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Post by Original Quill on Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:52 am

Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

Decision to withhold information underscores deep mistrust between intelligence community and president

By SHANE HARRIS and CAROL E. LEE
Feb. 15, 2017 8:42 p.m. ET
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U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from So-Called President Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.

The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.

In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Trump the sources and methods that the intelligence agencies use to collect information, the current and former officials said. Those sources and methods could include, for instance, the means that an agency uses to spy on a foreign government.

A White House official said: “There is nothing that leads us to believe that this is an accurate account of what is actually happening.”

Intelligence officials have in the past not told a president or members of Congress about the ins and outs of how they ply their trade. At times, they have decided that secrecy is essential for protecting a source, and that all a president needs to know is what that source revealed and what the intelligence community thinks is important about it.

But in these previous cases in which information was withheld, the decision wasn’t motivated by a concern about a president’s trustworthiness or discretion, the current and former officials said.

It wasn’t clear Wednesday how many times officials have held back information from Mr. Trump.

The officials emphasized that they know of no instance in which crucial information about security threats or potential plotting has been omitted. Still, the misgivings that have emerged among intelligence officials point to the fissures spreading between the White House and the U.S. spy agencies.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:14 am

Here's a link, was just about to post this: https://www.wsj.com/articles/spies-keep-intelligence-from-donald-trump-1487209351

This is un-be-fucking-lievable. All the talk about Clinton being a national security risk, and now we can't even trust our own president with sensitive intelligence.

Can't wait to see them spin this one.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:37 am

They're complaint is the leaks. The administration says the crime is the intelligence leaks. But, what about why?

The president is in the employ of the Russian FSB, and what do you do? They are the enemy, but so are his bosses. Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump 2190311264

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:54 am

Yeah, I don't think complaining about the leaks is going to get them anywhere.

If it weren't for the leaks, we'd apparently still have a National Security Adviser who was suspected of being compromised by Russia, because Trump showed no sign of concern about this for, I believe, 18 days -- until the leak.

Thankfully we have decent patriots surrounding Trump and we still have a free press, as much as Trump hates that fact.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:00 am

Very soon it will be the entire civil service, not just the intelligence community.  Who wants to work for a Secretary who was appointed to do away with their agency...that they have devoted their life to?

This administration was made-to-order for leaks.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:07 am

Original Quill wrote:Very soon it will be the entire civil service, not just the intelligence community.  Who wants to work for a Secretary who was appointed to do away with their agency...that they have devoted their life to?

This administration was made-to-order for leaks.

Good observation. Might I just add, a leaky ship is a sinking ship Smile

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:13 am

Well hopefully one of them goes 'George Washington' on Putin pet.. Cool Cool Cool


Trump is seeking Autocracy, Although I feel that he is just that dumb that he thinks that how presidency works.

And Trump really is threat to national security as he will allow an attack on US soil to consolidate his leadership, you can see he is already lining up the courts to be the blame and will try and use it as a reason to be able to over ride them

read about it here.
http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/moment-of-truth-how-trump-could-exploit-a-terror-attack/news-story/1873c69fb5cc45f004d35c85a7f6c808

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