[ Ed. note – Whenever I see a picture of Nikki Haley it’s usually of her sitting in her chair at the UN, her face grimaced by a scowl. I’m pretty sure this is the only photo I’ve ever seen of her with a doting smile on her face. Below is an interesting article by Philip Giraldi, who explores the question of whether Haley is a “de facto agent of influence” for Israel. (Hat tip Ariadna) ]
By Philip Giraldi
The most recent claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “running” Donald Trump as if the U.S. president is a Russian intelligence asset comes from former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper. “[Putin] knows how to handle an asset, and that’s what he’s doing with the president,” Clapper told CNN last Monday.
Clapper, who served as DNI under President Barack Obama, and who has repeatedly disparaged Trump both before and since the 2016 election, called the Russian president a “great case officer,” which might be the only nice thing said about Putin by a former senior U.S. official in quite some time.