Julian E. Barnes
Julian E. Barnes
Intel/NatSec reporter for @nytimes. Ex-WSJ at the Pentagon & Brussels. Wickr: julianbarnesnyt Stories: https://nyti.ms/3lhv64A Not the British AuthorSource
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White House Knew of Whistle-Blower’s Allegations Soon After Trump’s Call With Ukraine Leader

White House Knew of Whistle-Blower’s Allegations Soon After Trump’s Call With Ukraine Leader

The White House learned that a C.I.A. officer had lodged allegations against President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine even as the officer’s whistle-blower complaint was moving through a process meant to protect him against reprisals, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The officer first shared information about potential abuse of power and a White House cover-up with the C.I.A.’s top lawyer through an anonymous process, some of the people said. The lawyer shared the officer’s concerns with White House and Justice Department officials, following policy. Around the same time,...

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September 29, 2019
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Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?

Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program. The cable sent this year by the outgoing C.I.A. officer in charge of building spy networks in Iran reverberated throughout the intelligence agency’s Langley headquarters, officials say: America’s network of informers had largely been lost to Tehran’s brutally efficient counterintelligence operations, which has stymied efforts to rebuild it. Israel has helped fill the breach, officials say, its robust operations in Iran providing the...

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Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr....To Read the Full StorySponsored Offers

October 16, 2014
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Trump Won’t Let No. 2 Spy Chief Take Over When Coats Leaves

Trump Won’t Let No. 2 Spy Chief Take Over When Coats Leaves

Updated: President Trump on Friday abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe as the nation’s top intelligence official. Read the latest. WASHINGTON — The White House is planning to block Sue Gordon, the nation’s No. 2 intelligence official, from rising to the role of acting director of national intelligence when Dan Coats steps down this month, according to people familiar with the Trump administration’s plans. The decision to circumvent Ms. Gordon, who has served as the principal deputy director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will...

August 2, 2019
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Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure. Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him. The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, the president berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it...

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February 21, 2020
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