Republicans Have A Problem As Trump Officials Knew About Spy Balloons
It turns out that Trump administration officials knew about the Chinese spy balloons, but claim they didn't tell Trump.
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Trump Administration Officials Knew About The Chinese Spy Balloons
A new report from Bloomberg popped a hole in the Republican effort to blame Biden for the Chinese spy balloons. It turns out that Trump administration officials also knew about the balloons.
Alleged Chinese spy balloons were spotted on several occasions during President Donald Trump’s administration, including three instances where they traveled near sensitive US military facilities and training areas, according to people familiar with the matter.
The balloons were spotted near Texas, Florida and Hawaii, as well as the Pacific Ocean island of Guam, where the US has naval and Air Force bases – according to the people who requested anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. The balloons also flew near Norfolk, Virginia, and Coronado, California - two ports where the US stations its prized aircraft carriers.
Other members of Trump’s administration say they were aware of balloons – but that the information may not have risen to the level of the president because they did not fully understand the scope of the surveillance program.
Trump officials didn’t think that the president or the American people needed to know about Chinese spying on US soil, so they didn’t do anything about it, as we will discuss below, their lack of action is a big problem.
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