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Representative Jerry Nadler: Robert Mueller Wants To Testify In Private | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Representative Jerry Nadler: Robert Mueller Wants To Testify In Private | Rachel Maddow |...

Rep. Jerry Nadler talks with Rachel Maddow about the terms being discussed for Robert Mueller to testify to Congress and the broader scope of hearings about the Trump-Russia investigation. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis…
Russians Breached Two Voter Systems In Florida In 2016. But Which Ones? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Russians Breached Two Voter Systems In Florida In 2016. But Which Ones? | The...

The FBI is still being tight-lipped about where Russian hackers got into voter systems in Florida during the 2016 election, but The Washington Post has new details. Clint Watts and Marc Caputo react. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers…
Six Full Time Staffers Investigating Donald Trump For House Intel Committee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Six Full Time Staffers Investigating Donald Trump For House Intel Committee | Rachel Maddow...

A House Intelligence Committee source tells the Rachel Maddow Show that the Committee now has six full time staffers investigating the president, including an FBI financial crimes veteran, three former assistant U.S. attorneys, and a Russian-speaking investigator. » Subscribe to…

F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations

official. The Trump administration has come to see that Russia’s influence operations have morphed into a persistent threat. The F.B.I., the intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security have made permanent the task forces they created to confront 2018 midterm election interference, senior American national security officials said. director, said Friday in a speech in Washington, citing the presence of Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the Kremlin’s record of malign influence operations. Officials including both Mr. Wray and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, have said Russia has aimed its influence campaigns at undermining faith in American democracy. It is pretty much a 365-day-a-year threat.” In response to growing threats from Russia and other adversaries, the F.B.I. Many of the agents will work on the Foreign Influence Task Force, a group of cyber, counterintelligence and criminal experts. And the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command have also expanded and made permanent their joint task force aimed at identifying, and stopping, Russian malign influence, officials said. Intelligence officials have said Russia has kept up its interference operations since the 2016 election. At the same time, Trump administration officials have dismissed the notion that the government has taken a soft position on Moscow, noting continued support for American troops in Europe, the expulsion of Russian diplomats and continuing sanctions on Moscow.
Robert Mueller Report A Road Map For Charging Donald Trump With Obstruction | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Robert Mueller Report A Road Map For Charging Donald Trump With Obstruction | Rachel...

Rachel Maddow describes the publicly released, redacted Robert Mueller report, with Volume 1 describing the myriad contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Volume 2 as a road map for charging Donald Trump with obstruction of justice either by…
Robert Mueller Report Shows Many Cases Continuing, Hidden From Public | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Robert Mueller Report Shows Many Cases Continuing, Hidden From Public | Rachel Maddow |...

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about how to understand the redactions in Appendix D of the Robert Mueller report, which lists cases transferred from, or referred by, Robert Mueller, many of which are hidden from the…
Trump Blasts Dems At Rally, Calls Russia Scrutiny 'Ridiculous Bullsh-t' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Trump Blasts Dems At Rally, Calls Russia Scrutiny ‘Ridiculous Bullsh-t’ | The 11th Hour...

At his first rally since the summary of the Mueller report was released by Atty. General Barr, the president unloaded on his critics. Barbara McQuade, Peter Baker, and Tessa Berenson discuss. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news…
Adam Schiff Shames Grandstanding GOP With Litany Of Trump Corruption | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Adam Schiff Shames Grandstanding GOP With Litany Of Trump Corruption | Rachel Maddow |...

Rachel Maddow shows how little of the Muller report is actually in A.G. Barr's memo to Congress, and shares video of Rep. Adam Schiff excoriating Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for condoning Donald Trump's conduct with regard to Russia…
William Barr May Undo Security Of Mueller From Possible Compromised Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

William Barr May Undo Security Of Mueller From Possible Compromised Trump | Rachel Maddow...

Rachel Maddow looks at the reasoning of DOJ and intelligence officials that if Donald Trump had been compromised by a foreign power hostile to the United States, he would seek to cover up that fact by attacking the investigations. Though…

Republicans Are Finally Seeing Trump’s Intelligence Problem

It wasn’t the first time the president has dismissed the findings of the U.S. intelligence apparatus — last year he sided with Vladimir Putin in refusing to accept that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — and Republicans are finally starting to grow frustrated with the president’s fidelity to Fox News and foreign autocrats over the FBI and CIA. “There’s an awful lot — there’s so much tradition, and history and complexity to some of these foreign policy issues, you have to rely on people who have been working these issues for decades,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said on Fox News Sunday. These people have the real knowledge and you have to listen to them.” Johnson also criticized the president’s plan to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, a move based on his false belief that ISIS has been defeated, which National Intelligence Director Dan Coats contradicted last week. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) talks to Chris about ISIS and the situation in the Middle East pic.twitter.com/I21GkGn1g4 — FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) February 3, 2019 Over on CNN, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) elaborated on why the president’s politicization of intelligence is so troubling. “These are professional people,” he said. “The president’s briefed every day on it. Most of the time they’re pretty much on point.” “It’s troubling to all of us but I think there’s got to be real good communication between the President and the Director of the CIA and the Director of National Intelligence … Most of the time, they’re pretty much on point,” @SenShelby says of Trump criticizing his intel chiefs pic.twitter.com/OFR5dk3u5P — State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 3, 2019 “It’s troubling to all of us,” said Shelby, “but I think there’s got to be real good communications between the president and the director of the CIA and the director of national intelligence.” But fostering “good communication” between the president and his intelligence chiefs has so far been close to impossible. On Saturday, Time published a terrifying look inside the president’s intelligence briefings, with several officials describing “futile attempts to keep [Trump’s] attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.” The report notes that the president is prone to have outbursts if material presented in the briefings contradicts his delusions, and that intelligence officials are often warned not to present Trump with findings that contradict views he has expressed in public. The Time report features several other glimpses of Trump’s incompetence and, as one official described it, “willful ignorance” regarding intelligence that dates back to when he first took office. Trump routinely cites his relationship with Kim Jong-un as one of the chief accomplishments of his first two years in office, downplaying the idea that North Korea’s nuclear program is still operational.