FROM Mark Hosenball
Records Show CIA Told Rice of Imminent Terror Threat In his latest book, State of Denial , Bob Woodward reports that former CIA Director George Tenet and his aide, Cofer Black, gave Condoleezza Rice their "starkest warning" that al Quaeda had plans to attack the US in a meeting held two months before September 11. Woodward writes they felt that Rice, then National Security Advisor, gave them "the brush off." While Rice acknowledges "a steady stream of quite alarmist reports about possible attacks," she denies brushing off Tenet.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.