The Washington Post - Trump announces shakeup at top of U.S. intelligence
August 8 at 7:54 PM
Sue Gordon, a career intelligence official who serves as the deputy to the director of national intelligence, will resign Aug. 15, President Trump announced in a tweet Thursday.
Gordon’s exit will allow Trump to choose an official to take her place and serve in an acting capacity as the nation’s top intelligence official.
Trump said he will name Joseph Maguire, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the acting director of national intelligence. ...
“President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is seemingly incapable of hearing facts that contradict his own views,” Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement.
“The mission of the intelligence community is to speak truth to power.
"Yet in pushing out two dedicated public servants in as many weeks, once again the President has shown that he has no problem prioritizing his political ego even if it comes at the expense of our national security” ...
And another one bites the dust ... 😕