FROM Andrew Wallenstein
The Fallout from the Sony's Retreat After a massive cyber-attack, Sony Pictures received a threat of violence at showings of The Interview — a comedy that shows the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tonight's New York premier has been cancelled along with the general release planned for Christmas Day. US intelligence officials now say there is "99% certainty" that hackers working for North Korea conducted the cyber-attack on Sony. Officials say there are "no good options" for the government to respond.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.