GOP Rep. Greene seeks probe on why Trump not told about previous spy balloons
Trump has excoriated Biden for allowing the most recent spy balloon to traverse the United States for several days before shooting it down off the coast of South Carolina.
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday called for an investigation into former President Donald Trump's ignorance of prior aerial incursions by Chinese spy balloons that the Biden administration alleges occurred during his time in office.
Greene indicated that the president would have likely been aware of such events had they transpired and suggested his professed ignorance of such balloon activities may indicate that the Pentagon withheld security information from the commander-in-chief.
"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," she tweeted. "The POTUS is the Commander in Chief. We must investigate and hold accountable those who broke rank."
Greene's position on the House Oversight Committee, which is currently conducting multiple investigations into the Biden administration under the leadership of Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer, may position her well to make such a probe a reality.
Former Trump administration officials, including Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, have all denied claims that Chinese air balloons entered U.S. airspace during the Trump administration.
The Biden administration has since offered to brief the former Trump officials and contended that the incursions were not discovered until after Trump had departed the White House.
Trump himself, and much of the general public, has excoriated Biden for allowing the most recent spy balloon to traverse the United States for several days before shooting it down off the coast of South Carolina.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.
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