Trump Is Working On A Plan To Restructure, Pare Back The CIA And America’s Top Spy Agency – ZeroHedge
According to the Journal, among those helping lead Mr. Trump’s plan to restructure the intelligence agencies is his national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who had served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency until he was pushed out by DNI James Clapper and others in 2013. Also involved in the planning is Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), who Mr. Trump selected to be his CIA director.
It’s not just the ODNI: one of the people familiar with Trump’s planning told the WSJ his advisors also are working on a plan to restructure the Central Intelligence Agency, cutting back on staffing at its Virginia headquarters and pushing more people out into field posts around the world. The CIA declined to comment on the plan.
“The view from the Trump team is the intelligence world [is] becoming completely politicized,” said the individual, who is close to the Trump transition operation. “They all need to be slimmed down. The focus will be on restructuring the agencies and how they interact.”
To give you some perspective, the CIA has been out of control and working against the aims of the American people for so long, John F. Kennedy wanted to dismantle the agency. As I have said on this blog for years: The intelligence agencies (the CIA and NSA in particular) are a 4th, unconstitutional and undocumented branch of the United States government with every bit as much power (if not more) than any of the other branches. The CIA has been allowed to thrive over the years for two reasons:
- The American people are so ignorant of their own government and so programmed to immediately dismiss anything negative as conspiracy theory that there has been no unified effort to hold the CIA accountable for its crimes. The CIA’s documented past is one of atrocity after atrocity. A very abbreviated list can be found here.
- The CIA makes sure that only people who are friendly to them are allowed to be President. How do they do this? I’m sure you can figure that out once you’ve read that list of atrocities.
John F. Kennedy wanted to “Shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds”. His reward was a bullet through the brain. Let’s hope that 53 years later, it’s still possible to bring the toxic beast that is the CIA, under control.