Palm Beach Post Op-Ed: When leaks come from the top

By Patrick Murphy In a young presidency already marred by dysfunction and infighting, last week’s revelation that President Donald Trump gave up classified information to Russia in an Oval Office meeting is perhaps the most egregious breach of trust yet with the American people. It gets at the core of why the investigation into last […]

Miami Herald Op-Ed: Devin Nunes Must Step Down

By Patrick Murphy   The sense of comity and duty that characterizes the House Intelligence Committee, on which I was honored to serve on during my time in Congress, crumbled this week after Chairman Devin Nunes took several harmful actions. The news that he canceled this week’s hearings — preventing former acting attorney general Sally […]

Tampa Bay Times Op-Ed: Standing Up to Trump

By Patrick Murphy   In the Trump era, standing up to the president comes at a high cost. If you’re a department store, it could mean a Twitter shaming and boycotts. If you’re a federal judge, it could mean being publicly scorned alongside the entire judicial branch and system of checks and balances. If you’re […]

Sun-Sentinel Op-Ed: Major Hacking Claims Need Major Response

By Patrick Murphy   As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I have made our nation’s response to cyberwarfare a primary focus. I authored a provision in the recently-passed 2017 intelligence authorization bill strengthening cybersecurity at America’s ports, and called for the urgent establishment of international norms for online engagement. But the increasingly alarming election-hacking […]