(Presidentialwire.com)- After a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist published an article placing blame on the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines on the United States, the White House is denying their involvement, according to a report from conservative magazine American Pigeon.
Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, which supply natural gas to Europe, were damaged in September 2022. Western countries had initially placed the blame on Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky explicitly targeted Russia, saying that it was “a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression towards E.U.”
Russia, on the other hand, said that the United States Navy was responsible. This message was reiterated by former Pentagon official and retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, who reportedly said that the U.S. blew up the pipelines to deter Germany’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, from going through with his stance that he will no longer be sending weapons to Ukraine.
Seymour Hersh began his article by explaining that in June 2022, U.S. Navy divers planted the explosives during a “widely publicized mid-summer NATO exercise known as BALTOPS 22.” These explosives would eventually be detonated three months later on September 26. Damaging the pipelines was allegedly a plan introduced by national security advisor Jake Sullivan. And President Biden allegedly saw Nord Stream as a way for Putin to “weaponize natural gas.”
Responding to the report, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the country had reiterated this since the beginning.
However, the White House continues to deny that it was ever involved in the attack. Adrienne Watson, a White House spokesperson, called Hersh’s report “false and complete fiction.”
After the sabotage, Biden had said that any information coming out of Russia was full of lies and propaganda, according to The Post Millennial.
Republican Senator Mike Lee said that Congress was not informed of the decision, but noted that if Hersh’s report turns out to be true, then it would be a “huge problem.”