President Donald Trump is considering bringing in Greenwich billionaire Stephen Feinberg to conduct a review of American intelligence agencies in the wake of leaked information that led to Michael Flynn's resignation, according to multiple media reports, including the New York Times.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said he is unaware of any White House plan to assign NY billionaire Stephen Feinberg to conduct a broad review of USA intelligence agencies.
While no official announcement has yet been made, executives at Cerberus confirmed that Feinberg, 56, was in talks to join Trump in some capacity.
Notably, the WSJ report, widely cited by major USA media, did not include any direct quote of the intelligence officials in question.
"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his national security team is not true", the intel head said Wednesday in a statement following the WSJ report. Like say, our seemingly kinda not so stable president and the intelligence weirdos in charge of all of our listening programs turning their guns on each other.let's see.28 days into the Trump era. Flynn had lied earlier on about his communications with a Russian ambassador in December and was asked to resign amidst a series of intelligence leaks.
"Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years".
The current and former officials said the decision to avoid revealing sources and methods with Mr. Trump stems in large part from the president's repeated expressions of admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his call during the presidential campaign for Russia to continue hacking the emails of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
But the report adds fuel to the idea that there's an ongoing feud between Trump and the intelligence community.
Some of what's allegedly being kept from Trump by USA intelligence officials are the means by which intelligence was gathered.
"From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked".
- In a separate announcement, Trump said on February 16 that he is nominating Alexander Acosta to be his labor secretary.
Schindler posted the tweet in response to a question from another person named Joe Walters, who said "I can kind of guess but what do you think is going on inside NatSec right now after Trump's "intelligence" tweet this morning?"