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Ex-CIA deputy chief & Republican trade barbs in furious row over security clearance claim (VIDEO)

Former CIA Deputy Director Philip Mudd and GOP strategist Paris Dennard exchanged stinging barbs during a heated debate on CNN over John Brennan’s security clearance being revoked. The verbal cross-fire occurred on Friday when Dennard, a supporter of US President Donald Trump, accused Mudd of profiting from his security clearance, which can give former US intelligence officials access to sensitive ...

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Treason or no treason? Ex-CIA chief Brennan now not so sure about famous Trump/Putin 'Treason' tweet

When ex-CIA chief John Brennan said last month’s Trump/Putin summit was “nothing short of treasonous,” he earned thousands of retweets and became a #resistance hero. But he didn’t actually mean treason. Confused? You should be. Speaking on MSNBC’s ‘Rachel Maddow Show,’ Brennan explained that Trump’s much-criticized meeting with Putin in July, during which the president refused to press his Russian ...

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New Roscosmos chief says Russia mulls reusable rockets, slams Elon Musk for ‘killing competitors’

Russia may develop reusable first stages for its rockets, which would likely land horizontally rather than in the style of SpaceX’s Falcons, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said. He also had words for SpaceX boss Elon Musk. The new heavy Soyuz-5 rocket, currently developed by Russia, must become more powerful yet remain cheaper than the products supplied by the competitors, ...

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Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan

Published time: 15 Aug, 2018 18:40 Edited time: 15 Aug, 2018 18:54 President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, saying he used his access to classified data to “sow division and chaos” about the Trump administration, the White House has announced. The Trump administration is also looking into revoking the clearances of a ...

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Belgium disrespects laws on information access – European Federation of Journalists chief to RT

The head of the largest journalist organization in Europe told RT that Belgium doesn’t respect the basic rules on access to information, blasting nation’s decision to charge the press with ‘security fees’ at the EU events. The Benelux country is under fire for wanting to force local journalists and reporters into paying €50 ($ 60) every six months for mandatory ...

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Facebook loses its chief security officer Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer since 2015, announced that he is leaving the company to take a position at Stanford University. The company has been shedding leadership over the last half a year largely owing to fallout from its response, or lack thereof, to the ongoing troubles relating to user data security and election interference on the social network. ...

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CBS Chief Executive & #MeToo figure Leslie Moonves accused by six women of misconduct – report

CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves has been accused by at least six women of sexual harassment, in a culture allegedly shared by some top managers at the network, an exposé by The New Yorker has revealed. Four of the six women told New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow that Moonves had tried to forcibly touch or kiss them, while the other two ...

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Intelligence chief Coats says media twisted his awkward 'say again' response to Trump's Putin invite

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has blamed the media for spinning a story about his odd reaction to the news of US President Donald Trump inviting Vladimir Putin to a second summit, saying he meant no disrespect. In a statement on Saturday, Coats sought to clarify his incredulous reaction to the breaking news that Trump invited the Russian leader ...

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Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’ own sources tell RT's editor-in chief

Ecuador is ready to hand over the WikiLeaks founder to the UK in “coming weeks or even days,” RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said citing her own sources, as prospects of his eviction from the embassy are back in the media. “My sources tell [Julian] Assange will be handed over to Britain in the coming weeks or even days,” Simonyan wrote in ...

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‘US law doesn’t apply here’: India’s defense chief resists pressure over S-400 deal with Russia

American laws are their own matter locally and have nothing to do with India, the country’s defense chief said, refusing to bow to a US sanctions threat over its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems. New Delhi has relayed to Washington that the threat of unilateral US sanctions will not have an impact on its decision on the possible ...

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