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Canada’s NSA Attacks Consortium News for Accurate Reporting

Canada’s NSA Attacks Consortium News for Accurate Reporting

Last month, Global News,  a Canadian TV network, reported that a leaked 2017  intelligence document stated that the U.S.-based news site, Consortium News, was “part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.” The document came from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s version of the NSA. In fact, the Consortium News article, written by independent...

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The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

Trump’s Ukraine story is a constellation of factoids that amount to a fantasy. Which isn’t to say it won’t be politically effective. One important reason Democrats must be better prepared to fend off Ukraine-related conspiracy mongering is that Attorney General Barr is preparing some kind of ginned-up report that will line up neatly with Republican...

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Colombian Spy Chief Resigns Over Fake Dossier Linking Rebels to Venezuela 

Colombian Spy Chief Resigns Over Fake Dossier Linking Rebels to Venezuela 

How often have we learned about doctored intelligence, “dodgy dossiers,” and fixing the facts to the policy? Sixteen years ago, the bogus evidence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and the infamous Downing Street memo, showed how the deceptions of intelligence agencies drove the fiasco of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Last week it happened...

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What Mueller Didn’t Say About ‘Putin’s Prince’ and His Troll Factory

What Mueller Didn’t Say About ‘Putin’s Prince’ and His Troll Factory

(This article was first published on Just Security) The narrow testimony and contentious questioning of Robert Mueller has raised questions on the political left as well as the right about one of his most significant findings related to Russia’s secret efforts to influence the 2016 election on behalf of President Donald Trump: the social media...