“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information [out] that turned out to be so false and fake,” Trump told reporters at his news conference on Wednesday. “That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did.”Let that sink in: The next president says the intelligence agencies he will oversee are deliberately trying to ruin his reputation by leaking false information. More people learned of the dossier when the intelligence agencies briefed Trump and eight senior members of Congress last week. Trump faulted the intelligence agencies for failing to keep it under wraps, but it was already out there.Two consequences flow from this unseemly flap. One is that Trump begins his presidency at war with his own intelligence agencies and inclined to ignore what they tell him.
Source: Los Angeles Times January 11, 2017 20:21 UTC