8/23/2022

DOJ/FBI/INTELLIGENCE: “President Donald J. Trump took more than 700 pages of classified documents, including some related to the nation’s most covert intelligence operations, to his private club and residence in Florida when he left the White House in January 2021, according to a letter that the National Archives sent to his lawyers this year. The […]

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3/16/2021

2020 ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/JOE BIDEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “Despite repeated assertions by senior Trump administration officials that China sought to hurt President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, a newly declassified intelligence assessment finds that China did not seek to influence the outcome… The assessment says Iran worked to undermine Trump… In discussing Russian interference, the assessment is in […]

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9/10/2020

INTELLIGENCE/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether they could share data with him [Donald Trump], because they don’t trust him. They don’t trust what he’ll say or do. He seems to have no conception — I know I sound — he seems to have […]

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8/11/2020

CIA/GOVERNMENT/INTELLIGENCE/JAMES CLAPPER/JAMES COMEY/JOHN BOLTON/POLICE/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “John Bolton, one of the dumbest people I’ve met in government and sadly, I’ve met plenty, states often that I respected, and even trusted, Vladimir Putin of Russia more than those in our Intelligence Agencies. While of course that is not true, if the first people you met from…. ..so […]

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7/7/2020

DOJ/INTELLIGENCE/MILITARY/RUSSIA: [Greta Van Susteren: “You have a leaks investigation for this report about whether or not Russia had a bounty on American troops and the Taliban.”] “Well, it’s people in intelligence. And it’s people that, frankly, the Justice Department, it’s up to them. But it’s people in so-called intelligence. I don’t know if it’s intelligence […]

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4/28/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/INTELLIGENCE/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I did the foreign policy brief this morning which I do every morning… And they were reading to me and we were talking about what happened, that article in the Washington Post yesterday and how many times, how many times the president was explicitly by his national security team warned of this […]

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2/28/2020

GOP/INTELLIGENCE/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump announced on Friday [2-28-20] that he intended to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as his director of national intelligence, choosing someone he considered last summer before senior Republicans in Congress deemed him unqualified for the job. Mr. Ratcliffe is a vocal supporter of the president who serves […]

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2/28/2020

INTELLIGENCE/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I am pleased to announce the nomination of @RepRatcliffe (Congressman John Ratcliffe) to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Would have completed process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 28, 2020 5:24 pm […]

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2/27/2020

INTELLIGENCE/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump told Sen. Rand Paul that he does not support a clean extension of expiring surveillance authorities, throwing the future of the program into doubt ahead of a fast-approaching March 15 deadline to reup key features of the Patriot Act. The Kentucky Republican told reporters that Trump made the […]

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2/24/2020

DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’U.S. Intelligence official overstated assessment of Russian efforts to help Trump.’ @FoxNews @GreggJarrett They supposedly told Crazy Bernie that Russia was looking at him, not me. This is all a big scam between Intel and the Democrats. They want Bernie OUT, & hate ‘Trump’.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 24, 2020 9:29 pm […]

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2/21/2020

INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Richard Grenell’s tenure as the nation’s top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office’s No. 2 official — a longtime intelligence officer — and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to […]

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2/20/2020

ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him. The day after the Feb. 13 […]

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2/20/2020

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s new acting director of national intelligence may hold the job for only about three weeks — unless the White House quickly finds a permanent nominee to offer to the Senate for confirmation. The president tapped Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, on Wednesday [2-19-20] to add the role […]

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2/19/2020

AMBASSADOR/GERMANY/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him. I would like to thank Joe Maguire….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 19, 2020 7:25 pm […]

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2/13/2020

2016 ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/OBAMA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trump administration officials investigating the government’s response to Russia’s election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow’s covert operation, according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry. Since his election, President Trump has […]

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1/1/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “By the final days of December, and no later than January 1, a warning [about coronavirus] would have appeared in the President’s Daily Brief—the classified summary of international developments distilled from all intelligence agencies and passed to the president and a handful of advisers. ‘It was in the briefings by the beginning […]

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12/2/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “House Democrats pressed forward on Monday [12-2-19] with the next phase of their impeachment inquiry, putting the final touches on an Intelligence Committee report expected to form the basis of their case that President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals was an abuse of power that […]

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11/25/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said today’s ruling in former White House counsel Don McGahn’s case is ‘a very significant victory for congressional oversight, and for the American people.’ He also reiterated tonight that it will be up to the witnesses who defied the committee’s demands to change course if […]

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11/19/2019

IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Kurt D. Volker, Mr. Trump’s former special envoy to Ukraine, appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings on Tuesday [11-19-19]. Mr. Volker, who abruptly resigned one day after the release of the whistle-blower complaint, said, “At no time was I aware of or […]

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11/19/2019

IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings. Mr. Vindman, who listened in on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s leader, said, ‘I was concerned by […]

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11/12/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “President Trump has discussed dismissing the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, because Mr. Atkinson reported a whistle-blower’s complaint about Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to Congress after concluding it was credible, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Mr. Atkinson around the […]

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11/8/2019

CONGRESS/ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday [11-8-19] said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress, state and local governments, private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections. The FBI has already given some American election candidates ‘defensive’ briefings on evidence U.S. agencies collected of possible election interference, […]

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11/5/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “The Ukraine-linked impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump could prove a golden opportunity for foreign intelligence agencies seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in America’s security apparatus. Hostile spy services now have vivid confirmation of what was long suspected: that Trump is willing to use outsiders to pursue his foreign policy goals; that […]

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10/22/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/CIA/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s obsession with former CIA director John Brennan could be on a collision course with an ongoing Justice Department probe as Attorney General Bill Barr takes a more hands-on approach to examining the intelligence community’s actions in 2016. Barr has been meeting with the U.S.’ closest foreign […]

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10/2/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a  whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials. The early […]

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10/2/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump was watching television in the White House on Wednesday [10-2-19] morning when cable news channels started airing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam B. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, warning at a news conference that any attempts by the president to stonewall their impeachment investigation […]

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9/27/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [9-27-19] declared all-out Twitter war on Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence chairman who has emerged over the past week as a driving force of Democratic lawmakers’ newly announced impeachment inquiry. The president lashed out in a quartet of morning posts, incensed by the California […]

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9/26/2019

IMPEACHMENT/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “‘In the course of my duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.’ Thus began an explosive criminal complaint drafted by an American intelligence […]

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9/26/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “An intelligence community whistleblower claimed White House officials expressed alarm that they had witnessed President Donald Trump ‘abuse his office for personal gain’ during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky in July.                                      […]

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9/25/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “At the end of August, when two top intelligence officials asked a Justice Department lawyer whether a whistle-blower’s complaint should be forwarded to Congress, they were told no, Attorney General William P. Barr and his department could handle the criminal referral against the president of the United States. About four […]

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9/21/2019

INTELLIGENCE/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘It appears that an American spy in one of our intelligence agencies may have been spying on our own president. The complaint suggests that this intel agent was listening in on Trump’s conversation….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 21, 2019 4:47 pm […]

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9/19/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump emerged on Thursday [9-19-19] as the latest front in a continuing oversight dispute between administration officials and House Democrats. While the allegation remains shrouded in mystery, it involves at least one instance of Mr. […]

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9/19/2019

DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHISTLEBLOWER: “For years, lawmakers have argued that intelligence personnel concerned about government actions — like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — should go through formal whistleblower channels instead of illegally leaking government secrets. But now, an unprecedented standoff between Congress and the Trump administration over a staffer who did go through the formal […]

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8/31/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Being scolded by failed former ‘Intelligence’ officials, like James Clapper, on my condolences to Iran on their failed Rocket launch. Sadly for the United States, guys like him, Comey, and the even dumber John Brennan, don’t have a clue. They really set our Country back,….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 2:06 […]

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8/9/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “For a brief period this week, the U.S. intelligence apparatus was just days away from losing decades of experience at the top, with nobody in the wings poised to take over. Now intelligence veterans are expressing relief at President Donald Trump’s decision to tap former Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire as […]

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8/8/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I am pleased to inform you that the Honorable Joseph Maguire, current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be named Acting Director of National Intelligence, effective August 15th. Admiral Maguire has a long and distinguished….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 8, 2019 6:12 pm […]

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8/2/2019

INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump said Friday [8-2-19] that Rep. John Ratcliffe is withdrawing his bid to become Director of National Intelligence, days after the president floated his name. The announcement comes after Democrats and some Republicans have raised questions about whether the Texas congressman exaggerated his work as federal prosecutor of terrorism cases. Others questioned […]

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8/2/2019

INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Under pressure to confront Russia, President Donald Trump’s administration placed more sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy living in Britain. It’s the second round of sanctions over the 2018 attempt to kill former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the British town of […]

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8/2/2019

CONGRESS/INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [8-2-19] abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as the nation’s top intelligence official after questions by Republicans and Democrats about his qualifications and concern over whether he had exaggerated his résumé. Mr. Ratcliffe, a vocal supporter of Mr. Trump, had come […]

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7/30/2019

INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Aides to the congressman chosen by President Trump to lead the nation’s intelligence agencies were forced on Tuesday [7-30-19] to clarify his claims that he had won terrorism convictions as a federal prosecutor, as his background came under new scrutiny. Mr. Trump’s pick, Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, had […]

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7/29/2019

INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republicans hesitated on Monday [7-29-19] to embrace President Trump’s choice for the director of national intelligence, and some privately expressed doubts about his potential confirmation, echoing concerns of experts and Democrats that he was too inexperienced and too partisan. Mr. Trump’s pick, Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas, could face an uphill […]

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7/28/2019

INTELLIGENCE/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 28, 2019 3:45 […]

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7/25/2019

CYBERWAR/INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday [7-25-19] released a wide-ranging report that detailed Russia’s attempts to hack US election infrastructure during the 2016 election, urging states and the federal government to do more to prevent election cyberattacks in the future. The report included a host of recommendations to both the federal […]

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6/21/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Donald Trump business associate Felix Sater did not appear behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday [6-21-19] morning because he overslept after he took a sedative, Sater told CNN. The House Intelligence Committee says it will issue a subpoena for Sater to appear before their panel […]

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6/19/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Felix Sater, the Russian-born business associate of President Donald Trump who worked on the Moscow Trump Tower project, told CNN Wednesday [6-19-19] he will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday [6-21-19]. Sater’s testimony, which will be behind closed doors, is a sign that the House Intelligence Committee is […]

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6/14/2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “White House officials privately acknowledge that President Donald Trump has handled the questions about foreign interference in American elections poorly in the days since his interview with ABC News aired, multiple sources told CNN on Friday [6-14-19]. A source close to the White House said there was frustration inside […]

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6/14/2019

FEC/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The head of the Federal Election Commission issued a scathing response Thursday [6-13-19] night to President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, saying doing so risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation.’ ‘Let me make something 100% clear to the American public or anyone running […]

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6/14/2019

CAMPAIGN/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [6-14-19] appeared to backtrack somewhat on accepting campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments without necessarily telling the F.B.I., saying that he would certainly inform law enforcement authorities if he were approached. Under fire for saying earlier in the week that ‘I’d take it’ and scoffing at the […]

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6/14/2019

FBI/INTELLIGENCE/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [6-14-19] tried again to rectify the mess he made by saying he would likely accept dirt on a political opponent from a foreign entity, going on ‘Fox & Friends’ to clean up the comments. Trump insisted during a meandering 50-minute interview that ‘of course’ he would alert […]

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6/14/2019

INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [6-14-19] reversed course over whether he would report foreign interference in a political campaign to U.S. law enforcement, telling Fox News in an interview he would ‘of course’ contact authorities. In a television interview with ABC News earlier this week, Trump had said he would be […]

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6/13/2019

FBI/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump unloaded a baffling cargo of words Wednesday [6-12-19] after George Stephanopoulos asked him whether his son Donald Jr. should have contacted the FBI in June 2016 when a gang of Russians offered him ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Not necessarily, Trump implied in his first answer. Asked about his own […]

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6/13/2019

DEMS/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Trump, the special counsel report was supposed to put Russia in his rearview mirror. But with some off-the-cuff remarks in the Oval Office, he has thrust his relationship with Moscow back into the debate over the future of his presidency. Mr. Trump’s defiant declaration that ‘I’d take it’ if Russia again […]

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6/13/2019

ELECTION/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nearly two years ago, FBI Director Chris Wray set up an office tasked solely with stopping the type of Russian interference efforts that infected the 2016 campaign. On Wednesday [6-12-19] night, President Donald Trump undercut the whole operation in a matter of seconds. In an ABC News interview, the president first proclaimed […]

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6/13/2019

DEMS/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and his senior advisers moved quickly on Thursday [6-13-19] to downplay and muddle his explosive assertion that he might not report to the FBI offers of election help from a foreign entity. As Trump’s Democratic opponents eviscerated him and one of his leading Republican supporters called his comments a […]

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6/13/2019

FBI/INTELLIGENCE/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Senator @MarkWarnerVA spoke at length, and in great detail, about extremely negative information on me, with a talented entertainer purporting to be a Russian Operative, did he immediately call the FBI? NO, in fact he didn’t even tell the Senate Intelligence Committee of….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2019 8:37 am […]

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6/13/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is being criticized for comments he gave to ABC on Wednesday [6-12-19] that he would listen if a foreign government offered negative information on a political opponent. On Thursday morning Trump went after both California Rep. Adam Schiff and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrats on the House […]

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6/11/2019

DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/INVESTIGATIONS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed behind closed doors with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday [6-12-19], according to a source familiar with the matter. Trump Jr.’s meeting comes after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) issued a subpoena to compel him to appear before the panel, following up […]

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6/5/2019

INTELLIGENCE/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday [6-5-19] appeared to cast doubt on news reports of North Korean executions as part of a purge in the aftermath of a failed Hanoi summit and lamented that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was blamed too quickly. Asked about South Korean reports that North […]

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5/29/2019

INTELLIGENCE/IRAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, on Wednesday [5-29-19] accused Iran of playing a key role in recent attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, the latest instance in which he has articulated a more hawkish view than his boss toward Iran. Ratcheting up his […]

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5/29/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Robert Mueller’s investigation may be complete, but House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff says the special counsel owes one final duty to the nation: congressional testimony…Earlier Wednesday [5-29-19], Mueller offered his first public remarks since the special counsel report’s release, largely reiterating his team’s written findings of extensive Russian election […]

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5/29/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Key allies who share intelligence with the United States could soon be dragged into the middle of Attorney General Bill Barr’s politically-charged Justice Department review of how the Russia investigation began. President Donald Trump has said he wants Barr to look into the role key intelligence partners, including the […]

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5/25/2019

DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrat Senator Mark Warner is acting and talking like he is in total control of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Their is nothing bipartisan about him. He should not be allowed to take ‘command’ of that Committee. Too important! Remember when he spoke to the Russian jokester?” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 25, 2019 […]

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5/23/2019

2016 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [5-23-19] directed the intelligence community to cooperate with a Justice Department probe into ‘surveillance activities’ during the 2016 presidential election, also granting Attorney General William Barr authority to declassify information related to the investigation into Russian meddling. Trump ‘directed the intelligence community to quickly […]

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5/16/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/INTELLIGENCE/IRAN/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, who chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been briefed by the Trump administration about the escalating tensions with Iran. But Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the chairman of the equally powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, had not as of Thursday [5-16-19] […]

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5/14/2019

DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump, Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal for the President’s eldest son to appear before the committee behind closed doors in mid-June, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The agreement for Trump Jr.’s testimony comes after the committee issued a subpoena last month that […]

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5/14/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether lawyers tied to President Trump and his family helped obstruct the panel’s inquiry into Russian election interference by shaping false testimony, a series of previously undisclosed letters from its chairman show. The line of inquiry stems from claims made by the president’s […]

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5/14/2019

DEMS/DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday [5-14-19] for the president’s eldest son to return for a time-limited private interview with senators in the coming weeks, an accord that should cool a heated intraparty standoff. The deal came after an aggressive push by the […]

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5/13/2019

DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “If Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t comply with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena, the chamber is preparing for the possibility it could vote on enforcing the order on the Senate floor, according to sources in both parties. Republicans said privately on Monday [5-13-19] they were eager to avoid the clash and […]

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5/10/2019

INTELLIGENCE/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Pentagon will deploy a Patriot antimissile battery to the Middle East to shore up defenses against Iranian threats, part of a series of carefully calibrated deployments intended to deter attacks by Iranian forces or their proxies, Pentagon officials said on Friday [5-10-19]. A single Patriot antimissile battery will return to […]

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5/10/2019

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and Republicans have harangued House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, accusing him of lying to the country and demanding his resignation. But the senior Republican who spearheaded the call for Schiff to step down now says those disagreements are ‘water under the bridge.’ GOP Rep. Mike […]

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5/10/2019

DEFENSE/INTELLIGENCE/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “More space technologies that were long only available in the defense and intelligence communities are beginning to break into the commercial market — in part because of the Trump administration’s willingness to consider such transfers, according to Melanie Corcoran-Freelander, the chief technology officer at Ursa Space Systems, which uses synthetic aperture radar […]

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5/9/2019

DONALD JR/GOP/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump Jr.’s political allies launched an all-out war against the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, turning several Republican senators Thursday [5-9-19] against the panel’s chairman amid news that he subpoenaed testimony from the president’s son. The broadsides included tweets targeting the Republican chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, […]

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5/9/2019

DONALD JR/GOP/INTELLIGENCE/SENATE/TRUMP FAMILY: “Donald Trump Jr.’s political allies launched an all-out war against the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, turning several Republican senators Thursday [5-9-19] against the panel’s chairman amid news that he subpoenaed testimony from the president’s son. The broadsides included tweets targeting the Republican chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, calls from […]

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5/9/2019

DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed one of the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. The panel, which along with the Senate is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, wants to question Trump Jr. about testimony he […]

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5/9/2019

DONALD JR/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump Jr. is unlikely to comply with a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena to testify about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Thursday [5-9-19] as the president publicly defended his eldest son. The sources said Trump Jr is expected to cite his Fifth Amendment constitutional […]

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5/8/2019

FBI/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Shouldn’t 2015 and 2016 be revealed, how Intelligence Agencies, FBI, tried to sabotage a particular campaign – never been done before?’ @SteveForbesCEO @MariaBartiromo” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 8:23 am […]

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4/26/2019

DHS/ELECTION/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday [4-26-19] about Russia’s continued meddling in American elections, calling it a ‘significant counterintelligence threat.’ The bureau has shifted additional agents and analysts to shore up defenses against foreign interference, according to a senior F.B.I. official. The Trump administration has come to see that Russia’s […]

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4/10/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr said on Wednesday [4-10-19] that he would scrutinize the F.B.I.’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, including whether ‘spying’ conducted by American intelligence agencies on the campaign’s associates had been properly carried out…The remarks by the new attorney general — particularly his embrace […]

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