On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a treasonous accusation against President Trump.
During an ABC “This Week” interview, Pelosi hinted that President Trump is cowering to Russia because the “Russians have” something on him.
She could not back her claim with fact, nor was she asked to account for her accusations.
As Bad as It Gets
Pelosi had an open platform and she went on the full attack against the President.
Her accusations were made after a New York Times story broke about alleged bounties on U.S. troops by Russia.
Pelosi stated, “This is as bad as it gets, and yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score, denies being briefed.
“I don’t know what the Russians have on the president, politically, personally, financially, or whatever it is, but he wants to ignore, he wants to bring them back to the G-8 despite the annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine.”
The New York Times Report
The Times report in question stated that Trump had been briefed on the offering of bounties to the Taliban by Russia on American soldiers.
The Trump administration has denied the report, saying that Trump was never briefed on this.
The White House stated that the intelligence never rose above the bottom levels of the intelligence community while the NYT story claims the President was fully briefed on the matter and chose to do nothing to Russia.
Pelosi did not necessarily challenge that claim, but stated, “What does that say about the concern that those who briefed the president have about not going anywhere near the Russia issue with this president?”
So far, the New York Post has corroborated the claim by the White House as well as CBS News journalist Catherine Herridge sending out the following tweet…
DEVELOPING: An intelligence official with direct knowledge tells CBS News there was an intel collection report and "NSA assesses Report does not match well established and verifiiable Taliban and Haqqani practices" + "lack sufficient reporting to corroborate any links."
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) June 29, 2020
If the initial report is true, Trump’s campaign is probably sunk for good.
If, however, the story is not accurate and the Times once against published a fake news report of this magnitude, there has to be repercussions.
The media simply cannot continue to print stories without named sources on topics of this magnitude that end up being fake without paying some type of penalty for doing so.