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  • Nunes: Carter Page FISA Redacted To Hide Part Steele Dossier Played, Cover Intel Agencies

    08/02/2020 12:57:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 8/2/2020 | Ian Scwartz
    House Intel Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said a large amount of the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page has been redacted to cover up the involvement of the Steele dossier and has nothing to do with national security. In an interview with Tucker Carlson Wednesday night he said the public has a right to see the redacted pages and the part the Steele dossier played. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Well, the Carter Page FISA application has been released in part. Big portions of it, though, were redacted and those portions could help reveal the extent to which the Obama...
  • Trump Yanks John Brennan’s Security Clearance and 12,000 U.S. Troops From Germany

    07/29/2020 9:00:13 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 45 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Rejoice, citizens, for good news abounds! This is what sensible people would refer to as “a good start.”– For starters, President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words in that order) announced this morning that the United States of by-God America is pulling 12,000 troops out of Germany. For those keeping count, that is fully 3,000 more troops than Trump indicated he would be pulling out of that country when the topic was first raised a few weeks ago. Even better is the reason the President gave for making the move: Beautiful. Wonderful. Absolutely glorious....
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Explosive FBI Emails, Appearing To Reference A WH ‘Confidential Informant’

    07/20/2020 8:08:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    saraacarter ^ | Jul 17, 2020 | Sara Carter
    A top government watchdog group obtained 136 pages of never before publicized emails between former FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and one in particular appears to refer to a confidential informant inside the White House in 2017, according to a press release from Judicial Watch. Those emails, some of which are heavily redacted, reveal that “Strzok, Page and top bureau officials in the days prior to and following President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing a White House counterintelligence briefing that could “play into” the FBI’s “investigative strategy.” Moreover, another email sent by Strzok to Bill Priestap, the Former Assistant...
  • CIA Analyst Blames Brennan, Clapper and Rhodes for Flynn Scandal

    02/16/2017 9:05:28 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer during a Wednesday appearance on Fox Business Network named several Obama administration officials he suspected were behind the leaks prompting former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation. Shaffer said the blame lay "squarely at the feet of" the former CIA director John Brennan, former director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes. The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday reported that Rhodes and others constructed a "behind-the-scenes effort" to "plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media." This is in line with the theory that Flynn had to be...
  • Flynn targeted for destruction because he wanted to investigate Brennan's 'off the books' billions of dollars at CIA?

    06/29/2020 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/29/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Sidney Powell, the tenacious lawyer who corrected the judicial abuse of her client, General Michael Flynn, is reminding us that she and her client believe he was originally targeted for destruction because he was aiming to investigate what he believes was serious corruption at the CIA under its director, John Brennan. Via Lifezette: Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said her client, in his duties as the White House national security adviser, was prepared to "audit" the U.S. intelligence community. That, according to the former federal prosecutor, is partly why federal agents "set up" Flynn. Powell, who...
  • The corruption at the CIA and FBI is past the point of no return

    05/18/2020 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-17-20 | DrJohn
    Yesterday morning Joe Concha tweeted out an article by Mike Morell, a former Deputy Director of the CIA from 2010-2013. Morell said, in essence,  "the only culprit in the Flynn ‘unmasking’ scandal is the Trump administration." I've never liked Morell. I always found him slimy and less than honest. Others have as well. During the Benghazi episode Morell was thought to be "lacking candor" to coin a phrase. Here is one take: After former acting CIA Director Mike Morell testified to the House Intelligence Committee that he is the one who changed the Benghazi talking points, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)...
  • GOP votes to give chairman authority to subpoena Obama officials

    06/04/2020 8:16:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 04 2020 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to grant Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) broad subpoena authority as part of a probe stemming from the Obama administration. In a party-line vote, Republicans on the panel gave Johnson the power to issue subpoenas for more than 35 individuals and a swath of documents, which will allow him to skip having to come back to the committee for a vote on each individual subpoena. Johnson is conducting a wide-ranging investigation that includes reviewing "Crossfire Hurricane," the name for the FBI's investigation into election interference and the Trump campaign, the...
  • The FBI documents that put Barack Obama in the ‘Obamagate’ narrative

    05/26/2020 6:54:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | john Solomon
    Agents fretted sharing Flynn intel with departing Obama White House would become fodder for ‘partisan axes to grind.’ Just 17 days before President Trump took office in January 2017, then-FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok texted bureau lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress, to express concern about sharing sensitive Russia probe evidence with the departing Obama White House. Strzok had just engaged in a conversation with his boss, then-FBI Assistant Director William Priestap, about evidence from the investigation of incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, codenamed Crossfire Razor, or “CR” for short. The evidence in question were so-called "tech cuts" from intercepted...
  • How Russiagate Began With Obama’s Iran Deal Domestic Spying Campaign

    05/21/2020 6:50:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 39 replies
    Tablet ^ | May 20, 2020 | Lee Smith
    Barack Obama warned his successor against hiring Michael Flynn. It was Nov. 10, 2016, just two days after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump told aide Hope Hicks that he was bewildered by the president’s warning. Of all the important things Obama could have discussed with him, the outgoing commander in chief wanted to talk about Michael Flynn. The question of why Obama was so focused on Flynn is especially revealing now. The Department of Justice recently filed to withdraw charges against the retired three-star general for making false statements to...
  • Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel (FLASHBACK July 31, 2014)

    05/21/2020 10:06:11 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    nytimes ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mark Mazzetti and Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program. The report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information, according to a summary of findings made public on Thursday. One official with knowledge of the report’s conclusions said the investigation also discovered that the officers created a false online identity to gain...
  • GOP Sens. ‘Increasingly Concerned’ Surveillance Of Trump Campaign Began Before Crossfire Hurricane

    05/20/2020 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Two top Republican senators have expanded their request for records related to the “unmasking” of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to include information prior to the start of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane operation, which began in July 2016. On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those in the White House involved in revealing Flynn’s identity as a U.S. citizen corresponding with a foreign actor, as requested by Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Flynn had held discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition as the...
  • Ex-Spook: CIA Monitoring ‘Kremlin Buttboi Traitor’ Trump – Intel ‘Taking Traitor Trump Out’

    01/12/2017 10:49:46 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 13th, 2017 12:01 am | Kristinn Taylor
    Former spook John Schindler pronounced on Twitter Thursday night that the CIA is trying to take out President-elect Donald Trump before he is sworn in as president next Friday, January 20. Schindler has long accused Trump of being a Russian stooge. Schindler’s bio for his Observer column reads, “John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee.” Schindler made his comment about the CIA in reaction to...
  • Media Must Report Truth Of Anti-Trump Spy Operation Before It’s Too Late For Them

    05/17/2020 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 17, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    As facts about the Obama administration's spying and leaking are spilling out, media have a brief window of opportunity to salvage some credibility. As new details emerge about the Obama administration’s broad spying-and-leaking campaign against the incoming Trump administration, reporters have a choice to make about whether to cover this story honestly, at long last. There is a brief window of time afforded the media to get the story right. They should take advantage of it.Journalist Lee Smith already noted the seriousness of the problem facing legacy media after the implosion of the Russia collusion conspiracy theory they peddled. “Americans...
  • Brennan: ‘I Welcome’ Chance to Talk with Durham Investigators – ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’

    05/16/2020 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” former CIA Director John Brennan stated that he welcomes the chance to talk with John Durham’s investigators and is willing to talk to them because he is confident he has nothing to hide and people have been deceived by people like President Trump and William Barr. Brennan said, “John Durham, who is a well-respected individual from the Department of Justice…is conducting this investigation, I guess this investigation, and looking at what happened during those last months of the Obama administration and the first year or two of the Trump administration. I’d like to...
  • WATCH: McEnany Shreds Reporter Asking All the Wrong Questions About Obamagate

    05/16/2020 8:54:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany schooled a reporter about Obamagate on Friday. The smug reporter asked the press secretary to name the specific elements of the crime that members of the Obama administration may have committed. After first acknowledging the lack of journalistic curiosity on the subject by the mainstream media, McEnany went through a list of possible crimes. "The Steele Dossier, funded by the Democratic National Committee, ... was used to obtain FISA warrants to listen in on conversations of people within the Trump campaign. There was the unmasking the identity of Michael Flynn, and we know that...
  • Unmasking John Brennan’s Damage to Our National Security

    05/16/2020 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is unsurprising that Trump enjoys wallowing in his fetid self-indulgence, but I find it surreal that so many other government officials encourage his ignorance, incompetence, & destructive behavior,” Former CIA director John Brennan tweeted on May 9, 2020. Yes, let’s by all means look into (what we certainly hope is) ignorance and incompetence by high government officials. To wit: “(In Aug. 2015) an un-marked U.S. government plane landed at an airstrip in Havana, carrying…John Brennan, the director of the C.I.A. Brennan was there to meet with Alejandro Castro-Espin (Raul Castro’s son, the KGB-trained head of Cuba’s counterintelligence service, who...
  • This Is Revealing: Former CIA Director John Brennan Praises FBI Director Chris Wray – Tells Him to “Stay Strong” (VIDEO)

    05/15/2020 8:39:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/15/2020 | Jim Hoft
    As Cristina Laila reported on Thursday — Former CIA Director and Spygate ringleader John Brennan lashed out at Trump again on Thursday suggesting the President is a ‘despot.’ CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge on Wednesday obtained the list of Obama operatives who unmasked General Flynn and released it to the public.Names included former VP Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan, Samantha Power, former DNI chief James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and others.Brennan’s role in the unmasking of General Flynn was revealed and US Attorney John Durham is now looking at the unmasking list. Brennan is angry and...
  • John Brennan Goes Berserk After His Role in Unmasking General Mike Flynn Revealed

    05/15/2020 6:59:37 AM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/14/2020 | Christina Laila
    Former CIA Director and Spygate ringleader John Brennan lashed out at Trump again on Thursday suggesting the President is a ‘despot.’ CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge on Wednesday obtained the list of Obama operatives who unmasked General Flynn and released it to the public. Names included former VP Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan, Samantha Power, former DNI chief James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and others. Brennan’s role in the unmasking of General Flynn was revealed and US Attorney John Durham is now looking at the unmasking list. Brennan is angry and lashed out at Trump on...
  • MSNBC’s Brian Williams asks John Brennan to explain for the uninitiated (like Fox News viewers) why the ‘unmasking’ story isn’t a big deal

    05/14/2020 3:26:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 14, 2020 | Doug P.
    Even coming from MSNBC and Brian Williams, it’s difficult to get more hilariously shameless than this — but then again, it does speak volumes about modern-day “journalism”: MSNBC’s Brian Williams to @JohnBrennan: “Can you once and for all” explain to Fox News viewers why “unmasking” isn’t really a story
  • Brennan: Trump Exploiting Government To Retain Power, We've Never Had This Kind Of Abuse

    05/14/2020 1:44:56 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 112 replies
    RCP video ^ | 5-14-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is aghast by President Donald Trump's abuse of authority and the use of the intelligence and national security communities to retain power. In an interview on Thursday with MSNBC's Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace, Brennan said the intel community is being exploited for political purposes by people who don't have the principles to lead the country and accused Trump of acting with a "despot's playbook." "I think our country is in very serious trouble," Brennan lamented. "When you have such blatant political corruption at the highest levels of the U.S. government, something I...