Donald trump during a visit to the headquarters of the CIA in Langley. January 2017
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Us intelligence conceals from trump’s part of the secret data, writes The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, the scouts fear that confidential information might be compromised or leaked to the media
US intelligence agencies were hiding part of the secret data from President Donald trump, because of their fear of leaks or compromise. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. officials familiar with the situation.
According to the publication, in some cases, intelligence officials decided not to reveal the Trump its sources and methods of obtaining information. In particular, according to interlocutors of the newspaper, we are talking about, how is spying on foreign States.
Intelligence and previously could not disclose all information to the President or to Congress, if, for example, believed that this is necessary in order to protect the source, however, the data hiding for the first time, dictated by the distrust and concerns over possible leaks, say the sources. How many times information was withheld from trump, they said.
As the WSJ notes, the situation shows how high the level of mutual mistrust between the security services and a new administration in Washington. Fears intelligence is largely dictated by the contacts of team President with the Russian authorities and the hostile attitude of the tramp against the intelligence services, specifies the edition.
“This is an unprecedented complex relationship between the President and the intelligence services. Can’t remember I ever seen this level of friction. And it’s not good for our country,” said the WSJ a former senior us intelligence official mark Lowenthal.
On the eve of The New York Times, citing four current and former officials said that during the election campaign, the people from trump, including the former head of the electoral headquarters of the Republican by Paul Manafort, has repeatedly been in contact with representatives of the Russian intelligence. The sources claimed that the contacts were intercepted at about the same time began to appear the evidence that Moscow was trying to influence the election by hacking the servers of the US Democratic party.
The trump called information about the relationships of your team with the Russian intelligence as “nonsense” and “an attempt to cover up the numerous mistakes” made by the headquarters of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump also stressed that the real scandal is that the secret data are distributed “like candy”.
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