President Obama, in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC, said he told President-elect Donald Trump that he must have confidence in the U.S. intelligence community in order to make good decisions.
“When I talked to him about our intelligence agencies, what I’ve said to him is that there are going to be times where you’ve got raw intelligence that comes in and, in my experience over eight years, the intelligence community is pretty good about saying, ‘Look, we can’t say for certain what this means,’ ” Obama said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week.
“But there are going to be times where the only way you can make a good decision is if you have confidence that the process is working,” Obama said. “And the people that you put in charge are giving you their very best assessments.”
Trump said Friday that he had a “constructive” meeting with intelligence officials, but still had questions about assertions that Russia hacked Democrats during last year’s election in order to…