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  • Obama's deputy national security adviser resigns

    10/01/2009 10:21:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies · 1,736+ views
    AP via ^ | October 1, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser has called it quits. The White House says Mark Lippert is leaving the administration to return to active duty in the U.S. Navy. Obama said in a statement Thursday that he was not surprised when Lippert broke the news because he is "passionate about the Navy."
  • Edward Snowden talks 'Citizenfour' with Poitras, Greenwald

    02/13/2015 1:59:02 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies ^ | February 13, 2015 | Edward Moyer
    It was just like old times, sort of. On Thursday, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden got together again with journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras to talk surveillance, reliving in a sense their now historic secret meeting two summers ago in a Hong Kong hotel room. That first time around, Snowden handed the two a huge cache of top secret National Security Agency documents and asked them to let the public know about the NSA's gigantic and constitutionally questionable appetite for people's data. The meeting set off a chain of events that led to, among other things, consternation...
  • New Snowden documents say NSA can break common Internet encryption

    09/05/2013 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 5, 2013 | Joseph Menn
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has secretly developed the ability to crack or circumvent commonplace Internet encryption used to protect everything from email to financial transactions, according to media reports citing documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Guardian, The New York Times and journalistic nonprofit ProPublica reported on Thursday that the U.S. intelligence agency used a variety of means, ranging from the insertion of "back doors" in popular tech products and services, to supercomputers, secret court orders and the manipulation of international processes for setting encryption standards. The publications said the NSA and its British...
  • Snowden downloaded NSA secrets while working for Dell, sources say

    08/15/2013 3:13:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Reuter ^ | Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:50pm EDT
    Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the U.S. government's electronic spying programs while he was working for Dell Inc in April 2012, almost a year earlier than previously reported, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the matter.
  • Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport By PAUL SONNE MOSCOW—National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has received asylum for a year in Russia and has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, his lawyer said on Thursday. NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, says the U.S. has left him "stateless". Is that the case? What happens when the U.S. revokes an American's passport? How often does that happen? How do you renounce your citizenship? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who has been representing Mr. Snowden in Moscow, said the U.S. fugitive received so-called "temporary asylum" for a period of...
  • Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 08/01/2013
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden's legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said. “I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone,” he added. Snowden has already left the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, an RT crew at the scene has confirmed. His present location has not been made public nor will it be disclosed, Kucherena said, adding that Snowden is among the...
  • Fugitive Snowden leaves Moscow airport: representative (enters Russia)

    08/01/2013 5:14:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/1/2013
    The representative told Reuters that Snowden had crossed into Russia after spending more than month in the airport's transit zone.
  • Math Behind Leak Crackdown: 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments

    07/21/2013 4:14:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 20, 2013 | SHARON LaFRANIERE
    Soon after President Obama appointed him director of national intelligence in 2009, Dennis C. Blair called for a tally of the number of government officials or employees who had been prosecuted for leaking national security secrets. He was dismayed by what he found. In the previous four years, the record showed, 153 cases had been referred to the Justice Department. Not one had led to an indictment. That scorecard “was pretty shocking to all of us,” Mr. Blair said. So in a series of phone calls and meetings, he and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. fashioned a more aggressive...
  • Snowden ‘Immune’ to Torture

    07/18/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 45 replies ^ | July 18, 2013 | Staff
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden is boasting that he’s immune from torture and can never be broken, even by the world’s most experienced interrogators. He made that odd claim in an equally strange e-mail exchange with former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH), The Guardian newspaper of Britain reported. Humphrey wrote a supportive note to Snowden, thanking him for doing the “right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.” The former lawmaker’s well-wishing letter came with a caveat: “Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harm’s way any intelligence agent.” Snowden wrote back...
  • In Venezuela, Snowden Can Prepare For Life As A Pawn

    07/11/2013 12:34:49 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 July 2013 | Editorial
    Diplomacy: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden seems to have taken Venezuela's asylum offer, an odd choice for a man supposedly motivated by a desire for transparency. He should prepare for life as a pawn. U.S. surveillance is "not something I am willing to live under," Snowden told the U.K. Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, in a story published Monday, condemning yet again the NSA, whose operations, he claims, motivated him to hack into its computers, steal U.S. secrets, leak them to the press, and then flee a $100,000-a-year job and a pole-dancing girlfriend on the island paradise of Hawaii for a...
  • Sex-crazed government workers could be leakers, Obama admin warns

    07/10/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-10-2013
    Government workers with “a lust for money and sex” could be potential “insider threats” to the government, according to the Obama administration. The Obama administration has quietly implemented the “Insider Threat Program” to force federal employees to report their co-workers if they identify signs that they might harm the government’s interests from within. “Insiders who seek to harm U.S. security interests normally are either long-term plants or they are people who have been lured to betray their nation for ideological reasons, a lust for money or sex, or through blackmail,” warns the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive on its...
  • The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'

    06/26/2013 10:05:05 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 06/27/2013 | RT
    Edward Snowden is not booked to fly out of Moscow over the next three days, and with no valid passport, the NSA whistleblower might be stuck in airport limbo indefinitely. The hot pursuit of Snowden has ground to a halt four days after the former CIA technician, wanted in the US on espionage charges, flew into Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport from Hong Kong. Washington, which wants Snowden for leaking details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet telephone and Internet surveillance programs, charges that there is a clear legal basis for Moscow to hand him over. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who...
  • Justice Dept. targets general in leak probe

    06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | By Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz
    A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation’s second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said. Retired Gen. James E. “Hoss” Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obama’s inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011. The administration official said that Cartwright is suspected of revealing information about a highly classified effort to use a computer virus...
  • Boehner Calls NSA Leaker Snowden A “Traitor”

    06/11/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 80 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 11, 2013 | Tim Brown
    With a headline like this, I find myself thinking “From one traitor to another.” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), another one of those Republicans that should probably be labeled a Democrat, referred to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as a “traitor” and called his actions a “giant violation of the law.” I actually chuckled a bit because this man has not even referred to the current occupant of the White House as a traitor. Boehner appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday declaring, “He’s a traitor. The president outlined last week that these are important national security programs to...
  • NSA Leaker: I Had Authority 'To Wiretap Anyone'

    06/09/2013 11:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/13 | Tony Lee
    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who leaked information about the NSA's data surveillance programs, said he had the authority to wiretap even the president's email if he had a personal email address. In an interview with Glenn Greenwald the UK Guardian posted on Sunday, Snowden said while the NSA surveillance programs were at first more narrowly tailored, the agency now "specifically targets the communications of everyone" and stores them because "it's the easiest and most efficient" way to achieve their ends. He said he had the authority to wiretap nearly everyone in the United States.
  • The Resume of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden: Stunning (High school drop-out makes $200K year?)

    06/09/2013 8:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | June 9, 2013
    I'd hate to be in the Public Relations department at government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton this weekend. It's not just the fact that Snowden is/was a Booz employee. Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden's employer, is one of America's biggest security contractors and a significant part of the constantly revolving door between the US intelligence establishment and the private sector. The current of director [sic] of national intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, who issued a stinging attack on the intelligence leaks this weekend, is a former Booz Allen executive. And it's not just that DNI Clapper is an ex-BAH exec and his...
  • NSA Leaker Comes Forward: ‘I Know I Have Done Nothing Wrong’

    06/09/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 311 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6-9-2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A 29-year-old former CIA worker and current defense contractor employee has come forward as the source of the National Security Agency leaks to The Guardian newspaper: The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell. The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his...
  • DHS nominee drops out over ties to CIA tactics

    06/05/2009 3:37:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 377+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6-5-09 | Eileen Sullivan
    President Barack Obama's pick to be the top intelligence chief at the Homeland Security Department withdrew from consideration Friday after questions were raised about his role in the CIA's interrogations of terrorism suspects. Philip Mudd was scheduled next week to face senators considering his nomination as undersecretary of intelligence and analysis at Homeland Security. He notified the White House on Friday that he was withdrawing his name because he did not want to be a distraction. *snip* On Thursday, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Mudd's ties to the program would be investigated...
  • White House Leaked Friday's Immigration Announcement to NYT and Time Magazine

    06/18/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies Fox News Watch: ^ | June 17, 2012 | 09:18 | Noel Sheppard
    Days before President Obama proclaimed a new Justice Department edict concerning the deportation of young illegal immigrants, both the New York Times and Time magazine ran huge stories on Hispanics in America. According to Fox News Watch panelists Saturday, this was no coincidence (video follows with transcript and commentary): JON SCOTT, HOST: And then under the heading of coincidence or manipulation, we have this. Time magazine ran its cover story called “We Are Americans, Only We Are Just Not Legal.” The New York Times on Sunday ran a story on frustrated Hispanic, the frustrated Hispanic electorate, and then on Friday...
  • A song to the Leaker-in-Chief - the funniest and saddest (in the same time) video of the year

    06/16/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 2 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/16/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Tell on Me: The ballad of US agents A song to the Leaker-in-Chief from America's friends, based on the immortal song of Ben E. King, "Stand by Me." Produced by Latma, Israel's premiere satire group
  • National Security adviser Tom Donilon the White House leaker in chief?

    06/12/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. "..PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: I'll make news -- the culprit is clear. It's Tom Donilon, the National Security adviser. Tom Donilon is a political hack. He was a political operative. He was the delegate counter for Carter and then Mondale. And he is now running around -- he was also the guy working with Jim Johnson, corrupting Fannie Mae. And somehow, he is National Security adviser and he is known in Washington as the leaker in...
  • Homeland Security Advisor Accused of Leaking Docs

    11/10/2011 1:51:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 9 replies ^ | November 9, 2011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia." One lawmaker on Capitol Hill is demanding answers.
  • Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents

    11/09/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 11092011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
  • Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower

    11/09/2011 9:04:11 AM PST · by martosko · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who resigned in August, admitted late Tuesday that he leaked a document aimed at smearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson, an Operation Fast and Furious whistle-blower. “Dennis regrets his role in disclosing the memo but he’s a stand-up guy and is willing to take responsibility for what he did,” Chuck Rosenberg, Burke’s lawyer, said according to NPR. “It was absolutely not Dennis’s intent to retaliate against Special Agent Dodson or anyone else for the information they provided Congress.” Rosenberg claims Burke is cooperating with congressional investigators.
  • Justice case against alleged leaker collapses

    06/09/2011 9:01:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9 June 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    In a major blow to the Justice Department, one of its biggest leak prosecutions in years all but collapsed late Thursday when federal prosecutors withdrew all their felony charges against a former National Security Agency official accused of providing classified information to a journalist. Instead, under a plea deal reached with prosecutors, former NSA official Thomas Drake has agreed to plead guilty in federal court on Friday to a single misdemeanor count of "exceeding authorized use of a computer" -- a minor charge for which he will receive no jail time, a senior administration official told NBC. “This is close...
  • Manning faces new charges, possible death penalty

    03/02/2011 2:55:55 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 39 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    WASHINGTON — Following an intensive seven-month investigation, the Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials tell NBC News.
  • Liberals lionizing gay leaker Bradley Manning into new lib hero

    12/28/2010 4:25:39 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 28, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Liberals lionizing gay leaker Bradley Manning into new lib hero. The liberals in the US and around the world are beginning to rally against disgraced, homosexual leaker Manning in a way that is reminiscent of supporters speaking out on behalf of a cult figure or hero. In the last few days, the liberals in the media have made quite a gigantic uproar about either the manner in which Manning is allegedly being mistreated by the US military, or whether all the evidence that may just exonerate him has actually been released. This phenomenon is explainable in the following way. In...
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlight (PFC Bradley Manning doesn't get a pillow)

    12/20/2010 7:38:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12/21/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlightThe Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Concern is growing over the harsh conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits his court martial, writes LARA MARLOWE, Washington Correspondent WHILE JULIAN Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, celebrated his release on bail last week with cocktails before being driven to “mansion arrest” at a 650-acre estate in Sussex, Private First Class Bradley Manning was mouldering away in solitary confinement in the brig at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, deprived of exercise, news or even a sheet or pillow. Assange (39) is preparing...
  • WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange

    12/07/2010 2:58:27 AM PST · by bd476 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 7, 2010 | Andy Winter, Sky News Online
    WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police over sexual assault claims in Sweden, according to Sky sources. A fresh European arrest warrant has been received by Mr Assange's lawyer - as anger grows in the US over the latest leaked embassy cables by the whistleblowing website. Sky sources have said officers from Scotland Yard detained the 39-year-old Australian at around 9.30am. Labelling the move as a "political stunt", Mr Assange's solicitor Mark Stephens said his client wants to find out what allegations he faces so he can clear his name. Two...
  • Antiwar activists rally around suspected leaker

    08/19/2010 2:54:56 PM PDT · by StrangeFeathers · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 19, 2010 | DAVID DISHNEAU,
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Army private suspected in one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in U.S. history has become a hero to many anti-war activists who have joined an international effort to free him. At demonstrations this month in New York, Oklahoma City and Quantico, Va., where Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held, dozens of supporters have shouted that "Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime."
  • Bacon, ex-Pentagon spokesman, refugee advocate, dies

    08/15/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT · by John W · 7 replies · 626+ views
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2009 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Kenneth Bacon, a former reporter and Pentagon spokesman who later served as a top advocate of displaced people all over the world, died Saturday, according to Refugees International. He was 64. Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International. Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International. Bacon had served as the president of Washington-based Refugees International since 2001, the group said in a statement Saturday. The former Wall Street Journal reporter died Saturday morning from an aggressive melanoma...
  • Bush Irked by Leak on Private Talk With Obama Over Trade, Aid to Automakers

    11/11/2008 10:03:37 AM PST · by pleikumud · 93 replies · 1,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2008
    President Bush is unhappy the conversation between him and President-elect Barack Obama has been cast as a trade-off between Bush signing a second stimulus package in exchange for congressional passage of the Colombia Free Trade Deal, administration officials told FOX News on Tuesday.

    11/09/2008 7:06:22 PM PST · by Caper29 · 186 replies · 1,366+ views
    NYT MONDAY: SECRET ORDER LETS U.S. RAID AL-QAIDA IN MANY COUNTRIES... Dozen previously undisclosed attacks against al-Qaida and other militants in Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere...Developing...
  • Well, thanks, Joe...

    10/24/2008 8:07:00 AM PDT · by pickrell · 3 replies · 435+ views
    24 October 2008 | Ron Pickrell
    It was a time that truth may have slipped out, in an unguarded moment. Fresh from the National Security Briefing which is given to two men- one of whom will become President in a few weeks- and apparently confided to their running mates as well, a nervous Joe Biden approached the microphones. He had presumably heard something which had given him a dry mouth and wet pants, and so felt that the secret must be immediately compromised, in order to show how seriously he takes security. "Mark my words, Barack will be challenged in the next six months. And it...
  • Looking for a Leaker (FBI raids the home of possible FISA leaker)

    08/07/2007 11:23:17 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 21 replies · 1,505+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Michael Isikoff
    The controversy over President Bush's warrantless surveillance program took another surprise turn last week when a team of FBI agents, armed with a classified search warrant, raided the suburban Washington home of a former Justice Department lawyer. The lawyer, Thomas M. Tamm, previously worked in Justice's Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR)—the supersecret unit that oversees surveillance of terrorist and espionage targets. The agents seized Tamm's desktop computer, two of his children's laptops and a cache of personal files. Tamm and his lawyer, Paul Kemp, declined any comment. So did the FBI. But two legal sources who asked not...
  • MERRILL INSIDER 'FESSES UP (global insider-trading scam hatched in NYC Russian bathhouse)

    07/16/2006 9:19:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 698+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 15, 2006 | JANET WHITMAN
    A former junior banker at Merrill Lynch yesterday confessed to of a brazen insider-trading scheme that also enlisted an exotic dancer, a retired Croatian seamstress, a New Jersey mailman and moles inside a BusinessWeek print shop..........the Trans-Atlantic stock fraud scam that racked up $6.7 million in ill-gotten gains....... Trading on tips from the young banker on six big mergers netted $6.4 million of the illicit profits, making it by far the most lucrative scheme concocted by the insider-trading ring's masterminds, Eugene Plotkin, 27, and David Pajcin, 29. The pair, who met while they both worked at Goldman Sachs, recruited Shpigelman...
  • No Man is Above The Law.......

    07/08/2006 8:06:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 673+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | July 8, 2006 | J. William Lauderback
    No man is above the law -- unless of course you're a confidential snitch who feeds classified information to a New York Times reporter! At least that's the way it seems because the New York Times has published leaked information -- information that compromises our ability to fight the war against al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihadists and places the lives of our brave men and women in uniform and American citizens in grave peril! And no one seems to be in a great rush to identify and prosecute the leaker! Yes, our political leaders have all been swift to give the...
  • Treasonous NEW YORK TIMES mocked unmercifully on eBay (this is a news item, not a solicitation)

    06/29/2006 8:22:45 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 136 replies · 4,824+ views
    DFU | 6-29-06 | Doug from Upland
    NOTE: this is intended to be a news item, not a solicitation. I have removed all of the hot links and item number. (As with the recent eBay listing for the QUITCLAIM DEED to al-Zarqawi's bombed out house, the proceeds from this will go to FreeRepublic.) ==================================================================== Printer Version: All |  Listed in category:  Collectibles > Historical Memorabilia > Political > US > Other Items Osama thank you card sent to treasonous NEW YORK TIMES Item number: Seller status: Your item has been bid up to US As of Jun-29-06 07:42:40 PDT Current bid: US   End time: Jul-04-06 19:51:28 PDT (5 days...
  • National Security & Defense -- Stephen Kappes: The Wrong Man At CIA

    06/07/2006 6:43:08 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 6 replies · 1,283+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 31, 2006 | Kenneth Timmerman
    Stephen Kappes: The Wrong Man at CIA by Kenneth R. TimmermanPosted May 31, 2006Before Gen. Michael Hayden settles in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Congress needs to ask hard questions of the man he has said he wants to appoint as deputy director of the CIA: former operations chief Stephen R. Kappes. Kappes is a former Marine who elicits strong praise from former operations officers such as Gary Berntsen, who worked under him for two years. Hayden also heaped praise on Kappes. "When I did the Rolodex check around the community about Steve … they’re almost universally positive,"...
  • Mary McCarthy's leftist ties

    05/01/2006 7:06:15 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 47 replies · 1,472+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/ | Melanie Morgan
    ...Mary McCarthy's leftist ties The world can sometimes seem a bit upside down. Take for example [edit] the constant complaints by "journalists" at the big mainstream media outlets about their reputation for having a liberal bias. Then watch as the journalistic community awards Pulitzer Prizes to the Washington Post for undermining the detention of terrorists by the Bush administration. Or how about the New York Times for undermining the Bush-supported program that involves wiretapping of phone conversations by suspected terrorists. How did we get to the point where journalists are rewarded when they put American national security at risk?...
  • Leak in Pellicano Case Is Probed

    04/29/2006 12:09:24 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 489+ views
    L A Times ^ | April 29, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Henry Weinstein
    Federal authorities have begun a criminal investigation into who leaked confidential FBI documents The investigation will be conducted by the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego. Attorneys representing Pellicano and six others under indictment in the wiretapping scandal also have been given FBI investigative reports known as "302s" and other documents in the case. Under a protective order issued by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer almost four weeks ago, they can share the information only with their clients and potential witnesses. The confidential information was first disclosed two weeks ago, when the New York Times published the first of...
  • CIA Leaker & Reporter Have Partisan History Together (Mary McCarthy & Dana Priest)

    04/24/2006 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 84 replies · 8,518+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 04/24/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 24, 2006 Contact: Robert Dixon [cell] (916) 441-6197 or email: CIA LEAKER MARY McCARTHY & WASH. POST’S DANA PRIEST HAVE PARTISAN HISTORY TOGETHER New Questions Arise About CIA Leaker & Washington Post Reporter’s Political Motivations (SAN FRANCISCO) – The nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, Move America Forward (website: has uncovered new ties between disgraced CIA leaker, Mary McCarthy, and Washington Post reporter, Dana Priest. Priest was the reporter who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on classified information on the war on terrorism that CIA analyst Mary McCarthy leaked to her in...
  • Why Isn’t She in Cuffs?

    04/23/2006 11:33:40 AM PDT · by Laverne · 87 replies · 2,792+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/23/06 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Justice Department needs to be aggressive in the case of the CIA leaker. There are countless questions that arise out of the CIA's dismissal of a prominent intelligence officer, Mary O. McCarthy (no relation), for leaking classified information to the media. But one in particular springs to mind right now: Why isn't she in handcuffs? A C.I.A. officer has been fired for unauthorized contact with the media and for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," said a C.I.A. spokesman, Paul Gimigliano. "This is a violation of the secrecy agreement that is the condition of employment with C.I.A. The officer...
  • CLOSING IN (The net tightens on Rockefeller and Durbin)

    02/27/2006 5:37:56 AM PST · by livesbygrace · 79 replies · 3,247+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/27/2006 | The Prowler
    Word out of the Defense Intelligence Agency and law enforcement sources has the FBI and the Department of Justice comparing notes and dates on who in the U.S. Senate received national security briefings on both the overseas terrorist prisons and the NSA overseas terrorist monitoring programs, and when those briefings took place. "The number of Senators who received briefings is not as large as people think," says one law enforcement source. "These were programs with a limited 'Need to Know" list on Capitol Hill." Federal investigators looking into the leaks of both those programs to the press are zeroing in...
  • CIA counter-terrorism chief steps down ~

    02/07/2006 9:47:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 891+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2006; 6:20 PM | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA's counter-terrorism center has been forced to step down as part of efforts by the spy agency to bolster its pursuit of al Qaeda, current and former intelligence officials said on Tuesday.Robert Grenier, 51, told colleagues in an e-mail on Monday that he had been asked to move on from the helm of the unit that plans and executes CIA counter-terrorism operations and provides analysis on terrorism issues. It was not clear whether Grenier planned to leave the spy agency and there was no immediate word on who would succeed him in the...
  • These FBI employees suffered for having been right about Islamic terror

    08/06/2004 5:03:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 916+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 6, 2004 | Jack Kelly
    Newly hired as a translator of Turkish and Farsi (the language spoken in Iran), Sibel Edmonds was sitting at her desk in FBI headquarters in Washington on Sep. 20, 2001, retranslating a communications intercept headquarters had received some time before from an agent in Phoenix. The intercept contained references to skyscrapers and to U.S. immigration procedures, clues to the intentions of the 9/11 hijackers, clues overlooked by the person who first translated the document. Edmonds raced to her supervisor and asked to speak on a secure line to the agent who had obtained the intercept, to tell him of the...
  • Charges against FBI deemed not secret

    02/23/2005 2:23:54 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | By Shaun Waterman
    UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL The Department of Justice has abandoned its argument that charges made by a fired FBI translator are secret, paving the way for a court case involving charges of incompetence, poor security and possible espionage in the translation unit of the bureau's Washington field office. At issue are accusations by Sibel Edmonds, a contract translator for the FBI hired in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mrs. Edmonds, fluent in Turkish and in the Farsi language spoken in Iran, reported that many of those hired to work in the unit barely could speak English; that they...
  • Access to Memos Is Affirmed

    02/22/2005 10:13:59 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 369+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    The Justice Department has backed away from a court battle over its authority to classify and restrict the discussion of information it has already released, handing a local advocacy group a victory by granting it explicit permission to publish letters written by two senators that contain the contested information. The case was considered a potential test of limits to the government's power to restrict access to information in the public domain on national security grounds. Former attorney general John D. Ashcroft had strongly defended the practice in this case by likening it to putting "spilt milk" back in a jar...
  • Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?

    01/10/2006 5:21:52 AM PST · by jackv · 80 replies · 2,435+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Clarice Feldman
    Macsmind is reporting that Sen. Rockefeller may be the target of investigators examining the leak of classified information on the NSA surveillance program. I’m trying to confirm this information, but several sources are telling me today that some investigators working on the NSA leak probe believe that Senator Jay Rockefeller may have been a little more than “concerned” about NSA. In fact, he may just be the leaker of the program to the NY Times, and is now being considered a “significant person of interest” in the probe.
  • Bill Clinton Pardoned Nat'l Security Leaker

    07/26/2005 7:38:56 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 980+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:12 a.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Bill Clinton Pardoned Nat'l Security Leaker No wonder 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been silent as a churchmouse about Karl Rove while her Democratic colleagues call for his prosecution for leaking classified information about CIA employee Valerie Plame. Turns out - in the only case in U.S. history of a person successfully prosecuted for leaking classified information to the press - Hillary's husband pardoned the guilty party. On January 20, 2001, President Clinton pardoned Samuel Loring Morison, a civilian analyst with the Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1984, Morison had been convicted of providing classified satellite photos of an...