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  • Clinton Emails So Sensitive, Senior Lawmakers Had to Up Their Security Clearances to View Them

    01/22/2016 8:36:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/22/2016 | Debra Heine
    Some of newly revealed emails on Hillary Clinton's private, unsecured server are so sensitive that senior lawmakers on the oversight committees did not have high enough security clearances to read them, according to sources on Capitol Hill. Fox News reports today that lawmakers had to fulfill additional security requirements in order to read material in her emails described by Mrs. Clinton as "innocuous." The emails in question, as Fox News first reported earlier this week, contained intelligence classified at a level beyond "top secret." Because of this designation, not all the lawmakers on key committees reviewing the case have...
  • US Defense Department: Navy security clearance does not discriminate against Jews

    01/03/2016 5:02:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 1/3/16 | DANIELLE ZIRI
    NEW YORK – US Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that security clearance could be denied to an applicant with relatives in any foreign country. “If a security-clearance applicant has relatives or other close connections to people in any foreign country, this could potentially disqualify that person from being eligible for a security clearance,” he said. But, he added, “The Federal Adjudicative Guidelines do not call for any special scrutiny for applicants with relatives in Israel.” Wright spoke on Thursday in response to the recent protest by Jewish organizations against the US Navy’s denial of...
  • Are there Uncleared Secret Service new-hires working at White House?

    06/10/2015 7:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    The Secret Service has had a bad couple of years, with prostitution scandals and security gaps that have embarrassed the agency — and in one instance, had an intruder running through the White House. As part of the effort to bolster security around the President, the agency has gone on a hiring spree, bringing in fresh talent to address some of the recent failures. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who has reported more than a few of those failures, now reports that the rush to man the posts has resulted in agents working in sensitive areas without the proper...
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • Napolitano Says Texas Lying About Mohamed Elibiary: She's Offended by Gohmert's "Insinuations"

    07/22/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 39 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-21-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Back in October 2011 Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a high level security clearance who allegedly accessed, illegally from his home computer, a Texas State and Local Intelligence Community database. Napolitano denied knowing anything about it, and told Gohmert she would personally do the investigation. See the video below. Gohmert charged that Elibiary shopped information markedFor Official Use Only, [classified] about Texas Governor Rick Perry and other Texas officials, to a left-leaning media outlet. See my original article from January 2012 for...

    11/15/2012 3:18:31 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 86 replies
    FR | 15 November 2012 | Repeat Offender
    Sorry for the vanity; especially the vanity in Breaking News; however, I thought this important enough that it should receive high visibility. I have reason to believe that some Staff Judge Advocates and Special Security Officers are looking into the secession petitions at From what I have heard if you are on Active Duty and sign a secession petition, you will be pursued as being in violation of your contract. SSOs are screening the lists too; you can potentially say goodbye to your security clearance. Don't do this to be a smart ass, funny, or cute. Understand the gravity...

    10/21/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2012 | LEE STRANAHAN
    The President of the United States is apparently having a fire sale. The Obama / Biden campaign sent out an email on Saturday with a headline that any internet marketer would love, complete with stars and ALL CAPS. The email subject line is ? Our biggest sale EVER ? and it promises big big savings of 30% off of everything (minimum order, $10) PLUS guaranteed delivery by election day at the Last Call Sale. But dont order yet! The commander-in-chief will ALSO give you free shipping! Thats right, America; at these prices, you cant afford to NOT support reckless, failed...
  • Where is Huma Abedins Security Clearance Form?

    07/31/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/31/12 | Trevor Loudon
    The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration engagement with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP and Counselor for CAPs Action Fund, has sent out an email defending Abedin and asking that Rep. Michele Bachmann be thrown off the House Intelligence Committee for asking questions about the vetting process that Abedin was supposed to go through. Michele Bachmann has gone from outrageous to dangerous, Tanden said...
  • There are no secrets if everyone has a security clearance

    07/26/2010 4:42:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 3+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 7/26/10 | Diana West
    A clarifying bomblet drops in the final paragraph of the opening installment of the big Washington Post series on what is best described as National Intelligence Sprawl: "Soon, on the grounds of the former St. Elizabeths mental hospital in Anacostia, a $3.4 billion showcase of security will rise from the crumbling brick wards. The new headquarters will be the largest government complex built since the Pentagon. ..." National security meets mental hospital: How tragically appropriate. And yes, these inmates will definitely be running the asylum -- some of the Post-estimated 854,000 Americans with top secret clearance now filling massive new...
  • Route-clearance Crews Work to Improve Relations

    01/14/2010 4:16:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FENTI, Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2010 As time for their pre-mission brief drew near, route-clearance crews here began to gather around Army 1st Lt. Chris Johnson, their platoon leader. Dawn had begun to break, and as the sun peeked over the horizon, the cloudless, star-choked, purple sky promised once again to transform itself into a sea of brilliant blue by mid-morning, coupled with pleasantly moderate temperatures a staple of the region this time of year. At this early hour, however, a winter chill still hung in the air during this late-December morning, evidenced by the visible...
  • Sanford Regains Security Clearance

    07/10/2009 2:35:42 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 7 replies · 505+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | 07-10-09 | Tony Bartelme
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently revoked Gov. Mark Sanford's access to classified federal security information, then reinstated it after acknowledging that the suspension was made in error. It was unclear late Thursday whether the suspension was related to Sanford's secret trip last month to Argentina to meet his mistress....
  • Clearance sale @ (CHEAP!)

    07/04/2009 8:08:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,057+ views
    Organizing for America | - CachedShirts Accessories Signs & Posters Buttons Runway To Change Stickers Artists for Obama Clearance Sale more results from
  • Does Obama have a top security clearance given his association with Bill Ayers and other commies?

    03/03/2009 9:22:32 PM PST · by Stayfree · 54 replies · 2,530+ views
    "...Jerry Curry said Obama's past association with former anti-war radical William Ayers would prevent him from getting security clearance..."
  • Obama's Security Clearance VS Palin's Securtiy Clearance

    10/21/2008 6:15:29 AM PDT · by BellStar · 13 replies · 2,802+ views
    USMIL.NET ^ | 10-29-08 | By Cliff Kincaid
    FYI: Cliff Kincaid is an investigative journalist who specializes in analyzing the effects of communist and terrorist influence on the U.S. media. He is founder and president of America's Survival, Inc., and editor of Accuracy in Media's AIM Report. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including Why You Can’t Trust the News, and was instrumental in denying access to the U.S. media market to the Islamic terrorist Al‑Jazeera television channel. Source•Obama has been in the middle of two international communist networks – one in Hawaii and one in Chicago. •The Hawaii network included communists Frank Marshall Davis,...
  • Obama Couldn't Be Cleared

    10/17/2008 5:37:59 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 34 replies · 1,506+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10.17.08 | George H. Wittman
    The lowest-ranking enlisted persons in the Armed Forces of the United States who are expected to handle sensitive matters in the scores of jobs involving classified equipment or written material must be investigated before obtaining their security clearance. Could Barack Obama gain such a clearance? To begin, the clearance applicant would have to complete a detailed personal history form that includes, if necessary, government access to all health and education files. This is the starting point of all security investigations. Top Secret clearance involves a field investigation rather than the Secret version that is usually limited to a "name check"...
  • U.S. Engineers Educate 6th Iraqi Army Soldiers in Route Clearance

    09/27/2008 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Marc Richardson, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY Every day, Soldiers of the 688th Mobilization Augmentation Company wake up to patrol and clear the streets of Baghdad. At times, the job seems full of endless missions, but the Iraqi Army is preparing to take on their own missions. Recently, the 688th MAC, a component of the 890th Engineering Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division Baghdad, was tasked to train 12 of the 6th Iraqi Army Divisions Soldiers in route clearance to missions. Staff Sgt. Tony Brown of Green Forrest, Ark., and Sgt. Jess Rollins of Springfield, Mo., volunteered for the opportunity to educate the...
  • Security Clearances? No, no, no, not for the Elite.

    05/02/2008 6:46:33 PM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 33 replies · 174+ views
    4/2/08 | Bowtie52
    Both Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch are exempt from security or background investigation for a Security Clearances as are elected Officials and / or Appointees. All Police Departments and a plethora of Governmental Security Agencies, intelligence as well as investigative, rightfully scrutinize their employees, counterparts and support staff in an effort to assure maximum security. This legal enforcement of passing Security criteria extends to all branches of the Military, their support Contractors staff and the Judicial System. This also extends to the State and County as well as any governmental agency that deals in anyway with any information...
  • Face of Defense: Route-Clearance Soldier Leads From Front

    04/15/2008 4:21:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 15, 2008 When Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers conduct missions outside their installation, they pay close attention, watching and searching for signs of improvised explosive devices. Army Spc. Adam Rife, a San Luis Obispo, Calif., native, leans on the back of his platoons Huskey vehicle outside the 68th Engineer Company headquarters at Camp Liberty, Iraq, April 9, 2008. Rife spent five months leading his platoon in the one-man vehicle during route-clearance patrols and helped search for improvised explosive devices on the streets of Baghdad. He serves with 3rd Platoon, 84th Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Multinational...
  • Federal Agencies Collaborating on Security Clearance Process

    12/05/2006 4:08:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 277+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2006 -- The State Department and the Office of Personnel Management have combined resources to process security clearances for overseas Defense Department installations. The joint effort will make the clearance process more efficient and cost effective, officials said. Effective tomorrow, the Department of State will activate an overseas investigative program with a cadre of special investigators working from U.S. embassies and consulates. The investigators will conduct OPM background investigations on DoD facilities. OPM will reimburse the State Department for the work performed. Officials have been working to make security clearance investigations timelier, as mandated by the...
  • Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying Probe (NSA - no Justice Department lawyer clearances)

    05/10/2006 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/10/06 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying ProbeBy DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter. The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, or OPR, sent a fax to Rep. Maurice Hinchey (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., on Wednesday saying they were closing their inquiry because without clearance their lawyers cannot examine Justice lawyers' role in the program. "We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our...
  • At State, Some Employees Languish in Security Limbo (Meanwhile, in Foggy Bottom)

    08/20/2005 6:10:01 PM PDT · by Diplomom · 16 replies · 610+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2005 | Stephen Barr
    There are about 40 of them -- ghost employees of the State Department. They have had their security clearances suspended and are under investigation until officials decide whether to revoke or restore them. Some of the employees are Foreign Service officers with decades of experience. They say they have been waiting for as long as two and three years for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which investigates possible security risks, to make decisions in their cases. Daniel Hirsch, one of the diplomats with a suspended clearance, was recalled to Washington from a Central Asian nation after his wife sought marital...
  • Crime and (Non)Punishment - (Doc Farmer on Sandy Berger's archives burglary.....)

    04/06/2005 8:10:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    I was a bit careless this past weekend. And, in the spirit of confession being good for the soul, Id like to tell you about it. Normally on the weekend, I like to sleep. A lot! One of my colleagues, a former paramedic, has informed me without any doubt or hesitation that there is no way to make up for lost sleep. Well, call the Mayo Clinic (and hold the ham on rye) because I do it every single weekend. Im talking serious snore time here. But not this past weekend. No, I decided to take a quick trip over...
  • OUTRAGE - (SandyBergerGate.......Clinton's pink panther classified document thief)

    04/04/2005 7:29:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 729+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 3, 2005 | GEOFF METCALF
    Bill Clinton's national security advisor (predecessor to Condoleezza Rice) has pled GUILTY to stealing classified documents and destroying some of them. Notwithstanding his initial claims the incident in which he secreted documents in his pants and socks was an "honest mistake," Sandy Berger copped a plea and got a dainty slap on the wrist. Berger's theft and lying were neither honest NOR a mistake. He willfully, with malice of forethought, and full knowledge of the severity of his crime, stole classified documents and destroyed some of them. The act is outflippingragous. The arrogance of Berger in presuming he could (and...
  • Iranian couple files lawsuit against NIOSH - ACLU alleges discrimination

    12/14/2004 6:32:49 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 42 replies · 2,002+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/12/14 | Eric Bowen
    A Morgantown couple fired from their jobs at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in May filed a lawsuit against the agency last week, saying they were discriminated against because of their Iranian background and Islamic faith. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Aliakbar and Shahla Afshari, released information about the lawsuit Monday. According to co-counsel Robert Bastress, a WVU law professor and cooperating attorney with the ACLU, the Afsharis went to work May 5 and were told they had failed a background check. The couple was then escorted from the laboratories....
  • Police 'Infuriated' Over FBI Program (USA Today drives wedge between police and FBI)

    08/02/2002 3:07:13 PM PDT · by anymouse · 1 replies · 188+ views
    USA Today ^ | Fri Aug 2, 9:20 AM ET | Kevin Johnson
    A new FBI program designed to provide local police with intelligence reports on potential terrorism is sputtering because many police officials believe the application process is too long and intrusive. They also say the reports aren't that valuable. Of 1,000 police executives whom U.S. authorities identified as candidates for clearance to the secret reports, only 600 have applied since the program began in January, FBI officials say. About 320 police officials have been granted access so far. The FBI created the program in response to local police officials' complaints that U.S. authorities were not telling them enough about potential threats....
  • What Not To Write On Your Security Clearance Form

    07/01/2002 7:35:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Wall of SHAME ^ | 01 Apr 88 1620 PST | Les Earnest <LES@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>
    What Not To Write On Your Security Clearance Formas reported in the silent-tristero list and RISKS Date: 01 Apr 88 1620 PSTFrom: Les Earnest <LES@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>Subject: The "previous account" referred to in RISKS-6.51 e-t-a-o-n-r-i Spy and the FBI Reading a book got me into early trouble--I had an FBI record by age twelve. This bizarre incident caused a problem much later when I needed a security clearance. I learned that I could obtain one only by concealing my sordid past. A friend named Bob and I read the book ``Secret and Urgent,'' by Fletcher Pratt [Blue Ribbon Books; Garden City, NY;...