Will Stephen Feinberg Protect Trump From The Intelligence Community?

Impeach Trump

On February 15, 2017, The New York Times reported that President Trump plans to assign Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management and a member of his economic advisory council, to lead a broad review of the U.S. intelligence agencies, prompting worry that President Trump is grooming Mr. Feinberg for a high position in the intelligence community.

The announcement came the same day that Trump took the opportunity to bash the U.S. intelligence community during a White House news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, complaining about classified information being leaked to the media, culminating in the forced resignation of Trump’s National Security Adviser due to revelations from multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States.

During the news conference, Trump said:

“From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked. “It’s a criminal action, criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time before me, but now it’s really going on. And people are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton.”

Earlier that morning, Trump threw a Twitter tantrum, focusing his wrath on the intelligence community and the media.

Needless to say, U.S. intelligence officials are furious, with former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler, in particular resolving to take sufficient direct action.

Taken alongside a resolution of inquiry against President Trump filed by Rep Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), citing his refusal to divest from his enterprises and particularly the inordinate influence Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had on the 2016 Presidential Election, which could easily be read as the first step toward impeachment, this development looks grim for the administration. Moreover, intelligence officials’ worry that Trump may give Feinberg a top position in a U.S. intelligence agency, along with the dis-ingenuity on the part of Trump and his inner circle about the mounting evidence against him will only strengthen the resolve of the CIA and the NSA to bring down his administration.

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