Harry Reid Tells Government Officials to Give Trump ‘Fake’ Intel
The soon-to-be former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made news during the last election when he proclaimed from the floor of the United States Senate that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had “not paid his taxes for the past ten years.”
When pressed for a source, Reid would only say, “Someone told me.”
Romney was either too much of a gentleman or too timid to call Reid’s bluff on the patently false statement, so the accusation stood unchallenged contributing to Obama’s re-election in a year ripe for change.
In fact, years later when asked directly if he had regrets about the accusation, Reid smiled smugly, saying, “He lost, didn’t he?”
Now the 76-year-old, who has held some form of public office continually since 1971, is at it again, this time advising the U.S. intelligence community to “fake” it if they are required to brief Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In another bizarre and unfounded accusation, that might even be actionable if the famously litigious Trump is so inclined, Reid called the Republican’s allegiance into question, suggesting something sinister, saying, “This guy, he’s part of a foreign power.”
As Election Day draws closer, the nominees are briefed on important issues, but Reid says intelligence officers should “not divulge anything important.”
“How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? If they’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous,” Reid told The Huffington Post.
Reid’s “advice,” which if taken would be a violation of the responsibilities of intelligence officials, comes after the release of nearly 20,000 Democrat National Committee emails by Wikileaks exposed an unethical and slimy underbelly and raised concerns about its impartiality and handling of cash contributions.
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has not revealed the source of the hack, but Democrats say Russian President Putin is behind it in an attempt to influence the American election.
Reid went a step farther – as he is known to do – by insinuating that Trump is involved with a Putin plot.
“We know there are connections between Putin and Trump. How do we know that? He said so. And I’ve never heard Putin deny it. In fact, he has done just the opposite.”