Gonna open a chat thread at 1pm EDT to talk all things intelligence
Right wing pundits keep telling us that there is a deep state active in the intelligence community. "Unelected manipulators" at work. How should a rational person respond to such stuff?
Also a bit new here...is this a chat thread? Or should I be heading over to Threads?
Also rather curious about how Alberta Scheuer managed to stay on in the CIA while her husband called for the death of Biden & Obama...or for that matter to what extent the Hatfill/Scheuer connection can be fleshed out from 1997 to today... particularly given both Hatfill and Scheuer's involvement in Trump's circle...It was literally Hatfill's emails to Trump re "genetic bottlenecking" that were recycled as RFK Jr's "Covid is a Jewish-sparing disease" nonsense.
To date, I still have so, so, so very many questions about the Hatfill story Jeanne Meserve reported on 20 years ago...
Can you talk a bit please about the impact of the classified documents indictment -/ now a few weeks on -- on our Allies and whether they will be more reluctant now to share intel with the U.S., especially given the fact that the former president is polling well in his bid for 2024 and reelection. Allie’s must wonder whether America is coming out if this phase or has lost standing in the world due to our political instability and mishandling if intel at the highest levels of government.