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Who Will Biden Pick to Run the CIA?

Who Will Biden Pick to Run the CIA?

President-Elect Joe Biden is looking for a CIA director. In CounterPunch.org, former CIA officer Mel Goodman runs down where past directors have gone wrong–and what Biden could do right. The directors who were agency professionals were a particularly motley group.  [Gina] Haspel is best known for her leading role in the CIA’s sadistic torture and...

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Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

If this Washington Examiner report proves to be true, it will be a bitter pill for right-wing media. The Examiner and other pro-Trump outlets have talked themselves into believing, on the basis of very little evidence, that Durham had a criminal case against former CIA director John Brennan. The Obama-era CIA director has been told...

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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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Trump Blocked Brennan’s Access to CIA Records. Is that a Bad Thing?

Trump Blocked Brennan’s Access to CIA Records. Is that a Bad Thing?

John Brennan has published a memoir, much to President Trump’s distress. In the book the former CIA director reveals the president ordered the CIA not to share classified information with him while he was writing the book, a courtesy normally extended to former officials. “Courtesy” and “Trump” are two words that co-exist uneasily in any...

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