Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that she has sources who say President Barack Obama has “closed his mind” to some intelligence reports with which he disagrees.
Wednesday on NewsmaxTV’s “Steve Malzberg Show,” Attkisson asserted that Obama “does not necessarily listen to the people with whom they disagrees. He seems to dig in. … He is facing formidable opposition on this particular point.”
Attkisson explained, “I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he’s made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they say, to their intelligence that they’ve tried to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists, even if they’re on the U.S. list of designated terrorists.”
Obama “has his own ideas and there are those who have known him a long time who say this dates back to law school. He does not necessarily — you may think this is a good trait, you may think it’s a bad trait — he does not necessarily listen to the people with whom he disagrees. He seems to dig in and you know, that would be, I suppose he would say because he thinks he is right. He is facing formidable opposition on this particular point.”
Malzberg pressed Attkisson, “But you’re telling me that you’ve talked to people in his inner circle or in the administration that are telling you that even though there are groups that might be on our terror list that are classified as terrorist groups, Obama in his mind doesn’t consider them to be terrorists because what because they have a gripe?”
Attkisson explained, “I don’t know the reason for it. I’ve only been told by those who have allegedly attempted to present him or been in the circle that have attempted to present him with certain intelligence that they’ve said that he doesn’t want it. He said he doesn’t want it. Or he won’t read it in some instances.”