Trump is terrified of people who have worked for him
John Sipher“Trump views the truth as treason and truth-tellers as traitors. As Edward Gibbon put it in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, "Treason against such a prince might easily be considered as patriotism to the state."
Washington is in an intensifying standoff with Beijing. Which one will fundamentally shape the twenty-first century?
John Sipher“To a degree still difficult for outsiders to absorb, China is preparing to shape the twenty-first century, much as the U.S. shaped the twentieth. Its government is deciding which features of the global status quo to preserve and which to reject...”
In its previous joint investigations with Spiegel, The Insider and Dossier Center, Bellingcat has reported that the person held by German authorities over the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin traveled from Moscow to Germany under a fake...
John SipherAnother Russian state murder on foreign soil. Why haven't the Germans acknowledged the obvious, or done the homework that Bellingcat did?
American officials expressed wonderment that Rudolph W. Giuliani was running his “irregular channel” of diplomacy over open cell lines and communications apps penetrated by the Russians.
John SipherThe Kremlin has Rudy's phone, and probably listens to all his discussions with his "client". It means that Putin knows more about the president's actions, problems and views than the American people.
nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/… via @NYTimes
In this week’s impeachment hearings, expect a lot of G.O.P. conspiracy theorizing.
John Sipheromg. This stupidity hands the Kremlin a weapon to use against us in the future. Buying into the President's nutty conspiracy allows Russia to spin 1000 fake stories and split communities by weaponizing lies via social media.
nytimes.com/2019/11/11/opi… via @NYTOpinion
Former U.S. Attorney John diGenova accused alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella of committing a "political assassination," comparing him to former President Abraham Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth.
John SipherWhat wrong with these people? And to think, the President of the United States has created this filthy climate.