Spies vs. Spies
A veteran congressional investigator offers tips on the Jan. 6 probes
Seamus Hughes, a veteran of congressional investigations who now helps run George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, offers guidance in this week’s SpyTalk podcast on what the staff of the House Select Committee and other panels looking into the Jan. 6 insurrection must do to get to the bottom of what the FBI, Justice Department, Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence wing did—or didn’t—do in the days and weeks leading up to the mob assault. In short: work like investigative reporters, or even spies, to find fresh sources in the woodwork, he advises.
Also this week, retired Marine Corps Gen. Greg Newbold tells Jeanne Meserve that China's control of precious metals is a threat to U.S. intelligence—and that our spy agency leaders need to start making noise about it.
“They should consider that the economic power of the U.S. is critical to our safety,” Newbold says, “and if it is, and if our military power is essential to our security, then the intelligence …