Trump Explains Why He Doesn’t Trust US Intelligence Hours Before First Briefing
Hours before receiving his first security briefing Trump decided to trash the U.S. intelligence community, in an interview with Fox News, while declaring that he“won’t use them.” Per an article published by The Hill, when asked whether he trusts U.S. intelligence, Trump responded:
“Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years. … It’s been catastrophic. Very easy to use them, but I won’t use them, because they’ve made such bad decisions.”
Trump plans to attend the security briefing with former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who led the Defense Intelligence Agency earlier in the Obama administration, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Trump’s comments come just days after the Joint Task Force found that CENTCOM leaders “distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered analytic products” to paint U.S. efforts to combat ISIS in a more positive light (see our prior post “Shocking Report Finds U.S. Military Consistently “Distorted, Suppressed, Or Substantially Altered” ISIS-Related Intel“). – READ MORE