try to harm Trump. They also divide the country in so doing but it appears the fabric of the nation may be sacrificed on the altar of the Church of Trump Hatred.

I would be remiss in not including this NY Times smear

For his part, Donald Trump wants Schiff investigated for his incessant leaking:

President Trump said Rep. Adam Schiff should be investigated for leaking claims that Russia will interfere in the 2020 presidential election to help Sen. Bernie Sanders win.

“Nobody said it to me at all,” the president told reporters about not being briefed about Russia. “They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that intelligence.”

The president also suggested that Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the information to hurt Sanders’ election chances.

That’s just too much fun to imagine.

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