CIA director: Agency isn’t hiding intelligence from Trump

Trump is asking for a review of the U.S. intelligence community to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information

Stephen Feinberg
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2008 file photo, Stephen Feinberg is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration has asked the Feinberg, the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as "illegal leaks" of classified information. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA director says the agency is providing President Donald Trump with the best intelligence it can, disputing reports that the spy community is withholding information from the commander in chief.

In a statement Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the CIA does not, has not and will never hide intelligence from the president.

He says the agency is not aware of any instance where this has occurred.

Pompeo is dismissing news reports claiming intelligence officials were keeping information from Trump, and notes the reports did not cite any examples. Pompeo says the claims damage the integrity of thousands of professional U.S. intelligence officers.