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    ‘He Will Die in Jail’ Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

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    A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump.

    John Schindler, a national security columnist for the Observer and former NSA analyst, published an article on Sunday titled “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins,” which asserts that the Intelligence Community is rebelling against Trump over some of his senior officials having alleged ties to the Kremlin. The situation is so bad, according to Schindler, that they are now beginning to withhold intelligence from the White House.

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    Echoing this “blame the Russians” narrative the New York Times on Tuesday night published a story, accusing Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort of ties to Russian intelligence officials. Mr. Manafort’s business ties with Ukrainian politicians as their political consultant never were a secret, and the FBI has yet to accuse him of any wrongdoing. Even the article itself states that “it's not unusual for American businessmen to come in contact with foreign intelligence officials, sometimes unwittingly,” and that “it is also unclear whether the conversations had anything to do with Mr. Trump himself.” Nevertheless, the piece under catchy headline “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence” was used by mainstream outlets as new line of attack on Trump’s alleged Kremlin connections.

    After President Trump angrily denounced the New York Times reporting, blaming the intelligence apparatus for illegal leaks, Schindler took his attacks to a whole new level.

    ​On Wednesday, he was asked on Twitter, “what do you think is going on inside NatSec right now after Trump's ‘intelligence’ tweet this morning?”

    He responded saying that a “senior Intelligence Community friend” had messaged him promising to retaliate against the president.

    “Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail,’” Schindler tweeted.

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    • avatar
      gbiyanju
      For refusing to go after and destroy his enemies (these are no longer opponents) and being too soft on them
      For prevaricating as to using the information he now has to destroy his detractors
      For refusing to re-connect and bond with the voter base that elected him and share with them all that could galvanize them to bring down the system that has oppressed them for decades, while the same system has fully galvanized its minions against him
      For cossying up to IOR and doing their bidding to go after Iran
      For simply not doing the right things and also not asking counsel from the right contacts, being blinded by his america-second internal religion
      Trump deserves all that has come his way and that will eventually come his way
      Nature does not favour the weak kneed; rather it favours the mind that is prepared and that acts on time
    • avatar
      gbiyanju
      drblack,
      Sadly, I have to reply to you with just this comment: you comment is beneath commenting on.
    • avatar
      Steve
      Trump will realize the depth of corruption if he hasn't already. I hope he is willing to arrest the top 1000-2000 people who constantly betray their office or position of power. Congressmen, CEOs, Generals, and other scum.
    • avatar
      gbiyanju
      It is time to stop entertaining anything that even slightly remotely tends towards optimism about Donald trump!
    • avatar
      virago
      These people are loyal to their ideology over their country. Dreadful. They should all be fired and would be in any other business. Years of experience is useless if people won't do their job, better off with hardworking new recruits.
    • avatar
      Antares Prime
      So now they have an outright split within the Executive branch of govenrment. Just peachy. And totally predictable. Worst case Trump himself will be accused of the unthinkable. The ultimate. Just think about it.
    • avatar
      jas
      Limbaugh has his funny moments. He was warning the haters for attacking Trump supporters. Limbuagh said Trump supporters aren't going down easy. And they aren't attacking Trump. They're attacking the over 62 million people who support him.
    • Hermes
      Trump is the boss of the intelligence community.
      Conspiring against him and the government constitutes mutiny and high treason.
      If Trump doesn't act in a decisive manner he will become a lame president and the laughing stock of the liberal traitors.
      If it ever were clear that the so called US intelligence community is controlled by a foreign force it's now.
    • avatar
      jasin reply toHermes(Show commentHide comment)
      Hermes, I agree. Trump is trying to behave like a professional during a war. He needs to be hard and fast. Even if extreme, raiding offices and charging people with felonies. Because felonies have been committed. Obama set up a lot of this during the week before he left, making it easier for the NSA to "share" information. This is a coup attempt and should be treated as such.
    • siberianhusky
      Why bother electing a president when the CIA / NSA are running the show and can torpedo the presidents any time the want or even worse kill him surreptitiously.

      Welcome to the American way of democracy
    • avatar
      Crowbar
      This was coming and many saw it but denied it, but peace is not possible much longer as they want war. We will give them war as they want to illegally attempt to stop the govt from working and attacking Trump's whole family even 10yr old son now grandchildren. But they can use fake news and propaganda to smear him everyday now this govt. guy has threatened to do what we knew all along. Maybe the military will take care of this or if not the Trump supporters that own almost all guns will fight and find the fringe left .Do as called for in the Constitution to take back the govt and extinguish the evil.Any one causing evil to disrupt Trump and frame him anyone who played a role will be hunted down by close to 100 million Trump supporters and other gun owners will make sure to fix this, it's like I can almost smell smoke and gunpowder right now. But the right tried for peace but if the cupcakes on the left want violence we will give it to them and people involved in every aspect of the war on Trump as a leader elected by the people. None of us will stand back watch him be removed in any manner as the military can fix it or we will as by law the Constitution not only allows war but see it as right when evil attacks the govt. What a better world this would be once the leftist thugs , haters ,liers and evil are feeding the land with blood as our founders said needed to happen when tyranny has set in. Plenty things line up with communist doctrine in their play book for overthrow of govt. Look up American communist party I believe was it speaks of overthrowing the govt and doesn't hide it and the have a list of things and they most of their tactics are in use.But hey the left wants a war they are close to opening a box that will be their worst nightmare. No Geneva convention here as we don't care what the rules are but know the papers of our founders give us and expect us to stop evil such as those trying to remove a leader by the people. It's a shame but sometimes the other side won't allow peace. As now we have this intelligence guy not only threating our leader with war but an attack on Trump is an attack on us who support him. Any overthrow or the like by any means will be stopped by the people and or the military.
    • Igor R
      I have a feeling that the other guy will die in jail, not Trump.
    • JOHN CHUCKMAN
      Readers may enjoy this just-published analysis of the situation:

      chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/john-chuckman-essay-did-trump-just-blink
    • Gary F.
      What is this IC community after all? Who voted them? Who gave them the mandate to say anything? It is like soldiers taking over the politics. Old empires know how to deal with the situation, but the rest of the weak and young states may collapse just like that. When that happens, is that the pretty shiny IC community who is gonna clean the mess?
    • avatar
      TheLaw53
      De-fund the CIA. Problem solved. The CIA is unconstitutional and always has been.
    • Dar...
      No he won't. Neither will Clinton or anyone else who probably should.

      Only ordinary people die in prison.

      What's interesting is just how easy it's been for Trump to flush out everyone who opposes him in such a short span of time.

      Either it's a reflection of the steroidal, media hyped, reactionary times we live in. Or the 'resist' movement against Trump is being 'masterminded' by a senile old man who's completely lost touch with reality. I wonder who that could be? If he plays poker I'd love to be at the table with him.
    • avatar
      FightForTruth
      Doush nozzles belong in p*ssies, after I grab them.....
    • avatar
      giorgoskaz11
      drblack, what about the east?
    • hp b
      So the CIA/NSA/WXYandZ don't even bother to pretend anymore..
    • Hagbard Celine
      noise.
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