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Trump Adviser Thinks Russia Hacked Election

He suspects president-elect is 'playing the media'

(Newser) - Senior Donald Trump adviser James Woolsey says that despite the president-elect's skepticism, he believes Russian hackers really were involved in election-related skulduggery. "I think the Russians were in there, but it doesn't mean other people weren't, too," Woolsey tells CNN . "It's often not... More »

CIA Chiefs Ask Obama to Scrap Interrogation Probe

Disclosure of CIA methods will help the enemy, decrease national security, former directors warn

(Newser) - Seven former CIA directors—appointees of both political parties—are calling on the Obama administration to call off the Justice Department’s investigation of Bush-era interrogation practices, the Hill reports. The probe, ordered by AG Eric Holder, will reveal too much about the CIA’s methods in an environment where... More »

Ex-CIA Chief, McCain Man Praises Panetta Pick

Leon Panetta's 'breadth of experience' will serve him, US well: Woolsey

(Newser) - James Woolsey, a former CIA director and adviser to John McCain, tells the Huffington Post he’s “impressed overall by the quality” of Barack Obama’s national-security picks, dismissing criticism that Leon Panetta is a poor fit for his former job. Though an intelligence novice, Panetta is amply qualified,... More »

Candidates Spar Over Origins of 9/11 Attacks

Charges of delusion, distortion fly on the trail

(Newser) - A top aide to John McCain aide today called Barack Obama “naïve,” “delusional,” and the “perfect manifestation of a Sept. 10 mindset,” ABC News reports. The sniping came in response to Obama’s comment that the US acted correctly in trying the terrorists... More »

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