September 11, 2019
Several outlets have yet to issue corrections to stories reporting President Donald Trump’s alleged lax handling of classified information led to the decision to extract a high-level Kremlin source.
The dubious headlines all lead back to the first reported story from CNN’s Jim Sciutto and a single anonymous source on which he based the allegation.
The New York Times broke the spine of Scuitto’s central thesis with a later story Monday outlining how the CIA first attempted to extract the asset before Trump took office in 2016. The Times report also notes that there “was no public evidence” Trump “endangered the source.”
“But former intelligence officials said there was no public evidence that Mr. Trump directly endangered the source, and other current American officials insisted that media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction,” the NYT article reads.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:13 am