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  • 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.
  • Former NSA software developer sentenced for keeping classified materials

    09/26/2018 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/18 | Andrew Blake
    Nghia Hoang Pho, a former software developer for the U.S. National Security Agency, was sentenced Tuesday in connection with removing classified material from NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Pho was ordered to spend 5.5 years behind bars during a hearing held in Baltimore federal court, capping off a curious case that raised questions about possible ties existing between the former NSA employee and leaks of the agency’s highly capable hacking tools. A naturalized immigrant from Vietnam, Pho was hired by the NSA in 2006 and employed through 2015 as a developer for its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, a...
  • Brennan considers taking Trump to court

    08/19/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to...
  • Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

    08/19/2018 2:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 19, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President. Hayden made the comment on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked about a recent op-ed from retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his piece, McRaven issued a stunning rebuke of Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, whom the former...
  • 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...
  • Statement from IG Intel & IG DoS, Regarding the Review of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails

    12/24/2017 11:30:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Yesterday the Inspector Generals of the Intelligence Community and State Dept, (IC IG, McCullogh & IGDoS, Linick) sent a congressional notification to Congressional intelligence oversight committees… Inspectors General,had sampelled 40 out of the 30000 relevant emails, and found 4, (10%) to contain classified (& or) IC-derived information… “these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today”… “This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system”.
  • 'Blowback:' Clinton campaign planned to fire me over email probe, Obama Intel watchdog says

    11/28/2017 6:15:38 AM PST · by thinden · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2017 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K Browne, Cyd Upson
    A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election.
  • Anthony Weiner gave his electronics to private firm as FBI probed sexting case

    05/18/2018 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Omaha ^ | 5/17/18 | Stephen Rex Brown
    NEW YORK — A newly unsealed search warrant for Anthony Weiner’s electronics revealed he had turned the items over to a private investigative firm as the feds eyed his sexts with a minor. The warrant, signed Sept. 26, 2016, in Manhattan Federal Court, shows that Weiner handed his iPad, Dell computer and iPhone over to Granite Intelligence as the FBI investigated him for an array of offenses relating to text exchanges with a 15-year-old girl. Among the potential offenses listed on the warrant were transfer of obscene material to a minor and exploitation of a minor.
  • Gowdy: Because Comey Let Clinton Off, He Likely Won't Face Charges for

    04/23/2018 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    According to the Department of Justice Inspector General, fired FBI Director James Comey is under investigation after leaking classified information to a friend last year, who then passed it along to a reporter. The information was contained in a series of memos written by Comey after meetings and phone calls with President Donald Trump. But despite what the law says about disseminating classified information, Comey may not face conseqences. According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Comey may have saved himself thanks to the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. "Not by the standard he set in the summer of 2016....
  • CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

    02/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2018 | Will Racke
    Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. ....The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson’ argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise. “In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private,” she wrote. “There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure...
  • FBI Missed Clinton Emails MARKED Classified, Wanted To Conclude Probe Before IG

    02/07/2018 11:43:55 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/07/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK
    The FBI didn’t flag that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a “(C)” when they were sent — something that seemingly would have been one of the first and most obvious checks in an investigation, and one that FBI agents instantly recognized put the facts at odds with Clinton’s public statements..... .....The ommission allowed Clinton to repeatedly and prominently state that she had “never received nor sent any material that was marked classified” on her private email server while secretary of state. She even said so at major debates, and because the FBI hadn’t...
  • Adam Schiff Might Have Released Classified Information in Attempt to Rebut Nunes Memo

    02/04/2018 10:35:34 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    lawandcrime.com ^ | 2/3/2018 | Colin Kalmbacher
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) appears to be openly disclosing classified information to the news media–after weeks of complaining about Republican plans to disclose such information. Per a report by CNN on Saturday, Schiff, the ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”) told multiple reporters on Friday that the central claim of the Nunes surveillance memo was “unfounded.” The Nunes surveillance memo relies upon the following thesis: that FBI and DOJ officials within the Obama administration made substantial and material omissions–rising to the level of perhaps unlawful misrepresentations–in front of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISA Court”)...
  • The Ticking Memo

    02/02/2018 10:04:26 PM PST · by lowbuck · 32 replies
    NRO ^ | 2 February 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The House Intelligence Committee memo is pretty simple. It should not have been classified and thus far withheld from the public. In fact, far more information now needs to be released. . . snip If all this is not a scandal — then the following protocols are now considered permissible in American electoral practice and constitutional jurisprudence: An incumbent administration can freely use the FBI and the DOJ to favor one side in a presidential election, by buying its opposition research against the other candidate, using its own prestige to authenticate such a third-party oppositional dossier, and then using it...
  • WOW! New Strzok-Page Texts Suggest Intent To “Copy/Take Classified” Information

    02/01/2018 2:39:56 PM PST · by bitt · 65 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2/1/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter reports newly-released text messages exchanged between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveals discussions about purchasing Apple iPhones to bypass “government collection,” systems. During one of their exchanges, Strzok tells Page, “If I want to copy/take classified, I’m sure as hell not going to do it on this phone.” Carter reports: “According to text messages produced by the committee, Ms. Page and Mr. Strzok make references to communicating with other FBI employees via text message, phone call, email, and voice mail,” stated Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, in...
  • Hillary on FBI Investigation: ‘I Can’t Control What the Republicans and Their Allies Do’

    01/24/2016 9:28:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    Hillary on FBI Investigation: 'I Can't Control What the Republicans and Their Allies Do' Katherine Timpf Hillary Clinton says she “not concerned” about the FBI investigation into her handling of highly classified material “because I know what the facts are.” Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Clinton blamed Republicans for the latest reports her server contained material beyond top secret. “I never sent or received any material marked ‘classified,’ I cannot control what the Republicans leak and what they are contending,” Clinton said. She then echoed her campaign manager, Brian Fallon, who said the intelligence community’s inspector general is...
  • British teen: Accessing classified documents was 'kind of easy'

    01/20/2018 2:39:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18
    A 15-year-old British teenager accessed top secret US military reports by impersonating a CIA director. Acting from his Leicestershire home, Kane Gamble posed as CIA Chief John Brennan, gaining access to passwords, personal information, contact lists, security details, and sensitive documents regarding US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gamble's security attacks occurred between June 2015 and February 2016. In them, he targeted Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI Director Mark Giuliano, former US President Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and others. In addition to the security hacks, Gamble also harassed his victims and their families. Impersonating...
  • The Smoking Gun II -- Still Smoking

    01/18/2018 8:11:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/18 | Dr. Robert Owens
    To be forewarned is to be forearmed Hillary Clinton and her crew get a pass for colluding to stack the deck against Bernie. No matter what the evidence revealed the FBI nomenclature predetermined that New York’s sixth crime family was untouchable. Congressional insiders report they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. Investigators say there is written evidence that the FBI found evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server.
  • Former CIA officer arrested for keeping classified information

    01/16/2018 7:21:01 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2018 | melissa quinn
    The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it had arrested former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, 53, after he arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sign up for Daily on Defense Email Address SUBMIT Recommended for You Trey Gowdy resigns as House Ethics Committee member Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump after false ballistic missile warning: 'He's not taking this threat seriously' Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen fights off suggestions that Trump is a racist JK Rowling tweets chicken emoji at Trump for decision to cancel London trip The...
  • More Classified Emails Have Been Discovered on Weiner's Laptop

    01/05/2018 6:38:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There have now been at least 18 classified emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, Judicial Watch reports. According to the conservative watchdog group, five previously unreleased emails were among a batch of 147 documents related to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, which the State Department released last week. Chris Farrell, director of investigations and research for Judicial Watch, said there is no confusion over the sensitivity of the emails. “They were classified when they were written. They were classified when they were transmitted and they were classified when they were residents on the Weiner laptop,” he told told FOX Business’s...
  • GOP senator says Comey likely leaked classified information

    01/03/2018 9:01:21 PM PST · by mojito · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/3/2018 | Stephan Dinan
    A top Republican senator said Wednesday that it appears former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information in his effort to shape the narrative surrounding President Trump’s decision to fire him. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Mr. Comey wrote seven memos, and shared four of them with a professor he was using as an intermediary to defend him. Of the seven, four are marked at the confidential or secret level — meaning at least one of the memos Mr. Comey shared contained restricted information. Mr. Grassley now wants to know when and how the memos were deemed...