Sunday, December 18, 2016

Why Trump shouldn’t put all his faith in the dysfunctional CIA Sunday December 18th, 2016 at 5:17 PM Michael Walsh

Why Trump shouldn’t put all his faith in the dysfunctional CIA

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One of the strongest criticisms leveled against President-elect Donald Trump is his alleged indifference to the work of America’s intelligence community, including his disinclination to receive daily intel briefings as he prepares to take office.
But it’s off the mark. The top-secret Presidential Daily Briefing — designed and prepared for President Obama by his appointees — is being delivered via iPad as a courtesy to Trump during the transition, and he’s free to read or not: “I get it when I need it,” Trump told Fox News. Never mind that Trump’s not actually president yet, or that Obama treats his briefing exactly the same way.
And given the intelligence establishment’s sorry recent history, who can blame Trump?
Under such undistinguished chiefs as careerists Mike Morell (2011-2013) and current Director John Brennan, the CIA has become a partisan, politicized agency that exists primarily to tell Obama what he wants to hear — which is to hear and see no evil from the Muslim world. Meanwhile, the National Security Agency, which largely deals with signals intelligence, was badly stung by traitor Edward Snowden, who made off with bushels of secrets and decamped to Russia. Even the fiercely independent FBI came under intense political pressure from the Justice Department during the recent investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.
Several recent presidencies have foundered on wishful, willful blindness to reality — Lyndon Johnson with Vietnam, Jimmy Carter with the Soviet Union and Iran, Obama with Islam. Others have suffered the consequences of faulty field work and institutional rivalry, such as George W. Bush in Iraq; by the end of the Bush administration, the White House was relying more on the Department of Defense than what insiders sometimes call the Langley Home for Lost Boys, so untrustworthy did Bush and his advisers deem the CIA that had badly burned them.
So, as Trump finalizes his new intelligence team — Rep. Mike Pompeo, a West Point graduate and Army vet, to the CIA; the pugnacious Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as national security adviser; and retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly as director of Homeland Security — how does a modern president get the straight dope?
The first step is recognizing the current dysfunction of the CIA, which is still smarting from its demotion in the aftermath of 9/11 to a subordinate of the director of national intelligence — a post for which, tellingly, Trump has not yet officially nominated anyone. Although Carly Fiorina’s name has been floated, there’s also been speculation he may abolish the position altogether.
It’s a big job. The agency has long slanted center-left, reflecting a political consensus that prized the “stability” of the postwar world above everything else.
Trump would be well-advised to heed the FBI’s expertise, once the bureau ceases to be a political whipping boy.
As a result, the agency was caught with its pants down for every important development of the past 60 years, including the Bay of Pigs, the toppling of the shah, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Another smart move would be to clarify the line of demarcation between the CIA, whose job it is to spy on others, and the FBI, tasked with catching foreign spies in the US. The flap over possible Russian hacking of the John Podesta and DNC e-mails is a case in point: That’s a job for the bureau, not the agency, which is forbidden by law from operating within American borders yet sometimes plants politically useful stories in the media to aid its political allies. Trump would be well-advised to heed the FBI’s expertise, once the bureau ceases to be a political whipping boy.
A further way forward is to show more respect for the other agencies that make up the IC, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, which serves the armed forces. Flynn, for example, spent two contentious years as DIA chief, warning of the dangers of Islamic terrorism and, probably as a result, never once meeting personally with Obama, who eventually fired him.
He was right in doing so, but the pugnacious Flynn — who, like Trump, is an inveterate and sometimes heedless tweeter — has come under fire for spreading “fake news” and conspiracy theories on Twitter, including the silly rumor of a DC child sex-trafficking ring. The general would be best advised to get off social media and keep his advice to the new president private.
Finally, a crucial step in the reconstitution of our intelligence services is to get the CIA working together with the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, under whose aegis most of the IC actually falls. The nomination of Marine Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense will bring together a cadre of former military officers at the highest levels who view the serious business of national security not as a career but as a mission to be accomplished — and who mean to get it done.
In the end, though, the buck stops with Trump, who’s already made it clear that his decisions will be made through a single prism: Is it good for America? For too long, the IC has wandered from its core mission of keeping Americans safe by keeping our enemies at bay. That’s about to change, and much for the better.
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Why Trump shouldn’t put all his faith in the dysfunctional CIA

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One of the strongest criticisms leveled against President-elect Donald Trump is his alleged indifference to the work of America’s intelligence community, including his disinclination to receive daily intel briefings as he prepares to take office. But it’s off the mark. The top-secret Presidential Daily Briefing — designed and prepared for President Obama by his appointees...



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Under such undistinguished chiefs as careerists Mike Morell (2011-2013) and current Director John Brennan, the CIA has become a partisan, politicized agency that exists primarily to tell Obama what he wants to hear — which is to hear and see no evil ...

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Why the Tiny Island of Malta Has Europe’s Most Progressive Gay Rights 

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Malta, the tiny southern European island with a population of just over 420,000, made history earlier this month by becoming the first European country to criminalize “deceptive and harmful” conversion therapy, defined as any practice which aims to change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Under the new bill which was passed unanimously on Dec. 5, those who practice conversion therapy will face fines ranging between €1,000 and €5,000 ($1,065 and $5,324) and a potential five month jail term. The bill also states that neither sexual orientation nor gender identification can be classified as a disease, disorder or shortcoming of any sort. In addition, the age at which people can independently request for their gender to be changed in official documents has been lowered from 18 to 16.
These are bold moves for a predominately Catholic country that only began allowing divorce in 2011, and is the only member of the European Union that still considers abortion of any kind to be a criminal offence. Yet Malta is ranked number one in the ILGA-Europe (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) ranking of all 49 countries in Europe in terms of their respect of human rights and equality.
Since Marie Louise Coleiro Preca of the Labour Party was sworn in as Malta’s president on April 4 2014 (at 55, she became the country’s youngest president in history), a number of progressive bills have been introduced, from civil unions to equal adoption rights for same-sex couples. On Nov. 30, the government’s Civil Liberties Minister, Helena Dalli, was awarded the Hero of the Year award at the European Diversity Awards held in London, partly for overseeing the enactment of a law that removes the legal requirements for LGBTQ people to have their gender identity recognized by the state.
“Life has changed a lot for gay people in Malta over the past two years,” says Russell Sammut, a Maltese citizen who runs gaymalta.com, part of the Allied Rainbow Communities nonprofit organization. “Up until 2014 we had no rights here, but once civil unions were enacted people changed their attitudes overnight. Everyone is afraid of the unknown, but now they’ve seen there’s no threat to society, they’re fine with same-sex partnerships.”
Sammut, 31, who came out aged 16 and says he’s never had any “major issues” in terms of homophobia in Malta, thinks the new bill sends an important message to Maltese citizens. “The clear message from the state is that if you’re gay that’s fine and there’s nothing you should be getting cured of,” he says.
A left-wing, LGBTQ-minded government is not the only reason why Malta is paving the way for gay rights in Europe. Boris Dittrich, advocacy director of Human Rights Watch’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program, believes Malta’s gaining of E.U. membership in May 2004 has made a huge difference to the country. “Like the U.K., Malta is an island and people can be inward looking there,” he tells TIME. “E.U. membership and the increased tourism that came with it has changed this.”
However, while Malta has been recognized for its more progressive policies on gay rights, in some respects it is still very conservative. HIV treatment provisions are well behind other European countries, Sammut says, and abortion remains a taboo. “It’s too controversial. Governments put it on the back-burner and don’t want to discuss it,” he adds.
Moreover, some feel the city’s acceptance only goes so far. Lauren Salerno, a 53-year-old transgender woman who moved to Malta from the U.K. roughly six months ago due to what she calls “severe transphobia” there, does not think the island where her parents grew up is as supportive and open towards trans rights as it is towards gay rights. “On the surface, Malta is more accepting and there’s a lot less direct discrimination here,” she tells TIME. “But when I tried finding work I was basically told that I didn’t look right, even for things like waitressing or shop jobs. I had a weekend trial in a restaurant but customers complained – not about my service but about me being trans.”
Salerno has been in transition since 2009 and a trans-activist for around 15 years. Three decades ago, aged 22, she enrolled on a Christian rehabilitation program in the U.K. not unlike the conversion therapies that have recently been outlawed in Malta, but with a focus on drugs and alcohol. “It was my decision [to enrol] because I was brought up believing being trans was wrong and evil and I loathed myself because of it,” she says. “I was an extremely vulnerable person at the time; I’d had two breakdowns and lost both my parents. During the program I had psychological and psychiatric counselling, demons cast out of me and I was basically told to get married and have lots of sex, which would cure me.”
Hearing that Malta has outlawed such therapies pleases Salerno, but she is frustrated that despite recommendations from the Commissioner for Human Rights, treatment still isn’t free for Maltese trans people. Her own treatment has been on hold since moving because she says doctors will not prescribe her hormones. “I’m glad this ban is in place and trans rights certainly have been hugely advanced in Malta. But, for me, it seems like a lot of the peripheral issues like changing a name or conversion therapy have progressed, while this fundamental human right to be treated for our gender dysphoria is on the back-burner.”
In Salerno’s experience, the most progressive Maltese citizens are those who have studied outside Malta or, like Salerno, have lived off the island for many years before returning. “There is such a Catholic-based conservatism underlining Maltese thinking and it’s problematic,” she says, voicing fears that if the E.U. were to collapse then this kind of thinking might prevail. “The E.U. is the only national external body in Malta that is liberal. If that were removed you’d have no progressive voice, no liberal voice, which would be hugely frightening.”


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Clinton campaign chief: Did Trump, Russians collude?
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump's campaign may have colluded with the Russian government over hacked e-mails in an effort to swing the election. "It's very much unknown ...
Lynch says she 'regrets' June conversation with Bill ClintonPolitico
John Podesta says Trump campaign colluding with Russia 'still an open question'Washington Times
"On Oct. 7, the Access Hollywood tape comes out. One hour later, WikiLeaks starts dropping my emails."PolitiFact
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Clinton campaign chief: Did Trump, Russians collude? - USA TODAY

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Clinton campaign chief: Did Trump, Russians collude?
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump's campaign may have colluded with the Russian government over hacked e-mails in an effort to swing the election. "It's very much unknown ...
Podesta: Russia behind email hacks, wanted Trump as its White House 'lap dog'Fox News
Clinton Campaign Chief: It's “Open Question” Whether Trump Team Colluded With RussiaSlate Magazine (blog)
Podesta suggests Trump associates may have colluded with Russian hackersPolitico
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Trump team collusion with Russia an 'open question,' says Clinton aide - Reuters

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Trump team collusion with Russia an 'open question,' says Clinton aide
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Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said there was evidence that Trump associates had contact with a Russian intelligence official and the website Wikileaks before U.S. intelligence agencies accused Russia of being behind computer attacks of ...
Clinton campaign chief: Did TrumpRussians collude?USA TODAY
Podesta suggests Trump campaign may have colluded with RussiaWashington Examiner (blog)
Russia Election Hack Update: Collusion Alleged Between TrumpRussians, Clinton Campaign Chief Podesta Says ...International Business Times
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Peter King: CIA's Brennan should be investigated for 'hit job' on Trump - Politico

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Peter King: CIA's Brennan should be investigated for 'hit job' on Trump
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Two members of the House Intelligence Committee traded barbs Sunday over the extent of Russia's involvement in election-year hacks, with Rep. Peter King even calling for CIA Director John Brennan to be investigated for a "hit job" against Donald Trump.
Arguing the Truth with Trump and PutinNew York Times
Senior GOP Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of CIA Director Over Media Leaks on Russian HackingABC News
'I'm asking you a simple question': Fox News host confronts RNC chair over Trump's denial of Russia hacksBusiness Insider
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Van Jones: 'Cyber war is real war' - CNN

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Van Jones: 'Cyber war is real war'
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(CNN) CNN political commentator Van Jones doesn't mince words in condemning Donald Trump's relationship with Russia. "This is baffling to anybody with a functioning brain stem," he told Jake Tapper Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Jones said the ...
Van Jones Blasts Trump For Refusing To Admit That Russia Cyber Attack Was An Act Of WarPoliticusUSA

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Donald Trump Will Wait for FBI View on Russia Hacking Allegations, Priebus Says - Wall Street Journal

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Donald Trump Will Wait for FBI View on Russia Hacking Allegations, Priebus Says
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Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump wanted to hear directly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation before forming an opinion on Russia's alleged interference in the November election.
Donald Trump Still Not Convinced Russians Meddled In Election: Reince PriebusHuffington Post
'I'm asking you a simple question': Fox News host confronts RNC chair over Trump's denial of Russia hacksAOL News
Priebus: Trump ready to accept Russia hacking report, if CIA, FBI get on same pageFox News
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Donald Trump Will Wait for FBI View on Russia Hacking Allegations, Priebus Says - Wall Street Journal

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Donald Trump Will Wait for FBI View on Russia Hacking Allegations, Priebus Says
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Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that President-elect DonaldTrump wanted to hear directly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation before forming an opinion on Russia's alleged interference in the November election.
Priebus: Trump ready to accept Russia hacking report, if CIA, FBI get on same pageFox News
Priebus: Trump not yet ready to accept Russian election tamperingPolitico

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Saudi Arabia, US play down reports of curbs on military support - Reuters

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Saudi Arabia, US play down reports of curbs on military support
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 18, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser. 5/5. left. right. Saudi King Salman (R) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ...
Kerry discusses Yemen with Saudi king in one of his last tripsChristian Science Monitor
Saudi official denies reports US has decided to restrict military supportThe Guardian
US to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen cam...Reuters

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Clinton advisers point fingers at Huma Abedin, inner circle for loss - Fox News

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Clinton advisers point fingers at Huma Abedin, inner circle for loss
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While many of Hillary Clinton's top advisers have focused their post-presidential election fury on blaming alleged Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey for Clinton's loss, some in the so-called “Hillaryland” orbit are looking inward ...
Clinton aide Abedin seeks to review Clinton emails search warrantYahoo News
Clinton aide Abedin seeks to review FBI's search warrant for emailsThe Hill (blog)
Huma vs. the “Night Stalkers”Vanity Fair

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