It sure looks like Trump is subverting the succession process to put a loyalist in charge of intel

The White House signaled this week that it may choose a loyalist as interim director of national intelligence after departing Director Dan Coats steps down on August 15. Under current law, Coats would be replaced by Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and a widely respected career official, until the Senate can confirm […]

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Trump consolidates power with nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe to head intelligence apparatus

In January, the nation’s intelligence chiefs sat before the Senate Intelligence Committee and publicly contradicted President Donald Trump on everything from Iran to Russia to North Korea. At their head was the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, a longtime Republican politician and diplomat widely seen as a champion of the career professionals within the […]

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Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russian hackers probed election systems in all 50 states, a new Senate report confirmed Thursday. The report comes one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that the Russian government is working to meddle in U.S. elections “as we sit here.” “It wasn’t a single attempt,” Mueller said Wednesday of Russia’s 2016 election […]

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Mueller contradicts Trump in long-awaited testimony to Congress

In long-awaited testimony to Congress, former special counsel Robert Mueller contradicted President Donald Trump, confirming that his investigation did not exonerate the president. “And what about total exoneration,” House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) asked Mueller, echoing a claim Trump and his allies have repeated often. “Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” “No,” […]

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The foreign plan to meddle in the 2016 elections that Mueller’s report never mentioned

There was foreign plan to meddle in the 2016 elections that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report never mentioned. Now, with Mueller set to give public testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, Congress could demand answers. The mysterious social media manipulation plan came together late in the afternoon on Aug. 3, […]

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