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  • NBC reporter criticized over article touting China as 'global leader' in coronavirus response

    03/27/2020 12:28:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Sam Dorman
    NBC reporter Ken Dilanian faced a wave of backlash Thursday after penning an article in which he suggested that China's coronavirus response was helping it overtake the United States as a global superpower. The article -- titled "As U.S. struggles to stem coronavirus, China asserts itself as global leader" -- starts by highlighting Chinese aid to Italy. "With Italy in dire need of medical equipment, an economic superpower stepped in to help. No, not the United States," Dilanian wrote. "It was China."
  • As U.S. struggles to stem coronavirus, China asserts itself as global leader

    03/26/2020 11:15:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 114 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | March 26, 2020 | By Dan De Luce, Ken Dilanian and Carol E. Lee
    With Italy in dire need of medical equipment, an economic superpower stepped in to help. No, not the United States. It was China. Beijing last week promised Rome a thousand ventilators and 2 million masks, part of a global outreach effort that includes massive donations across Africa and a $20 million gift to the World Health Organization earmarked to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration, meanwhile, proposed slashing the U.S. contribution to the WHO last month and has said very little about international cooperation to stop the spread. Instead of providing aid abroad, Trump has been soliciting it. According...
  • Point of no return for American Intelligence

    03/20/2020 6:30:23 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 18 replies
    New Right Network ^ | March 20, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    In the science fiction novel The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov, an amazing organization is described. “Eternity” is its name. The members of this organization are able to travel through time and change the course of human history in real-time. For the successful change of human history, the employees of this organization have to always choose a correct starting point. This is a point that serves as the beginning of a particular chain of events. The protagonist of the novel was distinguished by an exceptional talent for finding such points. This in order to produce, according to Asimov’s terminology,...
  • Trump considering 'full pardon' for Michael Flynn after FBI 'lost' records

    03/15/2020 11:34:04 AM PDT · by bitt · 159 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/15/2020 | Zachary Halaschak & Jerry Dunleavy
    President Trump said he is seriously considering a pardon for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. “So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” Trump tweeted on Sunday. Flynn, 61, pleaded guilty in December 2017 for lying to investigators about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, and faces possible prison time. After swapping legal teams,...
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran

    03/12/2020 11:01:41 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 3/12/20 | President Donald J Trump
    On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Iran.  On May 6, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12959, imposing more comprehensive sanctions on Iran to further respond to this threat.  On August 19, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13059, consolidating and clarifying those previous orders.  The President took additional steps pursuant to this national emergency in Executive Order 13553...
  • Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

    03/07/2020 10:32:52 AM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/7/2020 | Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents. One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly...
  • Romney Claims Senate Probe into Hunter Biden ‘Appears Political

    03/05/2020 10:35:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2020 | TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) warned Thursday that Senator Ron Johnson’s (R., Wis.) probe into the Bidens and Burisma “appears political,” and would not comment whether he would vote for a subpoena that Johnson is planning. “There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisima and Hunter Biden appears political. I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations,” Romney told reporters, adding that he needs to meet with Johnson to “see what information he has” before deciding on a vote. But he suggested he was uncomfortable with the probe, implying that it was not within the...
  • Trump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community (the horror, the horror)

    02/27/2020 11:22:16 PM PST · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/20 06:00 AM | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Trump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 02/27/20 06:00 AM President Trump is challenging two institutions with crucial roles to play in the next election with a controversial appointment to the intelligence community and tweets directed at the Justice Department. The intelligence appointment underscored Trump’s priority of loyalty over experience, according to critics, while the tweets complicated proceedings at the Justice Department while creating turmoil for Attorney General William Barr. This has led to stringent criticisms that he is weakening the Justice Department and intelligence community, two institutions with crucial roles to play in the next...
  • New York Times Admits Obama Admin Deployed Multiple Spies Against Trump Campaign In 2016

    05/02/2019 9:59:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/2/2019 | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times admitted on Thursday that the Obama administration deployed multiple spies against the Trump campaign in 2016, confirming recent comments by Attorney General William Barr that 'spying did occur' during the campaign. Following months of angry claims by journalists and Democratic operatives that the Obama administration never spied on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, The New York Times admitted Thursday that multiple overseas intelligence assets were deployed against associates of the Republican nominee. It is not the first time the Times has revealed widespread spying operations against the campaign. In addition to noting that long-time informant Stefan...
  • Trump's new intel chief makes immediate changes, ousts top official

    02/21/2020 5:52:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 21 2020 | Brooke Seipel
    President Trump's new acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, has already made major changes at the agency, including ousting the No. 2 official. Former acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and his deputy, Andrew Hallman, resigned on Friday. According to The New York Times, Grenell told Hallman, who has worked for national intelligence and the CIA for three decades, that his service was no longer needed. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) praised both Maguire and Hallman for their service after their resignations were announced. “For nearly four decades, Joe Maguire has dedicated his career to securing...
  • Deep State Cover-Up [Weekly Update]

    02/21/2020 6:25:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Hillary Clinton Apologized to FBI Over Emails, But It Was Not Recorded on FBI Interview Document! CIA, DOJ Stonewall on Existence of Eric Ciaramella Records Soros-Tied Group Run by Dem Operatives Promotes Leftist Agenda Prosecutorial Misconduct, Clinton Connection in Duncan Hunter Case Hillary Clinton Apologized to FBI Over Emails, But It Was Not Recorded on FBI Interview Document! We keep digging into the chain of events surrounding the FBI’s non-investigation of Hillary Clinton and her email misconduct. The correspondence between Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Page is proving to be a treasure trove. We have now received 191...
  • Brennan: Trump Plays to a ‘Very Debased Group of People’

    02/20/2020 5:52:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2020 | Pam Key
    Former CIA Director John Brennan Thursday on MSNBC accused President Donald Trump of playing to a “very debased” group of people. Discussing Trump’s comments on Roger Stone today at a prison graduation ceremony in Las Vegas, Brennan said, “He’s clearly giving every indication he wants to act like a mob boss. And he’s going to try to take care of him and his soldiers.” He continued, “It’s outrageous he would try to make any moral equivalency between someone like Roger Stone who the judge said has trampled the law and public servants like James Comey and others who really tried...
  • Ex-CIA Agent: Those Who Planned Coup Against Trump Are About To Be Indicted (Video)

    02/15/2020 7:00:50 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 85 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 02.15.2020 | Alex Hall
    Both the corrupt democrats and corrupt republicans will do anything to get Trump out of office so they don’t lose their lifetime cushy corrupt jobs or end up in jail! Their impeachment coup is another way Dems showing just how desperate they are. But ait the end it could turn very bad for the people that planed the coup against President Trump. President Donald Trump last month sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a raging, six-page letter in which he tore into the impeachment process which was underway at the time, calling it an “illegal, partisan attempted coup.” He wasn’t far...
  • U.S. and U.K. Intelligence Agencies Worry About John Durham – Scrutiny of CIA Draws Media Apoplexy…

    02/14/2020 10:52:21 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/14/2020 | SUNDANCE
    There was once a time, not that long ago, when the mainstream left was highly critical of the CIA, and scrutiny of dubious claims by U.S. intelligence was a common occurrence. Of course all of that changed when those same intelligence agencies were weaponized to target a political enemy that was also the enemy of the left, namely Donald Trump. Now, in the era of modern political narratives, no intelligence claim against the Trump administration is too outlandish. Regardless of dubious sourcing, it’s all pushed as fact so long as the target of the claim is President Donald Trump. As...
  • Insider Information on Durham Investigation

    02/14/2020 9:23:25 AM PST · by Jack Black · 48 replies
    Twitter via Threadreader ^ | February 13, 2020 | Roscoe B. Davis
    Well it's already leaking out so no sense in pussyfooting around it any longer. All this shiny object nonsense in the MSM right now is a nice distraction but it's not going to last because leaks are still happening, but it's the swamp what do you expect. So all those chasing the monkey over Barr & Trump feuding take a seat. Durham has been investigating the ObamaÂ’s response or lack of to RussiaÂ’s election interference in 2016. He's assigned a team to hunt down the reason & proof Brennan and the IC hid the evidence & manipulating analysis about MoscowÂ’s...
  • Durham Reportedly Investigating Whether CIA Withheld Information From FBI in Russia Probe

    02/13/2020 9:06:13 PM PST · by bitt · 76 replies
    epoch times ^ | 2/13/2020 | Jeff Carlson
    U.S. Attorney John Durham, tasked to look into the origins of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, is now “investigating CIA resistance to sharing Russian secrets,” according to a Feb. 13 report in The New York Times. According to the article, “Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former Director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result—and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal.” Additionally, Durham is reportedly looking into “whether and how information...
  • John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

    02/13/2020 4:07:30 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 135 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/13/20 | Peter Nicholas
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night. Over a 75-minute speech and Q&A session, Kelly laid out, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s words and actions regarding North Korea, illegal immigration, military discipline, Ukraine, and the news media. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, said that Vindman is blameless and was simply followed the training he’d received as a soldier; migrants...
  • Report: CIA Secretly Read Encrypted Messages of Allies, Enemies During Cold War

    02/12/2020 6:14:28 PM PST · by malach · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02.12.20 | David Ng
    For decades, the Central Intelligence Agency was a secret owner of a Swiss encryption firm, giving U.S. officials the ability to read encoded documents from both allies and enemy nations, according to a CIA analysis obtained by the Washington Post and the German public broadcaster ZDF. The two news outlets reported Tuesday that the Swiss firm Crypto AG made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries on the premise that Switzerland’s political neutrality made its technology reliable. Clients included Iran, India, Pakistan, and countries throughout Latin America. But the company’s real owner was the CIA in a...
  • For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

    02/12/2020 12:18:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. SNIP The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly...
  • The intelligence coup of the century

    02/11/2020 11:37:48 AM PST · by posterchild · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    or more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software. The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran,...