CNN’s White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski was on the receiving end of a barrage of threats from an angry Trump Administration State Department official earlier this week.
Kosinski’s account of the incident makes it seem like she got a call from a drunk uncle who has taken a number of anger management courses — except it wasn’t. It was from an official of the presently in place United States government, and it’s unlikely that this official will face any consequences for his actions.
The official, RC Hammond, a State Department communications adviser, was freaking out over the recent revelations that President Trump had leaked highly classified information to the Russians in an Oval Office meeting.
Hammond wanted to know from Kosinski who her sources were for this revelation, but there was one initial problem with his demands.
The story about the leak of the classified information came from the Washington Post, not CNN.
Throughout the course of Hammond and Kosnski’s conversation, the State Department official threatened to make sure that nobody from his department ever spoke to Kosinski again.
The real kicker came towards the end of the conversation. CNN’s Kosinski confronted Hammond over the fact that he was never one to be open to speaking with the media in the first place.
Hammond answered that by saying: “WE don’t think you’re SMART ENOUGH to HANDLE our information!!!!!”
Check out Kosinski’s Facebook post summarizing the incident below.