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  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • A Spy Speaks Out

    04/23/2006 4:36:06 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 36 replies · 1,338+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 21 | Staff
    A CIA official who had a top role during the run-up to the Iraqi war charges the White House with ignoring intelligence that said there were no weapons of mass destruction or an active nuclear program in Iraq. The former highest ranking CIA officer in Europe, Tyler Drumheller, also says that while the intelligence community did give the White House some bad intelligence, it also gave the White House good intelligence — which the administration chose to ignore
  • WH Counsel McGahn Recused His Entire Office From Mueller Probe

    06/13/2018 8:31:34 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 13, 2018 | Solange Reyner
    White House counsel Don McGahn last summer recused his entire office from handling special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe because many of his staff attorneys had been "significant participants" in events Mueller is investigating, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former White House attorney Ty Cobb said Wednesday during a panel discussion at George Mason. "The White House made a decision to recuse his entire office," Cobb said, according to Politico. Cobb retired at the end of May and was replaced by Emmet Flood, a veteran defense attorney who has deep experience...
  • CBS spinning (lying) again

    04/23/2006 4:14:39 PM PDT · by RVN Airplane Driver · 79 replies · 3,091+ views
    CBS 60 minutes
    CBS featuring a retired CIA agent saying Bush lied about Iraq...and as a feature had Joe Wilson as a testament to his allegations.
  • Exclusive Book Excerpt: 'Sabotage' Part 1 -- The CIA goes to war with the Pentagon

    07/16/2007 6:44:59 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 33 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | Jul 16, 2007 | Rowan Scarborough,
    Washington, D.C. - Michael Maloof was back in the game. He and another Pentagon aide, David Wurmser, drove the short distance from the Pentagon to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. It was early October, a good season in Washington, but Maloof’s nerves were on edge during the scenic ride along the tree-lined George Washington Parkway. snip Maloof was a legend within the Pentagon circle that tracked arms proliferation. His office was obscure, but it performed a crucial national security function. snip The Pentagon wanted years of intelligence reporting on al Qaeda, Iraq, Iran and other potential targets in the war...
  • NYT: Cobb overheard talking about colleagues, Russia probe at DC steakhouse

    09/18/2017 12:54:17 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/18/2017 | Daniella Diaz
    White House attorney Ty Cobb was overheard talking about the Russia probe and some of his colleagues at a Washington steakhouse by a New York Times reporter, the publication reported Sunday night. Cobb, who was hired to oversee the White House's legal and media response to the investigation into Russian meddling, was heard talking openly about the Russia investigation with John Dowd, a Washington lawyer with experience in high-profile political cases. "The White House counsel's office is being very conservative with this stuff," Cobb reportedly told Dowd at BLT Steak in Washington last week. "Our view is we're not hiding...
  • The Clintons, US Intelligence, and the Great Uranium Follies

    07/25/2017 8:22:11 PM PDT · by piasa · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 22 June 2015 | John Smith
    Hillary Clinton handing over a sizable portion of US uranium production potential to Russia is not an isolated event, but rather is the logical convergence of decades-old Clinton era dealings with Russia and rogue states, for enrichment of the power elite. AT contributor Michael Curtis is correct when he says that the Uranium One deal has serious implications for our national security.  In fact, the revelation of Hillary’s independent intel network, coupled with Clinton era national security policy changes in the form of counter-proliferation (CP) regimes, have been far more strategically harmful than many Americans realize.... 
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • The Secret War Against President Bush (John Gibson)

    04/22/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT · by oxcart · 53 replies · 2,468+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2006 | By John Gibson
    On Friday, the CIA busted one of its own and charged him — or her — with leaking classified information. While this guy or gal goes to jail, over at The Washington Post, reporter Dana Priest is still admiring the brand new Pulitzer Prize sitting on her mantle, for writing about what this very leaker told her: the secret prison story. It was last November when Priest published a story in The Washington Post that the U.S. was maintaining a secret array of prisons where American intelligence could interrogate Al Qaeda-types who had been captured on the field of battle...
  • CIA dissenters aided secret prisons report ("helped a European probe")

    07/17/2007 8:57:58 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 45 replies · 1,307+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 07-17-07 | Marcin Grajewski
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday. Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senior CIA officials disapproved of Rumsfeld's methods in hunting down terrorist suspects, and had agreed to talk to him on condition of anonymity."There were huge conflicts between the CIA and Rumsfeld. Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Marty told European Parliament committees, defending his work against...
  • CIA lawyers, Winnie the Pooh, and more [CIA LIBERALS]

    03/14/2007 4:37:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/10/07 | The Scrapbook
    CIA lawyers, Winnie the Pooh, and more. by The Scrapbook 3/10/2007, Volume 012, Issue 26 Valerie Plame's CIA Great news for unemployed, pothead liberal law students: The CIA is hiring, and you're the target demographic! We refer you to the website of the CIA's Office of General Counsel ( where you will find featured an excerpt from the book America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree. The book, in turn, describes the following testimonials as coming "from lawyers in the [Office of General Counsel]." ====================================================== There are many, many misconceptions people have about working for the CIA. Actually,...
  • How a CIA Leaker Got Axed ('Gotcha!')

    10/13/2006 3:36:14 PM PDT · by voletti · 86 replies · 3,316+ views
    Time ^ | April 21, 2006 | Tim Berger
    A lie detector test helps trip up a CIA employee who was a source for press reports about the agency's secret overseas prisons. Just days after a Washington Post reporter won a Pulitzer prize for a story about secret CIA prisons, the Agency's Director, Porter Goss, Thursday fired a spook who admitted having been one of the sources for the story. A Government official told TIME that the fired officer admitted to conversations with the press after irregularities were spotted in a lie detector test. Soon after, Goss moved quickly to fire the individual. Goss spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck would...
  • Alan Nathan: Fighting terrorists makes more terrorists

    10/01/2006 5:18:08 AM PDT · by FairPoint · 31 replies · 809+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09-29-06 | Alan Nathan
    War opponents are cheerfully heralding the National Intelligence Council’s national intelligence estimate that portrays our war in Iraq as the catalyst for increasing terrorist volunteers. Completed in April but recently cited in The New York Times, the NIE reportedly assesses that we’re creating more terrorists by fighting them. Apparently, the alternative strategy is hoping that the enemy will surrender to the relentless blows of our acquiescence.
  • House Intel Chairman Hoekstra: CIA Leaks 'Politically Driven'

    06/20/2006 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 50 replies · 1,214+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich, told NewsMax that he believes the recent leaks over the CIA's secret prisons and the NSA's terrorist surveillance program were "politically driven," and that the leakers "ought to be prosecuted." "What we are seeing is a systematic breakdown in the intelligence community when it comes to leaking highly classified intelligence information," he stated. If intelligence officers have concerns about a particular program, they have various legal avenues to make those concerns known, he said. "First, there's an inspector general," he noted. "Then there's a...
  • ABC Reporter Exposes Detainee Prisons, Proud Of His Work (VIDEO)

    12/08/2005 9:00:48 PM PST · by Mo1 · 9 replies · 373+ views ^ | December 8, 2005
    ABC News Correspondent Brian Ross appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the exposure of detainee prisons in Western Europe. Ross is among a handful of reporters who have exposed these black prisons and embarrassed our country. Ross says he does not feel that this hurts the USA’s image around the world, in fact he thinks what he did helped it. DOWNLOAD and view video here.
  • ‘Gulag’ leak from CIA men

    11/05/2005 5:03:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 35 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 11/05/05 | Tony Allen-Mills
    EASTERN European countries were yesterday scrambling to distance themselves from the CIA as officials in Washington searched for the source of an embarrassing leak that exposed a programme of secret jails for terrorist detainees. Claims that the CIA has been hiding prominent Al-Qaeda members at a so-called “black site” facility in eastern Europe have prompted angry denials from Romania, Poland and Albania. As details emerged yesterday of CIA flights to remote military airfields in northeast Poland and southeast Romania, George W Bush’s administration ordered an internal inquiry into how classified data was leaked to The Washington Post and Human Rights...
  • Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied To Congress

    05/14/2006 2:39:10 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 29 replies · 1,316+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2006 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    A senior CIA official, meeting with Senate staff in a secure room of the Capitol last June, promised repeatedly that the agency did not violate or seek to violate an international treaty that bars cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees, during interrogations it conducted in the Middle East and elsewhere. But another CIA officer -- the agency's deputy inspector general, who for the previous year had been probing allegations of criminal mistreatment by the CIA and its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan -- was startled to hear what she considered an outright falsehood, according to people familiar with her...
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 18 replies · 845+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 05, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont archives: Sweetness and Light has...
  • Power Grab By Ultra-Liberal Delusionists

    05/01/2006 11:30:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 286+ views ^ | 05/01/06 | AJStrata
    Warning, this is another of my looong posts! I have struggled with the title to this post because on the one hand we are seeing the exposure of coordinated effort by some extremely leftwing people suffering from Nirvana delusions working to use the media and courts to change the political direction of this country. The fact they need to lie and hide their intentions means they are smart enough to know the American people would have nothing to do with them if they came out and said what they truly think. But the policies they promote from their think...
  • EU Official Denies Knowledge of CIA Jails

    05/02/2006 3:23:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/2/2006 | JAN SLIVA
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU foreign policy chief told a special committee Tuesday he had no information that CIA agents interrogated al-Qaida suspects at secret prisons in Europe and operated flights over European territory. EU lawmakers accused Javier Solana of giving evasive answers in their investigation into reported questionable CIA activities in Europe.