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The Looming Crisis of Emergency Powers and the 2020 Election

The Looming Crisis of Emergency Powers and the 2020 Election

(This article was first published in Just Security) By Mark Medish and Joel McCleary The future of electoral democracy in the United States is, without exaggeration, at risk. While a global pandemic and economic meltdown could provide a pretext for this threat, it does not come from abroad. Instead the threat comes from our own...

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Ex-CIA Biden Adviser Avril Haines, Scrubbed Palantir from Her Resume

Avril Haines, a former deputy CIA director who is now advising presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has scrubbed her resume. Haines once listed herself as a consultant to Palantir, a data mining firm Not any more. Haines’s biography on the Brookings site was captured by the Wayback Machine, which archives websites, on May 9. At that...

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In Deep: The History Behind Trump’s War on the Intelligence Community

In Deep: The History Behind Trump’s War on the Intelligence Community

(This story first appeared in Counterpunch.) “There is no ‘deep state’—not in the conspiratorial way that Donald Trump uses the term,” writes David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, in his new book, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s “Deep State.” “In dozens of interviews, no current or former government officials...

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Biden Briefer Defended Israeli Spyware Firm Implicated in Abuses

Biden Briefer Defended Israeli Spyware Firm Implicated in Abuses

After last night’s Democratic presidential debate, Anita Dunn, senior adviser to the Biden campaign, spun reporters on the Vice President’s performance. Last years, Dunn, who served as communications director in Barack Obama’s White House, did similar duty for NSO, the spyware firm founded by former Israeli intelligence officers. NSO created the infamous Pegasus intrusion tool,...

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Schiff Says NSA and CIA Withhold Documents Relevant to Impeachment

Schiff Says NSA and CIA Withhold Documents Relevant to Impeachment

One open secret of the National Security Agency is its ability to intercept the communications of foreign leaders. That ability, it is safe to say, include Ukraine president Voldymor Zelensky, the target of President Trump’s pressure campaign to extract a public statement about rival Joe Biden. How that Trump has been impeached and faces trial...

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