Trump smears NSA & FBI, says they’re “un-American,” act like Russians

Only one month after twice accusing the CIA of acting “like Nazi Germany,” Donald Trump has now accused the NSA and FBI of acting “just like Russia.”

Trump’s comments come on the heels of him accusing US service members of being “killers” on a moral par with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. That led General Barry McCaffrey to call Trump’s words “the most anti-American statement ever made by the President of the US.”

Join us in telling Congress to create an independent bipartisan commission to investigate Russia’s penetration of our government.

Trump’s attack on the NSA and FBI came in series of angry and paranoid tweets this morning, in response to growing concerns — one might even call it a frenzy at this point — over Trump’s secret ties to the Russians, and speculation as to whether Trump himself has now been compromised by a foreign power.

In that last tweet, Trump just confirmed that the information being reported isn’t “fake news” made up by the NYT and Washington Post, but rather it’s hard intelligence coming from our own intelligence agencies.

Un-American? No gurl, you’re un-American.

Of course, it’s the height of irony for Donald Trump to accuse anyone of leaking, when he welcomed Wikileaks’ and the FBI’s leaks about Hillary Clinton during the campaign. And the FBI played a large role in Trump’s election.

Then Trump added this:

On that last point, Trump is trying desperately to make it sound as if he’s not soft on Russia. In fact, President Obama put some pretty tough sanctions on Russia as a result of its invasion of Crimea. Trump, on the other hand, kept talking about lifting those same sanctions. That is why Obama was not soft on Russia, But Donald Trump is.

Join us in telling Congress to create an independent bipartisan commission to investigate Russia’s penetration of our government.

Trump’s increasing paranoia is a result is a result of last night’s explosive news that Trump campaign officials, and other Trump colleagues, had ongoing communications with Russian intelligence during the campaign. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham called that development “a game-changer.”

Trump wouldn’t be having any of these problems had he not surrounded himself with a growing number of senior staff who have nefarious ties to Russia. Three of Trump’s senior advisers (Page, Manafort and now Flynn) have been let go as a result of their creepy ties to Russia. And Trump himself has inexplicably put Russia’s national interest above America’s on a number of foreign policy matters.

The information leaked because Trump has refused to take it seriously. Trump was informed of the intelligence showing that Gen. Flynn had talked in depth about the sanctions with Russia’s ambassador. Trump let Flynn stay on staff, even though Trump was told by the FBI and DOJ that Flynn could be subject to Russian blackmail.

And the news that Trump’s staff has been in ongoing communication with Russian intelligence, does anyone seriously expect Donald Trump to investigate himself on this matter? And Trump can shut down any investigation by the intelligence community or the FBI. If the information doesn’t leak, Russia wins. And I’m not willing to accept that.

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  • I suspect it’s a little more complex than that — He is now, possibly for the first time in his life, in a situation where he is faced with complicated circumstances that he has no idea how to deal with, people that he can’t bully, and situations that he can’t control.

  • Trans people are the new homosexuals. Gay people just aren’t icky enough to enough Americans for gay-bashing to get you anywhere. So they went after an even smaller minority with even fewer allies. Or so they thought. That’s not really going so well for them as the backlash against NC-2, etc. has been surprisingly strong.

  • FYI, a majority of enlisted people voted for Hillary.

  • I suspect this is how he always acted and the people around him just didn’t let this footage get shown on The Apprentice and never acted on his more insane orders which he quickly forgot about anyway.

  • Craig Teller

    The FBI handed Trump the White House on a silver platter. You would think he would be more grateful

  • Badgerite

    The CIA repeatedly war Bush and Cheney that a terror attack on American soil was coming. All through the spring and summer of 2001, the IC was going to the WH with, as Richard Clarke put it, their “hair on fire” trying to get the Bush admin. to take their warnings seriously. Finally, in the August 8, Daily Presidential Briefing they put it in writing. And that briefing said that Al Qaeda operatives had been observed casing federal buildings in Washington and New York. And that the organization was determined to strike within the United States.
    Seems to me reason we got hit on 9/11 was sitting in the White House focusing on tax cuts for “his base”, otherwise known as Wall Street. Yeeeehaaaa.

  • [email protected]

    I predict a tragic accident. Everybody on the plane swears that the late office holder tried the door on Air Force One, asking how it worked.

  • Badgerite

    Just got done watching the movie Rosewater, the story of Maziar Bahari, and Canadian/Iranian journalist who was imprisoned in Iran while reporting on a contested election, written and directed by Jon Stewart. It is excellent. And it reminds me of a time when the oppressed of the world looked to America for the truth and hope. It reminds me of a time, seems forever ago, not just a couple of weeks ago, when I was unabashedly proud of my country, its history, its principles and it leaders.
    When America was strong and the people of the world looked to it as an example of a free and somewhat honest society. That is what people like George Takei offer America. Honesty. Integrity. Principle. And a wonderful concern for all of humanity and their rights. That is America to me. And always will be. “With liberty, and justice, for all.”
    The America I know is expansive in outlook. It does not cower and whine in the shadows while tweeting out its petty frustrations and hatreds of the day.

  • Badgerite

    Actually, I’m quoting George Takei who is quoting Newsweek. But that is hardly the only source for this story. Some of the contacts between Russian intelligence operatives and the 4 people in the trump campaign known to have been in regular contact with them for the past year were observed and captured by European intelligence agencies alarmed about Russian ambitions for their lands. I don’t blame them. As far as I’m concerned, the party of the obviously mentally ill and transparently vain and phony draft dodger has nothing to offer America. Nor does the party of David Duke and Strobtruppen Miller.
    https://twitter.com/bobcesca_go/status/831213435660570624

  • He is now banned.

  • You are banned. Good-bye.

  • He really is losing it.

  • chuks odoms

    The “game” has already changed. Now we call the game treason. The selling of American policy for political power. pressnews247.com

  • goulo

    You made 2 trolling comments here, both mentioning “transgenders”, even though this news story has absolutely nothing to do with transgender issues. You seem curiously obsessed with transgender issues.

  • Mary Fitzgerald
  • woodroad34

    Yeah, let’s forget that W ignored a presidential memo that stated terrorist were imminently ready to strike America. Not the “liberals”,…..but your people.

  • Disappointed

    Bring it on dumbass liberals.
    Let all the roaches from the CIA who allowed the terrorist attacks to show their traitorous selves.
    We’re ready for the war. You sided with Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia…the birth of terrorism.

    Time to split the union. It’s the military, law enforcement and patriots against the swamp and the transgenders….yeeeeehaaaaa!

  • Disappointed

    When you’re quoting “Oh My” Sulu as your source you’re an idiot.
    The party of pussyhats and transgenders has nothing to offer America.

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    You forget the Secretary of State os one of Putin’s butt boys.

  • woodroad34

    Pot/kettle…I guess he knows whereof he speaks (or at least tries to put compound, adult words together).

  • Badgerite

    The “game” has already changed. Now we call the game treason. The selling of American policy for political power. Collusion with a foreign power to undermine American intelligence capabilities and enhance Russian espionage and destabilizing efforts in the United States and in Europe.

  • The whiny little bitch definitely has a political death wish

  • goulo

    It’s as if he’s tweeting while drunk, or sleep-deprived. (But “tweet whatever angry rant pops into his head” seems to be his usual state, in reality.) Angrily contradicting himself, inadvertently admitting that these were real leaks and not just made up fake news, and I like that he tries to slam Obama by inadvertently seeming to acknowledge that it was wrong for Russia to take Crimea…

  • goulo

    Interesting; I wonder how serious that threat is. This presidency is certainly getting more crazily dramatic every day.

  • Niblet58

    As John Schindler said via his IC contacts, they are going to go nuclear and he will die in jail.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/he-will-die-in-jail-intelligence-community-ready-to-go-nuclear-on-trump-senior-source-says/?comments=disqus

  • Quilla

    Time for NSA, FBI, CIA, and probably even the PTA to fry Donald and President Bannon.

  • BushCheney2016forMerica

    Under President Putin’s firm and
    steady hand, Comrade Donald Trump will receive the enlightened guidance and strong leadership he
    needs to Make Amerika Great Again!

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