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.@POTUS responds to US intelligence community's Worldwide Threat Assessment

On #ISIS: "tremendous progress...Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago"

On #DPRK: "relationship is best it has ever been...Decent chance of Denuclearization"
.@ODNIgov's Dan Coats on #ISIS: "ISIS will continue to be a threat to the #UnitedStates... intent on resurging & still commands thousands of fighters"

@CIA's Gina Haspel on #DPRK: "Regime is committed to developing a long-range nuclear armed missile..."…
NEW: @POTUS taking a shot at his intelligence chiefs on #Iran - calls them "extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers...They are wrong!"
.@CIA Dir Gina Haspel: "At the moment, technically, they are in compliance" w/nuke deal

The assessment presented to Congress says "Iran’s continued implementation of the JCPOA" means it is abt a year away from being able to produce a nuke vs a few months
More from @POTUS on his intel chiefs and #Iran: "Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!"
Here's what @ODNIgov Dir Coats said in his opening remarks about #Iran:

"The Iranian regime will continue pursuing regional ambitions & improved military capabilities...Tehran continues to sponsor terrorism..."
"We expect #Iran will continue supporting the Houthis in #Yemen & Shia militants in #Iraq while developing indigenous military capabilities that threaten US forces&allies in the region" DNI Coats said "Iran maintains the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the #MiddleEast"
"These actions underscore our concerns for a long-term trajectory of #Iran|ian influence in the region and the risk of conflict escalation" DNI Coats told the Senate intelligence committee
Former @CIA Dir @JohnBrennan -an outspoken critic of @POTUS- hits back, tells Trump his tweeting on #ISIS #DPRK #Iran "shows the extent of your intellectual bankruptcy. All Americans, especially members of Congress, need to understand the danger you pose to our national security"
So far, both @CIA and @NSAGov have declined comment on @POTUS' tweets regarding the intelligence community's assessments
Reaction now from the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, @MarkWarner, says @POTUS "has a dangerous habit of undermining the intelligence community to fit his alternate reality. People risk their lives for the intelligence he just tosses aside on Twitter"
Former @ODNIgov Dir James Clapper calls @POTUS tweets "sophomoric"

"He should actually read the written assessment" per Clapper "I guess he’s reacting to the media focus on the disparities between what the IC assessed &what his 'gut' tells him, so, of course he had to push back"
"I don’t think it’s any deeper than that," Clapper told @VOANews "I was proud of the IC [Intelligence Community] leaders for telling truth to power, which is their duty to the American people"
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