Kayleigh McEnany slammed Nancy Pelosi for her attack on the President over a report that alleged Moscow had bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Pelosi: “All Roads Lead To Putin” With President Trump
Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that the Russian government had secretly offered bounties for successful attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan, in what was seemingly an attempt to destabilize peace talks between the Trump administration and the Taliban.
Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on his ABC News show, Pelosi said that the President wants to “ignore any allegation against Russia,” and that “all roads lead to Putin” with him and his administration.
“I don’t know what the Russians have on the president, politically, personally, financially, or whatever it is, but he wants to ignore, he wants to bring them back to the G8 despite the annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine, despite what they yielded to him in Syria, despite his intervention into our election which is well documented by our intelligence community, and despite now possibly this allegation, which we should have been briefed on,” Pelosi argued.
Trump: “Nobody Has Been Tougher On Russia”
The President himself denied ever being briefed on the allegations on Twitter, adding that “nobody has been tougher on Russia than the Trump administration.”
…Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine – Where’s Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their “source”?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2020
He later tweeted that the reason for not being briefed is that the intelligence services did not consider the information credible.
Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!! https://t.co/cowOmP7T1S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
McEnany backed President Trump against Pelosi’s attacks on him in an interview with Fox and Friends.
“This president has been very tough on Russia, sanctioning a new Russian target, closing Russian consulates, so she’s just off-base on her facts there,” she said.
“What she’s doing, she’s taking a report based on anonymous sourcing that was just dead wrong. The New York Times was wrong, believe it or not, and she’s politicizing it,” McEnany continued.
The Speaker Doesn’t Listen To Facts!
Once again, Pelosi is a hysterical crackpot who doesn’t listen to the facts. The fact that the report was not totally credible is why it would never have reached the President’s ear, not because he’s a Kremlin asset!
As Tom Rogan points out in the Washington Examiner, the Director of National Intelligence would not put anything into the President’s daily intelligence report that was not “high confidence,” and the NSA was not able to corroborate any of the CIA’s intelligence.
It’s a matter of practicality, not corruption, but Pelosi doesn’t want to hear that.