Deep State: Classified Intelligence Briefing Leaked to NYT to Get The Trump-Russia Hysterics Going Again

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Posted: Feb 20, 2020 6:25 PM
Deep State: Classified Intelligence Briefing Leaked to NYT to Get The Trump-Russia Hysterics Going Again

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Trump is on track for re-election. He’s beaten the impeachment circus that tried to engulf him. The economy is still booming. And the Democrats are a mess. He was slammed for killing Iran’s top terrorist Qasam Soleimani. I thought this was going to cause another world war. It hasn’t. in fact, we won. Iran fired some rockets, but Soleimani is still dead. Red lines and deterrence have been re-established. Trump won. Trump keeps winning. And the Nevada Democratic debate only showed a Democratic Party in complete disarray. It’s a party that has no one who can beat Trump. No one. So, how do we muddy the waters? Oh, just have The New York Times report about a leaked intelligence briefing to get the Trump-Russia hysterics going again. It’s about laying the new foundations to de-legitimize his second term. It’s about laying the stones for impeachment part II (via NYT):

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.

The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. Trump berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump cited the presence in the briefing of Representative Adam B. Schiff, the California Democrat who led the impeachment proceedings against him, as a particular irritant.

During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that he has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security. Some intelligence officials viewed the briefing as a tactical error, saying that had the official who delivered the conclusion spoken less pointedly or left it out, they would have avoided angering the Republicans.

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Spokeswomen for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and its election security office declined to comment. A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

A Democratic House intelligence committee official called the Feb. 13 briefing an important update about “the integrity of our upcoming elections” and said that members of both parties attended, including Representative Devin Nunes of California, the top Republican on the committee.

This is total nonsense, folks. Also, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the starting quarterback for this Trump-Russia theater and its impeachment execution and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, was there—and this briefing was leaked. I wonder who spilled the beans to a major news publication about this meeting. What Schifty character would do such a thing? The country has moved on from this nonsense. Only the small urban-based elites care, I guess—but they’re not enough to win an election. It’s just so predictable, the resurrection of the ‘Russia is trying to help Trump’ narrative. And this time there’s no shoddy dossier to keep this myth afloat. Even then, most knew the Trump dossier, the basis for the Russian collusion fairy tale, was unverified. Now, the Left doesn’t even have that piece of Clinton-funded political opposition research to cite with this renewed push to summon the collusion gods. No one cares, Schiff. No one cares, Democrats. The impeachment push, an offshoot of this tall tale, proved that. It only made Trump more popular and moved swing states further away from Democrats. But please keep doing this. It will only end with a second Trump term.