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  • H.R. McMaster Promised Susan Rice She Could Keep Security Clearance in Secret Letter

    08/04/2017 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/17 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump’s National Security adviser H.R. McMaster allowed former President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice to maintain her security clearance to access classified information — despite reservations Trump had about her motives. McMaster sent an official letter to Rice informing her that she would maintain unfettered access to classified information, according to a report from Circa’s Sara Carter. The president was not aware of his actions, according to two senior White House officials and an intelligence official. One official questioned Rice’s access despite an ongoing investigation into her activities in reportedly unmasking Trump officials’ conversations with Russia...
  • Clinton, Top Aides Still Have State Dept. Security Clearances

    06/12/2017 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/12/17 | Madeleine Weast
    Hillary Clinton and seven of her top aides have retained their State Department security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they were "extremely careless" handling sensitive information. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Clinton's current security clearance status on Friday. Grassley released the information to express concern about the State Department's slow bureaucratic process, Circa reported. "The State Department confirmed that it is continuing to review the mishandling of classified information that passed through Secretary Hillary Clinton's unauthorized email server as she and seven former aides retain access to sensitive information," Grassley's office...
  • Pentagon Pulls Security Clearance of Trump White House Aide: Political retribution by anti-Trumpers

    05/07/2017 10:09:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon this week suspended the security clearance of a White House National Security Council analyst that U.S. officials say was the target of political retribution by government bureaucrats opposed to President Trump's appointees. Adam S. Lovinger, a 12-year strategic affairs analyst with the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA), has been on loan to the NSC since January when he was picked for the position by then-National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn. Lovinger was notified in a letter from the Pentagon on Monday that his Top-Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance had been suspended and that he had to...
  • Seriously? Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose Russia Contacts on Security Clearance Forms

    04/07/2017 8:04:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | 04/07/2017 | Jay Caruso
    If youre somebody, anybody that is part of the Trump administration or the Trump campaign, the last thing you want to do is get cute about any contacts with Russians, even if the meetings are above board. You certainly dont exclude making note of those meetings if youre filling out forms for security clearance. But thats exactly what Jared Kushner did: {..snip..}
  • Hillary Clintons astonishing post-State access to top secret docs (March 31, 2017 story)

    04/04/2017 7:56:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    Hillary Clinton may have resigned her secretary role at the State Department in 2013 but her access to top secret and classified information didnt end then. Under Barack Obama, she was allowed to continue to view highly sensitive intel documents for years well past her announced run for the presidency in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Why? Toward what possible end? So she could better write her memoir. File this in the Youve Got to Be Kidding Me folder. And it wasnt just Clinton who kept the power of top secret access. It was six...
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/30/2017 3:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The access was ostensibly granted to facilitate work on Clinton's memoir, but Grassley said he was only able to verify it after the Obama administration left the White House. I have repeatedly...
  • Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

    11/16/2016 12:53:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday. Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward. While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks or even longer for him to receive it.
  • 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
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  • 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..."