CNN Denounced By CIA For Allegedly False Story On Russian Spy Being Pulled Due To Trump Disclosures

  
Via:  Vic Eldred  •  one week ago  •  51 comments

CNN Denounced By CIA For Allegedly False Story On Russian Spy Being Pulled Due To Trump Disclosures
However, the CIA is not the only one effectively calling CNN out on the story. A New York Times piece on the story directly contradicts CNN. The Times says that the decision was made before Trump was even in office. If true, that would be a glaring contradiction for CNN and would reinforce criticism of the network as relentlessly anti-Trump.

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In a rare direct rebuke, the Central Intelligence Agency on Monday evening issued a statement calling CNN coverage of a spy story “simply false.” The CNN   report ed   that the CIA pulled out a major Russian spy from Moscow because President Trump had “repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.” However, the CIA is not the only one effectively calling CNN out on the story.   A New York Times piece on the story directly contradicts CNN.   The Times says that the decision was made before Trump was even in office. If true, that would be a glaring contradiction for CNN and would reinforce criticism of the network as relentlessly anti-Trump.

The Times reported that it was media coverage that led the CIA to move to extract the spy and that “media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction.” The timing however is the most key element. The Times is reporting that the decision was made in 2016 — before Trump took office. The spy reportedly refused the request but was later prevailed upon to leave.

NBC reported on the identity the person living in the United States. A NBC reporter knocked on his door outside of Washington and was met by security. Given Putin’s tendency to kill dissidents and critics, the man’s life is clearly at risk.

Russian officials have identified the man as Oleg Smolenkov and denied that he had access to Putin .

If the Times is correct, CNN has a great deal of explaining to do over its coverage and sources on this story. CNN has been rightfully criticized for its unrelentingly negative coverage of Trump. I have criticized the network repeatedly its erroneous legal analysis. However, this story is different with the Times standing in such direct contradiction to the reporting of CNN. The concern is that the intense and open opposition to Trump at CNN is overwhelming its journalistic standards. This is not just political or legal analysis with a bias. National security reporting has long been treated as the gold standard for networks. For that reason, the greatest challenge for CNN is not the CIA rebuke but the contradiction from a major journalistic organization like the New York Times.


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

"CNN's narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false," CIA Director for Public Affairs Brittany Bramell said in the agency's statement."

foxnews.com/politics/cia-slams-faulty-cnn-narrative-slams-misguided-reporting-on-russian-double-agents-alleged-exfiltration

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one week ago

Does this mean that CNN can no longer be trusted as a fair and balanced source of wisdom and truth?

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Vic Eldred
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  WallyW @1.1    one week ago

It means that another of their anti-Trump bombshells went bust!  Another lie, being celebrated on NT.

 
 
 
arkpdx
1.1.2  arkpdx  replied to  WallyW @1.1    one week ago

I never knew that they were a trusted news source. They never have been reliable.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one week ago

Would not be the first time CNN did that. Probably won't be the last either

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    one week ago

Sad partisan left wing sites like CNN are willing to publish such trash just to attack the President.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one week ago

Not only CNN - he fake story is even being featured here on NT!

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one week ago
Not only CNN - he fake story is even being featured here on NT!

Would you really expect less from some of the seeders here? You know that someone would run with ANY negative story--true or not--if it was about Trump!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2  KDMichigan  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one week ago
Sad partisan left wing sites like CNN

Whats even sadder is the gullible sheep that feed off from CNN. You could stand in a ditch and tell them you aren't and the gullible will believe you if you are a CNN announcer.

#ButTrump

 
 
 
loki12
3  loki12    one week ago

Fake news like CNN outs Spy, Blames trump, The low functioning TDS left defends fake news, wash, rinse. repeat.  

Now thanks to the worthless shitheads at NBC news the Russians now know where he lives, that's probably trumps fault too. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

"CNN and Sciutto will get away with mangling the Kremlin spy story, as they have with all their other screw-ups. That's because journos at NYT, WaPo and other "respectable" outlets won't dare call CNN out over it. Probably in hopes of getting/keeping on-air contributorships.".....Chuck Ross


CNN continues to be exposed!

 
 
 
Sparty On
5  Sparty On    one week ago

The flimflam artists at CNN continue with their phony reporting and their ratings show it.   How low can they go?   Only the lord knows .....

With each fake story they become more and more irrelevant.   They're in a death spiral.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @5    one week ago
How low can they go? 

As long as Jeff Zucker can get sponsors and or backing. Once it's gone it will be remembered as the first network to offer round the clock news coverage and then to eventually descend into nothing more that a biased anti-Trump narrative outlet. Sadly, those who hate Trump, continue to tune in.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    one week ago

And this to shall pass and then they will move on to the next fake topic to report on which supports their chosen partisan narratives.

Journalistic death spiral ......

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @5.1.1    one week ago

And they are facing a second Trump term!  Will they survive?

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    one week ago

Invest in Xanax and Preparation H futures ....... i'm just saying.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sparty On @5.1.3    one week ago

Prince Valium awaits!

 
 
 
Heartland American
5.2  Heartland American  replied to  Sparty On @5    one week ago

CNN IS FAKE NEWS! 

 
 
 
katrix
5.2.1  katrix  replied to  Heartland American @5.2    one week ago
CNN IS FAKE NEWS! 

Trump's little sycophants are so adorable. They believe every lie he spouts.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  katrix @5.2.1    one week ago

Any thoughts on the CNN lie?

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  katrix @5.2.1    one week ago
Trump's little sycophants are so adorable. They believe every lie he spouts

While Trump-haters lap up ANY story about Trump!

It is comical the way some rush to condemn Trump even AFTER the story is debunked as FALSE.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @5.2.1    one week ago

CNN's useful idiots are just sad.

Nothing adorable about people who buy into CNN's spurious narratives.

 
 
 
lib50
5.2.5  lib50  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.2    one week ago

CNN didn't lie.  Story still out and true.  Are you actually believing responses trying to please Trump?  Could be the problem.  Trump has all his people under orders to cover for his lies or get fired, why would anybody believe what PABOTUS and his minions say? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.4    one week ago
 Nothing adorable about people who buy into CNN's spurious narratives.

No, but isn't it rather amusing how many fools believe it BECAUSE it was reported on CNN?!

Heck, CNN could report that Trump killed a kitten in 1958 and the same fools would lap it up like milk!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  lib50 @5.2.5    one week ago
CNN didn't lie.

It absolutely did lie!

Story still out and true.

What does that mean?  Because CNN hasn't any shame or a NT seeder leaves it up that it's true?

Are you actually believing responses trying to please Trump?  

By the CIA and the New York Times? Please stop deluding yourself.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.8  Sparty On  replied to  lib50 @5.2.5    one week ago
Trump has all his people under orders to cover for his lies or get fired, why would anybody believe what PABOTUS and his minions say? 

Your belief in Trumps limitless power over his sphere of influence is severely inflated.    Just about as much as your lack of faith of the integrity of all those within his sphere.

You win the daily double.

Congrats!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

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Vic Eldred
6.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @6    one week ago

NYT now reporting that     ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Post 5

's core claim -- that CIA extracted a Russian source in part due to worries about "Trump’s handling of intelligence -- is bunk. Current & former officials blame media leaks -- that came from the intel community itself. https:// nytimes.com/2019/09/09/us/ politics/cia-informant-russia.html

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
6.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1    one week ago

The media leaks are in the public record and it's why this story was so ridiculous from the get go.  Obama officials were leaking about the guy to bolster to their case that Putin ordered the interference as part of the Obamas war on Trump before he was even sworn in. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @6.1.1    one week ago

Yup and those leakers were the ones who put lives in jeopardy. It was all done to hurt Trump.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

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It Is ME
8  It Is ME    one week ago

"The Times reported that it was media coverage that led the CIA to move to extract the spy and that “media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction.”

The "Media" MUST get the "Scooter Libby" treatment. jrSmiley_81_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
8.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  It Is ME @8    one week ago

Yeah, they never cared about outing this agent, because his information was a weapon to be used against Trump. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Sean Treacy @8.1    one week ago
Yeah, they never cared about outing this agent, because his information was a weapon to be used against Trump. 

Not the info he had.....but his being pulled out as to the "FAKE" WHY he was pulled out !!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Tuesday the official may have been a man called Oleg Smolenkov, who is reported to have disappeared with his wife and three children while on holiday in Montenegro in 2017 and is now reported to be living in the United States.

https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/kremlin-says-reported-us-spy-in-russian-president-e2-80-99s-office-was-fired-years-ago/ar-AAH4QMu

He disappeared?   Hopefully into a nice quiet home in northern Virginia.

 
 
 
Tacos!
10  Tacos!    one week ago
it was media coverage that led the CIA to move to extract the spy and that “media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction.”

So, not only do they make up stories about Trump. Not only do they claim he is a threat to our operatives. It turns out CNN is the real threat to our operatives because there is no national secret they won't gleefully expose. Putin has a stronger ally in CNN than they do in the White House. But every night, CNN gaslights America and tells us Trump is the one we need to watch out for.

 
 
 
Sparty On
11  Sparty On    one week ago

Make no mistake.   This fake news crap is a clear and present danger to our union no matter where it comes from.   We need remain hyper-vigilant so media sources, foreign agents and/or movements like the "resist" movement, who use such disinformation regularly, can't corrupt our nation with their lies and subterfuge.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

A reminder for my fellow members on the left: The truth dosen't cost you anything, but a lie could cost you everything!

To my friends: Thank you for standing up for the truth.


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"He will never, ever, give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever, let you down. Donald is, and always has been, an amazing leader."

 
 
 
Tessylo
12.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @12    one week ago

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Vic Eldred
12.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @12.1    one week ago

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JohnRussell
12.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @12    one week ago
A reminder for my fellow members on the left: The truth dosen't cost you anything, but a lie could cost you everything! To my friends: Thank you for standing up for the truth.

That is precious. Trump has lied to the American people thousands of times (if you count repeat lies)  and you still support him, probably more than ever. Your credibility about truth and lying thus hovers around zero Vic. 

But by all means, pontificate !

 
 
 
CometRider
12.2.2  CometRider  replied to  JohnRussell @12.2    one week ago

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Vic Eldred
12.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @12.2    one week ago

Citing Trump whenever you get called out is no defense.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.2.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  CometRider @12.2.2    one week ago

The obvious symptom - Trump said it so we can do anything!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
12.2.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @12.2.3    one week ago

Vic, you have no credibility to talk about truth and lies. You 100% , or more, support someone who lies multiple times EVERY DAY. 

It can't be said any plainer. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.2.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @12.2.5    one week ago
Vic, you have no credibility to talk about truth and lies.

It's you John. This isn't your first time.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
12.2.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @12.2.6    one week ago

I really dont know what that means, but whatever I am , I would rather be that than someone who supports a pathological liar every day and then makes pontifications about truth and lies.  That's rough. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.2.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @12.2.7    one week ago

You know what CNN is claiming is a lie, yet you left it up there. You knew that James Comey violated FBI policy and played fast & loose with the rules - all to get Trump, yet you left up an article that supported his false claim that he was somehow exonerated. You have admitted on here many months ago that you don't care if Trump conspired, as long as they got him out of office. What should we think?

I, on the other hand, have discussed many times (with you) about the meaningless statements & tweets of the President. His personal faults are obvious. As Iv'e told you, most likely a hundred times, I only care about what he does in office. Thus far he gets an A, as far as what he was able to do. What he wasn't able to do courtesy of liberal Judges who maintain the crisis on the southern border and an obstructionist House, which can't bring itself to ratify the USMCA trade agreement, I hold the progressives responsible for. It's very simple, I like what he's doing and you don't. I believe in truth and you believe in the end justifies the means.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
12.2.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @12.2.8    one week ago
I believe in truth

No you don't.  No one who supports Donald Trump the way you do believes in truth. You are making absurdities Vic.  

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I don't know that what CNN is saying is a lie. Have they retracted the story? They say they have a source on the inside of the spy story who says Trumps carelessness with classified information was PART of the impetus to extract the spy when they did.  Until that is retracted or proven false the seed stays up. It is a legitimate news article, to say the least.

As for Comey, although I dont agree with his confusing the issue with Hillary Clintons emails,  he is 100 times the man that Donald Trump is. 

You spend way too much time absorbing right wing conspiracy news. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.2.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @12.2.9    one week ago
Have they retracted the story?

You need them to retract another story for it occur to you that it is a lie? You listen to nothing else but CNN? How many stories - all with anti-Trump slants has CNN churned out?  You are so into this hatred of Trump, you can't discern between truth and fiction.

 They say they have a source on the inside of the spy story

Their sources have been so accurate, haven't they? And how many of those sources have been anti-Trump leakers, who leaked false stories?  We have had 3 years of Russia- conspiracy bombshells! All of it was bullshit for people who hate Trump. You can leave that monstrous lie up because management will let you. Good luck to you and them.

You can have the last word as well. To the infants on the left, the last word means everything.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
12.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @12    one week ago

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