Panetta: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime’
Former CIA head Leon Panetta says Trump’s criticism of intelligence should be done privately.
“The fact that the president-elect is tweeting on this issue and taking it to the public, and in many ways undermining the credibility of the very intelligence agencies that have to provide information to him in order for him to be president of the United States, this is just unheard of and unprecedented,” he told Matt. “I think we all have to be concerned about this. This is not the kind of bickering that ought to be going on in public.”
A day before his highly-publicized briefing Friday with all the major U.S. intelligence agencies on Russia’s interference in the presidential election, Trump tweeted a series of posts disparaging their work.
In one tweet, he suggested that “the ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking'” was delayed until Friday because the team “perhaps more time needed to build a case.”