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Why Trump was totally right to fire the intel inspector-general (NY Post, 4/8/20)

New York Post, April 8, 2020 By Fred Fleitz Firing the US intelligence community’s inspector general is a big deal. I should know. I was a former longtime Central Intelligence Agency official who blew the whistle on the Clinton White

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Investigate the coronavirus crisis, but no more 9/11 Commissions (4/2/20)

Center for Security Policy April 2, 2020 By Fred Fleitz When the coronavirus crisis is over, it is important that there be thorough investigations of how the government at all levels – federal, state and local – responded.  These investigations

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After coronavirus pandemic ends, investigations must review responses by China, US and others (Fox Opinion, 3/29/20)

Fox News Opinion By Fred Fleitz While work to find treatments and a vaccine to protect us from the coronavirus accelerates around the world – and as we sadly see a growing number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by the virus –

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America does not need a director of national intelligence (WT, 3/23/20)

Washington Times, March 23, 2020 By Fred Fleitz In response to recent complaints by former intelligence officials like James Clapper, John Brennan and others about President Trump’s current effort to reduce the bloat and politicization of the Office of the

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Chinese Regime’s Responsibility for Coronavirus Pandemic (Newsmax, 3/18/20)

Newsmax.com By Fred Fleitz Watching CNN and MSNBC these days is painful with their unending commentaries blaming President Trump for the spread of coronavirus in the United States. I believe history will show that all Western countries made mistakes in the

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Trump should stop sharing sensitive intelligence with leaker Adam Schiff (Fox Opinion, 2/26/20)

Fox News Opinion, 2/26/20 By Fred Fleitz Leaks have emerged of classified comments that an American intelligence official made to the House Intelligence Committee about efforts by Russia to “help” President Trump win the 2020 presidential election. It’s the latest in a string of

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Ambassador Bolton, withdraw your book (Fox News Opinion, 1/27/20)

Fox News Opinion By Fred Fleitz It was crushing to read weekend press reports that my friend and former boss John Bolton plans to publish a tell-all book on his time as President Trump’s National Security Adviser. The book reportedly

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Pensacola shooting – Trump is honest about radical Islam threat, Obama tried to ignore it (Fox Opinion, 1/14/20)

Fox News Opinion By Fred Fleitz To solve a problem you first have to acknowledge it exists, accepting reality even when it isn’t politically correct. Attorney General William Barr did this Monday when he said the December triple-murder by Saudi

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Trump forced Iran to blink — That’s no small feat and makes all of us safer (Fox Opinion, 1/9/20)

Fox News Opinion By Fred Fleitz Although senior Pentagon officials and Vice President Pence have said Iran’s missile attack was intended to kill U.S. servicemen, Iranian leaders withheld their better, more accurate missiles and fired about a dozen that they

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How a CIA officer should file a whistleblowing complaint against the President (NY Post, 1/3/20)

          New York Post By Fred Fleitz There’s a proper way for a CIA whistleblower to complain about a president. The anonymous CIA whistleblower who set off the Ukraine impeachment brouhaha did it wrong. I would know —

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