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  • Panetta: Biden Has to Get Tougher on Russian Spies to Free Detained Americans, ‘We Don’t Have That Much Leverage’

    03/30/2024 9:20:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Leon Panetta called for the Biden administration “to get tough” with Russian espionage in the U.S. to help give the U.S. leverage that it lacks to free Americans detained by Russia and “We’ve got to basically shut him down by playing hardball with Putin with regards to the spies he’s got in this country.” Panetta said, “We have got to play a tough game with Putin to make clear that he’s not going to get away with this kind of game.”
  • Panetta: I Don’t Regret Signing Hunter Biden Laptop Letter, ‘Disinformation Is Involved Here’

    10/14/2023 7:57:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” former Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Leon Panetta responded to questions on whether he regrets signing a letter that the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation knowing what he knows now by stating, “I think that disinformation is involved here. I think Russian disinformation is part of what we’re seeing everywhere.” And “I don’t have any regrets about not trusting the Russians.” Host Bret Baier asked, [relevant exchange begins around 4:10] “I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you about that letter you signed on to from former intelligence...
  • Report: WH Official Told ‘Whistleblower’ Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy,’ ‘Frightening’

    10/08/2019 5:08:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    The partisan CIA officer behind a so-called “whistleblower” complaint wrote that a White House official described President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine as “crazy” and “frightening,” according to a report. Fox News reports the CIA officer penned a two-page memo on July 26th — one the day after the Trump-Zelensky call — in which he wrote his conversation with the White House official, “only lasted a few minutes, and as a result, I only received highlights.” Reporters Catherine Herridge and Bradford Betz write: According to the memo, the White House official “described the (July 25th) call as ‘crazy,’ ‘frightening,’ and...
  • Burisma wasn’t just paying off the Bidens. Ex-CIA directors are also on the payroll

    09/13/2023 4:01:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 68 replies ^ | 09-13-23 | DrJohn
    This is a way underreported story. It was Antony Blinken, the limp wristed Secretary of State who bends over for all US adversaries while calling it a success, who reached out to ex-CIA Director Mike Morrell to cobble together a group of "intelligence experts" who would sign a false statement calling the Hunter Biden laptop "Russian disinformation" so Biden could use it a hammer to pound Donald Trump in their debate. Morrell was eager to help. After all, he was motivated to do so. Financially motivated. In 2017 the thinktank Atlantic Council signed an agreement with Burisma despite knowing it...
  • Ex-Obama official called out for refusing to admit Hunter Biden laptop letter was a mistake

    07/27/2023 10:35:29 AM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/23 | staff
    Former National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for saying he does not regret signing the letter suggesting the Hunter Biden's laptop story was "Russian disinformation." Ratcliffe said, "everyone knows" Panetta and other former intelligence officials "made a mistake" with their declaration before the 2020 election. Ratcliffe said on "Fox & Friends," that the officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, were running a "political interference operation." "JOHN RATCLIFFE: I appreciate Secretary Panetta's prior service to the country, but everyone knows that he did make a mistake. Everyone knows that he was wrong. Everyone knows that...
  • Leon Panetta says he doesn't regret signing infamous letter implying Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinfo

    07/27/2023 5:51:12 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2023 | Joseph A Wulfsohn
    After several news organizations authenticated the laptop's contents, CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins asked the ex-Obama official Monday night whether he wished he never signed the letter "given what we know now." "No, not at all," Panetta told Collins. "I signed that letter for one reason, which was to make the American people aware that the Russians deliberately were engaged in a disinformation campaign in the United States and trying to impact on our election and trying to impact on our ability to have free and fair elections. That's why I signed that letter." The ex-CIA director continued, "And very frankly,...
  • Former CIA Deputy Director ADMITS Blinken played central role in covering up Hunter Biden Laptop Story

    04/21/2023 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | April 20, 2023 | Sara Carter
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken is being investigated by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for his prominent role in persuading 51 former intelligence officials to falsely discredit the “New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop as supposed Russian disinformation” during the 2020 Presidential election. The intelligence assessment led to a nearly blanket censorship of investigative stories exposing the alleged corruption of President Joe Biden and his family and kept the truth hidden from the American people before the election, according to a letter released Thursday night by the committees and obtained by...
  • Ex-acting CIA director reveals he had 50 spies sign a letter saying Hunter Biden laptop scandal was Russian disinformation to HELP Joe 'win the presidential election'

    04/21/2023 6:12:12 AM PDT · by algore · 32 replies
    A retired CIA leader coordinated a letter from former intelligence chiefs claiming that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation because he wanted to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Mike Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that he was asked by Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State - who at the time was a senior member of the Biden campaign - to help discredit the laptop reporting. Morell was a former acting CIA director, serving for two months in 2011 and four months from 2012 to 2013. He retired from the CIA in September 2013. The House Judiciary Committee, led by...
  • Ex-CIA chief spills on how he got spies to write false Hunter Biden laptop letter to ‘help Biden’

    04/20/2023 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2023 | Miranda Devine
    Joe Biden’s presidential campaign prompted former acting CIA director Mike Morell to “help Biden” by organizing 50 colleagues to sign a letter in October 2020 falsely claiming that damning emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop published by The Post were Russian disinformation. In private sworn testimony, Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that Antony Blinken, now Secretary of State, was the senior campaign official who reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, three days after The Post published an email from the laptop suggesting Hunter had introduced his Ukrainian business partner to his father, then vice-president Biden. Morell,...
  • Panetta: Chinese Spy Balloon ‘Gathering Intelligence’ on U.S., I’d ‘Really Be Concerned’ if We Didn’t Intercept It or Shoot It down

    02/03/2023 6:19:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated that the Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. is “gathering intelligence” and that the U.S. either needs to intercept it or shoot it down if that’s the last alternative and that simply letting the balloon go out to sea is not an option. Panetta said, “I think the United States has to take control of this balloon. There are two things that are of great concern here: One is that it’s been determined to be a surveillance balloon, which means that it’s gathering intelligence. That’s the purpose...
  • Hunter Laptop Lie Admitted [semi-satire]

    01/23/2023 9:48:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2023 | John Semmens
    The October 2020 letter alleging that damaging content on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop was Russian disinformation and was signed by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Director of National intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan and others is now admitted to be a lie. Former US intel official Douglas Wise now says "we all knew the Hunter laptop had to be real, but signed the letter claiming it wasn't because we all knew that, true or false, it was essential to prevent Trump from being reelected. As post-election polls showed, 17% of those who voted for Biden...
  • Ex-top intel official Douglas Wise knew Hunter Biden laptop ‘had to be real’ but signed ‘disinfo’ letter

    01/16/2023 3:00:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2023 | Caitlin Doornbos
    WASHINGTON – A former top intelligence official who signed on to a letter attacking The Post’s bombshell 2020 reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation has now admitted he knew a “significant portion” of the recovered files “had to be real” – but doesn’t regret dismissing the exposé. ... The Oct. 19 letter — whose signatories included former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Director of National intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan — went out of its way to cast doubt on the legitimacy of The Post’s scoop, devoting five paragraphs to explaining “factors that make...

    08/09/2022 10:15:26 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune • Jun 10, 1996 at 12:00 am ^ | Jun 10, 1996 at 12:00 am | By William Neikirk and Tribune Staff Writer
    LAS VEGAS — President Clinton conceded Sunday that the administration mistakenly obtained the FBI files of more than 300 people, including many top Republicans, in late 1993 as the result of a "completely honest bureaucratic snafu" involving security clearances. His chief of staff, Leon Panetta, told reporters that "obviously a mistake was made" and apologized to the people whose FBI files wound up at the White House. Clinton did not apologize directly, but said "I completely support" what Panetta said about the affair.
  • Panetta: Biden Regime Change in Russia Remark ‘Wasn’t Helpful’

    03/28/2022 2:00:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | Trent Baker
    On Monday, former Obama administration Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reacted to President Joe Biden calling for a regime change in Russia during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden stated in a recent speech in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Panetta: ‘Putin Has Taken off the Gloves — We’ve Got to Do the Same Thing’

    02/24/2022 5:17:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/2022 | Pam Key
    Former Obama administration Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has taken off the gloves,” so America and NATO must do the same in response. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Let me start with what the mission is now. The mission 48 hours ago was to deter Putin. We have not deterred him from doing this. Now I assume the mission is to get him to retreat in some form or another. How do we do it?”
  • Panetta: U.S. Should Punish Russian Aggression with ‘Cyber’ Attacks on Infrastructure, Electric Grid, Pipelines

    01/10/2022 6:18:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/10/2022 | Jeff poor
    Monday on FNC’s “Your World,” former CIA Director and White House chief of staff Leon Panetta proposed the United States should retaliate against Russian aggression by using cyber warfare. Cavuto asked Panetta that given Russia was one of the most sanctioned countries in the world, if there was anything else the United States could do.
  • CIA Covered Up Child Sex Crimes for at Least 10 Employees Over the Past 14 Years

    12/03/2021 6:02:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2021 at 7:39pm | Jim Hoft
    The revelations are contained in hundreds of internal agency reports obtained by BuzzFeed News through Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. BUzzfeed reported: Over the past 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has secretly amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children. Though most of these cases were referred to US attorneys for prosecution, only one of the individuals was ever charged with a crime. Prosecutors sent the rest of the cases back to the CIA to handle internally, meaning few faced any consequences beyond the possible loss of their jobs and...
  • Obama Def. Sec. Leon Panetta Admits He Was Involved With Gen. Milley’s Secret CCP Calls

    09/21/2021 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    Infowars ^ | 09/21/21 | Jamie White
    Panetta, a private citizen, admits he was in on Milley's subversive phone call with Chinese Communist Party military behind former President Trump's back.Former Obama administration Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared to admit that he was involved with General Mark Milley’s secret phone calls to Communist China behind President Trump’s back.Panetta claimed to The Hill on Sunday that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Milley’s first phone call to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military warning them if they’d attack had the approval of the Pentagon. “The first phone call was pursuant to the approval of [Defense] Secretary [Mark] Esper, and I...
  • Panetta (ex-CIA) Predicts Taliban, Al Qaeda Will Attack US

    09/12/2021 6:06:43 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-12-2021 | Charles Kim
    Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Leon Panetta, who served under President Barack Obama, gave an ominous warning about the situation in Afghanistan during a televised interview to be aired Sunday. “The Taliban taking over Afghanistan is pretty much the same Taliban that controlled Afghanistan on 9/11,” Panetta said during the taping of “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren.” “It's clear to me that they're going to continue to support Al-Qaeda, and I think they will plan additional attacks on our country, as well as elsewhere.” The Taliban controlled Afghanistan when Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda launched the...
  • Leon Panetta says US troops will need to return to combat in Afghanistan

    08/27/2021 5:54:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/27/2021 | Lee Brown
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says US troops will need to go back into combat in Afghanistan — as the region remains on high alert for more suicide attacks, with the death toll from Thursday’s atrocity rising to more than 100, including 13 US soldiers. “We’re going to have to go back in to get ISIS,” Panetta told CNN, calling Thursday’s twin suicide blasts by the reinvigorated terrorist group “Joe Biden’s worst nightmare.” “We’re probably going to have to go back in when al Qaeda resurrects itself, as they will, with this Taliban,” he predicted. “They gave safe haven to...