The Trump Effect strikes again, as a former CIA analyst who was working as National Security Spokesman prior to his resignation earlier this month explained today that he quit because of Donald Trump, that’s why.
Of course, the truth is a little more complicated than that, but I’ll get back to that in a jiffy. Now, Edward Price, because that’s the guy in question, was a CIA asset from 2006 until recently this month. He said during a WaPo interview that there is a strong sense of demoralization in the CIA under Trump.
The interview is very dramatic with Edward Price sounding very patriotic and concerned about Trump’s presidency, as he parrots with gravitas all the mainstream media propaganda against The Donald, those ridiculous claims we’ve all enjoyed before and after the election, but this time from a position of authority, as a former CIA official.
However, Edward claims that his resignation has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with Donald Trump’s disturbing actions.
What Edward Price forgets to mention during his patriotard tirade is that he is a strong Clinton supporter, as according to FEC records, he donated the legal maximum of $2700 to Hillary for America back in 2016. Furthermore, in the same day, August 21, he donated another $2300 to the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund respectively.
But I’m positive that doesn’t mean anything, really.
Also, the apolitical Edward Price is officially listed a registered democrat in the DC.
Price wrote in his WaPo op-ed:
“To be clear, my decision had nothing to do with politics, and I would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration open to intelligence analysis. I served with conviction under President George W. Bush, some of whose policies I also found troubling, and I took part in programs that the Obama administration criticized and ended. As intelligence professionals, we’re taught to tune out politics. The river separating CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., from Washington might as well be a political moat. But this administration has flipped that dynamic on its head: The politicians are the ones tuning out the intelligence professionals.”
I almost shed a tear.
What’s very interesting to observe is that President Trump apparently created an environment that purges itself, along the lines of a self draining swamp.