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'The Americans' stars reflect on the series' end and the new demonization of Russians 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When "The Americans" was first being developed as an FX series, there was one potential hitch in telling a story about a suburban couple in the 1980s who actually were embedded KGB agents: Post-Cold War Russians didn't scare us anymore.

"People were wondering whether Russians were a credible enemy...

Truth or fiction? Maybe both as the U.S.-Russia dynamic plays out on television and in the news 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A few days after former spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned in London by nerve toxins associated with Russian intelligence agencies, fictional ex-Russian agent Ivan Krupin died at the hands of a Kremlin operative in TV's "Homeland." And in April on "The Americans," KGB agent "Nadeshda" shot an uncooperative...

'No Deep State': Pompeo Shatters Trump's PR Campaign In Three Words 24.5.2018 Crooks Liars
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo found himself on the hot seat during a Congressional oversight hearing after his boss tweeted this nonsense about a "criminal deep state." Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018 Rep. Ted Lieu questioned Pompeo about this so-called "criminal deep state" carefully during a hearing earlier today. "Do you believe there is a 'criminal deep state' at the State Department, Lieu asked. Pompeo was clear: “I haven’t seen the comments from the president. I don’t believe there is a deep state at the State Department.” Uh oh, that's the Secretary of State contradicting his boss, Donald Trump, the Big Boss of the Whole World. Just to be sure he was clear, Pompeo elaborated ...
An Indian spook and a Pakistani spy decided to team up. Here's what happened next. 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An Indian spook and a Pakistani spy decided to team up. Here's what happened next.
Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation? 22.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department, is a well-connected veteran of past GOP administrations who convened senior intelligence officials for seminars at the University of Cambridge in England.
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Rep Himes: Nunes Has 'Badly Damaged' The House Intelligence Committee 22.5.2018 Crooks Liars
CNN's New Day discussed Devin Nunes' demand to see classified information from the DoJ. "Nunes is expected to be one of the lawmakers who will see highly classified information from the Department of Justice and the FBI that he's been clamoring for, but it's still unknown what that information will include," host Alysin Camerota said. "So joining us now to discuss all of this is Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut. Good morning, Congressman." "Good morning, Alisyn." "Are you comfortable with Devin Nunes seeing highly classified information?" "Of course I'm not," Himes said. "Nobody should be. "For a year now, Devin Nunes has acted as the defense attorney for President Donald Trump. He's thrown every variety of spaghetti on the wall and it goes back to trying to help the president prove that Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower to the unmasking scandal, to the Steele dossier, the start of the investigation. All of that stuff turned out the be 100% ...
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The Daily 202: A tale of two elections 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Compare Trump's reaction to the reelection of Maduro and Putin.
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Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia probe? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia probe?
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Rosenstein and Wray to meet with Trump amid controversy over FBI’s use of informant 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Rosenstein and Wray to meet with Trump amid controversy over FBI’s use of informant
Here are the political norms that Trump violated in just the past week 21.5.2018 Washington Post
Here are the political norms that Trump violated in just the past week
They would wound our security to save the president's skin 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
They would wound our security to save the president's skin
The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton warns of ‘a full-fledged crisis in our democracy’ at Yale 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Vanquished Trump rival quotes from “Fascism” and “On Tyranny” in gloomy speech.
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Microsoft deal makes its cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. spy agencies 21.5.2018 Washington Post
It is locked in competition with some of the world’s biggest tech companies for a Pentagon contract expected to be worth billions.
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Making Excuses for Russiagate 19.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
As months turn into nearly two years and no solid evidence emerges to nail Russia for nabbing Election 2016, some big Russia-gate cheerleaders are starting to cover their tracks, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare The best evidence that…Read more →
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The GOP’s campaign against the FBI makes the nation less safe 19.5.2018 Washington Post
The GOP’s campaign against the FBI makes the nation less safe
Prosecutors: Chinese spies promised to take care of ex-CIA officer for life 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, charged with conspiracy to commit espionage and holding on to classified information after leaving the spy agency, is accused of communicating with Chinese spies and preparing documents at their request.
What do we know about the 'FBI informant' Trump keeps talking about? 19.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
What do we know about the 'FBI informant' Trump keeps talking about?
The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson is just the latest Trump aide to speak out after getting fired 18.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
His speech shows the peril of a president who fires so many people.
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Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director 18.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Haspel faced criticism for her role in the agency's waterboarding program. But several Senate Democrats joined almost all the Republicans to confirm her as the first woman to lead the CIA.
US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director 18.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The 61-year-old Haspel becomes the first woman to lead the agency.
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