In the latest installment of “leak, counter-leak,” the New York Times – owned by a Mexican billionaire, is once again meddling in US Politics.
Following last week’s bombshell announcement by House Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes that President Trump and associates were “incidentally” swept up and “unmasked” in surveillance operations, the NYT has revealed his confidential White House sources.
Several current American officials identified the White House officials as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel’s Office and formerly worked on the staff of the House Intelligence Committee.
Hilariously, the NYT’s sources have spoken on the condition of anonymity because they’re afraid of drawing ire from the whistleblowers:
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the intelligence and to avoid angering Mr. Cohen-Watnick and Mr. Ellis. Officials say Mr. Cohen-Watnick has been reviewing the reports from his fourth-floor office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where the National Security Council is based.
There’s some serious dodge ball going on…
As ZeroHedge reports, Mr. Cohen-Watnick was nearly ousted from his position on the National Security Council by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, however President Trump intervened – overruling the decision after Cohen-Watnick appealed to White House advisors Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner on the failings of CIA intelligence gathering operations.
A Washington consultant told Politico that Cohen-Watnick and Flynn “saw eye to eye about the failings of the CIA human intelligence operations,” and that the “CIA saw him as a threat, so they tried to unseat him and replace him with an agency loyalist. –Forward.com
Also included in the NYT article are assertions that the intel reports consist primarily of foreign officials and ambassadors attempting to cozy up to Trump’s family and inner circle ahead of the inauguration – which is in line with Nunes’s disclosure that the surveillance of Trump and his team was not related to any investigations related to Russia.
This is getting ridiculous. In addition to a former government official leaking classified information to “The Hill,” NeverTrumper Evan McMuffin also claims to know secret details of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
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