Trump Attacks Own Intel Officials: “Go Back To School!”

CBS News reports:

President Trump on Wednesday blasted top intelligence leaders for being “wrong” about their new assessment on Iran’s nuclear developments.

U.S. intelligence leaders one day earlier shared a new assessment with the Senate Intelligence Committee that the state is not currently developing nuclear weapons, findings that directly contradict the president’s claims.

The president, who claimed Iran has recently tested rockets, also mocked the intelligence leaders in his administration, suggesting they “should go back to school.”

NBC News reports:

President Trump says that the U.S. relationship with North Korea is the “best it has ever been” just one day after his own intelligence chiefs testified on Capitol Hill that the regime is still seeking to maintain its nuclear arms.

This comes after Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee that the intelligence community had made “observations of some activity” in the region that were “inconsistent with full denuclearization” and that it was “unlikely” the regime would ever give up their nuclear weapons completely.

CIA Director Gina Haspel meanwhile said the agency’s analysts likely “value the dialogue” emerging between North Korea and the U.S., but likewise indicated Kim’s intention to denuclearize remained dubious.