A president who can’t be trusted is degrading American intelligence gathering.
John Sipher"He discloses American intelligence to deflect attention from unflattering stories, suck up to people he wants to impress, or simply on a whim. He treats it, as he treats everything else in American government, as a private tool of self-gratification."
Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.
John Sipher"Trump’s only true skill is the con; his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty."
In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service.
John Sipher"More dangerously, a service that tolerates sycophancy will get America’s sons and daughters killed, and lead them to defeat in America’s wars. War is not per se a test of character, but it is impossible to win one without it."
The special counsel pointed back to the words of his report. Here are its key findings.
John SipherThanks. @TheAtlantic, @lawfareblog & @just_security doing a great job of analyzing the report. The 9/11 Commission had historians write so it was readable. The Mueller doc is too dense/legalistic for general/political consumption.