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Daniel N. Hoffman

Daniel N. Hoffman

Daniel N. Hoffman is a retired clandestine services officer and former chief of station with the Central Intelligence Agency. His combined 30 years of government service included high-level overseas and domestic positions at the CIA. He has been a Fox News contributor since May 2018. He can be reached at

Columns by Daniel N. Hoffman

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 file photo Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands during a break in the hearing on his appeal in a court in Moscow, Russia. The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taking out of an induced coma and is responsive. Berlin's Charite hospital said Monday that Navalny's condition has further improved, allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually ease him off mechanical ventilation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Don’t believe Putin’s lies in Navalny poisoning

Last month, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from the Berlin hospital where he was treated for 32 days after being poisoned with the Soviet military-grade nerve agent Novichok while on a trip to Russia's Far East. Published October 8, 2020

CIA Rebuilding Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Gina Haspel and CIA stream recruitment efforts

Last month, for the first time ever, the CIA began airing recruitment videos on entertainment, news and lifestyle streaming services. And the clandestine life appears to have its attractions. Published July 2, 2020

Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer, in London Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Steele who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on President Donald Trump’s purported activities in Russia has returned to work. Christopher Steele said Tuesday he is “really pleased” to be back at work in London after a prolonged period out of public view. He went into hiding in January. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP) ** FILE **

Lessons learned from the Steele dossier fiasco

It has taken too many years, but the infamous Steele dossier has been finally and thoroughly discredited, but not before inflicting great harm on our political process. Published May 7, 2020