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Biden, Scholz secretly discussed NordStream sabotage this month: Hersh

Originally published: Al Mayadeen on March 22, 2023 by Agencies (more by Al Mayadeen)  | (Posted Mar 23, 2023)

Citing a diplomatic source, investigative U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh confirmed on Wednesday that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and U.S. President Joe Biden had met behind closed doors earlier this month to discuss information regarding the Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotage.

Hersh wrote on Substack, a newsletter platform:

The chancellor had flown to Washington with no members of the German press on board, no formal dinner scheduled, and the two world leaders were not slated to conduct a press conference, as routinely happens at such high-profile meetings.

He continued to disclose that the meeting lasted for 80 minutes with no aides present whatsoever.

There have been no statements or written understandings made public since then by either government, but I was told by someone with access to diplomatic intelligence that there was a discussion of the pipeline exposé.

He went on to say that “certain elements in the CIA” were ordered to make up a cover story “in collaboration with German intelligence that would provide the American and German press with an alternative version for the destruction of Nord Stream 2.”

‘Pulsing the system’ is what Hersh argues the CIA was responsible for doing in order to wash out the claim behind Biden being the one who ordered the pipeline bombs.

‘He did it’

In another blast of surprise information, Hersh shocked the media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC last Tuesday when he claimed that President Joe Biden was responsible for ordering the Nord Stream pipelines explosion in September last year by using C-4 charges planted by U.S. Navy divers.

“We’ve got to cut; we’ve got these lunatics,” Hersh told the audience, referring to Biden’s officials, naming “[U.S. Secretary of State] Tony Blinken, [U.S. national security adviser] Jake Sullivan, [Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria] Nuland…

“He did it. He did it,” Hersh reiterated of Biden’s involvement:

I’m telling you, he did it.

With the pipeline project under Germany’s control, a German reporter wondered how Biden could act upon it, but Hersh assured him:

I promise you—we will find a way.

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