The U.S. intelligence community has been beleaguered by revelations of FBI agents who plotted to prevent Donald Trump’s election and concocted a backup plan if he reached the Oval Office.
Now, as Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin reports, the nation’s latest National Intelligence Strategy, released this week by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, addresses such behind-the-door machinations.
“The IC (intelligence community) must be accountable to the American people in carrying out its national security mission in a way that upholds the country’s values,” the new strategy explains.
“The core principles of protecting privacy and civil liberties in our work and of providing appropriate transparency about our work, both internally and to the public, must be integrated into the IC’s programs and activities.
“Doing so is necessary to earn and retain public trust in the IC, which directly impacts IC authorities, capabilities, and resources.”
The document states mission success “depends on the IC’s commitment to these core principles.”
There even were “jokes” among the anti-Trump FBI agents about “wearing a wire” while talking with the president.
The Justice Department and FBI used the so-called “dossier” of opposition research claims about Trump, funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign, as “evidence” to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.