Yesterday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper — a true intelligence professional — testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona).
When asked whether it makes any sense at all for a future Commander-in-Chief to trash America’s dedicated intelligence professionals, the retired USAF Lieutenant General said, “I do think the public trust and confidence in the intelligence community is crucial, and I’ve received many expressions of concern from [my] foreign counterparts about, you know, the disparagement of the US intelligence community…”
Donald Trump, who fully intends to govern by Twitter, recently tweeted “The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange — wrong. I simply state what he states, it is for the people… to make up their own minds as to the truth. The media lies to make it look like I am against “Intelligence” when in fact I am a big fan!”
Trump has in fact frequently bashed the 17 intelligence agencies within the federal government.
As associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones observed moments ago, Trump, always seeking to cast aspersions on anyone in the world who disagrees with him, tweeted “James Clapper has the clap.”
Trump's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Tom Price (R-Georgia), a physician unalterably opposed to the Affordable Care Act, told our congressional correspondent, associate solitary reporter Maggie Smith, that Clapper will not be eligible for any treatment of any kind or nature, for his clap, at the National Institutes of Health, or at any other federal medical facility, including VA facilities.
Trump's nominee to succeed Clapper is former Hoosier State senator Dan Coats, who succeeded Dan Quayle. Coats was Ambassador to Germany under Bush Two. Our European correspondent, associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, tells us that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to tell Coats, if confirmed, that she would very much prefer that the US not intercept her cell phone calls. But Coats, a loyal Republican, could make no such assurance.