Trump gives up on plans to hand the CIA to Kashyap Patel

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Since the election and possibly earlier, Donald Trump has been concocting a plan to make loyalist Kashyap Patel the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His hopes are dashed by national security adviser Robert O’Brien on December 11.

The idea was to put Kash in as the deputy, which doesn’t require Senate approval, and then to fire Gina the next day, leaving Kash in charge…. Robert O’Brien is the one who deep-sixed it.

Ezra Cohen-Watnick

Other sources credit multiple White House aides for shutting down Trump’s plan. The effort to stop Trump gained momentum after CIA Chief Gina Haspel threatened to resign upon finding out her job was on the line.

Sources

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cia-chief-threatened-to-resign-over-push-to-install-trump-loyalist-as-deputy-report/ar-BB1cNAxR

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/embedding-with-pentagon-leadership-in-trumps-chaotic-last-week

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

Since the election and possibly earlier, Donald Trump has been concocting a plan to make loyalist Kashyap Patel the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His hopes are dashed by national security adviser Robert O’Brien on December 11.

The idea was to put Kash in as the deputy, which doesn’t require Senate approval, and then to fire Gina the next day, leaving Kash in charge…. Robert O’Brien is the one who deep-sixed it.

Ezra Cohen-Watnick

Other sources credit multiple White House aides for shutting down Trump’s plan. The effort to stop Trump gained momentum after CIA Chief Gina Haspel threatened to resign upon finding out her job was on the line.

Sources

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cia-chief-threatened-to-resign-over-push-to-install-trump-loyalist-as-deputy-report/ar-BB1cNAxR

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/embedding-with-pentagon-leadership-in-trumps-chaotic-last-week

Photo: Public Domain

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

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