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Sen. Cotton Thinks He Knows Who the 'Potential Source' of the Bogus Russian Bounties Story Is

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Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has an idea about who may have been the source of the alleged “Russian bounties” bombshell that has since been debunked as unsubstantiated.

“Just last week, the Biden administration presumably authorized that information to be released from the intelligence community. They had low — only low to moderate confidence. That’s pretty low, I got to tell you, just from a tradecraft perspective,” said Cotton on Lisa Boothe’s podcast “The Truth with Lisa Boothe.” “I can’t say that those leaks last summer came from the intelligence community itself, but I think it’s probably as likely that they came from Democrats in Congress who had seen those documents and misrepresented them through the media.”

“Adam Schiff, I’m looking right at you right now as a potential source for that,” Cotton added.

Schiff was one of many Democrats who hyped up the claim that the Russian government had offered bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. troops and that Trump failed to respond to those bounties in deference to Vladimir Putin.

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell also accused Schiff of being behind the bogus story earlier this year:

Schiff has denied previous accusations that he was behind the bogus story.