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  • CIA China Ops Wiped Out By 'Botched' Spy Contact System

    08/18/2018 5:10:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Mark Megahan
    CIA China Ops Wiped Out By 'Botched; Spy Contact System: Investigation results show indicted spy Jerry Chun Shing Lee was not the CIA's only security breach. Sloppy coding led to a back door hole in the messaging system, used by the Chinese to 'wipe out' our entire spy network. Suddenly, in late 2010, undercover agents in China were being rounded up and hauled off for interrogation. Under Barack Obama's administration, the Central Intelligence Agency suffered what intelligence officers are calling one of the worst disasters in decades. Suddenly, in late 2010, undercover agents in China were being rounded up and...
  • Schumer warns Trump: Intel officials 'have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you'

    08/18/2018 4:34:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/17/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    The new leader of Democrats in the Senate says Donald Trump is being "really dumb" for picking a fight with intelligence officials, suggesting they have ways to strike back, after the president-elect speculated Tuesday that his "so-called" briefing about Russian cyberattacks had been delayed in order to build a case. "Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening on MSNBC after host Rachel Maddow informed him that intelligence sources told NBC news that the briefing had not been...
  • White House counsel has spent 30 hours sharing details for Mueller probe:

    08/18/2018 2:54:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/2018 | TAL AXELROD
    White House counsel Donald McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to an explosive New York Times report published Saturday. McGahn has reportedly discussed accounts of multiple episodes at the center of Mueller's probe into whether President Trump obstructed justice. Sources told the Times that McGahn has had three voluntary interviews with Mueller's team totaling 30 hours. Among the episodes McGahn reportedly discussed with investigators is Trump’s firing last year of former FBI Director James Comey and the president's repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff...
  • The Press Abets a Coverup

    08/18/2018 12:00:36 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    The two biggest shoes are yet to drop in the 2016 investigations. We still don’t know the origins and back story of the intercepted Russian intelligence document that was pivotal in James Comey’s unprecedented, ill-advised and possibly decisive (according to numerous Democratic and independent election analysts) interventions in the presidential race. Depending on what report you credit, the information was false, it was planted by the Russians, or it accurately indicated an illegal conspiracy to obstruct justice by the Clinton campaign and Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch. If it was a Russian fabrication, then Mr. Comey was spoofed by the...
  • Trump’s Latest Shot at Brennan: He Is ‘A Loudmouth, Partisan, Political Hack’

    08/18/2018 8:52:00 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 08/18/18
    President Trump again attacked former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday, days after he pulled Brennan’s security clearance, calling him “a loudmouth, partisan, political hack.” “Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director?” Trump tweeted Saturday. “He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!” the president continued.
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Sheriff walks out of interview about New Mexico compound

    08/17/2018 12:24:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    KVIA - CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | SCOTT MCLEAN
    TAOS COUNTY, New Mexico - Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe walked out of a CNN interview after defending his decision not to search a squalid New Mexico compound for a missing boy, despite having the property owners' permission to comb it. The sheriff has been criticized by the owners of the property where the compound sits illegally. Jason and Tanya Badger believe a missing child, 3-year old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, may have been alive on the compound when they say they alerted law enforcement months ago. The Badgers gave written consent for a search, but it was August 3 before authorities...
  • The truth about security clearances

    08/17/2018 11:43:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/18 | Charles Wills
    If Brennan still had his security clearance, then it was unlawfully reactivated by the FBI or CIA for nefarious purposes, or he was still working for them in an official capacity I received several emails from fellow veterans asking: How in the hell did Brennan still have an active security clearance if he wasn’t holding a position that required one? What is going on with Clapper, Rice, Brennan and others still having access to classified information? What’s all this about pulling security clearances from people who shouldn’t have one anyway? Like me, they know that, according to regulations, civil servants...
  • Special ops shoot down Brennan and his defenders: 'You put your politics before us'

    08/17/2018 11:07:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    John Brennan rallied numerous high-powered defenders to his corner over his security clearance clash with President Trump, but some well-known special ops heroes are firing back suggesting the former CIA director got what he deserves. Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field. “He is lucky the security clearance is all he is getting away with,” Paronto told Fox News in an interview on Friday. Responding a day earlier to...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    08/17/2018 7:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/17/2018 | BY ZACH DORFMAN
    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    08/16/2018 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 15, 2018, 5:13 PM | Zach Dorfman
    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • CNN's Sanders: 'The President Sent His White House Press Secretary'

    08/16/2018 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst. Panelist Symone Sanders agreed that it was done to distract from any number of negative Trump storylines: “I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle.” She then described the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance as “ridiculous” and warned that “we should all be scared about the state of our democracy”...
  • Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

    08/16/2018 2:19:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 129 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2018 | William H. McRaven
    <p>William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.</p>
  • John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash

    08/16/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 August 2018 | John Butthole
    When Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s internal security service, told me during an early August 2016 phone call that Russia wasn’t interfering in our presidential election, I knew he was lying. Over the previous several years I had grown weary of Mr. Bortnikov’s denials of Russia’s perfidy — about its mistreatment of American diplomats and citizens in Moscow, its repeated failure to adhere to cease-fire agreements in Syria and its paramilitary intervention in eastern Ukraine, to name just a few issues. When I warned Mr. Bortnikov that Russian interference in our election was intolerable and would roil United States-Russia...
  • Comey Lashes Out at President Trump For Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance

    08/16/2018 11:29:35 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    James Comey lashed out at President Trump Wednesday evening for revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. “Once again this president is sending a message that he will punish people who disagree with him and reward those who praise him,” Comey said in a statement he posted to his Twitter account.
  • Brennan says Trump’s claims of no collusion with Russia are ‘hogwash’

    08/16/2018 9:25:51 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/16/2018 | John Wagner
    Former CIA director John Brennan struck back at President Trump on Thursday, writing in a blistering op-ed that Trump’s claims of no collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election are “hogwash.” The piece, posted on the New York Times website, came a day after Trump announced he was stripping the security clearance of Brennan, who led the CIA during most of President Barack Obama’s second term and has emerged as one of Trump’s fiercest critics. In his op-ed, Brennan characterized Trump’s action as “politically motivated” and said it was “an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare...
  • Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion

    08/15/2018 11:55:59 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ishmael Jones
    The FBI is being held accountable for its role in spy operations against the Trump campaign. John Brennan’s CIA should be held accountable as well. An editorial by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2018 recommends an investigation of the CIA’s involvement in the 2016 election, and I agree. The WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel has commented on CIA involvement as well, as did Rudy Giuliani on August 13th. If press reports are accurate, American spy operations targeted the Trump campaign by luring Trump associates such as George Papadopoulos to meetings in Britain. There are two key factors...
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:13:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 238 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 AUG 18 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over ant-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok's lawyer confirmed Monday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Claims of Failed June/July 2016 FISA Applications are Deep-State Lies

    08/10/2018 12:28:51 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 15 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 10 August 2018 | Ashton Gray
    If your breath can fog a mirror and you ended up here, you probably have at least some hazy idea that the FBI had filed one, or possibly two, requests for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), sometime in June and/or July of 2016—having something somehow to do with Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. You likely also have the idea that the FISA court denied the request (or requests). That opening paragraph is about as foggy as breath on a mirror for an inescapable reason. It’s a bet-the-farm certainty that you cannot say with any confidence at...
  • Judge Demands Intelligence Agencies Stop Stonewalling In BuzzFeed Case

    08/07/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/6/2018 | Juliana Knot
    On Friday District Judge Amit P. Mehta upheld BuzzFeed’s motion to compel the U.S. government to answer questions about the infamous Christopher Steele dossier. BuzzFeed published the dossier in January 2017. At the time, it reportedly proved collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and contained allegations about a “pee-pee tape.” The dossier’s allegations were unverified and relied on political opposition research. Aleksej Gubarev sued the Internet news outlet for defamation because the dossier included a paragraph that falsely said his company Webzilla was plotting to breach the Democratic Party’s cybersecurity. BuzzFeed is claiming “fair report privilege,” which grants protection...