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  • 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 · 217 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...
  • "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...
  • Intelligence Community Member Says About President Trump: “He Will Die In Jail.”

    02/15/2017 3:16:14 PM PST · by davikkm · 39 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I am in such shock that a “Senior Intelligence Agent” would tell this to former NSA Intelligence analyst: Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: “He will die in jail.”
  • Announce The Purchase of Tens of Thousands of Lie Detectors and Watch the Rats Scatter Out the Doors

    02/15/2017 1:55:48 PM PST · by Stayfree · 14 replies
    Self | February 15, 2017 | Stayfree
    Trump needs to announce the purchase of tens of thousands of lie detectors and that every federal employee will be given a lie detector test starting at the top of each agency...Then we can collar the rats as they run out the doors and investigate each and every one of them! JAIL TIME FOR ALL OFFENDERS!
  • 'Wake Up!': Kucinich Says Intel Community Making 'Unprecedented' Effort to Upend Trump

    02/15/2017 12:26:12 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 02/14/2017 | na
    Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was a guest Tuesday on "Mornings with Maria" discussing how the intelligence community is seeming to upend President Donald Trump in the wake of Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser. The former Democratic presidential candidate and Fox News contributor said the bigger issue here is that the phone conversations between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were intercepted and leaked to the media. {..snip..}
  • The CIA’s War on Trump

    02/15/2017 6:10:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 12/12/2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The CIA’s War on Trump by Cliff Kincaid on December 12, 2016 You couldn’t fault Donald J. Trump for concluding that the CIA is out to get him even before he starts his presidency. Former CIA officials Michael Morell, Michael Hayden and Philip Mudd have all denounced him. Plus, former CIA operations officer Evan McMullin ran against him as an independent presidential candidate. Obama’s director of the CIA is John Brennan, who recently disclosed that he voted for the Communist Party (CPUSA) ticket when he was in college. He was hired by the CIA anyway and quickly rose through the...
  • The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence"

    02/15/2017 5:18:25 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 52 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | February 15, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!
  • House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call ‘Belong in Jail’

    02/14/2017 8:39:21 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 97 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | http://www.
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Tuesday that those who leaked the contents of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls “belong in jail.” “That’s nine leakers that all belong in jail,” Nunes said. “Those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.” Nunes said he also wanted to know how U.S. intelligence agencies were wiretapping Flynn’s calls, which he said may also have been illegal. The chairman said there are only two ways that intelligence agencies can listen in on an American’s phone call — after obtaining a warrant, or inadvertently, such...
  • America's spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying (Lib somewhat honest)

    02/14/2017 5:40:15 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down. The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America's democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn's ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn't the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function. Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not...
  • NSA contractor indicted over mammoth theft of classified data

    02/08/2017 7:32:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Dustin Volz /Reuters
    A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history. The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent up to 20 years stealing highly sensitive government material from the U.S. intelligence community related to national defense, collecting a trove of secrets he hoarded at his home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The government has not said what, if anything, Martin did with the stolen data. Martin faces 20 criminal...
  • Loretta Lynch’s Final Order Allows The NSA To Give Spying Data To Other Federal Agencies

    02/06/2017 7:05:52 AM PST · by gaggs · 28 replies
    Just days before leaving office Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order to allow any branch of government, including local law enforcement, access to the NSA’s data mine on the American people. She created a mechanism by which the Fourth Amendment can be circumvented by law enforcement agencies of any type and description, foreign and domestic, in the area of digital information.
  • US Intelligence Community Now In Open State Of Warfare With Trump Administration.

    01/30/2017 7:02:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    A new book is coming out by author Edward J. Epstein on Edward Snowden. Epstein did an intensive study into Snowden’s revelations concerning the Intelligence Community, and he said Trump is right to challenge the Community’s status quo. He indicates that the Intelligence Community is so politicized that it has lost its balanced perspective and can no longer function as a nonpartisan entity. America, this is scary to say the least. This Country is in danger, as is our new administration. The only way I know how to combat this situation is to write and talk about it. I give...
  • That Time the K.G.B. Slipped Me Vodka

    01/23/2017 9:38:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 14, 2017 | SERGE SCHMEMANN
    For those of us who worked in the old Soviet Union as reporters or diplomats, all the talk of “kompromat” and “dezinformatsiya” that has emerged with the Trump dossier — unverified — has been a blast from what we thought was a distant past. In the Soviet mind-set, foreigners were a permanent but inescapable danger to be isolated in guarded compounds, monitored with ubiquitous bugs, followed in the streets, restricted in their travels and manipulated through propaganda. To be on the safe side, the K.G.B. presumably compiled compromising materials (kompro-mat) on foreigners so they could be blackmailed or thrown out...
  • FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

    01/18/2017 2:45:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 111 replies
    McClatchy via Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18th, 2017 | By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said. The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said....
  • ‘Buckle up!’ Americans celebrate Trey Gowdy’s new role in DC

    01/17/2017 5:39:45 AM PST · by Resettozero · 36 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Tom Tillison
    In what some may see as an encouraging sign of intelligence being ushered in by the incoming Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has been named to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The South Carolina Republican, popular with the conservative wing of the GOP, was chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi and will now be tasked with the oversight of the United States intelligence community in his new committee.
  • In Cold War 2.0, Can the American People Trust the Intelligence Community?

    01/17/2017 5:22:57 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    America is in the beginning stages of a new Cold War with Russia. And China. This time around, though, most of the Cold War will be fought along digital, technological lines, with each nation hacking the other for the purposes of espionage and sabotage. In the situation in which the American people and the incoming president find themselves, trusting the intelligence community has never mattered more. Unfortunately, trust must not only be needed; it must be earned. In that area, the intelligence community comes up short.As The New American has recently reported, the intelligence community’s inclusion of a spurious “dossier”...
  • The Intel Community "Deep State" Is Conducting Political Warfare inside the US

    01/16/2017 9:31:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | January 16, 2017
    They do this a lot -- ineffectually -- in foreign countries. Now they're doing the same thing here, and just as ineffectuality. What scares me here is not the sinisterness of this -- but the gross incompetence, clumsiness, and obviousness of it. This is the agency "covertly" attempting to influence foreign nations to our advantage? Using this level of deftness of touch? Hiding their hands to this extent? I always thought Idiocracy was both a plausible and unsettling end-of-days scenario. It was unsettling because there was no heroism in humanity's last stand, just a pitiful stupidity. Other apocalypse scenarios at...
  • The Scheme to Take Down Trump

    01/16/2017 12:14:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Consortium News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Lazare
    Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president – now including spreading salacious rumors – raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare. Is a military coup in the works? Or are U.S. intelligence agencies laying the political groundwork for forcing Donald Trump from the presidency because they can’t abide his rejection of a new cold war with Russia? Not long ago, even asking such questions would have marked one as the sort of paranoid nut who believes that lizard people run the government. But no longer. Thanks to...
  • Tear Down This Insanity!

    01/14/2017 1:24:15 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/14/2017 | Radtechtravel
    Dear President Elect Donald Trump: Since 9/11, USA intelligence employs 200K Americans in 16 different agencies (that we know of), plus 30K private contractors in 170 countries at a cost of $75 billion per year. And rising yearly. With due respect, President Elect Trump, do you agree with me and scores of millions of other Americans that 1. our nation is more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, that 2. our classified info leaks to the whole world like a sieve and that 3. the so-called "Patriot Act" has morphed some, if not all of these agencies, into ugliness strangely reminiscent...
  • Donald Trump Spy File Is ‘Bogus,’ ‘Forgery,’ Security Expert Claims

    01/12/2017 9:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amanda Katherine
    A former US intelligence expert says that the 35-page document claiming that Russia hatched a blackmail plot against Donald Trump is a “forgery” and completely “bogus.” Wayne Madsen, a former disinformation analyst at the U.S. Navy’s Washington, D.C., telecommunications command, claimed to Radar Online that the dossier that leaked online Tuesday night is a bogus attempt to discredit the president-elect....
  • Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them

    01/11/2017 5:53:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 11th, 2017 | By Geoff Earle
    President-elect Donald Trump, after growing suspicious that intelligence officials were leaking news about their classified briefings with him, says he conducted a sting operation to try to prove top spies were behind the leaks. Trump revealed the extraordinary scheme to try to entrap the senior spies in a furious press conference where he suggested the intelligence community had been behind salacious and totally unproven allegations against him. ‘I think it’s pretty sad when intelligence reports get leaked out to the press. First of all, it’s illegal. These are classified and certified meetings and reports,’ Trump said during a press conference...
  • The Bizarre Trump Dossier: And who it actually harms.

    01/11/2017 9:20:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lee Smith
    In his first press conference since being elected president, Donald Trump thanked the media. He praised news outfits that didn't publish a story about a document that describes alleged Russian efforts to compromise him, even though many of those news organizations had the story for months and held on to it. The two press outfits that did publish the story, CNN and BuzzFeed, got whipped by the president-elect. Trump called them "fake news" and refused to take questions from reporters representing their organizations. You almost have to wonder, though, if he shouldn't be going easy on them, especially BuzzFeed, which...
  • Moscow and New DC - Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before... [trunc.]

    01/11/2017 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | C. Raja Mohan
    Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before, significantly altering global power equations. The invocation of the "foreign hand" to explain unexpected political developments is quite common in the [Indian] subcontinent. But the last place in the world to have a debate on the "foreign hand" is the United States. Usually, it is Washington that is accused of meddling in the internal affairs of other nations -- from promoting military coups to propping up friendly regimes and engineering regime changes. But right now, it is America that is debating the nature and extent of the Russian President Vladimir Putin's...
  • Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    01/11/2017 8:14:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy Connor
    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News....
  • The Deep State Goes to War with President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

    01/11/2017 7:23:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 11, 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    In January, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his Farewell Address after serving two terms as U.S. President; the five-star General chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decade-long escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further. This...
  • Voters Think U.S. Intelligence Agencies Play Politics

    01/09/2017 10:06:29 AM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | January 09, 2017
    As the debate over Russian hacking efforts during the presidential campaign continues, voters here generally approve of the job U.S. intelligence agencies are doing but also suspect that they play politics. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda.  Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think they generally perform impartially. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. 
  • Donald Trump's dangerous criticism of the intelligence services [Mehr Gefälschte Nachrichten]

    01/07/2017 5:32:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.07.2016 | Michael Knigge
    A US president does not have to be on friendly terms with his spy agencies. On the contrary: US history demonstrates — not only since the services provided false evidence of alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which were cited as a main reason for waging war against that country — that a healthy dose of skepticism, better still, a well-founded mistrust of the intelligence services, is necessary. This applies to US intelligence agencies in their entirety, but also in particular to the current Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who has built up a reputation of occasionally bending...
  • The Latest: Trump Demands Media Leak Investigation

    01/06/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 6, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:15 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump says he'll ask Congress to investigate leaks to the media on U.S. intelligence alleging Russia meddled in last year's election by hacking Democratic emails. Less than an hour before he was to be briefed Friday by the directors of the FBI and CIA and the Director of National Intelligence on their findings, Trump tweeted that he was "asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it." NBC aired a report Thursday that said...
  • The Latest: Intel officials arrive to brief Trump on hacking

    01/06/2017 10:29:46 AM PST · by McGruff · 59 replies
    AP ^ | January 6, 2016
    U.S. Intelligence officials are arriving at Trump Tower in New York to brief President-elect Donald Trump on election hacking. The officials are Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey. They're preparing to point to multiple motives for Moscow's alleged meddling as they brief Trump on their classified report. They briefed senior lawmakers Friday morning. They briefed President Barack Obama on Thursday.
  • Trump Calls For Investigation Into Intel Leaks To NBC

    01/07/2017 2:57:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan 7, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday called for lawmakers to investigate U.S. intelligence leaks to NBC about information on Russian interference in the presidential election. “I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it,” Trump tweeted Friday. The NBC report cited “a senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge” of the intel report that was delivered to President Obama on Thursday and is scheduled to be delivered to Trump on Friday. "Highly classified intercepts illustrate Russian government planning and direction of a multifaceted campaign by Moscow...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Study: Chickens Might Be as Smart as Dolphins

    01/06/2017 7:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Often dismissed as bird-brains, chickens are showing they’ve got some smartsAs we get ready to launch ourselves into the Year of the Rooster, here’s news that could give you new respect for the humble chicken. Researchers have determined that chickens are smarter than we think, have a good measure of self-control, and might even have Machiavellian tendencies. A study published this week in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Animal Cognition, revealed that those bird-brained chickens are actually pretty smart, as most backyard chicken farmers have long maintained. Neuroscientist Lori Marino authored the paper, which compiled the conclusions of several studies showing...
  • President-elect Trump’s Statement After Briefing With Intelligence Offcials.

    01/06/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 38 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    As you can see President-elect Trump was briefed today, and he now knows, as we all do, that Russia, according to the Intelligence report, directed the cyber attacks which embarrassed the Democrats. However, it must be stressed that no attack or interference occurred within the voting machines or in the Election. This must be stressed. President-elect Trump will become President Trump on January 20, 2016.
  • Trump to pick former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead intelligence agencies,

    01/05/2017 6:11:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan5, 2017 | Noah Bierman
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to pick former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to head the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, overseeing 17 intelligence agencies, according to a transition official. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Coats would face a daunting task as the bridge between Trump and the intelligence community. Trump has begun openly feuding with intelligence agencies over their conclusion that Russia hacked into Democratic computers to influence the election. Coats recently concluded a term in the Senate, after also serving there from 1989 through 1999. He has also served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany. Coats, who served on the Senate intelligence...
  • US Intelligence Chief On Trump: 'There's A Difference Between Skepticism And Disparagement'

    01/05/2017 3:10:40 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2017 | Pamela Engel
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested at a congressional hearing Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump is disparaging the US intelligence community as he refuses to acknowledge Russia's role in election-related hacking. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, asked Clapper during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing who benefits from Trump "trashing the intelligence community" as he expresses skepticism about intelligence assessments that show Russia was involved in hacking Democratic Party organizations in an attempt to influence the election. Clapper said he is "apolitical" and cautioned against disparaging the intelligence community. "I think there is an important distinction here...
  • Trump picks former Sen. Coats as Director of National Intelligence

    01/05/2017 2:50:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2017
    President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday picked former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, two sources briefed on the decision told Fox News. The official announcement is expected later this week, according to the AP, as Trump makes final decisions on some of the major positions he needs to fill before he is sworn in on Jan. 20. Coats, a Republican, served as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee before retiring from Congress last year. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Germany. As director of national intelligence, Coats would oversee an office created after 9/11 to...