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Friday, October 20, 2017
James Clapper
Trump, Intelligence Community

Intelligence Officer: Trump’s Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’

In the short term, if the president just ignores the intelligence community that’s obviously extremely dangerous, because the decisions won’t be made based on the facts. But in the long run, you can actually have an impact on the intelligence community itself. So that a young person coming out of a graduate program decides instead of going to the CIA, I’m going to instead go to Goldman Sachs, and make a lot more money anyway.

January 16, 2017
Intelligence Leaders

Intelligence Leaders Hit Back Against Trump

American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

January 5, 2017
Clapper, Russia, Hacking, Trump

U.S. Spy Chief ‘Resolute’ On Russia Cyber Attack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he had a very high level of confidence that Russia hacked Democratic Party institutions and operatives, as well as disseminating propaganda and fake news aimed at the Nov. 8 election.

January 5, 2017

Snowden: Clapper Comments Pushed Me To Become Leaker

Washington (AFP) – Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the U.S. chief of national intelligence pushed him over the edge and prompted him to leak a trove of national security documents. In a wide-ranging interview with Wired magazine over several days from Moscow, Snowden said he had been troubled for years by the […]

August 13, 2014

Snowden Damage Apparently Less Than Feared

Washington (AFP) – Edward Snowden does not appear to have taken as much as originally thought from NSA files, The Washington Post reported late Thursday. The damage is still “profound” from the former NSA contractor who blew the cover on vast U.S. surveillance programs of everything from everyday people’s phone calls to intrusions into high-tech […]

June 6, 2014