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  • How the FBI's intelligence experiment went wrong

    05/17/2020 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/17/20 | James M. Casey
    **SNIP** Nearly two decades after 9/11, and seven years after Mueller left the FBI, the investigation code-named “Crossfire Hurricane” - the investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign and its supposed collusion with Russia - has exposed some flaws in Mueller’s dream of an intelligence-led FBI. When the FBI became intelligence-driven, it didn’t have to stop being fact-driven. Exhibit A is Christopher Steele, who was never a collector of facts - he was a former foreign intelligence officer, and there’s a huge difference: A spy’s singular mission is to break the laws of the countries to which they are assigned and get...
  • Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation

    05/08/2020 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 8, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    Susan Rice's bizarre Inauguration Day email about that meeting helps explain the campaign of leaks, lies, and obstruction that followed. Information released in the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case it brought against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn confirms the significance of a January 5, 2017, meeting at the Obama White House. It was at this meeting that Obama gave guidance to key officials who would be tasked with protecting his administration’s utilization of secretly funded Clinton campaign research, which alleged Trump was involved in a treasonous plot to collude with Russia, from being discovered or stopped by the incoming...
  • AG Barr just signaled that things are about to get ugly for the Russia collusion team

    04/13/2020 7:04:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 13 2020 | Kevin R. Brock
    “Travesty” is not a nice word. It usually is applied to gross perversions of justice, and that apparently is the context Attorney General William Barr desired when he dropped it into an interview answer the other day in the breezy courtyard of the Department of Justice (DOJ). His composed, understated delivery almost disguised the weighty magnitude of that disturbing word and the loaded adjective that preceded it. “I think what happened to him,” he said, referring to the president and the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into his campaign, “was one of the greatest travesties in American history.” Okay, it’s important to...
  • 'Ballooned At Inception': Trump To Cull 'Bloated' Intelligence Community

    04/07/2020 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/05/20 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Trump administration is set to pare desk jobs at the top of the intelligence community, invoking the argument that its staffs are too large and duplicative, knowledgeable sources say. One of the first targets is the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany and a favorite of President Trump, arrived as acting director in February. Mr. Grenell has brought in Kash Patel, once a close aide to Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican. Mr. Patel principally wrote the 2018 Nunes memo that exposed the FBI’s reliance on the discredited Christopher Steele...
  • Susan Collins: Firing of intelligence community watchdog 'not warranted'

    04/06/2020 1:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/20 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is breaking with President Trump's decision to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, saying his removal was "not warranted." "While I recognize that the President has the authority to appoint and remove Inspectors General, I believe Inspector General Atkinson served the intelligence community and the American people well, and his removal was not warranted," she said in a statement over the weekend. Collins noted that by giving the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a 30-day notification that he was removing Atkinson, Trump...
  • Classified U.S. Intel Report: China Is Hiding The True Scope Of Its Coronavirus Cases And Deaths

    04/01/2020 12:09:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2020 | AllahPundit
    This is like finding out that U.S. intelligence has formally concluded that China is maintaining concentration camps for Uighurs.We all already know. But it’s gratifying to see them call a lie a lie. Next they’re going to tell us that Russia and Iran are hiding the scope of the outbreak within their own borders.It seemed beyond belief that a country with 80,000+ official cases of a highly infectious novel virus somehow brought the number down to zero new cases in the span of about 10 weeks. Even the most draconian lockdown can achieve only so much. Confirmed: It’s beyond...
  • Google is using AI to design chips that will accelerate AI

    03/29/2020 2:35:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Google is using AI to design chips that will accelerate AI A new reinforcement-learning algorithm has learned to optimize the placement of components on a computer chip to make it more efficient and less power-hungry. 3D Tetris: Chip placement, also known as chip floor planning, is a complex three-dimensional design problem. It requires the careful configuration of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of components across multiple layers in a constrained area. Traditionally, engineers will manually design configurations that minimize the amount of wire used between components as a proxy for efficiency. They then use electronic design automation software to simulate and verify...
  • This robot taught itself to walk entirely on its own

    03/04/2020 9:24:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies MIT ^ | Mar 2, 2020 | by Karen Hao
    Google is creating AI-powered robots that navigate without human intervention—a prerequisite to being useful in the real world. ====================================================================== Within 10 minutes of its birth, a baby fawn is able to stand. Within seven hours, it is able to walk. Between those two milestones, it engages in a highly adorable, highly frenetic flailing of limbs to figure it all out. That’s the idea behind AI-powered robotics. While autonomous robots, like self-driving cars, are already a familiar concept, autonomously learning robots are still just an aspiration. Existing reinforcement-learning algorithms that allow robots to learn movements through trial and error still rely...
  • Coming Soon: The Deep State Smear of Ric Grenell

    02/20/2020 6:11:52 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words) loves to make history. He’s really good at it – better than anyone, in fact. Last night, the President decided to make another piece of history that all of his predecessors in office, from the most conservative Republican to the most leftist Democrat, have taken a pass on doing: Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to...
  • US counter-terror analyst pleads guilty leaking secret info

    02/21/2020 4:27:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 21, 2020
    Washington - A counter-terrorism analyst at the US Defense Intelligence Agency pleaded guilty on Thursday to leaking secret information to journalists, including details about foreign countries' weapons systems. Henry Kyle Frese, 31, who was arrested in October, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in June, the Department of Justice said in a statement. It detailed how Frese had leaked information to two unnamed journalists, one of whom he lived with, in 2018 and 2019. The journalists involved appeared to work for CNBC and NBC News, according to US media. CNBC, citing "sources with direct...
  • Tucker Carlson On Soleimani Intelligence: Since When Do We Trust The Deep State?

    01/07/2020 8:44:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2020 | AllahPundit
    The aftermath of the Soleimani strike is filled with unhappy subplots but a rare enjoyable one will be watching Fox’s 8 p.m. guy tussle with, well, pretty much everyone else on the network over whether aggression towards Iran is a good or bad thing.Tucker is clear and consistent. He doesn’t trust America’s hawkish national security establishment, be it in the context of Saddam’s WMDs, the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia, or the supposedly “imminent” threat posed by Qassem Soleimani. Especially the latter, as he’s been an outspoken critic of belligerence towards Iran throughout Trump’s presidency. He was the...
  • Musings II … The “Intelligence Community,” “Russian Interference,” and Due Diligence

    12/30/2019 8:24:44 PM PST · by malach · 4 replies ^ | 06.29.18 | Jack Matlock Jr
    Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election? Most commentators seem to think so. Every news report I have read of the planned meeting of Presidents Trump and Putin in July refers to “Russian interference” as a fact and asks whether the matter will be discussed. Reports that President Putin denied involvement in the election are scoffed at, usually with a claim that the U.S. “intelligence community” proved Russian interference. In fact, the U.S. “intelligence community” has not done so. The intelligence community as a whole has not been tasked to make a judgment...
  • John Ratcliffe Explains Why Corrupt Senators on SSCI Would Never Allow His Nomination...

    12/15/2019 11:12:46 PM PST · by malach · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12.15.19 | Sundance
    Representative John Ratcliffe is one of only three republican members of congress [the only one remaining (Gowdy, Goodlate gone)] who has seen all of the classified material evidence behind the FISA application and the intelligence abuses in 2016. In this interview Ratcliffe outlines the scale and scope of the abuses as well as what they mean in the context of corrupt and illegal DOJ and FBI activity. The takeaway from this interview with Bartiromo is exactly why senators who participated with the intelligence operation to remove and eliminate President Trump blocked Ratcliffe’s nomination to the position of Director of National...
  • Togo - Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Dec. 20

    12/12/2019 9:24:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Walt Disney Studios ^ | Dec 4, 2019 | Walt Disney Studios
    Togo - Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Dec. 20 An Original Movie starring Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. The poignant and emotional adventure debuts on Disney+ on Dec. 20, 2019.
  • California universities using SAT for admissions are violating civil rights, lawsuit claims

    12/11/2019 3:23:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Li Cohen
    The University of California is being sued for requiring incoming students to take the SAT and ACT. The lawsuit claims that the tests have a well-known "discriminatory effect" and "exacerbate the inequities" for underrepresented students. The lawsuit says the University of California (UC) is legally obligated to provide equal access to all students. The SAT and ACT, the lawsuit says, "reflect demographic and socioeconomic characteristics like family income, parental education and race" instead of measuring "academic ability or mastery of curriculum." The College Board, the organization behind the SAT, released a 2019 assessment of the SAT/PSAT in California that found...
  • K–12: Phonics Is Winning

    12/05/2019 4:42:33 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Important Ed News /// Phonics is winning, finally, at long last, after 85 stupid years, after 50 million functional illiterates, after one of the most stubborn subversive schemes against common sense ever to brutalize a country. Finally, the one correct way to teach reading is again embraced as the one correct way to teach reading. Go ahead, shout "OMG." The fix has been in for so many dumbed down decades that many people may have given up hope. You may think this is now crazy optimism on my part. But I will show you some signs that things have suddenly...
  • Intelligence Committee to begin circulating draft Ukraine report Monday

    12/01/2019 2:30:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 11/30/19 | Melanie Zanona, Kyle Cheney
    Members of the House Intelligence Committee will begin reviewing a report Monday on the panel's investigation of President Donald Trump's efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his Democratic adversaries, a crucial step in the House's fast-moving impeachment inquiry. Lawmakers on the panel will get a 24-hour review period, according to internal guidance sent to committee members and obtained by POLITICO. On Tuesday, the panel is expected to approve the findings - likely on a party-line vote - teeing it up for consideration by the Judiciary Committee, which is in turn expected to draft and consider articles of impeachment in the...
  • WATCH: Eric Swalwell Denies Farting On Live Television. Here’s The Video Clip

    11/18/2019 8:56:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 65 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 11/19/2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), who was the first presidential candidate to drop out of the race after receiving virtually no support from voters, appeared to have an embarrassing moment during an interview on Monday as it appeared as though he farted on live television. Swalwell has since responded to incident, after it went viral on social media, and denied that it was him.
  • Eric Swalwell rips a massive fart on MSNBC

    11/18/2019 6:23:41 PM PST · by struggle · 105 replies
    twitter ^ | 11/18/2019 | Eric Swalwell
    Watch and enjoy
  • End the War on Trump, Abolish the National Security Council

    11/16/2019 5:36:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest star of the Democrat effort to undo the 2016 election, is still at work on the National Security Council. While Trump supporters on the NSC like Rich Higgins and Ezra Cohen-Watnick were forced out, Vindman won't be. NSC staffers who criticized Obama holdovers or sought to expose their misbehavior are gone, but Vindman is still there while undermining Trump. And that’s the SNAFU of things on the NSC. The National Security Council has been ground zero in the campaign against President Trump from the beginning. General Flynn’s appointment as National Security Advisor had touched...