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President Trump speaks on Jan. 21, 2017, at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (Video: The Post; photo: Getty Images)
When President Trump visited the agency on his second day in office, he stood several floors below the point of origin for an investigation that would define his first 18 months in office. This article is adapted from the forthcoming book “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy.”
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Poring over the ‘raw stuff’
In 2016, CIA Director John Brennan spent two long days sequestered in his office scouring the agency’s material on Russia, from analysts’ assessments to unprocessed transcripts. He would soon urgently request a meeting with President Barack Obama.
‘We should make the bombs silent’
During a 2017 tour of CIA headquarters, President Trump reviewed footage of drone strikes. As he noticed militants scattering, he asked, “Can they hear the bombs coming? We should make the bombs silent so they can’t get away.”
‘It’s not us. We get it.’
In phone conversations with Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin would whisper conspiratorially, according to aides, telling Trump that it wasn’t their fault that they could not have the relationship that each had sought.
‘Maybe we should get to 98 percent’
When British Prime Minister Theresa May told Trump by phone that British authorities were 95 percent sure that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of an ex-spy Russian and his daughter, Trump replied, “Maybe we should get to 98 percent.”
‘Maybe we shouldn’t do this’
Trump had agreed to expel 60 suspected Russian intelligence operatives after the poisoning in Britain, but his commitment quickly unraveled and aides were forced to intervene.
A mound of bouquets at the site of Trump’s speech
Trump’s freewheeling, boastful speech at CIA headquarters the day after his 2017 inauguration caused some CIA veterans to recoil. At the site of his speech, at CIA’s sacred Memorial Wall, bouquets of flowers began to accumulate, placed by employees who passed by in silence.
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