CIA Versus Trump

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With the latest hit pieces by CNN and Buzzfeed, the CIA is now basically in open warfare against the incoming President of the United States. It’s also obviously total nonsense. Oh, Putin has been cultivating Trump for eight years, huh? Did they hire the USC student MI-6 plagiarized in their frame up of Saddam Hussein to write this thing? CNN:

“Some of the memos were circulating as far back as last summer. What has changed since then is that US intelligence agencies have now checked out the former British intelligence operative and his vast network throughout Europe and find him and his sources to be credible enough to include some of the information in the presentations to the President and President-elect a few days ago.”

Oh. Uh. They didn’t verify any of the allegations in it, but — so what? Who other than liberal media TV stars and the most desperate Hillary dead-enders are buying into this crap at this point? (Even some of them are revolting.)

“We’re not saying it’s true. We’re just saying that someone else said it before we did.”

Anyway, the real question is whether Donald Trump is going to take this lying down. The agency is pulling rank on him hard right now like he was weak pathetic Barack “CIA Gets What It Wants” Obama. If he doesn’t knock the hell out of them from his first day in office it’ll be clear that they wear the pants and he is their humble servant, as per usual.

Should be fun to see how it goes.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from, and is the Opinion Editor of He’s conducted more than 4,000 interviews since 2003. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna.