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The alleged U.S. spy could be Oleg Smolenkov, an official with President Vladimir Putin’s administration, Kommersant reported Tuesday, citing anonymous social media channels and past media coverage. Smolenkov had been a longtime trusted assistant of Yury Ushakov — a senior foreign policy aide to Putin — dating back to Ushakov's years as Russian ambassador to the U.S., Kommersant cited several unnamed sources as saying. “This is serious,” one of the unnamed officials told Kommersant regarding the level of access he could have had to secret information.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: xuenchen
The CIA issued a statement tonight, reminding everyone that CNN is a lying piece of crap, pretending to be a news organization.
More at: www.foxnews.com...
The Central Intelligence Agency on Monday evening slammed what it called CNN's "misguided" and "simply false" reporting, after the cable channel's chief national security correspondent authored a hole-filled piece claiming that the CIA had pulled a high-level spy out of Russia because President Trump had "repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy."
The extraordinary CIA rebuke came as The New York Times published a bombshell piece late in the evening, which largely contradicted CNN's reporting. According to the Times, CIA officials "made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to extract the source from Russia" -- weeks before Trump even took office.
The people in charge of CNN programming need to be removed. PERIOD! They are destructive to our nation, which also makes the network indirectly harmful to all nations of the Earth!
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: chr0naut
Potus can reveal whatever he likes.
Thats how potus works.
Sorry you don't understand our laws.
And.. you are okay with that?
No need to protest, or call for imprisonment? Do you spare that for his post-POTUS-time?
Everything has been refuted you fool.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Arnie123
So Hillary was careless and Donny is a loose lipped blabber that can't stop talking about classified stuff.
Nobody died because of Hillary's private server.
There are at least 9 dead Russians.
This story, this thread is about one that got away, despite Trump's incompetency.
Of course, all those dead Russians, well some of them for sure, were important operatives working for the USA, and now are gone.
There were no classified emails and she never shared anything she should not have with anyone and especially not our sworn enemies the russians.
Edit: Adding source, which is OP link
Reached by CNN for comment, Brittany Bramell, the CIA director of public affairs denied Monday’s reports.
“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. Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence—which he has access to each and every day—drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate,” Bramell said.