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Trump to fire Esper, Haspel, Wray if he wins 2020 race: Sources

Iran Press TV

Monday, 26 October 2020 1:18 AM

US President Donald Trump has list of top intelligence officials that he will reportedly fire if he wins reelection in the presidential race.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray are among those, two sources told Axios, according to a Sunday report.

"We have no personnel announcements at this time nor would it be appropriate to speculate about changes after the election or in a 2nd term," White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

Haspel is said to be considering quitting the CIA no matter who wins the November 3 race, Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden.

"Since the beginning of DNI's push to declassify documents, and how strongly she feels about protecting sources connected to those materials, there have been rumblings around the agency that the director plans to depart the CIA regardless of who wins the election," a source was cited as saying.

Deere said last week that, "if the president doesn't have confidence in someone he will let you know."

Since his 2016 campaigning days, Trump has been steadily questioning the integrity of the US elections, suggesting that he would not accept the outcome if he loses.

National polls currently show Trump trailing the Democratic nominee although surveys of electoral battleground states are tighter.

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