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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

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

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

U.S. Considering Releasing 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

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

Was China OPM Hack Fair Game?

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

Air Force Says ISIS Has Poor OPSEC, Demonstrating Poor OPSEC

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

Senate Renews, Modifies, Patriot Act

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

Domestic Spying ‘Suspended’ But Almost Certainly Continues Unabated

Don’t believe everything you read in the papers.

Patriot Act Lapses, Civilization Still Stands

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

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

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

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

Who knew terrorists had an H.R. Department?

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

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.

House Passes Bill To Restrict N.S.A. Data Mining

The House has passed a bill that would place real restrictions on the National Security Agency’s data mining program. Now, it moves to the Senate.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

Jeb Bush: Sure, I’d Invade Iraq Just Like My Brother Did

Like most Republicans, Jeb Bush either fails or refuses to recognize what an utter, unjustifiable disaster his brother’s decision to invade Iraq actually was.

James Clapper Tells Congress He Testified Falsely Because, ‘I Forgot’

Director of National Intelligence now tells Congress that he testified falsely about NSA spying because he forgot the program existed.

Germans Restrict Cooperation With The U.S. On Intelligence

Largely in reaction to revelations about N,S.A. surveillance, Germany has cut back on its intelligence cooperation with the United States.

Appeals Court Rules N.S.A. Data Mining Illegal

A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the N.S.A.’s data mining program is illegal, but its ruling may not have a very big impact.