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The Weakest Link: Impeachment and National Security

The Weakest Link: Impeachment and National Security

In the summer of 2016 President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t agree about much, except for one obscure issue of U.S. foreign policy: lethal military aid to Ukraine. As commander in chief, Obama objected to such assistance, even in the face of a Russian proxy war. So did candidate Trump.  On...

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emptywheel: NSA Is Probably Withholding Burisma Details

emptywheel: NSA Is Probably Withholding Burisma Details

Marcy Wheeler, aka emptywheel, is among the most knowledgeable of intel watchers. She has this to say about Rep. Adam Schiff’s complaint that the National Security Agency has not been entirely forthcoming with records relevant to President Trump’s impeachment trial. It’s all about Burisma, the Ukrainian firm that hired Hunter Biden to serve on its...

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Firm Hired by Ukraine’s Burisma Tried to Use Hunter Biden as Leverage

Firm Hired by Ukraine’s Burisma Tried to Use Hunter Biden as Leverage

Joe Biden’s vulnerability to President Trump’s attacks on his son’s business dealings in Ukraine are illustrated by this Wall Street Journal report. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Biden’s sinecure with the Burisama, an energy company assembled by a corrupt oligarch. The documents—email exchanges between State Department staff members made public this week—show...

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