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  • Clapper: The walls are closing in on Trump

    08/31/2018 8:31:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says President Trump is lashing out against special counsel Robert Mueller because of his rapidly rising legal pressure. “The volume and the — to me — irrationality of some of the things he’s saying and his tweets at least tell me that the walls are kind of crashing in on him,” Clapper told CNN host Matt Berman on Friday. Trump suffered major legal setbacks last week when two of his former confidants were found guilty or pleaded guilty to federal charges. Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in New York to...
  • British Teen Gained Access to Intelligence Ops in Afghanistan, Iran Pretending to Be CIA Head

    01/25/2018 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | Hayley Dixon
    British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard. From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's...
  • Peter Schweizer: Security Clearance ‘Affects’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s ‘Bottom Line in a Big Way’

    08/20/2018 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions for self-enrichment. He joined his colleague Seamus Bruner, a GAI researcher, to discuss the latter’s forthcoming book, Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, in a Friday interview with Sean Hannity. Hannity opened the interview with questions: “How is it all of these politicians have become filthy rich? They’re supposed to be public servants. Where does the money come from? What are the conflicts of interest?” Hannity drew from Bruner’s new book, “James Comey’s net worth...
  • Flashback: Media Didn’t Care When Obama Scrubbed Security Clearances

    08/20/2018 10:11:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 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,...
  • Clapper: Brennan's Rhetoric Is Becoming An Issue

    08/20/2018 3:54:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 08/19/18
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks former CIA Director John Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue "in and of itself." "John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself," Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union." "John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind." Brennan's claims drew criticism from some in the intelligence community who said the timing was suspect. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday took aim at Brennan for "purport[ing] to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign...
  • Clapper: Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue

    08/19/2018 9:20:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/2018 | Megan Keller
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks former CIA Director John Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue "in and of itself." "John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself," Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union." "John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind." Clapper's comments came in response to an op-ed penned by Brennan in The New York Times this week, in which he wrote that President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Clapper said he empathized with Brennan, but...
  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

    08/15/2018 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/15/18
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump’s. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert...
  • James Clapper Whines About Trump Revoking Security Clearances

    08/15/2018 3:11:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced from the daily briefing Wednesday afternoon President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan and is considering doing the same for other politically motivated, former officials. "I have also begun to review the more general question of the access to classified information by former government officials," Sanders said on behalf of President Trump. "As part of this review, I am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Security clearances...
  • Privately, Intel Officials Back Shutting Out Brennan, Clapper

    08/02/2018 4:31:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    President Trump has been criticized for politicizing the intelligence community by threatening to strip the security clearances of former top officials including John Brennan and James Clapper. But numerous past and present senior intelligence officials say the Obama administration started that politicization -- and revoking the clearances of those who abuse the privilege for partisan purposes may help right the ship. “As is often the case with the Trump administration, the rollout of the policy is bad, but the idea driving the policy is sound,” said one senior intelligence official who, like others interviewed for this article, spoke to RealClearInvestigations...
  • Clapper Says Security Clearance Essential [semi-satire]

    07/29/2018 9:33:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Semmens
    While it is a normal business practice for former employees to turn in their keys and lose access to their employers' confidential communications, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says the Trump Administration removing his security clearance would be "a low blow." "I was hired by CNN with the expectation that my continued access to the government's classified information would make my commentary more interesting and credible," Clapper pointed out. "Stripping my clearance from me is a direct attack on my ability to fully monetize my expertise. It will deter my contacts who are current DNI employees from leaking...
  • James Clapper: ‘It Is My Duty’ to Attack Trump as TV Pundit

    07/26/2018 8:21:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 July 2018 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — Amid reports that President Trump is exploring the possibility of removing security clearances from former top Obama administration officials, it may be instructive to take a closer look at former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s recently released book. Inside the work, titled “Facts and Fears,” Clapper reveals that he feels it is his “duty” to speak out publicly against Trump by writing the book and doing television appearances, especially on CNN where he is a contributor. Clapper lists a litany of anti-Trump charges, and repeatedly makes clear that his public appearances are aimed at countering Trump’s...
  • Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

    07/26/2018 4:34:04 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.
  • Hoyer: Trump ‘Seeks to Establish a More Authoritarian Regime’

    07/25/2018 11:02:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2018 | 11:49 AM EDT | Max Augros
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “seeks to establish a more authoritarian regime.” Houer was responding to a question about whether former CIA Director John Brennan should be allowed to keep his security clearance after calling a sitting president’s actions “treasonous.” At his regular pen-and-pad briefing with reporters, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: “Former CIA Director John Brennan has publicly declared the sitting president ‘treasonous.’ Should he be permitted to keep his security clearance?” Hoyer responded: “I’m very, very concerned. This is one instance—but there are so many others—where this president opts to promote totalitarian responses...
  • NBC Reporter: Trump Will Cause ‘Financial’ Harm to Clapper, Brennan by Revoking Security Clearances

    07/24/2018 1:57:33 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 108 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 24 July 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian suggested Monday that President Donald Trump would hurt the livelihoods of Obama administration alumni by taking away the “valuable commodity” of their security clearances. Dilanian (pictured, bottom center), who covers the intelligence community and national security issues, accused Trump of “seeking to levy a financial penalty” on former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — both of whom are paid contributors at cable news networks. Brennan now works for Dilanian’s employer NBC News as an MSNBC analyst. Clapper has since joined CNN in a similar capacity. He further insinuated...
  • James Clapper: 'Obama Is Responsible' for Starting Trump/Russia Investigations

    07/24/2018 4:52:57 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 23 Jul, 2019 | Debra Heine
    Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper let slip on CNN last week who was behind the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and his associates. In an attempt to defend his former boss from accusations he did nothing in response to Russia's election meddling, Clapper bragged that Obama was behind the "whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today." This would seem to include spying on the Trump campaign. Clapper told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday: One point I'd like to make, Anderson, that I don't think has come up very much before, and I'm alluding now to...
  • IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development.

    07/24/2018 7:44:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 24, 2018 | Emaparator Rex
    1. IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development. Remember, though: he ISN'T referring to the FISA fraud being exposed 24/7, or the Mueller clownshow. The scandal Clapper's referring to is MUCH worse than either. Some thoughts. 2. The FISA fraud being exposed is, without a doubt, the most shocking abuse of power in US history. The FBI/DOJ used unvetted info, by-passing strict Woods verification, to illegally obtain a Title I FISA warrant on an innocent US citizen. It can't get any worse. Or can it? 3. Question for you: Why would they need to get...
  • CNN: Removing Our Employee’s Clearance a ‘National Security Threat’

    07/24/2018 1:40:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Juily 24, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    During a concern-filled installment of CNN’s The Situation Room on Monday, host Wolf Blitzer anxiously posited that revoking the clearance of CNN national security analyst James Clapper would constitute a “potential national security threat.” Blitzer was quick to get Clapper on the phone after it was revealed that his security clearance might be in danger.
  • Sanders: Trump considering removing security clearances for Obama-era officials

    07/23/2018 12:16:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said that President Trump is exploring whether to remove the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and other top Obama-era intelligence officials. Sanders accused Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and others of “politicizing” and “monetizing” their public service. “They’ve politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances,” Sanders said during the daily briefing. “Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia, or begin influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate and the fact that people with...
  • Trump is trying to strip Obama's intelligence chiefs of their security clearance in revenge for

    07/23/2018 1:32:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/23/18 | Emily Goodin
    Full title.................. Trump is trying to strip Obama's intelligence chiefs of their security clearance in revenge for making 'baseless accusations' including TREASON against him...........Sarah Sanders announced at her press briefing President Trump is exploring ways to remove clearances of those former intelligence officials critical of him Sanders had no details on how they would be removed but she said the administration is 'exploring' options She charged the former intelligence officials with using their clearances for political purposes and financial gain Those officials include former CIA chief John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former deputy Director of the Federal Bureau...
  • Trump Considers Removing Security Clearances from Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Hayden – Video

    07/23/2018 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 98 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse | July 23, 2018 | Brian
    President Trump is considering pulling the Security Clearances from several highly political talking heads who are out to get the President. John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, Susan Rice and Michael Hayden were specifically mentioned by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Sen. Rand Paul is urging Trump to remove the Security Clearance of John Brennan. These guys have monetized their security clearance by working for TV Networks while still having access to Classified Information. . . .