Trump seeks “cooked” intelligence to renege on the nuclear deal

Source: The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

“The Trump White House is reportedly pushing intelligence analysts to find Iranian violations of the JCPOA when they don’t exist: ‘US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, in an echo of the politicisation of intelligence that led up to the Iraq invasion, according to former officials and analysts.’ It is telling that the White House has to resort to manipulating the intelligence on Iran and the nuclear deal, as it shows that the only way to discover Iranian violations of the deal is to distort intelligence analysis and make them up.” (08/28/17)