Trump Team Disputes Report on Intel Community Shakeup

Trump Team Disputes Report on Intel Community Shakeup
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President-elect Trump's transition team denied Thursday that the incoming administration is planning major changes to the country's top spy agencies, just hours after a Wall Street Journal report asserted that it was. There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community's infrastructure, Sean Spicer, incoming White House press secretary, told reporters on a conference call Thursday morning. These reports are false. According to the Journal report, Trump's team plans to restructure the Office of the Director the of National Intelligence and the CIA based on the belief that both have succumbed to politicization under President Obama. But Spicer said all proposals to date are only tentative as the incoming administration continues its preparations for the transfer of power, now nearly two weeks away.

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