Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC on Monday that he was deeply disturbed by the leaked CIA report on the Jamal Khashoggi murder, because it showed the extent of the rift between the president and the intelligence community, which doesn’t trust him to do the right thing.
“We’re living in a world where there’s no truth apparently at the White House level,” Figliuzzi said, saying the administration’s “consistent refusal to embrace the intelligence community” was an “incredibly disturbing” development. “The other thing we’re seeing that’s disturbing is a possible rift developing between the State Department and the CIA.”
Figliuzzi said that the disagreement between the two agencies about what happened to Khashoggi ‘is indicative of a problem inside the beltway within the intelligence community.”
“We’re all talking about this because a classified CIA assessment has gotten out,” Figliuzzi said, asking rhetorically why the Trump presidency is plagued by leaks. “It’s because there are people within the administration who get these reports, are worried that the president will not act on the truth and therefore feel compelled to leak it.”
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Suspect behind NYC subway bomb scare arrested after being found unconscious in the Bronx: report
On Saturday, CNN's New York correspondent Polo Sandoval reported that a suspect wanted for placing suspicious rice cookers in New York City subway stations has been arrested after being found unconscious at an address in the Bronx.
"Less than 24 hours it took the NYPD to track down this man in relation to the scare that took place here in New York City," said Sandoval. "A source close to the investigation saying that the individual that they were trying to track down to speak to was apparently placed into custody at about 2AM This morning. He was found unconscious in the Bronx here in New York. He is currently hospitalized."
It’s not Democrats who are making guns a political issue: It’s all the dead bodies
We can’t keep up. We can’t keep up with the lies, we can’t keep up with the racism, we can’t keep up with the anti-immigrant hysteria, we can’t keep up with the firings and resignations, we can’t keep up with the flat-out lunacy, but most of all, we can’t keep up with the dead bodies.
In a single week, between Sunday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 3, there were three separate mass shootings in this country. In Gilroy, California, at a popular garlic festival, a man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an AK-47 style assault rifle, killed three people and wounded 13. Two of the dead and several of the wounded were children. The shooter had six high-capacity magazines in his possession: one was a drum magazine holding 75 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and the other five held 40 rounds. He had bought the AK-47 and ammunition just three weeks before he opened fire on the festival goers.
Trump is terrified a recession is coming — and he has no plan if it does: report
Economists and analysts overwhelmingly agreed this week that a recession is, if not looming, appearing to be much more likely in the near future than it was before.
But in President Donald Trump's White House, such pessimism is verboten. According to multiple reports, Trump's team has been emphasizing rosier economic numbers and brushing off signs of a coming downturn. Trump even suggested that he "suspects many economists and other forecasters are presenting biased data to thwart his reelection," according to the Washington Post. (Trump previously complained that positive economic reports under President Barack Obama were fake.)