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Trump’s Intelligence Purge Targets the Government’s Corruption Watchdogs

Trump’s Intelligence Purge Targets the Government’s Corruption Watchdogs

President Trump’s purge of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence now extends to a larger assault on the inspectors general of the U.S. government. Trump has installed loyalist Richard Grenell as the Acting Director of the Office of National Intelligence but he is not seeking to purge the CIA or FBI, the “deep...

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Why Trump’s Investigation of the Investigators Is Failing

For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump, Republican loyalists in Congress and media mouthpieces, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department...

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70 IGs Blow the Whistle on Barr’s Justice Department

70 IGs Blow the Whistle on Barr’s Justice Department

This October 22 letter from 70 inspectors general in the federal government is an extraordinary rebuke of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department of Attorney General Bill Barr. By trying to block the White House whistleblower’s complaint from going to Congress, the OLC wrongly interpreted the law and weakened the whistleblower process....

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