Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director of Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, went on MSNBC this week and said that President Donald Trump may be “the greatest national security threat” facing America.
On “The Beat with Ari Melber”, Figliuzzi analyzed the latest New York Times report and discussed that Trump is ignoring warnings that China and Russia are eavesdropping on the President’s unsecured iPhone calls. He said:
‘This should surprise no one that’s familiar with the lack of security practice in and around the White House… We’re talking about a White House whose Situation Room was compromised when someone brought a cell phone into and recorded conversations there. We know the president doesn’t routinely get intelligence briefings and we know he seems to have an attitude, ‘I’ve got this, I understand the threat, I don’t need this kind of briefing.’”
As the national security contributor for NBC News who is also a COO at a risk management firm, Figliuzzi said Trump has less security than corporate CEOs. He reiterated again that Trump is a endangering national security secrets.
“I’ve been someone who said that it could be that the greatest national security threat we face is this president — is an insider threat because of his lack of understanding of procedure,” he noted.
Figliuzzi added “This is a full-blown intelligence operation by an adversary against a president who isn’t practicing the most standard of security procedures around his communications.” You can see more of his interview here.