President-elect Donald Trump is planning to restructure two of the nation’s top intelligence agencies, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday.
The newspaper writes that Trump plans to reduce the size of the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the CIA, fearing the agencies have become too large and politicized.
“The view from the Trump team is the intelligence world [is] becoming completely politicized,” someone close to Trump’s transition team reported, according to The Journal. “They all need to be slimmed down. The focus will be on restructuring the agencies and how they interact.”
The apparent plans come as Trump continues to mock US intelligence agencies and dismiss their reports that Russia hacked and leaked emails from Democratic officials in an attempt to influence the US election.
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