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  • Michael Ledeen on Iran’s Collapsing Khomeinist Regime and Our Role, Gen. Flynn's False Guilty Plea?

    08/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-08-09 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had historian, Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, former Special Advisor to the Secretary of State and consultant to the National Security Council during the Reagan administration, author of 38 books and most pertinent to today, Iran expert, Michael Ledeen on the podcast to discuss among other things: The impending collapse of the Khomeinist regime and what the U.S. can do to accelerate it The false narrative about alternatives for Iran being either appeasement or war The history of U.S. intelligence failures in Iran How secular...
  • BOOM! GIULIANI: “This Case Isn’t Going to Fizzle, It’s Going to BLOW UP ON THEM!...

    08/08/2018 8:45:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/8/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the endless Mueller witch hunt. Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity President Trump will not sit with Mueller in a perjury trap. He then directed his comments to Robert Mueller: “Stop the nonsense! You are trying to trap him because you don’t have a case!” Rudy Giuliani: The real story here is not that this case is going to fizzle. It’s going to BLOW UP on them! The real question is what we talked about before. There’s a lot more to what they...
  • The Police Were Not Policed [Sublime]

    08/07/2018 1:12:51 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | August 7, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    How can Americans now trust the intelligence agencies shown to be corrupt in the very recent past? No doubt Russia must be watched for its chronic efforts to sow more chaos in American elections — despite Barack Obama’s naďve assertion in 2016 that no entity could possibly ever rig a U.S. election, given the decentralization of state voting. Lately the heads of four U.S. intelligence and security agencies — Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Chris Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone, and National Security Adviser John Bolton — held coordinated White...
  • The Curious Case of James Wolfe Continues…

    07/29/2018 7:06:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 7/28/2018 | sundance
    Curious legal developments in the case against the former Director of Security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Wolfe, are beginning to become quite troublesome. In a noted bit of research timing, Jeff at MarketsWork [SEE HERE] and CTH are following the same curious trail. SEE HERE. First, we know from overwhelming circumstantial evidence, conveniently overlooked by media, that one of Wolfe’s specific leaks involved sending his concubine Ali Watkins a copy of the 82-page FISA application used to gain a Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page. {Full Backstory Here} Some key things about this leak: It is...
  • IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development.

    07/24/2018 7:44:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 24, 2018 | Emaparator Rex
    1. IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development. Remember, though: he ISN'T referring to the FISA fraud being exposed 24/7, or the Mueller clownshow. The scandal Clapper's referring to is MUCH worse than either. Some thoughts. 2. The FISA fraud being exposed is, without a doubt, the most shocking abuse of power in US history. The FBI/DOJ used unvetted info, by-passing strict Woods verification, to illegally obtain a Title I FISA warrant on an innocent US citizen. It can't get any worse. Or can it? 3. Question for you: Why would they need to get...
  • Rand Paul defends Edward Snowden before meeting Brett Kavanaugh

    07/24/2018 10:15:05 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2018
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and appeared to obliquely rebuke a legal opinion written by Brett Kavanaugh hours before meeting the Supreme Court nominee. The Kentucky Republican, a swing vote whose opposition could block Kavanaugh, was not pressed for his views on the nomination during a Tuesday event hosted by the Fund for American Studies. But one student asked about Snowden, who exposed the NSA's bulk collection of domestic call records – a program at the heart of Paul's unease with Kavanaugh. "He didn't sell secrets to the Russians, he wasn't a traitor....
  • Brett Kavanaugh's defense of NSA phone surveillance looms as confirmation question

    07/10/2018 9:26:56 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9, 2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, forcefully defended the National Security Agency’s dragnet collection of domestic call records, alarming privacy advocates who view the collection as unconstitutional. It’s not yet clear if Kavanaugh’s November 2015 concurrence while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will factor prominently in his confirmation proceedings. But before he was nominated, progressive and conservative advocates expressed concern. “I believe Judge Kavanaugh is an excellent judge, though certainly not a perfect one,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told the Washington Examiner last week. "His Fourth Amendment perspective...
  • Brett Kavanaugh's defense of NSA phone surveillance looms as confirmation question

    07/09/2018 7:18:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/09/2018 | Steven Nelson
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, forcefully defended the National Security Agency’s dragnet collection of domestic call records, alarming privacy advocates who view the collection as unconstitutional. It’s not yet clear if Kavanaugh’s November 2015 concurrence while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will factor prominently in his confirmation proceedings. But before he was nominated, anti-surveillance progressive and conservative advocates expressed concern. “I believe Judge Kavanaugh is an excellent judge, though certainly not a perfect one,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told the Washington Examiner last week. "His Fourth Amendment...
  • Conservatives pan Supreme Court finalist Brett Kavanaugh's 'troubling' NSA ruling

    07/09/2018 6:51:16 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 9, 2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a finalist to be President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee, is drawing criticism for his interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, with a prominent Republican calling his views on government call-record collection “troubling.” Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, offered an expansive legal justification for the National Security Agency’s discontinued call record dragnet in a little-noticed November 2015 concurrence. Privacy activists say Kavanaugh's two-page opinion is remarkable both for its legal analysis and the fact he didn’t need to write it.
  • NSA Reports Data Deletion

    07/08/2018 3:09:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Consistent with NSA’s core values of respect for the law, accountability, integrity, and transparency we are making public notice that on May 23, 2018, NSA began deleting all call detail records (CDRs) acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) The Government relies on Title V of FISA to obtain CDRs, which do not include the content of any calls. In accordance with this law, the Government obtains these CDRs, following a specific court-authorized process. NSA is deleting the CDRs because several months ago NSA analysts noted technical irregularities in some data received from telecommunications...
  • Conservatives pan Supreme Court finalist Brett Kavanaugh's 'troubling' NSA ruling

    07/06/2018 9:46:07 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a finalist to be President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee, is drawing criticism for his interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, with a prominent Republican calling his views on government call-record collection “troubling.” Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, offered an expansive legal justification for the National Security Agency’s discontinued call record dragnet in a little-noticed November 2015 concurrence. Privacy activists say Kavanaugh's two-page opinion is remarkable both for its legal analysis and the fact he didn’t need to write it.
  • On this glorious Fourth of July, Americans need to face reality (Deep State Obfuscation)

    07/04/2018 8:22:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/395456-on-this-glorious-fourth-of-july-americans-need-to-face-reality ^ | Michael Hayden, opinion contributor — 07/04/18 | Michael Hayden, opinion contributor — 07/04/18
    SNIP I always pictured myself as someone trying to bend the conversation back to the center — looking for positive things to say about a president, for example, with whom I have deep disagreements — but I must confess to an edgy tweet two weeks ago (complete with an image of the rail siding at Birkenau) reminding folks that other governments have separated children from their parents. Still, I have routinely tried to just be a “fact witness.” Reality should make a difference. I recall a dinner conversation several months ago when I was confronted with Hillary Clinton’s alleged crimes...
  • AT&T lets NSA hide and surveil in plain sight, The Intercept reports

    07/03/2018 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 14 replies
    C-NET ^ | June 28, 2018 | Marrian Zhou
    The NSA has reportedly set up shop in AT&T buildings across the US for at least the past several years. The Intercept says it's identified eight AT&T facilities that are used for the National Security Agency's surveillance initiative. They are reportedly linked to a program called "Fairview," started in 1985, and AT&T is the only company involved with it. The facilities are spread out in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC, according to the report. Last year, The Intercept reported on a likely NSA surveillance site in New York. Monday's report is...
  • Trump: NSA call record purge is 'a disgrace'

    07/03/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2018
    President Trump called the National Security Agency's recently announced mass-deletion of call records "a disgrace" Tuesday, and appeared to link the purge with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible campaign collusion with Russia. The NSA said last week that it began deleting call records on May 23 from a three-year period beginning in 2015 after "technical irregularities" resulted in "the production to NSA of some [call records] that NSA was not authorized to receive." Trump suggested there was more to the story.
  • Bolton says there's a one-year plan for North Korea to denuclearize, stays mum on WaPo report

    07/01/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Maegan Vazquez
    White House national security adviser John Bolton offered up new details on Sunday about the path toward the nuclear disarmament of North Korea and addressed a recent Washington Post report suggesting that the country plans to deceive the United States about its nuclear stockpile. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be dismantled in a year if Pyongyang cooperates, adding that the program would require "full disclosure of all [of North Korea's] chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites." "We have developed a program. I am sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will...
  • NSA deleting more than 685 million call records due to 'technical irregularities'

    07/01/2018 7:50:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2018 | Deb Riechmann and Susannah George
    The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said that going forward, the data would be retained by telecommunications companies, not the NSA, but that the intelligence agency could query the massive database. Now the NSA is deleting all the information it collected from the queries....
  • NSA dumps millions of phone records collected by telecom companies

    06/29/2018 10:05:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | John Bowden
    The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it is purging what appears to be hundreds of millions of phone records collected by American telecom companies that the agency had acquired since 2015. The NSA said in a press release Thursday that it began the process of deleting the files, known as call detail records (CDRs) that record details of phone calls but not the content itself, in May after it discovered it had received some data for which it did not have proper authorization to keep. "NSA is deleting the CDRs because several months ago NSA analysts noted technical...
  • NSA deletes years of call records, says it exceeded legal limit

    06/28/2018 2:10:47 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2018
    The National Security Agency said Thursday it collected more domestic call records than allowed, and as a result has been mass-deleting call records across a three-year period. The NSA said in a statement that on May 23 it "began deleting all call detail records (CDRs) acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act." Weeks before the deletions began, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that the NSA acquired more than 534 million domestic call records in 2017, triple the amount collected in 2016.
  • The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

    06/25/2018 7:21:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 25 2018 | Ryan Gallagher, Henrik Moltke
    The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program. Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities,...
  • Hard reality: Winner pleading out for 63-month sentence

    06/26/2018 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Posted at 2:01 pm on June 26, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    She wanted to “burn the White House down” and leaked classified information to an inept reporter by hiding it in her pantyhose in an attempt to punish Donald Trump. Instead, Reality Winner will spend 63 months in the Big House after taking a plea deal in Trump’s efforts to crack down on leakers. This morning, the tawdry story of an NSA employee and her not-so-secret affinity for the Iranian regime came to an end with a whimper instead of a bang: See Also: Today’s hot topics: Travel ban, NIFLA, immigration, Arlene’s Flowers, and more! Reality L. Winner, a former Air...