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  • The Palmer Raids: America’s Forgotten Reign of Terror

    01/04/2020 4:06:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 90 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes. Friday, January 3, 2020 Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en) Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morning—on January 3, 1920—Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in...
  • State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

    10/18/2019 6:32:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 78 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | greg miller
    A multiyear State Department probe of emails that were sent to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private computer server concluded there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees, according to a report submitted to Congress this month. The report appears to represent a final and anticlimactic chapter in a controversy that overshadowed the 2016 presidential campaign and exposed Clinton to fierce criticism that she later cited as a major factor in her loss to President Trump. In the end, State Department investigators found 38 current or former employees “culpable” of violating security procedures —...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Emails Were Sent to Gmail Address With a Chinese Company’s Name

    08/15/2019 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 47 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 08-15-19 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    All but four of the 30,490 emails from Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server were forwarded to a private Google email address featuring the name of a Chinese company, according to documents released on Aug. 15. Virtually every email which was sent to and received on the Clinton server was forwarded to “carterheavyindustries@gmail.com,” the documents (pdf) show. Frank Rucker, the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) investigator who spotted the anomaly, searched Google for “Carter Heavy Industries” and came up with results for Shandong Carter Heavy Industry Co., Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of excavators and heavy machinery, according to the documents.
  • Petraeus Must Be Prosecuted (Hey Comey-can you hear us now?)

    07/31/2019 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 5 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 1/15 with 12/17 update | Chris Weigant
    “Unless President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (or his successor) want to be seen as flaming hypocrites, Petraeus must now be prosecuted.”.....”What Petraeus is accused of is leaking classified documents to a journalist. That’s a very specific crime, falling under the Espionage Act of 1917. ”
  • Hillary Clinton can still be charged and imprisoned for her misuse of classified emails

    07/11/2019 6:46:05 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Earlier this week, Tom Fitton, the president of government watchdog organization Judicial Watch — which has been doing yeoman’s work exposing the various aspects of “Spygate” — implored Attorney General William Barr to reopen the case into former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s criminal abuse of classified emails. As we reported, Fitton said in a July 3 video, not only is there enough evidence to investigation Clinton, but also “her former colleagues at the State Department, frankly, in the Obama White House and in the Justice Department itself.” Judicial Watch has been out front for...
  • Julian Assange Now in Hospital Wing of British Prison, Lawyer Says He’s In Such Bad Shape That He

    05/29/2019 10:53:33 AM PDT · by bitt · 81 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/29/2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The health of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has deteriorated so drastically that his lawyer says it is not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him. Swedish outlet Upsala Nya Tidning reports that Assange is so ill that he is now in the hospital wing of the prison. “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer wants the arrest hearing on Monday in Uppsala to be postponed. According to the lawyer, who has now visited his client in British prison, Assange is admitted to the medical department and was unable to make a call,” the newspaper reports. Assange is currently imprisoned...
  • Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues

    05/23/2019 1:22:54 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 18 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 23 May 2019 | Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, has been indicted on 17 new counts of violating the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday — a novel case that raises profound First Amendment issues. The new charges were part of a superseding indictment obtained by the Trump administration that significantly expanded the legal case against Mr. Assange, who is already fighting extradition proceedings in London based on an earlier hacking-related count brought by federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia. The secret documents that Mr. Assange published were provided...
  • Ratcliffe: James Comey “under investigation for violations of the espionage act”?…

    05/12/2019 7:59:39 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/12/2019 | SUNDANCE
    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?...
  • Clinton investigators were told Obama DOJ 'not willing to charge' her on key espionage statute <tr>

    03/14/2019 12:07:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13 2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    Hillary Clinton investigators were told Obama DOJ 'not willing to charge' her on key espionage statute: internal chart An internal chart prepared by federal investigators working on the so-called "Midyear Exam" probe into Hillary Clinton's emails, exclusively reviewed by Fox News, contained the words "NOTE: DOJ not willing to charge this" next to a key statute on the mishandling of classified information. The notation appeared to contradict former FBI Director James Comey's repeated claims that his team made its decision that Clinton should not face criminal charges independently. Fox News has confirmed the chart served as a critical tip that...
  • Shocked by Trump aggression against reporters and sources? The blueprint was made by Obama

    11/09/2018 11:33:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.chicagotribune.com ^ | 06/18/2018 | Margaret Sullivan
    It was never a question of "if." It was always a matter of "when." The seizure of a New York Times reporter's phone and email records has sent a chill down the spine of every reporter concerned about protecting his or her sources. That means every serious reporter — especially those in Washington who report on politics and national security. It is disturbing because reporters need to be able to do their jobs, unfettered. But absolutely no one should be surprised. First off, the Trump administration has been all too clear about its scorn for established press rights — with...
  • If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama (oldie, January 2016)

    11/07/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2016 | James Risen
    If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama. Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component...
  • Joshua Schulte, suspected CIA leaker, claims he's being tortured awaiting trial

    10/31/2018 10:18:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Joshua Schulte, a former CIA computer engineer suspected of leaking classified hacking tools to WikiLeaks, said he is being subjected to “torture” while awaiting trial for espionage. Mr. Schulte, 30, said he is being inexplicably held in solitary confinement and denied access to his medication, writing materials, legal documents and lawyer, according to a letter addressed to U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty filed in Manhattan federal court Monday. “My fellow slaves constantly scream, pound and claw at their cages attempting to get attention for basic needs to be fulfilled. I count myself lucky to be able to eat,” he wrote...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Comey and Strzok -- Two key players in the scheme to clear Clinton and frame Trump

    07/23/2018 2:16:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    In one of the more stunning revelations contained in the report compiled by the Justice Department’s watchdog, former FBI Director James Comey claimed he doesn’t remember the moment he decided – and put down in writing -- that Hillary Clinton had committed crimes. We know that on or about May 2, 2016, Comey composed a statement summarizing Clinton’s mishandling of classified documents, concluding that she was “grossly negligent.” Those pivotal words have a distinct legal meaning, and are drawn directly from a federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 793(f), which makes it a felony to handle classified documents in a “grossly negligent”...
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • Ex-CIA engineer accused of leaking hacking docs to WikiLeaks charged in...'Vault 7' security breach

    06/19/2018 3:18:37 AM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Gregg Re, Cody Derespina
    The ex-CIA software engineer suspected of leaking a massive, highly secret trove of U.S. hacking tools and source code to WikiLeaks has been charged in federal court with a series of Espionage Act violations. Joshua Schulte, 29, allegedly disclosed thousands of top-secret files outlining the extent of the CIA’s cyberwarfare capabilities in an unprecedented breach that triggered an intensive investigation even before WikiLeaks published the information in March 2017.
  • Double standard? FBI agent who leaked under Comey, McCabe going to prison

    04/20/2018 1:29:30 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2018
    Former FBI agent Terry Albury is likely to receive between three and five years in prison when he’s sentenced for giving classified information to reporters, raising questions of a double standard benefiting the men who led the bureau at the time of his leaks. Albury’s illegal activities, which his attorneys call “an act of conscience,” began in February 2016, when the bureau was led by Director James Comey, and continued until August 2017, when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s three-month stint as acting director ended. Albury, allegedly motivated by discrimination as the only African-American agent in Minneapolis, is believed to...
  • First Look to Support Defense of Reality Winner in Espionage Act Prosecution

    07/12/2017 12:21:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 11, 2017 | Betsy Reed
    The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, has taken steps to provide independent support for the legal defense of Reality Winner, the NSA contract employee who was recently arrested in the first instance of the Trump administration using the 100-year-old Espionage Act to prosecute an alleged journalistic source. Winner, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of having anonymously mailed a document to The Intercept relating to a federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The NSA report, which was the basis of a story published by The Intercept on June 5, describes efforts by Russian military...
  • New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

    09/05/2017 10:30:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2017 | Dan Merica
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters. She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign." Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much." The excerpts represent a small number of the roughly 500-page book in which Clinton reflects on her stunning loss to...
  • Gregg Jarrett: If Comey's in legal jeopardy, will Mueller ride to his rescue?

    07/10/2017 2:28:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Hillary Clinton, thanks to James Comey, escaped criminal prosecution for violating the Espionage Act. Now it is Comey who may have violated that same law. If he did, will Comey escape prosecution, courtesy of his good friend, Robert Mueller? The fired FBI Director’s legal predicament comes as The Hill reports that Comey authored seven memorandums reflecting the contents of his conversations with President Trump and that four of the memos “have been determined to contain classified information.” If this is true and Comey kept these documents in his personal possession upon leaving government service and conveyed some of them to...
  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...