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:
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 23, 2020
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
Note how The NYT attempts to walk their own story back without actually doing it. Compare the paragraph from today, where they admit that their initial report from two days ago was disputed, yet use "sources in the room" to try to say it was still accurate. Absolute nonsense. pic.twitter.com/HsH9kGFjmd
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) February 23, 2020
This blockhead swallowed the propaganda whole and then tried to sell it
MSNBC’s @Lawrence O’Donnell: "The president is a Russian operative. That sounds like the description of a bad Hollywood screenplay, but it is real, and it is Vladimir Putin’s greatest achievement.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
Maggie Haberman, who routinely pens anti-Trump screeds in the NY Times, became the blind squirrel who found a nut:
“Mr. Putin, the analysts agree, mostly seeks anything that will further take the sheen off American democracy and make presidential elections in the United States seem no more credible than his own.” https://t.co/0Sm9hiDSSR
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 23, 2020
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
NYT has never written anything nearly as snarky or dismissive of Adam Schiff or his staff as they do here about Kash Patel and Nunes, even though the latter were far more accurate about FISA than the former. https://t.co/DcXZcs28zg pic.twitter.com/ZJbfWBktOZ
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 22, 2020
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.