The New York Times recently reported that Russian spies offered bounties to the Taliban to kill Americans.
So, how much do you have to pay a Taliban member to kill American Troops?
The White House, Russia and the Taliban have said the Times’ story is false.
Well, they probably would say that.
When asked about it, President Trump said he had not been briefed on the allegation.
Well, he probably wouldn’t say that if it weren’t true. He does love our military, Twitter is at his fingertips, and he’s not shy about punching back.
To my actual point:
When I passed briefly through the house in the midst of some outdoor projects a few minutes ago, I caught a snippet of Rush Limbaugh reporting a “journalist” asking the following question (I think of the Press Secretary): “If the President hasn’t been briefed, then how does he know it didn’t happen?”
My answer is:
“Your question seems to be based on the assumption that the intelligence community of the United States, and possibly the intelligence organizations of some of our allies, have information on this they chose to withhold from the President, but gave to the New York Times.
Given the attempts of certain former leaders of American intelligence agencies to execute a coup against President Trump, I can understand why you might be suspicious.
For example, the name John Brennan, former head of the CIA, springs immediately to mind.
Neither should we minimize the possible contributions of former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, nor former FBI Director James Comey to your surmise.
And Andrew McCabe, an admitted leaker who blamed others for his perfidy, deserves an dishonorable mention.
Listing their myriad minions would make me late for my lunch appointment tomorrow.
In this republic the assumption that such information would be deliberately withheld from a duly elected President is an accusation of… well treason is not too strong a word.
Is that your point?“