The arrest of accused NSA leaker Reality Winner isn’t sitting well with conservative talk show personality Rush Limbaugh.
On his radio show this week, Rush warned listeners he thought the arrest was too “convenient” and “fits an agenda” — and implied it may be a liberal conspiracy to push the anti-Donald Trump Russian narrative.
“Well, the NSA has had this for… I don’t know how long,” Rush said Tuesday. “Obama has known about this even before he went out in December, and said there’s no evidence that the Russians ever tried to tamper with voting machines. He said this in December! He said that it wouldn’t be possible.”
“This document — or this series of documents — that were leaked to The Intercept by Reality Winner do not say what the ‘Drive-By Media’ is reporting. They do not say that the Russians succeeded in hacking voting machines,” Rush explained, and then said the leaked document was too big of a ‘smoking gun’ against Trump to be easily believed.
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“But it doesn’t matter, because the left is off and running with this now as is the Drive-By Media, as best as can be determined, and it is really in the weeds… the more you read this NSA document.”
“This is too convenient. It’s too pat. It fits an agenda that the left has no evidence for what they’ve been pursuing and chasing for nearly a year now,” he continued. “And, all of a sudden … this massive secret document’s discovered by some 25-year-old consultant for the NSA? And she printed it out and sent it to The Intercept?”
“She prints out these documents. Let’s deal with them for a moment as it’s been reported,” he said. “I want to just reiterate. I’m not sure that, at this stage, I believe any of this. This is too big a smoking gun — and if this document really contained what it’s said to contain we would have heard about it long before now.”
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