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FBI probe of defense tech allegedly leaked from NASA stonewalled, sources say
Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan, Judson Berger

Posted on 02/22/2013 12:42:16 PM PST by jazusamo

A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com.

Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a “secret grand jury” was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California to another where, according to the documents, “this case now appears to be stalled.”

“The information is staggering,” the whistle-blower told FoxNews.com.

A Justice Department spokesman on Thursday told FoxNews.com it “does not comment on grand jury proceedings,” as a matter of longstanding policy. Fry, reached for comment late Thursday, also would not confirm or deny the claim.

The claims originate with several past and current NASA employees concerned with the systemic leak of highly sensitive information relating to missile defense systems, as well as what they call a troubled investigation into the leak.

The documents claim the FBI has been working with other agencies since 2009 on an investigation into foreign nationals working at Ames. This follows allegations by two Republican lawmakers earlier this month that the U.S. attorney’s office in the Northern California district was ultimately denied by the Justice Department when it tried to proceed with indictments.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: amesresearchcenter; china; doj; errfarts1; espionage; fbi; holder; nasa; obama; whadadiff
Looks like another Obama/Holder Justice Dept. fiasco could be in the works.
1 posted on 02/22/2013 12:42:25 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Another Obama “What difference does it make” event.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 12:46:34 PM PST by AU72
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To: jazusamo

I get angry when I hear some asshat say the reason we have a second amendment is so people can go hunting. With this group in charge, it will be up to each citizen to protect from any invasion.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 12:47:26 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: jazusamo

Didn’t Clinton give rocket secrets to the Chinese? and didn’t Obama send a drone over for Iran to study? Why do these people need other spies, when our Chief Executives are working for them?


4 posted on 02/22/2013 1:04:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

Rand Paul needs to go after this.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 1:19:09 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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6 posted on 02/22/2013 1:29:25 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Sounds like another ‘Wen Ho Lee’ type scandal. Hire foreigners, especially PRC nationals and expect them to refrain from spying - brilliant!


7 posted on 02/22/2013 1:50:03 PM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: jazusamo

Makes me wonder if the Sentinel UAV hijack by Iran might in fact have been exactly that, instead of a stealthy sting.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 2:59:27 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

It seems like a possibility to me.

Are you having trouble posting replies? Many times in the last 10 or so minutes when I click “reply” or other links my page goes back to the date and time of the crash 4 days ago.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 3:16:33 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Savage is really ticked off about it.....

I don’t blame him.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 7:29:43 PM PST by GraceG
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To: jazusamo
[The accusations stem from a reported violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which governs the export of defense weaponry. In 2006, Ames adapted specialized rocket engines — originally developed for the Pentagon missile defense “Kinetic Kill Vehicle” program — for a moon lander prototype that ultimately became NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Information on guidance and terrain-mapping systems from the Tomahawk cruise missile and a radar from the F-35 were also shared, according to one report in Aviation Week. “When I mentioned the tech that was compromised to the Armed Services Committee, their jaws just dropped,” a congressional source told FoxNews.com.]

When the Peoples Republic of China is the obvious perpetrator of espionage against the U.S. the Obama White House sweeps it under the rug. The most recent case is the ongoing cyber spying by the Chinese Army. I have believed since he took office that Obama—via the Chicago-based cabal that controls him—is in the pay of foreign powers including China and Iran.

11 posted on 02/23/2013 1:36:03 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Well said. Even if Obama and thugs are not in the pay of foreign powers, which they may well be, I surely believe at least their sympathies are with them which is as much or more damning in my view. They are traitors, plain and simple.
12 posted on 02/23/2013 2:15:19 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; Fred Nerks
Ugly stuff,...thanks for posting.

Just posted this regarding the seemingly more aggresive Chinese:

Tensions rapidly escalating around South China Sea

13 posted on 02/25/2013 12:39:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jazusamo; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx; Alamo-Girl
The letters allege the FBI had uncovered the ITAR violations, and the U.S. attorney was prepared to issue indictments. But it says the case has been stalled for more than a year, agents in the case were reassigned, and the statute of limitations on the violations is already beginning to expire.

“It is our understanding that this illegal technology transfer may have involved classified Defense Department weapons system technology to foreign countries, including China, potentially with the tacit or direct approval of the center’s leadership,” the letters read.

Shades of 1995 Loral/Hughes//Schwartz-Armstrong 200-page fax deemed by May 1997 DOD report damaging to national security, made "legal" by Clinton waiver 1998 (remember, it's just about sex, not treason).

See also Lee, Wen Ho, "I have no idea how those warhead legacy codes and designs got on those disks but rest assured I destroyed them so stop asking."

Bill Richardson tasked to block Notra Trulock and protect the chicom spy.

Now comes the Islamo-Commie who changed NASA's mission to Muslim Outreach, i.e., reach out and give Islamo-Commies our tech edge.

Traitor in the gates; hey, what time's Survivor.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 12:57:34 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And on a completely different subject...

WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack–About Same Time Clinton | CNS News

Thanks for the ping!

15 posted on 02/25/2013 2:01:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jazusamo
Yes indeed, some real ugly stuff coming out.
I do hope the alleged treason within NASA did not take
place during GWB's eight years, but will be found to have
taken place since zero became POTUS.
Not much else to say until more perhaps surfaces.
16 posted on 02/25/2013 4:18:38 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt slowly.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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