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FBI news and analysis from The Nation
May 11, 2018
That ‘Deep State’ You Keep Hearing About? It Doesn’t Exist
Former NSA director Michael Hayden is no white knight. But he’s right on this point, which he makes in his new book,
The Assault on Intelligence.
April 23, 2018
James Comey’s Self-Regard
The former FBI director wants you to know that he was right about Trump—and the Clinton emails.
April 19, 2018
What the FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Means for the Russia Investigation
It’s not just about payoffs to a porn star and a Playboy bunny.
March 29, 2018
If Trump Fires Mueller, He Just Might Get Away With It
The country has become increasingly polarized on Russiagate—and Republicans have more to fear from their Trump-supporting base than from Democratic challengers.
February 7, 2018
Russiagate or Intelgate?
The publication of the Republican House Committee memo and reports of other documents increasingly suggest not only a “Russiagate” without Russia but also something darker: The “collusion” may not have been in the White House or the Kremlin.
Stephen F. Cohen
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February 5, 2018
The Nunes Memo Shows Real Problems With the FBI, but Not the Ones the GOP Thinks
How FISA and the Patriot Act enable wide-ranging spying on Americans.
David K. Shipler
February 1, 2018
Trump’s All-Out Attack on the Rule of Law
Accusing the FBI and DOJ of partisanship and conspiracies, the president is setting the stage for a constitutional crisis.
February 1, 2018
The FBI Is Setting Up a Task Force to Monitor Social Media
But it is the worst possible candidate for the job.
January 30, 2018
Trusty Republicans Unearth Deep-State Conspiracy
Take that, FBI!
January 12, 2018
Secrets of the Trump-Russia Dossier
There are some eye-popping revelations in the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before Congress.