The CIA and other intelligence agencies have become “bastions of political liberals,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon.
The news outlet cites a journal article by former CIA analyst John Gentry, who “criticized former senior intelligence leaders, including CIA Director John Brenan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former deputy CIA director Michael Morell, along with former analyst Paul Pillar, for breaking decades-long prohibitions of publicly airing their liberal political views in attacking Trump.”
The journal article featured in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence claims, “A considerable body of evidence, much of it fragmentary, indicates that many CIA people have left-leaning political preferences…”
Gentry says bias “may have crept into CIA analyses,” however, “less evidence shows that political bias influences CIA analyses.”
The former CIA analyst says former senior intelligence officials launched unprecedented attacks on Trump during the 2016 presidential race against Hillary Clinton.
“The attacks on Trump were unprecedented for intelligence officers in their substance, tone, and volume,” he stated. “Critics went far beyond trying to correct Trump’s misstatements about U.S. intelligence; they attacked him as a human being.”
“…In 2016 observers of U.S. intelligence began to wonder if the CIA’s once-firm prohibition on partisan politics had changed, and to ponder whether a new kind of politicization had arisen: namely, institutionally embedded, partisan bias,” Gentry wrote.
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