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  • Trump not ready to approve release of Dem Intel counter-memo

    02/09/2018 5:09:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Letter at link. President Trump is not ready to approve the release of a Democratic memo meant to rebut a controversial document released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee last week, the White House announced. White House counsel Don McGahn announced the decision in a letter to House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Friday. "Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time," McGahn wrote.
  • White House official: House intel panel broke an agreement on limiting scope of questions for Bannon

    01/17/2018 12:19:57 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/17/2018 | Eamon Javers
    The White House believed it had an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee to limit questions for Steve Bannon only to events on the presidential campaign, a White House official told CNBC. According to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannon's testimony. Asked if negotiations over Bannon's testimony are ongoing as of Wednesday morning, the official said: "There's no negotiation now, they haven't engaged with us."
  • Senate may put off most anticipated Russian probe findings

    12/14/2017 8:50:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 10:55 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign tampering. Recommendations on how to counter the threat from attempted election hackers could be the first written product from congressional committees examining Russian interference into the 2016 election that put Trump in the White House. An early bipartisan report could be an attempt to boost confidence in the panel’s probe, as lawmakers worry that other issues could be lost if they...
  • DONALD JR - Surprisingly, not #fakenews. Riveting stuff though. Journalism is dead (pee break)

    12/14/2017 10:04:44 AM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12-14-17 | Trump Jr
    Donald Jr. is right - journalism is dead. A pee break is now news. Olivia Beavers is with The Hill and formerly, you guessed it, CNN.
  • Major Criminal Probe in Government Security Breach has Ties to Former DNC Chair

    03/11/2017 11:51:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rusty Weiss
    There is a major probe going on into the breach of Congressional computer security, surrounding three Pakistani brothers who served as IT staff for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Oh, you haven’t heard about this in the media? The three brothers were locked out of U.S. House computer networks as part of the probe, but now we’re learning that one of the staffers allegedly had the user name and password for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s iPad, and by extension had access to her DNC emails. If you recall, Wasserman-Schultz was the Chair of the Democratic National Committee whose...
  • BIG UPDATES – Farkas Fallout Leads To Media Cover Story While Nunes “Surveillance” Angle Grows

    03/31/2017 5:25:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 47 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 31 2017 | Sundance
    SIP SLOWLY – We’ve been waiting patiently to see how the media would obfuscate the Evelyn Farkas accidental revelations about Obama administration current and former officials trying to leak intelligence information. An NBC report provides the answer: (Via NBC) Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News. The official said that after the list of documents related to...
  • Clinton campaign chief testifies before House intel committee behind closed doors

    06/28/2017 8:00:37 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2017 | Rick Moran
    John Podesta, who headed up Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on the Obama administration's lack of action in dealing with Russian cyberattacks on the election. Podesta gave his testimony behind closed doors.
  • First Muslim tapped to serve on House Intel Committee

    01/13/2015 9:34:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/13/2015 | Dierdre Walsh
    Indiana Rep Andre carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson would be "formally announced" soon as part of the roster Democrats on the intelligence panel, according to these aides. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006. Carson became the second Muslim to serve in the House when was elected in a special election in 2008 to replace his...
  • House Ethics Committee refuses questions on complaint against Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier

    05/13/2017 4:21:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/17 | Sarah Westwood
    Days after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates confirmed the classified nature of months-old calls between Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, the House Ethics Committee has remained silent on whether it will look into complaints against Democratic members who discussed the substance of those classified calls publicly. The committee's avoidance of the allegations against Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Jackie Speier, both members of the House Intelligence Committee, comes after it swiftly took up complaints against the Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, over a similar charge.
  • Intel chairman Nunes apologizes to panel, intel committee member said

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met briefly with the rest of the committee Thursday morning, and according to one of those members, apologized after being questioned as to why he revealed he had seen intelligence memos concerning the Trump transition team without first sharing them with the rest of the committee. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told CNN Nunes was asked by several members of the committee why he revealed his information the way he did, and "after a few minutes, Devin Nunes did apologize in a generic way." On Wednesday, Nunes told reporters in the Capitol he had seen...
  • Susan Collins: "It Would Probably Be Helpful For President Trump Not To Comment Any Further"

    03/05/2017 1:02:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine sits down with Face the Nation Host John Dickerson to discuss President Trump's wiretap accusations, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia and healthcare reform. "It would probably be helpful if he gave more information, but it also might be helpful if he just didn't comment further and allowed us to do our work," she said about the Intelligence Committee investigation.
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • ‘Buckle up!’ Americans celebrate Trey Gowdy’s new role in DC

    01/17/2017 5:39:45 AM PST · by Resettozero · 36 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Tom Tillison
    In what some may see as an encouraging sign of intelligence being ushered in by the incoming Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has been named to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The South Carolina Republican, popular with the conservative wing of the GOP, was chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi and will now be tasked with the oversight of the United States intelligence community in his new committee.
  • Senate Intel Committee has sudden about-face after looking into whether Ted Cruz revealed classif...

    12/16/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by Isara · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    After the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his staff was looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) referenced classified information during Tuesday night's Republican debate on CNN, the committee issued a statement saying that is not the case.Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the chairman, told reporters on Wednesday that he had asked his staff to explore whether Cruz's comments about the National Security Agency's surveillance program constitute disclosing classified data, The Hill reported."I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told reporters, according to The Hill. "Any time you deal with numbers...
  • Hayden slams Senate report, claims CIA interrogations yielded 'Home Depot'-sized trove of intel

    12/10/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge, Chad Pergram, AP
    Good 6 1/2 minute video with Hayden. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Wednesday defended the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation methods, following the release of a Senate report that slammed their tactics as "brutal" and ineffective. “These interrogations … gave us kind of a Home Depot-like storage of information on Al Qaeda on which we relied,” Hayden told Fox News. “We are still relying on it today.” Hayden was one of the top-ranking intelligence officials in the federal government for a decade. He first served as director of the National Security Agency, before taking over at the CIA in 2006 during...
  • Intelligence director Clapper apologizes for lying to Congress

    07/02/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a “clearly erroneous” statement he made to Congress over the National Security Agency’s surveillance activity. In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released publicly on Tuesday, Clapper said he was mistaken when he told Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that the United States did not collect data on millions of Americans. “My response was clearly erroneous — for which I apologize,” Clapper wrote in the letter dated June 21. “While my staff acknowledged the error to Senator Wyden’s staff soon after the hearing, I can now openly correct...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee memo leaks

    07/05/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 8 replies · 1,015+ views
    Vanity | 7/5/05 | Little Pig
    So, whatever happened to the "secret" Democratic memos from the Intelligence Committee that that Republican staffer discovered? You know, the ones that showed the Dems' willingness to disrupt the War on Terror just so they could do a hatchet job on Bush? This issue seems to have dropped off the radar. And while I'm at it, let me just drag up ol' "secret docs in sox" Sandy Burglar, just to keep things current there too.
  • Kerry no-show in intelligence committee (and more - link articles)

    10/23/2004 8:11:22 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 7 replies · 557+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com/by way of IRN News.Com ^ | August 2, 2004 | Richard Stewart
    Missed 38 of 49 public hearings in 8 years WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues. During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. "There's been a total avoidance of discussion of the voting record of John Kerry," said Chambliss last week, following Kerry's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. "But that's not surprising. There's one area that...
  • Internal CIA report is sought by House

    10/21/2004 5:18:23 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 557+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/21/04 | Greg Miller
    WASHINGTON -- The ranking members of the House Intelligence Committee have asked the CIA to turn over an internal report on whether agency employees should be held accountable for intelligence failures leading up to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, congressional officials said.