Republican ex-intelligence officials launch high-profile campaign against Trump

Trump CIAA group of former United States senior intelligence and national security officials, who support the Republican Party, launched today a campaign to deny Donald Trump a second term as president. Calling itself Former Republican National Security Officials for Biden, the group launched its high-profile campaign with a full-time ad in the business broadsheet The Wall Street Journal.

The ad is signed by 73 members and supporters of the Republican Party, who served in senior intelligence and national security posts under presidents Donald Trump, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. The list of signatories includes former Air Force Secretary Mike Donley, former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter, former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director General Michael Hayden. William Webster, who served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA, and Elizabeth Neumann, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, also signed the ad.

The text of the ad accuses the US president of corruption and lambasts him for lacking “the character and competence to lead this nation” in a time of crisis. It argues that Trump is “unfit to serve as president” because he “solicited foreign influence”, “disparaged [the US] armed forces, intelligence agencies, and diplomats”, and “imperiled America’s security”. In these and other ways, says the Republican group, Trump has “demonstrated that he is dangerously unfit to serve another term”.

This development highlights the contentious and at times downright adversarial relationship that has existed between the White House and parts of the United States Intelligence Community during Trump’s presidency. At the same time, such a high-profile effort by established intelligence and national security figures to deny the US president a second term in office, could be used by the Trump campaign as evidence of his crusade against what his supporters refer to as the ‘deep state’. The term refers to a purported network of unelected interests that resist the president’s efforts to implement his political agenda.

Author: Ian Allen | Date: 21 August 2020 | Permalink

10 Responses to Republican ex-intelligence officials launch high-profile campaign against Trump

  1. Pete says:

    Well done. Not only former US Intel Community officials but most thinking officials of other Five Eye nations want Trump gone.

  2. Suzie Khew says:

    It’s a project of Defending Democracy Together.
    Not exactly a Republican organization…

  3. Jefferson Darcy says:

    The tree of liberty needs refreshing

  4. DP says:

    Funny how there are 73 more criminals who just outed themselves to the Trump administration!

  5. Lee says:

    Pres Trump is in the process of refreshing the tree of liberty. Deep State is desperate; thanks for highlighting some of their names! POTUS is fighting for all the people – the deep state for themselves. This is NOT R vs D – this is good versus unspeakable evil. Read Pg. 294 of June 2018 Inspector General Report to find one of the most prolific traffickers of children:

  6. D. Aparicio says:

    Sounds ljne another Soros-Extreme Left Paid Hit Squad which shows how desparate rhe Extreme Left and Deep State Swamp fears Trump winning in November. I’m sure this camosign will fail as the counter point is why would any American would vote for a political party which has partnered with China to condone, and/or sponsor the Antifa violence occuring in our country.

  7. Glenn says:

    The Military/Industrial Complex that Ike warned us about!

  8. Rock says:

    “Well done. Not only former US Intel Community officials but most thinking officials of other Five Eye nations want Trump gone”
    And this too shall backfire on the DS. Trump will win and in the biggest of landslides, and I for one cannot wait to watch all you lefties screaming at the sky once again! lol

  9. Maverick for Truth says:

    This men are not republicans but tools for the Deep state which is obvious if you looked into their backgrounds.

  10. Anonymous XIII says:

    Is this the proper venue to wonder why Trump would now ruminate about pardoning Snowden?

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