Democrat asks why is intel community seeking to overthrow President Trump

politics | May 18, 2017 | By Martin Barillas

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a maverick Democrat who served the people of Ohio, acknowledged that while he disagrees with President Trump on many issues, he believes that “we have one president and he is being undermined by some people in intelligence.” 
 
On Fox News, Kucinich said on Tuesday morning referred to a Washington Post report that quoted unidentified “officials” who claim that Trump shared top secret classified information with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week. 
 
Kucinich said on Fox, “First of all, I read the Washington Post story very carefully. And more than that, I spent 16 years in the United States Congress tracking all these things said about foreign policy.”
 
He went on to say, “There is a high B.S. quotient going on right here. And the meter should be going off all over town. We don't need to look to Russia for affirmation. We need to ask questions -- why is this intelligence community trying to up-end the president of the United States with these leaks? Here is the Post story… it’s all over town, people are saying the president did this and that.
 
"Look, I disagree with President Trump on a number of issues, but on this one there can only be one president, and somebody in the intelligence community is trying to up-end this president in order to pursue a policy direction that puts us in conflict with Russia. The question is, why? And who? And we need to find out.”
 
If indeed the information Trump revealed was so highly classified, Kucinich asked “why did Intel leak it to the Washington Post?” Kucinich said,  “Whoever leaked it undermined the alliance. And that person or persons should be dealt with severely.” He continued, saying, “Now, as far as the Intel community, something’s out of control here. And there is an effort here to up end the relationship with Russia, put us at odds." Kucinich added, “It started during the Obama administration in October of 2016 when there was a peace agreement, or an agreement to end the conflict with Syria, and all of a sudden it was up-ended by people in the Pentagon and C.I.A. So that they were basically making policy over the president's head. Look, we have one president and he is being undermined by some people in intelligence.”
 
In a later conversation with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Kucinich theorized that the “deep state” within the federal bureaucracy is seeking to bring down Trump.


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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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