Black Democratic chair gets lynching threat over Trump essay
The first Black chair of Iowa’s Democratic Party says he received a series of racist messages, including a lynching threat, after writing a newspaper op-ed criticizing former President Donald Trump and the state Republican officials who stood with him at a recent rally in Des Moines.
Retired US generals claim Joe Biden not fit to be President
More than 120 retired US generals and admirals have published an open letter suggesting that Joe Biden was not legitimately elected as President and questioning his fitness for office. The letter, signed by 124 retired members of the armed forces calling themselves ‘Flag Officers 4 America’, said that America is “in deep peril,” having “taken a hard-Left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government”. The letter from US retired military leaders said: “Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people’ our Constitutional Republic is lost,” and claimed that the FBI and Supreme Court “ignored” irregularities in 2020. The group also questioned the “physical and mental condition of the Commander in Chief” and claimed that questions had been raised about who is really in charge. It also touched on the southern border situation, the Iran nuclear deal, freedom of speech and China.news.yahoo.com
Michael Hayden says he has "a lot of confidence" in law enforcement's ability to protect Biden at inauguration
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said he is confident law enforcement will be able to protect President-elect Biden at next week's inauguration. When asked about the inauguration, Hayden said he was "worried," but added that "our forces are very, very good. The incoming president has been briefed by the FBI, Secret Service and members of his national security team about inauguration security concerns. The incoming president's granddaughter Naomi Biden tweeted that she has the "utmost confidence" in Secret Service to protect her family. I have the utmost confidence in them and trust in their preparedness," she wrote.cbsnews.com
Michael Hayden: Trump absolutely should be removed from power
Michael Hayden: Trump absolutely should be removed from power Michael Hayden as a long record of service to the U.S. as a four-star general in the Air Force and head of the National Security Agency and CIA under both Republican and Democratic presidents. General Hayden joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss how he views last week's attack on the Capitol and his concerns for the future of the country.cbsnews.com
Scores of retired military leaders publicly denounce Trump
WASHINGTON Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The condemnation Friday came in an op-ed in The Washington Post, signed by 89 former defense officials, and in a letter in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, signed by 55 retired military leaders. The president also threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests. In the letter released by the Biden campaign, leaders including retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, an Air Force chief of staff in the 1990s, call on Trump to stop tarnishing the military by deploying its forces against peaceful protesters. Those of us who have served believe the greatness of our military -- and the greatness of our nation -- depends upon the calls for change in the streets today becoming votes for change in November, the 55 military leaders wrote.
90 former national security officials praise whistleblower
(CNN) - Ninety former U.S. national security officials wrote a letter Sunday praising the anonymous whistleblower whose recent complaint about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine touched off a firestorm, leading House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump. As such, he or she has by law the rightand indeed the responsibilityto make known, through appropriate channels, indications of serious wrongdoing," the former officials wrote. During a congressional hearing last month, Maguire said he was "absolutely committed" to protecting the whistleblower from retaliation, a point the former officials address in their letter. "What's more, being a responsible whistleblower means that, by law, one is protected from certain egregious forms of retaliation. On Sunday, Mark Zaid, the lawyer for the whistleblower, said he is representing a second whistleblower regarding Trump's actions.
Fmr. CIA director on Istanbul attack, Donald Trump's rhetoric
CBS News has confirmed that the three suspected ISIS suicide bombers at the Istanbul airport were not Turkish. Retired four-star general and former CIA Director Michael Hayden joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how this suggests ISIS is "looking for winds" beyond local battlefields, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "erratic" foreign policy, the potential for an attack in the U.S and why he does not support Donald Trump.cbsnews.com
Michael Hayden on Apple's fight with FBI, 2016 campaigns
A powerful intelligence insider is weighing in on Apple’s standoff with the FBI over unlocking the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone. Retired Gen. Michael Hayden says Apple is right in principle, but the government has a point. The former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA created and oversaw controversial programs designed to keep Americans safe. Hayden joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, "Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror."cbsnews.com
Ex-CIA, NSA director: Fight against ISIS under-resourced
In light of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden joins “CBS This Morning” from Chicago to discuss why he thinks the U.S. needs to commit more to the fight against ISIS and loosen rules of engagement. The retired general is now with the Chertoff Group, a global risk management firm.cbsnews.com
Michael Hayden: "Definite risk" with Guantanamo prisoner release
Michael Hayden: "Definite risk" with Guantanamo prisoner release Former CIA Director Michael Hayden reacts to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees and weighs in on Edward Snowden's latest interview.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, June 1
Open: This is Face the Nation, June 1 The latest on the release of Taliban captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Veterans Affairs hospital scandal with Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former CIA Director Michael Hayden, and others.cbsnews.com