Maria Butina

The Six Worst Spies of 2018

It was a banner year for bad spies.  The ideal covert operation, a CIA man once said, remains secret “from conception to eternity.” So too with the ideal spy. The true artists of espionage are those who are never detected or are detected too late to be harmed, humiliated, prosecuted or persecuted. The most famous...

Julian Assange

Ecuadoran Intelligence Monitored Manafort’s Meetings with Assange, Says The Guardian.

If true, the UK Guardian’s story about former Trump campaign manager Julian Assange  is very damaging to the Wikileaks founder. Wikileaks denies it. The Guardian’s sourcing is vague in places. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure...


Ex-Spy Chief Chastises Jeremy Corbyn

NEWS United Kingdom Jeremy Corbyn Accused of ‘Troubling’ Associations by Former Spy Chief––Sir Richard Dearlove’s comments triggered a furious reaction from Labour, who denounced his role in causing the Iraq war. ( United States  An Assault on American Intelligence — Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden says ‘fact-based institutions’ are suffering under President Trump and he...

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