Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted a letter he sent to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats saying “It’s past time for U.S. Intelligence Community leaders to stage an intervention with Donald Trump.”
“You cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand,” Schumer’s letter said. “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.”
Schumer said he wants Coats, Haspel and Wray to meet with Trump and “educate” the president about the “facts and raw intelligence” in the intel community.
On Wednesday, President Trump lashed out at his top intelligence leaders and called them “naive” when it comes to Iran, Isis and North Korea.
“They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond,” Trump tweeted.
Trump also said his own Intelligence team “should go back to school.”
The tweets came one day after his intel chiefs offered testimony that contradicted things the president has said.
Dan Coats testified that Iran is not “undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device.”
The assessment also states that ISIS remains a threat to the United States, despite claims from Trump that they have been defeated.
Coats also said that the intel community believes North Korea doesn’t have any intention to fully denuclearize because nuclear weapons are viewed as a key to the state’s survival.