This 12/29/18 Spy Agency Happenings! Issue is all about the widening gap between President Trump and the U.S. Intelligence Community. The president has repeatedly rejected the conclusions of the CIA and FBI on major foreign policy issues. Why did President Donald Trump rebuke America's Intelligence Community and fail to endorse their assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be responsible?
As the months rolled on into his presidency, it became clear that President Trump had no use for intelligence professionals’ assessments on a range of other issues. He criticized the intelligence agencies’ findings on Saudi Arabia, North Korea Latin America and Iran.
*We wonder why President Trump called the FBI a “cancer” on America?
*We delve into the reasons why Trump doesn't like to read and skips the daily written intelligence report, the President's Daily Brief (PDB), unlike past presidents.
*We explore why President Donald Trump considered revoking the security clearances of at least six former national security and intelligence officials who have been publicly critical of his administration.
*We show 8 videos that explain Trump’s rocky road with the U.S. Intelligence Community and show his actual trash-talking the IC. One of the videos is particularly interesting- it shows the consequences of his blasting the IC.
And, there’s much more! We hope you enjoy this 12/29/18 Spy Agency Happenings! Issue.
Robert Morton authors the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean, Florida Keysand Key West spy series.