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  • Federal prosecutor found dead along the beach (Hollywood, FL)

    05/25/2017 4:46:22 PM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 25, 2017 | JAY WEAVER
    A federal prosecutor who worked at the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami has been identified as the man found dead along Hollywood beach this week in a case being investigated as a crime. Hollywood police confirmed that the deceased man is Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., 37, and that he may have suffered a head wound caused by a possible gunshot or other type of trauma. “The investigation is still very preliminary,” Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said, adding that detectives and the Broward medical examiner are “still looking at it.” The FBI’s Miami office said it was aware of...
  • UK Stops Sharing Intel About Manchester Attack With US After Leaks

    05/25/2017 5:22:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    British police have stopped sharing information about the Manchester Arena bombing investigation with the U.S. after leaks to the media, the BBC reported Thursday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned the U.S. Wednesday about “irritating” leaks despite assurances from American officials. Images from the attack appeared in The New York Times just hours later, which was the final straw for British authorities. Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with President Donald Trump at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels. Officials believe the leaks are coming from U.S. law enforcement, rather than the White House.
  • Newt Gingrich: DNC Operative Was Behind Wikileaks DNC Release - Drops Seth Rich Bomb

    05/21/2017 7:25:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 122 replies
    FOXNews via Youtube ^ | May 21, 2017
    Published on May 21, 2017 Newt Gingrich is one of the first big hitters to drop the Seth Rich bomb on national TV
  • Sweden Drops Investigation of Wikileaks’ Assange, But UK Police Will Still Arrest If He Leaves...

    05/19/2017 5:30:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Swedish Police officially dropped their seven-year long investigation into rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but a British arrest warrant still hangs over his head. Assange, 45, was the subject of an arrest warrant from Sweden during the height of Wikileaks’ prominence in 2010, over accusations he had raped a woman in the country. Fearing an arrest by Sweden would lead to his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for espionage, Assange went to ground in 2012 by taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived ever since. While the arrest warrant...
  • Jason Chaffetz planning to take on role at Fox News: report

    05/14/2017 9:41:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is reportedly telling House Republicans he is planning to take on a role on Fox News. The Utah Republican, who announced in April he would not seek reelection in 2018, may have plans to take on a "substantial role" on air at Fox News, Washingtonian reported. The report cited two GOP lawmakers and four senior House Republican aides who have knowledge of Chaffetz's plans. The role could start as early as July, according to the publication. “Let’s just say that when Jason told us he was headed to Fox, no one was surprised,” one senior House...
  • Rand Paul: Another Senator Was Surveilled by the Obama Administration

    05/14/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 20`7 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) earlier this week revealed that another senator had told him that he was surveilled by the Obama administration. “I know one other senator who’s already confided to me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration, including his phone calls,” he told Fox News on Wednesday. “So when this all comes out, if there are political figures from the opposition party, it’s a story bigger than any of the allegations with regard to Russian collusion,” he said. Earlier this month, Paul announced that sources have told him that he has been surveilled by the Obama administration,...
  • James Clapper: ‘I Can’t Refute … and Can’t Confirm’ Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

    05/14/2017 6:47:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that his earlier statements that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia should not be considered “exculpatory.” Clapper, appearing on on State of the Union, said that he had made his earlier claims based on information he had seen, which had not included information about an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation investigation. “I deferred to the FBI director … So my statement was premised on, first, the context of our intelligence community assessment … There was no reporting in that intelligence community...
  • Arsonist Sets Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Fire

    04/27/2017 2:15:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A man ignited two large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, using toasters and towels to set the flames. One person was injured during the blaze. The Hollywood Reporter reported that the injured person was a security guard; the extent of the guard’s injuries are not known. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the man believed to be responsible for starting the conflagration was taken into custody Wednesday night. Local NBC News affiliate 3News identified the suspect as 28-year-old Roger Fraley.
  • Liberal Austrian President Says Day Will Come When All Women Must Wear Headscarf – ...

    04/27/2017 11:55:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 27, 2017 | Sebastien Wolfe
    Full title: Liberal Austrian President Says Day Will Come When All Women Must Wear Headscarf – In Solidarity With Muslims ”A day will come where we will have to ask all women to wear the headscarf”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the Green Party backed Austrian president, is a politician most people will not have heard of since last December. The former economist made international headlines and allowed the global establishment to breathe a sigh of relief when he prevented ‘far right’ nationalist candidate, Norbert Hofer, of Austria’s Freedom Party, from winning the presidency. Mr. Van der Bellen is again making...
  • Lawyer Who Represented O’Reilly’s ‘Hot Chocolate’ Accuser Targets Jesse Watters (Lisa Bloom)

    04/27/2017 10:46:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Attorney Lisa Bloom set her sights on Fox News’ Jesse Watters with two tweets Wednesday evening. Bloom represented Perquita Burgess, the woman recently ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly allegedly called “Hot Chocolate,” and on Wednesday, she blasted Watters for participating in “an environment that reduces every woman to sexual plaything [sic].” “We all saw your hand to mouth gesture on the video,” she continued. “We brought O’Reilly down. Maybe you should be next.” Bloom was referencing comments Watters made on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Five.” While discussing Ivanka Trump’s recent speech at a European women’s summit, the “Watters World”...
  • Chaffetz Taking Leave From Congress for Foot Surgery (out 3-4 weeks)

    04/27/2017 9:16:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) is taking a leave of absence from Congress to undergo "immediate" foot surgery and is expected to return in mid-May. Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, shared a photo to his Instagram on Wednesday showing an x-ray of a previously repaired broken foot with 14 screws and a metal plate in it, Politico reported. The lawmaker said doctors are now recommending that he have the hardware removed or "be at risk for serious infection." Chaffetz originally sustained the injury falling off a ladder nearly 12 years ago.
  • Wikileaks: RELEASE: CIA malware for Windows "Grasshopper"-which includes its own language

    04/07/2017 7:05:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 15 replies
    twitter ^ | April 7, 2017
  • WSJ: Susan Rice Was Not Alone In "Unmasking" Team Trump

    04/05/2017 7:16:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 5, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As part of its daily wrap of the Susan Rice newsflow, which focused on her first media appearance since she was "outed" as the persona responsible for "unmasking" members of team Trump, the WSJ provides two new pieces of incremental information: i) in addition to Michael Flynn, at least one more member of the Trump transition team was "unmasked" in intelligence reports due to multiple foreign conversations that weren't related to Russia; and ii) Rice wasn't the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking, confirming there is at least one more high-level official giving "unmasking" orders. (snip) The WSJ then...
  • Ex-Obama Staffer Who Urged Spying On Trump Predicted ‘Quick’ Impeachment (Farkas)

    04/04/2017 7:41:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2017 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Speaking at a conference two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama administration official, predicted that if Donald Trump won the presidency he would “be impeached pretty quickly or somebody else would have to take over government,” Breitbart News has found. (snip) Now it has emerged that at on October 26, 2016, Farkas made remarks as a panelist at the annual Warsaw Security Forum predicting Trump’s removal from office “pretty quickly.” Asked at the event to address the priorities of a future Hillary Clinton administration, Farkas stated: It’s not a done deal,...
  • (FAKE News) CNN's Lemon calls Susan Rice story a 'diversion'

    04/04/2017 6:26:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 4, 2017 | JOE CONCHA
    CNN’s Don Lemon described reports that former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice unmasked members of the Trump transition team a “diversion” during a report on Monday night. Lemon then told his audience that his show “will not insult your intelligence” by focusing too much on the story. “Let’s be very clear about this: there is no evidence whatsoever that the Trump team … was spied on illegally. There is no evidence that backs up the president’s original claim,” Lemon said. “We will not insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise, nor will we aid and abet the people who are...
  • ‘Not on the Front Page’: Joe Scarborough Derides NYT Coverage of Susan Rice (A16)

    04/04/2017 5:14:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    Mediate ^ | April 4, 2017 | Jon Levine
    The panel on Morning Joe, Tuesday, was understandably befuddled by revelations that former White House U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice requested the unmasking of names of Trump transition officials. “I know nothing about this,” said Rice. “I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes.” “We’re going to have an investigation of this,” said show mainstay David Ignatius. “We’ll begin to dig and learn what the facts were. What was the context of these unmasking requests.” Scarborough, who has lately become a fierce Trump critic, trained his fire on Rice, arguing that the revelations from Bloomberg reporter Eli Lake deserved to...
  • Latest WikiLeaks release shows how the CIA uses computer code to hide the origins of its hacking..

    03/31/2017 5:10:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2017
    WikiLeaks has published hundreds more files today which it claims show the CIA went to great lengths to disguise its own hacking attacks and point the finger at Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. The 676 files released today are part of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 tranche of files and they claim to give an insight into the CIA's Marble software, which can forensically disguise viruses, trojans and hacking attacks. WikiLeaks says the source code suggests Marble has test examples in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi (the Iranian language). It says: 'This would permit a forensic attribution double game, for...
  • Putin says claims that Russia interfered in US elections are 'lies' ("Watch my lips, no.")

    03/30/2017 6:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 30, 2017 | Geoff Cutmore | Arjun Kharpal
    Accusations that Russia interfered in last year's U.S. elections are "lies" used for "domestic American politics," Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. "We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident … and know for sure that opinion polls in the United States show that very many people are … friendly towards the Russian Federation, and I'd like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations," Putin said on a CNBC-moderated panel. "All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations,...
  • Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report (CrowdStrike)

    03/29/2017 5:39:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 6 replies
    VOA News ^ | March 24, 2017 | Oleksiy Kuzmenko, Pete Cobus
    U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. (snip) VOA reported Tuesday that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which publishes an annual reference estimating the strength of world armed forces, disavowed the CrowdStrike report and said it had never been contacted by the company. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense also has stated that the combat losses and hacking never happened. (snip) After CrowdStrike released its...
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Been Target Of Russian ‘Influence Campaign’

    03/24/2017 7:19:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    John Podesta, national chairman of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, may have opened himself up to a Russian “influence campaign” designed to temper his views of the Kremlin, The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) Investigative Group has learned. Influence campaigns are conducted by many governments — including the United States — with the aim of influencing decision makers in other countries to realign their geopolitical worldviews more closely to the influencing country. Some national security experts interviewed by TheDCNF wonder if Podesta may still be a target of Russian influence. They trace the campaign back to...