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RIP: Jerrold Post, CIA Profiler Who Said Trump Was a ‘Malignant Narcissist’

RIP: Jerrold Post, CIA Profiler Who Said Trump Was a ‘Malignant Narcissist’

From Peter Eisner at SpyTalk. A veteran Washington reporter, Eisner interviewed Post for his podcast (with Jonathan Winer) Unconventional Threat. The Q&A with Post, reprinted in the SpyTalk piece, is well worth reading Here is guide to understanding how an intelligence agency assesses a political leader. Post had created the Center for the Analysis of Personality...

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The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

Jeff Stein at SpyTalk on the release of two Trumpster terror suspects in Washington DC. Had their names been Ahmed and Fatima, with family connections in, say, Lebanon, they almost certainly would have been held for further investigation. But their case, like so many others involving armed white pro-Trump extremists over the past four years,...

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As Trump Lashes Out, McConnell Protects CIA Director Haspel

As Trump Lashes Out, McConnell Protects CIA Director Haspel

President Trump just fired the government’s top cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs. His offense: he said there were no serious irregularities in the voting that culminated on November 3. No one thinks the soon-to-be ex-president is done. The question in Washington is: Will he fire CIA director Gina Haspel next? Or FBI director Christopher Wray? Last...

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Trump’s ‘Incendiary’ Words Light No Fires–So Far

Trump’s ‘Incendiary’ Words Light No Fires–So Far

After a summer in which Attorney General Bill Barr dispatched unidentified federal agents to confront racial justiice protesters in Portland and an armed gang descended on the capital of Michigan to protest the tyranny of face masks, the threat of violence around the November 3 election could not be discounted. So, far it hasn’t materialized....

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