Friday, November 20, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson: Obama Will Not Read Intelligence Reports on Radical Islamist Groups.

Transcript Excerpt:

SHARYL ATTKISSON: ... I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind, uh — I would say closed his mind, they say — to their intelligence that they’ve tried to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists, even if they are on the U.S. list of designated terrorists.

He has his own ideas, and there are those who’ve known him a long time who say this dates back to law school. He does not necessarily — you may think this is a good trait you may think this is a bad trait — he does not necessarily listen to the people with whom he disagrees. He seems to dig in. That would be, I would suppose he would say because he thinks he’s right. He is facing formidable opposition on this particular point.

STEVE MALZBERG: So when he stands there and says, as he always does — no matter what the issue, you may notice this, I’m sure as a, as a reporter you may notice this, like I do — no matter what the issue, no matter what the topic, no matter what the press conference, if it’s a controversial thing where he’s getting pushback on this from anywhere, he’ll say, “I’m not the only one who believes this. Everybody believes this.” That’s a weakness, I think.

But you’re telling me that you’ve talked to people in his inner circle, or in the administration, that are telling you that even though there are groups that might be on our terror list, that are classified as terrorist groups, Obama, in his mind, doesn’t consider them to be terrorists. Because what, because they have a gripe?

ATTIKSSON: I don’t know the reason for it. I’ve only been told by those who have allegedly attempted to present him, or have been in the circle that has attempted to present him, with certain intelligence that they said he doesn’t want it. He said he doesn’t want it or he won’t read it, in some instances.