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Trilby 46 points ago +47 / -1

A President who is suspicious about "the intelligence process" is exactly what we need!

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Dystopiaslayer 26 points ago +26 / -0

JFK and Nixon also didn't trust the FBI and CIA. Look what happened to both of them. "Deep Throat" was the literal 2nd in command of the FBI when he backstabbed Nixon and initiated the coup de tat against Nixon over NOTHING (Watergate is nothing compared to actual lethal crimes done by almost every other POTUS before and after Nixon)

Funny how the CIA ratfucker Kissinger was never touched by them and it was almost like Kissinger ran the coup against Nixon. HW Bush was CIA and involved in JFK 1963 and Nixon 1974, btw (he was RNC chairman in 1973 and 1974 when Nixon and his VP Spiro Agnew were couped)

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rivertrek2 13 points ago +13 / -0

And Nixon did not even know about the Watergate break in until AFTER it was done.

The break-in was all the idea of Whitehouse lawyer John Dean, a cowardly weasel hoping to get dirt on democrats that he could then dish to Nixon and look important. When the burglars were caught, John Dean pretended not to know about who ordered it and began entrapping Nixon into conversations about, "Should we do something?"

Nixon thought the break-in was incredibly stupid, but hated the idea of anyone on his campaign team getting in trouble. His soft spot got him in trouble.

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Olds777 13 points ago +14 / -1

Given how many fuckups they've had and how wrong they've been I'm amazed anyone would openly trust them, especially given their history long before Trump was president.

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Sylvester1212 5 points ago +6 / -1

You are assuming the fuckups weren't intentional.

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QLARP 3 points ago +3 / -0

They assassinated way to many south American presidents for my liking.

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ebuy123 9 points ago +9 / -0

A book published by the CIA said...... wait, the CIA is publishing books now? narratives are that important?

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nachosamplerREBORN 8 points ago +8 / -0

He asked hard questions and wanted real answers. When someone says it’s cheaper to leave multi-million dollar equipment in Iraq, he cals BS using common sense.

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Niqlndym 8 points ago +8 / -0

My guess is that anyone who doesn’t just sit there and nod is considered “difficult to brief”.

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President_Elect_Pepe 6 points ago +7 / -1

This article took off in the Reddit politics sub.

People are missing a huge point here, this is the CIA projecting:

Trump was like Nixon, suspicious and insecure about the intelligence process, but unlike Nixon in the way he reacted," Helgerson wrote.

”Rather than shut the IC out, Trump engaged with it, but attacked it publicly," he added.

Wow that’s funny. Because the CIA literally complained about this EXACT thing publicly before Trump was even inaugurated.

If one would want to write this book or article based on the correct history one would say: “Rather than shut the president out the CIA engaged him but attacked him publicly.”

In fact by this standard, which they did in fact publicly complain about, and act like it was the end of the world, Trump was only half as “bad” as Nixon since he wanted to meet a couple times each week.

https://www.npr.org/2016/12/13/505348507/what-exactly-is-the-presidents-daily-brief-and-why-is-it-important

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Virtigo31 4 points ago +4 / -0

This makes sense

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Dunkin4COVAIDS 5 points ago +5 / -0

According to leftists, you should believe everything someone with more degrees than you says, without question, because if people think for themselves they'll see through all their bullshit.

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MAGATHREAD 4 points ago +4 / -0

As I upvoted this, I had the thought, “I wonder if this is putting me on a list?” I shouldn’t have to have that thought. What the fuck is going on with our intelligence agencies?

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Perhelion 3 points ago +3 / -0

I look at DJT as a father. He isn’t perfect (neither am I), but I will support him until the day he leaves this Earth.

#TrumpWon🇺🇸

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bill_in_texas 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wait. So Trump didn't trust one of the mUh 17 iNtElLiGeNcE agencies that were absolutely sure that Trump was a Russian agent? I mean, the fact that Trump knows he's not a Russian agent, maybe that made him a little suspicious of the CIA and others? I don't know, just spitballing here.

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DudeNoOne 1 point ago +1 / -0

Umm…. Based

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gthog61 1 point ago +1 / -0

and the dumbass business insider website thinks that is a negative

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Keiichi81 1 point ago +1 / -0

Imagine how much better things would be right now if Dubya had doubted the intelligence a bit when they insisted that Iraq had "muh yellow cake uranium" and was making nukes in secret mobile trailers?

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Smurfection 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's probably because they were lying to him and about him the entire time. I wouldn't trust a CIA that was formed by a commie either.

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PhantomShield72 1 point ago +1 / -0

It can be difficult to brief someone without letting them know they are your target.

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TheSaltyVet 1 point ago +1 / -0

CIA needs to be abolished, just like the rest of the Alphabet agencies.