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  • Journalists Hid Identity Of Key Source As They Spread Their Khashoggi Disappearance Narrative

    10/13/2018 9:59:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 10/13/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    A story broke last week that an Arabic journalist named Jamal Khashoggi who was working for the Washington Post had disappeared and was presumed dead. The official story is that Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on the afternoon of October 2. Immediately (and suspiciously) media stories that appeared to be coordinated appeared, pointing the finger of blame for Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia, in general, and at the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, in particular. It was alleged by anonymous sources for several days that Khashoggi had been abducted and then killed at...
  • John Brennan, Obama's CIA director, admits egging on the FBI's probe of Trump and Russia

    07/20/2018 6:54:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/19/18 | Kimberley Strassel
    (snip) --- The CIA director couldn’t himself go public with his Clinton spin—he lacked the support of the intelligence community and had to be careful not to be seen interfering in U.S. politics. So what to do? He called Harry Reid. In a late August briefing, he told the Senate minority leader that Russia was trying to help Mr. Trump win the election, and that Trump advisers might be colluding with Russia. (Two years later, no public evidence has emerged to support such a claim.) But the truth was irrelevant. On cue, within a few days of the briefing, Mr....
  • Repeating: FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring (2016) of cyberattack (She refused to help FBI)

    07/13/2018 5:08:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News. One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials. But the campaign, through its lawyers, declined to provide the data, deciding that the FBI’s request for sensitive...
  • ‘Stand down!’ Obama’s orders to national security officials who wanted to hit back at...

    03/09/2018 4:35:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    [FULL TITLE] [ ‘Stand down!’ Obama’s orders to national security officials who wanted to hit back at election-meddling Putin revealed ] A new book, 'Russian Roulette,' details Donald Trump's business ties in Russia and Russia's efforts to meddle in the presidential election The interference was one of the greatest policy challenges for the outgoing Obama administration Advisors debated the pros and cons of hitting back at Russia, whether to go public with what they knew, and how to get it to stop One risk was fueling the chaos intelligence officials believe Russia was trying to sew Two security advisors prepared...
  • Obama's cybersecurity confirms Susan Rice ordered him to 'stand down' on Russian meddling

    06/24/2018 11:38:39 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Christian Datoc | June 20, 2018 11:13 PM
    Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff. Daniel's staff reportedly responded to the order in "disbelief." Over...
  • Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

    06/20/2018 4:57:09 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 18 replies
    Yahooooooooooooo! News ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON — The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016. The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn,...
  • Obama’s Cyber Chief: Susan Rice Gave ‘Stand Down’ Order In Response To Russian Meddling

    06/21/2018 9:48:32 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/21/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Former President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity czar confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice told him to “stand down” in response to Russian cyber attacks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Michael Daniel, whose official title was “cybersecurity coordinator,” confirmed the stand-down order during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing held to review the Obama and President Donald Trump’s administrations’ policy response to Russian election interference. Rice’s order to Daniel was first reported in “Russian Roulette,” a book published in March that details Russia’s meddling in the election. In the book, authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn reported that...
  • REVEALED: CHRISTOPHER STEELE VISITED STATE DEPARTMENT SHORTLY BEFORE 2016 ELECTION

    06/20/2018 9:18:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2018 | chuck ross
    Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday. “Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016,” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Steele’s visit to Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C., prior to the election has not been previously reported. Burr revealed...
  • 'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

    05/25/2018 4:37:46 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 125 replies
    yahoo ^ | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday. Jose Grinda, who has spearheaded investigations into Spanish organized crime, said that bureau officials in recent months requested and were provided transcripts of wiretapped conversations between Torshin and Alexander Romanov, a convicted Russian money launderer. On the wiretaps,...
  • CIA or CNN? The Media Deep State’s Echo Chamber - Greenfield

    05/25/2018 7:43:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 40 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 25, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    CIA or CNN? The Media Deep State’s Echo Chamber Will the media ever be held accountable for conspiring against America? May 25, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Spygate began with the Clinton campaign. It ended with informants and eavesdropping on the Trump campaign. Clinton opposition research morphed into an endless investigation of her opponent. The Clinton campaign and its opposition research were the starting point of Spygate. And Mueller’s hound dog face scowling from a thousand CNN screens...
  • Byron York: When did Trump-Russia probe begin? Investigators focus on mystery months

    05/22/2018 9:46:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/21/2018 | BYRON YORK
    Revelations that an FBI informant insinuated himself into the Trump campaign have led some congressional investigators to rethink their theories on how and why former President Barack Obama's Justice Department began investigating the 2016 Trump presidential effort. Most reporting has focused on the July 31, 2016, creation of a document formally marking the beginning of the FBI counterintelligence probe targeting the Trump campaign. The document, known as the electronic communication, or EC, is said to have focused on the case of George Papadopoulos, the peripheral Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller about his...
  • John Brennan’s Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

    05/22/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 22 May 2018 | George Neumayr
    s Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an “inter-agency taskforce”) on the...
  • Trump Election Story ‘Russian Roulette’ in Development as Movie at CBS Films

    04/05/2018 6:51:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | April 5, 2018 | Dave McNary
    CBS Films has optioned Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s “Russian Roulette,” the story of the Russian attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Isikoff and Corn will serve as executive producers. Nick Wechsler, whose credits include “American Assassin,” is on board to produce. The deal, announced Thursday, came following an auction of the movie rights. It was made on behalf of the Ross Yoon Agency by Hotchkiss & Associates. Wechsler is represented by Carlos Goodman at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman...
  • Golden shower? Trump dossier authors doubt their most explosive allegation

    03/15/2018 2:43:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2018 | Byron York
    ...Isikoff and Corn suggest, without saying so explicitly, that the available circumstantial evidence makes the "golden showers" story very unlikely. Reconstructing Trump's time in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, Isikoff and Corn report that Trump stayed just one night in Moscow. (Trump did in fact stay in the Ritz Carlton presidential suite where Obama had been a few years earlier.) After arriving in Moscow, Trump attended a brief meeting at the hotel and then left for a day of meetings elsewhere. That night, an "exhausted" Trump went to a party at which he agreed to take part in...
  • Obama aide started Christopher Steele-FBI alliance

    03/13/2018 12:29:13 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A senior Barack Obama State Department official gave the green light to an FBI agent in 2016 to meet with dossier writer Christopher Steele, a meeting that touched off a relationship that would fuel the ongoing investigation into possible Donald Trump-Russia election collusion. And, the sensational Steele allegation that led to an FBI wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page came from “pillow talk” with the lover of a Kremlin official, a new book says. The disclosure that Victoria Nuland started the process is contained in “Russian Roulette,” a book released Tuesday by Yahoo News report Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones...
  • Martha MacCallum Just Slayed The Sputtering, Arms Flailing Michael Isikoff

    03/14/2018 4:55:45 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 77 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 3/15/18 | self
    Martha MacCallum just flambayed, seared, frickasseed, barbecued, roasted, broiled, rotisseried, grilled, pan-fried, stewed, braised, and then shoved Michael Isikoff and his sorry wrinkled *ss into a pressure cooker tonight on her show questioning him over his new book, the book written with the perennial slimeball, David Corn.More later ….…. plus video.If anyone finds the video of this 'beatdown' please feel free to post it here. I haven't found it yet. It was about a fifteen minute slaying.Isikoff kept throwing his hand out in front of her face and talking over her in a cheap, chauvinistic, aggressive attempt to intimidate her....
  • FBI lacked corroboration for Page wiretap; discredited dossier writer Steele ID’d as Yahoo source

    03/04/2018 4:39:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Two pieces of evidence that have come together prove anti-Trump dossier writer Christopher Steele was the key source for a Yahoo News story that the FBI cited to support its wiretap application. Identifying the source of that September 2016 article on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page has taken on added importance in recent weeks. First, Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a declassified memo on Feb. 2. It said the FBI relied greatly on Mr. Steele’s discredited Democrat-financed dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant on Mr. Page. To bolster the...
  • NEW: Criminal Referral Confirms Nunes Memo’s Explosive Claims Of FISA Abuse

    02/07/2018 8:27:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/7/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    A criminal referral from top Senate investigators confirms explosive charges in last week’s House Intelligence Committee memo regarding abuse of surveillance authorities at the FBI and Department of Justice. It also reveals a host of problems arising from the bureau’s cooperation with foreign investigator Christopher Steele, who was working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The eight-page memo from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) includes underlying evidence to support the claims.“It appears the FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign,...
  • Michael Isikoff Says He Was “Stunned” To See His Story Cited In FISA Warrant

    02/04/2018 5:07:44 PM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    It’s not every day that investigative journalists discover their work was cited in a controversial warrant application that has become a flashpoint of partisan conflict in the US. So, it’s telling that, rather than being honored to see his work having such a profound impact, Yahoo News reporter Michael Isikoff said he was “stunned” to see a story he published more than a year ago cited in the “FISA memo” as one of the justifications in a FISA warrant application for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. As Isikoff explains, his story was almost entirely based on information from the...
  • The Plot Thickens: Authors Capitalize on a Self-Created Scandal

    02/04/2018 5:38:03 AM PST · by advance_copy · 9 replies
    Life Zette ^ | 2/3/2018 | Michael Blood
    The Michael Isikoff and David Corn upcoming tell-all, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” is already a number-one bestseller in Amazon’s “politics of privacy and surveillance” section. It’s not slated for release until March 20, 2018. Isikoff is the Yahoo News reporter who, in fall 2016, peddled information from Christopher Steele as if it were news. Steele is the former British spy responsible for the DNC-financed opposition research dossier. David Corn is Washington bureau chief of the left-wing publication Mother Jones. Later, when going to the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...