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  • Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program

    12/31/2005 7:26:14 PM PST · by nj26 · 49 replies · 1,357+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN
    The top deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft refused two years ago to approve important parts of the secret program that allows domestic eavesdropping without warrants, prompting two leading White House aides to try to win the needed approval from Mr. Ashcroft himself while he was hospitalized after a gall bladder operation, according to officials knowledgeable about the episode. With Mr. Ashcroft recuperating from gall bladder surgery in March 2004, his deputy, James B. Comey, who was then acting as attorney general, was unwilling to give his certification to crucial aspects of the classified program, as required under the procedures...
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 73 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • FISA court blocks FBI agents linked to Carter Page probe from seeking wiretaps

    03/04/2020 11:05:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 04 2020 | Dom Calicchio, Gregg Re
    FBI officials involved in the wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page have been blocked, at least temporarily, from appearing before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in regard to other cases, in rebuke that exceeded the remedial recommendations made by the monitor recently appointed by the court. The decision by James E. Boasberg, chief judge of the secretive court created under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), comes as Congress faces a March 15 deadline on whether to renew three FBI national-security surveillance and investigative tools that were enacted after 9/11. "FBI personnel under disciplinary review in relation...
  • Sean Hannity was laughed at when he said he was spied on. The proof just came out. He was.

    06/22/2019 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 45 replies
    BPR: Business and Politics ^ | June 22, 2019 | Vivek Saxena
    Full title: Sean Hannity was laughed at when he said he was spied on. The proof just came out. He was. For years Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the Obama administration was spying on him. The public release Friday of a text-message exchange between him and President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort suggests he was perhaps at least partially correct. Unsealed by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the far-left Obama appointee with a suspiciously Democrat-friendly history, the text messages date from July 14, 2017 to June 5, 2018, and show Hannity speaking sympathetically to Manafort...
  • Trump video on Ukraine Ambassador (my title)

    01/25/2020 4:06:10 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 38 replies
    Parnas Lawyer released this video ^ | 1/25/2020 | Lev Parnas video
    This is the raw video, not the new site talking head version. Just released today. Haven’t listened to all of it yet but it appears that Parnas hid his cell phone while recording during a dinner. LSM will go non linear with PROOF Trump lied about knowing Parnas. No accident it was released today
  • Papadopoulos: British Govt. Was Spying on Trump Campaign by April 2016 – Obama Knew

    09/21/2018 9:40:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Sep 18 | Jim Hoft
    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign volunteer targeted by the Deep State and foreign spies let loose on Twitter this week and claimed he was targeted by US allies and “Obama knew!” Papadopoulos tweeted on September 13th that the Brits met with him often before the 2016 campaign – While I have never met a Russian official in my life knowingly, the British government liked to meet me quite often throughout the campaign. Including Tobias Ellwood, who was right under Boris Johnson, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 14, 2018 Papadopoulos notified the FBI that he thought...
  • Shock: Adam Schiff Investigated Devin Nunes’s Phone Records

    12/03/2019 3:16:45 PM PST · by Magnatron · 283 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 December 2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) investigated Ranking Member Devin Nunes (D-CA) as part of his impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the committee report revealed on Tuesday. The revelation that Schiff had obtained telephone records related to Nunes was the only new revelation in the report, which otherwise re-hashed Democrats’ arguments in favor of impeaching Trump for allegedly asking Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election. In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Schiff declined to say when the committee had obtained the records, but given the Democrats’ repeated questions during the inquiry about administration officials who had...
  • John Solomons Ukraine communications monitored by Intel community

    10/09/2019 6:35:55 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 19 replies
    He just announced this on Hannity
  • Australian federal police raid Canberra home of intelligence officer

    09/14/2019 6:56:43 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4 Sep 2019 | Amy Remeikis and Christopher Knaus
    The Australian federal police have raided the Canberra home of intelligence officer Cameron Gill... Cameron Gill was also listed as an adviser to then defence materiel minister, Mal Brough, in defence documents recording a meeting with former US ambassador John Berry in 2015. It is unclear whether Wednesday’s raid is connected to the Smethurst story, which reported that the heads of the defence and home affairs ministries had discussed draconian new powers to allow the Australian Signals Directorate to spy on Australian citizens for the first time.
  • Now we learn what US Attorney John Huber has been up to in his Russia Hoax investigation

    07/30/2019 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    When then-AG Jeff Sessions announced 15 months ago that US Attorney for Utah, John Huber, would be conducting a review of the FBI’s use of wiretapping on the Trump campaign, initial hopes soon turned to disappointment that nothing seemed to be happening. But yesterday, former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker rather casually mentioned (or perhaps let slip) during an interview with Sandra Smith that Huber is looking at “Comey’s memos and the like…. And there’s a lot of things Bill Barr is going to be bringing to a conclusion.” Watch below, cued to the moment he mentions this: (hat...
  • Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds

    07/12/2019 6:37:00 PM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com/tech ^ | July 12, 2019 | Christopher Carbone | Fox News
    Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant to listen to excerpts of private conversations, including some with potentially sensitive information, according to a new investigation from a Belgian public broadcaster. This news is the latest in a series of reports about recordings from Big Tech's in-home devices being accessible to workers. According to VRT NWS, which reviewed more than 1,000 recorded excerpts – 153 of which should not have been recorded because the "OK, Google" command was not given – one contractor said he transcribes around 1,000 audio clips from Google Assistant every week. However, sometimes the recording...
  • MONTGOMERY, ‘THE HAMMER’ SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHISTLEBLOWER, BECAME THE DEEP STATE’S ENEMY NUMBER ONE

    05/24/2019 3:11:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 105 replies
    theamericanreport.org ^ | 5/22/2019 | mary fanning
    Remember, do not kill a mockingbird. When a whistleblower is singing for America’s protection, we embrace and celebrate him. Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as THE HAMMER, into a domestic surveillance system. Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people. Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE...
  • Dare to Compare: Robert Hanssen and Hillary Clinton

    08/29/2018 5:34:49 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 17 replies
    August 29, 2018 | Slyfox
    From Wikipedia: Robert Hanssen sold thousands of classified documents to the KGB which detailed U.S. strategies in the event of nuclear war, developments in military weapons technologies, and aspects of the U.S. counterintelligence program.[3] He was spying at the same time as Aldrich Ames in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Both Ames and Hanssen compromised the names of KGB agents working secretly for the United States, some of whom were executed for their betrayal. Hanssen also revealed a multimillion dollar eavesdropping tunnel built by the FBI under the Soviet Embassy in Washington. After Ames' arrest in 1994, some of these...
  • Comey: "I've Never Thought" Of Electronic Surveillance As Spying

    04/12/2019 6:30:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-11-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday ... "With respect to Barr's comments, I really don't know what he's talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign," Comey said. "It's very concerning because the FBI, the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying."
  • Ron Wyden: James Clapper ‘Lying,’ Was Sent NSA Surveillance Question Before Testimony

    03/07/2019 8:56:03 AM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/2019
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Wednesday slammed former National Intelligence Director James Clapper for claiming he did not purposely lie to Congress when asked about an NSA mass surveillance program in March 2013, saying he sent the longtime intelligence official the question ahead of the hearing. “James Clapper needs to stop making excuses for lying to the American people about mass surveillance. To be clear: I sent him the question in advance. I asked him to correct the record afterward. He chose to let the lie stand,” the Oregon Democrat responded to Clapper’s excuse in a tweet.
  • NY Times’ James Risen Not Concerned With NSA Eavesdropping Under Clinton

    12/21/2005 3:30:01 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 30 replies · 1,672+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/21/05 | Noel Sheppard
    The New York Times reporter whose National Security Agency eavesdropping article last Friday started a national debate about this issue didn’t appear as concerned with such espionage tactics when Bill Clinton was in the White House. As reported by NewsBusters on Monday, an intricate international communications espionage network, codenamed Echelon, has been in existence for many years. Yet, a LexisNexis search of the word “Echelon” and the name “James Risen” produced only one result. The article, entitled “The Nation: Don’t Read This; If You Do, They May Have to Kill You” appeared in the Times on December 5, 1999. By...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

    12/20/2018 7:21:16 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/20/2018 | Reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A user of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of “a human error” by the company. The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported. “This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case,” an Amazon spokesman said on Thursday. The first customer had initially got no reply...
  • Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep

    07/06/2014 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 6:36 AM EDT
    When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post. Nearly half of those surveillance files contained names, email addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents, the Post reported in a story posted on its website Saturday night. […] At the same time, the intercepted messages contained material of considerable intelligence value, the Post reported, such as information about...
  • The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job ( GET TRUMP! )

    12/07/2018 10:26:26 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    https://www.cnn.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | By Pamela Brown and Jeremy Herb
    They discussed a range of options, including the idea of Rosenstein wearing a wire while speaking with Trump, which Rosenstein later denied. Ultimately, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took the extraordinary step of opening an obstruction of justice investigation even before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed...