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  • Report: Possible ‘Smoking Gun’ Shows Obama Admin. Spied on Trump Team

    03/24/2017 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The House Intelligence Committee is expecting a potential “smoking gun” showing the Obama administration spied on the transition team of President Donald Trump and possibly Trump himself, Fox News reported. The report comes two days after committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed that he obtained information that surveillance was being used on Trump’s team. Fox reported that multiple Capitol Hill sources delivered that information to him. The sources told Fox’s James Rosen, who himself was monitored by the Obama Department of Justice in 2013, that the information leaves no doubt the Obama administration was spying on Trump during legitimate surveillance on...
  • Intelligence Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team

    03/23/2017 3:38:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    A House intelligence committee investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to inauguration. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, indicated that the administration used its foreign intelligence gathering authority to spy on the discussions of Trump and his transition team by improperly unmasking the identity of Americans who were swept up in foreign electronic spying. "What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps...
  • Pete Hoeksta announces that the illegal surveillance transcripts went to the Obama White house!!

    03/23/2017 11:03:37 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 165 replies
    Rush | 3/23 | Self
    I just heard with my own ears from the former head of the House Intelligence committee, Peter Hoekstra, on the Rush Limbaugh show guest hosted by Mark Steyn, that the illegal raw wiretap transcripts on the Trump Transition were sent by the intelligence community directly to the OBAMA WHITE HOUSE!! This is far bigger than Watergate.
  • FBI Director James Comey Lied To Congress About Trump Surveillance

    03/23/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 74 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The House Intel Chief confirms now that data was collected on the Trump Transition Team while Obama was in office. Further that data was leaked and widely disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community. And even further, some US citizens were “unmasked” and exposed throughout the network. The talk is that the Trump family was being discussed, President-elect Trump’s new agenda was being discussed, and the selection of his Cabinet members was also discussed. This is beyond the pale, and we knew something was amiss; but we had no idea that FBI Director Comey would blatantly lie to Congress. He said, “there...
  • Why was incidental communications not relevant to investigations spread throughout intel agencies?

    03/22/2017 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    The Source
    That's 'not' a normal procedure. Such person(s) incidentally being picked up under legal surveillance of foreign entities or other investigations are basically 'thrown away' not unmasked and transcripts being saved of it and spread about the intelligence community. That's apparently what happened to Trump campaign/transition people. The media obviously doesn't want to ask those questions and instead want to focused on the fact that it was 'legal' incidental communications being picked up. So what that it was 'legal' and I have my doubts about that but even if it was appropriately legal, why was such information spread about? Sounds more...
  • Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says

    03/22/2017 10:47:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 206 replies
    Fox ^ | 03/22/2017 | Corey Derespina
    Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January. “I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,”...
  • Vetting Trump’s Foreign Policy Team

    03/22/2017 12:31:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Roger Aronoff
    It is the media’s responsibility to hold Trump accountable for keeping his promises to the American people, instead of working to undermine his policies President Donald Trump fared much better in the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Monday than the left-wing, establishment media would have you believe. The American Spectator’s George Neumayr captured the essence of the findings: “…the core claim underlying Trump’s tweets is true: people acting on the authority of Obama opened an investigation into Trump’s campaign, then criminally leaked mention of it to friendly news outlets in an attempt to derail his election. When is Obama going...
  • CNN: House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected

    03/22/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 176 replies
    CNN Online ^ | 3/22/2017 | Tom LoBianco
    (CNN) — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through "incidental collection." Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia.
  • Comey: ‘No Information’ To Back Trump’s Claim Obama Wiretapped Him

    03/20/2017 10:40:33 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/20/2017 | Ken Dilanian
    The FBI is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with a covert Russian operation to interfere with the election, FBI Director James Comey told Congress Monday — and he refuted the president's baseless claim that his predecessor wiretapped his communications. Comey's confirmation in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that the Trump campaign was the subject of a U.S. counterintelligence investigation was a revelation that could shadow the Trump presidency.
  • The Democrats are actively accusing the Russians of hacking, spying and disrupting our elections

    03/20/2017 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    The democrats are doing a full court press in trying to prove Russia influenced our elections. Ok, if true, why then was Russia so successful in hacking, spying and actively disrupting our democratic processes under President Obama? Complete intelligence breakdown or what? Obama's criminal negligence and incompetence? Obama/Hillary complicity? Obama sound asleep at the switch? Or what?
  • Trump says he will submit evidence of wiretapping to House committee 'very soon'

    03/16/2017 12:24:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2017 | none stated
    President Trump discussed his tweeted accusation that President Obama ordered "wires" at Trump Tower tapped during last year's presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday. Trump told host Tucker Carlson that the administration "will be submitting things" to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence "very soon." The president added that he "will be, perhaps speaking about this next week" and predicted that "you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next 2 weeks." When asked by Carlson why he tweeted about the alleged phone tap before producing...
  • Why Trump might suspect Obama bugged Trump Tower

    03/16/2017 9:37:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2017 | 7:19pm | Post Editorial Board
    But let’s face it: From the day Trump won election, his foes have waged a by-any-means-necessary campaign to overturn the results. Officials (likely Obama-era holdovers) have broken the law and leaked what they hoped would be damaging info. Groups tied to Obama have stirred up angry protests against Trump and other Republicans. Remember, too: Team Obama has a record of abusing power for political gain, as when the IRS targeted conservative groups.
  • Proposed NSA Headquarters Expansion Under Review

    03/15/2017 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    FAS ^ | 15 March 2017 | Steven Aftergood
    The National Security Agency is proposing to expand and modernize its headquarters site at Fort Meade, Maryland.“For NSA/CSS to continue leading the Intelligence Community into the next 50 years with state-of-the-art technologies and productivity, its mission elements require new, centralized facilities and infrastructure,” according to a newly released Final Environmental Impact Statement for the site.Under the proposed action, “The NSA would consolidate mission elements, which would enable grouping services and support services across the NSA Campus based on function; facilitate a more collaborative environment and optimal adjacencies; and provide administrative capacity for up to 13,300 personnel, including 6,100 personnel who...
  • "He DOES have evidence." ex-CIA agent, on Obama wiretapping Trump

    03/14/2017 11:41:03 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 31 replies
    Youtube.com and RT News ^ | Mar 5, 2017 | Larry Johnson, retired CIA
    Larry Johnson, retired CIA and State Department official, told RT. "He DOES have evidence." ex-CIA agent, on Obama wiretapping Trump (7:26)Mar 5, 2017"All of this was part of a coordinated planned campaign by people that are linked to Barack Obama." There are still senior people in jobs at the Director of National Intelligence office, the office of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency that ought to be fired; Larry Johnson, retired CIA and State Department official, told RT.
  • DC Secrets and Lies

    03/12/2017 8:21:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    A quick look at Obama’s history reveals he has always had the inclination, motivation, and opportunity to snoop on and disseminate information about his political opponents. It’s how he made his political career: getting his opponents' private divorce records unsealed and leaked with the help of the Chicago Tribune. “Obama used the IRS to target conservative and Tea Party nonprofits, along with Catholic, Jewish, and pro-Israel organizations. He brazenly lied about it, too. His Justice Department surreptitiously obtained telephone records for more than 100 reporters." Wikileaks revealed that under Obama, the NSA intercepted conversations of numerous foreign officials, including UN...
  • Glenn Greenwald: CIA and FBI probably intervened in election

    03/11/2017 1:48:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 11, 2017 | Alexandra King
    Journalist and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald said Saturday he believes both the CIA and FBI as well as Russia interfered in the US presidential election. CNN's Michael Smerconish asked Greenwald whether he gave "any credence to the conspiracy theory" that the CIA, along with the Russians, had attempted to manipulate the results of the election, and the journalist replied simply that it "was probably both." And he asserted the FBI had also played a part. "I also think the FBI clearly sided with Donald Trump and did a lot of damaging leaks on purpose to hurt Hillary Clinton," he added,...
  • Who Will Wiretap the Wiretappers?

    03/10/2017 9:16:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    american spectator ^ | Daniel J Flynn
    Obama denied Trump’s charges. He should deny the denial, which helped Trump’s cause more than his own. “A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” President Obama’s spokesman said in a statement. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.” The first part of the statement obliquely charges the Trump administration with meddling with a federal investigation of Russian shenanigans regarding the presidential election. The second part of the statement leaves...
  • How Are All These Intel Leaks Happening? Look At One Of The Last Things Obama Did

    03/09/2017 3:22:19 PM PST · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    How Are All These Intel Leaks Happening? Look At One Of The Last Things Obama Did Before Leaving Office (Full title) Former President Barack Obama made a last-minute change to the way wiretapped intelligence is shared Jan. 12, which may have contributed to the proliferation of leaks plaguing the Trump administration. Obama changed the way National Security Agency intelligence is shared 8 days before leaving office, which allows globally intercepted communications to be disseminated across the entire intelligence community. The change was part of a post-9/11 push by the executive branch to increase intelligence sharing, to ensure that NSA analysts...
  • How To Drain The Deep Swamp

    03/09/2017 3:49:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Via Raul Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth blog,Obviously, like hopefully many people, I’ve been following the WikiLeaks CIA revelations, and closely. It’s too early for too many conclusions, if only because WikiLeaks has announced much more will flow from that same pipeline. But one thing is already clear: the CIA is -still- a club that sees enemies behind every tree, and behind every TV set too. Which is not as obvious a world view as it may seem; it’s just something we’ve become used to.Moreover, as we see time and again, organizations like the CIA and NATO have...
  • Intelligence Committee Dems: You know, this Russia collusion story may not be going anywhere

    03/09/2017 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 9, 2017 | John Sexton
    The investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia is probably going to disappoint a lot of people, and by people I mean partisan Democrats. That’s the thrust of a report at Buzzfeed based on conversations with half-a-dozen people involved in the investigation, both Republicans and Democrats: Even some Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they don’t expect to find evidence of active, informed collusion between the Trump campaign and known Russian intelligence operatives, though investigators have only just begun reviewing raw intelligence. Among the Intelligence Committee’s rank and file, there’s a...
  • Obamas Shadow Government Belongs in Jail

    03/08/2017 5:56:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-17 | John Velisek
    The Trump wiretapping scandal is still in the first stages. It has been shown that in fact, the Obama administration did actively wiretap Donald Trump, and has lead to a plethora of “leaks: that the mainstream media has made front and center to attempt to delegitimize the new President. It was operatives of the Obama administration who used these leaks allegedly procured through this illegal wiretapping that have been creating this entire Russian false story in an attempt to turn the American people against Trump. This is the same administration that brought the American people the lies about Fast and...
  • Graham ready to subpoena for Trump wiretap information

    03/08/2017 5:41:42 PM PST · by Stopthethreat · 106 replies
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he is ready to subpoena the intelligence agencies for evidence that would prove President Donald Trump's claims that he was wiretapped last year by then-President Barack Obama. Asked by CNN if he would subpoena for any evidence, the South Carolina Republican said, "Yes."
  • Ex-Secret Service agent: Media missing 1 huge wiretap point

    03/06/2017 9:25:25 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 76 replies
    WND ^ | 3-6-2017 | Paul Bremmer
    'The FBI's not going to tell the Secret Service if they're monitoring the president-elect' “The Secret Service does ECM sweeps, electronic counter-measures, where they go in frequently and look for listening devices, radio frequencies, all kinds of things to make sure the president or president-elect is not being, in fact, wiretapped or listened in on on specific phone lines,” Bongino revealed. The former agent, noting Trump had Secret Service protection as a candidate, thinks it’s much more likely the Secret Service discovered something while performing one of their ECM sweeps of Trump Tower and later found out it was the...
  • Mark Levin exchanges blows with CNN’s Stelter over ‘Obamagate,’ but it’s Levin who comes out on top

    03/07/2017 10:32:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Scott Morefield
    In a report Monday morning, CNN’s Brian Stelter took a shot at conservative radio host Mark Levin’s “incendiary idea” that started this whole wiretapping brouhaha. In it, Stelter accused Levin of “cherry-picking” stories that supported his conclusion and ignoring evidence against it. Here's my @CNN story about @marklevinshow's "incendiary idea" (a "silent coup") that prompted his open letter https://t.co/0HusCipjrh— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 6, 2017 Fmr Obama Secret Service agent Bongino shares info on Obama wiretaps – it’s about to ‘blow wide open’ What Stelter is referring to in the Tweet is Levin’s brutal counter-punch. In an open letter to...
  • The "Trump" Wiretap Non-Denials

    03/06/2017 8:57:31 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 15 replies
    Vanity | March 6, 2017 | Behind the Blue Wall
    There's obviously a lot of fog surrounding this Trump wiretap thing, but I think I might have an understanding of things that could shed some light. Trump set this off by saying that Trump Tower was wiretapped. It's classic Trumpian imprecision, right on the edge of what's known and not known, but phrased in such a way that the process of proving him "wrong" makes his point far stronger than he ever could. In this case, his Tweet is immediately met with denials from all the usual suspects -- former Obama Administration officials, mainstream media. You all can peruse the...
  • FBI Director Asked DOJ To Publicly Reject Trump Wiretapping Claims

    03/05/2017 5:52:55 PM PST · by amorphous · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Mar 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest dramatic plot twist to emerge from Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower prior to the election, the NYT reports that FBI director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s allegation that Obama eavesdropped on the soon-to-be president. According to the NYT, which cites 'senior American officials' Comey has argued that the "highly charged claim" is false and must be corrected as there is no evidence to back them up, but the DOJ has not yet released any such statement. In other words, just a few months after Democrats savaged...
  • Lawmakers expand Russian probe to include Trump’s claim of Obama-sanctioned spying

    03/05/2017 6:22:59 PM PST · by davikkm · 61 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Republican lawmakers said Sunday that they will include President Trump’s explosive claim that the Obama administration engaged in politically driven wiretapping in the congressional probes of Russian campaign meddling. Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the president’s allegation would be examined as part of the panel’s investigation. “One of the focus points of the House intelligence committee’s investigation is the U.S. government’s response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign,” Mr. Nunes said. “As such, the committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting...
  • Old And Busted: There Was No Wiretap. New Hotness: Trump Declassified Sensitive Information

    03/05/2017 7:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    RedState ^ | March 5, 2017
    This is becoming funnier by the minute. Yesterday morning, Trump’s assertion that he and his campaign had been the subject of a wiretap ordered by the Obama administration was being laughed at. By midday the story was a denial that Obama himself had ordered an wiretap on Trump’s personal phone. By afternoon a consensus had developed that Trump was, in fact, the target, directly or indirectly, of surveillance. This morning on the talk shows the existence of the wiretap is treated as “of course it happened.” And now we’re at the stage where “Trump did a very bad thing by...
  • Towergate Will Be Investigated: Congress Will Probe Trump's Claims Obama Bugged Manhattan Home

    03/05/2017 6:55:56 PM PST · by drewh · 99 replies
    Daily Mail/Associated Press ^ | 17:43 EST, 5 March 2017 | By Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press and Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter Dailymail
    The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says his panel will probe President Donald Trump's allegations that Trump Tower was wire-tapped by President Obama's administration. Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep for California, said his committee 'will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party's campaign officials or surrogates', the chair said in a statement Sunday afternoon. Earlier Sunday, Senate Intelligence Committee member, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., suggested his committee would look into the matter as well. 'We've already begun an inquiry on the intelligence committee into Russia's efforts to undermine confidence in our political system,'...
  • Trump wiretap is the REAL scandal of the US election, bogus Russia story is the real cover-up

    03/04/2017 7:16:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 109 replies
    The Duran ^ | March 4, 2017 | Alexander Mercouris
    The claim Russia interfered in the election was the cover story to conceal the Obama House/Deep State surveillance of the Trump campaign Back on 10th October 2016, shortly after the US intelligence community published its first claim that Russia was trying to interfere in the US election, I wrote an article for The Duran in which I pointed out that the true story was that for the first time in its history the US intelligence community was interfering in a US election in order to swing the election behind its favoured candidate – Hillary Clinton – and that the practices...
  • Obama administration reportedly raced to preserve intelligence on

    03/02/2017 7:14:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 2, 2017
    In the final hours of Barack Obama's presidency, some White House officials reportedly raced to spread and preserve information about possible communications between associates of then-candidate Donald Trump and Russians. The New York Times, citing former American officials, reported that these officials were concerned that the information they were gaining on the Russian meddling in the election and the possible campaign contact could be compromised with the new administration, and they wanted to set up any future investigation with the information. According to The Times, after Obama asked for an investigation into Russian tampering into the elections, officials found some...
  • CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Sabotaged Trump’s Transition To The White House

    03/02/2017 2:21:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    President Trump’s claims that the Obama administration sought to undermine his presidency received some support on Wednesday from a New York Times report on the Obama White House’s activities in the weeks before the inauguration. According to The Times, Obama White House officials waged a campaign to procure, save and disperse classified intelligence regarding Trump associates’ contacts with Russians. The campaign also involved curtailing the Trump team’s access to highly classified information and of lowering classification ratings on other information about the ongoing Russia investigation so that it could be more widely shared across the government. According to The Times’...
  • Trump rejects DHS intelligence report on travel ban

    02/26/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 25 2017 | Edmund DeMarche
    Officials in President Trump’s administration Friday downplayed an intelligence report by the Homeland Security Department that contradicts the White House’s main argument for implementing a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. The report, which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, determined that the "country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity." [ ] The intelligence report found that in the past six years, foreign-born individuals who were “inspired” to strike in the U.S. came from 26 different countries. [ ] A senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal...
  • Revenge of the Deep State

    02/23/2017 7:07:53 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | February 23, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States.
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. “Now we go nuclear,” he tweeted. “IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.'” “US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • Intel officials cleared Trump campaign of contact with Russian spies, says Priebus

    02/20/2017 2:37:54 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | By S.A. Miller
    White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials have assured the administration that none of President Trump’s campaign aides had contact with Russian spies and that news reports that speculate otherwise are “complete garbage.” Mr. Priebus made the comments as the Trump administration forcefully pushed back against reports that began with an anonymously sourced story in The New York Times that dominated news coverage for days. “I’ve been approved to say this. The top levels of the intelligence community have assured me that story is not only inaccurate, but it is grossly overstated and...
  • 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...
  • ‘CIA leaks like a sieve, Obama’s holdovers should be probed' - Roger Stone, former Trump adviser

    02/18/2017 9:06:59 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 15 replies
    R T News ^ | 2-18-2017 | Saul Loeb
    Rumors of the US President’s ties to the Kremlin are based on nothing but loosely interpreted illegal leaks from rogue intelligence agents, former Trump adviser Roger Stone told RT, denouncing anti-Russian hysteria as neocons’ attempt to justify their warmongering. New York Times has reported that the FBI or more precisely “intelligence agencies” say they have e-mail transmissions, the transcriptions of the overheard conversations and financial records that prove this. Yet no one in the media, no one in the Senate or house Intelligence Committee and not the President of the United States has seen any of this alleged proof
  • Who Really Rules The United States?

    02/18/2017 5:16:27 AM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 18FEB17 | Submitted by Matthew Continetti via FreeBeacon.com,
    Who Really Rules The United States? by Tyler Durden Feb 17, 2017 10:30 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Matthew Continetti via FreeBeacon.com,How bureaucrats are fighting the voters for control of our countryDonald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation's capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but large swaths of the country mired in stagnation and decay. "What truly matters," he said in his Inaugural Address, "is not which party controls our government, but whether...
  • The Deep State Targets Trump

    02/17/2017 4:34:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. Yet it was this regime, the deep state, that carried out what Eli Lake of Bloomberg calls "The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn." And what were Flynn's offenses? In December, when Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador. He apparently counseled the...
  • Leakers Beware

    02/17/2017 7:02:43 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 55 replies
    ThomasWictor.com ^ | 2/16/17 | Thomas Wictor
    President Trump has defeated Democrats in the intelligence community (IC) who were leaking classified information to the press. Such leaks have been a problem for many presidents, but Trump is the first who took a proactive approach and set up a sting operation that identified the leakers. It’s highly illegal to leak classified information. It’s also illegal to PUBLISH this information, but Trump is too smart to try and prosecute reporters. I thought that Trump would fire members of the IC until the leaks stopped, but the president solved the problem with a much more imaginative and deadly approach: He...
  • Flynn related: N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications (Executive Order 12333)

    02/17/2017 9:24:16 PM PST · by bobk3 · 19 replies
    Failing New York Times ^ | 1/13/`17 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches. The change means that far more officials will be searching through...
  • The media's anti-Trump sources talk so much and say so little

    02/17/2017 11:46:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    On every new article featuring leaks about the White House, editors should place a disclaimer: Anonymous officials cited in this piece stopped short of justifying the havoc this story is about to create. A flurry of would-be bombshell reports over the last week appeared to show more ties between President Trump and Russia or further demonstrate the supposed ineptitude of the Trump administration. The stories depended entirely on anonymous "current and former U.S officials" who share a lot of tantalizing information then, strangely, clam up just as things are about to get good. The news media spin every "leak" into...
  • Trumps successful STING operation!

    02/17/2017 7:07:40 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 54 replies
    Thomas Wictor's Blog | 02/17/2017 | Thomas Wictor
    Thomas Victor’s analysis of Trump’s successful STING against the Obama holdovers in the so-called intelligence community, as well as the Monolithic Media enemies!
  • Erick Erickson: The intelligence community vs. Trump. We're watching a low level coup, America

    02/16/2017 10:52:49 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 02/16/2017 | Erick Erickson
    A lot of people who think Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are American heroes are under the impression Donald Trump and members of his administration are traitors. Hollywood celebrities are openly calling for a military coup. Political commentators are comparing Donald Trump’s election to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor because, allegedly and with no evidence, Russia stole the election. I would encourage you to read John Podhoretz on just how bad this situation could get. On the other side, more and more Trump supporters are treating the American intelligence community as the enemy. The president grows more suspicious of the intel...
  • Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value?

    12/15/2016 6:34:49 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 45 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 25th 2016 | James Carden
    In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bernstein found that in “many instances” CIA documents revealed that “journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.” Fast-forward to December 2016, and one can see that there isn’t much need for a covert government program these days.
  • White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

    02/15/2017 7:04:33 PM PST · by springwater13 · 73 replies
    President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview. The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump blamed leaks from the intelligence community for...
  • Did Donald Trump Use Artificial Intelligence to Win the Election?

    02/16/2017 6:00:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hacker Noon ^ | February 16, 2017 | Trent Lapinski
    According to Scout.ai, a publication of journalists, professors, and science fiction authors, the answer is a resounding YES. It is even possible that Donald Trump used data analytics to determine which cities, and states to visit, as well as commanded his own personal botnet army that outnumbered Hillary Clinton’s 5 to 1. Naturally, I was skeptical of everything this article claims, I even slept on this story before hitting publish. I’ve since looked into their claims and they appear to be telling the truth about the technology and people involved. What is unknown is the extent and success of what...
  • Dr. Pieczenik Says General Flynn Was Purposely Removed, the Left are Ineffectual Frustrated Children

    02/16/2017 5:26:51 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 40 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Feb 16, 2017
    For those of you unfamiliar, Dr. Pieczenik is the real deal -- with a resume stretching decades in the intelligence agencies -- specializing in psyops, responsible for taking down regimes, like the USSR. He worked for the Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. In an interview with Alex Jones yesterday, the good Dr. assuaged Trump supporters, saying with certainty the government intelligence agencies were very much supportive of Trump and that the media and the left were impotent children, lashing out because they failed -- equating their emotional response to feckless rage. Amongst many things mentioned, he...
  • 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...