Trump didn’t need intelligence briefings to appreciate coronavirus. Tucker was on the case!
President Trump has no excuse. As reported by The Post, U.S. intelligence agencies “were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen.” The scoop stems from information shared by “U.S. officials familiar with spy agency reporting.”Timeline considerations are paramount in any examination of coronavirus accountability. On this front, The Post’s story yields this key morsel:The warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies increased in volume toward the end of January and into early February, said officials familiar with the reports. By then, a majority of the intelligence reporting included in daily briefing papers and digests from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA was about covid-19, said officials who have read the reports.Bolding added to note a convergence of sorts: Warnings from Fox News host Tucker Carlson and other media sources also increase toward the end of January and into early February. On Jan. 23, for instance, Carlson informed his audience, “A mysterious virus spreading in China has gotten hundreds of people sick. At the top of