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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:42 PM

 

Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

Source: WSJ

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

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

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Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/spies-keep-intelligence-from-donald-trump-1487209351



And he's the President?

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Reply Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Feb 2017 OP
Ccarmona Feb 2017 #1
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2017 #21
SouthernIrish Feb 2017 #2
msongs Feb 2017 #3
Cooley Hurd Feb 2017 #16
dhol82 Feb 2017 #4
ailsagirl Feb 2017 #30
iluvtennis Feb 2017 #5
Ptah Feb 2017 #6
elleng Feb 2017 #7
bdamomma Feb 2017 #8
herding cats Feb 2017 #9
SCVDem Feb 2017 #10
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2017 #11
murielm99 Feb 2017 #17
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2017 #18
Doodley Feb 2017 #12
fountainofyouth Feb 2017 #13
lagomorph777 Feb 2017 #28
C_U_L8R Feb 2017 #14
kskiska Feb 2017 #15
meadowlander Feb 2017 #19
customerserviceguy Feb 2017 #20
mr_lebowski Feb 2017 #22
lagomorph777 Feb 2017 #29
customerserviceguy Feb 2017 #32
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #23
customerserviceguy Feb 2017 #31
Equinox Moon Feb 2017 #24
Cha Feb 2017 #25
itcfish Feb 2017 #26
jmowreader Feb 2017 #27
rpannier Feb 2017 #33

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:46 PM

1. Unfortunately

 

The Story is behind a pay wall.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:49 PM

2. Wow! This is big.

He has no integrity or vote of confidence from the Intelligence Community. He's going down
.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:49 PM

3. pay wall nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:02 PM

16. I'm sorry. Here's another link that references the WSJ story:

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:52 PM

4. Hell, I don't blame them.

Giving the useful idiot any information is like a direct link to Moscow.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:28 PM

30. Exactly

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:52 PM

5. Without full intel, he can't serve as CIC - impeach him.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:59 PM

7. HAHA! Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald!

Clearly HE wouldn't know, as he's never HAD any intelligence!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

8. 45 would call it fake anyways he is despicable

let him sweat

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

10. Our NATO allies

 

won't tell tRump anything besides the weather.

Trumpmerica has become the enemy to be watched and spied on, not trusted.

Complete republican rule will isolate us. Mexico may build that wall to keep us out!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:11 PM

11. Makes sense to me!

He has proven himself to be clueless, uninterested and untrustworthy! The first president who is not here to serve the American people - unless there is some benefit to him personally. I wouldn't trust him with my lunch order.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:20 PM

17. Those were adjectives I would have applied

to Dubya. They would have been true. But this is much, much worse.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:24 PM

18. I completely agree!

The level of treasonous behavior committed on a daily basis by this shitgibbon and his minions make me long for the bumbling cluelessness of Bush*...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:11 PM

12. How to make a bastard president feel illegitimate...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:14 PM

13. Shows you what an idiot he is

He thought going to the CIA fallen officers' memorial and talking about crowd sizes would smooth things over.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:58 PM

28. How'd that work out? He may as well have urinated on the memorial wall.

The intel community have devoted their lives to preserving America. They are not going to let it go down the toilet now.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:22 PM

14. Trump just can't be trusted.

Can't blame em. Seems smart.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

15. I hope they've given him a fake nuclear launch code

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:01 AM

19. Clearly this will end well.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:07 AM

20. Sorry, but this plays into his hands

He's been dissing the intelligence community for the entire time he's been either running for president, or holding that office. His supporters will take this as evidence that the intelligence community's leaders cannot be trusted, and when he replaces them with his lackeys, they will shout hallelujah.

Frankly, I fear that the so-called intelligence community leaders are and have been the real rulers of this country, no matter who has been president. Something that shakes that up may not be entirely bad.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:00 AM

22. OTOH, maybe it's not SO BAD that true professionals are in charge ... ones not subject to the whims

Of the f***ing IDIOTS who voted for 45.

The fact that this unqualified asshole won is pretty much de-facto proof that this 'electoral college' system we have in the US has utterly outgrown it's usefulness.

Thankfully, despite the rampant voter suppression, the population can still be trusted to come up with the correct result, but the system as a whole appears to be no longer viable.

For my part, I'm fairly glad there's still 'career' professionals in some semblance of a position to offset the FUCKING STUPIDITY ... of the Drumpf voters.

Way it looks now, we'd be a world of shit without these professionals, and I'm not sure we want to see Drumpf 'shake it up' too much.

Of course, back when they 86'd Kennedy, did the whole MKUltra stuff ... things looked a bit different ... but at this particular moment ... I have to admit, I may be starting to 'see the wisdom'. These entrenched, secretive bureaus, having the power that they do ... might just be our saving grace ... ironically enough ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:00 PM

29. Yup.

These guys have been honing their regime-change skills for decades. They just never thought they'd need to do it at home.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:57 AM

32. They're career professionals, I'll give you that

But exactly what is their profession? Keeping us out of wars that we should never be involved in, or settling scores with leaders who have offed their operatives?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:47 AM

23. The "bureaucracy" has been through many Presidents

and know what the mission is. It is ingrained in them upon on-boarding and reinforced for however many decades they remain there.

IMHO, much of this "withholding" is probably not so much due to Drumpf (because he doesn't care about "details" anyway) but to keep it out of the hands of truly dangerous people like Bannon, who do NOT belong on the NSC. Even the likes of Bolton kept Karl Rove off the NSC and Bannon is essentially a Rove on LSD.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:55 AM

31. Thanks for getting my point

Presidents and Congresses do not run this country, the heads of the intelligence agencies do. They could selectively withhold information and supply enough false information to get this country to go to war with any nation on the planet, no matter how little of a threat that country would be to us. The Iraq war is a perfect example of this, what with all the weapons of mass destruction crap that the CIA, etc. manufactured to persuade even Kerry and Hillary to go along with their plan.

They tell the elected leaders of this country whatever they want them to hear.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:36 AM

24. The intelligence agencies have intel on trump and his minions.

They know the conflicts of interest with foreign governments to make this decision. Wonder were Comey stands on this, since he helped him get elected?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:48 AM

25. Smart move, spies.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:15 AM

26. Nah Nature

Kept intelligence from Donald Trump

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:53 PM

27. "Spies" is what Trump is

The people protecting us from him are Officers.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:27 AM

33. I've read in several places that

Israeli Intelligence, British Intelligence and German Intelligence don't want to share anything with the US because they are certain t will be forwarded by Hair Douchengroper straight to his bff

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