Anti-Trump U.S. Intelligence Community ‘Tilts Left’ – Says Former CIA Officer

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While partisans accuse President Trump of politicizing America’s spy agencies, the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) was politicized long before Trump was elected. The Russia collusion hoax and the recent unsubstantiated disinformation claiming the Hunter Biden emails are part of a “Russian plot” only reinforces how badly the IC had been politicized — to the Left.

In a recent op-ed, Fred Fleitz, a career CIA officer and executive secretary of the National Security Council under President Trump, says thatPresident Trump wants [intelligence] reform. Judging by their fevered activism of late, pro-Biden ex-spies hope a new administration will permit them to return to business as usual.”

Fleitz adds that the left and its media enablers have created a false narrative that the IC is pristine and pure during Democrat administrations, and only politicized under Republicans. “This is part of a long tradition of dishonesty by liberal politicians, some spooks and the mainstream media about politics in US intelligence agencies,” says Fleitz.

He goes on to say that:

As a CIA officer, I witnessed politicization of intelligence to undermine the Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations and politicization to bolster the foreign-policy agendas of the Clinton and Obama administrations. Most intelligence officers who engaged in such unethical activity got away with it; many were rewarded.

Even before Trump was elected, I predicted that he would have a lot of trouble with the Intelligence Community, because it increasingly tilts left. I couldn’t have imagined how bad this problem would be: that intelligence would be weaponized against a duly elected administration.

This included leaked National Security Agency reports, the unmasking of Trump campaign officials from intelligence reports and the use of a fraudulent dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee to justify foreign-intel warrants to spy on Team Trump.

Fleitz argues that Trump’s efforts to counter this problem “came too little, too late.” Only with documents recently declassified and released by Trump appointees, “did the American people begin to fathom the depths of anti-Trump intelligence abuse.”

Still, Fleitz believes “the Trump administration made significant progress publicizing rampant politicization in intelligence agencies and offset some of it through staffing changes and reorganization in the DNI office.”

Giving Trump a second term would allow him to finish the job of draining the swamp inside the IC and prevent Biden’s “officials-in-waiting” who are “desperate to reverse the Trump administration’s modest gains in depoliticizing intelligence.”

As Fleitz says, “The 2020 election is about many issues, but one crucial one is the status of America’s intelligence apparatus. Do our intel agencies serve the American people — or their own interests and lefty agendas?”

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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tractor man
tractor man
11 months ago

Proverbs 6:16-19 –  For there are six things the Lord hates—no, seven: haughtiness, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, a false witness, sowing discord among brothers.

JohnGaltTexas
JohnGaltTexas
11 months ago
Reply to  tractor man

Thats the dimoKKKrat party platform!

Rebecca Spicer
11 months ago
Reply to  JohnGaltTexas

I say awesome article but bill Barr is part of the swamp if he wasn’t there would be arrests made already it only took 3 days after each was questioned by piece of shit Mueller to get arrested for perjury of a crime that never happened Papadopolous, Stone, and Flynn. Hillary and Biden both have committee numerous felonies factual proven felonies and still they are walking streets well Biden just hiding in basement but should be in an 8×10. Bill Barr do your job you have enough substantiated evidence arrest them I mean come on you even have witnesses of the crimes coming forward do your job Bill Barr

April
April
11 months ago

Excellent Article

Mike W
Mike W
11 months ago

Many of us joined the military. When we did we took oaths. We did NOT take an oath to the Republican or Democrat party. We took an oath to protect and defend The United States of America and the Constitution. I am sure there are many people in all branches of our government who did the same thing. Over the years we have seen our government become perverted – corrupted – and unrecognizable. We DID NOT take an oath to protect this and again I’m sure there are many in all the other branches who did not take an oath to protect this either. It is time to stand up and be counted. “All that has to happen for evil to prevail – is for good men (and women) to do nothing.”

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Don’t waste your time ‘reforming’ them. Just fire them.

THOMAS
THOMAS
11 months ago

FIRE the Left ! Let no stone go un-turned !

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Byron Claghorn
Byron Claghorn
11 months ago

The FBI agent who discovered Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop says he was told to erase findings that were also ignored by Agency Bosses.The deception and corruption runs deep in the Democrat’s Deep State FBI, CIA, State Dept. ignoring & delaying legitimate freedom-of-information subpoenas and proper indictment of Hillary, Weiner & Abedin for gross mishandling of classified information.

Of these federal felonies, about a dozen that apply & about half of them fully apply to all three of them even when there is absolutely “No Intent” — “No Intent” was the lame and untruthful excuse that Comey used to excuse Hillary from prosecution on thousands of violations of serious federal statutes!

Weiner, the convicted pervert, obviously had possession and access to Classified Information W/O any Security Clearance on his laptop computer which is clearly illegal as was Hillary’s private server. Huma Abedin illegally stashed, a cache of Hillary’s illegal Classified and other emails on this laptop as well as she admitted sending many Classified to her husband Weiner to printout for them (also, highly illegal and deliberate violations)!

These scurrilous perpetrators of serious felonies still have not been indicted nor punished — Hopefully, Barr and Durham will be taking care of this very soon and put these criminal and traitorous scumbags in jail for many years per count!

This two-tiered justice system where Democrat Elites get a pass and Democrats & their Deep State can lie and fabricate false charges to trap and prosecute Conservatives like General Kelly, Page, to Impeach Trump! It must STOP NOW!

Vote for TRUMP so he can Clean House of the corrupt FBI & CIA deep-state leadership and stop swamp-crooks like Biden & Harris!


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