A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has just shut down half of Robert Mueller’s Russian-interference case, writes Daniel Lazare.
Trump Presides Over Dwindling Greatness
Russia and China are forging stronger ties, gaining ground on the U.S. and rattling Washington, writes Dilip Hiro.
RAY McGOVERN: Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate
The Deep State almost always wins. But if Attorney General Barr leans hard on Trump to unfetter investigators, all hell may break lose, says Ray McGovern.
Mueller Report Gets the Trump Tower Meeting Wrong; Promotes Browder Hoax
Natalia Veselnitskaya didn’t have “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and when the Russian lawyer met with Trump’s people her focus was not on the 2016 campaign, writes Lucy Komisar.
RAY McGOVERN: Hope for a Breakthrough in Korea
Donald Trump will ultimately have to remind his national security adviser and secretary of state who is president if there’s to be progress on North Korea, says Ray McGovern.
The UK Tory Leadership Contest is Whittled Down to Two
Boris Johnson is the favourite to win the Conservative leadership contest. But has he got what it takes to strike a Brexit deal with the EU?, asks Johanna Ross.
PEPE ESCOBAR: Brazilgate is Turning into Russiagate 2.0
The Intercept‘s bombshell about Brazilian corruption is being ludicrously spun by the country’s media and military as a “Russian conspiracy,” writes Pepe Escobar
FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced
The FBI relied on CrowdStrike’s “conclusion” to blame Russia for hacking DNC servers, though the private firm never produced a final report and the FBI never asked them to, as Ray McGovern explains.
The Danger of Leaving a President Out of the Loop
Donald Trump was kept in the dark about a possible U.S. nuclear response to a Russian cyber-weapon attack. The U.S. has now ramped up offensive cyber-warfare against Russia’s power grid, putting Trump in a deep bind, says Caitlin Johnstone.
RAY McGOVERN: DOJ Bloodhounds on the Scent of John Brennan
With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story, says Ray McGovern.