Trump's Rift with CIA Could Damage Allies' Confidence in U.S.

The statement by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump dismissing the CIA’s findings that Russia had interfered in the recent election has implications for the Agency, the country, and its allies. Not least affected are the CIA field operatives, whose ability to develop contacts and sources could, argues former CIA Officer Alex Finley, be hampered by Mr. Trump’s statement. Cipher Brief Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney spoke to Finley, author of the satire ‘Victor in The Rubble,’ about the potential consequences for the CIA, its operations, and intelligence sharing among allies.

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