The Trump Administration Begins to Fracture

Introduction – Jan 31, 2019

(L to R) Christopher Wray, Gina Haspel and Dan Coats. Click to enlarge

(L to R) Christopher Wray, Gina Haspel and Dan Coats. Click to enlarge

Two factions are emerging in the Trump administration. The first, headed by National Security advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are busily trying to further the Zionist agenda and foment conflict, particularly with Iran.
However, their attempts to portray Iran as posing a threat to U.S. national security have just been flatly contradicted by a second, opposing faction, consisting of three of Trump’s most senior intelligence chiefs.
Testifying before Congress on Tuesday, FBI directory Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats all contradicted the president on a number of key security issues.
North Korea was unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, they said, despite the president and Mike Pompeo’s assurance that it would disarm.
Although Trump had declared victory over ISIS, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats flatly contradicted this when he said on Tuesday that the terror group remains a threat.
While despite having abandoned the landmark nuclear deal with Iran because in Trump’s words it was “disastrous”, Dan Coats testified that Iran did not appear to be developing nuclear weapons.
Actually Trump’s opposition to the Iran deal hasn’t focused on specific details. Instead he’s dismissed it in sweeping terms such his claim that “At the heart of the deal was a giant fiction.”
Trump’s reluctance to cite precise objections suggests that he’s been “instructed”/”advised” to reject the deal out-of-hand, without getting bogged down with specifics.
When he withdrew from the agreement President Trump claimed that Iran was not keeping its part of the agreement, although he provided no evidence to substantiate that. Since then he has offered no further evidence to corroborate it. Instead Trump has simply echoed John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in repeatedly condemning the deal and Iran.
Likewise, Trump’s scathing dismissal of the assessments from the heads of three major U.S. intelligence agencies suggests, to this writer, that he’s been “instructed”/”advised” to dismiss them.
All of which leads one to wonder who is really running U.S. foreign policy? U.S. intelligence officials who are kept informed by numerous agents and listening posts on what is happening around the world?
Or are Zionist agents inside the Trump administration actually steering U.S. foreign policy and effectively controlling the U.S. president? For Israel’s benefit rather than America’s?

Trump delivers astonishing insult to his ‘naive’ top intelligence chiefs as he tells them to ‘go back to SCHOOL’ after they contradicted him on Iran, North Korea and ISIS

Emily Goodin – Daily Mail Jan 31, 2019

  • Trump suggested his chiefs were ‘extremely naive and passive’
  • And he told them to ‘go back to school’ as he defended his foreign policy stances
  • His intelligence chiefs painted a different picture when they testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday
  • Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is unlikely to give up his nuclear stockpiles
  • Additionally Coats said Iran appeared not to be pursuing a nuclear weapon 
  • And CIA director Gina Haspel warned ISIS was still dangerous 
  • Trump touted success after his summit last year with Kim; he’s charged Iran with being a nuclear threat; and he proclaimed ISIS ‘defeated’ earlier this year
Trump National Security team. Click to enlarge

Trump National Security team. Click to enlarge

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested his intelligence chiefs should ‘go back to school’ and lectured their ‘naive’ assessments on Iran after they sharply contradicted his foreign policy claims, particularly on North Korea and ISIS.

The president’s response to his chiefs testimony before the Senate a day earlier was an unprecedented Twitter dressing down of America’s top intelligence officials, where he called them ‘extremely passive and naive,’ said they were flat out ‘wrong’ on Iran, and suggested ‘Intelligence should go back to school!.’

He railed against FBI directory Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who painted a different picture of America’s relationship with its foreign partners when they testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Trump did not hold back in his fury and insults.

‘The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but….,’ he tweeted.

He added: ‘….a source of potential danger and conflict. They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge. There economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!’

The president spent the morning in a defensive twitter storm about his foreign policy initiatives after Coats argued North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons – in contrast to the president’s claim of success after his summit with Kim Jong-Un – and CIA director Gina Haspel warned ISIS was still dangerous after Trump claimed they had been beaten.

Additionally Coats, in his testimony, had a different take on one of Trump’s key assertions on Iran – that it had cheated on the spirit of the 2015 nuclear agreement. The president has argued Iran is still a nuclear threat.

Coats appeared to contradict that when he said Tehran was complying with the deal – even after Trump announced America’s withdrawal from it in May – and isn’t taking any steps toward a nuclear weapon.

‘We do not believe Iran is currently undertaking activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device,’ he said.

In The Senate, John Thune, the second most senior Republican as majority whip, told CNN: ‘I prefer the President would stay off Twitter – particularly with regard to these important national security issues where you’ve got people who are experts and have the background and are professionals.

‘I think we need to trust their judgment.’

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent Trump critic who had his security clearance revoked by the president, retweeted Trump’s criticism and told the president: ‘All Americans, especially members of Congress, need to understand the danger you pose to our national security.’

‘Your refusal to accept the unanimous assessment of U.S. Intelligence on Iran, No. Korea, ISIS, Russia, & so much more shows the extent of your intellectual bankruptcy. All Americans, especially members of Congress, need to understand the danger you pose to our national security,’ he wrote on Twitter.

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