President moving to replace acting director of National Intelligence with a loyalist

ABC News’ Jon Karl joins us from the White House discussing the signs Trump is being emboldened post-impeachment.
2:16 | 02/21/20

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Transcript for President moving to replace acting director of National Intelligence with a loyalist
The sentencing of Roger Stone convicted is harder than Lawler investigation took place is we're also learning of an intelligence briefing that his left president trump furious. US intelligence officials reportedly warned house leaders in recent days that Russia. Is once again interfering in the American election process with the goal of trying to get president trump reelected. The president is now reportedly angry because he believes Democrats could use that information against it. The news comes as the president moved to replace the acting Director of National Intelligence with a loyalist. ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl has more on this developing story. Jonathan Karl joins us now from the White House and John is this just another sign of the president being emboldened. Post acquittal. It sure seems that way it look he. It does not like the idea of Adam Schiff who led the impeachment inquiry in the house being. Briefed on any thing and that's a difficult situation because Adam Schiff. Is the chairman of the intelligence community. So what he found out about this likely from Republicans who were at the briefing. Why he god became enraged and he knew what acted very quickly we now have new acting Director of National Intelligence. That is said keep in mind that McGwire himself. Was an acting director of national intelligence and his charm would have been all you can only serve as acting for a limited amount of time he was gonna have to leave by march 12 anyway. And John based on your intelligence on the ground there. Does this seem light in the the president's staff now avoids giving him any kind of information that might upset him is it the whole process just political now. By that there's no question that that is going on in frankly Lizzie it's been going on for a long time. I I have I've been told didn't hide during. Just in Nielsen's time as the Homeland Security secretary. She actually only. Was in a briefing once during her entire tenure that brought up the issue of elections security and that that briefing did not go well it is not a subject. That the president wants to hear about. Thank you very much Donna Carl for us again at the White House.

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