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As Trump Cabal Plots a Coup, Rubio Defends Haspel at CIA

As Trump Cabal Plots a Coup, Rubio Defends Haspel at CIA

CIA director Gina Haspel (Credit: Politico) This subtext of this POLITICO story is: how does Senator Marco Rubio stand up to President Trump’s attempt to hinder the transition to President-Elect Biden? He doesn’t. Rather than criticize the president, the Florida Republicans is defending Trump’s next target: CIA director Gina Haspel. After President Trump “terminated” Defense...

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Feds Dropping Case Against  2 Russian Companies Indicted by Mueller

Feds Dropping Case Against 2 Russian Companies Indicted by Mueller

The Justice Department is dropping charges against two companies controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian businessman and confidante of President Vladmir Putin. It was Prigozhin who financed the Internet Research Agency and its social media blitz in support of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. As time went on the the case brought by Special...

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Intel Probe Puts CIA’s Haspel in a Bind 

Intel Probe Puts CIA’s Haspel in a Bind 

The chair of CIA director Gina Haspel, who was promoted by John Brennan and Michael Hayden, is getting warmer, according to Politico Haspel was the CIA’s station chief in London in 2016 when the U.S. Embassy there was made aware of Mifsud’s contact with a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, by Australian diplomat Alexander Downer....

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Trump, the ‘Deep State,’ and the Democrats

Trump, the ‘Deep State,’ and the Democrats

(Published  in The New Republic, “Democrats Are Trapped in Trump’s ‘Deep State’ War.” The ongoing contretemps between President Donald Trump and the intelligence community forces a dismal and daunting question: Whose side must be taken in a power struggle between a legion of professional liars and a consummate bullshit artist? Both the president and the...

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The Formation of Robert Mueller’s Mind

The Formation of Robert Mueller’s Mind

If you talk to people who knew Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III when he was a young man, you will hear a lot of what you already know. He was hard-working, lacrosse playing, straight arrow who served in the U.S. Marines between studying in the privileged precincts of Princeton and University of Virginia Law School....

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