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  • ‘He will die in jail’: Intelligence community ready to ‘go nuclear’ on Trump, senior source says

    02/15/2017 12:07:31 PM PST · by GraceG · 184 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 15 Feb 2017 at 11:08 ET | David Edwards
    US. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what he said were “un-American” leaks that led to Flynn’s ousting.
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. “Now we go nuclear,” he tweeted. “IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.'” “US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • Intelligence Database Worker Illegally Looked Up Edward Snowden, Others Hundreds of Times

    06/21/2017 2:04:49 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    A senior security database program officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence had at least 14 freelance jobs, performed hundreds of illegal searches and admitted to spending approximately “all day” on Facebook. The findings are contained in a heavily redacted 32-page report compiled in late 2014 by the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and made public Wednesday by Buzzfeed journalist Jason Leopold.
  • US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

    06/18/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker
    The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed. {snip}....All of the documents relate to the government's use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services. The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans...
  • Wyden Asks Spy Chief to Give Third Answer to Question About Domestic Surveillance

    06/15/2017 3:32:44 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Is Sen. Ron Wyden trying to warn the public about an unknown government surveillance effort that affects domestic communications? The Oregon Democrat isn’t saying, leaving experts guessing as he presses a cryptic inquiry. On Thursday the privacy advocate's office circulated to reporters a letter Wyden sent to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, demanding that Coats offer a third answer to a question about government surveillance. The question, first asked by Wyden at a June 7 hearing and restated Thursday, seems straightforward: “Can the government use FISA Act Section 702 to collect communications it knows are entirely domestic?” At the...
  • The monumental idiocy of leaker Reality Leigh Winner

    06/10/2017 2:11:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:26 PM | Becket Adams
    The online news outlet that unwittingly outed the Georgia woman who has since admitted to providing them with classified National Security Agency documents may not be the dumbest entity in this story. Reality Winner, 25, whose top-secret clearance gave her access to the now-leaked NSA information, has been coaching family members via jailhouse phone calls, which are monitored, on how to manipulate investigators and the press, according to prosecutors. Her plan, they said, is to portray herself as some sort of scared, doe-eyed neophyte.
  • Rosie O'Donnell joins group of supporters who have raised $15,000 for alleged NSA leaker Reality....

    06/08/2017 8:18:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2017 | Jessica Chia For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Rosie O'Donnell joins group of supporters who have raised $15,000 for alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner: Comedian donates $1,000 to online campaign set up by fans who think she is a 'hero and patriot' Rosie O'Donnell donated $1,000 to an online fundraiser for alleged National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner that has already amassed $15,000. The GoFundMe page for Winner has racked up $14,842 after the federal government filed a criminal complaint accusing her of removing classified material from a government facility and passing them off to an online news outlet. The 25-year-old Winner, who O'Donnell hailed as...
  • Who In The Hell Hired NSA Leaker Reality Leigh Winner After Her Twitter Rants?

    06/08/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | June 8, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Who In The Hell Hired NSA Leaker Reality Leigh Winner After Her Twitter Rants?
  • Did Another Intelligence Director Lie to Wyden About Surveillance?

    06/07/2017 1:03:22 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Privacy advocates and journalists want to know what Sen. Ron Wyden is up to -- and whether the Oregon Democrat elicited another lie about surveillance from a director of national intelligence during Wednesday's Senate intelligence committee hearing. Wyden asked one of the final questions at the hearing that dealt with the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and with Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which expires later this year if Congress does not act. Wyden, a forceful privacy advocate, asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, with whom he had sparred earlier, a simple standalone...
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/06/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    circa ^ | 06/06/17 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. {..snip..}
  • Reality Winner’s Facebook page fills with rage

    06/06/2017 4:14:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    The Facebook page of government contractor Reality Leigh Winner was filled Tuesday with predictions from strangers about the indignities awaiting her behind bars. “Hope you enjoy prison,” wrote one detractor. “At least it will be federal not state.” Ms. Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, environmentalist and opponent of President Trump, is accused of leaking a classified government report to an online news site. While the Justice Department didn’t address her motives in its criminal complaint, Ms. Winner’s social media account contains numerous references to environmental activism and support for liberal Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont. She refers to Mr....
  • NSA Leaker Hates Trump, Backed Bernie Sanders

    06/06/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6 Jun 2017 | Greg Richter
    Reality Winner, the 25-year-old federal contractor charged with leaking top secret information to the media, has a long social media trail of liberal political posts and is a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Winner also hates President Donald Trump, once posting that the president is a "piece of s***" over his moves to stop protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Her social media posts have included #notmypresident as well as calls to #resist over Trump's environmental policies as well as DAPL. Winner also is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Middle East languages Pashto, Farsi and Dari, her mother,...
  • Secret NSA report: Russian military intelligence hacked U.S. voting software supplier

    06/06/2017 7:16:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2017 | AllahPundit
    Let’s start with a caveat from one of the authors of The Intercept’s story, just so we’re clear on what *isn’t* being alleged. very very important: there’s nothing in the NSA report indicating the actual voting machines or vote tabulations were compromised— Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) June 5, 2017 Was that the goal, though? The piece is long and difficult to excerpt so I’ll try to summarize. According to the NSA (CBS has confirmed that this is indeed a real NSA report), last August Russia’s military intelligence unit — the GRU — hacked into a software company, likely VR Systems...
  • Justice Department names federal contractor as suspected leaker of 2016 classified intel

    06/06/2017 6:23:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    KTTS ^ | 06/06/2017
    CNN) -- A 25-year-old federal contractor is accused of leaking classified information regarding a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack to an online news outlet. The Justice Department announced charges on Monday against Reality Leigh Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia. She is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet," according to a federal complaint. Who is Reality Winner? -- Winner is a federal contractor with Top Secret security clearance. She had been assigned to a US government agency facility in Georgia since February 13. -- She is accused...
  • NSA Leaker: ‘Being White Is Terrorism’

    06/06/2017 2:33:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/17 | Scott Greer
    The woman charged by the Department of Justice with stealing “Top Secret” information from the National Security Agency apparently believes being white is a form of terrorism.That’s according to a tweet the alleged leaker, Reality Winner, sent in February. Winner, who is herself white, tweeted at rapper Kanye West that he should make a shirt declaring whiteness an act of terror.“@kanyewest you should make a shirt that says, ‘being white is terrorism’,” she tweeted.Winner’s social media history is filled with left-wing messages and support for progressives like Bernie Sanders, as The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross has previously documented. The majority...
  • NSA Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who ‘Resists’ Trump

    06/05/2017 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 154 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 5,2017 | Chuck Ross
    The 25-year-old woman who stole “Top Secret” documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The Intercept appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and other progressive icons, such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore. Reality Leigh Winner’s apparent social media footprint also shows that she is a supporter of other liberal causes, including the Women’s March and the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim civil rights group. She also recently referred to President Trump as a “piece of shit” because of his position on the Dakota Access Pipeline From Facebook You have got to be...
  • Federal contractor Reality Leigh Winner arrested for sending classified NSA intelligence(trunc)

    06/05/2017 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 204 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 5th, 2017 | by Kyle Feldscher
    A 25-year-old federal contractor is facing charges she leaked a classified National Security Agency document to a news outlet in May. The charges against Reality Leigh Winner came about an hour after the publication of a story based on an NSA document detailing Russian attempts to hack American voting systems in 2016. President Trump has been pushing Justice to go after leakers inside the federal government, which he has identified as "the big story" when it comes to Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner's arrest could signal the federal government is going to aggressively investigate and prosecute individuals...
  • Breaking per Jack Posobeic (Twitter): Sessions files charges against NSA leaker

    06/05/2017 3:02:32 PM PDT · by LS · 352 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/5/2017 | Jack Posobic
    @JackPosobiec Beeking [sic] Jeff Sessions Files Charges Against NSA Leaker "US Justice Dept. files against Reality Leigh Winner, 25, federal contractor from Augusta, GA, a secret clearance holder, who "improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense intelligence from an intelligence agency community agency . . . retained it . . . [Then] a few days later unlawfully transmitted it by mail . . . to an online news outlet."
  • Lawmakers demand more information and privacy protections before reauthorizing FISA snooping powers

    06/04/2017 3:33:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Congress shouldn’t reauthorize the government’s most potent snooping powers until it imposes stronger safeguards for Americans, a key conservative lawmaker said in response to a judge’s ruling that U.S. intelligence agencies tried to hide potential breaches of privacy rights. Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said Judge Rosemary M. Collyer’s April ruling is the latest in a string of warning signs that federal agencies need more oversight before Congress renews their broad powers under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In particular, Mr. Labrador and several colleagues want to know how often Americans’ information is scooped up and...
  • NSA Won’t Release Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Tarmac Transcript on “Golf” and “Grandkids”

    06/03/2017 10:43:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    GP ^ | 06/03/17 | Jim Hoft
    Snakes on a Plane Reporter Christopher Sign of ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ broke the story on the secret meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Arizona in JuneLoretta Lynch leaving plane after meeting with former President Bill Clinton on tarmac in Arizona.Christopher Sign said the FBI told local reporters they could not take in photos or video of the meeting: Hillary Clinton told “Meet the Press” later that week that the controversial meeting between her husband and Attorney General Loretta Lynch was “purely social.” Hillary insisted they talked about their...