Presidential Daily Brief: Trump Determined to Strike in U.S.

found online by Raymond

From Jon Perr at PERRspectives:

As more details surfaced this week about the extent of Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, its winner Donald Trump shocked intelligence leaders from both parties with his announcement that he only receives briefings once a week. “I’m, like, a smart person,” Trump declared last Sunday, “I don’t have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years.”

After Trump brushed off as “ridiculous” what former acting CIA director Michael Morrell called “the political equivalent of 9/11,” a stunned Michael Hayden responded “to have the president-elect of the United States simply reject the fact-based narrative that the intelligence community puts together because it conflicts with his a priori assumptions–wow.” For his part, former Obama CIA chief Leon Panetta warned Trump that in the event of a future attack by any enemy of the United States “the responsibility for that attack would fall on the president.”

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