In competing letters, former officials square off over Haspel ahead of confirmation hearing

Former CIA officers and U.S. diplomats squared off over the controversial nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency in the hours ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Haspel led a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where she oversaw the use…

Trump Has NOTHING to Say About Russia Throwing Out 60 US Diplomats

–After Russia expels 60 American diplomats, Donald Trump surprisingly — or not — has absolutely nothing to say about it https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/a3ykz4/trump-nothing-to-say-russia-60-us-diplomats -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt -Support when you buy…

Here’s what the expelling of Russian diplomats is really about

A wave of countries are expelling Russian diplomats on their soil in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom. On Monday and Tuesday, more than 20 countries — all Western nations — announced they would expel Russian diplomats. In all, more than 130 Russian diplomats have…

Conway met with African diplomats to do damage control, but instead bragged about Trump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway held a meeting with African diplomats on Tuesday, hoping to do damage control in the wake of President Trump’s derogatory “shithole” comments earlier this month. That plan seems to have backfired: according to Foreign Policy, Conway made little to no…

Trump’s Shadow Hangs Over NATO

When generals and diplomats gather for Europe’s most important security conference in Munich next month, President Donald Trump will not be in the room. But the U.S. president will cast a long shadow over the annual event, as his provocative comments about the NATO alliance…