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Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:05am
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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.
The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.


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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #1 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:19am
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Capt. Obvious B.S.C. wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:05am:
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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.
The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.


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So, your argument is spies working in the dark is unprecedented? Isn't that what spies do, Work in the dark?
  

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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 5:38am
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Capt. Obvious B.S.C. wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:05am:
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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.
The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.


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They kept info from him, and the info got leaked by them.  President Trump evidently has good reason to not trust some of the people working in intelligence.  They're putting their political preferences in front of our national security, and that will not work well for us.

Sometimes (an understatement) our civil service employees forget that they are supposed to be working for our govt and the people.   Shame on them!!
  
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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #3 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 7:14am
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crepe05 wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 5:38am:
They kept info from him, and the info got leaked by them.  President Trump evidently has good reason to not trust some of the people working in intelligence.  They're putting their political preferences in front of our national security, and that will not work well for us.

Sometimes (an understatement) our civil service employees forget that they are supposed to be working for our govt and the people.   Shame on them!!


They probably take some kind of oath, similar to our military personnel, that over rides sharing important intelligence with the president if it would be a security threat.

Shame on Trump for jeopardizing all of us because he's too untrustworthy to get intelligence briefings.  A wise man once said, "he's toast."
  

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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
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Ishmael wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:19am:
So, your argument is spies working in the dark is unprecedented? Isn't that what spies do, Work in the dark?


Spies that routinely shared intel with the president, well, they used to anyway.  Undecided
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:34am
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Intelligence officials have in the past not told a president or members of Congress about the ins and outs of how they ply their trade. At times, they have decided that secrecy is essential for protecting a source, and that all a president needs to know is what that source revealed and what the intelligence community thinks is important about it.

But in these previous cases in which information was withheld, the decision wasn’t motivated by a concern about a president’s trustworthiness or discretion, the current and former officials said.


So, nothing has really changed in the process, just the motivation, because of concerns over potential WH leaks.

What's also different is that there appears to be growing antagonism between the President and our intelligence agencies. That needs to get sorted quickly.
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:35am
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I think this story has been shot down.

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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #7 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:54am
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This is fake news.
  
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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #8 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:56am
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Greg55_99 wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:35am:
I think this story has been shot down.

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How so?
  

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Re: Spies Keep Trump in Dark on Intelligence in Sign of Mistrust
Reply #9 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:57am
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Capt. Obvious B.S.C. wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:56am:
How so?

Well, they're not withholding anything they don't already withhold.
  
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