The Washington Post ran a story today claiming that Trump’s intel chief threatened to quit if he wasn’t allowed to testify to Congress:
Trump's intelligence chief threatened to quit if White House forced him to stonewall Congress on whistleblower, officials say https://t.co/fwdIo5VIT1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 25, 2019
They write “according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the matter”.
But this report was quickly debunked by none other than Maguire himself, who released this statement today:
.@WashingtonPost got it wrong again.
From the statement by Acting DNI Joseph Maguire:
“At no time have I considered resigning my position since assuming this role on Aug. 16, 2019. I have never quit anything in my life, and I am not going to start now." https://t.co/hq8Irsv1Dr
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 25, 2019
One of the authors of the article also acknowledged the statement:
Acting Director Maguire's response: pic.twitter.com/mcH7O0k8Q2
— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) September 25, 2019
Another day, more fake news exposed.