Donald Trump’s appointment of unqualified flunky Ric Grenell as acting Director of National Intelligence is part of a larger, deliberate effort of “dismantling the government brick by brick, agency by agency,” former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner explained.
A Washington Post analysis highlights the churn in Trump's administration, and the fact that there hasn't been a permanent DNI in more than six months.
Fox News minions employ the Pee-Wee Herman defense to try to make Democrats look like tools of Russia.
There's a bit more clarity now to the story of the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee that may or may not have contributed to acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire's departure from the Trump administration.
Joy Reid discusses the DNI shake-up with Clint Watts and Natasha Bertrand, who delivers some alarming news about the Worldwide Threats Hearing.
How can the Director of National Intelligence have no idea what Rudy Giuliani's role is in U.S. foreign policy and whether he has the requisite security clearances to carry them out?
Establishing a narrative, Chairman Schiff gets DNI Maguire to define the whistleblower as one "acting in good faith," smashing the Fox/Trump "he's a political hack" lie.
Adam Schiff gets DNI Maguire to "clarify" that what Trump said about the whistleblower is (surprise!) flat-out false.
The acting DNI will testify in an open hearing on the whistleblower's complaint.