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Intelligence officials around Trump push President towards destructive path (Video)

Intelligence officials around Trump push President towards destructive path (Video)

A day after Trump criticized US intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, the US President is now reversing gears on his critique, saying that he and the intelligence community “are all on the same page.”

According to the AP, Trump met with his director of national intelligence and other top security officials in the Oval Office and said afterward that they told him their testimony at a Senate hearing had been “mischaracterized” by the news media.

The officials told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working, contrary to what Trump has claimed.

The intelligence agency chiefs “said that they were totally misquoted and … it was taken out of context,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “They said it was fake news.”

Trump tweeted Thursday that he and the intelligence leaders “are very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS, North Korea, etc.” and that he values their service.

“Happily, we had a very good meeting, and we are all on the same page!” he wrote.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at US President Donald Trump’s shifting position on whether he agrees with his Intelligence team’s assessment of various threats to American hegemony.

American Intelligence chiefs presented an update to the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday on their annual assessment of global threats, broadcast on C-SPAN, where they warned of an increasingly diverse range of security dangers from North Korean nuclear weapons to Chinese cyber espionage and Russian campaigns to undermine Western democracies.

After the Intelligence briefing U.S. President Trump said intelligence officials were wrong about North Korea, Iran and the Islamic State, which they said remains a terrorist and insurgent threat.

Trump later tweeted on Wednesday that, “perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”

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US President Donald Trump has reversed course on his spymasters’ threat assessment, insisting his initial negative reaction – in which he dismissed their reports as “wrong” and “naïve” – was based on (what else?) fake news.

Trump accused the press of “mischaracterizing” the agency chiefs’ Senate testimony earlier this week, in which they explained how much America should be concerned with ISIS, Iran, North Korea and others. The president initially lashed out at their assessment, criticizing their failure to recognize Tehran as a major threat to the US. After meeting his top spies in person, though, he insisted they all agree “very much” – a total 180 from Wednesday morning.

The president told non-believers to go read the “COMPLETE testimony” – though the words had not changed since Tuesday, when Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA chief Gina Haspel publicly contradicted many of Trump’s policy statements. In particular, Coats said Iran was still complying with the Obama-era nuclear deal and did not appear to be trying to make the A-bomb.

Iran appears to be the only region in which US intelligence doesn’t see a clear and present danger – ISIS, China, North Korea, even the UK all pose dangers to the American empire for this or that reason, according to the spy chiefs.

Twitter reminded Trump that Coats and Haspel had testified on live television.

https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1091096114030366720

Compounding the “who’re you going to believe, me or your lying eyes” routine, Trump didn’t even bother to delete the tweets where he called “the Intelligence people” “wrong” and “passive” concerning their Iran assessment and told them to “go back to school.”

Before the Thursday meeting, Trump seemed to double down on his disagreement with his spies, telling the press “I disagree with certain things they said,” and insisting “Time will prove me right, probably.”

Considering how things changed, one can only speculate that some high-end recruitment techniques were used on the President.

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While Trump is surrounded by snakes pushing him towards war, President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela is rallying his Army to prepare the defence of their country against a US or Colombian invasion:

Olivia Kroth
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“Shock and awe” won’t work with the Venezuelans. They are a very brave and patriotic nation.

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Yes, Trump is surrounded by snakes but he is the one who brought some of these snakes in. I understand some of these snakes weren’t his picks. But for the ones he did bring in, “The buck stops here and it’s not for directions”. Sadly, the question is: Can this clusterf*ck of declining empire, feuding deep state factions (some non US such as Britain, Israeli, etc.), financial mismanagement and a delusional (at times), misinformed Trump be contained in the face of other powers just saying “No more of this Shit”. The hypocrisy coming out of America (UK, EU and others… Read more »

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Zio-liar false-flagging war-criminal double-playing political-meddling media-faking Swamp-Chump is right in on it all. The two-headed snake sneakily pretending not to be.

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