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McEnany Clarifies: Russia Bounty Reports Lack Consensus From Intel Community

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During her Monday afternoon briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked several times about the Russian bounty story and President Trump’s briefing on the matter.

The Press Secretary repeatedly said the President was not briefed on the story as intelligence agencies had not reached a consensus on the situation and there were some intelligence officials with dissenting opinions.

President Trump has since been briefed and some lawmakers from the Committees of Jurisdiction — a bipartisan group, McEnany noted — are meeting at the White House today to receive a briefing on the Russian bounty.

Reporters were referencing a story alleging Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill Western soldiers, including American forces.

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“The U.S. receives thousands of reports a day on intelligence and they are subject to strict scrutiny,” McEnany said. “There are dissenting opinions from some in the intelligence community with regards to the veracity of what’s being reported.”

She noted that intelligence wouldn’t be “elevated” to the President until the validity of the information was verified.

“There is no stronger advocate for our servicemen and women than President Trump,” McEnany added. “When our adversaries have directly targeted U.S. or coalition partners, the President has not hesitated to act.”

McEnany refused to speculate on the validity of the story as there is still a lack of consensus. She did note, however, that the President has been strong with actions against Russia in the past.

“This President has been extremely strong on Russia,” the Press Secretary said. “Imposing sanctions on hundreds of Russian individuals, expelling dozens of diplomats, closing two Russian counsulates, withdrawing from an INF treaty, and several other actions.”

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‘THE ENEMY IS HERE’: Sara Reacts to Biden Backstabbing Bibi and the ‘Death to America’ Chants in Michigan [LISTEN]

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Former gubernatorial candidate for Michigan Tudor Dixon and Fox News investigative journalist Sara Carter joined The Sean Hannity Show on Wednesday to discuss the anti-American chants in Dearborn, MI that called for “Death to America.”

Watch the clip below. Listen to Dixon and Carter’s analysis above.

Hannity starts the segment by blasting President Biden for abandoning Israel in its war to eliminate terrorist group Hamas in the wake of the October 7th attacks.

“We now have a radicalized, extreme-leftist party that is demanding that Joe Biden abandon our ally in their war against terrorists! Hamas is a terror organization. They have in their charter the call for the destruction of Israel. And Joe Biden, for a long time now, has been putting pressure on Netanyahu to stop its war on terrorism which puts the entire country of Israel in jeopardy,” Hannity said.

Hannity asks Carter to react to all the knives Bibi has gotten in the back.

“I spent over an hour with Prime Minister Netanyahu … [he] talked about the situation in Israel with the United States and especially the fact that the Biden Administration has been working diligently to undermine Prime Minister Netanyahu in his time of need,” Carter said. “He’s very adamant that they’re going to go into Rafa to [clear out Hamas].”

“The importance of this to the American public is this isn’t about a fight overseas. This is about a fight for the United States of America. The frontline against terrorism is our ally in the Middle East — Israel. Once we turn our back on Israel … it’s going to be our defeat,” Carter says.

“All you have to do is look at what’s happening in the United States and see how people are being radicalized here in this country. There’s antisemitism that is growing. There’s radicalization inside Dearborn, Michigan. And you see people marching in the streets shouting ‘intifada! intifada!'”

“They want the destruction and the elimination of Israel.”

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