Donald Trump Announces Shakeup Among Top U.S. Intelligence Officials | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


“THE 11th HOUR” GETS UNDERWAY ON A THURSDAY NIGHT. A THURSDAY NIGHT.>>GOOD EVENING, ONCE AGAIN FROM>>GOOD EVENING, ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS, DAY OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS, DAY 39 OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. 39 OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. IT BRINGS A NEW DEVELOPMENT IT BRINGS A NEW DEVELOPMENT TONIGHT IN THE PRESIDENT’S TONIGHT IN THE PRESIDENT’S ATTEMPTS TO OVERHAUL THE ATTEMPTS TO OVERHAUL THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NATIONS 17 LEADERSHIP OF THE NATIONS 17 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES IT GOES INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THIS COMES AT A WITHOUT SAYING THIS COMES AT A CRITICAL TIME THIS WEEK WHEN CRITICAL TIME THIS WEEK WHEN DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS TOP OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS TOP OF MIND. MIND. TONIGHT, TRUMP CONFIRMED THAT TONIGHT, TRUMP CONFIRMED THAT SUE GORDON, THE CAREER SUE GORDON, THE CAREER PROFESSIONAL DEPUTY TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEPUTY TO THE OUTGOING DNI, DIRECTOR OF OUTGOING DNI, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DAN COATS NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DAN COATS IS STEPPING DOWN. IS STEPPING DOWN. TONIGHT AND SOMEWHAT TELLINGLY, TONIGHT AND SOMEWHAT TELLINGLY, SHE RELEASED A HANDWRITTEN LATER SHE RELEASED A HANDWRITTEN LATER ON TOP OF HER OFFICIAL LETTER OF ON TOP OF HER OFFICIAL LETTER OF RESIGNATION. RESIGNATION. IT WAS A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT IT WAS A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT AND IT READS QUOTE, MR. AND IT READS QUOTE, MR. PRESIDENT, I OFFER THIS LETTER PRESIDENT, I OFFER THIS LETTER AS AN ACT OF RESPECT AND AS AN ACT OF RESPECT AND PATRIOTISM, NOT REFERENCE. PATRIOTISM, NOT REFERENCE. YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR TEAM, GOD YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR TEAM, GOD SPEED, SUE. SPEED, SUE. NOW, BOTH GORDON AND HER BOSS NOW, BOTH GORDON AND HER BOSS ARE LEAVING AUGUST 15th, A WEEK ARE LEAVING AUGUST 15th, A WEEK FROM TODAY, AND THEY TAKE THEIR FROM TODAY, AND THEY TAKE THEIR INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY WITH THEM, INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY WITH THEM, OF COURSE. OF COURSE. TRUMP ALSO USED SOCIAL MEDIA TRUMP ALSO USED SOCIAL MEDIA TONIGHT TO SAY THE NEW ACTING TONIGHT TO SAY THE NEW ACTING DNI IS JOSEPH McGUIRE, THE DNI IS JOSEPH McGUIRE, THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF THE TERRORISM CENTER. TERRORISM CENTER. JOULT GOING JOULT GOING OUTGOING CLASHED WITH TRUMP. OUTGOING CLASHED WITH TRUMP. HIS RESIGNATION CAME LATE LAST HIS RESIGNATION CAME LATE LAST NIGHT AND THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS NIGHT AND THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS TRUMP WANTS TO BLOCK GORDON FROM TRUMP WANTS TO BLOCK GORDON FROM TAKING OVER ONCE COATS LEFT. TAKING OVER ONCE COATS LEFT. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE INTEL THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE, NORTH CAROLINA COMMITTEE, NORTH CAROLINA RICHARD BURR ISSUED A STATEMENT RICHARD BURR ISSUED A STATEMENT CALLING SUE GORDON’S DEPARTURE A CALLING SUE GORDON’S DEPARTURE A SIGNIFICANT LOSS FROM THE SIGNIFICANT LOSS FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. VICE CHAIRMAN, DEMOCRATIC MARK VICE CHAIRMAN, DEMOCRATIC MARK WARNER OF VIRGINIA WAS MORE WARNER OF VIRGINIA WAS MORE POINTED, QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP POINTED, QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REPEATEDLY DEMONSTRATED THAT HAS REPEATEDLY DEMONSTRATED THAT HE IS SEEMINGLY INCAPABLE OF HE IS SEEMINGLY INCAPABLE OF HEARING FACTS THAT CONTRADICT HEARING FACTS THAT CONTRADICT HIS OWN VIEWS. HIS OWN VIEWS. THE MISSION OF THE INTELLIGENCE THE MISSION OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS TO SPEAK TRUTH TO COMMUNITY IS TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, YET IN PUSHING OUT TWO POWER, YET IN PUSHING OUT TWO DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANTS IN AS DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANTS IN AS MANY WEEKS, ONCE AGAIN, THE MANY WEEKS, ONCE AGAIN, THE PRESIDENT HAS SHOWN THAT HE HAS PRESIDENT HAS SHOWN THAT HE HAS NO PROBLEM PRIORITIZING HIS NO PROBLEM PRIORITIZING HIS POLITICAL EGO EVERYONE IF IT POLITICAL EGO EVERYONE IF IT COMES AT — EVEN IF IT COMES AT COMES AT — EVEN IF IT COMES AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR NATIONAL THE EXPENSE OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. WARNER’S CONCERNS SPEAK FROM WARNER’S CONCERNS SPEAK FROM CONCERNS OF COLLEAGUES FROM BOTH CONCERNS OF COLLEAGUES FROM BOTH PARTIES. PARTIES. TWO LAWSUITS FROM FORMER MEMBERS TWO LAWSUITS FROM FORMER MEMBERS OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ECHO THOSE FEARS. ECHO THOSE FEARS. ANDREW ANDREW ANDREW McCABE, WHO WAS THE ONE ANDREW McCABE, WHO WAS THE ONE WHO AUTHORIZED AN INVESTIGATION WHO AUTHORIZED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PRESIDENT OVER TIES TO INTO THE PRESIDENT OVER TIES TO RUSSIA TODAY REVEALED HE IS RUSSIA TODAY REVEALED HE IS SUING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SUING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE LANGUAGE SUGGESTS HE WAS THE LANGUAGE SUGGESTS HE WAS FIRED QUOTE FOR HIS REFUSAL TO FIRED QUOTE FOR HIS REFUSAL TO PLEDGE PARTISAN ALLEGIANCE TO PLEDGE PARTISAN ALLEGIANCE TO TRUMP. TRUMP. AND PETER STRZOK, THE FBI SENIOR AND PETER STRZOK, THE FBI SENIOR INTELLIGENCE AGENT IN THE INTELLIGENCE AGENT IN THE HILLARY CLINTON E-MAIL MATTER HILLARY CLINTON E-MAIL MATTER AND THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IS AND THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IS SUING DOJ AND THE FBI FOR GOOD SUING DOJ AND THE FBI FOR GOOD MEASURE. MEASURE. HE IS CITING POLITICAL PRESSURE HE IS CITING POLITICAL PRESSURE FROM TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES IN FROM TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES IN CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA. CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA. AND THERE’S THIS FROM HOUSE AND THERE’S THIS FROM HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, JERRY NADLER, DEMOCRAT OF NEW JERRY NADLER, DEMOCRAT OF NEW YORK, HE SAID TONIGHT IN MORE YORK, HE SAID TONIGHT IN MORE THAN ONE TELEVISION APPEARANCE THAN ONE TELEVISION APPEARANCE IN SO MANY WORDS, THIS IS IN SO MANY WORDS, THIS IS HAPPENING, HIS COMMITTEE IS HAPPENING, HIS COMMITTEE IS CONDUCTING FORMAL IMPEACHMENT CONDUCTING FORMAL IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. PROCEEDINGS.>>POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS>>POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS ASIDE, WE MUST PROTECT THE ASIDE, WE MUST PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST CRISES WE FACED AFTER THE WORST CRISES WE FACED AFTER THE CIVIL WAR IN TERMS OF POWER TO CIVIL WAR IN TERMS OF POWER TO THE EXECUTIVE, IN TERMS OF THE EXECUTIVE, IN TERMS OF DENIAL OF CONGRESSIONAL POWER, DENIAL OF CONGRESSIONAL POWER, SEPARATION OF POWERS IN TERMS OF SEPARATION OF POWERS IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT ASSERTING POWERS THE PRESIDENT ASSERTING POWERS THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE AND USING THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE AND USING THEM, WE HAVE TO HAVE LIMITED THEM, WE HAVE TO HAVE LIMITED GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE TO HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL WE HAVE TO HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. AND ONLY CONGRESS CAN DO THIS. AND ONLY CONGRESS CAN DO THIS.>>NADLER SAYS THE DECISION WILL>>NADLER SAYS THE DECISION WILL BE MADE BY THE END OF THE YEAR BE MADE BY THE END OF THE YEAR WHETHER ACTUAL ARTICLES OF WHETHER ACTUAL ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT SHOULD BE REFERRED IMPEACHMENT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE FULL HOUSE OF TO THE FULL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. REPRESENTATIVES. WE INITIALLY WANT TO START WITH WE INITIALLY WANT TO START WITH A TELEPHONE CALL WITH THE FORM A TELEPHONE CALL WITH THE FORM CIA DIRECTOR, JOHN BRENNAN, OUR CIA DIRECTOR, JOHN BRENNAN, OUR SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE ANALYST. INTELLIGENCE ANALYST. DIRECTOR BRENNAN, I WANTED TO DIRECTOR BRENNAN, I WANTED TO GET YOUR INITIAL REACTION, THE GET YOUR INITIAL REACTION, THE DEPARTURE OF SUE GORDON, DEPARTURE OF SUE GORDON, ESPECIALLY AS IT IS PAIRED WITH ESPECIALLY AS IT IS PAIRED WITH THE DEPARTURE OF DNI COATS. THE DEPARTURE OF DNI COATS.>>GOOD EVENING, SUE GORDON IS>>GOOD EVENING, SUE GORDON IS EXCEPTIONALLY EXPERIENCED EXCEPTIONALLY EXPERIENCED INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL OVER INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING AT 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING AT THE CIA AND DAN COATS PRINCIPLE THE CIA AND DAN COATS PRINCIPLE DEPUTY, I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO DEPUTY, I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR SUE WOULD BE LEAVING ON THE HEAR SUE WOULD BE LEAVING ON THE SAME DAY AS DAN COATS. SAME DAY AS DAN COATS. WHEN YOU LOSE THE DNI AND WHEN YOU LOSE THE DNI AND PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DNI AT THE SAME PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DNI AT THE SAME TIME, YOU’RE BASICALLY TIME, YOU’RE BASICALLY DECAPITATING THE INTELLIGENCE DECAPITATING THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND THAT DNI ROLE IS COMMUNITY AND THAT DNI ROLE IS IMPORTANT GIVEN THE SIZE OF THE IMPORTANT GIVEN THE SIZE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, AND A INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, AND A NEED FOR THIS ORCHESTRATION TO NEED FOR THIS ORCHESTRATION TO TAKE PLACE IN AN EFFECTIVE AS TAKE PLACE IN AN EFFECTIVE AS WELL AS A PROFESSIONAL MANNER, WELL AS A PROFESSIONAL MANNER, AND THE NAMED ACTING DIRECTOR, AND THE NAMED ACTING DIRECTOR, JOE McGUIRE, I KNOW HIM, I JOE McGUIRE, I KNOW HIM, I RESPECT HIM. RESPECT HIM. HE WAS THE HEAD OF — HE IS THE HE WAS THE HEAD OF — HE IS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL TREASURE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL TREASURE CENTER, BUT HE CERTAINLY DOES CENTER, BUT HE CERTAINLY DOES NOT HAVE THE BREADTH OF NOT HAVE THE BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE AND DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE AND DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE THAT SUE GORDON HAS. EXPERIENCE THAT SUE GORDON HAS. I THINK IT IS VERY DISCOURAGING I THINK IT IS VERY DISCOURAGING TO INDIVIDUALS IN THE TO INDIVIDUALS IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE THAT SUE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE THAT SUE GORDON WILL NOT BE SERVING IN GORDON WILL NOT BE SERVING IN THE ACTING CAPACITY. THE ACTING CAPACITY.>>SPEAKING OF THE TIMES WE’RE>>SPEAKING OF THE TIMES WE’RE LIVING IN, YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH LIVING IN, YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE THE NOTION THAT A LOT OF THE THE NOTION THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE IT PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE IT WAS A TWEET FROM DON TRUMP, JR., WAS A TWEET FROM DON TRUMP, JR., THAT ALLEGED YOU WERE BEST THAT ALLEGED YOU WERE BEST FRIENDS WITH SUE GORDON THAT FRIENDS WITH SUE GORDON THAT SOME WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE WAS A SOME WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE WAS A MAJOR FORCE IN DISQUALIFYING HER MAJOR FORCE IN DISQUALIFYING HER IN THE PRESIDENT’S EYES TO TAKE IN THE PRESIDENT’S EYES TO TAKE THE TOP JOB. THE TOP JOB.>>WELL, I DON’T TAKE ANYTHING>>WELL, I DON’T TAKE ANYTHING THAT DON JR. SAYS SERIOUSLY. THAT DON JR. SAYS SERIOUSLY. I KNEW SUE GORDON WORKED VERY I KNEW SUE GORDON WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH HER. CLOSELY WITH HER. HE WORKED WITH THOUSANDS OF HE WORKED WITH THOUSANDS OF INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS DURING THE COURSE OF HER CAREER. DURING THE COURSE OF HER CAREER. SHE HAS THE UTMOST RESPECT AND SHE HAS THE UTMOST RESPECT AND ADMIRATION OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS ADMIRATION OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS SHE WORKED FOR, AND IF HER TIME SHE WORKED FOR, AND IF HER TIME WORKING WITH ME AT THE CIA WAS WORKING WITH ME AT THE CIA WAS DISQUALIFYING FOR THIS POSITION, DISQUALIFYING FOR THIS POSITION, WELL, THAT’S PROBABLY WELL, THAT’S PROBABLY DISQUALIFYING OF THOUSANDS OF DISQUALIFYING OF THOUSANDS OF DEDICATED WOMEN AND MEN AT THE DEDICATED WOMEN AND MEN AT THE CIA AND THE INTELLIGENCE CIA AND THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY THAT I WORKED WITH COMMUNITY THAT I WORKED WITH OVER THE YEARS. OVER THE YEARS. I THINK THIS REFLECTS AN I THINK THIS REFLECTS AN INTEREST IN THE PART OF THE INTEREST IN THE PART OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE AN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO’S GOING TO SHOW INDIVIDUAL WHO’S GOING TO SHOW PERSONAL LOYALTY TO DONALD PERSONAL LOYALTY TO DONALD TRUMP, AS OPPOSED TO DEDICATION TRUMP, AS OPPOSED TO DEDICATION TO THE MISSION, LOYALTY TO THE TO THE MISSION, LOYALTY TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE COUNTRY, CONSTITUTION AND THE COUNTRY, AND SUE GORDON WAS THAT TYPE OF AND SUE GORDON WAS THAT TYPE OF PERSON WHO SPEAKS THE PROVERBIAL PERSON WHO SPEAKS THE PROVERBIAL TRUTH TO POWER. TRUTH TO POWER. I’M SAD TO SEE HER GO BUT I DO I’M SAD TO SEE HER GO BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THE WOMEN AND MEN BELIEVE THAT THE WOMEN AND MEN OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THEIR LEVEL WILL CONTINUE TO DO THEIR LEVEL BEST IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LACK OF BEST IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LACK OF ATTENTION THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ATTENTION THAT DONALD TRUMP IS GIVING TO THEIR WORK. GIVING TO THEIR WORK. THEY KNOW THAT WHAT THEY DO THEY KNOW THAT WHAT THEY DO EVERY DAY AROUND THE GLOBE IS EVERY DAY AROUND THE GLOBE IS KRIL KRIL CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS. CITIZENS.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING AVAILABLE>>THANK YOU FOR BEING AVAILABLE BY TELEVISION TONIGHT. BY TELEVISION TONIGHT. WE APPRECIATE IT, AND WITH US TO WE APPRECIATE IT, AND WITH US TO START OFF OUR DISCUSSION ON A START OFF OUR DISCUSSION ON A THURSDAY EVENING, ROBERT COSTA, THURSDAY EVENING, ROBERT COSTA, NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST,” MODERATOR THE “WASHINGTON POST,” MODERATOR OF WASHINGTON WEEK. OF WASHINGTON WEEK. ANITA KUMAR, ASSOCIATE EDITOR ANITA KUMAR, ASSOCIATE EDITOR FOR POLITICO, AND JEREMY BASH IS FOR POLITICO, AND JEREMY BASH IS ABLE TO JOIN US, FORMER CHIEF OF ABLE TO JOIN US, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF AT THE CIA AND PENTAGON, STAFF AT THE CIA AND PENTAGON, AND JEREMY, I WANT TO BEGIN WITH AND JEREMY, I WANT TO BEGIN WITH YOU. YOU. YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SUSAN GORDON YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SUSAN GORDON YOUR WORK AND KNOWING HER OVER YOUR WORK AND KNOWING HER OVER SO MANY YEARS. SO MANY YEARS.>>EVERYBODY RESPECTS SUE, AND>>EVERYBODY RESPECTS SUE, AND THEY WANTED HER TO LEAD THE THEY WANTED HER TO LEAD THE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. SHE WAS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ONE SHE WAS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ONE OF THE PREMIER INTELLIGENCE OF THE PREMIER INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, THE NATIONAL AGENCIES, THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, AND THE NUMBER TWO LEADER OF ALL AND THE NUMBER TWO LEADER OF ALL 17 COMPONENTS. 17 COMPONENTS. SHE HAS ENERGY, SHE HAS WISDOM, SHE HAS ENERGY, SHE HAS WISDOM, SHE HAS JUDGMENT, AND I THINK SHE HAS JUDGMENT, AND I THINK FUNDAMENTALLY, BRIAN, TO FUNDAMENTALLY, BRIAN, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO SUE UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO SUE IS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DONALD IS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE TO THE TRUMP HAS DONE TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WRIT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WRIT LARGE. LARGE. HE STARTED HIS PRESIDENCY BY HE STARTED HIS PRESIDENCY BY STANDING IN FRONT OF THE CIA STANDING IN FRONT OF THE CIA OFFICERS MEMORIAL WALL AND OFFICERS MEMORIAL WALL AND TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES HE TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES HE HAD BEEN ON THE COVER OF “TIME” HAD BEEN ON THE COVER OF “TIME” MAGAZINE, HE DIDN’T COMPARE MAGAZINE, HE DIDN’T COMPARE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS TO NAZIS AND TOOK PROFESSIONALS TO NAZIS AND TOOK THE WORD OF VLADIMIR PUTIN OVER THE WORD OF VLADIMIR PUTIN OVER THE CIA IN HIS ASSESSMENT OF THE CIA IN HIS ASSESSMENT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016. WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016. THIS WAS THE LATEST INSULT, THE THIS WAS THE LATEST INSULT, THE LATEST EFFORT TO UNDERMINE, LATEST EFFORT TO UNDERMINE, IGNORE THE JUDGMENT OF IGNORE THE JUDGMENT OF INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS. INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS.>>WHAT IS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE>>WHAT IS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEW ACTING GUY, ADDMIRAL McGUIRE NEW ACTING GUY, ADDMIRAL McGUIRE>>I THINK JOHN BRENNAN’S>>I THINK JOHN BRENNAN’S ASSESSMENT IS RIGHT. ASSESSMENT IS RIGHT. THE PRESIDENT WANTS SOMEONE WHO THE PRESIDENT WANTS SOMEONE WHO IS A CARE TAKER UNTIL HE CAN IS A CARE TAKER UNTIL HE CAN NOMINATE HIS OWN POLITICAL ALLY. NOMINATE HIS OWN POLITICAL ALLY. SUE GORDON WAS NOT GOING TO BE SUE GORDON WAS NOT GOING TO BE ANYBODY’S ALLY. ANYBODY’S ALLY. THAT’S WHY SHE WAS ASKED TO THAT’S WHY SHE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE. LEAVE.>>ROBERT COSTA, WHAT LIGHT CAN>>ROBERT COSTA, WHAT LIGHT CAN YOU SHED ON THIS DECISION YOU SHED ON THIS DECISION PROCESS, HOW THIS WENT DOWN. PROCESS, HOW THIS WENT DOWN.>>THE PRESIDENT WAS LOOKING FOR>>THE PRESIDENT WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALLY WEEKS AGO, THAT’S WHY HE AN ALLY WEEKS AGO, THAT’S WHY HE NOMINATED JOHN RATCLIFFE THE NOMINATED JOHN RATCLIFFE THE CONGRESSMAN TO BE HIS KNEENOMINE CONGRESSMAN TO BE HIS KNEENOMINE NOW YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT NOW YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT SEARCHING AROUND BUT RELUCTANT SEARCHING AROUND BUT RELUCTANT TO ENGAGE WITH THE INTELLIGENCE TO ENGAGE WITH THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. HE’S BEING TOLD BY ALLIES DAILY HE’S BEING TOLD BY ALLIES DAILY THAT HE WAS BURNED BY THEIR EYES THAT HE WAS BURNED BY THEIR EYES IN THE IN THE MUELLER REPORT. MUELLER REPORT. YOU SAW DONALD TRUMP JR. TWEET YOU SAW DONALD TRUMP JR. TWEET ABOUT MS. GORDON AND HER ABOUT MS. GORDON AND HER ASSOCIATION WITH MR. BRENNAN. ASSOCIATION WITH MR. BRENNAN. YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE WHITE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WHO ARE SAYING TO THE HOUSE WHO ARE SAYING TO THE PRESIDENT PUSH FOR SOMEBODY ON PRESIDENT PUSH FOR SOMEBODY ON YOUR SIDE. YOUR SIDE. PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT, PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT, ARE SAYING PETE HOOKSTRA, ARE SAYING PETE HOOKSTRA, REPUBLICAN FOR MICHIGAN, AN REPUBLICAN FOR MICHIGAN, AN AMBASSADOR IN THE TRUMP AMBASSADOR IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD BE THE ADMINISTRATION COULD BE THE NOMINEE. NOMINEE. SOMEONE LIKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SOMEONE LIKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SOUGHT IN JOHN RATCLIFFE. SOUGHT IN JOHN RATCLIFFE.>>THAT’S AN INTERESTING NAME IN>>THAT’S AN INTERESTING NAME IN THE HOPPER. THE HOPPER. ANITA THIS GETS US TO YOUR BEAT ANITA THIS GETS US TO YOUR BEAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS IS YET ANOTHER ACTING THIS IS YET ANOTHER ACTING POSITION FOR THIS POSITION FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. IT DEFINITELY IS. IT DEFINITELY IS. THE PRESIDENT, AS YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT, AS YOU KNOW, THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY ACTING, THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY ACTING, CURRENTLY SO MANY ACTS AND AS WE CURRENTLY SO MANY ACTS AND AS WE ENTER THIS SORT OF SECOND PART ENTER THIS SORT OF SECOND PART OF HIS TERM, HE IS LOOKING TO OF HIS TERM, HE IS LOOKING TO KEEP THE LOT OF THESE ACTINGS KEEP THE LOT OF THESE ACTINGS WILL. WILL. ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE HE ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE HE LIKES THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKES THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE TEMPORARY. TEMPORARY. HE FEELS THAT HE HAS MORE HE FEELS THAT HE HAS MORE CONTROL OVER THEM. CONTROL OVER THEM. THEY DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY’RE THEY DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO BE AROUND LONG OR NOT. GOING TO BE AROUND LONG OR NOT. WE HAVE SEEN THAT OVER AND OVER. WE HAVE SEEN THAT OVER AND OVER. AND IT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES HE AND IT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES HE QUICKLY ANNOUNCES SOMEONE, AND QUICKLY ANNOUNCES SOMEONE, AND SOMETIMES HE DOESN’T. SOMETIMES HE DOESN’T.>>AND ROBERT COSTA, BACK TO THE>>AND ROBERT COSTA, BACK TO THE REPUBLICANS, PROTESTS THAT THEY REPUBLICANS, PROTESTS THAT THEY ARE LOSING AGAIN, THE ARE LOSING AGAIN, THE INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY OF A INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY OF A MULTIDECADE CAREER PROFESSIONAL MULTIDECADE CAREER PROFESSIONAL IN SUE GORDON. IN SUE GORDON. THAT’S REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH THAT’S REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH SUPPORT SHE COULD HAVE HAD SUPPORT SHE COULD HAVE HAD WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION WRILTT WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION WRILTT LARGE TO BE THE NEXT DNI. LARGE TO BE THE NEXT DNI.>>ALL EYES TONIGHT ON CHAIRMAN>>ALL EYES TONIGHT ON CHAIRMAN BURR AND THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE BURR AND THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. HE AND CHAIRMAN SCHIFF AND THE HE AND CHAIRMAN SCHIFF AND THE HOUSE DEMOCRAT WERE ENCOURAGING HOUSE DEMOCRAT WERE ENCOURAGING THE WHITE HOUSE TO STICK WITH THE WHITE HOUSE TO STICK WITH MS. GORDON. MS. GORDON. SHE WAS A RELIABLE SET OF HANDS SHE WAS A RELIABLE SET OF HANDS TO HELP GUIDE THIS TO HELP GUIDE THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN BURR ISSUED PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN BURR ISSUED A STATEMENT TONIGHT SAYING HE’S A STATEMENT TONIGHT SAYING HE’S SUPPORTIVE OF ADMIRAL McGUIRE, SUPPORTIVE OF ADMIRAL McGUIRE, HE IS KEEPING WATCH. HE IS KEEPING WATCH. WILL THIS BE POLITICIZED, WILL WILL THIS BE POLITICIZED, WILL ADMIRAL McGUIRE OR WHOEVER THE ADMIRAL McGUIRE OR WHOEVER THE PRESIDENT CHOOSES TO BE THE PRESIDENT CHOOSES TO BE THE NOMINEE FOR DNI, WILL IT BE A NOMINEE FOR DNI, WILL IT BE A POLITICAL PICK. POLITICAL PICK. THIS CHARGED MOMENT, SENATE THIS CHARGED MOMENT, SENATE REPUBLICANS INCLUDING MR. BURR REPUBLICANS INCLUDING MR. BURR I’M TOLD BY PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM I’M TOLD BY PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM ARE VERY UNEASY ABOUT THESE ARE VERY UNEASY ABOUT THESE DYNAMICS, THEY COULD THE DYNAMICS, THEY COULD THE PRESIDENT COULD MOVE IN A MORE PRESIDENT COULD MOVE IN A MORE POLITICAL DIRECTION AND PUT THE

100 thoughts on “Donald Trump Announces Shakeup Among Top U.S. Intelligence Officials | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

  • Does anyone at all actually have a position that is not just "ACTING" under tRump ?
    And this white trash president promised to hire only the very best. What joke… only swamp corruption will work for tRump. tRump seriously is a moron of gargantual proportion. GOD KEEP US SAFE FROM tRump and the Republicans.

  • Am I the only one that thinks tRump's administration and appointments are looking more and more like Russia's under Putin?

  • Just like the last similar lawsuit the judge will laugh these guys right out of the courtroom. Last judge dismantled their propaganda at a rate I have not seen before

  • trump supporters are the least intelligent humans on Earth. like cheering on a spoiled rich kid beating up a disabled old lady for laughs and sick giggles.

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP IS JUST DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE PEOPLE WHO OBVIOUSLY CAN`T BE TRUSTED NOT TO WEAPONIZE THE TOOLS THAT THE INTEL AGENCY HAS AGAINST HIM IN 2020 .. THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR DRAINING MORE SWAMP SCUM FROM OUR GOVT. THE TRIGGERED DUMBOCRATS BETTER WATCH THEIR STEP OR THEY COULD FIND THEMSELVES FACING TIME IN PRISON . I KNOW YOU CAN`T HELP YOURSELVES FROM CHEATING BECAUSE OF YOUR PATHETIC 2020 CANDIDATES . GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ! ………..

  • The Trump-Russia-NRA Connection: Here’s What You Need to Know
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    By TIM DICKINSON

    The National Rifle Association spent tens of millions of dollars backing Trump’s presidential bid
    in May 2016.
    NRA disclosed it gave over $30,000,000.00 to Trump for his election .

    McClatchy suggests the NRA may have spent upwards of $70 million on Trump’s presidential bid.

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  • Treasonous Trump is out to DUMB down every branch of government to his IQ level. I pray to God that there is enough of American Government left to rebuild after 2020.

  • the CIA CRIMINAL state sponsor terrorist that lie in the last 5 wars ,WARMONGUL that lie and cheat for a living with secret budget ,in the trillion ,you are going to take their word ? i think trump is right in this one

  • Capitalism at its best, right?
    This is what God is telling US. LORD, open our eyes to see the truth about this system.
    Protecting the lies that BE:
    BALL OF CONFUSION

  • Little by little trump is doing putin bidding, Destroying Are Economy, Destroying Are Intelligence Community, and bring in More White Raciest and Greed.

  • 45 can not have a conversation with a woman WHO has ethics and education. She would have treatment him like the kids he is. LOL

  • WE THE PEOPLE paying taxes for years, working 2 and 3 jobs to live in GOD LAND, right?
    Nevertheless, WE THE PEOPLE are feeding these administration, organizations, corporations and others agencies.
    BALL OF CONFUSION

  • We are in a cold civil war!! Principle, Dignity, Value & Love possess POWER. Anger, Racism, Hatred, & Ignorance possess FORCE. Power vs Force. Power dominated every single time! Laws of the universe.

  • Everything is a political move. Everything. He's now undermining our security. And so many of us don't even care, caught up in our diversions. Who's the latest in fashion and entertainment seem to be more important than much of our population. It's Red Planet and Hunger Games time, folks.

  • Putin did you speak to Ttump about possible replacements/transfer from KGB. Putin doing vetting for Ttump

  • Well it is becoming quite obvious that trump is acting more and more like his favorite buddies, Putin and Kim. This is more than disturbing, it should be a huge red flag to all Americans regardless of political affiliation. Who does trump attack? American patriots that speak out against this type of authoritarian dictator behavior. He is no patriot, he is a hateful traitor among us in a dangerous position supported by traitors to our democracy. Can this country wait for 2020 to oust this criminal abomination from the people's house? He should at least be impeached and the Senate should get some patriotism and convict him.

  • The corruption of American politics can never been undone until money is removed from it. Until then, the will of the people will continue to be run over by power and influence.

  • Allllrighty then…lol
    https://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-reportedly-cant-get-into-dayton-mass-shooter-suspects-phone/

  • This garbage piece of s*** wannabe dictator occupying the White House has put our country in so much danger now.. were vulnerable for other nations to attack our democracy . How pathetic this garbage garbage Trump is for our nation.

  • The most suspicious move made by Trump to date. Smells like cover up, remember these are the agency’s in charge of investigating him. Totally disabling them. Always replacing effective and capable people for unqualified puppets.

  • He is placing his own allies in different positions so he can do whatever he wants with no one to question him.

  • Cathy mcmorris rodres is going to court with me on Monday. About supporting gun violence. Wait David R Orth vs. Cathy Mc Morris-rodgers (r)

  • The thing Trump doesn't understand (or doesn't care) is that all these people should be swearing loyalty to the USA and not swearing loyalty to him. The Trump (and his entire Family are stupid crazy Crooks!

  • Yes Trump installs acting only directors so he can control them.
    By not facing confirmation process they can be a putz or a partisan.
    But it's also to save the administration the embarrassment of confirmation process exposure of these absolute clowns most of them lobbyists whom he installs.

  • It is so good that your president Trump is cleaning out the "Deep State". The US's Intelligence agencies have for too long been the tail waging the dog with fake intelligence and false flags. Your president is doing what he was elected to do. Here in Vietnam they remember the fake info about the "Gulf of Ton Kin". This led to the death of millions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HODxnUrFX6k

  • Trump: Ivanka can be Director of intelligence because I think she is very intelligent…and she let me grab her pxxxx

  • Generations of foreign spies could not have achieved what Trump is currently doing to the US.
    Mr. Putin must be very pleased with his work.

  • Even when media play neutral they still tell muddy stories & puppet in chief. HAS BEEN making this a political issues from the start yet you all still co sign with in the name off over all WS!

  • People on here are just ridiculous.. Never take a job you can't handle losing.. Never play a game you can't handle winning.. You'll learn lessons from both

  • 45 is putting in all cronies and unqualified yes men in our top leadership jobs….this will not end well for our national balance and security. Trump values loyalty above compentency, honesty, and morality and ethical strength…dont let our balanced system become a weak, corrupted hodge podge….

  • WHO TELLS DON TO DO ALL THESE GOV. ILLEGAL FIRING OF OFFICIALS. IS IT SELF DELIBERATELY OR PUT-IN PREPLAN TO DO IT THE RUSKY WAY THE THUGGISH ILLEGALLY / SELFISH PERSONAL CURRUPT CONVIENANCE WAY. FIRST BY REPLACING ALL GOV. OFFICIALS W/NO ACTS. DON BEING TAUGHT TO STAY HIS CURRUPT WAY OR THE COMEY HIGHWAY. MAYBE PUT-IN IS TEACHING DON ALL TACTICAL DIVISION TRICKS, CHANTS, STUPID NAME CALLING FROM INSIDE THE USA GOVERNMENT AND DIVISION WITH THE OUTSIDE USA DUMB POPULATION. ALL FOR ONE MANS OR MEN AMBITION TO UNDERMINE THE USA GOVERNMENT & 360 MILLIONS USA BORN POPULATION. WHY BE COACH BY PUT-IN OR THE REST OF THE WORLDS WORST LEADERS. @ (JESUS COUNTRY USA.) FLYING ONLY ONE FLAG 'THE ALWAYS GREAT AMERICAN FLAG."

  • United States spends Trillions on Security and Safety for this country.
    Low and behold ! It's a White American Man in the Whitehouse whose the Largest Terrorist EVER !!

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