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  • The Secret History Of The Saudi Consulate Affair: Turkey's Counter-Attack

    10/19/2018 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 18, 2018 | Melik Kaylan
    Almost everything we know about what actually happened in the Saudi Consulate comes from the Turks. Make that everything we know. And make that what we think we know. One thing is certain at this point. The US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi is dead. The rest, down to how long it took for the Saudi executioners to kill him – seven minutes – we have from Turkish sources. Now ask yourself – why are the Turks so determined to be so informative? The regime in Ankara is hardly a champion of human rights for journalists. Hardly a paragon of selfless...
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • Trump Is Right About Clearances

    07/30/2018 2:58:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2018 | Sean Bigley
    The White House announced last week that President Trump was considering revoking the security clearances of six former intelligence officials. Law and policy support such revocations, but as the swift and negative reaction in Washington showed, the president must take a nuanced approach. The legal framework for security clearances was charted by a 1988 Supreme Court decision, Department of the Navy v. Egan. The justices noted that a president has absolute power to grant, deny or revoke access to classified information. This authority is inherent in his role as commander in chief. The court ruled that the president could form...
  • David Hogg threatens Trump on twitter?

    07/23/2018 6:40:02 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 121 replies
    Twitter @DavidHogg111 ^ | 12:48 PM - 23 Jul 2018 | David Hogg
    To US President Trump: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
  • Here’s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year

    05/05/2018 3:02:59 PM PDT · by PIF · 55 replies
    The War Zone ^ | May 4, 2018 | By Tyler Rogoway and Joseph Trevithick
    We finally see the study that was oddly classified on arrival and it has new relevance based on Japan's desire for a new stealth fighter. Finally, in early 2016, the debate surrounding the need for more F-22s came to a head and study was mandated by Congress for the USAF to research what putting the super-fighter back into production would take. That study was finished in late 2016 with some of its findings openly discussed, but the document itself remained classified, until now. Snip The total procurement cost would be between $40 and $42 billion, with the entire program costing...
  • Cathay Williams -- A Buffalo Soldier's Secret

    04/26/2018 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2018 | Tom Correa
    William Cathay enlisted in the United States Army on November 15th, 1866, in St. Louis, Missouri. Cathay signed up for a three-year engagement and was assigned to the 38th United States Infantry Regiment after passing a medical examination. Shortly after enlisting, Cathay contracted smallpox and was hospitalized. When rejoining the 38th Infantry stationed in New Mexico, Cathay was having problems due to the lingering effects of smallpox complicated by the New Mexico heat. Of course, as anyone in the infantry can attest to, marching in the heat takes a toll on a person. Coupled with the effects of smallpox, Cathay was hospitalized more often...
  • Bombshell Sessions Reveals Secret Prosecutor

    03/09/2018 7:54:15 PM PST · by Signalman · 78 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/8/18 | The Still Report
    AG Sessions discusses what is going on with the ongoing investigation of DOJ corruption.
  • Facebook Keeps Secret Files On Internet Users Habits – Here’s How To Find Yours (Even Non-members)

    03/02/2018 6:17:36 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Lucas Nolan ^ | 3-2-2018 | Breitbart
    Facebook regularly collects data on its 1.4 billion daily active users worldwide — here is how to find the information they have collected on you. The Daily Mail reports that Facebook may be tracking your Internet habits even if you’ve never registered an account on the site. Facebook states that this information is used to target specific advertising towards users and for other security reasons —explaining why you may suddenly see ads on Facebook for a new lawnmower right after you searched the internet for “gardening supplies.” Although it is not really possible to stop Facebook tracking your internet habits,...
  • Memo, memo, who’s got the memo?

    02/10/2018 12:27:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    At the moment, the President does. Or at least he did yesterday.Of course, we’re speaking of Memo 2.0, otherwise known as the Schiff memo. It was crafted in response to the already infamous memo from Devin Nunes, allegedly filling in the “missing” information which Democrats claim was intentionally left out of Memo 1.0 for partisan reasons. After saying that he planned to release it soon, Trump reversed course and said that it would be going back to the Intelligence Committee for a second pass due to security reasons. (CNN) President Donald Trump won’t release the Democratic rebuttal to the Republican...
  • The full 'secret society' text: Was it meant in jest?

    01/25/2018 12:35:46 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mike Levine
    ABC News has obtained a copy of the one message that Republicans appear to be citing, and it's unclear if the message's reference to a “secret society” may have been made in jest. "Are you even going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society," FBI lawyer Lisa Page wrote to senior FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was working on the FBI’s probe of Russian meddling in the presidential election and would later join Page for a brief period on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team.
  • Ex-NSA contractor to plead guilty to 'breathtaking' heist of top-secret data

    01/06/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Harold Martin is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information on January 22 in a federal court in Baltimore, according to court filings, Reuters reported. Prosecutors said that the ex-NSA contractor spent two decades taking classified government information from the U.S. intelligence community and hoarded the secrets at his home in Maryland. The Justice Department accused Martin in 2016 of a “breathtaking” theft of government secrets. During a raid of his home, authorities seized dozens of laptops and digital devices in addition to six full bankers’ boxes worth of documents.
  • New Book: Bill and Hillary Clinton ‘Systematically Destroyed’ the Integrity of the Secret Service

    12/16/2017 4:22:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/14/17 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The Secret Service “knowingly allowed Chinese generals, disguised in civilian clothing, to meet administration personnel at the White House and logged them as ‘business guests’ at the administration’s request so as to avoid transparency,” Byrne wrote. The agency also didn’t check the contents of the paper bags that were brought into those meetings. In his previous book, “Crisis of Character,” Byrne claimed that the former Secretary of State was so demanding that many agents turned to drugs and alcohol.
  • SpaceX is launching a secret mission to space Wednesday. Here's what we know so far.

    11/14/2017 7:30:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    mashable ^ | 11/14/2017 | Miriam Kramer
    If the Zuma launch goes well, it will mark SpaceX's 17th launch of 2017. If the landing goes off without a hitch, it will be the company's 20th overall successful landing. This includes landings on drone ships at sea as well as on land. Very little is known about the Zuma mission, as no government or commercial entity has claimed it.  Usually, even the National Reconnaissance Office — the branch of the government responsible for maintaining spy satellites — will say when a payload is theirs while keeping the mission details classified. But for some reason, whatever agency is behind...
  • Mattis hints at secret 'kinetic' military options for North Korea

    09/19/2017 8:15:36 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 134 replies
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday. Most experts think a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South Korea, home to 25 million, is well within artillery range of the North, which would most likely use conventional artillery munitions and chemical weapons. But according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn't involve the decimation of Seoul.
  • Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Suspected Of Espionage Still Has Access To House Email Syste

    Imran Awan’s still-active email address is linked to the name of a House staffer who specializes in intelligence and homeland security matters for Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson. Court documents and emails obtained by TheDCNF show Awan used the address 123@mail.house.gov in addition to his standard imran.awan@mail.house.gov account. He and two of his Pakistani-born brothers, as well as his wife, are at the center of an FBI investigation over their IT work with dozens of Democratic congressional offices. Authorities shut down Awan’s standard email account Feb. 2, and he was arrested by the FBI at Dulles International Airport trying to...
  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Trump Is a Chinese Agent (Barf Alert)

    03/29/2017 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03/29/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s the first thing he did? He threw away a U.S.-designed free-trade deal with 11 other Pacific nations — a pact whose members make up 40 percent of global G.D.P. The Trans-Pacific Partnership was based largely on U.S. economic interests, benefiting our fastest-growing technologies and agribusinesses, and had...
  • Secret Service Theft Caught on Video Thief Knew What He Was After

    03/20/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 20,2017 | TMZ
    Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday. The video shows the man make a beeline for the agent's car, removing a backpack with the computer inside and then walking off. As we reported, the hard drive contained Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, but the agency insists there was no classified info inside.
  • A Further Confirmation of Father Dollinger’s Claim about Cardinal Ratzinger and Fatima [CathCaucus]

    03/10/2017 4:03:00 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 23 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | March 10, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    In May of 2016, OnePeterFive received a public denial from the Vatican’s Press Office with regard to a story that we had published about the apparently still missing part of the Third Secret of Fatima. On 15 May 2016, Dr. Ingo Dollinger, a saintly priest and long-time friend of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, had confirmed to us that Cardinal Ratzinger – shortly after the 26 June 2000 publication of the Third Secret of Fatima – had admitted to him that one part of that secret was still not published.However, in the 21 May 2016 Press Communique from the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI...