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  • 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...
  • Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zari

    02/17/2020 10:25:27 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/17/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time. Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government that he accused Trump officials of doing as they prepared for Trump’s administration. In February 2017, Murphy demanded investigations of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn because...
  • Did the NSA bust China's coronavirus cover-up?

    03/23/2020 4:54:52 AM PDT · by billorites · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 20, 2020 | Tom Rogan
    What does the National Security Agency know about China's effort to conceal the crisis of its original coronavirus outbreak? I'd suggest quite a bit. The first point to note here is that China is now the NSA's primary intelligence target. Driving Pacific region operations out of its Hawaii cryptological center, the NSA focuses on collecting the form and content of Chinese government communications. That priority targeting effort befits Xi Jinping's campaign to displace the U.S.-led international order and China's increasingly hostile stance to U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific. But the first clue that the NSA has figured out quite...
  • Q Anon: 03/15/20 Trust Trump's Plan ~ Vol.225, Q Day 866

    03/15/2020 12:55:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,823 replies
    03/15/20 | FReepers and FReeQs, vanity
    Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation.Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding ‘mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of ‘group-think’), but,...
  • Ex-FBI unit chief blows whistle on Comey, McCabe over warrantless spying

    02/26/2020 5:39:40 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies ^ | 2/26/2020 | john Solomon
    Retired agent says bureau’s Obama-era leaders ignored privacy, cost warnings, may have retained program for ‘political espionage’ The FBI agent who ran the bureau’s warrantless spying program said Wednesday he warned ex-Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe that the program was a useless waste of taxpayer money that needlessly infringed Americans’ civil liberties but his bosses refused to take action. Retired Special Agent Bassem Youssef ran the FBI’s Communications Analysis Unit from late 2004 until his retirement in late 2014. He told Just the News he fears the deeply flawed program, which was started in response to the...
  • Deep State Snakes Slither Back After FBI, CIA Swamp Draining

    02/24/2020 9:26:56 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-24-2010 | Mixhael Goodwin
    “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” Karl Marx said. We can be forgiven for assuming he had the outrageous behavior of the Deep State in mind. It was tragic when it became apparent that the FBI, CIA and other government agencies abused their powers to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and try to help Hillary Clinton win. Now it is farce that some of the same agencies are up to their old tricks again in the 2020 election. The evidence of foul play comes via two of the strangest newspaper stories ever published. The first was...
  • Oops: Intelligence Official 'Misled' Lawmakers About Russia Helping Trump Win Re-election

    02/23/2020 3:05:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies ^ | February 23, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    The top election security official for the intelligence community, Shelby Pierson, reportedly misled members of the House Intelligence Committee during a briefing on Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2020 election, with the goal of helping President Donald Trump, according to three national security officials familiar with the matter as well as National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien. Pierson reportedly told lawmakers that Russia was interfering in the 2020 election with the aim of helping President Trump win re-election, despite no evidence suggesting that was Russia's intention. Concerns over the lack of evidence backing Pierson's claim were raised in response to...
  • NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

    02/17/2020 8:24:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Mon 17 Feb 2020 | Taylor Barnes
    On Monday, a Texas civil rights attorney launched a clemency petition for National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner in Dallas. The attorney, Alison Grinter, encountered Winner through Crystal Mason, a Texas mother who served time alongside Winner in a Fort Worth federal prison after receiving a five-year sentence for “illegal voting” in the 2016 presidential election. Mason and Winner became friends in the facility’s newsroom, where they spent long hours watching TV news and debating current events. After hearing about Winner from Mason, Grinter began corresponding with the whistleblower’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, on Twitter. Last year, the two women drove...
  • 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,...
  • For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

    02/12/2020 12:18:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 32 replies ^ | 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...
  • In 2010 Fox Interview, John Bolton Confessed He Would ‘Absolutely’ Lie About National Security Matters If He Believed it Necessary

    01/30/2020 11:08:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/30/2020 | Sean Davis
    In a 2010 interview with Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business Channel, former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton stated that he would have no problem lying to the public if he thought it was necessary to protect national security. Bolton, who has written a book for Simon & Shuster based on his time working on national security policy for President Donald Trump that is scheduled to be released in March of 2020, also said during the 2010 interview that government secrecy and protection of classified material was necessary to protect the public.Bolton become a central character in Senate...
  • DOJ Russian Indictments; BITCOIN; GUCCIFER 2.0; FUSION GPS: Imran Awan; and Servers.

    07/18/2018 5:30:39 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    Many Sources | July 18, 20148
    This is a summary from many sources, the first of which is the full text of Robert Mueller III's Inditement of July 13, 2018. (I won't quote that Inditement here, but you should take the time to read it, so as to get an understanding of the transcript below.) Most important is HOW those 12 Russian Agents were identified, and how that evidence was obtained. Also in question is, "Does the United States actually have the ability to track all of this evidence; or is it just built upon fiction and is unprovable ?" And IF the evidence is...
  • Obama National Security Adviser Says: Taking Out Soleimani ‘Right Thing to Do,’ ‘Potential Game Changer,’ Iran Closer to Collapse

    01/15/2020 2:00:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/15/2020 | Nick Arama
    Former Obama national security adviser General James Jones (2009-2010) isn’t going to make Democrats happy with what he has to say about the dangers Iran presents and what he thinks about President Donald Trump taking out IRGC Qasem Soleimani. Many Democrats have been pushing the talking point that there was no real reason to take out Soleimani, this despite all his past killing of Americans and the attack on our embassy in Baghdad. The Democrats even tried to handcuff the president’s actions with a War Powers resolution, although it’s symbolic only. It’s an astonishing position to take, especially after...
  • NSA Leaker Told FBI That She Was Triggered By Fox News Being On At Her Workplace

    09/28/2017 8:52:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 9/28/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The National Security Agency contractor who leaked a top secret report about Russian activities during the election told FBI agents that she was upset with her employer because Fox News was played on TVs at her office. “I’ve filed formal complaints about them having Fox News on, you know?” Reality Winner, the contractor, told FBI agents during a June 3 interview at her home in Augusta, Ga. “Uh, just at least, for God’s sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people’s pets. I’ve tried everything to get that changed.” Federal prosecutors disclosed the interview transcript in a court...
  • NSA IG says expanded subpoena authorities could help oversight

    12/29/2019 12:51:32 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies ^ | 11/19/18 | Derek B. Johnson
    Robert Storch, inspector general for the National Security Agency, called for an expansion of his office's subpoena authority to compel telecommunications companies who send records to the government to participate in interviews about ongoing investigations and audits. The NSA has come under fire from members of Congress and civil liberty groups over a June 2018 disclosure by the agency that "technical irregularities" led to the overcollection of hundreds of millions of phone records sent by telecommunications providers in violation of limits imposed by the 2015 USA Freedom Act.
  • Joe DiGenova Discusses Possibilities from Former NSA Director Mike Rogers Working With U.S. Attorney John Durham…

    12/25/2019 3:16:21 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 57 replies ^ | 12/23/19 | sundance
    Joe diGenova Discusses Possibilities from Former NSA Director Mike Rogers Working With U.S. Attorney John Durham… Joe diGenova radio interview discussing his perspective on revelations that former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers has been working with U.S. Attorney John Durham: .......
  • IG Footnote 474 – Confidential Human Source, W/ Delta File, Previously Inside Trump Campaign…

    12/24/2019 6:02:54 PM PST · by bitt · 76 replies
    CTH was always curious why one specific member of the Trump campaign and transition team was abruptly departed (Nov 15, 2016) immediately after the visit by NSA Director Mike Rogers was scheduled, and two-days prior to their meeting. It’s a weedy question, likely only considered by those who were watching closely at the time… However, perhaps Inspector General Michael Horowitz has provided some background on the move. [Page 336, 337, fn #474]
  • Twilight Struggles in a Wilderness of Mirrors: Admiral Mike Rogers, the NSA, and Obama-era Political Spying

    12/24/2019 9:15:25 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Information Processing blog ^ | December 21, 2019 | Steve Hsu
    I believe that if the full story is told about Obama-era political spying, Admiral Mike Rogers (former head of NSA) will emerge as a hero. Sources say Rogers has been cooperating with the ongoing Durham investigation. Look for significant developments in the case as we approach the 2020 election... Below is a Rogers timeline covering illegal spying using NSA data. This illegal use of data is a matter of record -- undisputed, but also largely unreported. The FISC (FISA court) report on this illegal use of data appeared in April 2017; the author is Rosemary Collyer, the head FISA judge....
  • Bill Binney States that the NSA Has 32 Pages of Communications Between Seth Rich and Julian Assange

    04/21/2019 1:49:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 95 replies
    About six months ago, a blogpost by “Publius Tacitus” appeared regarding attorney Ty Clevenger’s FOIA request regarding Seth Rich: “But now there is new information that may corroborate what the human sources quoted in the Fox article claimed about Seth’s role in getting the DNC documents to Wikileaks. Borne from a FOIA request filed in November 2017 by attorney Ty Clevenger, who requested any information regarding Seth Rich and Julian Assange. The NSA informed Clevenger in a letter dated 4 October 2018 that: Your request has been processed under the provisions of the FOIA. Fifteen documents (32 pages) responsive to...
  • Bad News For Coup Crew – Former NSA Director Mike Rogers Working With John Durham For Several Months…

    12/21/2019 6:54:26 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies ^ | 12/20/19 | sundance
    (snip) -Merry Christmas. The intercept is reporting that former NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, has been working with U.S. Attorney John Durham for several months during his investigation into the origin of the 2016 intelligence operation against candidate Trump. This is particularly important because NSA Director Mike Rogers’ knowledge is at the epicenter of the origination of almost everything related to the FBI data-surveillance that was happening in 2015 and 2016.