bY TYLER DURDEN at zerohedge.com
As the Biden administration came under fire last week for allowing a Chinese spy balloon to cross the entire United States before shooting it down off the coast of South Carolina, an anonymous US Defense Department official said over the weekend that spy balloons transited over US territory during the Trump administration.
Trump, and his former administration officials, collectively called bullshit on the report – saying it ‘never happened.’
“Now they are putting out that a Balloon was put up by China during the Trump Administration, in order to take the ‘heat’ off” the Biden administration, Trump wrote Sunday. “China had too much respect for ‘TRUMP’ for this to have happened, and it NEVER did.”
In response to the entire Trump administration’s lack of knowledge of these alleged incursions, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday called for a congressional investigation into why the US intelligence community failed to inform the sitting administration of foreign spy craft transiting over US airspace.
“If it’s true the Pentagon purposely did NOT tell President Trump of Chinese Spy Balloons during his administration then we had a serious breach in command during the Trump admin,” Greene tweeted. “The POTUS is the Commander in Chief. We must investigate and hold accountable those who broke rank.”
“Defense officials now claim that Chinese Spy Balloons briefly flew over the U.S. during the Trump admin, but if true, WHY is this just now being reported?” she asked earlier in the day.
Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton told CNN on Monday that it would be a “serious problem” if there was “any actual knowledge that these balloons were over the United States and higher authority wasn’t told.”read more