The act of gathering intelligence for the USA is each extremely vital and in addition extremely harmful. Donald Trump’s predecessors have understood this and handled intelligence with respect and care.
Robert Cardillo, the previous head of the Nationwide Geospatial-Intelligence Company, has served underneath 6 completely different presidents. It was Trump, nevertheless, who impressed him to jot down a scathing op-ed within the Denver Publish.
Cardillo spoke to Wolf Blitzer about his expertise with Trump on Friday afternoon. He advised the CNN host, “Since I’ve been eligible to vote, I’ve by no means registered with a political occasion. I stay an unbiased with a historical past of voting for candidates I imagine in — I targeted on their coverage and never their occasion. Earlier than this election, I’ve by no means spoken out for or towards a candidate for any workplace. However I could be silent now not.”
The previous Trump official continued:
“I’ve briefed him up shut — and I’ve seen and felt the impact of his faults on our nation’s safety. Out of respect for the confidential nature of Oval Workplace conversations, I cannot present particulars. Suffice to say that the particular person you see presiding over COVID-19 press conferences is identical one within the privateness of his workplace. He has little persistence for info or knowledge that don’t comport along with his private world view. Thus, the conversations are erratic and fewer than absolutely considerate.”
Watch a clip of the dialog under, courtesy of CNN:
“He simply discards and reductions knowledge, info and evaluation in ways in which I do assume places us in danger.” – Robert Cardillo, former director of the Nationwide Geospatial-Intelligence Company, on President Trump’s dealing with of intelligence https://t.co/03nTBiMqRX pic.twitter.com/OynFflkcVT
— The Scenario Room (@CNNSitRoom) September 25, 2020
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