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  • BREAKING: Obama Fast and Furious Weapon Used In Garland Terrorist Attack

    08/01/2015 3:57:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot dead by a group of suspected drug cartel along the Mexican border in Peck Canyon, northwest of Nogales, Arizona. The guns used to kill Brian Terry were traced back to Operation Fast and Furious. In September 2011 the Attorney General of Mexico confirmed 200 murders happened in Mexico as a direct result of Operation Fast and Furious. In May 2012 another murder connected to Operation Fast and Furious surfaced. According to a congressional report released, Mario González Rodríguez, brother of the state attorney general of Chihuahua at the time,...
  • Federal Agency Confirms Legal Status of Pryor Shooting Suspect [Montana Samaritan Shooter]

    07/31/2015 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    KULR Channel 8 ^ | July 31, 2015 18:41 UTC | Not Listed
    According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 18-year-old Jesus Yeizon Deniz-Mendoza, from Mexico, was legally admitted to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry May 31, 2013. The following is an official statement from ICE, regarding what could happen if Deniz is convicted of a crime: This individual does not have any criminal convictions, and, as a permanent resident, is not currently removable. Thus, an ICE detainer cannot be placed on the individual at this time. However, ICE is closely monitoring this case and coordinating with local authorities. If he is convicted for a...
  • FBI says hackers shake down big banks, threaten to shut sites if they don’t pay up

    07/30/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Priya Anand
    Financial companies are facing extortion threats from hackers who threaten to knock their websites offline unless firms pay tens of thousands of dollars, an FBI agent told MarketWatch Thursday. More than 100 companies, including targets from big banks to brokerages in the financial sector, have received distributed denial of service threats since about April, says Richard Jacobs, assistant special agency in charge of the cyber branch at the FBI’s New York office. With these types of attacks, known as DDoS, criminals jam websites by flooding them with useless traffic. The ransom requests typically run in the tens of thousands of...
  • Federal judge threatens to hold IRS's Koskinen, Justice Dept. attorneys in contempt over...

    07/30/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Fed up with stalling and failure to follow orders he issued regarding the disclosure of status reports and recovered emails of Lois Lerner, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan yesterday threatened to hold the IRS Commissioner and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court. Ordinarily, this would mean jail for the officials. Judicial Watch reports:
  • Breaking: FBI news conference on terror arrest in New York

    07/29/2015 7:56:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live Video.
  • The FBI's Misrepresentation of the Change in Mass Public Shootings

    07/25/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | March 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Important read, but downloading the paper will get more attention for the research. An FBI report released on September 16th, 2014 makes the assertion that active shooter attacks and deaths have increased dramatically since 2000 – both increasing at an annual rate of about 16 percent. As the headline in the Wall Street Journal stated: “Mass Shootings on the Rise, FBI says.” But the FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors. Once these biases and mistakes are fixed, the annual growth rate in homicides is cut in half. When a longer period of...
  • EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    05/06/2014 1:32:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Inspector general's office accuses EPA of blocking internal probes citing national security WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator says.
  • The Latest: FBI: Too early to know if gunman was radicalized

    07/22/2015 9:44:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2015
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities: 12:30 p.m. The FBI says it is treating the Chattanooga gunman as a "homegrown violent extremist" and that it is too early to determine if he had been radicalized.
  • FBI agents in Abdulazeez jihad murder probe confronted by armed ‘teen'

    07/21/2015 1:23:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/21/15 | Pamela Geller
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — FBI agents who went to an apartment in an enclave of Chattanooga to investigate an associate of the gunman who killed five people last week, found themselves confronting a teenager with a toy rifle. A law enforcement source told CBS News the agents went to the Mountain Creek Apartment complex in Red Bank, Tenn., to follow up on a lead on a person linked to Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez who lives in the apartment. Agents had been to the apartment a few times in the past, but had not found the occupant there before. The agents moved to...
  • How the IRS, FBI and Justice Department Are Agents of Modern American Tyranny

    07/19/2015 6:20:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DS ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Meckler
    Imagine having a vision for your country. You worked hard to start an organization to promote the ideas and values that you believe can fix our nation. When you apply for tax-exempt status, which should be a simple matter of paperwork, you face repeated delays and demands from the government that stretch the process across months and years. Then you learn—not from the government, but from an outside source—that your private information was shared with multiple government agencies, all of whom wanted to “piece together” criminal charges against you. Imagine being awakened in the middle of the night by a...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • Exploding Muslim immigration overwhelms FBI

    07/17/2015 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 57 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Expansive visa programs make it 'impossible to track them all' The FBI failed to stop another terror attack, this time in Chattanooga, and the pressure building on the bureau from President Obama’s reckless immigration policies may be reaching a boiling point, say security experts. And the problem goes far beyond a loose border, where some 400,000 illegal aliens enter each year. It’s also the ease with which someone from a hostile Middle Eastern country can get a visa. Under current U.S. immigration policy, an ISIS terrorist doesn’t need to hop a fence or swim a river to reach America. He...
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • Dem senators call for executive action on gun control

    07/12/2015 7:37:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/15 | Bolton
    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, have called on President Obama to take executive action to close a “loophole” in federal gun control legislation. The so-called “default to proceed” rule under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act allows firearm dealers to sell a weapon to an individual if they have not been notified by the FBI of a buyer’s criminal background within three business days. If the background check has not been completed within three days, the dealer has discretion to sell the firearm. The rule allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine people at a...
  • NYT Excuses FBI’s ‘Mistake’ in Dylann Roof’s Gun Background Check

    07/10/2015 5:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 10, USA Today quoted FBI director James Comey saying an FBI “mistake” allowed Dylann Roof to pass a background check for the .45 caliber handgun he allegedly used to attack innocents at Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The New York Times excused this “mistake,” positing instead that Roof passed the background check because of a system “flaw.”The best case scenario for gun control proponents would have been that Roof did not even bother with a background check; that he instead bought the firearm at a gun show or from a crazy friend or that–as many gun control advocates posited...
  • FBI admits screening system failed to flag Dylann Roof

    07/10/2015 10:36:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/10/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    FBI Director James Comey said Friday that his agency’s background check system failed and alleged South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof should not have been allowed to buy a gun. “This case rips all of our hearts out, but the thought that an error on our part is connected to a gun this person used to slaughter these people is very painful to us,” Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters, according to the Washington Post. The FBI Director said that issues with the federal government’s screening system, which did not appropriately flag Roof’s name based on a previous felony charge...
  • Emails: Obama Admin Planned Criminal Charges against Political Opposition

    07/08/2015 7:34:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Via a Freedom of Information Act Request, Judicial Watch obtained several documents. Among those was a DOJ Recap with the following: On October 8, 2010, Lois Lerner, Joe Urban, Judy Kindell, Justin Lowe, and Siri Buller met with the section chief and other attorneys from the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section, and one representative from the FBI, to discuss recent attention to the political activity of exempt organizations.The section's attorneys expressed concern that certain section 501(c) organizations are actually political committees "posing" as if they are not subject to FEC law, and therefore may be subject to...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opp...

    07/07/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    judicailwatch.org ^ | July 7, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The 30 Americans ALREADY arrested in 4th of July terror alert(shortened)

    07/02/2015 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    UK Dail Mail ^ | 7/2/15 | Ben Ashford
    FBI agents have made at least 30 arrests on US soil this year as they try to combat the murderous reach of ISIS and its warped followers, Daily Mail Online can disclose. Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations. The stark warning comes days after ISIS-inspired gunman Saif Rezgui unleashed horror on at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 vacationers and wounding dozens more. The FBI has reportedly set up...
  • BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers

    07/01/2015 11:22:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith posted on Twitter about the report: Shepard Smith âś” @ShepNewsTeam FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday 3:53 PM - 29 Jun 2015 BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers Jim Hoft Jul 1st, 2015 9:23 am 144 Comments FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that...
  • FBI Cancels ALL VACATIONS For Agents Over 4th of July Weekend

    07/01/2015 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI has canceled all vacations for agents over the 4th of July weekend. According to our inside source — FBI agents are telling their friends and family members to avoid “official celebrations.” Fox News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
  • New gun charge against man convicted of threatening FBI agents

    06/30/2015 7:50:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/30/15 | ABBY SIMONS
    Three weeks after he was freed from federal custody following a conviction for threatening FBI agents who wanted to question his brother about alleged terrorism involvement, a Minneapolis man faces a fresh round of gun possession charges stemming from an incident late last year. Mohamed Ali Omar, 22, was charged last week with possessing a pistol in a public place without a permit, a gross misdemeanor. Minneapolis city prosecutors allege that Omar tried to hide the weapon on Oct. 16, when police arrived to investigate a report of a rowdy group near Findley Place Apartments near 32nd Street and Pillsbury...
  • FBI warns of July 4 attack

    06/26/2015 10:52:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    Federal authorities are warning of the potential for terror attacks targeting law enforcement and the military across the nation this Fourth of July, an official said, issuing a bulletin to agencies nationwide just days before thousands of Boston-area residents will gather for the city’s annual Independence Day festivities.
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.
  • Valerie Jarrett’s Family Investigated by FBI For Communist Ties – FBI Files Included (shortened)

    06/24/2015 10:53:17 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Sundance
    Federal Bureau of Investigation files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. Jarrett’s dad, … Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals…. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Jarrett family Communist ties also include a business partnership between Jarrett’s maternal grandpa, Robert Rochon Taylor, and Stern, the Soviet agent associated with her dad. Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett,...
  • The Hammer and Sickle that hangs over the White House

    06/24/2015 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hammer and sickle hang over the Oval Office, courtesy of Valerie Jarrett. The burning question is: What’s the FBI doing about it? Surely the biggest news isn’t that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has files obtained by Judicial Watch revealing that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government—but that the FBI is sitting on those files doing diddle-y-squat about them. Knowing that the FBI has never moved on documented proof that Jarrett’s family tree reads like the Who’s Who of Communism is akin...
  • ISIS Agent Living In NC Organizes Massacre Of 1000 Americans (ISIS is now officially in the USA)

    06/22/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Watching this video of Justin Sullivan says a lot about self-training for an ISIS lone wolf, something we have continually warned about. The Morganton teenager told an undercover FBI agent he planned to kill as many as 1,000 Americans in support of ISIS, according to documents released Monday. Neighbors now reveal that Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, was training to become an ISIS lone wolf and was arrested Friday at his home, according to a release from the North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sullivan’s destructive pattern of statues(?) and his desire to kill his parents is not foreign to Islam where...
  • FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

    06/22/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 22, 2015
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from...
  • How a Jailbird Con Artist Uncovered a Secret FBI Surveillance Tool

    06/20/2015 8:32:42 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 50 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | Filed to: Stingrays 6/19/15 2:30pm | Kate Knibbs
    How a Jailbird Con Artist Uncovered a Secret FBI Surveillance Tool 43,960 7 Kate KnibbsFiled to: Stingrays 6/19/15 2:30pm A convict lawyer, sitting in jail, obsessed with a wacky theory that the government tracked him by sending secret rays into his house... ends up discovering a secret government cell phone tracking program. Sounds like bizarre noir, right? But it’s true.It happened to Daniel Rigmaiden, who found out that the government had used Stingrays—covert surveillance devices that act like a fake cell phone towers—to catch him running a fake tax return scheme. He’s the guy who brought Stingrays to light. Rigmaiden...
  • FBI director: This is a “difficult time” in law enforcement

    06/20/2015 8:23:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 4:19 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    FBI Director James Comey says officers must work to bridge a gap with the communities they protect. Comey spoke Friday in Baltimore, where anger turned to rioting this spring following the death of a man injured in police custody. Six officers are charged in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death. Meanwhile, homicides are up, arrests are down and the police commissioner says residents are surrounding officers as they do their jobs. …
  • Exclusive: FBI in Midst of Broad Campaign to Disrupt ISIS, Sources Say

    06/19/2015 6:03:59 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/17/2015 | AARON KATERSKY and PIERRE THOMAS
    The FBI is in the midst of a broad campaign to disrupt potential terrorists inspired by ISIS, with several arrests expected before July 4th, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The latest arrest that is part of this campaign came Saturday in New York, where a college student thought al Qaeda was getting soft and "making efforts to prepare an explosive device for detonation,” according to the FBI. Hundreds of investigations are underway in all 50 states. Many involve suspected ISIS supporters, authorities said. ISIS: Trail of Terror In the New York case, Munther Omar Saleh was accused of being...
  • ISIS Supporter Arrested For Trying to Stab Federal Agent, FBI Says

    06/17/2015 10:52:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sybile Penhirin
    An ISIS-inspired Mariner's Harbor man suspected of being part of a terror plot tried to stab an F.B.I. agent searching the man's home Wednesday morning, officials said. Fareed Mumuni, 21, lunged at the agent with a large kitchen knife when he and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force showed up with a search warrant about 6:30 a.m. at his home on Mersereau Avenue, according to the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office. Mumuni continued to try to stab the agent in the torso and also attempted to reach for another law enforcement officer's gun during the melee, according to a...
  • FBI seeks vandals who cut Bay Area fiber-optic cables

    06/17/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/16/15 | Henry K. Lee
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying people who have severed underground fiber-optic cables throughout the Bay Area. Over the past year, vandals have used tools to intentionally cut the cables in Berkeley, Fremont, Alamo, Walnut Creek and San Jose in 10 separate incidents, most of which happened in the middle of the night, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich. The cost of the damage was not discosed. The FBI is coordinating the investigation, which involves several local law enforcement agencies, Wuthrich said. The cases are not related to a mysterious rifle attack on a Pacific Gas...
  • This Ordinary Joe Brought Down a Russian Spy at Hooters

    06/14/2015 9:40:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2015 | Larry Getlen
    The FBI agents handed Naveed Jamali a document, and asked him to sign it. But they didn’t want him to use his real name. Use “Green Kryptonite,” they told him. “What the **** is that?” he asked, wondering, “Had I just gotten a code name?” He had. Jamali teased his FBI handler. “This sounds like a name that was chosen by some 40-year-old guy who lives in his mom’s basement and plays a lot of ‘World of Warcraft.’
  • Editorial: The FBI's surveillance air force

    06/11/2015 9:50:48 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    daily camera ^ | 06/10/2015
    We've come to live in an era when people don't know who may be listening or watching, even when they're on their own property. The Associated Press reported last week that the FBI has been flying over U.S. cities, spying on citizens. The FBI has developed a civilian air force, "obscured behind fictitious companies," according to AP, which traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI. Those planes flew more than 100 times in 11 states, over a 30-day period from late April to late May. They flew over both major cities and rural areas. Aircraft that once were...
  • The Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

    06/10/2015 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any individual at will: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” But that was early 20th Century Soviet Union, and this is 21st Century America, you might say; we have all manner of procedural safeguards in place to guard against individuals being charged and convicted of things not truly evil or harmful to others. Ahh, were it so. Just how easy is it in 21st Century America to run afoul of one or more of the...
  • Hungry FBI Creating Fake Terrorists

    06/09/2015 7:42:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | June 09, 2015 | Philippe Gastonne
    In the 14 years since 9/11, you can count about six real terrorist attacks in the United States. These include the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, as well as failed attacks, such as the time when a man named Faisal Shahzad tried to deliver a car bomb to Times Square. In those same 14 years, the Bureau, however, has bragged about how it's foiled dozens of terrorism plots. In all, the FBI has arrested more than 175 people in aggressive, undercover counterterrorism stings. These operations, which are usually led by an informant, provide the means and opportunity, and sometimes even...
  • Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Swiping Drug Money

    06/06/2015 7:28:31 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 22 replies
    LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former FBI special agent has been indicted for allegedly stealing over $100,000 in drug money seized during the execution of search warrants, the Justice Department said Thursday. Scott Bowman, 44, was charged on Wednesday with three counts of conversion of property by a federal employee, three counts of obstruction, two counts of money laundering, one count of falsifying records and one count of witness tampering. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday and alleges Bowman stole the money between June and August 2014, after the funds were transferred to his custody following the execution of search...
  • Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop in terror probe

    06/02/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He was on foot, under surveillance," Evans said. "The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him ... and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that's never an easy decision for any officer...
  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

    06/02/2015 7:24:58 AM PDT · by VerySadAmerican · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/2/2015 | JACK GILLUM, EILEEN SULLIVAN and ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
  • The FBI is operating a small air force to spy on Americans

    06/02/2015 6:05:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 2, 2015 | Jack Gillum, Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker
    The FBI is operating a small air force to spy on Americans Associated Press Jack Gillum, Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press Jun. 2, 2015, WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency...
  • Mysterious low-flying plane over Twin Cities raises questions of surveillance

    05/29/2015 9:07:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-29-15 | Matt McKinney and John Reinan
    Aviation buff John Zimmerman was at a weekly gathering of neighbors Friday night when he noticed something peculiar: a small plane circling a route overhead that didnÂ’t make sense to him. It was dark, so a sightseeing flight didnÂ’t make sense, and when Zimmerman pulled up more information on an aviation phone app he routinely checks, he had immediate concerns. The planeÂ’s flight path, recorded by the website flightradar24.com, would eventually show that it circled downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America and Southdale Center at low altitude for hours starting at 10:30 p.m., slipping off radar just after 3 a.m....
  • Feds charge former House Speaker Dennis Hastert with lying to FBI, illegal cash structuring

    05/28/2015 2:36:45 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 28 | Jon Seidel
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert with illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to make payments to someone he committed “prior misconduct” against and lying to the FBI about it
  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges (indictment linked)

    05/28/2015 2:34:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 28, 2015 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to pay off victims of “prior bad acts.” In an indictment handed down in the District Court of Northern Illinois, the Department of Justice and IRS charged Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS, a scheme known as “structuring.” In the indictment, Hastert is accused of agreeing to pay one individual $3.5 million. Although the indictment specifies neither the “bad acts” nor the victims, sources said...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

    05/22/2015 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations. The FBI did...
  • Feds claim accused ISIL recruit from Minneapolis threatened to kill FBI agents

    05/21/2015 6:56:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Paul McEnroe
    One of the Twin Cities men charged with supporting terrorism planned to kill FBI agents who were investigating their activities over the last 10-months, according to federal authorities who’ve reviewed a confidential informant’s secret recordings of conversations in early April that detailed the threats. “If there’s no way out, I’m saying. If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me,” said Mohamed Farah, one of seven men from the Twin Cities who is charged with supporting terrorists in the Middle East. “You know the one. Everybody has that one Fed that you know....
  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • MUST WATCH: REP. LOUIE GOHMERT BLASTS OBAMA FBI DIRECTOR: ‘SIR, IF YOU’RE GOING TO CALL ME A LIAR…’

    06/13/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 30 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 13, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert lit-up and clearly irked Obama FBI Director Robert Mueller, who testified under oath before the House Judiciary Committee today. Gohmert specifically focused on the FBI’s handling (i.e., mishandling) of the Boston Bombings. Below is a partial text of the heated exchange...
  • FBI Director Blasts Tech Companies Fighting for Encryption

    05/20/2015 4:11:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 5/20/15
    FBI Director James Comey fired back on Wednesday at Silicon Valley companies that are calling for stronger encryption of their products. "Some prominent folks wrote a letter to the president yesterday that I frankly found depressing," Comey said in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center, referring to a letter signed by Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other companies, as well as civil-liberties groups and Internet-security experts. "Their letter contains no acknowledgment that there are societal costs to universal encryption." There can be benefits to securing devices from hackers, Comey acknowledged, but he argued there are also "tremendous costs" to...