Skip to comments.NBC: Intel Officials Say Unconfirmed Trump Allegations Are ‘Unvetted Disinformation’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 01/11/2017 12:13:21 PM PST by monkapotamus
NBC News correspondent Cynthia McFadden reported Wednesday that President-elect Trump was never briefed on a two-page addendum alleging that the Russian government has damaging information on Trump.
In fact, McFadden further stated that the brief published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday was in fact an example of what [U.S. intelligence officials] are calling unvetted disinformation,' designed to help Trump distinguish between analyzed intelligence and unverified reports.
A senior U.S. intelligence official who was involved in the preparation for the meeting tells NBC that the president-elect was not briefed on this so-called two-page addendum of these allegations against him, McFadden state. It was part of the briefing materials available to the briefers, but it was not included because they believed it to be true. It was included for a different reason.
It was included should they feel they needed to explain to Mr. Trump the difference between analyzed intelligence and what they are calling unvetted disinformation,' she continued. It was available for that purpose, and it never came up. Importantly, documents were never presented to Mr. Trump or his team.
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Takes one to know one comrades... They don’t hide their bias anymore. What a great time to be alive...
That’s a convenient excuse. They needed an example of fake intelligence to teach the dumb rookie Trump the difference. The media disgust me.
I would say the intel weinies BETTER offer ALL their information to Trump in the future...Or update their resumes...
DRAIN THE SWAMP.
Yet they didn’t SHOW it to him. LOL
the takeaway: Our intelligence services are now at war with themselves. Interesting times.
Aren't those discussions supposed to be SECRET????
So how did CNN and Buzzdead get the 35 page “disinformation” report?
I have never seen an attempted character assassination hoax blow back this bad on the perpetrators in my life. This has gone off like a NUKE in their bed. CNN, the CIA and McCain are permanently maimed. This is not over for them. It has only just begun. Millions are coming to celebrate our victory inauguration. After this , I see thousand more on their way!!!!
You must remember, we have appointed and career officials. I will wager this whole mess is all wrapped around appointed and McCain/Gang of 8. Remember, even Schmuckie hinted abuut this.
Uh: Doesn’t NBC Universal own BuzzFeed?
I’ve been asking myself that same question all day!.................
The Dan Rather Bush National Guard document from 2004 looked more believable.
At least CBS sacked Rather for that. BuzzFeed will do squat, and dumb “progressives” on Twitter will keep regurgitating this obvious nonsense nonstop for years.
Schumer knew about it, sure. But he was smart enough to keep his trap shut....................
Take a look at how Trump responded to the Democrats calling him a rapist. How do you think Russian dirt will get a different result.
Or... “Our intelligence services are now at war with it’s own politicized leadership...”
can someone explain this to us common folk?? thanks...
So they are saying the Intel briefers had a two-page sheet examples of “bullshit” (that just happen was all “bullshit” about Trump) so they could show Trump what “bullshit” intel looked like in case Trump did not know what “bullshit” intel looked like?
Yet some how this examples sheet of “bullshit” intel was given to the press any the forgot to stamp “total bullshit example” on it?
Seem to me the “example bullshit” story is also and example of bullshit
Oh, so they didn’t inform Donald Trump of this scurrilous smear they were themselves peddling to the news media, because he was too stupid to know the difference?
These people are truly desperate. They have no idea how their excuses, deflections and rationalizations are coming across out here in the hinterlands. No clue whatsoever. Keep it up, lamp posts will start looking plausible.
Jan 20th can't come soon enough.
They are Keystone Cops. They are now making me believe that they actually COULD hire someone like Chuck Barris to carry out contract hits.
The more each group from CNN to Intel to the rest of those involved try to “explain” what happened, the lies get worse.
They are deliberately muddying and mixing the story now to keep the players who perpetrated this from being named.
Exposing slush funds will lead to the correct tunnels. The White House does have that power and so do his allies in the Congress.
Didn’t show it to Obama either? Supposedly they were both shown at the same time.
This is all such BS
AKA, Fake News.
Apparently this report has been making the rounds of DC since at least October.
But it was so unverifiable, that not even the Clinton Campaign dared to use it...the NYT, MSNBC, CBS...all the usual suspects knew it was too rotten to touch.
And its important to point out, that while CNN and Buzzfeed are trying to sell this as an “Intelligence Report”, its really just opposition research, allegedly compiled by a “former MI6 agent” with “lots of Russian contacts”. Its not official. It wasn’t compiled by any intelligence agency. IOW, its garbage.
He is so done and Mc Cain needs to resign his position on the Committee looking into Russian hacking
They will all be pointing fingers at each other like demented wind vanes..........
“The more each group from CNN to Intel to the rest of those involved try to explain what happened, the lies get worse.”
It is amusing to watch the clip of Jake Tapper trying to absolve CNN from any responsibility for peddling this hoax on its (remaining few) viewers.
One report says a Chris Steele of Orbis Business Intelligence is responsible for the report. Whether this is true is just another rabbit hole. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/identity-former-intelligence-officer-who-prepared-trump-dossier-has-been-revealed
Cui bono? That’s the question? I like to think a malicious attack has some meaning, some usefulness.
In this case, the game could be ‘see what we can do; no hard feelings’ but watch it. Don’t interfere with the agenda.
Or just a juvenile piece of nastiness on the way out. And certain people are on the way out.
Why did the intelligence agency release this to the press, and who specifically did this?
And why did John McCain send them this to begin with?
If they can perfect a system by which information can be sourced to avoid malicious libel, then I would expect we will continue to see these kinds of stories cycled repeatedly.
The only way Trump can really win is to go after the inside sources. If he can cut off the media's route of plausible deniability, then they will be left out to hang all on their own (lack of) credibility.
McCain fell for this fake news hook, line, and sinker. He really, really hoped it was true and would bring Pres. Trump down. AZ, it’s time to recall this 80 yr old who is losing his marbles.
Here’s one aspect of the story that doesn’t pass the smell test for me. First, the story: In 2013, Trump defiled the bed that Mooch and Barry slept on at the Ritz, by hiring hookers to pee on it.
I checked as to whether or not Barry and Mooch had indeed been in this hotel. Wiki says Barry made a trip in Jul 2009 and Sep 2013. During the Sep trip, Mooch was in DC lecturing poor school kids about eating. So, as far as I can tell, the only time they laid on this bed, in the presidential suite at the Ritz, was July 2009.
And Trump allegedly defiled it in 2013 - 4 years later.
Now this is akin to one dog peeing on a post to mark his territory...and a few minutes later another one comes along and re-marks it. If Trump were really of that mindset, wouldn’t he find a room that Mooch and Barry laid in a little more recently?
Hotel years are like dog years - 4 years is more like 10-15 for a normal bedroom. Odds are very good that it wasn’t even the same mattress. I wonder if Trump would have known that...oh wait, he’s in the hotel business.
It just doesn’t make sense that he would mark his territory 4 years later.
“Take a look at how Trump responded to the Democrats calling him a rapist”
I’ve been wondering - did all his accusers crawl back into their holes? Its almost as if they’re afraid of getting sued.
Complete BS after-the-fact cover story.
This weeks attack on Trump by the CIA, to Buzzfeed and promoted by CNN and all other msm.
Look here at what Politico said regarding trying keep Trump out of the Whitehouse.
"DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT IN NINE DAYS. Unless he steps down -- extraordinarily unlikely -- short of impeachment, there is no mechanism weve heard of to strip him of the job. Theres also no movement among Republicans to prevent him from taking the White House." [ http://www.politico.com/playbook ]
It started all the way back with Megyn Kelly. She thought it was her role to create the news. To take down a candidate. And this attitude with the msm, leftists, demoncrats, GOPe, and RINOs, has continued to this day. Attack, Attack, Attack.
This isn't going to stop after inauguration.
The msm, leftists, demoncrats, GOPe, and RINOs, will continue their attacks. They believe that they can, and should, be the ones creating news. Creating who sits as president and who doesn't. They are not pleased that Clinton lost. It shows their failure to make #FAKENEWS stick.
They will continue to create #FAKENEWS hoping some lie or another will stick. Hoping that they can remove/impeach Trump.
It is going to be nasty for four years.
Not as smart as you think . . .
Yes, but he didn’t say anything substantive, only that “they have their ways” type comments...........
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