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Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, Many Chose to Cooperate

Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, Many Chose to Cooperate

  In his TK News Substack newsletter, Matt Taibbi compares the relationship between U.S. news organizations and the intelligence community in 2014 and today. Fast forward seven years. Julian Assange is behind bars, and may die there. Snowden is in exile in Russia. Brennan, Clapper, and Hayden have been rehabilitated and are all paid contributors...

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Does the Endorsement of National Security Republicans Help Biden?

Does the Endorsement of National Security Republicans Help Biden?

Source: Top Republican National Security Officials Say They Will Vote for Biden – The New York Times Among the signatories are former officials from the Reagan administration; others who served both George Bush and George W. Bush; and a few, like John Negroponte, the former director of national intelligence, and Gen. Michael Hayden, who served...

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The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

[Inside the Five Eyes: a series: Part 1 |Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 is below]. Once unknown, the Five Eyes is now coming into public view as supra-national surveillance service. The Five Eyes track terrorists and smugglers. They coordinate drone strikes and disaster response. They have the ability to...

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The ‘Deep State’ Isn’t a Conspiracy. It’s a Political Faction

The ‘Deep State’ Isn’t a Conspiracy. It’s a Political Faction

[This story was first published in The New Republic as “‘The Deep State’ Is a Political Party,” November 8, 2019)] It was, in the eyes of Trump World, the very clubhouse of the Deep State: the plush, blue-carpeted, wood-paneled 13th floor auditorium of the National Press Club, located in the heart of the Washington swamp,...

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Impeachment Frenzy Sets Trump Against the CIA

Impeachment Frenzy Sets Trump Against the CIA

The long-impending constitutional crisis has arrived, courtesy of a CIA whistleblower. If his or her complaint was conceived as a covert political action operation, it could not have been more effective. The nine-page letter did what Robert Mueller’s 448-page opus did not: jump-start the impeachment process. The day after Trump acknowledged he spoke with the...

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