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Because “no Russian collusion” Trump wanted the NSA to produce counter-propaganda in 2017 and the NSA thought the request was so strange that they documented it. So much effort by someone who claims so often to be not complicit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them.

Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the call, were taken aback.

Afterward, Ledgett wrote a memo about the conversation and Trump’s request. He and Rogers signed it and stashed it in a safe. Ledgett said it was the “most unusual thing he had experienced in 40 years of government service.”

Trump’s outreach to Rogers, who retired last year, and other top intelligence officials stands in sharp contrast to his public, combative stance toward his intelligence agencies. At the time of the call, Trump was just some 60 days into his presidency, but he already had managed to alienate large parts of the intelligence apparatus with comments denigrating the profession.

Because he’s just an “angry and frustrated” guy…

May 22, 2017 · President Donald Trump asked two of the government’s top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, 

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1 COMMENT

  1. He (Trump) only has to prove to his base that he’s being picked on and none of this report is true. Does this guy really think he deserves to be re-elected? Does someone have to nominate him for reelection? If so, I’d like to hear that person’s views.

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