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  • Greenfield: Dina Habib Powell: McMaster’s Huma Abedin

    08/11/2017 7:32:13 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 53 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 8/11/17 | Greenfield
    Dina Habib Powell: McMaster’s Huma Abedin This is what the swamp looks like. August 11, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The media dubbed her the Republican Huma Abedin. She’s been one of the most powerful women in two Republican administrations. She’s friends with Valerie Jarrett. And you’ve never heard her name. Flash back to the spring of this year. Cameras flashed as Aya Hijazi sat next to President Trump. Media reports described her as an imprisoned rescue worker...
  • Here's the Memo That Blew Up the NSC

    08/11/2017 5:28:31 AM PDT · by exit82 · 44 replies
    Foreignpolicy.com ^ | 8/10/17 | Jana Winter and Elias Groll
    The memo at the heart of the latest blowup at the National Security Council paints a dark picture of media, academics, the “deep state,” and other enemies allegedly working to subvert U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a copy of the document obtained by Foreign Policy. The seven-page document, which eventually landed on the president’s desk, precipitated a crisis that led to the departure of several high-level NSC officials tied to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The author of the memo, Rich Higgins, who was in the strategic planning office at the NSC, was among those recently pushed out.
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Poisonous Atmosphere’ Grips McMaster’s National Security Council As Accusations Fly

    08/09/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Richard Pollock
    Finger-pointing erupted within the National Security Council following a major leak to The Washington Post of telephone transcripts between President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Australia, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. And as the U.S inches closer to war with North Korea, the White House body charged with discussing and coordinating U.S. foreign policy is engulfed in what one administration official called a “poisonous environment.” Initial leak accusations from two White House officials focused on Megan Badasch, the National Security Council (NSC) deputy executive secretary, who manages the NSC’s document portal. The portal...
  • McMaster's NSC Coup Against Trump Purges Critics Of Islam and Obama

    08/06/2017 8:18:15 PM PDT · by magna carta · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Aug. 4,2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Derek Harvey was a man who saw things coming. He had warned of Al Qaeda when most chose to ignore it. He had seen the Sunni insurgency rising when most chose to deny it. The former Army colonel had made his reputation by learning the lay of the land. In Iraq that meant sleeping on mud floors and digging into documents to figure out where the threat was coming from. It was hard to imagine anyone better qualified to serve as President Trump’s top Middle East adviser at the National Security Council than a man who had been on the...
  • Follow Up: Israeli Government Officials Stand Up For HR McMaster…

    08/06/2017 2:40:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 05 August 2017 | Sundance
    By now most discerning political followers have identified the ideological source of the attacks against HR McMaster.  A widely diverse community of domestic America-Second interests that have come together, in common ideological purpose, to attack President Trump’s National Security Advisor. Sadly these interests often use the divisive label of antisemitism to attack people behind policies they disagree with.  It is an unfortunate, albeit historically predictable, approach.  Specifically because of the agenda behind these attacks,
  • Trump backs McMaster as critics, White House rivals question Rice authorization

    08/05/2017 8:25:37 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/05/2017 | Fox News
    President Trump gave H.R. McMaster a vote of confidence after the national security adviser's rivals seized on a letter McMaster sent to his Obama predecessor Susan Rice giving her continued access to classified information. McMaster's letter, which his supporters said was routine, was apparently leaked to imply that the Army lieutenant general was helping Trump's enemies. McMaster's feud with other powerful camps inside the White House has been well-documented, and a recent spate of firings by McMaster appears to have ratcheted up tensions. But Trump issued a statement late Friday supporting McMaster.
  • Censored! McMaster Barred Scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali from Giving Talk on Radical Islam at NSC

    08/05/2017 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/5/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was schedule to present a paper on radical Islamic terror at the National Security Counsel before being blocked by H.R. McMaster and his recently appointed Senior Director of Counter-Terrorism, Mustafa Javed Ali. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who was in town to present her work to the Senate, was also prohibited from visiting the President during her White House visit, where she was allowed to meet with select members of the NSC in an informal setting. ... McMaster has refused to call out radical Islamic terrorism in the past, and tried to stop President Donald Trump from visiting the...
  • Reports: HR McMaster Entirely Safe as National Security Adviser…

    08/04/2017 8:45:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 141 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/4/2017 | sundance
    After spending 72 hours looking specifically at the motives of those pushing almost identical paragraphs including the catchphrases: “holdovers”, “purging loyalists“, “unfettered access” and “Caroline Glick“; it comes as no surprise to hear the administration perceives the anti-McMasters crowd as having “jumped the shark”… “reached too far”, and “exposed their agenda” etc. Ironically HR McMaster appears to be safer than ever in his position as National Security Adviser not specifically because of anything he has done, but as an actual outcome of the piranha approach taken by his detractors. The severity of his opposition’s group-think actually exposed the common denominator....
  • 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 · 155 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...
  • MCMASTER’S NSC COUP AGAINST TRUMP PURGES CRITICS OF ISLAM AND OBAMA

    08/04/2017 11:07:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 08/04/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Derek Harvey was a man who saw things coming. He had warned of Al Qaeda when most chose to ignore it. He had seen the Sunni insurgency rising when most chose to deny it. The former Army colonel had made his reputation by learning the lay of the land. In Iraq that meant sleeping on mud floors and digging into documents to figure out where the threat was coming from. It was hard to imagine anyone better qualified to serve as President Trump’s top Middle East adviser at the National Security Council than a man who had been on the...
  • WAS MCMASTER PROTECTING THE TRUMP SURVEILLANCE PLOT?

    08/03/2017 6:30:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sara Carter at Axios broke the story that McMaster, the NCS's master of disaster, had written a letter protecting Susan Rice's access to classified information ... Why does Susan Rice, who is alleged to have participated in the Obama eavesdropping on Trump people, need access to classified information? What national security purpose is served by it? The answer given in Carter's article is that it's an effort to provide cover for Susan Rice over the unmasking allegations. In a June tweet, Trump called the revelation that Rice and other Obama senior officials were unmasking members of his team the “big...
  • An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

    08/02/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    MSN-MSM-LSD ^ | 8-2-2017 | Rosie Gray
    A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who believe the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as conspiratorial thinking.
  • Frank Gaffney: Trump Could Have Foreign Policy Accomplishments If He Fires McMaster

    08/02/2017 5:51:15 PM PDT · by be-baw · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2017 | John Hayware
    ews Daily on Wednesday that North Korea’s dangerous regime has been “propped up, actually supported with technology and weapons” by the “aspiring great power” of communist China Gaffney said China’s goal is to “not only humiliate the United States, but replace it on the world stage.” (snip) “That’s not the way they see it in Beijing,” he said. “They see this as a splendid distraction on the one hand and as a bit of leverage with which to euchre the United States – to distract it, for sure, but also ultimately to humiliate and facilitate its agenda of exercising dominion...
  • McMaster reshuffles National Security Council (What is this purge of the good guys being allowed?!)

    08/02/2017 8:45:44 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 48 replies
    Axios ^ | August 2, 2017 | Shane Savitsky
    Since replacing Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster has worked to wrest control of the National Security Council away from the nationalist wing of the administration, carrying out a series of high-profile staffing changes in the process. The latest move: Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the NSC, was shown the door today by McMaster, who, according to a White House official, decided that "a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward." The White House said that Cohen-Watnick will remain in another national security position in the administration. Think back: Cohen-Watnick first...
  • McMaster Ousts Trump Adviser Who Tried to Fire Obama Holdovers

    07/28/2017 9:12:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 134 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 7-27-17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Derek Harvey was the key figure when it came to the Middle East. He was against the Iran Deal and the funding of Palestinian Authority terror. He called out Islamic Jihad. He tried to force out the Obama holdovers running our foreign policy. And now he's gone. McMaster's purge at the NSC continues. Flynn's people get forced out and replaced with establishment zombies. The Obama holdovers continue to run foreign policy. The swamp is now in full control of the NSC. This one is a really big win for McMaster. And a great loss for America. It will set back...
  • Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library

    06/24/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs President Trump: Please End the Obstruction on Benghazi Cover-up Documents Supreme Court to Hear Big Case Against Proposed Wisconsin Redistricting Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Your Judicial Watch performed a massive public service this week. We exposed how key Obama spying scandal documents, including the infamous Susan Rice unmasking records, were moved to the Obama Presidential Library. The National Security Council (NSC) informed us by letter on May 23, 2017, that...
  • Sealing records angers House committee investigating ‘unmasking’

    06/23/2017 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor
    Nunes, Gowdy, and Schiff, Republicans and Democrats on the House intelligence committee have issued a series of subpoenas to relevant intelligence agencies for records of; X-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, X-CIA Director John Brennan, and X-Ambassador, Samantha Power, concerning the Russia Probe and related matters. Early April Judicial Watch issued a FoIA request to NSC, demanding records concerning Rices’ government communications on a related range of subjects. House intelligence committee says that legacy NSC staffers, have been slow-walking the subpoenaed materials. “We’ve been waiting since March 15 for this information. //Snipp// The actual records, it seems, have all been transferred...
  • CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer

    06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller
    The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said in an interview.
  • Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

    06/19/2017 4:50:08 PM PDT · by GregNH · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 06/19/2017 | UNKNOWN
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library. The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.” The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump officials considered 'ultimatum' to Cuba [NSC memo leaked]

    06/16/2017 2:20:26 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 June 2017 4:15pm EDT | Jordan Fabian
    ...The NSC memo obtained by The Hill stated that reverting back to the pre-2014 policy on Cuba would have shown “a strong commitment to human rights and democracy” and pleased anti-Castro “interest groups,” but would have also come with a number of risks.  “Global adversaries, such as Iran, Russia and China, would likely develop an even stronger footing in Cuba” if ties with the island were severed, the NSC document says.   The memo warned that cutting off relations would have eliminated economic and political leverage over Cuba to extract reforms, damaged U.S. objectives in Latin America, hurt U.S. businesses...