Category: <span>CIA</span>

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SpyTalk: How Chinese Intelligence Penetrated the CIA

SpyTalk: How Chinese Intelligence Penetrated the CIA

In SpyTalk, a new email newsletter, veteran journalist Jeff Stein leads off with a report on the recent indictment of Alexander Ma, a former CIA officer who allegedly spied for China’s Ministry of State Security, and a relative who allegedly helped him. The secrets the two Ma’s spilled included the identity of five CIA agents,...

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A Right-Wing Bubble Bursts: Durham Talks and Brennan Walks 

A Right-Wing Bubble Bursts: Durham Talks and Brennan Walks 

The soft sobbing sounds you hear come right-wing media scribes who are crying in their beer. For months, the faithful tribunes of Trumpism have been hyperventilating about the Justice Department’s investigation of the FBI and CIA’s decision to investigate the Trump-Russia contacts in 2016. On the scarcest of evidence these partisans have hyped the possibilty...

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Haspel Hangs on at CIA, With Little Support from White House or Democrats

Haspel Hangs on at CIA, With Little Support from White House or Democrats

From the reliable James Risen and Matthew Cole at The Intercept. CIA director Gina Haspel confided to a former colleague that she wouldn’t be surprised if Trump replaced her by September. Haspel has tried to placate the president and hindered her own agency in the process. Haspel’s efforts to appease Trump while shielding the CIA...

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Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

Brennan Is Reportedly Not a Target of John Durham investigation

If this Washington Examiner report proves to be true, it will be a bitter pill for right-wing media. The Examiner and other pro-Trump outlets have talked themselves into believing, on the basis of very little evidence, that Durham had a criminal case against former CIA director John Brennan. The Obama-era CIA director has been told...