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US-Russia Relations / Hacking / Trump & Intelligence / Paletta Interview / A Discussion #1105856

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pamela Brown) The ongoing battle between President-elect Donald Trump & the intelligence community about the Russian hacking & his support of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange updated; Trump Tweets quoted. [ASSANGE - says our source is not the Russian government.] [Vice President-elect Mike PENCE - cites Trump's skepticism.] [On PBS, CIA dir. John BRENNAN - says wait for the intelligence report.] The disconnect between Trump & the intelligence community discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "Wall Street Journal" report Trump plans to restructure the office of the director of national intelligence & the CIA introduced. ["Wall Street Journal" reporter Damian PALETTA†- talks about the office of the director of national intelligence {DNI} & the Trump {& Gen. William Flynn} skepticism about it & a reorganization of the CIA to put more agents in the field.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former CIA Bob Baer, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord & former CIA officer Steve Hall about Trump & intelligence. [BAER, HALL, LORD - offer views on streamlining the intelligence offices of the DNI & CIA. but most of the intelligence about Russian hacking is coming out of the NSC, that this is an act of war with Russia trying to undermine our system, the CIA organization history, the reasons for Trump supporting Assange, the difficulties in retraining CIA officers in any reorganization & resulting morale issues.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela

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