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  • Trump Hints Return Of Richard Grenell In “High Level” Position In His Administration

    06/22/2020 3:32:05 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 23 replies
    NewsPushed ^ | 06-22-20 | Erin Flockhart
    Back in May acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The names of the officials who were involved in unmasking General Flynn in his calls to Kislyak in late 2016-2017 were released by Grenell in May. The names included top Obama officials like Joe Biden and Susan Rice. The Obama administration was spying on General Flynn as he was performing the role of top advisor to incoming President Donald Trump.
  • Ex-acting DNI Grenell calls politics in 2020 'a fight between Washington and the rest of America'

    06/09/2020 1:03:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Monday that his time in the Trump administration has shown him that the great political struggle is no longer between Republicans and Democrats, but between the District of Columbia and the rest of the U.S. In his first TV interview since leaving the administration, Grenell explained a tweet he posted Saturday in response to criticism of Trump from former Defense Secretary James Matts. "The fact of the matter is," Grenell said, "we have a real problem in Washington, D.C., because it’s a system that it no longer is...
  • Richard Grenell first interview after leave Trump Administration....extremely good

    06/06/2020 4:23:44 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 52 replies
    Dave Rubin Podcast ^ | 6/62020 | Dave Rubin
    I happen to think Rick Grenell is a real star of the Trump bad he's leaving but I suspect you will see him again in National Politics..... Rick Grenell and Dave Rubin are both gay men who are doing great work in advancing the cause and help President Trump drain the swamp... Watch this relatively short interview and see what you think, I just wish he would have stayed on until after the election....
  • Deep State Operatives Leak False Story on Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts Ahead of Huge Release – Grenell Fact-Checks in Real Time

    05/28/2020 8:52:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/28/2020 | Christina Laila
    Deep State operatives are leaking false stories on the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts ahead of a huge release in order to control the narrative. Former Acting DNI Ric Grenell already declassified the Flynn transcripts and John Ratcliffe, who was sworn is as the new Director of National Intelligence is set to release the transcripts soon! So now the Deep State is working with the media to spin, spin, spin. NBC News hack Geoff Bennett reported on Thursday afternoon that according to a ‘former Trump admin official,’ the Flynn-Kislyak calls that Grenell declassified are written summaries of the calls, not audiotapes. Deep State...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Here’s The ‘Unclassified’ List Of Actions Ric Grenell Took As DNI To ‘Break The Deep State’

    05/27/2020 9:04:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/2020 | christian datoc
    Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell will swear in Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe to serve as President Donald Trump’s permanent DNI on Tuesday. Though he led the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for just three months, U.S. intelligence officials told the Daily Caller that Grenell prioritized dozens of initiatives that restructured the intelligence community and, in Trump’s own words, gave him an opportunity to “break the deep state.” Grenell — a Trump loyalist dating back to the 2016 campaign — was so effective in his interim position that the president referred to him as...
  • Grenell: Revealing Flynn unmasking requests posed 'absolutely no risk' to intelligence community

    05/26/2020 6:15:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Daniel Payne
    The outgoing intelligence director thinks Sen. Warner's philosophy of transparency is 'based solely on political advantage' Outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is dismissing a top Democratic senator's insinuations that he had harmed the U.S. intelligence community by declassifying the names of individuals who had requested Michael Flynn's unmasking. Last week, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner asked Grenell in a letter to explain why he had revealed the names of numerous Obama administration officials, including Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who had requested that Flynn's name be unmasked in intelligence reports. Flynn has been at...
  • Purge stifles anti-Trump resistance at White House, ODNI

    05/26/2020 5:08:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Bill Gertz
    Cuts of hundreds of staff members at the White House and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have curbed leaks and stifled anti-Trump activists within both agencies, according to senior administration officials. Acting DNI Richard Grenell, who stepped down Tuesday, streamlined ODNI in his four months in office by reducing staff and contractor positions by as much as 400. Mr. Grenell said other positive reforms during his brief stint included declassifying congressional testimony showing no collusion between Trump officials and Russia in 2016, and imposing rules to protect the identities of U.S. officials inadvertently captured in overseas...
  • Grenell declassifies slew of Russia probe files, as Ratcliffe takes helm as DNI

    05/26/2020 11:46:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Richard Grenell has declassified a new batch of Russia probe documents on his way out as acting director of national intelligence, leaving the decision on whether to make those files public up to newly sworn-in Director John Ratcliffe. The documents include transcripts of phone calls that then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had in December 2016, during the presidential transition period. Grenell said publicly last week that he was in the process of declassifying those files, after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked that he do so. Fox News has learned that the...
  • 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

    05/25/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence. At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe. On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call… First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability. The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation....
  • Grenell tweet on Kislyak-Flynn transcripts suggests interesting scenario for what the FBI was doing

    05/23/2020 5:28:26 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | May 23, 2020 | J.E. Dyer
    In the last article on this topic, we looked at how unlikely it is that the well-synchronized story of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and the FBI leakers from early 2017 is actually true. My own assessment is that the FBI is indeed the agency that reported the Kislyak-Flynn phone calls to the other Obamagate principals. But it’s very improbable that the FBI had to go hunt the phone calls down, in response to a community-wide appeal inserted in the presidential daily briefing (PDB) on 30 December 2016. There’s really no scenario in which that claim makes sense. But it especially...
  • DNI Ric Grenell Declassifying Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries….it wasn’t our product”…

    05/22/2020 8:01:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard “Ric” Grenell announced today he is in the process of declassifying the transcripts of the calls between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Within a twitter response by Grenell, part of the riddle behind the transcripts gets a little more clarity: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. it wasn’t our product.” The implication here is the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) did not generate one of the transcripts; that evolved into an FBI equity, and was later used in their case against Lt. General Michael Flynn. The December...
  • Schiff calls on outgoing DNI Grenell to declassify Flynn's talks with Russians

    05/22/2020 1:17:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Adam Schiff called on Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell to declassify the underlying intelligence reports on former national security adviser Michael Flynn so the American public may have a "complete public record free of political manipulation." Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, wrote Grenell a letter Thursday blasting him for selectively declassifying the names of several Obama administration officials who "acted appropriately" to seek the identity of a U.S. person in intelligence reports -- who turned out to be Flynn-- while failing to also declassify the transcript of conversations Flynn had with the Russian ambassador that prompted...
  • Zeroing-In: Grassley and Johnson Ask DNI Grenell for Declassified Unmasking List in 2017 – Timing Relates to NSA Database Exploits…

    05/19/2020 8:06:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    rom Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Ron Johnson asking DNI Richard “Ric” Grenell to declassify and release all of the unmasking requests from January 2016 to January 2017. Results to be provided in tranches if needed. Within the letter (pdf here) the senators appear to be targeting specific dates for cross referencing with previously identified NSA database abuses. Some of their inquiry appears to be guided by ‘open source’ reporting on the issue. (see letter) This approach is very interesting because “unmasking” would be an outcome of creating some form of intelligence reporting. Perhaps a CIA report; perhaps part of...
  • REAKING: Grenell Declassifies Full Text of Susan Rice’s January 20, 2017 Email About Secret Oval Office Meeting

    05/19/2020 5:50:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/19/2020 | Christina Laila
    Acting DNI Richard Grenell is blowing up ObamaGate! Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to US Attorney General William Barr on Monday requesting he declassify the remaining portion of Susan Rice’s January 20, 2017 email to herself about the secret Oval Office meeting with the coup cabal. “I request you review and declassify the remaining portion of Ambassador Rice’s January 20, 2017, email and provide it to my office,” Johnson wrote. Recall, Senator Grassley uncovered a bizarre, partially declassified email former NatSec Advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017–Donald Trump’s...
  • Ben Rhodes melts down over Grenell's unmasking of Flynn's 'unmaskers

    05/15/2020 7:47:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 14, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    Former White House spin doctor Ben Rhodes isn't taking Ric Grenell's unmasking of Gen. Flynn's Obama administration unmaskers very well. Here's some of his wild flurry of tweets and retweets: Ben Rhodes The unconfirmed, acting DNI using his position to criminalize routine intelligence work to help re-elect the president and obscure Russian intervention in our democracy would normally be the scandal here... Ben Rhodes It's not a "theory" it's bullshit served up with the expectation that a bullied media will credulously spread disinformation to a mass audience. Tommy Vietor The people who "unmasked" Flynn are top national security aides. It's...
  • The other secrets inside Grenell’s satchel are the key to the biggest political scandal in US history

    05/15/2020 6:18:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 May, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    That satchel that Acting DNI Ric Grenell personally delivered to the Department of Justice on May 7, 2020 was far too big for a just a list of the 39 Obama administration officials, including his chief of staff and ambassador to Italy. Those higher ups have been exposed as requesting the unmasking of General Flynn. But there must have been a lot more inside, and that material, voluminous to require a briefcase-sized container, and that is the key to exposing the real extent of the spy operation that President Obama carried out on his political enemies, and the unmasking of...

    05/13/2020 11:27:20 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 10 replies
    Acting DNI Grenell Names Neil Wiley ODNI’s Principal Executive WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell today announced that longtime career intelligence professional Neil Wiley has been named Principal Executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Wiley will assume the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence until a Presidential nominee is confirmed by the Senate. “Neil is a career intelligence officer with 35 years of experience, both as a naval officer and a civilian intelligence professional,” said Grenell. “He is superbly qualified for this important role and will...
  • What? Senior DOJ Official Says Justice Dept. Does Not Intend to Release the Unmasking List Delivered to DOJ by DNI Ric Grenell

    05/12/2020 12:08:05 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 103 replies
    On Tuesday ABC reporter Alex Mallin tweeted out that a senior DOJ official says “we do not intend to release the unmasking list.
  • Grenell declassifies names names of Obama officials who ‘unmasked’ Flynn

    05/12/2020 8:23:00 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/12/2020 | Edmund DeMarche, Brooke Singman
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has decided to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were behind the “unmasking” of Michael Flynn -- whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked -- and their names could soon be made public, a source confirmed.
  • Acting DNI seeks to declassify any Obama officials involved in Flynn 'unmasking': Source

    05/11/2020 3:42:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 11, 2020 | Martha Raddatz
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sought to declassify a list of former Obama administration officials who were allegedly involved in the so-called “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News. Grenell, who remains the U.S. ambassador to Germany along with being the acting DNI, visited the Justice Department last week to request the declassification of the list, according to the official.