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  • CNN Doc Calls Trump 'Criminal,' But Wouldn't Promise Not to Leak

    10/09/2020 9:11:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN's Jonathan Reiner was back to playing criminal prosecutor on TV today -- even though he's actually a doctor. We caught him last week accusing President Trump of "negligent homicide." On this morning's New Day, Reiner's charge against the president was "criminal endangerment." But somehow it's outrageous that the president would want any doctor treating him to sign a non-disclosure agreement -- as if there weren't leftist networks and newspapers who would salivate at the chance to get nasty leaks. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Court memos detail unethical, unpunished leaks in case handled by potential Biden AG Preet Bharara

    09/08/2020 10:15:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 9/8/2020 | Christine Dolan and John Solomon
    Preet Bharara knew about FBI leaks two years before his office denied them. No one has been punished Preet Bharara is often mentioned as a possible U.S. attorney general in a Joe Biden administration after building a reputation as a hard-charging federal prosecutor and self-proclaimed ethicist teaching law school and dispensing morality on Twitter. But one of the last cases he handled as the chief federal prosecutor in New York City cuts against the grain of his carefully manicured image, exposing widespread leaking by the FBI — and knowledge of it by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office — during the...
  • Statement by FinCEN Regarding Unlawfully Disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports

    09/01/2020 8:01:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    fincen.gov ^ | 9/1/2020 | fincen.gov
    Immediate Release September 01, 2020 The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is aware that various media outlets intend to publish a series of articles based on unlawfully disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), as well as other sensitive government documents, from several years ago. As FinCEN has stated previously, the unauthorized disclosure of SARs is a crime that can impact the national security of the United States, compromise law enforcement investigations, and threaten the safety and security of the institutions and individuals who file such reports. FinCEN has referred this matter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department...
  • Ratcliffe defends halting election briefings, accuses members of Congress of leaking classified information

    08/30/2020 8:56:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 30, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    'We've had a pandemic of information being leaked out of the intelligence community,' Ratcliffe says Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe defended his decision to scale back in-person election security briefings to Congress in favor of written reports and accused members of Congress of leaking information "within minutes" of briefings.
  • McCain associate planned anti-Trump leaks to Washington Post columnist [David Ignatius]

    08/28/2020 3:46:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    The associate of John McCain who spread anti-Trump dossier claims around Washington planned to leak a story to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about Paul Manafort, according to court testimony. Ignatius wrote the Jan. 12, 2017 column that eventually doomed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The source was an Obama administration official, Ignatius wrote. The McCain evidence emerged in a London courtroom, where dossier creator Christopher Steele faces a defamation lawsuit from a Russian CEO. Steele compiled the dossier for the Democratic Party. After Trump won the presidency Steele provided memo copies to the Republican McCain and his associate David...
  • The Mysterious Journey of an FBI Leak Investigation…

    07/16/2020 5:37:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/15/2020 | SUNDANCE
    In January of 2017 California Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her position as Vice-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). Upon the initiation of a new congress, and two weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Virginia Senator Mark Warner took the SSCI Vice-Chair seat…. and that’s how things get started. Amid a concerted effort to resist the incoming administration the Russia Collusion Conspiracy was launched. Politicians, the U.S. intelligence apparatus and DC beltway media united in common purpose to push a Trump-Russia narrative. Within the early days of that effort, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence initiated...
  • Report: CIA Conducted Cyber Attacks Against Iran, Russia After Secret Trump Order In 2018

    07/16/2020 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2020 | Siladitya Ray
    The Central Intelligence Agency conducted offensive cyber operations against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Russia’s intelligence agency FSB and other targets after President Donald Trump issued a secret order in 2018 giving the agency broad power to undertake such actions, Yahoo News reported, citing former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The secret authorization — issued sometime in 2018 — offered the U.S. spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its target, without the White House’s approval, the report said. The order effectively undid many of the restrictions that had previously been placed on...
  • Media Are Playing Games Yet Again With Anonymous Russia Leaks

    06/30/2020 5:23:31 AM PDT · by gattaca · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Watch nearly the entire corporate media establishment run wild with claims from completely anonymous sources in the intelligence community this week. Much of the case for the Iraq War was based on the Bush administration’s claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. When the United States declared an end to the war late in 2011, more than 4,400 American military members had been killed and nearly 32,000 wounded. No weapons of mass destruction had been found. It’s one of the most significant and catastrophic intelligence errors in U.S. history. A bipartisan commission found that U.S. intelligence “seriously misjudged”...
  • ‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

    06/24/2020 7:24:32 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 25 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 6/20/20 | Brian Krebs
    Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “BlueLeaks” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals. The collection — nearly 270 gigabytes in total — is the latest release from Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), an alternative to Wikileaks that publishes caches of previously secret data. The archive indexes “ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and...
  • Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

    06/12/2020 11:54:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12 2020 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Fired State Department watchdog Steve Linick was the subject of a major investigation when he was ousted last month, accused of repeatedly sending classified information to his personal email account — which sparked fears he was leaking sensitive information to the press, The Post has learned. After he was dismissed by President Trump on May 15 at the urging of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, congressional Democrats claimed that Linick was fired because he had launched a probe into whether Pompeo and his wife were misusing State Department resources. But a tranche of documents obtained by The Post...
  • Purge stifles anti-Trump resistance at White House, ODNI

    05/26/2020 5:08:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Bill Gertz
    Cuts of hundreds of staff members at the White House and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have curbed leaks and stifled anti-Trump activists within both agencies, according to senior administration officials. Acting DNI Richard Grenell, who stepped down Tuesday, streamlined ODNI in his four months in office by reducing staff and contractor positions by as much as 400. Mr. Grenell said other positive reforms during his brief stint included declassifying congressional testimony showing no collusion between Trump officials and Russia in 2016, and imposing rules to protect the identities of U.S. officials inadvertently captured in overseas...
  • 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

    05/25/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/25/2020 | SUNDANCE
    Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence. At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe. On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call… First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability. The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation....
  • Oh, About That IG ‘Wrongfully’ Fired by Mike Pompeo; Turns out Dems May Want to Hold Their Fire

    05/19/2020 8:26:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    red state ^ | 5/19/2020 | elizabeth vaughn
    On Friday, it was reported that State Department Inspector General Steve Linick had been fired. Immediately, the left pounced calling it “an unlawful act of retaliation.” The story was that Linick was conducting an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for asking subordinates to run personal errands for him and his wife. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said, “I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Secretary Pompeo. Mr. Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.” House Democrats may want to hold their fire...
  • The Trump administration has recently moved to oust 4 government watchdogs. Here they are:

    05/18/2020 9:27:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 6 replies
    USA Today ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ledyard King
    Link and title only due to USA restrictions on FR.
  • James Clapper’s CNN Connection Goes Dark After He Is Asked About Leaks

    05/15/2020 8:22:56 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 34 replies
    Breibart ^ | 05/15/2020 | Robert Kraychik
    BERMAN: Asking for names [to be unmasked], nothing wrong with that. Unmasking in itself, nothing wrong with that. Leaking classified information — and by definition these phone calls were classified — that’s a problem, correct? CLAPPER: Absolutely, it is. BERMAN: And if anyone did leak the contents of these conversations with or without the name, that would be a problem, yes? CLAPPER: [connection ends] BERMAN: We’ve lost the shot. I wonder if we can at least get him on the phone to finish this. Let’s try to get Director Clapper back. All right, we’re gonna work on getting that shot...
  • Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic

    04/19/2020 10:05:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 08:00 AM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 04/19/20 08:00 AM EDT U.S. adversaries are probing America's defenses as the world is preoccupied with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In the past two weeks, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have all moved to test Washington in the sea, in the air and on land as U.S. forces have become more restricted in movement amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. “Exactly how distracted is the U.S. military? They want to know,” said Susanna Blume, the director of the defense program at the Center for...
  • MAG: CHRISTINA AGUILERA MUSIC USED AS TORTURE IN GITMO

    06/12/2005 8:39:56 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 135 replies · 3,073+ views
    Drudge ^ | 6/12/05
    New York - TIME has obtained the first documented look inside the highly classified realm of military interrogations since the Gitmo Camp at Guantanamo Bay opened. The document is a secret 84-page interrogation log that details the interrogation of 'Detainee 063' at Guantanamo Bay. It is a remarkable look into the range of techniques and methods used for the interrogation of Mohammed al Qahtani, who is widely believed to be the so-called 20th hijacker, a compatriof Osama bin Laden and a man who had tried to enter the U.S. in August 2001 to take part in the Sept. 11 attacks....
  • Lawyers for 9/11 ‘20th hijacker’ Mohammed Al-Qahtani sue to release Gitmo torture tapes

    01/11/2012 5:36:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 1-11-12 | Philip Caulfield
    Attorneys call videos ‘sickening’ Lawyers for the man known as the "20th hijacker" of 9/11 are suing the U.S. government to release "sickening" videotapes they say show Guantanamo Bay interrogators torturing their client. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday by the Center for Constitutional Rights, said Mohammed Al-Qahtani was a victim “of torture and other profoundly cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." "The American public should now be permitted to see what occurred for itself," the lawsuit said. Between 2002 and 2003, Al-Qahtani suffered through marathon interrogation sessions and was subjected to severe temperatures, sleep deprivation and other...
  • Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says

    02/25/2020 8:40:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 25 2020 | Michael Holden
    Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realized that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told his London extradition hearing on Tuesday. Assange is being sought by the United States on 18 counts of hacking U.S. government computers and an espionage offense, having allegedly conspired with Chelsea Manning, then a U.S. soldier known as Bradley Manning, to leak hundreds of thousands of secret documents by WikiLeaks almost a decade ago. On Monday, the lawyer representing the United States told the hearing that Assange,...
  • Former Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Information to Media

    02/20/2020 6:00:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 20, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 | Janita Kan
    A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to the leaking of classified information to two journalists, the Justice Department (DOJ) said. Henry Kyle Frese, 31, pleaded guilty on Thursday to the willful transmission of top-secret national defense information to journalists. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Frese was arrested when he arrived to work at a DIA facility in Virginia in October last year where he worked as a counterterrorism analyst. The 31-year-old—who held top-secret government security clearance—was accused of helping the journalists research information on a classified United States government computer...