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Reich writes: "According to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, the White House is mulling a proposal from Blackwater founder Erik Prince, to give CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Trump their own private global spy network."

Robert Reich. (photo: Getty)
Robert Reich. (photo: Getty)


More Signs of Trump's Increasingly Unhinged Paranoia

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Facebook Page

05 December 17

 

nother sign of Trump's increasingly unhinged paranoia: According to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, the White House is mulling a proposal – from Blackwater founder Erik Prince, a former CIA paramilitary officer, assisted by Oliver North, a key player in the Iran-Contra scandal — to give CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Trump their own private global spy network.

It would enable Trump to circumvent U.S. intelligence agencies, in order to counter assumed enemies in the intelligence community that want to undermine his presidency.

As he's shown before, Trump never lets facts get in his way. When he doesn’t like official facts, he blames the messengers and creates a new apparatus to manufacture facts he likes.

But a private global spy network is truly nuts – and dangerous. It wouldn’t be answerable to the American people; it would be answerable to Trump. Another step toward tyranny.

What do you think?


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