John Schindler is a former analyst for the NSA and counterintelligence officer, a former professor at the Naval War College, a national security columnist for The Observer, and a guy considered by conservatives as a go-to source on national security matters. In fact, he wrote at length about Hillary Clinton’s emails and the role the intelligence community had in the now relatively benign email scandal. For what it’s worth, he predicted the email scandal would sink Hillary. He’s now predicting that the Russian ties will sink Trump.
In other words, as a former member of the intelligence community, he has some credibility with the right (although, a sexting scandal in 2015 certainly hurt his reputation). He’s a bit of a loudmouth, and apparently a creepy guy, but he seems to know his stuff.
Schindler had some thought this morning on Donald Trump’s swipes at the intelligence community.
Keep going, Don, keep going….I told you how going to war with the spooks would work out. https://t.co/JjdSszFbFP— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017
That’s what I’ve been saying all along!
US intelligence is not the problem here.— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017
The President's collusion with Russian intelligence is.
Many details, but the essence is simple.
Then someone asked him what he thought was going on inside National Security offices right now. Here’s his response:
Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."https://t.co/e6FxCclVqT— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017
This confirms something he wrote a few days ago for the Observer, noting that the spy community is fed up with the Russian scandal.
I can confirm from my friends still serving in the IC that the SIGINT, which corroborates some of the Steele dossier, is damning for the administration. Our spies have had enough of these shady Russian connections—and they are starting to push back.
The Observor, by the way, was owned by Jared Kushner until earlier this year, when Kushner’s brother-in-law Joseph Meyer was put in charge.
via Raw Story