After President Donald Trump stated that U.S. intelligence chiefs were “naive” about Iran and perhaps should “go back to school,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a suggestion that it was the President who needed tutoring, Fox News informed.
Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Dan Coats, director of national intelligence for an intervention after Trump criticized him, the CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray after all of them appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“President Trump’s criticism of the testimony you and other intelligence leaders provided to Congress yesterday was extraordinarily inappropriate,” Schumer wrote to Coats, adding later that “I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel … to impress upon him how critically important it is for him to join you and the leadership of our Intelligence Community in speaking with a unified and accurate voice about national security threats.”
The intelligence chiefs had told the Senate panel that North Korea was unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear agreement is in full effect.
Trump stated that the relationship between U.S. and North Korea has been the best so far, and pointed to the halt in nuclear and missile tests by the rogue nation.
The U.S. intelligence agencies also said Iran proceeds to work with other parties to the nuclear agreement it signed with the U.S. and other world powers.
Schumer’s letter to Coats mainly echoed what many Democrats said in the aftermath of Trump’s tweets.