A CIA Report Shows Trump Abandoned His Duty as Commander in Chief

Politics December 3, 2021 News
A CIA Report Shows Trump Abandoned His Duty as Commander in Chief

From Mother Jones | Politics by David Corn, Washington DC Bureau Chief

The CIA is too polite to say this directly, but it has issued a report that shows that Donald Trump, while obsessing over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abandoned one of his primary duties as president: to stay fully informed about potential threats to the nation.

Without stating this explicitly, this new CIA publication indicates that Trump was highly uncurious about a highly sensitive matter: covert actions. These are the super-secret operations mounted by the CIA and other agencies that go far beyond intelligence collection. They could be paramilitary operations abroad, penetrations of terrorist groups, or sabotage of the cyber or nuclear facilities of an adversary.

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