In a rare rebuttal, CIA is pushing back [View all]
From the WSJ story
Intelligence officials pushed back Sunday for the first time against Mr. Trumps criticism, a rare rebuttal against an American elected official.
Its concerning that intelligence on Russian actions related to the U.S. election is being dismissed out of hand as false or politically partisan, a U.S. intelligence official said in a written statement.
"The inclination to ignore such intelligence and impugn the integrity of U.S. intelligence officials is contrary to all that is sacred to national-security professionals who work day and night to protect this country.
U.S. intelligence agencies have rarely been at odds with the commander-in-chief, or an incoming president, over their assessment of a key American adversary. While the assessments during the George W. Bush administration of Iraqi weapons proved wrong, they werent the subject of such a public back and forth.