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  • The Propaganda of The Washington Post Continues

    06/23/2017 3:38:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 43 replies
    There is a long-worded Washington Post story gaining lots of attention as the definitive article outlining the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy‘. However, anyone who walks in the deep weeds of DC propaganda constructs will immediately note the Ben Rhodes styled fingerprints of obfuscation and disingenuous nonsense.The article is transparently presented for several aligned purposes; all of them political, including the intensely political objectives of John Brennan and James Clapper, and all of them transparently spreading the truth-sauce way too thin.As a deep weeds walker myself, and having inoculated against the nonsensical -albeit fashionable to believe- infection, here’s my take....
  • Obamas secret struggle to punish Russia for Putins election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried eyes only instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putins direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
  • In Less Than 2 Minutes On MSNBC Susan Rice Exposed The Entire Obama Russian Motive

    04/04/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 113 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 4, 2017 | Sundance
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice only needed to confirm one aspect of the intelligence unmasking story for all of the dots to connect. She made that confirmation within two minutes of her interview with MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell. From the MSNBC transcript, emphasis mine: Susan Rice @00:51 Let me explain how this works. I was a National Security Adviser, my job is to protect the American people and the security of our country. Thats the same as the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and CIA Director.; and every morning, to enable us to do that, we receive ...
  • UPDATE: Susan Rice Confirms Her Unmasking Requests Were for President Obama

    04/04/2017 3:21:30 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 4, 2017 | Sundance
    UPDATE: Susan Rice Confirms Her Unmasking Requests Were for President Obamas Daily Briefing (PDB) With a general set of narrative talking points in hand President Obamas Former National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, appeared this morning on MSNBC for an interview with Andrea Mitchell. This is the We-Have-To-Respond-phase, which necessitates the optic. Andrea Mitchell is considered a trustworthy ally of the Clinton/Obama political networks; as such, it is not a surprise to see Mitchell selected as the interviewer. Mitchells use of wording carefully guides Susan Rice through the narrow path of self-incrimination by providing plausible deniability for verbal missteps. You already...
  • U.S. intelligence unveils spy version of Wikipedia

    10/31/2006 9:04:56 PM PST · by Prost1 · 27 replies · 918+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 31, 6:39 PM ET | Not provided
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community on Tuesday unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia, saying the popular online encyclopedia format known for its openness is key to the future of American espionage. The office of U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the government's classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web. A "top secret" Intellipedia system, currently available to the 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, has grown to more than 28,000 pages and...
  • Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

    11/16/2016 12:53:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday. Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward. While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks or even longer for him to receive it.
  • Trump now has access to nation's most valuable intelligence

    11/12/2016 4:59:02 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    President-elect Donald Trump will now have access to the most authoritative and highly classified intelligence produced by the U.S. government, Fox News has learned.Two intelligence sources confirmed that the Presidents Daily Brief, or PDB, is now available to Trump after the White House, before Tuesdays election, had directed that the winner have full access to the material, to ensure a smooth transition.The sources told Fox News they do not anticipate the briefings will begin until next week at the earliest. While Trump prepares to be read in on top U.S. intelligence, he and his transition team are busy assembling...
  • Vanity - Presidential Daily Briefing 29 Mar - 13 Jun 2016 (missed 49 of 76 days)

    06/14/2016 6:43:48 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    White House ^ | June 14 | White House Staff
    The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing March 29, 2016 9:30 AM The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing March 30, 2016 9:20 AM March 31, NO PDB April 1, NO PDB April 2, NO PDB April 3, NO PDB The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing April 4, 2016 9:06 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing April 5, 2016 9:40 AM The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing April 6, 2016 9:42 AM April 7, NO PDB April 8, NO PDB April 9,...
  • Trump to get intel briefings despite opposition

    05/16/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    TNN, Times of India ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The US President's schedule on any given morning includes a confidential Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) at 9 am before he embarks on the day's (mostly) public engagements. Presented usually by the Director of National Intelligence, the PDB fuses intelligence from various spy agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA etc), much of it obtained through "sigint" (signal intelligence) and "'technical" means (euphemism for bugging, electronic surveillance etc), to give the President a head's up on vital national security issues - from nuclear advances in countries such as Pakistan, North Korea and Iran to negotiating positions of China, India, and other majors at...
  • Release Obamas Benghazi intelligence briefings

    05/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    WaPo ^ | Monday, May 5, | Marc A. Thiessen,
    President Obama claims he was only repeating what the intelligence community told him when his administration asserted that the attack in Benghazi began with a spontaneous protest inspired by an Internet video. If thats the case, there is a simple way to prove it: Give the new congressional select committee investigating Benghazi his daily intelligence briefings that show exactly what he was told. There is precedent for doing so. In 2004, at the request of the 9/11 Commission, President George W. Bush declassified and publicly released the Presidents Daily Brief (PDB) delivered to him before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • White House Schedule - October 3, 2013 (Politics before Nat Sec!)

    10/03/2013 8:19:42 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    White House ^ | October 3 | White House Staph
    10:40 am The President delivers remarks at M. Luis Construction Company M. Luis Construction Company Pooled Press ________________ 12:00 pm The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office Closed Press ________________ 12:30 pm Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
  • Obamas Intelligence Brief Scandal

    10/13/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Kenny · 90 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2012 | Paul G. Kengor
    The last few weeks have produced many intriguing political moments, but none as shocking as the revelation that President Obama has been absent from the vast majority of his daily intelligence briefings. According to a study by the Government Accountability Institute, Obama failed to attend a single Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) in the week leading up to the recent anniversary of 9/11 and the chaos that erupted in the Arab world. The mere fact that we were approaching 9/11 was a crucial enough reason to attend not one but all the briefings. President Obama attended none. Worse, this is apparently...
  • Obama's Skipped Intel Meetings Under Scrutiny

    09/15/2012 8:38:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    A simple three-page report by the Government Accountability Institute tallying up the number of days President Barack Obama has attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) on intelligence has ignited a firestorm of controversy that places the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in a new and critical light. Now, with the Middle East ablaze, White House reporters on Friday once again pressed Mr. Carney on why Mr. Obama has attended less than half of his daily intelligence briefings, even as he makes time for...
  • The Fantasy President's Half-Time Score: Fundraisers 100, Intelligence Briefings 49

    09/12/2012 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    I hope you felt safe on the anniversary of 9/11. I know I did. And for that I have to thank about 500,000 dedicated national security professionals, reservists, regular airman, sailors and soldiers. Actually make that 500,000 national security pros minus one amateur.The amateur has been missing more often than not.While our defense/intelligence community has been fighting the wars on terrorists, Americas been at the mall. And the amateur? He has been busy taking out a $5 trillion mortgage for a remodeling project he favors in the US of A. Oh, and raising money for his reelection campaign. Obama- yes,...
  • Iraqis Arrest 8, Including Terrorist Leader

    12/09/2009 3:36:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 238+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2009 A senior leader of the Promised Day Brigade terrorist group was among eight people Iraqi security forces arrested in three operations today, military officials reported. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched homes in northern Baghdad for the senior leader, a suspect in weapons distribution and funding to Promised Day Brigade groups for attacks on civilians and security forces throughout the Iraqi capital. The man is believed to have ties to Promised Day Brigade leaders operating from safe havens in Iran. Following preliminary questioning and investigating evidence at the scene, Iraqi forces identified and arrested the...
  • Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel

    11/23/2005 5:34:50 AM PST · by Homer1 · 58 replies · 1,578+ views
    National Journal Group ^ | 11/22.2005 | Murray Waas
    Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter. The administration has refused to provide the Sept. 21 President's Daily Brief, even on a classified basis, and won't say anything more about it...
  • Keith Olbermann Connects Harriet Miers to Pre-9/11 Memo

    10/05/2005 10:38:27 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 64 replies · 2,347+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday October 5, 2005 | BrentBaker
    Leave it to Keith Olbermann to link the topics of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and the 9/11 attacks. On his Countdown show on Tuesday night, the MSNBC anchor suggested that Miers was the person who handed President Bush a memo in August 2001 that warned of Osama bin Laden's desire to attack the U.S. This was the same memo that some on the left have used to justify their criticisms that the President should have foreseen and prevented the 9/11 attacks based on the memo's general warnings about bin Laden's intentions. Olbermann teased his Tuesday night show with a...
  • PDB 12/4/1998, Subject: Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks

    07/24/2004 7:14:52 PM PDT · by True Capitalist · 60 replies · 3,637+ views
    The 9/11 Commission Report | 7/22/04 | CIA
    The following is the text of an item from the Presidential Daily Brief received by President William J. Clinton on December 4, 1998. Redacted material is indicated in brackets. SUBJECT: Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks 1. Reporting [] suggests Bin Ladin and his allies are preparing for attacks in the US, including an aircraft hijacking to obtain the release of Shaykh Umar Abd al-Rahman, Ramzi Yousef, and Muhammad Sadiq Awda. One source quoted a senior member of the Gamaat al-Islamiyya (IG) saying that, as of late October, the IG had completed planning for an operation...
  • CLINTON RECEIVED RED FLAG ON HIJACKINGS IN '98

    07/23/2004 12:29:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 498+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/23/04 | Andy Soltis
    July 23, 2004 -- The 9/11 commission released a previously classified briefing to President Bill Clinton made in 1998 about a threat from Osama bin Laden to hijack aircraft in the United States. The bombshell Presidential Daily Brief of Dec. 4, 1998, included information obtained by the CIA from a friendly government. It was headed: "Bin Ladin [sic] Preparing to Hijack U.S. Aircraft and Other Attacks." It cited information indicating bin Laden and his allies were preparing an aircraft hijacking and other attacks in the United States to free three jailed Arabs, including the mastermind of the 1993...
  • What We Learned and When We Learned It

    04/18/2004 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Phlap · 2 replies · 303+ views
    N Y Times ^ | 04/18/2004 | ANDY BOROWITZ
    n the summer of 2001 the director of central intelligence, George Tenet, was running around with his hair on fire. When told that Mr. Tenet's hair was on fire, President Bush replied, "I'm tired of swatting flies." The president added that the only thing worse than swatting flies was shaking trees. "You can swat all the flies and shake all the trees you want, but it still won't be a silver bullet," the president said. As August wore on Mr. Tenet's hair blazed out of control. Mr. Bush received a President's Daily Brief, or P.D.B., entitled, "Fire in Tenet's Hair...