Peter Dale Scott

White House, Deep State

Trump vs. ‘Deep State?’ That’s How Light Gets in

Reading Time: 6 minutes From Watergate to Iraq War propaganda, conflicts between the Deep State and the Executive branch have proven helpful to the public. They provided a glimpse into the White House and the nation’s intelligence apparatus, leading to important reforms. So perhaps an open conflict between the Trump administration and the Deep State isn’t such a bad thing.

Storm, White House, Lightning

Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 2

Reading Time: 14 minutes The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.

Deep State

Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1

Reading Time: 22 minutes On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional).

Barack Obama, Robert Mueller, Boston Marathon bombing

Classic WhoWhatWhy: Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI?

Reading Time: 11 minutes Last month, we reported startling new evidence that answered the questions, What did the FBI know about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev — and when did it know it? Now the public is asking the same questions about Omar Mateen. For an in-depth look at how the FBI interacts with prospective informants, please see the story below. Published two years ago, it is still highly relevant.

Why CIA’s Richard Helms Lied About Oswald: Part 3

Reading Time: 11 minutes This is an essay about lies — layer upon layer of lies — told by US intelligence agencies and other officials about what Lee Harvey Oswald, or his look-alike, was allegedly doing in Mexico just weeks before the Kennedy assassination. And it is about obstruction of justice in what is considered the crime of the century.

Why CIA’s Richard Helms Lied About Oswald: Part 2

Reading Time: 12 minutes This is an essay about lies — layer upon layer of lies — told by US intelligence agencies and other officials about what Lee Harvey Oswald, or his look-alike, was allegedly doing in Mexico just weeks before the Kennedy assassination. And it is about obstruction of justice in what is considered the crime of the century.

Why CIA’s Richard Helms Lied About Oswald: Part 1

Reading Time: 12 minutes This is an essay about lies — layer upon layer of lies — told by US intelligence agencies and other officials about what Lee Harvey Oswald, or his look-alike, was allegedly doing in Mexico just weeks before the Kennedy assassination. And it is about obstruction of justice in what is considered the crime of the century.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 6

Reading Time: 16 minutes This is a complex story, as fascinating as it is appalling. It is about how the CIA and FBI suppressed a major clue to the existence of a pre-JFK-assassination conspiracy. And about how alleged evidence of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico was manipulated and altered by elements in the CIA and their Mexican clients, the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS).