President TrumpDonald John Trump Teachers Union launches 0K ad calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges ‘we won’t cut’ on coronavirus vaccine Let our values promote liability protection COVID-19 MORE on Tuesday defended his “reluctance to embrace” US intelligence agencies as he continued to question the latest reports that Russia was interfering with the 2020 election.
Trump, in a pair of tweets, said that he believes the Russian President is “incorrect”; Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Not a good picture: US money laundering and art market Blumenthal calls for decryption of documents detailing Russia’s threat to the US election. Trump denies the notion that Russia is defaming Biden: ‘No one is tougher with Russia than I am’ are more than US intelligence officials, but provide an explanation why that is acceptable, leaving some former intelligence officials down.
“[I]f the first people you meet from the so-called American Intelligence are the Dirty Cops, who are now proven to be at the highest level. James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Yates either lied or completely incompetent Yates lied to the GOP when he heard Trump beat Sally Yates before congressional testimony MORE, proven liars James ClapperValley James Robert ClapperHillicon: Democrats request briefing on counterintelligence | New pressure for election funding | Republican Party calls for retaliation against Chinese hackers National security leaders, campaigning groups urge Congress to send election funds to nations Trump’s actions towards China speak louder than words of Bolton THANKSand probably the lowest of them all, Wacko John BrennanJohn Owen Brennan Senate jury cancels a confirmation hearing for controversial Pentagon candidate at the last minute Brennan’s memoirs are scheduled to come out in October, saying Trump blocked him from prosecuting. Access to the record Graham postponed Russian subpoena vote when tensions boiled MORE Head of the CIA, perhaps you can understand my reluctance to embrace! “Trump wrote on Twitter.
… known as American Intelligence are Dirty Cops now proven to be top-level killers like James Comey, proven lie James Clapper, and perhaps the lowest of them all, Wacko John Brennan, head of the CIA, you can understand my reluctance to hug!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020
Trump faced criticism throughout his first term for causing suspicion to the US intelligence community, especially their findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The president drew a bipartisan backlash by questioning the findings during the joint 2018 press conference with Putin.
The president’s distrust of the intelligence community has returned to prominence after the top US counterintelligence official last week announced a series of foreign threats facing the five presidential election. 2020, including that Russia is using a series of measures to “primarily defame” the former vice-president Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is ‘seriously’ considering the capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden has trouble getting Harris backing as Biden gets closer to VP chooses MORE in his election campaign for the White House.
The report also shows that China likes Trump to fail in its re-election attempt and that Iran is looking to sow chaos.
When asked about the report over the weekend, Trump claimed Russia wanted to see Biden in office, as opposed to the intelligence report.
When a reporter asked on Monday whether he would meddle in the election directly with Putin, Trump dodged it.
“You know what I’m telling you? I’ll tell you who is interfering with our election. Democrats are intervening by wanting and insisting on sending ballots by mail to the site of the accident. Corruption is everywhere, “Trump said, echoing his inaccuracies about mail-voting requirements.