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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former top FEMA officials who worked in Puerto Rico during the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria were arrested on Tuesday in a federal corruption investigation. read more


The Rev. Jonathan Carl glanced at Twitter and laughed out loud in disbelief. Carl's laughter soon turned into concern. read more


Sunday, September 08, 2019

Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly backed President Trump over its own scientists, a top NOAA official warned its staff against contradicting the president. read more


Thursday, September 05, 2019

High-profile Washington lawyer Greg Craig hugged his defense team with tears in his eyes Wednesday after a federal jury found him not guilty in a politically charged trial spun off the special counsel's investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election. read more


Miriam Lord: After [Pence] said all these nice things about the "Emerald Isle" and how much his boss Donald Trump - he sent his best wishes, by the way - appreciates us and all we do to help American security in Shannon, he delivered a very strong endorsement of Boris Johnson and Brexit. read more


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Add to all of the above, this nugget:

Trump skeptical of using foreign spies to collect intel on hostile countries, sources say

President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries, according to multiple senior officials who served under Trump.

Trump has privately said that foreign spies can damage relations with their host countries and undermine his personal relationships with their leaders, the sources said. The President "believes we shouldn't be doing that to each other," one former Trump administration official told CNN.

In addition to his fear such foreign intelligence sources will damage his relationship with foreign leaders, Trump has expressed doubts about the credibility of the information they provide. Another former senior intelligence official told CNN that Trump "believes they're people who are selling out their country."

Even in public, Trump has looked down on these foreign assets, as they are known in the intelligence community. Responding to reports that the CIA recruited Kim Jong Un's brother as a spy, Trump said he "wouldn't let that happen under my auspices."


www.cnn.com

Considering Trump's attitude toward spies and his desire to suck up to Putin, it isn't a stretch to understand why that intel officials might worry that he would eventually confide to Putin and out the Kremlin spy.

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