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Friday, January 06, 2017

Former CIA-Director Woolsey Quits Trump Team


Epa mentioned that Woolsey quit. Epa says this is bad. Not sure Epa read why Woolsey quit.

Woolsey's quitting may have come at a "bad" time, in that Trump's team is currently enmeshed in a PR nightmare with Clapper hinting darkly at collusion with nefarious Russian agents, but Woolsey's departure does not seem to have ANYTHING to do with that.

From the Washington Post (Fake News organization):
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., a veteran of four presidential administrations and one of the nation’s leading intelligence experts, resigned Thursday from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of growing tensions over Trump’s vision for intelligence agencies. 
Woolsey’s resignation as a Trump senior adviser comes amid frustrations over the incoming administration’s national security plans and Trump’s public comments undermining the intelligence community. 
“Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump or the Transition. He wishes the President-Elect and his Administration great success in their time in office,” Jonathan Franks, a spokesman for Woolsey, said in a statement. 
Woolsey suggested in a pair of cable television interviews Thursday evening that he was only an informal adviser to Trump, with duties that included speaking to the journalists about Trump and his national security policies. 
Woolsey said on CNN that he did not want to “fly under false colors” any longer. 
“I’ve been an adviser and felt that I was making a contribution….. But I’m not really functioning as an adviser anymore. When I’m on the [television] screen, everybody announces that I’m a former CIA director and that I’m a Trump adviser and I’m really not anymore.” 
People close to Woolsey said that he had been excluded in recent weeks from discussions on intelligence matters with Trump and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the incoming White House national security adviser. They said that Woolsey had grown increasingly uncomfortable lending his name and credibility to the transition team without being consulted. Woolsey was taken aback by this week’s reports that Trump is considering revamping the country’s intelligence framework, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly.
MEANWHILE:

“100 percent false”: Trump spokesman denies report that he’s planning to restructure U.S. intelligence agencies


AND THEN THERE'S THIS:


AND THIS:


ONE OF THE POINTS OF EPA'S STORY IS WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE IN THE CIA WE CAN BELIEVE ANYMORE.

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THAT IS TRUE, WITH REGARD TO EVERYTHING YOU'RE HEARING, INCLUDING WOOLSEY'S EXIT.
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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US intelligence network needs to be cleaned and fumigated. All 17 agencies. Which begs the question: why 17 agencies in the first place?

It is beyond obvious that the agencies are highly politicized, at least in the upper echelons. Even if you don't believe my contention that DCIA Brennan is a Muslim Brotherhood mole you have to admit the agencies are failing big time. Example: they had to know about Hillary's rouge server vulnerabilities. Why did they do nothing about it? And, if they didn't know, what good are they?

Remember way back when Pelosi insisted that CIA lied to her in briefings about interrogation techniques? Why wasn't Pelosi put under oath? Why wasn't any one in CIA punished if they did lie?

US intelligence is a dangerous charade playing politics with not only our privacy but our lives as well. Certainly we can do better. Past time to fix it.

Friday, January 06, 2017 1:51:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

A lot of people -- all along the political spectrum -- are right now defending our intelligence agencies.

But I cannot logically see how they could have escaped the tainting which is now plaguing so many other government agencies? And there's also the matter the incompetence trend, an incompetence trend mostly independent of what BHO has imposed during his administration.

Friday, January 06, 2017 2:21:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Obama Leaves U.S. Navy Without Carrier at Sea for 1st Time Since WWII
http://conservativetribune.com/obama-makes-drastic-move/

Friday, January 06, 2017 4:06:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Jim Woolsey has been an unflagging, highly accurate advocate of aggressive counter jihad devoid of all political correctness since BILL CLINTON

It is, IMHO, a LARGE mistake to have cut this guy out at all...IF that's the reason.

Friday, January 06, 2017 4:31:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Epa,
I like Woolsey too.

Friday, January 06, 2017 4:40:00 pm  

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