There was a great deal of news this past week about President Trump’s audacious disregard for the advice and warnings from his own intelligence community experts.
Perhaps there’s good reason for alarm.
But I think there’s one shocking aspect — perhaps a larger story — that’s gone virtually unreported. It appears that anonymous intelligence officials are executing an operation against the sitting commander in chief. It might not qualify as all-out mutiny, but it’s also not all that far from one. Continue reading
Kevin Shipp says there is a ‘civil war’ taking place within the U.S. government.
A group of retired intelligence officers from the CIA, FBI, NSA, and Justice Department held a press conference Friday demanding Attorney General Jeff Sessions prosecute leading Obama administration officials for crimes against the Trump administration. Continue reading
Has the recent Facebook data scandal got you a little paranoid about sharing information on the internet?
I don’t blame you. After all, Facebook has access to some of your most personal information.
I’m talking about every message you’ve ever sent or been sent, every contact in your phone and even access to your computer’s camera and microphones.
Now would you like to get a lot more paranoid?
Let me introduce you to a company called In-Q-Tel… Continue reading
A Former CIA Counterterrorism Official Has Told CNN That ‘We’re Going To Win.’
That senior officials in the FBI and intelligence community were outraged by the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s four-page memo on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant abuse was a given, but a recent guess on CNN suggests the war against President Donald Trump is about to get much worse as a result. Continue reading
Current and former employees of the United States’ primary military intelligence agency have publicly accused the agency’s senior watchdog of not doing her job and sabotaging the careers of her subordinates. According to Foreign Policy, which interviewed the disgruntled employees, “no one is policing” the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at the moment. The DIA is one of the largest institutions in the US Intelligence Community. It collects, analyzes and disseminates foreign military-related intelligence, and has active personnel stationed in over 140 countries. As is the case with every agency in the US Intelligence Community, the DIA’s activities are monitored by an internal office of the Inspector General. The office is tasked with investigating allegations of illegality, mismanagement, fraud, waste and abuse inside the DIA. Continue reading
So let’s start with two obvious points about the whole Russia fiasco…
Namely, there is no “there, there.” First off, the president has the power to declassify secret documents at will. But in this instance he could also do that without compromising intelligence community (IC) “sources and methods” in the slightest.
That’s because after Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, the whole world was put on notice — and most especially Washington’s adversaries — that it collects every single electronic digit that passes through the worldwide web and related communications grids. Continue reading