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FBI agents storm out from Senate hearing to avoid testifying on Insider Threat program
Russia Today ^ | 15 April, 2014 | NA

Posted on 04/25/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT by marktwain

​It’s 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 Thursday’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; fbi; grassley; insiderthreats; intelligence
It sounds like the start of a "political officer" system...
1 posted on 04/25/2014 7:42:13 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"What ever do you mean? I'm just a citizen like you.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 7:46:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: marktwain

Pretty much summed up my thoughts. Getting ugly fast.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 7:49:42 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: marktwain
Zampolit isn't a real word... Oh wait...

/johnny

4 posted on 04/25/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

Dah, Tovarich!


5 posted on 04/25/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well played, sir.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 7:53:12 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
Child of the cold war.

My previous government indoctrinated me to watch for what my current government is doing.

/johnny

7 posted on 04/25/2014 7:59:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well we already seem to have our own Nomenklatura, why not Zampolit?


8 posted on 04/25/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: marktwain

When’s Congress gonna wake up and realize...THEY ARE POWERLESS.

And, they did it to themselves.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 8:02:59 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Lurker; All

It is ironic that this article was published in “Russia Today”.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 8:03:06 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
ZAMPOLIT
11 posted on 04/25/2014 8:03:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Lurker; JRandomFreeper

Learned something. Thanks


12 posted on 04/25/2014 8:06:02 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: Nachum; GeronL

Ping.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 8:06:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: marktwain

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.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 8:07:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: moovova

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:

http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/04/11/chuck-grassley-insider-threat-program-poses-threat-to-whistleblowers/


15 posted on 04/25/2014 8:08:45 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
Worse than 1984.

16 posted on 04/25/2014 8:12:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: gaijin
Funny.... there isn't a 1000 year tradition of feudal overlordship in this country.

And the rowdy peasants are armed.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/25/2014 8:13:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain
I remember 'em when they were 1960s violent campus radicals.. the MSM celebrated them as the most intelligent generation ever.

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.

18 posted on 04/25/2014 8:16:34 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: marktwain

Congratulations on your choice of source, points for Irony.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 9:01:24 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marktwain

So why didn’t the Sergeant At Arms arrest them?


20 posted on 04/25/2014 9:11:50 PM PDT by Flame Retardant
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To: marktwain

Russia Today.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 9:15:20 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: marktwain

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.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 9:17:58 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: marktwain

Oversized intrusive government bump for late.....


23 posted on 04/26/2014 5:24:55 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: Flame Retardant; All

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.

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/Article.cfm?customel_dataPageID_1502=49139


24 posted on 04/26/2014 6:37:36 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


25 posted on 04/26/2014 11:20:20 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: marktwain

Yep! The elite cadres are forming.


26 posted on 04/27/2014 4:35:56 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: marktwain

It’s not so bad. It’s only the FBI?

Huh?

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


27 posted on 04/27/2014 4:41:53 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Nachum

Thanks Nachum


28 posted on 04/27/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: GOPJ

:)


29 posted on 04/27/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Child of the cold war. My previous government indoctrinated me to watch for what my current government is doing.

Good one johnny... you captured it.

30 posted on 04/27/2014 7:36:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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