Trump’s deteriorating relationship with intelligence community

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell speaking at the 2019 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Credit: Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0).

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence. This comes as reports surfaced on Thursday that senior intelligence officials told Congress that Russia wants to see President Trump re-elected. Trump worried that could be used against him politically leading up to November’s election.