Just another Wednesday

It’s pretty much the story of the day, that Trump issued a statement tweeted that the intelligence people are stupid and wrong the day after they told the Senate the truth as they understand it via evidence collected by professionals, as opposed to telling the Senate what Trump thinks is the truth via the fuzzy moldy rattling slum that is his brain. He’s mad at them for not saying what he says and instead saying what they consider true via chains of evidence. He’s mad at them so he trashes them on Twitter.

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Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said it was dangerous for the president to dismiss the findings of his own intelligence agencies.

“If you’re going to ignore that information, then you’re going to make poor decisions,” Mr. Schiff said in an interview on Wednesday. He added, “It means the country is fundamentally less safe.”

That’s all the more true when to “ignore that information” you add “and just make shit up.” If you’re going to ignore evidence-based information and just make shit up instead, then you’re going to make bad bad BAD decisions.

The threat assessment — an annual report to Congress that ranks threats to American national security from around the world — provides the public with an unclassified and up-to-date summary of the most pressing national security threats to the United States.

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, had told lawmakers that North Korea’s leaders “ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival.” He said that there was “some activity that is inconsistent with full denuclearization” in the country and that most of what it had dismantled was reversible.

Yeah but Trump had a meeting with Kim, and it was awesome, and Kim loves him, and there’s no way Kim is going to do what Kim thinks is good for Kim instead of what Trump thinks is good for Trump. No way.

Douglas H. Wise, a career C.I.A. official and former top deputy at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said Mr. Trump’s criticism of the intelligence chiefs threatened to corrupt the process. Intelligence officers do not like to be at odds with the president, he said, and Mr. Trump’s comments put them in an uncomfortable position.

“This is a consequence of narcissism but it is a strong and inappropriate public political pressure to get the intelligence community leadership aligned with his political goals,” Mr. Wise said. “The existential danger to the nation is when the policymaker corrupts the role of the intelligence agencies, which is to provide unbiased and apolitical intelligence to inform policy.”

Oh my, he mentioned the narcissism. He’ll probably be in prison before the sun sets.

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