The conservative radio personality claimed Democrats and U.S. intelligence agencies tricked George W. Bush on WMDs and the Iraq War—and he said those same "deep state" figures are attacking Trump over Russian ties.
Poland, Lithuania and Romania hosted "black sites" during the War on Terror—but get to watch the hearings on torture at Guantánamo from afar, unscathed, unaccountable and all but unmentionable in the courtroom.
Douglas London, a 34-year veteran of the CIA, warned that Trump is primarily focused on "celebrity" and "headlines."
What can the president do and who does he have to tell? The killing of Iranian General Soleimani renewed the debate over war powers, the military and the CIA.
Valerie Plame noted that Trump's justification for Soleimani's killing rests on the same intelligence community that he has attacked in the past.
Elissa Slotkin released a statement explaining why Presidents Bush and Obama did not kill Soleimani, and warned that Trump needs to work with Congress to prepare for aftermath.
"I agree with him that terrorists are bad guys— as are the people who conducted barbaric and ineffective acts of torture in the name of Mr. Pompeo's misguided notion of 'Patriotism,'" Scott Z. Burns said in a statement.
The president and his personal lawyer reportedly talk on a vulnerable phone line that has caused security concerns in the White House.
The report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Afghan forces, which are supported by the U.S., of "war crimes."
"Both operations were very significant setbacks," for Al-Qaeda and ISIS, Michael Morell said.
John McLaughlin called Trump's decision a "disaster" and illustrative of his "reckless instincts" regarding foreign policy.
Andrew Bakaj represents a group dedicated to helping whistleblowers.
John Brennan, who served under Barack Obama, told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace that he was worried about the "dysfunctionality of our government at this time."
The CIA was forced to remove a top source from Russia, thanks in no small part to our loose-lipped president.
The official, since named by Russian media, had reportedly been supplying intelligence to the U.S. for decades.
Maintaining the CIA and the Afghan paramilitaries it works with would seriously undermine any peace agreement.
John Brennan, the former CIA director, said losing Sue Gordon and Dan Coats on the same day is "basically decapitating the intelligence community."
Before her resignation, Gordon was expected to replace Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence.
Kim Dong Chul was one of three American citizens released from North Korean prisons and returned to the U.S. in 2018.
Kim Jong Nam was assassinated with a nerve agent in February 2017, reportedly after having met with his CIA contact in Malaysia.
Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone posted a message calling for former CIA Director John Brennan to be "hung for treason" Saturday night.
"If he's working towards a deal, as you say, it's a deal we don't know about," John Brennan said. "He basically said he wants denuclearization. That is not going to happen."
The modified Hellfire missile has reportedly been used in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
The president's foreign policy is "totally at odds with what the U.S. intelligence community believes," Jeremy Bash argued.
In the 1960s and 70s, the U.S. and U.K. forcibly expelled the population of Diego Garcia, an island now used as a military base thousands of miles off the coasts of Africa and Asia.
"Talk radio's hosts and their station management remain mouthpieces eager to repeat the lines Trump inserts," the ex-CIA analyst argued.
Former CIA Director John Brennan has no doubt Trump will pardon Paul Manafort, the only question is "when."
The radical approach to turncoats has split the intelligence community. "Don't think I didn't know that people would choke on this," says David Charney, a CIA-connected psychiatrist.
"But what was it that they were so concerned about, that these people were doing something that they knew the president wasn't going to like and refusing to give the top security clearance to Jared Kushner?"