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  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/08/2016 7:42:39 AM PDT · by Smittie · 14 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 04/07/16 | John R. Schindler
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Trump executive order enables ban on Huawei telecom gear

    05/18/2019 5:30:26 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 15 May 2019 | Al Jazeera Staff
    United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to stop US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by technology firms that pose a national security risk. The order paves the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei, though it did not name specific countries or companies. Such action was under consideration for more than a year, but was repeatedly delayed. Under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the president has the authority to regulate business decisions in response to a clear national threat, and the "national emergency" declaration directs the US Department of Commerce...
  • Italy flips on Brennan, fires 6 Intelligence directors… Will they hand over Mifsud?

    05/17/2019 6:22:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | May 16, 2019 11:33 pm | Kane
    “In Rome, everybody knows it’s all about SpyGate and Trump sabotage…” The Italian prime minister has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE. This was all after I outed Mifsud in Rome and the president called the Italian prime minister. Italy has flipped and are giving up Brennan. — George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) May 16, 2019 The Italian prime minister has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE. This was all after I outed Mifsud in Rome and the president called the Italian prime minister....
  • EU leaders: We won't follow Trump's Huawei ban

    05/16/2019 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.16.2019 | av/cmk (Reuters, AFP)
    The leaders of Germany, France and the Netherlands said Thursday that their governments do not plan to follow the lead of the US and ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building up their national 5G high-speed mobile networks. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency for the telecommunications sector on Wednesday, citing “unacceptable risks” from “foreign adversaries” — including from cyberespionage and sabotage. The executive order empowers Washington to ban technology and services, including Huawei, which US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said would be blacklisted as of Friday. The US has urged allied governments to exclude Chinese companies such as...
  • President Trump Declares National Emergency For Information and Communication Technology…

    05/15/2019 5:49:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Here we go…. President Trump is laying the groundwork to ban telecommunication companies based on identified risk to national security (ie. Huawei). Nations who engage in 5-G technology agreements are on notice they may be cut-off from communication partnerships with the U.S.A. [I think Wall Street just pee’d their pants a little..] [Executive Order] By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of...
  • Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage, appears to target China

    05/15/2019 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey
    Amid a deepening trade war with China, President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect U.S. communications networks in a move that gives the federal government broad powers to bar American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei. Trump declared the emergency in the form of an executive order that says foreign adversaries are exploiting vulnerabilities in U.S. telecommunications technology and services. It points to economic and industrial espionage as areas of particular concern. “The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America...
  • Ratcliffe: James Comey “under investigation for violations of the espionage act”?…

    05/12/2019 7:59:39 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    If this were anyone except Judiciary Committee member John Ratcliffe, it would be easier to ignore…. but it’s not. John Ratcliffe is a very tempered and deliberate voice; he has a strong reputation in DC and doesn’t speak in riddles, hype, or disingenuous terms. During an interview with Maria Bartiromo discussing the recent comments by former FBI Director James Comey, Ratcliffe replied [Must Watch at 04:10 ]: (video) [@04:10] “Gosh, y’ know, as I listen to that, Jim Comey is proud and wouldn’t change a thing? Really? He’s proud that he put Peter Strzok in charge of investigating Donald Trump?...
  • FBI spies are toast

    05/14/2019 9:20:58 AM PDT · by billorites · 25 replies
    Don Surber ^ | May 14, 2019 | Don Surber
    The man who nailed the FBI agents who helped mobster Whitey Bulger is heading the investigation of the origin of Obama's unconstitutional spying on Donald John Trump. The New York Times reported, "Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful. John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of...
  • Comey says 'it sure looks like' Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice

    05/09/2019 6:55:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that "it sure looks like" President Donald Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. At a CNN town hall in Washington, Anderson Cooper asked Comey whether, based on the redacted version of Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he believed Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction. "It sure looks like he did, in connection with a couple episodes -- the direction to (former White House counsel) Don McGahn to get the special counsel fired is to my mind a flaming example"...
  • 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: US national pleads guilty to charges of providing support to LeT

    05/09/2019 7:02:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    DNA ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | PTI
    A US national Wednesday pleaded guilty to the charges of helping and supporting Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted to encouraging an individual, identified in court documents only as coconspirator 1, to join Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). He now faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to USD 250,000. The sentencing is scheduled for August 12. According to the guilty plea, Sewell provided the coconspirator, who he spoke to on social media, with contact information for an individual he believed could...
  • Spygate and The Steele Dossier Were The Cover Story – The Real Issue is Years of Obama-era…

    04/22/2019 5:56:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    FULL TITLE: Spygate and The Steele Dossier Were The Cover Story – The Real Issue is Years of Obama-era Surveillance and Political Spy Operations… If you read the Weissmann/Mueller report carefully one aspect stands out strongly; the Mueller investigation was fully committed to The Steele Dossier. An inordinate amount of the report is focused on justifying their investigative validity and purpose in looking at the claims within the Steele Dossier. Repeatedly, the investigative unit references their mandate based around the Steele Dossier, and the mid-summer 2016 origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation. Why? Why was/is Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and...
  • Disgraced Comey Denies Spying on Trump

    04/12/2019 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | April 12, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In other lighthearted news, James Comey. Did you see? These are bizarre comments James Comey made yesterday at a cyber security conference outside San Francisco. By the way, does anybody find it strange that Comey is still out there weighing in on all this? He’s been fired. He has been repudiated. He was discredited in a lot of this. Yet he’s still out there. Clapper’s still out there. Brennan’s still… Well, Brennan’s kind of gone underground. But Comey was at a cyber security conference outside San Francisco. He got a question about Barr’s comments about spying during his hearing...
  • Comey: "I've Never Thought" Of Electronic Surveillance As Spying

    04/12/2019 6:30:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-11-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday ... "With respect to Barr's comments, I really don't know what he's talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign," Comey said. "It's very concerning because the FBI, the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying."
  • A soldier is arrested for espionage, Army Times alludes to gay Wikileaker why? Is there more here?

    11/01/2011 12:55:59 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    BY COACH COLLINS, ON By Don’t look for this on the evening news, and don’t look for The Army Times to stay on this story. At 6:30 am last Friday FBI, Army Counterintelligence and Army Criminal Investigation agents arrested Spc. William Colton Millay, a 22 year old native of Owensboro Kentucky, and charged him with suspicion of committing espionage. Millay is being held without bail at the Alaska Dept. of Corrections Complex in Anchorage. :…known about Millay is sketchy. Available reports indicate the investigation which culminated in Millay’s arrest must have been going on for several months because when his...
  • Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy in Wikileaks case, convicted of lesser charges

    07/30/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 75 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Staff
    The U.S. Army soldier charged with providing troves of government documents to the whistleblowing website Wikileaks was found not guilty Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the top charge in his 22-count indictment, which could have carried a life sentence. [snip] Manning was convicted of 5 espionage counts
  • Bradley Manning's Criimes

    01/24/2017 8:23:19 AM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    24 Jan 2017
    Please remind me the specifics of Bradley Manning's conviction. I seem to remember there were various charges and that it wasn't the release of the single video purporting to show Apache pilots killing unarmed people, as the press seems to make it out. Weren't there other security breeches? Didn't he release info that resulted in harm to US personnel and Iraqis aided the US? Any links to accurate sources is appreciated.
  • WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy

    04/11/2019 7:38:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 121 replies ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Department of Justice
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer. According to court documents unsealed today, the charge relates to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States. The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged...
  • PICTURED: The Chinese woman caught at Mar-a-Lago ...had a ten-year visa to the U.S.

    04/09/2019 10:57:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 Apr 2019 | Geoff Earl, Deputy US Political Editor
    Full Title: PICTURED: The Chinese woman caught at Mar-a-Lago with four phones and computer malware in her passport - which reveals she had a ten-year visa to the U.S. ...The Chinese woman arrested at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club with four cell phones on her last month entered the U.S. on a business visa that allowed her to make repeat trips to the country for a period of a decade. Yujing Zhang, who had a bond hearing in Florida Monday, entered the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visa, according to documents released by the government. Her visa allowed her to travel to...
  • Chinese woman who allegedly snuck into Mar-a-Lago had device to detect cameras

    04/08/2019 6:23:16 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 8, 2019 | 3:25pm | Kate Sheehy
    The Chinese national who bluffed her way past two Secret Service details at President Trump’s Mar-a-Largo resort was carrying a thumb drive loaded with malware and a trove of other spy gear, authorities said Monday. Now the FBI is investigating whether Yujing Zhang, 33, is an agent of the Chinese government. “She lies to everyone she encounters,” Assistant US Attorney Rolando Garcia said during Zhang’s bond hearing Monday. “Her ties are all in China.’’ Zhang was busted at Mar-a-Largo on March 30, after giving conflicting reasons for being there during one of Trump’s routine weekend visits, officials said. The president...
  • Pompeo suggests Mar-a-Lago breach tied to Chinese espionage

    04/05/2019 4:50:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 5, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the recent arrest of Yujing Zhang, the woman who allegedly breached security at President Donald Trump's private Florida club while carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware, is an example of the threat Beijing poses to the US. Pompeo declined to provide additional details related to that claim during the interview on "CBS This Morning," but did say, "I think this tells the American people the threat that China poses, the efforts they're making inside the United States, not only against government officials but more broadly." CNN reported on Wednesday...