Intelligence Officials May Be Keeping Sensitive Information From Trump

  • Intelligence Officials May Be Keeping Sensitive Information From Trump

Intelligence Officials May Be Keeping Sensitive Information From Trump

"People are trying to cover up for a awful loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton".

The intelligence community has yet to provide the public with any clear evidence that any hacking occurred.

But Trump changed his tune about leakers this week, when he began blaming them for Flynn's downfall.

Former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon said, commenting on the sudden resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, that the scandal over his phone talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was masterminded "to reinforce the fact that Russia is the eternal enemy of America".

In that and a series of other morning tweets Wednesday, Trump appeared to be trying to distance himself from any appearance of close ties with Russian Federation. While he should be thanking our intelligence services and astute journalists for protecting the country against risky appointments that could be blackmailed by the Russians (oh, hello Mike Flynn), he is once again blaming the messengers and those looking out for the wellbeing of America.

"Either way, Mr. Trump's presidential flip-flop follows a landmark month for Washington leaks". "Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!" "They will be caught".

The expected appointment comes amid growing tensions between Trump and the intelligence community, as Trump continues to criticize intelligence staffers over leaks. "How does the press get this information that is classified?"

The president has leveraged a hate-hate relationship with much of the political Fourth Estate since before he launched his improbable White House run two summers ago.

Trump has nominated former Republican senator Daniel Coats of IN to be Director of National Intelligence, but he has not been confirmed. Dan Coats, a Republican, to be DNI but he has not been confirmed yet.

There's also no word on what possible actions the investigations could lead to. "There's nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump", he said then, praising their service.

The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the White House is working out the details of such a review, to be headed by Feinberg.

"What was wrong was the way that people, including yourselves, were given the information", Trump said Thursday, referring to the news media, during a wide-ranging White House press conference.

The New York Times said this could bring more "uncomfortable scrutiny" upon his investment company, because of its involvement with the Remington gun maker, which produced the rifle used in the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.