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  • Reality Winner faces 'longest sentence' ever for federal crime involving media leaks

    08/15/2018 1:47:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ross Bynum-AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. She pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked as a translator at an NSA facility in Augusta. Winner’s plea deal with prosecutors calls for imprisonment of five years and...
  • 'Mainstream media’ noise aimed at disrupting POTUS Trump is a massive national security issue

    08/15/2018 6:38:33 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/15/18 | J. D. Heyes
    Full headline: Disgusting ‘mainstream media’ noise aimed at disrupting POTUS Trump 24/7/365 is a massive national security issue Dangerous Distractions: The ‘mainstream’ media was at it again on Tuesday, doing its level best to ignore the really important things happening in our country and the world to focus on the freak show of the week: Omarosa Manigault-Newman. The fired former White House staffer and reality TV ‘star’ has a ‘tell-all’ book to sell bashing POTUS Donald Trump, and though so much of what she claims in it has already been debunked, it doesn’t matter what’s happening in North Korea, China,...
  • Our National Security is Being Compromised

    08/14/2018 9:47:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/18 | James A. Lyons, Jr. Admiral, USN (ret)
    What the President must do on an expedited basis is cancel both the Port Canaveral and Wilmington deals. Prevent Gulftainer from conducting any further port activity in the U.S. Nearly two years after the election of Donald Trump as president, America is still suffering the consequences of the deterioration of our national security under former President Barack Obama. In a 10 August, 2018 article by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones, they have provided information on Obama’s billionaire Iraqi patron Nadhmi Shakir Auchi, who is now 80 and lives in London. Auchi is being sued for $4 billion for providing chemical...
  • Ex-CIA analyst blasts ‘disregard for national security’ after Omarosa revelation

    08/12/2018 4:25:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A former CIA analyst blasted ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Sunday for secretly recording chief of staff John Kelly in the White House Situation Room. Manigault Newman unveiled the 20-second audio clip on Sunday, depicting Kelly firing her inside the Situation Room — the highly sensitive space where phones and electronic devices are prohibited for security reasons. Ned Price, a former Obama special assistant and CIA official, tweeted that it wouldn’t be that difficult to sneak a phone into the office because the system is “built on trust."“Those are supposed to be the finest public servants we have,” Price...
  • Clapper Says Security Clearance Essential [semi-satire]

    07/29/2018 9:33:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Semmens
    While it is a normal business practice for former employees to turn in their keys and lose access to their employers' confidential communications, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says the Trump Administration removing his security clearance would be "a low blow." "I was hired by CNN with the expectation that my continued access to the government's classified information would make my commentary more interesting and credible," Clapper pointed out. "Stripping my clearance from me is a direct attack on my ability to fully monetize my expertise. It will deter my contacts who are current DNI employees from leaking...
  • I Got Married Last Week

    07/26/2018 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Ben Shapiro
    I got married last week. Hence my absence from this space for the first time in seven years. It was a beautiful wedding in Acre, Israel, overlooking the ocean at sunset. My father wrote the music for the processional, which brought everyone to tears. My bride looked stunning, of course. We broke the glass, we danced, we ate and we celebrated until deep into the night. Outside the wedding hall stood a guard. Every wedding in Israel requires an armed guard to prevent terrorist attacks. Only the armed guards prevent the infliction of mass casualties at joyous events; only the...
  • Trump moves to silence critics (by revoking security clearances)

    07/24/2018 6:02:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Collusion News Network ^ | Updated 7:20 AM ET, Tue July 24, 2018 | Stephen Collinson
    Washington (CNN) -- President Donald Trump's latest gambit to choke off the flow of information for past spy chiefs who have criticized him is a disturbing move that again exposes an imperious streak out of place in American democracy. The President's threat to rip security clearances from some of the nation's most decorated former intelligence officials may turn out to be a classic Trumpian distraction play that whips up a media storm and drowns out stories that are damaging to the White House. But the idea that it is being seriously contemplated will send a chilling effect throughout Washington. The...
  • Rand Paul calls to revoke John Brennan's security clearance, asks if he's 'monetizing' access

    07/23/2018 7:35:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/2018 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Rand Paul called Monday for President Trump to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, as he questioned whether the Obama-era spy boss was “monetizing” his access to sensitive information in his new role as a pundit. “Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump?” ... Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance ... Brennan’s role in the Russia probe “is in some ways more concerning than the FBI’s.” “Mr....
  • Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    07/23/2018 12:07:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 18 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. During the daily press briefing, Sanders told reporters that the president was considering taking away clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Director of National Security Michael Hayden (who worked under President George W. Bush).
  • Senator Rand Paul Meeting With Trump to Request John Brennan’s Security Clearance Be Revoked

    07/23/2018 1:05:15 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Senator Rand Paul will be meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon to request that disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan have his security clearance revoked. Brennan has been working in the media and bashing Trump for airtime, even accusing the president of treason following the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a series of unhinged tweets.
  • Trump is trying to strip Obama's intelligence chiefs of their security clearance in revenge for

    07/23/2018 1:32:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/23/18 | Emily Goodin
    Full title.................. Trump is trying to strip Obama's intelligence chiefs of their security clearance in revenge for making 'baseless accusations' including TREASON against him...........Sarah Sanders announced at her press briefing President Trump is exploring ways to remove clearances of those former intelligence officials critical of him Sanders had no details on how they would be removed but she said the administration is 'exploring' options She charged the former intelligence officials with using their clearances for political purposes and financial gain Those officials include former CIA chief John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former deputy Director of the Federal Bureau...
  • Confucius Institutes: Chinese Cultural Exchange, or Trojan Horses for Penetration of US Colleges?

    07/11/2018 7:00:19 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-11 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rachelle Peterson, director of research projects at the invaluable National Association of Scholars, and author of the groundbreaking report "Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education." Peterson’s investigation into these Chinese Communist Party-backed purported cultural exchange and language studies centers on U.S. college campuses — which she demonstrated were actually used to propagandize and penetrate our schools — preceded the recent disclosure of an FBI investigation into Confucius Institutes and a legislative effort to probe and counter their malign activities. Given China’s increasingly...
  • Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good and Biblically Justifiable Action

    07/02/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2018 | Wayne Grudem
    Is building a wall on our border a morally good action? As a professor who has taught biblical ethics for 41 years, I think it is – in fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protective walls with favor. WALLS GIVE PEACE AND SECURITY In the world of the Old Testament, people built walls around cities to protect themselves from thieves, murderers, and other criminals, and from foreign invaders who would seek to destroy the city. People could still enter the city, but they had to do so by the gate, so that city officials would have some control over who...
  • NSA deleting more than 685 million call records due to 'technical irregularities'

    07/01/2018 7:50:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2018 | Deb Riechmann and Susannah George
    The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said that going forward, the data would be retained by telecommunications companies, not the NSA, but that the intelligence agency could query the massive database. Now the NSA is deleting all the information it collected from the queries....
  • Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland [Helsinki, July 16]

    06/28/2018 5:35:33 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2018 | Mark Moore
    President Donald Trump will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin next month in Helsinki, the White House confirmed on Thursday. ​”​President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland​,” the statement said. “The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.​”​
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • Must See: United States Space Force Releases Insignia Designs (It's Right Out Of Star Trek)

    06/19/2018 7:25:39 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 106 replies
    United States Space Force ^ | June 19, 2018 | United States Space Force
    Here's a first look at the ranks and insignia designs of the new 6th military branch, the United States Space Force. The ranks are right out of Star Trek's Starfleet Command.
  • Chinese Government Hackers Steal Trove of U.S. Navy Data: Report

    06/08/2018 8:19:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    securityweek.com ^ | 6/8/2018 | AFP
    Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive trove of sensitive information from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new type of submarine-launched anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reported Friday. Investigators told the newspaper that breaches were executed in January and February by a division of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, operating out of the Chinese province of Guangdong. The contractor, which was not named in the report, works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, based in Newport, Rhode Island. It conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weapons systems. According to the Post, hackers...
  • Can Coal Help EMP Risk Reduction?

    05/23/2018 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Crucial · 42 replies
    Homeland Security Today ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kelso
    When the Commission to Assess the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse [EMP] Attack published its report in 2004, coal accounted for roughly half of all power produced in the United States. Today, only a third of US electricity comes from coal, according to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). This is good news for both environmentalists and natural gascompanies. The formers’ long term dream of a more sustainable source of power is being realized, while the latters’ business is booming. According to the EIA report, natural gas now makes up a third of all power produced – with nuclear and renewables...
  • McCain criticizes Trump over "fire and fury" threat to North Korea (8-8-17)

    04/27/2018 9:31:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Axios ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Shannon Vavra
    hn McCain, typically a supporter of a hawkish foreign policy, told KTAR radio Tuesday that President Trump's threat to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea was a mistake: "I take exception to the President's comments because you gotta be able to do what you say you're gonna do...In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt's saying, which I think is something that should've applied because all it's going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation. I think this is very, very, very serious…The great leaders I've seen don't threaten...