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Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:46 PM

Kellyanne Conway says Trump is going to put his own people in the intelligence community

by Melissa McEwan

http://shareblue.com/kellyanne-conway-says-trump-is-going-to-put-his-own-people-in-the-intelligence-community/#.WE67dzkujJE.facebook

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DICKERSON: I’m just trying to get a sense of the new president-elect’s views about the intelligence community… The reason I ask is that he’s had a lot of intelligence briefings [sic], and then when he was asked about this question, which is coming from the intelligence community, he said that it was a “laughing point.” In other words, the notion that the Russians were involved in the election was laughable. And so I’m just wondering how he can both respect the intelligence community and then think something they’re telling him is laughable. That seems to be a disconnect.

CONWAY: It’s completely compatible. He absolutely respects the intelligence community. He’s made very clear he’s going to put his own people in there as well. What he has said is laughable and ridiculous is this entire notion, which people are just using as a foregone conclusion, that somehow this was meant to defeat Hillary Clinton and elevate him to the presidency.

Within this casual aside is a shocking admission: Trump’s plan is simply to replace the intelligence community with yes-men. That is fundamentally incompatible with the role the intelligence community is meant to play.

The CIA delivered a report finding Russians had indeed interfered “to defeat Hillary Clinton and elevate [Trump] to the presidency.” Conway sniffs that it is being treated “as a foregone conclusion,” as though intelligence assessments are just a matter of opinion. As though it is reasonable for the president-elect to ignore them — and call them “ridiculous” — if he does not like the conclusion.


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Reply Kellyanne Conway says Trump is going to put his own people in the intelligence community (Original post)
applegrove Dec 2016 OP
dhill926 Dec 2016 #1
WhiteTara Dec 2016 #2
workinclasszero Dec 2016 #3
Generator Dec 2016 #5
coco22 Dec 2016 #4
spanone Dec 2016 #6
malaise Dec 2016 #14
iwannaknow Dec 2016 #7
workinclasszero Dec 2016 #20
Baitball Blogger Dec 2016 #8
0rganism Dec 2016 #9
Generator Dec 2016 #10
Wellstone ruled Dec 2016 #11
malaise Dec 2016 #17
rzemanfl Dec 2016 #12
Eliot Rosewater Dec 2016 #13
rug Dec 2016 #15
Eugene Dec 2016 #16
maveric Dec 2016 #18
rzemanfl Dec 2016 #21
jimlup Dec 2016 #19
Loge23 Dec 2016 #22
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2016 #23

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:47 PM

1. jesus christ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:48 PM

2. George Tenet may have a new lease on his

old job.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:49 PM

3. All trained in Russia by Putin's spooks

 

no doubt!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:50 PM

5. Or at least loyal

 

The nightmare is real.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:50 PM

4. And we all know who they most likely will be.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:51 PM

6. this may be the scariest fucking thing he's said yet...and there's been a shitload of scary shit

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:04 PM

14. Groper Don the Con has pulled off the greatest coup and con

of all time - will be fun watching ReTHUGs twist themselves into pretzels as he tears every institution to shreds.

I still believe the American system will stop him - we shall see

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:54 PM

7. KGB West

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Response to iwannaknow (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:10 PM

20. Nailed it

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:55 PM

8. Anyone else think he's tapping into J. Edgar Hoover's MO?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:57 PM

9. i hope someone keeps a list of every person Trump appoints

every single one of them will need to be scrubbed at the earliest opportunity

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:00 PM

10. Also does Conway love her children?

 

Is she sure of her spot in the bunker? Do they not see an incompetent buffoon? Anything for power. It really never ceases to amaze.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:00 PM

11. Wow! You have to be kidding.

 

Hunch says,some personal info about Trump will pop via unnamed sources. These Guys have been known to create whole new Governments around the world. Besides creating other little creative thingee's.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:05 PM

17. 3...2...1

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:01 PM

12. Kellyanne, you ignorant s**t. Anyone who would accept an appointment from Orange

Julius Caesar has no intelligence.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:02 PM

13. Playbook of a well known political person in Europe in the 1930's and 1940's.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:04 PM

15. I feel safer.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:05 PM

16. An intelligence community staffed by people like Michael Flynn.

Fact-free intelligence for a fact-free president.
This is a whole new level of crazy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:07 PM

18. Getstapo

Secret police?

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Response to maveric (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:12 PM

21. One "t." I am in the spelling police.

With the rank of Standartenführer.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:10 PM

19. It would be funny if we were not so seriously terrifying

God damn this guy is really really unfit to be where he is. God damn our country is in trouble

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:17 PM

22. Strange bedfellows

I never thought I would be relying on the CIA to save our democracy but I am now. Just sayin'..

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 07:19 PM

23. We're doomed

The last thing one needs in the intelligence community is a bunch of yes men.

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