Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday night that U.S. intelligence agencies could “get back at” President-elect Donald Trump after he questioned the legitimacy of the intelligence community’s probe into Russian involvement in the hacking of Democratic party officials.
The “Intelligence” briefing on so-called “Russian hacking” was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Schumer said, “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he is being really dumb to do this.”
“What do you think the intelligence community would do if they were motivated to?” Maddow asked. (RELATED: Report: Russian Operatives Claim To Have Compromising Information On Trump)
“I don’t know, but from what I am told, they are very upset with how he has treated them and talked about them,” Schumer replied.
Trump is set to receive an intelligence briefing on Friday about the probe into alleged Russian hacking of Democratic party officials. (RELATED: Trump Questions Legitimacy Of Russian Hacking Probe)