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  • Trump Hints Return Of Richard Grenell In “High Level” Position In His Administration

    06/22/2020 3:32:05 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 23 replies
    NewsPushed ^ | 06-22-20 | Erin Flockhart
    Back in May acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The names of the officials who were involved in unmasking General Flynn in his calls to Kislyak in late 2016-2017 were released by Grenell in May. The names included top Obama officials like Joe Biden and Susan Rice. The Obama administration was spying on General Flynn as he was performing the role of top advisor to incoming President Donald Trump.
  • Grenell Reminds Rep. Swalwell That Democrats Spent Millions to Weaponize Govt, Lied About Collusion

    05/28/2020 8:33:21 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 28, 2020 | Mary Chastain
    “Your own committee interviewed more than 50 people under oath & they all said the same thing: they know of no collusion. But on TV you said the opposite.” You come at former DNI Director Richard Grenell you better be prepared. Arrogant and self-righteous Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell thought he could take down Grenell, who calmly reminded the pretentious congressman that transparency is key and important to America.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Here’s The ‘Unclassified’ List Of Actions Ric Grenell Took As DNI To ‘Break The Deep State’

    05/27/2020 9:04:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/2020 | christian datoc
    Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell will swear in Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe to serve as President Donald Trump’s permanent DNI on Tuesday. Though he led the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for just three months, U.S. intelligence officials told the Daily Caller that Grenell prioritized dozens of initiatives that restructured the intelligence community and, in Trump’s own words, gave him an opportunity to “break the deep state.” Grenell — a Trump loyalist dating back to the 2016 campaign — was so effective in his interim position that the president referred to him as...
  • 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

    05/25/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence. At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe. On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call… First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability. The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation....
  • Senate confirms Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence

    05/21/2020 9:56:53 AM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/21/2020 | Brooke Singman
    The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe as the next director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe, R-Texas, was approved on a 49-44 vote. The installment comes as the intelligence community once again finds itself in the middle of a political firestorm, over whether Trump associates were improperly "unmasked" in intelligence reports during the latter days of the Obama administration. Ratcliffe's nomination was voted out of the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this week on a party-line vote of 8-7, reflecting lingering partisan tensions over the post. “The DNI’s role is crucial to our national security, and I look forward...
  • Clapper: 'Routine' to ask to 'unmask' unknown individuals in intelligence reports

    05/14/2020 10:36:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Thursday it is “routine” to “unmask” American citizens who have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals as Republicans spark an uproar over allegations that officials spied on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “Over the six and a half almost seven years when I served as DNI I would say perhaps once or twice a week perhaps,” Clapper said on CNN when asked how frequently he would request an American’s identity to be revealed. “It’s a routine thing. It’s appropriate and legitimate when you have a valid foreign intelligence...
  • Sources say acting DNI director is declassifying four or five other batches of intel on Russia investigation

    05/12/2020 11:09:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    May. 13, 2020 - 5:10 - The names of Obama officials behind Michael Flynn's 'unmasking' is just one of several batches of intelligence being declassified by Acting DNI Director Ric Grenell. Video at link
  • BREAKING: U.S. Officials Have Declassified List Of Obama Officials Who Were Involved In ‘Unmasking’ General Flynn

    05/11/2020 6:51:42 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 225 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 11 May 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified the list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the “unmasking” of then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn. ABC News first reported the news but initially said in the title that Grenell was in the process of trying to declassify the list of Obama officials. A source with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Wire that the list has already been declassified and now it’s on Attorney General William Barr to release the list. ABC News appeared to later update their report, which stated: Grenell, who remains...
  • Acting DNI seeks to declassify any Obama officials involved in Flynn 'unmasking': Source

    05/11/2020 3:42:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 11, 2020 | Martha Raddatz
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sought to declassify a list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the so-called “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News. Grenell, who remains the U.S. ambassador to Germany along with being the acting DNI, visited the Justice Department last week to request the declassification of the list, according to the official.
  • Watters: Barr Received Documents That Show Obama's 'Powerful Connection' To 'Spygate'

    05/09/2020 8:29:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    Fox News host Jesse Watters said sources are telling him Attorney General William Barr has received "smoking gun" documents that will cast aspersions on the Russia investigation. In his opening monologue on Watters' World, which was taped Friday but aired Saturday evening, the host said these records could reveal that former President Barack Obama had a significant role in the investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign's ties to Russia, which President Trump and his allies have deemed a "witch hunt." "Sources are telling Watters' World that Attorney General Bill Barr was just given a trove of smoking gun documents that...
  • Richard Grenell (DNI) delivers 'satchel' of documents to DOJ that shatter Schiff collusion claims: Report

    05/08/2020 12:52:14 AM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 07, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump's top spy chief reportedly has a "satchel" of documents related to the Russia investigation that could be released as early as Friday. After the House Intelligence Committee released dozens of witness transcripts from its investigation into Russian election interference on Thursday, Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry reported two sources told him acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is prepared to unveil additional documents that will show how Chairman Adam Schiff and other investigators "knew for a long time there was no collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin "even though they kept saying...

    Ed Henry broke the news tonight that DNI Richard Grenell walked a “satchel of documents” over to the Department of Justice on Thursday. Henry says the satchel contained more transcripts that will likely be released on Friday.
  • DNI to Schiff: The transcripts are ready to be released.

    05/06/2020 6:43:13 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/20 | Byron York
    A big development in the fight over 53 secret interviews the House Intelligence Committee(under Nunes) conducted during its Russia-Trump investigation.
  • Ratcliffe refuses to say whether or not Russian election interference favored Trump

    05/05/2020 9:02:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 05 2020 | Maggie Miller
    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence (DNI), refused to say Tuesday whether he agreed with the Intelligence Community’s (IC) assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to help the president. Both the IC and the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to favor Trump. The House Intelligence Committee’s Republican majority concluded in 2018 that Russia interfered in the elections, but did not conclude this was to favor Trump, an analysis Democratic members of the committee disagreed with. When asked about his thoughts on these conclusions by Senate Intelligence...
  • Revealed: 2019 Letter Schiff Sent to Then-DNI Chief Dan Coats Reveals How He Secretly Hid Dozens of Transcripts in Obama’s Spygate Scandal

    04/21/2020 10:21:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/21/2020 | Christina Laila
    Award-winning journalist John Solomon obtained a 2019 letter House Intel Chairman Adam (D-CA) sent then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats revealing how he secretly hid dozens of transcripts in Obama’s Spygate scandal. The transcripts in question pertain to the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation. In September of 2018, the GOP-led House, with bipartisan support, voted to make public the transcripts of 53 witnesses in the bogus Russia probe. Here we are 19 months later and the transcripts are still hidden from the public even though US Intelligence has declassified and cleared for release. he reason? Adam Schiff has been able to keep...
  • Acting DNI Richard Grenell Tells Adam Schiff to Pound Sand in Response to His Demand For Oversight of Personnel Changes

    04/21/2020 6:13:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/21/2020 | Christina Laila
    President Trump recently appointed Richard Grenell as Acting Director of National Intelligence and he’s doing a fine job of giving House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff hell. Grenell decided to declassify the IG footnotes revealing the FBI was knowingly using Russian disinformation to spy on Trump’s camp, and now this… Adam Schiff on April 7 sent Richard Grenell a letter demanding answers on the agency’s personnel changes, including the firing of ICIG Michael Atkinson. “President Trump did not nominate you for confirmation as permanent DNI, and it would be inappropriate for you to pursue any additional leadership, organizational, or staffing changes...
  • Schumer urges GOP to oppose Trump's intel pick

    02/28/2020 4:01:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) quickly called on Republicans to oppose GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination to be the next director of national intelligence after Trump announced the decision on Friday. “With this nomination, President Trump has shown once again his lack of respect for the rule of law and the intelligence community. Republicans must join Democrats in swiftly rejecting the nomination of Mr. Ratcliffe," Schumer said in a statement. Trump announced via tweet that he had picked Ratcliffe, viewed as a stalwart loyalist to the president, for the top intelligence community position. Trump had previously nominated the Texas...
  • Trump scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta in India: ‘You ought to be ashamed of yourself’

    02/25/2020 7:33:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2020 | Brian Flood
    President Trump scolded CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Tuesday during a press conference in India, telling the reporter he should be “ashamed” and blasting the liberal network. Acosta asked Trump if he would accept foreign interference in the upcoming election and how he could justify replacing Joseph Maguire as acting director of national intelligence. The president didn’t appreciate the two-part question. “First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven’t been given help from any country,” Trump answered before referencing a report that CNN had to walk back on Sunday. “If you see what...
  • The Loser Establishment Is Rightfully Terrified of Ric Grenell

    02/24/2020 3:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 24, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    The D.C. establishment and their media rump-kissers went into a full-on spazz mode when President Trump continued his unbroken streak of awesomeness by appointing Ric Grenell the acting Director of National Intelligence, thereby threatening the intelligence community’s unbroken streak of failure. None of our media idiot savants – a term which is only half-accurate – thought to ponder the question of exactly how Ric’s appointment could possibly make the IC worse. Its legacy of ashes is a national embarrassment. But then, the purpose of the currently-constituted intelligence community, the foreign policy community, and every wing of our incompetent, inept, and...
  • Trump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury

    02/24/2020 12:29:23 AM PST · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/20 11:57 AM EST | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Trump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 02/23/20 11:57 AM EST President Trump’s sudden decision to replace his top intelligence chief sparked criticism among congressional Democrats this past week after reports that the dismissal stemmed from a classified briefing on election security with a key House panel. Trump reportedly moved to oust acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire after a senior DNI official briefed the House Intelligence Committee about Russian efforts to aid his reelection. The president is said to have viewed the briefing as an act of disloyalty, in part because it involved sharing...