Appearing on MSNBC, former CIA Director John Brennan weighed in on the president’s removal of his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire and called it “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community.”
What we’re seeing now is such an anomaly, such an aberration from what we have seen in the past about the importance of the independence of the intelligence community.
Two nonpartisan national security professionals have been removed at the helm of the intelligence community. Joe Maguire and then Andrew Holman, who is a senior CIA officer who was serving as Joe Maguire’s deputy, that is a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community.
And now who is going in there?
Someone who has no experience, no credentials as far as the intelligence community is concerned, Richard Grenell. And so the intelligence professionals can only see this as yet one more example that they are not being allowed to do their job.
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