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Assange Lawyers File Petition to Get US to Reveal Charges and Stop Ecuador From Extraditing Him 24.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Lawyers for the WikiLeaks publisher want the OAS independent body to keep Assange from being sent to a courtroom in the U.S. and to end his isolation. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Julian Assange’s lawyers have filed an…Read more →
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Here’s the real reason the CIA loved George H.W. Bush 24.1.2019 Raw Story

Last month, 19 senior CIA officials, current and former, signed a statement lauding the late president George H.W. Bush, who served as CIA director for one year. The agency put out a complimentary “unclassified” video about his service to the agency. Langley’s Twitter feed featured 11 straight days ...

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Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78 20.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Tony Mendez is best known for a daring rescue mission which inspired a film by Ben Affleck.
Exclusive: They Spy With Their Little Eye 19.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
The Five Eyes, a part of what the NSA calls internally its “global network,” have their dirty fingerprints all over the latest spying scandal engulfing New Zealand, writes exiled Kiwi journalist and activist Suzie Dawson. NZ Spy Scandal:  Elephants In The Room;…Read more →
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Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China 16.1.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
He appeared to lead a typical suburban life - but he was secretly involved in international espionage.
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Review: Mark Polish's spy thriller ‘Against the Clock’ is distinctive, if incomprehensible 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mark Polish has written and starred in more than half a dozen movies directed by his twin brother, Michael, touching on a variety of genres, all projecting a stubbornly oddball independent spirit. The Polish brothers have often fallen more on the David Lynch and austere Eastern European art-cinema...

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Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving into US 10.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
After mobilizing a disinformation campaign across Europe, documents show that the Integrity Initiative is now infiltrating the U.S., report Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames. By Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames Grayzone A bombshell domestic spy scandal has been unfolding in Britain, after…Read more →
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Alger Hiss and Russia-gate 9.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Jeremy Kuzmarov argues the Cold War case has enduring relevance to American political culture and provides clues to the motives and machinations underlying the new Russophobia. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and…Read more →
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CNN’s Phil Mudd reveals why he’s sure Russian captive is not a real spy 4.1.2019 Raw Story

On Thursday, former CIA officer Phil Mudd said that Russia is using detained American Paul Whelan as a pawn. While interviewing with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, Mudd said that Russia is detaining Whelan as a “set up” to free Russian citizen Maria Butina who was charged with conspiracy. &#8220...

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CIA chief pushes for more spies abroad; surveillance makes that harder 3.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
CIA Director Gina Haspel wants more undercover officers overseas. But in age of universal surveillance, instant online searches and social media profiles, staying below the radar is a huge challenge.
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‘Trump doesn’t know what to do’ as Putin ignites a diplomatic crisis by holding American ‘hostage’: former CIA agent 3.1.2019 Raw Story

CNN intelligence analyst and former CIA operative Bob Baer said on Wednesday that Russia was holding American Paul Whelan hostage, as a ‘furious’ Vladimir Putin exacted revenge for the arrest of convicted Russian spy Maria Butina. “I think it’s a diplomatic crisis for Trump a...

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American ‘spy’ captured by Russia might be payback for Maria Butina according to ex-CIA officers 1.1.2019 Raw Story

CIA veterans are alleging that the arrest of Paul Whelan in Russia is more about the capture of Maria Butina than anything else, the Daily Beast reported. Since her arrest, Russia has denied that she was a spy. In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in early December that “nobody&#8221...

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Intel officials frustrated by Trump’s inability to grasp their briefings — and ‘in panic mode’ over his relationship with Putin 13.12.2018 Raw Story

Intelligence officials are increasingly frustrated that President Donald Trump seems unwilling or unable to pay attention to their briefings — which contain some of the world’s most closely guarded secrets. The president continues to reject the findings of U.S. spy agencies, which curren...

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‘Give me a pizza and a Diet Coke’: Ex-CIA official ready to settle in and hear Maria Butina sing like a canary 11.12.2018 Raw Story

A former CIA agent and current CNN analyst explained why he’s ready to settle in with some snacks and hear what alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has to say amid news of her plea deal with federal prosecutors. Butina, a former American University graduate student who interfaced with well-heeled...

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Alexis Tsipras’ Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism 10.12.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The prime minister who lost his bluff with international creditors in 2015 is now striking another radical pose by giving holidays to assassins, writes John Kiriakou.  Tsipras Has Betrayed the Greek People By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The…Read more →
From WWII pilot to US president 1.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
The 41st US president led an international coalition to oust Saddam from Kuwait, but he lost to Bill Clinton in 1992.
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George H.W. Bush, the CIA and a Case of State-Sponsored Terrorism 1.12.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Fifty-eight years ago, a car-bomb exploded in Washington killing Chile’s ex-Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier, an act of state terrorism that the CIA and its director George H.W. Bush tried to cover up, Robert Parry reported on Sept. 23, 2000. By…Read more →
CIA says White House did not block its director from briefing Senate 29.11.2018 Raw Story

The White House did not block CIA Director Gina Haspel from participating in a briefing on Wednesday for the U.S. Senate about the war in Yemen and U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a spokesman for the agency said. “The notion that anyone told Director Haspel not to attend today’s briefing is false,...

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US senator urges report from spy agencies on Khashoggi killing 19.11.2018 Raw Story

Democratic U.S. Senator Ron Wyden on Monday called on U.S. intelligence officials to publicly release a summary of their findings on the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Wyden said in a statement to Reuters. In the wake of published reports that the Central Intelligence Agency be...

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North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media says 16.11.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
State media said the man entered the country illegally from China in October.
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