Yet another deadline in a congressional investigation into wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has passed without movement. HUD’s failure to provide all documents requested by Congress is disappointing because it stalls an ongoing investigation of improper salary payments to HUD officials who obstructed an inquiry into improprieties in HUD’s handling of housing fraud lawsuits against the city of St. Paul, Minn. Action on the part of Secretary Carson on this front is a key test of President Trump’s promise to restore good government. Fortunately, HUD’s scheduling of a long overdue briefing to Congress today may represent progress on this score.
Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the evolving North Korean nuclear threat, the dramatic increase in strategic danger to Japan it represents, and Japanese responses to these heightened risks with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show, 77 WABC Radio, New York, NY. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology discusses the need for legislation establishing a strong civil procedure for enforcing congressional subpoenas of federal officials with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT3) and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton at the Judicial Watch Panel on Government Oversight Challenges on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Dr. William J. Murphy Discusses Politicization of U.S. Response to Russian Cyberattacks and Threats to Electric Grid on The Fred Holland Show. WTKI/WEKI Radio. Huntsville, AL. January 17, 2017.
Dr. William J. Murphy discusses recommendations for improving U.S. Refugee policies and reducing terrorism risks with Dr. Drew Pinsky on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood, TalkRadio 790 KABC, Los Angeles, CA. January 31, 2017.
President Trump’s plans to sign an executive order halting admissions of refugees from high terrorism threat countries offers the first hope in decades of correcting an ill-conceived policy that has long end angered American national security and ineffectively served humanitarian needs.
The Obama Administration’s politicized mishandling of the Russian-orchestrated email hack of U.S. political organizations has distracted from even larger Kremlin cyber threats to American interests. Mr. Obama’s partisan clumsiness has fomented mistrust and confusion among Americans, undermining the ability of the U.S. to formulate an effective response to these dangers.
It is regrettable that the President and his associates have demonstrated more interest in using Moscow’s electoral cyber-activities to undermine the legitimacy of President-elect Trump, than in laying the foundation for an effective, long-term response to this significant, national security threat.