Our “Public Debate” about Drones Is a State Secret

By: Sunday July 3, 2011 2:32 pm

While I often disagree with Benjamin Wittes, I rarely think the stuff he writes is sheer nonsense. This post, which attempts to rebut Eugene Robinson’s column on Assassination by Robot, is an exception. I disagree, respectfully, with most of his post. But this bit I find just mindboggling. My former colleague Eugene Robinson has a [...]

DHS Gutted Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit after Report Leaked

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 1:45 pm

The Southern Poverty Law Center has an interview with the guy who headed DHS’ domestic terrorism analysis that produced the report on the rise in domestic right wing extremism, Daryl Johnson. (h/t Aravosis) He describes how, after the report was leaked, DHS first backed off its support of the report. What happened after the leak? [...]

The AP’s “Most Complete Published Account” that Leaves Out Torture

By: Monday July 26, 2010 11:13 am

The AP’s DOJ and intelligence writers have a story out on the Durham investigation that purports to be “the most complete published account” of the destruction of the torture tapes. Only, it ignores key details that have already been published which paint a much more damning picture of the tapes and their destruction. First, the [...]

Briefing Congress and Destroying Torture Tapes

By: Monday June 14, 2010 2:38 pm

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been weeding through the documents released under FOIA to Judicial Watch last week. I think they suggest there’s a much closer relationship between the CIA misrepresentations on Congressional Briefings and the destruction of the torture tapes than we’ve known before. Nancy Pelosi Was Proved Fucking Right As you [...]

And Now They’re Disclaiming Responsibility for their Briefings

By: Sunday February 7, 2010 1:40 pm

Surprise, surprise. Just days after Crazy Pete Hoekstra did what Crazy Pete Hoekstra attacked Nancy Pelosi for last year–accused the CIA of lying–he’s now caught in another position he has criticized Pelosi for–not objecting in a briefing to an Administration policy he subsequently claimed to be vehemently opposed to. On Meet the Press this morning, [...]

ZOMG! A Congressperson Accuses CIA of Lying to Congress

By: Thursday February 4, 2010 2:53 pm

Just take a look at these traitorous accusations a certain Congressperson made about the CIA yesterday: misleading and some might say lying to Congress by the intel community The [intelligence] community covered it up, this committee can’t do its job if you don’t share information with us What is the community unwilling to share with [...]

Crazy Pete Hoekstra Called On His Efforts to Profit Off of Terrorism

By: Sunday January 3, 2010 9:29 am

I was in my holiday lull last week when the man who wants to be my Governor, Crazy Pete Hoekstra, callously tried to fundraise off of an attempted attack on a flight bound for Michigan. My promise to you, as your governor, my first duty and most solemn responsibility is to keep Michigan safe! For [...]

Crazy Pete Hoekstra Throws Hissy Fit, Chases Jobs from Michigan

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 10:14 am

It’s official. Crazy Pete’s hissy fit about moving Gitmo prisoners to Standish, MI, have lost MI those potential jobs.

Crazy Pete Hoekstra’s NSA Dirty Work and Nidal Hasan

By: Thursday November 19, 2009 7:38 pm

Ho hum. Now I’m catching Crazy Pete in lies he told two years ago.

Crazy Pete Hoekstra Remembers the Separation of Powers

By: Thursday October 8, 2009 1:24 pm

Ut oh! Things really are bad when DOJ officials refuse to testify under oath.

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