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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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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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South Korea Rejects Bolton’s Account of Trump Summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korea Rejects Bolton’s Account of Trump Summit with Kim Jong Un

John Bolton’s tell-all memoir is dismissive of South Korean President Moon Jae-in for seeking to coax President Trump into a denuclearization agreement with North. The fact that South Korea had an independent position toward its nuclear-armed neighbor annoyed Bolton, who expected South Korean deference. But President Moon, elected a platform of reconciliation with North Korea,...

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FBI’s Figliuzzi: Chaos or Civil War in 2020?

FBI’s Figliuzzi: Chaos or Civil War in 2020?

Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI deputy director for counterintelligence, looks ahead to the 2020 president election and sees chaos coming. The convergence of Trump, COVID, and William Barr, and is dangerous. “Things will get bad before they get better,” he tells Strange Days host Fernand Amandi. Figliuzzi’s fears echo those of Mark Medish and Joel McCleary‘s...