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  • Napolitano Says Texas Lying About Mohamed Elibiary: She's Offended by Gohmert's "Insinuations"

    07/22/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 39 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-21-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Back in October 2011 Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a high level security clearance who allegedly accessed, illegally from his home computer, a Texas State and Local Intelligence Community database. Napolitano denied knowing anything about it, and told Gohmert she would personally do the investigation. See the video below. Gohmert charged that Elibiary shopped information marked For Official Use Only, [classified] about Texas Governor Rick Perry and other Texas officials, to a left-leaning media outlet. See my original article from January 2012 for...
  • New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-...

    06/16/2016 2:03:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2016
    Full title: New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-Based Personal Email Accounts Despite Heightened Security Concerns Jeh Johnson granted special waiver on first day of official ban. Practice Continued Even After Clinton Email Revelations. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it obtained 693 pages of Department of Homeland Security records revealing that Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other agency officials used government computers to access personal web-based email accounts despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns. The documents also reveal that Homeland Security officials misled Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)...

    06/08/2017 1:10:02 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies ^ | 06/08/2017 | unaccredited
    video at link (0:29) (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today submitted new evidence to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure BlackBerry device despite being warned by “security hawks” against doing so. The email record was obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, lawsuit filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) after it failed to respond to a March 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking: “All emails of official State Department business...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • Newly Disclosed Hack Got ‘Crown Jewels’ (Federal SF-86 forms)

    06/12/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 10:51 p.m. EDT Friday, June 12, 2015 | David Perera and Joseph Marks
    Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering. The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers. The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior...
  • Hillary Clinton apologizes: ‘I Am Sorry That This Has Been Confusing’

    09/05/2015 11:14:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Hillary Clinton apologized for “confusing” voters by using a personal e-mail account exclusively for her government work, and allowed that she doesn’t “feel good” hearing that voters distrust her, but she promised that the issue will pass. “Well, it certainly doesn’t make me feel good but I am very confident that by the time this campaign has run its course people will know that what I’ve been saying is accurate,” Clinton told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Friday afternoon. “They may disagree, as I now disagree, with the choice that I made but the facts that I have put forth have...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Wikileaks Release: in Russia, Fear of Damage to Future US Relations

    11/26/2010 3:56:41 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 26, 2010 | Fred Weir
    Wikileaks is about to drop its biggest-ever bombshell – some 2.7-million confidential diplomatic cables from US embassies around the world – and, although US credibility is likely to take the worst hit, much of the collateral damage may end up in Moscow. "Among the countries whose politicians feature in the reports are Russia, Afghanistan, and former Soviet republics in Central Asia. But other reports also detail potentially embarrassing allegations reported to Washington from US diplomats in other regions, including East Asia and Europe," Reuters reported Thursday, noting that this huge document dump is expected as early as next week. Dispatches...
  • Pacifist Hacker "was looking for evidence of UFOs"

    06/09/2005 3:31:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 958+ views
    Muswell Hill Journal ^ | June 8, 2005 |
    A Wood Green man accused of being the "world's biggest computer hacker" caused $700,000 dollars worth of damage after hacking his way into 97 of the US Government's most secure computers, a court heard. Unemployed engineer Gary McKinnon allegedly used software available on the internet to break into systems at the at the Pentagon, NASA, US Army, US Navy and US Air force. The US Army Military District of Washington network had to be shut down at one stage amid fears the hacking was the work of the al-Qaeda terror network. McKinnon claims he was searching for evidence that the...
  • 'Military computer hacker' faces extradition to US

    06/08/2005 8:31:49 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 5 replies · 528+ views
    The Guardian (England) ^ | June 8, 2005 | staff
    A British man appeared in court today over allegations that he hacked into the US military computer system causing damage worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.Gary McKinnon, 39, faces extradition to the US over claims that he accessed 97 government computers over a one-year period. District judge Christopher Pratt granted him bail to reappear for an extradition hearing on July 27.He was ordered to provide £5,000 security, report to his local police station, not to apply for any international travel documents and not to use any computer equipment allowing him to access the internet as bail conditions. "On one instance,...
  • Setback for British 'hacker' in US extradition fight

    10/10/2009 12:05:11 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 1,014+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct 10, 2009 | AFP
    LONDON — A Briton accused of hacking into US military and NASA space agency computers was on Friday refused permission to appeal to the new Supreme Court in London against his extradition to the United States. The High Court had turned down Gary McKinnon's extradition challenges and on Friday refused him leave to appeal, ruling that that his case did not raise "points of law of general public importance" -- a prerequisite of being able to pursue a cause in the Supreme Court. The 43-year-old could spend life in prison if convicted by a US court of gaining access to...
  • C.I.A. Defends Officer's Firing in Leak Case

    04/25/2006 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 69 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | April 26, 2006 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON, April 25 — The Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday defended the firing of Mary O. McCarthy, the veteran officer who was dismissed last week, and challenged her lawyer's statements that Ms. McCarthy never provided classified information to the news media. But intelligence officials would not say whether they believed that Ms. McCarthy had been a source for a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in The Washington Post about secret C.I.A. detention centers abroad. Media accounts have linked Ms. McCarthy's firing to the articles, but the C.I.A. has never explicitly drawn such a connection (snip) A C.I.A. spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise...
  • Chinese Diplomats Rush Past Lab Guards (Los Alamos)

    04/26/2004 8:16:07 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 62 replies · 1,445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Bill Gertz
    Two Chinese diplomats, away from their Los Angeles consulate improperly, recently sped their vehicle past a Los Alamos National Lab guard post near classified facilities in what United States officials think was ian intelligence mission, the Washington Times has learned.The diplomats, identified as Hua Yu and Bo Lai, were on an intelligence mission that is raising new worries of Chinese nuclear spying against the United States, according to US officials familiar with the incident.Pajarito Road is the site of two sensitive facilities. One is the Critical Assembly Facility known as Technical Area 18, the other is the Plutonium Reasearch facility,...
  • 9/11 Panel Outs CIA Spymaster

    04/15/2004 1:49:03 PM PDT · by kattracks · 46 replies · 429+ views ^ | 4/15/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Raising further questions about whether it's doing more harm than good, the commission probing the Sept. 11 attacks has revealed the identity of the CIA's top spymaster, a position considered so sensitive that in the entire history of the agency the anonymity of the person who holds it has never before been breached. Called to testify on Wednesday, James L. Pavitt, head of the CIA clandestine operations unit, told the panel, "I am not a public person." In a story headlined "Clandestine, Or at Least He Was Until Yesterday," the New York Times noted that the decision to out Pavitt...