CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal ‘height of folly’


“I think it would be disastrous,” Mr Brennan told the BBC. “First of all, for one administration to tear up an agreement that a previous administration made would be unprecedented.”

He said such a move would risk strengthening hardliners in Iran and risk other states pursuing nuclear programmes in response to a renewed Iranian effort. “I think it would be the height of folly if the next administration were to tear up that agreement,” he said. […]

Mr. Brennan warned that the use of waterboarding would be rejected by most officers at the C.I.A. “Without a doubt, the C.I.A. really took some body blows as a result of its experiences,” he told the BBC. “I think the overwhelming majority of C.I.A. officers would not want to get back into that business.”

Kellogg Joins Hamilton, Starbucks, Common Sense and is Boycotted by Trump Supporters


Donald Trump supporters and proud members of the “alt-right” (read: white nationalist) movement are finding more and more things to protest. First, it was GrubHub. Then, it was Starbucks. Now, angry white nationalists are railing against breakfast cereal giant Kellogg. This comes after the company pulled advertising from leading white nationalist website

“We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles told Bloomberg. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on We are working to remove our ads from that site.”

This doesn’t sit well with the folks at Breitbart. In a response, which features some rather Trumpian language, the website called for its readers to #DumpKelloggs.

Trump Will Begin Victory Tour on Thursday


From Bloomberg:

President-elect Donald Trump will begin a “Thank You Tour” on Thursday in Cincinnati, replicating the arena events that powered his surprise campaign, three of his transition officials said.

The Republican has credited his rallies as a central component of his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The events at times drew tens of thousands of people and were often broadcast live and in their entirety on cable news networks, affording him a practically unfiltered channel to voters.

His post-election tour may take him to “swing states we flipped over,” George Gigicos, Trump’s director of advance, told reporters on Nov. 17. Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida, all states President Barack Obama won twice.

He corrected reporters who called it a “victory tour.”

“‘Thank you tour,’ Gigicos said. “It’s not a ‘victory tour.’”