Greenwich Billionaire May Be Tapped for Intelligence Agency Review
- Author: Elsie Buchanan Feb 17, 2017,
Feb 17, 2017, 0:17
President Trump took fresh aim Thursday at the "low-life leakers" he says revealed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's past conversations with Russian officials and turned to one of his billionaire buddies to conduct a sweeping review of USA intelligence agencies to identify those who made the damning disclosures. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.
Trump tweeted once again on February 13, denouncing the New York Times and Washington Post articles that alleged that Trump's campaign aides had been in touch with Russian intelligence during the 2016 general election.
"We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here", he wrote ina letter requesting the probe.
"In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Trump the sources and methods that the intelligence agencies use to collect information, the current and former officials said". But officials reportedly withheld some details about how the intelligence information was gathered.
"People are trying to cover up for a bad loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton", he said.
"Either way, Mr. Trump's presidential flip-flop follows a landmark month for Washington leaks". "They will be caught!"
He also said that the reports which are saying that his advisors were in constant communication with Russians known to USA intelligence, are an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.
There's also no word on what possible actions the investigations could lead to.
Trump's efforts to make the intelligence community fall in line are being backed by Congressional Republicans.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday that Flynn resigned following Trump's conclusion that an "eroding level of trust" between the two men had made his employment unsustainable.
Some of what's allegedly being kept from Trump by USA intelligence officials are the means by which intelligence was gathered.
The New York Times said this could bring more "uncomfortable scrutiny" upon his investment company, because of its involvement with the Remington gun maker, which produced the rifle used in the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.