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FBI’s Figliuzzi: Chaos or Civil War in 2020?

FBI’s Figliuzzi: Chaos or Civil War in 2020?

Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI deputy director for counterintelligence, looks ahead to the 2020 president election and sees chaos coming. The convergence of Trump, COVID, and William Barr, and is dangerous. “Things will get bad before they get better,” he tells Strange Days host Fernand Amandi. Figliuzzi’s fears echo those of Mark Medish and Joel McCleary‘s...

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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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Barr and Bolton Undermined Congressional Oversight of CIA

Barr and Bolton Undermined Congressional Oversight of CIA

The past is prologue to the Trump administration. Thirty years ago, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Attorney General Nominee William Barr were fighting congressional oversight of the CIA. As legal advisers to President Reagan, they insisted that the president did not need to disclose all covert operations to Congress, that Congress’s power of the...

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