Sue Gordon, who was endorsed by members of the intel community and Congress to be the next DNI, is now leaving her position after a meeting with Trump.
Trump fires Deputy DNI Because She Tells The Truth
Jennifer Jacobs tweeted:
Some natl security aides have told me Sue Gordon is one of strongest leaders in intel community, saying she tells truth even when people don't want to hear it.
But she has detractors, including those who tagged her an acolyte of John Brennan, who has become a major Trump foe.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 8, 2019
Gordon had been endorsed by everyone from Rod Rosenstein to members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees as a competent public servant who was experienced and qualified to be the next Director of National Intelligence. After Trump’s efforts to nominate unqualified stooge Rep. John Ratcliffe to the position, failed some thought that he would back down and actually put someone competent in charge of overseeing national intelligence, but Donald Trump doesn’t do competence.
Trump is trying to weaken the intelligence community ahead of the 2020 election
It is almost like Donald Trump is trying to take out the cops before he can commit his next set of crimes. It is not a coincidence that Trump wants a loyalist overseeing national intelligence ahead of a reelection campaign where he has already publicly stated that he would take help from foreign governments.
Trump wants to make sure that there will be no investigations of his 2020 reelection activities.
Donald Trump isn’t brilliant or subtle. It is obvious what he is doing, and it is no accident that he is trying to break the intelligence community right before he runs for reelection.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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