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by David Phinney
Saturday August 19th 2017

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CIA Director Gets Hostile Over WikiLeaks, Etc.

CIA Director Gets Hostile Over WikiLeaks, Etc.

April 13 -- Mike Pompeo seemed combative as a tank platoon commander and happy as a former member of Congress now with a great paying gig that doesn’t require sitting on the telephone making calls to campaign donors. CIA Director Mike Pompeo answers questions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies The three-term conservative [...]

Intel Vets Talk about Trump

Intel Vets Talk about Trump

April 13 -- Thursday was yap day for three former intelligence heads and the present CIA director who spoke at two different think tank forums in D.C. “WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It has encouraged its followers to find jobs at CIA in order to obtain intelligence,” [...]

Swampland: Watching and Leaking, Susan Rice and Unmasking Washington

Swampland: Watching and Leaking, Susan Rice and Unmasking Washington

April 18 -- Okay, I’m way out of orbit from the consensus of reporters reporting on anonymous sources that say Susan Rice was not politicizing her choice of unmasking. I retract any skepticism in the blather below. Twitter is full of claims by journalists claiming that Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker has obliterated any claims to the contrary. John [...]

Investigating the State Department’s Internal Investigations

Investigating the State Department’s Internal Investigations

by David Phinney Here we go again. Possible cover ups of alleged wrong doing by the U.S. State Department in Iraq and beyond are making the news. This is becoming a repeated phenomenon at the department’s Foggy Bottom Washington, D.C., headquarters dating back to the height of the occupation of Iraq. Past allegations of cover ups and [...]




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