He’s Just Not That Into You: Trump, Intel, and the American Presidency


One thing is clear about President-elect Donald Trump: He is skeptical of the U.S. intelligence community. With the aid of a bottle of bourbon, War on the Rocks assembled a top-notch group of experts to talk about what Trump means for the intelligence community. Our guests in this episode included Carmen Medina – a 32-year veteran of the CIA; David Priess – author of The President’s Book of Secrets and a CIA veteran; Mark Stout – a WOTR senior editor, program director at Johns Hopkins, and a veteran of the CIA and the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and Mark Zaid – a prominent national security attorney and the head of the James Madison Project. As always, Ryan Evans hosted.

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