The mainstream media, while reporting on the investigation into Russia's possible meddling in the 2016 election, is picking up false information "purposely" planted by the Russians, best-selling author Ronald Kessler claimed Thursday morning.
For example, Kessler, author of the "Secrets of the FBI," pointed out to Fox News' "Fox and Friends" that some language being used in media reports is not the language ever used by the FBI, including the term "person of interest."
"They simply do not do that," Kessler said. "Anybody who knows the FBI knows that that term doesn't exist when it comes to a counterintelligence investigation, and this is an example of the false stories being planted by the Russians because the Russians encrypt their communications."
This means, said Kessler, that whenever such communications are picked up, that "means by definition that the Russians purposefully put them out, purposefully crafted the conversation, or staged the conversation with Trump aides and Russian officials."
It's all part of a "disinformation campaign" Russia began with the 2016 election, Kessler continued, and has become even more intense.
"As part of that, the Russians plant these false stories," said Kessler. "They use cutouts, anonymous letters, they use journalists who are being paid by the Russians. The story that Jared Kushner met with Russians was first given to The Washington Post through anonymous letter almost certainly sent by the Russians."
The plan also feeds into the media's agenda, he continued, as the press is "so out to get Trump that they will run them without proper verification."
Kessler said it's also amazing that former CIA Director John Brennan and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the conversations they saw between Russians and Trump's aides were troubling.
"They're so gullible that they don't understand that of course but, they can read them, because even a 14-year-old can get encryption software that the FBI can't penetrate," claimed Kessler. "What I'm saying is all verified and confirmed by a former FBI assistant director for international operations and his name is Tom, and he happens to be a CNN senior law enforcement analyst. But he believes he cannot say this on the CNN air because it totally harpoons the whole narrative CNN has been running that Donald Trump is part of the Russian empire, even though he sent missiles into Syria against Russian interest."
The FBI, meanwhile is "very professional," even though it is constantly under attack.
"They're working every day to make us safe, and they're not going to be part of any political charade," said Kessler.
However, he does think there are people close to former FBI Director James Comey who are "obviously putting out stories" about him.
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