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Intel says Trump is Putin’s favorite for 2020 — and Trump is mad that Dems will use it against him

In a warning to House lawmakers last week, Intelligence officials say Russia is up to its old tricks in the 2020 US presidential election in an effort to get President Trump reelected, the New York Times reports.

“The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, the president berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump cited the presence in the briefing of Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, who led the impeachment proceedings against him, as a particular irritant,” the Times’ Adam Goldman, Julian E. Barnes, Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos write.

“During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that he had been tough on Russia and strengthened European security. Some intelligence officials viewed the briefing as a tactical error, saying that had the official who delivered the conclusion spoken less pointedly or left it out, they would have avoided angering the Republicans.”

Read more at The New York Times.

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