Let's pretend the NYT is an intelligence professional.
If they were to, say, get a dossier of "intel" and publish it without being able to verify any if the claims, that would be known as "raw intel."...
Between all of the 3-letter agencies, thousands of pieces-
If our military & intel agencies were to go after every piece of raw intel it received, they would be running around in circles non-stop.
Now, I know this is hard for-
Sometimes its deliberate DISINFO or MISINFO to send our IC on a wild goose chase or throw them off the scent of an actual op.
Because our IC has been doing this for awhile, they know the SOP - Standard Operating ...
You know how 2 ODNIs have said the Russian GRU bounty payment story doesnt match what we know about the GRUs SOPs?
That's a pretty damn good clue that this raw intel is garbage.
Could be deliberately planted by Russia
But it very well could have been a HUMINT source who just wanted some money and told their handler a lie.
Given that the subject
Furthermore, and I know this is hard for some to grasp, the @POTUS is a very busy guy.
The reason the IC doesn't brief the President with raw Intel in his PDB is, -
Imagine if he opted to react with military force to a piece of unverified, raw intel that turned out to be DISINFO.
That would be a very bad thing, and if it was in fact DISINFO placed by-
So what's the moral of the story?.
There are 2 options here: either the NYT doesn't understand what raw Intel is, or that only verified -
Or the NYT is lying to further their "Get Trump" agenda.
These people are garbage, their paper is garbage, so don't let them get your blood pressure up.
@POTUS had JSOC annhialate a company of Russian Spetznaz
To think he'd just let this fly, if it came via verified intel, is so obtuse its comical.