Skip to comments.NYT Finds Themselves in a Blunder Over Their Botched Russia-Taliban Story
Posted on 06/28/2020 6:21:56 PM PDT by bitt
Members of the American intelligence community have concluded that members of the Russian intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants if they successfully killed members of the American military, the New York Times reported. The problem, however, is that almost everyone involved in this story says it isn't true. The White House, Russia and even the Taliban have said the Times' story is false.
According to the anonymous source that spoke to the Times, the Russians intending "to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year."
The source claimed that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on the situation and the National Security Council discussed it back in March.
Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the country had no diplomatic complaints on record.
If someone makes them, well respond, Peskov told the Times.
In the Times' piece, the Taliban's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the terrorist organization had no "such relations with any intelligence agency." He labeled the accusation as an attempt to "defame" the group.
These kinds of deals with the Russian intelligence agency are baseless our target killings and assassinations were ongoing in years before, and we did it on our own resources, Mujahid explained. That changed after our deal with the Americans, and their lives are secure and we dont attack them.
The most telling part of the article included absolutely zero details:
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The fact that Liz Cheney jumped all over this story suggests that the GOPe is looking for any excuse to remove Trump.
It doesn’t matter that the story was fake.
It allowed the fake media to accuse President Trump of not knowing what is going on.
Now on to the next fake story.
Someone, quick, get this to traitor Liz Cheney!
How did Rick Wilson, George Conway and John Weaver KNOW about the story in advance to produce a full pro-level ad at a time when neither CNN nor NBC News were even covering it yet?
The DOJ needs to take a serious look at this. NYTimes. "U.S. intelligence operatives." Lincoln Project. Leaks and lies and a coordinated coup attempt.
The leaks are real, the content is fake
Reads like something Bolton would leak/plant.
As I posted on the earlier thread - who are you going to trust - the FSB or the NYT.
Obviously, the Russians are more honest.
Who is George Conway married to?
Liz Cheney is an idiot. I am done with her.
Done with all the Cheney’s bunch of back-stabbers.
Liz Cheney also rushed in, what was it, last year, to defend the “whistleblower’s” best friend, Alexander Vindman.
Who is George Conway married to?
We need answers to this.
I agree. You don’t produce that ad in less than 4 hours. This needs a thorough investigation.
Where did this leak come from?
How does POTUS keep KellyAnne onboard, knowing her deranged hubby is doing his level best to destroy her boss?
This doesn’t make sense.
I get that she’s probably a great asset to the team, as far as ideas/good spokesperson, for POTUS.
Jabba Conway’s tweets are bad enough, but this Lincoln Project PAC is way over the line.
Likewise. Glad the warhawks are not in power.
She’s an idiot. She proved it when she ran against a well respected republican senator. She thinks more of herself than she should.
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