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  • Man Considered Most Dangerous Terrorist In The World Killed In US Drone Strike In Yemen

    08/21/2018 8:12:09 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 42 replies
    political insider ^ | August 21, 2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    U.S. officials confirmed that the man considered the most dangerous terrorist in the world after Osama bin Laden and a top al-Qaeda bomb-maker was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2017. Ibrahim al-Asiri, a 37-year-old from Saudi Arabia who is responsible for creating a host of bombs — including the underwear bomb intended to take down a flight from Detroit to Amsterdam on Christmas in 2009 — escaped U.S. strikes in the past, despite a $5 million bounty for his capture since 2014, according to reports by Fox News. Al-Asiri and several associates were standing beside his...
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a statement late Thursday criticizing President Trump’s “ill-considered and unprecedented” decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
  • Intel Dem worried that Russia ‘never left’(No Blue Wave)

    07/04/2018 11:12:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he is worried that the Russians “never left,” raising the specter that Moscow is looking to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections through cyber or other means. “I am concerned that the Russians never left,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) told CBS News when asked about his concerns about threats to the 2018 midterm elections. Quigley also alleged that Russia-linked hackers breached “somewhere between 20 and 40 state board of elections,” including the Illinois voter database, in 2016 and alleged that states are not prepared for future interference efforts by Russia. “First, they...
  • Sessions needs to stop the misuse of intelligence for politics

    12/17/2017 9:39:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    In hindsight, the most important thing said this year came on Jan. 3. Chuck Schumer, leader of Senate Democrats, warned President-elect Trump he would pay a price for disputing intelligence officials’ findings of Russian meddling. “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer ­declared. Schumer was right about a vendetta, but wrong about timing. It’s now clear that intelligence officials already had started “getting back” at the next commander in chief. They started in the summer of 2016. In early August, Mike Morell, who was...
  • Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump

    12/11/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell thinks that intelligence agencies were too harsh to Trump during the campaign and presidential transition, according to an interview released Monday. Morell, who left the CIA in 2013 after serving as its acting director twice, endorsed Hillary Clinton in an August 2016 New York Times op-ed. Politico’s Susan Glassner asked Morell if getting involved was a mistake and the former CIA official said that it wasn’t, but that “there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time.” “I was concerned about what is the impact it would have on the...
  • Disinvited: Harvard Rescinds Manning's Visiting Fellowship Following Backlash

    09/15/2017 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    As Cortney wrote on Thursday, Harvard was embroiled in controversy, as the institution decided to extend a visiting fellowship invitation to convicted felon Chelsea Manning. Manning, who served in Army Intelligence, is responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified materials on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Upon Manning’s conviction, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison of which she served seven years before President Barack Obama commuted the sentence. The invitation led to the resignation of former CIA Director Michael Morell as a senior fellow. Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo also canceled an event in light of this...
  • White House Confirms – Kaspersky Tied to Russian Government

    08/25/2017 6:12:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Tech Talk ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kayla Thrailkill
    Kaspersky Ties to Russian FSB Revealed Kaspersky Labs, the Moscow-based security provider, has adamatly denied any ties to the Russian government. However, CBS News recently confirmed a certificate has surfaced confirming a relationship between the security firm and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). This certificate confirms the U.S. government’s concerns of ties between the security company and its government services. The relationship is concerning for many due to the questionable decisions of the Russian government, and whether or not this relationship would be abused to obtain classified information from the devices using Kaspersky for their security solution. This assumption...
  • The CIA’s War on Trump

    02/15/2017 6:10:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 12/12/2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The CIA’s War on Trump by Cliff Kincaid on December 12, 2016 You couldn’t fault Donald J. Trump for concluding that the CIA is out to get him even before he starts his presidency. Former CIA officials Michael Morell, Michael Hayden and Philip Mudd have all denounced him. Plus, former CIA operations officer Evan McMullin ran against him as an independent presidential candidate. Obama’s director of the CIA is John Brennan, who recently disclosed that he voted for the Communist Party (CPUSA) ticket when he was in college. He was hired by the CIA anyway and quickly rose through the...
  • Former Obama CIA deputy director says Islamic State is 'winning'

    03/22/2016 7:29:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Michael Morell, who served as acting director twice with the CIA, said the attacks are a "reflection of how large, how compartmented, how sophisticated the ISIS capability is in Europe." And though the United States is having success fighting the Islamic State in Syria, the terror group is "growing rapidly in the rest of the world," Morell said on CBS "This Morning."
  • Former CIA Chief: ‘Analysts Never Said The Video Was A Factor In The Benghazi Attacks’

    10/31/2015 3:25:36 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | October 31, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Michael Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, disputes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assertion that bad intelligence led her to blame the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi was a result of a You Tube video that ridiculed Islam. In Morell’s 2015 book The Great War of Our Time, he writes that while the CIA knew “the demonstration and violence in Cairo were sparked by people upset over a YouTube video,” intelligence “analysts never said the video was a factor in the Benghazi attacks.” (p. 205-206) Clinton told the Libyan President on the night...
  • CIA: July 4th Terror Warnings Are ‘Not Routine,’ Wouldn’t Be Surprised if U.S. is Attacked

    06/29/2015 1:37:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/29/2015 | David Rutz
    Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell said Monday on CBS This Morning there was “nothing routine” about July 4 terrorist attack warnings by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, adding that he would not be surprised if “we’re sitting here a week from today talking about an attack.” Federal authorities issued warnings across the United States of potential terroristic targeting of Independence Day celebrations
  • Michael Morell’s Misguided Benghazi Defense

    06/07/2015 7:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA, has been out pimping his book The Great War of Our Time in which he spends 47 pages massaging the issue of Benghazi. I have not read the book, but I did read his recent column in Politico. If his book is anything like his column then it is clear we still need to dig deeper as to what happened and what was done by the U.S. government. Morell did not stoop as low as Julian Castro, current HUD secretary and prospective running mate for the anointed Hillary, in his comments...
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • 'The Great War of Our Time'

    05/22/2015 8:46:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 5/17/20215 | hugh hewitt
    Hewitt: As a professional matter, do you believe that at least one or perhaps many foreign intelligence servers, services have everything that went to and from that server? Morell: So I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether it's a private server or a public one. They're that good. Hewitt: So that's a yes? Morell: Yup. I did not expect such bluntness from so high ranking a former official, but this is exactly the same answer I have received off the record from four other...
  • Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria

    05/18/2015 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed. While the report was circulated to the CIA, State Department and senior military leaders, among others, it's not known whether Obama was ever briefed on the document. The DIA report, which was reviewed by Fox News, was obtained through a federal lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. Documents from the lawsuit also reveal a host of new details about events leading up to...
  • Former CIA director Mike Morell went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS

    05/02/2014 3:47:55 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Former CIA directory (and part of the Benghazi cover-up) went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS. David RHodes is the brother of ‘big Ben’ and president of CBS News. Need any other reasons why CBS has ignored the latest e-mail released about the Benghazi cover-up? Surely there isn’t a conflict of interest there right? Need another reason why Sharyl Attkinson left CBS?Michael Morell, who retired as deputy director of the CIA last summer, has joined CBS News as an intelligence, national security and counterterrorism contributor, the network announced this week. Morell has held various senior leadership positions during...
  • Whatever Happened To Truth and Justice ? Judge Pirro’s indictment of Michael Morell [YouTube clip]

    04/13/2014 1:58:26 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 12 , 2014 | Judge Jennine Pirro
    former assistant CIA-DI , Michael Morell should be tried for treason …..
  • Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle

    04/06/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2014 | Smith's uncle By Michael Ingmire
    Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle
  • Did CIA's Mike Morell Lie About Benghazi For Obama?

    03/01/2014 5:51:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Former CIA acting Director Mike Morell might be recalled for testimony to determine if he misled Congress and doctored the White House response to a terrorist attack to ensure President Obama's re-election. The administration's tangled web of Benghazi lies might be unraveling some more. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has told Fox News that Morell, a former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will likely be recalled to testify. The recall comes after new charges surfaced that Morell misled Congress about what he knew regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and when he...
  • Herridge: Fmr. CIA Director Morell May Have Altered Benghazi Talking Points to Benefit Obama Admin.

    02/03/2014 6:36:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, ^ | 2/3/14 | Staff
    Former CIA Director Mike Morell may have altered the Benghazi talking points to benefit the Obama administration during the 2012 election, Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports. On September 15 one day before Susan Rice made her infamous appearances on various Sunday shows, according to the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report Morell received an email from the CIA station chief in Libya indicating the Benghazi attacks were “not/not an escalation of protests.” The report does not indicate when Morell read the email, but that same day Morell cut the word “Islamic” from the talking points and left the word “demonstration.”