The NYT has reported yesterday that Trump wants to have a White House review of intel agencies, and install a Cerberus Capital Management co-founder (Stephen Feinberg) to lead the project. While,,,, the FBI is investigating former National Security Advisor Flynn with respect to his Russian contacts. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-intelligence-agencies-stephen-feinberg.html The piece suggests further that such an appointment would actually be grooming Mr. Feinberg to lead one of the agencies after his review. LOL the NYT sometimes has a vague sense of humor even in straight reporting... they note that Mr. Feinberg’s “only experience with national security matters is his firm’s stakes in a private security company and two gun makers”... But see the thing about the CIA and DNI appointments that’s a little disappointing to Trump (or, Bannon) is that those picks were GOP establishment picks. One of them hasn’t even been confirmed yet, Dan Coats, the nominee for Director of National Intelligence. Nothing like being reviewed before you get there, eh Dan? And found wanting? So leaving a place for Trump to peg in someone else? This guy Trump or whoever’s running him, is such a card. Feinberg might not want the DNI post. He could finish his review, sign off on the current agency heads and just go back to his land of hedge funds (a new one, of course, having divested from Cerberus meanwhile?) with a boatload of global intelligence that any hedge fund or bank would kill to have a peek at. Here’s what I think. Deciding to have a high level White House review of intel agencies while the FBI is investigating who’s on first in the White House national security circles is painting that old “obstruction of justice” devil on the wall. But hey, it’s an option.