US Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump

U.S. intelligence agency officials went before Congress and contradicted Trump’s stances on ISIS, Iran and North Korea. They also warned about the interests between Russia and China


Trump shows ‘willful ignorance’ on intelligence

Citing multiple in-person episodes, intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by intelligence services. The officials describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.

What is most troubling, say these officials and others in government and on Capitol Hill who have been briefed on the episodes, are Trump’s angry reactions when he is given information that contradicts positions he has taken or beliefs he holds. Two intelligence officers even reported that they have been warned to avoid giving the President intelligence assessments that contradict stances he has taken in public.