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Comey’s closed-door Hill visit results in uncanny silence among lawmakers

Chad Pergram, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., had two main objectives. First, hoof it to the Senate’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility as quickly as possible. Secondly, elude reporters. The Senate was still taking its final vote Friday before a 10-day recess when Burr bounded out of the chamber. He traced a circuitous route,

US spies reportedly keeping intelligence from Trump

Sensitive intelligence is being withheld from President Trump by U.S. intelligence officials because they are reportedly concerned that the information could be compromised. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that in some cases officials opted not to show the president how it collected the information. The paper, citing both former and current officials, said the

Yes, Trump can drain the ‘swamp’ but he must do this first or get eaten by the alligators

Pete Hoekstra, President Donald Trump is a man in a hurry. Throughout his campaign he laid out his priorities. He’s a man who likes to get things done and is intent on keeping his promises. We’ve seen this before. But draining a swamp is never easy.  In January of 1995 we were part of the first (and

House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call ‘Belong in Jail’

Kristina Wong, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Tuesday that those who leaked the contents of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls “belong in jail.” “That’s nine leakers that all belong in jail,” Nunes said. “Those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.” Flynn resigned late

Trump, GOP lawmakers eye ‘illegal’ leaks in wake of Flynn resignation

In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, President Trump and Republican allies on Capitol Hill are turning their attention to the potentially “illegal” leaks that revealed Flynn’s politically fatal discussions with a Russian diplomat and other sensitive details from inside the administration. Fox News first reported Monday night that House Intelligence

Russia, Iran likely focus at hearing on Trump pick for defense chief

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon is expected to field tough questions about civilian control of the military as well as future U.S. policy toward Russia and Iran during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. James Mattis, who retired as a four-star Marine general in 2013, is technically ineligible for the job since

Trump: ‘Very Strange’ Delay in Intel Briefing on ‘So-Called’ Russia Hacking

President-elect Donald Trump quoted WikiLeaks founder and fugitive Julian Assange in a message on Twitter Wednesday morning questioning the Russians’ role in hacking Democrats’ e-mails. Trump’s tweet came the morning after he cast doubt on a U.S. intelligence briefing on Russian hacking that he is expected to receive later this week. “Julian Assange said ‘a

Democrats Care About Their Power, Not About Russian Hacking

David Limbaugh, Isn’t it interesting that it took an electoral barnyard beat-down to get the Democrats interested in Russian hacking? A drubbing by Donald Trump has done wonders to focus their minds. How ironic that Democrats became apoplectic about Trump’s alleged coziness with Russia during the campaign when they’ve been Russia’s apologists for years. They

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

Rep. King Blasts CIA Director Brennan, Wants Him Investigated!

S. Noble, Rep. King told Martha Raddatz that when Chairman Nunez called the intelligence committee in, they refused to come and he finds that unacceptable. King is calling for an investigation of CIA Director John Brennan for the “hit job” on Donald Trump. The intelligence committee has incredible moxie ignoring Congress but they obviously have

The Russian Hack Cracked?

Paul Jacob, “The CIA has concluded, in a secret assessment,” the very top of the front page of my Washington Post informed me, yesterday, “that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to the officials briefed on

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