Trump Accuses Agencies, Media of 'Cover-up' Via Russia Leaks

What's more, "top intelligence officials fear that Mr. Feinberg is being groomed for a high position in one of the intelligence agencies", posts which are normally reserved for career intelligence officials, the Times further noted.

Cerberus Capital Management informed investors earlier this month that Feinberg, its founder, had held talks with Trump transition team officials about a "senior role".

Trump wants to have good relations with Russian Federation so we can work together to jointly solve some of the world's problems, which might be a positive move by the president, and it could make both countries more secure.

Meanwhile, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) released a letter Thursday seeking documents regarding payments received by Flynn for his trip to Moscow in December 2015 to have dinner with Vladimir Putin - a "potential violation of the Constitution" his office said.

"Now we go nuclear".

"The president is clearly upset about this", Spicer said, and intends to "take steps" to stop future leaks.

What the newspaper does quote is a statement by a White House official, also anonymous, who says the allegations are false.

There has been growing unease within the intelligence community, both nationally and overseas, over President Trump's distrust of the very institutions he needs to rely on for national security advice.

Fox News suggested former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's plan to personally assemble briefings for the president might have slowed down the flow of intelligence information to Trump's desk.

"People are now starting to look at the illegal giving out of classified information... It was given out, like, so much", he said.

"How does the press get this information that is classified? They will be caught". When it comes to the Michael Flynn resignation, I think President Trump distilled the issue when he tweeted, "The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?"

President Trump, in an all-out feud with the country's intelligence community over persistent leaks, will begin a major review of the spy agencies, according to a report.

Since Trump was sworn in as president on January 20, information has been flowing steadily from the upper echelons of his administration, from benign reports about holding meetings in the dark after not being able to locate a light switch to more damning allegations of contentious phone calls with heads of state.

But the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said later Wednesday that no intelligence officials are withholding information from Trump.

A representative for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence denied The Journal's report in a statement on Wednesday night, saying "any suggestion that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true".

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