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Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power


Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE
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U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job


In a memo to President Trump, former U.S. intelligence officers cite forensic studies that reveal data was leaked (not hacked) by a DNC insider, then doctored to incriminate Russia.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Is Reported to Be Discussing Possibility of Pardoning Himself, Relatives or Aides


Legal options are explored by the president as special counsel Robert Mueller turns to the Trump family’s personal finances, The Washington Post says.

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 READ MORE

In a Lawsuit Affidavit, NSA Whistleblower William Binney Confirms U.S. Government Spies on Citizens


The case, part of a lawyer’s long legal battle against intelligence officials for allegedly violating his Fourth Amendment rights, was filed when Barack Obama was president.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

A Rising Tide of Alarmist Assumptions About Russia in Hacking Inquiries


Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, and this ugly reality is being exploited to foist blame on the Kremlin and fuel hysteria.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 READ MORE

The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard


The Times belatedly rejects the much-repeated claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic Party emails.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

For the Left, Trump’s Obstruction Probe Is a Call to Action


Robert Mueller’s investigation is about more than ousting the president. It’s about respecting democratic institutions and protecting constitutional norms.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database


Gaps in information damage the effort to understand violence driven by racial and religious hatred.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Versus Comey: The Politics of Lawlessness, Lying and Fake News


Rather than see the president’s actions as another sign of a government unraveling, the mainstream press is largely focused on whether the adversaries are lying.

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 READ MORE

Jeff Sessions Testifies, Defends His Silence on ‘Private’ Conversations With Trump


The attorney general attempted to clear up what he claimed were mischaracterizations of his role in two controversies: Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and the firing of James Comey.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Pushes Intelligence Groupthink in Vladimir Putin Interview


The journalist says all “17 intelligence agencies” of the U.S. government agreed on Russian guilt in alleged 2016 election hacking. Former intelligence officials claim that statement is incorrect, but it keeps getting repeated.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

Attorneys General in District of Columbia and Maryland Sue Donald Trump


The lawsuit over “unprecedented constitutional violations” addresses the president’s refusal to “disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers.”

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

As His Defenses to Obstruction Charges Fail, Donald Trump May Fall Back on Pleading the Fifth


It could be the president’s only option if he ends up entangled by his own incriminating statements, and by evidence from others.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

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Questions James Comey Should Be Asked About the FBI While He’s Under Oath


The FBI has become the darling of Donald Trump’s opponents. But this domestic spy agency has a long, dark and often violent history of suppressing dissent in the United States.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case


The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood


Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

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Trump’s Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent


The stakes for Thursday’s hearing are regarded as being nearly as high as those surrounding the “Access Hollywood” Trump tape crisis.

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Comey’s Prepared Testimony Is Leaked a Day Before He Testifies


What appears to be the written “statement for the record” by the former FBI director—scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee—surfaces online. Read the full statement here.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

The Mythical Integrity of Robert Mueller and James Comey


The special “Russiagate” prosecutor (left) and the fired FBI director have long histories as pliable political operatives.

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 READ MORE

NSA Contractor Arrested for Allegedly Leaking Report on Russian Hacking


The move comes hours after The Intercept publishes an article with a top-secret document on alleged Russian cyberattacks during the U.S. election.

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Trump Is Reviewing Whether to Try to Block Comey’s Testimony to the Senate


Former FBI Director James Comey, fired by the president in May, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 READ MORE

Beware of the New McCarthyism


Many Democrats and progressives want Donald Trump removed from office for understandable reasons. But the “Russia thing” could end with dire consequences, says journalist Robert Parry.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 READ MORE

Are We Getting the Trump-Russia Story Right?


With scoops based on leaks and unnamed sources, news consumers should view all reports on the investigation with skepticism.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE

What Did Theresa May Know About the Manchester Bomber?


Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Will Be a Nightmare Client for His Legal Dream Team


Even the best defense attorneys may not be able to save the president from himself. (Marc Kasowitz, Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, is pictured.)

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE

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

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.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

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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