Richards “Dick” J. Heuer, Jr. was a CIA veteran of 45 years and most known for his work on analysis of competing hypotheses and his book, Psychology of Intelligence Analysis. The former provides a methodology for overcoming intelligence biases while the latter outlines how mental models and natural biases impede clear thinking and analysis. Throughout his career, he worked in collection operations, counterintelligence, intelligence analysis and personnel security. In 2010 he co-authored a book with Randolph (Randy) H. Pherson titled Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis.
In 2018, Jarrett published the book The Russia Hoax which alleges that “Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government” engaged in “nefarious actions” to protect Clinton and undermine Trump. The book was an Amazon and New York Times best-seller.President Trump praised the book in a tweet. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the book “amounts to 286 pages of recapping every single bad thing the Clintons have ever been accused of doing (Uranium One is, again, mentioned dozens of times.)… The idea that the Clinton email investigation could be dropped, and the Russia investigation taken up just a few months later isn’t seen as coincidence, but conspiracy, a bit of revenge enacted by an intelligence community full of Clinton fans.” In a review for The Washington Post,Carlos Lozada described the book as a Trump hagiography. PolitiFact rated a number of claims made in Jarrett’s book as false, misleading and unsubstantiated.