After any reasonable amount of research into the subject, one should not be surprised by the problems those within the intelligence community are creating for President Trump. He has crossed them and called them out. This is the last thing they want as it is essential that they do their work behind the scenes. Hence, there should be no real surprise over allegations that CIA operatives were behind the leaks that led to the dismissal of General Flynn as national security advisor. The Deep State didn’t want him in that position.
Nor should it be a surprise that President Trump is experiencing resistance in getting cooperation from the nation’s intelligence services. He has not shown the fealty toward them that they demand. Hence, they are making trouble.
“Deep state” officials are withholding intelligence from President Donald Trump, despite the fact that he is the nation’s commander-in-chief, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday evening.
Journal reporters Shane Harris and Carol E. Lee cite “current and former officials” who say that “U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised.”
That’s an interesting comment coming from the intelligence services since it is they who are alleged to have illegally leaked confidential information concerning General Flynn.
While the White House told the Journal that it does not believe agencies are withholding information, theoretically there would be no way for White House officials to know. The Office of Director of National Intelligence also disputed the claims.
But if the report is true, it would compound growing suspicions that intelligence agencies are leaking classified information illegally to media outlets to damage and confuse the Trump administration.
Those are incredibly astute comments. How would anyone know if they are not being given information they do not know exists? Impossible. Would the Deep State engage in such activities to protect its interests and agendas? Not only very possible, but very likely.
On Wednesday, former CIA officer and 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin declared on CNN and Twitter that it was right for intelligence officials to leak illegally, because they had sworn an oath to protect the Constitution and the country. He described the president as a “security threat.”
President Trump is a security threat? Really? On what basis is that statement made? And would you please comment on former President Clinton’s relationship with China, missile technology, and Loral Space & Communications? And what about Mrs. Clinton’s alleged sale of influence as secretary of state through the Clinton Foundation as well as the leaking of classified information via her preposterous home-based email server?
Sorry, the claim that President Trump represents a security leak doesn’t wash at all.
The unfolding crisis is the most serious challenge to the Trump administration, still in its infancy. But it is also quickly enveloping the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Central Intelligence Agency as well, calling their public credibility into question.
Those institutions’ creditably needs to be called into question. There are multiple issues in play here. Who is the NSA eavesdropping on and what data does it collect? Why has the FBI taken no action on Mrs. Clinton’s obvious abuses of power, and who within the CIA broke the law by leaking information regarding the Michael Flynn fiasco?
And those are just for starters.