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  • ‘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...
  • The man who oils India's wheels

    01/26/2005 9:25:21 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 146+ views
    AsiaTimes ^ | Jan 25, 2005 | Ramtanu Maitra
    The man who oils India's wheels By Ramtanu Maitra No US ambassador since John Kenneth Galbraith massaged the Indian ego more efficiently than Robert D Blackwill. The former envoy to India (2001-2003) is now reportedly cultivating his Indian friends to win a lobbying contract for his firm, Washington-based Barbour, Griffith and Rogers International (BG&R). [1] Blackwill's timing is right. India has terminated its relationship with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Field as a result of its failure to stop US government consideration of the sale of F-16s to Pakistan. Blackwill resigned suddenly last November from his position as number two...
  • Neocons Blast Bush's Inaction On 'Spy' Affair

    09/09/2004 10:46:31 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 13 replies · 644+ views
    Forward ^ | 9-9-2004 | MARC PERELMAN
    In an indication of their growing estrangement with the Bush administration, neoconservatives are slamming the White House for failing to stop what they describe as an antisemitic campaign to marginalize them being conducted by the CIA and the State Department. This view was outlined in a memo circulating among neoconservative foreign policy analysts in Washington. Obtained by the Forward, the memo criticizes the White House for not refuting press reports on the FBI's investigation of Pentagon analyst Lawrence Franklin that suggest wrongdoing on the part of Jewish officials at the Defense Department. "If there is any truth to any of...
  • Why Fired NSC Author of Memo Warning Trump of Deep State Says There's a Whiff of Tyranny in the Air

    10/04/2018 11:25:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 20 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-10-04 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rich Higgins. Higgins, an expert in unconventional warfare and combatting terrorism with over 20 years experience at senior levels of the Defense Department, and early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump's National Security Council (NSC). That all changed when a memo that he produced for President Trump warning of the political warfare he was to face internally from the Deep State, and externally from the media and like-minded interest groups in collusion with the administrative state, leaked out to the public....
  • Whistleblower Exposes Key Player in FBI Russia Probe: "It was all a Set-up"

    08/27/2018 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 47 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | August 27, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Adam Lovinger, a former Defense Department analyst ... a whistleblower, is now battling to save his career. The Pentagon suspended his top-secret security clearance May 1, 2017, when he exposed through an internal review that Stefan Halper, who was then an emeritus Cambridge professor, had received roughly $1 million in tax-payer funded money to write Defense Department foreign policy reports, his attorney Sean Bigley said. Before Lovinger's clearance was suspended he had taken a detail to the National Security Council as senior director for strategy. He was only there for five months before he was recalled to the Pentagon, stripped...
  • Trump's Russia Advisor Fiona Hill Was One of the Only Women with him in Helsinki. What to Know.

    07/22/2018 6:50:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Bustle ^ | Jul 2018 | Kerry Jarema
    Fiona Hill currently serves as the senior director for Russian and European Affairs on the National Security Council. She was part of the U.S. delegation at the table on Monday along with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and interpreter Marina Gross. The British-born Russia expert left the Brookings Institution, a D.C. think tank, to join the Trump administration last year...Hill was initially tapped to join the National Security Council under Michael Flynn's leadership. The psychological profile of Putin she co-authored with Clifford G. Gaddy, Mr. Putin: Operative in...
  • John Bolton is reportedly scrapping the White House cybersecurity chief position

    05/10/2018 11:26:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    theweek.com/ ^ | 5/10/2018 | ADMIN
    As part of National Security Adviser John Bolton's full overhaul of the National Security Council, he's "leading the push to abolish the role of special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator," the top White House cybersecurity job, Politico reports, citing one current and two former U.S. officials. One of the former officials said there's a "60-40" chance the White House eliminates the job, potentially leaving the U.S. government rudderless heading into elections in which Russia is widely expected to meddle.
  • Top National Security Council official forced out: report (Escorted)

    07/13/2018 1:00:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A top National Security Council (NSC) official was forced to leave the group on Thursday, the most recent departure since national security adviser John Bolton joined the administration earlier this ear, Politico reported Friday. Jennifer Arangio, a senior director in NSC who worked with global groups, was escorted off White House premises and told that she was no longer needed at the administration, according to Politico. A NSC spokesman told Politico that the group doesn’t comment on personnel issues, and Arangio and didn’t return the publication’s request for comment. A former White House official told Politico that Arangio is “fiercely...
  • US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing

    06/18/2018 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.18.2018 | es/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump announced a sweeping new space policy on Monday that will focus both on reducing satellite clutter in space as well as creating a specific “Space Force” as the newest branch of the military. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” said Trump, saying that he wished to revive the US’ flagging space program that has been bogged down by rising costs and a lack of political will. Trump said he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.” […] He also...
  • White House National Security Advisor Announces Senior Staff Appointment

    06/01/2018 7:29:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 1, 2018 | Government
    (Washington, D.C.) – President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton today announced Rear Admiral Douglas Fears as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor on the National Security Council staff. Prior to his appointment, Fears served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and disaster response to the NSC,” said National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Doug will serve as the President’s...
  • Israeli Team Refused to Brief Trump Officials As Long as McMaster Appointee Ali Was in the Room

    09/13/2017 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 13, 2017 | Martiin Brodel
    Original sourced article at: BREAKING: Israeli Team Refused to Brief Trump Officials As Long as McMaster Appointee Mustafa Ali Was in the Room http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/breaking-israeli-team-refused-brief-trump-officials-long-mcmaster-appointee-mustafa-ali-room/
  • Opioid memorial puts victims faces on pills, opens outside White House

    04/11/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 75 replies
    abc15 ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | Chris Welch
    When Missy Owen heard that the non-profit National Safety Council was putting together a memorial for opioid victims called "Prescribed to Death" and was, in effect, looking for personal stories to help put a human face on the crisis, she was excited. “I was like, 'oh yes, this is a great idea,'” Owen said, “This is an awesome project, yes I’ll do that!” The project would be another way to try and keep the memory of her son Davis alive. Not only that, but it could potentially help make an impact on others in the hopes of one day ending...
  • Greenfield: Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge

    08/09/2017 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 64 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 8/9/17 | Greenfield
    Monday, August 07, 2017 Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge Posted by Daniel Greenfield Derek Harvey was a man who saw things coming. He had warned of Al Qaeda when most chose to ignore it. He had seen the Sunni insurgency rising when most chose to deny it. The former Army colonel had made his reputation by learning the lay of the land. In Iraq that meant sleeping on mud floors and digging into documents to figure out where the threat was coming from. It was hard to imagine anyone better qualified to serve as President Trump’s top Middle East adviser...
  • Bolton to Clean House At NSC … Obama’s People Should “Start Packing Their Sh**”

    03/29/2018 6:58:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | Ben Marquis
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had chosen former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton to succeed U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as head of the National Security Council and chief foreign policy adviser. To say that Bolton’s tough conservative outlook toward our nation’s enemies does not sit well with the left is an understatement, and it didn’t take long before rumors began to circulate that Bolton plans to “purge” the NSC once he takes command in April, Breitbart reported Wednesday. Those rumors largely stemmed from an article in Foreign Policy that claimed Bolton is expected to...
  • Jimmy Carter Calls Trump's Hiring Of John Bolton His 'Worst Mistake' Yet (barf)

    03/27/2018 2:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 27/3/18 | Lydia O'Connor
    In a CBS interview scheduled to air Tuesday, Jimmy Carter did not mince words when denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to hire John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I have been concerned at some of the things he’s decided,” the 93-year-old former president told “CBS This Morning” host Norah O’Donnell, according to a press release from the network. “I think his last choice for national security adviser was very ill-advised. I think John Bolton has been the worst mistake he’s made.” The excerpt CBS released on Monday did not include commentary from Carter on why he thought Trump had...
  • Report: New NSA John Bolton Planning Deep State Purge Within National Security Council….

    03/25/2018 2:22:07 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 3/24/18 | sundance
    (snip) --- (Via FP) Incoming National Security Advisor John Bolton and people close to him are expected to launch a massive shake-up at the National Security Council, aiming to remove dozens of current White House officials, starting with holdovers from President Barack Obama’s administration, according to multiple sources. Those targeted for removal include officials believed to have been disloyal to President Donald Trump, those who have leaked about the president to the media, his predecessor’s team, and those who came in under Obama. “Bolton can and will clean house,” one former White House official said. Another source said, “He is...
  • Trump Is Reportedly Considering Expelling Russian Diplomats

    03/25/2018 12:08:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 17 replies
    Yahoo View ^ | March 24, 2018
    President Donald Trump's National Security Council reportedly recommended he expel Russian diplomats.
  • Good Riddance to Disloyal Mr. McMaster

    03/24/2018 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The departure of national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his replacement by former U.N. ambassador John Bolton are both significant and welcome. Bolton will be a team player on Team Trump and not someone with his own agenda who seeks the advice and counsel of those trying to undermine the Trump administration. Leaks such as the one of the memo warning President Trump not to congratulate Vladimir Putin on Putin's re-election will undoubtedly stop, as McMaster and his staff were viewed as the source for many of them.
  • John Bolton on Ex-Spy Poisoning by Russia: Putin Is Saying, 'What Are You Gonna Do About It?'

    03/22/2018 5:41:59 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 2018 | America's Newsroom
    Bolton said the "blatant" attack in public reminds him of North Korea, "Moscow's friend," murdering Kim Jong Un's brother in the middle of an airport last year. "It's an act of defiance. It's saying to London and the other western capitals, 'what are you gonna do about it?' Well, I think there should be a very strong answer to that," he said, arguing the time has come for real "deterrence" that Vladimir Putin will understand. John Bolton said Thursday that the chemical poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England fits into the larger pattern of Russia...
  • So Susan Rice never cared a whit about a Russian threat...until it got political

    03/10/2018 10:53:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 10, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Susan Rice, who didn't exactly care about a terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 and gladly went on television to lie about it to the public, is repeating her same pattern. Turns out she issued a "stand down" order to National Security Council officials who sought to retaliate against Russia for its hacks into our electoral system. According to the Daily Caller, citing a new book out, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump: One day in late August, national security adviser Susan Rice called [NSC official Michael Daniel]...