American officials in China, Cuba and Russia say U.S. agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes, leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad.
Kate BrannenThis has always been such a strange story brewing in the background.
Who is behind these attacks on US intelligence officers and diplomats?
Why is State refusing to turn over a National Academies of Sciences report to Congress?
One of the country's most eminent tax law experts analyzes the information provided by the New York Times.
Kate Brannen1) Tax is the least of it.
2)Trump appears to be an absolutely terrible businessman.
3) As a matter of net worth, Trump appears not to be rich...
10 Quick Takeaways from top tax law expert @nyulaw's @DanielShaviro
I can personally attest that Americans were very well served by those they elected to fill critical national security positions. There is one important exception to that statement — our curre…
Kate BrannenHere is the profile of someone who would not normally be inclined to write a political op-ed:
Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency after 36 years of public service, inc. serving as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
In a new book, Andrew Weissmann, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputies, lays out the limits and letdowns of the years-long Russia investigation.
Kate BrannenI always wondered why the Special Counsel's office never spoke to Ivanka.
@AWeissmann_ says: "They “feared that hauling her in for an interview would play badly to the already antagonistic right-wing press...and risk enraging Trump."
Under Trump, the Senate is far too often being cut out of its key role in determining who fills senior executive branch positions.
Kate BrannenBut, as @beccadamante documents for @just_security, they're not alone.
At least 15 other officials serving in at least 12 executive branch departments do not hold their positions lawfully
It is time to stop pretending. Our children are staying home.
Kate Brannen"What they did was deliberately set up the teachers, staff, and parents to fail. It’s one of the most careless, incompetent, and heartless actions I’ve ever seen promoted by the executive branch of the federal government.”
Kathryn Wheelbarger’s resignation is effective as of July 4, three people said.
Kate BrannenShe's not the only one. Another senior female civilian leader is also stepping down.
Kathryn Wheelbarger, the department’s top acting official overseeing international security affairs, is also leaving as part of a "loyalty purge" roiling the Pentagon.