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  • Former CIA Analyst: Susan Rice's NSA Demasking Denials Don't Add Up

    04/04/2017 2:23:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 04, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice broke her silence over this week’s stunning reports that she requested the names of Trump campaign and transition officials be “demasked” from National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts. It was an awkward interview. Rice confirmed that she requested the demasking of Americans while she was National Security Adviser. While Rice would not deny that she asked that names of Trump officials be demasked, she insisted the Obama administration did not spy on Mr. Trump or his staff for political purposes. As a former CIA analyst who...
  • Why Susan Rice’s Reported ‘Unmasking’ of Trump Officials Raises Very Serious Legal Concerns for Her

    04/04/2017 9:22:28 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 86 replies
    http://lawnewz.com ^ | April 03 2017 | by Robert Barnes
    The law imposes criminal sanctions on government officials who “engage in electronic surveillance under color of law except as authorized” by statutes and governing regulations implementing those statutes. This same criminal law makes a person “guilty of an offense” if she intentionally “discloses or uses information obtained under color of law by electronic surveillance, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained” in a manner “not authorized” by law. According to both FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Clapper, no warrant ever authorized the intercepts and electronic surveillance on a member of Trump’s team. Susan Rice, and...
  • Intelligence official who 'unmasked' Trump associates is 'very high up,' source says

    03/31/2017 1:52:35 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 125 replies
    The U.S. intelligence official who “unmasked,” or exposed, the names of multiple private citizens affiliated with the Trump team is someone “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world,” a source told Fox News on Friday. Intelligence and House sources with direct knowledge of the disclosure of classified names told Fox News that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., now knows who is responsible -- and that person is not in the FBI. For a private citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare. Typically, the American is a suspect...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Officials Possibly Facing Criminal Charges For Unmasking Scheme

    03/23/2017 4:47:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/22/17 | DANIEL CHAITIN
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump's transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities "unmasked" after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain...
  • Trump signs three more executive orders

    01/28/2017 2:15:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    The immediate text of the orders wasn't immediately available, but a senior administration official said one was expected to outline a plan to reorganize the National Security Council. Trump said another order dealt with a 5-year lobbying ban on administration officials. The senior administration official said it also included a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country. The third executive order gives military leaders 30 days to construct and present a report outlining the U.S. strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the official said.   
  • Broward County, Florida Officials Caught Filling Out Absentee Ballots

    11/05/2016 1:00:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/04/16 | Jim Hoft
    Mike Cernovich broke this story this morning at Danger and Play:A massive voter fraud operation was discovered in Democratic Broward County, Florida.According to a former Secretary of Elections Department employee, there is a secret room where Democrat insiders fill out those absentee ballots.The woman provided her sworn testimony via affidavit. Secretary of Election employees in Broward County, FL caught filling out absentee ballots! #FloridaFraud pic.twitter.com/MqjmFtDXHX — Mike Cernovich Here is the document: Here is the full document – THIS IS STUNNING: Affidavit Election Fraud charges Broward County FLA, criminal investigation is underway #FloridaFraud #SpiritCooking https://t.co/LfT0qn0K9l pic.twitter.com/r7IbVk283h — Handcuff Hillary (@russellwiley)...
  • Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October

    11/02/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Sari Horwitz and Ellen Nakashima
    Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe Senior FBI officials were informed about the discovery of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server at least two weeks before Director James B. Comey notified Congress, according to federal officials familiar with the investigation. The officials said that Comey was told that there were new emails before he received a formal briefing last Thursday, although the precise timing is unclear. The information goes beyond the details provided in the letter that Comey sent to...
  • Do not be shocked by denial of justice and righteousness, God is watching and will act

    10/30/2016 10:49:53 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    30 October 2016 | God, actually
    NASB Version: Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God. Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight, for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them. Ecclesiastes 5:9 After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.
  • Foreign diplomats voicing alarm to U.S. officials about Trump

    03/07/2016 7:45:10 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2016 | BY MARK HOSENBALL, ARSHAD MOHAMMED AND MATT SPETALNICK
    A Chinese official referred to a statement last week from China's foreign ministry spokeswoman. Asked whether China was concerned about Trump's proposal to place high tariffs on Chinese goods, Hua Chunyin declined to comment on specific candidates. But she said "I want to stress" that China and the United States have "major responsibilities" in maintaining international political and economic stability. Representatives of other countries publicly attacked by Trump, including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam either had no comment or did not respond to requests for comments. Several American foreign policy experts said foreign diplomats have complained to...
  • Anti-Semitic letter sent to officials in New York towns

    01/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/6/16 | DANIELLE ZIRI
    NEW YORK – Police in Rockland County in New York State are investigating the origins of an anti-Semitic letter sent to mayors and other town officials. The one-page letter was sent several times to at least three different towns by fax and reads: “Hassidic and Orthodox Jews are a severe danger to civilized society. They need to be placed on reservations under the supervision of the United Nations. They should be given physical work to keep them occupied.” The letter further says that when Jews recite the Talmud, they “siphon away life from the Goyim and transfer it to themselves...
  • China seeks return of 2 wanted officials (huddle with Hussein)

    09/26/2015 5:42:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Bill Gertz
    One of China’s key objectives for this week’s meeting between President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is the return of two Chinese men in the United States who may have access to some of Beijing’s innermost secrets. According to U.S. officials, the Chinese president is expected to ask Mr. Obama to facilitate the return to China of businessmen Ling Wancheng and Guo Wengui, both of whom are wanted by Chinese authorities on corruption charges. Mr. Ling is the younger brother of Ling Jihua, who was director of the Communist Party’s General Office under Mr. Xi’s predecessor, Communist Party chief...
  • US Officials Brief Israel on Looming Iran Deal

    07/11/2015 11:45:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 7/12/15 | Nitsan Keidar
    Israeli officials were briefed over the weekend by a US team regarding developments in negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 world powers, a senior diplomatic source told Arutz Sheva. According to the source, the head of the Israeli team being updated was National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen, while United States Under Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, led the briefing. Sherman, the leading US representative in talks with Iran, last updated the Israelis on the looming deal a few weeks ago. At the briefing, the US clarified that while significant gaps exist between Iran and world powers, there is still a...
  • New Undercover Footage Shows VA Officials Admitting Of ‘Unaccountability At Every Level’ [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 11:15:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    In a new James O’Keefe video doctors, staffers, and a top official are captured on hidden camera speaking about the problems that continue to plague the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA doctor tells undercover Project Veritas journalist: “We’re way below water in terms of the ability to supply, to meet the requests that’s demanded.” According to VA Undersecretary/ Brigadier General: “Once you’ve entered the appeals process all bets are off, the only solution to that is changing the law or more people.”
  • Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy "What strategy?"

    05/27/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials. One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, “What strategy?” He went on to say, “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.” The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only...
  • Report: Officials to recommend families be free to pay ransom to terrorists

    04/26/2015 12:30:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    An advisory group reviewing U.S. hostage policy for the White House is expected to recommend that families of Americans held overseas not face the fear of prosecution if they pay ransoms, according to a report Sunday. "There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," one of three senior officials familiar with the review said in a report on ABC's "This Week." The family of slain American journalist James Foley, who become the first American executed...
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon found dead in San Quentin prison cell

    03/14/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14 2015 | Lee Romney
    SAN FRANCISCO — J.C.X. Simon—one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s—has died, prison officials said Friday. Simon, 69, was pronounced dead at San Quentin prison at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after being found unresponsive in his cell, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said. The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.
  • Tapper to Jay Carney: The Good Wife Had More Obama Officials Than Paris Rally

    01/13/2015 12:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/13/15 | Evan McMurry
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper continued his prosecution of the Obama administration for not sending a high-level official to the Paris Unity Rally yesterday. He lit into former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a CNN contributor, on Monday, asking what the administration was thinking in skipping the rally. Carney argued the security challenges of a president in an open rally would have distracted from the rally’s Franco-centric message. “I take your point on the president,” Tapper responded. “But Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, somebody else from the administration? Chuck Hagel?” RELATED: Zakaria on U.S.’s Absence from Paris Rally: Why God...
  • US Officials Say Obama May Replace Kerry

    10/31/2014 12:35:13 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 79 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-31-14 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama's administration is coping with underwhelming performance on various fronts according to officials cited in the New York Times on Friday, who suggested he may replace some senior administration officials - including US Secretary of State John Kerry. "There is an inflection point in every presidency, and this certainly is a logical one, if the president feels he might be better served by some replacements on his team,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the paper. Citing the Ebola crisis in Africa that has spread to a few isolated cases...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Mexico officials treated jailed Marine like POW?

    05/29/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-28-14 | Greta VanSusteren
    May. 28, 2014 - 5:27 - Marine who served beside Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he claims prison officials chained him to a bed, treated him like the 'worst gun smuggler' #MarineHeldinMexico