US President Donald Trump has said he might take the services of a NY billionaire to review American intelligence agencies and the leaks flowing out of them which have fuelled a string of damaging news reports on his administration.
'It all looks stupid, ' the source said, requesting anonymity so he could speak freely. "Just like Russia", Trump tweeted.
But, much more important than winning or losing a battle with the White House, intelligence officials withholding information from the president of the United States could help America lose a war.
'What else is new? Trump cited those leaked emails several times throughout his presidential campaign in hopes of painting Clinton as an untrustworthy candidate.
And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence denied the story as well saying, "Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true".
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Hopefully, Russia does not have compromising personal and financial information on Trump , which could be used against us. He said: "The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that's 30 miles offshore right out of the water".
Also high on Trump's list of aired grievances this week is a New York Times report that his campaign aides were in frequent contact with Russian officials before the November 8, 2016 election. During the presser, he pledged to punish those who leaked former national security adviser Michael Flynn's conversations. Sergey Kislyak were being recorded. 'It was just the one that no one knew how to explain away'. The DNI is the director of national intelligence.
Flynn's misstep was misleading Vice President Mike Pence, and others, about the content of his calls, as well as the fact that Flynn said he could not recall the specifics of the call, Trump said in defense of his decision to ask Flynn to resign.
According to the paper, the decision "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 US spy agencies.".
During a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, Trump called leaks a "criminal action".
Donald Trump has "declared war" on the U.S. intelligence community, accusing officials of handing out classified information "like candy".
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When it was over, the White House staff was clearly elated. "I inherited a mess in United States and overseas", Trump said. Peter Alexander: "You said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan - 304, 306 electoral votes.
"We're going to find the leakers".
But he's sure it's coming from the intelligence community, and launching bombs at them - which is not exactly what you do if you're trying to win the loyalty of that community.
The selection of Feinberg, co-founder of hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management and a member of the president's economic advisory council, signals the president's attempt to keep the review process within the White House.
Many reporters and editors initially treated his potential candidacy as a self-promoting stunt.
"The Democrats can play their politics all they want; they're welcome to do that, this is Washington", he said.
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Ten British tourists have been hospitalised in Norway after a high-speed boat crash propelled them into the icy sea "like dolls". The Foreign Office has been informed of the accident and said was ready to support the British tourists affected.
'Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years, ' the president wrote.