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  • 'America's straightest arrow': Robert Mueller silent as urgency mounts

    11/25/2018 2:31:06 PM PST · by Baynative · 96 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/24/18 | David Taylor
    While Mueller has cast a shadow over Trump for 18 months now, he has been almost entirely silent since he was brought out of retirement as a special counsel tasked with picking up the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, and “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump”. The word integrity seems to be almost sewn into the fabric of his pin-striped suits. “It’s why [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein brought him into this role of special counsel,” Graff said, “because he is probably the...
  • Obama’s CIA Secretly Intercepted Congressional Communications About Whistleblowers

    11/02/2018 10:23:19 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fortis Connect ^ | 11-3-2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The intercepts occurred under CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The new disclosures are contained in two letters of “Congressional notification” originally written to key members of Congress in March 2014, but kept secret until now. In the letters, then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough tells four key members of Congress that during “routing counterintelligence monitoring of Government computer systems,” the CIA collected emails between Congressional staff and the CIA’s head of whistleblowing and source protection. McCullough states that he’s concerned “about the potential compromise to whistleblower confidentiality and the consequent ‘chilling effect’ that the...
  • Senate intelligence staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe) has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...Wolfe had been scheduled to appear for a routine status hearing, before prosecutors announced that "substantial" negotiations had produced a guilty plea.
  • Senate intelligence staffer who dated reporter pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 4:03:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 OCT 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, including one at the New York Times he dated, the Justice Department announced Monday. James A. Wolfe, 58, was in charge of maintaining all classified information coming from the executive branch to the Senate panel. He served as the panel's security director for 29 years. "Did you make a false statement to the FBI?" D.C. district court judge Ketanji B. Jackson asked Wolfe in court on Monday....
  • Ali Watkins' past tweets come back to haunt NYT reporter amid leak case

    06/08/2018 5:39:37 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 6-8-18 | Alex Pappas
    New York Times reporter Ali Watkins' past tweets are raising eyebrows after revelations she had a three-year romantic relationship with a Senate Intelligence Committee aide now accused by federal prosecutors of leaking sensitive information to journalists, including herself. (Snip) In an April 2013 tweet, Watkins also tweeted about the fictional Netflix television show “House of Cards,” where a young reporter has an affair with an older member of Congress. “I wanted to be Zoe Barnes...until episode 4,” she tweeted. “Sleeping with your source- especially a vindictive congressman? #badlifechoice #HouseofCards”
  • NYT Reporter Blamed ‘Trumpster Lawyers’ for Leaks. Turns Out It Was Her Boyfriend.

    06/08/2018 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    https://ntknetwork.com ^ | By NTK Staff | NTK Staff
    Federal investigators seized the records of New York Times reporter Ali Watkins in relation to an investigation of leaks out of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), the Times reported Thursday night. (snip) Not only did it turn out to be the committee doing the leaking, Watkins knew the person doing the leaking on an intimate level.
  • Feinstein’s Former Intel Staffer Jones is Also Connected to NY Times Reporter in Leak Investigation

    06/08/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 8, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full tile: Breaking: Feinstein’s Former Intel Staffer Daniel Jones is Also Connected to NY Times Reporter in Leak Investigation Former Senate Intel Committee aide, James A. Wolfe, 57, was arrested on Thursday after the DOJ conducted an investigation into classified information leaks to reporters.
  • Unanswered Senate Intel Committee Leaker Questions Haunt Russia Probe

    06/11/2018 6:52:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    The recent arrest of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s former security director James Wolfe for lying to federal authorities about leaking to reporters has raised questions about the credibility and impartiality of the committee’s Russia probe. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation has been viewed — especially by Trump resisters — as the more serious and bipartisan of Congress’s efforts to look into Russian meddling and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation was accused of partisanship and seen as less credible. But Wolfe’s arrest for leaking, in addition to other unaddressed behavior by the committee, suggests...
  • BuzzFeed editors knew about reporter's romantic relationship with indicted ex-Senate staffer

    06/08/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 08, 2018 | Christian Datoc
    Editors at BuzzFeed were reportedly aware that one of their reporters engaged in a years-long romantic relationship with one of her top sources, the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee who was indicted and arrested Thursday night for lying to FBI agents. According to the Daily Caller, Ali Watkins, employed as a national security reporter by BuzzFeed from November 2015 to May 2017, informed her superiors of her relationship with James Wolfe, yet none of her stories ever made note of the serious conflict of interest inherent in her covering the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • BUZZFEED CONFIRMS IT KNEW ABOUT ALI WATKINS’ RELATIONSHIP WITH INDICTED SENATE OFFICIAL

    06/08/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-8-2018 | Joe Simonson
    uestions remain over whether BuzzFeed News acted ethically with a former employee, Ali Watkins, who had a romantic relationship with an indicted former security director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with the individual, James Wolfe, who the Department of Justice has charged with lying to investigators during a leak probe, according to The New York Times, where Watkins now works as a national security reporter. BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith said he would “not comment at all on a reporter’s sources in the middle of an unjustifiable leak hunt” when The...
  • Mata Hari journalism? Veteran Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, in romantic(T)

    06/08/2018 9:02:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/8/2018 | Thomas Lifeson
    James A. Wolfe, former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, lost everything when he was arrested by the FBI last night. A review of media reports on the background of the arrest suggests that the lure of romance with a nubile female journalism school student was his undoing. This is a story with at least two compelling themes: the apparent betrayal of national security by a veteran Senate staffer and the rise in a mere four years of a comely female reporter in a romantic relationship with Wolfe from unpaid undergraduate intern at McClatchy to the lofty post...
  • The Bigger Story Behind the James Wolfe Indictment…

    06/08/2018 6:31:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    It is important not to get so granular we miss the big picture. The indictment of former senior senate intelligence committee staffer James Wolfe is filled with information to highlight a much bigger picture. [Indictment pdf here] Keeping with custom and a very familiar pattern, you will note the big DOJ/FBI investigative releases are timed to drop when President Trump is outside Washington DC. Note also, it was the Senate Intelligence Committee where Wolfe worked. CTH has continually stated the SSCI is one of the most corrupt committees in congress. It did not come as a surprise to see the...
  • Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter’s Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation

    06/07/2018 7:23:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | June 7, 2018 | Adam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos, Katie Benner
    Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an investigation of classified information leaks. It was the first known instance of the Justice Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump.The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama. Mr. Trump has complained bitterly about leaks and demanded that law enforcement officials seek criminal charges against government officials involved in illegal and sometimes embarrassing disclosures...
  • Justice Department looking into possible leaks from former Senate Intel aide

    06/07/2018 7:38:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06 07 2018 | Chad Pergram, Mike Emanuel
    A mysterious move by the Senate Wednesday night is part of a Justice Department inquiry into a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide who may have leaked classified information. The Senate unanimously approved a resolution allowing the committee to provide records to the Justice Department in response to a request related to the investigation. The aide's identity and the lawmaker for whom he or she worked is not clear, but on Thursday, The New York Times published an article saying that federal investigators had seized years' worth of email and phone records relating to one of its reporters, Ali Watkins.Watkins previously...
  • We Now Have a Timeline for the Steele Dossier, and how it was “Leaked”!

    06/08/2018 3:11:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Tcrlaf | 6-8-2018 | Tcrlaf
    <p>Ali Watkins worked for Buzzfeed as the National Security Reporter from Nov 2015 to May 2017. During this time, the Russian Dossier was released. You can check her linkedin for this information.</p> <p>Dossier paid for with campaign funds from the clinton campaign and DNC.</p>
  • James Wolfe Being A National Security Risk Overrides Reporter/Source Privilege.

    06/09/2018 7:13:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    There is no question in my mind that the Department of Justice was absolutely justified in looking into reporter, Ali Watkins’s electronic records. Why do I say this? Due to her intimate relationship with government official James Wolfe, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Director of Security from May 1987 to December 2017, her records became a matter of National Security. The fact that Wolfe lied to the FBI proves this. James Wolfe’s first allegiance was to the United States. He took an oath to safeguard classified and top secret material. On a daily basis he had access to the most...
  • The Bigger Story Behind the James Wolfe Indictment…(More leakers about to be exposed)

    06/08/2018 6:41:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 126 replies
    From the indictment [Note Male-1 is Carter Page]: Reporter #1 is likely Manu Raju of CNN. Reporter #2 is definitely Ali Watkins of New York Times. Reporter #3 is likely Marianna Sotomayor of NBC Reporter #4 is likely Brian Ross of ABC Accepting there has been a great deal of work on the leak investigation; and accepting the purpose therein; the Wolfe indictment appears strategic in that it captures four of the largest media outlets within the net. Four mainstream media enterprises are now on notice. With more than six months of investigation, and with the timing of the indictment...
  • Methodical takedown - leakers, Qcomfirmation, and presstitutes (James Wolfe leaker review)

    The news just broke. Former director of security for the Senate Select Committee on Inteligence has been arrested for leaking classified intel! But this is much bigger than it appears on the surface, and I’m going to attempt to explain why.....
  • Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report

    06/07/2018 7:52:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Julia Manchester
    The Department of Justice reportedly seized a New York Times reporter's phone and email records this year in an effort to probe the leaking of classified information, the first known instance of the DOJ going after a journalist's data under President Trump. The Times reported Thursday that the DOJ seized years' worth of records from journalist Ali Watkins's time as a reporter at BuzzFeed News and Politico before she joined The Times in 2017 as a federal law enforcement reporter, according to the report Thursday. Watkins was alerted by a prosecutor in February that the DOJ had years of records...
  • Top Senate staffer arrested in leak probe, after NY Times reporter's records are seized

    06/07/2018 11:43:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 61 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Mike Memoli, Marianna Sotomayor, Julia Ainsley and Ken Dilanian
    The former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee had been in three-year relationship with a New York Times reporter. WASHINGTON — A longtime staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee has been arrested on charges of lying to investigators probing the potential leaking of classified information, the Justice Department announced Thursday night. A federal grand jury indicted the staffer, James A. Wolfe, 58, on three counts of making false statements in December about contacts with reporters, including providing sensitive information related to the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which he served as security director for 29 years. He was...