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  • Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ

    09/23/2018 12:19:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Brett Samuels
    Republicans on Sunday seized on reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year proposed secretly recording President Trump, in order to renew calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged bias within the Department of Justice (DOJ). “[Trump] shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying. He said he did not do the things alleged, but there’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it in [Hillary] Clinton’s favor; after the election they’re trying to...
  • Papadopoulos: British Govt. Was Spying on Trump Campaign by April 2016 – Obama Knew

    09/21/2018 9:40:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Sep 18 | Jim Hoft
    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign volunteer targeted by the Deep State and foreign spies let loose on Twitter this week and claimed he was targeted by US allies and “Obama knew!” Papadopoulos tweeted on September 13th that the Brits met with him often before the 2016 campaign – While I have never met a Russian official in my life knowingly, the British government liked to meet me quite often throughout the campaign. Including Tobias Ellwood, who was right under Boris Johnson, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 14, 2018 Papadopoulos notified the FBI that he thought...
  • Estonia says it arrests two on suspicion of spying for Russia

    09/05/2018 10:11:11 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2018 | Anna Ringstrom
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Estonian security police have detained two Estonian men, one of whom has been working at the Baltic country’s defense forces’ headquarters, on suspicion of spying for Russia, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The office said they were suspected of passing Estonian and foreign classified information to the Russian Military Intelligence Service (GRU) for more than five years.
  • Omarosa taped nearly all of her White House conversations: report

    09/03/2018 9:13:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | By Lia Eustachewich
    Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded nearly all the conversations she had in the White House — including those she had with “all of the Trumps,” according to a report Monday. The ousted White House aide carried two devices — a government-issued phone and a personal one she would record on, a source who witnessed her make many of the recordings told Axios. Manigault Newman would hit record before walking into meetings and tuck her personal cell into a pocket or small purse, the source said. She would also put calls on her government phone on speaker and record with her...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

    08/31/2018 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 31, 2018 | Staff
    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...
  • "Collusion" Anyone? China reportedly is funding American progressive think-tanks

    08/27/2018 11:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    "Collusion," anyone?  Bill Gertz of the Free Beacon reports on the efforts, directed at the highest level of the Chinese government, to shape our politics: China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The Party's United Front strategy includes paying several Washington think tanks with the...
  • Two Individuals Charged for Acting as Illegal Agents of the Government of Iran

    08/20/2018 6:36:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 08 20 2018 | Department of Justice
    An indictment was returned today charging Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, with allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, and collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of the group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The charges were announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia, and Acting Executive Assistant Director Michael McGarrity...
  • 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 Department’s 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...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    08/17/2018 7:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/17/2018 | BY ZACH DORFMAN
    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

    08/09/2018 5:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Rep. Devin Nunes was secretly recorded telling supporters that the Republicans have to keep control of the House to protect President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, according to a report. “If [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones,” Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at a private fundraiser July 30, NBC News reported Wednesday. “Which is really the danger. … I mean we have to keep all these seats,” he continued. “We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all...
  • Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

    08/06/2018 9:28:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/2018 | Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and AnnaMaria Andriotis
    The social media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users. Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends. The company over the past year asked JPMorgan Chase JPM +0.25% & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. C +0.20% and U.S. Bancorp USB +0.40% to discuss potential offerings it could host for bank customers on Facebook Messenger, said people familiar with the matter. Facebook...
  • Democratic candidates told not to use ZTE, Huawei devices: source

    08/04/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not sell Huawei or ZTE (000063.SZ) products, saying they potentially could be used to spy on Americans. Earlier this year they pushed AT&T (T.N) to drop a deal with Huawei to sell its smartphones in the United States.
  • Wall Street finally taught Zuckerberg the lesson he deserved

    07/28/2018 8:53:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 July 2018 | Matthew Hennessey
    This week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got the whack across the nose that many had hoped Congress would give him back in April. The social-media giant’s stock price took a spectacular nose dive Thursday after the company forecast a slowdown in the rate of new user sign-ups. Analysts reckon Facebook’s limp response to the European Union’s recently enacted digital privacy laws also soured investors on its near-term financial future. While Zuckerberg spent the first half of 2018 listening to but not really hearing complaints about how Facebook mishandles user data, it’s a good bet he’s listening now. All told,...
  • My news testimony about the government’s intrusions into my computers (Sharyl Attkisson)

    07/27/2018 6:14:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    On Tuesday, I was asked to testify to Congress about a proposed bipartisan “Shield” law that would protect reporters from going to prison if they refuse to reveal their confidential sources. There are exemptions in the proposed law for instances where national security is at risk or lives are in danger. (Thank you to Congressmen Jordan, Raskin, Meadows, Palmer, Krishnamoorthi and Grothman.) At the hearing, I was asked about the government intrusion of my computers. CBS Confirms Sharyl Attkisson’s Computer Hacked The testimony starts :55 minutes into the YouTube link of the hearing below. If you’re interested in the questions...
  • IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development.

    07/24/2018 7:44:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 24, 2018 | Emaparator Rex
    1. IMPORTANT: Clapper throwing Obama under the bus is an extremely important development. Remember, though: he ISN'T referring to the FISA fraud being exposed 24/7, or the Mueller clownshow. The scandal Clapper's referring to is MUCH worse than either. Some thoughts. 2. The FISA fraud being exposed is, without a doubt, the most shocking abuse of power in US history. The FBI/DOJ used unvetted info, by-passing strict Woods verification, to illegally obtain a Title I FISA warrant on an innocent US citizen. It can't get any worse. Or can it? 3. Question for you: Why would they need to get...
  • Confirmed: Deep State Used Phony Dossier to Get FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump

    07/23/2018 3:46:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Many things have become self-evident since we were last together, ladies and gentlemen. I am here to point them out to you. Although many of you are very smart and have probably figured this stuff out on your own, you no doubt enjoy hearing me say it because it validates what you already think. Greetings and welcome. Another exciting excursion into broadcast excellence is up and at ’em. Telephone number, if you want to join us, is 800-282-2882. The email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. Okay. So on a not-much-going-on Saturday — normally document dumps occur on Friday, but this one happened...
  • Five Chinese map apps ordered to stop obtaining irrelevant personal data

    07/21/2018 6:34:53 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    China Daily ^ | 18JUL18 | editorial staff
    Three dominant Chinese map app companies announced recently they’d put a stop to requiring users to share unnecessary personal information primarily around text messages and contact lists, a privacy issue revealed in a 2018 report regarding privacy concerns on mobile map apps. The report, by Shanghai Consumer Council released on July 18, revealed that five map mobile apps, including AutoNavi, Baidu Map and Tencent Map, all seek to solicit sensitive personal data from users considered irrelevant for the apps to perform. In response, the three companies said they’d release new versions that removed requests for collecting users’ irrelevant personal information,...
  • Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home

    07/18/2018 6:00:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 79 replies
    The intrusion took place at Bell Stonebridge Apartments in Woodbridge, VA. “Working in politics, you become accustomed to the rough-and-tumble nature of the sport. But never in a million years could I have anticipated the New York Times sending a reporter to break into my apartment looking for a story. We’re working with police investigators, and look forward to justice being served,” Brian Landrum said in a statement. The eyewitness was listening to music when she heard rustling, turned around, and saw a female in Landrum’s kitchen. The woman was turning to leave. The kitchen is 5 to 10 feet...
  • Trump Says He May Ask Putin to Extradite Intelligence Agents

    07/15/2018 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    newsmax ^ | July 15, 2018
    President Donald Trump said he may ask Vladimir Putin to extradite 12 Russian intelligence agents indicted Friday for hacking Democratic email accounts during the 2016 campaign, and said he has “low expectations” for his summit Monday with the Russian leader. “I go in with low expectations,” Trump said in excerpts of an interview with CBS News released Sunday. “I’m not going with high expectations.” A U.S. grand jury issued an indictment against the agents on Friday, charging them with hacking into email accounts controlled by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The charges stem from Special Counsel Robert...
  • Top Democrats Panic – Demand Trump Intel Chief Keep Info Classified on Trump Campaign Spy Halper

    07/14/2018 7:27:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/14/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Top congressional Democrats wrote National Intelligence Director Dan Coats to demand the Trump administration keep classified information on Trump campaign spy Stefan Halper. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), said the wider sharing of the information may put sources and methods at risk. Democrat leaders are panicked that information on the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign before the summer of 2016 will be released to the public.