An intelligence report from last November reporting the danger of a new virus spreading in China “that could become a crisis in the US.”
Apparently Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi thought they had yet another issue they could use to remove Trump from office.
There’s only one problem: That intelligence report doesn’t exist and never has.
ABC News breathlessly reported yesterday on what they claim was an intelligence report last November about a severe outbreak of an unknown virus in China that could become a crisis in the U.S.From Fox News comes this:
Of course, Trump reads every scrap of paper from every single U.S. intelligence agency -- even extraordinary obscure ones like the NCMI [National Center for Medical Intelligence] -- and should have known that the U.S. was going to be in crisis four months later.
Except that scrap of paper doesn't exist.
Col. R. Shane Day, the director of the NCMI, a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency, refuted the ABC News report in a statement.But if past behavior is any indication of future actions, then I have no doubt that the non-existent intelligence report will still be used by Schiff et al for a second go at Trump. That there is no “there” there will not deter them. It certainly didn’t deter them the last time.
"As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters," he said. "However, in the interest of transparency during this current public health crisis, we can confirm that media reporting about the existence/release of a National Center for Medical Intelligence Coronavirus-related product/assessment in November of 2019 is not correct. No such NCMI product exists."