former Inspector General, CIA
First Presidentially appointed Inspector General of the CIA (1990 -1998); Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School
In 2005, the CIA destroyed videotape that showed interrogations of terrorist suspects. Today's New York Times reports that CIA lawyers gave written permission--despite advice from…
Dec. 11, 2007from To the Point
The CIA is a top-secret agency, but like other government agencies, it's subject to oversight by an Inspector General, an internal watchdog with the authority to audit, inspect and…
Oct. 15, 2007from To the Point
The Central Intelligence Agency was founded 60 years ago tomorrow. President Harry Truman wanted no more surprises--like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sep. 17, 2007from To the Point
The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW will be tracking each…
Jul. 18from News Stories
President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.”
Jul. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
On the other side of the DMZ, President Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Jul. 4from To the Point
Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ...
Jun. 26from News Stories
“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.
Jul. 18from To the Point
How did federal prosecutors get another chance with Jeffrey Epstein?
Jul. 10from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
It's Night 2 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.
Jun. 27from News Stories
A United Nations expert finds the WikiLeaks founder has been subjected to psychological torture, and media around the globe played a part.
Jul. 12from Scheer Intelligence
America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?
Jun. 13from To the Point