Trump officials deny Chinese spy balloons flew above U.S. on their watch


en administration officials on Saturday claimed Chinese spy balloons soared above the United States while former President Donald Trump was in office. Yet officials from that era have responded in singular fashion: Not on our watch. It

took just one briefing to shift the debate from President Joe Biden’s handling of the aerial vehicle — specifically over the decision not to shoot it down over land — to whether the Trump administration missed multiple illegal Chinese incursions into American airspace. PO


ITICO spoke with five senior Trump administration officials who said they were never told of such incidents occurring when they

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