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  • Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say

    02/25/2017 9:58:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    Donald Trump’s new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe the terrorist threat the US faces, according to multiple sources.
  • 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 · 146 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...
  • BREAKING - EXCLUSIVE - EX CIA ROBERT STEELE INTERVIEW #PIZZGATE & TRUMP'S PATH TO GREATNESS & MORE

    02/22/2017 2:46:51 PM PST · by johnk · 76 replies
    YT ^ | 2/19/2017 | Victurus Libertas VL
    Published on Feb 19, 2017 VL EXCLUSIVE - A man we have been following, personally, for years now, who we consider to be brilliant, honest and a leader in this country – Robert David Steele, just talked to us about pedo-gate, Comet Ping Pong, the NSA, the FBI, the CIA, Zionism, the Rothchilds, Soros, 9/11, the electoral reform, the shadow government, and his thoughts on President Trump and what he needs to do to be the greatest President in modern history! He asks us to “light up the internet” urging President Trump to NOT choose a National Security Advisor, but...
  • Exclusive: NSA pick McMaster told the National Defense University that “the Islamic State is not Isl

    02/21/2017 10:59:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch, jihadwatch.org ^ | Monday, February 20, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump has confirmed that retired Lt. General H.R. McMaster is his new choice to be his National Security Adviser. Score one from the swamp. A source that has asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals has informed me that he was present in August 2014 when McMaster was the featured speaker for the President's Lecture Series at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. McMaster addressed an assembly of all the students in the colleges of the National Defense, including the National War College, the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security...
  • Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Named Trump’s Top Security Adviser (good backstory)

    02/21/2017 6:37:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    freebeacon.com/reuters ^ | Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle
    In a July 14, 2014, interview with the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, where Fort Benning is located, McMaster, then the base commander, said: "Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army. "Some people think, hey, you’re in the military and everything is super-hierarchical and you’re in an environment that is intolerable of criticism and people don’t want frank assessments. "I think the opposite is the case. … And the commanders that I’ve worked for, they want frank assessments, they want criticism and feedback." That attitude was not always shared by his superiors, and it led to his being passed...
  • CIA Analyst Resigns Because of Trump

    02/21/2017 6:57:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 20, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    A CIA analyst assigned to the White House National Security Council announced Monday he has left the agency because he refuses to work with President Donald Trump. Edward Price began working at the CIA in 2006, and he said it was his first job out of college. He resigned from the agency last month after Trump took office. "Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional,"
  • Breaking: H.R. McMaster is Director of National Security Council

    02/20/2017 11:59:35 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/20/2017 | Sean Spicer
    @potus has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as the Director of the National Security Council, Lt Gen Keith Kellogg remains NSC CoS
  • Trump appoints HR McMaster as national security adviser (McCain likes pick :()

    02/20/2017 5:23:42 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 20, 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    HR McMaster, an army lieutenant general whose unconventional career has earned him widespread respect in US defense circles, will be Donald Trump’s next national security adviser. Trump, announcing his decision, called McMaster “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” The president had spent the weekend interviewing several generals to replace the disgraced Michael Flynn, included the retired general Keith Kellogg, the former UN ambassador John Bolton, McMaster and the West Point superintendent, Lt Gen Robert Caslen. Late last week, Robert Harward, a retired vice-admiral and a former aide to the defense secretary, James Mattis, declined Trump’s offer to replace...
  • ‘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
  • Judicial Watch Planning to Sue FBI, NSA, CIA for Flynn Records

    02/18/2017 1:14:30 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Kristina Wong
    Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is planning to sue several government agencies if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the records weeks ago but are planning to sue by next week for the records if they do not receive anything by then. Judicial Watch filed the requests with the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Treasury Department, according to the group’s Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell. The group is aiming to find out whether there was ever a warrant allowing the...
  • East Germany on the Potomac

    02/18/2017 7:36:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The recently orchestrated and completely coordinated take-down of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn from deep within the shadows of the American government should send chills down the spines of every American. As the far-left and many in the anti-Trump media openly cheer their first “scalp,” President Trump immediately went to Twitter to underscore the real danger of what just happened to General Flynn. Said the president: “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N. Korea, etc?” President Trump then followed that tweet...
  • The Rise of the Police State

    02/18/2017 8:21:00 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Before Obama left office, he expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communications, including those of Americans, with 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The NSA is the collection agency of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). SIGINT is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether communications between people (communications intelligence—abbreviated to COMINT) or from electronic signals not directly used in communication. This includes cell phones. The new rules greatly relax longstanding security limits which dictated what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its surveillance operations. For instance, rules had been written...
  • 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...
  • All Out War: U.S. Intelligence Vs. President Donald Trump

    02/17/2017 5:17:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/13/2017 | Staff
    President Trump went on a Twitter rampage Wednesday as he viciously bashed both the news media and the leaky U.S. intelligence community for waging outright war on his administration. “The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred,” he said in the first tweet of the morning. The source of Trump’s anger is obvious. Since Monday, when National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign, the “Russia Story” has sprouted new legs. Democrats – and even a few Republicans – are calling for a full investigation of Trump’s ties to the Kremlin. The New...
  • J.W. files FOIA Requests to Discover Which Obama Hack Ordered Gen. Flynn’s Calls to be Wiretapped

    02/17/2017 11:35:26 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The invetigative group Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the NSA, FBI and CIA to discover which Obama hack ordered General Michael Flynn’s phone calls be wiretapped. The information from the calls was leaked by liberal operatives to liberal media hacks. Breitbart.com reported: “ Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is planning to sue several government agencies if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the records weeks ago but are planning to sue by next week for the records...
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • A Civil War For Control Of The US Government Has Erupted Between "The Deep State" And Donald Trump

    02/16/2017 11:02:39 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 86 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless assault by “the deep state”, and at this point it is not clear who will emerge as the victor. There are many that use the term “deep state” as a synonym for the intelligence community, but the truth is that it is much broader than that. In reality, the deep state encompasses thousands upon thousands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that never seem to change no...
  • Will The CIA Assassinate Trump? Ron Paul Warns Of "More Powerful, Shadow Government"

    02/16/2017 6:58:05 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-14-17 | Tyler Durden
    It isn’t just that Donald Trump routinely thumbs his nose at the establishment, insults media figures he sees as unfair and bucks conventional wisdom. It is that President-elect Trump is defying the will of the deep state, military industrial complex base of ultimate power in the United States. That is why he is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK. Trump publicly dissed the intelligence community assessments on Russian hacking; they retaliated with a made up dossier about the alleged Trump-Putin ‘golden shower’ episode.
  • EXCLUSIVE: How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’

    02/16/2017 12:15:41 AM PST · by trumpified2016 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2017 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few...
  • 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...
  • BOOM! New National Security Adviser Just Found a BRILLIANT Way to Stop Leaks! Trump is THRILLED!

    02/16/2017 6:11:11 AM PST · by Robe · 193 replies
    After the disgusting political assassination of General Michael Flynn, President Trump had to find a leader who would be ready for anything. Enter retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward. Harward is currently a defense contractor executive, a retired United States Navy SEAL and a former Deputy Commander of the United States Central Command, under the leadership command of General James Mattis.
  • Flynn, the Latest Furor, and the Week in Review

    02/15/2017 4:37:49 PM PST · by LS · 55 replies
    self | 2/15/2017 | LS
    This is sort of an update, requested by some, on my take on the developments of the last week or so. First, I have not been in contact with anyone at Team Trump. I think they have plenty to deal with. I am told my streams of contact still work, so they are just busy. Second, the rollout of the executive orders was not, contrary to some douchenozzle RINOs and know-it-all, inside-the-beltway pundits, "clumsy" or "poorly conceived." The fact is that ANY initiative as big as this is likely to be leaked the longer it germinated, and the more it...
  • 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...
  • With Flynn leaks, the White House shadow warriors draw first blood

    02/15/2017 11:18:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2017 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The rogue weasels have struck. Terrified that Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn would tear them out root and branch, they connived and colluded, anonymously of course, to leak highly-sensitive intelligence information to destroy Flynn before he could destroy them. This type of operation is not new. I wrote a whole book about it in 2007. I called them, the “shadow warriors.” Then as now, the shadow warriors excelled at covert operations. After all, they lived in the darkness in a universe of lies. Their technique “involved deep penetration of a hostile regime by planting a network of agents at key...
  • Cut Off Rogue Spooks' Pay - They WORK FOR The President

    02/16/2017 2:30:52 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Freep | 2/16/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns, trumpets the President's REAL GOOD FRIENDS at the Wall St. Journal. My idea's not so astonishing, you probably thought of it too. What he'll really do will surprise all of us. Image: Spook Buck$. Get with Congressional & Senate intelligence committees, individually identify the rogues, run secret bills through Congress, deprive them of all pay, compensation, benefits & retirement, make sure the IRS pays REAL CLOSE attention to their taxes, the President signs the pay cut bills in pectore--shazam!!--they'll never get another dime from American taxpayers, and may end up paying us...
  • Sally Yates Should Be Investigated For Her Possible Role in Watergate-Style Surveillance

    02/15/2017 10:16:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    LawNewz ^ | February 15, 2017 | Robert Barnes
    As an attorney with prior professional experience dealing with Sally Yates, I can imagine no one better who needs to be put under investigation herself. Now, information leaks that Sally Yates knew about surveillance being conducted against potential members of the Trump administration, and disclosed that information to others. Even Richard Nixon didn’t use the government agencies themselves to do his black bag surveillance operations. Sally Yates involvement with this surveillance on American political opponents, and possibly the leaking related thereto, smacks of a return to Hoover-style tactics. As writers at Bloomberg and The Week both noted, it wreaks of...
  • Emergency hearing sought to stop NSA 'spying' on Trump

    02/15/2017 8:39:37 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    WND ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, is asking a federal court to hold an emergency hearing on the National Security Agency, alleging “likely” CIA “spying” on President Donald Trump. In an emergency supplement filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court in Washington, he said the NSA and “likely the Central Intelligence Agency are continuing to violate the [Fourth] Amendment to the Constitution and related statutes.” Klayman charged the agencies spied on President Trump, the White House, his former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn and others in his administration. He is requesting an emergency status conference to determine...
  • The Spy Revolt Against Donald Trump Begins

    02/15/2017 7:34:22 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    The Observer ^ | 02/13/17 ast | John Schindler
    In a recent column, I explained how the still-forming Trump administration is already doing serious harm to America’s longstanding global intelligence partnerships. In particular, fears that the White House is too friendly to Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships with Washington—a development with grave implications for international security, particularly in the all-important realm of counterterrorism. Now those concerns are causing problems much closer to home—in fact, inside the Beltway itself. Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin,...
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • Investigate Hillary Uranium Gifts To Russia, Not Michael Flynn

    02/15/2017 5:13:01 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Let us concede that short-lived National Security adviser  and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Gen. Michael Flynn did a dumb thing when he misled Vice-President Pence on whether he discussed sanctions on Russia in a conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak fefore President Trump was sworn in January 20. Flynn may even had said some dumb things in a conversation he should have known was being recorded. But an incoming National Security adviser talking with a Russian counterpart a violation of the Logan Act which forbids private citizens from conducting what is essentially foreign policy with foreign governments....
  • 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.”
  • Obama expanded NSA powers before leaving Office

    02/15/2017 2:09:23 PM PST · by shoedog · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/15/2017 | PJ Media
    This story, from the Jan. 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times, was little-remarked upon at the time, but suddenly has taken on far greater significance in light of current events: 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...
  • NSA Whistleblower Confirms Intelligence Community Is ‘Absolutely’ Tapping Trump’s Calls

    02/15/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 80 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | yan Saavedra
    Wednesday afternoon Breitbart released a report in which a William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, confirmed that the NSA is spying of President Trump. Binney was a key component to building the NSA’s surveillance program before resigning from the agency in 2001 after over 30 years of service.
  • Surprise: At the End, Obama Administration Gave NSA Broad New Powers

    02/15/2017 12:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 15, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    This story, from the Jan. 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times , was little-remarked upon at the time, but suddenly has taken on far greater significance in light of current events: 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...
  • Trump offers national security adviser post to Vice Admiral Harward: sources

    02/15/2017 10:21:36 AM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Feb 2017
    The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources. A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.
  • Chairman: House intel panel won’t investigate Flynn, will probe leaks

    02/14/2017 9:18:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/14/17 | Jonathan Easley
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says he won’t open an investigation into President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing executive privilege. But the committee will investigate who leaked the story that led to Flynn’s resignation and why Trump's national security adviser was being recorded, CNN reported Tuesday. Rep. Devin Nunes says the Intelligence Committee won't look into discussions between Trump and Flynn, citing executive privilege — Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 14, 2017 House Intel Chair @DevinNunes says Cmte will look into IC leaks of Flynn/Russia call. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 14, 2017 Flynn resigned late...
  • 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...
  • Flynn Surveillance Required Approval at Highest Levels[Herridge]

    02/15/2017 5:33:48 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 107 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | 2/14/2017 | Catherine Herridge
    See linked video Herridge said that identifying the American caller for surveillance purposes, in this case Flynn, "needs sign-off at the highest levels." House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said authorization would have been needed to unmask Flynn's name. "If in fact the press reports are right, someone made the decision to deliberately listen to General Flynn's phone calls," said Nunes, calling it "unprecedented, unwarranted and flat-out wrong."
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

    02/14/2017 7:17:27 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 14, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO
    Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. ... The officials said the intercepted communications were not limited to Trump campaign officials, and included other associates of Mr. Trump. On the Russian side, the contacts also included members of the Russian government outside of the intelligence services, the officials said. All of the current and former officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the continuing investigation...
  • The Dispensable Mike Flynn!

    02/14/2017 5:39:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Steve Pieczenik Talks ^ | 02/14/17 | Dr. Steve Pieczenik
    The recent firing of Mike Flynn is par for the course of any new administration. When a new POTUS comes into office, he must evaluate the performance of his subordinates. Even more difficult is the fact that POTUS must insist that their performance and integrity [whatever that might mean] meets the standards that POTUS has set for himself and his WH. Lt.Gen. Mike Flynn has been a loyal soldier. He did what he was supposed to do in order to facilitate Trump’s ascendancy into the WH. However, rumors were floating around that the National Security team in the WH was...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Who should Trump select to replace Mike Flynn as the National Security Advisor? (Vanity)

    02/14/2017 8:43:43 AM PST · by amorphous · 66 replies
    NA | 14 Feb 2013 | meh
    One individual who should be at the top of Trump's list as a replacement for Mike Flynn, is former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, currently Executive Vice President at Family Research Council. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin on Fox News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCbkaxC-Hj8Wikipedia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCbkaxC-Hj8
  • Flynn Resignation Raises Tough Questions for FBI, Intel Services

    02/14/2017 4:59:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday evening raises troubling questions about the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the intelligence services. Flynn ostensibly resigned because he provided Vice President Mike Pence with “incomplete information” about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador, which turned out to include a discussion of recent sanctions, contrary to his earlier denials. Trust is crucial; the resignation was warranted. That said, the sanctions were largely bogus, and were applied not just to punish Russia for spying on the U.S. (both countries clearly spy on each other), but...