It's really a side-note, but a very meaningful side-note.
...[Enemy] regimes, running countries large and small—from Russia and China down to Iran, Cuba, and even Venezuela—thrive or at least survive by preventing the United States from understanding their strategic intentions.
They depend on us not recognizing or comprehending their subversive means of achieving their objectives short of all-out war. They cloak their goals, strategies, capabilities, and operations through “denial” (concealment or denying access to facts) and “deception” (a range of military and civilian techniques that include disinformation). “Denial and deception” is a singular intelligence term....
OK, denial and deception. Bad guys use it. Reagan established an office to counter it within DNI's purview.
...without announcement or explanation, the Obama Administration quietly ordered it shut down in the spring of 2016. The shutdown wasn’t intended to be noticed. It happened without fanfare, with the FDDC made to wither away over the next year and not generate attention by closing outright. Its very closure was a deception.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence ran the FDDC. James Clapper served as director of national intelligence under Obama, and he personally oversaw the FDDC’s demise so that it would disappear unnoticed. CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, and even Vice President Joe Biden—all principals of Obama’s National Security Council—went along with the shutdown....
The enemies of the US occupy very high positions in the US.
Trump knew that. That's why he's THE Target these days.