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Trump is dismantling our government
« on: July 14, 2019, 06:49:23 AM »
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This is serious. Trump says he thinks the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is an “unnecessary bureaucratic layer” and that he wants to “get rid of it.” So he’s going to fire Dan Coates. Trump is dismantling our government. Call your reps!😡

https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-remove-dan-coats-director-of-national-intelligence-2ba4275d-7624-4f4b-9026-ee0d0606ce32.html

President Trump has told confidants he's eager to remove Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, according to five sources who have discussed the matter directly with the president.


The state of play: Trump hasn't told our sources when he plans to make a move, but they say his discussions on the topic have been occurring for months — often unprompted — and the president has mentioned potential replacements since at least February. A source who spoke to Trump about Coats a week ago said the president gave them the impression that the move would happen "sooner rather than later."

The director of national intelligence serves as an overseer of the U.S. intelligence community and a close adviser to the president and National Security Council, producing each day's top-secret Presidential Daily Brief.
A source with direct knowledge told me that Trump has privately said he thinks the Office of the Director of National Intelligence represents an unnecessary bureaucratic layer and that he would like to get rid of it. He has been told that eliminating the ODNI is not politically possible, but still would like to "downsize" the office, the source said.

A government source who has discussed the matter with Trump characterized the president's thinking this way: "It's time for a change. Dan's a great guy but the president doesn't listen to him anymore."
A White House official responded: "We have no personnel announcements at this time."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212273906

Remember how Hitler dismantled the intelligence apparatus?


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Star Member former9thward
12. The office was created by Bush in 2005.
It was criticized by Democrats in Congress as unnecessary. It has been criticized since:

Why The Director of National Intelligence Is a Terrible Job

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/05/why-the-director-of-national-intelligence-is-a-terrible-job/345505/

Director of national intelligence has little real authority

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/21/intelligence.issues/index.html

I don't see why it should be defended.

Because Orange Man bad!
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Re: Trump is dismantling our government
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 08:38:20 AM »
Back in 2017 DU-folk were trumpeting that 17 intelligence agencies agreed on something about Russian interference. 17! That much bureaucracy and duplication and kingdom-building and cross-purposes on its face is not conducive to effective intelligence gathering, interpretation, and responsiveness. But for Trump-Hate even DU-folk would have called out that level of complication.
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