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  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance to Receive Classified Information

    02/03/2016 2:49:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-16 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois. But during the interview, video of...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • US Defense Department: Navy security clearance does not discriminate against Jews

    01/03/2016 5:02:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 1/3/16 | DANIELLE ZIRI
    NEW YORK – US Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that security clearance could be denied to an applicant with relatives in any foreign country. “If a security-clearance applicant has relatives or other close connections to people in any foreign country, this could potentially disqualify that person from being eligible for a security clearance,” he said. But, he added, “The Federal Adjudicative Guidelines do not call for any special scrutiny for applicants with relatives in Israel.” Wright spoke on Thursday in response to the recent protest by Jewish organizations against the US Navy’s denial of...
  • Jews Denied Security Clearance While Huma Infiltrates the Government

    12/24/2015 6:10:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 24, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Jews Denied Security Clearance While Huma Infiltrates the Government How the administration treats a Jewish dentist with family in Israel compared to an Islamist ally. December 24, 2015 Joseph Klein The Obama administration's anti-Israel sentiment knows no bounds. The latest example involves the denial of a security clearance to a Jewish-American dentist, Dr. Gershon Pincus, on the grounds that he has "divided loyalties." All that Dr. Pincus wanted to do was to use the experience and skills he had gained over a lifetime of private practice to give back to his country - the United States of America. He...
  • Hillary and the mystery of the vanishing woman who decided which of her emails...

    11/24/2015 8:48:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Heather Samuelson was the Clinton aide who was tasked to go through the former secretary of state's emails and then, later on, was to take a job with the 2016 campaign.
  • Are there Uncleared Secret Service new-hires working at White House?

    06/10/2015 7:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    The Secret Service has had a bad couple of years, with prostitution scandals and security gaps that have embarrassed the agency — and in one instance, had an intruder running through the White House. As part of the effort to bolster security around the President, the agency has gone on a hiring spree, bringing in fresh talent to address some of the recent failures. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who has reported more than a few of those failures, now reports that the rush to man the posts has resulted in agents working in sensitive areas without the proper...
  • 'Dead Fish Lady' Resigns from DHS, Takes Legal Action to Clear Her Name

    05/01/2009 9:30:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,932+ views
    cqpolitics ^ | May 1, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    Saying she still has no idea who sent her a box of dead fish, former top homeland security bioweapons official Maureen McCarthy says she has resigned from the department and begun legal action to clear her name. Occasionally breaking into tears during a 45-minute telephone interview, McCarthy called her resignation "involuntary" and said she had suffered severe financial distress since being suspended without pay in February over the incident. "I resigned against my will," she said. "I had no income, and I couldn't use my accrued annual leave" for cash. "By resigning I got that back," she said, and could...
  • Exclusive: Hillary’s IT Contractor Did Not Have Proper Security Clearance

    08/14/2015 12:47:52 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 137 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/14/2015 | Richard Pollock
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entrusted her email server to an IT firm that was not cleared to handle classified materials, according to the chief spokesman for the Defense Security Service. The DSS is an arm of the Defense Department and is the only federal agency authorized to approve private sector company access to sensitive or confidential material. The agency reviews and approves private contractors to assure they have secure facilities and approves security clearances for employees to clear them for access to sensitive or classified materials. Since 2013, Clinton used Platte River Networks, a small Denver-based company, to...
  • Intelligence community wants Clinton’s security clearance suspended

    08/14/2015 3:51:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Security experts say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton retained her government security clearance when she left the State Department, as is normal practice, it should be suspended now that it is known her unprotected private email server contained top secret material. “Standard procedure is that when there is evidence of a security breach, the clearance of the individual is suspended in many, but not all, cases,” said retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration. “This rises to the level of requiring a suspension.” A State Department official...
  • Colorado Company Visited as Part of FBI Investigation into Hillary Clinton emails

    08/12/2015 4:07:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrestion ^ | 8-12-15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    FBI investigation into Democratic presidential front-runner expands its reach Tasked with digging into the security of Hillary’s home brewed email server, the FBI investigation into presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expanding it’s reach. A local CBS News affiliate reports the Denver based Platte River Networks received a visit from the FBI last week regarding former Secretary Clinton’s email. Platte River Networks handled the Clinton’s email accounts though there’s been no public explanation as to what that entailed. It’s been confirmed by both the intelligence community and the office of the Inspector General that classified information was transmitted through...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault

    07/23/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/23/2015 | By George Russell
    The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China. The experts warned that the entire U.S. national security clearance system could be compromised, that future senior government leaders and advisors could be targeted even before taking office, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of government officials...
  • Video: China OPM hack breached clearance files back to 1985

    06/07/2015 12:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Those of us who have had security clearances in the past endured plenty of lectures on the need to secure sensitive material. The Office of Personnel Management in the Obama administration apparently needed to listen a little more carefully. A hack by China’s intelligence service not only exposed four million current federal employees, but also thirty years of data from security clearances, with the most personally sensitive information possible now exposed to foreign spies:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday,...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • OPM plans to end contract with USIS after cyberattack hit major security clearance contractor

    10/07/2014 5:01:48 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    FBN ^ | September 09, 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials said Tuesday. The computer network intrusion compromised the personal files of as many as 25,000 government workers. The early August cyberattack against USIS' computer network compromised the files of 25,000 Homeland Security Department workers and is under investigation by the FBI. The OPM official spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter remains a criminal investigation. USIS has said it was targeted by what it described...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • VERY IMPORTANT.. Obama’s Brother Funds Hamas (Proof Below)

    01/31/2014 2:31:27 AM PST · by FR_addict · 30 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So if you think that Malik Obama, president Obama’s brother dons a Hamas scarf for sentimental reasons only, think again. The evidence he materially supports Hamas financially is another reason to begin to consider this man’s terror links. As Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, Malik helps to lead an organization that collects funds and sends them directly to Hamas; this can be found on several Islamic websites...
  • Marco Rubio on Edward Snowden: A 'Traitor' Who Sparked 'Conspiracy Theories'

    11/27/2013 10:24:35 AM PST · by kobald · 142 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 22, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • Congress Finds Shortcuts, Eyes Cover-up In Handing Out Security Clearances (WA Navy Yard Shooting)

    11/22/2013 1:23:14 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners,..could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them...
  • Same Firm Checked Background of Navy Yard Shooter, Snowden

    09/19/2013 8:49:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | Retuters
    The same company that scrutinized former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a U.S. government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a "secret" clearance. USIS, working as a contractor for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), conducted a background review of Aaron Alexis, identified by law enforcement authorities as the shooter who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard before he was shot dead. "Today we were informed that in 2007, USIS conducted a background check of Aaron Alexis for OPM," USIS spokesman Ray Howell said in...
  • UPDATE: Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man (Aaron Alexis)

    09/16/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 563 replies
    Updated at 3:40 p.m. EDT: Officials stated that the Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Texas.

    08/15/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Bradley Manning is going to Leavenworth. He deserves it. But he doesn’t deserve to go alone. The largest American intelligence breach since Benedict Arnold is being placed on the back of a private first class. That proves that crap rolls downhill, and that the brass knows how to cover its ass. You know the story. A she-male recruit ends up with a top-secret clearance and downloads every secret we’ve got onto a thumb drive which he gives to the piece of crap who heads that America-hating group Wikileaks. Wham, bam, we’re screwed. People died because of it, terrorists were empowered...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Secretary of State Clinton Blames the Sri Lanka Government for Possible Tamil Tigers's Actions

    04/25/2009 3:34:03 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 462+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Saturday, April 25, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    When I heard Clinton was picked by the Obama administration to serve as the Secretary of State, I was curious if anyone in the Senate confirmation hearings would bring up her political ties with Ram Ranjan.And since her confirmation, Clinton has now put blame on Sri Lanka for the death of civilians. For those who don't know who Ram Ranjan is, he was involved with a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Ram Ranjan is a supporter of the Tamil Tigers. The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group. In the above hyper link you will find the following: Update II:...
  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a "patriot" (Huma Abedin)

    08/10/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot" after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    07/31/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/31/12 | Trevor Loudon
    The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration “engagement” with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP and Counselor for CAP’s Action Fund, has sent out an email defending Abedin and asking that Rep. Michele Bachmann be thrown off the House Intelligence Committee for asking questions about the vetting process that Abedin was supposed to go through. “Michele Bachmann has gone from outrageous to dangerous,” Tanden said...
  • background check/security clearance: Dept. of Interior

    06/26/2011 7:37:31 PM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 13 replies
    Uzumaki Naruto | 2011-06-26 | Uzumaki Naruto
    Hi: I was wondering if anyone can help me out. It seems most of the jobs in Bureau of Land Management (DOI) require: background check/security clearance. Some of them require SF-86 which includes travel history. I was born in Hong Kong (left young for Canada to escape communism), then came to US and ended up being citizen here. I still have citizenship status in HK and Canada (sorry Freepers, don't get mad at me). I traveled alot back to Canada, up to 5 times per year on very short trips (long weekend to 1-week trips), spending up to 1 month...
  • Ex-Army translator acquitted of working as Iraqi agent

    01/14/2011 5:42:37 PM PST · by markomalley
    A jury on Friday acquitted a former military translator of secretly working as an Iraqi agent in the US but convicted him of making false statements when he sought a security clearance. The split verdict offered some relief to Issam "Sam" Hamama, who claimed he was only passing along basic information about Iraqis in the US when he reached out to Iraqi officials in the 1990s during the regime of Saddam Hussein. "We've been vindicated. They were accusing him of voluntarily working as a spy," defense lawyer Haytham Faraj said. Hamama, 60, of El Cajon, California, was found not guilty...
  • Obama Embezzles from Former Employer: CNN Thinks It's Cute

    01/01/2010 11:56:23 AM PST · by jazminerose · 30 replies · 1,309+ views ^ | 1/1/10 | Joy Tiz
    The funny thing was: his high school classmates were telling that me that a young Barry Obama used to scoop ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. They said one the side, he used to slip them some free ice cream and frozen yogurt. I sort of have coaxed it out of them because they didn’t want to acknowledge it first. And I said, look, the statute of limitations is past, it’s been 30 years now. They laughed and said, ‘OK, he gave us free ice cream.’” So, while working at one of the precious few jobs Obama has ever had, he stole...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information...

    09/27/2009 10:16:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,442+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | September 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information and Making False Statements James Wilbur Fondren Jr., was convicted by a federal jury today on charges involving providing classified information to a man working with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and lying to the FBI about it. Fondren was convicted of one count of unlawfully communicating classified information to an agent of a foreign government and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He was acquitted of two unlawful communication of classified information, one count of conspiracy to...
  • Boeing Engineer Convicted of Economic Espionage of Space Shuttle Secrets for China

    07/16/2009 4:15:01 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 14 replies · 868+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 16, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    SANTA ANA, CA—A former Rockwell and Boeing engineer from Orange County was remanded into custody this morning after a federal judge convicted him of charges of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China, for whom he stole restricted technology and Boeing trade secrets, including information related to the Space Shuttle program and Delta IV rocket. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, of Orange, Calif., who was employed by Rockwell International from 1973 until its defense and space unit was acquired by Boeing in 1996, was found guilty by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who...
  • A Radical in the Defense Department

    04/14/2009 8:52:59 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 15 replies · 760+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 04/14/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The appointment of Rosa Brooks to a mid level post in the defense department has largely gone under the radar, however it is one of the most perplexing and radical appointments of the Obama administration. Brooks, most recently an L.A. Times columnist, now heads to the Pentagon.
  • Huma 101 (Huma Abedin: Muslim Assist. to the Secretary of State)

    12/23/2008 4:54:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 05 Dec 2008 | Marc Ambider
    I've been a Clinton Kremlinologist for years, and although there are many armor-plated guardians of Clinton's inner circle, Huma Abedin has been the toughest to crack. No exaggeration: with Clinton heading to State, Abedin is going to be a major force in American diplomacy for the next several years. -snip- She is also a Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic --her mother runs a university in Saudi Arabia -- and brings that perspective on a complex part of the world to HRC's sphere. it's not uncommon to see Huma on Bill Clinton's important trips to the region, because he too values...
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...
  • UNPRECEDENTED AND SECRETIVE (The Obama team's secretive K Street Project.)

    11/07/2008 2:27:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 3,148+ views
    Lost amid all of the jubilation of the Obama victory was the announcement by the Obama transition team that it had set up a separate transition program beyond the one that is paid for by the American taxpayer. Called the "Obama/Biden Transition Project," it is a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, with no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money. Traditionally, the victorious campaign has set up inaugural funds, as well as funds to deal with legal costs and other expenses to close down the campaign. Others...
  • Security Clearances for Obama Administration Staff

    11/05/2008 10:14:54 PM PST · by AJFavish · 18 replies · 1,533+ views
    November 5, 2008
    Would it be amusing if hundreds of potential Obama Administration employees can't get security clearances because they are close with some of the same people that are close to Obama? Would it be amusing if hundreds of potential Obama Administration employees can't get security clearances because they are close with Obama?
  • FBI 'Would Not Have Hired' Someone with Obama's Past Associations

    10/27/2008 6:50:58 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 801+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 10/27/08 | Editors
    Recently, FSM sat down with Buck Revell, former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI who was in charge of all FBI operations before his retirement in 1994. What he has to say about the idea of a security clearance for Barack Obama, a man who could be our next president, is stunning and sobering, to say the least. FSM: It has been said that Sen. Obama would not be able to get a security clearance now if he applied for one because of the many relationships he has had in the past, and now, with people like Khalid al-Mansour and...
  • Obama Would Fail Security Clearance

    10/26/2008 4:39:46 PM PDT · by NationalConservative · 37 replies · 1,612+ views ^ | 10/21/2008 | Daniel Pipes
    With Colin Powell now repeating the lie that Barack Obama has "always been a Christian," despite new information further confirming Obama's Muslim childhood (such as the Indonesian school registration listing him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue. Instead, then, let us review a related subject – Obama's connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial;...
  • Obama's Security Clearance VS Palin's Securtiy Clearance

    10/21/2008 6:15:29 AM PDT · by BellStar · 13 replies · 2,802+ views
    USMIL.NET ^ | 10-29-08 | By Cliff Kincaid
    FYI: Cliff Kincaid is an investigative journalist who specializes in analyzing the effects of communist and terrorist influence on the U.S. media. He is founder and president of America's Survival, Inc., and editor of Accuracy in Media's AIM Report. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including Why You Can’t Trust the News, and was instrumental in denying access to the U.S. media market to the Islamic terrorist Al‑Jazeera television channel. Source•Obama has been in the middle of two international communist networks – one in Hawaii and one in Chicago. •The Hawaii network included communists Frank Marshall Davis,...
  • Barack Obama Couldn’t Pass a Routine Background Investigation

    10/10/2008 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1,277+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 10, 2008 | Gregory D. Lee
    A while back, radio talk show host Michael Savage brought up the notion that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama couldn’t pass a background investigation to become an FBI special agent. He doesn’t know how right he is. Sen. Barack Obama wouldn’t pass a routine government background investigation, not only to become an FBI agent, but a police officer as well. If he were a soldier, his background would preclude him from obtaining a security clearance. He wouldn’t even qualify to be a support person in a federal agency, such as secretary, for that matter. His past cocaine usage disqualifies...
  • Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance

    10/02/2008 5:51:46 PM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 69 replies · 16,897+ views
    secureputer ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | secureputer Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance Aug.20, 2008 in General Barack Obama cannot be Trusted with Classified Information How can the President of the United States be denied a basic security clearance? How can the Commander and Chief of the most powerful military be denied access to classified information? Barack Obama would be denied the necessary security clearance for President if he was held to the same standard as everyone else. If you can’t pass a Secret level background investigation, which is required for many soldiers, you should not be eligible for the Presidency. What is a Security Clearance?...
  • Islam probed: Heshem that is

    02/02/2008 10:05:01 PM PST · by brityank · 32 replies · 13,744+ views
    ACT for America ^ | 1 February, 2008 | Jerry Gordon & Claudia Rosset
    Islam probed: Heshem that is February 1, 2008comment by Jerry Gordon What is that careworn expression: "oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first begin to deceive". That is what eventuated after the journalistic endeavors of former Wall Street journalist and now resident sleuth at the Foundation for the Defense of democracy in Washington, Claudia Rosset pressed the Pentagon on inconsistencies in Defense Muslim outreach aide, Heshem Islam's resume. As we posted on this rapidly developing story, the DoD puff piece on Heshem Islam, the Muslim outreach aide to Deputy Defense Secretary England, who accused Pentagon Islamic...
  • LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS (Hillary did not have security clearance; Monica Lewinsky did)

    12/30/2007 10:01:38 PM PST · by doug from upland · 67 replies · 2,567+ views
    David Hackworth website ^ | orig. 1998 | Hackworth
    NOTE: Although Hillary Clinton touts her foreign policy experience, being right there with her husband, the New York Times' Patrick Healy reports that she did not have a security clearance and did not sit in on NSC briefings. Now recall this from the late David Hackworth. Monica Lewinsky did have TOP SECRET clearance. Perhaps she should be the one in the Dem primaries touting her experience. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DEFENDING AMERICA David H. Hackworth 17 March 98 LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS.. While at the Pentagon, Monica Lewinsky traveled with Defense Secretary William Cohen, sat in on briefings where the highest secrets...
  • Ex- convicts and addicts may get DoD clearance

    07/09/2007 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Jean S · 11 replies · 812+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/07 | Elana Schor and Roxana Tiron
    At the Pentagon’s request, Senate defense authorizers tucked deep within a defense bill a repeal of the department’s restriction on granting security clearances to ex-convicts, drug addicts and the mentally incompetent. The repeal provision now is creating discord between the Senate Armed Services and the Intelligence committees. In its markup of the 2008 defense authorization bill, the Intelligence panel voted to delete the Armed Services provision. The fate of the provision could become a flashpoint this week as the Senate takes up the bill. The Senate Armed Services panel seeks to repeal a seven-year-old law that established mandatory standards disqualifying...
  • How Israel Trip Came Back to Haunt an Aide

    06/09/2006 8:46:24 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 18 replies · 601+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 6 jun 06 | Josh Gerstein
    A veteran State Department employee contends that a month-long trip he took to Israel more than two decades ago has contributed to the suspension of his security clearance, stalling and perhaps ending his career in the foreign service. [snip] Mr. Hirsch said the story about him being a paratrooper deserved to be checked out, but could have been quickly resolved. The seemingly open-ended inquiry into his life and an agent's questions about whether the Maryland native could automatically become an Israeli citizen because he is a Jew have led the diplomat to conclude that he is the victim of religious...
  • Saudi Man Charged With Plane Bomb Threat

    06/07/2006 2:26:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | June 7 2006
    A Saudi man who authorities say was upset about being denied a job as an Arabic interpreter for the U.S. military in Iraq was charged with threatening to blow up a Delta Air Lines flight. Saleh Al Suwailem, 45, of Boise, Idaho, was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday. Al Suwailem was at Fort Benning on Monday being interviewed for the job when he learned he would not be hired because he was denied security clearance, federal authorities said in court papers. After being told to fly home to Idaho the next day on a Delta flight, he started drinking...
  • Security Clearance Rules May Impede Gays

    03/14/2006 7:37:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 740+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/14/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists. The Bush administration said security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." But it removed language saying sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person's eligibility for a security clearance." The White House sought to play down the changes, approved by President Bush in December, as an effort to ensure the security clearance rules are consistent...
  • Give journalists protection of stronger shield laws News gathering needs defending in post-9/11 era

    03/12/2006 1:43:11 PM PST · by weegee · 31 replies · 580+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2006, 9:27PM | By JOHN BECKWORTH and SARAH WYNNE
    The Bush administration has displayed a remarkable mastery at directing attention on issues through its own lens. Recently, for example, the White House tried to shift the national focus from the subject of alleged illegal wiretapping to a criminal investigation into who leaked the president's secret. Which raises the question: Should constitutionally protected news gathering be given a renewed boost through shield laws? The answer is — emphatically — yes. Reporter shield laws, designed to protect the confidentiality of press sources, are necessary not only to protect individual reporters, but more importantly, to protect the news gathering process and to...
  • Miller Clarifies Security Clearance Issue

    10/20/2005 5:41:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 645+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/05 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - New York Times reporter Judith Miller has addressed an issue that raised eyebrows in the journalism community: her statement that she had "clearance to see secret information" while covering the invasion of Iraq. In a first-person piece last weekend, Miller wrote that because of that status, "I was not permitted to discuss with editors some of the more sensitive information about Iraq." The statement led some to charge that the Times had allowed Miller to become compromised by the military. But Miller told the paper for a story published Thursday that her "clearance" was akin to the...