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FBI prepares for new hunt for WikiLeaks’ source
Washington Post ^ | March 7 at 6:55 PM | Devlin Barrett

Posted on 03/07/2017 6:55:06 PM PST by kevao

The FBI has begun preparing for a major mole hunt to determine how anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks got an alleged arsenal of hacking tools the CIA has used to spy on espionage targets, according to people familiar with the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deepstate; fbi; molehunt; shadowgovernment
The IC has been leaking like sieve for months, AGAINST our duly-elected president, and nobody gave two shakes. Seems now that the FBI really does have procedures in place for a "major hunt" for leakers. Who would have known?
1 posted on 03/07/2017 6:55:06 PM PST by kevao
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To: kevao

I thought it was “da Rooskis”.


2 posted on 03/07/2017 6:55:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. - Clint Eastwood)
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To: kevao

WTF?!?! TRUMP!!! FIRE THOSE MOTHER #####ERS!!! I DONT GET IT!

But I dont pretend to know enough to question why he hasn’t fired them.

He may have good reason. He knows one or two things I don’t.


3 posted on 03/07/2017 6:56:59 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: kevao

Juan and Grahamnasty did it.


4 posted on 03/07/2017 6:58:27 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: kevao

MacLame said it was the Russians so that has to be true


5 posted on 03/07/2017 6:58:48 PM PST by Cold War Veteran - Submarines
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To: kevao

Leaks are only good when they leak them.


6 posted on 03/07/2017 6:59:38 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (President Trump is coming, and the rule of law is coming with him.)
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To: kevao

< spy photos hated by whiny f*ggots >


7 posted on 03/07/2017 7:01:02 PM PST by gaijin
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To: kevao

Fake newspaper.


8 posted on 03/07/2017 7:01:35 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: kevao

I wouldn’t be surprised if obama himself ordered the leak, if only to weaken Trump.


9 posted on 03/07/2017 7:04:30 PM PST by matt1234 (Jan. 20, 2017: the national nightmare ended.)
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To: kevao

Did the FBI finish with Weiners’ computer? Figure out if anybody hacked H->’s server full of gov’t secrets? They sure don’t seem to be able to get to the bottom of any series cases.


10 posted on 03/07/2017 7:05:04 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: kevao

I didn’t know that the FBI was responsible for investigations related to the CIA. WTF?


11 posted on 03/07/2017 7:11:01 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Paladin2

Maybe Anthony Weiner is the leaker.


12 posted on 03/07/2017 7:11:05 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: kevao

https://twitter.com/Zanting/status/839258860804136960


13 posted on 03/07/2017 7:11:14 PM PST by ameribbean expat
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To: kevao

Just NOW preparing to do their jobs?

How reassuring!


14 posted on 03/07/2017 7:11:29 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!)
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To: kevao

Step #1) Leak to CIA outlet WaPo.....


15 posted on 03/07/2017 7:12:22 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: kevao

fbi: The gang that couldn’t shoot straight.


16 posted on 03/07/2017 7:13:24 PM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: kevao

Wait a minute...I thought they said they weren’t commenting to the Press on this story


17 posted on 03/07/2017 7:18:09 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: kevao

Wait a minute...I thought they said they weren’t commenting to the Press on this story


18 posted on 03/07/2017 7:18:13 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: kevao

Wikileaks is merely the messenger, and the information THEY obtained appears to be only some of the information that the CIA leaker has already released into the wild to others besides Wikileaks.

The real question is whether the FBI was unaware of these massively damaging leaks and only knows of the leaks now because of Wikileaks exposure. If so, then Wikileaks is a hero.

The second question is whether the CIA itself was unaware of these leaks or if they were covering them up. Either way, Wikileaks is a hero here as well.

If WaPo was a REAL newspaper rather than merely being a propaganda arm and cheerleader for the Dem party, it would have pointed out that the two questions above are the real crux of the matter.

Also, the Wikileaks Press Release about this is a fascinating read:

https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

Among other things, your Samsung Smart TV is spying on you, and the CIA has stolen Russian Federation hacking tools and have used themselves to hack into various systems to steal data and at the same time leave bona fide fingerprints that “the Russians did it”.

Wikileaks has noted:

“The CIA’s Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.”

“With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.”

Now, what was that again about “Russian” hacking, WaPo?

BTW, I wonder if the FBI has a clue that much of the “Russian hacking” they have been investigating may very well have been done by the CIA? If not, they do now!


19 posted on 03/07/2017 7:19:03 PM PST by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines

It was probably MacLame


20 posted on 03/07/2017 7:19:26 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: kevao

The mole likley left with Brennan, and is likely now a manager with Obama’s OFA network.Obama is running an Alinsky boot camp that trains 30,000 community organizers a month:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3531833/posts

Thats where you’ll find the various MOLES.


21 posted on 03/07/2017 7:22:13 PM PST by Candor7 ((Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: catnipman

“your Samsung Smart TV is spying on you,

Hope they like watching my cat sleep in the recliner in front of the tv. And car shows and Oak Island!


22 posted on 03/07/2017 7:24:13 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: kevao

Yes, proceed with diligent speed boys.


23 posted on 03/07/2017 7:29:09 PM PST by Jolla
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To: kevao

The FBI is getting in gear... the #Vault7 hashtag was #1 all day and evening on Twitter... now it’s completely vanished.


24 posted on 03/07/2017 7:34:04 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

The CIA hasn’t yet solved the Oak Island Case?


25 posted on 03/07/2017 7:36:00 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: kevao

Oh, isn’t this just the living end. Suddenly the leaks are a real problem. Once again, Trump was right, and his enemies are foiled. But it took gelding the CIA’s operations to do it.


26 posted on 03/07/2017 7:36:45 PM PST by jim35 (The Tree of Liberty is coming in to bloom again.)
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To: kevao

reopen alcatraz,
rename leakers’ resort.


27 posted on 03/07/2017 7:39:18 PM PST by BuffaloJack (The Democrats haven't been this aggitated since Lincoln took away their slaves.)
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To: kevao

Hello, FBI. Tune into my Samsung tonight and I’ll tell you everything you need to know. ;-)


28 posted on 03/07/2017 7:41:49 PM PST by TigersEye (We all have a stake in MAGA! We all need to contribute our efforts.)
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To: Jolla

Our President is probably two steps ahead of them. He likely already has the evidence in his hands, and then some. Sure hate to be the fools who lie to him in a hearing.

Maybe he has a copy of the Weiner’s computer? Maybe Weiner or Huma rolled over?

The fbi has become a corrupt incompetent disaster. Who are they going after, themselves? Laughable huh, but sad.


29 posted on 03/07/2017 7:44:38 PM PST by suzy02 (Holding breath too.)
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To: Cementjungle

The FBI is getting in gear... the #Vault7 hashtag was #1 all day and evening on Twitter... now it’s completely vanished.\
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“Part 1” was released today, uh, maybe part 2 will be some actual files of their targets?


30 posted on 03/07/2017 7:46:11 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: kevao

While they are at it, maybe they can prosecute the CIA for hacking the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computer network.


31 posted on 03/07/2017 7:50:12 PM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: suzy02

Trump should simultaneously task the CIA to investigate the FBI and have the FBI investigate the CIA.


32 posted on 03/07/2017 7:52:26 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: jim35

Yeah, five months of IC leaks to bring down the POTUS — sedition! — is of ZERO concern (he who has ears, let him hear), but one day of WikiLeaks, and all hell breaks loose!


33 posted on 03/07/2017 7:53:37 PM PST by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Theoria

The government spies on everything you do. Purchases, travel, phone and computer data, health records, and so on, only because we haven’t figured out who to shoot to get them to stop it yet? That will come.


34 posted on 03/07/2017 7:56:03 PM PST by blackdog
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To: catnipman

The 64K question that no one has asked the FBI is exactly how did the FBI determine that the Russians hacked the DNC without even looking? Particularly pertinent question in light of UMBRA.


35 posted on 03/07/2017 7:58:47 PM PST by phoneman08 (qwiyrqweopigradfdzcm,.dadfjl,dz)
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To: kevao

The FBI can’t find their butt with both hands right now.


36 posted on 03/07/2017 8:40:00 PM PST by TexasCruzin (Trump is the man. #TrumpPence16)
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To: kevao

Disband the CIA. Fire Comey, and fire all FBI hired in Obama era.


37 posted on 03/07/2017 8:44:50 PM PST by bkopto
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To: Ms Mable
“Part 1” was released today, uh, maybe part 2 will be some actual files of their targets?

This one does have some files/attachments with code samples, screenshots, documents and so on.

38 posted on 03/07/2017 8:53:55 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: kevao

Don’t ask an Effa Bee Eye man to find his @zz in the dark ... “Why, it was just here.”


39 posted on 03/07/2017 8:59:16 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers, all armed conservatives)
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To: catnipman

Well said!


40 posted on 03/07/2017 9:36:56 PM PST by Bogie
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To: kevao
As far as my Samsung TV listening to me, I want to know how the output circuitry which is driving the speaker can suddenly act like input circuitry powering a microphone. Looking at it just from the hardware perspective, it doesn't really make sense to me.
41 posted on 03/07/2017 10:07:53 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: NurdlyPeon
I want to know how the output circuitry which is driving the speaker can suddenly act like input circuitry powering a microphone.

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. I am one of your IC overlords.

42 posted on 03/07/2017 10:15:32 PM PST by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

WikiLeaks didn’t tell us anything we didn’t know anyway. That’s why everyone has tape over their laptop camera and smart TV’s. I was so disappointed. I want names.


43 posted on 03/08/2017 2:21:41 AM PST by lucky american (Progressives are attac Iking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: lucky american

from 0hour1 on twitter:

“The #CIA spied on @realDonaldTrump whole family PROJECT PRISM is under their control when it was shut down
#Vault7 incoming part 2 3 4 5 6 7”

So maybe not names but if this holds true (0hour1 has good track record) there will be explosions in the beltway.


44 posted on 03/08/2017 3:37:19 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Cementjungle

From Wikileaks twitter. “WikiLeaks has released less than 1% of its #Vault7 series in its part one publication yesterday ‘Year Zero’.”


45 posted on 03/08/2017 6:20:34 AM PST by Ms Mable
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To: kevao

The FBI, and its Director, are as corrupt as the rest.

Shut them down and bring Comey out feet first.


46 posted on 03/08/2017 6:33:19 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Too clarify, only smart tv’s with microphones, and allegedly only certain Samsung tv’s, are subject to this hack.


47 posted on 03/08/2017 6:52:52 AM PST by catbertz
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To: kevao

48 posted on 03/08/2017 12:24:57 PM PST by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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