Category: <span>Trump Russia</span>

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How Sen. Ron Johnson’s Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation

How Sen. Ron Johnson’s Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation

The hard-right Attorney General Bill Barr says that the FBI investigation Donald Trump’s entourage in 2016, amounted to “spying.” Left- wing columnist Matt Taibbi, says the Trump-Russia investigation was a “hoax.” But that’s kind of last year’s debate. In the 2020 election cycle it is hard to dispute Ryan Goodman and Asha Rangappa’s piece in...

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Pelosi Upbraids Counterintelligence Chief Over Russian Meddling

Pelosi Upbraids Counterintelligence Chief Over Russian Meddling

While it is highly debatable whether Russian social media activities could swing the 2020 election, there’s not much doubt that the Russian state agent, including Yevgeny Prigozhin, are trying to help Trump. The Trump White House would rather not share what the U.S. government knows about the subject. When William Evanina, chief of counterintelligence for...

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Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

Who Is John Durham and Why Is He Investigating the CIA?

John Durham’s name floats in and out of news cycle, a phantom figure who presence is fleeting but significant. Durham is the career Justice Department attorney, assigned by Attorney General William Barr, to investigate the origins of the FBI”s investigation of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian state agents.  In right-wing media Durham is...

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DOJ Alumni Call on Judge to Ignore Barr and Sentence  Flynn

DOJ Alumni Call on Judge to Ignore Barr and Sentence Flynn

Two thousand former employees of the Justice Department and FBI have signed an open letter protesting the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. They urge Judge Amy Sullivan to ignore the dismissal. We urge Judge Sullivan to closely examine the Department’s stated rationale for dismissing the charges —...

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