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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:04 PM

5 moments that show Trump isnt about to get any help from the intelligence community

President Trump is looking for a little help from the intelligence community — but if Tuesday's hearings on Capitol Hill are any indication, he isn't likely to get it any time soon.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump asked two current intelligence officials, Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to “publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.”

They refused, saying it would be inappropriate. Another intelligence official told The Post Trump was intentionally trying to “muddy the waters” about the Russia investigation. The White House issued a short non-denial of The Post's story.

Coats and former CIA director John Brennan testified in front of Senate committees on Tuesday, and their testimony didn't help Trump's case. At all. Here are five moments that stand out as being particularly unhelpful to the president:

1) “It should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered in the 2016.” — Former CIA director John Brennan

Why this is the opposite of what Trump wants to hear: Because the president has never said as much. At the start of his presidency, Trump was very hesitant to even acknowledge what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded — 17 of them.

And Brennan's declarative statement about Russians' intentions to harm U.S. democracy — “We are their principal nemesis,” he later said — would seem to be at odds with Trump's interactions with Russia since the election.

During the campaign, Trump repeatedly refused to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin. After moving into the White House, Putin was among the first foreign leaders called by Trump. Earlier this month, Trump welcomed top Russian officials (and their state photographer) into the Oval Office. He shared highly classified information with them.



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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:15 PM

1. Thank God, Goddess, Universe for REAL AMERICANS!

WE will Save OUR Country!


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