Nicolle Wallace: How Do Haspel, Coats Stay in Their Jobs After Trump ‘Rebuked’ Them on Russia Meddling?
Nicolle Wallace doesn’t see how Donald Trump‘s intelligence chiefs stay on their jobs after the president contradicted and undercut so many of their findings during his press conference with Vladimir Putin.
DNI Chief Dan Coats released a statement on Monday where he contradicted Trump after the president seemed to accept Russia’s denial of their 2016 election interference. To that point, Wallace asked herself “how does [CIA director] Gina Haspel stay on the job? How does Dan Coats stay on the job?”
“He has now rebuked their professional assessment in Russia’s role in meddling in the 2016 election,” said the MSNBC host.
Former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff said he hopes Haspel and Coats stay on the job, though Wallace pressed him on whether the two can really distract and deflect from Trump enough to maintain their own credibility.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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