Earlier this week, the former head of the intelligence branch within the Department of Homeland Security, Brian Murphy, filed a complaint alleging top officials at the Department wanted to alter intelligence briefings to remove findings on Russia and white supremacists.
Murphy alleged this was done to appease President Donald Trump. Murphy also alleged that acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told him that national security adviser Robert O’Brien was the one who made the order. On Wednesday, O’Brien denied the allegations, the New York Post reported.
“No, I’ve never even heard of this guy. I don’t know who he is, and it’s hearsay,” O’Brien told Fox News host Bret Baier on Wednesday. “He says he heard it from somebody else, and in polite society that’s the sort of thing that used to be frowned on. Now it gets news coverage. It’s totally false. I don’t think there’s anybody that’s been tougher on Russia in this administration than I have been