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A Night of Angst from Spies and Journalists

A Night of Angst from Spies and Journalists

Some of the folks whom President Trump has smeared as “enemies of the people” took to the speaker’s platform at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Tuesday night. Attended by senior journalists and intelligence professionals, the event, “Breaking News: U.S. Intelligence and The Press,” was affably insiderish in the Washington way. Former acting CIA...

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Former Spy Chiefs Liken Trump to ISIS Recruiters

Former Spy Chiefs Liken Trump to ISIS Recruiters

If you think some former U.S. intelligence officials have been harsh in their criticism of President Trump, well, they’re getting harsher. In the wake of the mail bomb arrest and the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, James Clapper and Michael Hayden are likening President Trump’s political rhetoric to radicalization tactics used by terrorists. Clapper, former director of...

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Trump’s ‘Deep State’ rhetoric debunked by Tim Wiener

Tim Wiener, formerly of the New York Times, is one of the country’s leading intelligence writers. His histories of the CIA (Legacy of Ashes) and the FBI (Enemies) are brisk best-sellers that render harsh judgement on these agencies. (He is too harsh according to the CIA.) In a long review essay for the New York...

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Trump’s Deep State Strategy: Conquer by Dividing

President Trump is taking action against his so-called deep state critics, a sign of the intensifying power struggle in Washington between an authoritarian president and an unnerved and alarmed national security establishment. On Monday the White House announced Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former CIA directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former director of national...

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