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Valerie Plame on how the intelligence community really feels about Trump


Valerie Plame on how the intelligence community really feels about Trump
Katie Couric 20 hours ago
By Sarah B. Boxer
But there is almost no one in this country who has faced the consequences of a warring intelligence community and White House than former CIA officer Valerie Plame.
In an interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Plame says that many of her former colleagues have been wrestling with how to handle this administration.
“I have to tell you, after the election, there was grave concern over: ‘What now?’” says Plame. “The question was, for them, do we stay with our jobs, or do we quit? What is the moral, ethical thing to do?… Because there is no coherent strategy. I think there is a high level of apprehension.”
Plame says that even before the Comey fallout, she knew of people in the intelligence community left their jobs due to President Trump’s election, in part due to fear that he would politicize the CIA. “I think everyone there would rather chew off their right arm than be accused of putting in any sort of partisan analysis [or] political overtones to what they were doing.”
Couric asked Plame if she thinks that President Trump or his team colluded with the Russians during the 2016 U.S. election.

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