Trump trying to get control of U.S. Intel Agencies

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Trump trying to assert control over intelligence agencies, say sources

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    According to the Associated Press, the US president has been trying various ways to “seize the reins” of the Intelligence Community. The news agency cites unnamed “US officials” who claim that Mr. Trump and his senior advisers have requested that they be given access to raw intelligence. At the same time, they have expressed little interest in being exposed to the analysis of raw intelligence produced by intelligence professionals. Typically, White House officials will rely primarily on the expert opinions of intelligence analysts and will not seek to access the raw data that these opinions rest on. But it appears that Mr. Trump and his team of advisers do not think highly of the analytical assessments of the Intelligence Community, preferring instead to make up their own mind based on their own reading of raw intelligence reports. According to the Associated Press report, that appears to be one of the ways in which the White House has been trying to assert its power over the Intelligence Community.

    https://intelnews.org/2017/04/03/01-2089/
     
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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/can-us-spies-reinvent-themselves-after-the-russia-hacks

    As for me - there are no such thing as "US intelligence". Intelligence is a part of society, and when society is ignorant and close-minded, blinded with ideas of own superiority - there will be no good spies.
     
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