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  • Obama took his Top Secret iPad from White House to snoop on secret intelligence

    04/22/2017 8:34:20 AM PDT · by realsmith · 99 replies
    DC Memo ^ | 4/18/2017 | Bill Hurley
    After leaving the presidency, Barack Obama has been spotted using his favorite iPad to take photos of his wife while on a David Geffen-owned megayacht in Tahiti. But this may be no ordinary iPad. A government watchdog speculates that he may have taken the Top Secret version out of the Oval Office, a big no-no.
  • Why Were Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Trump?

    04/18/2017 7:30:43 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Last month, Fox News regular Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed that President Obama and his cronies used British intelligence to spy on then candidate Donald Trump. That certainly caused a stir among the higher-ups at Fox News. A week later the outspoken judge was suspended from Fox. More specifically, Judge Napolitano accused the Obama administration of doing an end run around the U.S. intelligence community, using GCHQ, the British spy agency, to do its dirty work. GCHQ has unfettered access to the NSA database. Meaning that the Brits could request transcripts of conversations between the Trump campaign and any foreign players, then...
  • French intelligence foils 'imminent' terror attack five days before presidential elections

    04/18/2017 4:41:56 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 April 2017 | Henry Samuel
    Two men have been arrested in Marseille, southern France, on suspicion off planning an "imminent" terror attack just five days before presidential elections. The two suspects, aged 23 and 29, were arrested on Tuesday morning by intelligence agents and elite anti-terror police in Marseille's 3rd arrondissement. --SNIP-- The police source said the two men appeared to have turned to radical Islam during a term in prison. A search of a rented apartment was underway.
  • Microsoft Transparency Report Shows Massive Increase in 2016 Obama Era FISA Orders

    04/15/2017 11:49:59 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 14 2017 | Sundance
    Microsoft tries to thread the needle of transparency by telling its consuming audience as much about governmental collection of data as possible. Toward that end Microsoft releases a biannual transparency report. Within the latest transparency release Microsoft reports in the first half of 2016 they received a massive increase in FISA orders; primarily from U.S. governmental agencies. • “For the latest Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) data reported, Microsoft received 1,000-1,499 FISA orders seeking content disclosures affecting 12,000-12,499 accounts, compared to the 0-499 FISA orders seeking disclosure of content impacting 17,500-17,999 accounts reported for the previous period. We received 0-499...
  • Will Russiagate Become Obamagate? (Good stuff by former CIA officer)

    04/13/2017 9:26:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Russiagate’s latest celebrity is a former Donald Trump associate named Carter Page. Page, who worked for Merrill Lynch in Moscow and speaks Russian, is a banker and investor who early in 2016 was a part of the amorphous group that was advising Trump on foreign policy. There is no evidence to suggest that he was ever an insider with the Trump campaign—quite the contrary. The Washington Post reports that he made several efforts to meet directly with Donald Trump but that his entreaties were rejected. So why the fuss? Page appears to have been a target of Russian intelligence for...
  • CNN Confirms Judge Napolitano Was Right - UK Was Spying On Trump!

    04/13/2017 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | April 13, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Donald Trump set the media into a frenzy on March 4 when he Tweeted in the morning that Obama had "wiretapped him."  The Tweets read as follows: Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! This...
  • When “incidental” intel collection—isn’t incidental

    04/13/2017 7:50:21 AM PDT · by georgiarat · 22 replies
    Sharylattkinsson.com ^ | April 12, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    I’ve spoken to a small group of reliable, formerly high-placed intelligence officials who have dropped a few interesting tidbits on me of late. Here’s my understanding, based on the discussions: It’s not true that wiretaps and/or electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens can “only” be done with a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court order. Besides the FISA court, “wiretapping” or electronic surveillance can also be done under Title III authority. The government used this authority, for example, in the Justice Department’s secret Fast and Furious “gunwalking” case. Additionally, U.S. Presidents have the power to issue secret presidential directives that can...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Nobody Believes’ Susan Rice

    04/12/2017 3:25:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump dismissed Susan Rice’s assertion that she did not unmask General Michael Flynn for political reasons. “Does anybody really believe that?” he asked during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Nobody believes that, even the people that try to protect her in the news media.” Trump reasserted his claim, adding that he and “so many other people” were the victims of surveillance and boasted that he was correct when he accused the Obama administration of wiretapping his team at Trump Tower.
  • US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

    04/12/2017 8:45:17 PM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 140 replies
    The US military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN.
  • President Trump Being Fed Tainted Intelligence By Those Advising Him.

    04/09/2017 7:33:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    When President Trump made the decision to retaliate against Bashar Assad’s chemical attack on the people of Syria, he was already shaken by photos Intelligence Advisors had shown him of children dying. The intelligence President Trump was given was far more graphic than those the public had seen, so the president did not need a lot of convincing. “What happened in Syria is truly one of the egregious crimes, and it shouldn’t have happened,” he told reporters when he poked his head into the press cabin. “And it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.” Two hours later at his Mar-a-Lago resort...
  • H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria

    04/09/2017 5:45:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/08/17 | Mike Cernovich
    Current National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, Cernovich Media can now report. McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help of disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus, who mishandled classified information by sharing documents with his mistress. As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intellience reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inaccurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war...
  • Sorry, Democrats, The Obama Spying Scandal Isn’t Going Away

    04/08/2017 2:33:41 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/07/2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    Devin Nunes stepped away from the Russia probe. But he's still investigating the Obama administration's leak campaign against the Trump administration. ----------------------------------------------------- For one thing, stepping aside on the Russia inquiry isn’t as big of a deal now as it might have been months ago. That’s because the Russia investigation isn’t really going anywhere. On March 9, BuzzFeed reported that Democrats on the committee are worried that their base is expecting dramatic results that simply won’t be coming. Even some Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they don’t expect to find evidence...
  • Why is mainstream media trying to cover up the Susan Rice story?

    04/05/2017 8:38:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Apr, 2017 | JOE CONCHA
    The worst kind of bias is the bias of omission. And that was never more on display than after reports surfaced earlier this week alleging former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice's had unmasked Trump transition team members. So why is this a big story that deserves attention? Simply put, one of the highest-ranking members of the previous administration unmasked names of members of the incoming administration via classified intelligence reports, prompting many questions that warrant dogged journalism: Who leaked the information to newspapers like The Washington Post? Who, if anyone, ordered Rice to unmask the names of private U.S....
  • Van Jones: Susan Rice Deserves A Presidential Medal Of Freedom

    04/06/2017 7:49:00 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 6, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN's Van Jones ripped President Trump and the "right wing media" for attacking Obama National Security Adviser for "doing her job." Jones said Trump has declared Rice guilty of a crime with "zero facts." He also explained why he believes Susan Rice deserves the Presidential Medal Of Freedom from Trump.
  • Sorry, Democrats, The Obama Spying Scandal Isn’t Going Away (Mollie Hemingway)

    04/08/2017 6:06:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on Thursday stepped aside from the probe of Russian actions during the 2016 campaign, saying he needed to deal with a congressional ethics inquiry into claims he improperly disclosed classified information. Democrats rejoiced at the news. “The White House made a fool of Chairman Nunes, and he has deeply tarnished his credibility as Chairman and the credibility of his Republican colleagues,” declared Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. There is no question that this was a blow for the chairman, following his revelation that Obama administration officials had collected information of Trump transition members incidentally,...
  • Did the Obama Administration’s Abuse of Foreign-Intelligence Collection Start Before Trump?

    04/06/2017 1:32:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | 05 April 2017 | Lee Smith
    One clue: The Russia story is a replay of how the former White House smeared pro-Israel activists in the lead-up to the Iran Deal The accusation that the Obama administration used information gleaned from classified foreign surveillance to smear and blackmail its political opponents at home has gained new traction in recent days, after reports that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have been rifling through classified transcripts for over a year that could have included information about Donald Trump and his associates. While using resources that are supposed to keep Americans safe from terrorism for other purposes may...
  • Breaking: Nunes steps aside on Russia investigation

    04/06/2017 6:45:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 264 replies
    twitter ^ | 04/06/2017 | Bradd Jaffy via twitter
    Devin Nunes to step aside from House Intel Russia investigation after ethics complaint Nunes statement at the link: https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/849980499691003905
  • Devin Nunes Steps Aside; Ethics Committee Investigating for Spilling Secrets [!]

    04/06/2017 7:10:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 04.06.17 8:23 AM ET | Tim Mak Tim Mak
    Rep. Devin Nunes said Thursday he is stepping aside as chairman of the House intelligence committee because he is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly disclosing intelligence without proper authorization. "The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power," Nunes said in a statement, adding that the allegations against him are "baseless." Nunes said in a hastily-arranged press conference last month he had come into possession of classified...
  • THE RUSSIAN EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

    04/05/2017 4:48:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/5/17 | Ann Coulter
    The Susan Rice bombshell at least explains why the Democrats won't stop babbling about Russia. They need a false flag to justify using national intelligence agencies to snoop on the Trump team. Every serious person who has tried to locate any evidence that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election -- even Trump-haters at the New York Review of Books and Rolling Stone magazine -- has come away empty-handed and angry. We keep getting bald assertions, unadorned with anything resembling a fact. But for now, let's just consider the raw plausibility of the story. The fact-less claim is that (1)...
  • How the intel community was turned into a political weapon against President Trump

    04/05/2017 5:06:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/5/17 | Scott Uehlinger
    The U.S. intelligence community is in the midst of a severe crisis. It has been used, or perhaps allowed itself to be used, as a tool of political destruction, against some of the same U.S. citizens it was created to protect. What I am talking about is the continuing “Wiretapgate” debacle. We are seeing the widespread abuse of intelligence by an incumbent administration to target political opposition. Long a technique in the developing world — a tactic I often witnessed as a CIA station chief working abroad — the Third World has come to roost in the United States. It...