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Silence from The New York Times Thursday, April 19, 2018 (2 comments)     

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On the Criminal Referral of Comey, Clinton et al: Will the Constitution Hold and Media Continue to Suppress the Story? Ray McGovern reports on a major development in the Russia-gate story that has been ignored by corporate media: a criminal referral to the DOJ against Hillary Clinton, James Comey and others, exposing yet again how established media suppresses news it doesn't like--about as egregious an example of unethical journalism as there is.

United-states-bill-of-rights Saturday, April 14, 2018 (2 comments)     

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Attacking Syria: Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law It was a sad spectacle to see U.S. brass rubbishing the Constitution and trying to silence critics of the U.S. strike on Syria, says Ray McGovern in this commentary.

Ex CIA analyst Ray McGovern Saturday, April 7, 2018 (11 comments)     

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Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President... From the Archives: As President Trump faces opposition from his generals to pull U.S. troops from Syria, here's a look back to a similar fix another new president had gotten himself into, as Ray McGovern reported on March 28, 2009.

John Bolton Thursday, April 5, 2018 (4 comments)     

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Coming Attraction: Lunatic Loose in West Wing As Uber-Hawk John Bolton prepares to take over as national security adviser on Monday, Ray McGovern looks back at when Bolton was one of the "crazies" in the George W. Bush administration.

John Bolton - new role in Trump administration Saturday, March 31, 2018     

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U.S. Establishment: Nixing Arms Control Trump's new National Security Adviser John Bolton has been instrumental in launching wars and scrapping arms control treaties -- just the man for the job as the U.S. embarks on a new arms race with Russia, Ray McGovern sardonically observes.

Monday, March 19, 2018 (9 comments)     

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Former CIA Chief Brennan Running Scared With former CIA Director John Brennan accusing President Donald Trump of "moral turpitude" for his "scapegoating" of Andy McCabe, it remains to be seen whether a constitutional crisis will be averted, writes Ray McGovern.

A Discussion With Ray McGovern Saturday, March 17, 2018 (6 comments)     

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Ides of March 2018 UK Radio Hosts Ray McGovern on front-burner, immediate Issues.

Rep. Mike Conaway speaks to media after a meeting with House GOP members. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (11 comments)     

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Intel Committee Rejects Basic Underpinning of Russiagate The assumption underpinning Russiagate -- that Vladimir Putin preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton -- is not supported by the facts, according to "Initial Findings" of the House Intelligence Committee, as Ray McGovern reports.

Interview of Putin With NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday, March 12, 2018 (10 comments)     

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NBC's Clueless Boost for Putin With the Russian president in the heat of a re-election campaign, Putin sat down to talk with NBC's Megyn Kelly for an interview that enabled him to burnish his credentials to the Russian electorate, Ray McGovern explains.

Putin unveiled Russia's new stockpile of .invincible. nuclear weapons Saturday, March 10, 2018 (15 comments)     

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Gang of Four: Senators Call for Tillerson to Enter into Arms Control Talks with the Kremlin Four United States senators are urging a new approach to U.S.-Russian relations based on renewed arms control efforts, but you probably haven't heard about it from the mainstream media, Gilbert Doctorow and Ray McGovern report.

Putin and Trump -- RUSSIAGATE Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (54 comments)     

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"Progressive" Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate A lack of skepticism has characterized much of the reporting on Russiagate, with undue credibility being given to questionable sources like the Steele dossier, and now progressives like Jane Mayer and Cenk Uygur are joining the bandwagon, Ray McGovern observes.

St. Basil's Cathedral Saturday, March 3, 2018 (5 comments)     

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Putin Claims Strategic Parity, Respect Vladimir Putin's announcement of new weapons systems to achieve nuclear parity was the result of the erosion of arms control regimes, such as the ill-advised U.S. withdrawal from the ABM treaty in 2002, Ray McGovern explains.

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, February 26, 2018 (8 comments)     

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Growing Risk of U.S.-Iran Hostilities Based on False Pretexts, Intel Vets Warn As President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week, a group of U.S. intelligence veterans offers corrections to a number of false accusations that have been levelled against Iran.

Ex CIA analyst Ray McGovern Thursday, February 22, 2018 (5 comments)     

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My First Day as CIA Director Former CIA analyst and founder of Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Ray McGovern, in this tongue-in-cheek article, outlines steps he would take on Day One as CIA Director to get to the bottom of Russiagate.

Devin Nunes Monday, February 19, 2018 (24 comments)     

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Nunes: FBI and DOJ Perps Could Be Put on Trial House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes has stated that "DOJ and FBI are not above the law," and could face legal consequences for alleged abuses of the FISA court, reports Ray McGovern.

A nuclear test detonation Friday, February 16, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Russians Spooked by Nukes-Against-Cyber-Attack Policy New U.S. policy on nuclear retaliatory strikes for cyber-attacks is raising concerns, with Russia claiming that it's already been blamed for a false-flag cyber-attack -- namely the election hacking allegations of 2016, explain Ray McGovern and William Binney.

Former Trump adviser Carter Page Friday, February 2, 2018 (104 comments)     

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Nunes Memo Reports Crimes at Top of FBI And DOJ The newly released "Nunes Memo" reveals felony wrongdoing by top members of the FBI and DOJ for misrepresenting evidence to obtain a FISA warrant and may implicate other intelligence officials, writes Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (9 comments)     

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Will Congress Face Down the Deep State? The House Intelligence Committee's vote on Monday to release a memorandum describing alleged malfeasance at the DOJ and the FBI could test constitutional principles

National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland Monday, January 22, 2018 (2 comments)     

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Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House Recent revelations of "inadvertent" deletions of electronic data at the FBI and NSA relating to alleged felonies are being described as a "foul-up," but the intelligence agencies' track record suggests a possibly more nefarious explanation, explains Ray McGovern in this op-ed.

Image created from image crediting Thursday, January 11, 2018 (10 comments)     

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes.

Image created from image crediting Thursday, December 21, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Trump to stop his administration's false claims about Iran being the leading state sponsor of terrorism when U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia. are clearly much guiltier.

Image created from image crediting Monday, November 13, 2017 (12 comments)     

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Mocking Trump Doesn't Prove Russia's Guilt President Trump is getting mocked for "trusting" Vladimir Putin's denial about "meddling" in U.S. politics -- and not accepting Official Washington's groupthink -- but ridicule isn't evidence, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Monday, October 30, 2017 (2 comments)     

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The Deep State's JFK Triumph Over Trump Fifty-four years after President Kennedy's assassination, the CIA and FBI demanded more time to decide what secrets to keep hiding -- and a chastened President Trump bowed to their power, observes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Former FBI Director James Comey Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (5 comments)     

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More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative New tests support the skepticism of U.S. intelligence veterans that Russia "hacked" the DNC's computers, pointing instead to a download of emails by an insider, write ex-NSA official William Binney and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Friday, September 1, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, August 20, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it's worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Flash Drive / 23 Monday, July 24, 2017 (22 comments)     

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New, Solid Evidence "Russian Hack" of DNC Was Inside Job The "Russia hack" of the DNC was not a hack. It was an inside job. That's what NSA and CIA experts are saying, based on hard forensic evidence. This revelation massively changes several narratives.

Replace Insecure https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8fRz7Qng-AQ/mqdefault.jpg Sunday, July 16, 2017 (10 comments)     

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Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare The U.S. government uses drones to eliminate risk to its soldiers and thus domestic opposition to war, but that heightens the moral imperative to challenge the remote-controlled killings, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Saturday, July 8, 2017 (2 comments)     

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The Syrian Test of Trump-Putin Accord The U.S. mainstream media remains obsessed over Russia's alleged "meddling" in last fall's election, but the real test of bilateral cooperation may come on the cease-fire in Syria, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Monday, July 3, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Russia-China Tandem Shifts Global Power Official Washington's arrogance in trying to push around Russia and China has pushed the two countries together, creating a dangerous new dynamic in international relations, explains ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Saturday, July 1, 2017 (6 comments)     

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What Trump Can Expect from Putin President Trump will have his first meeting with President Putin at a time of dangerous U.S.-Russian tensions, amid demands to "get tough," but ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a former presidential briefer, urges Trump to see Putin's side.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, June 25, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Intel Behind Trump's Syria Attack Questioned The mainstream media is so hostile to challenges to its groupthinks that famed journalist Seymour Hersh had to take his take-down of President Trump's April 6 attack on Syria to Germany, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Image created from image crediting Monday, June 12, 2017 (6 comments)     

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NBC's Kelly Hits Putin with a Beloved Canard To prove their chops, mainstream media stars can't wait to go head-to-head with a demonized foreign leader, like Vladimir Putin, and let him have it, even if their "facts" are wrong, as Megyn Kelly showed and Ray McGovern explains.

Interrogation Procedure 2 Friday, June 2, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture A grisly feature of the "war on terror" was America's descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that the common folk shouldn't worry their little heads about this ugliness

Gen James Mattis Thursday, June 1, 2017 (42 comments)     

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Mad Dog Shows His Bite on Face the Nation When President-elect Donald Trump sent his talent scouts to the attack-dog kennel run by defense industry giant General Dynamics, in order to recruit former Marine General James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be secretary of defense, cries of apprehension were drowned out by smug one-percent reassurances.

NATO countries Saturday, May 27, 2017 (6 comments)     

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Europe May Finally Rethink NATO Costs his speculative article suggests that, eventually, the dunning of NATO nations to chip more money into the military alliance may inadvertently cause some Europeans to rethink the over-the-top anti-Russian propaganda and the need for all that money for the arms makers and arms dealers.

Damage to USS Liberty, June 1967 Sunday, May 21, 2017 (17 comments)     

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Not Remembering the USS Liberty Desperately seeking some praise, President Trump surely won't remind Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu about the USS Liberty, which Israel nearly sank a half century ago killing 34 sailors.

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The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate Between Russia-gate and President Trump's potential impeachment, Washington is blending the thrill of McCarthyism and the excitement of Watergate, as ex-U.S. intelligence officials Ray McGovern and William Binney explain.

Ray McGovern Saturday, April 29, 2017     

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Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on the CIA's History of Disseminating Faulty Intelligence Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and McGovern discuss the agency's influence during the Vietnam War and the role it now plays in America's perception of Russia.

Youtube screen grab Monday, April 17, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Crucifixion by Drone: Justice Action at NY Drone Base; Nine Arrested by Agents of the Roman American Empire On Good Friday nine nonviolent resisters-to-Empire, led by Upstate Drone Action, were arrested and jailed for blocking the main entrance to Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, in a witness against extrajudicial drone killings in which the base plays an important role.

Image created from image crediting Friday, April 7, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Die-Hard Dems on "Russia's Meddling" On Thursday I witnessed some imaginative bear hunting by PTSD-afflicted, Hillary-Should-Have-Won (HSHW) Democrats at the "progressive" Clinton/Podesta Center for American Progress Fund.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (66 comments)     

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The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate Amid the frenzy over the Trump team's talks with Russians, are we missing a darker story, how the Deep State's surveillance powers control the nation's leaders, ask U.S. intelligence veterans Ray McGovern and Bill Binney.

Edward Snowden Saturday, March 4, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Another Hatchet Job on Snowden The hatchet jobs against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden keep on coming with a new book whose author says he applied James Angleton's counterintelligence techniques to Snowden, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (3 comments)     

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German Intel Clears Russia on Interference Mainstream U.S. media only wants stories of Russian perfidy, so when German intelligence cleared Moscow of suspected subversion of German democracy, the silence was deafening, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Wikileaks Logo - Illustration Friday, January 20, 2017 (22 comments)     

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Did Obama Slip & Tell the Truth? Oops. Did President Barack Obama acknowledge that the extraordinary propaganda campaign to blame Russia for helping President-elect Donald Trump become president has more holes in it than a sieve?

John Brennan - Director of the CYA Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (11 comments)     

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Brennan Increasingly Desperate It is possible to regard this latest outrage as a kind of prophylactic: If Trump goes after Brennan, the former CIA chief can try to make it appear to be retaliation for "the goods Brennan has on Trump -- but (of course) cannot reveal in detail because of the sensitivity of 'sources and methods.'"

Obama and Putin Thursday, January 5, 2017 (73 comments)     

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Emails were leaked, not hacked Because NSA can trace exactly where and how any "hacked" emails from the Democratic National Committee or other servers were routed through the network, it is puzzling why NSA cannot produce hard evidence implicating the Russian government and WikiLeaks. Unless we are dealing with a leak from an insider, not a hack, as other reporting suggests.

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Obama's Deadly Afghan Acquiescence From his first days, President Obama showed a lack of guts when confronted by powerful insiders. He backed down even when that meant squandering U.S. soldiers in the futile Afghan War "surges," says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Replace Insecure http://caribbeanbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/GettyImages-547094162-300x200.jpg Thursday, December 29, 2016 (158 comments)     

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Evidence-free Intelligence Accusations? The U.S. media circus orchestra, conducted by maestro John Brennan, made a herculean effort to divert attention from the content of the emails, by confecting a successful story line that diverted attention to "the Russians," blaming them for "hacking" highly embarrassing (albeit authentic) emails depicting the screwing of Sanders.

Edward Snowden Friday, December 23, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Eunuchs vs Snowden House Intelligence Committee eunuchs defame Edward Snowden, in large part because he exposed their own complicity in what former NSA directors (predecessors of the malleable Dick-Cheney tool, Michael Hayden) publicly called "clear violations of the law."

President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed President Barack Obama to the G20 Summit at Konstantinovsky Palace in Saint Sunday, December 11, 2016 (16 comments)     

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The Syrian-Sarin "False Flag" Lesson Amid Official Washington's desire to censor non-official news on the Internet, it's worth remembering how the lack of mainstream skepticism almost led the U.S. into a war on Syria, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Gen. David Petraeus in a photo with his biographer/mistress Paula Broadwell. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job President-elect Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington seems forgotten -- like so many political promises -- as he meets with swamp creatures, such as disgraced Gen. David Petraeus, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo Saturday, November 19, 2016 (38 comments)     

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Installing a Torture Fan at CIA The CIA's torturers can breathe a sigh of relief after President-elect Trump tapped a defender of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to become CIA director, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Putin-Obama trust evaporates The U.S.-led coalition air strikes on known Syrian army positions killing scores of troops just five days into the September cease-fire -- not to mention statements at the time by the most senior U.S. generals -- were evidence enough to convince the Russians that the Pentagon was intent on scuttling meaningful cooperation with Russia.

Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses a high-level meeting of the Security Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (14 comments)     

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Russia Reads US Bluster as Sign of War As U.S. politicians and pundits have fun talking tough about Russia and demonizing President Putin, they are missing signs that Moscow isn't amused and is preparing for actual conflict, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

President Barack Obama addresses the General Assembly's seventy-first session on Sept. 20, 2016 Monday, October 3, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Obama Warned to Defuse Tensions with Russia A group of ex-U.S. intelligence officials is warning President Obama to defuse growing tensions with Russia over Syria by reining in the demonization of President Putin and asserting White House civilian control over the Pentagon.

Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses the general debate of the General As Friday, September 30, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War The propaganda war on Russia is spinning out of control with a biased investigation blaming Moscow for the MH-17 tragedy and angry exchanges over Syria, raising the risks of nuclear war, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (right) receiving 2016 Sam Adams Award for Integrity from Elizabeth Murray (left) and C Monday, September 26, 2016 (2 comments)     

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CIA Whistleblower Kiriakou Honored for Integrity The U.S. government gives free passes to officials who commit war crimes but imprisons whistleblowers who tell the truth, a fate that befell CIA's John Kiriakou for disclosing torture. But he was honored by some ex-intelligence officers, reports Ray McGovern.

President Barack Obama concludes a National Security Council meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, April 19, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Obama's Legacy But Clinton's Judgment President Obama calls on blacks to vote for Hillary Clinton to protect the first black president's legacy, but there are questions about Clinton's judgment and Obama's legacy that deserve answers, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

The CIA seal in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saturday, September 17, 2016 (7 comments)     

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US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture A group of U.S. intelligence veterans chastises the mainstream U.S. media for virtually ignoring a British newspaper's account of the gripping inside story on how the CIA tried to block the U.S. Senate's torture investigation.

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