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  • Sealing records angers House committee investigating ‘unmasking’

    06/23/2017 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor
    Nunes, Gowdy, and Schiff, Republicans and Democrats on the House intelligence committee have issued a series of subpoenas to relevant intelligence agencies for records of; X-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, X-CIA Director John Brennan, and X-Ambassador, Samantha Power, concerning the Russia Probe and related matters. Early April Judicial Watch issued a FoIA request to NSC, demanding records concerning Rices’ government communications on a related range of subjects. House intelligence committee says that legacy NSC staffers, have been slow-walking the subpoenaed materials. “We’ve been waiting since March 15 for this information. //Snipp// The actual records, it seems, have all been transferred...
  • CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer

    06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller
    The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said in an interview.
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
  • CIA Director Says He Would Resign If Ordered To Resume Waterboarding

    07/13/2016 6:39:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    OANN ^ | July 14,2016 | By Jonathan Landay
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday he would resign if the next president ordered his agency to resume waterboarding suspected militants, an apparent reference to comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embracing the banned interrogation method.”I can say that as long as I’m director of CIA, irrespective of what the president says, I’m not going to be the director of CIA that gives that order. They’ll have to find another director,” said Brennan, who did not mention Trump by name. Brennan, who has been director since 2013, tacked his comment to the end of his...
  • What the House Subpoenas of Rice, Brennan, and Power in the ‘Unmasking’ Probe Mean

    06/01/2017 5:22:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew McCarthy
    It’s not all about Russia. The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and of the Obama administration’s potentially illegal use of the government’s foreign-intelligence-collection power for the purpose of monitoring Americans — in particular, Americans connected to the Trump campaign and transition. The news was broken Wednesday afternoon by the Wall Street Journal. The most intriguing detail of the subpoenas is the demand for any information related to requests for unmasking by Samantha Power, President Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations. *snip* Were there to be...
  • How Team Obama tried to hack the election

    05/27/2017 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26,2017 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election. The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans. Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack...
  • Brennan Testimony Confirms No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

    05/25/2017 2:50:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is just too good to be true, and the American people needed to hear something positive for a change. It seems on Wednesday’s Breithart News Daily, SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam talked with the Center of Security Policy President Frank Gaffney about the testimony of former CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN on Tuesday to the House Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the 2015 election. We have to carve this in stone…quickly…before they turn it around! Brennan was asked the question about whether any evidence of actual “collusion” between Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government has been uncovered. I am...
  • 'We're back in the business of stealing secrets': CIA director trashes Obama legacy and says [trunc]

    05/24/2017 4:58:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 13:45 EDT | Nikki Schwab
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo touted a 'more aggressive' Central Intelligence Agency at a session at CIA headquarters Tuesday night, using coded language to throw some shade at his predecessor.   'We are back in the business of stealing secrets,' Pompeo boasted.   Pompeo's comments, made to a small group of reporters and reported by Politico, came the same day as John Brennan, who served as CIA chief under President Obama, testified before Congress. It was Brennan who said on National Public Radio in March of 2016 that the U.S. doesn't 'steal secrets.' 'We uncover. We discover. We reveal. We obtain....
  • The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/24/2017 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was thinking last night: If only we had Barack Obama or John Brennan around to call up these guys and warn them about the consequences of meddling in elections. Obama said he told Putin to “cut it out” and Brennan said yesterday that he told the Russians to stop it. Meddling in our elections. Too bad these guys have never called terrorists and told them to stop meddling in elections, because that’s who really is meddling in elections in the U.K. and in France. And there is far more evidence of ISIS doing election meddling than there is...
  • EPIC CLASH... GOWDY W/ X CIA BRENNAN

    05/23/2017 10:56:44 PM PDT · by Rabin · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | Tue May 23, 2017 | Staff
    Brennin , CIA. "I don't do evidence..."
  • John Brennan Completely Contradicts FBI Director James Comey on Congressional Notification

    05/23/2017 7:43:32 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 23 2017 | Sundance
    BUSTED !! Today former CIA Director John Brennan testified to congress on the Russian counter-intelligence operation which began in July 2016. Today, John Brennan completely contradicted the March 20th, 2017, testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. We have previously drawn attention to a particular part of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to congress from March 20th. The issue is when was congressional leadership, specifically the congressional intelligence oversight group called the “Gang-of-Eight”, notified of the Russian investigation (a counter-intelligence operation). Pay close attention. On March 20th FBI Director James Comey -together with NSA head Admiral Mike Rogers- testified...
  • Massive Contradiction–Brennan Completely Contradicts Comey on Congressional Notification…(trunc)

    05/23/2017 7:33:36 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 23, 2017 | Sundance
    Today former CIA Director John Brennan testified to congress on the Russian counter-intelligence operation which began in July 2016. Today, John Brennan completely contradicted the March 20th, 2017, testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. We have previously drawn attention to a particular part of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to congress from March 20th. The issue is when was congressional leadership, specifically the congressional intelligence oversight group called the “Gang-of-Eight”, notified of the Russian investigation (a counter-intelligence operation). Pay close attention. On March 20th FBI Director James Comey -together with NSA head Admiral Mike Rogers- testified to congress...
  • Obama's CIA boss hints at Russia collusion

    05/23/2017 6:41:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 05/23/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Brennan, who previously lied under oath to Congress, bemoans Moscow's 'brazen' attempts to influence election! Former CIA Director John Brennan told a U.S. House committee Tuesday that Russia was “brazen” in its attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States, and while he was unable to determine whether there was “collusion” between the Russians and members of the Trump presidential campaign, he was “aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign.” He was convinced, he explained to members of Congress, those indicators were “worthy”...
  • Former CIA Director Tells Lawmakers About 'Very Aggressive' Russian Election Meddling

    05/23/2017 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 75 replies
    Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered in the 2016 election process," despite U.S. efforts to warn them off. Brennan testified in an open session of the committee, one of a handful of congressional committee now investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Brennan said he told his Russian counterpart, the head of Russia's FSB, last August that if Russia pursued its efforts to interfere, "it would destroy any near-term prospect for improvement in relations" between the two countries. He said Russia denied any attempts to interfere. In his opening statement, Brennan...
  • More indications Intel assessment of Russian interference in election was rigged

    05/14/2017 6:11:13 AM PDT · by onyx · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    SNIPS On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Intelligence Community issued an “Intelligence Community Assessment” (ICA) that found Russia deliberately interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump’s candidacy.  The news media and Trump critics have claimed this assessment ended the debate on this issue because it was the unanimous and objective conclusion of “all 17” U.S. Intelligence Agencies.  I also contended in my January article that the January 6 ICA was suspicious because it reached unusually clear judgments on a politically explosive issue with no dissenting views.  I previously thought the ICA’s unambiguous, dissent-free judgments were the result...
  • FBI supports claim that Russia acted to bolster Trump's campaign

    12/16/2016 12:13:13 PM PST · by usafa92 · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/16/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The FBI supports the the CIA's assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing U.S. officials. "Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election," CIA Director John Brennan said in an intra-agency message, the Post reported. Two U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to NBC that FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper concur with the CIA's view of Russian involvement...
  • Obama lawyers form 'worst-case scenario' group to tackle Trump

    02/24/2017 12:20:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 23, 2017 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Top lawyers who helped the Obama White House craft and hold to rules of conduct believe President Donald Trump and his staff will break ethics norms meant to guard against politicization of the government — and they’ve formed a new group to prepare, and fight. United to Protect Democracy, which draws its name from a line in President Barack Obama’s farewell address that urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off, has already raised a $1.5 million operating budget, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. They’ve incorporated as both a...
  • The Final Truth about the “Trump Dossier,” Part Three

    05/05/2017 11:06:50 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    AIM ^ | May 3, 2017
    The Role of the CIA’s John Brennan In its lengthy feature article on FBI Director James Comey, The New York Times disingenuously evades the new evidence from the British press that nails former President Barack Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan for using the “Trump dossier” as weaponized fake intelligence, which he wielded to spearhead an interagency task force to investigate Trump during and after the election campaign. The Times article’s sole mention of Brennan suppresses any mention of its own reporting by three of the same reporters on January 19 about the six-agency, anti-Trump task force or working group (and...
  • CIA’s Brennan Conspired with Foreign Spies

    04/21/2017 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/17 | Matthew Vadum
    More proof of Democrats’ seditious impulses Although Russians may have aspired to influence the November election, the real election meddlers were Democrats in the Obama administration who conspired with foreign intelligence agencies against Donald Trump’s campaign, new media reports suggest. The key player, we are learning, is the already infamous John O. Brennan but FBI Director James Comey also played a role. From January 2009 to March 2013, Brennan was Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and then Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 until Obama’s last day as president.
  • This is the open scandal that Congress should investigate.

    04/21/2017 9:00:11 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2017 | George Neumayr
    An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s. Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his...