[Ed. – Now you see it, now you don’t.]
The mix of intelligence, politics and media can be a hall of mirrors, as we are seeing in the brawl over the Trump campaign, the FBI and Russia. Witness the leak and spin concerning Congress’s latest request for documents from the Justice Department.
Late Tuesday the Washington Post published a story with the headline “Secret intelligence source who aided Mueller probe is at center of latest clash between Nunes and Justice Department.” The story reports that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recently sent a classified letter and subpoena to the Justice Department demanding information about a “top secret intelligence source.”
The story’s bias is that Mr. Nunes — you know, a nasty House Republican — is threatening to compromise national security. Yet the article itself discloses details that suggest the Post already knows who this “top secret” source is. For example, the source is a “U.S. citizen,” has been an informant for both “the CIA and FBI,” and has provided information that was given to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.