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  • Memo: FBI recommended Michael Flynn not have lawyer present during interview, did not warn of false

    12/11/2018 11:11:57 PM PST · by bitt · 70 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/11/2017 | byron york
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau's interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 — the interview that ultimately led to Flynn's guilty plea on one count of making false statements — suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents. In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was "relaxed" during the session. The new...
  • Student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms 'uncomfortable'

    12/02/2018 1:29:20 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/1/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Harvard graduate student was told she has to move out of her apartment after her roommates found her legally owned firearms “uncomfortable” and anxiety-inducing. Leyla Pirnie, a 24-year-old Alabama native, told the Washington Free Beacon that she felt roommates violated her privacy after searching her room without her consent and then confronting her over gun ownership.
  • DC’s Ban on Plastic Straws Extends Beyond Restaurants and Bars to Churches and Day Care Centers

    11/19/2018 4:13:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | November 19, 2018 | Tristan Justice
    The District of Columbia is set to implement a new ban on single-use plastic straws and coffee stirrers. Poised to take effect Jan. 1, the prohibition is not limited only to restaurants and bars, but also churches, day care centers, and other entities in the city. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is recommending the use instead of alternative items made from hay, bamboo, glass, paper or stainless steel. “@MayorBowser’s list of recyclables and compostables now requires the use of compostable and/or reusable straws and stirrers when selling food or beverages in the District. Enforcement begins January 1, 2019!” the D.C. Department...
  • Inspector General First Release – Chris Farrell: “I don’t think the FBI recovers from this”…

    04/14/2018 9:23:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 108 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/14/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell discusses the DOJ inspector general’s report that outlines exhaustive political corruption. OIG release #1 proving former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe authorized leaks to the media, then lied to FBI investigators in an effort to cover them up. There are so many threads of information surrounding the 2016 operation to conduct political surveillance on the Trump campaign by various officials and offices within corrupt structures of government, it’s easy to get lost. However, if we take all the various bits of information and place them together a less confusing picture emerges. The {Go...
  • FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so

    03/13/2018 3:25:36 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Shortened title. Full title: Undercover FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so This is the first time that the FBI has offered any explanation at all of some extremely strange facts: an undercover agent was in contact with the jihad terrorists who were targeting our AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015. He told them to “tear up Texas.” He was in the car right behind them as they entered the parking lot of the event. They got out of...
  • The un-American cabal [six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force”]

    02/02/2018 10:30:44 PM PST · by TBP · 128 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | James A. Lyons
    While the discredited FBI lead counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, discussed forming a “secret society” which they now claim was a joke, there is a Sept. 20, 2017, article in True Pundit which describes how six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force” headed by CIA Director John Brennan to run the unauthorized surveillance on Trump associates and possibly against Mr. Trump himself. According to the article, after being denied two FISA court warrants applications, this group used the British spy element, headed by Robert Hannigan, embedded at NSA, Ft. George Meade, Md....
  • Mueller asked U.S. intelligence officials about Trump: sources

    01/24/2018 10:30:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been questioned by the U.S. special counsel’s team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. In interviews last year with Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers, Mueller’s team focused on whether Trump had asked them to lean on former FBI Director James Comey, the sources said. Mueller also asked the officials if Trump tried to shut down intelligence investigations into Russian election meddling and into contacts between Russian...
  • FBI agents' text messages spur congressional probe into possible news leaks [FBI leaked to media]

    01/08/2018 3:13:37 PM PST · by SSS Two · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles. In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about a Wall Street Journal article and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues. “Article is out, but hidden behind paywall...
  • Re-Assigned FBI Lawyer James Baker Has Hard Drives Showing Trump Was Spied On

    12/24/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 174 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | December 23, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    Baker possesses 47 hard disks containing data on a massive surveillance operation overseen by John Brennan and James Clapper which allegedly spied on Trump Tower and now-President Donald Trump, according to a whistleblower. “I provided to the FBI seventeen businesses of Donald Trump, including the Trump Tower, the Trump leasing programs, all of these different programs, and including Trump himself and the various family members that had been wiretapped under these programs,” (Dennis) Montgomery said in the interview. “There has been a wiretap on Trump for years.” Montgomery provided the proof of the surveillance program to Judge Royce Lamberth in...
  • Professors told to report students who make campus ‘less inclusive’ to Behavior Assessment Team

    09/12/2017 5:59:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 12, 2016 | Andrew Johnson
    As colleges across the country struggle with questions related to free speech on campuses, some schools have implemented policies that appear to give administrators significant latitude to discipline students for speaking in unpopular ways. Most recently, the dean’s office of Utah Valley University, a public institution located in the north-central part of Utah, distributed a guidance letter to all faculty encouraging them to report to the school’s Behavior Assessment Team any students who use “inappropriate language,” are “argumentative,” or who speak “loudly.”
  • “This Is Your FBI”

    09/03/2017 10:30:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/17 | Bob Christie
    Creating a fan base I borrowed the title for this essay from a very popular weekly radio show (over 400 episodes) of the exact same name, broadcast during some of my growing up years 1945-1953. Before television became the focus of our attention we listened to radio, usually as a family gathered around the one piece of furniture providing our in-home entertainment. The show cited above was a favorite because it was exciting and reinforced our teachings from other sources (parents, schools, churches, the friendly constable on the beat) about distinguishing right from wrong. We came to accept the FBI...
  • A Rare Look at the Archives of the German Secret Police

    05/21/2017 4:28:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Wired ^ | 5/11 | Charley Locke
    LIVING IN EAST Germany during the Cold War meant being watched. By your government. By your neighbors. And even, at times, by your own family. The East German secret police, one of the most intrusive and oppressive spying operations ever assembled, collected millions of files on people it suspected of being enemies of the state. The German Democratic Republic dissolved in 1990 with the fall of communism, but the documents assembled by the Ministry for State Security, or Stasi, remain. This massive archive includes 69 miles of shelved documents, 1.8 million images, and 30,300 video and audio recordings housed in...
  • President Obama's team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election

    05/05/2017 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Circa ^ | 04 May 2017 | John Solomon
    During his final year in office, President Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election. 2 of 26 The data, made available this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections to make such sharing easier in 2011 in the...
  • Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

    03/09/2017 4:50:45 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 50 replies
    1776 Coalition ^ | 3/9/2017 | Mary Kay Mallonee and Eugene Scott
    FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Americans should not have expectations of “absolute privacy,” adding that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI. “There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach,” Comey said at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity. He made the remark as he discussed the rise of encryption since 2013 disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed sensitive US spy practices. “Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in America,” Comey...
  • FBI Is Apparently Paying Geek Squad Members To Dig Around For Evidence Of Criminal Activity

    01/09/2017 6:59:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tim Cushing
    Law enforcement has a number of informants working for it and the companies that already pay their paychecks, like UPS, for example. It also has a number of government employees working for the TSA, keeping their eyes peeled for "suspicious" amounts of cash it can swoop in and seize. Unsurprisingly, the FBI also has a number of paid informants. Some of these informants apparently work at Best Buy -- Geek Squad by day, government informants by… well, also by day. According to court records, Geek Squad technician John "Trey" Westphal, an FBI informant, reported he accidentally located on Rettenmaier's computer...
  • Merkel to Greatly Expand Intelligence Services, Domestic Spy Network

    11/29/2016 3:54:01 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed plans to rapidly expand the scope and size of Germany’s intelligence services including its domestic spy agency. Citing cyber attacks and the ongoing situations in Syria and Ukraine, the German Chancellor made the case that the intelligence agencies must cooperate with each other and with their international counterparts to counter what she believes are new threats to Germany, reports Die Presse.
  • Russia 'to revive the KGB' after Putin wins biggest majority

    09/19/2016 8:56:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 September 2016 • 3:39PM | Marc Bennetts
    Russia plans effectively to revive the KGB under a massive shake-up of its security forces, a respected business daily has reported. A State Security Ministry, or MGB, would be created from the current Federal Security Service (FSB) , and would incorporate the foreign intelligence service (SVR) and the state guard service (FSO), under the plans. It would be handed all-encompassing powers once possessed by the KGB, the Kommersant newspaper said, citing security service sources. Like the much-feared KGB, it would also oversee the prosecutions of Kremlin critics, a task currently undertaken by the Investigative Committee, headed by Alexander Bastrykin, a...
  • Why Western leftists adore right-wing religious extremists abroad

    08/03/2016 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/2/'16 | Seth J. Frantzman
    When the history of the West is written it will say: they educated themselves to hate themselves and love what they hate about themselves in the other.On a fairly consistent basis people in the West embrace values abroad that they shun at home. This is particularly odd and contradictory among those who self-identify as “Left” and “liberal” and then embrace movements, leaders, ideologies and religions that are manifestly illiberal and right- wing extremist abroad. For instance American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler said in 2006 that “understanding Hamas [and] Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on...
  • Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to overturn halt of John Doe

    05/12/2016 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Law Journal ^ | 4-28-2016 | (AP)
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of alleged coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson filed the appeal Thursday. (snip) Chisholm launched the probe in 2012 under the John Doe law, which allowed prosecutors to compel testimony and bar people from talking about the investigation. The probe examined whether there was illegal coordination between...
  • Putin creates new law enforcement body, the National Guards

    04/05/2016 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2016 1:43 PM EDT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new law enforcement agency, the National Guards. The new agency, which will be formed on the basis of Interior Ministry troops, will be led by their commander, Putin’s former chief bodyguard, Viktor Zolotov. […] In a conference call with reporters, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the National Guards could also be involved in disbanding unsanctioned rallies. He said the move had no relation to September’s parliamentary elections. …