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On Wednesday, the White House denied a report from journalist Seymour Hersh that claimed the September 26, 2022 destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline pumping natural gas from Russia to Europe was a deliberate act of sabotage orchestrated by the United States overseen and approved by Joe Biden.
A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, Adrienne Watson, said, “This is utterly false and complete fiction,” Reuters reports.
The denial came in response to a report Hersh published to his substack revealing that Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, introduced the plan to take out two of the Nord Stream pipelines and that the administration committed themselves to destroy the pipelines as of December 2021.
Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, months after the White House planned the sabotage, Hersh reports.
After the blasts in September Joe Biden said, “Let me say this, it was a deliberate act of sabotage and now the Russians are pumping out disinformation and lies.”
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