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  • Grassley, Johnson Demand Declassification Of Four Key Footnotes In IG Report On FISA Abuses

    01/28/2020 9:14:29 PM PST · by Ken H · 6 replies
    https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/28/grassley-johnson-demand-declassification-of-four-key-footnotes- | JANUARY 28, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The two lawmakers suggested in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that the footnotes contradict key claims made in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's declassified version of his spy abuses investigative report. Two top Republican senators on Tuesday alleged that claims made in a report from Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz mischaracterized evidence about the government’s secret surveillance of the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 presidential election. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., wrote to Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday demanding that the Justice Department declassify four footnotes in the inspector...
  • ‘Whistleblower’ Attorney Devised Scheme for Mueller to Disclose Classified Info

    10/12/2019 3:12:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Mark S. Zaid, the activist attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, advocated for Robert S. Mueller III to become an anti-Trump whistleblower. On April 25, 2018, while Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel was investigating ultimately collapsed claims of collusion between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign, Zaid co-authored an oped in the New York Times calling for Mueller and his staff to become “lawful whistle-blowers.” The scheme outlined by Zaid was an option to be implemented if Trump had moved to fire Mueller and dismantle the Special Counsel’s office. Zaid...
  • US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

    10/10/2019 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Associated Presstitutues via Yahoo Noose ^ | October 10, 2019 | MICHAEL BALSAMO, Reporting Sadly
    A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA facility in Virginia. He was charged with willfully disclosing national defense information. Frese, who has a top secret government security clearance, is alleged to have accessed at least five classified intelligence reports and provided top secret information about another country's weapons systems to the reporter with whom he was having a relationship.
  • Comey's classified misconduct and the media's flawed coverage of it

    09/02/2019 7:56:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/2019 | john Solomon
    A major headline from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) latest inspector general report is that fired FBI Director James Comey mishandled classified information. But you’d never know it from most of the day-after media reporting on the historic findings. The internal DOJ watchdog documented, irrefutably, that Comey leaked the contents of a classified memo to his legal team, first orally and then by providing a copy of the document. Some of the memo’s content was then leaked to a media organization by one of his lawyers. I first reported this when sources contacted me in late July and told me...
  • DOJ Declines To Prosecute James Comey For Leaking Classified Information

    08/29/2019 7:44:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/19 | Joshua Caplan
    The Department of Justice’s inspector general on Thursday published a damning report stating fired FBI Director James Comey broke bureau policy by leaking several memos with classified information. “We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” reads DOJ watchdog head Michael Horowitz’s report.Attorney General William Barr said he will not prosecute Comey over his wrongdoing.Comey claimed vindication in a pair of tweets following the report’s release, saying it “would be nice” of those who “defamed” him apologize privately.“DOJ IG “found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 FBI Employee Referrals for Leaking Information

    08/07/2019 12:57:44 PM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 6, 2019
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records of 14 referrals of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees to the organization’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or classified information. The disclosure comes on the heels of Judicial Watch’s uncovering a FBI report detailing fired FBI Director James Comey kept FBI documents on President Trump at his house. Comey also admitted to leaking these documents.
  • Solomon On Hannity Radio Show: Ir appears Comey is going to walk for leaking

    07/31/2019 2:03:40 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 181 replies
    . @jsolomonReports just said on @hannity radio show that he does NOT expect DOJ to prosecute Comey for his crimes. John Solomon did not state the reason. Hannity said that he heard the same thing
  • Petraeus Must Be Prosecuted (Hey Comey-can you hear us now?)

    07/31/2019 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 5 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 1/15 with 12/17 update | Chris Weigant
    “Unless President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (or his successor) want to be seen as flaming hypocrites, Petraeus must now be prosecuted.”.....”What Petraeus is accused of is leaking classified documents to a journalist. That’s a very specific crime, falling under the Espionage Act of 1917. ”
  • FBI lawyer: Yes, Hillary should have been indicted over ‘appalling’ mishandling of classified info

    01/22/2019 11:48:19 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/21/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline:Former top FBI lawyer: Yes, Hillary should have been indicted for her ‘appalling’ mishandling of classified info The FBI’s former top lawyer told a House committee during closed-door testimony that former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton most definitely should have been indicted for mishandling classified information. As reported by the Epoch Times, during testimony in October, Baker (above, center) told lawmakers that the bureau’s investigation into purposed “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia — Spygate — was “highly unusual” and replete with abnormalities. “I had a jaundiced eye about everything, yes. I had...
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • Former NSA software developer sentenced for keeping classified materials

    09/26/2018 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/18 | Andrew Blake
    Nghia Hoang Pho, a former software developer for the U.S. National Security Agency, was sentenced Tuesday in connection with removing classified material from NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Pho was ordered to spend 5.5 years behind bars during a hearing held in Baltimore federal court, capping off a curious case that raised questions about possible ties existing between the former NSA employee and leaks of the agency’s highly capable hacking tools. A naturalized immigrant from Vietnam, Pho was hired by the NSA in 2006 and employed through 2015 as a developer for its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, a...
  • Brennan considers taking Trump to court

    08/19/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to...
  • Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

    08/19/2018 2:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 19, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President. Hayden made the comment on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked about a recent op-ed from retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his piece, McRaven issued a stunning rebuke of Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, whom the former...
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • Statement from IG Intel & IG DoS, Regarding the Review of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails

    12/24/2017 11:30:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Yesterday the Inspector Generals of the Intelligence Community and State Dept, (IC IG, McCullogh & IGDoS, Linick) sent a congressional notification to Congressional intelligence oversight committees… Inspectors General,had sampelled 40 out of the 30000 relevant emails, and found 4, (10%) to contain classified (& or) IC-derived information… “these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today”… “This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system”.
  • 'Blowback:' Clinton campaign planned to fire me over email probe, Obama Intel watchdog says

    11/28/2017 6:15:38 AM PST · by thinden · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2017 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K Browne, Cyd Upson
    A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election.
  • Anthony Weiner gave his electronics to private firm as FBI probed sexting case

    05/18/2018 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Omaha ^ | 5/17/18 | Stephen Rex Brown
    NEW YORK — A newly unsealed search warrant for Anthony Weiner’s electronics revealed he had turned the items over to a private investigative firm as the feds eyed his sexts with a minor. The warrant, signed Sept. 26, 2016, in Manhattan Federal Court, shows that Weiner handed his iPad, Dell computer and iPhone over to Granite Intelligence as the FBI investigated him for an array of offenses relating to text exchanges with a 15-year-old girl. Among the potential offenses listed on the warrant were transfer of obscene material to a minor and exploitation of a minor.
  • Gowdy: Because Comey Let Clinton Off, He Likely Won't Face Charges for

    04/23/2018 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    According to the Department of Justice Inspector General, fired FBI Director James Comey is under investigation after leaking classified information to a friend last year, who then passed it along to a reporter. The information was contained in a series of memos written by Comey after meetings and phone calls with President Donald Trump. But despite what the law says about disseminating classified information, Comey may not face conseqences. According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Comey may have saved himself thanks to the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. "Not by the standard he set in the summer of 2016....
  • CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

    02/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2018 | Will Racke
    Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. ....The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson’ argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise. “In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private,” she wrote. “There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure...
  • FBI Missed Clinton Emails MARKED Classified, Wanted To Conclude Probe Before IG

    02/07/2018 11:43:55 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/07/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK
    The FBI didn’t flag that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a “(C)” when they were sent — something that seemingly would have been one of the first and most obvious checks in an investigation, and one that FBI agents instantly recognized put the facts at odds with Clinton’s public statements..... .....The ommission allowed Clinton to repeatedly and prominently state that she had “never received nor sent any material that was marked classified” on her private email server while secretary of state. She even said so at major debates, and because the FBI hadn’t...