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The Dangers of a Trump Loyalist as Director of National Intelligence 

The Dangers of a Trump Loyalist as Director of National Intelligence 

Last week’s appearance of Joseph Maguire, the acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), highlighted the importance of an obscure position. Maguire deferred to the Trump Justice Department’s tortured argument for withholding a whistleblower’s complaint from Congress but insisted he was following the law, not covering up. Democrats were unconvinced. Trump ousted the previous DNI, Dan...

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While Impeachment Talk Grows, Trump Is Gaining Control of U.S. Intelligence

While Impeachment Talk Grows, Trump Is Gaining Control of U.S. Intelligence

This is what White House control of the U.S. intelligence apparatus looks like: the acting director of national intelligence, Adm. Joseph Maguire, quashed the finding of his inspector general that a still-unnamed whistleblower had made serious allegations about President Trump that urgently need to be addressed by Congress. Its preview of how the president will...

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Trump’s Acting DNI: Since 9/11, Domestic Terrorists Have Killed More Americans Than Islamists

Trump’s Acting DNI: Since 9/11, Domestic Terrorists Have Killed More Americans Than Islamists

Joseph Maguire, the Acting Director of National Intelligence, says that in the 18 years since the 9/11 attacks, domestic terrorists have killed more Americans than foreign-born. President Trump chose Maguire, a former admiral and head of the National Counterterrorism Center, as acting chief of the U.S. intelligence community last month. Trump’s first choice, Texas congressman...

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