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California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump (Photos byWilliam B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire and NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP for Getty Images)

The United States Intelligence community is an internationally respected "coalition of 17 agencies and organizations within the Executive Branch that work both independently and collaboratively to gather and analyze the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities." Everything is coordinated through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

However—despite having no experience with intelligence—President Donald Trump again insulted his own agencies' abilities. In a Twitter post, the President characterized the personnel who dedicate their lives in the military and civilian intelligence gathering workforce as passive, naive and wrong.

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