U.S. intelligence differs with Trump on global threats

The CIA director said North Korea's regime was committed to developing a long-range armed missile that would pose a threat to the U.S.
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Trump administration's top intelligence officials on Capitol Hill today at a hearing about global threats to be US. And much of what they said made news because they contradicted. But president trump has said. The directors of the FBI the CIA and national intelligence would warnings tonight about Russia. North Korea Syria and the for devices here's ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz now. Today the nation's top intelligence officials presented the most thorough assessment of the global threats facing our nation. And what of the clearest examples yet of Harold their conclusions differ starkly from the president's own. North Korea which after last year's summit trump proclaimed there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Today this from the director of the CIA. The regime is committed to developing a long range nuclear armed missile man who would pose a direct threat and to the nine states. And Iran where trump last year warned of dire consequences if the US remained part of a nuclear deal. In just a short period of time the world's leading state sponsor of terror. Will be on the cusp of acquiring. The world's most dangerous weapons. But today from the Director of National Intelligence. We do not believe Iran is currently undertaking. Activities we judged necessary to produce a nuclear device and ice since this was Donald Trump just last month. We have one against ices. We've beaten them and we've beaten them badly but today intelligence officials making clear crisis is down. But definitely not out to the group has returned to its guerrilla warfare roots while continuing to plot attacks. And directed supporters worldwide and finally after Russian meddling in the 2016. Elections that trump often casts doubt upon. Today a stark warning they're Russia will be back at it again in 22 let me. All right so let's get to Martha Raddatz with a slide tonight because Martha there was one more example today involving the president and him seemingly being contradicted this came on the issue of climate change. How would this deep freeze hitting the country to president tweeting overnight above global warming. Come back fast we need you. But today a tweet from Noah. Other sure Wednesday that it came right from a government climate change account it now what Trump's own government scientists saying. Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening. Although the agency officials insist they were not responding directly to the president's tweak David all right mark thank you.

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