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  • Hillary Clinton Aide Who Set Up Her Private Email Server Had 'No Security Clearance'

    09/13/2016 1:22:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9-13-2016 | JEROME HUDSON
    Justin Cooper, who helped set up Hillary Clinton’s private home email system, testified Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee and admitted that he had no national security clearance during the time he had access to all of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was Secretary of State. Cooper, who was a former aide to President Bill Clinton, said “I did not have a security clearance” while setting up and servicing Hillary Clinton’s private email server, laptops, and mobile devices.Cooper’s confession came during day two of the Rep. Jason Chaffetz-led Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Chaffetz issued a subpoena to top...
  • Hillary Signed She Received Briefing on Classified Info, But Told FBI She Hadn't

    09/02/2016 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Septembe 2, 2016 | Jeryl Bier
    Either Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI or she lied on a State Department form as she began her tenure as Secretary of State. This conclusion appears inescapable after Friday's FBI document release related to the Clinton email investigation. See the two conflicting documents.
  • Clinton emailed classified information after leaving State Dept.

    08/31/2016 6:27:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton continued sending classified information even after leaving the State Department, The Post has exclusively learned. On May 28, 2013, months after stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton sent an email to a group of diplomats and top aides about the “123 Deal” with the United Arab Emirates.
  • Emails: Huma Abedin Left Classified Material Unsecured In The Front Seat Of Her Car

    08/23/2016 12:27:32 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 100 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle. “Favor” is the subject of Abedin’s July 20, 2009 email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton’s personal assistant. Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of Abedin emails as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department. “I’m going to have ambassador ride on next drive,” wrote Abedin. “There’s a bunch of burn stuff in the pocket of my front seat.” And seemingly realizing the...
  • Wow! Crazy Uncle Joe Biden Gives Away Agent Holding Nuclear Codes at Hillary Rally

    08/15/2016 9:04:56 PM PDT · by IChing · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    Crazy Uncle Joe Strikes Again… Hillary Clinton took Joe Biden with her on the campaign trail today after a weekend of rest. Biden took to the stage to bash businessman Donald Trump. Then he gave away the Secret Service agent who was holding the nuclear codes. "Donald Trump… He cannot be trusted. There’s a guy that follows me, has the nuclear codes. So, God forbid anything happen to the president and I had to make a decision the codes are with me… He is not qualified." What an complete idiot. https://youtu.be/QNfBo8biMiE
  • NSA Hacked? 'Shadow Brokers' Crew Claims Compromise Of Surveillance Op

    08/15/2016 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/15/16 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    Has the NSA just been hacked? Security experts speaking with FORBES think it’s possible, after a group published malware and attack code allegedly belonging to the Equation Group, a crew linked to the US intelligence agency. But while many believe the leak looks legitimate, the hackers could have pulled off a very clever ruse. --- Two days ago, on August 13, a group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers released files on Github, claiming they came from the Equation Group. The files included code allegedly designed to exploit firewalls from American manufacturers Cisco, Juniper and Fortinet . One Chinese company, Topsec,...
  • Crazy Uncle Joe Biden Exposes Military Aide with Nuclear Codes During Campaign Rally for Hillary

    08/15/2016 12:54:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 117 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Vice President Joe Biden revealed during a campaign rally with Hillary Clinton that he had a military aide with the nuclear football codes present at the event. “There’s a guy that follows me right back here, has the nuclear codes,” Biden said, turning and pointing. “So God forbid anything happened to the president and I had to make a decision, the codes are with me.” After Biden bragged about how the nuclear codes were with him, he said that Trump was “not qualified” to know the nuclear launch codes. He said Trump was not worthy of being the commander in...
  • Oh My: Executed Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Named in Hillary's Emails

    08/08/2016 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend the Iranian regime executed Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist convicted of spying on behalf of the United States.  Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man who was once heralded as a hero. Shahram Amiri defected to the U.S. at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear program. When he returned in 2010, he was welcomed with flowers by government leaders and even went on the Iranian talk-show circuit. Then he mysteriously...
  • Man who was shot, caused White House lockdown: "I came here to shoot people"

    06/03/2016 5:48:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Court documents indicate a Pennsylvania man who was shot after rushing a White House security gate last month was armed and told police, "I came here to shoot people." Federal prosecutors on Friday charged 31-year-old Jesse Olivieri of Ashland, Pennsylvania, in connection with the May 20 incident. Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Olivieri remains hospitalized.
  • BREAKING NEWS: White House is placed on lockdown with President Obama inside after a woman....

    05/30/2016 11:28:44 AM PDT · by traumer · 150 replies
    The White House has been placed on lockdown after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. Reporters were not allowed to venture out of the White House press room and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned. However, a woman was detained. She was placed in handcuffs. Fire trucks and a hazardous materials response unit were called to the scene. It is common for officers to sweep the grounds after such incidents to ensure nothing dangerous was thrown over the fence. Officers in Hazmat suits were seen combing the lawn during the lockdown....
  • State department faults Clinton over email security

    05/25/2016 9:53:57 AM PDT · by Arkancide · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/25/2016 | BBC Journalist
    A state department inquiry has accused Hillary Clinton and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security. Mrs Clinton failed to comply with rules on records, the department's inspector general found, and used private email for official business without approval.
  • Lockdown at ExxonMobil Refinery in Baytown after Security Breach

    04/09/2016 11:42:49 AM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 9, 2016
    A lockdown is in effect at the ExxonMobile refinery in Baytown after a security breach. Company officials say around 7:30am, a person went inside the plant without permission. "We take matters of this nature very seriously and are working closely with Baytown Police Department," says Todd Spitler, spokesman for Exxon Mobil.
  • Former DHS Official: ‘Very Real Probability’ Asian Intel Services Read Unsecured Clinton E-Mails

    04/05/2016 10:33:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    LawNewz ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Chris White
    Stewart Baker, writing for The Volokh Conspiracy Blog at the Washington Post on Monday, raises some largely overlooked, yet potentially very troubling issues related to Hillary Clinton’s use of private server while serving as Secretary of State. Baker would know about this issue too, he previously served as the first assistant secretary of policy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When analyzing newly available information about when Clinton started using the clintonemail.com home-brew server, Baker, a former Department of Homeland Security official, learned that for most of the first three months of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, her...
  • American Express reveals three-year old data breach

    03/17/2016 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Mar 18 2016 10:23AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    American Express has notified US authorities that some of its card holder information was likely compromised almost three years ago after an unauthorised person or group accessed one of its merchants' systems. The breach took place on 7 December 2013, but Amex said it had only now become aware of the intrusion. The payments card giant asked members to take steps to protect their sensitive data as a result of the data breach, including monitoring their accounts for suspicious activity. Customers won't be liable for any fraudulent activity, Amex said. In a notice to customers filed with the Californian Attorney...
  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Classified CIA Docs Found In Gitmo Prison Cells

    01/25/2012 2:09:22 PM PST · by OPS4 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Judicalwatch ^ | 1/24/12 | Judicialwatch
    Classified U.S. government information was found in the cells of high-value detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that houses the world’s most dangerous terrorists, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Report: Secret Service leaked information on Chaffetz

    09/30/2015 3:51:18 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/15 | Lauren French
    The Secret Service leaked sensitive personal information to the press about Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz as the Utah Republican was investigating the beleaguered agency, an inspector general's report said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General issued a report on Wednesday that accused Secret Service Assistant Director Edward Lowery and other agency officials of plotting to leak information about Chaffetz, including his unsuccessful attempt to join the organization. The leaks were a highly unusual breach of decorum. Lawmakers often battle with agencies, but the fights mostly stay above board and focus on...
  • IRS reveals hack was worse than thought

    08/17/2015 5:34:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/17/15 | Joseph Lawler
    A breach of taxpayers' information at the Internal Revenue Service was bigger than initially disclosed, the agency said Monday. Hackers gained access to the information of as many as 220,000 more people than the 104,000 accounts that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in June may have been compromised. The IRS said it is mailing 220,000 letters notifying people that their information may be compromised. It said that it would also offer free credit protection and Identity Protection PINs to the victims. The revelation Monday is the result of an IRS review of an earlier incident in the spring, when hackers...
  • IRS says more than 300,000 may have been hit by cyberattacks

    08/17/2015 4:49:09 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | John D. McKinnon
    WASHINGTON--The Internal Revenue Service said identity thieves’ penetration of one of its computer databases was much more extensive than previously reported, with more than 300,000 taxpayer accounts potentially affected and more than 600,000 breaches attempted.
  • Intelligence community wants Clinton’s security clearance suspended

    08/14/2015 3:51:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Security experts say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton retained her government security clearance when she left the State Department, as is normal practice, it should be suspended now that it is known her unprotected private email server contained top secret material. “Standard procedure is that when there is evidence of a security breach, the clearance of the individual is suspended in many, but not all, cases,” said retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration. “This rises to the level of requiring a suspension.” A State Department official...
  • Alarm at George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months, report says

    04/23/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    The alarm system at the Texas home of the former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a federal report released on Thursday. The disclosure is in a report by Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth who said that Secret Service personnel protecting the first President Bush noticed a failure in the alarm system at Bush's Houston home in September 2013. The alarm had outlived its recommended period of operation, the report found. The Roth report also found security equipment problems at the homes of other former presidents....
  • Small helicopter lands on Capitol lawn prompting lockdowns for Capitol, White House

    04/15/2015 11:12:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 81 replies
    NewsChannel 8 ^ | 04-15-2015
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A small helicopter has landed on the Capitol's West Front in D.C. and the pilot was taken into custody. The Capitol building and the White House are currently under lockdown. More details to come...
  • Gyrocopter Lands on Capitol Grounds

    04/15/2015 12:01:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Capitol building, Visitor's Center placed on lockdownU.S. Capitol Police have detained a man who flew over and landed a gyrocopter on Capitol grounds, causing the building and visitor center to be locked down Wednesday afternoon. The pilot landed around 1:30 p.m. was taken into custody after he landed on the West Front grounds. Police have described the aircraft as a gyrocopter, which is similar to a helicopter in appearance, but uses a different type of propulsion and lift. The USCP Hazardous Devices Section (bomb squad) is continuing to investigate the gyrocopter. The following temporary street closures are in effect, affecting...
  • Bergdahl’s parents got rare access to insiders: Data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees

    06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials. A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach. Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing in...
  • Toddler Gets Through White House Barricade and Onto Grounds

    04/13/2015 9:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Dana Hedgpeth April 13 at 11:52 AM Security at the White House was again breached Sunday after a 4-year-old toddler got through a security barrier on the property. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when security agents rushed to the north lawn with their weapons drawn and checked out the area. They discovered that the toddler had managed to climb under a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gate. The barrier looks similar to a bike rack, officials said, but is meant to keep pedestrians away. It was not immediately clear how the child got through the secured...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

    11/12/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein
    Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, according to three people familiar with the hack and the subsequent reaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service. Even then, NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
  • David Cameron Shoved in Street By Member of Public: Scotland Yard

    10/27/2014 11:32:06 AM PDT · by wtd · 18 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10/27/2014
    UKDailyMail: David Cameron shoved in the street by member of the public: Scotland Yard launch inquiry into 'very significant security breach' David Cameron shoved in the street by member of the public: Scotland Yard launch inquiry into 'very significant security breach' As the PM walked out of Leeds Civic Hall a protester ran up and shoved him Mr Cameron's security failed to spot runner Dean Balboa Farley until too late The 28-year-old fitness fanatic later arrested and then released by police Runner said he 'brushed' the PM before 'getting assaulted by half a dozen coppers in suits' MPs demanded immediate...
  • Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries

    10/24/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    The Kaspersky Lab Security News Service ^ | October 24, 2014 , 12:07 pm | Dennis Fisher
    A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan Security Group ran across the misbehaving Tor exit node while performing some research on download servers that might be patching binaries during download through a man-in-the middle attack. Downloading any kind of file from the Internet is a dodgy proposition these days, and many...
  • Intruder, 23, who calls himself 'American Slave' jumps the fence at the White House

    10/23/2014 1:35:04 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 October 2014 | Pete D'amato
    ... Adesanya's last post to Instagram on Tuesday showed an I Voted sticker captioned 'Voted for this B #ImpeachObama.'
  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Team Obama Exposes a CIA Station Chief

    05/29/2014 4:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    When George W. Bush was president, a week didn't go by when the press wasn't dismissing his intelligence and proclaiming his administration's incompetence. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. Someone on his staff demonstrated truly jaw-dropping incompetence by accidentally releasing to 6,000 journalists the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan as part of Obama's welcoming delegation. That is a death sentence, not just for the agent but for all those around him. Try to imagine the media firestorm this would have created had the transgression occurred during the W...
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • Target says it declined to act on early alert of cyber breach

    03/13/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jim Finkle and Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Target Corp's security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year's massive data breach, but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday. "With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating whether if different judgments had been made the outcome may have been different," company spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement. The disclosure came after it was reported on Thursday that Target's security team in Bangalore had received alerts from a FireEye Inc security system on November 30 after the attack was launched and sent them to Target headquarters...
  • Target says hackers stole credentials from vendor

    01/29/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    Target said Wednesday that the cyber criminals who breached its system used credentials they stole from one of the retailer's vendors. "The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor's credentials, which were used to access our system," Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement. She declined to elaborate on what type of credentials were taken from the vendor. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating the hacking, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing, Holder said the department will seek not only to find the perpetrators of the breach but also...
  • Target Stores security breach just the tip of the iceberg

    01/12/2014 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Target has increased the estimate for the number of customers exposed in the massive hacking attack between Thanksgiving and December 14. It now appears at least 70 million consumers had their credit cards compromised. Also, Neiman-Marcus announced that they, too, were victims of a cyber attack over Christmas. And in an exclusive report, Reuters is saying that several other well known retailers were also hacked over the holidays. Neiman Marcus said an outside forensics firm discovered evidence on January 1 that indicated the retailer had been the victim of a cyber attack. It disclosed the breach nine days later, after...
  • House Dems break ranks with the WH on ObamaCare vote [WH worried will discourage sign-ups]

    01/10/2014 11:49:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Dozens of House Democrats broke ranks with President Obama on Friday to support legislation that would require people to be notified of security breaches under ObamaCare. The House passed the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, H.R. 3811, in a 291-122 vote. Sixty-seven Democrats voted for the bill, ignoring arguments from party leaders that the bill was a "messaging" vote meant to discourage people from signing up for insurance. The one-sentence bill says that no later than two business days after any security breach on an ObamaCare site is discovered, "the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall provide notice...
  • 49,000 NC Medicaid Cards Mailed To Wrong Addresses

    01/05/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials said Friday that they had inadvertently disclosed the personal information of tens of thousands of children receiving Medicaid coverage, but were tight-lipped about precisely what caused the massive privacy breach. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued a written release saying that new Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children were mailed on Dec. 30 to the wrong people. The information on the cards includes the children’s names, Medicaid identification numbers, dates of birth and the names of their primary care doctors — personal medical data that is supposed to be...
  • Vice President Biden accidentally shows press the cover of codeword-classified document

    10/01/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Biden appeared Monday to have absent-mindedly stood in front of reporters revealing the cover of a codeword-classified document. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office for a talk about Iran and Syria
  • The Real Navy Yard Scandal

    09/20/2013 3:29:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | September 19,2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>In the liberal remake of Casablanca, the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to “round up the usual weapons.”</p> <p>It’s always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, and before sundown Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for yet another debate on gun violence. Major opprobrium is heaped on the AR-15, the semiautomatic used in the Newtown massacre. Turns out no AR-15 was used at the Navy Yard. And the shotgun that was used was obtained legally in Virginia after the buyer, Aaron Alexis, had passed both a state and federal background check.</p>
  • Navy Yard shootings expose a flawed security clearance system

    09/18/2013 5:22:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 September 2013 | Rowan Scarborough and Shaun Waterman
    The government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a “secret” security clearance has been beset by problems. A “secret” clearance requires a far less intrusive investigation into a person’s background than that for a “top secret” or higher security designation. The Government Accountability Office notes that it costs the government $4,000 to conduct a background check for a top-secret clearance, but only $260 for a secret clearance. In 2012, the GAO reported that the Defense Department and other agencies “will continue to risk making security clearance determinations that are inconsistent or at improper levels” because of there...
  • Marine Recruit Darts Across San Diego Airport Runway

    01/17/2013 4:12:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | R. Stickney
    Suspect had reported to nearby MCRD just three days earlierSource: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Darts-Across-San-Diego-Airport-Runway-187287931.html#ixzz2IHTSRRCm A U.S. Marine recruit faces felony and misdemeanor chargers for jumping over two barbed-wire fences and running on the tarmac of San Diego’s airport. San Diego harbor police got word from the Lindbergh Tower that a man had run on the tarmac by Gate 6 in Terminal 1 at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. He attempted to hide in a service vehicle that belongs to the janitorial department. "He had quite a few cuts on him and at the time that we found him he had actually taken his pants off...
  • Petraeus: I did not pass classified info

    11/15/2012 7:55:31 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN) -- David Petraeus' resignation was not linked to the September attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and he never passed classified information to the woman he was having an affair with, the former CIA director told an HLN journalist. Petraeus, in conversations with HLN's Kyra Phillips, confirmed to her what his supporters have been saying about ongoing scandal. "In our first conversation," Phillips said Thursday, Petraeus "had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged...
  • Rep. King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

    11/12/2012 10:49:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    By Meghashyam Mali - 11/12/12 08:12 AM ET House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.” “This is a crisis of, I believe, major proportions. It’s not a usual political thing,” said King on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.
  • Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning

    11/01/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 1, 2012
    Scandal: A month before the terrorist attack, the State Department was warned Benghazi couldn't protect itself and was surrounded by Islamist militia and al-Qaida camps. It was 3 a.m. and the administration pressed "snooze." When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps. An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns...
  • Silent Running: Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks...

    08/14/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 105 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/14/2012 | Bill Gertz
    A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow. The...
  • Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago

    08/13/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Wire Update ^ | Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago By BNO News CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- An F-16 fighter jet intercepted two small planes Saturday after they entered airspace which has been temporarily closed for a visit by President Barack Obama, officials said on Sunday, less than a week after a similar incident in the New York area. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the two separate incidents happened in the Chicago area at approximately 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), just a few hours after Air Force One landed at O'Hare International...
  • Olympic ceremony gatecrasher was an Indian student who claims she was told to lead out her nation

    08/01/2012 8:11:32 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 July 2012 | Richard Alleyne, Rob Crilly and Jacquelin Magnay
    But Sebastian Coe, the London 2012 chairman, played down the incident and said she would have had to have gone through strict security checks to get into the stadium. "She should not have been in the opening ceremony but don't run away with the idea that she sort of walk in off the street to be able to do that, she hadn't," he said.