Our own spies withhold info from Trump, believe Russia is spying on him

Posted by | February 13, 2017 17:15 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

Mind you, this is being reported in the New York Observer – a paper owned by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner!

Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin, there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump—that it is beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust.

That the IC has ample grounds for concern is demonstrated by almost daily revelations of major problems inside the White House, a mere three weeks after the inauguration. The president has repeatedly gone out of his way to antagonize our spies, mocking them and demeaning their work, and Trump’s personal national security guru can’t seem to keep his story straight on vital issues.
That’s Mike Flynn, the retired Army three-star general who now heads the National Security Council. Widely disliked in Washington for his brash personality and preference for conspiracy-theorizing over intelligence facts, Flynn was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency for managerial incompetence and poor judgment—flaws he has brought to the far more powerful and political NSC.

Flynn’s problems with the truth have been laid bare by the growing scandal about his dealings with Moscow. Strange ties to the Kremlin, including Vladimir Putin himself, have dogged Flynn since he left DIA, and concerns about his judgment have risen considerably since it was revealed that after the November 8 election, Flynn repeatedly called the Russian embassy in Washington to discuss the transition. The White House has denied that anything substantive came up in conversations between Flynn and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.

That was a lie, as confirmed by an extensively sourced bombshell report in The Washington Post, which makes clear that Flynn grossly misrepresented his numerous conversations with Kislyak—which turn out to have happened before the election too, part of a regular dialogue with the Russian embassy. To call such an arrangement highly unusual in American politics would be very charitable.

In particular, Flynn and Kislyak discussed the possible lifting of the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia and its intelligence services late last year in retaliation for the Kremlin’s meddling in our 2016 election. In public, Flynn repeatedly denied that any talk of sanctions occurred during his conversations with Russia’s ambassador. Worse, he apparently lied in private too, including to Vice President Mike Pence, who when this scandal broke last month publicly denied that Flynn conducted any sanctions talk with Kislyak. Pence and his staff are reported to be very upset with the national security adviser, who played the vice president for a fool.

Can you blame them?

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19 responses to Our own spies withhold info from Trump, believe Russia is spying on him

  1. Mike February 13th, 2017 at 17:27

    The new claim coming out is Flynn used encrypted communications blocking the US from overhearing his conversations … if this is true, I don’t see how he can’t be charged.

    • Larry Schmitt February 13th, 2017 at 18:08

      Seems like he forgot who he’s supposed to be working for.

      • Suzanne McFly February 13th, 2017 at 20:37

        i don’t think anyone forgot that, I don’t think any of them ever knew it to begin with.

    • Roctuna February 13th, 2017 at 19:01

      Jefferson B. Sessions is going to charge him? I don’t think so. All these a$$holes got a Stay Out of Jail Free card when he was approved.

      • StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 20:23

        Trump might give his entire staff a preemptive pardon…:)

    • StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 20:21

      And Flynn gives the oldest legal play in the book…(I’m sure his attorney advised him)
      Just say “I do not recall” because they cannot prove what you may or may not remember…
      If they have transcripts and recordings that prove otherwise, you are in big trouble if you flat out deny it…

      • Mike February 13th, 2017 at 22:39

        They’ll give him a chance to fall on his sword and resign …

        • StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 23:36

          Looks like he just did, (breaking news)

    • Obewon February 14th, 2017 at 03:10

      USA and the G7’s France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and Canada have many corroborative means and rapid methods of decryption available on demand. SUN clustered host CPU’s with crypto acceleration are among those simple solutions, decrypting Flynn’s faux paws.

  2. StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 20:18

    Only 3 weeks along…
    And this administration is scandal ridden.
    Not a day passes without some new major revelation involving the Russians, some outrageous tweet, or bold face (alternative facts) lies from one of his surrogates…
    Oh yeah, and his authority will not be questioned~!

    • whatthe46 February 13th, 2017 at 20:58

      i’m not surprised and i said this from day one that the intelligence agency would be well within their rights to withhold information from this tard. he cannot be trusted nor anyone in his camp including the GOP that refuse to say a word about this. but, fucking emails.

      • StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 21:19


      • StoneyCurtisll February 13th, 2017 at 21:58

        Key ward…’tard”

        • fahvel February 14th, 2017 at 03:52

          not “turd”? seems so much more personal – tards are commonplace whereas a great turd in a white house is yuuuuuge.

  3. Mensa Member February 13th, 2017 at 22:59

    Don’t let yourself get distracted. This Russia connection could take Trump down, if we don’t let it go.

  4. Willys41 February 13th, 2017 at 23:52

    Russians have been spying on American presidents forever. What’s different is this president and his pack of hench-persons are either idiots, incompetents, fools, and/or traitors.

    • dewired4u February 13th, 2017 at 23:57

      What’s different is their spies haven’t had a seat next to the pres.

  5. fahvel February 14th, 2017 at 03:50

    the one good thing he did was play the vice pres as a fool. He should get at least one kudo before being hung as a traitor and before he destroys the little orange in its too big chair.

  6. liberalMD February 14th, 2017 at 04:56

    Who can blame the intelligence community for withholding information from Mr. Trump? After all, if one says something that would anger Mr. Trump, he’d very likely launch into a six hour tirade.
    And the Russians spying on Mr. Trump? Please don’t tell me Russia is wasting the time of their most experienced spies on this mission. Mr. Trump bares his soul on Twitter. This should be Exercise 1 in the Russian Spy Training Course.

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