With the recent criminal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents, the special counsel's office made clear it has a treasure trove of information for its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. What's less obvious is how long Robert Mueller will continue his work.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 6:46 pm
Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to make informed decisions.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 4:54 pm
"Sirens are going off all over the place," Brian Stelter says, depicting the Trump-Putin meeting as a giant mystery. He talks with Karen Tumulty, Jill Dougherty and Max Boot about the coverage. "Even as [Trump] is denying collusion, he is colluding with Russia in plain sight," Boot asserts.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 2:58 pm
Imagine a country so small that the whole ski-in-the-morning, beach-in-the-afternoon thing is feasible. That's Montenegro, a country on the Balkan Peninsula, full of natural wonders and beauty and where people are known for their candor, enthusiasm and hospitality.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 2:21 pm
In The Boston Globe last week, distinguished scholar Andrew Bacevich put forth some strong criticism of President Donald Trump's opponents. He said he increasingly has come to believe that "Trump's election has induced a paranoid response, one that, unless curbed, may well pose a greater danger to the country than Trump himself. This paranoid response finds expression in obsessive attention given to just about anything Trump says, along with equally obsessive speculation about what he might do next."
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 12:51 pm
CNN's Jake Tapper presses former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on his Kremlin ties, referencing a 2013 letter from Page where he refers to himself as an "informal adviser" to the staff of the Kremlin.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 10:54 am
Extreme weather is striking parts of Asia with deadly flash-flooding in Vietnam, a tropical storm prompting evacuations and disrupting travel in China and an ongoing heat wave in Japan.
Posted on: 22 July 2018 | 6:55 am
The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East.
Posted on: 21 July 2018 | 1:42 pm