The heated exchange between Johnson and NBC’s Chuck Todd suggests the uncharted and hazardous waters in which the agency now sails. A Republican senator the president praises as “highly respected” has no respect for the CIA. Once a bulwark of the $15 billion a year agency, the GOP is no longer reliable source of support.
Mobilizing his troops against the agency, Trump immediately blessed Johnson’s attitude, without mentioning the CIA by name.
Source: I- CounterPunch.org