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  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Comey: Clinton IT Contractor's Reddit Posts Are Not Evidence Of A "Cover-Up," (truncated)

    09/29/2016 6:02:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-28-2016 | Tim Hains
    Full title: FBI Director Comey: Clinton IT Contractor's Reddit Posts Are Not Evidence Of A "Cover-Up," Not A Violation Of Immunity Deal FBI director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that newly discovered online posts made by an IT contractor for Hillary Clinton do not violate his immunity deal and are not evidence of a cover-up. (snip) Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte next asked Comey if the Reddit postings were "evidence of obstruction of justice" or "a violation of Mr. Combetta's immunity deal." "Not necessarily, no," Comey replied. "It would depend on what his intention was. Our team concluded...
  • How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time

    10/14/2016 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Vendome · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    Interesting to note that Paula Broadwell "Was Not Charged with a Single Crime" Here's why: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey listened as prosecutors did a mock run-through of the government’s case, a preview of how they would present their evidence to Petraeus’s lawyers in order, they hoped, to force a guilty plea. The presentation included felony charges: lying to the FBI and violating a section of the Espionage Act. A conviction on either carried potentially years in prison. They were also considering bringing the same charges against Petraeus’s biographer and former mistress, Paula...
  • Comey Testimony on Clinton’s ‘Intent’ in Email Case Triggered Firing

    05/12/2017 2:02:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 85 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Bill Gertz
    FBI agents angered at FBI director's lenient handling of email probe! The surprise firing of James Comey was triggered by the ousted FBI director's recent comments on why he chose not to seek the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for using an unsecure email server, according to White House and Trump administration officials. President Trump was angered by Comey's assertion that Clinton had no criminal intent when she mishandled highly classified information on her private server, said officials familiar with the president's thinking. .. "Federal law is clear regarding classified materials: intent is not relevant [to mishandling classified information]," the White...
  • What Trump’s Letter to Comey Means

    05/10/2017 1:48:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | May 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Right there it is at Fox: “Growing questions over president’s assertion that Comey told him three times he wasn’t being investigated.” You knew that was gonna happen. So why would Trump put that in the letter? Why would Trump assert that? Some people think, “Trump just can’t help himself. He’s a child. Trump had to put in that he’s innocent, he’s not guilty, he didn’t do anything.” That’s not what Trump was doing. You have to know Donald Trump. It’s no crime knowing Donald Trump — and I don’t mean “know him,” know him. I mean know how he...
  • 'Who Appointed You To The Supreme Court?' Senator Asks Sally Yates

    05/08/2017 9:16:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies ^ | 05/08/2017
    “Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?” pointedly asked Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. He was grilling former acting attorney general Sally Yates about her refusal to enforce President Trump’s first executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States until vetting procedures could be improved. The senator pressed on, noting that it is the courts that determine what is constitutional, adding, “In fact, aren’t most acts of Congress presumed to be constitutional?” Yates hesitantly responded, “They are presumed but they’re not always constitutional, and of course, I was not on the Supreme Court....
  • End the Fake Filibuster: It’s not a constitutional requirement at all.

    02/08/2017 8:21:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2017, 12:04 am | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    What allows Schumer to thwart the majority’s will and paralyze the Senate? Not the U.S. Constitution, as the framers designed it. The answer is a centuries-old Senate practice called the filibuster. Senators in the minority could take the floor and talk endlessly, never agreeing to formally end debate so the majority could vote. They’d talk the legislation to death or “filibuster” it, in the process shutting down all other Senate business. The House never permitted it, always allowing a simple majority to shut down debate. In the Senate, the idea was to make sure the minority was heard. But over...
  • ((Wikileaks) Smoking Gun email on intent with private server...

    11/05/2016 6:18:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 62 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 5 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    "I didn't have a Blackberry. What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels."
  • Podesta To Mills: "We Are Going To Have To Dump All Those Emails"

    11/01/2016 9:23:58 AM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/1/2016 | Tyler Durden/Wikileaks
    In today's, 25th, Wikileaks release of hacked Podesta emails, one of the notable highlights is a March 2, 2015 exchange between John Podesta and Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in which the Clinton Campaign Chair says "On another matter....and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails." The email, which may indicate intent, was sent at the same time as the NYT story "Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules" - which for the first time revealed the existence of Hillary's email server - hit, and just days...
  • Juror 4: Oregon standoff prosecutors failed to prove 'intent' to impede federal workers

    10/28/2016 10:59:48 AM PDT · by Jane Wayne · 6 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Juror 4 vigorously defends the across-the-board acquittals of Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants, calling the rulings a "statement'' about the prosecution's failure to prove the fundamental elements of a conspiracy charge.
  • Discovery – 2014 Reddit Archive: Platte River Network’s Paul Combetta Requesting Tech Help

    09/19/2016 2:58:57 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Discovery – 2014 Reddit Archive: Platte River Network’s Paul Combetta (“Oh Shit” Guy) Requesting Tech Help To Strip “VIP’s Emails” A rather stunning discovery has been made by a researcher named Katica who uncovered a July 24th 2014 Reddit thread started by Platte River Network executive Paul Combetta who -at the time- was requesting technical advice on how to strip a “VIP (VERY VIP)” email address from archives stored on a server he has “full access to“.
  • Gowdy: FBI barely probed Clinton about intent on emails

    09/02/2016 1:20:01 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/16 | Julian Hattem
    FBI officials failed to aggressively question Hillary Clinton about her intentions in setting up a private email system, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) claimed this week, exposing a potential key vulnerability in the bureau’s investigation. “I didn't see that many questions on that issue,” Gowdy told Fox News’s “The Kelly File” on Wednesday evening.
  • Of Course Hillary Clinton Deleted Those Benghazi Emails On Purpose

    08/31/2016 9:58:15 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/30/2016 | Kerry Jackson
    Hillary Clinton said she deleted only personal email correspondence — her natterings about daughter Chelsea's wedding, yoga classes and personal trips — before releasing tens of thousands of emails from a personal account that she used to conduct her State Department job. But a new batch of 30 emails possibly related to the Benghazi terrorist attacks has been found. Was she planning a family vacation in Libya? Is that how she's going explain why those emails ended up in the account's trash bin and weren't released with others? Those emails are among the roughly 15,000 that Clinton did not turn...
  • FBI Admits Hillary Used BleachBit Software Designed to ‘Hide Traces Of’ Deleted Emails

    08/26/2016 8:21:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told America’s Newsroom on Thursday that Hillary Clinton used BleachBit software to hide all traces of her deleted emails. According BleachBit goes beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source. Zero Hedge reported: During his appearance on Fox, Gowdy clearly indicates that Clinton’s use of BleachBit undermines her claims that she only deleted innocuous “personal” emails from her private server. “If she...
  • FBI Admits Clinton Used Software Designed To "Prevent Recovery" And "Hide Traces Of" Deleted Emails

    08/25/2016 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 150 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 25, 2016
    South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News today and disclosed new details about the Clinton email scandal that seem to indicate intent to destroy evidence. Per the clip below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used "BleachBit" to erase the "personal" emails from her private server. For those not familiar with the software, BleachBit is intended to help users delete files in a way to "prevent recovery" and "hide traces of files deleted." Per the BleachBit website: Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of...
  • Gross Negligence Standard Used In Classified Information Case

    07/07/2016 10:40:14 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 12 replies
    July 7, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    When discussing 18 USC § 793(f), the court in this 1995 opinion stated: The purpose of the federal espionage statute is to protect classified documents from any unauthorized procedures such as “remov[al] from its proper place of custody” regardless of the means of removal, and it was appellant’s gross negligence that was the proximate cause of the classified document’s removal. We stated in United States v. McGuinness, 35 MJ 149, 153 (1992), cert. denied, 507 U.S. 951, 113 S.Ct. 1364, 122 L.Ed.2d 743 (1993), that “it is clear that Congress intended to create a hierarchy of offenses against national security,...
  • Trey Gowdy Destroys FBI’s James Comey over Hillary Clinton’s ‘Intent’

    07/07/2016 9:25:40 AM PDT · by catnipman · 105 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 7/7/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) demolished FBI director James Comey’s claim Thursday that the government lacked sufficient evidence of criminal intent to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mis-handling classified information.
  • Martin Armstrong: "James Comey Had No Problem Keeping Me In Prison Without Any Charges"

    07/05/2016 7:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/5/16 | Submitted by Martin Armstrong via,
    To indict someone, the criteria is supposed to be “intent.” Comey has used that to pretend there is no evidence that Hillary “intentionally” erased anything. Comey also stated that Hillary’s lawyers erased her emails using a keyword search program and they did not “read” the emails. He added that he would not recommend charges against Hillary or her aides. “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey...
  • FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

    07/05/2016 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 161 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton...
  • Obama: ‘You Interpret a Statute Based On…Intent’

    06/09/2015 4:07:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 9, 2015 | 7:31 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The intent of Obamacare is clear, and the law “doesn’t need fixing”, President Obama told a news conference in Germany on Monday. “There is no reason why the existing exchanges should be overturned through a court case,” he insisted, just days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that could eliminate subsidies for people who got their insurance through the federal exchange. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, said laws should be interpreted based on their “intent”: “And under well-established statutory interpretation approaches that have been repeatedly employed, not just by liberal Democratic judges, but by...