CIA director: Trump tweets yielding valuable intelligence

Washington (KWCH) CIA Director and former Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo says President Trump's prolific Twitter feed has helped yield valuable intelligence.

Pompeo made the comments while speaking with former Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

"I've seen it help us. I've seen things the President has put out on his twitter account actually have a real-world impact on our capacity to understand what's happening in the world," says Pompeo.

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta offered a different opinion, taking issue with the President's tweets, particularly ones that some have labeled as anti-Muslim.

"When you tweet something like that out there you don't know what the consequences are going to be, and the consequences could be lives," says Panetta.