Thursday, January 31, 2019

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer Wants U.S. Intel Chiefs To Stage An Intervention With President Trump

CNN: Schumer asks intel chiefs to educate Trump after 'extraordinarily inappropriate' criticism

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called President Donald Trump's criticism of US intelligence leaders' security assessments a threat to the public's trust in national security in a letter to Trump's intelligence chiefs Wednesday.

Trump, in a rebuke that was reminiscent of his past criticisms of law enforcement officials, said earlier Wednesday on Twitter that the intel chiefs who contradicted him at a congressional hearing on Tuesday were "extremely passive and naive" on the matter.

"The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!" Trump tweeted. "When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict. They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge. There economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!"

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Update: Schumer: Past time for intel leaders to 'stage an intervention' with Trump (The Hill)

WNU Editor: What Senator Schumer wants is not going to happen. As to what is my take on the differences between President Trump and his intel chiefs. Regular readers of this blog know that I am always skeptical of the intelligence community when they make security assessments on the intentions of other governments. What happened this week is no exception.


Anonymous said...

I like the theatrics, gotta be making our adversaries nervous.

Anonymous said...

An intervention works when you deal with a rational person who is willing to listen and to heed advice. Perhaps our nation needs to wait till its leader bottoms out

Anonymous said...

Democrat Party has already bottom out. It bottomed out in 1992. There were 6 candidates. The party faithful chose the worst 2. Tsongas would have been better. I greed with 1/2 of his platform. Instead we got the rapists.

CatholicDragoon said...

It reads as if Schumer is pushing for a coup.

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Adam said...

Sounds like sedition to me.

Antitroll said...

Would be great if the world intervened and told usa to eff off.

Anonymous said...

Would be great if the world intervened and told russia to eff off.