questioning their intelligence
January 30, 2019

President Trump is lashing out at his own intelligence officials after they contradicted some of his claims on key national security issues.

Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that his intelligence officials are "naive" and "wrong" on Iran, adding insult to injury by writing, "Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!"

Top intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and said, among other things, that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal from former President Barack Obama's administration. The officials contradicted Trump on more than just Iran, though; CNN on Wednesday morning aired a montage of other contradictions, including Coats saying ISIS has not been defeated in Syria like Trump has claimed.

The president is scheduled to receive an intelligence briefing Wednesday morning, which, in light of these tweets, may become an awkward affair. Brendan Morrow

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