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Flaleftist

(3,473 posts)
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:22 PM Sep 2019

How is the POTUS considered "outside of the intelligence community"

when he is the boss and in charge of the intelligence community?

Seriously. He can fire or hire any of them. He can give them orders and his position entitles him to any information he requests.

The argument that the whistleblower report doesn't have to be reported because Trump is outside of the IC is absurd.

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How is the POTUS considered "outside of the intelligence community" (Original Post) Flaleftist Sep 2019 OP
Well this is Donnie we're talking about.... unblock Sep 2019 #1
No community of any intelligence would have him Orrex Sep 2019 #2
But seriously, folks, ;). Same way he's in charge of the military but still a civilian unblock Sep 2019 #3
Because... Newest Reality Sep 2019 #4
He certainly doesn't have what it takes for CIA, NSA, NRO or military intelligence . . . hatrack Sep 2019 #5
The jokes just write themselves. Poiuyt Sep 2019 #6

hatrack

(59,236 posts)
5. He certainly doesn't have what it takes for CIA, NSA, NRO or military intelligence . . .
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:28 PM
Sep 2019

That's "outside" in my book.

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