Jeffrey Ringel Quoted on Voice of America: Controversy Over Trump’s FBI Firing Seen as Playing Into Russia’s Strategy
May 12, 2017

Controversy Over Trump’s FBI Firing Seen as Playing Into Russia’s Strategy

Voice of America 
By: Jeff Seldin

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Political acrimony over President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is playing into the hands of a longtime U.S. adversary, several current and former U.S. intelligence officials say.

“From a geopolitical standpoint, the real winner is Russia,” said Luke Hartig, a former senior director at the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama.

‘Could Russia want anything more?’

Jeff Ringel, a recently retired 21-year veteran of the FBI now serving as director of The Soufan Group, echoed similar sentiments about how the current political dynamic is playing out.

“Could Russia want anything more?” Ringel asked of Comey’s sudden dismissal. “Russia is probably very happy with the results of this action because this action is going to bog down the [FBI’s] investigation …”

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