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Trump’s Intelligence Purge Rattles National Security Establishment

Trump’s Intelligence Purge Rattles National Security Establishment

Former CIA director John Brennan calls it a “full blown national security crisis.” Soon to be ex-acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire says Congress that Russia is seeking to influence in the 2020 presidential election on behalf of President Trump. Trump is replacing Maguire with Richard Grenell, a former spokesman for U.S. Ambassador...

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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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Senate Intelligence Committee Calls on Trump to Repudiate Trump

Senate Intelligence Committee Calls on Trump to Repudiate Trump

The Senate Intelligence Committee is calling for a government-wide effort to prepare for a Russian intervention in the 2020 presidential election.  The timing of the report, however, undermines its message. The day after all of the committee’s Republican members voted to acquit the president of charges that he covertly sought the help of a foreign...

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Washington Post: Keep Intelligence Briefings Open to the Public

Washington Post: Keep Intelligence Briefings Open to the Public

A stinging tweet from President Trump about the intelligence community’s Capitol Hill public briefing on Iran a year ago has the intel chiefs ducking. According to Politico, U.S. officials have suggested to the House and Senate they testify only behind closed doors. The editors of the Washington Post object. The change would undermine the public...

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How Late DCI William Colby Saved the CIA, and What That Can Teach Us Today

How Late DCI William Colby Saved the CIA, and What That Can Teach Us Today

The back story to President Trump’s feud with the CIA dates back to the 1970s when CIA director William Colby navigated the aftermath of Watergate. That’s when the House and Senate Intelligence Committee’s were created, as well as the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Colby’s efforts to rehabilitate the CIA were not popular in the...

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