Tag Archives: Dan Coats

The Russian bounty hoax

Donald Trump said today that the Russian bounty story is a hoax. It is not. We know that the Russians, through Unit 29155 of the G.R.U., has been offering Taliban-linked fighters up to $100,000 for each American military member they’ve been able to kill. And, as of this evening, it looks as though we even […]

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Notes taken during the May 10, 2017 meeting between Trump and the Russian Ambassador to the United States may exist, and may show that Trump said he was fine with their election interference

On May 9, 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man who, up to that point, had been leading the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. Trump, the very next day, welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Putin’s Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak into the White House […]

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Donald Trump, at war with intelligence

Yesterday morning, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Their testimony was timed to coincide with the public release of the annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” which was authored by Coates, with the input of every other […]

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Some Dare Call It Treason: When a former CIA Director starts referring to your actions as “treasonous,” I think you might have a problem

Well, today was the big day. Following almost immediately on the heels of last week’s big announcement about the grand jury indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for committing acts of cyber warfare against the U.S. during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump had more than ample opportunity to cancel this morning’s private one-on-one […]

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U.S. Intelligence chiefs warn that our government is lying to us, placing our democracy in peril. (At what point can we start using the word treason?)

For those of you who might have missed the Senate Intelligence Committee testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Mike Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo this afternoon, I can sum it up in three points… […]

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