Phil Mudd: Not job of US intelligence to report on White House

Phil Mudd: Not job of US intelligence to report on White House
Phil Mudd: Not job of US intelligence to report on White House
Breaking news: let’s go through it together, it’s coming from The Washington Post headline is that this whistleblower showdown between the president, acting until Chief and Congress, now has a new twist reminder. The acting director National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, has refused to hand over the complaint after a subpoena from the house Intel committee chair, Adam Schiff, now we’re learning what that complaint may be about again. This comes from the Washington Post includes communication between the president and a foreign leader. Their sourcing is two former US officials, familiar with the matter that this was about a phone call that the president had with a foreign leader I’m going through it. As I tell you about it, just be careful about it, and the process is, as we understood it. Somebody who knew about this phone call was concerned enough about the Press making what they term a promise that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the US intelligence Community to file a former whistleblower complaint with the formal to lower complaint. With the Inspector General for the internal intelligence, Community Inspector General finds something to reach a certain couple of what they call urgent concern. They are supposed to turn it over to congressional oversight. Committees, house, until would be a logical place for something that is intelligence related to go, especially in light of this taciturn after Watergate, where by Congress agreed with the intelligence Community to handle confidential National Security information a certain way that only certain Congressional sensitivity. So the question is: let’s assume it true Widow, that’s not in here, let’s bring in film up now in this, they try to track whom he had spoken with. This complaint was filed with Atkinson’s office that the inspector General August 12th in the preceding weeks. They have them talking, they have him on a call with Vladimir Putin on July 31st. They have him talking about at least two letters from Kim Jong-un. They have him maybe meeting with the prime minister of Pakistan, Netherlands and the Emir of Qatar. So, let’s just deal with the general can hear somebody says they heard something as an Intel official that trouble them enough to Lodge a formal complaint to the i g, how unusual boy I’m about! I need a blow a gasket. Can you explain that is extremely unusual and I listen to presidential phone calls when I was an official at the White House under George W bush and in 2001? Can you explain to me why it’s the US intelligence community responsibility to listen to the president, the United States, speaking to a foreign leader and by the US intelligence committee, under the rules provided by the Democrats in Congress, are responsible to report to the Congress? What the president United States says last I checked Chris when I served. Where are the responsible for chasing the Russians? The Chinese, Iranians and terrorists were not responsible for reporting to the congress with the President says he can say what he wants Chris. So you don’t like that. Somebody snitched on the president correct the question: if you have it, a whistleblower issue in the intelligence committee might be. Is somebody misusing funds, for example, is somebody seen something about covert action overseas? That is Cia operations overseas? That’S inappropriate, for example, when I was in the business We’ve ran black-site secret facility. Did somebody see something that was not only unethical and immoral in house police correct? What is the president? What if he did say something to a foreign leader that sounded like a promise that went over the line enough that somebody, a good conscience, said he’s not supposed to say things like that actors over the line, the president can say what he wants to Putin. He can say what he wants to Kim Jong on. You can say to Kim Jong on which I think is completely over-the-top. I’M going to go meet you in the DMZ, the demilitarized zone, despite the fact that we don’t have any real degree. As far as I can tell I’m Knutson missile to present, you can say what he wants: it’s, not the responsibility of the Intel guys to go police, the president and go snitch on for the Congress ridiculous and now I understand I didn’t 2 hours ago now. I understand why: why are a former decorated seal Maguire, the head of the Intel committee was reluctant. Why does he have to go report on what the President says? Well, if a complaint reaches an urgent concern level to the inspector-general that Congress gets to see it? The obvious mechanism, here it’s checks and balances. We despise them because they’re so tough sure what I want to ask the Inspector General why it is again the responsibilities of the intelligence Community, guys to say we got to complain about what the President says and we, the Intel guys, have to go report to Congress. About, what’s going on the White House, the Intel guys last, I checked reported on North Korea and Iran not on whether the president wants to make a promise for 4, and I am ticked off. This is completely inappropriate in the Congress should not be asking the until guys to go snitch on the no sew. What is the mechanism for policing what is done in the White House quit quit and you can talk to the BT if you want, you can write a book if you want, if you don’t like what the president does, whether you’re the secretary defense, whether you’re, not Security advisor with your Rex Tillerson you go quit you don’t go, say. Well, I have a secret Avenue to the Congress that, in my view, was inappropriate to go, explain why the Intel guys have to collect Intelligence on the president exactly by the way exactly the president alleges happened during the campaign. The until guys are collecting on me a politician: that’s not what the until guys do unless they have reasonable suspicion, then write the fugitive President of Russia, even though it was always still in control, and he said after the election I’ll have more room to work with You on this and remember how the right was, you could say reasonably worried what the hell does that mean saying something like that? It was curiosity. What was he planning? What was he thinking? There was a need for checks and balances oversight they wanted to dig. Was that wrong, there’s a different there’s, a difference between saying: does the Congress have the right to ask the White House questions and have play Secretariat, the White House on political issues and engagements with four leaders there’s a difference between that and the intelligence community in the Intelligence oversight committee saying you have a responsibility to report to us. You the Intel guys when you think you think the president does something inappropriate. That’S not illegal to present can make promises overseas. That’S not illegal! It might be inappropriate. Good luck to Adam Schiff, andover’s others to go, hold the White House to account not for the Intel guys to report on the White House. What if they don’t get, read out some of the calls? How else would anyone know what’s being said? Why would they give the president, without the Congress doing everything he says, that’s different than saying: did he do something it broke the law? That’S different, didn’t do something that violated regulations on how you conduct intelligence activities. If the president wants to kill, tell Kim Jong on a President Putin here, I promise you this and it’s not illegal. I hear it, I hear you, I hear you and I appreciate the analysis. What I’m saying is, I guess the open question for both of us is: what did he say? Why did it concern this person enough to Lodge the complaint and does it go to what you’re saying the thresholds? Yet it was a violation of the law. Would you hit you hit the nail on the head? The question is whether that the individual heard something that he was so offended by. He felt he needed to report, or did he hear something that he thought reach the threat available? Tell guys have to do a report that why doesn’t he report that through another Channel I hear you feel I appreciate the analysis.
CNN analyst Phil Mudd responds following a report from The Washington Post revealing President Donald Trump’s communications with a foreign leader sparked the whistleblower complaint that has led the acting director of national intelligence to agree to testify amid a showdown with Congress. #CNN #News

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