Trump Sides With Putin: Labels Former FBI Chief, Former CIA and Intel Directors "Political Hacks"

Mish

Trump came out swinging against former intelligence chiefs at the FBI, the CIA, and the National Intelligence office. Trump was heading to Hanoi, Vietnam after Friday’s Asia-Pacific Summit meeting, where he and Putin spoke informally.

The New York Post reports ‘Political Hacks’: Trump Sides With Putin Over US Intel Chiefs.

“They’re political hacks,” Trump said of the former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former FBI chief James Comey, who have said that the evidence of Russian meddling is clear.

“You have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey’s proven now to be a liar and he’s proven to be a leaker. So you look at that,” Trump said. “And you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with that.”

“Well, look, I can’t stand there and argue with him,” Trump said. “I would rather have him get out of Syria, to be honest with you. I would rather … get to work with him on the Ukraine rather than standing and arguing about whether or not— because that whole thing was set up by the Democrats.”

“Having a relationship with Russia would be a great thing—not a good thing, it would be a great thing,” he said.

Add Hillary to the list and here's the question of the day: Is there any particular reason to believe any of them?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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RonJ
RonJ

"Add Hillary to the list and here's the question of the day: Is there any particular reason to believe any of them?" No. The American people are being gamed. Republican or democrat. Both parties have ulterior agendas. Russia, Russia, Russia, is a slick propaganda campaign. We don't know what is going on in secret, only what we are being told. And from that we cheer for the red team or the blue team.

shamrock
shamrock

Putin is a very trustworthy person, if he says he didn't do it then that should close the case.

Stuki
Stuki

The fact that it makes a lick of difference, whatsoever, whether some dudes halfway across the world "meddles" in "our elections", is 100% proof positive that whichever government is affected by the supposed "meddling," is not even remotely properly limited.That is the problem Americans need to focus on. Instead of falling into line like some pliable sycophant army, stoking up under the kind of petty court intrigues that the scumbags in chief have scripted for them.

SweetKenny
SweetKenny

The FBI and CIA are 100% political - government never wants to downsize and will do anything to keep it from happening.

Greggg
Greggg

If the Russians really did hack the DNC then maybe they have proven to have the potential of forming a great relationship with the US.

RobinBanks
RobinBanks

Interesting how the political situation in Saudi Arabia is liquid so soon after the "royal" visit to Moscow the other week. Wonder if the liberty of another intelligence chief, Bandar bin Sultan, was discussed at the meeting. With Bandar's connections to Bush and Blair this could get very interesting.

El_Tedo
El_Tedo

Sechel, the US intelligence agencies are rouge, autonomous actors. "If I had known the CIA would become the American Gestapo, I would never had founded it." - Harry S Truman.

Realist
Realist

The US is isolating itself from its traditional allies and partners, in terms of trade, politics and military. This is causing new alliances to develop and a shift in power throughout the world. Saudi Arabia is developing closer ties with China, Russia, and even Israel. China is taking advantage and beginning to fill the vacuum as the US withdraws from its relationships. TPP is moving ahead without the US. China has signed many deals with Saudi Arabia as the US pulls back. The resultant instability in Saudi Arabia could end up being the black swan event that stops the global economic expansion and causes the next economic downturn.

clovisdad
clovisdad

"Trusting your government" is always foolish.

clovisdad
clovisdad

At the end of the day, do you really believe that the Clinton Foundation receipt of $145 Million from the Uranium One directors wasn't completely corrupt? Do you believe it was such a small amount of money that no one in the Obama administration noticed it? Of course it was corrupt, as much so as Bill's speech in Moscow (for $500,000) given at the same time. What does it mean? Well, no one either investigated or prosecuted these obvious political crimes. The reason is that the Washington Swamp is as deep and corrupt as any banana republic, but much more powerful. I'm going with Trump on this. Picking a nuclear fight with N. Korea may be messy,....but with Russia, "insane" would be the only rational description. Amazing that the media, the Republican establishment, and an enormous swath of American citizens are confused in the face of all the information at our disposal.

Ambrose_Bierce
Ambrose_Bierce

Putin is dumbstruck, struck by the Dumb

Bhakta
Bhakta

Clapper lied under Oath to Congress.. He's a proven liar. Brennan lied and also totally untrustworthy. Comey, well everyone knows now what kind of a snake he is. Personally, I believe Canakya Pandit, who advised everyone to NEVER trust a politician.

Bhakta
Bhakta

Clapper lied under Oath to Congress.. He's a proven liar. Brennan lied and also totally untrustworthy. Comey, well everyone knows now what kind of a snake he is. Personally, I believe Canakya Pandit, who advised everyone to NEVER trust a politician.


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