Newer News: March 2017
February 2017 Intelligence News
- What Ties Trump to Russia? Ron Wyden Wants Answers by Corey Pein, Willamette Week, February 22. "The senator's fight for America is personal. It echoes the life story of his father--parts of which were unknown even to Wyden, until recently."
- Trump anti-leak drive could prompt prosecutions by Josh Gerstein and Bryan Bender, Politico, February 17. "President Donald Trump's threats of criminal prosecution over the flood of leaks that has plagued the early weeks of his administration may turn out to be far from empty talk."
- President Trump is going to war on leaks. How scared should the leakers be? by Aaron Blake, Washington Post, February 16. "Is all leaking of government information illegal? What is the threshold, and does it have to be classified information?"
- Trump Fumes Over 'Criminal' Leaks as Culprits Risk Harsh Penalties by Steven Nelson, U.S. News, February 15. "President Donald Trump is decrying a stream of leaks that have led to embarrassing stories about his talks with foreign leaders and that this week forced Michael Flynn to resign his job as national security adviser -- and experts say the sources are in legal peril."
- Trump Has the Power to Declassify Whatever He Wants-- Including the Russian Intercepts by Jon Schwarz, The Intercept, February 15. "So in theory Trump could ask the National Security Agency and all the other U.S. intelligence agencies to give him all the relevant intercepts and post everything about them on the White House website this afternoon."
- What do we learn from photos of US patio diplomacy? by Tara McKelvey, BBC News, February 14. "Photos of the president at Mar-a-Lago, discussing North Korea, don't reveal state secrets. But security experts say the photos show a too-casual approach to presidential business."
- Indictment of Harold T. Martin for willful retention of defense information, February 8. "Many of the documents MARTIN stole bore standard markings indicating that they contained highly classified information of the United States, inc1uding SECRET and TOPSECRET, as well as SCI, information."
Older News: January 2017
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated March 3, 2017