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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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Two Trump Loyalists Floated for Director of National Intelligence

Two Trump Loyalists Floated for Director of National Intelligence

Yahoo News reports the White House is considering three ‘loyal’ men for director of National Intelligence, following the quick demise of the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe, whose chief qualification seemed to be that he wanted to prosecute a Washington Post leaker. The new candidates for the DNI position have their own unique qualifications. Pete...

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Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Imagine the indictment of a former national security official in the Obama administration for violation of the Espionage Act. Imagine James Clapper or Sally Yates facing the same charges as Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. That dream of right-wing media (and some left-wing critics) came one step closer to reality Sunday, when President Trump announced...

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Keep Hope Alive: South Korea’s Moon Meets Dan Coats to Save Nuclear Talks

Keep Hope Alive: South Korea’s Moon Meets Dan Coats to Save Nuclear Talks

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is in South Korea meeting with President Moon Jae-in. Moon is trying to coax Trump into an agreement with North Korea that will end the Korea war and gradually denuclearize the Korean peninsula. On this issue, many Democrats in Washington are mindlessly siding with John Bolton against the peace-minded...

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Boom Times for Special Ops

Boom Times for Special Ops

The American middle-class may be strapped but the secret sectors of the U.S. government are flush. U.S.  military intelligence spending increased 18 percent in the past two years, continuing a trend that began late in the Obama administration. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) dropped the numbers yesterday, and they show secret government...

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