Richard Grenell, a former acting director of the United States National Intelligence (DNI), refuted a recent allegation about Chinese spy balloons flying over the country under the administration of former President Donald Trump on Sunday morning.
The Forbes article by Matt Novack said, “Yes, Chinese Spy Balloons Flew Over The U.S. When President Trump Was In Office Too.”
The article had flimsy sources and was very ambiguous.
Grenell vehemently refuted the article in a tweet on Sunday, criticising the Biden administration for spreading false information.
He stated: “Biden’s DoD is shamelessly using an anonymous source to say that Chinese balloons flew over the US under Trump – and the Trump team allowed it.”
“It is a lie. We never heard this – ever. Congress should demand @SecDef tell the truth. Shame on @JakeSullivan46.”
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning, John Ratcliffe, who used to be the director of US national intelligence, also said that the claim was false.
Former ODNI John Ratcliffe recently refuted Biden administration accusations that China deployed three balloons into the US during Trump’s administration: “I can refute it. It didn’t happen.”
“The damage is incalculable.” he continued, adding that this was the first time. He also claimed that Biden and his national security staff were “compromised,” according to investigative reporter Paul Sperry on Twitter.
Many people are outraged by Biden’s silence as he continues to praise himself on the shoulder for letting the Chinese spy balloon spy on the United States before shooting it down.
During an appearance on Fox News yesterday, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army and retired four-star general Jack Keane chastised Biden for his inactivity.
Shortly after the American military shot down the balloon over the Atlantic Ocean after it passed over South Carolina, the four-star general made a statement on Fox News.
“Remember, this was approaching the United States over water.”
“It was approaching the Aleutian Islands over water. And we had plenty of opportunity to take it down then. And that’s when it should have happened. We had to be tracking it from mainland China across the Pacific Ocean, and we had plenty of warning to put together an operation that we are conducting now on the east coast that should have been done there.”