Trump bashes CIA
Trump has no respect for the CIA because it doesn’t report what he wants to hear.
Trump has consistently disputed reports that Russian intelligence worked to help his campaign. In an interview with Time published this week, Trump said, “I don’t believe it. I don’t believe they interfered.” He added he believed the reports of Russian intervention were politically motivated.
Retired general Michael Hayden, who served as CIA director during the Bush administration, was critical of Trump’s refusal to accept the conclusion of the intelligence community.
“To have the president-elect of the United States simply reject the fact-based narrative that the intelligence community puts together because it conflicts with his a priori assumptions. Wow,” Hayden said at an event in Manhattan, according to CNN. “The data matters.”