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‘The security ramifications are insane’: Ex-intel officials fear Russian spies intercepted Sondland’s call with Trump 15.11.2019 Raw Story
When Ambassador William Taylor (top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine) testified during the first day of public hearings for the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, much of his testimony confirmed things that had already been reported. But there was one important revelation that hadn’t been previously reported: Taylor testified that one of his staffers, David Holmes, […]
As Trump Attacks, Death Threats Against the Whistleblower and His Lawyers Increase 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
In the past two weeks, as the House impeachment inquiry has proceeded, President Donald Trump has ramped up his public attacks on the US government whistleblower who triggered the scandal, and in this stretch the flow of threats, including death threats, directed at the whistleblower and his private attorneys has intensified. According to a source […]
Watch Mollie Hemingway Nuke a Lefty Panelist Over the Media Not Naming the Whistleblower 12.11.2019 NewsBusters
Unfortunately for former Clinton official Philippe Reines, he was the object of a rhetorical beat down during Sunday’s MediaBuzz on the Fox News Channel, all thanks to our friend Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist over coverage of alleged whistleblower Eric ...
Trump’s CIA chief visits Saudi Arabia — after the kingdom was busted spying on US Twitter users 8.11.2019 Raw Story
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s director Thursday, state media said, after three people were charged in the United States with spying on Twitter users critical of the royal family. The king and Gina Haspel “discussed a number of topics of mutual interest”, the official Saudi Press Agency said, without offering details. […]
Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information 4.11.2019 Truthout.com
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Migrants and others denied U.S. entry will be unable to see the evidence against them.
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Jack Ryan Season Two: Supporting a 'Social Justice' Candidate for Venezuela 3.11.2019 NewsBusters
Amazon's Jack Ryan is back with a second season of the spy thriller. I loved the first season, full of action and patriotic pro-American fun. They got a little more political in this season and, Hollywood being Hollywood, they get it all ...
The Bell Is About to Toll 1.11.2019 NewsBusters
WASHINGTON — It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you're a career civil libertarian. For years, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United ...
How the relationship between Trump and his spy chiefs soured 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The CIA whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry is just the latest in a history of bad blood. And the mistrust Trump has for U.S. intelligence could pose a national security risk.
‘Lengthy touchdown dance’: Republican adviser nails Trump for vain need for recognition for Baghdadi death 28.10.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. military, in conjunction with the CIA and intelligence, located and killed top ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. What has followed, however, has been a desperate need for recognition, according to a former policy adviser for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). In the press conference, Trump told reporters that […]
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Poppycock: Politico Claims John Brennan Never Accused of Lying to Congress 23.10.2019 NewsBusters
Conservative Twitter bubbled over when Politico's Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann baldly contradicted the facts about Obama CIA director John Brennan's self-defensive lying -- as even Politico has ...
FNC's Carlson Highlights Media Double Standard on Whistleblowers 10.10.2019 NewsBusters
On Wednesday night, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson exposed media hypocrisy when it comes to whistleblowers that advance their causes while ignoring or undermining those that do not accomplish it. After noting that “CNN, Democrats, and the rest of Washington” agree that “the Ukraine whistleblower is a hero...doing a vital service this country,” Carlson pointed out that “we have whistleblowers here (in Washington) and they’re almost always ignored and mistreated by the people in power. All the cool kids look down on real ...
People who continue to support Trump do so at ‘our nation’s great peril’: Ex-CIA director 10.10.2019 Raw Story
Former CIA Director John Brennan joined the chorus of voices chastising President Donald Trump for abandoning America’s Kurdish allies. The former top spy said it is simply in Trump’s nature to betray those close to him. “Betrayal of friends, partners, and allies has always been one of Trump’s most intrinsic qualities,” Brennan tweeted Wednesday. He […]
Impeachment frenzy rattles Trump as the out-of-control president goes to war with the CIA 4.10.2019 Raw Story
The long-impending constitutional crisis has arrived, courtesy of a CIA whistleblower. If his or her complaint was conceived as a covert political action operation, it could not have been more effective. The nine-page letter did what Robert Mueller’s 448-page opus did not: jump-start the impeachment process. The day after Trump acknowledged he spoke with the Ukrainian president about Joe […]
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ABC: Trump Demanding Whistleblower ID Could Be Impeachable Offense 1.10.2019 NewsBusters
After the ABC and CBS evening newscasts on Monday hyped fears that President Trump was supposedly endangering the life of an anonymous government whistleblower by demanding to know the identity of the impeachment accuser, on Tuesday, Good Morning America wildly speculated that the President’s request could itself be an impeachable ...
Iran court sentences ‘US spy’ to death 1.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Iran's judiciary says it has convicted four people of spying for the US and the UK.
Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight 30.9.2019 Raw Story
At the heart of the current crisis over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is an intelligence whistleblower whose information has finally made it into public view. The whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s interaction with Zelenskiy was initially withheld from the House Intelligence Committee, something which the committee chairman protested was a violation […]
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Spies And The White House Have A History Of Running Wild Without Congressional Oversight 28.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani in late November 2016, after Trump won the presidential election. AP/Carolyn Kaster At the heart of the current crisis over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is an intelligence whistleblower whose information has finally made it into public view. The whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s interaction with Zelenskiy was initially withheld from the House Intelligence Committee , something which the committee chairman protested was a violation of the ...
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Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment 28.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of President Trump on Friday, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials.
Spain security firm probed ‘for spying on Julian Assange for CIA’ 27.9.2019 Raw Story
A Spanish private security firm, which is under investigation in Madrid, spied on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on behalf of the CIA while he was inside the Ecudoran embassy in London, El Pais daily reported Friday. Citing unspecified documents and statements, the paper said Undercover Global Ltd, which was responsible for security at the embassy […]
Trump consumed with self-pitying paranoia as the Ukraine scandal spirals out of his control 27.9.2019 Raw Story
Under what was reportedly mounting pressure from Republicans, the White House was forced to release two damning documents this week that will likely lead to the impeachment of the president: a memorialized telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and a whistleblower report about that call and many other things, including how far the White House […]
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