Trump Thinks He Divines Unspoken Thoughts of Others -- Security Briefing Shows Trump Suffers Magical Thinking and has "no understanding of how intelligence works"

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    Sep 08, 2016 6:29 PM GMT
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/u-s-official-donald-trump-s-body-language-claim-doesn-n644856What Really Happened at Donald Trump's Intelligence Briefing

    As U.S. officials cast doubt on Donald Trump's claim he read the "body language" of intelligence officials at a recent briefing, NBC News has learned exclusive details of what unfolded in the room — one of Trump's advisers repeatedly interrupted the briefers until Chris Christie intervened, sources said.

    The Aug. 17 briefing is attracting fresh scrutiny after Trump said at NBC's Command-in-Chief Forum that he divined that intelligence officials were "not happy" with President Obama.

    "What I did learn," Trump said, "is that our leadership, Barack Obama, did not follow ... what our experts said to do ... And I was very, very surprised.

    "I could tell — I'm pretty good with body language — I could tell they were not happy."


    ...a U.S. official pointed out that intelligence officers don't give policy advice, so it would be inaccurate to say that Obama failed to follow the advice of the intelligence community. A second U.S. official said analysts are trained not to allow their body language to betray their thinking.
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    Meanwhile, four people with knowledge of the matter told NBC News that one of the advisers Trump brought to the briefing, retired general Mike Flynn, repeatedly interrupted the briefing with pointed questions.

    Two sources said Christie, the New Jersey governor and Trump adviser, verbally restrained Flynn -- one saying Christie said, "Shut up," the other reporting he said, "Calm down."
    Two other sources said Christie touched Flynn's arm in an effort get him to calm down and let the officials continue. Requests for comment from Flynn and Christie were not immediately returned....

    ...Former CIA and NSA director Mike Hayden, who opposes Trump, told NBC News that in almost four decades in intelligence "I have never seen anything like this before."

    "A political candidate has used professional intelligence officers briefing him in a totally non-political setting as props to buttress an argument for his political campaign," said Hayden. "And his political point was actually imputed to them, not even something they allegedly said. The `I can read body language' line was quite remarkable. ... I am confident Director Clapper sent senior professionals to this meeting and so I am equally confident that no such body language ever existed. It's simply not what we do." .....

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    Sep 08, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    Hey tRump. See if you can divine what I'm thinking...
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    Sep 08, 2016 6:44 PM GMT
    Evidently, Da Donald has divine powers. This guy is so sick in the head that he can't even decide whether he's human, an alien from Zyblinskharrumph, or God. I bet you the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA briefers are having second thoughts about Da Donald's briefing. This caricature of a man simply has neither the discretion nor the scruples required of the US president.

    Here's what Michael Michael Morell, a former acting CIA director who was President George W. Bush's briefer, said about Da Donald's divine intervention: "This is the first time that I can remember a candidate for president doing a readout from an intelligence briefing, and it's the first time a candidate has politicized their intelligence briefing. Both of those are highly inappropriate and crossed a long standing red line respected by both parties. . . . To me this is just the most recent example that underscores that this guy is unfit to be commander in chief. . . .His comments show that he's got no understanding of how intelligence works. Intelligence officers do not make policy recommendations. It's not their job and anyone running for president should know that. The people who briefed him, I'm pretty sure were career analysts — senior intel professionals. There is no way that they would in any way signal displeasure with the policies of the president."

    See http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/u-s-official-donald-trump-s-body-language-claim-doesn-n644856 (ridiculing Trump for his divine intervention claim).
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    Sep 08, 2016 7:00 PM GMT
    Heaven's to Murgatroyd, conspiracy theories, from the Libtards.
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    Sep 08, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidEvidently, Da Donald has divine powers. This guy is so sick in the head that he can't even decide whether he's human, an alien from Zyblinskharrumph, or God. I bet you the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA briefers are having second thoughts about Da Donald's briefing. This caricature of a man simply has neither the discretion nor the scruples required of the US president.


    This is actually a strange consideration but how can they not. Never mind for a moment if we can this tRump freak. What if a completely open and honest person successfully ran for president such that they were given security briefings as candidate but it was their credo to repeat, to announce freely and without filter, openly and honestly everything they've ever heard, believing that a fully informed electorate makes for a true democracy.

    But in a world of conflicts, revealing all puts lives at risk.

    Now just imagine someone not only putting lives at risk by being "open" and "honest," but now imagine someone using that information manipulatively, politically, hell, what if they even used that to try & sell us out. For here we have a tRump misusing an official intelligence briefing politically. Does anyone have anything to say about Hillary's cough?
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    Sep 08, 2016 7:42 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidEvidently, Da Donald has divine powers. This guy is so sick in the head that he can't even decide whether he's human, an alien from Zyblinskharrumph, or God. I bet you the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA briefers are having second thoughts about Da Donald's briefing. This caricature of a man simply has neither the discretion nor the scruples required of the US president.

    Here's what Michael Michael Morell, a former acting CIA director who was President George W. Bush's briefer, said about Da Donald's divine intervention: "This is the first time that I can remember a candidate for president doing a readout from an intelligence briefing, and it's the first time a candidate has politicized their intelligence briefing. Both of those are highly inappropriate and crossed a long standing red line respected by both parties. . . . To me this is just the most recent example that underscores that this guy is unfit to be commander in chief. . . .His comments show that he's got no understanding of how intelligence works. Intelligence officers do not make policy recommendations. It's not their job and anyone running for president should know that. The people who briefed him, I'm pretty sure were career analysts — senior intel professionals. There is no way that they would in any way signal displeasure with the policies of the president."

    See http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/u-s-official-donald-trump-s-body-language-claim-doesn-n644856 (ridiculing Trump for his divine intervention claim).


    Oh, I see you added to your post. Well, to that, this becomes particularly curious, especially perhaps from your viewpoint of being a lawyer.

    For picture a way out of doing jury duty. How about revealing as potential juror in the selection process that you can divine guilt from body language. The candidate is dismissed.