Chuck Schumer on Wednesday night called for US intelligence chiefs to “stage an intervention” with President Trump just hours after the president called them “naive” in a tweet.The Democratic Senate minority leader delivered a missive to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that said Trump’s frequent disregard for their research puts the country at risk.
Schumer asked that Coats — along with CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray — set up a meeting with Trump to give him a reality check.
“You cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand,” Schumer wrote.“He is putting you and your colleagues in an untenable position and hurting the national interest in the process. You must find a way to make that clear to him.”
During a Wednesday morning tweet session, the president disparaged the intelligence community and specifically took issue with its assessments on Iran and North Korea.“The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”.
The intelligence chiefs testified before Congress on Tuesday where it declared that Iran is abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal and North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its weapons program.