Listen: Latimer Putin, President Trump, Russia discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"He gets into a lot of trouble because these are the professionals. These are the intelligence agencies and the FBI and you heard the same kind of pushback from Christopher Ray in his interview with Lester Holt last night. These are two leaders of Roth enforcement agency and an intelligence agencies, sixteen intelligence agencies, and they believe that their job is to defend and protect the United States. That's, of course, the oath that the president talk, but they feel they have to correct him as best they can when he disagrees with the intelligence assessment and you heard Chris Wray defending Bob Muller, and you've now heard Dan Coats saying that there is no doubt that Latimer Putin the former KGB operative which he pointed out is responsible for everything that happens in terms of policy and covert action from Russia, and that anything that is done against the election. And he said, Russia is the way. Perpetrator is done by Putin himself. That was the assessment back in January of twenty seventeen. They have reassessed it constantly, and it is still true today, whatever the president's wavering opinions and switching back and forth. He's at least landed in a better place in these latest interviews. And I think that's why you heard sort of ambivalent statements from Dan Coats, hoping that the president stays in that place. I'm only laughing because you said he's, he's been in the right place in the last couple of us who knows what's happened since our conversation began a few minutes ago, Andrea. Thanks so much Andrea Mitchell in Aspen. At the coming up my interview with Putin critic that President Trump considered handing over the Russia. I'll ask him why Putin mentioned him by name in the Helsinki press conference. Next.."