National Security Administration (NSA)

All the times Trump's intelligence officials contradicted him

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After his intelligence officials contradicted President Trump multiple times in sworn, public testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump tweeted that their national security assessments were “wrong!” and that perhaps they “should go back to school.”

Why it matters: This is not the first time President Trump has cast doubt on the findings of the U.S. intelligence community, especially when they run counter to his interests or preconceived notions. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, notes: "People risk their lives for the intelligence he just tosses aside on Twitter."

Report: Ex-NSA spies ran UAE's hacking operations

The 2015 National Day celebration in Dubai. Photo: Helen Boast/ Getty Images

In a blockbuster report, Reuters details a United Arab Emirates government program called Project Raven that used ex-NSA employees to hack espionage targets, including Americans. The report is split into two parts, one describing the overall organization and a second describing a powerful cyberweapon used by the group.

Why it matters: Project Raven targeted journalists, politicians and activists — some of whom were Americans, according to Reuters interviews with several former participants and a review of documents they provided.

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