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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/9-Friday 5/10/2019

    05/10/2019 2:39:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Tariffs on some goods imported from China were raised from 10 to 25 percent effective at 12:01 AM Eastern US time Friday morning.... "America stands with the GREAT PEOPLE of Venezuela for however long it takes!" President Trump tweeted late Wednesday night just hours after secret police in Venezuela arrested the Vice-President of the country's National Assembly..... North Korea conducting missile tests Thursday.... The US seizing a North Korean cargo ship...... Russia urging other nations to keep doing business with Iran in spite of new sanctions announced this week by the United States and Iranian moves to operate outside the...
  • eBay founder's links to Obama unveiled

    07/01/2009 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 42 replies · 1,480+ views
    wnd ^ | July 02, 2009 12:00 am Eastern | Drew Zahn
    Endorsement, appointment included in billionaire's connections Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar's politics have become the subject of blog commentary because the web auction site over the last week repeatedly scrubbed an offering of an allegedly genuine copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate – from Mombasa, Kenya. But the company said it wouldn't get involved in any discussion of Omidyar's activities or political statements. Spokeswoman Evonne Gomez said, "We certainly wouldn't comment on our founder's political concessions or beliefs. He is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company." She said if a question was submitted in writing, she would...
  • Pulitzer winner says Trump ‘broke the brains’ of ‘a lot of people’ with his steadfast resistance...

    04/20/2019 4:53:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2019 | Jon Dougherty
    One of the reasons why tens of millions of Americans put Donald Trump in the White House was because he wasn’t born and bred of the Washington political establishment. The primary reason why the Washington political establishment wants him out of the White House is precisely that he isn’t one of them. But try as they have, the D.C. Swamp — consisting of politicized factions within the Justice Department and intelligence community, working hand-in-hand with a corrupt elitist media — has been unable to depose POTUS Trump. Beyond that, they haven’t been able to shame Trump out of office, silence...
  • Omar apologizes after Dem leaders blast tweets as 'anti-Semitic'

    02/11/2019 12:54:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Cristina Marcos
    Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated by money to defend Israel. Omar's apology came after she spoke with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who along with other House Democratic leaders called on her to apologize for the "use of anti-Semitic tropes" about Jewish people and money. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step...
  • Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

    02/10/2019 10:00:58 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/11/19 | Joel Pollak
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening for using an anti-Jewish stereotype when she alleged that members of Congress had been paid to support Israel. Omar began by tweeting “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a comment by left-wing Israel critic Glenn Greenwald in which he lamented that Congress in general, and Republicans in particular, supported Israel. At no point did Omar acknowledge that what she had said was in any way antisemitic or offensive. Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, is Jewish.
  • As Bezos Demands Privacy, Amazon Enables the Surveillance State

    02/09/2019 4:27:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 09 FEB 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    The Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald wrote a searing column on Friday documenting Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos’ extensive relationship with intelligence agencies and the deep state. The reminder of Bezos’ corporate partnership with controversial government entities such as the CIA and NSA couldn’t come at a more appropriate time, as the Amazon founder has attracted attention for lashing out at what he calls an attempt by the National Enquirer to invade his privacy. Bezos alleges he’s the victim of attempted blackmail on behalf of the Enquirer, which supposedly threatened to release his personal lewd photos if he didn’t shut down a...
  • Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

    02/09/2019 4:47:18 AM PST · by free_life · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb 8/2019 | Glenn Greenwald
    Full tile: Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else IF BEZOS WERE the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic. That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with...
  • Amazon's Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report

    01/10/2019 8:03:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/10/2019 | Catie Keck
    An investigation from the Intercept’s Sam Biddle published Thursday alleged that owners of Ring security cameras may have been spied on by employees of the company, an allegation Ring denies. However, citing sources familiar with Ring’s privacy practices, the Intercept reported that employees who were reportedly granted “highly privileged access” were able to gain access to video recordings as well as to Ring cameras in- or outside an individual’s home, depending on where the devices were positioned, using only that person’s email address. Per the Intercept: "Despite its mission to keep people and their property secure, the company’s treatment of...
  • A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath..so She Lost Her [tr]

    12/18/2018 6:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 17, 2018 | Glenn Greenwald
    A children's speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her...
  • Why the Washington Post Fears the Freedom Center - Greenfield

    10/22/2018 2:53:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 22, 2018 | Greenfield
    Why the Washington Post Fears the Freedom Center We’re making a difference and the media is trying to stop us. October 22, 2018 Daniel Greenfield 11 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. “Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a dark whisper campaign against Jamal Khashoggi,” the Washington Post nervously warned. It was the third week of Khashoggimania. And some difficult questions were being asked. The Washington Post had provided Jamal Khashoggi, a Hamas supporter and an old friend of Osama bin...
  • Jeff Sessions touts prison for second Trump-era source: 'A warning to every would-be leaker'

    10/18/2018 6:17:02 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2018
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions celebrated the four-year prison sentence handed down Thursday for former FBI agent Terry Albury, calling it "a warning to every would-be leaker." Albury was sentenced in Minnesota after pleading guilty to providing classified information to reporters. He is believed to have sent The Intercept documents that included a guide to informant recruitment and rules for seizing journalist records. "We are conducting perhaps the most aggressive campaign against leaks in Department history," Sessions said in an afternoon statement.
  • Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years over classified report leak

    08/23/2018 8:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/18 | Brooke Singman
    Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner, 26, was sentenced to 63 months, with no fine in a Georgia courtroom on Thursday. She received an additional three years of supervised release. Winner appeared in court Thursday wearing an orange jumpsuit. Winner pleaded guilty in June after being held in prison at the Lincoln County Jail near Augusta, Georgia. Winner was arrested in June 2017, and charged under the Espionage Act...
  • Former CIA Director: With Trump, I Didn't Think Through The Downside Of The Intel

    12/14/2017 7:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CIA Director Michael Morell sat down with Politico’s Susan Glasser, where he admitted that he and others from the intelligence community didn’t think through the consequences of them becoming political last year. Last year, Morell wrote an op-ed in The New York Times that endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Within the agency, Morell sharked his way up the halls of the CIA becoming the chief intelligence briefer to President George W. Bush, and then acting director twice. Intelligence analysts serve the country. There is no politics involved in any of their analyses—at least not until Trump was elected....
  • AT&T lets NSA hide and surveil in plain sight, The Intercept reports

    07/03/2018 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 14 replies
    C-NET ^ | June 28, 2018 | Marrian Zhou
    The NSA has reportedly set up shop in AT&T buildings across the US for at least the past several years. The Intercept says it's identified eight AT&T facilities that are used for the National Security Agency's surveillance initiative. They are reportedly linked to a program called "Fairview," started in 1985, and AT&T is the only company involved with it. The facilities are spread out in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC, according to the report. Last year, The Intercept reported on a likely NSA surveillance site in New York. Monday's report is...
  • U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

    07/21/2017 5:16:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 07/19/2017 | Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Grim
    THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so...
  • Hard reality: Winner pleading out for 63-month sentence

    06/26/2018 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Posted at 2:01 pm on June 26, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    She wanted to “burn the White House down” and leaked classified information to an inept reporter by hiding it in her pantyhose in an attempt to punish Donald Trump. Instead, Reality Winner will spend 63 months in the Big House after taking a plea deal in Trump’s efforts to crack down on leakers. This morning, the tawdry story of an NSA employee and her not-so-secret affinity for the Iranian regime came to an end with a whimper instead of a bang: See Also: Today’s hot topics: Travel ban, NIFLA, immigration, Arlene’s Flowers, and more! Reality L. Winner, a former Air...
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

    12/06/2017 5:34:29 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-6-2017
    A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept. Former CIA agent John R. Maguire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire -...
  • Minnesota FBI agent who leaked secret documents pleads guilty

    04/17/2018 3:17:28 PM PDT · by GeaugaRepublican · 43 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 04/17/2018 | Stephen Montemayor
    A former Minneapolis FBI agent caught leaking classified documents to The Intercept pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon.
  • FBI agent charged with leaking classified documents to media

    03/28/2018 5:00:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Justice Department has filed charges against a former FBI agent accusing him of leaking classified documents to a news outlet. Terry Albury, whom Minnesota Public Radioreported worked on counterterrorism matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stands accused of two counts — “knowingly and willfully” transmitting national defense information to The Intercept, and refusing to hand over a document related to terrorism recruitment. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, officials filed a two-page felony information document, which the paper described as “a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea.” The documents Mr. Albury is accused of giving to the...