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  • Two Sides Of Schumer

    10/01/2003 2:32:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 270+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is highly regarded within political circles for his ability to capture the mood of the moment and milk it to his advantage. However, whether Senator Schumer should command respect based upon consistency and willingness to put principles ahead of "politics of the moment" is another matter. This can be seen clearly by the Senator's statements in the current flap over whether a White House official - Karl Rove is the one taking the rap in press allegations -- had permitted disclosure of a CIA agent's name. Don't take my word for it. Let Senator Schumer's...
  • Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

    03/23/2017 5:50:45 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 03/23/2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. Diplomatic cables sent last week from Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to all American embassies instructed consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny. It was the first evidence of the “extreme vetting” Mr. Trump promised during the presidential campaign.
  • All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

    03/21/2017 3:54:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    BRG News via Yahoo ^ | 31 March 2017 | Chris Mills
    Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players (which apparently still exist to the extent they concern the TSA), and cameras. [snip] The restrictions only apply to direct US-bound flights from those countries, not connections through other countries or flights to other destinations.[snip]Airlines have been given 96 hours to carry out the changes....
  • Defense Secretary Mattis: 'Climate change' is a national security threat

    03/15/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/15/2017 | Paul Bedard
    In a clash with President Trump's environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies. According to a report from ProPublica, Mattis told Democratic senators that climate change is real and "can be a driver of instability." His position, at odds with President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency chief, came in answers to questions from senators following his confirmation hearing. They were released to ProPublica which reached out to the White House and Pentagon for comment without success. _____________________________________________ Andy Revkin...
  • Vanity: What to do when your nation is drowning in debt and about to go under for good

    03/11/2017 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    March 11, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Our big spending national government—whether Republican, Democrat or whatever—ran up a national debt approaching ten trillion dollars during the 220 and some odd years prior to Obama taking office. During Obama’s 8 year term, our big spending government nearly doubled that debt. No one’s fault (cough, cough), but we and our posterity are now staring at an unbelievable, unmanageable, unsustainable, unpayable mountain of twenty trillion dollars in accumulated debt with no let up in sight! In fact they want to continue the wholesale printing and spending of money we don’t have and they’re planning on raising the debt ceiling to...
  • 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...
  • Ex-NatSec bureaucrat who says there is no Deep State attacking Trump

    03/09/2017 12:41:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/17 | Dan Calabrese
    While explaining exactly how the Deep State is attacking Trump Loren DeJonge Schulman describes himself as a “card-carrying former member of America’s vast national security bureaucracy.” (They give cards for that?) He doesn’t like people claiming there is a “Deep State” that’s out to sabotage Donald Trump. He thinks the whole idea of a Deep State is a lurid fantasy that gets people’s hackles up but has no basis in reality.
  • Obama, Organizing for Action, and the Death Throes of the Democratic Party

    03/03/2017 3:06:20 AM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Scott S. Powell
    If you think you’re going crazy from nonstop news coverage of unruly behavior and disruptive protests across the country since Donald Trump was elected president, rest assured there are veiled reasons for the current madness. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Goodwin asserts the ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ is no temporarily insane reaction, but rather “a calculated plan to wreck the presidency, whatever the cost to the country.” The beginnings of this “rolling coup” happened in broad daylight in the taking down of Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as Director of National Security by residual players within the Obama intelligence community -- including the...
  • 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’...
  • New National Security Advisor urged Trump not to talk about Islamic terror

    03/01/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can't define the problem, then you can't solve it. It's that simple This is what the failed establishment sounds like. After decades of failure, it’s still the same tired old echo. “Don’t offend the Muslims or they won’t help us fight Islamic terrorism.”
  • Dead Drop: February 24

    02/24/2017 5:26:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    The Cipher Brief ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Anonymous
    MCMASTER OF THE UNIVERSE: Dead Drop sources almost universally breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday when President Trump appointed LT Gen H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. McMaster literally wrote the book on speaking truth to power (his two-decades-old “Dereliction of Duty” shot to #1 on Amazon.com this week). It was announced that the 3-star general will remain on active duty while in his new post. The White House claimed that Brent Scowcroft, the role model of how to handle the job running the NSC staff, remained on active duty in the Air Force when he first held the...
  • New National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the Neil Gorsuch of generals

    02/20/2017 3:49:40 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | David French
    Donald Trump has made his choice to replace Michael Flynn, and it’s hard to think of a better man. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will be the new national security adviser: General McMaster is a former commander of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, my old unit. I served in Iraq with a host of guys who’d served under McMaster in the Battle of Tal Afar in 2005, and almost to a man they loved him. I never served under him (I came along for the next deployment), but many of the people I respect the most were with him during one...
  • H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam (Won't Say Radical Islamic Terrorism)

    02/24/2017 10:14:20 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 153 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | By MARK LANDLER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world. The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,” according to people who were in the meeting. That is a repudiation of the language regularly used by both...
  • (The Atlantic) I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

    02/24/2017 1:30:38 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 112 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/23/2017 | Rumana Ahmed
    In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what my country stands for. I am a hijab-wearing Muslim woman––I was the only hijabi in the West Wing––and the Obama administration always made me feel welcome and included. Like most of my fellow American Muslims, I spent much of 2016 watching with consternation as Donald Trump vilified our community. Despite this––or because of it––I thought I should try to stay on the NSC staff during the Trump...
  • NYTimes in Full Panic Mode Over Reports Trump May Designate Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist

    02/23/2017 6:35:50 AM PST · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened title. Full title: NYTimes in Full Panic Mode Over Reports Trump May Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization The New York Times this week continued its month-long campaign against designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization amid reports the Trump administration is debating the possibility of issuing an executive order making such a designation. Declaring the Brotherhood a terrorist organization would add the U.S. to the growing list of nations to do so, including Muslim countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The Times’ crusade culminated in the newspaper’s publication on Wednesday of an oped written from Egyptian prison by...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Seven Days in February

    02/21/2017 4:22:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted. A 1964 political melodrama, Seven Days in May, envisioned a futuristic (1970s) failed military cabal that sought to sideline the president of the United States over his proposed nuclear-disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Something far less dramatic but perhaps as disturbing as Hollywood fiction played out this February... Currently, the political and media opponents of Donald Trump are seeking to subvert his presidency in a manner unprecedented in the recent history of American politics. The so-called resistance among EPA federal employees is trying to disrupt Trump administration...
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • Highly Classified National Security Information Must Not be Leaked

    02/20/2017 11:46:58 AM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 20, 2017 | Dan Miller
    Evidence of political corruption should be.It has been obvious since the early Republican primaries that most media coverage of a Trump presidency would be adverse and presented out of context. Perhaps a recent editorial at The Week Magazine explains why, albeit inadvertently. Or maybe this cartoon better explains the media view: Trump and Putin as seen by the lamebrain media[/caption] According to The Week Magazine, all leaks are equal. However, we approve of those which fit our politics and disapprove of those which don't. Live by the leak, die by the leak. When WikiLeaks was releasing a steady stream of embarrassing emails hacked...
  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    02/19/2017 8:57:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 2/19/2017 | VIVIAN SALAMA
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.</p> <p>Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in Washington.</p>
  • 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...
  • Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn: Championed by Flynn loyalists

    02/18/2017 5:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Among Bolton's most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general's firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement. The selection of Bolton as the next national security adviser would empower Flynn's allies still...
  • Ted Cruz: Why not John Bolton for national security advisor?

    02/17/2017 3:33:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Hugh Hewitt has been all over this idea lately.(TWEETS-AT-LINK) Bolton was a candidate for Secretary of State during the transition period, then a candidate to be a key undersecretary at the Department under Rex Tillerson, and then more recently … nada. His name hadn’t been mentioned in connection lately with any major staffing positions, which is odd given that Trump reportedly came to admire him from his appearances on Fox News. (Also a key qualification for KT McFarland in landing her job as deputy NSA, apparently.) Bolton had two big problems in landing a job at State. One: Rex Tillerson...
  • Newly Disclosed Hack Got ‘Crown Jewels’ (Federal SF-86 forms)

    06/12/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 10:51 p.m. EDT Friday, June 12, 2015 | David Perera and Joseph Marks
    Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering. The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers. The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior...
  • The Three-Headed Hydra of the Middle East

    02/16/2017 6:22:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The abrupt Obama administration pre-election pullout from Iraq in 2011, along with the administration's failed reset with Russia and the Iran deal, created a three-headed hydra in the Middle East.</p> <p>What makes the Middle East monster deadly is the interplay between the Iranian terrorist regime and its surrogates Hezbollah and the Assad regime, Russian President Vladimir Putin's deployment of bombers into Syria and Iraq after a 40-year Russian hiatus in the region and the medieval beheaders of the Islamic State.</p>
  • Former CIA Analyst: Yes, Former Obama Officials Were ‘Directly Involved’

    02/15/2017 8:07:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The fallout from the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is not over. We have Russia, leaks, and palace intrigue about former Obama administration officials laying the foundation to topple Flynn, who was knows for being staunchly opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. Guy wrote a post about the allegations. Frankly, Flynn misled the vice president, which alone is an act that warrants him being shown the door. Multiple writers, namely Damon Linker at The Week and Eli Lake at Bloomberg have noted another sinister angle to this story, which is the number of leaks of highly sensitive information coming...
  • Peter King: Leaks Against Flynn a ‘Criminal Action’

    King said, “You go back to the question of the leaks, that is a criminal action. I mean to have a wiretap of anyone, a foreign national, and to have an American come on that, an American citizen come on that tape, there is all sorts of precautions in the law, how that person’s identity has to be masked, how it can’t be made public. Yet, it was not only made public; it was leaked to a newspaper. So you have the national security advisor being taped. That could have been a legal wiretap aimed at the Russians. Yet, to...
  • 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!
  • Oversight chair asks WH for security details of Mar-a-Lago meeting

    02/14/2017 3:34:45 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is asking the White House to provide his panel with details about how sensitive information was handled during a weekend meeting at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chaffetz requested detailed explanations of the Trump administration's security protocols at the Florida estate, including what documents were present at Saturday's powwow and how the administration vetted club guests. The request came after it was revealed that Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting in plain sight on Saturday to discuss North Korea's...
  • 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...
  • Report: Former Obama officials leaked to take down Flynn because he wanted to expose the Iran deal

    02/14/2017 3:40:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2017 | AllahPundit
    I get the first part of this story, not so much the second. The bit about Obama alumni targeting Flynn? Highly plausible if not likely. Flynn was a harsh Obama critic ever since O fired him from his position as DIA, and Flynn more than anyone else in the administration seemed prepared to guide Trump towards detente with the same Putin regime that had tried to sink Democrats’ chances during the campaign with the DNC and Podesta hackings. Flynn is also famously an Iran hawk, something which the Obama administration was, er, not. Did Team O have the means...
  • Trump Claims ‘Illegal Leaks’ Are ‘The Real Story’ Behind Michael Flynn’s Resignation

    02/14/2017 9:46:14 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 124 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-14-2017 | Chuck Ross
    President Trump responded publicly to the news of the forced resignation of his national security advisor, Michael Flynn, asserting on Tuesday that the “real story” is the number of “illegal leaks” from U.S. government officials. Trump made the claim in an early-morning tweet.
  • Michael Flynn (lifelong Democrat/Obama appointee), "news" outlet Russia Today, and KGB Putin

    02/14/2017 10:32:43 AM PST · by ETL · 22 replies
    various sources (links provided) | Feb 14, 2017
    For the record, Michael Flynn is a lifelong DEMOCRAT and an Obama appointee (to a highly sensitive position). That alone is reason enough to be suspicious of him, especially when considering the hard Left shift of the party in recent years. Michael Flynn: "because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology. _____________________________________________ Michael Flynn was invited to attend and speak at the 10th Anniversary...
  • WaPo: Mattis ally Vice Adm. Harward rises to National Security shortlist after Flynn resignation

    02/14/2017 10:03:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Rattled by the chaos surrounding the Michael Flynn scandal at the White House? A new report from the Washington Post about his replacement gives two reasons for optimism in the days ahead, assuming it’s accurate, of course. First, the man who has risen to the top of the shortlist, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has served under Defense Secretary James Mattis and is known to be a Mattis ally. Second, the man who’s working on the selection is the one who just got burned by Flynn: Vice President Pence has been leading the discussions and working closely with Defense Secretary...
  • Flynn out at NSA, Petraeus could be all in

    02/14/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 80 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/14/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Petraeus would be a disaster — a stalwart of the old establishment in an administration that said it would “drain the swamp.” In May 2016, he published what was essentially an anti Trump screed, saying that proposals to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that are hotspots of jihad terror shouldn’t even be made, so as to avoid offending Muslims. He was in favor of using al Qaeda jihadis to defeat the Islamic State, which would give us a region full of al-Qaeda jihadis with American weapons and materiel who hate the United States and want to destroy it. (This is...
  • Three candidates emerge to replace Flynn as national security adviser

    02/14/2017 3:51:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Vice Adm. Bob Harward is one name that has come up to replace Flynn as national security adviser, and the leading candidate to get the job, a senior official told Fox News. Harward is a U.S. Navy SEAL, but also has a previous relationship with Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Harward was the deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command under Mattis and was also the deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command. He also served on the National Security Council for President George W. Bush and commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center. White House sources described Harward as the...
  • Trump, Congress urged to impeach judges fighting immigration orders

    02/12/2017 5:04:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump and Congress are being urged to impeach federal judges lining up to thwart the new administration's move on immigration. Claiming that the judges are threatening national security with their actions, the president and Congress should take action to shut down "leftist" courts operating out of the mainstream, according to an influential lobbyist and columnist.
  • Vanity: Can the president ignore the court and continue with his valid executive order?

    02/09/2017 4:01:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 368 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Vanity Discussion Question: Can the president ignore the court order and continue with his valid executive order? It appears the president is acting in accordance to his constitutional powers and specifically in accordance to laws regarding immigration and has been challenged and overridden by an unconstitutionally political activist (liberal) court. If so, can he can he continue with his valid orders controlling the actions of the executive branch? No doubt this would set up a "constitutional crisis" but this is going to happen soon anyway as it's the only way we will ever restore constitutional government, ie, the liberal activist...
  • 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...
  • Trump Says White House Leaks Coming From Obama Admin Holdovers

    02/06/2017 9:15:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Kerry Picket
    President Donald Trump pointed the finger at Obama administration holdovers at the White House and National Security Council for leaking information about private phone conversations he had with leaders of Australia and Mexico. “It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump told Fox News Sunday, accusing “Obama people” in civil service positions for the leaks. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country,” he added noting that these individuals were still being sought out and replaced. Trump described the media stories of what seemed to be contentious interactions between him and the two foreign...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban.....

    02/04/2017 2:44:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17:19 EST, 4 February 2017 | By Emily Crane and Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    Full Title: Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban as furious Trump slam 'so-called' 'Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban as furious Trump slam 'so-called' judge's decision to halt immigration order, warning it could lead to 'death and destruction' Donald Trump slammed judge's decision Saturday to halt his immigration order Judge James Robart temporarily blocked Trump's immigration ban nationwide Several major airlines say citizens can board U.S. bound flights on Saturday Qatar, Air France, Etihand and Emirates among those allowing people to boardThe Washington state judge's ruling was made effective immediately on Friday Customs and Border Protection told major...
  • The Anti-Trump Media’s Attack on Monica Crowley

    02/03/2017 9:38:58 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | February 3, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    My friend Monica Crowley was the subject of a major hit job by CNN a few weeks back. She is a serious scholar, but she was portrayed as a serial plagiarist who never had an original idea in her head. The emotional toll of the uproar caused her to withdraw from her appointment by President Trump to be the senior director of communications at the National Security Council. It is the country’s loss. Over the last two decades, Monica has been one of the most effective commentators on the national scene regarding the geopolitical challenges confronting the United States, and...
  • The White House Facebook (Emergency Stay Seeking to End Seattle Judge's Order)

    02/03/2017 8:02:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 108 replies
    The White House ^ | February 3, 2017; 30 minutes ago | Sean Spicer
    Statement by the Press Secretary: At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people. As the law states, "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for...
  • Sebastian Gorka Defends Trump’s National Security Actions (Gorka destroys Tapper-video)

    02/02/2017 8:18:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Jack Heretik
    Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, defended the president's national security decisions Wednesday on CNN. Host Jake Tapper asked Gorka what to make of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's statement earlier in the day to Iran that the country is being "put on notice." "Well, it's a very simple signal: there's a new sheriff in town," Gorka said. "His name is Donald J. Trump, and we are not going to follow the policies of the prior administration, which really facilitated Iran in terms of getting more muscular, releasing those billions of dollars, and also bringing the JCPOA...
  • Travel Ban and National Security

    02/01/2017 8:31:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/1/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Trump's executive order does indeed reflect American values - values that scream national security, and a strong stance against the totalitarian barbarism offered by the Islamic jihad. The executive order on immigration and refugees that President Trump signed right before the launch of last weekend has the liberal left Democrats beside themselves in anger. The protest-laden display of their anger has simply been confirmation for Trump supporters why they want nothing to do, anymore, with the unhinged liberal left Democrats in America. Simply put, the executive order in question puts a freeze on immigration and travel into the United States...
  • DHS Vows to Enforce Donald Trump’s Executive Order

    01/31/2017 1:14:15 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order to dramatically reduce immigration from high threat countries in the Middle East. “The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people,” the agency made in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday. They reminded Americans that only a small percentage of travelers were affected by the new restrictions.
  • Trump administration signals that some bans on U.S. entry could be extended indefinitely

    02/01/2017 1:54:13 AM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 31 January 2017 5:35pm | Brian Bennett
    .....Kelly pressed forward with Trump’s plans to transform U.S. border policy, saying for the first time that some of the restrictions that caused confusion and sparked protests over the weekend could be extended well into the future.  Among the countries on the banned list — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen — many “are in various states of collapse,” Kelly said, and have poor record-keeping or unreliable police forces that undermine U.S. border officials’ efforts to determine travelers’ identities and criminal histories. "Some of those countries that are currently on the list may not be taken off the list anytime soon," [snip] The...
  • Unions of Border Patrol, ICE agents cheer Trump actions

    01/29/2017 8:31:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/28/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump's decision to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and stop the free flow of refugees until they can be vetted better is reviving the morale of customs and border agents, according to the union representing both. "Morale amongst our agents and officers has increased exponentially," said a joint statement from the National Border Patrol Council and National ICE Council. "The men and women of ICE and Border Patrol will work tirelessly to keep criminals, terrorists, and public safety threats out of this country, which remains the number one target in the world – and President Trump's actions...
  • Franklin D. Rooservelt threw over 110,000 Japanese-American Citizens in Prison Camps based on Race

    01/31/2017 5:11:01 AM PST · by topher · 66 replies
    Various | 1-31-2017 | vanity
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 to 120,000 Japanese-Americans were interred in Prison Camps by President FDR, a Democrat, based his Executive Order. This was done at the start of World War II as an issue of 'National Security'. Were all these American Citizens a threat to the United States in World War II? Obviously not as a group of these Japanese-Americans formed a unit to fight in Italy in World War II. This unit compiled more medals than any other unit of similar size in World War II.
  • Leftists Determined to Stop Trump from Defending America

    01/30/2017 6:39:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 1/30/17 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump’s executive orders on the Mexican border and the temporary ban on immigration from seven countries that are hotbeds of jihad terror have the Left in an uproar that increases in hysteria by the minute, proving once again that the Left will be satisfied with national suicide and national suicide only – not anything less. What has the Left so enraged is a simple declaration of an intention to protect and defend the United States. Trump’s executive order states that it is designed “to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.”...