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Trump’s CIA Director Schools Obama’s Former CIA Director!

It’s always fun to watch Obama’s allies get their comeuppance.

And that’s exactly what happened when former CIA director Leon Panetta attacked President Trump for tweeting.

It didn’t take long for Trump’s current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to fire back at Panetta and school him on the importance of Trump’s tweets.

From The Hill

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that President Trump’s Twitter habits have actually helped his agency gather and understand intelligence.

Asked by Fox News’s Bret Baier in a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., whether Trump’s propensity for Twitter complicated the CIA’s work, Pompeo demurred, saying that the agency has gathered important intelligence by observing how U.S. adversaries react to the president’s tweets.

“I’ve actually seen it help us,” he said. “I have seen things the president has put on his Twitter account actually have a real-world impact on our capacity to understand what’s going on in other places in the world.”

“That is, our adversaries responded to those tweets in ways that were helpful to us to understand command and control issues, who’s listening to what messages, how those messages are resonating around the world.”

Pompeo, a former Republican congressman from Kansas, has served at the helm of the CIA since January and is said to be close to Trump, frequently delivering his daily intelligence briefings.

Trump’s Twitter account has been the subject of controversy, especially since he entered the White House.

His presence on the social media site came under scrutiny again this week after he retweeted three videos from a British ultranationalist group purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence.

 

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