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  • Ex-CIA Director: ‘Implausible’ That Americans Did Not Help Russians Interfere In Election [VIDEO]

    10/19/2017 11:32:16 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that he finds it “implausible” that Americans did not help Russian operatives interfere, either “wittingly or unwittingly,” in the presidential campaign last year. During an event at Fordham University, Brennan was asked by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell whether he believed that Russians could have figured out how to target areas in swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin without the help of Americans, including in the Trump campaign. “Is it your theory of the case that there was some connection between the campaign and the Russian operations?” Mitchell asked. “It’s hard for me to believe...
  • A Lying Quartet

    09/26/2017 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 25,2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Rarely has an intelligence apparatus engaged in systematic lying—and chronic deceit about its lying—both during and even after its tenure. Yet the Obama Administration’s four top security and intelligence officials time and again engaged in untruth, as if peddling lies was part of their job descriptions. So far none have been held accountable. Those exemptions are likely because, in hubristic fashion, all four assumed their service to progressive noble agendas would justify any odious means felt necessary to achieve them. In part their liberal credentials were seen as guarantees that the media either would ignore or excuse their dissimulation. And...
  • AG Lynch has spoken for group that got jihad erased from counterterror training

    06/26/2016 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    On October 19, 2011, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates delivered a letter to John Brennan, who was then the assistant to the president on National Security for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism. The letter was signed by the leaders of virtually all significant Islamic groups in the United States: 57 Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations, many with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Relief USA, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S. Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump

    09/20/2017 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 82 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 20 September 2017
    From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations. Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing. Paul Manafort was wiretapped. Cater Page was wiretapped. Donald Trump Jr. was wiretapped. Jared Kushner was wiretapped. Gen. Michael Flynn was wiretapped. And likely there were others. Find Out More > 62,840 And none of it was very legal. In fact, most of it was very illegal, according...
  • Newly Disclosed Hack Got ‘Crown Jewels’ (Federal SF-86 forms)

    06/12/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 10:51 p.m. EDT Friday, June 12, 2015 | David Perera and Joseph Marks
    Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering. The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers. The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior...
  • Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace' [Brennan goes nuts]

    08/16/2017 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Knowles
    Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his impressions of Trump’s performance, the network said, in which he took issue with the president’s “ugly” and “dangerous” rhetoric.... ... Brennan said he was especially troubled by the message Trump’s remarks had sent to the families of those who had suffered under Nazism, and called the president’s moral relativist version...
  • It Was a ‘Brennan Operation’ (even the left knows it)

    08/12/2017 10:20:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2017 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Even lefty Seymour Hersh agrees that the Russian fable begin in the mind of Obama’s CIA director. One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellance, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product of “disinformation” — “a Brennan operation,” as he puts it. Hersh says that Trump is not the villain but the victim in this story, and that the press has served as a shameful stenographer for Brennan to smear Trump. It has shown no...
  • EXPLOSIVE ADDITIONAL AUDIO: Seymour Hersh CONFIRMS Seth Rich Wikileaks Contact!

    08/02/2017 4:09:49 AM PDT · by davikkm · 77 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Lucian Wintrich
    On July 10, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC about a block from his apartment. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Via Wikipedia: Earlier that night he had been at Lou’s City Bar, a sports pub 1.8 miles from his apartment, in Columbia Heights, where he was a regular customer. He left when the bar was closing, at about 1:30 or 1:45 a.m. Police were alerted to gunfire at 4:20 a.m. by an automated gunfire locator. Within approximately one minute after the gun...
  • Communist Obama CIA Director Calls for Coup

    07/25/2017 12:11:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen the reaction that everybody’s had to Trump’s appearance at the Boy Scouts yesterday? My God, it’s worse than if they figured out Putin has ties to Russia. These people have gone literally bonkers here! And the left doesn’t particularly like the Boy Scouts, in my recollection. President Trump went out there, said, who wants to hear about Washington, right? Trump proceeded to give them 40 minutes on Washington and ripped Washington to shreds and the Boy Scouts were loving it, “USA, USA, we love Trump.” And the left and the media and everybody once again blew...
  • Top Ex-Obama Official Urges CIA to Stop POTUS By Leaking Sources and Methods

    07/25/2017 9:11:11 AM PDT · by davikkm · 83 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Earlier this morning, The Gateway Pundit reported Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan hinted that a coup should be carried out if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. At the same event in which Brennan made the shocking suggestion, former Obama official Evelyn Farkas urged the intelligence community to compromise its sources and methods for the purpose of “saving American democracy.” “Saving American democracy,” was a reference to accepting the findings of Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Breitbart News reports: “And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S....
  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan: Officials should refuse to fire Mueller if asked to by Trump

    07/24/2017 7:38:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/24/2017 | By Barbara Starr,
    Former CIA Director John Brennan says government officials should refuse orders to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if they are told to by the White House. "I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum. Brennan was appearing with former Director...
  • President Trump Is Having A Rough Time Of It – Feels Betrayed – This Should Make Him Feel Better

    07/24/2017 5:59:41 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.” He is right, and this must be a very lonely time for him, but I know he and his family have one another. I want to see the DEEP STATE get what is coming to it. Fox News reports that Trump is overwhelmed as some of his family members and his associates are under investigation by Special Counsel (HIT MAN) Mueller, the FBI and separate Congressional panels are looking into potential collusion between his campaign and the...
  • GOP operative who tried to get Clinton emails committed suicide

    07/16/2017 8:25:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/13/17 | Christopher Brennan
    The GOP operative who admitted reaching out to Russian hackers for Hillary Clinton’s emails killed himself days after opening up to a reporter. Peter Smith told the Wall Street Journal in May that he reached out to people he believed were affiliated with the Kremlin to find messages from the Democrat’s private server. The Journal report from late last month, which showed that he had claimed to be working with future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, said Smith died about 10 days after the conversation.
  • Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference

    06/28/2017 10:48:56 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened Title. Full title: Report: Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference Adding more mystery to the Russian interference narrative, some of the most important technical intelligence used by the Obama administration to allege that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election came from another country, the Washington Post reported. The source of the intelligence led to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) reluctance to make conclusions with high confidence based on the data, the Post reported.
  • Sealing records angers House committee investigating ‘unmasking’

    06/23/2017 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor
    Nunes, Gowdy, and Schiff, Republicans and Democrats on the House intelligence committee have issued a series of subpoenas to relevant intelligence agencies for records of; X-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, X-CIA Director John Brennan, and X-Ambassador, Samantha Power, concerning the Russia Probe and related matters. Early April Judicial Watch issued a FoIA request to NSC, demanding records concerning Rices’ government communications on a related range of subjects. House intelligence committee says that legacy NSC staffers, have been slow-walking the subpoenaed materials. “We’ve been waiting since March 15 for this information. //Snipp// The actual records, it seems, have all been transferred...
  • CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer

    06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller
    The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said in an interview.
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
  • CIA Director Says He Would Resign If Ordered To Resume Waterboarding

    07/13/2016 6:39:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    OANN ^ | July 14,2016 | By Jonathan Landay
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday he would resign if the next president ordered his agency to resume waterboarding suspected militants, an apparent reference to comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embracing the banned interrogation method.”I can say that as long as I’m director of CIA, irrespective of what the president says, I’m not going to be the director of CIA that gives that order. They’ll have to find another director,” said Brennan, who did not mention Trump by name. Brennan, who has been director since 2013, tacked his comment to the end of his...
  • What the House Subpoenas of Rice, Brennan, and Power in the ‘Unmasking’ Probe Mean

    06/01/2017 5:22:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew McCarthy
    It’s not all about Russia. The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and of the Obama administration’s potentially illegal use of the government’s foreign-intelligence-collection power for the purpose of monitoring Americans — in particular, Americans connected to the Trump campaign and transition. The news was broken Wednesday afternoon by the Wall Street Journal. The most intriguing detail of the subpoenas is the demand for any information related to requests for unmasking by Samantha Power, President Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations. *snip* Were there to be...
  • How Team Obama tried to hack the election

    05/27/2017 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26,2017 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election. The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans. Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack...