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Biden Admin Claims Govt Discovered Chinese Spy Balloons During Trump Admin After He Left Office

Biden Admin Claims Govt Discovered Chinese Spy Balloons During Trump Admin After He Left Office

Late Sunday night, the administration offered to brief former Trump officials on “newly discovered information” about Chinese spy balloons that supposedly happened during his administration.

The media lapped up President Joe Biden’s administration’s claim that Chinese spy balloons sailed across our country three times during President Donald Trump’s administration.

Trump and his former officials said no Chinese spy balloons floated over the US during his term. Even former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who now despises Trump, said it never happened. From Fox News:

“This never happened. It would have never happened,” Trump told Fox News Digital on Sunday morning, adding that Beijing “respected us greatly” under his leadership.

“It never happened with us under the Trump administration, and if it did, we would have shot it down immediately,” Trump said. “It’s disinformation.”

Trump said the Biden administration is spreading this because “they look so bad, as usual.”

“They are incompetent,” he said.

John Bolton, former Trump White House national security adviser, told Fox News Digital that he never heard of anything like this under his tenure.

“I don’t know of any balloon flights by any power over the United States during my tenure, and I’d never heard of any of that occurring before I joined in 2018,” Bolton said. “I haven’t heard of anything that occurred after I left either.”

Bolton said that if the Biden administration has “specific examples, they need to tell Congress.”

He added, “I can say with 100% certainty, not during my tenure.”

Oh, wait. The Biden administration had the wrong information.

The government discovered the spy balloons after Trump left office because that totally makes sense:

But on Sunday, a senior administration official told Fox News Digital that “U.S. intelligence, not the Biden administration” assesses that “PRC (People’s Republic of China) government surveillance balloons transited the continental U.S. briefly at least three times during the prior administration and once that we know of at the beginning of this administration, but never for this duration of time.”

The official told Fox News that “this information was discovered after the [Trump] administration left.”

“They went undetected,” the official told Fox News Digital.

Then the official was like (and I’m paraphrasing), “Oh, this happens a lot and we’ve seen these spy balloons across other continents.”

The official concluded, “Two things can be true at once: this happened, and it wasn’t detected.”

Then say that the first time. Don’t be so petty.

Also, it sounds childish to bring up past experiences. “Well, it happened during so and so’s administration so there.” Grow up.

JOHN BOLTON, who wants Trump to stay far away from DC, even denies it. You don’t think he would have jumped on the chance to make Trump look incompetent, too?

Also, we normal people in flyover country aren’t stupid. Do you think we’d believe that Chinese spy balloons flew over America three times during the Trump administration and no one went to the Pentagon? Warmongerer Bolton would have shot down the balloons in a heartbeat.

A ton of leaks happened during Trump’s administration. Something like a spy balloon over our country would have been leaked.

Weird. Politico reported late Sunday night that the Biden administration has offered to brief former Trump officials on “newly discovered information” about Chinese spy balloons that supposedly happened during his administration.

An official said: “This information was discovered after the prior administration left. The intelligence community is prepared to offer key officials from the Trump administration briefings on [China’s] surveillance program.”

The official added they can also tell the former officials about “Beijing’s similar operations in East Asia, South Asia and Europe over the last several years.”


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Suburban Farm Guy | February 6, 2023 at 7:16 am

Trump is, sad to say, wrong. They’re not incompetent, they’re treasonous

“Biden Admin Claims Govt Discovered Chinese Spy Balloons During Trump Admin After He Left Office”

Sure they did. That’s why they were so prepared to deal with the one last week… not.

The Gentle Grizzly | February 6, 2023 at 7:43 am

How pathetic.

“Are any balloons in the room with us now?”

Yeah, if I remember correctly, no one in the Biden administration said squat about this week’s balloon until AFTER it was detected visually by Billy Bob Sixpack. And Billy Bob cotched it entering our airspace in Montana, not Tennessee, or even Nebraska.

Are you gonna tell me there were other ones during the Trump years, and absolutely nobody on the continent noticed? BS on toast, Brandon.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to henrybowman. | February 6, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    They’ve been monitoring amateur astronomer and telescope enthusiast groups, vendors, and comms since way before Teh Interwebz and The War On An Emotion surveillance state.

    From time to time the overlords float something all regulate-y about gas stoves, chunks of metal, horse de-wormer, “Gotta stop folks from noticing from their back porches stuff that Our Existential Rivals wouldn’t otherwise find out.”

    They’re shutting down ham radio on the D-L lately — just more of the same.

    Since Their Existential Rivals are in fact people here who disagree with them, that actually all makes sense.

JackinSilverSpring | February 6, 2023 at 8:15 am

Put this claim up there with Brandon’s lie about Hunter Biden’s laptop during the 2020 Presidential debates.

Sounds like a trial balloon (sorry) to see just how big a lie the us media can swallow in one gulp.

The Biden Administration is engaging in a social experiment. They are trying to prove that it is possible for an entire government to have negative credibility.

So, either this is a big, fat, lie. OR, there was a treasonous level of information withholding.

More muddy water on purpose.

Tomorrow night is the State of the Union extravaganza. It would be funny if someone could manage to release a small balloon during the ordeal just to watch China Joe point and wave at it.

Reporter: When did you learn about the Chinese balloons during the Trump Administration?

Biden: Hunter found out while rummaging through some classified documents in the garage yesterday.

I’ll take Things That Didn’t Happen for $1000, Ken.

So Fraudident Joe*’s best argument is that we have an incompetent air defense system? That NORAD can’t detect slow moving balloons?

Did this “Data” come from some of the 51 former intelligence operatives that signed the letter calling Hunter’s laptop “Russian Disinformation”? If so, we know that we can trust these people. (Sarc)

“a senior administration official told”

You can disregard the rest of the sentence.

Thirty kids in a classroom immediately notice your mismatched socks, yet 330 million don’t see a slow-moving balloon?

They classified the information as barroons.

And no Anti-Trumper said a word, yeah right

    murkyv in reply to Skip. | February 6, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    There’s zero chance that Schitt wouldn’t have leaked and impeached Trump again if there was proof this actually happened

      TheOldZombie in reply to murkyv. | February 6, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      Yep. The Democrats would have been screaming like crazy about the balloon if it happened with Trump. They’d have been calling him a double traitor. Works for China and Russia.

The Laird of Hilltucky | February 6, 2023 at 3:03 pm

The elephant in the room is that such balloons can be used to deliver EMP bombs to destroy the power grid and even to deliver a dirty bomb.

This is such an idiotic lie.

This is what happens when nobody is in charge. They’re trying to tell two mutually exclusive lies:

1) This isn’t a big deal because its happened so many times before under Trump

2) Biden showed great decisiveness and leadership in telling them to shoot it down (they just waited CAUSE SAFETY)

In the first place, nobody believes the lie that this happened under Trump. And if it were true, then that means it happened AND THEY NEVER TOLD TRUMP, which is about 10x worse.

In the second place, IF it were true and they’ve done this multiple times before, that means there was NO justification for them to shoot down the balloon after it had already left the US.

So the Deep State Intelligence officials knew of 3 times this happened and didn’t tell Trump or his officials in the WH? Their names would be nice to start a Treason Inquiry as they knew of a threat to our Nation but kept quiet because Trump

The proof … brought to you by Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele …