John Bolton Holds ‘Highly Unusual’ Meeting At CIA | Morning Joe | MSNBC

John Bolton Holds ‘Highly Unusual’ Meeting At CIA | Morning Joe | MSNBC
John Bolton Holds ‘Highly Unusual’ Meeting At CIA | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Nbc News has learned, according to six current US officials, that bulton gathered CIA director Gina haspel, acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan and Director of National Intelligence Dan coats for a 7 a.m. meeting. Last week, at CIA headquarters, those officials say National Security meetings typically are held in the White House situation room and then it is extremely rare for senior White House officials are cabinet members to attend a meeting at CIA headquarters. Let’S bring in one of the reporters on that story: National political reporter for NBC News Carol, Lee okay, if you would exactly were they talking about over at CIA headquarters, usually they happen, as you mentioned in the Situation Room in the White House, meeting room, they can Review all sorts of very classified highly sensitive materials there. So it raised some eyebrows because it was held at CIA headquarters in Langley Virginia, and this happened on April 29th or early in the morning, and it was led by National Security adviser John Bolton, and I think that you can’t sort of underestimate why him overseeing this Meeting has gotten people’s attention because, obviously he isn’t around Hawk and he had advocate regime change in Iran. So you know who they wouldn’t say exactly what was discussed in this meeting. We were told that it did not have anything to do with the intelligence that led to a couple days later. The decision to move the carrier into the Persian Gulf because of intelligence that are on was perhaps going to set a toilet proxies in the region that I could attack American Military members who were in the region. But they were to sort of reasons why, for some former officials to elicit happened – and one is that sometimes when the CIA wants to brief on a covert operation, they’ll, do it on their home turf and that could be in operation. That’S already taken place or something operation that they’re looking for some new sort of authorization. For so that’s one one reason and then the other reason is there could be some disagreement on intelligence in this is where it gets a little trick he’s even vice president, for Vice President Dick Cheney, sometimes to challenge analysts on the intelligence, and so sometimes, if there’s Disagreement on intelligence, you could have a meeting there, the inside that meeting, in other words, that something was afoot by with a Ron from the United States step towards a national security advisor who would win in a fight a necklace for you either. Who wants to go to war with Iran? What does it mean, and so there were a number of questions that people had it wasn’t necessarily. Obviously around is a threat wants to trade, a lot of Mischief in the Middle East End and has its eyes set on on Americans, and but there’s this at the flip side of that is that there’s growing concern that this isn’t a white house. That’S on a march to I’m sort of military confrontation with Iran, and that has a bring the whole host of other problems and that and that bits could be another piece of that, whatever case they might want to make to that answer. Attorney, Patrick Shanahan, you up some more reporting for us this morning about Patrick Shanahan, although he will be nominated by President Trump to be the defense secretary, not President Trump’s, first choice and maybe a round of golf with Lindsey, Graham change that deliberated for so long on. This that he wound up turn as some of the Shanahan’s critics and putting Lindsey Graham wound up coming around and just saying it or nominate somebody. This is been empty for so long of the tearing of the armed services Committee in the Senate, saying you can’t have an acting title and accomplish anything in this job. You have to just nominate pick. Somebody and the president had gone back and forth on this, and really that was unsure about it and part because he felt like Shan and doesn’t sort of. We do act, the part of Defense secretary. He doesn’t, he doesn’t have a very strong presence. You know in person, and perhaps more importantly for for President Trump on television, and so he was really unsure, but also maybe did pulled him out. He was already there, and so he there was. This has been weeks and finally, he decided to go with it yesterday or Carol Lee. Thank you very much in an election polling in investigation Jesus, not even at his upcoming trip to Ukraine to poke into a story involving Cathay. It’S improper you’re watching Morning, Joe sure you subscribe to stay up-to-date on the day’s biggest stories and you can click on any of the videos around us to watch more for Morning, Joe and MSNBC thanks so much for watching
National security adviser John Bolton convened a meeting at CIA headquarters last week with the Trump administration’s top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers to discuss Iran, according to NBC News reporting. Carol Lee discusses.
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