“I haven’t seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt to get President Trump reelected,” Robert O’Brien tells @GStephanopoulos amid reports that intel officials told lawmakers Russia is meddling in 2020, with a preference for Trump. https://t.co/kHUIBjiIBB pic.twitter.com/AxdWI6mqEr
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 23, 2020
Courtesy of ABC News:
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien is denying new U.S. intelligence reports that Russian actors are interfering to help President Donald Trump win a second term, but he admitted he has not looked at or sought out materials surrounding those reports.
“I haven’t seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt to get President Trump reelected,” O’Brien told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Saturday, saying it amounted to “a non-story.”
The interview came on the heels of recent reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence told lawmakers that Russia is meddling in the 2020 race, with a preference for the Trump campaign. O’Brien characterized the reporting on the classified briefing as “leaks.”
“I think it’s the same old story we’ve heard before,” O’Brien said, adding, “Our message to the Russians is stay out of the U.S. elections. We’ve been very tough on Russia and we’ve been great on election security.”
Clearly this is who Trump wants advising him on national security. A guy who does not read the intelligence about Russian interference, and who, when you pull his string, just vomits forth Trump’s favorite talking points.
Not like that last DNI guy who insisted on providing actual factual information about Russian meddling.
I mean what was up with that?
Perhaps this is how America dies, not with a whimper, but with a never ending stream of lies.