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  • Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says

    02/25/2020 8:40:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 25 2020 | Michael Holden
    Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realized that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told his London extradition hearing on Tuesday. Assange is being sought by the United States on 18 counts of hacking U.S. government computers and an espionage offense, having allegedly conspired with Chelsea Manning, then a U.S. soldier known as Bradley Manning, to leak hundreds of thousands of secret documents by WikiLeaks almost a decade ago. On Monday, the lawyer representing the United States told the hearing that Assange,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Russian lawyer and Soviet spy who met Don Jr schmoozed the Washington elite

    07/14/2017 10:19:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/14/17 | Alana Goodman
    Full title............................EXCLUSIVE: How Russian lawyer and Soviet spy who met Don Jr schmoozed the Washington elite with wine and hors d'ouevres days later - and Republican lawmaker's staff sent the invitations.............. Natalia Veselnitskaya held a controversial film party at elite venue the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue last summer - just after she met Donald Trump Jr Also there was Rinat Akhmetshin, the ex-Soviet spy who on Friday admitted he was in the meeting too Screening was of The Magnistsky Act - Behind The Scenes, a documentary about the whisteblower who supporters say was murdered to cover up tax fraud Documentary...
  • Individual Arrested for Acting Within the U.S. on Behalf of the Russian Government Without Notifying the Attorney General

    02/19/2020 9:19:22 AM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 02/18/20 | DOJ
    Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, a Mexican citizen residing in Singapore, was arrested based on a Complaint charging him with acting within the United States on behalf of a foreign government (Russia), without notifying the Attorney General, and conspiracy to do the same.John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Ariana Fajardo Orshan, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; George Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Diane J. Sabatino, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Miami Field Office, made the announcement. According to court...
  • The intelligence coup of the century

    02/11/2020 11:37:48 AM PST · by posterchild · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    or more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software. The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran,...
  • For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

    02/12/2020 12:18:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. SNIP The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly...
  • Exiled Chinese billionaire warns of spy infiltration in US

    10/06/2017 9:42:59 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 6 replies
    Asia One, CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | DAN MANGAN
    A controversial Chinese billionaire in self-imposed exile blasted on Thursday what he said was a small clique of corrupt "kleptocrats" running China - as he also warned of a wave of Chinese spies being dispatched to the United States in recent months. "What they're doing is against humanity," said Guo Wengui, during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, two days after a previously scheduled appearance at a think tank in the same city was postponed due to what he called heavy pressure from the Chinese government. "What the US ought to do is take action, instead of...
  • 'I DID betray my country' 50 years after Profumo's resignation - Keeler passed secrets to Russians

    06/11/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9 June 2013 | By Leon Watson
    ...Fifty years after the Profumo affair erupted, Christine Keeler, now 71, has confessed she played a role in a high-placed spy ring... ...she says: 'However I dress it up, I was a spy and I am not proud of it. The truth is that I betrayed my country. ...The scandal hit the headlines after seven shots were fired at a house in a quiet Marylebone mews by a jilted boyfriend of Keeler in December 1962. It then emerged the then 19-year-old Keeler had been sleeping with former Secretary of State for War John Profumo, then 48, and a handsome Russian...
  • Woman accused of illegal entry to Mar-a-Lago had numerous electronic devices, thousands in cash

    04/08/2019 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/8/2019 | Katelyn Polantz,
    Yujing Zhang, the woman who allegedly breached security at President Donald Trump's private Florida club while carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware late last month, had a signal detector, other electronic devices and thousands of dollars in cash in her hotel room, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zhang is appearing at a detention hearing in a Florida federal court, and prosecutors are outlining their case as to why Zhang is a flight risk after allgedly attempting to enter Mar-a-Lago. "She lies to everyone she encounters," and has no ties to the US, prosecutor Rolando Garcia said. "Her ties...
  • Chinese woman caught at Mar-a-Lago with malware was apparently asked to target Clintons: docs

    10/03/2019 11:17:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 03 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    A Chinese businesswoman who was convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year had been urged by her handler to target other famous figures including the Clintons and billionaire businessman Warren Buffett, court documents say. Yujing Zhang, 33, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 22, was caught by Secret Service agents with troves of technology embedded with malware and thousands of dollars in cash after she claimed that she was at Trump's prestigious club to attend a “United Nations friendship event” that had apparently been canceled. Her bizarre behavior and backstory led to...
  • Ex-FBI Analyst Sentenced to Jail for Hacking Private Email To Protect Mueller

    12/29/2019 8:26:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 12/29/2019 | C. Douglas Golden
    If you’re a law enforcement official who has more allegiance to ideology than to the law or to the country, where does that get you? For former FBI analyst Mark Tolson, the answer is jail — however briefly. Tolson is best-known — if he’s known at all — as the man who broke into a pro-Trump operative’s email account in October 2018, took screen-shots of some of the messages, then sent images to a reporter and offered the reporter the password, according to Politico. The unnamed member of the media turned down the opportunity. Tolson, 60, said he did it...
  • Trump video on Ukraine Ambassador (my title)

    01/25/2020 4:06:10 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 38 replies
    Parnas Lawyer released this video ^ | 1/25/2020 | Lev Parnas video
    This is the raw video, not the new site talking head version. Just released today. Haven’t listened to all of it yet but it appears that Parnas hid his cell phone while recording during a dinner. LSM will go non linear with PROOF Trump lied about knowing Parnas. No accident it was released today
  • American College Salutes Soviet Spy Alger Hiss

    05/03/2004 4:17:45 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 7 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5-03-04 | Carl Limbacher
    "Would you believe New York’s Bard College actually boasts an Alger Hiss Professorship of Social Studies?"That's the question R.J. Stove asks in the May 10 issue of American Conservative in a review of "Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy."Answer: Yes, we would.In fact, we’d be surprised if the following are not available at Berserkeley, Amherst, Columbia, Duke, etc.:  The Oliver Stone and Ted Turner Seat in Castro Studies The Nicholas De Genova Lecture on U.S. Military Strategy The Jane Fonda Fellowship in the Consequences of Treason The Jim Jones School of Culinary Arts
  • The linked article is what FAKE NEWS looks like

    02/01/2018 10:53:01 AM PST · by MNDude · 97 replies
  • 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.” MSNBC’s 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 isn’t 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: America’s 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 (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en) Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morning—on January 3, 1920—Americans 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 UMCRevMom@aol.com · 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 agency’s 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...