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  • Under Obama, the CIA Suffered a 'Catastrophic' Disaster

    11/07/2018 10:12:08 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | November 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    This story, which broke on Nov. 2, got mighty little attention from the national media. I wonder why: In 2013, hundreds of CIA officers — many working nonstop for weeks — scrambled to contain a disaster of global proportions: a compromise of the agency’s internet-based covert communications system used to interact with its informants in dark corners around the world. Teams of CIA experts worked feverishly to take down and reconfigure the websites secretly used for these communications; others managed operations to quickly spirit assets to safety and oversaw other forms of triage. “When this was going on, it was...
  • 6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies

    11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tony Daniel
    More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy). Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013,...
  • Bill Clinton 'lost vital White House nuclear codes'

    11/04/2018 11:32:09 AM PST · by bitt · 94 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/4/2018
    For several months during Bill Clinton's administration, a former top military officer says the White House lost the card with a set of numbers for opening the briefcase containing the codes for a nuclear attack. Gen Hugh Shelton, who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, said in his new memoir, "Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior" that "the codes were actually missing for months. That's a big deal -- a gargantuan deal." A similar claim was made by Lt Col Robert Patterson, a former aide, in a book published seven years ago. He...
  • Chinese intel officers charged with hacking US companies to steal sensitive aviation data

    10/30/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Olivia Beavers
    The Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed charges against a group of Chinese intelligence officers, alleging that they hacked into a series of private companies’ computer systems in the U.S. and abroad as part of an effort to steal sensitive commercial aviation data. Zha Rong, Chai Meng and seven other co-conspirators worked to steal intellectual property and other sensitive data from over a dozen companies so that China could develop a turbofan engine "without incurring substantial research and development expenses," according to the to the indictment. "Members of the conspiracy targeted, among other things, companies in the aerospace and other high-technology...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:01:43 AM PDT · by Fury · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/21/2018 | By Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • Blame for Chinese Espionage Coup Unclear [semi-satire]

    09/03/2018 11:56:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    The execution of 20 CIA spies by the Chinese government during the Obama term was a serious setback for America’s national security. The question of who is to blame remains a matter of dispute. Candidates include Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was revealed earlier in August that a member of Sen. Feinstein’s staff for the last 20 years was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government. Feinstein was a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2009 to 2017 and would have been privy to a lot of classified material that might...
  • Secret Service: Person arrested after climbing over White House security barrier

    09/02/2018 8:01:40 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 18 replies
    WJLA ^ | Sunday, September 2nd 2018 | Stephen Pimpo Jr./ABC7
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — One person has been arrested for climbing over a White House security barrier Sunday night, according to authorities. Secret Service says the incident happened at around 8:10 p.m. in the area of 15th Street NW and Alexander Hamilton Place. Secret Service arrested the person immediately, according to their spokesperson. No further information has been released at this time.
  • Trump 'suspects' he will revoke Bruce Ohr's security clearance

    08/17/2018 9:09:12 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 17, 2018
    President Trump said Friday that he may take away the security clearance of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, whose wife worked for the firm that commissioned an opposition research dossier on then-candidate Trump. "I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. I suspect I'll be taking it away very quickly," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Trump's remarks follow his decision Wednesday to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a harsh critic of his presidency, claiming Brennan improperly politicized his former position.
  • Omarosa Put Our Country’s Security At Risk

    08/13/2018 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Sunday former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and The Apprentice reality star Omarosa Manigault revealed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she had recorded her dismissal conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. Not only that, but she actually played a 20-second recording of the conversation. The White House Situation Room is one of the most essential and secure places for our country’s national security. It is where our civilian leadership, intelligence services, and military plan, discuss, and implement many of our top-level defense and security actions...
  • Paragliding Trump protester arrested

    07/15/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jason Hoffman and Livvy Doherty
    Police in Scotland have arrested the paragliding protester who was able to get surprisingly close to President Donald Trump on Friday night as the President visited his Turnberry golf resort. In a statement, Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. After the President arrived at his Turnberry resort, the paraglider, a Greenpeace activist, flew by the President with a banner that read, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST," and then managed to escape. Greenpeace tweeted an image of the incident with the caption, "We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump...
  • 44 Dems, Including Wasserman Schultz, Exempted Pakistani IT Aides From Background Checks

    04/01/2018 8:14:04 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents. ..... Among the 44 employers, the primary advocate for the suspects has been Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who introduced a bill Monday that would require background checks on Americans purchasing ammunition. “Without bullets a gun is just a hunk of useless metal,” she said, calling ammunition the “loophole” in gun control policy.
  • Trump’s personal assistant fired over unspecified security issue

    03/13/2018 6:50:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 72 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Mar 13, 2018 | MICHAEL C.BENDER
    President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, “We don’t comment on personnel issues.” McEntee didn’t return a call seeking comment. McEntee was one of the longest-serving aides to Trump, dating back to the earliest days of the campaign...
  • Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

    03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST · by xzins · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Mar 18 | Fox News
    Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Kept Laptops Open Around Sex Worker He Was Seeing Regularly for...

    02/12/2018 12:07:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A sex worker who alleges to have had a relationship with Anthony Weiner from 2014-2016 has given the Gateway Pundit exclusive information about their encounters, including the fact that he would often keep his two laptops open while she was at the apartment that he shared with his wife Huma Abedin. The investigation into Clinton’s email scandal was reopened prior to the election when thousands of State Department emails were found on Weiner’s laptop. Earlier this month it was revealed in text messages between agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page that outgoing Deputy Director Andrew McCabe knew about...
  • Strzok May Have Used His Cell Phone In A SCIF, Himself Breaking Classified-Info Rules

    02/08/2018 5:52:21 PM PST · by smileyface · 154 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 8 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    Released texts between Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who ran the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server, and his lover, FBI attorney Lisa Page, reveal the strong possibility that Strzok used his cell phone in a SCIF — a strict violation of protecting classified information. Such a breach would compromise Strzok’s ability to probe Clinton for mishandling classified info and show a lack of awareness about security breaches, which is what he was tasked to investigate. The text messages that the Senate released Wednesday show that Strzok texted his mistress on Aug. 11, 2016, “We’re in...
  • Sailor cited by Trump as evidence of Hillary Clinton double standard now works as garbage man

    01/02/2018 9:27:31 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2017
    President Trump tweeted Tuesday there’s a double standard in the government’s treatment of Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin, pointing to Kristian Saucier, a former Navy sailor jailed for taking six photos inside a submarine. Saucier, 31, was released from prison in September after receiving a one-year sentence for mishandling classified information. With a felony conviction, he now works up to 70 hours a week collecting garbage in Vermont. “Obviously with his tweet today he still recognizes my case, so hopefully he will do something about it. I think my family and I have been punished enough," Saucier told...
  • Awans involved in Hezbollah Drug/Vehicle Smuggling..?

    12/19/2017 4:22:13 PM PST · by gaijin · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec. 19th 2017 | Imperator_Rex
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  • Breaking: U.K. based used by U.S. Air Force on lockdown after ‘significant incident’

    12/18/2017 7:20:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Sally Persons
    A man has been arrested and the National Police Air Service helicopter was dispatched to the base. The incident reportedly started at the base’s main gate. Police describe the event as “a significant incident.”