Top Spy Agency Denies Withholding Secrets From Trump

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After last night's report by the WSJ that US spies are keeping critical information from Trump over concerns about leak, the top US spy agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) denied reports that the U.S. intel community has not been sharing some information with President Trump.

"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his national security team is not true,” the ODNI said in a statement late Wednesday, according to Politico.

As Politico adds, "The ODNI statement, released late Wednesday night, comes in response to a Wall Street Journal story reporting that intelligence officials have kept intelligence from Trump over concerns that that information might be leaked or otherwise compromised by a White House reportedly lacking in organization and besieged by internal conflict."

As the WSJ further added, some information presented to Trump reportedly omitted sources and methods used by intelligence agencies during their operations. The officials said they did not know of any instance where crucial national security threats were not included in intelligence briefings. A White House official told the Journal "there is nothing that leaks us to believe that this is an accurate account of what is actually happening."

Officials told the Journal that intelligence agencies have withheld details from past presidents, but never out of fear over trustworthiness or leaks. The sources said concerns come largely from the president's friendliness toward Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Trump has hammered the intelligence community in recent days, accusing them of leaking information to the media leading to the resignation of his national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked; it’s criminal action," Trump said Wednesday during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

"It’s a criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time before me, but now it’s really going on.”

On Thursday morning Trump renewed his attack on leakers in his administration, saying  "Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. and added that "The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught!"

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spastic_colon's picture

welp i guess thats the end of that / s

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Top Spy Agency Denies Withholding Secrets From Trump


Does that mean they are going to give Trump his phone call recordings?

froze25's picture

Time to disband the whole organization and simply direct the Military to assume all their NECESSARY operations. It could be done and I have full faith that the Military would get it done.

davinci7_gis's picture

When the F*CK does any spy tell the truth!  When the F*CK does any spy agency tell the truth.  I hope Trump fires them all!

BullyBearish's picture

How do you EVER believe anyone who LIES for a living?

HowdyDoody's picture

"We do not withhold secrets(*) from Trump. Scout's honor"

* - We may withhold anything classified super-duper double top secret and above.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Will they finally tell him that THEY did 9/11? ... along with the Israelis, of course.

Troy Ounce's picture
OT. Did you also notice? I believe there are at the moment more US "do good" foundations, dot orgs and funds on the Internet than porn sites. Where do they suddenly come from? And where does the money come from to keep all these tens of thousand expensive suits busy with their meetings and writing reports? Or are they all setting themselves up to "assist" in a major world wide Ebola virus outbreak (virus patented by the US Government) and subsequent refugee crisis while their parent companies invests at the same time in the companies that provide the antivirus on an exclusive basis? It is American so at best these do-good tear jerk foundations are fake, at worse they are predatory. 
froze25's picture

Imagine how the world would look if Pharma companies couldn't advertise on TV again. How would the MSM news exist without all that ad revenue.

Chupacabra-322's picture

It's open, in your face Criminality of Epic proportions. The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its Vermin Moinions are beyond "Corruption."

It's those Select Highly Compartmentalized Criminal Pure Evil Rogue Elements at the Deep State Top that have had control since the JFK Execution that have entrenched themselves for decades & refuse to relinquish Control.

The 17 Intel "Agencies", its infrastructure, contractors & sub contractors need to be dismantled. Beginning & not ending with the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopaths at the


The Agency is Cancer. Why are we even waiting for them to kill another one of our people to act? There should be no question about the CIA's future in the US.

Dissolved & dishonored. Its members locked away or punished for Treason. Their reputation is so bad and has been for so long, that the fact that you joined them should be enough to justify arrest and Execution for Treason, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

davinci7_gis's picture

Chupa, you are 100% spot on.  Rural America is not dumb like much of the Urban snowflakes...they know what is going on and thank God they do.

IridiumRebel's picture

They're armed to the teeth too

CheapBastard's picture

I lost all my teeth in the Fight Club...but I know what you mean.....

I'm still there 100% and a total Deplorable.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ davinci7,

And here we sit. Waiting for some Arrest or accountability for Treason, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

The complete & total open Lawlessness is revolting at its core & despicable at its surface.

Prepare accordingly. The Collapse will be Epic.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

"And here we sit."

Yes; here we sit, waiting for the next Deep State sponsored 9/11 terror attack. Remember that the state of Emergency declared after 9/11 is STILL IN EFFECT.

After the next attack, ALL of our Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms (including the 2nd amendment) will be null and void... of course, only "until the emergency ends" - which will be never. Enjoy your freedoms while you can brother. Soon they will be history. Humanity will adapt to being enslaved.

chunga's picture

I joked a lot earlier about relocating out of the DC swamp instead of trying to drain it. It might actually be a good idea. DC is the nerve center of bad things, just move out and let it rot.

steve2241's picture

Move the capitol to New York City.  Washington, D.C. is too far south into "Confederate" territory.  In fact, D.C. is reclaimed swampland - oh wait, so is Manhattan and Boston!  Any suggestions for a more suitable location for the capitol when America is made great again?  How about Cheyenne, Wyoming?  Phoenix, Arizona? Santa Fe, New Mexico?

insanelysane's picture

I google the middle of the continental US and ironically the capitol would be Lebanon; Lebanon, Kansas.

chunga's picture

How about Fort Campbell on the TN/KY border?

Cynicles's picture

evil does not starve,it will simply move from host to host forever -

self sustaining, indefinately among mankind 

chunga's picture

I'm afraid you're right about that. But that doesn't mean give in to it. DC is a national mailgnant tumor killing the whole country, just cut it off and watch out for where it resurfaces. Then cut it off again.

TwelveOhOne's picture

It's also in a location where the ley lines meet.  Will be difficult to find another similar "seat of power" in the US.  (Although I agree, it might be best to move -- but leave all those ley lines to Obama's new org???)

Bay of Pigs's picture

The way things are going DC will be a smoldering crater in the end after the nukes fly.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"C I A"

Traitors since Allen Dulles began destroying democracies in 53, in particular the USA's. 

Pull the plug. 

The Count's picture

First of all start by putting criminal bankers before a court. That would send a real good signal.

SilverRhino's picture

To catch a thief, set another thief on his trail.  

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

That is not really a reasoned argument.  Mnuchin is not a trustworthy person.  He's also a shark who goes for blood.  He doesn't care who's blood it is.  If it's there, he will go for it.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Wife and I watched "Suicide Squad" last night.  Saw his name as an Executive Producer, but "Steven" not "Steve".  Just verified, it was the same person who contributed to that snooze-fest.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

"He's also a shark who goes for blood."


From where I'm sitting it looks like Middle America is out for blood and it's about damn time.

NoWayJose's picture

So the Director thinks that 'he' is seeing all the intel?

Lanka's picture

The Director definately has a higher-level Security Clearance than the President.  The Deep State has set it up that way. 

SallySnyd's picture

Here is an article that explains the history of how Washington was involved in the dissemination of fake news:


One has to wonder what secret American government agency program is feeding the current biased media coverage monster.

NoWayJose's picture

And I suppose the Director doesn't see any leaks either?

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Feb 16, 2017 9:18 AM

The newspapers at the gas stations carry the terrifying headlines about Trump's supposed connections to the Russian government.  The editors of these papers should be investigated for Child Pornography.

Dg4884's picture

Dog ain't hunt'n.  Get rid of the ticks.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to ISRAEL and his national security team is not true,” Unit 8200

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Feb 16, 2017 9:23 AM

"A White House official told the Journal "there is nothing that leaks us to believe"

Leaks us to believe? Freudian slip?

YoJoLo's picture

ODNI the office of bullshit and propaganda

LawsofPhysics's picture

LOL!  Whatever.  If it is a civil war the snowflakes want, then that is what they shall have.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

That will just cause martial law.  I guess we are headed there no matter what.

LawsofPhysics's picture

"headed there"...  Good to see an optimist.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Buddha say: If you see your glass as half empty, you should have used a smaller glass.

TwelveOhOne's picture

"Half empty ... and dirty ... and leaking."

bionicknees's picture

Civil War is the last thing I want. The dumbocrats and the protesters lose if we ignore them. Thats all we can do if we can't stop the money flowing to all these protesters.

Soros is providing the protesters full health, vision and hearing insurance and $50/hour for protesting, even if you have a full time job. If the money would dry up, so would the protests.

CrankyCurmudgeon's picture

If you know so much, where can I send a resume? That's $100k/year with full benefits.

And if you can't actually set me up with Soros, how about some of what you're smoking? 

Miss Expectations's picture
Sally Yates Should Be Investigated For Her Possible Role in Watergate-Style Surveillance

The Evidence

According to published reports, someone was eavesdropping, and recording, the conversations of Michael Flynn, while Sally Yates was at the Department of Justice. Sally Yates knew about this eavesdropping, listened in herself (Pellicano-style for those who remember the infamous LA cases), and reported what she heard to others. For Yates to have such access means she herself must have been involved in authorizing its disclosure to political appointees, since she herself is such a political appointee. What justification was there for an Obama appointee to be spying on the conversations of a future Trump appointee?