Texas state Sen. Konni Burton, a Republican, used her social media accounts to bring attention to an explosive claim made by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson on the “Steve Malzberg Show” Wednesday.
Citing sources who have “worked in the Obama administration,” Attkisson reported officials believe President Barack Obama has “closed his mind” to intelligence on certain radical Islamic terrorist groups. She also claimed Obama is "facing formidable opposition on this particular point."
“You’re telling me, that you’ve talked to people in his inner circle, or the administration, that are telling you that even though there are groups that might be on our terror list…Obama, in his mind, doesn’t consider them to be terrorists because what — they have a gripe?” host Steve Malzberg pressed.
“I don’t know the reasoning for it,” Attkisson replied. “I’ve only been told by those who have allegedly attempted to present him or been in the circle that has attempted to present him with certain intelligence that they said he doesn’t want it…or he won’t read it in some instances.”
Due to the anonymous sourcing of the claim, TheBlaze is unable to independently verify the claims.
Burton later called the claim "utterly frightening" in a tweet and Facebook post.
— Konni Burton (@KonniBurton) November 19, 2015