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Is US Intel Holding Back From President Trump?

Is US Intel Holding Back From President Trump?

His remarks come on the heels of the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after it was revealed that he'd reportedly discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the USA before Trump was sworn in. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that several current and former officials familiar with the matter have confidentially confirmed the claim.

"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 intelligence community is reportedly freaked out by the idea of some rich guy nosing around at the behest of our rich idiot president, though it's not a huge surprise that we've wound up here given that Trump suggested American spies were literal Nazis days before he was even sworn in.

President Donald Trump will tap a private businessman to lead a review of USA intelligence agencies, a senior administration official told NBC News.

"So it smacks very much of a deep-state conspiracy against someone who was actually supposed to be the head of state in America", she told RT.

Flynn's resignation, according to pro-Trump analysts, was due to leaks engineered by Obama loyalists within the intelligence community and related federal agencies. "Very un-American!" Trump said in a tweet.

United States stocks hit records as Trump signals action on tax cuts
Trump called his tax plan as "phenomenal", but offered no details other than citing the need to lower tax burden on businesses. Gold sank 1.19 per cent on a firmer dollar and as the latest bullish U.S. economic data fuelled rate hike expectations.

Trump's feud with American intelligence services stems mostly from the president and analysts being at odds over just how, if at all, Trump is compromised or was aided in the election by Russian Federation.

Members of the intelligence community told The New York Times that they worry that Feinberg, who also has a cozy relationship with Chief White House Strategist Stephen Bannon, will inhibit their independence and block any information that doesn't comply with Trump's worldview. Feinberg raised money for Trump's campaign, and is now a member of Trump's executive advisory council.

Before taking office, Trump aides denied reports that plans were in the works to revamp the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Trump visits the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

President Donald Trump resumed his steady-drumbeat attacks against the White House press corps on Thursday, claiming on Twitter that political reporters fabricate sources in order to cripple him but ultimately won't succeed.


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