CHUCK SCHUMER/FOREIGN POLICY/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer swiped at President Donald Trump on Wednesday [1-30-19] evening, urging America’s top intelligence official to stage an intervention and educate the commander in chief about how important it is for him to back the U.S. intelligence community. Coats, who served with Schumer in the Senate, publicly undercut Trump’s statements on Tuesday [1-29-19] during a Senate Intelligence Community hearing where he spoke about ISIS’ strength, North Korea nuclear weapons program and the Iran nuclear deal in vastly different terms than Trump does. Coats was joined by FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, all of whom became the target of Trump’s ire Wednesday morning for their statements.”

Brent D. Griffiths, “Schumer urges Coats to stage intelligence intervention with Trump,” Politico, January 30, 2019 11:13 pm