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  • McRaven is No Admiral of Mine

    08/20/2018 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Oh, and President Trump--I would waste no time in granting McRaven's desire to have his security clearance revoked, he deserves the "honor." Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him. Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my...
  • Reports: Bill McRaven resigns from Pentagon board after op-ed criticizing Trump

    09/14/2018 11:39:26 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 112 replies
    The Statesman ^ | 9/14/2018 | Katie Hall
    Bill McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas System and a current UT-Austin professor, resigned on Aug. 20 from the Pentagon’s technology advisory board, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. His resignation came four days after The Washington Post published an opinion piece he wrote that criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. “Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,” McRaven wrote. “If you think for a moment that your...
  • The Case of Adam Lovinger: How Security Clearances of Trump Officials Are Politicized

    08/27/2018 5:25:59 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 27 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 8/27/18 | Jeff Carlson
    Adam Lovinger was a Strategic Affairs analyst with the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA). Since January 2017 he had been working on loan as a White House National Security Council analyst after being selected for the position by General Michael Flynn. “Security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the president’s agenda by holding up or blocking appointees.” “In Mr. Lovinger’s case, those weaponizing the security-clearance process include a senior official who remains on the job despite publicly disparaging President Trump as “unfit” to lead, a Pentagon attorney who instructed colleagues on the...
  • Seamus Bruner: Comey-Mueller ‘Cash in Through the Revolving Door’ of the Swamp

    08/24/2018 7:09:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Seamus Bruner, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) researcher and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions to enrich themselves. He joined Peter Schweizer, GAI president and Breitbart News senior editor-at-large, for a Wednesday interview with Sean Hannity. “This is a familiar story [about] the revolving door; turning public service into self service,” said Bruner. “We followed the money. We followed it to the top, and we found that these choir boys or boy scouts — as the media likes to depict them — James...
  • The Reexamination of Security Clearances Was Long Overdue

    08/22/2018 11:52:41 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much has been written about former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd’s recent unhinged outburst on CNN against Paris Dennard for the latter’s credible suggestion that many ex-officials have monetized the fact that they have retained their security clearances.[snip] In August 2017, Mudd warned a stunned Jake Tapper on CNN that “the government is going to kill this guy [President Trump].”[snip]Mudd further preened about his assassination allusions as “a former government official”: “What I’m saying is government — people talk about the deep state — when you disrespect government officials who’ve done 30 years, they’re going to say, ‘Really?’”[snip]Mudd seems...
  • Flashback: Media Didn’t Care When Obama Scrubbed Security Clearances

    08/20/2018 10:11:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 August 2018 | John Nolte
    The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in 2013. According to our media today, revoking security clearances of those who are no longer in government is the stuff of banana republics, of dictators, and a full-blown assault against the First Amendment. But when President Obama sought to do the exact same on a massive scale, the media hardly blinked and the news only earned dutiful coverage. “W.H. Looks to Scrub Clearance List,” was the November 21, 2013, headline at the far-left Politico. In a directive obtained by POLITICO,...
  • Pulling Their Clearances Is Only the Start – It’s Time to Stamp out Elite Privilege

    08/19/2018 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Help, I’m being oppressed! My freedom of speech was been utterly stripped from me because when I retired from the Army those fascist monsters took away my TOP SECRET security clearance. See, a security clearance is a special privilege I should be entitled to exploit for as long as I want to because… well, shut up peasant, that’s why. I learned this in my Con Law class, right after we studied the Constitution’s text enumerating the rights to abortion, wedding cake baking servitude, and to be called by the bizarre pronoun of your – I mean “xir” – choice.Oh wait,...
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • This is exactly why CNN has no credibility -- 'analysts' like Phil Mudd

    08/18/2018 12:06:11 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/18/18 | USA Features
    Actual headline: CNN ‘intelligence expert’ Phil Mudd loses it when confronted with TRUTH about Brennan and security clearances Unhinged: The primary reason why it’s impossible for us to watch CNN is that you can’t tell anymore what the network’s “experts” are supposed to be — noted experts in their field or professional jerks. Take one Phil Mudd, Mr. Intelligence Expert for the network. He became so unhinged during a Friday discussion of POTUS Donald Trump’s revocation of Obama CIA hack John Brennan’s security clearance that he tried to throw a Republican strategist off the show — but it wasn’t his...
  • Pro-Trump Pentagon Analyst Was Stripped of His Security Clearance by Obama Holdovers

    08/18/2018 9:18:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    A Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama holdovers after he complained of suspicious government contracts with Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, the Washington Times reported. The pro-Trump analyst also apparently ruffled feathers when he blew the whistle on an alleged sweetheart deal with a woman Chelsea Clinton referred to as her “best friend.” Adam Lovinger, a senior official of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), had his security clearance yanked on May 1, 2017, and has been relegated to performing clerical chores ever since. ONA...
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Bitter NeverTrumper Meltsdown when Called Out by Conservative on Security Clearances – Video 8/17/18

    08/18/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 54 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2018 | Brian
    “Methinks thou dost protest too much!” Here is video of bitter NeverTrumper Phil Mudd on CNN having a total meltdown last night because Conservative Paris Dennard actually called him and others with Security Clearances out for trading on those clearances to get consulting and commentating gigs. Mudd rose to prominence at CNN after he consistently trashed Donald Trump on air. CNN could bring him on as an “Intelligence Expert” and know he would always hammer Trump. Here, Paris Dennard says it is widely known in Washington that if you have a Security Clearance you will get paid more money to...
  • The truth about security clearances

    08/17/2018 11:43:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/18 | Charles Wills
    If Brennan still had his security clearance, then it was unlawfully reactivated by the FBI or CIA for nefarious purposes, or he was still working for them in an official capacity I received several emails from fellow veterans asking: How in the hell did Brennan still have an active security clearance if he wasn’t holding a position that required one? What is going on with Clapper, Rice, Brennan and others still having access to classified information? What’s all this about pulling security clearances from people who shouldn’t have one anyway? Like me, they know that, according to regulations, civil servants...
  • WaPo’s Robinson: Trump’s Pulling of Brennan Clearance Should be Article of Impeachment

    08/17/2018 4:16:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The left continues to lose its collective mind over President Trump’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance. Yesterday, we noted Andrea Mitchell suggesting that Trump’s action could constitute “obstruction of justice.” Today, Washington Post editor/columnist Eugene Robinson, on Morning Joe, took things an absurd step further, saying Trump’s move was grounds for impeachment: “This is just a blatant abuse of power. I mean, I don’t know what else you can call it. And really should be one of the eventual articles of impeachment.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • White House: Trump Has Started ‘Mechanism’ for Pulling Security Clearances from ‘Certain Individuals

    07/25/2018 5:06:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 July 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump has started “the mechanism” for pulling security clearances from “certain individuals,” a White House aide revealed Tuesday. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One traveling to Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland, that the administration has begun taking the necessary steps to revoke access to classified information from former top intelligence officials but declined to get into specifics. “What I can say is that the president finds it extremely inappropriate for somebody to go on television under the perception of legitimacy, integrity and level false and baseless claims against another...
  • 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.
  • Obama Official: Let Jared Mow White House Lawn

    02/28/2018 4:52:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Swamp creatures don’t dig outsiders getting in on their act. Jeremy Bash gave a prime example of the phenomenon on today’s Morning Joe. Commenting on the news that Jared Kushner has lost his top-secret clearance, Bash–a former Obama official–snidely suggested that people with Kushner’s lower-level “secret” clearance were fit only to: “deliver the mail, or mow the White House lawn, or serve navy-bean soup at the White House mess.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • US intelligence boss to AP: Security clearances are 'broken'

    02/13/2018 9:38:48 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 46 replies
    The U.S. government's system of security clearances for top officials is "broken" and must be completely overhauled, the Trump administration's intelligence chief told The Associated Press.
  • Details emerge about new security clearance organization, processes

    09/20/2016 6:35:38 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 29 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | September 19, 2016 5:30 am | Jason Miller
    In less than two weeks, the Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the new background investigation service to help fix the mess created by a series of incidents ranging from a lack of contractor oversight to the massive data breach affecting 21.5 million current and former federal employees. Officials promise the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) will be a much different organization than its predecessor, the Federal Investigative Services. “It will have a politically appointed director, will be headquartered in D.C. and be a full member of the Performance Accountability Council, so it aligns with customers for increased...
  • Polygraph panic: CIA director fretted his vote for communist

    09/21/2016 9:28:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 6:27 PM ET, Thu September 15, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?“I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate.”Brennan was responding...