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CIA Director: Trump Is Putting The U.S. ‘At Great Risk And Peril’

Donald Trump will make the United States more vulnerable to its adversaries if he persists in dismissing the expertise of national-security experts, according to CIA Director John Brennan.

CNN reported that the spy agency chief, who will leave office later this month, criticized Trump for refusing to attend most of the intelligence briefings since winning the presidential election.

“The new administration -- and any president -- needs to recognize that this is a challenging and dangerous world, and that the intelligence community and intelligence professionals can help to keep this country safe and protect our national-security interests, and any president or administration that does not recognize that is one that is putting this country’s national security at great risk and peril,” Brennan said on “The Axe Files,” the David Axelrod podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Axelrod was the chief strategist of President Obama’s campaigns, as well as a senior White House adviser.

Last Friday, Brennan and other intelligence officials briefed Trump on their conclusions following an Obama-ordered investigation of Russia’s alleged hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. The national intelligence director accused Russian leader Vladimir Putin of trying to help Trump win the election.

“We have great confidence in our understanding, our knowledge, in our assessment of what took place,” Brennan told Axelrod regarding the Russian cyber attacks.

Source: CNN
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