Scaramucci: Trump still doesn’t accept intelligence conclusion on Russia – CNN

CNNScaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on RussiaCNNWashington (CNN) Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia attempted to …White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions BillNew York TimesAnthony Scaramucci said he wants(…)

CIA Chief Says Intelligence Leaks Increasing Due to Leaker ‘Worship’

(WASHINGTON) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden. “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward(…)

U.S. spies are withholding intelligence from Donald Trump, who has none

Capping off Donald J. Trump’s No Good Very Bad Horrible Day today, reports that senior U.S. intelligence officials are withholding information from President, because they don’t trust him. The most recent report citing sources inside the White House underscores the deep mistrust between career spies and the imploding kakistocracy. (more…) Boing Boing

Top US intelligence official: Russia meddled in election by hacking, spreading of propaganda – Washington Post

Washington PostTop US intelligence official: Russia meddled in election by hacking, spreading of propagandaWashington PostThe country's top intelligence official testified to Congress on Thursday that Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign went well beyond hacking to include disinformation and the dissemination of “fake news” — an effort, he said, that …Clapper: 'Disparagement' of intel(…)

Donald Trump Is Only Choosing To Receive ONE Intelligence Briefing Per Week, Per Reports

It’s because he knows so much more than the generals, right?! According to U.S. officials familiar with the President-elect’s habits, Donald Trump receives on average just one presidential intelligence briefing per week! For reference, the vast majority of his predecessors have opted to receive the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), the most highly classified document in(…)