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  • Thanks, Democrats: Impeachment Gives us the Creepy Child Porn Lawyer

    11/09/2019 4:27:16 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) First, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies gave us the Creepy Porn Lawyer; now, they give us the Creepy Child Porn Lawyer. – Mark Zaid, the lawyer for Eric Ciaramella, Adam Schiff’s fake whistleblower, is a very strange man. Since he decided to make himself a public figure last week in his illegitimate defense of his seditious client’s mythical “right to anonymity,” enterprising individuals have dug up all manner of really odd stuff about him, thanks to his habit of mouthing off on social media accounts at Twitter and Instagram. Thanks...
  • Schiff confirms tentative agreement for whistleblower to testify before House . . . (trunc.)

    09/29/2019 5:35:09 PM PDT · by libstripper · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 29, 2019 | Pamela Brown & Kevin Bohn
    Full title: "Schiff confirms tentative agreement for whistleblower to testify before House Intelligence Committee " Excerpt: There is a tentative agreement for the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint containing allegations about President Donald Trump's conduct to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday, confirming CNN's previous reporting. CNN reported on Wednesday that the potential testimony is dependent on the whistleblower's attorneys getting security clearance. * * * The California Democrat added that his committee is currently "taking all the precautions we can to make sure that we do so -- we allow that testimony to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process

    07/25/2019 8:36:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/18/2019
    Two career White House security officials have testified in a closed door session with the House Oversight Committee that no political pressure was asserted on their office in determining security clearances, according to a GOP staff memo obtained by Hill.TV. The testimony could deal a blow to Democratic assertions that President Trump and the White House counsel might have used undue influence on the process to win clearances for his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka Trump. The fracas over security clearances erupted in April 2019 when career staffer Tricia Newbold testified to the House Oversight Committee that her...

    04/12/2019 2:34:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:47 AM 04/12/2019 | Molly Prince
    The White House is moving to dissolve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reorganize the agencys responsibilities into three existing departments in order to drive what is needed to support the mission in all of government. When we really look at the need for government overall, and we looked at the [OPMs] design to support those needs, there was a fundamental structural misalignment between the challenges of today around our workforce and what OPM was conditioned to do, Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting OPM director, told The Daily Caller...
  • Robert Charles: House Democrats go rogue abusing oversight for impeachment

    04/05/2019 9:52:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2019 | Robert Charles
    The Democrat-led U.S. House is in a panic, stunned and overreacting to Attorney General Barrs summary of Muellers no collusion report, misstating law, making wild claims for White House documents, misusing congressional subpoena power, mischaracterizing oversight authorities. They are making a big mistake. Oversight overreach is reckless, but the U.S. House is going rogue. As a former U.S. House oversight staff director and counsel, having managed countless investigations of Justice, Defense, State and NASA for five years, we focused on waste, fraud and abuse, loss of life at Waco, mismanagement at immigration, defense inventory management, counter-narcotics, interagency coordination plain...
  • McRaven is No Admiral of Mine

    08/20/2018 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Oh, and President Trump--I would waste no time in granting McRaven's desire to have his security clearance revoked, he deserves the "honor." Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who dont know him. Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my...
  • Reports: Bill McRaven resigns from Pentagon board after op-ed criticizing Trump

    09/14/2018 11:39:26 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 115 replies
    The Statesman ^ | 9/14/2018 | Katie Hall
    Bill McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas System and a current UT-Austin professor, resigned on Aug. 20 from the Pentagons technology advisory board, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. His resignation came four days after The Washington Post published an opinion piece he wrote that criticized President Donald Trumps decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation, McRaven wrote. If you think for a moment that your...
  • The Case of Adam Lovinger: How Security Clearances of Trump Officials Are Politicized

    08/27/2018 5:25:59 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 27 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 8/27/18 | Jeff Carlson
    Adam Lovinger was a Strategic Affairs analyst with the Pentagons Office of Net Assessment (ONA). Since January 2017 he had been working on loan as a White House National Security Council analyst after being selected for the position by General Michael Flynn. Security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the presidents agenda by holding up or blocking appointees. In Mr. Lovingers case, those weaponizing the security-clearance process include a senior official who remains on the job despite publicly disparaging President Trump as unfit to lead, a Pentagon attorney who instructed colleagues on the...
  • Seamus Bruner: Comey-Mueller Cash in Through the Revolving Door of the Swamp

    08/24/2018 7:09:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Seamus Bruner, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) researcher and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions to enrich themselves. He joined Peter Schweizer, GAI president and Breitbart News senior editor-at-large, for a Wednesday interview with Sean Hannity. This is a familiar story [about] the revolving door; turning public service into self service, said Bruner. We followed the money. We followed it to the top, and we found that these choir boys or boy scouts as the media likes to depict them James...
  • The Reexamination of Security Clearances Was Long Overdue

    08/22/2018 11:52:41 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much has been written about former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudds recent unhinged outburst on CNN against Paris Dennard for the latters credible suggestion that many ex-officials have monetized the fact that they have retained their security clearances.[snip] In August 2017, Mudd warned a stunned Jake Tapper on CNN that the government is going to kill this guy [President Trump].[snip]Mudd further preened about his assassination allusions as a former government official: What Im saying is government people talk about the deep state when you disrespect government officials whove done 30 years, theyre going to say, Really?[snip]Mudd seems...
  • Flashback: Media Didnt Care When Obama Scrubbed Security Clearances

    08/20/2018 10:11:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 August 2018 | John Nolte
    The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in 2013. According to our media today, revoking security clearances of those who are no longer in government is the stuff of banana republics, of dictators, and a full-blown assault against the First Amendment. But when President Obama sought to do the exact same on a massive scale, the media hardly blinked and the news only earned dutiful coverage. W.H. Looks to Scrub Clearance List, was the November 21, 2013, headline at the far-left Politico. In a directive obtained by POLITICO,...
  • Pulling Their Clearances Is Only the Start Its Time to Stamp out Elite Privilege

    08/19/2018 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Help, Im being oppressed! My freedom of speech was been utterly stripped from me because when I retired from the Army those fascist monsters took away my TOP SECRET security clearance. See, a security clearance is a special privilege I should be entitled to exploit for as long as I want to because well, shut up peasant, thats why. I learned this in my Con Law class, right after we studied the Constitutions text enumerating the rights to abortion, wedding cake baking servitude, and to be called by the bizarre pronoun of your I mean xir choice.Oh wait,...
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • This is exactly why CNN has no credibility -- 'analysts' like Phil Mudd

    08/18/2018 12:06:11 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/18/18 | USA Features
    Actual headline: CNN intelligence expert Phil Mudd loses it when confronted with TRUTH about Brennan and security clearances Unhinged: The primary reason why its impossible for us to watch CNN is that you cant tell anymore what the networks experts are supposed to be noted experts in their field or professional jerks. Take one Phil Mudd, Mr. Intelligence Expert for the network. He became so unhinged during a Friday discussion of POTUS Donald Trumps revocation of Obama CIA hack John Brennans security clearance that he tried to throw a Republican strategist off the show but it wasnt his...
  • Pro-Trump Pentagon Analyst Was Stripped of His Security Clearance by Obama Holdovers

    08/18/2018 9:18:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    A Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama holdovers after he complained of suspicious government contracts with Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, the Washington Times reported. The pro-Trump analyst also apparently ruffled feathers when he blew the whistle on an alleged sweetheart deal with a woman Chelsea Clinton referred to as her best friend. Adam Lovinger, a senior official of the Defense Departments Office of Net Assessment (ONA), had his security clearance yanked on May 1, 2017, and has been relegated to performing clerical chores ever since. ONA...
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Bitter NeverTrumper Meltsdown when Called Out by Conservative on Security Clearances Video 8/17/18

    08/18/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 54 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2018 | Brian
    Methinks thou dost protest too much! Here is video of bitter NeverTrumper Phil Mudd on CNN having a total meltdown last night because Conservative Paris Dennard actually called him and others with Security Clearances out for trading on those clearances to get consulting and commentating gigs. Mudd rose to prominence at CNN after he consistently trashed Donald Trump on air. CNN could bring him on as an Intelligence Expert and know he would always hammer Trump. Here, Paris Dennard says it is widely known in Washington that if you have a Security Clearance you will get paid more money to...
  • The truth about security clearances

    08/17/2018 11:43:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/18 | Charles Wills
    If Brennan still had his security clearance, then it was unlawfully reactivated by the FBI or CIA for nefarious purposes, or he was still working for them in an official capacity I received several emails from fellow veterans asking: How in the hell did Brennan still have an active security clearance if he wasnt holding a position that required one? What is going on with Clapper, Rice, Brennan and others still having access to classified information? Whats all this about pulling security clearances from people who shouldnt have one anyway? Like me, they know that, according to regulations, civil servants...
  • WaPos Robinson: Trumps Pulling of Brennan Clearance Should be Article of Impeachment

    08/17/2018 4:16:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The left continues to lose its collective mind over President Trumps decision to revoke John Brennans security clearance. Yesterday, we noted Andrea Mitchell suggesting that Trumps action could constitute obstruction of justice. Today, Washington Post editor/columnist Eugene Robinson, on Morning Joe, took things an absurd step further, saying Trumps move was grounds for impeachment: This is just a blatant abuse of power. I mean, I dont know what else you can call it. And really should be one of the eventual articles of impeachment.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • White House: Trump Has Started Mechanism for Pulling Security Clearances from Certain Individuals

    07/25/2018 5:06:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 July 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump has started the mechanism for pulling security clearances from certain individuals, a White House aide revealed Tuesday. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One traveling to Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland, that the administration has begun taking the necessary steps to revoke access to classified information from former top intelligence officials but declined to get into specifics. What I can say is that the president finds it extremely inappropriate for somebody to go on television under the perception of legitimacy, integrity and level false and baseless claims against another...