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  • Two Possibilities in Trump Wiretapping, and Neither Is Good

    12/27/2019 2:39:50 AM PST · by lowbuck · 70 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 27 December 2019 | Frank Watt
    The report of the I.G.'s findings on the use of FISA in the FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation is an outrage. As a 22 year FBI Agent, I have personally conducted multiple investigations using both Title III "wiretaps" and FISA authorized intercepts. From this perspective, I can only see two possible interpretations of the actions of the FBI and DOJ. Either scenario should anger and frighten every fair minded citizen who takes the time to read the report and understand its implications. . . snip If the heinous abuses documented in the I.G.s report result in a weakening or loss of...
  • Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

    04/06/2018 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    everyday (translate google) ^ | SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018 | none stated
    The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greece’s national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned. The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered Greek airspace above the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, at an altitude of 19,000-20,000 feet on Thursday. The drone was intercepted by Greek F-16 fighter jets that took off from Kasteli air base on Crete. On Thursday, Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 12 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,...
  • Take Donald Trump's Wiretap Claims Seriously

    03/17/2017 7:53:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    New British Herald ^ | Friday, March 17, 2017 9:02 pm | Eli Lake
    The current scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s tweeted accusations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower is proof of what might be called the Salena Zito rule. Zito, of course, wrote the essay in the Atlantic how Trump’s supporters took him “seriously, but not literally,” whereas the press took him “literally, but not seriously.” This is a good way to understand the current state of the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s wild accusations against Barack Obama. Barring an unexpected turn of events, FBI director James Comey will confirm on Monday before the House Intelligence Committee that...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • IDF intercepts Gaza bound flotilla without incident, redirects vessel towards Ashdod

    06/28/2015 7:46:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/28/15 | HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF
    An IDF spokesman said Monday morning that after careful deliberation and exhaustive diplomatic efforts, Israeli security forces acted to prevent the flotilla Marianne av Göteborg from breaching the the shores of Gaza, violating Israel's naval blockade of the coastal enclave. According to the IDF, Israeli security forces boarded the vessel without incident after passengers made it clear after numerous attempts that they would not acquiesce to the Army's demands and were subsequently force to proceed towards the port of Ashdod. The vessel is currently being escorted to Ashdod Port and is expected to arrive within 12-24 hours. Participants are protesting...
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, “State of War.” The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • The Valerie Plame Precedent

    12/21/2005 10:43:04 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 34 replies · 1,766+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 22, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    Finally, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle -- if President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16th when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al Qaida suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that (President) Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was...
  • Is the New York Times About to be Indicted?

    05/25/2006 1:09:42 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 2,861+ views
    Armavirumque ^ | May 25, 2006 | James Piereson
    Is The New York Times about to be indicted? That would be a fair inference from the strange exchanges that have gone back and forth over the past few days between the Justice Department and the editors of the paper. On Sunday, during the ABC news program, "This Week," Attorney General Gonzales was asked if the federal government might prosecute journalists who published classified information. "There are some statutes on the books," he answered, "which . . . would seem to indicate that this is a possibility." He went on to suggest that such prosecutions were implicitly authorized by the...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • German intercepts clear Assad in sarin Attack

    09/15/2013 3:36:11 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 36 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 10th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Gerhard Schindler, told German lawmakeers last week, that they had intercepted many messages to the presidential palace in Damascus, asking for permission to use sarin gas, all of which Assad refused. This is a direct contradiction of the White House talking memos that claimed we had proof positive that Assad was behind the attacks. Gerhard Schindler is the head of the German Foreign Intelligence agency. Schindler, expressly told lawmakers that Assad did not order, nor did he approve of using sarin gas.
  • German intercepts clear Assad in sarin Attack

    09/10/2013 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/10/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Gerhard Schindler, told German lawmakeers last week, that they had intercepted many messages to the presidential palace in Damascus, asking for permission to use sarin gas, all of which Assad refused. This is a direct contradiction of the White House talking memos that claimed we had proof positive that Assad was behind the attacks. Gerhard Schindler is the head of the German Foreign Intelligence agency. Schindler, expressly told lawmakers that Assad did not order, nor did he approve of using sarin gas.
  • Benghazi's meaning for Israel and the Mideast (Great Analysis-Debate Prep)

    10/20/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10/19/2012 | Dore Gold
    ....Even before the attack on the U.S. compound, according to an Oct. 2, 2012 report in The Washington Post, the White House held a series of secret meetings that came out of a growing concern that "al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQIM) was gaining strength after it took control of the northern parts of the African state of Mali, where it created a new Afghan-like sanctuary. In the last year it has begun to spread its influence across the Sahara. AQIM's weaponry came from post-Gadhafi Libya, whose arsenal was boosting the arms trade from Morocco to Sinai. Israeli sources have...
  • 'Iron Dome' intercepts 4 Grads; school in Beersheba hit

    08/21/2011 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/20/11 | YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    At least twelve rockets launched into Israel this morning; Beersheba school hit by Grad; three fired at Ashkelon, one at Beersheba are intercepted; southern Israel hit by nearly 100 Gazan rockets over the weekend. Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that killed one man over the weekend continued Sunday morning as at least six Grad rockets were fired at Beersheba, one of which hit an empty school building. At least one other of the Grads was intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. Earlier Sunday morning, four mortar shells landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area and six Kassam...
  • ‘Iron Dome’ Intercepts Three Rockets over Ashkelon

    08/20/2011 10:50:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Iron Dome defense system intercepted three Grad rockets aimed at Ashkelon Sunday morning as Israel debates how to react to Hamas’ war. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted three Grad rockets aimed at Ashkelon Sunday morning while Israel debates how to react to Hamas’ latest escalation in its war on the country. The new system has proved effective but is far from offering Israelis total protection from missile attacks.
  • US 'misread Saddam's order'

    03/14/2006 2:59:01 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 80 replies · 2,610+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 March 2006
    US intelligence analysts misunderstood intercepted Iraqi communications, believing the orders were meant to deceive UN weapons inspectors searching for chemical or biological agents, a new report says. Instead, the conversation between two Iraqi Republican Guard Corps commanders that included the order to remove reference to "nerve agents" from "wireless" communications was intended to ensure the regime was in compliance with international demands to disarm, the Foreign Affairs magazine reported in its online edition this week. That conversation was intercepted by the United States in 2002. The article was based on a recently declassified US Joint Forces Command report assessing Iraqi...
  • Navy (UK) intercepts Argentinian warship near British waters

    02/25/2010 12:57:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 758+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/25/10 | staff
    Destroyer HMS York spotted the vessel around ten miles inside the disputed “oil zone” around the South Atlantic islands. The Royal Navy has intercepted an Argentinian warship near British waters in an apparent escalation of the row over the Falkland Islands. The British crew had to radio the Argentinian ship, a smaller corvette named ARA Drummond, to demand that it change its course. Sources told The Sun that the ship made an “innocent navigational blunder” and were embarrassed about the mistake. It is believed that the Drummond was spotted sailing alongside a French fleet before it broke away and headed...
  • Officials: U.S. Intercepts Iranian Arms-Smuggling Ship

    01/22/2009 2:30:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 504+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-22-09 | staff
    U.S. defense officials say a Navy vessel that is part of the new piracy task force intercepted and searched an Iranian-owned ship that officials feared was carrying arms to Hamas. It's unclear whether those suspicions were founded. Two defense officials say the Cypriot-flagged commercial vessel was tracked by a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea over the weekend. One official says it was boarded with the consent of the vessel's crew on Monday and Tuesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The search turned up ammunition that included artillery...
  • Border Patrol intercepts deported Salvadoran street gang member (MS-13)

    03/19/2008 10:02:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 704+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/19/08 | Greg Gross
    SAN DIEGO – A member of a notorious Salvadoran street gang who was deported from the United States six years ago has been intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents while trying to slip back into the country. The 34-year-old Salvadoran national was caught Monday afternoon near the Tecate border crossing, along with an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, said Border Patrol spokesman Mark Endicott. The Salvadoran, whose name was not released, is both an admitted and documented member of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13. He has a lengthy criminal history and was deported in February 2002 after serving time in...