Donald Trump is not a very big fan of briefings. He is not briefed anywhere near as much as his predecessors. The memos to Trump also have to be broken down in ways that he can more easily understand them.
The NSA and CIA are giving in to pressure from Trump and refusing to turn over documents related to the Ukraine scandal to Congress.
Before Trump was sworn in, the CIA warned Israel that Vladimir Putin had “leverages of pressure” over Trump.
The CIA remains confident in its conclusion that Russia waged a disinformation campaign in the U.S. to influence the election in Donald Trump's favor.
Former CIA director James Woolsey pitched a $10 million contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial U.S.-based cleric while Woolsey was an adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign, three people familiar with the proposal said.
The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.
"It’s the KGB agents running around the West Wing or the national security council."
"My decision had nothing to do with politics, and I would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration open to intelligence analysis," he said.
If Trump signs the order, the results will be the polar opposite of his jingoistic claim to “make America safe again.”
CBS News confirmed reports that President Donald Trump brought a studio audience to his visit with the CIA on Saturday. The news agency reports that an official said the visit left a wake of "unease," “made relations with the intelligence community worse," and was “uncomfortable.”
Trump spent his first full day on the job complaining that he is not getting the human-turned-god treatment he feels he deserves like he gets at home.
President-elect Donald Trump just pointed his fingers at the outgoing CIA Chief John Brenna for the intelligence leaks that suggest that Trump has been compromised by Russia and might have worked with Russia, a hostile foreign government, to advance his chances in the 2016 election.
"Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump or the Transition."
President-elect Trump is planning on cutting the nation's intelligence agencies in another move that is a direct sellout designed to empower Russia and Putin.
"Russia has perfected political warfare using cyber assets and apparently decided to apply these tactics so American democracy itself was hacked."
"You have to take all of this incredibly seriously. We are the oldest political party and we are under constant attack from Russia and/or maybe others."
This is the first time I can remember a candidate doing a readout from an intelligence briefing or politicizing their intelligence briefing.
During questioning by Senator Diane Feinstein at his confirmation hearing, John Brennan confirmed once again that torture did not lead us to bin Laden.