Douglas London is a retired Senior CIA Operations Officer and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies.

To say he knows something about national security and threat detection is an understatement.

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From the time President Donald Trump first announced his candidacy, he and his followers have used Hillary Clinton as a rallying point. Three years after the election, Trump's MAGA rallies and followers still trot out chants of "Lock her up" and similar rhetoric online.

But conservative commentator, consultant, editorialist, lecturer and military historian Max Boot has had it with the deflection to former Secretary of State Clinton. In a new OpEd in The Washington Post, Boot states in no uncertain terms that Trump, his associates and his acolytes in the GOP need to knock it off.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley makes a speech during the United Nations General Assembly 30th plenary meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on November 01, 2018. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Republican Party—or more specifically the Trump White House—is being called out again for hypocrisy. Members of the administration of President Donald Trump used unsecured devices, private servers and even public social media channels to conduct official government business.

However throughout the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, allegations against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton abounded regarding similar activity. Chants of "lock her up" over emails that were thoroughly investigated by a Republican led Congress and several federal agencies were prevalent during Trump MAGA rallies and still pop up today.

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There's little reason to think that the Trump administration prioritizes fact checking, as most recently evidenced by reports that the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations submitted a heavily embellished resumé and a fake Time Magazine cover with her face on it to boost her credibility for the job.

Mina Chang falsely asserted that she had a Harvard degree and a former job at the United Nations. She claimed to have spoken at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, while also leading reviewers to believe she testified before Congress.

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You may recall that Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) recently tried to infiltrate the closed-door testimony of White House Deputy Assistant Fiona Hill as she answered questions regarding President Donald Trump as part of the impeachment inquiry against him.

Gaetz is not on the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, or Oversight Committees, which are overseeing the inquiry, but he nevertheless believed he was entitled to be there. The House Parliamentarian disagreed, and Gaetz was ejected.

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President Donald Trump took a trip to visit a portion of the replaced fencing along the United States border with Mexico. The new bollard style fence is going to an area where fencing already existed.

The President also took the opportunity to talk up his border wall to the press.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A mysterious whistleblower complaint relating to President Donald Trump's interactions with an unnamed foreign leader is setting the stage for heightened discord between Congress and White House intelligence officials.

According to Washington Post reporters Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris, the complaint—filed August 12—involves a "promise" from Trump to another world leader that the whistleblower found concerning.

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