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  • Germany spied on the White House over years: report

    06/23/2017 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Local, the ^ | 22 June 2017
    Germany's foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported Thursday. The magazine said it had seen documents showing that the intelligence service, the BND, had a list of some 4,000 so-called selector keywords for surveillance between 1998 and 2006. These included telephone or fax numbers, as well as email addresses at the White House as well as the US finance and foreign ministries. Other monitoring targets ranged from military institutions including the US Air Force or the Marine Corps, space agency NASA to civic group Human...
  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Sources: Dem Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan

    05/23/2017 12:44:37 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 42 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 05/22/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been...
  • Carwyn James Was Arguably Rugby's Greatest Ever Coach – And He Was Also a Spy

    06/10/2017 4:17:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 10 JUN 2017 | JAMES MCCARTHY
    A new book reveals he intercepted secret messages from Russia to pass onto GCHQHe was the coach that led the British and Irish Lions to their only test series victory against the All Blacks – and he was also a spy. Under Carwyn James ’ coaching the Lions secured a historic 3-1 victory in 1971, leaving him with the legacy of being perhaps the greatest coach the game has ever known. But in his new book, Into the Wind: The Life of Carwyn James, writer Alun Gibbard reveals a multilingual literature-lover who spied on the Russians during the Cold War....
  • Is Reality Leigh Winner a National Hero? (Here it is, just as predicted)

    06/10/2017 10:50:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 9, 2017 | Joshua Holland
    The value of the information she made available is great—but real-world news events may have gotten ahead of her. Some people have a fixed, principled stance on intelligence leaks—transparency in government is always for the good, for example, or releasing classified intelligence is never appropriate. But for most of us, the difference between a courageous whistle-blower—who risks their career and freedom to expose some dark secret the government doesn’t want us to know—and a leaker—who undermines national security, may put people at risk and gives comfort to our adversaries—is a subjective one. Most people celebrate the release of information they...
  • Prosecutors: Contractor wanted to 'burn the White House down'

    06/09/2017 12:20:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | June 8, 2017 | Nicole Carr
    RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. - An Augusta woman charged with leaking classified information was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count, but prosecutors said they are likely to add more. A federal magistrate judge held a detention hearing for Reality Winner Thursday afternoon. The 25-year-old worked as a contractor for the government and is accused of giving classified information from the National Security Agency to an online news outlet. She entered a not-guilty plea. The judge denied bond. Prosecutors argued that the only thing Winner could do if she were released on bail is be recruited by the nation’s...
  • Winner parents: She’s afraid she’ll be disappeared

    06/08/2017 7:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 7, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    “I’m terrified, I’m terrified that she’s not going to be treated fairly,” the mother of accused leaker Reality Sara Winner told CBS News after her daughter’s arrest under the Espionage Act for stealing Top Secret documents and passing them along to a media outlet. Billie-Jean Davis says her daughter is afraid that law enforcement will “make her disappear,” but then at the same time claims that the US government wants to make an example of Winner. “That’s not fair,” she tells CBS:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The mother and stepfather of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, the NSA contractor accused of leaking government secrets, are...
  • Something is Very Wrong with Reality Winner and the NSA Leak

    06/07/2017 9:26:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Peter Van Buren, Contributor
    An NSA document purporting to show Russian military hacker attempts to access a Florida company which makes voter registration software is sent anonymously to The Intercept. A low-level NSA contractor, Reality Winner, above, is arrested almost immediately. What’s wrong with this picture? A lot. Who Benefits? Start with the question of who benefits — cui bono— same as detectives do when assessing a crime. — Trump looks bad as another trickle of information comes out connecting something Russian to something 2016 election. Intelligence community (IC) looks like they are onto something, a day or so before ousted FBI Director James...
  • WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source

    09/18/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges. That’s the normal course for a news organization, which owes its sources duties of protection, and which — by virtue of accepting the source’s materials and then publishing them — implicitly declares the source’s information to be in the public interest. But not the Washington Post. In the face of...
  • Michael Moore launches TrumpiLeaks for ostensibly damaging Trump info

    06/06/2017 9:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A.V. Club ^ | June 6, 2017 | Sean O'Neal
    The presidency of Donald Trump seems to have newly energized the man from whose mind it seems to have sprung, fully formed, as a nice broad target to take on in his august years, with Michael Moore already producing the films Michael Moore In TrumpLand and the upcoming Fahrenheit 11/9, directing the Trump-filled “Unf--- The World” clip for hip-hop supergroup Prophets Of Rage, and announcing the Broadway play The Terms Of My Surrender. But just in case documentaries, rap videos, and one-man shows aren’t enough to dissuade Trump’s supporters, Moore has another plan: He’s launched TrumpiLeaks, a website that encourages...
  • Reality Winner’s Facebook page fills with rage

    06/06/2017 4:14:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    The Facebook page of government contractor Reality Leigh Winner was filled Tuesday with predictions from strangers about the indignities awaiting her behind bars. “Hope you enjoy prison,” wrote one detractor. “At least it will be federal not state.” Ms. Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, environmentalist and opponent of President Trump, is accused of leaking a classified government report to an online news site. While the Justice Department didn’t address her motives in its criminal complaint, Ms. Winner’s social media account contains numerous references to environmental activism and support for liberal Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont. She refers to Mr....
  • 'Institutional Lack of Candor':

    05/26/2017 4:17:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, as we discuss intelligence leaks, the workings of the Deep State, and unmasking, let’s circle back to the Obama administration, which violated Americans’ privacy through the National Security Agency for years. The lack of following protocol was so bad that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA) scolded them for having an “institutional lack of candor.” Circa, who first covered the story, had more [emphasis mine] Nets Blackout Massive Constitutional Violations by Obama’s NSA The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent...
  • Marc Ruskin and the Pursuit of Becoming the FBI’s Best Spy

    05/24/2017 6:40:14 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 23, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Alex Perez was a fugitive from Miami, up for any criminal activity at the right price. He sported a long ponytail, with the appropriate amount of gel, of course. His gold chains and bracelets finished off the “high-end vulgar” look. His car, a late-model Chrysler Imperial with Metro-Dade plates, helped establish Perez’s credibility in the world he was about to enter. Alex Perez was Marc Ruskin, an FBI agent who spent 27 years with the bureau, most of it in various undercover roles. “The effect of having all these props, is that when I showed up, even to people who...
  • Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

    05/21/2017 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 20 May 2017 | MARK MAZZETTI, ADAM GOLDMAN, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used...
  • Switzerland and Germany sign ‘no spying’ agreement: report

    05/12/2017 11:26:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 May 2017 11:18 CEST+02:00
    Just a fortnight after the revelation that Switzerland conducted a spying mission in Germany in 2012, media in the two countries have reported that the neighboring nations recently signed an agreement to stop all such espionage. Citing sources close to the Swiss government, Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger and the German Süddeutsche Zeitung said that in January 2017 the two countries concluded a “Memorandum of Understanding” to forbid each country’s intelligence service from carrying out espionage activities against the other. From now on, Switzerland will tell the German government if it wishes to conduct an anti-crime operation in Germany, and vice-versa....
  • The Comey Firing: It’s All About Prosecuting Hillary for Allegedly Violating the Espionage Act

    05/11/2017 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    The questions for the new FBI Director. Is Hillary Clinton above the law? Or is America a country of laws where no man or woman is above the law? The Federal Espionage law and the facts of Hillary Clinton allegedly violating that law on multiple occasions over the four year period of being Secretary of State are very clear. Crystal clear. Recall the classic film courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men”, starring Jack Nicolson as Colonel Jessup and Tom Cruise (Kaffee) as the defense attorney trying to persuade Nicholson to admit to wrongdoing on the witness stand.
  • Chelsea Manning already working the press ahead of his release from prison

    05/10/2017 5:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The seemingly endless saga of convicted traitor Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley) is moving into its next phase. After serving only a handful of the 35 years he was supposed to do for espionage, he had his sentence somewhat infamously commuted by Barack Obama and will be getting out of the slammer next week. In advance of his freedom, Manning is already busy putting out press releases and the first isn’t particularly newsworthy. (Associated Press) Chelsea Manning, who is scheduled to be released from prison next week, thanked former President Barack Obama, who granted her clemency in the final days of...
  • Comey's packet of letters was delivered by Courier

    05/10/2017 9:43:43 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 18 replies
    Freeper Discussion Think Tank | 5/10/2017 | Me
    It's reported that private security aide to Pres. Trump delivered a packet of letters firing Comey. No electronic. Sealed letter Director's Eyes Only (and presumably marked as such). Delivered in person to Mr. Comey's DC office, for him to receive (presumably). 1.)who opened packet & spilled this information prematurely, ignoring security (and exposing themselves in the process, to be "rolled up") disallowing courtesy intended by the President to the Director, to announce formally in due course and time & not find it out during a training/recruitment meeting in LA? 2.) As the enraged, incoherent lefties are still lashing out nonsensically,...
  • Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    04/20/2017 3:38:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 98 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/20/17 | Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Shimon Prokupecz and Eric Bradner,
    Washington (CNN)US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning. Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.
  • Tapping President Trumps Wires –A Spy Hunters Perspective

    04/05/2017 7:57:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Cryptome (40pp PDF File) ^ | 3/17/17 | James M. Atkinson; Stan Spring
    NOTE:This is a 40 page PDF: obviously too big to post here. Conclusions from the article: Conclusions Historically, incumbent Presidents order espionage (to include eavesdropping) against the candidate of the party that opposes them. This election linked espionage may include illegal eavesdropping from one political party against the other party, or it may involve espionage inside the respective parties. Historically, the NSA has been used for this sort of eavesdropping, but other agencies may be involved as well. It would have been astoundingly unusual for President Obama not to order the eavesdropping of Candidate Trump, or Candidate Sanders. The NSA...