So you believe an unsubstantaied CNN speculation piece over the actual agency that it was about?You believe or trust the CIA? Especially, its Public Affairs division? wow.
That is like the KGB public affairs saying there was no rigged elections and they made sure of it.
You missed the key quote from the article--casts a lot of doubt on CNN's story, and like I pointed out before, the thread title is completely misleading:Looks like someone had a crystal ball about Trump or another reason caused the CIA to try and extract the asset in 2016.
I guess we can give a big shout out to CNN. Looks like they are helping Russia in America's efforts to gather intelligence on Russia.
"James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence who left office at the end of the Obama administration, said he had no knowledge of the decision to conduct an extraction. But, he said, there was little doubt that revelations about the extraction were “going to make recruiting assets in Russia even more difficult than it already is.” "
The decision to extract the informant was driven “in part” because of concerns that Mr. Trump and his administration had mishandled delicate intelligence, CNN reported. But former intelligence officials said there was no public evidence that Mr. Trump directly endangered the source, and other current American officials insisted that media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction.