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Trump is right to want changes to the intelligence community

Steven A. Cash, President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he intends to dramatically downsize the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He would be right to do so. Even before the attacks of Sept, 11, 2001, there was concern that the structure of the U.S. intelligence community was fundamentally flawed. A single person, by

Trump to meet with CIA, FBI and DNI chiefs on Friday

Donald Trump planned to meet with the heads of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday, a spokesman for the U.S. Republican president-elect said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Sean Spicer said CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey and DNI’s

Intel Report Won’t End Russian Hacking Fight

Byron York, President Obama has ordered the Intelligence Community to finish a review of allegations of Russian election hacking by the time Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. Don’t look for the report to settle anything. After years of what some Republicans view as administration obfuscation, manipulation and slow-walking on intelligence ranging from Benghazi to

Intel committee chairman: Report on Russia meddling conflicts with DNI testimony

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says a reported CIA assessment that Russian government actors interfered in the U.S. election to help Donald Trump win conflicts with the mid-November public testimony from the nation’s intelligence chief, according to a new letter obtained by Fox News.  In a letter Monday to Director of National

National intelligence director has submitted his resignation

The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation. James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening. Committee members jokingly asked him to stay on for

Indictment of suspect in Benghazi attack debunks the Obama tale

Justice says assault on U.S. mission was a conspiracy  The Obama administration’s just-released criminal complaint against the alleged mastermind of the Benghazi Terrorist attacks provides a final contradiction to its own evolving explanations for what happened that day. The Justice Department’s indictment spells out a calculated conspiracy by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates to attack

DNI, HHS urged to shut Obamacare website until security issues resolved

Bill GertzWashington Free Beacon  President Barack Obama and two senior aides are being urged to suspend all use of the Obamacare computer network until recent U.S. intelligence warnings of potential cyber attacks from Belarus are resolved. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, called for the suspension in