The senator was commenting on Seymour Hersh’s report and said his colleagues were never briefed on the attack

by Dave DeCamp,

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Wednesday wrote on Twitter that he “can’t immediately rule out” the idea that the US blew up the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines that connect Russia and Germany.

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Lee’s comments came after veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an explosive report that detailed how the US sabotaged the pipelines with the cooperation of Norway, allegations the White House denies.

“I’m troubled that I can’t immediately rule out the suggestion that the US blew up Nord Stream. I checked with a bunch of Senate colleagues. Among those I’ve asked, none were ever briefed on this. If it turns out to be true, we’ve got a huge problem,” Lee wrote on Twitter.

According to Hersh’s report, which cites a source “with direct knowledge of the operational planning,” Congress didn’t need to be notified of the plan to blow up the pipelines because it was downgraded from being a covert operation.

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