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  • ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency

    12/13/2017 4:49:37 AM PST · by EVO X · 182 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote...
  • Fusion GPS told media of Trump-Russia claims, but did not verify dossier: source

    11/15/2017 4:05:08 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2017 | Catherine Herridge
    The co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ told House investigators Tuesday that he personally discussed with members of the media allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, though he did not speak to the sources behind the claims, a source told Fox News. According to a source familiar with the matter, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson refused to answer key questions during his seven-hour, closed-door appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. The source said he would not answer questions on his relationship with specific journalists or ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign, which financed the anti-Trump research...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • Jim Jordan Makes the Case Against the FBI and Peter Strzok

    12/07/2017 3:11:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 7,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Jordan acts like he knows something we don’t. If he is right, this is the biggest scandal in American political history:If you want to understand the news that has been swirling around the FBI’s Peter Strzok, who played a key role in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging Russia probe (including interviewing General Flynn), you should watch this riveting seven-minute video of Congressman Jim Jordan interrogating FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier today. Wray was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Jordan does a beautiful job of tying together the Strzok-related stories that have bubbled to the...
  • North Korea Boats Washing Up in Japan Spark Spy Scare

    12/06/2017 5:30:56 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 11 replies
    Reuters/gcaptain. ^ | December 6, 2017 | By Kiyoshi Takenaka
    An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan – some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board – raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.
  • White House denies planning private global spy network to circumvent U.S. agencies

    12/05/2017 2:21:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Steven Nelson
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the Trump administration is not preparing to set up a private global spy network to circumvent U.S. intelligence agencies. "I haven't asked [President Trump], but it's not something that's currently in the works," Sanders said at the daily White House press briefing. The denial followed a report in The Intercept that the administration was considering reliance on private spies to avoid "deep state" biases against Trump and to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo supplemental information. The idea reportedly is being considered at the urging of Blackwater founder Erik Prince and Oliver North,...
  • Did Brits Plant the Hillary Bomb?

    12/04/2017 12:46:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | James Lewis
    Americans generally know nothing about our European "allies" and the nefarious plans they may occasionally hatch against us. But people familiar with history know how the British Foreign Office was a primary mover in getting the United States into World War I. Winston Churchill certainly wanted us to join the Brits in WWII, and after Pearl Harbor, we did. By the 1930s, the Soviets had deeply suborned and penetrated the U.K., and sentimental Marxism is still the main religion of Britain, though the name "Mohammed" is now the most popular name for baby boys. A BBC survey several years ago...
  • Justice probes deals with China by FBI

    10/01/2003 4:38:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 190+ views
    AP | 10/01/03 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inspector general is investigating whether FBI agents involved in espionage and terrorism cases improperly used informants and subjects of investigation to benefit private businesses they were running on the side, according to officials and documents. The allegations, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press, include that agents' and intelligence assets' private companies were involved in business deals in China and the Middle East about the same time the FBI was investigating Chinese efforts to acquire sensitive technology. The FBI says it is cooperating with the investigation. "Any time there is a request...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist 'tortured on suspicion of revealing state secrets'

    01/05/2011 12:36:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/4/10 | Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Shahram Amiri, who claimed he was abducted by CIA, has not been seen since return from US last yearAn Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed to have been abducted by the CIA and who returned to a hero's welcome in Tehran in July has been imprisoned and tortured on suspicion of giving away state secrets, according to an opposition website. Iranbriefing.net – run by a US-based group that normally reports on political prisoners and the activities of Iran's revolutionary guard – said the scientist, Shahram Amiri, had been interrogated intensively for three months in Tehran before spending two months in solitary...
  • FBI watched, then acted as Russian spy moved closer to Hillary Clinton

    10/24/2017 10:08:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/17 06:00 PM EDT | JOHN SOLOMON AND ALISON SPANN
    As Hillary Clinton was beginning her job as President Obama’s chief diplomat, federal agents observed as multiple arms of Vladimir Putin’s machine unleashed an influence campaign designed to win access to the new secretary of State, her husband Bill Clinton and members of their inner circle, according to interviews and once-sealed FBI records. Some of the activities FBI agents gathered evidence about in 2009 and 2010 were covert and illegal. A female Russian spy posing as an American accountant, for instance, used a false identity to burrow her way into the employ of a major Democratic donor in hopes of...
  • Female Russian Spy Tried To Gain Access to Hillary Clinton Inner Circle By Posing As An Accountant

    10/23/2017 6:51:04 AM PDT · by MV=PY · 26 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/23/17 | Callum Paton
    Declassified FBI documents show that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was targeted by a Russian spy posing as an accountant who wanted access to her and her husband, Bill Clinton. The FBI affidavit details how the the Russian intelligence service the SVR and the Kremlin sought to influence the Clintons using covert and illegal means between 2009-10, The Hill reported. ...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Bolshevik Bernie and the Communist Spy

    09/16/2015 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/75290 ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a 1,500-word article about the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, The Washington Post waited until the 25th paragraph to note that the self-declared socialist faces an “obstacle” to winning the presidency. The paper said that “…Sanders has not faced the kind of media scrutiny, let alone attacks from opponents, that leading candidates eventually experience.” The authors, Philip Rucker and James Wagner, added, “Sure to follow his summer surge is an autumn of investigations that could reveal new details about his personal background and record.” One of the more interesting members of the DSA is Kurt Stand, a communist spy for...
  • Hillary Clinton Quickly Rushed TEN Russian Spies Back to Moscow Before FBI Could Question Them

    10/20/2017 5:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundt ^ | 10/20/17 | Cristina Laila
    All Russian roads lead to Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is neck deep in a Russian scandal involving bribery, kickbacks and extortion. FBI documents show that a Russian spy ring was simultaneously targeting her before and during her time as Secretary of State. The FBI arrested 10 Russian spies in June of 2010 and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quickly rushed them back to Moscow on a busy 4th of July weekend before the FBI was finished questioning them. Returning the spy ring to Moscow also prevented them from standing trial. Why???
  • How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

    10/11/2017 4:59:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-11-17 | NICOLE PERLROTH and SCOTT SHANE
    It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs. What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such global reach was its improvised search tool — antivirus software made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies. The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s own network alerted the United States to the broad Russian...
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Exiled Billionaire Says Dozens of Chinese Spies Sent to U.S. in Recent Months

    10/06/2017 9:41:15 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 4 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | October 6, 2017 | RFA
    The ruling Chinese Communist Party is flooding the United States with its spies, according to exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, who is on Beijing's most-wanted list for a number of criminal charges. Guo, who also goes by the name Miles Kwok, revealed a document to the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday that he said backed up his claim that China has stepped up its U.S.-based spying operations, sending dozens of new operatives from the state security police to work in the country. "This document has been verified as genuine for us by government agencies in the U.S. and in...
  • First Look to Support Defense of Reality Winner in Espionage Act Prosecution

    07/12/2017 12:21:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 11, 2017 | Betsy Reed
    The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, has taken steps to provide independent support for the legal defense of Reality Winner, the NSA contract employee who was recently arrested in the first instance of the Trump administration using the 100-year-old Espionage Act to prosecute an alleged journalistic source. Winner, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of having anonymously mailed a document to The Intercept relating to a federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The NSA report, which was the basis of a story published by The Intercept on June 5, describes efforts by Russian military...
  • Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

    09/26/2017 7:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Alastair Sharp
    Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. Manning told Reuters via direct message on Twitter that she drove up to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday evening, planning to vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. She said she was stopped at the border and detained overnight before being handed a report stating she was inadmissible “on grounds of serious criminality,” according to a picture of the report she posted online. The offenses Manning was convicted of under the...
  • US spied on Russian President Medvedev at 2009 G20 summit – NSA leaks

    06/16/2013 2:37:35 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 20 replies
    RT ^ | 6/16 | RT
    As Britain readies to host the G8 summit, the documents uncovered by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that back in 2009 US spies intercepted top-secret communication of then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to London. The shocking news has been broken by The Guardian which has seen the documents. It also revealed that a UK intelligence agency, GCHQ, monitored foreign politicians and intercepted their emails during the 2009 G20 summit held in the British capital. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by UK intelligence agencies to read their email traffic....