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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:29 PM

Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Richard Grenell’s tenure as the nation’s top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office’s No. 2 official — a longtime intelligence officer — and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.

Mr. Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee where officials told lawmakers that Russia was interfering in November’s presidential election and that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia favored President Trump’s re-election. The briefing later prompted Mr. Trump’s anger as he complained that Democrats would use it against him.

Joseph Maguire, the former acting director of national intelligence, and his deputy, Andrew P. Hallman, resigned on Friday. Mr. Grenell told Mr. Hallman, popular in the office’s Liberty Crossing headquarters, that his service was no longer needed, according to two officials. Mr. Hallman, who has worked in the office or at the C.I.A. for three decades, expressed confidence in his colleagues in a statement but also referred to the “uncertainties that come with change.”

The ouster of Mr. Hallman and exit of Mr. Maguire, who also oversaw the National Counterterrorism Center, allowed Mr. Grenell to install his own leadership team.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/richard-grenell-begins-overhauling-intelligence-office-prompting-fears-of-partisanship/ar-BB10fYqU?li=BBnb7Kz



Just what this country needs in the intelligence community, an unqualified Trump sycophant.

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Reply Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 21 OP
bpositive Feb 21 #1
Beartracks Feb 21 #2
VarryOn Feb 21 #3
Qutzupalotl Feb 21 #4
gab13by13 Feb 22 #12
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 22 #14
BlueIdaho Feb 21 #5
Iliyah Feb 21 #6
kysrsoze Feb 22 #7
Skittles Feb 22 #9
gab13by13 Feb 22 #11
Skittles Feb 22 #13
turbinetree Feb 22 #8
gab13by13 Feb 22 #10
KPN Feb 22 #15
gademocrat7 Feb 22 #16
jmowreader Feb 22 #17
Pachamama Feb 22 #18
patphil Feb 22 #19

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. Wasting no time

We are fucked

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:40 PM

2. Republicans are always the partisans they accuse everyone else of being. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:43 PM

3. The next Democratic president or Sanders will...

Have a lot of folks to fire after Trump. This is especially true in the intelligence community.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:53 PM

4. Sounds like Grenell wants to expose sources and methods

while attacking our intelligence professionals. Like Nunes. Like Rand Paul. Doing Russia’s work for them. Traitors all.

“Mr. Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee where officials told lawmakers that Russia was interfering in November’s presidential election and that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia favored President Trump’s re-election.”

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:06 AM

12. Same thing I was thinking,

He wants to find out who was working exposing the Russian election interference and then Trump can frog march them out. Plus he does want to learn sources and methods to give his owner Vlad a heads up.
Our country is in really bad shape. How long before FBI Director Wray is fired and replaced by Sean Hannity; acting director mind you, just a short term affair.

Maguire needs to go public about how he was fired.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:31 AM

14. He'll pass the info to his vindictive boss.

First, Trump will go after the analysts, firing any he considers "disloyal" to him.

Then he'll provide his BFF Putin with a list of all of the human assets in Russia who provide intel. Putin will do more than just fire them -- he'll have them killed. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

All because Trump is an insecure psychopath.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:59 PM

5. Hatchet Man...

Get in, fuck everything up, get out.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

6. Now Russia has access to our IC . . .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:11 AM

7. What drives me nuts is that none of these jokers speak out when they're given the boot

i'm stunned how many people have worked for Dump, even indirectly, have turned out to be such cowards.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:02 AM

9. yes

it is just plain sickening

the silent military veterans REALLY disgust me

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:59 AM

11. Most silent military veterans wear MAGA hats.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:29 AM

13. they're supporting FASCISM

what the FUCK is up with that, and I ask AS A VETERAN

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:12 AM

8. Its is time to take to the streets, .............November 3, 2020 can't get here fast enough......

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:58 AM

10. Can't he serve over 200 days?

To me he can do a lot of damage in 200 days, that's not really "short" termed. Besides, Trump can just appoint another stooge cronie as acting director after 200 days. Pretty soon all of our department heads will be acting directors.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:39 AM

15. Shit's getting real folks. We are deeper and deeper

into the rabbit hole. Soon, we will all trust no one — the intelligence agencies, law enforcement and the justice system, elections, the media. We will wonder whether up is really down and wrong is really right.

The Holocaust Museum is the most impactful interpretive facility I have ever experienced. What I found most astounding and frightening was how the rise of Nazi Germany and the holocaust actually occurred. Bit by seemingly not so significant bit. We are seeing the same inch by inch progression here on American soil now before our own eyes. We had better find a means to rise up and prevail soon or in the not so distant future we may well be repeating the stark realization that “Then they came for us.”

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:13 AM

16. Another assault on our democracy.

We are in a serious crisis.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:36 PM

17. Right now the desk chiefs are probably telling their workers...

“For God’s sake, whatever you do, don’t tell anyone Grenell brings in anything you didn’t find in a newspaper.”

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:14 PM

18. The Coup is almost complete

If something isn't done soon, our Country is no longer a Democracy and our Republic Done....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:47 PM

19. It's now the lack of intelligence office.

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