Trump Splits With 'Senior Advisor' Former CIA Chief Woolsey

Tyler Durden's picture

Trouble in paradise? Following his comments earlier in the week that it was not just the Russians (but China and Iran maybe) that hacked US and that Trump "may be playing us," former CIA Director James Woolsey has parted ways with the president-elect and will no longer be a Senior Advisor.

Woolsey did not appear to be toeing the company-line completely...



As we noted previously, The Hill reports, Woolsey, who was a senior advisor to President-elect Donald Trump, said:

"I don’t think people ought to say they know for sure there’s only one. I don’t think they’re likely to be proven correct. It shouldn’t be portrayed as one guilty party,"


“It’s much more complicated than that. This is not an organized operation that is hacking into a target. It’s more like a bunch of jackals at the carcass of an antelope.”


Woolsey suggested China and Iran could be behind cyber breaches in the U.S.


“Is it Russian? Probably some,” he said. "Is it Chinese and Iranian? Maybe. We may find out more from Mr. Trump coming up today.”

This follows Trump's comments on Sunday hinting he would reveal new information about alleged Russian hacking during a New Year’s Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

“[I know] things that other people don’t know,” he said. "I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”

To which Woolsey contentiously also commented:

"There’s a possibility that he is [playing us] a little bit."

But as is clear, Woolsey's belief that the Russians "were in there" still goes further than what Trump has said about the hacks... which may be why Woolsey has announced in a formal statement

"Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Adviser to President-elect Trump or the transition," Woolsey's spokesman, Jonathan Franks, wrote in a statement that was first reported by CNN's Jeremy Diamond.


"He wishes the President-elect and his Administration great success in their time in office."

Furthermore, The Washington Post's Philip Rucker reports, Woolsey resigned after being cut out of intelligence talks with Trump and his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

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Squid Viscous's picture

this POS is on CNN right now claiming it was his move... what an evil cunt

localsavage's picture

The sooner the better for weeding out these assholes.

wchild's picture

I agree... this shit ends HERE!  Be gone with you!

Keyser's picture

This shit show is just getting started... Never have I seen so much turmoil during a presidential transition than in this election cycle... The clown cars are just getting warmed up and the liberals are in full war paint, cue Schumer and Pelosi as the stalwarts of the dems... Long popcorn as the next 4 years are going to be a doozy... 

PT's picture

Russian Hackers?  Chinese?  Iranian?  Calling Pres Duterte (or however you spell his name).  Quick!  Last Chance!!!  Shout out some more obscene insults at Obama and the US!  I want to hear this clown say, "Filipino Hackers".  LMFAO.

"Filipino Hackers, from their covert fishing boats.  We know exactly where they are.  They are North, South, East and West of all points of the globe." <froth, froth, froth ... >

nmewn's picture

So yeah, Russian hackers.

Here we go, this is from Buzzfeed so according to the NYT's and Washington Post this source would qualify as "fake news"!...

“The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers,” Eric Walker, the DNC’s deputy communications director, told BuzzFeed News in an email."

...but!...just looky here...we've got an actual non-anonymous, real life, people-type person who is not speaking from the shadows in an underground parking garage its, Eric Walker, the DNC’s deputy communications director.

Oh my ;-)

847328_3527's picture

I still think it is independent patriots assited by patriotic insiders who exposed the DNC's criminal activity.


Anyway, when do we get the criminal invesitgation into the contents of the leaks? That's where the meat is. Not that someone exposed the crimes; they deserve a medal.

tazs's picture

So TRUMP'S OWN DEADLINE passed as he revealed nothing, so he FIRES Woolsey because he mentioned Trump's supposed revelation that was to come and never did.

There you have it. A President-elect who acts like a spoiled child.

toady's picture

I'll really enjoy this presidency if he runs it like his show. One worn out political hack gets fired at the end of each week. God only knows, but if he fired a shitheada week for 8 years, would that qualify as "draining the swamp"?

Zero_Ledge's picture

Nothing but cricket noises from ZH Trump lovers about his missing revelations due yesterday.  Did the revelations never exist?  Does no one actually care about integrity and responsibility? This will likely be the first in a LONG string of broken promises.

froze25's picture

I know right, he has completely failed as a president elect. This undoes everything. Totally discredited. That ford plant might as well go to Mexico, that bank from Japan, soft bank should un-pledge that 50 billion in investment. Illegal immigration should be expanded. Your right.

Zero_Ledge's picture

Like I said, it's just the first in what will very likely be a string of broken promises. I can see you'll need more than a few before you come around.


FIAT CON's picture

Maybe you should read more and write less, the info is scheduled to come out tomorrow.

Zero_Ledge's picture

Um, sorry, but Trump's claim on Saturday was the he knows (now PAST TENSE) things that other people don't know and would reveal them Tuesday or Wednesday.


Offthebeach's picture

If Hillary was sober, Huma wouldn't of let it happen.

Jim in MN's picture

You 'forgot' that the IQ officials who are about to be fired by Trump were too afraid or unorganized to meet with him when they were supposed to this week.  That meeting happens Friday (later today, it's late).  He is waiting for their side because he is a fair man.  THEY are LATE.

That's OK, we've established that the retard vote is not needed.  You may rest.

jcaz's picture

He fired Woolsey because Woolsey is clearly an asshole who recognizes that his dear, corrupt CIA is about to be opened up and examined in the light of day and got bitchy about it;

"Spoiled child"???   Really?   We haven't even begun to process His Royal Highnesses'  $95M+ vacation tab and you're calling Trump spoiled?    It's called "being the boss"-   granted, you haven't seen any of that for eight years,  it's probably confusing to you........

barndoor's picture

Take an organization and fire anyone who disagrees with the CEO.  You end up with a bunch a yes-men sycophants and an echo chamber like no other.  Trump better be 100% correct in every instinct he has, because eventually the people left will stop disagreeing with him.  Best of luck America...

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) 847328_3527 Jan 5, 2017 11:44 PM

It happened on Reddit (and the CEO deleted it) and 4chan

847328_3527's picture

Mostly uneducated, non-college graduate Hillary supporters believe the so-called "Russian hackers" did it from what I can see.

They are so brainwashed and delusional, one might say these Hillary supporters are "irredeemable!"


FIAT CON's picture

Isn't there a building somewhere in Waco Hitlery can take all of her followers?

HardAssets's picture

WaPost retracted their stories on Russian hacking. Of course, they did that on the back pages of their rag. They know most Americans don't read anything beyond the headlines (if that). Most just parrot headlines they heard from the media.

barndoor's picture

Take an organization and fire anyone who disagrees with the CEO.  You end up with a bunch a yes-men sycophants and an echo chamber like no other.  Trump better be 100% correct in every instinct he has, because eventually the people left will stop disagreeing with him.  Best of luck America...

strannick's picture

Trump battling the Deep State. Alone.

Who would have thought Donald J Trump was the greatest American of his generation.

Pray for Donald Trump.

Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you

HardAssets's picture

strannick: " Trump battling the Deep State. Alone.

Who would have thought Donald J Trump was the greatest American of his generation. "

Electing the Witch woulda been the end of the country. I supported Trump during the election and want him to help turn the country around.

But your assessment is a bit premature. Aren't Americans fed up with the hyperbole by now ? Let's see what Trump actually does when in office before deciding to carve his face on Mount Rushmore.

ElTerco's picture

"The sooner the better for weeding out these assholes."

Yeah. I, also, am looking forward to impeachment. Pence will be a much better President.

fleur de lis's picture

Shit on Woolsey.

He went out of his way to get that traitorous vermin Jonathan Pollard out of jail.

He accused the whole country of anti-semitism just because Pollard got busted giving secrets away to the Israelis for years.

As if the Israelis don't get enough as it is.

Why didn't someone on Trump's team ask him about that.

And they had better start doing some real due dilligence on these remora types.

Where there's one Israeli mole there's ten.

Woolsey thinks Pollard's release is overdue.

A very, very close look at Woolsey is overdue.

And his associations, bank books, phone calls, etc.

How dare he advise any of us about security after that.

Woolsey is a Mossad crack ho.

He needs a major smackdown.



shovelhead's picture

I'm surprised Woolsey didn't include the Nigerian prince that screwed him out of $24,000.

Probably wanted to keep that one quiet.

fleur de lis's picture

That just goes to prove that the CIA is nothing but a collection of psychopathic morons with weapons.

And since Woolsey was the head honcho he must have been the biggest and stupidest psycho.

And the easiest to bribe, compromise, fool, doublecross, and threaten.

The Israelis must have something really big on Woolsey for him to be such a groveling concubine.

847328_3527's picture

Wait a second!!

Not so fast.

The cia has revealed the exact names of those Russian hackers to be:

1)    Fyodor Dostoyevsky;

2)    Igor Stravinsky; and

3)    Ivan Turgenev.

fleur de lis's picture


That woud suggest that the CIA morons have a grasp of history, literature, and the arts.

You can safely assume that they are devoid of them all.

Street prostitutes and CIA agents are not concerned with such things, they only care about tuning tricks for their pimps and the money.

geno-econ's picture

You forgot Alexander Pushkin.  Our current Pres until Jan 29 even looks like Pushkin in more ways than one

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

he is an Israeli agent without doubt; the only question is has he also acted as a spy outright.

If so, he should be put up against a wall and shot.

And Perle and Feith and Kagan and Wurmser and on and on can stand next to him.

fleur de lis's picture

If Pollard did not get shot then Woolsey won't get shot either.

At least not by our side.

The Israeli side might not be so lenient with loose ends.

Mossad has Woolsey pu$$ywhipped.

They must have something big on him.

Did they do him a big favor or did he do them a big favor which would end up in court and maybe prison if it came to light?

For him to be an Israeli spy that deep he had to have a support system around him.

Who were/are they?

He should have kept his bought off mouth shut and disappeared with all the loot he accumulated all these years.

But either his inflated ego got the better of him or his Israeli masters told him what to say publically or else they spill the beans.

Either way he has attracted heat now. 

His Israeli masters won't like that.

It would be interestng to know how they handle it.

Here's huge posters of Woolsey, Shulz, and Kissinger all campaigning for the traitor Pollard.

And then there's this essay which includes an appeal from Woolsey to bust Pollard out of jail

And here's why Jonathan just had to do what he did --

Nice to know who's on our side. 

And who's not.




fleur de lis's picture

And lookee here.

First the incompetent would-be-President McCain says Pollard is a traitor --

Then the Israeli handlers pull him into a meeting and remind him who's running the show and bring up a few things they have on him.

So McCain being the self serving smartass he is, he realizes who is still boss and makes a real military about-face --

Annapolis was good for something.

McCain still knows how to take orders from his superiors.





False_Profit's picture

Woolsey: just another Catholic In Action jesuit wolf-in-not-so-sheeps-clothing eating the inside of this country like a hagfish...

Let the chemo treatments continue!

Gott mit uns...

fleur de lis's picture

Forget the Hollywood drama.

Woolsey is a Mossad asset.

They only question is what do they have on him that he jumps through hoops like a trained seal.

And how many others like him nearby.



hestroy's picture

I'm really sorry for your serious mental retardation.

Offthebeach's picture

You beclown yourself.

Impeachment takes place in the House of Represenitives. Care to guess even at worse case what party has a lock on it for the next ten years?

War Machine's picture

Trump should have Woolsey investigated for espionage, treason, and being a fucktard.

Trump still needs to unfriend that smug piece of shit Bolton.