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  • Grenell declassifies names names of Obama officials who ‘unmasked’ Flynn

    05/12/2020 8:23:00 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/12/2020 | Edmund DeMarche, Brooke Singman
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has decided to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were behind the “unmasking” of Michael Flynn -- whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked -- and their names could soon be made public, a source confirmed.
  • Acting DNI seeks to declassify any Obama officials involved in Flynn 'unmasking': Source

    05/11/2020 3:42:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 11, 2020 | Martha Raddatz
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sought to declassify a list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the so-called “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News. Grenell, who remains the U.S. ambassador to Germany along with being the acting DNI, visited the Justice Department last week to request the declassification of the list, according to the official.
  • Whistleblower complaint declassified on eve of high-stakes testimony (not released)

    09/25/2019 8:53:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/19 | Olivia Beavers
    The whistleblower complaint at the center of the political firestorm involving President Trump's contacts with Ukraine's leader has been declassified, a member of the House Intelligence Committee announced late Wednesday. "BREAKING NEWS: The whistleblower complaint has been declassified. I encourage you all to read it," tweeted Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah). Another source familiar with the matter told The Hill shortly before Stewart's announcement that the declassification process was complete. The source said that while the declassification process is completed, details about the public release of the complaint remain unclear. The complaint is also expected to have some redactions, according to...
  • Adam Schiff Demands Authority Over Executive Branch (partial)

    05/31/2019 4:41:07 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 26 replies
    Conservative treehouse ^ | 5/31/2019 | Sundance
    Full title: Adam Schiff Demands Authority Over Executive Branch Declassification, and Advanced Warning of Investigative Content Oh, this is rich…. Shifty and hyper-partisan Adam Schiff, quite possibly the world’s slimiest human, writes a letter (as below) to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, demanding legislative branch authority over executive branch declassification. The scale of obtuse, hypocritical and self-serving protestation is off-the-charts.
  • DiGenova: ‘Battle royale’ has broken out between AG Barr, deep state

    05/29/2019 5:56:34 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 69 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/29/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In an interview over the Memorial Day weekend, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova told a D.C. radio station that a “battle royale” is taking place within the Justice Department between Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, as well as other elements of the intelligence community. At issue, said diGenova, are efforts by Barr and the Trump administration to restore “accountable government” to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies who have long been free to operate virtually independently of any real congressional and Executive Branch oversight — to the point where they have become excessively corrupt. DiGenova, who...
  • The Latest: Coats says spy agencies to cooperate with Barr

    05/24/2019 1:12:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHBQ-TV ^ | May 24, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. President Donald Trump claims his campaign was the victim of "spying" and has given Attorney General William Barr full authority to publicly disclose still-secret information collected during the investigation. Some former intelligence officials and Democrats worry that Barr will cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe.
  • DONALD TRUMP GIVES WILLIAM BARR POWER TO DECLASSIFY INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION IN 'A CORRUPT

    05/24/2019 12:55:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 50 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 5/24/2019 | ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
    Full Title: DONALD TRUMP GIVES WILLIAM BARR POWER TO DECLASSIFY INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION IN 'A CORRUPT ACT OF POLITICAL RETRIBUTION,' EXPERTS SAY Donald Trump has given Attorney General William Barr permission to declassify intelligence information about the origins of the Russia investigation, a move legal experts say is a gross abuse of power. “In a corrupt act of political retribution, our president has ordered his utterly compliant attorney general to root out Deep State demons that exist only in the unhinged mind of our nation's leader,” Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor, told Newsweek. The White House released a statement on...
  • Now that Trump has ordered ‘Spygate’ docs declassified, here’s what we can expect to see

    05/24/2019 12:25:05 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 51 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/24/19 | Jon Dougherty
    After months and months of delays, POTUS Donald Trump on Thursday finally instructed the federal law enforcement and intelligence community to turn over all documents requested by Attorney General William Barr for declassification as they relate to “Spygate,” the biggest political scandal in American history committed by one of the most corrupt administrations (the Obama regime) in our history. While Barr has also been instructed by the president to ensure that classified information legitimately harmful to national security or to innocent parties remain hidden, Americans should expect a tsunami of information to be divulged in the coming weeks and months...
  • Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

    05/24/2019 7:01:08 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 23 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 5/24/19 | Zeke Miller and Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump directed the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s probe. The directive marked an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators,” as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe amid mounting Democratic calls for impeachment proceedings. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a...
  • Best Sound Bite Ever--From CTH Sundance "Hope Porn". Brilliant.

    05/23/2019 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    CTH ^ | 5/23/19 | Sundance
    "Lastly, CTH doesn’t traffic in ‘hope-porn’..." This is what EXACTLY what CNN/Maddow do. Let's pile on with this term to "Crazy Pelosi". Because this is what 'they' are all doing, absent true substance. Finally, we have a "name". Hope Porn.
  • PROCESS STARTED PRES TRUMP AUTHORIZES DE-CLASS

    05/23/2019 7:47:08 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 44 replies
    The Conservative TreeHouse ^ | today | Sundance
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/23/boom-process-started-president-trump-issues-authorization-memorandum-for-declassification/
  • Nunes: ‘We need an Office of Transparency’ to declassify documents

    12/17/2018 12:40:15 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/17/18 | USA Features
    Plausible Deniability: Frustrated by the lack of progress on holding guilty parties involved in the dubious Obama-era “Spygate” scandal accountable, outgoing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said there should be an “Office of Transparency” connected to the White House that is responsible for deciding which documents can be declassified and released to the public. “Our investigation is essentially over. We have everything that we need. What we’re lacking now is that we’re lacking the declassification by the president,” Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News of his panel’s look into the handling of the “Russia” inquiry by the Justice Department and...
  • Trump “Seriously” Considering Declassifying Key Russia Investigation Documents

    11/07/2018 10:42:58 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 11/7/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressional members say the declassification would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the FBI and FISC. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is “seriously” considering declassifying a slew of documents requested by former Republican House leaders investigating the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe. Trump was pummeled with questions during a rancorous White House press briefing where he congratulated Republicans for winning Senate races and said he hoped to work with the new Democratic House leadership. The president addressed questions regarding whether or not he would end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, stating, “I could, I could fire everybody...
  • Why Is the NYT Suddenly Opposed to Declassifying the FISA Docs?

    11/05/2018 10:37:11 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    weekly standard ^ | September 24, 2018 | eric felton
    In February, one reporter filed to have information about Carter Page’s warrant released. Now? The paper worries about ‘security concerns.’ Last Monday, President Donald Trump told the Justice Department and the FBI to declassify unredacted versions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant applications used to get wire-taps on Carter Page. The president also called for other materials—such as Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele’s email correspondence—to be revealed. But by Friday, Trump had backed off, tweeting that the Department of Justice had persuaded him to let the DoJ inspector general vet the documents first. That way a “perceived negative impact...
  • Trump Claims Foreign Allies Don’t Want Him To Declassify Russia Documents

    09/21/2018 2:07:12 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/1212018 | Chuck Ross
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday and Friday that foreign allies have asked him not to declassify documents from the Russia probe the unnamed foreign countries Trump said that he is honoring the allies’ wishes, as well as the DOJ’s, by backing off of his declassification request
  • Crisis: Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, Warner demand FBI, DoJ DEFY Trump over FISA declassification

    09/19/2018 5:17:21 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 42 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/19/18 | USA Features
    Unconstitutional: You can always tell how desperate and panicked Democrats are about the disclosure of certain information to the public by the level of authoritarianism they are willing to engage in. And boy, are they panicked over POTUS Donald Trump’s intent to order the Justice Department to declassify all documents related to FISA warrant applications used by the Obama Deep State to spy on the president’s 2016 campaign. On Tuesday we reported that the president had ordered the declassification of those documents and what to look for; there are a lot of people who, if (and it’s a big ‘if’)...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • As POTUS Trump orders FISA docs declassified, here’s what to look for

    09/18/2018 6:41:56 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    Light of Day: Late Monday POTUS Donald Trump ordered the release of unredacted FISA warrant applications “[a]t the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced after reports surfaced last month that POTUS was considering doing so. “The documents to be declassified also include 12 FBI reports on interviews with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all other applications to surveil Carter Page,” as Fox News and other outlets reported. This was a long time coming. House Republicans, especially,...
  • Report: POTUS Trump close to declassifying Carter Page, Bruce Ohr docs (Video)

    09/10/2018 6:39:44 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 32 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/10/18 | USA Features
    The Big Reveal: An embattled POTUS Donald Trump may be on the verge of declassified all documents related to the FBI’s FISA warrant applications to spy on one of his former campaign advisors, Carter Page, days after Republican lawmakers have asked him to do so. POTUS may also be set to declassified all documents related to the Justice Department’s former No. 4 official, Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign to produce the bogus “Russia dossier.”
  • JUST IN: GOP Lawmakers to Ask President Trump TOMORROW to Declassify Russia Docs

    09/05/2018 11:12:36 AM PDT · by bitt · 71 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/5/2018 | Christina Laila
    GOP lawmakers will ask President Trump on Thursday to issue a declassification order on all Carter Page FISA docs, Bruce Ohr 302’s and other relevant Russia docs. Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will ask President Trump to throw down his ace card tomorrow and declassify all the pertinent Russia docs. On Thursday, September 6th, at 1:00 PM ET, top GOP allies of the President will call on Trump to declassify the Russia docs in a press conference, reported Kyle Cheney of Politico.