Material released by the United States government on Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the election campaign.
- Overview from the White House
- Executive Order
- Department of the Treasury statement on sanctions
- Joint Analysis Report from DNI, DHS, and FBI
It remains impossible to predict Donald Trump’s actions as president or which of his advisors he is likely to listen to. James Mattis seems to disagree with Trump’s tweets on nuclear weapons.
Good summary of John Kerry’s talk on Israel and Palestine by David Remnick, along with a nice illustration of how to deal with Trump’s tweets.
More crazy stuff from/about Carter Page, former Trump advisor. Russian news outlets say that he sent a letter to John McCain that seems to threaten war if new approaches to Russia are rejected. Given that Page has written some incoherent stuff for Russian outlets and that it is an unreliable Russian outlet reporting this, caution is advised. But I don’t recall any of Hillary Clinton’s advisors being wrapped up in this sort of thing.
More documents are being made available on the Iran nuclear agreement, by consent of all the parties, through the IAEA.This has been lost in all the other news, but it is an important step to neutralize critics of the agreement.