FAST FIVE: Liz Cheney Lied About Her Role In Spreading The Discredited CIA "Russian Bounty" Story
Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks to members of the media after she was removed of her leadership role as Conference Chair, following a Republican House caucus meeting at the US Capitol on on May 12, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) When Baier asked Cheney about her role in spreading this debunked CIA story, Cheney blatantly lied to him, claiming “if you go back and look at what I said – every single thing I said: I said if those stories are true, we need to know why the President and Vice President were not briefed on them.” After Baier pressed her on the fact that she vested this story with credibility, Cheney insisted a second time that she never endorsed the claim but merely spoke conditionally, always using the “if these reports are true” formulation.
CHENEY: Now, in the case of a nuclear weapon, that means either plutonium or highly enriched uranium.
It has been clear for some time that Russia does not wish us well in Afghanistan.
In this statement, she proclaimed that she “remains concerned about Russian activities in Afghanistan.” She then explicitly threatened Russia over the CIA's “bounty” story, warning them that “any targeting of US forces by Russians, by anyone else, will face a very swift and deadly response.” She then gloated about the US bombing of Russia-linked troops in Syria in 2018 using what she called “overwhelming and lethal force,” and warned that this would happen again if they target US forces in Afghanistan: Does this sound even remotely like what Cheney claimed to Baier.
For those who have not seen it, I produced a one-hour video report last July on how and why the House Armed Services Committee succeeded in enacting virtually every pro-war amendment they considered and how this was accomplished through an alliance between Liz Cheney and her neocon GOP allies on the one hand, and pro-war, Raytheon-funded Democrats on the other: Tyler Durden Sun, 05/16/2021 – 11:30.