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  • Dem Garamendi: ĎTrump Is a Very Serious Security Threatí ó ĎIt Is Time to Get This Guy Outí

    03/17/2018 6:53:59 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/2018
    Friday on CNNís ďSituation Room,Ē Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was ďa very serious security threatĒ to the United States. When asked about Stormy Daniels, Garamendi said, ďI donít know. This whole thing is spinning out of control. We have the president of the United States in a situation where his entire White House is falling apart. And just yesterday, we learned that Russia is hacking into our essential utilities, nuclear power plants, on and on and on. This presidency is a very serious security threat to the United States. If that security treat goes to these...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Rex Tillersonís firing was necessary to national security

    03/14/2018 7:55:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | Hugh Hewitt
    On my first show for MSNBC last June, I sat down at Langley with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, now President Trumpís nominee for secretary of state. A quick read of the transcript will not only explain the sudden change at Foggy Bottom but also should reassure any fair-minded person that a much-needed infusion of talent and presidential trust is on the way. Itís been hard to find anyone in the White House to say a bad word about the character or personality of Rex Tillerson or a good word about his leadership at State. The friction between the White House...
  • Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon's Secret Cloud After Protest

    03/13/2018 8:03:55 PM PDT · by slag · 30 replies ^ | MARCH 13, 2018 12:19 PM ET | By Frank Konkel
    For the first time, the Defense Department will begin moving classified data and applications to Amazon Web Servicesí Secret Regionóthe same cloud environment developed for the CIA and intelligence community several years ago. The Defense Departmentís sole-source decisionóa contract awarded without a full and open competitionówas protested by Microsoft, which itself offers a variety of cloud services to the federal government.
  • Ben Rhodes launches a shadow National Security Council

    03/01/2018 1:26:53 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    So what's Ben Rhodes been up to these days? His unmaskings and leaks are over, he doesn't have Seb Gorka to lie about, and his failures as a national security official have pretty well been exposed. I kid you not: he hasn't been idle. His latest scheme is launching a "shadow" National Security Council, called "National Security Action," co-chairing the operation with Jake Sullivan. Showing that he was always the one running things in the Obama White House, despite his creative writing major, his past career as a failed novelist, and his lack of national security experience, he's herded a...
  • Congress Probes FBI Over Top Obama National Security Advisorís Security Clearance

    02/14/2018 11:53:19 AM PST · by musicman · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 5, 2017 2:16 pm | Adam Kredo
    A top White House national security adviser and key proponent of the Obama administration's diplomacy with Iran is the focus of a congressional inquiry following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances, according to communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who led the administration's efforts to mislead Congress about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is under scrutiny in the wake of disclosures he was declined interim clearance status by the FBI in 2008, when the administration was moving into the White House. Since that...
  • Polygraph panic: CIA director fretted his vote for communist

    02/14/2018 6:19:09 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 15, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US? "I froze," Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference. "This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,"
  • Byron York: Scheming, speculation behind scenes as Democrats push intel memo [classified reveal]

    02/07/2018 6:31:13 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Byron York
    This time last week, there was growing tumult in Washington over the memo produced by House Intelligence Committee Republicans alleging "FISA abuse" in the Trump-Russia investigation. There were dire warnings that the release of the GOP memo would endanger national security, that doing so would be "extraordinarily reckless" without proper FBI and Justice Department review, and that the FBI had "grave concerns" about "material omissions of fact" that would "fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy." snip The Democratic memo, these Republicans say, is much different. "It's full of sources and methods," said one lawmaker, referring to highly classified information. "It includes...
  • Schumer says Trump fails bipartisan test

    01/30/2018 10:25:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Democrats said President Trump will be under pressure Tuesday to prove he can actually forge bipartisanship in Washington, after a year in which they said he tacked to the right, shunning opportunities they gave him to work across party lines. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said that from judicial picks to health care to the tax-cut bill, Mr. Trump has tilted to the right ó and for the most part hasnít even sought Democratsí input.
  • I may be mistaken, but I think the #stablegenius pulled off something pretty phenomenal. (Thread) #Q

    01/24/2018 10:34:14 AM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | 1/23/2018 | @dekdarion on Twitter
    Over the weekend, the big MSM talk was about the shut down and DACA DACA DACA. And then we get a provisional bill passed to keep everything going thru 2/8. But something else was in that bill. "House Spending Bill Changes Law to Let Trump Administration Secretly Shift Intelligence Money The House spending bill would allow Trump officials to secretly shift money to fund intelligence programs, a break with 70 years of governing tradition." " Tucked in the bill was a provision. "Spending bill limited Congress' oversight of secret intelligence activities, senators say Senate Intelligence Committee leaders say the...
  • Pentagon Drops Climate From National Defense Strategy In Retreat From Bush-Era Policy

    01/19/2018 11:07:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 19, 2018 | By Alexander C. Kaufman
    The Pentagon scrubbed its latest National Defense Strategy of all references to climate change, an Orwellian rhetorical shift away from a scientific reality at an agency that has long avoided the issueís politics. A summary document released Friday morning makes no mention of ďclimate,Ē ďwarming,Ē ďplanet,Ē ďsea levelsĒ or even ďtemperature.Ē All 22 uses of the word ďenvironmentĒ refer to the strategic or security landscape. The 11-page memo, signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, is the first update to the policy in a decade. Itís unlikely the Department of Defense will release a full National Defense Strategy report; instead, the...
  • FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an Ďurgent public safety issueí

    01/09/2018 2:21:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2018
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices that could help in prosecuting criminals and terrorists, which is an ‚Äė¬ďurgent public safety issue,‚Äô said Christopher Wray, director of the agency, speaking at a cybersecurity conference here Tuesday,‚ÄĚ Sara Castellanos reports for The Wall Street Journal. ‚ÄúIn fiscal year 2017, the FBI was unable to access the content of 7,775 devices tied to defendants and victims in criminal cases, Mr. Wray said in a speech at the International Conference on Cybersecurity. That number represents more than half of all the devices tied to criminal...
  • Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents

    01/01/2018 10:40:20 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/2018 | luke rosiak
    Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clintonís State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches ó at least one of which was perpetrated by a ďstate-sponsored actor.Ē...

    12/28/2017 12:40:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | DEC. 28, 2017 | MARK LANDLER
    President Trump has transformed the worldís view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable. WASHINGTON ó President Trump was already revved up when he emerged from his limousine to visit NATOís new headquarters in Brussels last May. He had just met Franceís recently elected president, Emmanuel Macron, whom he greeted with a white-knuckle handshake and a complaint that Europeans do not pay their fair share of the allianceís costs. On the long walk through the NATO buildingís cathedral-like atrium, the presidentís anger grew. He looked at the polished floors and...
  • Coal key to National Security Strategy

    12/27/2017 11:20:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/17 | Tom Harris
    Climate scare must be debunked if coal is to recover It is very appropriate that President Donald Trump virtually ignored climate change in his National Security Strategy (NSS). Recent climate change has been unremarkable and clearly does not constitute a national security threat in comparison with concerns such as terrorism and inadequate border controls. What does constitute a threat, however, is a lack of affordable, reliable energy to power the nation and export into world markets. So, as a citizen of Canada, a nation dependent on a prosperous U.S. for our defence and much of our economy, I am very...
  • Trump Declaration Of National Emergency Throws US Media Into Silence

    12/25/2017 2:21:19 AM PST · by LaDivaLoca · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 25, 2017 | Ladivaloca
    An astonishing new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that after a full 72 hours, the US mainstream propaganda media has yet to inform the American people that President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency......
  • Secretary Zinke Signs Order... Creating First Ever National Survey of Critical Minerals

    12/22/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Hamiltonian · 52 replies
    Department of Interior ^ | December 21, 2017 | Department of Interior
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė Today, following President Donald J. Trump's executive order to break America's dependence on foreign minerals, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order directing the initial steps to producing the first nationwide geological and topographical survey of the United States in modern history. The order also directs Interior bureaus to begin work on identifying immediate domestic sources for critical minerals. "Right now the United States is almost completely reliant on foreign adversaries and competitors for many of the minerals that are deemed critical for our national and economic security. As both a former military...
  • Trumpís National Security Strategy Reverses Obamaís Policy Of Leading From Behind

    12/19/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2017 | Megan G. Oprea
    Now that the National Security Strategy has been released, the American public can get a closer look at what the Trump administration considers important for foreign policyThe Trump administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) yesterday to a media and foreign policy establishment that waited with bated breath. Everyone has something to say about it, and criticisms abound. Yet thereís no doubt the NSS got one thing right: China and Russia are indeed Americaís major national security threats.Congress requires the White House to release a National Security Strategy every two years. This document outlines the administrationís top national security...
  • Media, Academia Freak Trump Removed Climate Change As a National Security Threat

    12/19/2017 7:02:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 19, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump's national security report has been released, and climate change is not on it. That is a departure from not only the Obama administration, but the George W. Bush administration, some media are noting.Since 2003, the Defense Department has indicated that climate change threatens "disruption and conflict," refugee crises, border tensions and other military conflicts. President Obama saw the threat as more dire, putting climate change in the same conversation as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in his 2015 memo. Climate change, that document warned, was contributing to "increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over...
  • Trump Lays Out His National Security Vision: America Will Win

    12/18/2017 1:58:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 18, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, President Trump officially laid out his National Security Strategy focused on four specific areas guided by America first principles."Our new strategy is based on a principled realism, guided by our vital national interests and rooted in our timeless values. This strategy recognizes that whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition.  We accept that vigorous military, economic, and political contests are now playing out around the world," Trump said. "We know that American success is not a forgone conclusion.  It must...