by | Sep 19, 2017

This past week the 70th anniversary of the CIA passed without much fanfare, strikingly in-line with the clandestine nature of the agency. However at a time when our intelligence community is facing increasing public scrutiny, distrust, and even hostility, it…

by | Aug 11, 2017

One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellance, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product…

by | Aug 7, 2017

Recent news of the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA program of assistance to select Syrian rebel groups has sparked debate about the decision-making process and its soundness. In a report for the Weekly Standard, Thomas Joscelyn highlights that…

by | Jun 26, 2017

With constant allegations of Russian hacking and leaks from the Trump administration, one could become immune to claims of intelligence problems. While the accusations of Russians hacking the election are largely baseless at this point, a very real intelligence breach…

by | Jun 2, 2017

The breathless reporting about President Trump and Russia has, if possible, been reaching even more of a fever pitch during the last week. Ever since is was announced that officials merely wanted to talk to Jared Kushner, the media has…

by | Apr 21, 2017

Last October, Harry Reid, the ruthlessly partisan former senator from Nevada, wrote a nasty and bumptious letter to FBI director James Comey. The letter remains a significant piece of evidence in Obamagate, as it confirms his role as conduit for…

by | Apr 4, 2017

Wikileaks’ recent dump of classified information related to the CIA’s secret hacking operations has once again sparked a conversation about privacy in the digital age. While similar secret surveillance programs like the NSA’s PRISM have been in the public eye…

by | Apr 3, 2017

Susan Rice is the Great Unmasker according to this reporting from Eli Lake: The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition…

by | Mar 22, 2017

This seems noteworthy: Q (I think @EliLake): Was the intelligence community *spying* on Trump? Nunes: “I guess it all depends on the one definition of spying” — Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) March 22, 2017 Nunes confirms US intel collected information on…

by | Mar 15, 2017

Christopher Steele is the former British spy who compiled the “garbage” dossier on Trump-Russia ties, as Bob Woodward put it. That garbage dossier was cravenly and opaquely hyped by the American press until BuzzFeed released it, at which point the…

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