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  • CIA chief says China 'as big a threat to US' as Russia

    01/30/2018 2:08:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 2018/01/30
    CIA chief says China 'as big a threat to US' as Russia Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, the director of the CIA has said. Mike Pompeo told the BBC that the Chinese "have a much bigger footprint" to do this than the Russians do. As examples he cited efforts to steal US commercial information and infiltration of schools and hospitals - and this extended to Europe and the UK. Mr Pompeo was a hardline Republican congressman before becoming CIA chief. In his BBC interview, Mr Pompeo also said: He...
  • Former "High-Level" CIA Agent Warns "Terrified" Deep State Wants President Trump "Taken Out" (VIDEO)

    01/17/2018 1:26:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 56 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards. Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Ship's comments made to USAWatchdog.com's Greg Hunter: "They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there,...
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 71 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump's Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

    12/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 hours ago | By Debra Heine
    The mainstream media's usual hand-wringing about President Trump's Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several "unverified" tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn't have a problem with it. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump's tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence. The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on...
  • British Role Confirmed in Trump Spying Scandal

    04/17/2017 11:37:05 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    AIM ^ | April 17, 2017
    The British Guardian posted a report on April 13 claiming that its sources now admit that the British spy agency GCHQ was digitally wiretapping Trump associates, going back to late 2015. This was presumably when the December 2015 Moscow meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lt. General Michael Flynn took place. This runs contrary to the blanket nature of the denial insinuated in GCHQ’s carefully-crafted statement of March 17 claiming it was all “nonsense” and “utterly ridiculous” that they conducted surveillance of “then president-elect” Donald Trump (emphasis added). The surveillance went back a year before he became “president-elect.”
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...
  • CIA director 'stands by' belief Russia hacked DNC after meeting skeptic at Trump's urging

    11/07/2017 6:36:08 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 7, 2017
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo still believes Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee, the agency said Tuesday amid reports that Pompeo met a skeptic at President Trump’s urging. William Binney, who worked more than three decades at the National Security Agency before stepping down as technical director in 2001, met with Pompeo on Oct. 24 to discuss a July report he co-authored suggesting DNC emails were leaked, rather than hacked. “I thought it was a pretty good hourlong meeting,” Binney told the Washington Examiner.
  • Mike Pompeo Could Stop Robert Mueller in His Tracks (lib pearl clutching)

    10/28/2017 4:26:22 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10/27/17 | Barbara McQuade
    Does the CIA have the right to deny special counsel Robert Mueller access to Russia-related information relevant to his investigation into the 2016 U.S. presidential election? And if so, should we be worried that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would seize on that right to protect President Donald Trump?j The Washington Post recently reported that Pompeo has distorted the intelligence community’s findings regarding Russian interference in the election. Pompeo stated that the intelligence community concluded that Russian meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. In fact, a report released by the intelligence community in January “made no judgment” on...
  • CIA ‘working to take down’ WikiLeaks threat, agency chief says

    10/20/2017 11:55:02 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the “enormous threat” posed by each of them. CIA Director Mike Pompeo placed the antisecrecy website in the same category as terrorist organizations while speaking Thursday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ National Security Summit in D.C. “I talked about these non-state actors, and it’s not just Wikileaks. Indeed I may have overemphasized them — they are an enormous threat, we are working to take down that threat to the United States as well, to reduce...
  • CIA Director: Russian Meddling ‘Did Not Affect Outcome Of Election’

    10/19/2017 3:24:16 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo contested allegations that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election skewed results in a Thursday appearance before the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” Pompeo flatly declared, adding that he could not think of anything more important for the U.S. intelligence community to do then ensure the integrity of elections. The director continued that Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections “is not new,” adding, “the Russians have been at this an awfully long time.”
  • CIA Director Pompeo Lashes Out at Iran, Compares It to ISIS

    10/13/2017 2:11:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017
    On the eve of President Trump's decision on the certification of the Iran nuclear deal, CIA Director Michael Pompeo lashed out Thursday at the Islamic Republic in a speech at the University of Texas, calling it "a thuggish police state" and a "despotic theocracy," and comparing its ambitions to those of ISIS.
  • Pompeo cancels Harvard speech over Manning

    09/14/2017 10:30:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 8:31 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped his appearance Thursday at Harvard University over the school’s decision to make Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information, a visiting fellow. Pompeo called Manning an “American traitor.” He said he agreed with military and intelligence officials who believe Manning’s leak endangered the lives of CIA personnel. Pompeo was scheduled to appear at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to discuss allegations of Russian involvement in last year’s presidential election, the nuclear standoff with North Korea and other global security concerns. […] Pompeo, who has a law degree from Harvard, said he didn’t make...
  • Pompeo Says He’s Seen All Obama Admin’s ‘Unmasking’ Requests, Won’t Say If It Was Spying

    08/14/2017 5:49:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | David Krayden
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he’s seen all of the unmasking requests made by members of the Obama administration during the election. In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Pompeo would not reveal whether the requests constituted spying on President Donald Trump, his campaign or transition team. Obama officials asked for various intelligence documents to be “unmasked” to reveal the names of any Trump campaign or transition members connected with surveillance of meetings with foreign governments or officials. Pompeo would only say that the CIA had worked well with Congress. “There is an active investigation going one...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not ‘imminent’

    08/14/2017 5:50:20 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that nuclear war is not “imminent.” Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Pompeo said it’s clear North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are progressing rapidly, but he downplayed any immediate risk to the United States. “Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons text, they develop expertise, they expend the envelope. It is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate,” he said when asked whether North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 August 2017

    08/13/2017 4:55:08 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 200 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 August 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Aug 13th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National security adviser H.R. McMaster; former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen; Richard Cohen, president, Southern Poverty Law Center. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pompeo; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. THIS WEEK (ABC): McMaster; former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): White House national security adviser Tom Bossert; Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; former National Intelligence Director...
  • Trump thinking about making Pompeo national security adviser, shipping McMaster to Afghanistan

    08/03/2017 7:40:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 2, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump is looking at shifting CIA Director Mike Pompeo to the White House as national security adviser, according to a report Wednesday evening. The move would bump H.R. McMaster, the current national security adviser. McMaster, a three-star Army general, would in turn be sent to Afghanistan to command U.S. forces in that country, the New York Times reported, citing several unnamed administration officials. The move could help McMaster earn his fourth star.....
  • Sources saying Donald Trump "considering CIA Pompeo to replace HR"

    07/29/2017 5:19:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | 29 July 20017 | Sara A. Carter
    Sara A. Carter: Investigating: Rumors swirling in Wash circles and sources saying @realDonaldTrump "considering CIA Pompeo to replace HR" wait and see?
  • Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump

    07/28/2017 3:24:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump CIA Director Mike Pompeo: 'This organization is going to be in the business of stealing secrets' BY: Bill Gertz July 26, 2017 5:00 am The following are excerpts of an interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon senior editor and veteran national security reporter. Bill Gertz: Tell me about your first six months at CIA. CIA Director Mike Pompeo: The agency is frankly in a place where it's got great people out there doing the right thing, and the good news is we've got...
  • Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

    07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 73 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    .. At a security conference this week, the director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, criticized The New York Times for a recent article about an officer who was tapped to run the agency’s Iran operations, a newsworthy promotion because it was an indication of the hard line against Iran that President Trump promised during his campaign. Mr. Pompeo said that the publication of the official’s name, Michael D’Andrea, was “unconscionable” and put his covert status in jeopardy. Mr. Pompeo’s comments led to a wider discussion about the publication of Mr. D’Andrea’s name, and some readers wrote to us to express...
  • Syrian Rebels Alarmed By Reports Covert CIA Aid Will End

    07/23/2017 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 07/20/17 | Erika Solomon
    For nearly four years, Syrian rebels have clung to a programme of CIA assistance as a symbol of US support in their battle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. So reports that Donald Trump’s administration will stop the limited scheme to arm and train Syria’s opposition forces have sparked anger and confusion. Rebels say they have not been informed of any changes to the policy introduced by Barack Obama as US president in 2013 as part of efforts to put pressure on Syria’s president and bring about a political settlement. Mr Assad’s main backer, Russia, has long pushed for the US to...