Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Are U.S. Intelligence Agencies 'Running Amok'?

Reuters: In new attack, Trump says U.S. intelligence agencies 'run amok'

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his choice for the next U.S. spy chief as someone who could "rein in" intelligence agencies that "have run amok," fueling concerns Trump seeks assessments that support his own views.

Trump's choice of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas as the next director of national intelligence, has been greeted with scant enthusiasm by his fellow Republicans and charges by former intelligence officials and Democrats that he is unqualified and will frame intelligence to suit the president.

Ratcliffe, a member of the House Intelligence Committee for six months, would replace Dan Coats, whose judgments on Iran, North Korea and Russia's interference in the 2016 elections clashed with Trump's views, earning the president's disdain.

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Update #1: Trump says Ratcliffe will 'rein in' US intelligence agencies as spy chief (CNN)
Update #2: Trump hopeful nominee can 'rein in' intelligence agencies (The Hill)

WNU Editor: It looks like the U.S. intel community and their allies are not happy with this appointment .... John Ratcliffe is the 'least-qualified person ever nominated' for national intelligence director, officials say (The Week).


Anonymous said...

There have been only 5 other people nominated for the job. Which has been around since 2005.
IMO the least qualified person was the scoundrel Clapper. Maybe Ratcliffe is not qualified, because he does not know basic spycraft like using a one time pad or how to donate to the right people like investment banks do. Investment banks donate to both parties.

Anonymous said...

Dianne Feinstein, Who Had a Chinese Spy on Her Payroll For 20 Years Lashes Out at Ratcliffe – ‘Lacks Experience Needed to Be DNI’

Warnews said...

go to hell president tramp