PHOTO: Rep. Ted Lieu Tweets ‘Memo’ to Donald Trump Listing ‘Trusted Sources’: CIA, FBI & NSA; ‘Not Trusted Sources’: Tucker Carlson, Valdimir Putin, ‘Sicario’


After another series of attacks by President Donald Trump against the 17 agencies and organizations of the United States Intelligence community, politicians, pundits and even people outside the government questioned the implications of a President who disregards the evidence and advice of intelligence experts any time they contradict his rhetoric and false claims.

California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu offered some guidance to the President over reliable and unreliable sources of information.

He posted on Twitter:

“Dear [President of the United States]: Many people say you get your facts from fictional sources. We are concerned you may not understand the difference between our intelligence agencies and movies/entertainment shows. Here is a memo that explains the difference.”

In the memo, Lieu cited the FBI, CIA and NSA as reliable and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the film Sicario as unreliable. The reference to Sicario is based on the President’s repeated citing of scenes from the film as the reality of human trafficking despite no actual documented cases to match.

Here’s the memo.

Ted Lieu United States Intelligence community memo Twitter tweet

People found the memo hilarious and sad in equal measure.

Although some Trump supporters/conspiracy theory advocates felt Putin and a Hollywood film were more reliable than the CIA.

However they were quickly corrected.

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