“I’ve seen this play before and it doesn’t tend to end well.” — CIA officer ret. on Jan. 6 inaction

From the ever growing preponderance of evidence on the culpability of Donald Trump and his allies and subordinates, a veteran Central Intelligence Agency officer, now retired, warns...

After Approving Strike on Iran Backed by Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel, Trump Reportedly Called Off Attack at Last Minute

Just hours after he brought the United States to the brink of war Thursday night by approving a military strike against Iran, President Donald...

‘Mind Boggling’: White House Keeping CIA Chief Gina Haspel From Briefing Senate on Khashoggi Murder

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Turkey’s Erdogan’s “very different way” of explaining details of Khashoggi’s killing in speech today

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New memos detail torture overseen by Gina Haspel before she became CIA director

When Gina Haspel was appointed by Donald Trump to be the new director of the CIA, it was already known that she had been part of that agency’s “extraordinary rendition” program. That was a program where suspected terrorists where ferried to “black...

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Opinion | The train wreck that is Trump Legal World

The attorney-client relationship is historically one of the most sacred, cloaked with the (usually) impenetrable privilege of complete confidentiality and one that is imbued with explicit and implicit trust. Clients look to their lawyers for guidance, a keen knowledge of the law, and the ability to provide favorable public-facing content for those moments and cases
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Where Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson and Neil Gorsuch keep finding common ground

Why are Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson and Neil Gorsuch teaming up this Supreme Court term? What at first seems like an unusual pairing actually makes sense upon closer inspection, at least in the narrow sliver of cases where they’ve found common ground.On Thursday — the same day the GOP majority, with Gorsuch in tow, gutted

Kagan worried about bagels while Clarence Thomas lived large with Harlan Crow

Justice Elena Kagan was concerned about the ethical implications of receiving bagels and lox from her high school friends. Really. It seems quaint to contemplate that newly reported anecdote, but it’s all the more important to do so in light of the years of lavish, unreported gifts that Justice Clarence Thomas received from GOP billionaire

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