Not long after President Trump said the nation's intelligence chiefs were "naive" about Iran and perhaps should "go back to school," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested that it was the president who needed tutoring.
.Y., Called on Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, to internship with Trump after the president took the unusual move Wednesday of criticizing Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray after their Tuesday appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee
"President Trump's criticism of the testimony you and other intelligence leaders provided to Congress yesterday was extraordinarily inappropriate," Schumer wrote to Coats, later that "I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel … to impress upon him how critically important it is for him to join you and the leadership of our intelligence community in speaking with a unified and accurate voi ce about national security threats. "
The intelligence chiefs were subject to the Senate panel that North Korea was uniquely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal was working ̵
The U.S. intelligence agencies also said Iran continues to work with other parties to the nuclear deal and other world powers. In doing so, they said, it has at least temporarily lessened the nuclear threat. In May 2018, Trump withdrew the U.S.
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Schumer's letter to coats essentially echoed what many Democrats said in the aftermath of Trump's tweets.
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Sen. Mark Warner, the senior Democrat on the Senate's intelligence panel, said in a tweet that, "The President has a dangerous habit of undermining the intelligence community to fit his alternate reality. "