Trump To Install Loyalist With No Intelligence Experience As DNI | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump To Install Loyalist With No Intelligence Experience As DNI | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump's announced intention to install U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, as his new director of national intelligence, despite Grenell's total lack of intelligence experience. Aired on 02/19/20.
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Trump To Install Loyalist With No Intelligence Experience As DNI | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

72 Comments on "Trump To Install Loyalist With No Intelligence Experience As DNI | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Someone with no experience? So, what else is new? /yawn

  2. What happened to security clearances requirements?? WTF ?

    • Margaret Peeler | February 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM | Reply

      ​@Gemstone Fizzy I am shocked! Mr. Welch should be viewed as a hero of the right wing conspiracy-mongers. How dare you say such insulting things about one of your own kind? Just because the pizza joint has no basement in this plane of existence is not proof of innocence. If Welch had been able to open the magic portal he could have saved all those children, and here you are degrading his reputation. You can’t be a real Trump fan and say such disgusting things. Stop posting right now ans start researching how to open the magic portal to the basement. Hurry up, those fictitious children are waiting for you. Perhaps you lack Welch’s courage to act on his convictions? LOL, he now has real convictions and a sentence to match.

    • Security clearances for kitchen staff,maintenance staff who else would you want ?

    • votes- have consequences | February 20, 2020 at 5:56 PM | Reply

      Security Clearances don’t matter! He put Jared in after lying and failing the clearances many times!

    • Son’t worry if he can’t get security clearance Trump will just make him ‘Acting” director of national intelligence.

    • Dan Cardoza in the trump administration intelligence is not a prerequisite lol

  3. Hey, let’s just employ the most loyal and not the most qualified!

  4. And they complained about Hunter Biden never having any experience. Hypocrisy much?!

    • juan hernandez | February 20, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Patriot Trump has said Democrats have always been in favor of border security and barriers until he got elected. Are you calling Trump a liar?

    • juan hernandez | February 20, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      @Patriot Obama deported more illegal immigrants than any other president. Obama and Dems built the wall Trump is now renovating so……

    • juan hernandez | February 20, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply


    • @Patriot Because he’s inexperienced and used his position and relationship to the president to get a plush government job. Same as Hunter Biden used Joe Biden VP so he could work for Burisma. Nepotism

  5. Kathleen Hammett | February 20, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    The Judiciary, The Intelligence Agencies , The Military will be next… It’s straight out of Hitlers handbook.

    • @Worm arghhh…nevermind.🤯

    • @Neil H.G. That describes you perfectly! “NEVERMIND”

    • @Worm Look just because #45 may have some Jewish supporters (just like every other candidate) doesn’t mean that when I criticize #45 that I’m antisemitic. Other dictators have followed patterns similar to Hitler and #45, so it’s the patterns that are important. I suspect that #45 may not be able to see what is happening but Bannon, Miller and others may be able to.
      I don’t hate #45 and yes you could describe me as a “never trumper” – something that I am quite comfortable with.

    • @Neil H.G. ” a place were upper class people stay ,with no jews, no blacks and no gays” 1978 song by Dr Buzzards savanna band.

  6. Naturally Trump has installed this questionable person. He will fit well with all the other imbeciles Trump has assembled.

    • karin backstrom | February 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      @spliffsperlunk Your comment is ridiculous and laughable and has nothing to do with what we discuss here. Try again and good luck with that!

    • karin backstrom | February 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      @Gemstone Fizzy Give us more conspiracy theories, so we can laugh more times. Did Donald tell you these lies or maybe the ridiculous clowns on Fox? I suggest you check facts before you make a fool of yourself on comment boards .Donald´s supporters are the stupid part of the American people, so easy to lie to and to manipulate. Donald loves his naive, primitive cult, he needs them to be reelected. Don’t you realize he is using you, don’t let this charlatan take over your brain.Would you say he has done anything to improve the lives of the people? If so, what? Tax cuts for the rich?

    • They can contribute to the drooling swamp

  7. There is no intelligence in this administration.

  8. Well folks, how do you feel about the possibility that we are going to have a head of Intel that doesn’t know squat about prevention another 911 and other terrorist actions, enemies hacking the grids, cyberspace, nuclear power/ weapons, water, food,- besides the election. You would think that one should be imminently qualified for the job by having a lot of good years of related experience in other high profile national security jobs. 🤔

    • @Droppin Deuces EXACTLY..

    • karin backstrom | February 20, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      @Joseph What is your definition of communism? It is clear you have zero knowledge of different political ideologies. Your comment is a complete, ridiculous, uneducated, imbecile one. Educate yourself because it is completely obvious that you nothing about anything. Good heavens and holy simplicity1. You are obviously supporting a lying, corrupt, anti America fascist, a dictator wannabe, who “hire the best people”. One after the other goes to jail and authorities are populated with complete incompetent, ignorant, people, but loyal to the dictator Donald and that is the only thing that iself-rving maniac care about, not America. The guy he appointed for this very important job is deeply unqualified and there for a security risk not only for America, but for the entire world.and very disliked in Germany as ambassador to that country. I can’t say other than that you are a deeply ignorant and misinformed person. Educate yourself for heavens sake!

    • ” Great Job Brownie ” 😵

  9. Like putting an oil magnate in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

    • karin backstrom | February 20, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

      @Greg Gibbs You are deeply mistaken. Like all decent countries in the world Obama wanted to protect America and its people from being poisoned from toxic water and air and to protect the environment. But you don’t care if people die, do you? Fossil fuel is out, it will and is more and more replaced with clean energy and you cannot stop the development. 15% of coal mines have gone bankrupt and more to come. Hundreds of cities are smart and realize they have to replace fossil fuel with other energy sources like solar cells and windmills. And they do so to make their companies survive. There will be no money in fossil fuel. Try to understand that. Windmills do NOT cause cancer as the lying, ridiculous, manipulating, disgusting Donald makes his stupid fans believe.Those who work in dirty coal mines and other environmental dirty industries should understand that they cannot stop development. If they have any brain to think with they would be smart to reeducate themselves. One day soon they will have no job..You can’t stop the world from changing, it always has.

    • @M A No there will not be a WWIII. World wars are groups of nations fighting other groups of nations. Trump has fixed it so we have no allies. If we fight it will be just us.

    • vsedai Good Point

  10. Damian Müller-Nordhorn | February 20, 2020 at 4:53 AM | Reply

    Curious who’s gonna replace that ‘wunderkind’ here in Germany.

    ..hopefully someone less annoying than he was.

  11. He…..knows…..the……best………(sigh)…. people. The GOP must have finally lost the last microscopic shred of integrity. They are lost.

  12. Well there goes any warning of foreign interference in our elections – thanks Republicans – thanks a lot.

  13. Arreola Rodriguez | February 20, 2020 at 5:38 AM | Reply

    he almost has his legion of doom.

  14. Grenell was the kind of ambassador nobody likes, zero diplomatic skills. He behaved like the new manager in a company after a hostile take over. Grenell mostly was ignored, did not appear on German Television except in the beginning. Journalists would avoid him, would not ask him or quote his comments. German politicians would not consult him or ask him questions. He thought his job was to give the German government the orders of Donald Trump. His respect among German diplomats was zero, his respect among the German government was zero, his influence was not zero but negative. He got not connected to German society or any social group at all, got no invitations to big events, while every other ambassador gets it. Whatever he did, the response was the opposite most of the time. We will miss him as much as a second butthole, a third leg, or herpes. Grenell had no qualifications for the job nor does he have the natural skills needed for the job. Grenell lowered the bar for this job significantly, we don´t expect the futures ambassador to be more than a cardboard figure in the American embassy. But it won´t matter if there is no ambassador at all, the job got useless.

  15. Richard Grenell’s time in Germany was a disgrace for US foreign policy, very negatively impacting US politics in Europe and fundamentally damaging the reputation of the United States Foreign Service in Europe.
    There has not been a more controversial US ambassador in Germany since WWII. He actively pushed the far right in German speaking countries and treated one of the most reliable US allies like an antique Roman vasal state, including openly threatening and offending the German ferderal government and strongly threatening the overall German industry and banking sector if they do not comply with his ideas. (A quick Google translate of his German language Wikipedia article is eye opening if you are not aware of details, his English Wikipedia article appears a little sanitized….)
    This is an highly disturbing individual and it cannot be overstated how much damage he has done to US-German relations. He massively caused an negative effect on the public perception of the US and especially of US conservatives under Trump..

  16. Duche keeps hiring anyone willing to stay on their knees and swallow him🤬 SAD! Country is going down the pipes as well!

  17. “I know the least qualified people.”

  18. I thought there was a time limit for when someone can be an ‘Acting’ official…. where is the Senate

  19. No background for the job?
    Must be a recommendation of Jared’s.

  20. Death To Ming! | February 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM | Reply

    There ya go. This is a Russian take over of our country.

    • Not yet!!!
      *We the People*

    • @Yve Bella maybe if we can survive until next January. If the traitorous GOP hasn’t given our election ballots to the Russians already.

    • Grenell, like Trump, works for lsraeI. Do a twitter search “@RichardGrenell israel” or go check out the ZOA’s twitter feed today @ZOA_National where they praise Grenell for being such a huge supporter of lsraeI. Google “Lev Parnas lsraeI” in fact google any Trump loyalist w/ “Israel” and you’ll see the real collusion is not with Russia. There were Russians involved, not Putin or the Russian Government. The Russians involved are all dual-lsraeIi citizens who want Trump in office so he could: move US embassy to Jerusalem☑️ End Iran Deal☑️ Illegally Grant lsraeI the Golan Heights (aka Trump heights) for Zionist run Genie Energy☑️ Pardon Zionist Criminals☑️ Present a bogus Peace Plan (written by Netanyahu) so they can expand the illegal settlements ☑️ Make it illegal to protest/criticize lsraeI☑️ Start a war with Iran…which will be a ☑️after the election and Grenell was put in place to help False/Flag us into that war.

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