Barr investigation eyes coordination by Obama intelligence chiefs

Barr investigation eyes coordination by Obama intelligence chiefs

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2019 Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign is focused on Obama-era intelligence chiefs and the role they played in surveilling Trump campaign workers. Barr’s review of the Obama-era conclusion that Russia interfered in the election to benefit then-candidate Donald […]

Spygate: Barr seen ‘directly’ monitoring Durham’s probe; Intel chiefs also involved

Spygate: Barr seen ‘directly’ monitoring Durham’s probe; Intel chiefs also involved

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2019 While appointing highly-respected U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of alleged spying on the 2016 Trump campaign, Attorney General William Barr also will be hands-on as the Department of Justice investigates the investigators. Barr remains “directly involved in the probe,” which he initiated about three weeks ago, […]

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his intelligence chiefs might want to “go back to school” following their assessment of the threat from Iran, which included the chiefs’ insistence that the Islamic Republic is currently not taking steps toward becoming a nuclear state. The president tweeted on Jan. 30: “The […]

Trump to intel community: Make rules for ‘unmasking’ Americans and ‘release publicly’

Trump to intel community: Make rules for ‘unmasking’ Americans and ‘release publicly’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2018 President Donald Trump on Jan. 9 instructed his director of national intelligence to establish rules for the “unmasking” of Americans, a report said. According to a White House memo obtained by national security correspondent Sara Carter, the president has given DNI Dan Coats 30 days to “issue and release publicly […]

Report reveals Samantha Power as a near-daily ‘unmasker’ in final weeks of Obama era

Report reveals Samantha Power as a near-daily ‘unmasker’ in final weeks of Obama era

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2017 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power made “unmasking” requests on a daily basis in 2016 and continued making the requests in the days prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a report said. Power “was ‘unmasking’ at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration […]

Team Obama made ‘hundreds’ of unmasking requests in 2016, House Intelligence chairman says

Team Obama made ‘hundreds’ of unmasking requests in 2016, House Intelligence chairman says

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 During President Barack Obama’s last year in office, his aides made hundreds of requests to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said. The requests during an election year, which included Trump transition team officials, were made without specific justifications on […]