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  • Top spies from Turkey, Syria meet officially for first time in years: report

    01/15/2020 11:31:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    The Tuirkish Minute ^ | January 14, 2020 | TM
    The Turkish and Syrian heads of intelligence met in Moscow on Monday, in the first official contact in years despite Ankara’s longstanding hostility to President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Turkish official and Syrian news agency SANA said. According to Reuters, both sides have said there have been intelligence contacts but that this is the first explicit acknowledgement of such a senior meeting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan backs rebels who fought to topple Assad during Syria’s nine-year civil war. Erdoğan described Assad as a terrorist and called for him to be driven from power, which earlier in the war had...
  • 2019: A Year the News Media Would Rather Forget: Corrections went out of style, bombshells fizzled

    01/12/2020 5:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 2, 2020 | Matt Taibbi
    As 2019 wound down, well-known press figures sounded alarms about the erosion of truth. MSNBCs Chuck Todd spoke to our own Peter Wade about the epidemic of disinformation. Washington Post editor Marty Baron and New York Times editor Dean Baquet joined Todd on Meet The Press to talk about how the Internet and Donald Trump and Russia are all combining to create an era in which crazy conspiracy theories and absolute falsehoods and lies can proliferate. This isnt a new idea. Since 2016 especially, a wide array of American politicians and think-tanks have been hammering the idea that the free...
  • The Palmer Raids: Americas Forgotten Reign of Terror

    01/04/2020 4:06:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 90 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes. Friday, January 3, 2020 Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain ( Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morningon January 3, 1920Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in...
  • Chinese national arrested after trespassing at Mar-a-Lago

    12/18/2019 6:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 18 2019 | Brett Samuels
    Florida police arrested a Chinese national on Wednesday after she allegedly trespassed and took photos at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. Jing Lu, 56, trespassed at the estate and was asked to leave by security, Michael Ogrodnick, a spokesman for the Palm Beach Police Department, said in a statement. "She returned and began to take photos, at which time the Palm Beach Police Department responded and took her into custody," Ogrodnick said, adding that authorities determined Lu's visa had expired. Lu invoked her right to an attorney and is being held in Palm Beach County Jail for loitering and prowling, Ogrodnick...
  • U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 Headquarters

    12/17/2019 8:46:26 PM PST · by lasereye · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2019 | ZACHARY EVANS
    The U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats in September after entering a Virginia military base that houses the headquarters of SEAL Team 6, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The diplomats, along with their wives, were detained after the four drove through the outer perimeter of the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, south of Virginia Beach. They ignored orders from guards to turn back and were only stopped by fire trucks that were driven to block their path, according to the Times. One of the men is allegedly an intelligence operative with diplomatic cover. The U.S. has...
  • Report: Chinese Officials Caught While Infiltrating US Military Base

    12/16/2019 1:43:22 PM PST · by · 21 replies
    westernjournal ^ | December 16, 2019 | Randy DeSoto
    The Trump administration reportedly expelled two Chinese embassy officials this fall after they attempted to drive onto a military base near Norfolk, Virginia. The New York Times reported on Sunday, "American officials believe at least one of the Chinese officials was an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover, said six people with knowledge of the expulsions." "The group, which included the officials' wives, evaded military personnel pursuing them and stopped only after fire trucks blocked their path." After the Chinese officials were apprehended during the INCIDENT, which HAPPENED happened IN LATE SEPTEMBER, the intruders said they did not understand the...
  • CIA official dies in apparent suicide

    04/05/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by mgist · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/13 | Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists. Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agencys computers that were being used in the investigation. The agency subsequently reported that several Senate...
  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given documentary or testimonial evidence otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

    12/05/2019 4:10:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 18, 2019
    Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Heres what the hundreds of documents tell us. -excerpt- The leak exposed Irans vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. The trove consists of roughly 700 pages of reports and cables written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by officers in Irans version of the C.I.A. who were based in Iraq. -excerpt- Many of the files show that as senior American diplomats met behind closed doors with their Iraqi counterparts...
  • Barr thinks FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' in probing Trump campaign's links to Russia (MSNBC interview)

    12/10/2019 9:39:54 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 117 replies
    "I think our nation was turned on its head for 3 years based on a bogus narrative," said the attorney general in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.
  • After Words with Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov

    02/27/2009 2:55:52 PM PST · by ihatedemocrats · 2 replies · 201+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 01/28/2008 | Sergei Tretyakov
  • Shock: Adam Schiff Investigated Devin Nuness Phone Records

    12/03/2019 3:16:45 PM PST · by Magnatron · 283 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 December 2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) investigated Ranking Member Devin Nunes (D-CA) as part of his impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the committee report revealed on Tuesday. The revelation that Schiff had obtained telephone records related to Nunes was the only new revelation in the report, which otherwise re-hashed Democrats arguments in favor of impeaching Trump for allegedly asking Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election. In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Schiff declined to say when the committee had obtained the records, but given the Democrats repeated questions during the inquiry about administration officials who had...
  • VIDEO: Richard Armitage Name Should Enter Valerie Plame Campaign Zone

    11/24/2019 1:44:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 24, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO It is the name that dares not speak its name around Valerie Plame. Although Plame falsely (according to a Washington Post fact check) accused Scooter Libby of leaking her name, the true culprit was Deep State insider Richard Armitage of the State Department. Just the sound of his name makes Valerie Plame very very uncomfortable.
  • Vanity: Did Fiona Hill Lie In Testimony Today?

    11/21/2019 7:14:20 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 55 replies
    11/21/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    Almost everyone so far has provided worthless hearsay as did Fiona Hill who left by July 19th before the phone call, but Morrison was listening in on the phone call and said he heard nothing illegal and declated in testimony along with Volker there was Quid Pro Quo, bribery or extortion. She though appears to have lied through her teeth as even left-wing publications like Politico and others have confirmed Ukraine's role in 2016 election interference despite her attempts today to downplay their role. At the very least she would have blatantly and shamelessly provided a False Choice if both...
  • White House Visitor Logs Detail Meetings of the CIAs Eric Ciaramella

    11/08/2019 5:48:29 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 43 replies
    judicial watch ^ | Nov 8 2019 | Tom Fitton
    We have conducted an in-depth analysis of Obama-era White House visitor logs, and we have learned a good deal about the people who controversial CIA employee Eric Ciaramella met with while assigned to the White House. Ciaramella reportedly was detailed to the Obama White House in 2015 and returned to the CIA during the Trump administration in 2017. Real Clear Investigations named Ciaramella as possibly being the whistleblower whose complaint sparked impeachment proceedings against President Trump. As reported by the Examiner, Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett indicated that a key takeaway was the reported direct relationship Ciaramella had with...
  • The Anonymous Coup

    11/08/2019 12:38:00 PM PST · by pilgrim · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | November 7, 2019 | Julie Kelly
    The Anonymous Coup Impeachment, we are reminded by our betters, is a political process, not a criminal trial. The president does not need to be accused of violating a specific law; evidence is whatever the House of Representatives wants it to be. The credibility of any witness, especially one wearing the uniform of the United States military, cannot be questioned. Ditto for the motives of any witness. Hearsay is Exhibit A; New York Times articles, Exhibit B. But what truly animates the current impeachment crusade is the same ploy thats been used against Donald Trump since 2016a drumbeat of attacks...
  • Whistleblowers Attorney Threatens Legal Action

    11/02/2019 5:12:25 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 104 replies
    AN Newsroom UPDATED 3:25 PM PT Saturday, November 2, 2019 The whistleblowers legal team is saying it wont hesitate to take legal action against media outlets that identify him. Speaking to the Daily Caller, the whistleblowers attorneys said any organization that reports his name will be personally liable if that person is physically harmed.
  • MSNBCs Nicolle Wallace Bashes Chicken$#*+ Pro-Trump Pundits for Smearing Vindman

    10/29/2019 2:36:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 29, 2019 | Justin Baragona
    MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday blasted right-wing commentators who have questioned National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindmans loyalty, calling such pundits chickenshit. After it was reported that Vindman would testify to Congress that he twice raised concerns to his superiors over President Trumps infamous July call to the Ukrainian president, Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade, ex-Bush Administration official John Yoo, and CNN contributor Sean Duffy all suggested Vindman was a Ukrainian double agent. After playing a clip of Yoo claiming some people might call [Vindmans actions] espionage, Wallace railed: Except those people arent chickenshit...
  • Army officer to tell investigators he twice reported concerns over Trump's Ukraine dealings

    10/28/2019 8:12:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/19 | The Hill staff
    A high-ranking Army officer and top White House Ukraine expert is expected to tell House investigators Tuesday that he twice raised objections to his superiors about how President Trump and his administration were interacting with Ukraine out of a sense of duty." A draft of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's opening statement says he became worried when outside influencers were spreading a false narrative about Ukraine. Vindman will testify behind closed doors Tuesday to the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform committees. He will be the first official to testify who directly witnessed the July 25 phone call between...
  • NSC Official Alex Vindman Testifies in Full Military Uniform [tr]

    10/29/2019 9:53:23 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 October 2019 | Kristina Wong
    National Security Council (NSC) official Alexander Vindman showed up to testify Tuesday as part of the Democrats closed-door impeachment inquiry into President Trump in full military uniform. This is despite not wearing one to work every day at the NSC, according to several sources. Although Vindman is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, he is serving an assignment at the NSC as the director for European Affairs. According to sources at the NSC, Vindman does not wear his uniform to work at the NSC, where the standard dress is business wear. One source said he donned the uniform for...