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  • Role in Trumpís impeachment casts shadow over Army officerís promotion

    06/18/2020 11:00:40 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2020 | Shane Harris, Missy Ryan, Josh Dawsey, Greg Miller
    An Army officerís promotion is in jeopardy over what some officials fear could be White House retaliation for his role in last yearís impeachment inquiry, raising the possibility that President Trump might again intervene in military affairs, according to officials familiar with the matter. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who received a Purple Heart for his actions in Iraq and later served as a White House aide on European affairs, is among hundreds of officers selected to be promoted to full colonel this year. Such promotions are typically signed off on by Army and then Pentagon leaders before moving to the...
  • Goodfellowís Bedfellows: Whoís in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 87 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellowís BedfellowsWhoís in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornellís Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luceís Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • Initiative seeks to challenge Trump's online megaphone

    05/02/2020 12:20:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    A new Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is planning to deploy technology originally developed to counter Islamic State propaganda in service of a domestic political goal - to combat online efforts to promote President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president's claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across...
  • Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying of strokes

    04/26/2020 2:34:06 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2020 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    Doctors sound alarm about patients in their 30s and 40s left debilitated or dead. Some didnít even know they were infected. The man was among several recent stroke patients in their 30s to 40s who were all infected with the coronavirus. The median age for that type of severe stroke is 74. As Oxley, an interventional neurologist, began the procedure to remove the clot, he observed something he had never seen before. On the monitors, the brain typically shows up as a tangle of black squiggles ó ďlike a can of spaghetti,Ē he said ó that provide a map of...
  • Durham Inquiry Includes Scrutiny of a Media Leak

    04/25/2020 2:59:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    nytimes ^ | 4/24/2020 | Adam Goldman, Julian E. Barnes and Katie Benner
    The attorney general has suggested that the Justice Department review of the Russia investigation has uncovered ďtroublingĒ findings without going into details. For years, President Trump has complained bitterly about F.B.I. officials who investigated his campaignís ties to Russia, and about the ďrogue bureaucrats of the Deep StateĒ at the intelligence agencies, portraying them as enemies out to delegitimize his presidency. Now, a special Justice Department inquiry investigating those officials has taken on another of Mr. Trumpís irritants: leaks to the news media. Investigators for John H. Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut leading the investigation, have asked witnesses about...
  • Washington Post Reporter Found Dead

    04/10/2020 11:24:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    washingtonian.com ^ | April 10, 2020 | Luke Mullins
    Washington Post reporter Darran Simon was found dead in his apartment on Thursday, according to a newsroom memo from Tracy Grant, the Postís managing editor for staff development and standards. Simon covered D.C. government and politics for The Post, according to a January 30 memo announcing his arrival at the newspaper. Read the memo about his passing below:
  • ĎShut the Hell Upí Ė Eric Holder Lashes Out at Investigative Reporter Paul Sperry For Exposing Left-Wing Prosecutor Who Let McCabe Off the Hook

    02/20/2020 5:13:43 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    GP ^ | 02/20/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Obama‚Äôs corrupt ‚Äúwingman‚ÄĚ AG Eric Holder lashed out at investigative reporter Paul Sperry this week and told him to ‚Äėshut the hell up.‚ÄôRecall, Paul Sperry revealed the identity of the anti-Trump CIA ‚Äėwhistleblower‚Äô Eric Ciaramella in an explosive Real Clear Investigations report.Sperry also exposed the left-wing federal prosecutor who let McCabe off the hook.McCabe was let off the hook by the feds even though he admitted lying to investigators.‚ÄúWe write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe,‚ÄĚ prosecutors J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston wrote to...
  • MOONBATS WANT BLOOD! [Haditha Marine photos]

    01/14/2007 12:06:38 PM PST · by RedRover · 93 replies · 2,304+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | January 14, 2007 | David Allender
    Gruesome photographs of dead Iraqis, allegedly killed by US Marines in Haditha, will soon be made public. That is, if the leaks keep coming and the anti-war crowd has its way.The photos were given to the Washington Post by the enemy within. An unnamed "defense official". He or she gave the Post the entire Naval Criminal Investigation Service report into the incident at Haditha.On January 7, the Post published, Marines' Photos Provide Graphis Evidence in Haditha Probe. "Among the images," according to the article, "there is a young boy with a picture of a helicopter on his pajamas, slumped over,...
  • Party Time! Washington Post Reporters (Caught) Wishing Everyone a ĎMerry Impeachmasí

    12/19/2019 12:15:24 PM PST · by powermill · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2019 12:57 EST | By Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a late Wednesday night, post-impeachment tweet completely devoid of all self-awareness, Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade flaunted how she and four other journalists from the paper were celebrating President Trumpís impeachment. ďMerry Impeachmas from the WaPo team! [Paul Kane] is buying ... w/[Karoun Demirjian] [Seung Min Kim] [Mike DeBonis],Ē she gleefully shared in the now-deleted tweet, along with a picture of them around a restaurant table with food and at least two beers. Interestingly, three of the five newspaper writers involved with the apparent celebration (Bade, Demirjian, and Kim) are also CNN political analysts. Rightly, the supposedly objective...
  • Court Filing: Obama Holdover Heading Office Under Investigation for ĎIllegally Leakedí Clas

    11/27/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11/27/2019 | Christopher C. Hull
    The Obama holdover heading the Pentagon office reportedly under investigation by the U.S. attorney who is conducting the criminal probe of the TrumpĖRussia investigation was accused of leaking a classified document, in a recent court filing for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The connection hasnít been previously reported. According to a Nov. 21 report by independent journalist Sara Carter, U.S. Attorney John Durham is questioning personnel in the Pentagonís Office of Net Assessment (ONA). ONA awarded about $1 million in contracts to FBI informant Stefan Halper, who appears to have played a key role in alleged U.S. intelligence agency spying...
  • Bolton willing to defy White House and testify if court clears the way, according to people...

    11/07/2019 10:18:41 AM PST · by Mariner · 69 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | November 7th, 2019 | Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger
    Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry about his alarm at the Ukraine pressure campaign if a federal court clears the way, according to people familiar with his views. Bolton could be a powerful witness for Democrats: Top State Department and national security officials have already testified that he was deeply concerned about efforts by Trump and his allies to push Ukraine to open investigations into the presidentís political rivals while the Trump administration held up military aid to that country. The former national security adviser, who...
  • Why America needs a hate speech law

    10/30/2019 4:36:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2019 | Richard Stengel
    When I was a journalist, I loved Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.ís assertion that the Constitution and the First Amendment are not just about protecting ďfree thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.Ē But as a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is an outlier. Even the most sophisticated Arab diplomats that I dealt with did not understand why the First Amendment allows someone to burn a Koran. Why, they asked me, would you ever want to...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Postís Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trumpís conversations with Australiaís prime minister and Mexicoís president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • Trump on whistleblower complaint: Focus should be on Biden instead

    09/20/2019 8:28:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Friday dismissed growing scrutiny over a whistleblower complaint that reportedly raised concerns about a conversation he had with a Ukrainian leader, saying the focus should instead be on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's ties to Ukraine. "It doesn't matter what I discussed, but I'll tell you this, somebody ought to look into Joe Biden's statement," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with the Australian prime minister. Trump said he did not know who the whistleblower is, but derided the complaint as "partisan" and "ridiculous" and asserted that Biden is getting a pass because...
  • Is This What That Mysterious Whistleblower Complaint Involving Trump And A Foreign Leader Is About?

    09/20/2019 7:40:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2019 | AllahPundit
    Lots of buzz about this in political media this afternoon. But then, there were also many ‚Äúbombshells‚ÄĚ during the course of the Mueller investigation that caused a stir in political media and you know how those turned out.Speculation about the troubling ‚Äúpromise‚ÄĚ Trump may or may not have made to a foreign leader has naturally focused on Putin and Kim Jong Un. Did he promise Putin he‚Äôd make some startling international concession, like exiting NATO, in exchange for God knows what? Did he tell Kim that he‚Äôd withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea if Kim did X,Y, and Z?...
  • Trump whistleblower complaint involves Ukraine: report

    09/19/2019 6:29:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/19 | John Bowden
    The whistleblower complaint related to President Trump's discussions with a foreign leader filed by a member of the U.S. intelligence community involves Ukraine, according to The Washington Post. Two sources familiar with the situation told the Post that the conversation that sparked a whistleblower complaint about an "alarming" promise made by Trump during a recent discussion with a foreign leader involved Ukraine. It wasn't reportedly clear whether Trump's conversation that sparked the complaint was specifically with Ukraine's president, but the Post reports that Trump did have a discussion with the newly-elected Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, just weeks before it was...
  • Trumpís communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint...

    09/19/2019 5:54:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    WP ^ | 09 18 2019 | Greg Miller , Ellen Nakashima
    Trumpís communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint that spurred standoff between spy chief and Congress, former officials say The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trumpís communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Trumpís interaction with the foreign leader included a ďpromiseĒ that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the former officials, speaking on...
  • Washington Post Backtracks on Story About NC Democrat Legislators at 9-11 Ceremony

    09/13/2019 3:46:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post could have spared themselves a lot of embarrassment on Wednesday if only they had done some basic fact checking instead of acting as robotic stenographers for Democrat talking points. And the talking point in question was the fake news that Republicans legislators in North Carolina broke rules to vote for a budget override while their Democrat colleagues were nobly attending a 911 ceremony.
  • New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer (Seth Rich)

    05/20/2018 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 5/17/18 | Tim Barber
    **SNIP** After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer. Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower. Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.
  • Former FBI analyst admits snooping on anti-Mueller conspiracy theorist

    09/11/2019 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    washington post ^ | September 10 | Rachel Weiner
    A former analyst for the FBI admitted Tuesday to copying the private emails of a conservative conspiracy theorist and sharing them with his superiors while his wife offered them to the press. Mark Tolson, 60, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to one misdemeanor count of accessing without authorization the email account of lobbyist Jack Burkman. Burkman is identified in the court documents by the initials ďJ.B.Ē Tolsonís wife, Sarah Gilbert Fox, worked for Burkman from October 2017 to early summer 2018 and had access to his email, according to a statement of facts. Tolson learned in October...