After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon told the assembled crowd that "government will listen...Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in." But that same day, he obliterated those pledges of greater citizen control of government by signing National Security Decision Memorandum 2, a document that made sweeping changes to the national security power structure. Nixon's signature erased the influence that the Departments of State and Defense, as well as the CIA, had over war.
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President Trump, who traveled to the CIA on his second day in office to say there is "nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump," undercut that pledge a week later with a memorandum that made the intelligence community subordinate members of the National Security Council.
"Trump Adopts Nixon Security Model, Except Worse: Column" is from the January 29, 2017 Opinion section of USA Today. It was written by Ray Locker and narrated by Mark Ashby.
President-elect Donald Trump's charitable foundation transferred assets to a disqualified person, possibly Trump himself, according to a 2015 tax filing submitted to the nonprofit watchdog group GuideStar and posted online Tuesday.
"CIA Isn't Spilling Its Guts to Trump, Clinton: Column" is from the August 02, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Ray Locker and narrated by Mark Ashby.