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The CIA’s ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Obama on Russian Hacking Is Still Classified

The CIA’s ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Obama on Russian Hacking Is Still Classified

The American people still don’t know some of the most significant details of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election. Four years after the fact, the story is still redacted. The Washington Examiner extracted that revelation from the latest Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian intervention in U.S. elections. “The administration was not fully engaged until...

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Abrupt Withdrawals Leave Trump Besieged by the National Security Establishment

Abrupt Withdrawals Leave Trump Besieged by the National Security Establishment

The phrase “the deep state” means different things to different people. The Deep State news blog reports on all of them by covering the world’s secret intelligence agencies. On December 19, The Deep State news blog (deepstateblog.org) achieved its fall 2018 fundraising goal of $9,000. Thanks to 44 donors, we have paid off the cost...

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Influence Operation: ACLU Sues for Records of the CIA’s Haspel Nomination Campaign

Influence Operation: ACLU Sues for Records of the CIA’s Haspel Nomination Campaign

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the CIA for records pertaining to the Agency’s campaign to support Gina Haspel’s nomination as director of the agency. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, filed Thursday, seeks records related to “Haspel’s potential conflict of interest in serving as the classification authority over information about her own role in...

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Targeted Assassinations: Trump Tops Obama

It’s not really open to dispute that America’s drone wars are controlled by secretive agencies and secrets laws. Both Donald Rumsfeld, a crusty conservative, and Barack Obama, a liberal internationalist, tried to make the U.S. drone apparatus more publicly accountable. Both failed. Now President Trump, an authoritarian nationalist, is escalating the drone wars without much...

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