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  • Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

    04/20/2018 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Deb Richman
    WASHINGTON – Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and rights groups critical of her activities related to the shredding of 92 videotapes in 2005 and her overall role in the CIA's harsh interrogation program, which critics have portrayed as one of the shadiest chapters in the agency's history. Friday's release, however, did not satisfy opponents who want to know...
  • Obama CIA Chief John Brennan Made Secret Visit to Russia Around Same Time as Fusion GPS Produced...

    04/20/2018 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Developing: Obama CIA Chief John Brennan Made Secret Visit to Russia Around Same Time as Fusion GPS Produced anti-Trump Memos Well isn’t this interesting? Obama CIA Chief John Brenna, who is fiercely anti-Trump, made a secret visit to Moscow in March 2016. Weeks later in June Christopher Steele with Fusion GPS, who was hired indirectly by Hillary Clinton, produced his first anti-Trump memo. Via The Donald Reddit: According to a report earlier this month former Senate Minority leader Harry Reid believed Brennan was using him in order to publicize pretend links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian...
  • John McCain was tortured as a POW. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

    04/20/2018 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Megerian
    Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in the Senate on early December before he returned home to Arizona for treatment. He underwent surgery in Phoenix for an intestinal infection on April 15. Haspel's critics are counting on McCain to speak out against her nomination, even if he can't cast a vote on the Senate...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Senator Menendez to vote against Pompeo as secretary of state

    04/18/2018 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he would oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, in a blow to the nomination. “I believe our nation’s top diplomat must be forthright, and more critically his past sentiments did not reflect our nation’s values and are not acceptable for our nation’s top diplomat,” Menendez said. Nine of the 10 Democrats have announced they oppose Pompeo, and none has announced support. Every committee Democrat also opposed the nomination of Trump’s first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
  • FEDS DROP BOMBSHELL: Comey & Lynch Colluded with Clinton Campaign to Entrap, Wiretap Trump;......

    04/17/2018 11:33:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 4/17/18 | by Investigative Bureau
    ""FEDS DROP BOMBSHELL: Comey & Lynch Colluded with Clinton Campaign to Entrap, Wiretap Trump; Illegal Scheme Involved Entire U.S. Intel Community"""" Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department and James Comey’s FBI worked together with the Hillary Clinton campaign to entrap Donald Trump and associates — including his eldest son — prior to the 2016 presidential election, according to records and testimony of federal law enforcement insiders. One high ranking official in the Justice Department called it a sweeping “highly illegal” scheme to ensure Hillary Clinton’s election to the White House. “This was clearly a scheme using Justice (Department) resources and State (Department)...
  • Russian trolls launch a disinformation campaign after the Syria airstrikes: Pentagon

    04/14/2018 6:55:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14APR18 | Paulina Dedaj
    Following U.S.-led coalition strikes in Syria to degrade chemical weapons capabilities, the Pentagon says it's seen a “2,000 percent increase” in Russian “disinformation.”...Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said at a briefing on Saturday that “there has been a 2,000 percent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours.”
  • 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter

    04/14/2018 8:25:14 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 93 replies
    AP ^ | 4-14-18 | ROBERT BURNS, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Allied missiles struck at the heart of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in a show of force and resolve aimed at punishing the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deterring the possible future use of such banned weapons.</p>
  • 105 cruise missiles is hardly a major event

    04/14/2018 8:41:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    My Fetid Mind | April 14th, 2018 | Mariner
    For all those who are steamed up over the strike in Syria, just remember HHS loses that much money in accounting errors every month. $100 million for 105 cruise missiles. As for their actual impact, 105 cruise missiles are no more a deterrent for Assad, nor provocation for Russia, than the 59 cruise missiles last year. It's apparent Russia turned off their S400 systems and let the US have a fireworks display. Nobody believes it changes anything in Syria. Or the calculus employed in Iran or Norklandia.
  • (Battle Damage Assessment) Syrian sites targetedby U.S.-led airstrikes

    04/14/2018 1:10:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 51 replies
    AP/WA Post ^ | April 14, 2018 | Paul Sonne
    The coalition hit the Barzah Research and Development Center outside Damascus with 76 missiles, destroying the facility... The second and third targets were part of what the U.S. military described as the Him Shinshar chemical weapons complex outside the city of Homs. The military said the strikes “completely destroyed” the complex’s chemical weapons storage facility and “successfully hit and sustained damage” to the installation’s chemical weapons bunker.
  • Haley warns US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again

    04/14/2018 10:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded” if the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime uses chemical gas again in the country. Haley made the remarks at a fiery meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia and the U.S. traded barbs over the decision of the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to launch strikes in Syria on Friday in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons last week in Douma. While the Trump administration has said the strikes are now over, with Trump declaring: “Mission Accomplished!”...
  • The “Small Group” Knew They’d Lose The Fact Battle, So They Began a Propaganda War…

    04/14/2018 1:25:56 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/13/18 | sundance
    The “Small Group” Knew They’d Lose The Fact Battle, So They Began a Propaganda War… From a tweet: Jacob Wohl WOW! Devin Nunes says the documents that Rod Rosenstein finally turned over show that the Obama State Department colluded with a foreign intelligence agency to start the FAKE Russia Investigation! 4:02 PM - Apr 13, 2018 ________From another comment after the article: People were wondering why Rep. Nunes was going on with Martha McCullum at 7pm instead of Sean, Laura or Bream. After our President made his national address at 9, we got our answer. Rep. Nunes was informed to...
  • Ex-CIA director tears into Trump: 'Your kakistocracy is collapsing'

    04/13/2018 8:19:17 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 26 replies
    Former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday went after President Trump over his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Trump’s “kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey.” “As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived,” Brennan tweeted at Trump.
  • Ex-CIA director tears into Trump: 'Your kakistocracy is collapsing'

    04/13/2018 8:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/13/18 | J Thomsen
    Former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday went after President Trump over his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Trump’s “kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey.” “As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived,” Brennan tweeted at Trump.
  • French navy ship equipped with cruise missiles that could strike Assad was 'aggressively buzzed

    04/12/2018 8:55:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 121 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11 April 2018 | AMANDA CASHMORE
    A Russian warplane this weekend flew over a French warship at low altitude in the eastern Mediterranean, a deliberate breach of international regulations, a French naval source said on Tuesday. The weekly magazine Le Point said the Russian plane had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed. It also added that the Aquitaine could be used in strikes against the Assad regime. The incident comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, according to a Syrian...
  • Booker Grills Pompeo on Gay Marriage Opposition: 'Is Being Gay a Perversion?'

    04/12/2018 2:45:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12th April 2018 | Fox News
    Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) grilled Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about Pompeo's stated opposition to gay marriage. Booker was referring to a speech Pompeo made in 2015 while he was a Kansas congressman, which cited a prayer delivered by the Rev. Joe Wright. "America had worshiped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. We’d endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle,” Pompeo said. "Those are your words," Booker said to Pompeo. "Is being gay a perversion?" Pompeo replied by stating he had a "clear view" on whether gay marriage was "appropriate" while he...
  • Accused Spy Lindauer Gave Deposition In Lockerbie Case - Attacks US, Defends Libya

    03/11/2004 7:09:28 PM PST · by Hon · 27 replies · 322+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | 4 December 1998 | Susan Lindauer
    Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum   Vol. 2   No. 6 Table of ContentsMEIB Main Page 1 July 2000  Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Deposition4 December 1998 Last month, MEIB reported that Dr. Richard Fuisz, a major CIA operative in Syria during the 1980s, met with a congressional staffer by the name of Susan Lindauer in 1994 and told her that that the perpetrators of the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland were based in Syria [see "The Lockerbie Bombing Trial: Is Libya Being...
  • Facebook's CIA Friends - Connections count at FB. And Google

    04/11/2018 5:32:23 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    BullionVault ^ | 04-10-2018 | Addison Wiggin
    HAS the recent Facebook data scandal got you a little paranoid about sharing information on the internet? asks Jody Chudley, financial analyst for The Daily Edge, in Addison Wiggin's Daily Reckoning. I don't blame you. After all, Facebook has access to some of your most personal information. I'm talking about every message you've ever sent or been sent, every contact in your phone and even access to your computer's camera and microphones. Now would you like to get a lot more paranoid? Okay. Let me introduce you to a company called In-Q-Tel. This is a venture capital firm funded by...
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Russia and US in fierce row

    04/09/2018 4:22:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/9/2018 | BBC
    The US and Russia have traded barbs at a UN Security Council meeting on the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Russian representative Vassily Nebenzia said the incident in Douma was staged that US military action in response could have "grave repercussions". US envoy Nikki Haley said Russia-a Syrian military backer-had the "blood of Syrian children" on its hands......