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Chelsea Manning’s Short Tenure as Harvard Fellow Terminated

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The Harvard Kennedy School pulled its Visiting Fellowship from the controversial figure after predictable outcry.

Comey To Testify That Trump Repeatedly Pressured Him On Russia Investigation

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Based on his just released opening testimony, tomorrow’s testimony by Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is likely to be explosive.

Jared Kushner Is “Focus” Of F.B.I. Investigation

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The President’s Son-In-Law has reportedly become a ‘focus’ of the ongoing F.B.I. investigation. That puts the President in a very awkward position.

Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

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Donald Trump seems to have an odd habit of sharing highly classified information with questionable people.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

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Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

Trump Asked Intelligence Officials To Push Back Against F.B.I. Russia Investigation

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Yet another report that the President of the United States sought to undermine an ongoing F.B.I. investigation.

Israel Was Source Of Information Revealed By Trump

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Multiple news agencies are reporting that Israel was the source of the classified information that President Trump provided to Russia’s Foreign Minister and U.S. Ambassador at an Oval Office meeting last week: WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided […]

Donald Trump Was Against Leaking Classified Information Before He Was For It

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Remember this Donald Trump? Yea, he’s President now and today he admitted to sharing classified information with the Russians: As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 …to terrorism and airline […]

Another Week, Another Demonstration Of President Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence

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President Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with the Russians is yet another demonstration of his dangerous hubris and incompetence.

North Korea Launches Another Missile Test

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Another provocative move by North Korea.

Donald Trump Discovers Being President Is Hard

Donald Trump Shrug

Donald Trump seems to be surprised that being President requires actual work.

F.B.I. Obtained FISA Warrant For Top Trump Adviser

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A top Trump campaign adviser was the subject of a FISA warrant for at least part of last year.

Nunes Recuses Himself From Russia Investigation

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Devin Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee has removed himself from the committee’s investigation into the Russian interference in the Presidential election and the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the campaign: WASHINGTON — Representative Devin Nunes, the embattled California Republican who is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, announced on Thursday […]

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

US Army Lt General Flynn testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

Lt. General Michael Flynn wants immunity before he agrees to testify before Congress. This could be significant, or it could mean nothing at all.

Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

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The story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia didn’t start with Michael Flynn, and it isn’t going to end with his resignation.

Politicization of Dead Spies

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The 117 CIA officers who have died in our service should not be used to score cheap political points.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

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A potentially controversial commutation from President Obama today.

Chelsea Manning Reportedly On Short List For Commutation

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With  only nine days to go in his Presidency, President Obama is reportedly working out a final list of pardons and commutations of people convicted of crimes under Federal law, and among those names on a short list is Chelsea Manning: President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year […]

Trump: “I’m like a smart person”; Doesn’t Need Daily Intel Briefings

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Good thing the world is a static, simple place…

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

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New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Trump Refusing To Take Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump Shrug

For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo Selected As Trump’s C.I.A. Director

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Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has been selected to be the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President-Elect Donald Trump: WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Mike Pompeo, a hawkish Republican from Kansas and a former Army officer, to lead the C.I.A., according to officials close to Mr. Trump’s transition team. […]

Trump Ignores Intel Experts

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More evidence that Trump would be a terrible president.

New Emails And F.B.I. Notes Show Clinton Still Hasn’t Put Email Issue Behind Her

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Another set of revelations shows that the Clinton campaign has yet to put the email story behind it.

No Charges Against Clinton Despite ‘Extremely Careless’ Safeguarding of Classified Information

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The presumptive Democratic nominee for president won’t be going to jail. But we knew that.

Hillary Clinton Interviewed By F.B.I. Regarding Private Server Investigation

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In a sign that the ongoing F.B.I. investigation into her use of a private email server and handling of classified information is coming to an end, the former Secretary of State was interviewed by Federal Agents today.

Apple Fighting Order To Assist In Decrypting Phone Of San Bernardino Terrorist

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Apple is resisting a Federal Court order that it assist the F.B.I. in decryption of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

War Against ISIS Poised To Expand Into Libya?

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Get ready for an expansion of the war against ISIS into Libya, because it’s probably not far away.

State Department Withholds 22 Hillary Clinton Emails For Containing “Top Secret” Information

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More email headaches for the Clinton campaign, but it remains unclear if any wrongdoing occurred.

Clinton Email Server Contained Information Classified Above ‘Top Secret,’ Report Contends

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New email headaches for Hillary Clinton, but it’s not clear what impact they will have on the race for President, if they have any impact at all.

North Korea Claims To Have Detonated Hydrogen Bomb In Nuclear Test

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The North Koreans claim to have made a major advance in their nuclear weapons program, but there are many reasons to be skeptical.

Are The Intelligence Reports On ISIS Being Cooked, And If So Why?

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Disturbing reports over the weekend that American leaders may not be getting the kind of unbiased intelligence analysis about ISIS that they need to make decisions.

Jonathan Pollard Released From Federal Prison After Thirty Years

Jonathan Pollard

After thirty years in Federal Prison, Jonathan Pollard is a free man. Make no mistake, though. Pollard is not, and never has been, a hero and he deserves to be remembered as nothing but the criminal that he is.

Federal Judge Rules N.S.A. Mass Data Collection Unconstitutional

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A Federal Judge has ruled that the N.S.A. metadata collection program is unconstitutional, but it’s unclear if the ruling will have much of an impact.

U.S. Intelligence: Russian Passenger Jet Likely Brought Down Over Sinai Peninsula By A Bomb

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American intelligence officials are saying that a Russian passenger jet that went down over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was most likely brought down by a bomb.

Hillary Clinton’s Server and Sensitive Compartmented Information

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Clinton’s wanton disregard for the rules had predictable consequences.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server in the wake of reports about highly classified information in her email.

Jonathan Pollard To Be Released November 21st

Jonathan Pollard

After 30 years in prison, Jonathan Pollard will be released later this year.

U.S. Considering Releasing Jonathan Pollard?

Jonathan Pollard

Reports are circulating that the Obama Administration is considering releasing Jonathan Pollard, and many are seeing it as an effort to placate Israel in the wake of the Iran deal.

Federal Inspectors General Call For Criminal Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

Did Hillary Clinton mishandle classified information while Secretary of State? Two Inspectors General want to find out.

Was China OPM Hack Fair Game?

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Was this simply ordinary intelligence collection? Or something more insidious?

Air Force Says ISIS Has Poor OPSEC, Demonstrating Poor OPSEC

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An Air Force general is bragging about a targeting technique being used against ISIS.

Senate Renews, Modifies, Patriot Act

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The Senate passed a bill that renews, and modifies, the Patriot Act

Domestic Spying ‘Suspended’ But Almost Certainly Continues Unabated

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Don’t believe everything you read in the papers.

Patriot Act Lapses, Civilization Still Stands

Patriot Act

Many provisions of the Patriot Act lapsed at midnight, but apparently the world hasn’t ended.

With Hours Left, The Fate Of The PATRIOT Act Remains Uncertain

Patriot Act

The Senate returns tomorrow to try to pass an extension of the PATRIOT Act before it expires, but it may not be able to do so.

First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails Reveals No Smoking Guns

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The first batch of email from Hillary Clinton regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi have been released, and they don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know.

Senate Fails To Pass PATRIOT Act Renewal

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The Senate went home last night without passing a bill to renew the PATRIOT Act, which expires at the end of the month.

The Triumph Of Bureaucracy: Al Qaeda’s Job Application

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Who knew terrorists had an H.R. Department?

Rand Paul Holds The Senate Floor To Talk About PATRIOT Act Renewal, Civil Liberties

Rand Paul Senate Floor

Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly twelve hours yesterday to talk about the PATRIOT Act, but it’s unclear if he accomplished anything.

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