Seth Abramson+ Your Authors @SethAbramson Lawyer. Professor. NYT bestselling author. @Newsweek columnist with many appearances @CNN, @CBC, @BBC. My new book, Proof of Corruption, is at amzn.to/2TcvDsH. Jan. 09, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

As so many of you asked: the BBC reports PS752 was hit—per US officials, accidentally, by an Iranian battery possibly expecting an airstrike—approximately 9:44PM EST. Trump adviser Hannity was on-air declaring an imminent US airstrike during his 9PM show.  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51047006?ocid=socialflow_twitter 

NOTE/ Per USA TODAY, Trump and Hannity speak "nearly every weeknight." Hannity *appears* to have provided nonpublic military intelligence during his 9PM show (see my feed for the exact quotes, and the video from which they come). We do not know his source.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/05/14/donald-trump-sean-hannity-speak-nearly-every-weeknight-report/607595002/ 

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NOTE4/ We've no evidence one way or another as to whether anyone in Iran's military would have been monitoring a live broadcast by a top Trump adviser while expecting an imminent U.S. attack. If you say there's no chance of that, bully for you. I say it's possible but don't know.


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