Category: <span>ODNI</span>

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The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

Former CIA spokesman Kent Harrington runs down the history of warnings from the intelligence community about pandemics. There were quite a few. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama paid attention. The intelligence community first raised the alert immediately after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, when then-DNI Dennis Blair testified that, “The most pressing...

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Intelligence Findings on COVID19 Origins: Not Man-Made or Genetically Modified

Intelligence Findings on COVID19 Origins: Not Man-Made or Genetically Modified

“I will tell you, more and more, we’re hearing the story [that the new coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan lab,” President Trump said last April. On April 30, Trump said he had a “high degree of confidence” the new coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. Trump said he was “not allowed” to revealed his sources,...

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Pelosi Upbraids Counterintelligence Chief Over Russian Meddling

Pelosi Upbraids Counterintelligence Chief Over Russian Meddling

While it is highly debatable whether Russian social media activities could swing the 2020 election, there’s not much doubt that the Russian state agent, including Yevgeny Prigozhin, are trying to help Trump. The Trump White House would rather not share what the U.S. government knows about the subject. When William Evanina, chief of counterintelligence for...

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Key Trump Intel Nominee Defends ‘Fascist’ Portland Tactics

The Trump administration’s war on the so-called “deep state” has achieved some success. This isn’t the stuff of conspiracy theories. It’s the stuff of congressional hearings and presidential nominations. There is an ongoing struggle for control of the U.S. intelligence community, and Trump has made real but limited progress in bending the intelligence agencies to...

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