Thursday, December 15, 2016

IC Refuses to Brief Congress


TRIGGER WARNING:  Wherein I talk about Mrs Clinton losing the Presidential race.
For John, BLUFThe Intel Community is politicized.  The goal is to minimize that politicization.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This would be a requested Thursday, 15 December briefing by the DNI, FBI and CIA Directors (respectively Mr James Clapper, Mr James Comey and Mr John Brennan).

The article appears in USA Today, written by Ms Erin Kelly.

So, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Daughter, Christine Pelosi, an Elector from San Francisco, California, is calling for a "Day Pass" so the 538 Electors can be briefed on the latest intelligence, the Administration itself is not willing to update the US Congress.

I hope this is just great theater.  I hope it doesn't lead to the further politicalization of intelligence, a topic touched on by Prof Joshua Rovner at War on the Rocks.

Regards  —  Cliff

  IC would be Intelligence Community.  The 16 separate intelligence agencies, united.  They even have their own official seal.  There are several Department of Defense Agencies, plus CIA, and several cabinet departments, such as State, Justice, Treasury, Energy and Homeland Security.
  Regarding previous acts of politicalization, I do think it has existed for quite a while.  As a bonus, the US Intelligence Community has messed with the elections of other nations, including Italy.

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