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  • Ex CIA chief John Brennan to Trump: ĎAmerica will Triumph over Youí

    03/17/2018 10:33:34 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 210 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3-17-18 | Sean Rossman
    <p>The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in a venomous tweet Saturday, accused President Trump of political corruption and warned, "America will triumph over you."</p> <p>John Brennan's biting two-sentence statement came in response to a Friday evening tweet in which the president celebrated the ouster of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. "When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history," he wrote. "You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but will not destroy America... America will triumph over you."</p>
  • McCain: Trumpís CIA pick was involved in Ďone of the darkest chapters in American historyí

    03/13/2018 1:45:11 PM PDT · by detective · 145 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump's decision to nominate Gina Haspel to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in "one of darkest chapters in American history." While he expressed confidence in current CIA Director Mike Pompeo's ability to serve as secretary of State, an appointment Trump announced earlier Tuesday, McCain said in a statement that Haspel needs to explain her stance on torture. "The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history," McCain said. "Ms. Haspel needs to explain...
  • Reprimand of Guantanamo Chief Urged, Nixed

    07/12/2005 7:24:23 PM PDT · by bayourod · 12 replies · 181+ views
    record-journal ^ | 7-12-05 | LOLITA BALDOR and JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON - A military investigation into FBI reports of prisoner abuse at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, recommended that the base's former commander be reprimanded, but a top general rejected the recommendation, according to a congressional aide familiar with the inquiry's findings. In the latest examination of a facility that has become a battleground over the U.S. treatment of detainees from the war against terrorism, the aide said investigators recommended that Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller be reprimanded for failing to oversee the interrogation of a high-value detainee, which was found to have been abusive. But Gen....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

    07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996. The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskayaís payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of...
  • Former "High-Level" CIA Agent Warns "Terrified" Deep State Wants President Trump "Taken Out" (VIDEO)

    01/17/2018 1:26:56 AM PST · by · 56 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards. Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Ship's comments made to's Greg Hunter: "They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there,...
  • Feinstein to President: Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

    01/11/2018 11:17:28 PM PST · by ransomnote · 38 replies ^ | 1/11/2018 | Dianne Feinstein
    WashingtonóSenator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on President Trump to close the prison at Guantanamo: ďIt was 16 years ago today that the first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Since then, 780 detainees have been held there. I have called on both the Obama and Bush administrations to remove and transfer all detainees and close the facility, and hundreds of detainees have been transferred or released. Today, 41 detainees remain, five of whom have been cleared for transfer to other countries and 36 who remain in legal limbo. ďThis prison has cost taxpayers more than $5 billion,...
  • Ex-CIA officer has Trump administration to thank for extradition KO

    03/01/2017 4:26:23 PM PST · by Makana · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Cristina Corbin
    An "extraordinary" effort by the new U.S. administration prevented former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa from being the first ever extradited for an alleged CIA misdeed, according to her spokesman. De Sousa, who was set to be extradited from Portugal to Italy over the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric, won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday. Sabrina de Sousa was one of 26 people convicted in absentia for the 2003 abduction of radical Egyptian cleric Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar. He was then transported to his native Egypt for interrogation where he says he was tortured.
  • Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‚ÄėHe‚Äôs Not Supposed to Be Doing That‚Äô

    02/24/2016 5:55:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‚ÄėHe‚Äôs Not Supposed to Be Doing That‚Äô BY: Aaron Kliegman February 24, 2016 5:45 pm Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Wednesday that a terrorist who the Obama administration released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay subsequently returned to fight for al Qaeda, telling lawmakers ‚Äúhe‚Äôs not supposed to be doing that.‚ÄĚ Appearing before the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Kerry made the statement while testifying about the State Department‚Äôs budget request for the fiscal year 2017. During the hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk (R.,...
  • Senior Aide to Colin Powell: Cheney 'cabal' hijacked US foreign policy

    10/20/2005 3:58:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 2,397+ views
    >By Edward Alden in Washington >Published: October 20 2005 00:00 | Last updated: October 20 2005 00:19 >> Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government's foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on Wednesday. In a scathing attack on the record of President George W. Bush, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January, said: ¬ďWhat I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of...
  • Analysis | 5 takeaways from FBI nominee Wrayís principled confirmation hearing

    07/12/2017 5:27:36 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2017 | Amber Phillips
    Wray's task Wednesday was to convince the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will vote to send his nomination to the full Senate for approval, that he'd rather get fired than bend to political pressure. And he attempted to do just that. Here are four key takeaways from the hearing: 1) Trump could fire†Wray, too. (Snip) 2) Wray said he'd probably resign first if things got really sticky Trump's firing of Comey because of ďthis Russia thingĒ spooked members of Congress. (Snip) 3) Wray and Trump are polar opposites on some big issues Trump thinks torture works; Wray thinks torture is ďwrongĒ...
  • Career Lawyer Gets Oversight of CIA Probe (David Margolis to oversee PlameGate)

    08/12/2005 9:50:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,102+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/05 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON - David Margolis, a lawyer at the Justice Department for 40 years, was named Friday to oversee a special prosecutor's investigation of who in the Bush administration disclosed the name of an undercover CIA officer. Margolis, whose title is associate deputy attorney general, is taking the place of Deputy Attorney General James Comey, whose last day of work was Friday. Comey will be Lockheed Martin's new general counsel. Comey made the designation of Margolis. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has stepped aside from the probe because he was White House counsel when Valerie Plame's name was leaked in 2003 and...
  • US Military Launches Inquiry Into Torture Allegations at Cameroon Base

    08/04/2017 5:22:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/04/2017
    The allegations were first made by Amnesty International in a report published in July. Their report said dozens of suspected supporters of the terror group Boko Haram ďwere held incommunicado, tortured, and sometimes killed by Cameroonian security forces in facilities run by the military and intelligence services.Ē Amnesty alleges that Cameroonís Rapid Intervention Battalion, an elite army unit, was one of the units that engaged in torture, doing so at the military base known as Salak, near the northern city of Maroua. ... Amnesty called on the US and the French government, which it says also used the base, ďto...
  • Radical Activist Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shared Byline on WaPo NSA Story

    06/11/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Alana Goodman
    The coauthor of the Washington Postís bombshell story on the National Security Agencyís PRISM surveillance program is a long-time activist filmmaker who has railed against U.S. counterterrorism policies put into place after the Sept. 11 attacks. Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who shared the lead byline with former Post journalist Barton Gellman on the paperís front-page NSA story, is not on the Postís staff and is not a print reporter. Poitras has criticized the ďillegalĒ Guantanamo Bay detention facility, described enhanced interrogation techniques as ďlegalized torture,Ē and criticized the intelligence communityís surveillance methods in her films and public comments. While traditional media...
  • Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation [Killed US Soldier]

    07/05/2017 11:14:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 03, 2017 Updated 7-4-17 | Robert Fife
    Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation Robert Fife OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF†ó†The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 03, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 04, 2017 6:28PM EDT The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that the actions of federal officials who participated in U.S. interrogations of Mr. Khadr had offended ďthe most basic Canadian...
  • They Were ĎGrilled Aliveí: US Govt Exposed Running Nazi-Like Torture Program

    06/23/2017 12:32:13 PM PDT · by johnk · 57 replies ^ | June 22, 2017 | By Claire Bernish
    ... n unprecedented report from the corporate press claims U.S. forces have participated in extreme torture and abuse of detainees accused of affiliation with Al Qaeda in Yemen ó including ďthe Ďgrill,í in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire,Ē the Associated Press finds. A network of secretive prisons in southern Yemen provide the backdrop for the alleged barbaric acts allegedly carried out by forces from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates ó many of those detention facilities remain hidden in plain sight. That some of the covert prisons...
  • BREAKING: Special Counsel @RobertMueIIer Worked With Law Firm Representing Big Democrat Group

    06/15/2017 2:56:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    GotNews ^ | 6/15/17 | GotNews
    Eric Schmidt, billionaire chair of Alphabet, Inc. the parent company of Google, led a massive fundraising drive in December for leftist analytics firm Civis Analytics, represented by a law firm that partnered with Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Muelleróraising questions about Muellerís impartiality in his so-called ďRussia probeĒ into President Donald J. Trumpís campaign. In March 2014, WilmerHale announced Mueller would join its firm as a partner. Mueller left his position in May after the DOJ appointed him as a special prosecutor to look into alleged ďtiesĒ between President Trumpís campaign and Russia. WilmerHale represented Civis Analytics during a $22...
  • Bad morning for Pelosi

    05/13/2009 7:18:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 2,846+ views
    Bad morning for Pelosi @ 9:53 am by Eric Zimmermann Two new developments in the "what did Pelosi know about waterboarding" series spell trouble for the Speaker. First, CNN reports that an aide told Pelosi in February 2003 that waterboarding had been used on Abu Zubaydah. This contradicts Pelosi's assertion that she only knew about the legal rationale for waterboarding, not that it had been used. Sheehy attended a briefing in which waterboarding was discussed in February 2003, with Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, who took over Pelosi's spot as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. This source says...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/26/10 | Jeff Stein
    Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Kiriakou, a 15-year veteran of the agency's intelligence analysis and operations directorates, electrified the hand-wringing national debate over torture in December 2007 when he told ABC's Brian Ross and Richard Esposito in a much ballyhooed, exclusive interview that senior al Qaeda commando Abu Zubaydah cracked after only one application of the face cloth and water.... Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA directorís AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clintonís email scandal didnít stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennanís private account held sensitive files ó including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance ó until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennanís non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • Obama Donor Heads Organization that Freed Terrorist Accused of Plotting Attack in Benghazi

    09/21/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 26 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/20/2012
    There are reports tonight that a radical left-wing organization is responsible for helping to free a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay named Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu has been cited by multiple sources at Fox News as at least being involved with, and possibly playing the lead role in the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Those attacks resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats. Michelle Malkin has revealed that the Center for Constitutional Rights represented Qumu and helped lead the charge in freeing him back in 2007. President Emeritus...