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Trump’s whistleblower response is ‘witness retaliation’, says ex-spy chief


Pressure on Trump mounts as 300 national security officials say president’s actions constitute ‘unconscionable abuse of power’James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, has said Donald Trump’s implication that officials involved in the whistleblower complaint should be treated as spies is “witness retaliation”, as more than 300 national security officials signed a letter saying the accusations against Trump amount to an “unconscionable abuse of power”.As pressure continued to mount on Trump, former secretary of defense and CIA director Leon Panetta also suggested the White House’s attempts to conceal Trump’s conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart suggested the administration was “at …read more

Source:: The Guardian

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