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National Intelligence Office Denies Withholding Info from Trump

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By    |   Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 01:28 PM

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has denied reports that intelligence community officials are withholding information from President Donald Trump, Politico reports.

"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his national security team is not true," the ODNI statement said.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that intelligence officials were withholding sensitive information from Trump out of concern that it would be leaked, according to unnamed "current and former officials familiar with the matter."

A spokesman from the ODNI denied "any suggestion that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true," in a statement to the Journal.

The White House also denied the report, telling the Journal "there is nothing that leads us to believe that this is an accurate account of what is actually happening," and Trump sent a dismissive tweet Wednesday morning, switching focus to the information leaks that have embarrassed his administration, and culminated in the resignation of national security adviser, Mike Flynn.

 

 

"From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked; it's criminal action," he told reporters Wednesday alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to The Hill

"It's a criminal act, and it's been going on for a long time before me, but now it's really going on."

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