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  • Former NSA Tech Director Bill Binney Outlines DNC Emails Were a Leak, Not a Russian Hack (VIDEO)

    08/15/2017 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 14 2017 | Sundance
    Former NSA Technical Director Bill Binney outlines how the 2016 DNC emails were actually taken by a leaker using a portable storage device, and not taken by a computer hack initiated by the vast Russian enterprise. Mr. Binney’s outline on Tucker Carlson mirrors a previous new discussion that was reported within The Nation –See Here– A generally far-left media outlet. The reality that it was an internal leak further advances the possibility that DNC employee Seth Rich was actually the person who took the DNC email data after becoming disenfranchised by the DNC intentionally undermining Bernie Sanders and aiding candidate...
  • McMaster - the Ultimate Holdover

    08/07/2017 4:14:29 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 7 , 2017 | Jed Babbin
    https://spectator.org/mcmaster-the-ultimate-holdover/
  • What if some spies are bad guys?

    08/03/2017 2:19:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the federal government captures in real time the contents of every telephone call, email and text message and all the fiber-optic data generated by every person and entity in the United States 24/7/365? What if this mass surveillance was never authorized by any federal law? What if Congress has written laws that all presidents have sworn to uphold and that require a warrant issued by a judge before the NSA can spy on anyone but Mr. Bush effectively told the NSA to go through the motions of getting a warrant while spying without warrants on everyone in the...
  • NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

    08/03/2017 11:09:57 AM PDT · by Syncro · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Breitbart News
    Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote Wednesday evening that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging pro-Israel staff from the National Security Council (NSC), turning the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies. In a Facebook post, Glick noted that “all of these people” whom McMaster has fired this week — Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick — “are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.” She noted that the firings were the latest evidence that NSA McMaster is “deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump”: According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the...
  • Trump White House Plans to Revive Privacy Board

    07/26/2017 2:52:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    With just one board member and unable to replace staff, the independent agency tasked with upholding privacy and civil liberties seemed headed for hibernation. But administration officials say that’s not likely to happen, with nominations expected soon. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been on crutches since last year, when Chairman David Medine resigned and took with him the board's ability to hire staff. In January, it fell below the three-member quorum to approve reports and begin probes. Since February, Republican Elisebeth Collins, a former Justice Department official, has been the only member of the board, which has...
  • Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying

    07/26/2017 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Hill, the ^ | 25 July 2017 | John Solomon
    The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules. The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union. They detail specific violations that the NSA or FBI disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department's national...
  • Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying

    07/25/2017 5:36:37 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/17 08:19 PM EDT | John Solomon
    The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama years by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules. The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was 'most successful covert operation in history'

    07/22/2017 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 160 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Friday, July 21, 2017 | Julia Munslow
    Michael Hayden, a former director of the NSA and the CIA, on Friday called Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election the "most successful covert influence operation in history." "Frankly, [the Russian meddling] is the most successful covert operation in history," Hayden told a national security panel in response to a question from moderator Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. Hayden said the original cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee was not that surprising -- and even from an intelligence perspective, impressive. "I just have to admit as a former director of NSA, [Russia's hack and theft of email]...
  • CIA whistleblower: Mueller’s FBI computers spied on Trump and SCOTUS

    07/13/2017 3:09:44 PM PDT · by ptsal · 26 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | 07/13/2017 | Mary Fanning & Alan Jones
    [snip] Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, currently Special Counsel in the Russia investigation, provided FBI computers to a secret CIA/NSA surveillance program that was launched in 2004. === Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, currently Special Counsel in the Russia investigation, provided FBI computers to a secret CIA/NSA surveillance program that was launched in 2004. =====[Whistleblower] Montgomery says that he worked on the domestic collection program not only under former FBI Director Mueller, but also under his successor FBI Director James Comey.
  • EVIDENCE: Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Was ‘Hacked’ By Obama Official

    07/13/2017 1:02:12 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 76 replies
    Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper. Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump. Tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow — preserved on a Whistleblower Soundcloud page — show real estate billionaire Timothy Blixseth explaining Brennan and Clapper’s surveillance...
  • For secretive surveillance court, rare scrutiny in wake of NSA leaks

    06/23/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 12 replies
    Wash ComPost ^ | June 22, 2013 | Peter Wallsten, Carol D. Leonnig and Alice Crites
    Wedged into a secure, windowless basement room deep below the Capitol Visitors Center, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates appeared before dozens of senators earlier this month for a highly unusual, top-secret briefing. The lawmakers pressed Bates, according to people familiar with the session, to discuss the inner workings of the United States’ clandestine terrorism surveillance tribunal, which Bates oversaw from 2006 until earlier this year. FISA court papers show NSA warrantless surveillance rules Classified documents spell out procedures for targeting foreigners and minimizing the collection of data from U.S. persons. Bates had rarely spoken of his sensitive work. He...
  • NYT Corrects Story Claiming 17 Intel Agencies ‘Agree’ On Russia

    06/30/2017 7:40:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | HOLMES LYBRAND
    The New York Times issued a correction Thursday on an article that incorrectly claimed all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that “Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get [Trump] elected.” The original article, published June 25, covered certain reactions that President Donald Trump gave in response to Russian cyber attacks and interactions with the 2016 presidential election. TheNYT’s correction notes that: “The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved...
  • Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference

    06/28/2017 10:48:56 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened Title. Full title: Report: Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference Adding more mystery to the Russian interference narrative, some of the most important technical intelligence used by the Obama administration to allege that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election came from another country, the Washington Post reported. The source of the intelligence led to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) reluctance to make conclusions with high confidence based on the data, the Post reported.
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • ‘He will die in jail’: Intelligence community ready to ‘go nuclear’ on Trump, senior source says

    02/15/2017 12:07:31 PM PST · by GraceG · 184 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 15 Feb 2017 at 11:08 ET | David Edwards
    US. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what he said were “un-American” leaks that led to Flynn’s ousting.
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. “Now we go nuclear,” he tweeted. “IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.'” “US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • Intelligence Database Worker Illegally Looked Up Edward Snowden, Others Hundreds of Times

    06/21/2017 2:04:49 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    A senior security database program officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence had at least 14 freelance jobs, performed hundreds of illegal searches and admitted to spending approximately “all day” on Facebook. The findings are contained in a heavily redacted 32-page report compiled in late 2014 by the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and made public Wednesday by Buzzfeed journalist Jason Leopold.
  • US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

    06/18/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker
    The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed. {snip}....All of the documents relate to the government's use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services. The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans...
  • Wyden Asks Spy Chief to Give Third Answer to Question About Domestic Surveillance

    06/15/2017 3:32:44 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Is Sen. Ron Wyden trying to warn the public about an unknown government surveillance effort that affects domestic communications? The Oregon Democrat isn’t saying, leaving experts guessing as he presses a cryptic inquiry. On Thursday the privacy advocate's office circulated to reporters a letter Wyden sent to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, demanding that Coats offer a third answer to a question about government surveillance. The question, first asked by Wyden at a June 7 hearing and restated Thursday, seems straightforward: “Can the government use FISA Act Section 702 to collect communications it knows are entirely domestic?” At the...
  • The monumental idiocy of leaker Reality Leigh Winner

    06/10/2017 2:11:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:26 PM | Becket Adams
    The online news outlet that unwittingly outed the Georgia woman who has since admitted to providing them with classified National Security Agency documents may not be the dumbest entity in this story. Reality Winner, 25, whose top-secret clearance gave her access to the now-leaked NSA information, has been coaching family members via jailhouse phone calls, which are monitored, on how to manipulate investigators and the press, according to prosecutors. Her plan, they said, is to portray herself as some sort of scared, doe-eyed neophyte.