In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, former CIA director Leon Panetta thinks Trump's questioning the credibility of the folks at intel, (by taking his message directly to the people), is unprecedented and unheard of:
“The fact that the president-elect is tweeting on this issue and taking it to the public, and in many ways undermining the credibility of the very intelligence agencies that have to provide information to him in order for him to be president of the United States, this is just unheard of and unprecedented,” he told Matt. “I think we all have to be concerned about this. This is not the kind of bickering that ought to be going on in public.”
In NBC's online report of this "concern" they post Mr. Trump's tweet that came out prior to his meeting with top intel officials as an example of their concern:
"The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"
Of course, NBC fails to mention, [in their story], they'd received---from a direct leak from this department---information from a report even Donald Trump did not know.
Personally, I'd like to ask Mr. Panetta: Who's doing the undermining---NBC? The Intelligence Agencies? Or Mr. Trump? Oh wait! Maybe the Washington Post is involved.
We, (the American Public), all know perfectly what's galling Panetta, Lauer, and the pathetic anti-Trump media.
With over 40 million direct followers with his Twitter, FaceBook, and Instagram accounts, President-Elect Donald Trump doesn't have to hold a press conference to get ahead of the media's phony concerns or the mounting conspiracy theories designed to undermine his Presidency. Nope. What galls the Media is, Trump has a platform/bully pulpit that takes his message directly to the people---way ahead of the bullshit the media provides every day to sabotage and subvert his Presidency.
Welcome to the 21st Century and the Twitter Age Media. It's not going away any time soon.
P.S. If you're not following our President-Elect Trump, you should be: