Trump said skeptical of using foreign assets recruited against U.S. opponents

Trump said skeptical of using foreign assets recruited against U.S. opponents
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[Ed. – This is CNN — more correctly, CNN’s string-pulling sources in the intel community — doubling down on the “Russian exfiltration” story from Monday.  “Trump doesn’t believe in the kind of sources we most need!” is the theme. As I said at the time when the story about Kim Jong-Un’s brother came out: Trump isn’t going to let the IC rebels get him by the short hairs. They were trying to burn him with that Kim story; he’ll burn them back. He’s right to do that. The legitimate people’s choice president is in charge, full stop.]

President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries, according to multiple senior officials who served under Trump.

Trump has privately said that foreign spies can damage relations with their host countries and undermine his personal relationships with their leaders, the sources said. …

Responding to reports that the CIA recruited Kim Jong Un’s brother as a spy, Trump said he “wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices.” …

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Trump’s skeptical view on foreign informants undermines one of the most essential ways that American intelligence agencies gather information about US adversaries, including analysis of their capabilities and intentions.

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