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  • GREENWALD: "Trump's failure to pardon Assange and Snowden was one of the worst and most cowardly mistakes he made"

    06/18/2022 6:13:25 AM PDT · by RandFan · 107 replies
    twitter ^ | June 18 | Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald Trump's failure to pardon Assange and Snowden was one of the worst and most cowardly mistakes he made. Few realize how close he was to doing it. He got scared by threats from GOP Senators that they'd vote for impeachment if he did it.
  • Robert Mueller exploited cellphone GPS to track Trump associates

    06/10/2019 6:35:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 6/8/2019 | rowan scarborough
    Robert Mueller says he was able to pinpoint security company executive Erik Prince’s precise location for several hours in January 2017 by matching his mobile phone signal to a cell site near Trump Tower in New York City. The special counsel’s report discloses the use of this investigative technique, by which police determine a suspect’s location via a cellphone’s GPS signal. The Prince narrative is one instance in unredacted sections of the report in which Mr. Mueller’s team explicitly discloses cellphone tracking. It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other investigative subjects — a phone’s...
  • Edward Snowden: CBDCs Are 'Cryptofascist Currencies' That Could 'Casually Annihilate' Savings

    10/10/2021 4:12:00 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 24 replies
    Decrypt ^ | Oct 10, 2021 | Tim Hakki
    In a barbed tweet yesterday, NSA consultant turned whistleblower Edward Snowden said that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) could “casually [annihilate] the savings of every wage-worker” in the country. Snowden began his attack against the nascent promise of CBDCs—digital currencies backed by the monetary reserves of a central bank—in response to an article by New York Times guest columnist Dr. Eswar Prasad, a professor of trade policies at Cornell University. Dr. Prasad highlighted the growing move towards a cashless economy, a move signaled by the research and trials of CBDCs in countries such as China, Sweden, Japan, Britain, as well...
  • The Woman Who Leaked Secret Documents To BuzzFeed News, Triggering A Massive Global Investigation, Is Now In Prison

    09/10/2021 6:46:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 3, 2021 | David Mack
    Former Treasury Department official Natalie “May” Edwards said she is a whistleblower who sent suspicious activity reports to BuzzFeed News after trying in vain to work through lawful channels. Her actions became the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation.. Natalie “May” Edwards has made a pact with her 16-year-old daughter: Every night before bed for the next six months, each will say a quiet prayer at the exact same time. Her daughter will be doing so from home in Virginia. Edwards will be doing so from a women’s federal prison in West Virginia. “I am emotionally prepared as far...
  • Ben Rhodes' Book Proves Obama Officials' Lies, and His Own, About Edward Snowden and Russia

    09/06/2021 10:36:43 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 49 replies
    glenn greenwald substack ^ | Aug 31 2021 | Glenn Greenwald
    It is hard to overstate the sociopathy of US national security officials: their casual willingness to blatantly lie about the gravest matters is limitless. Ever since Edward Snowden received asylum from Russia in 2013, Obama officials have repeatedly maligned his motives and patriotism by citing his "choice” to take up residence there. It has long been clear that this narrative was a lie: Snowden, after meeting with journalists in Hong Kong, intended only to transit through Moscow and then Havana on his way to seek asylum in Latin America. He was purposely prevented from leaving Russia — trapped in the...
  • ‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

    09/05/2021 9:00:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4 Sep 2021 | Ed Pilkington
    It took Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers to reveal the staggering extent of the government’s spying on its own people as institutional checks failed.. ... Panic made us politically vulnerable... That vulnerability was exploited by our own government to entitle itself to radically expanded powers that had for decades been out of reach. ... The Patriot Act, which swatted away longstanding rules preventing the state from monitoring US citizens without “probable cause”, was passed .. lightning-fast ... granting domestic law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers. ... green light for the FBI and CIA to carry out “roving wiretaps” where agents...
  • Edward Snowden: How One Patriotic American Exposed NSA Surveillance

    06/20/2021 10:53:35 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 30 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 6/21/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    “I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom, and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building... the NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone. It ingests them by default... they are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.” –Edward Snowden Edward Snowden might not yet be a historical figure, but he certainly is a hero. He is the whistleblower of all whistleblowers, the American who blew the lid off of Washington's spying on private citizens. But Snowden’s...
  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • NSA used Denmark intelligence to help SPY on European leaders, including German chancellor Angela Merkel

    05/31/2021 1:54:22 PM PDT · by algore · 16 replies
    US National Security Agency used a partnership with Denmark's foreign intelligence to spy on senior officials, according to Danish state broadcaster DR The findings are the result of an internal investigation in the Danish Defence Intelligence Service from 2015 into NSA's role in the partnership The NSA used Danish information cables to spy on senior officials in Sweden, Norway, France and Germany, including German chancellor Angela Merkel The internal investigation in the Danish Defence Intelligence Service was launched in 2014 following concerns about Edward Snowden's leaks In Washington, the NSA did not immediately reply to a request for comment and...
  • "Everybody Needs To Know This"

    03/28/2021 6:01:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 40 replies
    Inner Motivation YouTube ^ | March 17, 2021 | Edward Snowden
    Video on YouTube Edward Snowden discusses our loss of agency and the 'click' to OK glass screens.
  • Kaspersky case and cyber espionage: how Russia opened the Pandora’s box

    11/27/2017 8:59:18 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 6 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 11/03/2017 | Sean Brian Townsend
    Sean Brian Townsend is an independent researcher in the field of information and computer security, a member and the spokesman of the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance. He explains how Kaspersky Lab and the FSB hacked and leaked the secret NSA tools under the guise of The Shadow Brokers hacker group. These leaks became the origin of WannaCry, NotPetya, and BadRabbit ransomware attacks. The editors of InformNapalm may not share the opinions of the authors in the [opinion] section, and does not alter the original style of the articles. Antivirus software – myths and reality The activities of antivirus (AV) companies are...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick’s sentence commuted; Trump-appointed prosecutor calls him ‘unrepentant criminal’ who only served quarter of sentence

    01/20/2021 7:06:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 1/20 | Gus Burns
    By | fburns@mlive.com Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and departing President Donald Trump share some traits in common. Both left divided communities in their political wake, enlisting devout supporters who engaged in emotional faceoffs with disgusted opposition along the way. Kilpatrick, now 50 and one of Michigan’s most notorious taxpayer-funded convicted conmen, is set to be released from prison after serving seven years of his 28-year federal prison sentence. He was originally slated to live behind prison walls until age 67 with an earliest release date of Jan. 18, 2037. That changed when the Trump administration announced Kilpatrick’s sentence will...
  • Rand Paul: Snowden revealed that the most POWERFUL spy in the world, James Clapper, spied on Americans and lied about it

    12/31/2020 10:17:50 AM PST · by RandFan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 25 | By Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are pushing President Trump to grant clemency to whistleblower Edward Snowden amid a blitz of pardons during his final weeks in the White House, according to a new report. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), as well as recently pardoned Trump associate Roger Stone, have all asked the president in recent days to drop the criminal charges against the former National Security Agency contractor, Politico reported Thursday. The president’s allies reportedly see Trump as increasingly amenable to the controversial idea and have pitched Snowden as someone who was unfairly persecuted after exposing...
  • Edward Snowden versus Obama's Deep State The FULL Interview by John Stosssel

    12/27/2020 9:27:15 AM PST · by Sense · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 21, 2020 | John Stossel and Edward Snowden
    Youtube link to the FULL Interview of Edward Snowden by John Stossel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSu4rCizyUM John Stossel 457K subscribers Here's my full interview with NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden — it’s the longest interview I've ever posted. —— Don't miss the weekly video from Stossel TV. Sign up here: https://johnstossel.activehosted.com/f/1 ---- I once was unsure if Edward Snowden -- who leaked documents showing that the NSA spied on Americans -- was a hero, or a traitor who made us all less safe. Now I've done my research, and I think he's a hero. What do you think? Our full interview, above, will help...
  • As Trump weighs pardons, GOP divided on whether Snowden should receive one

    12/20/2020 2:04:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 18 | By Veronica Stracqualursi
    The expectation that President Donald Trump will issue a flurry of pardons in his final days in office has sparked a contentious discussion among congressional Republicans over whether former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden deserves one. Snowden, who has been living in exile in Russia for several years now, is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the United States after he leaked American intelligence secrets in 2013. If he returns home, Snowden could face a decades-long prison sentence. In recent days, some Republicans have publicly split over whether Snowden is a traitor or a whistleblower, illustrating...
  • Rand Paul: President Trump Should Pardon Edward Snowden

    12/18/2020 8:26:03 AM PST · by RandFan · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec 17 | Sen. Rand Paul
    As this term ends, and I look back on the record of Donald Trump as president, one thing stands out: he has been far more libertarian and done more on foreign policy and civil liberties than has any recent president. First, as in my previous profession as a physician, my first yardstick for a politician is to “do no harm.” President Trump has started no new wars, has kept us out of conflicts like Syria, and has been actively attempting to wind down the wars he inherited in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also inherited another reaction to the war on...
  • Lindsey: Snowden has American blood on his hands and should be prosecuted!

    12/16/2020 7:27:00 PM PST · by RandFan · 71 replies
    twitter ^ | Dec 15 | Sen. Lindsey Graham
    @LindseyGrahamSCTo those urging a pardon of Edward Snowden: You are suggesting President @realDonaldTrump pardon a traitor. Edward Snowden is NOT a victim. Snowden has American blood on his hands and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Rand Paul: James Clapper brazenly lied to Congress

    12/14/2020 2:06:50 AM PST · by RandFan · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | Dec 13 | Sen Rand Paul
    @RandPaulJames Clapper brazenly lied to Congress denying that the Deep State was spying on all Americans. @Snowden simply revealed Clapper’s lies and exposed unconstitutional spying. He deserves a pardon from @realDonaldTrump!
  • Edward Snowden asks Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

    12/04/2020 8:59:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    ZDNET ^ | Dec 4, 2020 | By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden took to Twitter today to ask US President Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during his last days in office. "Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life," Snowden tweeted. Assange, who has gained international fame for founding the WikiLeaks portal, is currently in custody in London, UK. He was arrested in April 2019 for breaking pre-trial release conditions in a 2012 UK case. At the time, Assange absconded and requested political asylum in the Ecuador embassy...
  • Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene: I agree with Gabbard, Massie & Gaetz: Trump should pardon Assange/Snowden

    11/29/2020 6:16:55 PM PST · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 29 | Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
    @mtgreeneeI agree with @TulsiGabbard, @RepThomasMassie, and @mattgaetz, @realDonaldTrump should issue a full pardon to Julian Assange and Edward @Snowden Each risked his life to expose the crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State against the American people. Let them be free!