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Fri May 24, 2019, 08:43 PM

Trump puts DOJ on crash course with intelligence agencies

Trump puts DOJ on crash course with intelligence agencies

National security veterans fear a declassification order could trigger resignations and threaten the CIA’s ability to conduct its core business — managing secret intelligence and sources.

By NATASHA BERTRAND at Politico

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/24/trump-justice-department-intelligence-1344958

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President Donald Trump’s declassification order Thursday night has set up a showdown between his own Justice Department and the intelligence community that could trigger resignations and threaten the CIA’s ability to conduct its core business — managing secret intelligence and sources.

Trump’s order directed intelligence agencies to fully comply with Attorney General William Barr’s look at “surveillance activities” during the 2016 election — a probe that Trump’s allies see as a necessary check on government overreach but that critics lambaste as an attempt to create the impression of scandal. Numerous former intelligence officials called the move “unprecedented,” saying it grants the attorney general sweeping powers over the nation’s secrets, subverts the intelligence community and raises troubling legal questions.

“There’s nothing CIA or NSA, for example, guards more jealously than sources and methods,” said Larry Pfeiffer, a 32-year intelligence veteran who served as the chief of staff to CIA Director Michael Hayden. “It is not hyperbole to say that lives are at stake.”

“I doubt any of the [CIA directors] or [directors of national intelligence] that I worked with would have sat by silently if their president contemplated or made such a decision,” added Pfeiffer, who also served as senior director of the White House Situation Room.


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applegrove May 2019 OP
Iliyah May 2019 #1
Eliot Rosewater May 2019 #2
Chin music May 2019 #3
Phoenix61 May 2019 #4
colsohlibgal May 2019 #5

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:47 PM

1. IC will be ok . . .

Barr and t-rump on the other hand, no.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:56 PM

2. GOP work for putin now so dont be so sure

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Fri May 24, 2019, 09:48 PM

4. I hope they hold fast

and stay the course. The absolute worst thing would for any of them to resign. They are who is going to keep the rest of us safe.

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Fri May 24, 2019, 10:18 PM

5. Would Be Dictator Donnie

He is a horrible disgusting semi human being who is trying his best to turn us into an Autocracy.

We mean, investigating the investigators? Buddying Up with dictators. And virtually all republicans in Congress follow him like meek sheep. Republicans who used to loath dictators.

Our long National Nightmare continues.

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