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John Brennan

  1. Bolton, Giuliani Attack John Brennan as Unprincipled Lover of IslamA nice, meaty, Sunday-afternoon stew of hypocrisy and prejudice.
  2. Trump Admits Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance Was About the Mueller ProbeTrump said it’s “something that had to be done” about the “sham” investigation, & suggested he was testing waters for a broader move against Mueller.
  3. Trump Strips Security Clearance From Former CIA Director John BrennanPresident uses security clearances to discredit opponents for the first time.
  4. White House Pointlessly Threatens to Revoke Security Clearances From CriticsSome don’t actually have them, and the rest aren’t using them, but whatever.
  5. Former Intel Chiefs Think Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin, OthersJohn Brennan and James Clapper say Trump’s vulnerabilities could prove “perilous” for the U.S.
  6. CIA Chief Not Pleased That Incoming President Likened the CIA to NazisThe president-elect starts a messy, public feud with the director of the CIA, just days before inauguration.
  7. CIA Director Reveals He Was Once a Communist SympathizerBut Congress is being chill about it.
  8. Donald Trump’s ‘Get Out the Vote’ Effort Failed to Register His ChildrenEric and Ivanka Trump “feel very guilty” for failing to register for the New York primary.
  9. What We Learned From the CIA Director’s WikiLeaked EmailsJohn le Carré would not be impressed.
  10. Teen Breaks Into CIA Director’s EmailThe “cracka” claims to be a weed-loving teen.
  11. CIA Director Still Won’t Quite Say Torture Was Actually TortureSaid the abuse was the fault of a few bad apples.
  12. CIA Admits It Spied on Senators, After Insisting It Didn’tA big black eye for director John Brennan.
  13. CIA Is Working to Stop Leaks, According to Leaked MemoBrennan wants to “reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy.”
  14. Senator Rand Paul Ends 13-Hour Filibuster Over Drones [Updated]I’ve discovered there are some limits to filibustering.”
  15. Lindsey Graham Threatens Holds on Hagel and Brennan NominationsHe wants more information on Benghazi.
  16. John Brennan Says Administration Agonizes Over Drone StrikesAnd uses them only as a “last resort.”
  17. John Brennan Wears Bracelet for POW Bowe Bergdahl at Confirmation HearingAlso, 9/11 victims.
  18. Protesters Disrupt Brennan Confirmation HearingNot an auspicious start.
  19. John Brennan to Face a Grilling Despite Obama’s Last-Minute Help [Updated]There are still plenty of questions for John Brennan.
  20. Why the New York Times Outed a Secret U.S. Drone Base NowJohn Brennan.
  21. CIA Has Secret Drone Base in Saudi ArabiaCritics of the policy are planning a showdown.
  22. Obama Picks Brennan for CIA, Hagel for DefenseChuck Hagel will also be selected today as secretary of Defense.
  23. Was Bin Laden’s Capture Then Death a Straight-Up Execution?Obama: “After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
  24. Operation Geronimo, Part 2: Targeting the MediaA case study in obsessive, mostly expert presidential messaging.
  25. Obama’s National-Security Adviser: Woman Being Used As a Shield Presumed to Be Bin Laden’s WifeIt’s “inconceivable” that bin Laden didn’t have help from within Pakistan.
  26. The Director of National Intelligence Stares Blankly When Asked About Major International Counterterrorism OperationPlease pay attention, because this concerns you.
  27. Obama Administration Steps Up Weekend Response to Terror ThreatsAfter a would-be terrorist with explosive materials boarded a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, Obama calls for an international security crackdown.