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Tom Cotton: ‘You can’t trust anything the New York Times Reports on Trump and Russia’

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Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, slammed the New York Times’ for publishing the story that Russia put financial bounties on U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, saying the paper can’t be trusted when it comes to “anything” the paper reports “on Russia and Trump,” during an interview with Fox News host Sandra Smith Thursday.

Just a month ago, Cotton published an op-ed in the paper title, “Send In The Troops.” Cotton was referring to the number of violent riots springing up across the country in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd.

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Cotton’s piece received condemnation from a number of the paper’s reporters and caused the editorial editor to be ousted. When it comes to the Times, Cotton knows from recent firsthand experience just how they operate.

“I’m always open to taking a tougher line on Russia. But, the allegations in the New York Times are simply false as they usually are,” Cotton explained to Smith.

Cotton added, “Sandra, what’s regrettable is that someone in the intelligence community or perhaps in a partnered nation’s intelligence community decided to leak partial and incomplete intelligence. Intelligence services often get that kind of partial, incomplete, or conflicting evidence. They don’t always run to the President or to a prime minister to share it with them until it’s verified and corroborated, until then they understand the fuller picture.”

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The Trump administration says that the President wasn’t briefed on the matter because there was “strong disagreement inside of our intelligence community about whether or not this intelligence was correct or not,” Cotton explained.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are moving to sanction Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over the NYT’s story, citing concerns that Trump’s been soft on Russia. However, Cotton says, “They’re simply using another fake story from the New York Times for political gain.”

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Why Won’t the Left Fight Fentanyl?

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Sara unloads on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul for vetoing legislation aimed at fighting the scourge of fentanyl. She also rips the media for treating fentanyl like a matter of addiction instead of deliberate poisoning by the Chinese Communist Party and Mexican drug cartels. Speaking of the CCP, Sara also blasts a Chinese-American “non-profit” for calling an Asian-American congresswoman racist for condemning Beijing’s policies. Finally, as Elon Musk exposes what Twitter did to spike the Hunter Biden laptop story, Sara calls out the former national security officials who put partisan politics ahead of national security by lying about the origins of the laptop.

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