They aren’t working for Putin’s interests like Trump is.
On these issues, Trump is ignorant or a liar. I think he is well informed so he must be a liar.
The nation's senior-most intel officials are making clear many of Trump's claims are not based on intelligence:
– ISIS is not defeated
– North Korea is not denuclearizing
– Russia still interfering in US elections
– Climate change is real & endangers US national security
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 29, 2019
Not likely- certainly. None of these assessments are new or surprising. All are known to the President and all senior national security officials. He simply chooses to ignore them or lie about them for his own purposes.
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) January 29, 2019
Intel officials contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran. https://t.co/gRPmG2RyX7
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 29, 2019
“It’s hard to imagine a bigger void between a sitting President and the US intelligence community," CNN’s @jimsciutto says about US intelligence leaders contradicting President Trump on key national security issues during a briefing today. https://t.co/dKGGQRsaV4 pic.twitter.com/acHNR9Fvt5
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 29, 2019
The most senior intelligence officials in the Trump administration suggested that many of the President's sweeping assertions related to national security are inconsistent with their own assessments https://t.co/LdaBQZwz1M
— CNN (@CNN) January 29, 2019
The nation’s top intelligence officials underscored the distance between the intelligence community and President Trump on several critical fronts. My report on today's worldwide threats hearing. https://t.co/PwZEpJdIbK
— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) January 29, 2019