President Trump’s relationship with U.S. intelligence agencies hasn’t exactly been a warm one. In December, after the CIA and other agencies concluded the Russian government interfered in our election, Trump called it “ridiculous.” His transition team went a step further, saying in a statement “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
This past week, the trend continued when Trump said that he believes that Russian President Valdamir Putin “feels that he did not meddle in the election,” and again when he called former agency heads James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper “political hacks.”
Two former CIA operatives, Boston University Professor of International Relations John Woodward Jr., and Glenn Carle, author of “The Interrogator: An Education,” joined Jim Braude to discuss how the intelligence community can move forward.