John Kirby Can’t Answer Crucial Question of National Safety – Watch
Just another day in the Biden Administration…there are growing concerns about leaks of Pentagon documents that made their way onto the internet. Some of them allegedly contained highly sensitive intelligence regarding aspects of the readiness of the Ukrainian armed forces.
But it wants just information about the Ukrainian armed forces, there were also copies of the daily intelligence report provided to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, Central Intelligence Agency reports on leaders of Israel’s Mossad spy service, and intelligence on discussions within the government of South Korea on sales of artillery ammunition to Kyiv.
Most of them are dated in February and seem to have been posted online right after they were written.
And then on Monday, another leak came out reportedly alleging there were NATO forces in Ukraine, this created a buzz of questions online about what the forces were doing there.
John Kirby, the National Security Council spokesperson, has now confirmed that there was a small U.S. military presence at the American embassy in Ukraine.
“I won’t talk to the specifics of numbers and that kind of thing. But to get to your exact question, there is a small U.S. military presence at the embassy in conjunction with the Defense Attachés office to help us work on accountability of the material that is going in and out of Ukraine,” Kirby said, referencing the weapons and other support the U.S. has been sending to Kyiv. “So they’re attached to that embassy and to that the defense attache.”
Kirby indicated that that small number “are not fighting on the battlefield” and that there was “no change” to the pledge not to have our guys fighting on the ground there.
Kirby also confessed, “Clearly, this is a breach of our ability to protect some information, and that’s why we’re taking it so seriously.”
A reporter asked John Kirby: “Given this leak and previous leaks, should the American people think that the administration is losing the battle against whoever wants to steal our secrets…? Is this an ongoing threat?”
Kirby’s answer was, “We don’t know.”
A reporter asks John Kirby: "Given this leak and previous leaks, should the American people think that the administration is losing the battle against whoever wants to steal our secrets…?" pic.twitter.com/yWrUIACako
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 10, 2023
"Do you believe the leak [of classified military documents] is contained? Are there more documents out there that have not been released?"
Biden spokesman John Kirby: "We don't know. We truly don't." pic.twitter.com/sMQuoOOf9r
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 10, 2023
John Kirby warns journalists not to report on leaked Pentagon documents.
"This is information that has no business in the public domain…It has no business…on the front pages of newspapers or on television." pic.twitter.com/625CxNIarI
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 10, 2023