John Bolton, an adviser to Donald Trump and a likely pick for a top foreign policy position in his administration, suggested on Sunday that evidence of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election could be a “false flag” cooked up by the Obama administration.This is shaping up into a brass knuckles fight.
Trump adviser suggests election hacks were ‘false flag’ operation by the Obama administration
Judd Legum, Editor in Chief
John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has been floated for a possible role in Donald Trump’s State Department, questioned reports of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation,” he told Fox News’ Eric Shawn on Sunday.
When pressed about his use of the phrase “false flag” and whether he was accusing an entity in the U.S. of involvement, Bolton said, “We just don’t know.”
"But I believe that intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree.”