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CIA Calls Out CNN For Fake News

CIA Calls Out CNN For Fake News

The Central Intelligence Agency on Monday evening slammed what it called CNN’s “misguided” and “simply false” reporting, after the cable channel’s chief national security correspondent authored a hole-filled piece claiming that the CIA had pulled a high-level spy out of Russia because President Trump had “repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.”

A reported by FOX, the CIA condemnation came as the New York Times published a bombshell piece late last night, which largely went contrary to what CNN was reporting. According to the Times, CIA officials “made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to extract the source from Russia;” this was weeks before Trump even took office.

Concerns about media reporting on Russian election interference drove the decision, according to the Times, which described the source as “the American government’s best insight into the thinking of and orders” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Former intelligence officials said there was no public evidence that Mr. Trump directly endangered the source, and other current American officials insisted that media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction,” the Times wrote.

The NY Times reported that the spy refused in 2016 to be extracted due to family concerns. The CIA “pressed again months later after more media inquiries” threatened the source, and he relented, according to the paper.

The story blew open on Monday, when NBC News exclusively reported that a possible Russian Spy was now living under US protection, using his real identity, in Washington, D.C. – and that his life could be in danger. One has to question the story, if his life was in danger before, did NBC actually think running the story would make it less so? Sources told NBC News that the Russian living in Washington was the same individual who was referenced in the reporting by CNN and Times, and NBC said he “fits the profile of someone who may have had access to information about Putin’s activities.”

To make matters even more safe for this individual a NBC reporter knocked on the door where the Russian lived, was confronted by men in a SUV, presumed to be security personnel, within minutes. They then speculated bout the spy’s identity, using publicly available records, the information quickly made rounds on social media with details where he lived.

It used to be in the name of national security the press would hold off on stories like this, now in their attempts to smear Trump they are willing to do anything, including putting the life of someone who aided us in jeopardy, all that matters is smearing Trump.

CNN responded to this by replying:

“CNN’s narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false,” CIA Director for Public Affairs Brittany Bramell said in a statement.

Bramwell continued: “Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence — which he has access to each and every day — drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.”

This was in response to the report by CNN chief national correspondent and former Obama administration official Jim Sciutto, the decision to carry out the extraction “occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The intelligence, concerning ISIS in Syria, had been provided by Israel.”

The disclosure “prompted intelligence officials to renew earlier discussions about the potential risk of exposure,” CNN reported.

Sciutto later posted on Twitter, after the Times report was published, that the double agent in jeopardy had the “remarkable ability to take photos of presidential documents,” as well as “direct access” to Putin.

The CIA responded:

“CNN’s narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false.”— CIA Director for Public Affairs Brittany Bramell

What we have is a host of holes that are filled in with conjecture to create a story that has little to do with the truth, rather is just another hit piece by CNN, something quickly ran with by other less reputable sources. CNN is no loner the source we look at as a means of presenting news, instead it has become the network of fake news.

We once more see the leftist press presented for all to see, they have lost all credibility, even when exposed by another of their own. NY Times, which blew this lie open, along with the CIA, may have shown the truth today, wait until tomarro, they will be the next to post some fake story.

The death of the News continues in America.

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