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Sunday, 18 December 2016 22:20

Donald Trump and the C.I.A.

Written by  NYTimes
President-elect Trump has doubled down in dismissing C.I.A. intelligence that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.

When intelligence agencies let it be known that they believed Russia had hacked Democratic Party computers and leaked emails to help elect Donald J. Trump president, President-elect Trump did not just scoff at the assessment, he questioned the credibility and reliability of the agencies. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” his transition office said in a statement. Trump has also said he doesn’t need daily briefings from the Central Intelligence Agency and others.

What does this attitude portend for the relationship between the executive branch and the intelligence community?

This is part of the Issues for Trump and America series.

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