The New York Times is reporting that intelligence officials are implementing cyber-attacks on Russia, but purposely keeping information about them from Trump.
According to the report, they’re doing this because they’re afraid he’ll undermine the attacks or tell the Russians about them?!
Blockbuster story buried in this NYT report.— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) June 15, 2019
Pentagon, intelligence officials fear they cannot trust Trump enough to brief him fully on new US cyber operation against Russia for fear he will "countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials" as he did before with Russians. pic.twitter.com/BgSF3zi8nm
OK, so, given how bad the state of our politics is today, I wouldn’t be surprised at this report. But there’s one glaring problem with it. If they don’t want Trump to know, WHY would they leak it to the New York Times? Clearly that would be only to embarrass him. If attacking Russia is such a state security emphasis, why jeopardize it just to make Trump look stupid? Very odd report, and even more odd that no one sees this incongruity about the story. Or am I just crazy here?