Trump’s Selection Of John Bolton Has The World Rightfully Concerned

From Europe to the Middle East, to Asia, America’s allies are concerned about what the selection of John Bolton as National Security Adviser means going forward. They should be, and so should every American.

Republicans Should Spend Less Time Worrying About Leaks, More Time Doing Their Job

Republicans on Capitol Hill worried about all the leaking coming from the Trump White House would be wise to actually do the oversight the Constitution compels them to do.

House Intel Committee Found No Evidence Of Collusion Because It Wasn’t Looking For Any

The head of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation admitted yesterday that the committee was never focused on any potential evidence of collusion.

Gina Haspel Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah (But She Pushed to Have Tapes Destroyed)

ProPublica has retracted an explosive but erroneous report about the nominee to be the next CIA Director.

The Pompeo And Haspel Nominations Could Be In Trouble In The Senate

The nominations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel could be in trouble in the Senate.

Trump’s Pick For New C.I.A. Director Has a Troubling Record On Torture

By all accounts, Gina Haspel is exceedingly well qualified to be the next C.I.A. Director, but she has a troubling past that the Senate will need to at least force her to answer questions about.

Who is Mike Pompeo?

Rex Tillerson was an awful Secretary of State who simply had to go, It’s quite possible his successor will be an even greater disaster.

House Intelligence Committee Ends One-Sided Russia Probe, Claiming No Collusion

Ending an investigation that was flawed and tainted with partisanship from the start, the House Intelligence Committee has abruptly concluded its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

James Clapper Not Charged with Lying to Congress

The statute of limitations has expired. But he should never have been asked the question to begin with.

NSA Has Received No Orders To Act Against Russian Interference In 2018 Election

President Trump continues to deny the reality of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, and he’s failing to act to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Democrats On House Intelligence Committee Release Rebuttal Memo That Utterly Decimates Nunes Memo

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released a memo that completely eviscerates the memo prepared by Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster On His Way Out?

National Security Adviser H.L. McMaster is the latest person rumored to be considering moving on from the Trump Administration.

Donald Trump’s Dereliction Of Presidential Duty Is Self-Evident

Donald Trump’s dereliction of duty in response to clear evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a staggering and flagrant dereliction of the duties he agreed to take on when he took the Oath Of Office more than a year ago.

Another Trump Campaign Aide Set To Plead Guilty

Mueller tightens the screws even further.

Trump Falsely Claims That He Never Said Russia Didn’t Interfere In The 2016 Election

Donald Trump is now claiming that he had never denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. This is, of course, not true.

Trump Still Won’t Acknowledge The Reality Of Russian Interference In The 2016 Campaign

Even with yesterday’s indictments, President Trump still won’t acknowledge reality even though it’s staring him in the face.

Robert Mueller Issues Indictments Of 13 Russian Officials For Election Meddling

A significant and important development in the Russia investigation that shows that President Trump’s claim that the stories of Russian interference in the 2016 election were “Fake News” is completely untrue.

More Than 130 White House Employees Lack Final Security Clearances

More security clearance problems for the White House.

Intelligence Chiefs Warn Of Russian Plans To Interfere In Midterm Elections

Intelligence officials are warning that the Russians are set to seek to influence the 2018 elections just as they did in 2016. Despite this, the Trump Administration refuses to acknowledge this publicly while the President seeks to undermine the investigation into past Russian interference.

Dozens Of Trump White House Employees Lack Final Security Clearances

More than a year into the Trump Presidency, dozens of White House personnel lack proper security clearances.

Trump Blocks Release Of Democratic Rebuttal To Nunes Memo

Donald Trump has blocked the release of a memo prepared by House Intelligence Committee Democrats to rebut the Nunes memo. It’s hard not to see this as a blatantly partisan move.

The Nunes Memo Was A Complete Dud

Contrary to the claims that were made by conservatives and Trump supporters before its release, the memo prepared by Congressman Devin Nunes has done nothing to undermine the Russia investigation.

Trump Administration Admits 2018 Elections Are Vulnerable To More Russian Interference

Administration officials are admitting that it’s likely that Russia will try to interfere in the midterm elections just as it did in 2016, but they don’t seem inclined to do anything about it.

David French: Nunes Memo ‘Clears the Decks for the Special Counsel’

National Review legal analyst David French argues that the Nunes memo actually undermines the central claim its proponents were seeking to bolster.

House Intelligence Committee Releases Memo Claiming Bias In Russia Investigation

Republicans have released the memo prepared by Congressman Devin Nunes that purports to call into question the basis for the Russia investigation. In the end, though, it amounts to much ado about nothing.

White House Chief of Staff Says Schoolteacher Who Insulted Military Should ‘Go to Hell’ While Defending Release of Classified Memo That Deliberately Distorts Facts to Impugn Integrity of FBI

John Kelly continues to throw away the good name he earned in decades of service as a Marine to serve the agenda of President Trump.

Chelsea Manning’s Short Tenure as Harvard Fellow Terminated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another provocative move by North Korea.

Donald Trump Discovers Being President Is Hard

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

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

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

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

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

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.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

A potentially controversial commutation from President Obama today.

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

Good thing the world is a static, simple place…

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

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

For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

Trump Ignores Intel Experts

More evidence that Trump would be a terrible president.

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