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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Don't blow it, Mr. Trump; the intelligence community can make a president or break him.

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Trump Questions Legitimacy Of Russia Hacking Probe  "Donald Trump on Tuesday cast doubt on the intelligence community’s claims that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Democrats during the presidential campaign. 
"Trump also announced, via Twitter, that an intelligence briefing he was set to receive in the early part of the week has been delayed until Friday." . . .

The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!

Chuck Schumer tells the intel community to sic 'em.
"Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday night that U.S. intelligence agencies could “get back at” President-elect Donald Trump after he questioned the legitimacy of the intelligence community’s probe into Russian involvement in the hacking of Democratic party officials." . . .

We like to think there is wisdom and reasoning behind Trump's actions, but I fear this will become a millstone about the neck of his presidency.
So far I do not think Kellyanne Conway has been able to pull Trump out of this ditch:
President-elect Donald Trump’s inexplicable insistence on denying the unanimous conclusion of the intelligence community regarding Russian interference with our election forces his surrogates into fits of incoherence. Kellyanne Conway tried to worm out of his declaration that her boss knows “things that other people don’t know.”
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Could Trump be right?  "President-elect Donald Trump expressed skepticism over reports that Russia hacked the U.S. election. It is well-known that Russia -- and China, and various of our friends and allies -- spend a lot of time and effort trying to access American military and industrial secrets, as the U.S. does theirs. But in the case of altering the election, Trump’s skepticism appears warranted.

"How did we get here?" . . .

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