Donald Trump plans to restructure and scale back the nation’s intelligence agencies, that on concerns that they have become politicized and bloated, and that includes cutting CIA staff and moving more agents into field offices worldwide, according to news reports.
“The view from the Trump Team is the intelligence world is becoming completely politicized,” a transition source said.”They all need to be slimmed down.
“The focus will be on restructuring the agencies and how they interact.”
The CIA, based in Langley, VA. declined to comment.
The agency falls under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which was established in Y 2004, primarily to increase coordination after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Donald Trump has slammed the nation’s intelligence agencies since the November election, particularly challenging findings that Russia has hacked into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other party operatives and leaked its findings to WikiLeaks for publishing on its website.
Donald Trump is scheduled to be briefed by intelligence officials in New York Friday after slamming a meeting delay Tuesday as an effort for them to “build a case” against the Russians.
Lame Duck President Barack Hussein Obama ordered a report into the breaches that is expected to be due Thursday, according to the news.
President Elect Donald Trump has published 11 Tweets focused on Russia or the cyberattacks, according to the data.
Those Tweets have either praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, or ridiculed the intelligence investigation into the “hacks”.
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