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  • Senators Silent After Meeting With FBI Director Comey

    02/18/2017 7:53:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Niels Lesniewski/Bridget Bowman
    Not much can get between senators and a recess. Except, perhaps, FBI Director James B. Comey. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, along with ex-officio member and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, huddled for a total of more than two hours on Friday with Comey. The FBI director’s visit was not announced publicly, and it’s possible members of the Capitol Hill press corps only found out because he was spotted in the hallways and entered a secure room used for intelligence briefings. But leaving that secure room in the Capitol Visitor Center, senators declined to even confirm the presence of...
  • Mike Flynn & FBI Investigation: Bureau Had No Basis for It

    02/19/2017 3:58:51 AM PST · by Godebert · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/18/17 | Andrew McCarthy
    National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was dismissed amid a torrent of mainstream-media reporting and disgraceful government leaks (but I repeat myself). Among the most intriguing was a New York Times report the morning after Flynn’s resignation, explaining that the former three-star Army general and head of the Defense Intelligence Agency was “grilled” by FBI agents “about a phone call he had had with Russia’s ambassador.” No fewer than seven veteran Times reporters contributed to the story, the Gray Lady having dedicated more resources to undermining the Trump administration than the Republican Congress has to advancing Trump’s agenda. Remarkably, none of...
  • The Rise of the Police State

    02/18/2017 8:21:00 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Before Obama left office, he expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communications, including those of Americans, with 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The NSA is the collection agency of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). SIGINT is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether communications between people (communications intelligence—abbreviated to COMINT) or from electronic signals not directly used in communication. This includes cell phones. The new rules greatly relax longstanding security limits which dictated what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its surveillance operations. For instance, rules had been written...
  • Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?

    02/18/2017 5:22:42 AM PST · by randita · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/18/17 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn? There appears to have been no basis for a criminal or intelligence probe. By Andrew C. McCarthy — February 18, 2017 National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was dismissed amid a torrent of mainstream-media reporting and disgraceful government leaks (but I repeat myself). Among the most intriguing was a New York Times report the morning after Flynn’s resignation, explaining that the former three-star Army general and head of the Defense Intelligence Agency was “grilled” by FBI agents “about a phone call he had had with Russia’s ambassador.” No fewer than seven veteran Times reporters...
  • J.W. files FOIA Requests to Discover Which Obama Hack Ordered Gen. Flynn’s Calls to be Wiretapped

    02/17/2017 11:35:26 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The invetigative group Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the NSA, FBI and CIA to discover which Obama hack ordered General Michael Flynn’s phone calls be wiretapped. The information from the calls was leaked by liberal operatives to liberal media hacks. Breitbart.com reported: “ Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is planning to sue several government agencies if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the records weeks ago but are planning to sue by next week for the records...
  • FBI not expected to pursue charges against Flynn: report

    02/16/2017 6:06:36 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2017 | Mark Hensch
    The FBI is not expected to pursue charges against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, barring new information about his phone call with Russia's ambassador, CNN reported Thursday, citing law enforcement officials. FBI interviewers don't believe Flynn intentionally mislead them during an interview last month, despite Flynn not remembering all he talked about in a call with Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak where he discussed sanctions, CNN reported.
  • Six White House staffers fired after failing security test

    02/16/2017 6:14:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    The White House dismissed six aides on Thursday after the staffers failed FBI background checks. Some of the aides were physically "walked out of the building by security" a day earlier. Those affected had failed the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions used to determine whether a government employee is eligible for a security clearance. The test takes into consideration a person's credit score, substance use and various personal subjects. Caroline Wiles was among the six escorted off the property. Wiles worked as Trump's scheduling director and is the daughter of Susan Wiles, who managed Trump's Florida campaign. Wiles...
  • CLEARED! FBI GIVES GENERAL FLYNN AMAZING NEWS AFTER REVIEWING TRANSCRIPTS

    02/16/2017 4:54:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Liberty Writers News ^ | 02/16/17 | Lindsey Bruce
    General Michael Flynn is a hero who dedicated his life to this country. His forced resignation was nothing but a political assassination from Obama’s insiders. The mainstream media wants you to believe that Flynn had some secret relationship with Russia but that isn’t true and the intelligence community just confirmed it. After reviewing the transcripts, the FBI found NO WRONG DOING!! “The FBI reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit...
  • Flynn, the Latest Furor, and the Week in Review

    02/15/2017 4:37:49 PM PST · by LS · 55 replies
    self | 2/15/2017 | LS
    This is sort of an update, requested by some, on my take on the developments of the last week or so. First, I have not been in contact with anyone at Team Trump. I think they have plenty to deal with. I am told my streams of contact still work, so they are just busy. Second, the rollout of the executive orders was not, contrary to some douchenozzle RINOs and know-it-all, inside-the-beltway pundits, "clumsy" or "poorly conceived." The fact is that ANY initiative as big as this is likely to be leaked the longer it germinated, and the more it...
  • Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

    02/15/2017 6:23:06 PM PST · by springwater13 · 156 replies
    U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter. The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him. In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to...
  • Cut Off Rogue Spooks' Pay - They WORK FOR The President

    02/16/2017 2:30:52 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Freep | 2/16/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns, trumpets the President's REAL GOOD FRIENDS at the Wall St. Journal. My idea's not so astonishing, you probably thought of it too. What he'll really do will surprise all of us. Image: Spook Buck$. Get with Congressional & Senate intelligence committees, individually identify the rogues, run secret bills through Congress, deprive them of all pay, compensation, benefits & retirement, make sure the IRS pays REAL CLOSE attention to their taxes, the President signs the pay cut bills in pectore--shazam!!--they'll never get another dime from American taxpayers, and may end up paying us...
  • "He Will Die In Jail" - Intelligence Community Ready To "Go Nuclear" On Trump

    02/15/2017 6:13:00 PM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-15-2017 | Tyler Durden
    After nearly two full days of media hysteria following the forced resignation of General Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, a resignation which the Trump administration attributed to a 'trust issue' rather than any concerns over the legality of his actions, Trump took to twitter to ask why no one within the media seemed to care about the mass leaks being "illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy" before describing the actions as "very un-American." And earlier today at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump again called out the intelligence community saying they continue to commit...
  • FBI Randomly Releases Trump Real Estate Investigation Records From The 1970s

    02/15/2017 3:19:39 PM PST · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Feb 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI on Wednesday released nearly 400 pages of records from an investigation it conducted on Donald Trump’s family real estate company in the early 1970s. The documents consist of interview notes, handwritten statements and FBI reports compiled during the bureau’s investigation, which occurred between 1972 and 1974. The FBI’s investigation centered on allegations that the Trump Management Company, which was owned by Trump’s father, Fred, discriminated against applicants for apartment rentals based on their race. The federal lawsuit was widely reported during the presidential campaign with Democrats using the case to argue that Trump, an executive with the company...
  • New York Times: FBI probing Russian intel contacts with several Trump campaign officials

    02/15/2017 9:04:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Win by the leak … live with the leak? Democrats still blame the FBI for its very public investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail system for her loss to Donald Trump in the presidential campaign, claiming that the constant leaks damaged her standing while leading to no prosecutable charges. The shoe may well and truly be on the other foot now, according to the New York Times report from last night about an FBI investigation into alleged contacts between Russian intelligence and Trump’s campaign: Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and...
  • LTG Flynn May Face Felony Charges...?

    02/15/2017 6:08:15 AM PST · by ManHunter · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 15 FEB 2017 | Tyler Durden
    The FBI had no problem letting Hillary Clinton off the hook despite numerous attempts to hide the truth; Mike Flynn may not be so lucky. Earlier today, media reports hit that FBI agents interviewed Michael Flynn when he was national security adviser in the first days of the Trump administration about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. While it is not clear what he said in his interview, the FBI now adds that investigators "believed that Mr. Flynn was not entirely forthcoming, the officials said." That avenue raises the stakes of what so far has been a political scandal that...
  • NYTimes Reports Trump Aides' "Repeated Contact" With Russian Intel Officials (short title)

    02/14/2017 8:31:27 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 27 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 14, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As The White House tries to put the Flynn disappointment behind them, The New York Times appears to be resurrecting an old story with a new angle to keep the 'blame the Russians' narrative alive. Following FISA court approval (to spy on Trump's campaign), intercepted calls reportedly show "repeated contact" between Trump advisor Paul Manafort and senior Russian intelligence officials... but reveal no collusion.
  • Friars Club Raided by FBI

    02/14/2017 6:41:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SNIP Multiple sources said the legendary Friars Club was raided by federal agents this week. Sources told Page Six that agents left with “computers and boxes of files.” The club’s finances are being investigated, we hear, by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s Southern District of New York, though a rep for Bharara’s office said he could not comment on whether there is an investigation. An FBI rep and a rep for the Friars Club did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
  • Report: Former Obama officials leaked to take down Flynn because he wanted to expose the Iran deal

    02/14/2017 3:40:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2017 | AllahPundit
    I get the first part of this story, not so much the second. The bit about Obama alumni targeting Flynn? Highly plausible if not likely. Flynn was a harsh Obama critic ever since O fired him from his position as DIA, and Flynn more than anyone else in the administration seemed prepared to guide Trump towards detente with the same Putin regime that had tried to sink Democrats’ chances during the campaign with the DNC and Podesta hackings. Flynn is also famously an Iran hawk, something which the Obama administration was, er, not. Did Team O have the means...
  • Flynn Resignation Raises Tough Questions for FBI, Intel Services

    02/14/2017 4:59:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday evening raises troubling questions about the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the intelligence services. Flynn ostensibly resigned because he provided Vice President Mike Pence with “incomplete information” about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador, which turned out to include a discussion of recent sanctions, contrary to his earlier denials. Trust is crucial; the resignation was warranted. That said, the sanctions were largely bogus, and were applied not just to punish Russia for spying on the U.S. (both countries clearly spy on each other), but...
  • High Fives At the WaPo As They Claim A Scalp

    02/14/2017 3:15:41 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 68 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | February 14, 2017 | Pinkbell
    ...and I don't think Donald Trump should let them. Here's why... High fives abound at the Washington Post Bureau in DC.  They got the scalp of a man that they had been after for months.  General Michael Flynn has resigned as head of Trump's National Security Committee. A brief summary: The Washington Post reported on February 9, 2017 that General Flynn discussed with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak sanctions imposed on Russia on December 29, 2016 by the Obama Administration.   The sanctions were imposed for the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC and John Podesta emails, which while authentic, contained negative content that the Democrats and...
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested, contrary to agent's testimony

    02/12/2017 3:47:19 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 09, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they took Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contends was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. ......
  • Project Safe Childhood (U.S. Department of Justice stopping child exploitation)

    02/09/2017 11:06:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | Updated April 19, 2016 | U.S. Department of Justice
    Project Safe Childhood is the Department of Justice initiative launched in 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children. The threat of sexual predators soliciting children for physical sexual contact is well-known and serious. The danger of perpetrators who produce, distribute and possess child pornography is equally dramatic and disturbing. There is often an international dimension to these crimes – for example, some offenders travel to victimize children outside of the United States or view live video streams (in addition to recorded still and video images) of children being abused in foreign countries. The...
  • FBI Investigating Identities of Violent UC Berkeley Rioters

    02/09/2017 9:32:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/07/17 | Ben Kew
    UC Berkeley have confirmed that the FBI are investigating the identities of the violent left-wing rioters responsible for cancellation of Breitbart Editor MILO’s talk at the university, according to university news site Berkeleyside. On Monday, Breitbart News reported that Ian Dabney Miller, an employee of the university, was involved in the riots, uploading pictures on Twitter boasting of his involvement. In an email to students, UC Berkeley spokesperson said that “The campus is aware of the allegations involving someone who is a current member of the university’s workforce,” adding that “UCPD is working in close concert with the FBI on...
  • FBI posed as journalists to get evidence on Bundys. Now it could hurt their case

    02/07/2017 10:08:15 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 7, 2017 | By Sam Levin
    FBI agents posed as journalists and tricked the Bundy ranching family and their supporters into giving on-camera interviews that prosecutors may use in upcoming trials, according to defense attorneys and court records. The FBI’s “fake film production company” and “wide-reaching deceptive undercover operation”, as lawyers described it in a court filing, is one of multiple controversies that some say could derail the government’s prosecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his four sons and a dozen of their followers. A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ethics scandal involving tickets for the popular Burning Man festival could further hinder prosecutors in...
  • Federal Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records – Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records

    02/06/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)).  The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss.At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI...
  • Midnight “Release” Again – 178 Page FBI Clinton Email Document Release With Interesting Content…

    02/04/2017 3:00:20 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Ferbruary 4 | Sundance
    Internet researcher Katica has again discovered the FBI quietly, and without explanation, just released another batch of documents from the “ongoing” FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use and classified information. This is release #6, and interestingly this release is titled “part 06 of 06” so there might not be any more. However, this batch is quite a bit more interesting.
  • FBI Allegedly Investigating Mayor of Berkeley.. For Inciting Riot And Ordering Police to Stand Down

    02/02/2017 9:46:17 PM PST · by george76 · 179 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | ZeroPointNow
    FBI Allegedly Investigating Mayor of Berkeley, CA For Inciting Riot And Ordering Police to Stand Down - CNN Doing Damage Control. ( Full title ). Last night, domestic terrorists on the UC Berkeley campus successfully barred conservative gay Jew Milo Yinnopoulos from expressing his opinion, after Antifa-incited riots closed down a speaking engagement. CNN - by the way, is in full propaganda damage control mode over this ... As fires raged and Trump supporters were assaulted with shovels and pepper spray by masked anarchists, the mayor of Berkeley, CA, Jesse Arreguin, allegedly ordered SWAT and campus police to stand down....
  • Breaking: FBI Forced To hand Over Clinton Emails…Hillary’s Time Is Up!

    02/01/2017 1:04:24 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 190 replies
    myrightamerica.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Christopher Cummings
    We all remember the best of Trump’s campaign slogans – ‘Build the Wall!’ comes to mind. And my favorite – ‘Lock Her Up!’ Well, we’re just ten days into Trump’s great presidency. We’ve already started a wall. We’ve restricted immigration. We’ve backed out of bad and harmful trade deals. And it looks like we might finally be getting around to locking her up. Every campaign promise, met, and we haven’t even hit two weeks. Trump moves fast. The good news in this regard is a man named Jason Chaffetz. He’s Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which...
  • Another spying scandal at Gitmo

    12/01/2009 2:59:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 710+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2009 | PAUL SPERRY
    A number of Arabic and Pashtu interpreters at the terror-war detention center at Guantanamo Bay are under active investigation for omitting valuable intelligence from their translations of detainee interrogations, among other security breaches. This could taint some of the evidence at the "9/11 trial" in New York and proceedings against other detainees. Remarkably, the Pentagon never cleaned up the "mole infestation" at its highest-security facility after the FBI busted a Muslim spy ring at Gitmo in 2003. The 2003 probe involved at least two Arabic interpreters with high-level security clearance. Senior Airman Ahmad al-Halabi, a Syrian native, and former Army...
  • Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

    01/24/2017 6:09:37 AM PST · by 50mm · 137 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | January 24, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM GOLDMAN
    The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Trump is keeping Comey

    01/24/2017 7:23:36 AM PST · by tekrat · 94 replies
    BEN KAMISAR ^ | 1/24/2017
    Formatted HTML: Source StylesFormatFontSize ▲ President Trump has decided to keep James Comey on as director of the FBI, the New York Times reported Tuesday morning. Comey faced heavy criticism during the election from both sides of the aisle for his treatment of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. FBI directors are appointed to 10-year terms to limit the political pressure on their position. Comey's began in 2013 under President Obama, but Trump has the power to dismiss Comey if he wants. While presidents typically keep FBI directors for their full terms, Comey's fate had been up in the air due...
  • Trump Is Keeping FBI Director Comey

    01/24/2017 7:03:40 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24,2017 The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, The New York Times reports, according to people familiar with the matter. The political fallout from this decision will make the news cycle buzz today, since Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, and many Democrats blame Mr. Comey for her defeat, and it is not clear whether she would have kept him on had she won. But a decision to retain Mr. Comey would...
  • FBI sub-machine gun stolen from California agent's car

    01/22/2017 7:02:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/21/17 | foxnews
    The FBI announced Friday that a sub-machine gun was stolen out of an agent’s car earlier this month outside San Francisco. ADVERTISEMENT The San Francisco Chronicle described the gun as a Heckler & Koch MP5 10 mm. The report said an ammunition magazine and bulletproof vest were also taken from the special agent’s vehicle.
  • F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting

    01/16/2017 8:51:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/16/17 | Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco.
  • Noor Salman, Wife of Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen, Arrested

    01/16/2017 10:52:15 AM PST · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 16 2017, 12:11 PM ET | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and TRACY CONNOR
    The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the mass shooting, officials said. Noor Salman was taken into custody in California, where her family lives, but the case is filed in Florida, where her husband massacred 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in June. "I can confirm the arrest did occur," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on MSNBC. This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously," she said. "We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of...
  • FBI arrests wife of gunman in Pulse Orlando terror attack

    01/16/2017 9:39:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-16-2017 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI has arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse terror attack, Channel 9 learned Monday. Noor Salman Mateen was married to Omar Mateen when he carried out his attack in Orlando last June. Read: Who is Noor (Salman) Mateen? FBI agents took Salman Mateen into custody at a home in Northern California, authorities said. Salman Mateen is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Salman Mateen will be transferred from Northern California to the Middle District of Florida, the FBI said.
  • Former AG Mike Mukasey: 'Might Not Be a Bad Idea' for Comey to Quit FBI

    01/14/2017 9:44:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 05:15 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Saturday that “it might not be a bad idea” if FBI Director James Comey resigned amid an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. “The public has to have confidence in the chief law-enforcement officer — and I don’t know that we can await the outcome of all of these investigations until we find out whether we can have that confidence,” Mukasey, 75, who served under former President George W. Bush, told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. “He has been compromised that much,” he added....
  • (Old News) JUST IN! FBI QUIETLY RELEASES NEW HILLARY CLINTON INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS

    01/14/2017 8:24:45 PM PST · by bitt · 63 replies
    TWITTER WIKI LEAKS JANUARY 9, 2017 VIA USA POLITICS 24 HRS BLOG ^ | TWITTER WIKI LEAKS JANUARY 9, 2017Jan 14 2017 | TWITTER WIKI LEAKS JANUARY 9, 2017 VIA USA POLITICS 24 HRS BLOG
    FBI quietly released 300 pages of records from their investigation into Clinton. This marked the fifth such release, and this one was far from favorable for Clinton. The documents deal with the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation and also contains emails from FBI officials discussing the classification of Clinton’s emails. This is the fifth release of Clinton investigation records from the FBI. The documents deal with the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation and also contain emails from FBI officials discussing the classification of Clinton’s emails. In one April...
  • A HAcker just proved that Apple may have been right about the FBI (Link Only per copyright)

    01/14/2017 3:16:10 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 41 replies
    Vanity Fair (Link Only due to copyright issues) | JANUARY 13, 2017 9:26 AM | BY MAYA KOSOFF
    Cellebrite, the third-party which the FBI contracted with to unlock the San Bernardino terrorists' iPhone 5, has itself been hacked and the data and techniques it used to hack that iPhone 5 among others of its proprietary technology were stolen, just as I predicted would happen if Apple were forced to provide a back-door as the FBI wanted! Vanity Fair has an article on the Cellebrite crime but I cannot post it due to copyright issues. Here is the link only. — Swordmaker http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/a-hacker-just-proved-that-apple-may-have-been-right-about-the-fbi
  • Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele's frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months

    01/13/2017 10:43:23 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 50 replies
    UK Independent | January 13, 2017 | Kim Sengupta
    Link only because of copyright: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-russia-dossier-file-investigation-hacking-christopher-steele-mi6-a7526901.html
  • DOJ Inspector General to Investigate FBI’s Handling of Email Scandal

    01/13/2017 6:03:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | ANDREW BENJAMIN
    Justice Department and all other Federal agencies must be purged of all political appointees - and their appointees. That, President Trump, is what Draining the Swamp really means! NY POST: “In a startling move, the Justice Department announced Thursday that it is looking into how the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and whether FBI Director James Comey violated procedures by discussing the bureau’s findings before the presidential election.
  • Wasserman Schultz confronted Comey about Russian hacking

    01/13/2017 4:16:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Scott Wong, Mike Lillis and Katie Bo Williams
    The former head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) confronted FBI Director James Comey on Friday during a confidential briefing on Russian hacking that left many Democrats calling for Comey’s scalp, several lawmakers told The Hill. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who was forced to resign last summer as head of the DNC amid the hacking scandal, told Comey that he should have come to her directly once the FBI was aware of the breach, just as he had done with other hacking victims. ADVERTISEMENT Comey, described by lawmakers in the room as unflinching and defiant, retorted that the FBI...
  • VIDEO Four Reasons Why the Trump Golden Showers Dossiers is False

    01/13/2017 6:13:49 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Steve Cunningham
    Steve Cunningham In his first press conference since being elected President, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that claim Wednesday by remarking, “I’m also very much a germaphobe, by the way.” If this portion of the unverified document is false, than the whole document must be false too. Here are 4 reasons why Trump would never enjoy watching women urinate in front...
  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI

    01/12/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    WaPO ^ | 1/12/17 | WaPo staff
    The review will examine broad allegations of misconduct involving the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the bureau’s controversial decision shortly before the election to announce that the probe had resumed. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
  • Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI

    01/12/2017 12:10:24 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2017 | Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department inspector general will review broad allegations of misconduct involving the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the bureau’s controversial decision shortly before the election to announce the probe had resumed, the inspector general announced Thursday. The probe will be wide ranging — encompassing the FBI’s various public statements on the matter, whether its deputy director should have been recused and whether FBI or other Justice Department employees leaked nonpublic information, according to a news release from Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. Lawmakers and others had called previously for the inspector general to probe the FBI’s...
  • How Trump's nemesis John McCain kicked off 'Kremlin memo'(trun)

    01/11/2017 6:30:32 AM PST · by Truth29 · 171 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2017 | Darren Boyle
    Leading Republican senator John McCain handed over an explosive dossier on Donald Trump's alleged links to Russia to the FBI in December. The alarming report contains a string of lurid allegations which were supposedly made by Russian agents in a bid to control Trump. Senator McCain, who was branded as 'not a war hero because he was captured' by Trump, sent an emissary to meet the former MI6 agent to collect a copy of the dossier.
  • FBI Reportedly Sought FISA Court Warrant To Spy On Trump Campaign Officials

    01/11/2017 11:14:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1-12-2017 | Durden
    A new report released today features both the FBI seeking to launch a surveillance operation against an active US presidential campaign, and the ultra-rare case of the FISA courts actually turning down an FBI request to conduct surveillance against somebody. The report, originating at the Guardian, claims that the FBI had sought broad surveillance powers over four high-ranking members of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign during the election, claiming them to have had contact with Russian officials. The FISA court turned the request down, telling investigators they needed to narrow the request. ADVERTISING Though the four are not directly named in...
  • James Comey refuses to tell Senate if FBI is investigating Trump-Russia links

    01/11/2017 10:35:06 PM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Jan 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    The director of the FBI – whose high-profile interventions in the 2016 election are widely seen to have helped tip the balance of against Hillary Clinton – has refused to say if the bureau is investigating possible connections between associates of President-elect Donald Trump and Russia. Testifying before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, James Comey said he could not comment in public on a possible investigation into allegations of links between Russia and the Trump campaign. “I would never comment on investigations – whether we have one or not – in an open forum like this, so I really...
  • It was me: Sworn Trump enemy John McCain admits HE handed smear dossier to FBI

    01/11/2017 8:40:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11,2017 | By DARREN BOYLE
    Arizona Senator who disowned Trump before election admits he handed document outlining claims of Kremlin blackmail to FBI Brief statement claims that he received it and gave it directly to FBI Director James Comey because he was 'unable to make judgment about accuracy' But Washington reporter Carl Bernstein says former British ambassador to Moscow handed it to McCain Ambassador has not been named - and author of report also gave to FBI agent he knew at its station in Rome months ago Report was apparently paid for first BY Republican enemies of Trump then by Democrats Sworn Donald Trump enemy...