Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Intelligence Community Should Not Be Its Own Shadow Government

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Donald Trump has not been a fan of the intelligence community. For months, he denied – over and over and over again – the intelligence community’s conclusions that Russian government actors were behind the WikiLeaks targeting Hillary Clinton. Now, Trump accuses the intelligence community of leaking information about a confidential briefing. Trump went on a rampage on Twitter against the intelligence community over the leaks:
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
Trump says that briefing did not include information from the now-infamous BuzzFeed report that accused Trump of being in bed (or peeing on the bed) with the Russians; Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggests that Trump was informed of such reports, and says that the intelligence community was not responsible for the leaks.
So, is the intelligence community at war with Trump?
Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.

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