Skip to comments.FBI agents storm out from Senate hearing to avoid testifying on Insider Threat program
Posted on 04/25/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT by marktwain
Its been two-and-a-half years since the United States government unveiled an insider threat program to keep classified networks and sensitive intelligence secure, but the officials in charge would literally rather storm away than speak about it.
From the floor of Congress last Thursday, US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) acknowledged that the interagency Insider Threat Task Force established in 2012 for deterring, detecting and mitigating future potential risks was intended to train federal employees to watch out for insider threats among their colleagues. But media reports in the years and months since, as the senator put it, have suggested that this program might not do enough to distinguish between true insider threats and legitimate whistleblowers.
Indeed, a McClatchy News report on the program published last summer called the initiative into question and suggested that federal employees all but spy on their own colleagues for displaying any behavior that could even be considered remotely suspicious. Grassley said allegations about the efficiency of the program prompted him to request details from the Department of Justice, but months of waiting anxiously for answers from the feds came to a head earlier this April with the official in charge sneaking out of the Senate in the middle of the highly anticipated hearing.
Grassley said last Thursday that he asked the Federal Bureau of Information for Insider Threat Program training materials four months ago, but was told to schedule a hearing instead to have his questions answered. That event was eventually scheduled for the week prior to last Thursdays comments, but Grassley now says that not only did the FBI fail to bring the materials he requested to that hearing, but that his attempts to ask the bureau for details directly from the officials in charge of the program quickly fell apart after mere minutes.
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Pretty much summed up my thoughts. Getting ugly fast.
Well played, sir.
My previous government indoctrinated me to watch for what my current government is doing.
Well we already seem to have our own Nomenklatura, why not Zampolit?
When’s Congress gonna wake up and realize...THEY ARE POWERLESS.
And, they did it to themselves.
It is ironic that this article was published in “Russia Today”.
Learned something. Thanks
New American Vocabulary
1. Zampolit - Political officer who gives final authorization to a colleague to carry out some course of action, based on the political fitness of the proposed action.
2. Samizdat - The unofficial, popular press that reports through informal channels the news items that the political orthodoxy wants to suppress.
3. Nomenklatura - The official list of names of political actors approved of by the political leadership. These people enjoy extra income and/or political privilege.
It is mostly Harry Reid and his Democrats that have done it.
Here is some backup information, probably where RT.com got the information for the article:
And the rowdy peasants are armed.
I knew it would happen.. now they and their ideological issue are arguably the Establishment. Words from Abe for America.
You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Congratulations on your choice of source, points for Irony.
So why didn’t the Sergeant At Arms arrest them?
Yup. Control was lost a long time ago. The administration and bureaucrats are in full defiance and open rebellion of the congress. They will come for us next.
Congress is weak and divided and not doing their job. Not at all.
Oversized intrusive government bump for late.....
The article makes it sound like the program applies to all federal employees. Reading Grassley’s entire speech, it applies to the FBI. This is bad, but not as bad as is implied. The FBI has been highly resistant to any protection of whisleblowers in its ranks for a long time. Here is the whole speech.
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Yep! The elite cadres are forming.
It’s not so bad. It’s only the FBI?
Yeah! And...It was only low level IRS, OSHA, EPA, ATF, and other low level alphabet agency functionaries harassing the Tea Party organizers. ( yeah! right!) /s
Good one johnny... you captured it.