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  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan's anti-Trump comments did 'damage' to intel community, Mullen says

    08/19/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Gregg Re
    Former CIA Director John Brennan risked damaging the intelligence community with his anti-Trump comments, retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told "Fox News Sunday." Mullen's comments came as several former intelligence officials appeared on Sunday talk shows, including Brennan -- who floated the possibility of taking legal action against the president. "I think John's an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community -- which is...
  • Military Faces a Sweeping Turnover Among Upper Commanders

    08/19/2018 5:36:46 PM PDT · by John W · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gordon Lubold and Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to nominate a former operations officer who played a critical role in the 2011 raid targeting Osama bin Laden to head of the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of a series of military promotions in coming months, according to U.S. officials. The changes, which include commanders for the Middle East and Europe, will mark the administration’s largest imprint on military leadership thus far. The personnel moves stand to affect top officers overseeing conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. policy to counter Russia, the detention center on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as stealth operations globally.
  • Brennan threatens to sue President Trump after being stripped of clearance

    08/19/2018 11:51:45 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 121 replies
    NBC security analyst and former CIA director John Brennan is doubling down on a threat to sue President Trump after the outspoken former Obama official was stripped of his security clearance. Brennan appeared Friday night on MSNBC and told Rachel Maddow he is exploring litigation against the president. This follows Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) saying Trump stripping Brennan of his security clearance is illegal. “As you can imagine, a number of lawyers reached out to say that there is a very strong case here, not so much to reclaim mine but to prevent this from happening...
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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 August 2018

    08/19/2018 4:37:46 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 202 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 August 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 18th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The panel will be Rich Lowry of National Review; Guy Benson, of Townhall.com and co-host of Fox News Radio’s “Benson and Harf”; Jane Harman, president of Woodrow Wilson Center and former congresswoman (D-Calif.); and Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former CIA Director John Brennan;...
  • Mattis: A Security Clearance Is Granted on an ‘As-Needed Basis’

    08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trump’s stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance earlier this week. “All I can tell you is, I have taken security clearances away from people in my previous time in uniform, and a security clearance is something that is granted on an as-needed basis,” he told Pentagon reporters traveling with him in South America on Friday. The comment came in response to a question on what he thought about former intelligence officials denouncing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance. Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published...
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: I 'fully admit' our bias is 'more left-leaning'

    08/18/2018 4:56:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/18 | John Bowden
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday that he "fully admit[s]" Twitter employees share a largely left-leaning bias after facing accusations that conservatives are discriminated against on the social media platform. In an interview that aired Saturday on CNN, Dorsey said his company has a responsibility to be open about its political viewpoints, but to operate without bias when applying content policies to users. "We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is...is more left-leaning," Dorsey says. "But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to...
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  • President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship

    08/18/2018 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 08/18/2018
    President Donald Trump took aim at social media platforms early Saturday morning, criticizing them for suppressing and even attempting to silence conservative voices. “They are closing down the opinions of many people on the Right …” he complained in a tweet. Trump’s tweets followed the news that Facebook had been caught outright blocking videos from the conservative organization PragerU The president continued by claiming that censorship is “a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” pointing out the fact that although he has often complained about “Fake News,” he has never moved to silence his critics.
  • Manafort’s Judge Is Under Federal Protection After Wave Of Threats

    08/17/2018 12:12:35 PM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2018 | Kevin Daley
    Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed in open court Friday that he has received death threats relating to his presiding over Paul Manafort’s trial for bank and tax fraud at a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The judge has since retained the protection of the U.S. Marshals Service. “I have the marshal’s protection,” Ellis said. “I don’t even go to the hotel alone. I won’t even reveal the name of the hotel.” “I had no idea this case excited this emotion in the public,” he added.
  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 147 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
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  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 78 replies
    https/saracarter.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by SaraACarter.com. The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Manafort Jury asks Judge to define reasonable doubt (Twitter)

    08/16/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 180 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/2016 | David S. Joachim
    Verified account @davidjoachim Follow Follow @davidjoachim More David S. Joachim Retweeted David S. Joachim *MANAFORT JURY ASKS JUDGE TO REDEFINE `REASONABLE DOUBT' David S. Joachim added, David S. Joachim Verified account @davidjoachim Breaking via @TheTerminal: *MANAFORT JURY ASKS QUESTION OVER FBAR FILING *MANAFORT JUDGE TELLS JURY TO RELY ON COLLECTIVE EVIDENCE *MANAFORT JURY ASKS ABOUT DEFINITION OF SHELF COMPANY… 2:15 PM - 16 Aug 2018
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • Trump Revokes Security Clearance of John Brennan, Former C.I.A. Director

    08/15/2018 11:43:56 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 233 replies
    President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.
  • Trump campaign taking Omarosa to court, alleging breach of confidentiality agreement

    08/14/2018 8:37:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 90 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 AUG 18 | Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday filed a legal action against former senior White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she breached a nondisclosure agreement. Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed the arbitration with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, according to a Trump campaign official. She is accused of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement she signed with that campaign, the official said. Manigault Newman did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on the Trump campaign's legal action. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • West Virginia House Votes to Impeach Walker, Loughry, Davis & Workman

    08/14/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    WOWK ^ | 08/14/18
    UPDATE (11:50 PM 8/13/18): The West Virginia House of Delegates has impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court justices. The Republican-led House on Monday night impeached Justice Beth Walker and the other justices for abusing their authority. The article says they failed to control office expenses and not maintaining policies over important matters such as working lunches, the use of state vehicles and office computers at home. Walker was the last of the four justices to be impeached. She had avoided impeachment earlier when the House voted not to pass an article against her for $131,000 in renovations she...
  • Terror Attack at Houses of Parliament London

    08/14/2018 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th Aug 2018 | Martin Robinson, Daily Mail
    "Several people are injured after car 'intentionally ploughs into cyclists at 50mph' and smashes into security barriers outside Houses of Parliament before armed police arrest man."
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:13:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 238 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 AUG 18 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over ant-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok's lawyer confirmed Monday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.