Jefferson Morley

Jefferson Morley

Jefferson Morley is a senior writing fellow and the editor and chief correspondent of the Deep State, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He has been a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., since 1980. He spent 15 years as an editor and reporter at the Washington Post. He was a staff writer at Arms Control Today and Washington editor of Salon. He is the editor and co-founder of JFK Facts, a blog about the assassination of JFK. His latest book is The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster, James Jesus Angleton.

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Blood-stained backpacks at the site of a Saudi airstrike that killed fifty-one people, including forty children, Saada, Yemen, August 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/ Kareem al-Mrrany) Views
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Surgical Strikes: What the Attack on Yemen and Khashoggi Have in Common
It is the hour of CYA in Washington. The apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and ensuing notoriety of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have prompted some self-serving revisionist history from the Obama administration officials about the war in Yemen. From the pundit class to Congress,...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The Khashoggi Affair Won’t Stop Trump’s Drive for War With Iran
The disappearance and apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi have disrupted the Saudi government’s charm offensive in the United States. Think tanks are returning Saudi money . Defense contractors are worried about the end of lucrative arms deals . Sen. Marco Rubio says “ no more business as...
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President Trump coyly allows he’s open to keeping Rosenstein, maybe until after the midterms. Don’t believe him? Tune in to find out. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
How Trump Hijacked the Government’s Transparency Process in an Attempt to Trap Rod Rosenstein
In a humiliating real-life re-run of “The Apprentice,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will go to the White House on Thursday to find out if he’s been fired. Eager to boost the ratings, President Trump coyly allows he’s open to keeping Rosenstein, maybe until after the midterms . Don’t...
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"While we still don’t have a good explanation of who killed Kennedy, we do know the available facts do not corroborate the official theory." (Photo: US Department of State) Views
Thursday, August 09, 2018
QAnon: Why We Have the CIA Partly to Thank for the Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet
As the editor of the JFK Facts blog, I try not to spend a lot of time on stupid conspiracy theories, but given widespread ignorance and confusion on the subject, unpleasant journalist duty often calls. Who killed JFK? The Federal Reserve? Nah. The Secret Service man? A hoax . Ted Cruz’s father?...
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