According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, information on where and how critical information is gathered by intelligence agents is not being given to President Trump because they fear the information could be leaked.
WSJ reports that intelligence officers are choosing not to reveal to the president how they collect critical information.
According to former and current intelligence officials cited in the report, the withholding of information reflects a distrust between the White House and U.S. spies.
“I’ve talked with people in the intelligence community that do have concerns about the White House, about the president, and I think those concerns take a number of forms,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif).
“What the intelligence community considers their most sacred obligation is to protect the very best intelligence and to protect the people that are producing it,” concluded Schiff, who is a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
The media is running wild with claims that the White House is riddled with leaks and mistrust. Thus, it is forcing the narrative that there is a major scandal unraveling.
The president tweeted about the leaks on Wednesday: “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!”
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
To read the full article from the Wall Street Journal, click here.
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