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Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’


So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE
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Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?


Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Deploys a Controversial Tool in Its Immigration Crackdown


The Detroit News reports that FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used invasive surveillance equipment in their hunt for undocumented immigrants.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Russians Are Laughing at the U.S., Not at Trump


Americans may not realize how their country’s internal political strife is being interpreted by other nations and the leaders of those nations.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

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Trump Reportedly Told Russians He Eased Pressure on Himself by Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey


A New York Times piece cites an anonymous source who read notes that purportedly summarized the Oval Office conversation.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors


What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

On FBI Investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump Asked James Comey to ‘Let This Go’


A memo by former bureau chief Comey says the president asked him to abandon the probe into former national security adviser Flynn’s ties to Russia. Updated

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE

New Poll Shows More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It


A whopping 48 percent of respondents to a new survey from Public Policy Polling say they are in favor of impeaching the president.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE

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Beyond the Madness of King Donald


The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?


Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease


Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey


More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

Paul Manafort’s Real-Estate Deals Reportedly Probed by New York’s Top Cop


State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an outspoken Trump critic, is said to have opened an investigation targeting the president’s former campaign manager (pictured).

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

Are There 22 Patriotic House Republicans?


The question now is whether there exist 22 House Republicans who would join with House Democrats to make a majority in seeking a bill of impeachment.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, but Wants It to Be in Public’


Questions continue to swirl after FBI Director James Comey was unexpectedly fired by Donald Trump this week.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

The Problems With the FBI’s Email Investigation Went Well Beyond Comey


Previously unreported judgments and misjudgments by FBI agents played a crucial role in the agency director’s fateful decisions.

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump Tweet During Friday Press Briefing


The White House press secretary demurs when asked if there are “recording devices in the Oval Office” and claims the president’s “tapes” tweet about James Comey “speaks for itself.”

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

In Tweet Storm, Trump Warns Comey, Suggests Ending Press Briefings


In a series of Twitter posts early Friday, the president appears to threaten the FBI director he fired and proposes to “cancel all future ‘press briefings’ ” to combat the “Fake Media.”

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

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Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes


A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

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Glenn Greenwald on ‘Shocking’ Comey Dismissal

In a new five-part interview on Democracy Now!, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also discusses the need for an independent investigation into the 2016 election and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Firing of James Comey May Fuel Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Troubles


The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their “Russiagate” ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.

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Acting FBI Chief Tells Congress That Bureau Won’t Bend to Pressure From the White House

Andrew McCabe assures the Senate Intelligence Committee during Thursday morning’s hearing that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop


Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Does Comey’s Dismissal Signal a Constitutional Crisis in America?

Truthdig sat down with former judge and Truthdig columnist Bill Blum to discuss Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and the potential for an independent investigation into the 2016 election.

Posted on May 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Official Washington Has Turned Michael Flynn Into Road Kill


The former national security adviser’s case is a disturbing example of how politicized law enforcement can destroy a U.S. citizen’s life in today’s new McCarthyism.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

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James Comey: The Only Reason Julian Assange Is Not ‘Apprehended Yet’ Is He’s Out of Reach


Journalist Glenn Greenwald and WikiLeaks responded quickly on Twitter to Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE

Journalist Barrett Brown, Recently Released From Prison, Is Re-Arrested Before Scheduled Interview


New First Amendment concerns are raised over the treatment of Brown, who was imprisoned in a case related to email leaks.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

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Documents Reveal NYPD Infiltrated Black Lives Matter


The surveillance was uncovered after a protester filed a Freedom of Information request about demonstrations in 2014 and 2015.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

‘Iconic: Black Panther’ Ties Then With Now


Touring exhibit features works by original members of the revolutionary group and other anti-establishment artists.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump


The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE

Do the FBI and Department of Justice Want a Photo of Every American?


A recent hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reviewed law enforcement use of facial recognition technology and got some troubling information.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate


In the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, a darker story may be getting missed: how “deep state” surveillance powers control American leaders.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

Matt Taibbi Sees Possible Validation of Trump’s Accusations About Media as Outcome of Russia Hearing

The Rolling Stone journalist disagrees with colleague David Corn of Mother Jones in an interview on KCRW about Monday’s congressional hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia


The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping


“The only question is why the president would make up such a thing,” says panel member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Debate Over WikiLeaks and Privacy Rights


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offers to use the latest leaks to help companies improve their cybersecurity, but critics argue that privacy is dead.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 READ MORE

All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE

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Before Projecting Power Around the World, America Should Look in the Mirror


The collateral damage of the Iraq War continues—for Iraqis and Americans alike.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE

Another Demand for Proof That Alleged Russian Hacking Aided Trump Campaign


More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans call on President Obama to release the evidence or admit that validation is lacking.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE

Obama Expands Ability of National Security Agency to Share Data


The new rules open private information to 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE

We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now


For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE

‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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