Category Archives: FBI

Officials Overruled After Rejecting Kushner’s Clearance

By Taegan Goddard of Political Wire – “Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, FBI, Jared Kushner

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

Why the FBI might’ve thought Trump could be working for Russia

By Aaron Blake writing for The Fix in the Washington Post – The theory that President Trump is or has been a Russian asset is a popular one among his detractors. But for the first time, we’re learning that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, FBI, Russia, Washington Post

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

By Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times – In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, FBI, James Comey, Russia, United States

U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It

By Janet Reitman in the New York Times For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. Continue reading…

Posted in Controversial, Domestic violence, FBI, leadership, New York Times, terrorism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States