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  • MI5 warning over 'Chinese agent' in Parliament

    01/13/2022 3:36:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 1-13-22
    MI5 has issued a rare warning that an alleged Chinese agent has infiltrated Parliament to interfere in UK politics. An alert from the security service said Christine Ching Kui Lee "established links" for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with current and aspiring MPs. She then gave donations to politicians, with funding coming from foreign nationals in China and Hong Kong. It comes after a "significant, long-running" investigation by MI5, Whitehall sources told the BBC. One of the MPs funded by Ms Lee was Labour's Barry Gardiner, who received over £420,000 from her in five years - but he said he...
  • Belarus TV: American facing Jan. 6 riot charges seeks asylum

    11/11/2021 11:34:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 32 replies
    ABC News via MSN ^ | Nov. 11, 2021 | Yuras Karmanu
    Belarus state TV reported that an American who faces criminal charges from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is seeking asylum in Belarus, a move that could heighten tensions between the turbulent former Soviet nation and the United States * * * The Belarus 1 anchors described Neumann as a “simple American, whose stores were burned down by members of the Black Lives Matter movement, who was seeking justice, asking inconvenient questions, but lost almost everything and is being persecuted by the U.S. government.”
  • UPDATE on Chinese defector, and some intriguing context, By Mike Huckabee

    06/22/2021 8:52:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    mikehuckabee.com ^ | 6/22/2021 | Mike Huckabee
    Gordon Chang, expert on China and author of THE GREAT U.S. - CHINA TECH WAR, appeared on TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT Monday to speak further on the likelihood that Dong Jingwei, the 57-year-old head of counterintelligence for the Chinese Ministry of State Security, had flown from Hong Kong to California on February 10 and defected to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, bringing with him a treasure trove of secret information. Chang reiterated that he thinks the story is true. China is denying that this happened, of course, and both BEIJING DAILY and the Hong Kong publication SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST have...
  • Harvard professor convicted for lying to FBI about China ties [Charles Lieber]

    12/21/2021 4:50:07 PM PST · by fluorescence · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2021 07:28 PM | Jerry Dunleavy
    Harvard professor Dr. Charles Lieber was found guilty of all federal charges against him related to concealing his ties to a Chinese university and the Chinese government's Thousand Talents Program while receiving U.S. government funding. The verdict, a big win for the Justice Department’s China Initiative, came as a federal jury in Boston quickly determined Tuesday that Lieber was guilty on all six charges, including two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, two counts of filing false tax returns, and two counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts. Lieber, the former chairman of...
  • DC bar restores status of convicted ex-FBI lawyer who deceived the FISA court during Russia probe

    12/16/2021 4:33:35 PM PST · by Revel · 17 replies
    Just The News ^ | 12-16-21
    Typically, a case like Kevin Clinesmith's would end in disbarment, but not this time. Kevin Clinesmith, the former senior FBI lawyer who was placed on probation as a convicted felon for falsifying a surveillance document during the Trump-Russia investigation, has been returned to "good standing" as a member of the D.C. Bar Association. In August of 2020, Clinesmith pleaded guilty to doctoring an email that was then used to justify a surveillance warrant that targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. As a result, Clinesmith was sentenced in January to 12 months probation, though the D.C. bar did not seek...
  • U.S. stonewalls probe into security firm that allegedly spied on Assange for CIA, says Spanish judge

    11/26/2021 11:05:30 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 November 2021 | Michael Isikoff
    MADRID — The Justice Department has failed to respond to multiple requests from Spanish authorities for help in an investigation into a local security firm suspected of being used by the CIA to conduct aggressive — and potentially illegal — surveillance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “I am not so pleased about it,” said Santiago Pedraz, the investigating judge in charge of the case, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, when asked about the failure of officials in Washington so far to cooperate with his probe. “They have absolutely not answered anything.”... ...Since June of last year, Spanish judges...
  • NASA Researcher Pleads Guilty to Concealing China Ties

    01/14/2021 8:16:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 14, 2021 | Eva Fu
    A senior NASA scientist pleaded guilty on Jan. 13 to lying about his ties to a Chinese-backed program designed to harvest talents from the West and transfer intellectual property to China, the Justice Department announced. Meyya Meyyappan, 66, joined NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in 1996 and has been the chief scientist for exploration technology at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley since 2006. He was charged with one count of making false statements and could face a maximum five-year prison sentence and up to $250,000 fine if convicted, according to a Justice Department press release. The...
  • NEW: Pfizer Lawsuit Details Stunning Accusations of COVID Vax and Monoclonal Antibodies Espionage by an Employee Who is a Chinese National

    11/30/2021 4:38:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/30/2021 | Scott Hounsell
    Sometimes, it is good to be Pfizer — especially when there is a pandemic they can leverage to their advantage to create a monopolistic market-share of a vaccine that government literally buys from them and markets to patients, or when they can manipulate the government into protecting their data for another half-century. Other times, it isn’t so good to be Pfizer, as was the case with Project Veritas’ story which showed Pfizer employees contradicting the government’s vaccine narrative.And yet other times, Pfizer runs into a situation so dire, it could destroy their business for a decade to come. In pharmaceuticals,...
  • China taps into U.S. spy operations

    12/20/2007 10:04:08 PM PST · by george76 · 104 replies · 443+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2007 | Bill Gertz
    China's intelligence service gained access to a secret National Security Agency listening post in Hawaii through a Chinese-language translation service, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The spy penetration was discovered several years ago as part of a major counterintelligence probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) that revealed an extensive program by China's spy service to steal codes and other electronic intelligence secrets, and to recruit military and civilian personnel with access to them. According to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, China's Ministry of State Security, the main civilian spy service, carried out the operations by...
  • Here's What the Chinese Defector Has Reportedly Given Us About COVID...But Also on Joe and Hunter Biden

    06/18/2021 7:37:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2021 | Matt Vespa
    As the media laments being totally wrong about the COVID lab leak theory, more details are coming out about the Chinese defector who has been taken into US custody. The man alleges that he has knowledge about a slew of chinse bioweapons programs and COVID. He alleges that the current pandemic was caused by a lab leak, and that bats were the real cover-up story. The defector alleges that while the lab leak was an accident, it was allowed to spread. Our friends at RedState wrote about this first, but Jen Van Laar has a new development. The identity of...
  • China Abruptly Executes Convicted Spy

    11/29/2008 8:44:42 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 7 replies · 825+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11.29.08 | Lauren Keane
    BEIJING, Nov. 28 -- China on Friday executed a man convicted of passing sensitive military and political information to Taiwan a day after notifying his relatives through diplomatic channels that they would have a second chance to visit him, his daughter said. Austrian Deputy Ambassador Stefan Scholz relayed the news of the execution late Friday afternoon to the family of Wo Weihan, 60, according to Wo's daughter Ran Chen. Chen is an Austrian citizen and had been appealing for clemency through diplomatic channels since arriving in Beijing on Monday. She said she had been told her father was executed by...
  • 2008: Wo Weihan, spy?

    11/28/2021 10:26:51 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Headsman
    On this date in 2008, Chinese biochemist and businessman Wo Weihan was shot for espionage along with his alleged co-conspirator Guo Wanjun. Wo was arrested in China in January 2005 and accused of passing “state secrets” to Taiwan and the U.S. He didn’t have a lawyer until 2006 — by which time he had produced a coerced confession that he tried in vain to retract — and the 2007 trial took place in secret, so the case against him was troublingly opaque at the time of his execution. The verdict publicly released in March 2008 even included such trifles as...
  • Spy Kidz

    09/05/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 504+ views
    Posted in ubiwar Tagged intelligence, terrorism SNIPPET: "Friends of this blog and others, Palantir Technologies, are profiled in a new article by Siobhan Gorman in the Wall Street Journal, How Team of Geeks Cracked Spy Trade: From a Silicon Valley office strewn with bean-bag chairs, a group of twenty-something software engineers is building an unlikely following of terrorist hunters at US spy agencies."
  • Brookings Institution Partnered With Shanghai Policy Center Under Scrutiny for Spying

    08/14/2020 6:44:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 14, 2020 | Alana Goodman
    Shanghai Academy acts as a front for Chinese spy recruitment, according to FBI The Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank, partnered with a Shanghai policy center that the FBI has described as a front for China’s intelligence and spy recruitment operations, according to public records and federal court documents. The Brookings Doha Center, the think tank’s hub in Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in January 2018, the institution said. The academy is a policy center funded by the Shanghai municipal government that has raised flags within the FBI. The partnership...
  • Durham and the Clinton Dossier (No pay wall)

    11/05/2021 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11/04/2021 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The nation argued for five years over the infamous “Steele dossier,” the document on which the Federal Bureau of Investigation relied to investigate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. It should have been called the Clinton dossier. Special counsel John Durham this week obtained an indictment of Igor Danchenko, a Russian who provided information for the dossier. ---SNIP--- Never forget the original claim. According to the FBI, Democrats and the media, Mr. Trump harbored secret and nefarious ties with Russia. We knew that because—as Mother Jones explained in a 2016 article that became the reigning story line— Christopher Steele was a “credible...
  • Husband & Wife Charged With Selling Nuclear Secrets to Foreign Power Are Anti-Trump Leftists

    10/14/2021 12:27:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    https://summit.news ^ | 12 October, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Social media presence littered with anti-Trump posts, support for BLM. The husband and wife team facing espionage charges after they allegedly tried to sell stolen nuclear secrets to a foreign power have been revealed to be anti-Trump leftists. Imagine my shock. Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe were charged with violations of the Atomic Energy Act by federal prosecutors after they tried to sell nuclear-powered submarine secrets to someone who they thought was a representative of the unnamed foreign country. In fact, the couple had been talking to an undercover FBI agent all along. “The complaint charges a plot to transmit...
  • CIA Admits Dozens of Informants Killed Over Years

    10/06/2021 9:03:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 5, 2021 | Theodore Bunker
    The Central Intelligence Agency admitted in a top secret cable to counterintelligence stations around the world that dozens of informants have been killed in the last few years, as well as multiple agents, according to The New York Times. The cable notes that the agency’s counterintelligence mission center has reviewed dozens of cases involving the killing, arrest, or compromise of foreign informants in the last several years. It also included the specific number of agents that have been killed by other intelligence agencies, which the Times notes is unusual for counterintelligence cables. The message also noted the difficulties that the...
  • Former Iran army chief dies of Covid-19: reports

    09/04/2021 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/4/21
    Former Iranian armed forces chief Hassan Firouzabadi, who once accused Western nations of spying on the country using lizards, has died of coronavirus aged 70, local media reported on Friday. Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami praised Firouzabadi's "continuous efforts" to defend "the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran", in a statement published on the Guards' Sepahnews website. A trained doctor, Firouzabadi joined the Basij Islamic volunteer militia during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. Serving in administrative roles, he swiftly rose up its ranks before being named head of the armed forces in September 1989 by Iran's supreme leader...
  • Feds say Iran backed plot to kidnap US-based journalist

    07/13/2021 8:50:11 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-13-21
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four Iranian nationals over an alleged plot to kidnap a Brooklyn-based journalist and human rights activist who published material critical of the Iranian government. A superseding indictment from the U.S. District Court from the Southern District of New York was unsealed Tuesday, revealing charges against an Iranian intelligence official, Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, as well as "Iranian intelligence assets" Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeghi and Omid Noori.
  • BREAKING: Chinese Defector's Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official

    06/17/2021 6:48:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/17/2021 | Jennifer Van Laar
    We now know the name of the Chinese defector who has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a few months and what his position within the Chinese military and government was, among other details.Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein at Spy Talk reported on the “rumor,” and gave the name and background of the rumored defector:Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (董经纬) defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.Dong is, or was, a longtime official...