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  • NBC Wonders How Long ‘American Majority Will Tolerate Being Pushed Around By A Rural Minority’

    11/07/2018 2:03:14 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 280 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/18 | Derek Hunter
    NBC News intelligence and national security reporter Ken Dilanian is no stranger to expressing his opinions on social media. Last month, after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Dilanian advocated for a change in how senators are allotted to the states. Now, he’s openly wondering “how much longer the American majority will tolerate being pushed around by a rural minority.”
  • John Brennan Warns After Sessions’ Firing: ‘Constitutional Crisis Very Soon’ [With video.]

    11/07/2018 4:25:16 PM PST · by familyop · 117 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan told MSNBC that the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday shows the United States may be facing a constitutional crisis “very soon.”
  • CIA's ‘surveillance state’ is operating against us all

    11/07/2018 11:30:37 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States. That concept is so yesteryear. Over time, the CIA upper echelon has secretly developed all kinds of policy statements and legal rationales to justify routine, widespread surveillance on U.S. soil of citizens who aren’t suspected of terrorism or being a spy. The latest outrage is found in newly declassified documents from 2014. They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within...
  • CIA secretly intercepted Congressional communications about whistleblowers

    11/07/2018 10:24:41 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 2, 2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    CIA intercepted Congressional emails about whistleblowers in 2014 The Inspector General expressed concern about “potential compromise to whistleblower confidentiality” and “chilling effect” Newly-declassified documents show the CIA intercepted sensitive Congressional communications about intelligence community whistleblowers. The intercepts occurred under CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The new disclosures are contained in two letters of “Congressional notification” originally written to key members of Congress in March 2014, but kept secret until now. In the letters, then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough tells four key members of Congress that during “routine counterintelligence monitoring of Government computer systems,”...
  • Under Obama, the CIA Suffered a 'Catastrophic' Disaster

    11/07/2018 10:12:08 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | November 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    This story, which broke on Nov. 2, got mighty little attention from the national media. I wonder why: In 2013, hundreds of CIA officers — many working nonstop for weeks — scrambled to contain a disaster of global proportions: a compromise of the agency’s internet-based covert communications system used to interact with its informants in dark corners around the world. Teams of CIA experts worked feverishly to take down and reconfigure the websites secretly used for these communications; others managed operations to quickly spirit assets to safety and oversaw other forms of triage. “When this was going on, it was...
  • 6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies

    11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tony Daniel
    More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy). Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013,...
  • Attkisson: CIA Under John Brennan Spied on Intel Whistleblowers, Congress

    11/05/2018 5:55:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov, 2018 | Nate Church
    Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson writes in the Hill that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been using its surveillance on American citizens “for the better part of two decades, if not longer.” “Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States,” said the Emmy-winning investigative journalist. “That concept is so yesteryear.” She points to newly declassified 2014 documents which “reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens, but they were emails of the most sensitive kind,” namely about whistleblowers: The disclosures, kept secret until now, are two letters of “congressional...
  • Obama’s CIA Secretly Intercepted Congressional Communications About Whistleblowers

    11/02/2018 10:23:19 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fortis Connect ^ | 11-3-2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The intercepts occurred under CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The new disclosures are contained in two letters of “Congressional notification” originally written to key members of Congress in March 2014, but kept secret until now. In the letters, then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough tells four key members of Congress that during “routing counterintelligence monitoring of Government computer systems,” the CIA collected emails between Congressional staff and the CIA’s head of whistleblowing and source protection. McCullough states that he’s concerned “about the potential compromise to whistleblower confidentiality and the consequent ‘chilling effect’ that the...
  • John Brennan Endorses Beto O'Rourke Over Ted Cruz

    11/02/2018 10:12:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2 Nov, 2018 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Former CIA Director John Brenna announced his support for Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is battling Sen. Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. He wrote: “As a former resident of Texas and a proud UT-Austin alumnus, I believe Beto O’Rourke is the type of individual Texans need in the U.S. Senate to represent their best interests. He has the integrity, intellect, and character that is in short supply in Congress. Vote!” The tweet brought a quick blast from Cruz on Twitter, who responded: “John Brennan — who publicly admitted voting for the Communist Party candidate for president in 1976...
  • Joshua Schulte, suspected CIA leaker, claims he's being tortured awaiting trial

    10/31/2018 10:18:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Joshua Schulte, a former CIA computer engineer suspected of leaking classified hacking tools to WikiLeaks, said he is being subjected to “torture” while awaiting trial for espionage. Mr. Schulte, 30, said he is being inexplicably held in solitary confinement and denied access to his medication, writing materials, legal documents and lawyer, according to a letter addressed to U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty filed in Manhattan federal court Monday. “My fellow slaves constantly scream, pound and claw at their cages attempting to get attention for basic needs to be fulfilled. I count myself lucky to be able to eat,” he wrote...
  • Spy budgets soared in Trump's first year

    10/30/2018 1:52:17 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2018
    Congress secretly boosted U.S. spy agency funding last year, pushing intelligence budgets to their highest publicly known level and raising questions about the reason for the surge. Non-military spy agency budgets soared nearly 9 percent to $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018, and military intelligence funding grew more than 20 percent to $22.1 billion. Overall intelligence spending increased more than 10 percent to $81.5 billion, according to the figures released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department, a month after the fiscal year ended.
  • Family lawyer says Cesar Sayoc does not have the intellectual capacity to be package bomber

    10/27/2018 1:45:11 PM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 174 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | October 27, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    In a CNN interview, family attorney of Cesar Sayoc says Sayoc is mentally ill and not intellectually equipped to carry out the package bomb conspiracy, and that there may be "others who helped prod or encouraged him to do this". Sayoc's longtime friend is a former CIA officer who describes himself as doing "post-retirement work in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community".
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/26/2018

    10/26/2018 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal authorities are probing the devices sent to people who are prominent Democrats or supporters of Democrats.... CIA Director Gina Haspel has had a face to face meeting with President Trump after hearing the audio recording of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister says the United States coordinated an attack by 13 drones on a Russian airbase in Syria last January..... An Afghan Taliban leader has been freed from prison in Afghanistan....... At least fourteen children were injured in a knife attack in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing..... The Egyptian...
  • Dave Brat trailing in reelection bid

    09/25/2018 9:48:36 AM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Republican Rep. Dave Brat is trailing Democrat Abigail Spanberger by five points in a Virginia district that hasn't sent a Democrat to the House in more than 45 years, according to a new poll. Spanberger has the support of 47 percent of potential voters, compared to Brat's 42 percent, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday. Spangberger's lead is just outside the poll's margin of error, which is 4.9 percentage points. Virginia's 7th Congressional District used to be solidly red, but courts forced the state to redraw it shortly after Brat was elected in 2014 following a shocking GOP...
  • Carter Page, the CIA, and the Phony Punch-and-Judy “Lawsuits”

    10/19/2018 2:38:18 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 6 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 18 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    <p>A judge has already thrown out one phony “lawsuit” filed by Carter Page, that one filed against Oath Inc., the parent company of Yahoo. Carter Page supposedly filed that ridiculous “defamation” suit because of a Michael Isikoff article published back on 23 September 2016 that named Carter Page, but the real and only reason for filing the suit was to protect and promote Michael Isikoff as a “source.”</p>
  • The CIA Gave U-2 Pilots a Special Diet So They Wouldn't Have To Poop

    10/19/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U-2 spy plane was famous for pushing pilot endurance to the limit. The slow, high-flying aircraft flew for up to nine hours at a time, with a single pilot guiding the plane, taking pictures of the ground below, and occasionally dodging surface-to-air missiles. Nine hours is a long time to be cooped up in a plane without a real bathroom—or to be stuck in a small space with the smell of your own fart. So the CIA actually prescribed a proper diet for U-2 pilots to avoid the need to poop or pass gas.
  • U.S. Spy Agencies Are Increasingly Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Ties to Journalist’s Disappearance

    10/18/2018 12:24:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Julian E. Barnes, Matthew Rosenberg and Gardiner Harris
    WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an appraisal that poses challenges to a White House intent on maintaining a close relationship with the kingdom. Intelligence agencies have not yet been able to collect direct evidence of the prince’s involvement, American and European officials said. They also have not been able to conclude whether Prince Mohammed directly ordered the killing of Mr. Khashoggi, or whether his intention was to have Mr. Khashoggi captured and taken back to Saudi Arabia,...
  • Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic]

    10/12/2018 7:29:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 12, 2018 Updated: October 12, 2018 | JEFF CARLSON
    How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump
  • CIA Crimes: How John Brennan Weaponized the CIA and FBI ... o Frame Trump—PART F

    10/12/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 9 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 12 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    From no later than Monday, 27 June 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, CIA Director John Brennan, Greg Vogle—director of the CIA’s dirty National Clandestine Service—and FBI Director James Comey all had copies of the first “dossier” memo from Christopher Steele, which contained the “golden showers” filth about Donald Trump, and which had been written one week earlier, on Monday, 20 June 2016. And that brings us back to something else that Cornikoff slipped up (badly) and said in their book, as quoted earlier: “When the first Steele memo arrived in FBI headquarters that same week [the...
  • Fusion GPS co-founder will invoke 'constitutional rights not to testify': lawyers

    10/11/2018 3:57:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Lawyers for Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, told the head of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that his client will “invoke his constitutional rights not to testify,” defying a GOP-issued subpoena seeking to compel him to give a closed-door deposition. The lawyers told Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in an electronic letter that Simpson will not participate in the committee’s inquiry because it “is not designed to discover the truth.” “Consistent with the September 27, 2018 letter we sent to you, Mr. Simpson, whose testimony is a matter of public record, will not be participating in a...