Former CIA director does damage control after media RUNS with false narrative on Trump ‘split’

A former CIA director is trying to unravel media spin over his announced  “split” with Donald Trump.

James Woolsey, who had been advising the president-elect on national security issues, announced Thursday that he would no longer be involved with Trump or his transition team.

“Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump or the Transition. He wishes the President-Elect and his Administration great success in their time in office,” a spokesman for Woolsey said in a statement, according to The Hill.

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But the notice got lost in translation as the media jumped on the news as a scoop of inside dirt on Trump and his incoming administration.

Big deal? Not according to Woolsey who said all the hoopla was over nothing.

“I didn’t want to fly under false colors. I’ve been and adviser, and felt that I was making a contribution, and I strongly support Mr. Trump for president — did since early September — and I wish him well,” he told CNN Thursday, clarifying that he has “not been functioning” as an adviser for Trump for a while and just wanted to remove the title.

“But I’m not really functioning as an adviser anymore, and so when I’m on screen everybody announces that I’m former CIA director and that I’m a Trump adviser, and I’m really not anymore. So I just thought I should strike that from the chyron … so nobody was under false impressions, that’s all,” he added.

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Woolsey, who was named part of the national security advisory council in early October, denied that any of the media’s narratives were correct in assuming why he made the announcement.

He also appeared on Fox News Channels’ “The KellyFactor” to clarify his decision.

Twitter users were quick to slam the media for what they said was another example of biased and fake news.

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