The president plans to name New York billionaire Stephen Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, to lead a broad review of the U.S. intelligence agencies — an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview, The New York Times reports.
Feinberg’s only experience with national security issues is his firm’s stakes in a private security company and two gun makers, says the Times.
Meanwhile, intelligence officials haven't been sharing some information with Trump out of concern that that it would be compromised or leaked, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Breitbart has an article on the WSJ story, referring to intelligence officials as “deep state” officials. This is a new term for me. Wikipedia says it refers to a political situation when an internal organ "such as the armed forces and civilian authorities (intelligence agencies, police, administrative agencies and branches of governmental bureaucracy), does not respond to the civilian political leadership.”