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  • FBI reveals it uses CIA and NSA to spy on Americans

    01/12/2023 6:37:00 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/10/2023 | Ryan Lovelace
    The FBI revealed how the bureau uses the CIA and National Security Agency to probe the private lives of Americans without a warrant in its updated rulebook, which is the first version made public since the Obama administration. The handbook, rewritten in 2021, confirms a decade-old leak showcasing the bureau’s collaboration with the CIA and NSA for FBI probes that may involve surveillance without court orders against people not accused of any crimes. Such probes are known as “assessments” at the FBI. The revelations will fuel critics who have long accused the FBI of abusing its national security surveillance powers.
  • Italian general: US official bragged Benedict would be ‘forced’ to resign weeks after 2005 election

    01/06/2023 3:36:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 5, 2023 | Maike Hickson
    Italian general: US official bragged Benedict would be ‘forced’ to resign weeks after 2005 electionThe Italian general alleges that a US official of 'the highest ranks' had bragged in 2005 that Pope Benedict XVI would be forced to resign.On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s burial, Piero Laporta, a retired Italian brigadier general, published a stunning piece on his own blog.This Catholic author, who previously lobbied to have Benedict participate (and influence) the controversial Synod on the Family some eight years ago, is now revealing that in the first weeks after the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the papal throne...
  • Italian general: US official bragged Benedict would be ‘forced’ to resign weeks after 2005 election

    01/06/2023 10:02:51 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 7 replies
    On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s burial, Piero Laporta, a retired Italian brigadier general, published a stunning piece on his own blog.This Catholic author, who previously lobbied to have Benedict participate (and influence) the controversial Synod on the Family some eight years ago, is now revealing that in the first weeks after the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the papal throne in 2005, an official of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) “was bragging about the resignation to which H.H. Benedict XVI of revered memory would soon be forced.”If this story is true, however, “soon” would have to mean...
  • Investigation: Where does Russian disinformation incubate in US?

    12/14/2022 10:06:19 PM PST · by familyop · 75 replies
    The Kyiv Independant ^ | December 14, 2022 | Igor Kossov
    The Kremlin’s hand isn’t necessarily behind every bit of fake news. But many who write misinformation also interact with people and organizations linked with the Kremlin who use cultural events and diaspora outreach as a guise for lobbying and spreading propaganda. These organizations don't go unnoticed by the law...The Kyiv Independent mapped these connections to allow readers to draw their own informed conclusions about the credibility of these people and organizations. This article profiles several people and groups with alleged ties to the Kremlin. The visual map that accompanies the article displays the people in their orbit and how they’re...
  • Former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien: Russians were willing to make a deal to free Paul Whelan until Trump lost the election

    12/14/2022 7:27:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2022 | Karen Townsend
    Robert O’Brien, former national security adviser in the Trump administration, says that the Russians were willing to make a deal to release both Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed before Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. The Russians reneged on the deal after Biden was declared the winner of the election, according to O’Brien. The goal for the Russians was to improve relations between Washington and Moscow after a meeting in October 2020. But, when the election was called for Biden in November, the deal was off. The article in The Hill that reports on O’Brien’s comments does not mention an...
  • Glenn Beck plans to break damaging political news within a day (??)

    June 12, 2013, Glenn Beck today on his show stated that he plans to break news within 24 hours that could take down the entire power structure of the government. The news that Beck said he will break within 24 hours comes on the reports of the NSA spying scandal when NSA contractor, Edward Snowden exposed the vast spy network that covered every single communication apparatus in America.
  • Snowden Didn’t “Flee to Russia”: Obama Trapped Him There

    10/01/2022 9:19:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Nation and State ^ | OCT 01, 2022 | Brian McGlinchey
    When Russian President Vladimir Putin granted citizenship to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday, the news revived a long-simmering debate about the propriety of his revelations of U.S. government secrets. At the same time, it prompted reiterations of a widely-embraced falsehood: that Snowden “fled to Russia.” That disinformation-trafficking wasn’t limited to random people on social media. Among others, The New York Times, The Guardian, ABC, Christian Science Monitor and Canada’s CBC all asserted in the past week that Snowden “fled to Russia” in 2013 after revealing that the United States government had created a mass surveillance regime targeting its own...
  • Smoking Gun Emails Show Deep Coordination Between Social Media and Biden Admin in Vast 'Censorship Enterprise'

    09/01/2022 8:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/01/2022 | Nick Arama
    There’s an important update on the lawsuit that Missouri and Louisiana filed back in May against members of the Biden Administration, including Joe Biden, to expose the collusion between them and social media companies to censor speech on a variety of subjects–including things like the Hunter Biden laptop and COVID.“Big Tech has become an extension of Biden’s Big Government, and neither are protecting the freedoms of Americans; rather, they are suppressing truth and demonizing those who think differently,” said Attorney General Landry. “Ripped from the playbook of Stalin and his ilk, Biden has been colluding with Big Tech to censor...
  • Michael Hayden, Advisor to ‘Misinformation’ Watchdog NewsGuard, Says GOP More Dangerous than Al Qaeda, ISIS

    08/18/2022 6:13:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2022 | Allum Bokhari
    Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who directed the CIA and the NSA during his career but has since become a partisan clown, CNN talking head, and member of the advisory board for establishment media watchdog NewsGuard, recently agreed that even compared to other movements around the world, Republicans are the most “nihilistic, dangerous, and contemptible.” This allegation means that in Hayden’s worldview, Republicans outrank Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Chinese Communist Party among others in terms of their danger to the world.
  • Reality Winner — an ex-NSA contractor jailed by the Trump administration for leaking a top-secret document on Russian election hacking — says she's 'not a traitor'

    07/30/2022 12:32:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2022 | Cheryl Teh
    A former National Security Agency contractor jailed for leaking a document about Russian hacking in the 2016 election has spoken out about her experiences, insisting that she is "not a traitor." Reality Winner, now 30, was arrested in 2017 and admitted to taking classified intelligence documents that same year. She was accused of mailing top-secret NSA information to the media outlet The Intercept. The classified document detailed Russian government efforts to hack a Florida-based US voting software supplier. In 2018, Winner was sentenced to more than five years in prison. She was released in June 2021 for good behavior. Speaking...
  • Report: FBI Conducted Millions of American Data Searches Last Year Without a Warrant

    04/29/2022 12:52:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 29 April 2022 | By Jay Clemons |
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) revealed the FBI performed as many as 3.4 million searches of U.S. data that had been previously collected by the National Security Agency. ... The ODNI report says the FBI conducted roughly 3.39 million searches "using the identity of a presumed U.S. person" from Dec. 1, 2020, to Nov. 30, 2021. However, the number of searches for the previous 12-month period was merely [sic] 1.3 million. ... The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA...which garnered fame amid reports that former President Donald Trump had been illegally spied on during his 2016 presidential...
  • Donald Trump’s Response to Crooked Hillary’s Spying Revelations Is FIRE: “Punishable by Death”

    02/12/2022 5:40:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | Feb. 12, 2022 | J.D. Rucker
    It’s a shame that news of Special Counsel John Durham’s court filing landed on a Saturday in which so much is already going on. This is a bombshell, blockbuster, story for the ages as it pretty much takes the crimes committed during Watergate and expands them exponentially. Except instead of Richard Nixon in the crosshairs, it’s Hillary Clinton.According to Infowars:A court filing by Special Counsel John Durham reveals that a Democrat tech executive spied on President-elect Donald Trump and the Executive Office in the White House on behalf of the Clinton campaign.Durham filed a motion Friday for U.S. District Court...
  • Another counterintelligence breach at the NSA... (employee faces 26 charges, willful transmission and retention of national defense information. )

    04/01/2022 3:57:53 AM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/2022 | John Schindler
    The Department of Justice on Thursday announced the arrest of 60-year-old Mark Robert Unkenholz of Hanover, Maryland An NSA engineer specializing in encryption technology, between February 14, 2018, and June 1, 2020, ...Unkenholz on 13 occasions emailed classified information to a friend who was employed outside NSA. Like all NSA affiliates, Unkenholz held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, and he used this access to email classified information via personal, unclassified emails..... This is a gross violation of security policies and federal law. The friend is identified only as "R.F." in the DOJ indictment, she apparently worked for...
  • BREAKING: Hunter Biden Laptop Contains Multiple Department Of Defense ‘Encryption Keys’ With Twenty Plus Year Expiration Dates To Allow Holder Access To DoD Databases

    03/26/2022 4:11:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 131 replies
    CD Media ^ | March 26, 202 | CD Media Staff
    CDMedia has confirmed the Hunter Biden infamous ‘laptop from Hell’ contains many U.S. Department of Defense ‘root encryption certificates’, or encryption keys to DoD databases. The keys have unusual long-term expiration dates, with many lasting twenty years or more. This information was discovered during a deep forensic investigation done over the last couple weeks, by Jack Maxey and his team in Switzerland. This situation raises multiple questions, such as… Why did Hunter Biden have a large number of Department of Defense encryption codes to allow access to national security data? Did Hunter Biden give anyone else access to this information?...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Audit reveals FBI rule-breaking in probes involving politicians, religious groups, media

    03/12/2022 8:53:19 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2022 | Ryan Lovelace
    FBI agents violated their own rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting investigations involving politicians, candidates, religious groups, the news media and others, according to a 2019 FBI audit obtained by The Washington Times. The internal review revealed a ratio of slightly more than two “compliance errors” per each sensitive investigative matter (SIM) reviewed by FBI auditors. These errors involved things like agents failing to get approval from senior FBI officials to start an investigation, agents failing to document a necessary legal review occurring before they opened an investigation and agents failing to tell prosecutors what they...
  • War in Ukraine offers redemption to maligned US intel community

    03/10/2022 8:19:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    France24 ^ | March 10, 2022
    Washington (AFP) – Caught on the back foot by the Taliban's lightning takeover of Kabul last August, US intelligence services have earned a measure of redemption with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which they predicted and detailed with impressive precision. According to several US officials consulted by AFP, the US military understood as early as October 2021 that Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine were not normal -- Moscow said they were conducting regular drills, but the formations on the ground did not match up. The Pentagon voiced its concerns to the White House, and US intelligence services quickly...
  • Is Putin targeting US bioweapon labs in Ukraine? The TRUTH behind Internet theory

    03/06/2022 4:42:31 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 44 replies
    MEAWW ^ | Feb 24, 2022 | Kunal Dey
    The labs in question are part of a network of facilities linked to the Biological Threat Reduction Program, a US-government-funded effortA Twitter thread has gone viral after making eyebrow-raising claims that the Russian government is taking down American biolabs in Ukraine under the pretext of the "special military operation" that has pushed the world to the brink of an all-out war.The claims surfaced shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping met recently and issued a joint statement slamming US bioweapons activities. It's worth noting that both Russia and the Soviet Union have a long history of...
  • The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West

    02/21/2022 12:21:22 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Glenn Greenwald ^ | 2/21/2022 | Glenn Greenwald
    Those who most flamboyantly proclaim that they are fighting fascists continue to embrace and wield the defining weapons of despotism. When it comes to distant and adversarial countries, we are taught to recognize tyranny through the use of telltale tactics of repression. Dissent from orthodoxies is censored. Protests against the state are outlawed. Dissenters are harshly punished with no due process. Long prison terms are doled out for political transgressions rather than crimes of violence. Journalists are treated as criminals and spies. Opposition to the policies of political leaders are recast as crimes against the state. When a government that...
  • Clinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia: Durham

    02/12/2022 3:58:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2022 | Brooke Singman
    First on Fox: Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to establish an "inference" and "narrative" to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says. Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussman has pleaded not guilty.
  • Vanity: Clinton 2016 official at the heart of Server Scandal is now Biden's National Security Advisor in charge of Ukraine.

    02/13/2022 3:12:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Among the reason the media might want to cover the developments in John Durham's criminal probe of the fraudulent Alfa Bank story and the crimes committed to spread it: the Clinton 2016 official at the heart of it is now Biden's National Security Advisor in charge of Ukraine.