CIA refutes CNN report that spy was pulled from Russia because of Trump


U.S. GOVERNMENT IS TRUSTWORTHY.>>Mike: THANKS FOR SORTING IT OUT. SO THERE’S PLENTY TO DISCUSS ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY AND ESPIONAGE FRONTS TONIGHT STARTING WITH THE CIA STORY. FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR DAN HOFFMAN SERVED IN MOSCOW AS STATION CHIEF. IT LETS ALSO BRING A FORMER CIA OPERATIONS OFFICER AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARY BETH LONG. GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH.>>THANKS, GREAT TO BE HERE.>>Mike: HONESTLY VERY SENSITIVE STORY,, WHAT ARE YOU ABLE TO SAY ABOUT THIS EXTRACTION STORY?>>I’LL TELL YOU, IT’S JUST DISTURBING ONE CIA CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS ARE RUN THROUGH A POLITICAL MEAT GRINDER. LIKE THEY’VE BEEN IN THIS CASE. WHAT REALLY CONCERNS ME THE MOST OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SOURCES WHO WERE REVEALING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO CNN. I DON’T KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD BE DOING THAT. VLADIMIR PUTIN DEALS VERY RUTHLESSLY WITH THOSE WHOM HE CALLS TRADERS. HE TRIED TO POISON WITH SOVIET STYLE NERVE AGENT AND KILL FORMER FSB OFFICER WITH POLONIUM 210. SO THIS GUY, IF THE STORY IS TRUE, HAS A BULL’S-EYE ON HIS HEAD. I DON’T KNOW HOW THOSE SOURCES COULD SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT THEY’VE DONE THIS FOR APPARENTLY SOME POLITICAL PURPOSE.>>Mike: IT MARY BETH, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” MAKING IT PRETTY CLEAR THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. “FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL SAID THERE WAS NO PUBLIC EVIDENCE THAT MR. TRUMP DIRECTLY ENDANGERED THE SOURCE. IS IT TIME FOR CNN TO RETRACT AND APOLOGIZE FOR THE STORY?>>I THINK IT IS AND I THINK NOT ONLY HAS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” — THE CIA HAS BEEN UNEQUIVOCAL. THIS IS A FALSE NARRATIVE, THIS IS A FALSE STORY AND IT HAS DONE TREMENDOUS DAMAGE. I THINK CNN NOT ONLY OWES AN APOLOGY, BUT THEY REALLY OUGHT TO MAKE AMENDS. THEY HAVE PUT NOT ONLY THIS ASSET FOR THE SELECTED ASSET AT RISK, BUT EVERYBODY ELSE WHO WAS IN THIS POSITION NOW FEARS THAT THEY WILL BE OUTED BY SOME KIND OF PROCESS THAT CNN HAS INVENTED FOR THEIR OWN USE.>>Mike: WE SAW STRONG PUSHBACK FROM THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T TYPICALLY TALK ABOUT THIS STUFF VERY OFTEN FROM A FORMER CIA DIRECTOR AND THE CIA ITSELF. IS YOUR BIGGER CONCERN THE MEDIA, OR THE LEAKERS?>>FOR ME IT’S THE LEAKERS. AND, YOU KNOW, THOSE SOURCES BEHIND ENEMY LINES FOR STEALING SECRETS ON OUR BEHALF, AS MARYBETH NOTED, THEY HAVE TO BE WONDERING ABOUT WHETHER THEIR SECRETS WILL STAY SECRET. AND THAT DOES CAUSE, ENSURE THEM A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN AND IT COULD IMPACT OUR OPERATIONS ON WHICH WE RELY FOR CRITICAL INTELLIGENCE GOING FORWARD SO THAT’S REALLY THE CONCERN FOR M ME.>>Mike: BIG HIGH-PROFILE DEPARTURE, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, IS THERE ANY SURPRISE ABOUT THIS DEPARTURE CONSIDERING HIS DIFFERING VIEWS FROM THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF?>>I DON’T THINK SO. I THINK FROM THE BEGINNING EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THE KEY ASPECT OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS TO HAVE TO HAVE CHEMISTRY WITH THE PRESIDENT AND JOHN NEVER REALLY HAD THAT. IT WAS VERY EVIDENT AS THINGS GOT ON, THE CHEMISTRY BECAME MORE AND MORE OF AN ISSUE, THE DIFFERENCES, THE GAPS BECAME WIDER. I THINK THE TIMING WAS SOMEWHAT OF A SURPRISE. UNFORTUNATELY THE NARRATIVE BETWEEN THE TWO GENTLEMEN, BUT IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON. WANT TO LOSE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU HAVE AN INSTANT RELATIONSHIP.>>Mike: YOUR THOUGHTS ON JOHN BOLTON’S DEPARTURE?>>I THINK IT DOES PROBABLY ELEVATE, IF THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE, SECRETARY POMPEO, WHOSE WILL HAVE THE GREATEST INFLUENCE AND I THINK IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REST OF CONSUL NERI, NOT JUST ON FOREIGN POLICY BUT I THINK I’M ANY OTHER POLICIES DOMESTIC AS

100 Replies to “CIA refutes CNN report that spy was pulled from Russia because of Trump”

  1. Ok, let's take this one step at a time. A source revealing classified information to CNN? So is he verifying the article? Then he verifies that sources in Russia DO reveal secrets and die for it. The Times reported that former intelligence officials said trump did not directly endanger the asset, right after affirming that the fear that he might was why the asset was recalled. And fascinating that the CIA, an agency fundamentally inclined to spread false narrative and information now is claiming to tell the truth. I'm going with the fact that both stories are true. Again, the narrative the CIA wants us to believe now is that they recalled the asset one year before trump was elected but he refused. I can't remember the last time an asset refused to be recalled, unless he was working on information that Vladimir Putin interfered in the 2016 election process, which the CIA verified he was. So all of this comes down to whether trump is revealing classified information to the Russians which we already know he has.

  2. CNN has been spewing treasonous lies and propaganda! It's never fake news, it is intentional! They are out to destruct the USA!

  3. CNN also added that it had even more information, but was not going to share it publicly (because it's classified). And, it came across to me as if it was almost some kind of a veiled threat. Truly outrageous behavior for such a large news organization

  4. If any CIA assets are killed because CNN lied just to make the President look bad. CNN and their so call journalists should be prosecuted for all the CIA asset deaths!!! Closed CNN down!!

  5. Where the proof Putin killed these people ??? As a conservative it pisses me off when ppl like Hoffman just say something and we're just suppose to believe it ??? Just another John Bolton !

  6. why are you saying Putin killed those men? He didn't and anyone with half a brain knows this. It's rubbish like this that makes FOX just as bad as CNN

  7. I think it's time for CNN and others to be shut down ! Democrats need to be put out of office also ! Very radical, anti-American ,anti-semitic, anti- Constitution, racial dividing, race-baiting and free open borders at taxpayers expense .
    DOJ needs to make big arrests fast !
    We need America, humanity and Justice restored !
    Trump KAG 🇺🇸 2020

  8. Are there still rats at Langley who are taking money from CNN?????? It is time to turn up the heat from the counter-intel people, the polygraphs, and going back through the SSBI that were somewhat shaky, and also bring in everyone from CNN and sweat them (freedom of the press be damned, this is espionage!) The same holds true for the NYTimes people.
    Get the rat bastards, even if the story is untrue, to find out who would run a false narrative that may have blown a double header. DO SOMETHING OVER AT HQ, call in the FBI, DIS, NCIS, and CID if necessary. This may have had some blowback at DoD.

  9. Maybe cnn shouldn't listen to their new hired EX- CIA & EX-FBI employees.

    Cnn has endangered someone's life. Shame on them.

  10. CIA is Alpha
    CIA dominates the whitehouse??? Omg
    News for dumb people…
    Alpha domination mating rituals of the elite…. thanks for the crumbs…

  11. Because they are trying to muddy the waters before the reports come out with information about the close to 16 CIA agents killed in china during Hillary Clinton's secretary of state time. When the Chinese stole the identity of all federal employees well maybe not all but mine was that's for sure. And now we know how, with her backwoods server ….

  12. CIA could be sneaky and sometimes question what they say to the public, but when you have them up against CNN…
    …All I'll say is if CNN say the sky is blue and CIA said the sky is puke purple, I'll quicker believe CIA with how much times CNN cries wolf.

  13. Why is the supposed leak not a matter of national security? Why is CNN not being taken before congress on this issue and then court to be fined an insane amount of money. Something needs to be done on this issue to stop the false narrative and just plain made up stories to get viewers.

  14. ❌Trump said he only hires the best most qualified people to work for him in the White house.
    Three years later..the number of staffs hired and fired is like a revolving door in the trump tower.
    This shows trump is a terrible boss and NOT respected by his staffs.
    Time to go insecure unqualified twitter happy corrupt trump.
    ❌YOU ARE IMPEACHED & FIRED💥💥

  15. 1:15 Heck, if that isn’t a bonafide NYT article . . . . Most news outlets show the true page with portion of significance ‘highlighted ’ 🙄 🤦🏻‍♀️

  16. Maybe the worst journalist of the year, Don Lemon, worst journalist of the year, stuck his fingers under their noses and insanity ensued.

  17. Scientific Fact: Fredo Cuomo extracts more factual information from sniffing Don Lemons stinky fingers than a human does watching Fake News CNN.

  18. So you actually admit there are American spies in Russia. Then what gives you the right to get angry at Russians spying on YOU when you just admitted you do the same with them?

  19. Where are you cnn.? I told you before traitors to the people traitors to our country. You need to shut down before you burn down.

  20. Both CNN and MSNBC need to have licences revoked by the FCC !!!! They have become a threat to America and its security they almost got this man killed!!!

  21. CNN did not report that the decision was based solely on Trump indiscretions. They reported that their source said the decision was based “in part” because of fears news reports or Trump indiscretion or something else might tip Russia off. There is no reason to think CNN was incorrect.

  22. This is a classic straw man denial. The story from CNN was that trump was a reason for pulling out the source because he lets out classified information haphazardly, he is not the only reason. The asset was there for a long time and the CIA had felt he should come out, but the idiot trump was one of the reasons to pull this asset out now. Fox and the CIA are trying to say CNN said trump is the only reason, which is not true, but he is one of the reasons.

  23. Funny how all the though talkers and war mongers turn into snowflakes when they get busted. The CIA is a corrupt an murderous organization (if you read their OWN released documents at the archives you would know this) that should have been abolished years ago, if not for their atrocities abroad but for the inhumane torturous expiriments they have done on U.S. cirizens!! But they get outed spying in a foreign country and we are supposed to feel sorry for them? Please. What would all of you Foxers do if you caught a Russian spy or Mossad agent in our country or worse yet, a member of Al Qaida sending secrets about Americans back to an Arab country. You would be acreaming to send then to Guantanamo to be tortured. Guess what. War is hell so if you are gonna melt luke snowflakes when a spy gets caught maybe you should stop advocating for war.

  24. With all due respect for CIA & the FBI.
    Born during the Laos, Cambodia, & Vietnam massive confusion.
    Question remains: Are non elected officials of both aforementioned US government agencies still Legally capable of a coup d'état against the USA itself, despite any credible Legal evidence?

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