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  • Trump: My Intel Chiefs Told Me They Were Misquoted When They Disagreed With Me In Public Testimony

    02/01/2019 7:03:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2019 | AllahPundit
    We didn’t get to this yesterday but let’s do it now because it’s one of the funnier bits of spin to come out of Trump’s first two years. A few days ago his intel chiefs went before Congress for a hearing and either contradicted or qualified some of his biggest foreign-policy boasts. Is ISIS defeated? Well, they’ve lost almost all of their territory, said Dan Coats and Gina Haspel, but they still command thousands of fighters and we need to stay on top of the problem. Not a great talking point for Trump’s withdrawal from Syria. How about North...
  • Trump vs. the Spy Chiefs: Who's Right?

    02/01/2019 9:30:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/01/2019 | Pat Buchanan
    To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense. Now Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, in public testimony to Congress, has contradicted Trump about the threats that face the nation. Contrary to what the president believes, Coats says, North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons. ISIS remains a serious threat, even if the caliphate has been rolled up. And there is no evidence that Iran, though hostile and aggressive,...
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an immediate briefing to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed profound alarm at Trumps order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • President Orders Declassification of FISA warrants, etc.

    09/17/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by grayboots · 198 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/17/2018 | Press Secretary
    At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications. In...
  • James Clapper: It Is My Duty to Attack Trump as TV Pundit

    07/26/2018 8:21:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 July 2018 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK Amid reports that President Trump is exploring the possibility of removing security clearances from former top Obama administration officials, it may be instructive to take a closer look at former Director of National Intelligence James Clappers recently released book. Inside the work, titled Facts and Fears, Clapper reveals that he feels it is his duty to speak out publicly against Trump by writing the book and doing television appearances, especially on CNN where he is a contributor. Clapper lists a litany of anti-Trump charges, and repeatedly makes clear that his public appearances are aimed at countering Trumps...
  • Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    07/23/2018 12:07:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 18 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. During the daily press briefing, Sanders told reporters that the president was considering taking away clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Director of National Security Michael Hayden (who worked under President George W. Bush).
  • Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

    07/21/2018 3:58:40 PM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    AP ^ | July 21, 2018 | ZEKE MILLER
    The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were not intended to be critical of the presidents decision to invite Putin to a meeting in Washington later this year. Some press coverage has mischaracterized my intentions in responding to breaking news presented to me during a live interview, Coats said. My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize...
  • Dan Coats says he wishes Trump took a different approach in Helsinki

    07/20/2018 2:03:38 AM PDT · by be-baw · 72 replies
    Axios ^ | July 19. 2018 | Jonathan Swan, Stef W. Kight
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Thursday that he felt he "needed to correct the record" following President Trump's comments during the Helsinki summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin, adding that he wished Trump had "made a different statement" as it is "undeniable that the Russians are taking a lead on this." Our thought bubble: It was a STUNNING interview ... and is already catching heat and attention among Trump loyalists. I've already had two phone calls from sources close to Trump expressing their astonishment. The fact that Trumps own intelligence director is saying these things...
  • James Clapper made 'unmasking' requests to identify U.S. citizens 'once every couple of weeks'

    06/07/2018 10:35:25 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday he would make unmasking requests to reveal the identity of a U.S. citizen every couple of weeks during a more than six-year period. His comments about unmasking were made to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked about then-President Barack Obamas U.N. Ambassador Samantha Powers testimony in which she said other people had used her name to make unmasking requests. Mr. Clapper said he did not know how that could happen, and that during his time as DNI director, he would make a unmasking request once every couple of weeks, something...

    05/01/2018 5:18:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 1, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The Democrats ongoing quest to topple the president. The new House Intelligence Committee report finds no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The former FBI boss tasked with finding the collusion, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, recently announced that President Trump is not his target. This has left many observers puzzled, but one Russian actor may be able to put things in perspective. In the 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx, police officers throw a man off a roof. Many American viewers were horrified but Russian actor Yakov Smirnoff had a different take. This is nothing, Smirnoff said. In Russia,...
  • '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.
  • Trump claims ex-intelligence chief Clapper admitted FBI spied on his campaign. That's false.

    05/24/2018 1:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | by Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had admitted that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign, further escalating his attacks on the law enforcement and intelligence communities charged with probing possible collusion with Russia. "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign," Trump tweeted, referring to an interview Clapper did Tuesday on ABC's "The View." But that's false Clapper did not say that. Responding to a direct question from one of the hosts, Joy Behar "Was the FBI spying on Trump's campaign?" Clapper said, "No, they were...
  • Trump to meet top Justice, intelligence leaders -official

    05/21/2018 11:54:34 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/21/2018 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Monday with Justice Department and intelligence officials to discuss his order to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled under the Obama administration, a White House official told Reuters. Trump will meet at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, the official said.
  • Concealed FISA Docs May Hold Key to Trump Surveillance President Trump meets with FBI, DOJ and DNI

    05/22/2018 11:16:24 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Sara ^ | May 22, 2018 | Sara Carter
    President Trump is meeting Monday with Senior FBI, DOJ and DNI officials at the White House to discuss classified documentation requested by the House Intelligence Committee and whether or not members of the Obama administration authorized the use of a long-time informant of the CIA and FBI to investigate members of his 2016 campaign. The meeting came on the heels of the Presidents demand Sunday for the Justice Department to investigate the FBIs operation, known as Crossfire Hurricane, which included surveillance of members of the Trump campaign. And this meeting is crucial because it will be a major opportunity for...
  • SPIES LIKE OBAMA?-The treachery of Crossfire Hurricane comes into the light.

    05/22/2018 4:44:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 21, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    On Sunday a justifiably outraged President Trump called for the former Obama administration to be investigated for its unprecedented and profoundly un-American spying and sabotage operation against the 2016 Trump campaign. I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the [Federal Bureau of Investigation/Department of Justice] infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration! Trump tweeted Sunday at 1:37 p.m. Just the day before, President Trump had written on Twitter, If...
  • Clapper: Its A Good Thing FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign

    05/18/2018 10:11:02 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/18/2018 | Julia Nista
    Clapper admitted the FBI may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign, referring to President Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. He explained away the possibility of an FBI informant spying on the campaign as the bureau was trying to find out what the Russians were doing to try to substantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it. Obamas Director of National Intelligence then went on to say, So, if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, thats a good thing. He also stated he believes its hugely dangerous if someone like that...
  • Brennan Used FBI Agent Peter Strzok . . .

    05/16/2018 12:23:37 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 15, 2018 | Sundance
    Some major reporting today from Paul Sperry includes very interesting details about how President Obamas intelligence community structured their Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) about Russian interference in the 2016 election In essence by following-up with various people involved in the construct of the ICA, journalist Paul Sperry outlines how CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, subverted their own intelligence guidelines in assembling the intelligence report. Some major reporting today from Paul Sperry includes very interesting details about how President Obamas intelligence community structured their Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) about Russian interference in the...
  • Losing Patience with the Rollup of the Rogue Ruling Class

    04/29/2018 10:13:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    More information came to light this week about the extensive, illegal operations of Obamas rogue bureaucratic corps. Like the Attorney General, the President, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Joe DiGenova, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn and millions of others, we think this is taking far too long, and the Mueller investigation needs to close its bunker door and fade away. Im with them. Moreover, if indictments of the Obama Bureaucrats who confected this nonsense and tried to cover it up dont follow quickly on the release of the Inspector Generals report -- now due May 8 -- it is hard to imagine...
  • FEDS DROP BOMBSHELL: Comey & Lynch Colluded with Clinton Campaign to Entrap, Wiretap Trump;......

    04/17/2018 11:33:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 4/17/18 | by Investigative Bureau
    ""FEDS DROP BOMBSHELL: Comey & Lynch Colluded with Clinton Campaign to Entrap, Wiretap Trump; Illegal Scheme Involved Entire U.S. Intel Community"""" Loretta Lynchs Justice Department and James Comeys FBI worked together with the Hillary Clinton campaign to entrap Donald Trump and associates including his eldest son prior to the 2016 presidential election, according to records and testimony of federal law enforcement insiders. One high ranking official in the Justice Department called it a sweeping highly illegal scheme to ensure Hillary Clintons election to the White House. This was clearly a scheme using Justice (Department) resources and State (Department)...