Outgoing Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell slammed Politico over a false report about him.
According to The Daily Wire:
Richard Grenell — the U.S. Ambassador to Germany who President Trump has praised as a “superstar” in helping him “break the deep state” during his recently ended three-month run as acting Director of National Intelligence — is engaged in a contentious social media feud with Politico over a report about him supposedly planning to join the Trump campaign that Grenell has slammed as utterly “false.”
“Grenell to join Trump campaign,” Politico announced Tuesday. The report begins:
“Fake news. Do you even check before writing?” Grenell tweeted in response to a post by Politico National Security Correspondent Natasha Bertrand Tuesday. “What has happened to Washington DC media?!”
The since-deleted tweet by Bertrand read: “News — Richard Grenell, who was until today the acting Director of National Intelligence, is joining the Trump campaign in a senior role focused on strategy and fundraising.”
In response, Politico’s VP of Marketing and Communications defended Politico by slamming Grenell for not responding to their questions and saying multiple high-level sources confirmed it to them.