Another one bites the dust!!
Ward Carroll's channel again (this is only a couple minutes)
This one apparently posed a threat to commercial air travel since it was (supposedly) in the 40k foot altitude range. I say supposedly since at this point, the spin mode is fully active. And I don't mean on the balloon.
The administration has claimed that during the previous admin there were also balloon overflights that went undetected, but they somehow went back and reanalyzed some data (from what/where???) and determined that more overflights had occurred.
That sounds to me like the predictable standard CYA (Cover Your Assets) that the politicos use to try to excuse actions and deflect blame ( "but THAT guy did THIS when HE was in office!!" )
So far I haven't seen any evidence or further detail offered that would help prove that assertion. If a pres is going to make a bold claim like that about his predecessor, he'd better have something to back it up, otherwise it just looks like empty pettiness and CYA mode. Of course, the CBS news article I just read is already stating the previous overflights as "fact" without any words like "claimed" or "alleged" as a caveat.
So yeah, by this point, take any official gov statement or media news piece with a BIG grain of salt.
Man, I swear it seems like spin, lies, and propaganda haven't changed much in the 100 years since WW1, or maybe even further back...