Trump calls intelligence officials 'passive, naive'

Spy Chief Doubts Kim Will Scrap Nukes, Undercutting Trump's View

"It's a very hard job to redirect U.S. foreign policy away from empire and domination... in some way, we have to recognize there's a battle going on in the foreign policy establishment", he concluded.

Schumer called for Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel to insist on a meeting with Trump to "educate him about the facts and raw intelligence underlying the Intelligence Community assessments". He claims that Iran is virtually on its economic deathbed. And with their assessment of the risks posed by Syria, North Korea and Iran against the heads of the USA intelligence services and the Federal police FBI, at least partially, the view of the US President, Donald Trump speak. As Coats put it, ISIS will "very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries, including the United States" and "is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria".

Coats told the committee that Iran "is not now undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities".

The President has already said he does not agree with his own administration's scientists assessments.

Coats' ISIS assessment in Syria seemed to undermine the pullout by presenting them as an enduring threat. The militant group, he said, was "running rampant" when he became president, but there's since been "tremendous progress ... especially over the last five weeks".

Trump, in a rebuke that was reminiscent of his past criticisms of law enforcement officials, said earlier Wednesday on Twitter that the intel chiefs who contradicted him at a congressional hearing on Tuesday were "extremely passive and naive" on the matter.

The president also mentioned the negotiations between US officials and the Taliban to potentially end the war in Afghanistan. "He quickly followed that up by adding, ".Fighting continues but the people of Afghanistan want peace in this never ending war.

The US on Monday announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker days before trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

PSG’s Neymar out for about 10 weeks with foot injury
The report suggests that PSG wanted to take the World Cup victor to the French capital as cover for injured star Neymar , but the German midfielder has turned the opportunity down.

Embattled Venezuela president ‘ready to negotiate’ with opposition
National Assembly president Guaido wants Maduro to step down so he can set up a transitional government ahead of new elections . Several European countries - including Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom - had Maduro made an Ultimatum.

Venezuela in Turmoil: President Maduro says United States is plotting a coup
Maduro, in turn, blasted the move as a coup staged by Washington and said he was severing diplomatic ties with the US. Guaido's bid was swiftly endorsed by Canada, the United States and many Latin American countries.

"Now a whole different story".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with the delegation that had visited the United States, in Pyongyang, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, Jan. 23, 2019.

The pair met in Singapore last June to discuss denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but little progress has been made since then on the issue.

Trump made his displeasure with the intelligence team clear on Twitter just after 6 a.m. Wednesday, but he didn't single Coats out in his tweets like he did verbally.

Trump cited Iranian rocket launches and said Tehran was "coming very close to the edge".

Trump said the only thing holding Iran back is its "crashing" economy.

Donald Trump has pushed back against the nation's top intelligence officials after they offered global threat assessments to Congress that contrasted sharply with the USA president's own views.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Emergency alert asks residents to lower thermostats
Feb 01, 2019 - 01:12
BUSINESS REDUCTION OF PROCESSES: The company is also encouraging industrial and business customers to temporarily reduce processes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stacey Abrams To Deliver Democratic Response To SOTU
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:18
Many controversies racked the race, including the fact Brian Kemp was overseeing the contest as secretary of state. Schumer told reporters on Tuesday that he asked Abrams three weeks ago and he was "delighted" when she accepted .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top School and bus cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 29
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:16
Local school districts are all keeping a close eye on the forecasts, said Niagara Falls City Schools Superintendent Mark Laurrie. Bus routes may experience some delays Wednesday morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CSA congratulates Proteas on Pakistan ODI series win
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:15
West Indies take on the Black Caps in Melbourne on October 25 before clashing with the hosts in Perth three days later. Bangladesh will play the first round in group-B with three other teams coming out of the group selection.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top State of Emergency Declared Over Washington Measles Outbreak
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:15
The tragedy is that the deadly disease and its consequences are nearly 100 percent preventable if the population is vaccinated. At least one case linked to the Washington outbreak had been reported in Oregon's Multnomah County as of Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rams' Brandin Cooks Pays For Team Custodian & Son To Attend Super Bowl
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:11
Garcia was called into the office of Rams general manager Les Snead, where Cooks was waiting to deliver the gift in person. Click through the slideshow below to see which celebrities are New England Patriots fans...

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christie says he warned Trump the Russian Federation investigation would not go away
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:08
He also did not hesitate to answer that he would have been a better president than his "friend of 17 years". The feud, however, dates back to the 2004 prosecution of Charles Kushner, a real estate magnet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three Things Manchester City Learnt From Newcastle Defeat
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:01
Rio Ferdinand has named Van Dijk as the one player he would bring to Man Utd if he had the choice. We help you discover publicly available material and act as a search engine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andy Murray could be set to prolong his career following hip surgery
Jan 30, 2019 - 01:00
The night he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in Australia, Murray said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again. And if it does not allow him to return to the court, he will have played the last game of his glittering career.

DPH: Case of measles found in New Haven County adult
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:59
Early on, measles can look like many other viral illnesses, but the red blotchy rash that comes with it may help set it apart. The vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades, and measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chance Of Snow And Ice For The Isle Of Wight
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:45
Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office and flurries were reported in Glasgow overnight . Powys County Council has already prepared for the weather and will have gritters and snow ploughs out on main roads.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jerome Corsi 'happy to testify' against Roger Stone, 'affirm' indictment
Jan 30, 2019 - 00:28
There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks. Stone is the sixth Trump aide or adviser charged by Mueller and the 34th person overall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NZ succumbs as India wins series
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:54
If you're losing wickets in those first two or three overs, they go and squeeze the new batsman and then it becomes very tough. The Baroda all-rounder got into the action by taking a stunning catch to dismiss Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What Are The Current Records For Cold Temperatures In Chicago?
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:50
The cold spell will work its way across the Midwest, before unleashing its most extreme conditions in the middle of the week. More than 200 flights at Chicago's Midway International Airport were canceled, but only about seven flights were delayed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Zero' Chance Tom Brady Retires After Super Bowl LIII
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:43
While he doesn't like them, Robey-Coleman says he does respect the Patriots (though he has a amusing way of showing it). Arm strength". "I'm gonna know when the time's right and I'm gonna feel like, 'OK, I've kind of had enough, '" he said.