Trump’s NSA Robert O’Brien Says Intel Official Made Decision Not to Brief Trump

U.S. Department of State from United States [Public domain]

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has set the record straight on the media’s attempt to show some kind of scandal with President Trump.

O’Brien stated that Trump was never briefed and it was a career intelligence official’s decision not to brief Trump.

According to The Daily Caller:

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday that a career intelligence official made the ultimate decision not to brief President Donald Trump on information regarding possible Russian payments to Taliban fighters to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

O’Brien blasted government officials who leaked information about the intelligence to The New York Times, saying that the disclosure has stymied efforts to verify the intelligence. He also criticized the paper, accusing it of falsely reporting that Trump had been briefed on the intelligence but failed to act.

“I’m somewhat surprised that The New York Times ran with the story. The president was not briefed because at the time of these allegations they were not corroborated.”

He said that Trump’s briefer, a career CIA officer, “decided not to brief him because it was unverified intelligence.”

O’Brien said that based on the circumstances he supports the CIA officer’s decision not to brief President Trump.



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Annie
Annie
1 year ago

I believe the President is right,,,this is nothing but rubbish ( my words not his )…..I also believe sadly it won’t b revealed till after the President wins….I also believe this will not have any affect on the Presidents win….Trump-Pence 2020…..

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Dannie Poe
Dannie Poe
1 year ago

When I hear anything blaming Trump for something based on not acting, I am reminded just how political our news has become. If voters do not know by now that everything from the Liberal Left is “Fake News”, they must be dead or deft. They must be part of the Political Correct crowd unwilling to hear the truth. All Liberal Left pundits sound like each other, parroting the same “Fake News”. I am reminded of Jaun Williams of the TV program The Five. When ever asked to comment, no matter the subject, he has to accuse The President in some way or another. According to Willaims, Trump has his fingers into everything, even if Trump does not know what the thing may be. It would be laughable it it was not so serious. Like Pelosi, Schumer, and every other Democrat that has a political voice, Trump is still Putin’s puppet. The fact that he as been cleared of being Putin’s puppet means nothing. Trump is the Devil while Obama walks on water. If Obama is a God, then why didn’t he give minorities what Trump is giving the minorities now? What did Obama do to stop all the corruption of cities ran by Democrats? Maybe the big question should be how did a Socialist Community Activist become a Multi- Millionaire after two years of the Presidency? Obama got rich while minorities still got the shaft. Obama opened old wounds and now we have the rioting, looting, and shootings that plagued Obama’s Presidency in Trump’s America. Obama may have been the nation’s first Black President, but the hate he has for Whites in America remains. Obama’s hate for Whites only increased every time Obama played the Race Cards to divide the nation. Political Correctness(the right thing to do) only divides us and puts us in our Political Correct Boxes.
The Democrat Party had eight years to correct the abuse of minorities in the US. I have been around for a long time and have never seen my nation more divided politically. If I said I saw no discrimination I would be lying, however I never seen a war on our policing like the war we have now. When I saw our sitting President calling rioting, looting, and the death of our police “venting their frustration” I knew the nation was spiraling out of control. The US does not have a Racial Issue. It has a Rule of Law Issue. The nation can not function without Law and Order and the Socialists know it. If the Socialists win, every US Citizens loses. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. in 2020 the nation has two choices. More Political Correct Socialism or our Freedoms protected by Rule of Law. We can not have both.

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