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  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 193 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Carter Page Calls for Release of FISA Warrant Details Comey’s FBI ‘Concocted’

    06/12/2017 5:56:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    Carter Page sent a request to Deputy AG Rosenstein Monday seeking the release of info used to allegedly obtain a FISA warrant to monitor his communications. Page sent the inquiry to Rosenstein via email and shared that email with Breitbart News. The FISA information release request comes just before AG Jeff Sessions is to appear in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday. Page’s email via Breitbart News: Whereas this will be an open hearing (with Sessions), I would kindly request the immediate prior release of my illegitimate 2016 FISA warrants which were allegedly concocted by the...
  • Did James Comey Cover Up a Massive and Illegal FBI-CIA Spying Operation?

    06/11/2017 9:40:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06/10/2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Whistleblower says CIA spied on Supreme Court justices, Trump, and 20 million other Americans using FBI computers. The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering whether to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey to appear before the committee following his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. He initially had refused a request to testify to the Judiciary Committee. Should Comey appear before the Judiciary Committee, he may be asked about his disclosure that he gave a “close friend” memos detailing his meetings with President Donald Trump. But he may also face questions about the bombshell lawsuit, filed Monday by a...
  • Awan Brothers Scandal Creates Fears About Scope Of Data Leak

    06/10/2017 2:36:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 67 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | 06/09/2017 | Kenneth Whittle
    Over the past few months, the story of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police. The Awan brothers were Pakistani IT specialists, whom worked for more than 30 house and senate democrats, as well as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The substantial scandal has raised questions about who may have been passed data which the Awans had access to, given Pakistan’s history of collaborating with a number of foreign countries who have demonstrated past willingness to influence...
  • The monumental idiocy of leaker Reality Leigh Winner

    06/10/2017 2:11:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:26 PM | Becket Adams
    The online news outlet that unwittingly outed the Georgia woman who has since admitted to providing them with classified National Security Agency documents may not be the dumbest entity in this story. Reality Winner, 25, whose top-secret clearance gave her access to the now-leaked NSA information, has been coaching family members via jailhouse phone calls, which are monitored, on how to manipulate investigators and the press, according to prosecutors. Her plan, they said, is to portray herself as some sort of scared, doe-eyed neophyte.
  • Rosie O'Donnell joins group of supporters who have raised $15,000 for alleged NSA leaker Reality....

    06/08/2017 8:18:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2017 | Jessica Chia For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Rosie O'Donnell joins group of supporters who have raised $15,000 for alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner: Comedian donates $1,000 to online campaign set up by fans who think she is a 'hero and patriot' Rosie O'Donnell donated $1,000 to an online fundraiser for alleged National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner that has already amassed $15,000. The GoFundMe page for Winner has racked up $14,842 after the federal government filed a criminal complaint accusing her of removing classified material from a government facility and passing them off to an online news outlet. The 25-year-old Winner, who O'Donnell hailed as...
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/07/2017 8:58:27 AM PDT · by MeganC · 35 replies
    Circa.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the NSA's collection of data...
  • Ex-intel contractor sues Comey, alleging FBI covered up mass civil liberties violations

    06/06/2017 10:12:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    Circa ^ | June 6th, 2017 | by John Solomon and Sara Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor has sued fired FBI Director James Comey and other current and ex-government officials, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence provided to agents showing widespread illegal spying on Americans. The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the National Security Agency’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer. Documents obtained by Circa outside of the lawsuit show that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington...
  • How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner

    06/06/2017 7:13:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Errata Security ^ | 6 Jun 2017
    Today, The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept. The document posted by the Intercept isn't the original PDF file, but a PDF containing the pictures of the printed version that was then later scanned in. The problem is that most new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where documents, any document, is printed. Because the NSA logs...
  • Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2013 | SCOTT SHANE
    The Russian warning to the United States government in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, was based on two intercepted telephone calls discussing jihad, both involving his mother, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. The Russian authorities informed the F.B.I. in March 2011 that Mr. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in the United States for about a decade, had changed drastically, had adopted extremist views and planned to travel to Russia to meet with underground groups. The F.B.I. sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his...
  • Lawmakers demand more information and privacy protections before reauthorizing FISA snooping powers

    06/04/2017 3:33:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Congress shouldn’t reauthorize the government’s most potent snooping powers until it imposes stronger safeguards for Americans, a key conservative lawmaker said in response to a judge’s ruling that U.S. intelligence agencies tried to hide potential breaches of privacy rights. Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said Judge Rosemary M. Collyer’s April ruling is the latest in a string of warning signs that federal agencies need more oversight before Congress renews their broad powers under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In particular, Mr. Labrador and several colleagues want to know how often Americans’ information is scooped up and...
  • Was Obama administration illegal spying worse than Watergate?

    05/31/2017 10:07:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 55 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | 05/30/2017 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    <p>The Obama administration's illegal spying may have been worse than Watergate.</p> <p>In 1972, some employees of President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. This led to Nixon’s resignation and probably would have led to his felony prosecution had he not been pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford.</p>
  • The House Intelligence Committee just issued its first subpoenas in the Trump-Russia investigation

    05/31/2017 5:37:31 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 21 replies
    The other three subpoenas relate to questions around why Obama administration officials "unmasked" and distributed the names of Trump associates in classified intelligence reports. The Journal reported that those subpoenas were issued to the CIA, FBI, and NSA and are seeking information related to unmasking requests made by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA director John Brennan, and former UN ambassador Samantha Power.
  • Court Criticizes Obama Admin for Illegal Spying On U.S. Citizens

    05/30/2017 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/17 | Ken Klukowski
    Intelligence agencies violated the constitutional rights of American citizens through illegal surveillance during the Obama administration, recently declassified documents from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) show. The secretive court also notes a change for the better under President Trump’s team. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorizes two courts to provide judicial review for U.S. intelligence agencies when their activities require them to monitor people on U.S. soil. One is FISC, and the other is the court that hears appeals from FISC decisions, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR). The benches of FISC are comprised of...
  • James Rosen: Comey's FBI Broke Its Own Rules & Procedures On Spying On Americans

    05/29/2017 11:51:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 5/28/17 | Tim Hains
    House Republicans call for answers; Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports from Washington: JAMES ROSEN: [House Democratic Leader] Pelosi confessed ignorance of this week's disclosure that the National Security Agency for at least five years under the Obama administration systematically violated Americans' Fourth Amendment rights... Civil liberties groups said the disclosures should factor into lawmakers' decision at year's end about whether to reauthorize the NSA collection program that witnessed the abuses...
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • LIARS LIARS. PANTS ON FIRE.

    05/28/2017 9:48:38 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 9 replies
    This is a long article about various Russian leak scenarios and who was responsible for ordering the actual surveillance of the Trump campaign. There lay the responsibility to S. Leslie Ireland, a trusted confidant who had personally delivered intelligence reports to Obama earlier in his presidency. Here's the money quote: The Anonymous Patriots have concluded that the U.S. Treasury Office of Intelligence and Analysis would have been responsible for the surveillance. S. Leslie Ireland, another Obama-Clinton loyalist, was in-charge of that office and had the authority to order a FISA warrant and/or conduct the surveillance as part of her normal...
  • FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization, officials say

    05/28/2017 6:22:40 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    ABC News and NYT separately ^ | 26 May 2018 | Josh Margolin Matthew Mosk Brian Ross
    The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News. Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and said the subsequent meeting took place at the FBI’s New York headquarters on May 8, the day before Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Spokesmen for the FBI, CIA and Secret Service all declined to comment. Reached by phone, Eric Trump, an executive...
  • How team Obama tried to hack the eleciton

    05/27/2017 11:50:20 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/26/17 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
  • Reuters/WaPo Publish Evidence of Obama Spying on Trump Campaign...

    05/27/2017 10:29:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    ..."What this Reuters and Washington Post story actually does is prove the Obama Administration was spying on the Trump campaign. That’s the explosive angle to the story. It’s not the nothingburger report that Jared or anyone else was trying to set up communication lines that matters – the real story is Reuters and the Washington Post proving that Obama was spying on conversations about setting up those lines of communication.