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  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agencyís next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office thatís been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Feinstein on Clinton's Private Server: She Just Wanted To Talk To Bill and Chelsea: It Is What It Is

    05/29/2016 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends "and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails." "Oh wait a second, I don't believe she was trying to hide anything," Feinstein said. "I've known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and...
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Senate report on CIA torture is one step closer to disappearing

    05/16/2016 6:39:08 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2016 | Michael Isikoff
    The CIA inspector generalís office ó the spy agencyís internal watchdog ó has acknowledged it ďmistakenlyĒ destroyed its only copy of a mammoth Senate torture report at the same time lawyers for the Justice Department were assuring a federal judge that copies of the document were being preserved, Yahoo News has learned. Although other copies of the report exist, the erasure of the controversial document by the CIA office charged with policing agency conduct has alarmed the U.S. senator who oversaw the torture investigation and reignited a behind-the-scenes battle over whether the full unabridged report should ever be released, according...
  • Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill a firing offense

    04/21/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 04/19/2016 | Sascha Meinrath
    Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California should be stripped of their positions for introducing a bill that would endanger American digital security and privacy. The Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill isn't just bad, it's evidence of a dangerous incompetence in congressional leadership that is undermining Americaís security. In fact, the draft bill, leaked two weeks ago and now officially released, is compelling evidence that Senate leadership should strip Ė or at least not reappoint Ė Senators Burr and Feinstein of their positions on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.... To say this most recent Burr-Feinstein...
  • Line By Line, How The US Anti-Encryption Bill Will Kill Our Privacy, Security

    04/14/2016 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 04/13/2016 | Iain Thomson
    Analysis In the wake of the FBI's failed fight against Apple, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have introduced a draft bill that would effectively ban strong crypto. The bill would require tech and communications companies to allow law enforcement with a court order to decrypt their customers' data. Last week a draft copy of the bill, dubbed the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, was leaked, but the new version is even worse than the discussion draft.... The senators want to have their cake--by requiring tech companies to protect their customers' data--and eat it too--by insisting...
  • Security Researchers Trash Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill As Technically Illiterate & Dangerous

    04/10/2016 1:40:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    HotHardware ^ | April 9, 2016 12:03 BST 80 | by Rob Williams
    It's no secret that law enforcement†agencies and governments at large want to have access to our personal data whether we like it or not. Hot on the heels of the FBI†managing to bypass security measures that should have protected the data on a terrorist's iPhone 5c, we see that the case is definitely not closed. As many had suspected, now that the floodgates are open, agencies like the FBI are not content to let this one win be the last. This week, draft legislation leaked out of the U.S. Senate that to some highlights the government's ignorance about encryption. Within...
  • Yesterday's Crimes: How Dianne Feinstein Tipped Off the Night Stalker

    03/17/2016 11:02:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    S ^ | Thu, Mar 17, 2016 | Bob Calhoun
    This is part two of a three-part series.Richard Ramirez had killed Peter Pan, 69, in his Lake Merced area home on August 18, 1985, over a year after he had raped and killed a 9-year-old girl in a Tenderloin basement (a crime in which he may have had help). The evidence linking Pan's murderer to the suspect in a string of Los Angeles County killings ó now called the Night Stalker ó made its way through the ranks of the San Francisco Police Department up to then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein. She held a press conference on August 23 to sooth citizens'...
  • Barb & Diane - Should the 64% of Women Who Feel Pressured to Abort, Just WANT Their Abortions?

    03/16/2016 3:18:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | 3/16/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Dear Senators Boxer and Feinstein, You say something to the effect that abortion is such an important "right" that nothing must be allowed to interfere with it or threaten it. Not even the "inconvenient" fact that sixty-four percent (64%) of women in a 217 member population sample "felt pressured by others" to get abortions.† Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women. Vincent M. Rue et al. Med Sci Monit, 2004; 10(10): SR5-16 Since you feel that we shouldn't be discussing topics that work against universal abortion, like forced abortion in China, what would...
  • Ted Cruz schools Dianne Feinstein on the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights

    01/24/2016 5:56:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies
    Ted Cruz schools Dianne Feinstein on the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights...
  • Top Democratic senator will seek legislation to 'pierce' through encryption (Feinstein, who else?)

    12/10/2015 7:36:28 PM PST · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    A leading Democratic senator will seek legislation requiring the ability to "pierce" through encryption. The potential bill would allow American law enforcement to read protected communications with a court order. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that she would seek a bill that would give police armed with a warrant based on probable cause the ability “to look into an encrypted Web." "I have concern about a PlayStation that my grandchildren might use," she said, "and a predator getting on the other end, and talking to them, and it's all encrypted. I think there really...
  • Dianne Feinstein‚Äôs Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

    11/27/2015 10:08:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 's backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation. Feinstein's seven-year quest to convince "ongress to sequester over 1560 square miles of the Mojave Desert into three new national monuments under her proposed 'Desert Conservation and Recreation Act" has gone nowhere. Feinstein has argued that the area she wants designated as 'Mojave...
  • Cruz Shames Feinstein Over China's Human Rights Abuses

    11/05/2015 9:49:55 AM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 5, 2015 | Robert Kraychik
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke out Wednesday against horrific forced abortions in China via its "totalitarian" one-child policy. In a speech on the Senate floor, he proposed "shaming" the one-party communist state by renaming the street on which the Chinese embassy is located after an imprisoned political dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. During his remarks, Cruz called out Senator Dianne Feinsteins's objection to the passage of a resolution towards this end.Cruz began with China's one-child policy and forced abortions. He recalled the story of Feng Jianmei, who was abducted from her apartment in June of 2012 after her husband...
  • WATCH: Cruz Crushes Liberal Senator On Human Rights Hypocrisy

    09/24/2015 4:24:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/24/15 | Rob Eno
    Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to advocate for the changing of the name of the street on which the Chinese Embassy stands to Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Currently, the name of the street is International Place. The move was done quickly, mostly because the President of China is coming to the United States tomorrow. Originally, Democrats had no objection to the move, until Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) stood up to object.
  • ĎWE SHOULD NOT BE TROUBLED BY EMBARRASSING COMMUNIST OPPRESSORSí CRUZ SLAMS COWARDLY DEMOCRATS!!

    09/24/2015 3:04:16 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/24/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz just called out Dianne Feinstein and the democrats for being too cowardly to stand up to Communist oppression by China in a fiery speech he gave today at Congress.
  • The ďFalse NarrativeĒ of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on Americaís 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 ďthe enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.Ē U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • Boxer, Feinstein help block Obamaís big trade initiative

    05/12/2015 6:34:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/12/15 | Carolyn Lochhead
    WASHINGTON ó Californiaís two Democratic senators helped block President Obamaís big trade initiative Tuesday, dealing a stunning blow to their own party leader and his rare alliance with the new Senate Republican majority. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer voted with all but one Democrat to halt consideration of trade promotion authority, a fast-track process that would restrict Congress to an up-or-down vote without amendment on new trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Asia. It would be the biggest trade pact ever, covering 40 percent of the global economy. The 52-45 vote in favor of halting the Democratsí filibuster...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | wordpress.com Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural ďkitchen tableĒ operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • Dianne Feinstein says the Anarchistís Cookbook should be ďremoved from the InternetĒ

    04/02/2015 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM | Christopher Ingraham
    Two women were arrested in New York today for allegedly planning an ISIS-inspired plot to use ďweapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,Ē according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said the following:I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.The Anarchistís Cookbook is a...
  • Dianne Feinsteinís husband gets billion dollar government rail contract

    03/21/2015 8:20:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Richard Blum, the man who actually married the hag Diane Feinstein is getting a billion dollar government contract for the California Ďhigh-speed rail.í Iím such itís purely a coincidence that Blum is getting the government contract for his own company, over someone say, independent. I wouldnít want to be seen with Diane Feinstein for all the money in the world, let alone sleep with her. Richard Blum must be a desperate, greedy Ďman.í Dianne Feinsteinís husband gets billion dollar government rail contract What a remarkable coincidence. A guy who was just handed $1 billion of other peopleís money in the...
  • Report: Hillary to Hold Tuesday News Conference to Address Email Scandal (First in Two Years)

    03/10/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/10/2015 | Breitbart News
    Hillary Clinton will reportedly hold a Tuesday afternoon news conference to address her private email scandal,†according to NBC News. Clinton is scheduled to speak at a United Nations event on womenís rights earlier in the day. Clinton reportedly did not even want to address the controversy until after she announced her presidential run, but she reportedly changed her mind after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged her to ďcome out and state exactly what the situation isĒ on Sundayís ďMeet the Press.Ē
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • Netanyahu declines US Democrats' invitation for meeting during visit (Go Bibi!)

    02/24/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 66 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2015 02:47
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with US Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week. "Though I greatly appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe that doing so at this time could compound the misperception of partisanship regarding my upcoming visit," Netanyahu wrote in a letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein obtained by Reuters. Durbin and Feinstein had invited Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators in a letter on Monday.
  • Feinstein slams report clearing CIA of spying on Senate

    01/27/2015 3:47:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Mario Trujillo
    A report clearing the CIA of wrongly breaking into computers operated by Senate staffers is incomplete and inaccurate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee again expressed disappointment that no official has been held accountable for breaking into Senate-operated computers, during a time when the committee was compiling a report on the CIAís now-defunct enhanced interrogation program. ďThe report released by the CIA Accountability Board, which recommended no accountability for wrongdoing by CIA personnel, contains many mistakes and omissions,Ē Feinstein said in a statement that listed 15 specific inaccuracies. In January 2014, Feinstein...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • Obama Nominates Thief Who Stole Classified Documents

    12/29/2014 4:56:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Red Statements ^ | December 25, 2014 | Steven Ahle
    Obviously as a reward for committing theft of classified documents for the democrats, Barack Obama has named Alissa Starzak to the legal department at the Pentagon. Itís a position she has never achieved on her own and is a large promotion over her previous jobs. But why put someone with a history of stealing classified secrets to a job where she could steal the countryís most guarded secrets? Itís a reward. Republicans in both houses of congress have accused her of making copies of documents and carrying them out of the Pentagon for use by Diane Feinstein and her committee...
  • Obamaís nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • Officials: Malaysian pulled out of L.A. terror plot after seeing 9/11 carnage

    02/10/2006 9:48:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 804+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/10/06 | Sean Yoong - ap
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Ė A Malaysian recruited by al-Qaeda to pilot a plane in a second wave of Sept. 11-style attacks on the United States pulled out after observing the carnage of the 2001 assaults, Southeast Asian officials said Friday. President Bush on Thursday outlined details of an alleged plot to hijack an airliner and fly it into a skyscraper in Los Angeles. He said cooperation between Washington and several Asian countries helped expose it. The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution. Scores of arrests in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
  • Malaysia holding LA's al Qaeda plotters

    02/10/2006 4:51:07 AM PST · by Coop · 20 replies · 740+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/06 | Simon Cameron-Moore
    ...A Southeast Asian intelligence official said at least three members of a Southeast Asian cell earmarked to carry out the attack on the West Coast were being held in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial. "One guy was given money to go for pilot training," said the official, who has proven reliable in the past. He said the would-be pilot, Zaini Zakaria, was arrested in 2002, and the others were probably chosen to play supporting roles in the hijacking. Members of the cell fled to Malaysia from Afghanistan after the United States began bombing al...
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • Senatorís husband profits for 15 years from federal funds (Feinstein-Blum)

    01/19/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/15 | Richard Johnson
    My report Sunday on the lucrative deal Sen. Dianne Feinsteinís husband has to sell 56 post office buildings barely scratched the surface of her conflicts of interest. The California Democratís financier husband, Richard C. Blum, is estimated to be a billionaire from his shrewd investments in companies that profit from federal policies. ďFor at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum,Ē Breitbart News reported.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinsteinís husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

    01/17/2015 6:54:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hey, we started off the day with a happy story, so in the interest of keeping the tone positive here on the Hot Gas ranch, let’s finish my shift up with another one. I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big. With that in mind, who wouldn’t feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars...
  • Senatorís husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how itís done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings ó so it can lease space more expensively ó and the real estate company of the California senatorís husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Senator's (Feinstein) husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/16/2015 7:27:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 31 replies
    The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings ó so it can lease space more expensively ó and the real estate company of the California senatorís husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions. Blumís company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion.
  • White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

    01/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Ali Watkins
    Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agencyís torture program, according to a recently released report by the CIAís Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector Generalís report, which was completed in July but only released by the agency on Wednesday, reveals that Brennan spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough before ordering CIA employees to ďuse whatever means necessaryĒ to determine how certain sensitive internal documents had wound up in...
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • U.S. case against state Sen. Leland Yee, 28 others to be split (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/07/2014 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/07/14 | Lee Romney
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a federal court hearing Thursday that the unwieldy criminal case against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others should be split up before trial. **SNIP** The hearing before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer came two weeks after the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California filed a new indictment in the case, adding violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against Yee and his former fundraiser, Keith Jackson. Yee is accused of conducting a criminal enterprise with Jackson, who allegedly solicited bribes and...
  • We Couldnít Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running

    03/28/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit. According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters. State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond ďShrimp BoyĒ Chow,...
  • A Toast To 2014ís Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And thatís probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • Dianne Feinstein: Terrorist sleeper cells are in the U.S.

    01/11/2015 12:43:10 PM PST · by Kackikat · 187 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times Kackikat
    A key senator said Sunday she believes there are terrorist sleeper cells in the U.S. that could carry out attacks similar to the ones in France that left 17 people dead last week. Sen Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, did not comment on specific threats against America but said other attacks are possible.
  • Harsh interrogations crucial in Osama bin Laden capture, Republicans say

    12/25/2014 6:44:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senate Democratsí Ďtorture reportí claims tactics played no role in finding al Qaeda leaderSenate Democratsí argument that harsh CIA interrogations played no role in finding Osama bin Laden revolves in crucial ways around the life of Hassan Ghul. It was Ghul, an al Qaeda operative who moved between Pakistan and Iraq, who turned out to be the most informative biographer of Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. It was al-Kuwaiti who eventually led the CIA to bin Ladenís home address in Abbottabad, Pakistan. To Democratic staffers who wrote the Dec. 9 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIAís detention and interrogation...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 151 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars." †U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden [Sen. Feinstein Committed "An Act of Treason"]

    12/19/2014 11:32:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2014 | Deana Chadwell
    December 20, 2014 Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden By Deana Chadwell Language, that contract that we make with the members of our society, holds our society together; without it we can accomplish nothing. Nor can we function without the protection of good and selfless people who step forward to face the evil that always threatens successful nations. Diane Feinsteinís release of the enhanced interrogation technique documents is, on both national and linguistic fronts, an act of treason. To attack the language by which we carry on our national dialogue and the methods we use to protect our right to have...
  • Diane Feinstein Is Just Another Pig At The trough in D.c. Power & Money

    12/15/2014 6:58:59 PM PST · by Stayfree · 5 replies
    Stayfree | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    This pig and her pig husband have made millions self-dealing with the federal government without proper bidding, and she uses her position of power to try and denigrate the Republicans and Bush with the release of this B.S. report about illegal interrogation methods. This is not a patriot, this is a pig trying to destroy her opposition while she feeds at the trough...disgusting to say the least and illegal at the worst. We need to clean house quick or people like her will destroy our country right before our eyes just like Obama is doing.
  • Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

    12/15/2014 11:41:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue ó and surely terrorism qualifies as serious ó has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?" If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City ó set to go off today ó and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when?...
  • Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

    12/14/2014 9:44:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIAís detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again. The 500-page executive summary that was made public is part of a larger 6,700-page review of a CIA program that included clear examples of torture, far outside the bounds of American values. Itís important to remember the study is based on CIAís own records: 6.3 million pages of the CIA cables, memos, reports, e-mails...
  • Judge Jeanine Annihilates Dianne Feinstein! (opening statement)

    12/13/2014 8:33:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 13 2014 | You Tube
    On this weekís open from Judge Jeanine, she takes aim at the torture report and the underlying incompetent and naive worldview that produced and released it.
  • Itís Just Not Who We Are

    12/13/2014 8:17:45 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 13, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Such has been the Democrat talking point in fain shock at the Central Intelligence Agencyís enhanced interrogation of terrorists. The program reportedly began in early 2002 and lasted until late 2007 so as to not indict Mullah Obamaís regime. The staff which wrote the report probably got some help from Hollywood writers to make it more dramatic. These are the same al Qaeda terrorists who were part of the effort that killed 3000 Americans on Sept 11. But then what do Democrats care? They werenít going to get their votes anyway. This was a naked act of political grandstanding by...
  • The confrontation you'd love to see btwn a CIA interrogator and Sen Feinstein ó told by Vince Flynn

    12/12/2014 6:45:42 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Rapp felt his anger stir a bit. ¬ďSenator, I have been shot on three separate occasions in the service of this country. I received this nice little scar at the ripe old age of twenty-Ô¨Āve.¬Ē Rapp showed her the left side of his face and craned his neck to show her fellow committee members the white mark that ran nearly four inches along his jaw-bone. ¬ďIt was delivered by the man who was behind the terrorist attack on Pan Am Ô¨āight one-oh-three. One hundred seventy-nine Americans were on that Ô¨āight. Thirty-Ô¨Āve of my classmates from Syracuse University perished, including a...