Keith Girard

Trump Russian Embrace Dovetails With White Supremacist World View on Race

Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia dovetails chillingly with the views of white supremacists promoted by alt-right propagandist Steve Bannon. They see the world divided in racial terms making mostly white “Christian” Russia a natural ally of the United States and all other races potential enemies. There’s no other way to explain Trump’s unilateral tilt toward Russia, which is contrary to decades of U.S. policy....

Intelligence Chief Blows Up Trump Effort to Sow Doubt About Russian Hacking

FBI Director James Comey belatedly got on board with the rest of the U.S. intelligence community and confirmed the CIA’s finding that Russia was behind the theft of Democratic campaign emails in a bid to boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Right wing media outlets were touting the FBI’s silence on the matter as evidence that the CIA’s assessment of the hacking was somehow off-base or being politicized....

FBI Election Dirty Tricks More Serious, Less Scrutinized Than Russian Hacking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) unprecedented level of election dirty tricks is getting far less scrutiny from the media and lawmakers than the Russian email hacking scandal, even though the rogue agency poses a more serious threat to nation. The nation’s premiere law enforcement agency is supposed to be non-partisan and above politics. But it was anything but in the presidential election....

Elizabeth Warren, Democrats to Press Trump To Divulge, Divest Conflicts

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and other Democrats on Capitol Hill are drafting a bill that will force President-elect Donald Trump to disclose his business dealings and divest himself of conflicts of interest that threaten to compromise his governing ability. “This is bigger than our president-elect. This is bigger than this moment,” said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged about the decline of America under Trump. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump Russian Connection: Putin Directly Linked to Election Hacking

Donald Trump capitalized on a private emails from the campaign of rival Hillary Clinton that were released in a massive leak personally orchestrated by Russian President Vladmir Putin, U.S. intelligence officials have determined. The latest revelations, first reported by NBC News tonight (Dec. 14), bring the investigation one step closer to Trump and key members of his campaign....
Bernadette Peters and Matthew Morrison, of Fox's hit show "Glee" performed a the Prostate Cancer Foundation dinner in New York City. (Photo: PFC)

Bernadette Peters, Matthew Morrison Dazzle at PCF Gala (Photos!)

Broadway veteran Bernadette Peters and Matthew Morrison, best known for his role on hit Fox show “Glee,” were show stoppers at the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) dinner at restaurant Daniel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The non-profit organization funds groundbreaking cancer research programs and has helped save millions of lives....
Donald Trump has muddled the strategic direction of the U.S. military and still left the armed forces short of men and equipment. (Photo collage: MPG)

Trump F-35 Program Threat Will Hurt U.S. Defense; Another Tip to Russia?

Donald Trump threatened to cancel the much-maligned F-35 Lightning II Strike Fighter program yesterday, a move that would hurt the nation’s defense and provide a much needed boost to Russia, which would have to develop expensive new counter-measures if the plane goes into combat service. Trump’s unexpected criticism of the program, purportedly because of its cost, came out of left field and sent the plane maker’s stock plummeting yesterday by almost 2 percent....

FBI’s James Comey Back on Hot Seat Over Trump Campaign Russian Connection

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat over Russia’s alleged effort to tip the election to Donald Trump. But after his own partisan foray into presidential politics, Comey and the agency are facing unprecedented criticism on Capitol Hill. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, who is retiring, has called for Comey’s ouster for withholding evidence of Russia’s involvement in the election while the campaign was in progress....

Trump Russian Connection: Lots of Smoke, But Can Congress Find Smoking Gun?

The CIA dropped a bombshell with its investigation of Russia’s effort to aid Donald Trump’s election as president. At this point, its findings are still secret. But lawmakers briefed on the report, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), said the evidence is “clear.” Russia’s hacking of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, however, is only half the story....
Donald Trump's refusal to stay up to speed on intelligence matters could lead to another serious lapse like the one that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. (Photo by Robert Giroux/ Getty Images)

Trump Still Blowing Off Security Briefings, Increasing Risk of Terror Attacks

Donald Trump’s refusal to attend regular intelligence briefings is increasing the nation’s risk of being caught off-guard by a terror attack that could come from the “most complex and diverse array of global threats” faced by the United States in decades. Trump’s failure to stay up to speed on international developments could delay a U.S. response to a global crisis or cause an intelligence failure like the one before the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks....

Trump, Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Play Down Russian Connection

Donald Trump and a handful of Republican lawmakers are trying to head off or sharply curb a congressional investigation into a finding by the nation’s top intelligence agency that Russia actively worked to influence the U.S. election on Trump’s behalf. Congressional Democrats have called for the investigation into Russia’s interference. But some Republican leaders, who launched multiple investigations of Hillary Clinton, now are suddenly reluctant to move forward....
Donald Trump cabinet officials should face contempt charges for ignoring impeachment subpoenas. (Photo: Getty)

Trump Treason: Did He Collaborate With Russians to Steal Election?

The first shoe has dropped in an emerging scandal that may show Donald Trump campaign actively collaborated with the Russian government to steal the election with hacked emails and a flood of misinformation and fake news. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded in a secret probe that Russia actively engaged in an effort to subvert the U.S. election to help Trump win the presidency....

Trump Accused Goldman Sachs of Rigging Economy, Now It’s Running Economy

Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton and her Wall Street pals for “rigging” the economy against the American people during the election campaign But with his latest economic appointment Trump has effectively turned the economy over to Wall Street. In his latest move, Trump has tapped Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn to head the National Economic Council, which advises the president on economic policy....

Donald Trump Won Big in Nation’s New Post-Industrial ‘Heroin Beltway’ — Study

Donald Trump out-polled 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among the most desperate Americans living in the “new post-industrial heroin beltway,” according to a new study. Tragically, the poor are likely to fare even worse under his administration. The Penn State University Department of Agricultural, Economics, Sociology and Education conducted the study, examining voting patterns in 3,106 counties with the highest drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rates in the nation....

Keith Girard

Keith Girard four decades of experience as an award-winning reporter, editor-in-chief, and senior media executive. Keith’s career began in Washington, D.C., where he was a reporter for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for Regardie's and Washingtonian magazines. He also worked as a writer/producer in CNN's Washington Bureau and has written one book on the U.S. Marines in the Gulf War.