intelligence

Peace Through Mutual Blackmail: Is That What’s Happening in Washington?

In the last few days, the campaign to impeach Donald Trump has quieted down. We’ll see what happens; but is this breathing space and pause the result of a stalemate? Do both sides have “control files” on each other? Is the underlying proposition, “I won’t spill your secrets if you won’t spill mine”? I now…

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Is the Media’s Obsession with Trump and Russia a Distraction from Bigger Issues?

On Monday, the Washington Post ran a story claiming U.S. President Donald Trump had divulged highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a meeting in the Oval Office. The Post came by this information via former and current U.S. officials who continue to remain anonymous. Trump’s national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, was tasked…

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Trump Slammed for Alleged Intel Leaks to Russians

President Trump came under pressure Tuesday to explain why he shared sensitive intelligence with senior Russian officials last week in a meeting in the Oval Office. “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 to terrorism and airline flight…

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The U.S. Government Declares War on WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

The U.S. government is dramatically ratcheting up its rhetoric against whistleblowing news collective Wikileaks, announcing on Thursday that authorities are preparing new charges on which to arrest the group’s founder, Julian Assange. Assange has lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last four years in order to avoid extradition and arrest. Now, in…

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Intelligence Agencies Make Their Living by Lying; Now They’re Truthful?

A few delicious contradictions and dissonances: The political Left has long attacked the CIA and other spying agencies as criminal liars, but suddenly those agencies are as pure as the driven snow, because they claim Russia hacked the US election and took victory away from Hillary Clinton. Putin, the supposed arch-villain in this operation, heavily…

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