Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.) has revealed his thoughts about who might have been the secret source of the “Russian bounties” story put out to harm Trump that has since been completely debunked as a lie.
“Last week, the Biden White House presumably allowed that information to be given out from the intel community. They had low to moderate certainly., said Cotton. “I cannot say these leaks last summer were from the intelligence community, but I believe it is probably likely they came from Democrats in Congress who saw these documents and used them through the mainstream media.”
“Adam Schiff, I’m looking at you as a possible source for that., Cotton said.
Schiff was among the Democrats who used the claim of Russian government putting out bounties to Afghan militants to kill American troops and that Trump did not respond to these bounties.
Americans are outraged by reports that Russia offered bounties on U.S. troops.
The only American who isn't? Donald Trump. Trump is again taking the Kremlin’s side and calling it a hoax.
This is no hoax, Mr. President. But it is time you put our troops first, instead of Putin. pic.twitter.com/eLid6i0DyE
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 2, 2020
Former Acting DNI Ric Grenell also slammed Schiff for being behind the fake story:
-Schiff wouldn’t return my call to coordinate on DNI reforms.
-the reforms were asked for by career officials for years.
-Schiff complained when I appointed the 1st female head of counterterrorism (a career person).
-Schiff & team regularly leaked classified information. https://t.co/FQgQzLga95
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 22, 2021
Schiff has denied accusations he was the source of the fake news.
Author: Blake Ambrose