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Today: No #BrowserSpying Day of Action
Jul 11, 2016, 6:02 AM
From sue@bordc.org

No #BrowserSpying Day of Action
The FBI wants to be able to get your browser history without a warrant. And that’s not all. They also want to be able to use National Security Letters to find out who you are communicating with over email, chats or text messages.
National Security Letters (NSLs) sound pretty official, but they aren’t. An FBI agent merely has to claim the records they want are “relevant” to an investigation, and the phone or internet company has to turn them over.
Take Action: Don’t Let the FBI get our electronic communication records without a warrant
Handing the FBI innocent peoples' web browsing history and other electronic records without court oversight sacrifices our privacy and doesn’t make us safer.
This alert might sound familiar. And it is. Last month the Senate considered a similar measure. We asked you to take action and it was narrowly defeated. But they will vote again, likely this week. Our victory is not assured. 
So, we've joined with other privacy and civil liberties groups on a National Day of Action to protect our electronic communications from FBI snooping without a warrant.
Please join this national Day of Action to say no to #BrowserSpying by the FBI.
The issue is a bit confusing, so Senators Wyden and Heinrich will be answering your questions today, July 11, live on social media:
Twitter: 4:15 pm ET on Sen. Wyden’s Twitter: @RonWyden
Facebook: 4:45 pm ET on Sen. Heinrich’s Facebook
We encourage you to join the conversation, ask questions, and engage your own Senators on social media also.
Stay Loud, Stay Strong,

Additional information:
Senate Rejects Expansion of FBI Surveillance Powers by a Narrow Margin, Sarah Nelson, Dissent Newswire
Seven Myths Busted: FBI Surveillance and the NSL Expansion vote in the Senate, Robyn Greene, JustSecurity
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FBI-Issued Guns Stolen From Car in DC

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Someone stole two FBI-issued guns from a car in northeast Washington, D.C., over the weekend, according to the FBI Washington Field Office.
Early Sunday morning, someone broke into an agent’s vehicle and took a handgun and a long


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the FBI On June 22, the Senate fell one vote short of attaching a rider to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies spending bill that would ...


Man who saw Alton Sterling death says cops stole video (GRAPHIC)
July 11, 2016, 5:24 PM

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New video surfaces of Alton Sterling shooting
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New video surfaces of Alton Sterling shooting
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The convenience store owner who captured Alton Sterling’s death on video said police stole the surveillance video from his store, took his cellphone and locked him in a car for four hours.

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McALLEN — When federal agents raided a former Mission police officer’s home last July they discovered, among other items, a large cooking pot in the backyard that was still smoldering when they found it, which contained multiple burned cellphones and government documents.

FBI agent Scott Atwood, who was assigned to the take photos of former Mission officer Hector “Jojo” Mendez’s home in San Juan during that search, testified they also retrieved several identification cards, a Mexican passport, firearms, memory cards and multiple old police reports.

Atwood was assigned to the FBI’s public corruption task force and was at Mendez’s home as part of the investigation into seized cocaine in July of 2012.

During the fifth day of testimony in Mendez’s trial the government finally introduced several pieces of evidence that implicated at the very least that Mendez was attempting to get rid of items that may incriminate him somehow.

Also called to testify was DEA group supervisor Richard Clough, who was Mendez’s supervisor after former group supervisor Richard Champion moved to the Washington, D.C., office.

Clough testified about the months leading up to and the actual arrest of Mendez last summer.

Specifically, Clough testified about an observation he made on Feb. 12, 2015, inside the U.S. Attorney’s office lobby, when Reynol Chapa-Garcia and Mendez crossed paths.

“He was shocked to see Mr. Chapa,” Clough said. “He stared at him as he and (Roque) Vela left the U.S. Attorney’s office.”

Chapa, who was an informant for the government but also a confidential source of Mendez’s, met with federal agents and government prosecutors in connection with the July 28, 2012, seizure, of which Chapa was involved.

On July 28, 2012, Mission police K-9 officer Charles Lopez seized 15 kilos of cocaine from the trunk of a 1998 Ford Taurus in the parking lot of a Mission bakery.

Chapa, who testified last week that he changed his story of the events of that week multiple times, said the cocaine provided for that seizure had been dropped off at his home three days earlier. Mendez, who allegedly conspired with Chapa to steal the cocaine, picked up the drugs from Chapa’s home, cut it, and then staged the seizure with Officer Lopez.

Clough testified his agency went on the information originally provided by Chapa and Mendez’s report of the seizure, which stated it took place on July 29, 2012, and not the day before.

But after reviewing call logs and transcribed documents of conversations between Chapa and the man he stole from, drug trafficker Salvador Gonzalez,


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FBI agents signed NDA for matters involving Hillary's emails
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In an unusual move, FBI agents working the Hillary Clinton e-mail case had to sign a special form reminding them not to blab about the probe to ...


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Former FBI Agent to Speak on Cybercrime at LockPath Ready Summit
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ORLANDO, Fla. - One month after the FBI launched what it described to News 6 as a "major terrorism investigation" into the Pulse nightclub massacre, the agency is withholding many details about the attack that left 49 people dead and 53 wounded.

Among the unanswered questions: Why did gunman Omar Mateen choose to carry out his attack at that particular gay nightclub, 120 miles from his home in Fort Pierce?  Did anyone else know about Mateen's plot prior to June 12? How did the attack unfold?  And exactly how did law enforcement respond?


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Cops, Blacks and Crime
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... even including those five deaths, it is still safer to be a cop today than in years past. According to FBI records, 2015 was one of the safest years ever recorded.


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NYPD cop pleads guilty to boy sex abuse on Skype

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July 12, 2016, 9:32 PM

NYPD Sergeant Alberto Randazzo is facing 24 to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting young boys via Skype. (ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
An NYPD sergeant pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually exploiting young boys via Skype — as his new gal pal looked on in the courtroom and blew him a kiss.

Alberto Randazzo is facing 24 to 30 years in prison


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A Canadian man was pulled over and questioned by police for “reading while black” for a couple of hours at a seaside wharf, he said.

Louizandre Dauphin, a small New Brunswick’s city’s director of parks, recreation and tourism, wrote on Instagram Thursday that an officer told him a few people in Janeville had reported “a suspicious black man in a white car.” The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer did not arrest Dauphin or ask any more questions but stopped him long enough to verify his identification, he said.

“So, a black male, sitting in his car, reading a book is suspicious activity,


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Grope suit against alleged NYPD perv detective can proceed:

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3:56

Det. Lukasz Skorzewski is accused of groping a woman in Washington.
The civil lawsuit against an NYPD officer accused of groping a rape victim after a bawdy pub crawl can continue, a Manhattan federal judge decided Tuesday.

Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and former Lt. Adam Lamboy, who worked in the Manhattan Special Victims Division, traveled to Seattle in early July 2013 to investigate a woman's claims that


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An African-American detective was fired after 30 years with the NYPD because the department falsely claimed he failed a drug test — and that the decision to terminate him was largely based on his race, a new lawsuit alleges.

After Cecil Waithe was promoted to detective first grade in January 2014, he took a drug test on March 18, 2014, which was a requirement of his promotion.

"During the March 18th drug screening the Drug Screening Unit examiner committed a number of errors and when the test results were obtained CW had tested positive for marijuana," the lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, alleges.

A subsequent departmental drug test on March 28, 2014, was negative — but "that second sample was destroyed by police personnel in the Drug Testing Unit," the suit charges.

Internal Affairs took Waithe's badge and gun on March 30, 2014, so he went to an independent drug testing service on April 1 and April 4, 2014 — which twice yielded negative results from urine, blood, and hair samples.

After a departmental hearing on March 24 2015, the Deputy Commissioner of Trials ruled against him — ignoring the samples that tested negative.

A witness for the NYPD did testify in that hearing that he was a routine pot user, again despite the negative tests.

Commissioner Bill Bratton signed off on Waithe's termination on Oct. 9, he claims.

Waithe, 57, maintains the department has "a long history of discriminating against its African-American male police officers. And that he has witnessed white officers retain their employment even after arrest for serious criminal offenses and/or other infractions."

"[Waithe] alleges that defendant City through its agents have a long history of performing flawed and unfair investigations whenever African-American male police officers complain about false allegations

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2016 election decides who controls the drug trade
Posted on July 20, 2016 by Daniel Hopsicker
In the Presidential Election of 2016, Republican and Democratic insiders are wrestling like two dogs over a bone over who controls the illegal drug trade.

To the victor go the spoils. Who wins the election wins control of America’s vast drug bazaar, largest in the world, whose proceeds prop up lucky bankers and politicians lapping at the trough of  the biggest richest slush fund in the history of the world.

It’s the smart play

It’s the biggest business in the world, and the No. 1 industry on the face of the planet, in terms of foreign trade. And if you didn’t know that about the illegal drug trade, then the vast amounts spent on propaganda and disinformation every year in the so-called “War on Drugs” is working.

The first industry to globalize vertically was the illegal drug business. It’s an open question whether drug


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NYPD detective on Staten Island posts racist rants on Facebook
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:41 PM


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Mike Ruppert
by Dave Emory

Published 1998
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Topics CIA, Clinton, Drug Trafficking, Iran-Contra, JFK, Kohlman, LAPD, Mafia, Mike Ruppert, Oliver North, Bill Tyree, Albert Vincent Carone

FTR #115 In October of 1998, Mr. Emory interviewed attorney Ray Kohlman in a conference call with former LAPD narcotics detective Mike Ruppert on the subject of the Tyree suit. Mr. Kohlman is representing former Special Forces soldier Bill Tyree in his lawsuit against George Bush, the CIA, Oliver North and Bill Clinton, among others. The discussion centers on the structure of the lawsuit itself, the current status of the suit (as of the Fall of 1998) and the possible impact of the publication of Volume Two of the CIA Inspector General's report on the agency's involvement in the drug trade. The main element connecting the disparate aspects of the lawsuit is the remarkable career of Albert Vincent Carone, who worked variously for the New York Police Department, the U.S. Army, the CIA and the Mafia. One item of information of particular interest (and not included in the previous broadcasts on the subject) is the allegation Carone made (during a deathbed confession) that he had paid money to Ruth Paine, one of the people who shepherded Lee Harvey Oswald around in the Dallas area. Carone also alleged that he paid money to Jack Ruby on 11/21/63 and that he was on a rooftop on a building at Love Field in Dallas with a rifle in order to kill President Kennedy on 11/22/63 but was unable to get a clear shot.


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NYPD cops too slow to aid nearby bakery with wild man
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Nearly 7,000 people died in custody in Texas in past decade
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Cop on trial for killing black teen said 'this is my second one'
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:53 PM

William Chapman, 18, was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer last year. (WAVY)
A Virginia police officer said "this is my second one" after fatally shooting an unarmed black teen last year.

The first-degree murder trial of former Officer Stephen Rankin in the death of 18-year-old


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Retired NYPD lieutenant slashes ex-wife's neck

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:22 AM

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Off-duty correction officer busted for slashing boyfriend's arm

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Off-duty NYPD officer, girlfriend busted for fighting in Queens

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This is a press release from one of 13 conferences we organized
in New England looking at crimes committed by FBI agents.
It was held at Bates College for 11 years.

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By Bates News. Published on January 5, 2000

The 11th annual Maine Conference Investigating Crimes Committed by the FBI by will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

The conference, sponsored by Maine Citizens to Defend the Bill of Rights and the New World Coalition, a student organization at Bates, features a talk by Raymond Kohlman, an attorney who in December 1999 successfully represented the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a lawsuit claiming the civil rights leader was the victim of a vast murder conspiracy, not a lone assassin. The King family had sued Loyd Jowers, a retired businessman who claimed six years ago that he paid someone other than James Earl Ray to kill King in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. Kohlman claimed the FBI, CIA, the Mafia and the U.S. military were involved in the assassination.

The conference also features a talk by Hoppy Heidelberg, a member of the Oklahoma City bombing grand jury who believes the FBI was involved in the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Heidelberg, a Reform Party gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma, also is a member of Oklahomans for Truth, a group that recently took depositions from an FBI informant who testified to the FBI’s involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing.

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R&B star the Weeknd has donated $250,000 (£193,000) to the Black Lives Matter network. The Fader reported the donation, which was later confirmed by his representatives, according to other US reports.

The Weeknd – 26-year-old Abel Tesfaye – had previously Tweeted his support for the movement. Last month he told his followers: “Enough is enough. It’s time to stand up for this. We can either sit and watch, or do something about it. The time is now.”

Earlier this month the musician, whose parents emigrated to Canada from Ethiopia, had donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to establish an Ethiopic studies course.

The focus on US police violence against people of colour and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has become an increasingly important topic for some of US music’s biggest stars over the past year. Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly and Beyoncé’s Lemonade both addressed, with varying levels of directness, issues of black identity. Beyoncé also put the topic front and centre before the US’s biggest TV audience in February, when she performed her single Formation at the Super Bowl half-time show with dancers paying tribute to the Black Panthers.

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Last month, both Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z responded to the shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Jay Z released a song called Spiritual, along with a quote from the 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass: “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organised conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”


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Film-makers demand inquiry into 'targeting' of people who record police
Group of more than 30 documentarians, including eight Oscar winners, has called on the justice department to investigate ‘harassment’ of citizen journalists
People who film police violence are citizen journalists. We stand with them

The undersigned filmmakers include Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, Going Clear director Alex Gibney, Cartel Land director Matt Heineman and The House I Live In director Eugene Jarecki.
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People who film police violence are citizen journalists. We stand with them

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The harassment of men and women who record violent incidents involving police is an appalling abuse of first amendment rights

‘After Philando Castile’s fiance, Diamond Reynolds, filmed his dying moments on Facebook Live, she was cuffed, locked in a police car, separated from her child and held in police custody for eight hours.’
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Woman accidentally shot dead during Florida police academy exercise
Mary Knowlton, 73, killed after being struck by live round as part of exercise meant to give guidance on how police approach real-world confrontations

Mary Knowlton was a student on a course for civilians at the Punta Gorda police academy.
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St Louis-area municipalities sued over alleged discriminatory 'debtors' prisons'
Class-action civil rights suit accuses local officials of unconstitutionally jailing people to raise state funds in a system that unfairly affects poor people of color


Aug. 10, 2016 78°

LAPD officer charged in assault quietly avoids jail time under plea deal with prosecutors

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Clinton Alford Jr., second from left, addresses journalists with his attorney Caree Harper, third from left, and his family last year when prosecutors charged LAPD Officer Richard Garcia with assaulting him.
August 10, 2016, 6:00 a.m.
The videotaped assault was so alarming, one Los Angeles police official called it “horrific.” The victim later said he was afraid he was going to die.

The LAPD and the civilian Police Commission came down hard on Officer Richard Garcia, saying he violated department policies when he kicked and punched Clinton Alford Jr. during an October 2014 arrest in South Los Angeles. The district attorney came down even harder, taking the rare step of filing a felony assault charge against an on-duty officer. 

Garcia faced up to three years in jail if convicted.

Then the case quietly came to an end.

Under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors this spring, Garcia pleaded no contest to the felony charge as part of a deal with prosecutors that will see him avoid jail time if he completes community service and donates $500 to a charity by late May 2017. Under the agreement, Garcia would then be allowed to enter a new plea to a misdemeanor charge that would replace the felony and would be placed on two years of probation, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said.

Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey, whose office never publicly announced the plea, defended her office’s decision to settle the case without


Did a U.S. think tank sponsor a military coup? Turkey thinks so.

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Bespectacled and slightly balding, Washington academic Henri J. Barkey hardly appears the type to mastermind political revolt and foreign intrigue.

But as Turkey’s government seeks to cast blame for a recent failed military coup, Barkey — and the prominent Washington think


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Exclusive: Jack Cashill counters NTSB bureaucrat name-calling on Amazon


In checking the Amazon reviews of my new book, “TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy,” I came across a one-star review by Peter Goelz, managing director of the NTSB during the TWA 800 investigation.

Goelz’s opening line perfectly captures the tone not only of the review, but also of his tenure at the National Transportation Safety Board.

Writes Goelz: “‘Have you no sense of decency’ was the memorable quote that helped take down Cashill’s old hero, Sen. Joe McCarthy. It could be as easily directed to Jack based on this latest offering.”

Let us see. Here is a fellow who has used the power of government to harass ordinary citizens like me, and I am Joe McCarthy. In the Orwellian world of contemporary Washington, reporting the truth has apparently become an indecency.

Once Goelz gets beyond the ad hominems – he compares me to Daffy Duck as well as Joe McCarthy – he gets to the heart of his argument.

Goelz does not trust the accounts of the 258 FBI witnesses who saw what appeared to be a missile attacking the 747. They were “deceived” by both sight and sound.

Goelz focuses on the sound. “Sound travels at 1,126 feet per second,” he tells us smugly. “It’s the law.” He argues that no one saw the initiating event.

“Almost all witnesses described either hearing the explosion then almost immediately seeing the fireball of the falling aircraft or vice versa.”

I have no idea what Goelz means by “vice versa,” but the sound propagation theory was first advanced by the CIA in 1997. Goelz rolled this theory back out in July 2013 to discredit an excellent documentary on the crash titled “TWA Flight 800.”

FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom tag-teamed with Goelz to smear documentary producers Tom Stalcup and Kristina Borjesson. The very nearly identical riffs by Goelz and Kallstrom on national TV strongly suggest one unseen hand prodding them both.

When CNN’s Jake Tapper raised the issue of the eyewitness testimony, Goelz said, “Almos


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Kristina Borjesson
Journalist: b. 1954
"As a journalist you have to always remember that you are a public servant. If you back down, if you don't try to find the truth, then you aren't doing your job. It's a huge responsibility. "


Kristina Borjesson spent most of her childhood in Haiti in the 1950s and ‘60s during the rule of the brutal dictator, “Papa Doc” Duvalier.  Her father, a U.S. military attaché posted to the island, fell in love with a woman whose family formed part of the country’s privileged, business elite.  As a young child in what is often described as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Borjesson’s early sensitivity to the vast divide between Haiti’s elite and its poor came from the illiterate household staff who loved and cared for her. Those servants helped shaped her value system, teaching her that honesty, striving for excellence, and service to others were the keys to a meaningful life.

As an adult, Borjesson’s core identity became that of a public servant. An investigative reporter by training, she believes that journalists are public servants no matter who employs them and that by adhering to the highest standards and practices of reporting, they play a critical role in the function of democracy and civil society.  Since receiving her journalism degree from Columbia University in 1982, Borjesson has spent much of her time examining censorship and corruption in American journalism. Unfortunately, her tireless pursuit of these stories would cost her a mainstream television career.  

Early success came to Borjesson as she built her career. She employed her investigative skills and fluency in Haitian Creole to field produce the PBS Frontline’s documentary, “Showdown in Haiti,” which was Emmy-nominated.  She won an Emmy for her investigative reporting on CBS’s “Legacy of Shame,” a piece that updated Edward R. Murrow’s film “Harvest of Shame” about migrant farmworkers. Another Emmy nomination followed for a biographical film about Cuba’s Fidel Castro titled “The Last Revolutionary.”  

Then, in 1996, Borjesson “walked into a buzz saw,” as she describes it, when Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 exploded in mid-air shortly after taking off from JFK Airport. For a short, but terrifying time, she thought that her ten-year-old son had died in the crash. The despair she felt in that moment would, once she began investigating the explosion, help her empathize with the victims and their families, who, she believed, deserved to know the truth about what had caused the tragedy.

As she tracked down the cause of the explosion, what had happened became very clear: The physical evidence as well as hundreds of eyewitness accounts indicated that the plane had been struck by a missile.  Members of several U.S. government agencies, Borjesson decided, orchestrated a cover-up while unquestioning journalists reported as fact the untenable official claims that a mechanical failure in Flight 800’s center wing fuel tank had caused the crash.  The evidence of what she identifies as “high level, multi-agency collusion” led her to a startling revelation: “It was just as in Orwell’s 1984, an immediate rewriting of history occurred.  I realized how terrifyingly easy it is to do.”  

Powerful forces including the Pentagon, the CIA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as other journalists aligned themselves against Borjesson.  Despite this, she has spent the better part of two decades digging for the truth about TWA Flight 800 and speaking out against corruption in journalism.  

Back in 1996, Borjesson’s boss at CBS Network assigned her to cover the crash. However, shortly after Borjesson received a piece of physical evidence from inside the official crash investigation, the FBI demanded it back, inaccurately claiming it had been stolen. CBS returned the evidence and terminated Borjesson. Then Borjesson was hired to produce a segment about problems within the official crash investigation for a series pilot commissioned by ABC. Mainstream press reports claiming Borjesson's segment would  examine whether or not a missile had downed flight 800 appeared suddenly, prompting ABC to cancel the entire series. 

Borjesson responded by publishing her first book, Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (2004), a landmark anthology of essays written by experienced reporters (including Borjesson) detailing experiences with censorship while covering major stories.  The book, which won both the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and the Independent Book Publisher’s Gold Medal Award, established Borjesson as an important whistleblower in the journalism community.  

In 2005, Borjesson further cemented her status as a whistleblowing journalist with her book, Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9 11 -- Top Journalists Speak Out. An anthology of interviews with news executives and journalists (some of them household names), this book explains why these media professionals and most of the U.S. press missed the fact that Pentagon and White House officials had fabricated their justification for invading Iraq when they claimed, falsely, that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.  Feet to the Fire won Borjesson a second Independent Book Publisher’s Gold Medal Award.

In her work, Borjesson says that not only institutions should be held accountable for their wrongdoings, but so should the individuals within those institutions who are directly responsible for betrayals of the public trust.  Particularly troubling to Borjesson is the fact that so many people are capable of putting aside the ethical values of honesty and integrity when they go to work.

In 2013, seventeen years after TWA Flight 800 blew up in the air, Borjesson released the documentary TWA Flight 800. The film features six whistleblowers -- all members of the original crash investigation -- who review the physical evidence they personally handled, interview eyewitnesses, and explain what really happened to the airplane.  The film reveals how several U.S. Government agencies, particularly the FBI, CIA and NTSB, colluded to undermine the official investigation. Borjesson and Dr. Tom Stalcup (the co-producer and senior science advisor for the documentary) display persistence and tenacity in their quest to understand the relevant science and make it comprehensible for the public.

While Borjesson wrote, produced, and directed the documentary, the work is a team effort, underscoring her appreciation for teams of experts, first-hand sources and journalists “holding hands and working together” on complicated, controversial stories.

Borjesson has joined other whistleblowers and advocates at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) to speak publicly about the importance of unfettered, professional and honest journalists who reject official source reporting as insufficient. Borjesson exhorts journalists to verify the statements of official sources no matter how powerful they are, even if it means, as happened with her, paying a price.

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Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors
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Scientists Not Spies: Panel on Asian American Immigrants Brings Historic Perspective on Racial Profiling

, Posted: Aug 10, 2016
On Tuesday evening at the City College of San Francisco, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus teamed up with various Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and social justice groups to host a panel about the portrayal and treatment of Asian immigrants and citizens as national security threats throughout American history.

“From Xiaoxing Xi to Japanese American Internment Targeting Immigrant Communities as National Security Threats” brought together perspectives on the history of racial profiling committ


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The officer who killed a Florida librarian during a citizen police academy was the subject of an excessive force lawsuit.

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‘Neighborhood watchman’ who killed black N.C. youngster was not part of local patrol group — such a thing doesn’t even exist, neighbors say
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The neighborhood watch was all in his head.

The white North Carolina homeowner who shot an unarmed black partygoer to death was not part of any local patrol group, neighbors said.

Chad Copley called 911 early Sunday morning and told cops he was "locked and loaded" before firing "a warning shot" from his garage that struck and killed Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who had gone to a party several doors away.

"I'm on neighborhood watch," Copley told a dispatcher during the call. "I'm going to have the neighbors with me. There's hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It's 1:00 in the morning, um, there's some vandalism. They have firearms, and we're going to secure our neighborhood."


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EXCLUSIVE: Missing: FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the 'suicide' of White House counsel Vince Foster have vanished from the National Archives

By Ronald Kessler For Dailymail.com
07:44 EST 23 Aug 2016, updated 10:29 EST 23 Aug 2016

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Former U.S. Attorney and First Director of FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center to Lead Guidepost Solutions’ D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(Business Wire)--Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, investigations and risk management, named Donna A. Bucella to head its Washington, D.C. office succeeding John P. Torres after he was named chief operating officer of the firm's Security and Technology Consulting group. Bucella will provide overall leadership to the D.C. office and strategic guidance to support its continued business growth. In addition, the firm’s D.C. office welcomed Erin Zavalkoff as a managing director to focus on regulatory compliance, anti–corruption

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DCCC, DSCC outraise Republican counterparts
“CLF also said it will spend nearly $1.2 million to ensure former FBI agent Brian Fitzpatrick secures his brother's seat, retiring Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) ...

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To his colleagues, Darrell Foxworth was “The Face.”

It was a nickname he was proud to accept. Wearing his trademark stark-white shirt and dark suit, Special Agent Foxworth was the face of the FBI in San Diego for nearly 10 years. He gave frequent news interviews to explain the latest scams or investigations, and worked closely with local law enforcement and government officials.

Now, he has retired from a 30-year career with “the Bureau,” as he fondly refers to it, and embarked on a job as a National Football League security representative. Each of the 32 NFL teams has one, and Foxworth is tasked with overseeing security arrangements for the Chargers.

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Chaffetz: Clinton Interview Notes Provided by FBI Are ‘Embarrassing’
Cortney O'Brien |Posted: Aug 22, 2016 9:58 AM  Share (472)   Tweet

The FBI granted Congress’ wish in providing notes from the FBI’s interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this summer over her dangerous use of a private email server. Legislators wanted answers after FBI Director James Comey concluded there was no justifiable reason to indict the former secretary of state, despite her lying about sending and receiving classified intel on the unsecure account. 

The FBI gave the House Oversight Committee a peek into their interview with Clinton, but Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has a few issues with the documents, noting more than a few inconsistencies.

First, the FBI provided the committee a set of documents which Chaffetz said was “highly redacted.” Then, when Chaffetz asked the agency to provide a second copy, the FBI offered them noticeably different documents.

"So we have a second set of documents that's now different," Chaffetz said. "When you turn them page by page, they're different. I don't know why that happened."
Chaffetz went on to criticize the second set of documents as embarrassing, especially after the FBI claimed the material was classified.

"A lot of this that they claim is classified is just flat-out embarrassing. There's nothing classified about it, it's just embarrassing. It's a lot of immature name-calling, stuff like that," Chaffetz said, while adding that he was not accusing the FBI of protecting Clinton

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KING: N.C. police kill unarmed deaf man using sign language
Man shot, killed following chase on I-485 was deaf, family says
WSOC - Charlotte, NC

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This is as bad as it gets.

A North Carolina state trooper shot and killed 29-year-old Daniel Harris — who was not only unarmed, but deaf — just feet from his home, over a speeding violation. According to early reports from neighbors who witnessed the shooting this past Thursday night, Harris was shot and killed "almost immediately" after exiting his vehicle.

He appeared to be trying to communicate with the officer via sign language.


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VIDEO: New footage shows LAPD officer kick surrendering black man

Monday, August 22, 2016, 2:06 PM

New video shows the shocking moment a Los Angeles police officer delivers a powerful kick near the head of a black man who is lying facedown in the middle of a street, attempting to surrender.

The Los Angeles Times obtained footage of the October 2014 encounter through a court order after the LAPD said the video


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Former NH trooper expected to plead guilty to assault of suspect captured by TV crews
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A former New Hampshire State Trooper, who was spotted punching a suspect by TV helicopters in May, is expected to plead guilty to assault on Thursday, according authorities.

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Robert Sundberg (right), with lawyer Richard Rafferty, was first arraigned in April. –Kie
Prosecutors want more restrictions on a state police trooper out on bail while he awaits trial on rape and assault charges, reports The Boston Globe.

State Trooper Robert Sundberg faces 14 criminal counts that include two counts of rape, strangulation or suffocation, and stalking. Sundberg has pleaded not guilty.

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Vice President Cheney with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), September 11, 2001.  Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives / Flickr
Years of willful deception, the sands of time, and simple neglect all tend to cloud our perception of the reality of history. This is especially true for politically radioactive topics like 9/11.

With the debate over 9/11 heating up as the 15th anniversary of that fateful day draws near, it’s a good time to get back up to speed. WhoWhatWhy believes there are essential pillars of the 9/11 debate that must be acknowledged by all parties before any healthy discussion of that paradigm-changing topic can take place.

What follows is a refresher list of “known knowns” — select, broad aspects of 9/11 that are at present beyond reasonable doubt:

Firefighters look on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, as President George W. Bush surveys the destruction left by terrorist attacks on New York City.
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•  The money trail was never followed to its logical conclusion. The 9/11 Commission concluded the question of who funded the attacks “was of little practical significance.”

•  The Bush White House pushed back against any independent investigation into 9/11.

•  Once the White House agreed to an independent investigation, it provided a budget of $3 million, or 27% of the amount requested by 9/11 Commission co-chairs, Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton.

•  The Bush White House’s first choice to lead the 9/11 Commission was the highly controversial Henry Kissinger. Under intense pressure due to conflicts of interest, he resigned a month later.

•  The 9/11 Commission was compromised by having White House policy advisor Philip Zelikow as its executive director. He was alleged to have been in close contact with controversial White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove throughout the investigation.

•  The 9/11 Commission — the only independent investigation into the greatest terror attack in US history — began with a particularly benign mandate. The Preface to the report asserted. “Our aim has not been to assign individual blame,” but “to identify lessons learned.”

•  Saudi agents — some with ties to the White House — sent financial and logistical support to men who then provided that support to the hijackers, according to multiple media accounts and at least one FBI agent who worked on 9/11 cases.

•  Efforts to further investigate Saudi nationals were resisted by the White House and CIA over and over again.

•  Indian intelligence, corroborated by the FBI, showed a wire transfer of $100,000 from the phone of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Mahmud Ahmad to 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta in 2000. Ahmad (also reported as Ahmed) was in Washington D.C. on the morning of the attacks, meeting with US lawmakers.

•  The $100,000 transaction was never mentioned in the 9/11 Commission report — and Ahmad was never detained for questioning.

•  The “28 pages” from a redacted chapter of the 2002 Joint Inquiry report into the attacks had “nothing to do with national security.” But that was the reason given for withholding them for 14 years by both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama White Houses.

•  Those 28 pages were partially released in July of 2016, but were still heavily redacted at crucial passages.

•  Multiple, overlapping war game drills created some level of confusion at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) on the morning of the attacks.

•  Around noon on 9/11, air traffic controllers who handled some of the hijacked flights made a recording recalling their experiences of the events a few hours earlier. The tape was later destroyed by an unidentified FAA supervisor without any transcripts taken.

•  In the days before 9/11, highly abnormal levels of put options — bets that a stock price will fall — were in place on major US stock markets for not only the airlines involved, but also for multiple financial giants that suffered significant losses in the attacks.

•  The SEC’s investigation into those irregularities gave little details for their benign conclusion that all trades were legitimate and curiously destroyed all their records.

•  Blaming Iraq was the talking point advanced by the Bush administration within days of the attacks. Later, multiple reports surfaced alleging that the neoconservatives who made up the hawkish Project for a New American Century think tank and the Bush Administration had been planning for an invasion of Iraq (and Afghanistan) long before 9/11.

•  Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11.

•  Opium production (used to make heroin) in Afghanistan plummeted under Taliban rule in 2001, but then ballooned again when US forces retook control of the region.

•  In the late 90s, the US supported the Taliban and it’s agenda for a unified Afghanistan. Three years before 9/11, US oil giant Unocal pulled out of a long-negotiated deal to build natural gas and oil pipelines through the region, from the resource-rich Caspian basin south to the Indian Ocean. It is widely believe the US government and Unocal suddenly saw the Taliban, which provided a base of operations for al Qaeda, as an obstacle to those plans.

This is by no means a full list of inadequately explored facts surrounding 9/11.

People loyal to the official narrative at first denied the veracity of many of these facts. Later, when the corroborations and confirmations became overwhelming over the years, these same people shifted gears to insisting these truths didn’t matter.

We invite you to add your own bullet points below, though we encourage you to focus on what has been well-documented, i.e., what is available for all to verify on the public record.

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Maharajji’s Three Teachings
Posted August 29, 2016

Maharajji said to me, “Love everyone, serve everyone, and remember God.” …and I have been trying to do what he told me.

So, on this one trip I took the Greyhound bus down to Santa Fe, NM from Fort Collins, CO. I get on the Greyhound bus, and I haven’t been on the Greyhound in years for some reason or another. It’s a particularly dingy Greyhound bus, and I go and I sit in the rear. Just as the bus is about to take off this huge fat man gets on the bus and I think, “He’s not gonna sit next to me.” See, and I think, I can try to use all my powers to try and keep this from happening.

So of course he sits next to me, and he takes up half of my seat and he’s fat, and oh, I just think, “This is gonna be so horrible,” the whole trip. I’ve got my book and I’m scrunching into the corner, because, “I’m gonna read my holy book.” I think I’m going to use it as some form of purification for the situation.

Then he turns to me and he says, “Going to Santa Fe?” and my first reaction is, you know, to say yes or nothing at all, or to act like I didn’t hear him. I think I will just sit next to him, but I just don’t want to have to talk to him.

Then I hear Maharajji’s voice and it’s saying, “I didn’t tell you to read books, I told you to love everyone, serve everyone, and remember God.”

So then, I suddenly realize that this is Maharajji doing a trip on me. He’s very clever, incredibly clever.

I turned to the man sitting next to me and I say, “Well as a matter of fact, I am going to Santa Fe. Where are you going?” We start up a conversation and we talk through the whole trip, and that’s what it’s about. That’s what “loving and serving and remembering” is. We got off the bus and it was just a trip. Just a trip.


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The FBI Accused Him of Terrorism. He Couldn't Tie His Shoes.



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4 Oakland Officers Fired, 7 Suspended In Sexual Misconduct Investigation
September 7, 2016 5:18 PM

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— Officials in Oakland announced Wednesday that four police officers would be terminated and an additional seven officers would be suspended in the wake of the now completed investigation into the teen sex scandal that rocked the department.

The press conference held by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Sabrina Landreth late Wednesday afternoon announced that the investigation into the underage sex scandal

In interviews, Guap said she had sex with 14 officers from Oakland police department, as well as five from the Richmond police department, three Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies and a Livermore cop. She says she only had sex with three officers — all from Oakland PD — while she was underage.

But even with news of the discipline, questions remained about the treatment of the woman at the center of the scandal. The East Bay Express, which broke many of the early details of the scandal, reported that the Richmond Police Department obtained funding to send the woman to rehabilitation in Florida.

The woman has since been charged with attacking a security guard at the rehab facility, the Express reported, and the news raised questions about why a police agency would send a key witness in a major police misconduct investigation out of state with possible charges looming.


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Critics’ Ignoring of Documented Record of Frisco Police Abuse Proves Kaepernick Right

A month before the police union in San Francisco sent a blistering letter to NFL officials recently demanding that the professional football league apologize for the “ill-advised” criticisms of police by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that union was the target of scathing criticism for supporting police misconduct.

That criticism of the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association came in a report from a panel that conducted a yearlong investigation into policemen in that city caught sending racist, sexist and homophobic text messages. One member of that blue ribbon panel, a retired judge, blasted the police union for having established an “ugly” tone that infected the entire police department.

The same San Francisco police union that has lambasted civilians for not cooperating with police to solve crimes had directed its members to stiff-arm that panel through refusal to cooperate


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-federal agent sentenced for lying about TSA officer threatening others


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FBI agent's 'unauthorized,' unusual letter remains sealed, raises questions in Harry Morel case
SEP 8, 2016 - 4:39 PM (1)

Harry Morel, a former district attorney for St. Charles Parish, La., arrives with his attorney Ralph Capitelli, right, at Federal Court in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt received enough letters to fill a bulky binder last month as the day of reckoning approached for Harry Morel, the former St. Charles Parish district attorney who used his office to prey on vulnerable women.

Friends and former colleagues beseeched the judge to show leniency toward Morel, extolling his character and decades of service in law enforcement. Others urged Engelhardt not to hold back, portraying Morel as a scoundrel who had eluded justice for too long.  

Submissions of this kind aren't uncommon ahead of a sentencing in federal court, particularly when a defendant is as well-known as Morel. But one lengthy letter addressed to Engelhardt in this case stood out to such a degree that it might as well have been penned on pink stationery.


Grace Notes: In tough sentence, Harry Morel gets a taste of karma
The letter is remarkable for several reasons, not the least of which is that it was written by the lead FBI agent on the case. It appears to contain explosive and potentially privileged material, but, unlike the other correspondence sent to the judge, it has been withheld from the court record.  

Special Agent Michael Zummer's 28-page missive, sent against his employer's instructions, apparently outlines his years-long investigation into Morel and the confluence of factors that dissuaded the U.S. Justice Department from bringing more serious charges against him.

Much to Zummer's chagrin, Morel faced a maximum three-year sentence after pleading guilty to a single count of obstructing justice — a penalty that to the agent seemed grossly inadequate given the misconduct prosecutors alleged not in the courtroom but during an extraordinary news conference earlier this year.

Morel was not charged with any sexual offenses, but the FBI publicly denounced him as a "sexual predator" who had victimized at least two dozen women during his tenure. Some of those women accused Morel of sexually assaulting them, but prosecutors said they lacked the evidence to prove those claims


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Former FBI counterterrorism official set to speak at Vanderbilt
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Cop took money to 'get through Christmas,' he tells FBI

A former Fairview Township police officer who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to ripping off a suspected drug trafficker and to taking $3,000 during an undercover sting operation denied stealing seven times in a videotaped interview with the FBI, before acknowl


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Lawsuit filed against FBI to make D.B. Cooper investigation file public
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Turns out iPhone 5c can be hacked with a $100 hardware
Hack Read-
Researcher hacks iPhone 5c device of San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Syed Farook with just $100 hardware — Remember, the FBI had paid $1.3 million to get ...


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Occupy Wall Street is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the movement in New York’s Zuccotti Park Saturday with activists recalling what happened in September of 2011.

The organizers of the event stressed that the purpose of the event is not to once again occupy the park but rather to recapture the spirit of the protests.

“Occupy Wall Street catapulted the issue of income inequality into the national conversation, was the catalyst to a host of other social movements and opened the door for Bernie Sanders to walk through — its spirit is irrefutable,” they said.

A key focus of the event will be to hear “the stories that were never reported accurately and honestly.”

With that in mind, we at WhoWhatWhy thought today would be the perfect time to re-run the article below. Originally published in 2013, it details the still-shocking, uncovered contingency plan, quietly investigated by the FBI, to assassinate Occupy Wall Street protesters.


Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, had contingency plans to assassinate peaceful protestors in a major American city — and did nothing to intervene?

Would you be surprised to learn that this intelligence comes not from a shadowy whistle-blower but from the FBI itself — specifically, from a document obtained from Houston FBI office last December, as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington, DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund?

The Plot
Remember the Occupy Movement? The peaceful crowds that camped out in the center of a number of cities in the fall of 2011, calling for some recognition by local, state and federal authorities that our democratic system was out of whack, controlled by corporate interests, and in need of immediate repair?

That movement swept the US beginning in mid-September 2011. When, in early October, the movement cam


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Elizabeth Warren is still mad about the financial crash, and we should be too
As we pass the eight anniversary of the crash, the senator is rightly demanding that the FBI explain why it has failed to prosecute those responsible


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Above the Law

Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice

"This book tells us that far too often the Justice Department represents not the people, but the politicians, corporations and other entrenched private interests. In Above the Law, David Burnham once again shows us why his investigative reporting is a national asset."

-- Seymour M. Hersh, Pulitzer Price winning investigative journalist

Myth: The Justice Department is a rational and evenhanded law enforcement mechanism.

Fact: The Justice Department is always political, steadily more powerful, sometimes corrupt and surprisingly ineffective.

The United States Justice Department -- which includes the FBI, the DEA, the INS and more than 100,000 employees -- functions as law enforcer, investigator and jailer of American citizens. The department's legal reach is vast, extending to social controversies of race, religion and economics as well as to thousands of criminal and civil laws, including espionage; mail fraud; corruption; racketeering; vote-fixing; pollution; computer crimes; adulterated food and drugs; price-fixing; tax fraud; gambling; forgery; and the sale, manufacture or possession of illicit drugs. The department then, and the attorney general, make decisions daily that affect every American citizen. But who monitors the Justice Department and its pervasive dealings?

In Above the Law, David Burnham reveals the chilling truth about this powerful arm of the government. Examining its records on such issues as drug enforcement, civil rights and national security, Burnham discovered that the agency runs virtually unpoliced, even after the BCCI scandal, the forcible abduction of Manuel Noriega and the disastrous mission at Waco. For the first time, David Burnham conducts a thorough investigation of the investigator, exposing the Justice Department as never before.

Read Above the Law and learn:

* How the FBI and the DEA have relentlessly expanded their electronic surveillance networks to encompass more and more average Americans -- rather than suspected criminals.

* How the war on drugs currently consumes more than half of the Justice Department's budget but remains a well-documented dud when it comes to reducing the use of illegal drugs.

* How and why FBI director Freeh, following a trail blazed by J. Edgar Hoover, directs a misleading national advertising blitz about the nation's crime problem.

* How the Justice Department has routinely failed to investigate the political allies of all presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy and George Bush.

* How -- more than three hundred times a year -- teams of agents from the FBI's top secret Surreptitious entry Program go about the task of breaking into houses, offices and warehouses of selected targets, usually to plant hidden cameras and microphones.

* How the law enforcement powers of the Justice Department have been used to harass black politicians and aid white ones.

Selected Excerpts

Annotated Table of Contents




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Why Big Banks Are Above the Law | US News Opinion
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News organizations sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone ...
The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI today in an attempt to uncover information about how the law ...


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Guantánamo prisoner says Saudi 'royal' recruited him before 9/11
Miami Herald-3 hours ago
In the past, the Saudis have pointed to the 9/11 Commission, FBI investigations and other probes that found no Saudi government or royal family involvement in ...


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Former CIA, FBI Director Speaks at UVA Frank Batten School

Posted: Sep 16, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2016 4:27 PM EDT


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San Jose cop, 22 others arrested in probe, alligator seized
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9:25 AM


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Two Houston police officers suspended over homeless man's beating

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:04 PM

Two Houston metro cops have been suspended after one of the officers brutally beat an unarmed homeless man with his baton — while the other stood by and watched.

Officers Daniel Reynoso and Jairus Warren are under investigation for the attack after th


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NYC Crime Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Education Weather Obituaries
Former Rikers officers get prison time for badly beating inmate
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:40 AM


FBI agents protected Trump from investigation
since 1980's ,were grooming him and Hilary for

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Wash Post: Trump Helped by FBI Informant, Agent Since '80s

By Jason Devaney
Friday, 16 Sep 2016 5:59 PM


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FBI fails to grasp severity of journalist impersonations
The Daily Nonpareil
FBI fails to grasp severity of journalist impersonations ... Particularly galling was the agent's misuse of the journalistic tenet protecting the confidentiality


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Months after Jamar Clark case closed, FBI still won't cough up its file
Minneapolis Star Tribune-
That's what the Star Tribune said to the FBI immediately after U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced that no federal charges would be filed in the police ...


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Secret government electronic surveillance documents must be ...
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The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies have used pen registers. 'We have a ...


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Former FBI director to receive Thayer Award
Mid-Hudson News-
WEST POINT – The West Point Association of Graduates has announced that Robert Mueller III, the sixth director of the FBI, will receive the 2016 Sylvanus ...

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Rahim said that the last thing she said to her son was, “I’ll see you later” before he left the house on the day he was killed.

“I didn’t see Usaamah again until I saw him laying in the emergency room on a stretcher, and he was dead, and his face was still warm,” Rahim said during the event.

Upon leaving the emergency room, Rahim said both she and her daughter found that the FBI had impounded their cars.

“We were homeless and without transportation, without our cars, without anything,” Rahim said. “And I said to this woman who said she was an FBI agent, ‘How are we going to get home?’ and she said, ‘The best way you know how.’ And she turned her back on us and walked away.”

Rahim and her daughter were able to take a taxi to their respective houses, but by the time they arrived, the FBI had locked them out of their homes as well.

“We had nowhere to go … no way of trying t

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Secret Service Pays Trump’s Company $1.6M to Fly with the Candidate

Taxpayers forked over $1.6 million to one of Donald Trump’s companies for Secret Service protection on his private plane.

The money was for reimbursing TAG Air – one of Trump’s companies – for flying Secret Service agents to protect the candidate, Politico reports, citing Federal Election Commission records.

While its standard practice to cover the costs of the Secret Service traveling with the candidates, it’s very unusual for the money to enrich a candidate’s companies.

“The taxpayers are actually reimbursing Trump for the travel of the Secret Service agents,” said Brett Kappel, a campaign finance lawyer at the law

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Sep. 23 2016, 2:10 p.m.

ALTHOUGH A REPORT released this week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology concludes that there is scant scientific underpinning to a number of forensic practices that have been used, for years, to convict thousands of individuals in criminal cases, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicated that it will ignore the report’s recommendations while the FBI has blasted the report as “erroneous” and “overbroad.”

The report, titled “Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods,” concludes that a number of common, pattern-matching forensic disciplines – bite-mark analysis, fingerprint and firearm comparison, shoe-tread analysis, and complex DNA mixture analysis – need additional support to be deemed scientifically valid and reliable – a conclusion in line with that reached in the groundbreaking 2009 report on forensics issued by the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council.

In a statement reported by the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the agency remains “confident that, when used properly, forensic science evidence helps juries identify the guilty and clear the innocent, and the department believes that the current legal standards regarding the admissibility of forensic evidence are based on sound science and sound legal reasoning.” As such, she said, while “we appreciate their contribution to the field of scientific inquiry, the department will not be adopting the recommendations related to the admissibility of forensic science evidence.”

The DOJ did not respond to The Intercept’s request for ad

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APD officer sentenced to 8 months on drug charges

INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. District Court Judge William Lawrence sentenced former Anderson Police Department officer Donald Jordan to eight months in prison and three years probation. 

Jordan pleaded guilty in June to two counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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John Oliver Delves Into Numerous Scandals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (Video)

Posted on Sep 26, 2016

On Sunday’s show, the “Last Week Tonight” host called the political scandals plaguing both major candidates “the electoral equivalent of seeing someone puking so you start puking and then someone else [is] puking and pretty soon everyone is puking 2016,” a phenomenon also known as the 2016 elections.

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Prosecutor Worthy hosts Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Summit at RenCen

Posted: 8:35 AM, September 26, 2016
DETROIT - The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Summit begins Monday at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is hosting the summit and is expected to speak Monday morning.

Over 290 prosecutors, victim advocates, police officials and forensic and behavioral scientists from across the county are expected to participate in the summit which runs through Wednesday.

The event will feature victim-centered approaches to handling sexual assault cases, focusing on offender behavior instead of victim behavior and will feature a multi-disciplinary approach to cold case sexual assault investigations where all tam members are trained in the effects of trauma on behavior and memory.

Local 4’s Steve Garagiola will be the emcee for the welcoming ceremony Monday in the Mackinac Ballroom.

Expected speakers include Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Detroit Police Chief James Craig and FBI agent Ray Johnson.

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Claim: Top State Dept. Official ‘Pointedly Asked’ FBI To Reverse Classification Of Clinton

10:59 AM 09/24/2016
A top State Department official “pointedly asked” the FBI to declassify a Hillary Clinton email that the bureau had determined contained classified information about counter-terrorism operations, a State Department official told federal investigators.

That request, which was allegedly made in a meeting last May by Patrick Kennedy, State’s under secretary for management, was just one example of internal pressure at the State Department to not classify Clinton’s emails, the State official, who works in the office of information programs and services (IPS), told the FBI in an Aug. 17, 2015 interview.

The IPS official, whose name is redacted in interview notes released on Friday, said that he “believes there was interference” with the formal Freedom of Information Act review process.

Specifically, the official said that State’s Near East Affairs Bureau upgraded several of C

FBI Ocropus showing FBI tentacles

FBI agent becomes new undersheriff
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has a new undersheriff. Steve Harker worked for the FBI for 24 years as a Special ...

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Cop was allowed to retire as a police officer and
collect full pension after arrest gets 8 years
Updated 1:01 pm, Monday, September 26, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — A man who retired as an Anderson police officer after he was accused of selling drugs while in uniform has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/2cXjLWd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) U.S. District Court Judge William Lawrence in Indianapolis also ordered Donald Jordan to serve three years of probation during the sentencing Monday. Jordan retired from the police department in December after 23 years serving as a police officer.

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Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color
October 11, 2016
Issues : Privacy and Government Surveillance, Racial Justice, Technology and Civil Liberties

By: Matt Cagle follow @Matt_Cagle
The ACLU of California has obtained records showing that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram provided user data access to Geofeedia, a developer of a social media monitoring product that we have seen marketed to law enforcement as a tool to monitor activists and protesters.
We are pleased that after we reported our findings to the companies, Instagram cut off Geofeedia’s access to public user posts, and Facebook has cut its access to a topic-based feed of public user posts. Twitter has also taken some recent steps to rein in Geofeedia though it has not ended the data relationship.
Further steps are required if these companies are to live up to their principles and policies by protecting users of all backgrounds engaging in political and social discourse. So today the ACLU of California, the Center for Media Justice, and Color of Change are calling on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to commit to concrete changes to better protect users going forward. Read our letters here and here.
We first learned about these agreements with Geofeedia from responses to public records requests to 63 California law enforcement agencies. These records revealed the fast expansion of social media surveillance with little-to-no debate or oversight.
But as we continued to comb through thousands of pages of documents, we saw emails from Geofeedia representatives telling law enforcement about its special access to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram user data.
In one message, a Geofeedia representative tells police that the company has arrangements with Twitter and Instagram for user data. Right after that, the representative promotes a product feature that “covered Ferguson/Mike Brown nationally with great success.”

In another email from May 2016, a Geofeedia representative touts a “confidential legally binding agreement with Facebook.”

NYPD cop accused of helping Bronx drug lord

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:28 PM

it's spy versus snitch.

Merlin Alston, an NYPD officer facing narcotics conspiracy charges, was a Bronx drug dealer's "right hand man" for some four years, prosecutors said Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

Alston, 34, protected and drove the aspiring coke kingpin as he delivered product. He also tipped several dealers off to cops'

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Half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases, study says
More than 117 million adults included in ‘virtual, perpetual lineup’, which authorities can use to track citizens, raising concerns over privacy and profiling

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OCTOBER 12, 2016 5:44 PM
Career FBI agent who investigated home-grown militants and Cuban spies dies at 71

As a young FBI agent, Richard Giannotti went undercover for six years to infiltrate a notorious militant group, the Weather Underground, sitting in on their classes about terror tactics, bomb-making and overthrowing the U.S. government.
Giannotti and another undercover agent also played tricks on other recruits, giving them incorrect lessons on how to shoot firearms

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Retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill recently recounted his daily interactions and experiences as a first-hand witness to Jackie Kennedy's life in a special presentation that featured discussions about his book, Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Interview with Clint Hill.
The book is co-authored by Lisa McCubbin, New York Times best-selling author and former news anchor. McCubbin interviewed Hill in a presentation hosted by The Buckingham, an SQLC retirement community, taking guests on a journey through history, complete with photos, videos and stories about the former first lady who fascinated the world.
"Clint Hill's emotional and moving presentation captivated the audience," said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham.
Hill spoke to an interested crowd about his past experiences while protecting one of the world's most iconic families. Hill acted as primary Secret Service agent to Jackie from her first days in the White House through the tragic assassination of her husband on Nov. 22, 1963. Hill became a part of history when he threw his body over President John F. Kennedy and the first lady - hoping to spare their lives by possibly sacrificing his own.
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Law and order
Evidence in St. Louis drug ring case should be tossed after alleged DEA misconduct, lawyers say
Oct 18, 2016

ST. LOUIS • Efforts to nix key evidence against accused members of a violent St. Louis drug ring have revealed a Justice Department investigation of claims that a Georgia DEA official had sexual relationships with paid informers.

The target, a DEA supervisor in Atlanta, allegedly was involved with two confidential informers and paid one of them $212,000 in agency funds, according to court documents obtained by the Post-Dispatch.

Much of the court material is under seal. The woman who received the funds testified for hours Monday in the closed courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Shirley Padmore Mensah in St. Louis

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When California schools call cops for small infractions it disproportionately hurts minority students, civil rights study finds

Officers from the Los Angeles School Police Department at a morning roll call at King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in 2015.
October 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Many California school districts offer their staff little or no guidance on when police should be called to control student behavior, according to a new study that comes as districts face increased pressure to redefine law enforcement’s role in public schools.

The report, released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, analyzed law enforcement policies of 119 California school districts, including 50 of its most populous. It found that more than half of the districts — large and small — gave their staff broad discretion to summon police officers for small infractions, bullying and disrupting lessons.

After the police are called in (most districts don’t permanently station officers in their schools), many districts do little to shield their s


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Oct. 19, 2016 62°
Protesters sue El Cajon police over arrests at vigil for Alfred Olango

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Oct. 19, 2016 62°

Yes, an after-school Satan Club could be coming to your kid's grade school

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Blink Tank

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October 25, 2016
A Retired FBI Agent Addresses James Comey on the Hillary Clinton Investigation
By Hugh Galyen

Mr. James Comey, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W
Washington, D.C.  20535-0001
I am writing regarding your public statement in July, 2016 informing the American people that the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton was being closed without referring it to a Federal Grand Jury or the Attorney General of the U. S. for a decision whether or not to indict her. Strangely, you eloquently laid out enough of the evidence deduced from the investigation to strongly indicate there was abundant evidence uncovered during the investigation and interview of her to not only indict but to convict her in  Federal Court.­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­However, you personally  re-worded and soft-pedaled the actions she took as Secretary of State describing her actions as "extremely careless” in using a personal email and un-secured server for her communications while Secretary of State. You rewrote the statute, which is not your job.
As a retired Special Agent of the FBI, I have standing to write this letter. My thirty years in law enforcement, including 22 years as a Special Agent with the FBI have given me the knowledge, expertise and experience to question and confront you for your perplexing actions, which (as you well know) were outside the normal standard operating procedure of the FBI and Federal judicial procedures. Some of the finest people in the world proudly carry the credentials of FBI Agent and you have soiled them and not allowed them to speak. But I will not be silent.
Sorry, but NO SIR, MS Clinton was not merely careless or extremely careless. She was not even negligent or grossly negligent (as the statute requires). Hillary Clinton was knowingly purposeful in her decisions and actions to set up a server under her exclusive control and possession in order to control what information was available to the American public and Congress regarding her actions as Secretary of State. Furthermore, she took those government owned communications into her personal possession after leaving her position and knowingly and willingly attempted to destroy them so her nefarious actions could never be known or used as evidence of her corrupt moral character against her.
Sir, what possessed you? Did you cave in to political pressure to unilaterally come to this decision? I fear that is the case, and Rule of Law be damned. I am embarrassed for and ashamed of you. You have set a precedent that can never be rectified… and certainly not justified. Shame on you, Sir. You ought to resign right now in disgrace for what you have done to tarnish the reputation of the finest Law Enforcement Agency in the world… for entirely political reasons.
Normally, an investigation will be assigned to an agent, or team of agents with one being the Case agent, or the lead investigator. When the investigation is complete, an investigative report will be presented to the U.S. Attorney for the Federal District involved.  It would be the U.S. Attorney who decides whether to decline prosecution for that investigation... NOT the FBI agent. But in the Clinton investigation, YOU (unilaterally) decided not to forward the investigation to the U.S. Attorney or the Attorney General of the U.S., but instead personally made the decision not to prosecute her or even provide the information to a Federal Grand Jury.  You were wrong to take this upon yourself.
Sir, in order to indict a subject, only a preponderance of evidence, or 51% is needed for probable cause to exist. You did not think even that level of probability existed? Who do you think you are fooling? What judicial proceeding did you think you were following?
Throughout my years with the FBI, I (along with my fellow agents) took great pride in conducting each investigation in an unbiased manner regardless of the subject’s position or standing in the community.
All were treated equally under the law. But you, Sir, decided to allow this corrupt, evil and nasty human being to go free and unchallenged for her treasonous actions (yes, treasonous, in my opinion) which threatened the security of this nation. Furthermore, you stopped short of investigating the Clinton Foundation as a RICO case (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization.  This is a RICO case if
there ever were one. Even an untrained person can tell from the communications which were recovered that Hillary Clinton spent more time working for the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State than on State Business.  It may be argued that Hillary did not do any State business UNLESS the Clinton Foundation benefitted.  You decided to just let this uncomfortable truth alone without addressing it.
I will conclude with this:  Following my retirement from the FBI, I volunteered for a 12 month tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Law Enforcement Professional, embedded with U.S. forces as a subject matter expert in counter-terrorism investigations.  For most of that year I operated “outside the wire” patrolling with the troops, interviewing witnesses to IED incidents and gathering evidence on the bad guys.  The results of my work would then be reported through secure channels to the Commanding Officer.  All reports and communications were required to be transmitted via secure and encrypted devices.  Occasionally my remote location in the mountains of Afghanistan made transmission impossible and I would have to fly back to Bagram Air Base in order to securely report to the Commander of the battle space.   It would have been convenient if I could have just called the Commander on my personal cell phone or written him an email on my personal laptop.  But, had I done so I would have been reporting classified information via an unsecured device and it could have been compromised. These were, relative to Secretary of State communications, low level classifications of Secret.  Had I ever sent even one in such a manner I would have been prosecuted and sent to Federal Prison for 20 years or so.  That is how serious this violation is considered.
Now, because of you, Hillary Clinton is allowed to continue her RICO activities and is running for President of the United States, the most powerful position in the world.  You have trampled on the Rule of Law and destroyed the trust of the American people in the FBI and in unbiased enforcement of the law.  How do you sleep at night? It is time for you to go and work for the Clinton Foundation.
Hugh W. Galyean
(FBI Agent, Retired)

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Heat is Online

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Oct. 25, 2016
Species may be listed as threatened based on climate change projections, court says


The National Marine Fisheries Services determined that loss of Arctic sea ice over shallow waters would “almost certainly” threaten the survival of a Pacific bearded seal subspecies.
October 24, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Federal authorities may list a species as “threatened” based on climate models that show habitat loss in the coming decades, an appeals court decided Monday.

The state of Alaska, oil company groups and Alaskan natives had challenged a decision by the federal government to list a sea

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Accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica documented
Study findings will help improve predictions about global sea level rise
October 25, 2016
University of California, Irvine
Two new studies have found the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented look at ice melting on the floating undersides of glaciers. The results highlight how the interaction between ocean conditions and the bedrock beneath

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Wall Street Journal: FBI’s Investigation into Hillary Clinton Gets More Suspicious

Hillary Clinton

By Editorial Board
Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton may win the election in two weeks, but the manner of her victory will bedevil her in the White House. Specifically, evidence keeps turning up suggesting that the FBI probe into her emails was influenced by political favoritism and double standards.

The latest news is the Journal’s report Monday that Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of Hillary and Bill, steered money to the campaign of the wife of a top FBI official. Political organizations under Mr. McAuliffe’s control gave more than $675,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of Jill McCabe,the wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Mr. McCabe, director James Comey’s right-hand man, helped oversee the probe into whether Mrs. Clinton mishandled classified information on her server.

Some $467,500 of the money came directly from Mr. McAuliffe’s political action committee, Common Good VA, while $207,788 came from the Virginia Democratic Party, which the Governor essentially controls. The funds amounted to more than one-third of all the money Mrs. McCabe raised.

Mrs. McCabe announced her candidacy the same month (March 2015) as the news broke about Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. Mr. McCabe was running the FBI’s Washington field office at the time, and he was promoted to the No. 3 FBI slot not long after the formal FBI investigation began in July 2015.

The FBI said in a statement that none of this is an issue because Mr. McCabe wasn’t promoted to the No. 2 position until February 2016, months after his wife lost her race, and only then did he assume “for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.”

All of this asks voters to believe that Mr. McCabe as the No. 3 official at the FBI had nothing to do with the biggest, most sensitive case at that agency. This strains credulity.

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No Charges Filed

NYPD cop steals fellow officer's credit card, has shopping spree

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:24 PM

Josanne Hernandez, 27, resigned as a cop after being caught using with an officer's stolen credit card.
She joined the NYPD in January to protect and serve, then she stole from a fellow cop.

Ex-Officer Josanne Hernandez, 27, resigned after getting busted in Brooklyn for swiping a fellow cop's cred

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Samuel DuBose
Officer who shot Samuel DuBose faces murder trial as city braces for protests
Cincinnati officials expect renewed unrest during the trial of Ray Tensing, whose killing of an unarmed black man has been called ‘senseless’

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Quetta attack: Pakistan reels as more than 50 die in assault on police academy
Terrorists explode suicide vests after storming into Balochistan police college firing machine guns and throwing hand grenades, say cadets and authorities

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Pussy Riot celebrate the vagina in lyrical riposte to Donald Trump
Song Straight Outta Vagina inspired by the idea that ‘female sexuality is bigger than any populist megalomaniac’

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Anti-Islam speakers urge rural MN crowds to prepare for Muslim attack
Minnesota Public Radio News
At Minnesota's northernmost border, about 120 people filled the Warroad Baptist Church to hear former FBI agent John Guandolo warn them about what he calls ..

Two reads about FBI Supervisor Kallstrom


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The GMan who can stop Hilary.

October 19, 2016 - WND.com

Former Assistant FBI Director Jim Kallstrom is one angry man. Hillary Clinton appalls him, and he is not afraid to say so.

On the John Gibson Radio Show, freed from the restraints he works under on Fox TV, Kallstrom let loose on Hillary’s “clear, clear obstruction of justice” in the e-mail case and FBI Director James Comey’s apparent whitewash of the same.

“She was lying about everything,” Kallstrom said of Hillary’s FBI testimony. “Are we going to become some third world nation that doesn’t care about the law?”

And as to Hillary’s frequent claims of memory lapse, Kallstrom asked, “Is that the mental health of someone we want to be president of the United States?”

For all his outrage, however, Kallstrom knows he can hold a press conference tomorrow and end Hillary’s career. To do so, however, he would throw his own very comfortable life into complete turmoil.

“If you tell the biggest lie over and over again I guess people begin to believe it, Kallstrom said aptly of Hillary, but Kallstrom himself has lived with a very big lie for the last twenty years.

Kallstrom’s lie centers on the fate of TWA Flight 800, the investigation of which he headed.

When Kallstrom arrived on the scene in Long Island the day after the crash in July 1996, the truth was indeed what he was seeking.

By July 30, 1996 -- less than two weeks after the 747 blew up -- FBI agents had interviewed 144 “excellent” witnesses to a missile strike.

As revealed in a recently unearthed CIA memo, the evidence was “overwhelming” and the witness testimony “too consistent” for the cause of the plane’s destruction to be anything other than a missile.

1996 being an election year, however a missile strike on an American airliner involved far too much political risk for the Clinton White House.

I know from my sources and Hillary’s White House logs that she was in the room when political decisions were being made that fateful night.

With her were two other people, President Bill Clinton and deputy national security advisor, Sandy Berger, their ultimate fixer.

Working through the CIA, the White House took effective control of the investigation. For reasons only he knows, after an obvious struggle, Kallstrom knuckled under.

This epic misdirection climaxed with a November 1997 press conference announcing the suspension of the FBI investigation.

There, Kallstrom set forth a bill of particulars that misled the public on almost every detail. The most spectacular bit of deceit was a specious CIA animation created to discredit the eyewitnesses and lay the blame for the crash on some inexplicable and unprecedented mechanical malfunction.

Those interested in the details can read my new book my book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy.

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I made the presentation at the TWA Museum in Kansas City. As the audience and I both knew, 53 TWA employees were killed in the crash.

As I told those in attendance, I would not dishonor the memory of the dead—nor would the Museum have let me—If I were merely peddling some conspiracy theory.

Kallstrom knows, as I know, what happened to TWA 800. When I watch him on Fox-TV I find myself feeling sorry for the man. He helped construct a case he knew to be fraudulent, and he had to sense just how fragile the construction was.

If it collapsed, the CIA analysts could run and hide. The NTSB bureaucrats could plead ignorance, and the Clintons could seek executive privilege.

He alone would have to answer to the victims’ mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Nothing the courts might throw at him would wound that deeply.

Whether he knows it or not, Kallstrom has lost face with the millions of people who have followed this case for the last twenty years.

If he read the blistering emails I receive about his every appearance on Fox News, he would not want to show that face in public.

With one very public and painful press conference, however, he could repair his reputation with at least half of America and restore his soul.

This would take an heroic act of will. Kallstrom knows what’s at stake. If you have access to him, remind him at #Kallstromknows.


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With the election only a few weeks out, James Kallstrom, the former Assistant Director of the FBI, has decided to endorse Trump. In an interview on Fox News, ...


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Why won't the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate electronic vote fraud?
Is it because the DOJ and FBI have long been involved in it, themselves?

Meet Craig C. Donsanto, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch, Public Integrity Section (from 1970-present).

DOJ will help oversee Montana ballot fraud complaints
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In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and ...

The Latest: FBI ready to respond to Election Day crimes
The Daily Republican-
WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 12:50 p.m.. The Justice Department and FBI say they will have officials ready on 

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz appoints officials to monitor November ...
"It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my office, the FBI,

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What Schools Never Teach About the Black Panther Party, but Should
Coming in the midst of an all-out assault on the Panthers from the white press and law enforcement, including FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's claim that the ...

Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers.

The first issue of the Black Panther newspaper, which at its height had a weekly circulation of 140,000 copies, asked, “WHY WAS DENZIL DOWELL KILLED?” Helping Dowell’s family demand justice in Richmond, California, was one of the first major organizing campaigns of the Black Panther Party. Anyone reading the story of Denzil Dowell today can’t help but draw parallels to the unarmed Black men and women regularly murdered by the police. The disparity between the police’s story and the victim’s family’s, the police harassment Dowell endured before his murder, the jury letting off Dowell’s killer, even the reports that Dowell had his hands raised while he was gunned down, eerily echo the police killings today that have led to the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Yet when we learn about the early years of the Panthers, the organizing they did in Richmond—conducting their own investigation into Dowell’s death, confronting police who harassed Dowell’s family, helping mothers in the community organize against abuse at the local school, organizing armed street rallies in which hundreds filled out applications to join the party—is almost always absent. Armed with a revolutionary socialist ideology, as the Panthers grew, so did what they organized around. They fought in Black communities across

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This Election Makes A Difference

Most people know about Chobani yogurt. Few know that it represents a remarkable story of immigrant success in America. Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish immigrant with Kurdish heritage, who arrived in upstate New York in the 1990s. He used a family recipe to make feta cheese. With a $800,000 loan from the Small Business Administration, he bought a local yogurt factory and started selling Chobani yogurt 9 years ago. He opened the world’s largest yogurt manufacturing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 2012.

Chobani is now the number one selling yogurt in the US. Ulukaya offers his 2000 employees 6 weeks of fully-paid family leave for new parents and recently gave them shares in the company, which could make some of them millionaires. He sponsors the US Olympic team.

But Ulukaya and the Chobani brand are a new target of a right-wing campaign of disinformation, led by Breitbart News, home of Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Stephen Bannon. Ulukaya employs more than 300 Iraqi, Afghan and Turkish refugees in his factories. He has created a foundation to assist refugees, gaining direct support from IBM and other giant corporations. Breitbart began publishing stories which falsely linked his company with tuberculosis cases in Idaho and a sexual assault case in Twin Falls. This spawned online calls to boycott Chobani and online death threats to the Twin Falls mayor and his wife. Many of these threats come from Trump supporters. Helping refugees become productive citizens in America is a crime in the eyes of those who love Trump.

Certainly this election will make a difference in government and laws. Here’s a big example – the health of our planet. If Trump is elected, we can expect no action to slow global heating. His repeated insistence that climate change is a hoax might mean that his policies, backed by a Republican Congress, would make temperature rise faster. We would lose four crucial years in the race to save our planet for the next generations.

How our laws are interpreted by the Supreme Court would also be starkly different, depending on who wins. Trump promises to appoint very conservative justices, which could mean an end to legal abortion and to our progress toward equal treatment for gay Americans.

But the difference this election makes will not only be in concrete actions of government. If Trump wins, then women who are sexually harassed will have a harder time gaining justice. A Trump victory would be victory for “locker room talk” and worse, sexual assault. Bragging about sexual predation and getting away with it would be confirmed as winning male behavior.

A Trump victory would be a victory for discrimination against Muslims, not only foreign Muslims, but American Muslims, too. Even if he couldn’t pass the discriminatory laws he promises, a hater of Islam in the White House would mean encouragement for haters of Islam all over America.

A Trump victory would be a victory for white racism. About half of Trump supporters hold racist views of American blacks and Hispanics. They attack “political correctness”, because it prevents them from openly espousing their racist ideas. The “great” America they seek is a white America.

A Trump victory would be a victory for the politics of insults and lies. Having the Insulter-in-Chief leading our country would encourage every jerk in America to unleash his nastiness, to spew hatred, to try to win in life by making everyone else small. We see that happen at his rallies, where verbal attacks on reporters are now common.

The people who concoct the wildest stories about evil refugees, terrorist Muslims, lazy blacks and whining women will be able to look at President Trump as their role model. A country in which the President’s closest advisor tells racist lies about a good man, a good employer, and a good yogurt maker is not a great country.

Steve Hochstadt
Jacksonville IL
Published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, November 8, 2016

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W.V. mayor, friend say that Michelle Obama is 'ape in heels'
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:36 PM

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Chili's manager takes away Black vet's free meal on Veterans Day
Monday, November 14, 2016, 11:09 AM

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NOV 10, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Federal Audit: Confidential Sources Received Millions In Forfeiture Funds For Helping DEA Seize Cash

A federal audit raised “significant concerns” about the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s “long-term and lucrative relationships” with its confidential sources. Over 9,500 sources received $237 million in payments from the DEA, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice found.

If an informant’s tip leads to a successful civil or criminal forfeiture, the source can receive up to $500,000 or 25% of the seized cash, whichever is less, according to the DEA Special Agents Manual. The audit even found that DEA agents “strive to keep [sources] active through monetary incentives” and “may pay sources for ‘tips’ even if they do not result in arrests or seizures.”

The Department of Justice is shown on November 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Incredibly, “some of the highest paid DEA confidential sources” had “the least amount of supervision and oversight.” Known as “Limited Use” sources, these informants are supposed to provide their information independently of the DEA, are not required to testify and do not have criminal ties. Instead, the DEA recruited its Limited Use sources from private companies in the airline and postal industries, as well as from Amtrak and the Transportation Security Administration. (In July, the DEA formally ceased using Amtrak and government employees as confidential sources.) In five years, the DEA paid 477 Limited Use sources $26.8 million for their services, enriching each source by $56,000 on average.

Hefty financial rewards can warp law enforcement priorities, incentivizing agents to seize cash rather than drugs. For instance, the Inspector General’s audit scrutinized commercial airline employees who worked as DEA Limited Use confidential sources. Those sources contributed tips that led to the DEA seizing more than $14.3 million in 381 cases. Yet only two cases actually involved seizing drugs or other illegal substances.

Tellingly, Special Agents reported that “some confidential sources increase their search activity to provide more ‘tips

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For The Arctic Ocean Above 80 North, It’s Still Summer in November
It’s going to be the hottest year on record — by a long shot. Just ask Gavin Schmidt at a NASA that the climate change denying Trump Administration has now imperiled. But in one region — the Arctic — the rate of heat accumulation has been outrageously extreme. And it is there that this new record warmth could inflict some of the worst damage to an increasingly fragile Earth System.

Summer Heat During Fall Above 80 North

For in the Arctic Ocean above the 80 degree north latitude line which encircles the crest of our world, temperatures today are around 17 degrees Celsius above average. These are the warmest temperatures for this region ever recorded. And they include numerous locations in which temperatures spike to well above 20 C (36 F) warmer than average.

(Temperatures above the 80 degree north latitude line during mid November are about equal to what you would typically expect for late summer. This record warmth in the Arctic is notably severe and could produce serious near term climate and weather impacts. Image source: DMI.)

Taken in total, this region — one that includes the North Pole — is currently experiencing temperatures that it would typically see from September 15 through 21. In other words, it’s about as wa

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Police officer suspended for Confederate flag display near anti-Trump protest

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Climate change
2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says
World Meteorological Organisation figures show global temperature is 1.2C above pre-industrial levels and will set a new high for the third year running

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Jury hears
cop's account contradicted by video

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson listens to Judge Clifton Newman in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, as the trial of Michael Slager, a white police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, enters its third week. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)

By: Bruce Smith The Associated Press Published on Mon Nov 14 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jurors in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer heard testimony Monday that the white officer's initial account of the shooting of an unarmed black motorist contradicted what a cellphone video of the shooting shows. They also saw enhanced video of the incident.
The trial of Michael Slager, who was fired from the North Charleston police department and charged with murder in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, entered its third week Monday.
Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the shooting death of Scott as Scott ran from an April 2015 traffic stop. Cellphone video of the shooting recorded by a bystander shows Scott being shot five times in the back. It stunned the nation and was seen around the world on the internet.
Eleven white and one black juror are hearing the case of the 35-year-old Slager.
Over the weekend, another predominantly white jury deadlocked in another case involving a police shooting after a traffic stop. Prosecutors will decide within the next two weeks whether to retry former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the July 2015 shooting 43-year-old Sam DuBose.
Before court adjourned for the day Monday, Anthony Imel, an FBI image

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RYSIS RANSOMWARE MASTER DECRYPTION KEYS RELEASED by Michael Mimoso November 14, 2016 , 2:20 pm The threat posed by a ransomware family known as CrySis was diminished considerably on Sunday when the master decryption keys were released to the public. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have already folded the keys into the company’s Rakhni decryptor and victims of CrySis versions 2 and 3 now have a means of recovering their lost files. Related Posts Locky Targets OPM Breach Victims November 9, 2016 , 4:53 pm Google to Red Flag ‘Repeat Offender’ Websites November 9, 2016 , 1:05 pm TrickBot Banking Trojan Adds New Browser Manipulation Tools November 8, 2016 , 5:16 pm The key was posted at 1 a.m. Eastern time to the BleepingComputer.com forums by a user known only as crss7777, said founder Lawrence Abrams. Abrams speculates that it could have been the ransomware developer who posted the key on the site’s CrySis support forum page; the post included a Pastebin link to a header file written in C that contains the master decryption keys and instructions on how to use them. “Though the i

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CIA, NSA ordered to reveal to judge whether they were involved in Occupy Philly surveillance
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Google Pixel Hacked and Breached in under 60 seconds at PwnFest
Tech News Inc-
When it comes to security, we all know that iPhones are the best, which was clearly understood when FBI had difficulty in breaching the security of the phone.

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The Nazis Kept a List of Powerful American Friends in Los Angeles, Including the Co-Founder of UCLA

Nazi rally of German-Americans held at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 1939, including a sign that reads “Stop Jewish Domination of Christian Americans”
In 1945, the FBI raided a warehouse in Los Angeles that was used for storage by the German Consulate. Among the files, they found a collection of 3x5-inch cards kept

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Broadcasting Board of Governors

“EARLY EDITION. SPECIAL REPORT. Father of Orlando shooter part of U.S. pro-Taliban CIA/VOA network by Wayne Madsen Report” (cited by albert champion in the comments):

“Seddique Mir Mateen, the presidential pretender of Afghanistan and father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who use the television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world. Mateen hosts a television show called the Durand Jirga Show, which is funded through his Durand Jirga, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mateen’s program is broadcast by Payame Afghan out of Los Angeles, which is also the home to a number of CIA- and VOA-subsidized satellite broadcasts in the Farsi language to Iran.

Mateen claims he maintains his own intelligence network, but this appears to be a reference to his CIA and Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) friends who are involved in South Asia’s propaganda war using satellite programs broadcast in Pashto — major languages of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mateen’s broadcast language Dari, and Urdu.

The BBG has funded a number of U.S.-based broadcasters that operate from the United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in order to target Pakistani and Afghan audiences in the United States and around the world with propaganda. For example, the Voice of America uses Pakistani television networks to broadcast VOA programs produced in Washington that involve anchors located in Washington and Pakistan. One Urdu-language program called “The Platform” airs on Pakistani television with an anchor in Washington and local hosts in Lahore and Islamabad. Another show is “Kahani Pakistani,” a TV magazine program. These attempts at winning over the hearts and minds of the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan are considered major failures and a waste of taxpayers’ funds.

Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA’s Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.

After the September 11 attack, Spozhmai Maiwandi, the director of the Voice of America’s Pashtun service, jokingly nicknamed “Kandahar Rose” by her colleagues, aired favorable reports on the Taliban, including a controversial interview with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It should not be surprising, therefore, that Seddique Mir Mateen’s own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA’s support for the mujaheddin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Even Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, served as a key interlocutor between the Taliban government of Afghanistan and the UNOCAL oil company in Houston in the late 1990s. Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where Khalilzad serves as a counselor.”

“On Blacklists and Russia ‘Hacking’ American Democracy” (and note the Ukrainian neo-Nazi source at the end provided by Mark Ames, who has also emailed Yves Smith, and presumably has deep Russian sources):

“Details about this group continue to emerge. It appears there’s a chance that PropOrNot is connected to groups funded the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a CIA spinoff that manages the U.S. government’s foreign propaganda division. If true, that would make PropOrNot’s activities illegal — in violation of a federal law that prohibits the BBG from intentionally influencing or swaying public opinion inside the United States. Creating blacklists of American journalists, labelling them as traitors and then circulating this information to American newspapers would certainly fall into that category.”

“U.S. Seeking a Stronger World Media Voice”.

Support for the Taliban reminds me of the CIA-Taliban alliance, and the use of a Ukrainian neo-Nazi against the Russians, it is like the CIA is having an LSD flashback. “Operation Cyclone”. “Operation Paperclip”.

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A look at NYC Mayor Fernando Wood and the 1857 police riot

FBI Presstitutes

Head of FBI in Las Vegas: ‘I want to take down the barriers’

FBI Las Vegas Division Director Aaron Rouse speaks to the media at the local FBI Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 | 2 a.m.

Careers at the FBI
Rouse says the FBI is looking for job candidates from all backgrounds and with diverse talents. The local branch employs about 300 people. Those interested can visit fbijobs.gov.

With an American flag pin on his lapel and an assertive smile on his face, the new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas Division introduced himself. Appointed by FBI Director James onent of the Nevada Election Day Integrity Task Force, undertaking investigations into election fraud complaints or voting abuses.

Rouse said a career with the FBI was an opportunity for a life of service to the nation, but prospective agents shouldn’t expect the job to be as it’s portrayed in movies, TV shows or books. The FBI isn’t a rogue organization; it operates by the rule of law.

“It’s a cadre of hard-working men and women who believe in protecting this country from people who can hurt it,” Rouse said.

The agency guards its methodologies, but for those who want to understand how it works in more depth, Rouse recommends locals apply to the FBI’s citizen’s academy. Those accepted — requirements are being a U.S. citizen and passing a screening — spend eight weeks learning more about its operations.

Rouse said he wanted to build a mutually beneficial “bond of trust” between the agency and the community.

“I want to take down the barriers that keep people from cooperating with the FBI,” he said.

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FBI agent pays fine in shooting into Las Vegas hotel cooler
killing lobster

Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 | 9:33 a.m.

An FBI agent who fired two rounds into a walk-in cooler at a Strip hotel in May has paid the Barbary Coast $12,517 for the damage and paid a $105 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, authorities said.

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FBI agent found unconscious

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 | 11:23 a.m.

An FBI agent has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving after being found unconscious with an empty bottle of rum and a loaded gun inside his pickup truck as it began to catch fire.

Special Agent Robert Clymer, 40, was cited by Metro Police in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 after he passed out with the engine running in the truck near Gowan Road and Buffalo Drive.

An empty bottle of Captain Morgan's rum and a handgun with one round in the chamber were found in the cab of the truck that jumped a curb and came to a stop near a key code box in front of a gated community, police said.

The FBI would not comment about Clymer or possible disciplinary actions that could be taken against him, but he is a member of the bureau's organized crime squad and is one of the agents investigating the Crazy Horse Too strip club.

Metro Police were called about 3 a.m. on Jan. 29 by security at the Suncoast who reported that there was an apparently drunk man with a holstered gun on his hip who was urinating in the parking lot.

When security approached the man in the parking lot, he got into his Chevrolet Silverado pickup and drove off before Metro officers arrived, Metro Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Jones said.

Before leaving, the man dropped a loaded handgun magazine in the parking lot, Jones said.

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FBI agent Clymer involved in 911 investigation of Flight
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Miami Robber Shot To Death By FBI Couple leaving swingers sex club
January 05, 1987
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MIAMI -- A 27-year-old robber was killed early Sunday in a parking lot shoot-out with a husband-and-wife team of off-duty FBI agents who had just left the Playhouse Swingers Sex Club.He was attempting to rob, and the woman agent was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Turns Out Trump’s New National Security Advisor Also Played Loose With The Rules

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I really thought that one of the few positive things that would result from Trump’s win was our collective tacit agreement that as a society, we’re now going to pay some attention to how government officials follow security protocols. I even hoped that implicit in Trump’s yammering to “lock her up” was a promise to create at least the appearance of strict respect for and adherence to rules about the handling of sensitive information in the future.   But no such luck. In President Elect Trump’s choice of Michael Flynn as his national security advisor, we have concrete proof that the incoming administration is gearing up for four years of unprecedented irony. Now, the individual who will be chief advisor to the president on security issues will be someone who apparently installed a forbidden internet connection in his Pentagon office, allegedly gave classified information to NATO allies without authorization, and reportedly snuck out of the CIA station in Iraq when he deemed the required approval too “insane” for him to seek, according to a recent profile in The New Yorker.

Unlike Trump, Michael Flynn has had a long and relevant career to his position in the incoming administration.   Like Trump, Flynn has a brash personality, a history of disturbingly erratic behavior, and a serious problem with the concept of objective truth. The New Yorker’s Dana Priest recently penned a piece discussing her personal experiences with Mike Flynn and his colleagues. Priest’s account of talking with two dozen of Flynn’s close peers resulted in the following disturbing assessments of Flynn’s short stint as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (“DIA”):

“They all like Flynn personally. But they described how he lurched from one priority to another and had trouble building a loyal team. ‘He made a lot of changes,’ one close observer of Flynn’s time at the D.I.A. told me. ‘Not in a strategic way—A to Z—but back and forth.’

His subordinates started a list of what they called ‘Flynn facts,’ things he would say that weren’t true, like when he asserted that three-quarters of all new cell phones were bought by Africans or, later, that Iran had killed more Americans than Al Qaeda. In private, his staff tried to dissuade him from repeating these lines.”

After leaving the DIA, Flynn’s career followed the road paved by ousted government officials who preceded him; he wrote books, gave speeches, and gave television commentary. As seems to be so often the case with the public servant-turned-media-contributor set (see, e.g., Rudy Giuliani), Flynn’s statements became more outrageous and less truthful. He calls Islam a “cancer” that is not a religion, but is rather a “political ideology,” and he made social media postings falsely asserting that Islam calls for eighty per cent of humanity enslaved or exterminated.

Is Lt.-Gen. Flynn Right that Islam is not a Religion?

Mike Flynn’s appointment as National Security Director does not require Senate conformation, so it’s happening, whether it’s a good idea or (more likely), not. The true problem with Trump’s appointments of Flynn, Bannon, DeVos, and others lies only partially with the individuals. Problematic as they are, the broader concern

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Hispanic F.B.I. Agents' Suit Reflects a Sense of Betrayal
Published: September 11, 1988

EL PASO, Sept. 10— Whatever the outcome of their historic discrimination trial, whatever the judge's final ruling later this month, Hispanic agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation say they know that bigotry has made them second-class citizens in an agency responsible for enforcing the nation's civil rights laws.

More than half the bureau's 439 Hispanic agents have joined as plaintiffs in the discrimination suit, which went to trial in a Federal court here last month. The suit, filed in the name of all Hispanic agents as a class, accused the bureau of discrimination in the promotion and training of Hispanic agents.

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Democratic death wish
The party can’t be serious about Keith Ellison, but apparently some Democrats are

Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat vying to become the new Democratic National Committee chairman, says his party lost the 2016 presidential election by failing to connect with working-class voters. He says the party must refocus for the future. (Associated ... more >
Sunday, November 27, 2016
You can always tell a liberal, but you apparently can’t tell him much. The biggest names of the Democratic Party, who now call themselves progressives, have endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the new chairman of the party, to lead it as it attempts to regain the confidence of the nation. Sens. Bernard Sanders of New Hampshire, Chuck Schumer of New York, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are telling their constituents to join Mr. Ellison in a rush to oblivion.
They’re apparently working without a map, counting on Mr. Ellison’s dead reckoning, with dead being the operative word. Mr. Ellison is the chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a man who worked his heart out for Bernard Sanders in the primaries this year, and that, alas, is the respectable part of his curriculum vitae. He worked earlier for Louis Farrakhan, the notoriously anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, and a man with cozy relationships with radical Islamic jihadists make him a symbol of exactly what the Democrats don’t need as the face of their party.
Mr. Ellison is himself a Muslim and a conspiracy theorist of the first rank. He compared the 9/11 attack on New York and the World Trade Center to the Reichstag fire, which brought Hitler to power in Germany, suggesting that 9/11 was initiated not by Osama bin Laden and the radical Islam terrorists, but by the George W. Bush administration to ignite a holy war against Islam. Mr. Ellison’s idea for a successful Democratic comeback two years hence is to double down on everything that cost Hillary Clinton the election. He prescribes a disastrous single-payer health scheme to replace Obamacare, a campaign to repeal the Second Amendment, and other unlikely unpleasant things.
He’s no latter day convert to the nostrums of the radical left. He wants to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves and establish a separate homeland for blacks. He disavowed Louis Farrakhan, sort of, to clean up his reputation once he was elected to Congress. He said he didn’t really know very much about Mr. Farrakhan, whom he had followed and for whom he had worked for years, once organizing a march to accuse the FBI of plotting the murder of Mr. Farrakhan.
The Democrats might be tempted to elect Mr. Ellison when they meet next March because they have such slim pickings now. Other candidates for party leadership are Howard Dean, the onetime candidate for the party’s presidential nomination and an earlier chairman of the party; the relentlessly ambitious and unpopular former governor of Maryland, and Ilyse

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Court asked to rule Clinton emails involved 'misconduct'
“The U.S. federal government has produced two State Department Inspector General reports and a report following an FBI investigation, which collectively

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Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995
The West’s Shift Toward Repression
November 27, 2016

The West’s “liberal democracies” are undergoing a shift toward repression with new initiatives to spy on citizens and punish whistleblowers who expose government abuses, observes ex-British intelligence officer Annie Machon.

By Annie Machon

Forgive my “infamously fluent French” but the phrase “pour encourager les autres” – a reference to executing one powerful person to send a message to others – seems to have lost its famously ironic quality. It seems that the U.S. government is globally paying big bucks to people to encourage them to expose the crimes of their employers, but only if they’re working for banks and other financial institutions – as opposed to say working for the government and its intelligence agencies.

I have been aware for a few years that the U.S. government instituted a law in 2010 called the Dodd-Frank Act that is designed to encourage people employed in the international finance community to report malfeasance to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in return for a substantial percentage of any monies recouped.

Seal of the National Security Agency
This law seems to have produced a booming business for such high-minded “whistleblowers” – if that could be the accurate term for such actions. They are celebrated and can receive multi-million dollar paydays, the most recent (unnamed) source receiving $20 million.

Nor is this U.S. initiative just potentially benefiting U.S. citizens – it you look at the small print at the bottom of this page, disclosures are being sent in from all over the world. Which is all to the public good no doubt, especially in the wake of the 2008 global financial crash and the ensuing fall-out that hit us all. We need more clarity about arcane casino banking practices that have bankrupted whole countries, and we need justice.

But U.S. government does send out a number of contradictory messages to those in other areas of work who might also have concerns about the legality of actions by their organizations which may have equal or even graver impacts on the lives of their fellow human beings.

Contrasting Legal Duties

If you work in finance anywhere in the world and you see irregularities, it is apparently your legal duty to report them through appropriate channels and then count the dollars as they flow in as reward. Such is the power of globalization, or at least the U.S. self-appointed role as the global hegemon.

Whistleblowers visiting East Germany’s old Stasi headquarters. L-R: Coleen Rowley, Annie Machon, William Binney, Elizabeth Murray, David MacMichael, Jesselyn Radack, Sander Venema (SAA’s Webmaster), Todd Pierce, Tom Drake. (Photo credit: Niels Ladefoged)
However, if you happen to work inside the U.S. government, its intelligence agencies or its military, under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, it would appear that you also have a solemn duty under oath to report illegalities that violate the Constitution by going through the officially designated channels and hoping that reform is the result.

But, from all recent examples, it would appear that you get damn few thanks for such patriotic actions. Take the case of Thomas Drake, a former senior National Security Agency executive who in 2007 went public about waste and wanton expenditure within the agency, as I wrote way back in 2011. Before doing so, Drake had gone through all the prescribed routes for such disclosures, up to and including a congressional committee.

Despite all this, Drake was abruptly snatched by the FBI in a violent dawn raid and threatened with 35 years in prison. He (under the terrifying American plea bargain system) accepted a misdemeanor conviction to escape the horrors of federal charges, the resulting loss of all his civic rights and a potential 35 years in prison. He still, of course, lost his job, his impeccable professional reputation, and his whole way of life.

He was part of a NSA group that also included William Binney, the NSA’s former Technical Director, and his fellow whistleblowers Kirk Wiebe, Ed Loumis and Diane Roark. These brave people had developed an electronic mass-surveillance program called Thin Thread that could zero in on those people who were genuinely of security interest and worth targeting, a program which would have been relatively cheap, costing only $1.4 million and would have been consistent with the terms of the Constitution. According to Binney, it could potentially have stopped 9/11 and all the attendant horrors..

Instead, it appears that bureaucratic backs were scratched and political favors called in by the incoming neoconservative government of George W Bush in 2000, and another program called Trail Blazer was developed, to the tune of $1.2 billion – and which spied on everyone across America (as well as the rest of the world) and thereby broke, at the very least, the terms of the Constitution.

Yet Bill Binney was still subjected to an FBI SWAT team raid – he was dragged out of the shower early one morning at gunpoint. All this is well documented in an excellent film “A Good American” and I recommend watching it.

If the treatment of financial whistleblowers were in place for national security whistleblowers, Binney would have received a payout of millions of dollars for protecting the rights of his fellow citizens and for saving the American taxpayers more than $1 billion. But, of course, Binney’s whistleblowing was not in the long-term business interests of the now-global surveillance of the National Security State.

Eisenhower’s Warning

President Dwight Eisenhower, in his valedictory speech in 1961, warned of the subversive interests of the “military-industrial” complex. That seems so quaint now as we face a steroid-pumped, globalized military surveillance industry that will do anything to protect its interests. So, rather than holding the powerful and well-connected accountable for fleecing and spying on the American people, it is the principled whistleblowers who are crushed — “pour encourager les autres.“

President Dwight Eisenhower delivering his farewell address on Jan. 17, 1961.
There are the even-more-egregious cases of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and Edward Snowden. The former, as you may remember, is the former U.S. Army private currently serving 35 years in a military prison for exposing U.S. war crimes. She is the most obvious victim of outgoing-President Obama’s war on whistleblowers and surely deserving of his supposed outgoing clemency.

The latter, currently stranded in Russia en route from Hong Kong to political asylum in Ecuador is, in my view and as I have said before, the most significant whistleblower in modern history. But he gets few thanks – indeed incoming Trump administration appointees have in the past called for imposing the death penalty on Snowden.

So all this is a “wonderfully outstanding encouragement” to those in public service in the U.S. – not. Work for a bank and anonymously snitch –ka-ching! Work for the government and blow the whistle – 30-plus years in prison or worse. Hmmm.

If President-elect Donald Trump is serious about “draining the swamp” then perhaps he could put some serious and meaningful public service whistleblower protection measures in place, rather than prosecuting such patriots.

After all, such measures would be a win-win situation, as I have said many times before – a proper and truly accountable channel for potential whistleblowers to go to, in the expectation that their concerns will be properly heard and investigated.

That way the intelligence agencies can become truly accountable, sharpen their game, avoid financial scandals and better protect the public; and the whistleblowers do not need to ruin their lives, lose their jobs, face imprisonment, or worse.

After all, where are the most heinous crimes witnessed? Sure, bank crimes impact the economy and ruin the lives of working people; but out-of-control intelligence agencies that kidnap, torture and assassinate people around the world, operating in secret, actually end lives.

Western Repression

All that said, other Western liberal democracies are surely less draconian than the U.S., no? Well, unfortunately not. Take the U.K., a country still in thrall to the glamorous myth of James Bond, and where there have been multiple intelligence whistleblowers from the agencies over the last few decades – yet all of them have automatically faced prison.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. (Photo credit: The Guardian)
In fact, the U.K. suppression of intelligence, diplomatic and military whistleblowers seems to have acted as an exemplar to other countries in how you stifle ethical dissent from within.

Sure, the prison sentences for such whistleblowing are not as draconian under the U.K.’s Official Secrets Act (1989) as the anachronistic U.S. Espionage Act (1917). But the clear bright line against ANY disclosure is just as stifling.

In the U.K., a country where the intelligence agencies have for the last 17 years been illegally prostituting themselves to advance the interests of a foreign country (the U.S.), this is simply unacceptable. Especially as the U.K. has just made into law the Investigatory Powers Act (2016), which legalizes all this previously illegal activity and indeed expands the hacking powers of the state. (This law was enacted over expert advice.)

More worryingly, the ultra-liberal Norway, which blazed a calm and humanist trail in its response to the murderous white-supremacist terrorist attacks of Anders Breivik five years ago, has now proposed a draconian surveillance law.

And Germany – a country horrified by revelations made by Snowden in 2013 which stirred memories of the surveillance powers of the Gestapo and the Stasi last century – has also just expanded the surveillance authority of its intelligence agencies.

In the face of all this, it appears there has never been a greater need of intelligence whistleblowers across the Western world. Yet it appears that, once again, there is one standard for financial whistleblowing, complete with generous financial rewards.

But for whistleblowers in the intelligence world, for those Poor Bloody Whistleblowers, it’s prosecution and persecution as usual, despite the fact that they may indeed be serving the most profound of public interests – freedom, privacy and the ability to thereby have a functioning democracy.

As always – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. So back to my fluent French, referenced at the start: we are, it seems, all still mired in the merde.

Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer in the UK’s MI5 Security Service (the U.S. counterpart is the FBI).

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FBI Steroid Rage

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Records: FBI agent who shot at Grand Rapids officer was on trip from Las Vegas
FBI agent in custody after shooting at Grand RFBI agent arrested after allegedly shooting at police

December 06, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - An FBI agent is in custody after police say he shot at a Grand Rapids officer outside a gym.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Planet Fitness on 28th Street in Grand Rapids. 

While investigating this incident, WZZM 13 found through Kent County court records that the 35-year-old suspect is FBI agent Rueben Hernandez. He was in town from Las Vegas on business. Court records indicate he arrived in Grand Rapids on Monday and was booked Tuesday into the Kent County Jail.

According to Grand Rapids police, Hernandez walked into the Planet Fitness gym and showed off a gun. Reports indicated that he fired three shots near Lake Eastbrook Boulevard.

At the time, about seven people were inside the gym -- no one was hurt. When Grand Rapids police arrived on scene, police say Hernandez fired at a Grand Rapids sergeant and the officer did not return fire.

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Taiwan paid Bob Dole law firm $20G a month to court Trump

Tuesday, December 6, 2016,

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NYPD sergeant suspended after Long Island drunken driving arrest
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:48 PM

Lynda Chervoni, 39, was suspended after a drunk driving arrest. (ANTHONY DEPRIMO/STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE)
An NYPD sergeant whose job is to screen department candidates has been suspended after she was arrested for drunken driving in Long Island, officials said.

Sgt. Lynda Chervoni, 39, was pulled over on the Long Island Expressway in Roslyn Heights after several people complained she was swerving

Robert E. Hecht Sr., savings and loan executive, dies
Baltimore Sun-
Beginning in 1954, he was an FBI special agent until being injured in a gun incident in 1959 at Quantico, Va. In 1959, Mr. Hecht joined what was then Baltimore ...

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SEE IT: NYPD cop caught on video playing dice on Bronx street
with suspect unattended in cruiser
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:26 PM

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Donald Trump and his intended attorney general signal a dramatic shift for reforms
Trump’s Department of Justice could kill police reform
Dec 5, 2016
If and when Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions assumes the role of United States attorney general in Donald Trump’s new administration, he will inherit a Department of Justice that has devoted considerable attention and resources to police reform over the past eight years

Roy Cohn Mentor of Donald Trump

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The Ghost of Roy Cohn
by Paul David Collins ©, May 7th, 2007

Her name is Deborah Jeane Palfrey and she has Washington circles worried. Why are powerful and important people breaking into a sweat when they hear Palfrey’s name? Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s former company, Pamela Martin and Associates, was a prostitution service that was patronized by people high up on the American political totem pole . Furthermore, Palfrey is in a position to ruin a lot of political careers. Her lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley, claims he has:

been contacted by five lawyers recently, asking whether their clients’ names are on Palfrey’s list of 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers. Some, Sibley said, have inquired about whether accommodations could be made to keep their identities private.

The Palfrey scandal has already cost one person his job. Randall L. Tobias resigned from his position as deputy secretary of state after admitting to ABC’s Brian Ross that he was a client of Pamela Martin and Associates . Deborah Jeane Palfrey is definitely in a position to blackmail the powerful and influential. This begs a question: Is Palfrey’s outfit part of an operation connected to the intelligence community that keeps politicians in line with the Establishment agenda through a system of sexual rewards and punishments?

In an interview with former NYPD detective James Rothstein, this author discovered that such operations do exist and go far back into America’s secret history. Rothstein is no conspiracy theorist. He is a legend in American law enforcement and speaks from experience. Furthermore, he gave me two notable examples from his time as a detective. Rothstein had an opportunity to have a sit-down with infamous McCarthy committee counsel Roy Cohn. During this sit-down, Cohn admitted to Rothstein that he was part of a rather elaborate sexual blackmail operation that compromised politicians with child prostitutes (Rothstein, no pagination). Cohn told Rothstein that this operation was being carried out as part of the anticommunist crusade of the time

Rothstein also had an opportunity to speak to infamous Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis. During this conversation, Sturgis revealed one of the reasons for breaking into the Watergate. According to Sturgis, there was a “Pedophile Book” hidden away at the Democratic National Committee headquarters The book was supposed to have a list of pedophiles on the American political scene . One can only imagine the power G. Gordon Liddy would have held over the government if he had such a book in his possession.

I asked Rothstein if Roy Cohn was a real anticommunist or just using the fear of communism to justify his sex ring. It seemed like a fair question. After all, Cohn had argued against homosexuals being schoolteachers when he himself was a homosexual. Perhaps Cohn’s hypocrisy extended to his anticommunism. Rothstein made it clear that Cohn was a genuine anticommunist . Anticommunist sentiments aside, evidence suggests that the sex ring operation started by Cohn was used for more than fighting the threat of domestic communists. Fugitive ex-CIA officer Frank Terpil has claimed that sexual blackmailing operations directed by the CIA were intensive in Washington during the Watergate era (DeCamp 179). Terpil also asserts that his former partner, Ed Wilson, was coordinating one of these sexual blackmail operations (179). In a letter to author Jim Hougan, Terpil revealed Wilson’s modus operandi:

“Historically, one of Wilson’s Agency jobs was to subvert members of both houses [of Congress] by any means necessary…. Certain people could be easily coerced by living out their sexual fantasies in the flesh…. A remembrance of these occasions [was] permanently recorded via selected cameras…. The technicians in charge of filming… were TSD [Technical Services Division of the CIA]. The unwitting porno stars advanced in their political careers, some of [whom] may still be in office.” (Qtd. in DeCamp 179)

According to John DeCamp, a former Nebraska Senator and Vietnam War hero, Wilson’s operation was merely a continuation of the one set up by Cohn When I asked James Rothstein if Palfrey’s outfit was a continuation of the sexual blackmail rings that began with Cohn, he answered in the affirmative .The NYPD veteran made it clear that Palfrey’s outfit could not exist in Washington unless it was a tool for the power elite and sinister factions of the intelligence community .Somewhere in a Queens cemetery, the corpse of a high-powered attorney is smiling in his grave.

Sources Cited

DeCamp, John. The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska. 1992. Lincoln, Nebraska: AWT Inc., 1996.
Montes, Sue Anne Presley. “I Abhor Injustice,” Alleged Madam Says.” Washington Post 29 April 2007
Rothstein, James. Telephone interview. 1 May 2007.
About the Author

Paul David Collins is the author of The Hidden Face of Terrorism and the co-author of The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship. In 1999, he earned his Associate of Arts and Science degree from Clark State Community College. In 2006, he received his bachelor’s degree with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Political Science from Wright State University. He worked as a professional journalist for roughly four years.

From 2008 to 2012, Paul covered local news for several Times Community News publications, including the Enon Messenger, the New Carlisle Sun, the Tipp City Herald, the Kettering/Oakwood Times, the Beavercreek News Current, the Vandalia Drummer, the Springboro Sun, the Englewood Independent, the Fairborn Daily Herald, and the Xenia Daily Gazette.

Paul also wrote for other local papers, including the Enon Eagle, the New Carlisle News, and the Lusk Herald. In addition to his work in the realm of mainstream, Paul has published several articles concerning

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Dec. 6, 2016
L.A. can resume shipping sewage sludge to Kern County after judge overturns voters' ban

A judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation can continue to ship tons of treated sewage to Kern County’s Green Acres Farm, seen on a chilly morning in 2006.
December 6, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
A judge has struck down a voter initiative passed in 2006 that banned dumping Southern California shipments of about 450,000 tons a year of treated human waste on Kern County farmlands.

Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks, in a 48-page opinion issued Monday, ruled that Measure E “is invalid and void for all purposes, for the dual reasons that it exceeds Kern’s police power and is preempted by state law.”

He also ruled that “there is no evidence of risk to human health” posed by the shipments of treated waste used as fertilizer and soil amendment on Green Acres, a 4,700-acre farm the city of Los Angeles bought in 1999 for $15 million.

The sludge is tilled into the farm’s soil to fertilize crops, including corn and wheat.

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Foundation for Economic Freedom: DEA’s War on Painkillers to Blame for Many Deaths

By The Foundation for Economic Freedom
Value Walk

Many of these deaths result not from painkillers, but from the DEA’s war on painkillers.

Heroin overdose rates doubled in 28 states between 2010 and 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A record-breaking 28,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2014. In 2000, the age-adjusted drug overdose death rate was 6.2 per 100,000 persons. By 2014, it had more than doubled, to 14.7, according to the CDC.

What happened?

The truth is that many of those deaths are completely preventable and result not from painkillers, but from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s war on painkillers.

This week, the Senate is likely to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Among other things, it allocates $1 billion to help states “combat heroin and painkiller addiction and recovery.” Policymakers would be wise to make sure that states don’t use that $1 billion to make the problem worse.

Who’s Taking Opioids?
Marine corporal Craig Schroeder served in Iraq. In the so-called “Triangle of Death” region, south of Baghdad, a makeshift-bomb explosion

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December 05, 2016 - 10:56 AM EST
Watchdog wants FBI's notes from Obama interview in Blagojevich probe

A conservative watchdog group that made headlines hounding Hillary Clinton over her private email setup is renewing a fight over a former Illinois governor's efforts to receive favors in return for President Obama’s empty Senate seat.

In 2011, Rod Blagojevich (D) was convicted on more than a dozen corruption charges for trying to sell the president’s former seat in the Senate for campaign contributions and other perks.

As part of the federal investigation into the former governor, the FBI interviewed several high-profile figures, including Obama and his aides Valerie Jarrett and Rahm Emanuel, who is now mayor of Chicago.
On Monday, the watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a new lawsuit to make the FBI’s notes about those interviews public.

“The public should not be forced to wait any longer” to see the interview summaries, the group said in its filing.

Judicial Watch had previously filed a lawsuit to obtain the material, but the suit was tossed out as Blagojevich was in the midst of a resentencing process, following action by an appeals court. The former governor is currently ser

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December 5, 2016
DEA refuses to release evidence backing Kratom ban
Agency responds to request for hard data with press releases and copies of federal laws
Written by anthony roberts
Edited by JPat Brown
A version of this article appeared on Medium.com

On August 30th, 2016, the DEA filed a notice of intent to temporarily designate Kratom (specifically its alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) as a schedule 1 drug. That notice listed 33 footnotes/references, but the actual references themselves were not included in the document itself.

Later that day, I filed a FOIA request for all of the data and documents referenced in the 33 footnotes.

This is a fairly straightforward request. The DEA wants to make this stuff illegal, and I want the public to have access to the same information as the DEA. Tens of thousands of people signed the petition to keep kratom legal (over 100k in the first week), and as a result, the DEA opened up a comment period for the public to respond. But in order to respond fully, we need to know what we are responding to. This means we need to see the information referenced in their footnotes, which is the evidence they’re relying on to ban kratom.

In the case of some of the footnotes, I was asking for specific data they’d collected (from footnote (17 and 18, for example):

“abuse of kratom/mitragynine [17] were analyzed by Federal, State, and local forensic laboratories.[18] According to data from the System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE) and STARLiMS (a web-based, commercial laboratory information management system), from January 2006 through March 2016, there were 293 records for kratom and/or mitragynine”
In other words, I was asking for the actual data references in footnotes 17 and 18, respectively, i.e. if there are 293 records on kratom abuse from January 2006 through March 2016, and those records were considered when the DEA attempted to schedule kratom, then the public should be able to inspect them.

But the DEA has refused to provide us with their evidence. In fact, they provided absolutely none of the data they referenced. Instead, they provided documents that were already available (FDA press releases, copies of federal laws and regulations, etc), none of which I didn’t already

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California KKK leader arrested in North Carolina stabbing before Trump victory parade

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The FBI and the KKK

Although on the face of it the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ku Klux Klan seem to be very different organizations, they have more in common than one might imagine. In fact, the Bureau and the Klan share a long and complicated history.

Beginning with their first confrontation in 1922, this book examines the similarities, covert collaborations and common goals of the FBI and the KKK. After briefly describing the history of each, it explores the development of their association and the specific ways in which each organization furthered the other's goals. The book traces eighty years of parallel development and the conservative attitudes that drew the FBI and the KKK together, especially in the area of civil rights. Political, societal and historical contributions to the atmosphere that encouraged this complicity are explored in detail. Statistics regarding Klan membership, racial violence and a suspicious lack of federal involvement lend support to the author's analysis of events. Special emphasis is placed on the leaders of each group, especially J. Edgar Hoover, who shaped the very foundation of the FBI. The final chapters cover more recent events, up to and including those following the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City

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L.A. subway commuters encounter bag searches, heavily armed deputies as city responds to terrorism threat

L.A. commuters encounter heightened security as city responds to terrorism threat
December 6, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Los Angeles subway commuters were met by heavily armed deputies, dogs and bag searches Tuesday as authorities responded to a report of a possible terrorist attack on the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station.

Increased security was visible across the Los Angeles County transit system as the FBI, LAPD and Sheriff’s Department dealt with what they characterized as imminent threat of unknown credibility following a report from an overseas tip line.

Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Horace Frank, a top department counter-terrorism expert, said word of a potential attack came from a public tip line in Australia. Analysts are still trying to assess the credibility of the information, he said.

“It was very specific and detailed, and given it was imminent, the decision was made to make it public," he said, “If they are testing us or turns out not to be credible, we have shown we have the ability to gather information from overseas and respond rapidly in Los Angeles.”

At a hastily called news conference Monday night, the FBI as well as Los Angeles-area law enforcement leaders, said the threat was considered specific and imminent, but investigators were still examining its credibility

At the Universal City station, a sign warned riders they would not be allowed to use the Red Line subway system to downtown L.A. without their bags being searched.

Since early Tuesday morning, sheriff's bomb squad teams with K-9s have combed the station and other areas of the transit systems.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said beyond the visible presence, undercover deputies will be a presence on trains across the system.

Speaking at Universal City Metro station, Lo

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Vice News Files FOIA Suit Against FBI for Information about Clintons, Trump, Breitbart

By Steve Neavling
Vice News filed a FOIA lawsuit against the FBI, demanding records that may shed light on the bureau’s disclosures, actions and apparent leaks just days before the presidential election.
Vice News hopes to get a better understanding of the timing of the disclosures and apparent leaks that many observers believe helped Donald Trump win the election.
The FOIA lawsuit demands the release of records about:
1 ŸŸAllegations of the FBI violating the Hatch Act by allegedly using its authority to influence the course of the 2016 U.S. presidential election
2 ŸŸInternal discontent at the FBI regarding the bureau’s Hillary Clinton investigations
3 ŸŸAll leaks of information by the FBI to the media and political operatives about FBI investigations of Clinton
4 All FBI communications with Breitbart News; Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon, who Trump named his chief strategist and White House counselor after Bannon served as his campaign CEO; former Trump campaign manager Corey R. Lewandowski, Fox News, and Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Sean Hannity; former New York City mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani; and Republican strategist and Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone
5 ŸŸWhite nationalist Richard Spencer, his National Policy Institute, and the “alt-right.”
The lawsuit “seeks public disclosure of specified government records to make sense of the pivotal role of the FBI, as well as of other agencies, in perhaps the most controversial presidential election in modern U.S. history,” says Vice’s complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by FOIA attorney Jeffrey Light.
“Despite subsequent disclosures of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, since its inception, the FBI staunchly maintained it was a purely apolitical entity,” the complaint notes. “However, numerous leading political and news media figures from across the political spectrum explicitly assert the FBI repeatedly and with significant impact affected the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.”

Google Releases Eight FBI Requests for Customer Data After Gag Order Lifted

By Steve Neavling
Google published redacted versions of a secret eight FBI requests for customer data after a gag order was lifted.
“In our continued effort to increase transparency around government demands for user data, today we begin to make available to the public the National Security Letters (NSLs) we have received where, either through litigation or legislation, we have been freed of nondisclosure obligations,” Richard Salgado, Google’s director of law enforcement and information security policy wrote in a blog post on Tuesday, Intercept reports.
Major tech companies have receive several hundred thousand subpoenas a year, but rarely do they go public.
The records released by Google show the type of information the FBI is seeking and demonstrate the company’s history of fighting the subpoenas in court.
Intercept wrote:
For a long time, companies weren’t sure whether or not they could even approach an attorney to discuss the letters, let alone challenge them in court, though the FBI explicitly mentions these rights in current letters.
The use of national security letters comes with a long history of controversy and alleged abuse. Government watchdogs, technology executives, and civil libertarians have criticized their use as being overbroad, and impinging on First Amendment protected speech, while limiting people’s rights to seek redress. The Department of Justice inspector general issued several scathing reports over the years, reprimanding the FBI and suggesting reforms.
The FBI is now legally required to review the gag orders on the letters, either three years after the date they were sent, or at the conclusion of the relevant investigation. Still, the public has only seen a small handful of those letters in full.

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To Carry a Light into Darkness — California Governor Jerry Brown Promises to Fight Like Hell Against Trump’s War on Science
“If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite.” — Jerry Brown

“Creating lists of employees smacks of McCarthyism and should cease immediately.” — The Union of Concerned Scientists

“Fear is palpable among U.S. climate scientists over Trump moves” — The Japan Times

“Assaults on science are characteristic of non-democratic, authoritarian, fascist governments. We worry it is going to get worse.” Dr Peter Gleick

“We’ve got more sun than you’ve got oil.” — Jerry Brown


Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet. But the war on climate science that he promised on the campaign trail has already begun. And in response, the good and necessary resistance is starting to form.

Last week, PEOTUS sent a chill through the scientific community when his transition team delivered a 74 question document to the Department of Energy asking for the names of all personnel who’ve worked on climate change or who attended U.N. climate talks within the last five years.

(Demonstrators protest in support of scientists outside the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 14. Attacks against climate scientists have hit a fever pitch since the election of Donald Trump. Image source: Buzzfeed.)

Almost immediately after the letter’s delivery, The Union of Concerned Scientists made the following response:

 “The Union of Concerned Scientists strongly condemns the effort by the President-elect’s transition team to seek the names of federal employees who have conducted climate research and worked on issues such as the social cost of carbon. We cannot imagine any legitimate purpose to this inquiry…

“This action should not be viewed in isolation. The Trump transition team is teeming with individuals with a proven history of attacking climate scientists and undermining climate science. Several transition team members now overseeing federal agencies have harassed scientists based on their research and have long signaled a desire to dismantle federal climate science research. Over the past few years, Congress has increasingly singled out specific government employees when their work is politically inconvenient.

“Creating lists of employees smacks of McCarthyism and should cease immediately. And Department of Energy employees should resist complying with any demands that would compromise the independence of the agency’s experts.”

The Department of Energy subsequently refused to provide the names requested. But the impact of the circulated questionnaire was profound — prompting protests and a swell of outrage from scientists, journalists and concerned citizens. Workers and officials at DOE expressed fears that Trump was developing an enemies list. And, considering the purges and attacks on scientists that occurred in numerous countries around the world following the election of climate change deniers during recent years, these fears were sadly quite valid.

Eliminating NASA Funding, Death Threats on Twitter

In a separate but related instance, Trump Administration officials reportedly stated that they intended to eliminate NASA’s climate research funding. Not only would this result in a purge of climate scientists from U.S. government offices. It would also precipitate the loss of climate monitoring satellites and the potential loss of decades of scientific data collected by some of the top researchers in the world. Concerned that scientists would be suddenly expelled and that critical data would be lost, as happened during similar purges that occurred in Canada and Australia under climate change deniers Stephen Harper and Tony Abbott, workers for various agencies began frantically copying data in order to ensure its preservation.

Meanwhile, instances of politically motivated threats against climate scientists mounted. Peter Gleick, a hydro-climatologist and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, reported to the Japan Times that he received death threats in the form of pictures of guns posted to him after he tweeted critically about threats of violence to scientists made by Brietbart on Twitter.

Jerry Brown, Governor of California Vows to Fight Against Trump’s Anti-Science Agenda

Concern for scientists as a class increasingly victimized by political extremists like Trump hit a fever pitch this week at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco. There, hundreds of pro-science protesters marched outside as the meeting halls swelled with over 20,000 worried scientists and their supporters.

Among the attendees was Governor Jerry Brown of California who delivered this impassioned speech:

(Jerry Brown has pushed for pro-renewable energy, pro-climate response policies in California for decades. He has vowed to defend both science and progressive values from an impending assault by Donald Trump. Video source: YouTube.)

Brown highlighted the tremendous danger that human civilizations now face. The oceans are rising and acidifying, the weather is worsening, habitats, food and water sources are being destroyed. He also noted that in order to prevent climate harms, people would have to face down both “big oil” and “big financial structures that are at odds with the survivability of our world.”

Brown called on scientists and their ‘truth teller and truth seeker’ supporters to fight back.  And, in doing so, he pledged the aid of California’s scientific and legal communities saying: “We’ve got the scientists and we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight back. We’re ready to defend.”

Brown cited past major environmental achievements by California including 28 percent renewable power generation, a goal to hit 50 percent in the coming years, and zero emissions vehicle and mileage standards that became the benchmark for the nation. Unlike Trump, Brown pledged to fully support international climate agreements and to work with over 200 states to help to reduce harms from climate change. Touting California’s 2.1 trillion dollar economy, Brown stated — “We will persevere. We will prevail.”

But Brown’s highest points involved his pledge to launch satellites if Trump shuts down NASA climate monitoring systems and to pit California’s economic might as a renewable energy power against the old fossil fuel interests. Brown stated:

“Well, I remember back in 1978, I proposed a Landsat satellite for California. They called me Governor Moonbeam because of that. I didn’t get that moniker for nothing. And if Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite. We’re going to collect that data. …

“We’ve proved in California that the economy grows… in part because of the rules and the climate policy that we’ve adopted… and California is growing a whole hell of a lot faster than Texas and we’ve got more sun than you’ve got oil.”

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Taking Back Our Lives
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
We Need Help Fighting The Banks

The other day I got a letter from my credit card bank, Citibank. It began, “We’re replacing your existing Card Agreement with a new version, which is enclosed.” They claimed that “It’s designed with you in mind,” but I doubt that.

The new Agreement is described in detail, without any indication of what is new, so I don’t know what they have changed. What hasn’t changed is the tilt of the Agreement toward Citibank. Interest rates for loans are very low these days. Rates for mortgages range between 2.5% and 4%. Auto loans are even cheaper, between 2% and 3%. My home equity loan from my local bank is 3.5%. When big banks borrow money, they pay close to zero interest.

But don’t borrow money from your credit card bank. My new Agreement, like the old Agreement, lists huge rates for money I “borrow” from Citibank. If I owe money on my card, the rate is 14.24%. If I get a cash advance, the rate is 25.49%, beginning the moment I get the money. There are also fees. A cash advance costs 5% of the amount, in addition to the interest.

These are the costs of having a credit card. We might think they are unreasonable, but getting a card means agreeing to one-sided Agreements like this one. If I didn’t like any of the changes to my Agreement, whatever they were, I could close my account.

But on one new provision in my new Agreement, I was given a choice. Citibank wants any disputes about my account to be subject to arbitration, meaning that the dispute is settled by an arbitrator, without recourse to the courts. Here’s why Citibank and other credit card companies like this idea.

An arbitration is an individual case, so consumers can’t band together in a class action suit. The result is purely monetary, so if the dispute is caused by fraud or other illegal action by the bank, they are not subject to legal penalty. The cost of arbitration is picked up by the bank and they typically select the arbitrator (do you know one?), steering lots of business to arbitrators who deliver verdicts they like. One big arbitration service, the National Arbitration Forum, had to get out of the business of consumer arbitration because it was so cozy with the banks that it was being sued by many city and state attorneys.

Wells Fargo, the current Dishonest Bank of the Year, defrauded countless customers by creating millions of fake accounts in their names. Now it is killing lawsuits filed by its customers by moving the disputes to arbitration. If successful, the bank might have to repay fees they charged to the customers, but would not be liable for penalties due to fraud. Although some judges have ruled that Wells Fargo’s fraud should be adjudicated in court, other judges have forced customers to go to arbitration.

The dishonesty of Wells Fargo over many years, cheating millions of customers for many years, and thus far escaping with no jail time for any employee, shows how insignificant we consumers are when we come up against giant corporations. Even well known people, like the Los Angeles music star Ana Bárbara, get crushed by their power. A Wells Fargo employee created sham accounts and credit lines in her name, took out more than $400,000 of her money, then regularly went to her house to steal her Wells Fargo statements from her mailbox. She had to cancel appearances, costing her hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead of her day in court, Bárbara will have to go to arbitration.

Protection for the consumer can only come from the government. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 takes its name seriously. Dodd-Frank does not let banks force consumers into arbitration for the biggest loans we take out, mortgage and home equity loans. It created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to write regulations to implement that change. It also asked the CFPB to study credit card arbitration agreements and report to Congress.

The government effort to examine credit card “agreements” about arbitration is why my bank offered me the chance to opt out of arbitration. All I had to do was write a letter to them saying I rejected the arbitration provision of my “updated Card Agreement”. I did that. Thank you, Dodd-Frank.

Republicans have fought against Dodd-Frank since it was first discussed in Congress. They tried to prevent the CFPB from ever being formed. Donald Trump has said he would dismantle Dodd-Frank, saying, ““Dodd-Frank has made it impossible for bankers to function.” Trump’s selection for Secretary of the Treasury, who will oversee banking regulations, is Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin worked for Goldman Sachs, a financial firm that got a $10 billion bailout from the federal government in 2008. He made billions by foreclosing on homeowners during that financial collapse. His main qualifications for running Treasury is that he was Trump’s campaign finance chairman.

Dodd-Frank makes it less possible for the big banks to push us into tilted arbitration when the banks act like Wells Fargo. It’s an equalizer for the little consumer dealing with the big banks. Without it, we’re at their mercy.

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Jacksonville IL
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“In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed William Donovan as head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an organization that was given the responsible for espionage and for helping the resistance movement in Europe. He was helped in this by William Stephenson and Britain’s MI6 chief, Stewart Menzies.

Donovan was given the rank of major general and during the Second World War he built up a team of 16,000 agents working behind enemy lines. The growth of the OSS brought conflict with John Edgar Hoover who saw it as a rival to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He persuaded President Harry S. Truman that the OSS in peacetime would be an “American Gestapo”. At the end of the war, Truman ordered the OSS to be closed down leaving a small intelligence organization, the Strategic Services Unit (SSU) in the War Department.

After leaving the OSS Frank Wisner joined the Wall Street law firm, Carter Ledyard. However, in 1947, he was recruited by Dean Acheson, to work under Charles Saltzman, at the State Department’s Office of Occupied Territories. Wisner moved to Washington where he associated with a group of journalists, politicians and government officials that became known as the Georgetown Set. This included Frank Wisner, George Kennan, Dean Acheson, Richard Bissell, Desmond FitzGerald, Joseph Alsop, Stewart Alsop, Tracy Barnes, Philip Graham, David Bruce, Clark Clifford, Walt Rostow, Eugene Rostow, Chip Bohlen, Cord Meyer, Richard Helms, Desmond FitzGerald, Frank Wisner, James Angleton, William Averill Harriman, John McCloy, Felix Frankfurter, John Sherman Cooper, James Reston, Allen W. Dulles, Walter Lippmann and Paul Nitze.

The group often met at the home of Chip Bohlen on Dunbarton Avenue. Most men brought their wives to these gatherings. Members of what was later called the Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club included Katharine Graham, Mary Pinchot Meyer, Sally Reston, Polly Wisner, Joan Braden, Lorraine Cooper, Evangeline Bruce, Avis Bohlen, Janet Barnes, Tish Alsop, Cynthia Helms, Marietta FitzGerald, Phyllis Nitze and Annie Bissell.

The Office of Strategic Services provided a model for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that was established in September 1947. Others have suggested that it was the British Security Coordination (BSC) that was really the important organisation. According to Joseph C. Goulden several of the “old boys” who were around for the founding of the CIA like repeating a mantra, “The Brits taught us everything we know – but by no means did they teach us everything that they know.” The role of the CIA was to evaluate intelligence reports and coordinate the intelligence activities of the various government departments in the interest of national security. Frank Wisner remained concerned about the spread of communism and began lobbying for a new intelligence agency. He gained support for this from James Forrestal, the Defense Secretary. In June 1948, George Kennan, drafted a directive that resulted in the Office of Special Projects.

Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on “propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world”. Thomas Braden later recalled: “Wisner brought in a whole load of fascists after the war, some really nasty people. He could do that, because he was powerful. Harrison E. Salisbury commented: “He (Wisner) was the key to a great many things, a brilliant, compulsive man, of enormous charm, imagination, and conviction that anything, anything could be achieved and that he could achieve it.”

Later that year Frank Wisner established Operation Mockingbird, a program to influence the American media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham (Washington Post) to run the project within the industry. According to Deborah Davis (Katharine the Great): “By the early 1950s, Wisner ‘owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles.”

Rear Admiral Sidney W. Souers, who was the Deputy Chief of Naval Intelligence, was appointed the first Director of Central Intelligence. Walter Bedell Smith took over the post in 1950 and held it until being replaced by Allen W. Dulles in 1953.

According to Deborah Davis, the CIA operative Cord Meyer became the “principal operative” of Operation Mockingbird. One of the most important journalists under the control of Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop, whose articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers. Other journalists willing to promote the views of the CIA included Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune), Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), Charles Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), William C. Baggs (Miami News), Herb Gold (Miami News) and Charles Bartlett (Chattanooga Times). According to Nina Burleigh (A Very Private Woman) these journalists sometimes wrote articles that were commissioned by Frank Wisner. The CIA also provided them with classified information to help them with their work.

After 1953 the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. By this time Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. These organizations were run by people with well-known right-wing views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time Magazine and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O’Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham Sr., (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor).

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) was funded by siphoning of funds intended for the Marshall Plan. Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers. Frank Wisner was constantly looked for ways to help convince the public of the dangers of communism. In 1954 Wisner arranged for the funding the Hollywood production of Animal Farm, the animated allegory based on the book written by George Orwell. According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA), in the 1950s, “some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts”. Wisner was also able to restrict newspapers from reporting about certain events.

Another project started by Frank Wisner was called Operation Bloodstone. This secret operation involved recruiting former German officers and diplomats who could be used in the covert war against the Soviet Union. This included former members of the Nazi Party such as Gustav Hilger and Hans von Bittenfield. Later, John Loftus, a prosecutor with the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. Justice Department, accused Wisner of methodically recruiting Nazi war criminals. As one of the agents involved in Operation Bloodstone, Harry Rositzke, pointed out, Wisner was willing to use anyone “as long as he was anti-communist”.

John Simkin

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The Dumb American Presidents of The Past: Or Were They? The Ignoramus in Office.
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It is hard to imagine that we have had so many dumb American presidents. I’m not confining this to one party but it appears this characteristic crosses both parties. For years now probably going back to John F. Kennedy, or perhaps even before him, all of those presidents have been engaged in an activity that is truly a waste of time. You would think they had better things to do with themselves.

I say they are dumb because the incoming president who says he is smart does not have to follow what they had to do. Trump said: “I don’t have to be told — you know, I’m like a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. It could be eight years — but eight years.”

You see the self-described smart person is not about to follow what all those other presidents did which can only mean they were dumb. Can you imagine what those prior presidents did? They received daily intelligence briefings.

Trump points it out: “But if they’re going to come in and tell me the exact same thing that they told me, you know, that doesn’t change necessarily. There might be times where it might change. I mean, there will be some very fluid situations. I’ll be there not every day but more than that. But I don’t need to be told, Chris, the same thing every day, every morning, same words. Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again. I don’t need that.”

Well, I’d suggest we are pretty lucky now that we have a president who is so clever. How did we ever survive all the years up to now with our other presidents being told the same thing over and over again? Were they really all retarded that each morning the intelligence briefing was carried on for a half an hour or more and it just consisted of “sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.”

But here is the problem that I see. If these presidents that preceded the Trump were not dumb but were clever and smart in their own right what are we supposed to make of all of them receiving daily intelligence briefings and the Trump deciding that he does not need them.

All I can conclude is that the Trump has no idea what the job of president involves. I’ve mentioned before that he is the first president ever to be elected who was not a general, politician or public servant with years of experience. He is a neophyte when it comes to working in the government. Yet at this early stage he has rejected the course followed by his predecessors to get daily briefings but has suggested because his underlings get them he does not have to receive them.

He said: “Now, in the meantime, my generals are great, are being briefed. Mike Pence is being briefed, who is, by the way, one of my very good decisions. He’s terrific. And they’re being briefed.” You have to wonder that if the Trump thinks the briefings are such a waste of time why are all these other people taking the time to listen to them. Is he suggesting that unlike him they are not smart and have to be told the same thing over and over again?

My take on the whole thing is that Trump wants to run the presidency like he runs his business. He knows what is involved in constructing a building, He does not have to be appraised of daily matters.

If he were smart he would know that he is woefully ignorant when it comes to running foreign policy. Things are fluid. They change by the moment, sometimes quickly, sometimes gradually. Even if they didn’t, no briefing should ever be the same.

The idea behind day-to-day briefings is to listen and then ask questions and propose solutions. The next day the briefing will answer the questions and discuss the solutions that should bring about more questions. The day after when they come back with answers more questions must be asked and solutions suggested. The next day they are discussed and more questions asked. It is an ongoing process so that the president will have thought about things, raised questions, and received answers. Solutions do not respond to quick judgments. They have to be thought about.

The Trump’s refusal to be briefed, to ask questions, to think about it, propose solutions and have the back and forth required to really understand something is disturbing. He does not understand his job. He is an ignoramus in office.

He will not only not be prepared when a crisis arrives he will have so alienated the intelligence agencies that their work will suffer. They will think if he doesn’t care and is going to act like a cowboy why should we put in all the work to get things right. Sadly America will suffer greatly.

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New Government Studies Found That FBI Fails to Report Many Killings by Police

A new federal government study has found that the FBI has reported far fewer killings by police than actually happened.

The study found there were about 1,200 killings by police in in 2015, compared to the FBI’s official count of 442.

The discovery casts serious questions about the data collected by the FBI, which compiles what are supposed to be the official counts.

The study suggests tracking arrest-related deaths by using media reports and follow-ups with law enforcement and coroners’ offices.

“The revised … program methodology is designed to increase the reliability, validity, and comprehensiveness of the data collection,” the study repo

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NYPD cop busted for stealing soap from Newburgh Walmart

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump will violate the US constitution on inauguration day
Laurence H Tribe
Because of the emoluments clause, the electoral college would be fully justified in concluding that he is unsuited to the presidency

‘The looming constitutional shadow cast by a Trump presidency poses a frightening risk to our national security.’ Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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When Donald Trump swears at the inauguration that he will “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States”, he will be committing a violation of constitutional magnitude.

Analysis How does the electoral college vote work – and can it stop Trump?
America’s unique system of electing a president was born of a constitutional crisis and means that the result of the 2016 is still – theoretically – in the balance
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The US constitution flatly prohibits any “Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States]” from accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State”.

Known as the emoluments clause, this provision was designed on the theory that a federal officeholder who receives something of value from a foreign power can be tempted to compromise what the constitution insists be his exclusive loyalty: the best interest of the United States. The clause applies to the president and covers even ordinary, fair market value transactions with foreign states and their agents that result in any profit or benefit. That a hostile government has gotten its money’s worth from our president is obviously no defense to a charge that he has abused his office.

Trump’s continued interest in the Trump Organization and his steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers put him on a collision course with the emoluments clause. Disentangling every improper influence resulting from special treatment of Trump’s business holdings by foreign states would be impossible. The American people would be condemned to uncertainty, leaving our political discourse rife with accusations of corruption. These problems are exacerbated by the fact that Tr

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FBI settles eavesdropping lawsuit with wife of inside trader
NEW YORK – The wife of a convicted inside trader has chalked up a rare win over the FBI, with the agency agreeing to settle a lawsuit that claimed agents eavesdropped on her intimate conversations with her husband.
Arlene Villamia Drimal, wife of former Galleon Group LLC trader Craig Drimal, sued 16 FBI agents, claiming they “wrongfully intercepted” more than 180 private calls between her and her husband during the investigation. Terms of the settlement weren’t made public.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t usually settle such lawsuits, but the bureau is coming under increasing scrutiny in white-collar crime probes. The settlement with Villamia Drimal comes as an FBI agent potentially faces criminal charges for leaking details of another insider-trading investigation to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In that case, Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters is attempting to have insider-trading charges thrown out because of the leaks.
Soon after a judge refused in July to throw out all of Villamia Drimal’s claims, settlement talks began, the two sides said in a joint court filing.
Villamia Drimal sued in 2012 the current and former agents who tapped her husband’s phone during an investigation that also brought down Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam.
Villamia Drimal claimed the agents were required to stop listening once it became apparent the calls were between husband and wife. Such conversations are considered confidential and can’t be used in court.
The agents listened in anyway. The U.S. Attorney in New York later characterized one such incident as “indefensible,” Villamia Drimal said in her complaint. She didn’t make the content of the calls public, other than to say that many “involved deeply personal and intimate issues.”
A judge in 2011 said he was “deeply troubled” by the agency’s failure to stop listening to unrelated, personal calls.
A federal appeals court threw out Villamia Drimal’s lawsuit in May, but said it could go forward if it focused on f

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U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday identified the FBI agent who they say admitted to leaking information to reporters about an insider trading probe involving a Las Vegas sports gambler and golfer Phil Mickelson.

David Chaves, a Federal Bureau of Investigation coordinating supervisory special agent, was named in court papers filed in Manhattan federal court as the agent prosecutors say leaked details about the probe of gambler William “Billy” Walters.

Prosecutors have said the agent, who they previously had not identified, admitted on Dec. 6 to being a “significant source” of information about the investigation in 2013 and 2014 for reporters at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Those newspapers published a series of reports beginning in 2014 about the investigation, two years before prosecutors in May brought insider trading charges against Walters, who has built a fortune as a sports bettor.

The leaks are now the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, prosecutors disclosed Dec. 21. Walters’ lawyers are meanwhile expected to seek the case’s dismissal as a result of the leaks.

Chaves, who oversaw the FBI squad that conducted the investigation, has not been charged in connection with the leaks. His lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Walters declined comment.

FBI agent David Chaves was named in court papers filed in Manhattan federal court as the

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American Government Requires Ethical Leadership
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CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011 10:07 a.m. EST

FBI misconduct revealed
Internal documents obtained by CNN show misconduct by agents, supervisors
One document says one employee shared information with his news reporter girlfriend
More than 300 FBI employees out of 34,000 are disciplined each year, the bureau says
For more on this story, watch"The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight at 5 p.m. ET
Editor's note: Some content in this report may be offensive to readers. For more on this CNN exclusive story, watch Kyra Phillips' full report on "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" tonight starting at 6 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.
A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."
And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.
These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.
Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN
The reports, compiled by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, are e-mailed quarterly to FBI employees, but are not released to the public.
And despite the bureau's very strict screening procedure for all prospective employees, the FBI confirms that about 325 to 350 employees a year receive some kind of discipline, ranging from a reprimand to suspension.
About 30 employees each year are fired.
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Understanding What’s Happening In North Africa In The Context Of The
Clinton Foundation

George Webb is doing some very interesting work at YouTube connecting
the dots concerning current events in North Africa, all within the
context of Clinton Foundation machinations.

The links and contacts go very deep inside the U.S. government, extend
outside the U.S. government to private armies, and can all be rolled
up into one theme. Follow the money, weapons and oil.

Everything that has happened has happened for a purpose. Everything
has been planned for a lot longer than you might imagine.

I do have two problems with his analysis. First of all, I hate to use
Seymour Hersh or anything he writes as a source for anything, but
concerning the information he presents, the allegations are backed by
independent journalistic reports on the ground (e.g., the rat lines of
weapons and oil). Second, he sees Benghazi as an accident, a curve
ball in the plans of TCF. Perhaps so, but I have always believed that
the event was planned in its entirety by nefarious actors to
accomplish exactly what happened. I’d like to see George consider
that in the context of his analysis.

It all makes sense, and without context like this, it’s rather like
reading #Pizzagate code language (pizza, chicken, handkerchief, walnut
sauce, etc.), code that no adult on the face of the planet uses in
real life without trying to hide something. If George is wrong about
his analysis (and I’ll entertain

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President-elect Donald Trump has no plans to boot FBI Director James
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Bernie Sanders Joins Call for FBI Director James Comey To Resign ...

On Sunday Sen. Bernie Sanders publicly backed a growing call for FBI
Director James Comey to resign due to criticism of his decision to

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Martin Luther King's Wife Said FBI Sent Her Sex Tapes Of King With ...
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Martin Luther King's wife Coretta Scott King says that despite the
best attempts by FBI agents to destroy her marriage, she believed
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The FBI's War on Civil Rights Leaders
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Economy Rights Solutions
The Necessary Embrace of Conspiracy

Published on
Friday, August 31, 2007
by CommonDreams.org
The Necessary Embrace of Conspiracy
Robert Shetterly
Several years ago I gave a talk on Martha's Vineyard about many of the
people whose portraits I've painted in the Americans Who Tell the
Truth series. I spent some time talking about the legacy of Martin
Luther King, Jr. When I talk about King, I like to focus on his last
year --- the period when, defying the advice of many of his advisors
in the civil rights movement, he spoke against the Vietnam War,
equating racism with imperialism. King felt bound to make the point
that the forces of capitalism, materialism, and militarism that were
driving segregation were also driving the war, and until we confronted
the source of the problem, the abuses would continue. It was April 4,
1967, in Riverside Church in New York, that he made that declaration.
A year to the day before his assassination.

It has always confounded me every year when we celebrate Dr. King's
life that no mention is made of that Riverside Church speech in the
major media. We are always treated to sound bites of the 1963 I Have a
Dream speech. That speech's oratory is as powerful as it is
non-confrontational. Which is why it is re-played for modern
audiences. Dr. King was about confrontation. Non-violence and
confrontation, each ennobling and making the other effective. In 1967
he said, "... my country is the greatest purveyor of violence in the
world today." And he explained how our economic system thrived on
exploitation and violence, or, as Emma Goldman put it, "The greatest
bulwark of capitalism is militarism." This was probably the most
important speech King ever gave and not playing it when we ostensibly
honor him, is tantamount to castrating him morally and intellectually.
Just as there is a long history of White America castrating black men,
there is an equal legacy of Elite America cutting the most important
truths of our social prophets out of the history books. We pay homage
to King's icon, the cardboard cutout, but not to his strongest beliefs
and his most cogent analysis of our problems --- to what vision called
forth his courage. And, if we think that he spoke the truth, to censor
that truth is to promote a curious kind of segregation. He is
segregated, not for the color of his skin, but for the accuracy of his
perception, how close to the bone his words cut. We can't bear to hear
the sound of truth's knife scraping on hypocrisy's bone. Only people
who actually want to change the system dance to that music or want it
to be heard.

Equally important, and part of the same neglect, is the intentional
ignoring of the facts of his death. In my talk on Martha's Vineyard I
spoke about William Pepper's book, An Act of State: The Execution of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Pepper had been James Earl Ray's lawyer. Ray
was the man convicted of killing King. But both Pepper and the King
family were convinced that Ray was innocent. The King family hired
Pepper to represent them in a suit; they asked only $100.00 in damages
to clear Ray's name. Before the trial came to court in 1999, Ray had
died in prison. The jury determined that King had been assassinated by
a conspiracy involving the Memphis police, the Mafia, the FBI, and the
Special Forces of the U.S. Army. Ray, the patsy, had left town before
the shot was fired. Pepper had confessions from people involved from
each of the organizations named. The verdict was barely mentioned in
the U.S. media then and is not mentioned every year on the anniversary
of his death. Why?

After my talk on Martha's Vineyard a man came up to me and said, "I
enjoyed your speech and was with you until you started that conspiracy
stuff about MLK, Jr." I said, "That's not conspiracy. What I told you
are facts." End of conversation.

I think we're confronted with two conspiracies here: one to commit the
crime, the other to ignore it even when the facts are known. ( Two
sides of the same coin.) The man who accused me of slipping into the
neurotic, aliens-are-among-us land of conspiracy nuts was unable to
hear the evidence, perhaps because he was so utterly convinced by our
government and media that conspiracies don't exist, people who espouse
them are dangerous fruitcakes, and if you begin to think like that,
your whole house of cards wobbles then topples. Who wants that? Better
a standing tower of marked cards, than having to admit the game is
rigged and the ground is shaking.

America is steeped in conspiracy, and even more steeped in propaganda
that discredits those who try to expose the conspiracies. Whether
we're talking about MLK, Jr., JFK, RFK, Iran-Contra, 9/11, or, most
importantly, the status quo, anyone who works to uncover the truth is
branded a "conspiracy nut" and discredited before any evidence has a
fair hearing. The government/corporate/media version is THE VERSION.
Anything else is illusory.

In fact, the cultural success of labeling investigative reporters and
forensic historians, and, simply, anyone who tries to name reality,
"conspiracy nuts" is perhaps the most successful conspiracy of our
time. Well, not the most successful. That prize goes to the conspiracy
to give corporations all the rights of individual persons under our
Constitution. That conspiracy has codified and consolidated corporate
power so that it controls our lives in almost every meaningful way. It
controls the election funds of our candidates, and them once they are
in office. It controls our major media including public broadcasting.
It controls the content of our television programming. It controls how
are tax dollars are spent making sure that the richest get the most
welfare. It controls the laws, the courts, the prison system and the
mind numbing propaganda that we are the greatest democracy on earth.
It controls the values with which we raise our children. It controls
our ability to dispense justice. It controls how we treat nature, how
we deface our land with strip malls, and blow the tops off our
mountains --- a form of corporate free speech. It dictates our modes
of transportation. It controls our inability to respond to true crises
like climate change. It attempts to create a spiritual deficiency in
every person that can be filled and healed only with stuff --- and no
stuff is ever enough.

As Richard Grossman puts it, "Isn't it an old story? People create
what looks to be a nifty machine, a robot, called the corporation.
Over time, the robots get together and overpower the people. ... For a
century, the robots propagandize and indoctrinate each generation of
people so they grow up believing that robots are people too, gifts
from God and Mother Nature; that they are inevitable and the source of
all that is good. How odd that we have been so gullible, so docile,

It is obvious to say that we have been engineered into a culture that
values competitive consumption and consumers instead of community
cooperation and citizenship. Capitalism with its obsessive and
necessary appetite for consumption, expanding markets, resource
depletion, and increasing profits has consumed democracy. Have you
ever watched a small snake swallow a large frog? The snake's hinged
jaw stretches wider and wider, squeezing the frog millimeter by
millimeter into its gullet until finally the snake looks like the
Holland Tunnel might if it had devoured the Titanic. Then the acids
and enzymes do their corrosive work. The frog becomes the snake. And
the snake claims it is the frog. Capitalism has gulped down democracy
and claimed it is democracy. When, immediately after 9/11, President
Bush advised Americans to demonstrate their love of freedom and their
resistance to terrorism by courageously, selflessly, hurrying to the
mall to buy something, he was speaking as the snake that identifies
itself as a frog. He was asking us to play a little game with our
brains' synapses, replace the snake icon with the frog's. Sadly, he
may also have been speaking about democracy in the only way that he
can understand or recognize it. And, for him, Christianity has been
another tidy meal for the snake.

Perhaps this switcheroo is nowhere more obvious than in the military
/industrial complex. We are told that the vulnerable frog needs
protecting. The threats are grave. So we fork over our money and
children's lives for war and weapons. We are told that we are building
security and peace. More lives. More weapons. What we aren't told is
that the largest US export to the world is weapons. What we aren't
told is that enormous fortunes are being made from the arms trade.
What we aren't told is that the more precarious and unstable the world
is, the better the business for the arms dealers --- that the real
promotion is not for security and peace but insecurity and war, that
the lives of our children are the necessary collateral damage for this
monster. What we aren't told is that the only real security is in
cooperation, conservation, and fairness, not imperialism. The frog,
who is a snake, wrapped in a flag, pleads for patriotism and counts
the cash. The snake's forked tongue is a barbeque fork on which we've
all been roasted.

I'd call that conspiracy.

The neocons have claimed, with some accuracy, that they can create
reality faster than we can react: the deed is done, now deal with it.
The troops have invaded, Halliburton, Blackwater, and Lockheed signed
their contracts, the prisoners are tortured, your email is bugged, the
resources for social programs are gone, the laws are changed, the
Wal-Mart is built, the sludge dump has already polluted the aquifer,
truth is hollowed out ---- catch me if you can! How is that not

The cooks & the crooks create a new status quo, legalize it,
propagandize it, mythologize it, fundamentalize it, slather it with
fear and patriotism, and force feed it to the complacent, sedated cow
we call America. How is that not conspiracy?

Of course, ever since the Constitution was signed and didn't free the
slaves or give the vote to women, poor folks, Native Americans and
freed blacks so that people with power and money could continue to
profit, America has been a conspiracy against itself. It's been cowboy
grilling his own heart over a smoke & mirrors campfire, a CEO with
inherited wealth and three hundred years of patrician, affirmative
action crooning "Only in America."

The reason we can't talk about conspiracy is because it is the modus
operandi. It isn't the elephant in the room, it is the room itself. We
all live there. We can impeach a few elephants, and we should, but the
architecture is in place. And they control it.

When I was in school, I was reminded - repeatedly --- to avoid using
an indefinite pronoun without identifying whom it refers to, as in,
"They are coming to get us," ... or, "They control everything." Who
are They? It's bad practice to think and write like that. Without
reference it just sounds like paranoia. But the hell of it is that
it's damned hard to say who the They are that are in conspiracy to
destroy democracy and, by exploitation, nature. Did They do it on
purpose or merely discover by serendipity, like cavemen seeing copper
ooze out of a rock by a fire, the wondrous possibility and power of
what they had found. For instance, the invention of the TV was not a
conspiracy. But once the realization of how TV could be used to
submerge the public in a lobotomizing swamp of advertising, sound
bites, inactivity, community destruction, titillation, false history,
empty myth, consumption, and complicity in making fortunes for the
sponsors, the program was clear. Conspiracy was the silent partner in
the euphemism good business practice. And, once they saw the
implications of giving corporations First Amendment rights, they were
home free.

Time to re-think conspiracy.

We need to embrace conspiracy in two ways. One, admit that it's real,
its quotidian, it's the fabric of our lives, the mercury in the air,
the dioxin in the water, it's filling the airwaves and the marketplace
and the courts and the halls of Congress before we even get out of bed
every morning. Two, counter it with a conspiracy of our own. On our
side we have the fundamental fact that although the corporate They can
alter many of our realities, they can't alter Reality. They can't
change the behavior of Nature. They can sell off the rain forest, but
they can't leverage the effect of cutting it. They can keep the
mileage of cars poor so we'll buy more gas, but they can't alter the
amount of oil in the ground or the damage to the atmosphere. They can
privatize every human interaction and every natural resource, but they
can't privatize the laws of nature. They have conspired to change
reality. We must conspire to live in harmony with Reality.

In the same way, they can conspire to kill Martin Luther King, Jr.,
but they can't totally eradicate the truth of who did it and why.

Con + spirare, from the Latin. To breathe together. Those are the
roots of conspiracy. Breathing together doesn't sound like an activity
of the ideologically deracinated whispering seditiously in a dank
cellar or a board room, foul breaths denting a weak flame flickering
over a candle nub, gunpowder or greed blackened fingers setting a
timer, the whites of creased eyes glinting like knives with treason,
murder, power, and deceit. Con + spirare sounds like healthy men and
women standing in the sun figuring out how in the hell they are going
to take care of each other and their aging mother Earth and love life
while doing it. Breathing together, sharing the same air, plotting to
make sure that what's mine is yours, conspiring to save their
self-respect, their ideals, the future for their children.

I want to be part of a conspiracy. Pervasive, populist, revolutionary,
and totally transparent. Grassroots. Idealistic. Simplistic.
Life-affirming. Community building

A conspiracy to make the common good and the love of nature the common
denominator of every economic transaction.

And the simple truth is either we start breathing together, conspiring
big time, right out in the open, nakedly, unashamedly, or we will have
conspired in secret, by default, in our own demise.

We have let them breathe for us, and they have stolen our breath, our
air, our spirit.

Secret con + spirare is death. Open con + spirare is life.

Conspiracy is dead. Long live conspiracy!

Robert Shetterly lives in Brooksville, Maine
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Ex-cop riding coasters despite raking in NYPD disability pension
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Heroin-dealing ex-NYPD cop gets four-year sentence
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Allen County Sheriff resigns amid investigation

By WDTN Staff
Published: January 14, 2017, 8:43 pm

LIMA, Ohio (AP) – The Allen County sheriff in northwestern Ohio is
resigning at the end of January amid a series of personal and legal

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Former spy Christopher Steele's frustration with FBI who sat on ...
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The former MI6 agent who compiled the dossier on US president-elect
Donald Trump reportedly felt "duty bound" to share the intelligence he
"deemed crucial".

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Video shows police tackling and beating a black PhD student suspected
of stealing a car. It was his.
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North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And
Kill Protesters
It’s aimed at Dakota Access protesters, and it doesn’t bode well.
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FBI agent took two guns, a knife and a grudge into fatal meeting
Special Forces vet had a grudge and guns

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Widow of Slain Oregon Standoff Leader Carries on His Mission
In March, the inspector general of the U.S. Justice Department began
investigating possible FBI misconduct and whether there was a
cover-up. The

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Coard: Forget 'The Dream' – Martin had Malcolm's nightmare
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Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years
It initially complied with the order in November of that year to spy
on audible communications for 30 days, but when the FBI asked for an

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deputy arrested in shooting up party he was attending
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Denver Muslims warned FBI in Dec. that accused RTD shooter was 'very radicalized'
Blair Miller
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Hacker claims to have access to some data from security firm hired by FBI to unlock iPhone 5c in San Bernardino case
• February 2, 2017

Last year, there was a huge battle between Apple and the FBI in regards to iOS security. Specifically, the FBI asked Apple to compromise iOS security in order to get into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c. The FBI then turned to Cellebrite to get into the phone. Now, Motherboard reports that a hacker has released files allegedly from Cellebrite that demonstrates how such tools can be dangerous.
The hacker claimed to have taken the newly released data from a remote Cellebrite server, and said they had extracted them from UFED images. They told Motherboard that the files were encrypted, likely in an attempt to protect Cellebrite’s intellectual property, but that they managed to bypass the protections.
Motherboard reports that Cellebrite had over 900GB of files stolen from its server last month which suggests that the firm sold cracking tools to Russia, Turkey, the UAE, and many others. Motherboard adds that the hacker responsible released some cached files from Cellebrite relating to cracking older iPhones.

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The Black Panther Party and Black anti-fascism in the United States
February 2, 2017

The Black Panther Party, the International Liberation School and the National Committees to Combat Fascism were the sponsors of the National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism in 1969. This poster spread the word. – Photo courtesy of Student Digital Gallery
Fascism has been thrust into the mainstream political vocabulary of the United States since the election of President Donald Trump on a platform grounded in xenophobia, corporate dominance and right wing white nationalism. After the election, search engines and online dictionaries reported a dramatic increase in users seeking to define the term.
News outlets from Al Jazeera (“The Foul Stench of Fascism in the Air”) to Forbes (“Yes, a Trump presidency would bring fascism to America”) to the Washington Post (“Donald Trump is actually a fascist”) published articles analyzing how Trump fits into fascist paradigms. Most recently, The Nation (“Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets”) chronicled the long history of anti-fascist organizing in Europe and the United States to inspire activists engaged in resistance at this political moment.
Black history has been marginalized in this burgeoning contemporary discourse about fascism. Analyses of the U.S. as fascist have a long history in the Black intellectual tradition. Black thinkers like Harry Hayward, Claudia Jones, George Jackson and Kuwasi Balagoon used fascism as an analytical framework to understand the rise of segregation in the South after Reconstruction; white populism at the turn of the 19th century; land and labor struggles in the Black Belt South, and the evolution of capitalism in the 1970s.
The Black Panther Party played a prominent role in the modern history of Black anti-fascism. Panther leaders were deeply influenced by “The United Front Against Fascism,” a report by Georgi Dimitroff delivered at the Seventh World Congress of the Communist International in July-August 1935.
Black history has been marginalized in this burgeoning contemporary discourse about fascism.
By 1969, the Panthers began to use fascism as a theoretical framework to critique the U.S. political economy. They defined fascism as “the power of finance capital” which “manifests itself not only as banks, trusts and monopolies but also as the human property of FINANCE CAPITAL – the avariciou

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Office of Private Sector
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Police admit to favors for witness
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette-15 hours ago
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cop to plead guilty in Rizzo trash scandal; feds say he took bribes
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FBI uses threat of deportation to turn immigrants into snitches
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Marion County coroner releases cause, manner of death for 2 people killed in fiery Tesla crash

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Artist disappointed by University's removal of statue
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Why Did The FBI Say It Couldn't Release Documents To 'FOIA Terrorist' Jason Leopold That It Released To Me Months Earlier?
from the hmmm dept
What's up, FBI? Back in early 2015, when the FBI and (specifically) Director James Comey ramped up their silly "going dark" moral panic about how strong encryption was making us less safe, I sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FBI for all of the FBI's internal talking points about "going dark" or other views on encryption. My main reason for this was really to see if I might uncover some of the reasoning for why the FBI had quietly deleted a page on its website that encouraged people to encrypt their phones. It took until May of last year, but the FBI finally delivered me a stack of talking points, mostly focused on talking point lists and speeches given by Comey. I never wrote about it because the talking points alone weren't even that interesting.
In fact, I'd almost totally forgotten about that entire request. But then, a few weeks ago, right here on this site, Tim Cushing wrote about the latest escapades of Jason Leopold, the reporter whose use of FOIA requests is so prolific that he's been dubbed a "FOIA terrorist" by the DOJ. It turns out that Leopold had made a similar request to the FBI... and was told that while they had found 487 responsive records, they were giving him a grand total of 0 of them, because they were all subject to restrictions on release. In that article, Cushing, rightly explains why this is ridiculous. The whole point of "talking points" is to share them with the public. There is simply no FOIA exemption that allows for blocking them.
But this was even more bizarre to me for the simple fact that the FBI had already sent me many of those documents. I didn't add up all the pages sent to me, but I can tell it's probably closer to about 100 pages than 487, so clearly the FBI is likely lying to me as well in terms of how many "responsive" documents there really were, but I'm confused as to why the FBI couldn't release these kinds of documents to Le


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... people showing signs of 'radicalization,'" comments Michael German, a former FBI agent who now hangs his hat at the Brennan Center for Justice.

For the Southern Poverty Law Center, the move suggests that "President Trump wants the government to stop its efforts to prevent terrorism by far-right extremists." For Jezebel, it's "another victory in a long series of wins for Neo Nazis, the KKK, and other violent and terroristic groups." Salon calls it "pandering to white supremacists." The target of their ire: a plan to rebrand the federal government's Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. According to Reuters, which cites "five people briefed on the matter," the Trump administration wants to rename it "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," or maybe just "Countering Islamic Extremism," and to focus its attention on Muslim terrorists rather than the various domestic right-wing kinds.
In practice, CVE's efforts are already focused overwhelmingly on Muslims. But the big question here shouldn't be which groups ought to be the program's targets. It's whether the program should exist at all. No matter whether it's aimed at Islamists, white nationalists, or anyone else, the CVE approach has two big problems.
First: It rests on the idea that the best way to root out terrorism is to fight "radicalization." This idea has support among both Democrats and Republicans, but the evidence supporting it is sparse. When investigators at the British think tank

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Reports: Trump hung up on Australian PM
... for 120 days and orders the departments of State and Homeland Security to work with the FBI and CIA on "enhanced vetting" of those seeking refugee status.

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Tsarnaev Denied Extremism to FBI, Said Mystery Men Came to See Him
The FBI has released a summary of an interview summary that agents conducted with Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in April 2011, two years before the April 2013 bombing, and it includes Tsarnaev's claim that four mysterious men claiming to be FBI agents had previously tried to contact him.
The document, called a 302, does not speculate on who the four men might have been. Prior to the FBI interview, Russian intelligence was aware of Tsarnaev and had alerted the FBI that he had traveled to Chechnya, a region known for Islamist training camps.
Tsarnaev was approached by the FBI Boston Field Office after Russian intelligence told the FBI of his travels abroad.
The FBI agent who prepared the document wrote that Tsarnaev said four "young, handsome men in suits" had previously approached a person whose name was redacted by the FBI, saying they wanted to speak to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and claimed they were FBI. The four men provided no identification and left no business cards. It says "Tamerlan was open to all contact with the FBI and [will] report any additional contact with the four unidentified individuals (UI) who claim

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Restoration of four star rank to Kimmel

April 10, 2017
It has been over 75 years since Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, USNA ’04, USN was Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, when on December 7, 1941, the Imperial Forces of Japan attacked the US Armed Forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the Roberts Commission investigated the events surrounding the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Admiral Kimmel was reduced in rank to Rear Admiral, and was subsequently Honorably Discharged in that grade.
Of the nine official investigations of the surprise attack by the Imperial Forces of Japan on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Roberts Commission was the only investigation that charged Admiral Kimmel with “dereliction of duty.” Indeed, several of the other investigations made specific findings to the contrary. Recent writings on the subject of the Imperial Forces of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor indicate an increasing awareness, that it was patently unfair to place the full responsibility for the losses in Pearl Harbor solely on the shoulders of the US Naval and US Army Air Force Commanders in Hawaii on the date of the attack.
The general public, Veterans of WWII, and members of the US Armed Forces have never fully accepted the official findings of the Roberts Commission. The lingering question is why the US military forces in Hawaii were not provided with the most current intelligence available to the Navy Department in Washington, DC about the potential of an impending attack by the Imperial Forces of Japan on Pearl Harbor.
Indeed, with every new book, with the new information brought to light by responsible historians, and with a continuing list of new facts brought into focus by investigators of the events leading up to the attack on December 7, 1941—it is apparent that Admiral Kimmel and the Commander of the US Army Air Force in Hawaii were both unfairly blamed for the US losses of ships, aircraft, facilities, and lives in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral James Holloway, Jr. recommended the advancement of Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to his four star rank in his April 27, 1954 memorandum.
Admiral Arleigh Burke wrote in 1991, that “This matter is important not because of the importance to the Kimmel family, but because of the importance to the Navy as an institution.”
In the interest of justice, after seventy-five years, the US Navy, the US Congress, and Office of the President of the United States should review the attached submission to The Bureau For Correction Of Naval Records in The Case of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, USN (Ret). Corrective action should be taken, in order to set the record straight, and reverse the inherent injustice of blaming the Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet in Hawaii for the loses inflicted by the Imperial Forces of Japan on the US Armed Forces in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Prior to the surprise attack, Admiral Kimmel did not receive the most current intelligence that Naval Intelligence in Washington, DC had been alerted to prior to the attack; that inherent injustice should be exposed to clear his name. Last December, on the seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack, the Henderson, Kentucky War Memorial Association dedicated a statue to honor Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, which speaks directly to how the people of Henderson feel about the injustice suffered by him.
Please review the attachment, an application to the Bureau For The Corrections Of Naval Records, submitted by Admiral Kimmel’s eldest grandson, Special Agent Thomas Kinkaid Kimmel, Jr., FBI (Ret) who retired from the FBI after 25 years of honorable service; he is a US Naval Academy graduate who served in three US Naval destroyers during the Vietnam Conflict. By this Op Ed, we are trying to mobilize support for Special Agent Kimmel’s quest to restore Admiral Husband E. Kimmel’s honor, reputation, and rank; we encourage each of you who receive this to do what you can to help right this wrong; you can communicate directly with Special Agent Kimmel by contacting him directly at the above listed E-mail address.
Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Capt., USN(Ret)/Former FBI
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
San Diego, CA

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Russian Oligarch in Election Probe Linked to Drug Cartel
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New evidence indicates that Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who paid $10 million a year to Paul Manafort between 2004 and 2009, has been in business since 2004 in Guyana with a politically powerful crime family involved in international drug trafficking whose most famous member is a drug pilot who had also been the chief pilot of the owner of the flight school in Venice Florida that taught Mohamed Atta to fly.


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Editorial: Constitutional policing deals don't need Justice Department review
Posted: 04/06/2017 07:40:40 PM MDT

More than a dozen cities, including Ferguson, Mo., have spent arduous months hammering out consent decrees with the U.S. Justice Department to institute much-needed police and judicial reforms aimed in large part at reducing enforcement disparities that unfairly target poor and minority communities. The cooperation of local police departments was key in reaching these agreements, which makes them partners in fixing what's wrong.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions now proposes meddling with a cooperative formula that's working. Last week, he ordered a review of Justice Department consent decrees and other interventions, threatening to reverse progress designed to halt the unequal application of justice around the country.
Sessions' unfortunate decision could undermine a lot of hard work in the 25 cities whose police departments — including Ferguson's — worked with the Obama administration's Justice Department. In 14 cases, consent decrees were reached with federal judges serving as monitors.
These agreements are not anti-police; they are pro-Constitution. We suspect that Sessions is motivated in no small part by President Donald Trump's drive to halt the questioning of police actions such as those in which officers are captured on video shooting or fatally restraining unarmed civilians. The White House has posted a pledge that this "will be a law and order administration," committed to ending the "dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America."
Sessions' memorandum, made public Monday, emphasized that "the safety and protection of the public is the paramount concern and duty of law enforcement officials." He noted the dangers officers face but added that they "must protect and respect the civil rights of all members of the public." He also sought to distinguish the "misdeeds of individual bad actors" from the good work performed by the vast majority of law enforcers.
But in February, Sessions suggested that Justice Department scrutiny has gone too far. "Somehow, some way, we undermined the respect for our police and made, oftentimes, their job more difficult," he said, indicating an intent to back off.
Absent in his statements — or Trump's — is an acknowledgment that black and white communities in America have completely different experiences in their interactions with law enforcers. Consent decrees are aimed at "patterns and practices" within troubled police departments. While individual bad actors are part of the problem, the bigger problems are poor training and discriminatory cultures.
In Ferguson, the Justice Department found that "police and municipal court practices both reflect and exacerbate existing racial bias, including racial stereotypes." Fixing this, and building trust in the community, protects both police and citizens alike.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III is right to vow that, regardless of what the Justice Department review finds, his community remains committed to the consent decree's reforms. That's because Knowles now sees, thanks to federal intervention, that e

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BuzzFeed files FOIA lawsuit against FBI over Andrew Breitbart records: report
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BuzzFeed News and journalist Jason Leopold are suing the FBI, claiming that the agency failed to adequately respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for material on Andrew Breitbart, The Wrap reported Friday.
The lawsuit alleges that Leopold filed the request for "all records related to Andrew Breitbart" with the FBI in August 2012, five months after the Breitbart News founder died of heart failure. The agency responded to the request in September, saying that they did not locate any such records in their "main file records."
Leopold's effort to appeal the FBI's response was rejected by the Justice Department's Office of Information Policy in 2013, which argued that "the FBI is not required to perform cross-reference searches unless the requester provides ‘information sufficient to enable the FBI to determine with certainty that any cross-references it locates are identifiable to the subject of [the] request,’" according to the lawsuit.
That information, the Justice Department allegedly said, would have included "the dates and locations of contacts between the subject of the request and the FBI, the subject’s social security number, or other such information."
BuzzFeed's and Leopold's lawsuit argues that the FOIA statute does not require a requester to provide any of that information in order for an agency to conduct a cross-reference search.
With the lawsuit, BuzzFeed and Leopold are asking the court to compel the FBI to “conduct a reasonable sea


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April 6, 2017 – Undercover officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD) not only infiltrated Black Lives Matter protesters, they become so embedded within the group as to have access to text communications available only to a limited number of organizers. And, they continued their undercover operations despite a lack of any evidence of criminal wrongdoing
• Drawing a Line on Mass Surveillance: How Congress Must Reform Section 702

April 4, 2017 – Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, is a sweeping piece of intelligence legislation, that is up for reauthorization later this year and, in our view, permits significant offenses against Americans’ civil liberties. Section 702 authorizes two truly alarming efforts that must be reformed or ended.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
A federal judge sentenced James Patrick Burke, a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, to seven years in prison Thursday following a conviction for child porn.

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• Communities United for Police Reform and Others Slam NYPD Body Camera Policy

April 7, 2017 – The NYPD’s newly released body camera policy fails New Yorkers and police transparency – it won’t help address police brutality, abuses and unjust killings of New Yorkers.

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Mentally Ill Could Be Charged With “Hate Crime” Under Proposed Bill
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The FBI tracks hate crimes and defines them as “motivated by biases based on race, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and ethnicity.”.


A Spying, Lying Obama Administration
The Obama administration worked to keep tabs on, and/or intimidate, people it considered threats to its agenda.

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Attorney general wants return to tough enforcement policies
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He credits one such program, Project Exile, with slowing murders in Richmond, Virginia, in the late 1990s. Its pioneer was FBI Director James Comey, who was ...

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ACLU Slams SFO's New License Plate Reader Policy
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... database and allows the airport to release the data to the San Francisco Police Department, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department and the FBI.

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FBI missed cheating scandal but declared Beverly Hall a 'patriot'
Elissa Eubanks Beverly Hall, Atlanta's school superintendent from 1999 to 2011, answered questions in 2010 about a test-cheating scandal. FBI agents reported ...

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Stop the dragon: Get smart about opioids at April 20 presentation
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If you have an adolescent or young adult at home, special agents from the U.S. ... by the DEA and the FBI called Chasing the Dragon: The life of an opiate addict.

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Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns Anti-Whistleblower Law Passed in Arkansas
March 30, 2017 by BORDC/DDF

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Secret Service agent on Pence’s detail suspended after meeting with prostitute

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The U.S. Department of Justice has "grave concerns" about its proposed police reform agreeement with the city of Baltimore, its attorney told a federal judge on Thursday.
John Gore, deputy assistant attorney general in the federal agency's Civil Rights Division, said officials there are no longer sure the consent decree — reached in the waning days of the Obama administration — supports public safety, citing recent increases in city crime.
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He asked U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar to "hold off" on signing the decree for at least 30 days so officials of the new Trump administration could "analyze it and re-engage with the city if necessary."
The Justice Department's request came at a hearing where, one after another, Baltimore residents, advocates and community organizers stood before Bredar and asked him to approve the deal without delay. Many said the consent decree isn't perfect, but represented a step in the right

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Judge releases man in Malheur FBI informants case
California resident Gary Hunt, speaking by phone from jail Thursday, promised he would show up to court in Portland to defend his right to publish details about FBI informants involved in the investigation of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
"I give my word, my bond, my honor that I will appear at a time designated by the court,'' Hunt told U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown. "Believe it or not, I've been looking forward to discussing the issue in your presence.''
The judge responded that she needed more than "his word'' before she approved his release from custody.
Hunt, 71, was arrested last Thursday on a warrant that Brown signed after he skipped a hearing to explain why he shouldn't be held in civil contempt of a court order that demanded he remove his online publications revealing confidential FBI informants who assisted in the investigation of the 41-day refuge occupation.
He has spent the last week in the Sacramento County Jail.
Hunt has argued that he was never a defendant in the federal conspiracy case and that the federal judge in Oregon doesn't have any jurisdiction over him nor does her order demanding he remove his online posts.
Brown advised Hunt on Thursday that he can make what's called a "special appearance'' in court and not waive his challenge to the court's jurisdiction.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamala Holsinger objected to the release of Hunt without him signing an

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FBI present' at multiple government buildings in Laredo
April 26, 2017

The FBI confirmed Wednesday that they were at multiple locations in Laredo 'conducting law enforcement activity.'
While it was not immediately clear what the activity was, Special Agent Michelle Lee confirmed to KENS 5 that the agency was 'lawfully present' at multiple locations including Laredo City Hall, Public Works Office, Utilities, and Webb County offices.
Special Agent Lee said that the buildings were not being evacuated and that there was no public safety threat at any location. "The buildings were not being evacuated as some concerned citizens may have reported, rather employees working in certain areas were asked to leave," Lee said in a statement.

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APR 26 2017, 1:10 PM ET
Federal Prison Inmates Used Dark Web, Cellphones to Swap Child Porn
Inmates at a federal prison in New Jersey have been swapping child pornography while behind bars, using smuggled cellphones, data cards and the dark web, authorities said Wednesday.
Videos and photos of kids being abused — including babies and toddlers — were downloaded and stored on a "cloud" that the inmates at the low-security facility at Fort Dix shared, according to court documents.

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Federal prosecutors seek two-year prison term for convicted former Sheriff Lee Baca

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James Comey's Influence on the Election
New York Times-
James B. Comey, director of the F.B.I., had an influence on the 2016 presidential race by deciding at important moments how much the public should know about ..

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FBI issues sobering statistics on child pornography in the United ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued some sobering statistics on child pornography in the United States. In a posting to the agency's website ...

FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images - USA Today
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Jan 21, 2016 - Federal agents ran one of the internet's largest child porn sites for two weeks to identify users. ... In a court filing, a lawyer for one of the men arrested after the FBI ... FBI Special Agent Jeff Tarpinian testified that the government ...


FBI agents and other cops who become rapists and pedophiles

Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distribution - CNN.com
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May 15, 2012 - A former supervisory FBI agent in Carmel, Indiana, has been arrested and jailed on child pornography charges.

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Patterns of Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations from 2001 - 2008
February 23, 2011
January 2011
Table Of Contents
1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
3. The Intelligence Oversight Board
4. FBI Intelligence Violations Reported to the IOB
1. Violations of Internal Oversight Guidelines
2. Abuse of National Security Letters
3. Violations of the Constitution, FISA, and Other Legal Authorities
5. Total Number of Violations from 2001 - 2008
6. Conclusion
7. References
Executive Summary
In a review of nearly 2,500 pages of documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of litigation under the Freedom of Information Act, EFF uncovered alarming trends in the Bureau’s intelligence investigation practices. The documents consist of reports made by the FBI to the Intelligence Oversight Board of violations committed during intelligence investigations from 2001 to 2008. The documents suggest that FBI intelligence investigations have compromised the civil liberties of American citizens far more frequently, and to a greater extent, than was previously assumed. In particular, EFF’s analysis provides new insight into:
Number of Violations Committed by the FBI
• From 2001 to 2008, the FBI reported to the IOB approximately 800 violations of laws, Executive Orders, or other regulations governing intelligence investigations, although this number likely significantly under-represents the number of violations that actually occurred.
• From 2001 to 2008, the FBI investigated, at minimum, 7000 potential violations of laws, Executive Orders, or other regulations governing intelligence investigations.
• Based on the proportion of violations reported to the IOB and the FBI’s own statements regarding the number of NSL violations that occurred, the actual number of violations that may have occurred from 2001 to 2008 could approach tens of thousands of possible violations of law, Executive Order, or other regulations governing intelligence investigations.1
Substantial Delays in the Intelligence Oversight Process
• From 2001 to 2008, both FBI and IOB oversight of intelligence activities was delayed and likely ineffectual; on average, 2.5 years elapsed between a violation’s occurrence and its eventual reporting to the IOB.
Type and Frequency of FBI Intelligence Violations
• From 2001 to 2008, of the nearly 800 violations reported to the IOB:
o over one-third involved FBI violation of rules governing internal oversight of intelligence investigations.
o nearly one-third involved FBI abuse, misuse, or careless use of the Bureau’s National Security Letter authority.
o almost one-fifth involved an FBI violation of the Constitution, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or other laws governing criminal investigations or intelligence gathering activities.
• From 2001 to 2008, in nearly half of all NSL violations, third-parties to whom NSLs were issued — phone companies, internet service providers, financial institutions, and credit agencies —contributed in some way to the FBI’s unauthorized receipt of personal information.
• From 2001 to 2008, the FBI engaged in a number of flagrant legal violations, including:
o submitting false or inaccurate declarations to courts.
o using improper evidence to obtain federal grand jury subpoenas.
o accessing password protected documents without a warrant.
EFF’s analysis of recently disclosed documents provides new insights into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s unlawful surveillance of Americans during intelligence investigations conducted between 2001 and 2008.
In response to EFF FOIA requests issued in 2008 and 2009, the FBI released reports of violations made to the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB) — an independent, civilian intelligence-monitoring board that reports to the President on the legality of foreign and domestic intelligence operations. The nearly 2,500 pages of documents EFF received include FBI reports to the IOB from 2001 to 2008. The reports catalog 768 specific violations arising from FBI monitoring of U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and non-residents.
Following a series of government investigations into FBI intelligence abuses, EFF submitted FOIA requests in an effort to obtain the FBI’s IOB reports. In 2007, the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General released a report (pdf) documenting the FBI’s abuse of its National Security Letter (NSL) authority:2 the report found, in an audit of only 10% of national security investigations, that the FBI may have committed as many as 3000 NSL violations and had failed to report many of those violations to the IOB.3 A 2008 OIG report (pdf) confirmed and expanded the earlier report’s findings and critically assessed the steps taken by the FBI to address the abuse of NSLs.4
Following the second OIG report in 2008, EFF submitted FOIA requests to eleven federal agencies and agency components requesting all reports of intelligence violations made to the IOB from 2001 to 2008. EFF submitted subsequent requests the following year for violations reported to the IOB from 2008 to 2009. In July 2009, after many agencies failed to respond to the request, EFF filed suit against seven defendants — including the CIA, NSA, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Department of State — demanding the agencies comply with the law and produce the requested documents. In December 2009, the Court ordered the agencies to begin processing EFF’s request. In July 2010, two years after EFF’s initial FOIA request, the FBI began its release of documents. Over three separate installments in July, August, and October 2010, the FBI released nearly 2,500 pages of documents related to reports of intelligence violations to the IOB.
The documents released to EFF constitute the most complete picture of post-9/11 FBI intelligence abuses available to the public. Among other findings, EFF’s analysis of the documents shows that, from 2001 to 2008, significant delays occurred in the reporting of FBI violations to the IOB. The analysis also provides new insights into the type and frequency of violations committed by the Bureau. Most violations fell into one of three broad categories: first, FBI failure to comply with oversight guidelines; second, abuse of the FBI’s authority to issue National Security Letters; and, third, the FBI’s failure to carry out investigations within the bounds of the Constitution or other federal statutes governing intelligence-gathering. Finally, EFF’s analysis concludes that the FBI may have committed as many as 40,000 violations in the 10 years since the attacks of 9/11.
The Intelligence Oversight Board
The Intelligence Oversight Board "was created in 1976 by President Ford in response to recommendations made by the Rockefeller Commission calling for a Presidential-level body with specific oversight responsibilities for the legality and propriety of US intelligence activities.”5 The Commission’s recommendations came in the wake of a series of congressional reports that revealed illegal and abusive intelligence activities targeting American and foreign citizens. These reports found that intelligence agencies had intercepted and read Americans’ mail, performed surveillance on civil rights leaders and other dissidents, and had orchestrated assassination attempts on foreign leaders.
In light of the Commission’s recommendation, President Ford established the IOB to provide an independent review of intelligence activities to better safeguard citizens’ civil liberties against these types of abusive practices. The IOB consists of five civilian members, all with top-level security clearances, selected by the President to serve on the IOB from the larger intelligence-monitoring body, the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).6 The IOB’s mission is to "oversee the Intelligence Community’s compliance with the Constitution and all applicable laws, Executive Orders, and Presidential Directives."7 The IOB must then report to the President those violations the Board believes "may be unlawful or contrary to an Executive Order or presidential directive." 8 Since its creation, the vast majority of the IOB’s reports and investigations have remained secret.
Slight modifications to the IOB’s authority and structure have occurred since its creation in 1976, but the IOB’s oversight capacity remained largely unchanged for nearly 30 years. In the years following the attacks of 9/11, however, the Board’s role within the intelligence community was diminished in several ways. First, from 2001 to 2003, President Bush failed to appoint advisers to serve on the IOB.9 Even when advisers were appointed, however, the IOB continued to provide little real oversight: the IOB did not for

The report - US Department of Justice

Mar 13, 2015 - in mid-2013.1 Initially, the FBI and DEA refused to provide the OIG with ... between the internal affairs offices that receive sexual misconduct.

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Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.
A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."


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NFL draft and Philadelphia were once synonymous, thanks to Bert Bell
In the next room was Austin Gunsel, a former FBI agent who headed league

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Wyden talks Trump, policy
Dalles Chronicle-
... to testimony given to Senate Intelligence by Clint Watts, a former FBI agent now with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security.

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FBI Vet Linda Walsh Named Managing Director for Deloitte's Cyber ...
Executive Mosaic Media (blog)-
Linda Walsh, a 21-year FBI veteran and former supervisory special agent at the bureau, has joined Deloitte as managing director of cyber risk services practice ..

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This Old FBI File Is a Great Reminder of Just How Screwed Trump's ...
Gizmodo-3 hours ago
Martin Friedman, the head of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, died last May at the age of 90. At the time, I requested Friedman's FBI file through a Freedom ...

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Oregon Man Charged After Calling FBI 752 Times And Making Threats

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Police investigating Rochester police officer accused of choking handcuffed suspect
1Published 4:46 p.m. ET April 25, 2017

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KING: Laws that penalize for Israel boycotts aren't just short-sighted, they may be illegal

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ICE removes former Colombian director of intelligence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a former director of intelligence with Colombia’s now dissolved Administrative Department of Security (DAS) from the United States.
Enrique Ariza Rivas, 49, a Colombian citizen, has been charged in Colombia, together with other former officials of the DAS, with aggravated psychological torture of a journalist. Ariza Rivas has also been charged in Colombia for various crimes relating to unlawful wiretapping.

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Police raids Redford police detective's home in Canton
April 25, 2017

A Redford police detective whose Canton home was raided Monday by the FBI is off the job for now.
"He has been placed on administrative leave," Redford Police Chief Eric Pahl said.
Police spokesman Tim Wiley declined to release details of why investigators raided Det. Kevin Reif's home in Can

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Piché: The new Ottawa jail will just become another hellhole – don't build it

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Published on: May 7, 2017 | Last Updated: May 7, 2017 9:07 AM EDT

GOP state representative who was the 'source' that sparked the FBI probe into Bernie Sanders' wife says a Trump campaign lawyer told the feds his story which he insists is 'hearsay

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While she may be one of the newest faces in Congress, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) stands to bring years of experience from her fight for civil and immigrant rights to Washington, D.C., specializing in a philosophy of resistance and persistence that immigrant families desperately need during these uncertain times.

“Jayapal is a congresswoman for the Trump era,” notes a Mother Jones profile on the legislator, who is highly respected among activists, “calling for an inside-­outside game of direct action and obstruction”:

Back when she was an activist in Seattle, Jayapal was struck by the loneliness of the fight. Party leaders weren’t rushing to airports to block Bush- and Obama-era deportations. Only one Democratic senator opposed the Patriot Act; only one Democratic representative opposed the war on terror. Jayapal and millions of others marched against the Iraq War, but Democratic politicians rubber-stamped it.

“There were not that many people who were willing to come out and stand up for Muslims or stand up against the abuses of the Bush administration,” she said. “That was post-9/11, so I think there was a lot of fear at the time about exactly what that meant—were they unpatriotic if they stood up?”

But a few weeks into the Trump administration, with the White House flailing angrily in a perpetual crisis of its own making, Jayapal saw something different. “I see this as progress,” she says, “because not only do we have protesters across the country, but we’ve got elected officials from the Democratic Party—and even a few from the Republican Party—who are saying this is outrageous.”
As an immigrant woman of color representing Washington’s diverse communities, it’s more than personal for Rep. Jayapal:

Increasingly her work focused on immigrants, and she served on the board of a nonprofit fighting domestic violence in Seattle’s South Asian community. In the days after 9/11, her phone wouldn’t stop ringing. Muslim women called to complain that their hijabs had been yanked off in public or that rocks had been thrown at them. Jayapal became afraid to wear the wrong clothes, or to let her son leave the house.

One week after the attacks, Jayapal formed Hate Free Zone, a nonprofit devoted to defending Muslims against what she referred to as “ruthless targeting.” After a halal grocery was raided at gunpoint by FBI agents who believed it was transmitting money to Al Qaeda, Jayapal organized protests. “There was actually no evidence,” she says, “that they were in bed with terrorists.”
Eventually, Hate Free Zone morphed into OneAmerica, which has become one of the leading civil and immigrant rights groups in the nation, and one that helped chart Rep. Jayapal’s eventual path to the House of Representatives, where she continues to fight for justice for our immigrant families, Muslim families, and other vulnerable communities.

”Sept. 11 was the fire that lit gasoline that has been spread over centuries,” Jayapal states on OneAmerica. “It provided a space for new and old fears to express themselves—fear of people who look different, fear of those perceived to be threatening jobs for Americans, fear of those perceived to be terrorists.”

“Does this mean that we should sit back and watch? Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated.’ This is our call to action.”

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Probation chief to leave, continuing department's upheaval

The head of the scandal-plagued Cook County Adult Probation Department plans to leave his post at the end of the year, according to the chief judge's office.

The announcement that Chief Probation Officer Lavone Haywood would retire comes amid a broader upheaval in the department's senior leadership and in its management practices following a series of controversies over its officers' behavior.

In May, Philippe Loizon, a Haywood deputy, was fired over accusations that a rogue unit of probation officers that he commanded had for years improperly teamed up with the FBI and other agencies to conduct warrantless searches of homes.

Haywood, who has been with the department for 41 years, could not be reached for comment.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who oversees the department, plans to conduct a nationwide search for Haywood's replacement. The department has a $56 million budget and 555 employees who monitor about 25,000 people sentenced to probation, most of them convicted felons.

Evans appointed Haywood to the top position in March 2014. Evans had removed the agency's longtime leader, Jesus Reyes, following a December 2013 Tribune investigation that found the department had lost track of hundreds of convicts and overlooked new crimes committed by offenders, some of whom went on to commit violent crimes, including rape and murder, while under the court's watch.

In 2014, another Tribune investigation into the department found that probation officers had allegedly planted drugs, stolen money and teamed up with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to conduct warrantless searches. Evans hired an outside law firm to look into what the Tribune had uncovered. He has not said what, if anything, was discovered.

Loizon, a deputy probation chief, had commanded the department's armed-officer units, including the gang intervention unit at the center of many of the accusations of wrongdoing. Evans removed him from the streets in 2014 and placed him on desk duty before dismissing him in May.

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SEE IT: NYPD officer repeatedly encourages toddler to use N-word

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 9:27 PM

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New questions emerge about DEA task force, 'cowboy' culture, red flags apparently overlooked

For the past year, the U.S. Justice Department has grappled with the fallout from a New Orleans-based narcotics task force accused of peddling painkillers, threatening confidential informants and swiping cash during drug raids.

The scandal has upended a growing number of federal criminal cases and prompted felony charges against two members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force, including a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who quickly pleaded guilty to his role in a wide-ranging drug conspiracy.

JUL 4, 2017 - 3:12 PM

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Congress should require paper voter ballots, electronic cybersecurity
Secure electronic voter machines

- - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Something is rotten in the state of our electronic voting practices. They are recklessly wandering toward online voting despite their high vulnerable to hacking and manipulation by cyberspace clowns, partisans, enemies, or all three.
Congress should invoke its power under Article I, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution to require in federal elections use of paper ballots or electronic voting machines that produce voter-verified paper ballots. Congress should encourage states to do likewise for state elections through a federal grant-in-aid program.
Firewalls should also be required between internet and voter registration, vote-tabulating machines, ballot delivery, and election management systems. Before certification of final election results, a random sample of electronic voting system totals should be compared with hand counts of the votes on the corresponding paper ballots to detect hacking or error.
Elections are too important to be left to amateurs or to luck, which Congress seems not to understand.


FROM THE votefraud.org ARCHIVES
Election Wire-tap Alleged
Cincinnati Bell Denies Charges
The following paragraphs are excerpts from an article in the Cincinnati Post right before the November, 1987 Cincinnati Council Election. - Jim Condit Jr.

by Randy Ludlow
Post staff reporter

Cincinnati Bell security supervisors ordered wire taps installed on county computers before elections in the late 1970s and early 1980s that could have allowed vote totals to be altered, a former Bell employee says in a sworn court documents

Leonard Gates, a 23-year Cincinnati Bell employee until he was fired in 1986, claims in a deposition filed Thursday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to have installed the wire taps.

Cincinnati Bell officials denied Gates' allegations tha are part of a six-year-old civil suit that contends the elections computer is subject to manipulation and fraud.

Gates claims a security supervisor for the telephone company told him in 1979 that the firm had obtained a computer program through the FBI that gave it access to the county computer used to count votes.

The deposition does not say if vote totals ever were changed. Gates claimed to have installed wire taps on county computers befoore the elections in 1977 through 1981 and believes, but wasn't certain, in 1982 and 1983.

Gates' allegations also have taken on political overtones. He appeared in a television commercial that aired twice Thursday on WKRC-Channel 12 for Jim Condit Jr., a Cincinnatus Party candidate for Cincinnati City Council.

The commercial also features former Bell employee Robert Draise, who was convicted of tapping a Hamilton, Ohio woman's home and fired for it and who claims he wire-tapped the homes of multi-millionaire and anti-pornography crusader Charles Keating and former Hamilton County Commissioner Allen Paul.

Gates' deposition claims he told the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's ofice in Cincinnati and U.S. Rep. William Gradison, R-Cincinnati, about the alleged wire taps.

Gradison confirmed he met with Gates about two years ago and helped him contact the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Post also learned the FBI's internal investigation arm - the Office of Professional Responsibility - is considering granting Gates immunity from prosectuion in exchange for his testimony. Local FBI officials declined comment.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Crites declined comment Thursday on whether Gates' allegations are under investigation, but said if the claims are true, federal wire-tapping laws may have been violated.

Cincinnati Bell spokesman Chuck Shawver said: "We categorically deny any wrongdoing by Cincinnati Bell. This is a disgruntled ex-employee making allegations which have been checked and found to have no foundation." He declined further comment. Bell also denies Draise's allegations, he said.

Neither Paul nor Keating, whose homes were allegedly tapped, could be reached for comment.

Gates, 44, of Anderson Township, was fired by Cincinnati Bell on May 15, 1986. He sued in U.S. District Court to get his job back and recover $350,000. That result is pending.

Gates' deposition is part of a lawsuit filed in 1981 by attorney James Condit Sr. on behalf of a Cincinnatus candidate for council who claimed election results could be manipulated. Condit's son, James Jr., is running the TV commercials featuring Gates and Draise.

Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor James Harper, representing the county, and Condit Sr. were at the deposition. Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Niehaus ordered the deposition for use as evidence if an appeals court overturns his dismissal 1981 lawsuit.

Harper, who represents the elections board, did not question Gates during the deposition and said he wanted to discuss the allegations with Prosecutor Arthur M. Ney Jr.

Condit Sr. said the political use of Gates' allegations was peripheral. "Gates' deposition had to be filed prior to Nov. 13, when the Ohio First District Court of Appeals may rule on the appeal of the lawsuit", he said.

Cincinnatus candidate Condit Jr., whose party believes elections are subject to fraud due to the use of computers, said he used the commercial to allow Gates and Draise to express their grievances because they have been trying to make their stories known for two years. The commercials will only air three times.

In the deposition, Gates claims he first installed a wire tap on a telephone line to the county computers before the 1977 election at the instruction of James West, a Bell security supervisor.

Gates contends both West and Peter Gabor, security director, told him to install wire taps in subsequent elections. Both men declined comment Thursday.

In 1979 - the election which is the focus of the deposition - Gates said he received instructions in the mail from West about installing wire taps on county computers in the County Administration Building at Court and Main streets.

The wire taps were installed on the eve of the election at Cincinnati Bell's switching control center at Seventh and Elm Streets and terminated in a conference room in the building, Gates alleges.

In the deposition, Gates described in great technical detail installation of the wire taps.

About 8:30 p.m. on election day - Nov. 6, 1979 - Gates said he was called by West and told something had gone wrong causing the elections computer to malfunction. At West's instructions, Gates said he removed the taps.

The elections computer shut down for two hours on election evening due to what was believed to be a power failure, Condit Sr. has said.

Gates said West told him they "had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes."

Gates said West told him the Board of Elections did not know about the taps and that the computer program for the eletions computer "was obtained out of California, and that the programming had been obtained through the FBI ... "

Shortly after the 1979 election, Gates said he met with the late Richad Dugan, former Cincinnati Bell president, to express his concerns that the wire taps were done without a court order.

"Mr. Dugan said it was a very gray area . . . This was just small compared to what was going on. He told me just, if I had a problem, to talk to him and everything would be okay, but everything was under control," Gates said.


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Last week saw the indictment of FBI Special Agent W. Joseph Astarita for lying about shots he'd fired during the January 26, 2016 killing of Robert Lavoy Finicum. The Oregonian noted that the prosecution of FBI agents for their official conduct is almost unheard of. The unusual charges were "devastating" to the FBI, commented Danny Coulson, a former head of the bureau's Oregon office.

Well, maybe the indictment is so devastating because federal agents are rarely punished for brutal and dishonest behavior.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Christopher Wray

A month after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey—and admitted it was because of Comey’s role in fostering the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives attempting to throw the presidential election to Trump—the president announced via Twitter on June 7, 2017, that he would nominate Christopher Wray to the job.

Wray, who served in high positions at the Department of Justice between 2001 and 2005, recently represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the 2016 Bridgegate trial. Two of the governor’s top aides were convicted of plotting to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge in order to retaliate against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s reelection bid. Attorneys for the aides tried to track down Christie’s personal cell phone, but no one seemed to know where it was. As soon as a judge ruled that the phone could not be subpoenaed by the defense attorneys, it was revealed that it was Wray who had possession of the phone all along. Although the trial ended in November, Wray continued to represent Christie well into June 2017. His law firm has collected more than $2 million in fees for the case.

Christopher Asher Wray was born December 17, 1966, in New York City, to Cecil Wray Jr., a partner at the Debevoise and Plimpton law firm, and Gilda (Gates) Wray, a program officer for the Charles Hayden Foundation. He attended the tony private boarding school Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Wray earned a B.A. at Yale University in 1989, and a law degree in 1992, also at Yale, where he served as executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.

After graduating, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from June 1992 to June 1993.

Entering private practice after a summer hiatus, Wray was an associate at the law firm of King and Spalding in Atlanta from September 1993 to May 1997, working in the firm’s general litigation practice.

From May 1997 to May 2001, Wray served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, working in the Criminal Division.

Wray relocated to Washington, DC, in May 2001 to serve the Department of Justice (DOJ) as associate deputy attorney general. In September 2001, he was appointed principal associate deputy attorney general, with oversight responsibilities across the department.

Wray served from 2003 to 2005 as the assistant attorney general in charge of DOJ’s Criminal Division, working under Deputy Attorney General James Comey. His responsibilities included briefing Attorney General John Ashcroft about the investigation into the George W. Bush administration’s leaking of Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA agent. In 2004, Wray was one of the DOJ officials, including Comey and FBI Director Robert Mueller, who threatened to resign when the Bush administration attempted to revive a National Security Agency domestic surveillance program that DOJ had determined was illegal.

In 2005, Wray returned to King and Spalding as a partner and head of its government investigations practice, which specializes in white-collar criminal defense, civil and regulatory investigations, and corporate internal investigations. Although his job included defending white-collar clients, he spoke publicly in favor of prison sentences for corporate financial fraud, stating, “The severity of the sentences serves as an ominous reminder of the consequences of misconduct. Executives engage in cost-benefit analysis every day. It's not surprising that they would be more responsive to deterrence.”

Trump already appointed another King and Spalding partner for a position in his administration: Gil Kaplan as director of the International Trade Administration. Former King and Spalding partner Dan Coats is Trump’s director of national intelligence, and another King and Spalding partner, Bobby Burchfield, is ethics adviser to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust.

Wray deleted information from his online law firm bio regarding work he did that was adverse to the government of Russia. The law firm insists, however, that Wray did this in January 2017, before he was nominated to the FBI. But that explanation does not rule out the possibility that he was hoping for some nomination and wished to hide the anti-Russia information.

Wray is a member of the conservative Federalist Society, and has donated to Republican candidates for office, including three who are now high-ranking members of the Trump administration: Tom Price, who is currently the secretary of health and human services, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Sonny Perdue, who is secretary of agriculture.

He married Helen Garrison Howell, a Yale classmate and former debutante whose father was a vice president at First National Bank of Atlanta, in 1989. They have two children, Caroline and Trip, and reside in Georgia.

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Police union examines incident at Pasadena hotel involving a former USC dean after an officer is disciplined
Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito

The union that represents the Pasadena police officer who was disciplined for not filing a prompt report on a drug overdose witnessed by the then-dean of USC’s medical school is conducting a legal review of the incident, the labor organization said Thursday.

A tip about the March 2016 overdose of a young woman at the Hotel Constance in Pasadena led to a Times investigation that found that Dr. Carmen Puliafito associated with criminals and drug abusers who said they used methamphetamine and other drugs with him while he headed the Keck School of Medicine.

Puliafito, 66, resigned as dean three weeks after the overdose. USC kept the renowned ophthalmologist on faculty and he continued to accept patients at university medical offices, according to a USC website. The overdose suffered by Sarah Warren, who survived after being rushed to a hospital, was not publicly reported until The Times published its findings Monday.

Alleged conduct by former USC dean 'horrible and despicable,' med school head tells angry students »

Officer Alfonso Garcia did not write a required report on the overdose until three months after the incident — in response to repeated requests by The Times for information about the episode.

Garcia did not respond to an interview request made through the Pasadena city manager’s office Thursday. He otherwise could not be reached.

The president of the Pasadena Police Officers Assn., Sgt. Roger Roldan, said in emails that attorneys for the union are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the overdose. Roldan declined to provide any details about the review, including whether it was aimed at challenging the discipline of Garcia.

The type of discipline has not been disclosed.

Last year, a Pasadena police spokeswoman said Garcia’s failure to file the report was a “training issue,” but offered no details. This week, city spokesman William Boyer said Garcia was disciplined.

City Manager Steve Mermell said in an email Thursday that the Times’ findings “have raised many questions. As it relates to the city, I have made a public commitment to review the facts and circumstances involving city personnel. I expect to have more information in the near future.”

Mermell did not elaborate.

Puliafito has not responded to numerous interview requests. In an email shortly after resigning the $1.1-million-a-year deanship, Puliafito told The Times he made the move voluntarily to pursue a biotech job.

In the wake of The Times’ investigation, USC has said that Puliafito is on leave from the university and is no longer seeing patients. Puliafito’s successor as dean, Dr. Rohit Varma, on Wednesday told a gathering of students, many of them angry about the affair, that Puliafito’s conduct is the subject of several internal investigations.

The Medical Board of California has said it is also investigating Puliafito on the basis of The Times’ reporting.

In the months after the overdose, authorities did not release Warren’s name. The Times identified her through interviews, social media and property records.

Now 22, Warren has been in an Orange County drug treatment program since November, and said she no longer has contact with Puliafito. She told The Times in interviews that she and Puliafito had been partying at the hotel for two days. Then she “took too much GHB” — gamma-hydroxybutyrate, the so-called date-rape drug that some users take in lower doses for its euphoric effect. Warren said the drug left her “completely incapacitated.”

After she awoke in the hospital six hours later, Puliafito picked her up, and “we went back to the hotel and got another room and continued the party,” she said.

Puliafito and his much younger acquaintance captured many of their exploits together in videos and photos. Sources allowed The Times to review dozens of the images on condition the videos not be published. They were consistent with Warren’s account of drug use at the Hotel Constance.

An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean »

The police confiscated a little more than a gram of meth in the hotel room. No arrests were made, and Warren said the police never interviewed her.

A week after the March 4, 2016, overdose, a witness filed an anonymous complaint through a city website urging Pasadena authorities to investigate Puliafito and the police handling of the incident, according to a copy of the complaint obtained through the California Public Records Act.

Three days later, the same witness phoned the office of USC President C.L. Max Nikias and told two employees about Puliafito’s role in the hotel incident. The witness spoke to The p

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July 17, 2017

Texas Cop Just Indicted On First Degree Murder For Killing Unarmed black teen With AR-15

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We were sentenced to death for crimes we did not commit. Collectively we spent more than 100 years on death row. In the last three years, three innocent men have been released from death row in Ohio after their wrongful convictions were finally exposed. Ohio has freed a total of nine innocent men from death row, but we have no idea how many more still sit on death row. One estimate by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that as many as 4% of death row prisoners could be innocent.

Despite this shameful record, Ohio has scheduled 27 executions after a three and half year hiatus.

Five of us--all death row exonerees--have started a petition to the governor asking him to halt these executions. Will you please join us? Please sign here.

The first of these executions is scheduled for July 26, 2017. With the state’s history of wrongful convictions and botched executions, this rush to resume executions is risky, unnecessary, and it is bad for business.

We need Americans from around the country to join us in telling Gov. Kasich to stop these executions. Please sign here.

Joe D'Ambrosio (Ohio exoneree, 22 years on death row)
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FBI Octopus

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Local teens got a chance to see just what it's like to be an FBI agent

6:31 PM. EDT July 21,
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The secret is out. Some local teenagers are getting the 'inside scoop' on what it's like to be an FBI agent.

Today marks the last day of the week-long FBI Teen Academy held at the offices of the FBI's Charlotte facility.

"We have some other techniques that we're showing them," said agent Kevin DeShazo. "That they get a little bit better in-depth understanding of what we're doing."

Activities include dusting for fingerprints to figuring out the trajectory of a bullet.

"You can tell like where the bullet came from and where the shooter was standing," mentioned academy attendee, Ciara Weaver. "I thought that was pretty interesting."

And for these high-schoolers, some are hoping to, one day, bear the title and badge of "FBI Special Agent."

Attendee Shannon Gardner said, "Coming here truly helped me learn that this is what I want to do

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Former Dallas FBI agent arrested, accused of planning to kill estranged wife, another agent

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She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her.

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Former Youngstown city worker and FBI agent jailed

Posted: Dec 04, 2014 2:21 PM EST
Updated: Dec 09, 2014 5:13 PM EST

After lengthy legal battles, a former Youngstown city employee who was at one time an FBI agent has been sent to jail.

A visiting judge sitting in Youngstown Municipal Court ordered on Wednesday that 49-year-old Sheila Lawson immediately begin serving a 100 day sentence in the Mahoning County Jail.

The judge found that Lawson, a former Youngstown Municipal Court administrator, violated terms of probation for an earlier conviction of domestic violence.

In March 2012, Lawson was arrested for hitting her father during an argument at their Youngstown home. She was convicted of domestic violence the following September and sentenced to 100 days in jail.

The Seventh District Court of Appeals subsequently denied Lawson's appeal of the misdemeanor conviction in March, and the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear the case in July.

Lawson served as Youngstown Municipal Court administrator from December 2008 until March 2009, when she was terminated.

According to documents filed in connection with a federal civil suit that Lawson filed against the city when she was fired from her court job, Lawson was employed with The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington D.C. office from July 2002 through July 2006 as a Special Agent, Acting Unit Chief, and Supervisory Special Agent
A judge dismissed the $2.2 million dollar

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MFSO Member Carole Whelan Protests Senator in Maine who Supported Iraq War | Military Families Speak Out
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Vets For Peace interrupts Senator Susan Collins award Ceremony
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:53 pm
I videotaped yesterday's award ceremony at the University of Maine in Augusta where Senator Susan Collins was inducted in the Maine Women's Hall of Fame by the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women. Over 30 protestors stood in front Jewett Hall holding banners and signs telling Senator Collins to get our military out of Iraq, Pakistan. Libya and other geographical places where oil deposits exist.

The event was organized by MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT. Other groups were in attendance including Vets For Peace and Women in Black. Carol Whelan of MFSO stood up in the audience just as Senator Collins started to thank people for inducting her into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame. Some of the attendees tried to silence Carol Whelan while other audience members said let her speak. Carol finished her speech and Senator Collins said isn't it great we live in a country where people are free to do these kind of things.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Protester at Senator Collins' induction into Maine Women's Hall of Fame
Peace activists protested Senator Susan Collins' induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame Saturday in Augusta.

Shortly after Senator Collins was awarded the honor at the University of Maine campus, a woman stood up in the audience and began speaking, reading a written statement, and saying Senator Collins should refuse the award for her role in helping advance the war in Iraq eight years ago. Senator Collins was among the majority in the Senate that gave then President Bush the authorization to use force against Iraq.

The woman's comments were met with a mix of jeers and supporters saying "let her speak". Once she finished, some of those in the audience applauded.

Senator Collins condoned the latter sentiment immediately after, telling the crowd that the demonstrator's speech was "democracy in

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Follow-up On Man Arrested After Filming FBI Building
Pocatello Jul 28, 2017

KPVI is learning more about the man Pocatello Police arrested after he was filming the FBI building in Pocatello.

KPVI is learning more about the man Pocatello Police arrested after he was filming the FBI building in Pocatello.

Sean Johnson was actually charged with ‘Resisting or Obstructing Officers,’ which is a misdemeanor in Idaho, but it’s not the first time he was charged with this offense.

Back in July of last year he was also charged with ‘Resisting or Obstructing Officers.’

That charge was amended to a ‘Disturbing the Peace,’ which is a misdemeanor he plead guilty to.

On Monday KPVI put in a written request for the police report.

Despite what typically would be a public record, the City of Pocatello denied KPVI’s request due to an ongoing investigation.

KPVI also tried to talk to Pocatello City attorneys about the case, but the city of Pocatello says that ‘city policy’ says attorneys can’t comment on pending cases.

KPVI also talked to

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'It's not what policing is about today.' LAPD officials react to Trump's comments about arrestees

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Exclusive: Larry Klayman recalls James Baker's role in burying proof of illegal spying

I had a feeling! And, for better or sometimes worse, I am usually right. The lawsuit that NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and I filed against former FBI Director James Comey and the intelligence agencies over allegations of illegal and unconstitutional spying against us – as well as millions of Americans including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, President Trump and his associates and family members – just got bigger and more serious.

As I go into with more depth on my weekly radio show, “Special Prosecutor With Larry Klayman,” which can be found at RadioAmerica.com, Radio America’s blog site, as well as FreedomWatchUSA.org, Comey’s former general counsel at the agency, James A. Baker, has been revealed to have allegedly leaked classified information presumably on behalf of his boss, in violation of various criminal statutes. According to Sara Carter of Circa News (see the below visually embedded appearance on Hannity last Thursday), Baker is now under criminal investigation by the Justice Department.

But as Sara Carter also knows, since she interviewed my client Montgomery for hours a few months ago, this is not the whole of the story. And, since this was not mentioned on Hannity or in her report, let me bend your ear with yet another felonious outrage by the Comey crowd at our formerly honorable FBI, the nation’s supposed premier investigative agency.

When I first met Montgomery through my client, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s chief investigator Mike Zullo, years ago, I decided that we needed to bring this major whistleblower in from the cold – after no one in Congress or elsewhere in government would take the time, much more fortitude, to listen to what he had to say. To do this, I went to the only person in Washington, D.C., during the Obama years whom I totally trusted. His name is Royce C. Lamberth, and he is the only federal judge who had the courage to hold Bill and Hillary Clinton’s feet to the fire for their myriad of scandals during their White House years. While the judge always acted ethically, as I did, many in the leftist media believed that he and I were working together to “persecute” the Bonnie and Clyde of American politics.

After I left Judicial Watch to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2003-2004, and later founded Freedom Watch, I took the opportunity to finally pay my respects to the judge who had done so much for the American people, and had taken a lot of heat for it with the vile crowd of Clinton loyalists who were trained to destroy anyone and anything in their march to regain control of the government. When I met with him, we reminisced about our independent but parallel exploits, and I thanked him for his integrity to do what is right, regardless of which political party is involved. I firmly believe that he is only one of a few federal judges in the nation whose rulings are not influenced by politics or his personal biases. (Years ago, he held a Republican secretary of the interior, Gale Norton, in contempt over misuse of Indian trust funds).

When I met with Montgomery, I realized that perhaps this courageous jurist could help pave the way for someone in government to listen to my client, who had come forward with perhaps the biggest scandal in American history.

Having asked Judge Lamberth how he thought it best to proceed, he recommended first that I take Montgomery to the soon-to-be Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley of Iowa. But after contacting him and having then met with his staff, they proved to be uniformly unhelpful, instead suggesting that I take Montgomery to the inspector general of the Defense Department. This was absurd. Why would I hand my client over to an Obama-run department, when he had the goods on illegal spying during Obama’s administration, among others?

When I took this back to the judge, he then recommended that we go see former FBI Director James Comey. After all, during the years of the prior Bush administration, as then-deputy attorney general, Comey had stood up to those in the administration who thought warrantless wiretaps on American citizens, in the wake of Sept. 11, were a “peachy keen idea.” To make this connection, Lamberth suggested that we go see Comey’s general counsel, James Baker, whom he knew.

And so it was the judge and I and another member of my staff who soldiered over to the FBI and met with Baker, explaining to him what Montgomery had and what was at stake for the nation if his whistleblowing was not addressed. During at least two meetings in the general counsel’s office, one of which had three FBI special agents in attendance, I asked to meet with the director himself. Baker came back and told us this would not be necessary, as he would supervise the Montgomery investigation at the direction of Comey, keeping Comey apprised of its progress every step of the way. In addition, Baker helped arrange for Montgomery to get immunity to produce his hard drives and testify to the FBI. As as result, my client performed his part of the bargain. But ever since then, Baker, Comey and their corrupted FBI have apparently buried the information and testimony that Montgomery provided to them.

And now it is even more apparent why! Baker and Comey were themselves involved in alleged criminality at the agency, having violated the constitutional rights of not just Trump, but also a huge number of American citizens. In effect, through no fault of Judge Lamberth, my client and I were fraudulently induced by this less than “dynamic duo” (now it appears more akin to the Penguin and Joker in the famous Batman comic series) to turn over incriminating information to the FBI.

And this underscores why Montgomery’s and my case against Comey, the FBI, NSA and CIA is so important. (See FreedomWatchUSA.org.) Despite the courageous, patriotic efforts of one of the few federal judges, Royce Lamberth, who has the guts to mete out the rule of law, Comey and Baker deep-sixed evidence about what will ultimately prove to be the most dangerous exercise of unbridled government tyranny in the nation’s history.

Recently, I have moved the court, under the direction of another fine federal judge, Richard J. Leon, a colleague of Lamberth’s, to allow me to depose Comey and Baker, as well as former corrupt Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former equally lying Obama CIA Director John Brennan. Given the cover-up orchestrated by these less-than-stellar

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"Everyone thinks he was whacked"
The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin’s death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose.

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FBI construction at Redstone Arsenal gets surge in funding

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 6:05 AM

Plans that are expected to bring more than 4,000 FBI jobs to Redstone Arsenal received a boost from a Senate committee Thursday, which raised funding 35 percent for the 2018 fiscal year.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama announced that the Commerce, Justice and Science Committee approved $103 million in FBI construction money for Redstone. That's $27 million more than the project received in the 2017 fiscal budget.

Shelby is chair of the Senate Appropriations on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

With the appropriations bill passing out of committee, it must go before the full Senate for approval.

According to the press release from Shelby's office, the $103 million has been tabbed for ongoing FBI construction projects at Redstone.

That covers further build-out of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), the Hazardous Devices School and also "prepares for the planned migration of FBI activities that will move to Redstone due to shrinking space at Quantico and a reconfiguration of necessary operations in the capital region."

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Kern County sheriff's deputy arrested after probe into allegations he stole money from public

A Kern County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations that he stole money from the public while performing his duties, authorities said.

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Custody battle clouds porn case against Saratoga County cop

Friday, July 28, 2017

ALBANY – Federal cases against child pornography defendants rarely go to trial. Prosecutors typically have strong evidence that includes a computer trail and confession which leads to guilty pleas in U.S. District Court.
But the federal case against Saratoga County sheriff's sergeant Peter Farnum stands out because of an unusual situation in which the computer equipment that allegedly contained the child pornography literally crossed the country and changed hands before authorities were even alerted.
And this all happened during a bitter divorce and custody battle.
Federal prosecutors in Albany charged Farnum, 41, of Ballston Lake, after his now ex-wife suspected he was viewing adult pornography. She had the computer checked out by computer forensic specialists in Albany and Montana, where the child pornography showcasing female victims as young as seven was allegedly discovered. The FBI was called in.
Farnum, the midnight shift patrol supervisor in Milton before his arrest, allegedly possessed more than 5,000 images of child pornography that his Albany-based defense attorney, Cheryl Coleman, contends could have come from "a number of sources," including the wife.

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Feds charge former Monroe County deputy with wire fraud

A former Monroe County sheriff’s deputy is accused of using interstate wire communication to obtain surplus military equipment that he later either sold or gave away.

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soon-to-be FBI director has Adirondack ties

Father is longtime APA board member Cecil Wray

JUL 29, 2017

KEENE VALLEY — The man President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent the summers of his youth at his family’s camp in the Adirondacks, hiking the High Peaks and fishing for trout.

Christopher Wray’s nomination as FBI director was unanimously approved last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a final vote by the full Senate is expected soon.

The 50-year-old former federal prosecutor would replace James Comey, whom Trump fired in May as Comey led an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Before entering the Washington spotlight for good, Christopher Wray will travel to the Adirondacks next week for a brief vacation, according to his father, former state Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Cecil Wray.

The elder Wray, 82, of New York City, talked Friday morning on the porch of the summer home he and his wife Gilda maintain in Keene Valley. Looking out, the summit of the state’s highest peak, Mount Marcy, could be seen draped in clouds along with the rest of the High Peaks’ Great Range. These mountains were the playground for Christopher and his younger sister Katie beginning in the early 1970s, their father explained.

Former state Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Cecil Wray, the father of FBI director nominee Christopher Wray, sits on the porch of his summer home in Keene Valley Friday morning.
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Former state Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Cecil Wray, the father of FBI director nominee Christopher Wray, sits on the porch of his summer home in Keene Valley Friday morning. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

“Our life in the summertime has sort of centered around the AuSable Club (in nearby St. Huberts), which had a lot of programs for children,” Cecil said. “In the early years we were up here, they did a lot of strenuous hiking. They participated in Adirondack Trail Improvement Society activities and all that sort of thing.”

When asked about his son’s hiking experiences, Cecil got up from the table and went upstairs to retrieve a framed picture of a smiling 8-year-old Christopher, wearing a backpack and hiking boots, standing on the summit of Mount Marcy. He’s holding up a sign that reads “Mt. Marcy, August 20, 1975.”

In those early years, Cecil said the family would rent houses for the summer in Keene Valley. After living abroad in Paris, France, from 1976 to 1979, the Wrays returned to the Adirondacks in the summer of 1980 and, with two other families, bought a camp on Upper AuSable Lake.

“From there, of course, there’s a lot of opportunity to go spend the night in the woods and canoe and climb the peaks,” Cecil said.

Each summer, Cecil said his son would climb a few more mountains as he tried to become an Adirondack 46er, a club for those who’ve scaled all 46 Adirondack peaks above 4,000 feet.

Christopher Wray, his wife Helen and their children Trip and Caroline sit on the top of Owl’s Head Mountain in Keene in 1999.
(Photo provided by the Wray family)
Christopher Wray, his wife Helen and their children Trip and Caroline sit on the top of Owl’s Head Mountain in Keene in 1999. (Photo provided by the Wray family)

“He never made it all the way,” Cecil Wray said. “Neither did I. He made it further than I did. He’s probably in the low 30s by now. He was seriously peak-bagging. He also did a lot of fishing for a while, trout fishing in the AuSable River.”

Christopher Wray attended the Buckley School in New York City and the private boarding school Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from his father’s alma mater, Yale University, in 1989, then earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He also met his wife, Helen Garrison Howell, at Yale.

Wray spent a year as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig and in 1997 became an assistant U.S. attorney for the northern district of Georgia. Wray joined the U.S. Justice Department in 2001 and worked his way up to assistant attorney general for the criminal division under President George W. Bush. He left the government in 2005 to go into private legal practice for the firm King & Spalding.

President Trump announced on June 7 he would nominate Christopher Wray to be FBI director in early June.

“I was at home in New York eating breakfast, listening to public radio, and I heard the announcement,” Cecil said. “I knew before that he had been summoned to go talk to Mr. Trump at the White House.”

Christopher Wray is pictured when he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush between 2003 and 2005.
Christopher Wray is pictured when he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush between 2003 and 2005.

What was his reaction?

“It was a mixture,” Wray said. “Obviously pride, because he’s done very well. He’s an extremely good lawyer and very successful. And I also felt concern. Things in Washington are such a sort of state of chaos, we didn’t want him to get mixed up in something he’d regret. But he’s very thoughtful and careful. Maybe it’s the Yale Law School tradition, but I think the idea of public service was an attraction for him.”

Those qualities were on full display earlier this month at Christopher’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In his opening statement, he said the FBI’s work will not “be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice.”

“My loyalty is to the Constitution and the rule of law,” he said. “They have been my guideposts throughout my career, and I will continue to adhere to them no matter the test.”

Cecil sat in the front row throughout the confirmation hearing. He said he thought his son handled himself “beautifully.”

“That’s what I keep hearing from everybody who watched,” he said. “There were a lot of Democrats who were saying nice things about him, and in the end the committee confirmed him unanimously. Unanimous decisions in that city are hard to come by.”

The allegations of Russian interference in the election, along with reported ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, are now being probed by a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller. It isn’t clear at this point if or how the

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Attacks Cover-Up

Two years after the nation's deadly anthrax attacks, the FBI still has not been able to re-create the process the killer used to produce the substance sent through the U.S. mail, a top FBI official said Monday. [LA Times 09/29/2003]
The FBI should just shut the hell up, because every time they come out with another of these lame stories, it just hammers home the point that there is a cover-up in this case.

For the newcomers; the anthrax used in the letters was genetically identical to a strain maintained at US bioweapons labs at Fort Detrick. The anthrax used in the letters was also "weaponized", consistent with manufacture in a full level-four weapons laboratory. Such labs also have the hot-boxes needed to insert the anthrax into letters without exposing the perpetrator.

It should come as no surprise that the FBI, in its total focus on Stephen Hatfill, has totally ignored (or is covering up for) another suspect, one actually caught on the security systems entering the storage area where the anthrax used in the letters was kept, without proper authorization and AFTER being fired from his job at Fort Detrick over a racially motivated attack on an Egyptian co-worker. This suspect's name is Dr. Philip Zack, who has since relocated to Dugway Proving Grounds.

But despite this damning evidence. Zack remained untouched and untouchable, while the FBI, spurred on by Dr. Barbara Rosenberg, continued to focus on Stephen Hatfill, while trying to concoct a way for him to have created the anthrax, even though he did not work with anthrax or have access to that strain.

Long time readers will recall when the FBI tore up Hatfill's house, and that of his girlfriend, then drained an entire pond hoping to find an improvised hotbox, all without producing a single piece of evidence in the case.

And now we have the announcement that two years into the case, the FBI cannot figure out a way for the anthrax to have been created and placed in the envelopes outside a fully equipped laboratory.

Now either the FBI is very stupid, or they are protecting the real criminal. Why? It cannot be because the letters included with the anthrax, written to appear to be from Muslims, prove a plot to frame Muslims for terror attacks on the US, because this is equally true if Hatfill is the culprit. So, given the Israeli spies uncovered in the Pentagon (and elsewhere), Zack may well be protected because to expose him would expose that Israel also has their spies deep inside our nation's biological warfare laboratories. And as the anthrax letters prove, they are not shy about taking and using those materials for their own purposes.

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The FBI Vs. Comrade Charlie Chaplin – OpEd
July 29, 2017

In September 1952, Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) looked back at New York on board the Queen Elizabeth. He was bound for Europe, to introduce the continent to his latest film Mousieur Verdoux. On the ship, Chaplin learned that the United States government would only let him return to the USA – where he had lived for the past three decades – if he subjected himself to an Immigration and Naturalization inquiry into his moral and political character. ‘Goodbye’, Chaplin said from the deck of the ship. He refused to submit to the inquiry. He would not return to the USA until 1972, when the Academy of Motion Pictures gave him an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.

Why did the US government exile Chaplin? The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) – the country’s political police – investigated Chaplin from 1922 onwards for his alleged ties to the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). Chaplin’s file – 1900 pages long – is filled with innuendo and slander, as agents exhausted themselves talking to his co-workers and adversaries to find any hint of Communist association. They found none. In December 1949, for instance, the agent in Los Angeles wrote, ‘No witnesses available to testify affirmatively that Chaplin has been member CP in past, that he is now a member or that he has contributed funds to CP’.

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Deputy AG announces new Forensic Science Working Group but still doesn’t grasp the extent of problem

August 7 at 6:13 PM

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein on Capitol Hill in June. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
In a speech at the International Association for Identification on Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced the creation of a Forensic Science Working Group within the Justice Department. Recall that one of the first moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions was to end the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS), which brought in independent scientists to evaluate the credibility of forensics fields used in U.S. courtrooms.

The new group will be housed within the Justice Department, which will inevitably make it less independent and less transparent than the NCFS. It will be led by Ted Hunt, a longtime prosecutor. Though Hunt worked with the NCFS, putting a prosecutor in charge of forensic reform doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the new working group’s impartiality.

For that matter, neither does Rosenstein’s speech. It’s been striking to see prosecutors and law enforcement groups react to the critiques of forensics that have come from the scientific community. Those critiques didn’t come out of nowhere. They came from commissions and panels formed after DNA testing, crime lab scandals and exonerations showed us that for decades prosecutors have been presenting juries with “scientific” evidence that is anything but. The FBI’s hair fiber analysis scandal alone tainted thousands of cases. And yet the reactions from prosecutors to these critiques — that experts are overstating their findings, wrongly implicating suspects, or practicing fields utterly lacking in any scientific principles at all — have been utterly devoid of any humility
Rosenstein’s speech Monday is less strident than others I’ve seen, but it’s still preachy and didactic.

Those disciplines have been around for a long time. When subjected to informed cross examination, expert testimony can be tremendously probative and helpful to the jury.

Nevertheless, some critics have sought to limit the forensic evidence and testimony that can be presented in court. These critics suggest that unless a forensic discipline has a “known error rate,” evidence derived from that discipline should not be admitted in court. Under that standard, trusted and reliable forensic evidence would be excluded simply because the discipline is not susceptible to an easy-to-calculate error rate.

The folly of that approach is clear when critics question fingerprint analysis. They admit that it usually works. Their objection is that it requires judgment.

This isn’t quite true. Few are suggesting fingerprint evidence be barred from the courtroom. The criticism is that experts have been overstating the certainty of fingerprint evidence, particularly when it comes to partial prints. Fingerprinting has long been touted as the “gold standard” in forensics. It’s been touted as foolproof and definitive. The criticism here is that if we don’t actually know how unique a fingerprint is in a given population, we can’t tell jurors that they’re unique. If prosecutors want to present fingerprint evidence, jurors should be made aware of this. And if experts want to testify about “matches” and levels of “certainty,” let’s give them regular competency tests arranged by outside entities.

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This allows him to collect a tax payer funded pension of over $50,000.00
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Prosecutor: Suspended FBI agent didn't mention mistress was investigator

An FBI agent who ran a "To Catch a Predator"-style task force in North Georgia pleaded guilty Thursday to disclosing confidential information.

According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Special Agent Ken Hillman let Emerson Russell and his wife, Angela, observe agents chatting undercover with potential child predators. He also let them ride along for meet ups and arrests of the task force's targets.

In addition, Hillman let Angela Russell chat with suspects on an FBI laptop, as if she were an agent herself.

Hillman pleaded guilty in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Walter Johnson. District Court Judge Harold Murphy will sentence Hillman, though the release does not say when that will be. He faces a penalty of up to 1 year in prison, plus a fine of up to $100,000.

The Northwest Georgia Internet Crime and Child Exploitation Task Force, spearheaded by Hillman, also consisted of officers from multiple local agencies, including the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office. The investigators would post on websites like Craigslist or Backpage.com, pretending to be fathers and uncles willing to pawn off children for sex.

The task force disbanded after Hillman's relationship with Angela Russell became public in February 2013. According to an internal Ringgold police investigation, Officer Tom Evans stopped Hillman and Angela Russell in the parking lot of a local bar, after the staff called 911 to report a couple that might be driving away drunk.

According to the investigation, the officer drove them to an apartment in the Chattanooga area. The officer also said that Hillman told him he was having an affair with Angela Russell. Emerson Russell later said he watched his estranged wife chat with the task force's targets while they were still together.

Angela Russell is not a trained officer. According to the Department of Justice release, Hillman did not receive clearance from his bosses to include her in his investigations.

Hillman was given a "medical retirement" from the FBI, his sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.

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Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year
A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels

Monday 7 August 2017 06.00 EDT

Fossil fuels have two major problems that paint a dim picture for their future energy dominance. These problems are inter-related but still should be discussed separately. First, they cause climate change. We know that, we’ve known it for decades, and we know that continued use of fossil fuels will cause enormous worldwide economic and social consequences.

Second, fossil fuels are expensive. Much of their costs are hidden, however, as subsidies. If people knew how large their subsidies were, there would be a backlash against them from so-called financial conservatives.

A study was just published in the journal World Development that quantifies the amount of subsidies directed toward fossil fuels globally, and the results are shocking. The authors work at the IMF and are well-skilled to quantify the subsidies discussed in the paper.

Let’s give the final numbers and then back up to dig into the details. The subsidies were $4.9 tn in 2013 and they rose to $5.3 tn just two years later. According to the authors, these subsidies are important because first, they promote fossil fuel use which damages the environment. Second, these are fiscally costly. Third, the subsidies discourage investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy that compete with the subsidized fossil fuels. Finally, subsidies are very inefficient means to support low-income households.

With these truths made plain, why haven’t subsidies been eliminated? The answer to that is a bit complicated. Part of the answer to this question is that people do not fully appreciate the costs of fossil fuels to the rest of us. Often we think of them as all gain with no pain.

So what is a subsidy anyway? Well, that too isn’t black and white. Typically, people on the street think of a subsidy as a direct financial cost that result in consumers paying a price that is below the opportunity cost of the product (fossil fuel in this case). However, as pointed out by the authors, a more correct view of the costs would encompass:

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Suspended FBI agent accuses bureau of retaliation, violating his rights in Harry Morel case

AUG 7, 2017 - 1:53 PM (…)

A New Orleans-based FBI agent filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming the bureau violated his First Amendment rights last year when it suspended him without pay for sending an unusual letter to the judge who presided over criminal proceedings involving former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel.

The agent, Michael S. Zummer, accused the FBI of retaliating against him for sending a 31-page letter to U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt that criticized the way federal prosecutors handled allegations that Morel demanded sexual favors from women who were caught up in the criminal justice system.

Zummer, who served as lead agent in the Morel case, outlined a host of what he considered improprieties in his letter, claiming Morel received favorable treatment and that his plea agreement had been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct within the local U.S. Attorney's Office.

The agent disregarded bureau directives by sending the document to the judge on the eve of Morel's sentencing.

In a written order at one point, Engelhardt said he shared Zummer's concerns about whether the Justice Department "is either unable or unwilling to self-police lapses of ethics, professionalism and truthfulness in its ranks."

The judge declined to make the letter public, but Zummer ultimately released portions of it after the FBI, following a lengthy review, blacked out entire pages of the document, in which Zummer apparently implicated a list of government officials he said acted improperly in the Morel case.

Federal authorities publicly accused Morel of being a "sexual predator" and of committing a host of crimes, including sexual assault, dating back decades, but they never pursued charges on those offenses.

Morel ultimately faced just one count of obstruction of justice, a charge that stemmed from his efforts to derail a long-running FBI investigation. The former district attorney is serving a three-year prison term.

The new lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, asserts that Zummer's decision to send the letter to Engelhardt was protected by his right to freedom of speech. It offers new details about his suspension and says Zummer initially took pains to send the letter in accordance with FBI protocol.

Before being stripped of his security clearance and escorted out of the bureau's New Orleans field office, Zummer first was suspended from conducting any investigative activity and told that he "was to move his desk to the empty nurse's office on the second floor" of the FBI's lakefront office, the lawsuit says.

He received an email from a supervisor saying his new role was "not a punishment," but adding that he could not be assigned to cases anymore "because you have taken the position that information you personally gather in the performance of your duties as an FBI special agent may be disclosed by you as a private citizen ... despite being instructed not to do so without authorization."

An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit.

A former Marine and a Stanford-educated attorney, Zummer has been prohibited by Justice Department rules from practicing law for compensation during his indefinite suspension and has been told he can take another job only with the FBI's permission, the lawsuit says.

In the suit, Zummer is asking the court for his old job back at the bureau, as well as back pay, damages and an order allowing him to make public the full letter he sent to Engelhardt about the Morel case.

Zummer wrote in the letter that he had encountered "systemic corruption" within the Justice Department and that he came under pressure at times to cover up the misconduct of federal prosecutors.

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Grant Cameron: The Government's UFO Disclosure Plan
Written by Grant Cameron
Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:48

There has been a lot of discussion in the UFO community lately about disclosure. There has been so much, in fact, that many people don't want to hear the word anymore. The word disclosure has become almost as unpopular as the word UFO. The disclosure word became unpopular, perhaps because there have been many predictions of imminent disclosure with nothing happening. People now either believe that it won't happen, or they share the position taken by John Alexander and repeated by former Senior CIA officer Jim Semivan, which is that "disclosure has already happened, it is confirmation that we are after."

What needs to be clarified is that there are two types of disclosure. Most researchers, when they refer to UFO disclosure, mean the President stands at the podium and says "ETs are here." That would be full disclosure. Disclosure is defined as "the action of making new or secret information known or a fact, especially a secret, that is made known."

Government UFO disclosure is someone who has a need-to-know revealing information about the UFO mystery that we didn't know before they started talking. An example of this might be Hillary Clinton saying "They (aliens) may already be here." This is a big departure from government officials who have maintained that none of the UFO evidence shows any indication of an ET presence. Disclosure is also officials admitting there is probably life out there in outer space. Saying they may already be here is to me a disclosure. Saying aliens may be here is a big deal, especially when the same Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta state that if elected they will disclose what they can about the government's secret UFO knowledge.

When George W. Bush is asked if he reviewed the government UFO files when he got to the White House says, "maybe," that is disclosure. He could have said "No" but he didn't. He is revealing something we didn't know as the official government position is that there are no unreleased UFO files. Seconds later, Bush responds as to whether he can talk about what he saw, and that too is disclosure.

Assuming there is a non-human intelligence interacting with mankind, and assuming the United States government has dealt with that mystery, there are three possibilities:

Plan 1: A Government Cover-up - The government plan might be to cover-up and bury the UFO story. If that were the case, their actions would be to simply shut up about the subject and never talk about it again. Canada, as an example, released all their UFO sighting files in 1967, announced they would no longer investigate UFOs, and then completely shut up. Unlike the United States, in Canada, there have been no whistleblowers, government rumors about underground bases, or leaked documents. Government UFO researchers in Canada have nothing to research or research. The lack of any discussion on the part of the Canadian government makes it look like they might, in fact, not be involved anymore. If there is a cover-up, it is a cover-up of what the Canadians described in a 1950 Top Secret memo to be the "most highly classified subject in the United States." The release of that information is punishable by ten years in jail for every item leaked. The amount of "seemingly" leaked material that I will point out in this book strongly indicates that there is no full cover-up going on. There have been no UFO prosecutions, and it is very evident that officials are aware of the UFO leaks, and where they originate.

Plan 2: The Disclosure Plan - The second idea is that the United States government is preparing for full disclosure. This theory is flawed from the start because they would not be leaking bits and pieces of unsupported stories into the public domain. If the plan were to disclose, the president would just stand in front of the White House press corps and announce whatever the truth is behind the UFO mystery. If the government wanted full disclosure, they would take the editor of the The New York Times and The Washington Post to an underground base and show them a downed saucer and alien bodies. Then they would provide whatever statements, photos, and documents required to do a front-page article with the truth. What has been going on for 70 years does not fit this scenario.

Plan 3: An Acclimatization Plan - The third possibility is that they are preparing the population over an extended period for the knowledge that we are not alone in the universe. Other such as Bob Bigalow have termed this confirmation. When the evidence gets a fair review, it seems apparent that there is some long-term acclimatization plan going on. The burning question is what government is doing to reveal the UFO story to the public, why it is being done the way that it is, and what was the final plan. The United States government has not shut up and remained quiet as in Plan 1. They have not made a disclosure announcement as in Plan 2, so they are obviously doing something in between. Seen in this light, the statements of Hillary Clinton and George Bush now make sense. They are playing a gradual disclosure game. Don't lie, but don't reveal classified information. It is a difficult road they have to walk. If Clinton was doing full disclosure she would say ETs are here and I will produce the documents. If she were covering up, she would not have brought up the subject. She did something in between. If Bush was doing full disclosure, he would have brought documents and alien pictures to Jimmy Kimmel's interview. If he were covering up, he would have said he didn't look at the UFO documents instead of saying "maybe." He would have said I don't know anything, instead of "I'm not saying nothin'!" He did something in between. Once the actions of the United States government are seen as gradual disclosure or acclimatization event, the things they have done, and continue to do, start to make sense.

I will shortly release a book called Managing Magic: The United States Government Disclosure Plan, which is a historical look of what the government did, and perhaps why they did it. In the book I tried to look at the 64 possible reasons that prevented the President of the United States from telling the true and complete story, even when some like Ford and Carter were pro-disclosure when took the presidency. I tried to recount 50 odd stories of efforts made to get out the UFO story, while at the same time protecting the classified UFO secrets. Included among these is Tom DeLonge and his ten high level government sources, five of them who have been identified and confirmed to be key government figures. What most people don't know or forget is that some of these officials were dealing with people in the UFO community long before they ever joined DeLonge's team of advisors. I had written about Podesta's UFO interest twenty years ago, and I knew of his CIA advisor Jim Semivan long before he made contact with DeLonge in April 2016.

The other thing that becomes evident when all 50 stories are put together is that these acclimatization leaks of UFO information go right back to the beginning when Kenneth Arnold was given 8 x 11 photos of flying saucers by the 4th Air Force along with the assurance that they were legitimate. The stories include the 1975 UFO documentary called "UFOs, Past, Present, and Future" that was made and paid for under contract to the Pentagon at a time when the Pentagon said they were not involved in the UFO topic. This must have gone well because the same producers were contacted in 1985. During the negotiation for that documentary the producers were told that the government wanted another documentary as there was film in the vault that they wanted to get out. Then there was the 1988 documentary called "UFO Cover-up ...Live" that appeared on TV in the final couple of weeks of the Reagan administration. Among the things leaked in that documentary was Area-51, first leaked six months before it became public. The documentary introduced the idea of the live alien, which had never been mentioned, and identified the remote viewing program at the DIA, which remained Top Secret till it was revealed seven years later.

From history I gathered together 14 men who I refer to as magicians. They were CIA and their job over the last 70 years was to get the story out via five men that I refer to as the Messiahs. These Messiahs included researchers such as Bill Moore, Steven Greer, and Tom Delonge, who each saw themselves as the person picked to bring disclosure to the American public.

My conclusion is there is no plan to fully disclose, no matter how loud the demands inside the UFO community are. The plan is to continue to drop stories till people are so acclimatized that when full disclosure does happen by those in power, it will surprise no one.

When all the evidence is gathered, it is pretty clear what is happening, but like every good story there is one story that refuses to fit in. This story deals with the election of Donald Trump, and his UFO briefing. I have watched this story for months and was actually contacted by people who thought Trump would not be told the truth. Within this Trump world is a story of a briefing, and a president who was picked by intelligence to be /the disclosure president. It involves a portal/pod. It involves a "goodie bag" which is like an instant replay of the 1997 Corso filing cabinet or the 2012 Chase Brandon Roswell box story. The story also claims that the new president is "open to disclosure and against disinformation." The story is full disclosure and is tied into an identifiable member of the CIA.

I will do a presentation on as many as six UFO disclosure initiatives and the government disclosure process April 22nd from 10AM - 11:30AM Pacific Standard Time for the Portal to Ascension Full Disclosure On-Line Conference:


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Trump and the ETs

Written by Grant Cameron
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:55
They may be anticipating some action. I have been waiting for President-Elect Trump to take office before taking more serious actions. He is very "pro-disclosure" and very anti "disinformation." Dr. Ronald Pandolfi who ran the UFO weird desk at the CIA.

Now that Hillary Clinton has been defeated at the polls, her promise to get to the bottom of the government secrecy on UFOs has ended. The stories of some sort of imminent raising of an ET awareness by the government has not.

There is a group of people inside the Pentagon who have come forward, in the last couple of days, who are willing to come forward if they are given the green light by those in the government who control the issue.

If Hillary were asked to elaborate on her knowledge of what happened on UFOs during the Clinton administration, and how the system has kept the secret, it might stir enough controversy to turn the light green.

There is also another move to move the government to open up further on the UFO issue. The famous rocker Tom DeLonge is a big part of this.

I have a source inside the huge number of people that are part of this openness effort. I am aware of the person in Washington who is running it.

When the election was over I asked if the light was still green or if it had turned red. I was told it was still green and bigger than ever, with big names and big money behind it. I was once again pointed to January where there would not be disclosure but a big event.

Sadly, there seems to be no clear intent by any reporter to go down this road for various reasons, so we may just be heading back into the dark ages of knowledge about the UFO subject.

As the researcher who has invested 30 years of research into the relationship between the United States President and UFOs, I have worked a lot to find how Trump fits into the UFO story. Now that he has won the election, the time has come to write about what I have found.

The first thing to mention is that there is very little reliable material that shows a link to Trump and the UFO story, aliens, or extraterrestrial life. All we have is a tweet that indicates he has no interest in the subject.Â

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'This Is Nuts': Trump Fumes to Generals That US Should Plunder Afghan Minerals

Thursday, August 03, 2017

'This Is Nuts': Trump Fumes to Generals That US Should Plunder Afghan Minerals
The president also compared military strategy to renovating a restaurant

In a recent situation room meeting with generals and top national security advisors, President Donald Trump reportedly compared war policy to renovating a restaurant and complained that the U.S. isn't doing enough to exploit Afghanistan's mineral wealth.

This is according to senior administration officials who leaked details of the "tense" meeting to NBC News.

Trump also complained that the U.S. is "losing" the war in Afghanistan—which is approaching its 16th year—and said he was contemplating firing Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of American forces in the country, who he has not met.

Here's how NBC summarized the conversation:

Over nearly two hours in the situation room, according to the officials, Trump complained about NATO allies, inquired about the United States getting a piece of Afghanistan's mineral wealth, and repeatedly said the top U.S. general there should be fired. He also startled the room with a story that seemed to compare their advice to that of a paid consultant who cost a tony New York restaurateur profits by offering bad advice.

As Common Dreams reported last week, Trump has long been enticed by the prospect of plundering Afghanistan's untapped mineral reserves. In the meeting with his national security advisors, NBC noted, Trump reiterated his wishes and fumed that China is "making money off of Afghanistan's estimated $1 trillion in rare minerals while American troops are fighting the war."

Trump also "expressed frustration that his advisers tasked with figuring out how the U.S. can help American businesses get rights to those minerals were moving too slowly," NBC reported.

Commentators have in the past argued that Trump's desire to exploit a war-torn country's mineral reserves amounts to a longing for

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How Serious Is The Possibility of a Constitutional Convention?
Posted on August 6, 2017 by Lambert Strether
By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Let’s start with Article V of the United States Constitution:

The Congress, whenever [A] two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when [C] ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by [D] conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

(This language — “The first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article” — protects the slave trade.[1]) So amending the Constitution is not easy, and by design. Federalist Papers 39 (which, honestly, reads like a Vox explainer tap-dancing through a heavily contested policy issue, except in 18th Century prose), ALL CAPS as in the original:

The difference between a federal and national government, as it relates to the OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, is supposed to consist in this, that in the former the powers operate on the political bodies composing the Confederacy, in their political capacities; in the latter, on the individual citizens composing the nation, in their individual capacities….

But if the government be national with regard to the OPERATION of its powers, it changes its aspect again when we contemplate it in relation to the EXTENT of its powers. ….

(The “EXTENT” of the government’s powers being indeed the key issue, as we shall see.)

If we try the Constitution by its last relation to the authority by which amendments are to be made, we find it neither wholly NATIONAL nor wholly FEDERAL. Were it wholly national, the supreme and ultimate authority would reside in the MAJORITY of the people of the Union; and this authority would be competent at all times, like that of a majority of every national society, to alter or abolish its established government. Were it wholly federal, on the other hand, the concurrence of each State in the Union would be essential to every alteration that would be binding on all. The mode provided by the plan of the convention is not founded on either of these principles. In requiring more than a majority, and principles. In requiring more than a majority, and particularly in computing the proportion by STATES, not by CITIZENS, it departs from the NATIONAL and advances towards the FEDERAL character; in rendering the concurrence of less than the whole number of States sufficient, it loses again the FEDERAL and partakes of the NATIONAL character.

The proposed Constitution, therefore, is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal Constitution, but a composition of both. In its foundation it is federal, not national; in the sources from which the ordinary powers of the government are drawn, it is partly federal and partly national; in the operation of these powers, it is national, not federal; in the extent of them, again, it is federal, not national; and, finally, in the authoritative mode of introducing amendments, it is neither wholly federal nor wholly national.

I’m glad that’s sorted. Suffice to say that Amendments are hard.[2] If we return to the text of Article V, we see two modes for proposing Amendments (at [A] and ) and two modes for ratifying them ([C] and [D]). All amendments, so far, have taken the path from [A] through [C]: Proposed by both houses of Congress; ratified by state legislatures (except for the Twenty First Amendment, abolishing Prohibition, which was passed by state conventions). However, given the current composition and polarization of Congress, it’s very hard to see how path [A], proposal through Congress, can be followed by either party. There remains path , “the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states,” followed by whichever of the two ratification modes[3]. The magic number for an “Amending Convention” is 34 (two-thirds of 50) and until very recently I would have thought that path to a Constitutional convention implausible, too. As indeed it has been: “There have been hundreds of applications for an amending convention over the years from virtually every state [but] no amending convention has ever occurred.” But then I see maps like this:

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President Trump, who dodged Vietnam War service, blasts Sen. Richard Blumenthal as ‘phony Vietnam con artist’ in Twitter rant

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:27 AM

FBI Octopus

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Nevada Athletic Commission head former FBI agent, takes heat for Mayweather-McGregor boxing match

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How BuzzFeed News revealed hidden spy planes in US airspace
Columbia Journalism Review
Surveillance aircraft often keep a low profile: The FBI, for example, registers its .... with Mexico, there is a chance that a CBP agent flying overhead is listening.

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SLO County refuses to release video related to restraint chair jail ...
Holland's death is one of 11 county inmate deaths that the FBI is investigating. Neal said the county is exempt under section 6254F under the Public Records Act ...

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Suspect in terrorism sting was 'set up' by FBI informant accused of ...
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Federal charges against a Palm Beach County man who was arrested in a terrorism sting should be thrown out because of 'outrageous conduct' by the FBI and ...

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Miller police chief is charged for missing evidence
The FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Joshua Bruce at his home in Christian County. Investigators say they found two guns in his home that ...

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US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal
Exclusive: series of emails show staff at Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service advised to reference ‘weather extremes’ instead

Among the ‘intense weather events’ qualifying as climate change under the advice in the email chain is drought.
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Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.

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Woman allegedly pimped by former NYPD detective at 13 years old gets OK to sue

Monday, August 7, 2017,

A 13-year-old runaway allegedly forced into prostitution by a detective could have been spared the nightmare if NYPD brass had properly disciplined him for a series of complaints — including allegations he'd had sex with hookers, a judge ruled.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Nina Gershon said the woman — now in her 20s and identified only as “H.H.” — sufficiently showed a potential jury could reasonably buy the argument that police brass should've known former Detective Wayne Taylor was a problem before his 2008 conviction.

"A reasonable jury could find that, had Taylor been adequately investigated and disciplined, he would not have felt empowered to force H.H. into prostitution," Gershon said Monday, letting the case against the city go forward.

Taylor was convicted of attempted kidnapping, but Gershon noted "it is undisputed that Taylor kidnapped H.H. and forced her into prostitution."

Pimp found minors online for music teacher's alleged sex meetups
Taylor, a 14-year member of the department, racked up 25 complaints in his nine years with the Narcotics Division, the judge said. Complaints generally had to do with misusing police authority, sexual relations with prostitutes and other criminal activity.

Taylor got cleared on three complaints, but the remainder were either unsubstantiated — meaning they couldn’t be proven or disproven — or pending at the time of his termination.

"Though many of the allegations against Taylor were never proven, investigators never found them to be false either," Gershon said.

The city shouldn't be on the hook for what happened to the victim, its lawyers argued.

Alleged pimp raped 14-year-old for months, prosecutors say
Queens prosecutors said Taylor and a woman claiming to be his wife, Zelika (Mommy Z) Brown, brought the girl to parties in January 2008 and forced her into sex acts with men.

The girl, once a ballet dancer, got snared when Brown's relative invited her to "dance" for money. Court papers said the relative "sold" the girl to Brown for $500.

Brown, Taylor and others held her against her will. H.H. remembered Taylor saying he was a detective "and if you don't do what I say, I will put you out on the street and arrest you for prostitution."

After days of beatings and forced sex, H.H. said she was "sold" to another pimp, prostituted again, and then transferred to another who released her.

Brooklyn couple indicted for pimping out two 14-year-old girls
When Taylor was first busted in 2008, he told the Daily News he was "100% innocent of all the charges."

But in a 2015 jailhouse affidavit, Taylor said that working undercover at the Narcotics Division, he was trained how to blend in with prostitutes, pimps and johns.

Taylor said various police units occasionally looked at him "but little or nothing came of these investigations." This all led to him "being trained in how to function as a criminal, empowered to believe I could get away with unlawful activities."

Officials said Taylor, 45, completed his full sentence and supervised release in July 2016.

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Scientists fear Trump administration will silence latest climate change data: report

Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:28 PM

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Off-duty NYPD cop charged with DWI after flipping SUV with 8-year-old son in back seat on Long Island

Monday, August 7, 2017, 8:08 PM

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AUG. 7, 2017, 12:32 P.M.
'May you die in pain': California GOP congressman gets an earful at town hall

“May you die in pain.”

That was the nastiest moment of Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa's early morning town hall in the Northern California town of Chico on Monday.

The wish was uttered by an older man who criticized LaMalfa for voting for the House GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. He was also holding a pink sign that read “Lackey for the Rich!"

The open hostility and intransigence inside the Chico Elks Lodge came as the political divide in the country has grown more inflamed, with Trump’s election unleashing a wave of both liberal activism and conservative empowerment.

As a result, Washington’s deeply partisan fights over issues such as health care, immigration and environmental protections have followed members of Congress home, turning once sedate town halls into in-your-face venting sessions that in left-leaning California have Republican House members on the defensive.

LaMalfa stood his ground on stage as person after person ripped into him for his votes and positions on healthcare and climate change, as well as for his unyielding support for President Trump.

A few speakers asked LaMalfa to resign, including one dressed up as the “Wicked Witch of the West Coast.”

Most comments and questions during the hour-long town hall were fairly cordial, although they were laced with plenty of boos and catcalls.

Norma Wilcox, a retired nurse who lives in Chico, also questioned LaMalfa’s healthcare vote. Wilcox told LaMalfa the House plan would take away healthcare for millions of Americans while providing tax breaks to the rich.

“I am open to new ideas,” LaMalfa told her, describing the House GOP bill as a placeholder that everyone expected to be improved during negotiations with the Senate. (The Senate's healthcare efforts now appear dead.)

But the Richvale congressman, who represents California’s massive 1st Congressional District in the northeast corner of the state, said he will support only a new healthcare program that provides affordable coverage to middle-class Americans.

LaMalfa said Obamacare is quickly become unaffordable and unsustainable, with premium costs rising and the number of insurance companies offering coverage declining.

“People across the board are being hurt by this,” LaMalfa said.

When shouts and boos rained down on him, he chastised the crowd saying, “I have the mic folks. Yep, boo away.”

Ann Sisney of Chico told LaMalfa that her son, William, died of an opioid overdose two years ago. She held up a picture of the 19-year-old, asked the congressman to take it, and told him more people will die if GOP leadership in Congress gets its way on healthcare.

“These are life-and-death decisions that you are making,” Sisney told him.

LaMalfa assured her that Congress was working to find funds to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.

The Republican congressman also raised the ire of the crowd when he was asked about climate change and the degraded air quality in this stretch of Northern California.

“I don’t buy the idea that man-made activity is responsible,” LaMalfa said bluntly.

The crowd of several hundred did include some LaMalfa supporters, though most stayed silent.

Ron Jones, 67, of Paradise said he’s been to a few of LaMalfa’s town halls and all have been dominated by his critics.

“Most of the time people want to ... complain,” said Jones, a self-described conservative, after the event ended. “The people who support him are quietly in the background.”

LaMalfa does indeed have a lot of support in the district that also overwhelmingly voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. LaMalfa won his last election by almost 15%, and though he has attracted a few Democratic challengers, the district is not considered a battleground for 2018.

Unlike many California Republican members of Congress, LaMalfa hasn't shied away from holding town halls, though it's rarely a pleasant experience for him. He held one in Nevada City in March and another in April in Oroville. No other California Republicans are scheduled to hold town halls during their August recess.

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Material posted here will deal with crimes committed by FBI agents.
Based on several studies Mormons and Catholics comprise the largest number of FBI agents.
The material posted here is to remind you THAT as a voter and taxpayer you fund the organizational model of the FBI Crime family.

Here is a partial list of books,links and documentary videos detailing crimes committed by FBI agents.

annotated bibliography

Aaronson, Trevor. The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism
Ig Publishing Brooklyn New York 2013
Exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.

Bari, Judi. TIMBER WARS. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1994.
The F.B.I. attempted to stop the political activity of Judi Bari and Daryl Cherney by exploding a
bomb under their car. Daryl Cherney and Judi Bari filed a Civil lawsuit
against the FBI and Oakland police. A jury awarded them $4.4 million
dollars in 2003. see http://www.judibari.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bowen Roger. INNOCENCE IS NOT ENOUGH: The Life and Death of Herbert Norman
New York USA M.E. Sharpe Inc 1988
Looks at FBI assassination of Herbert Norman, Canadian Ambassador to Egypt.

Buitrago, Ann Mari. F.B.I. FILES. Grove Press, 1981.
Covers the procedures for obtaining and interpreting your F.B.I. file.

Burnham, David. ABOVE THE LAW. Scribner, 1996.
Looks at secret deals and fixing of cases by the Justice Department for corporations.
Burnham was the New York Times reporter who broke the story about New York City cop Serpico and Police corruption.
He was the reporter on route to meet Karen Silkwood when she was found murdered. Read his other book A LAW UNTO ITSELF.
It details how FBI agents collaborate with the IRS to target political activists.
see his important website about the FBI
here http://trac.syr.edu/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Burnham, David A LAW UNTO ITSELF Vintage January 30, 1991 ISBN-10: 0679732837
Exposes FBI agents using the IRS to cripple political activists.

Buttino, Frank. A SPECIAL AGENT. William Morrow, 1993.
Investigates F.B.I. attacks on gay FBI agents .
This book is written by a FBI agent who is gay. It details how other FBI
agents tormented him .

Carson, Clayborne. MALCOLM X: THE F.B.I. FILE. Carroll & Graf, 1991.
Looks at the evidence for the F.B.I. assassination of Malcolm X.

Cashill,Jack, Sanders,James. FIRST STRIKE Thomas Nelson Press, 2003
Overwhelming evidence presented by Dr. Cashill on the downing of TWA
Flight 800 by a missle over Long Island and the ensuing cover-up by FBI
agents.One of my favorite books. see their documentary about the same
subject called SILENCED here

also see

Cecil,Mathew . Branding Hoover's FBI University of Kansas Press 2016

Branding Hoover's FBI
How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America

Matthew Cecil University of Kansas Press 2016

Hunting down America’s public enemies was just one of the FBI’s jobs. Another—perhaps more vital and certainly more covert—was the job of promoting the importance and power of the FBI, a process that Matthew Cecil unfolds clearly for the first time in this eye-opening book. The story of the PR men who fashioned the Hoover era, Branding Hoover’s FBI reveals precisely how the Bureau became a monolithic organization of thousands of agents who lived and breathed a well-crafted public relations message, image, and worldview. Accordingly, the book shows how the public was persuaded—some would say conned—into buying and even bolstering that image.

Just fifteen years after a theater impresario coined the term “public relations,” the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover began practicing a sophisticated version of the activity. Cecil introduces those agency PR men in Washington who put their singular talents to work by enforcing and amplifying Hoover's message. Louis B. Nichols, overseer of the Crime Records Section for more than twenty years, was a master of bend-your-ear networking. Milton A. Jones brought meticulous analysis to bear on the mission; Fern Stukenbroeker, a gift for eloquence; and Cartha “Deke” DeLoach, a singular charm and ambition. Branding Hoover’s FBI examines key moments when this dedicated cadre, all working under the protective wing of Associate Director Clyde Tolson, manipulated public perceptions of the Bureau (was the Dillinger triumph really what it seemed?). In these critical moments, the book allows us to understand as never before how America came to see the FBI’s law enforcement successes and overlook the dubious accomplishments, such as domestic surveillance, that truly defined the Hoover era.

“This unique, creative, and excellent study makes a significant contribution to the literature on the FBI. Cecils brilliant mining of FBI personnel files has resulted in a fascinating, richly detailed, and wholly satisfying look at the inner workings of Hoover’s FBI.An outstanding work on an important subject.”

—Douglas Charles, author of Hoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” Program

“Branding Hoover’s FBI is a path-breaking assessment of former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s public relations initiatives. Cecil’s brilliantly researched study documents Hoover’s success in transforming the image of the FBI from a minor and suspect to a powerful and autonomous agency, in the process reshaping American politics in the twentieth century. His thoughtful monograph has particular contemporary relevance highlighting how control over information undermined a constitutional system based on accountability and transparency. ”

—Athan Theoharis, author of The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History

About the Author

Matthew Cecil is Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is the author of The Ballad of Ben and Stella Mae: Great Plains Outlaws Who Became FBI Public Enemies Nos. 1 and 2 and Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image, both published by Kansas.

Cecil, Mathew. Hoover's FBI and the Fourth Estate .University of Kansas Press 2014

Hoover's FBI and the Fourth Estate
The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau's Image

Matthew Cecil

AEJMC Book Award

Finalist, Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

“In the present day, when Edward Snowden’s journalistic salvo has exposed the National Security Agency for peering over every digital shoulder, Hoover’s FBI offers key insights into the origins of the still contentious boundaries between the members of the Fourth Estate and the modern police state that Hoover began to build 90 years ago.”

—Annals of Iowa

“Ultimately, as a history book, Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate should be required for all young and aspiring journalists. Just as Hoover and the FBI used journalists to burnish a public image that lasted for decades, so too are today’s reporters subject to similar forces, especially inside access to get the story. Let us hope history does not repeat itself here.”

—Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

See all reviews...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was an agency devoted to American ideals, professionalism, and scientific methods, directed by a sage and selfless leader—and anyone who said otherwise was a no-good subversive, bent on discrediting the American way of life. That was the official story, and how J. Edgar Hoover made it stick—running roughshod over those same American ideals—is the story this book tells in full for the first time.

From Hoover's first tentative media contacts in the 1930s to the Bureau's eponymous television series in the 1960s and 1970s, FBI officials labored mightily to control the Bureau's image—efforts that put them not-so-squarely at the forefront of the emerging field of public relations. In the face of any journalistic challenges to the FBI's legitimacy and operations, Hoover was able to create a benign, even heroic counter narrative, thanks in part to his friends in newsrooms. Matthew Cecil's own prodigious investigation through hundreds of thousands of pages from FBI files reveals the lengths to which Hoover and his lackeys went to use the press to hoodwink the American people. Even more sobering is how much help he got from so many in the press.

Conservative journalists like broadcaster Fulton Lewis, Jr. and columnist George Sokolsky positioned themselves as "objective" defenders of Hoover's FBI and were rewarded with access, friendship, and other favors. Some of Hoover's friends even became adjunct-FBI agents, designated as Special Service Contacts who discreetly gathered information for the Bureau. "Enemies," on the other hand, were closely monitored and subjected to operations that disrupted their work or even undermined and ended their careers. Noted journalists like I. F. Stone, George Seldes, James A. Wechsler, and many others found themselves the subjects of FBI investigations and, occasionally, named on the Bureau's "custodial detention index," targeted for arrest in the case of a national emergency.

With experience as a political reporter, a press secretary, and a scholar and professor of journalism and public relations, Matthew Cecil is uniquely qualified to conduct us through the maze of political intrigue and influence peddling that mark—and often mask—the history of the FBI. His work serves as a cautionary tale about how manipulative government agents and compliant journalists can undermine the very institutions and ideals they are tasked with protecting.

Charns, Alexander. CLOAK AND GAVEL. University of Illinois Press. 1992.
After reviewing thousands of pages of FBI documents the attorney author
exposes the FBI illegal phone tapping of the Supreme Court and how the
FBI fix court cases and work behind the scenes to get "their man"
appointed to the Supreme Court. Written by a lawyer active in Human

Churchill, Ward. AGENTS OF REPRESSION. South End Press, 1988.
Professor Churchill gives first hand accounts of F.B.I. death squad
activities. This book is a classic and is a must read along with THE

Churchill, Ward. THE COINTELPRO PAPERS. South End Press, 1990.
Explores how the F.B.I. disrupts legitimate political activities and engage in Death Squad activities.

Criley, Richard. THE F.B.I. VS. THE FIRST AMENDMENT. First Amendment Foundation, 1990.
Looks at the destruction of the First Amendment by the F.B.I.

KENNEDY. McGraw-Hill, 1989.
A must read book in understanding how the FBI has used the Mafia to carry out the assassination of President Kennedy.

De Camp, John. THE FRANKLIN COVERUP. AWT Publishers, 1992.
A former Republican state senator from Nebraska writes about a
pedophile ring involved in the kidnaping, sexual torture and murder of
children that went all the way to the Bush White House.
Attorney DeCamp discusses the FBI role in the coverup of this case and
the murder of a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the
pedophile ring.This book will keep you awake at night and is an active
barometer for evil indexing how the FBI crime family operates.

Foundation, 1999. Examines FBI campaign of terror to undermine civil
liberties. Attorney Dempsey worked for Congressman Don Edwards who was
a former FBI agent.

Diamond, Sigmund. COMPROMISED CAMPUS. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Professor Diamond attempts to get F.B.I. files showing collaboration
between F.B.I. agents and professors at universities from 1945-1955.
The FBI created the Patriot Act , in part, because of this book.

Donner, Frank. PROTECTORS OF PRIVILEGE. University of California Press, 1990.
Looks at the death squad collaboration between local police and F.B.I. agents to stifle the Bill of Rights.

Dwyer, James. TWO SECONDS UNDER THE WORLD. Diane publishers 1997.
The most important book you will read on understanding FBI agents Floyd
and Anticev creating the 1993 terrorist act at the World Trade Center.
This book lays out in detail how the FBI engineered
the 1993 World Trade Center explosion.

Edmonds, Sibel D Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir
2012 Sibel D Edmonds publisher
In this startling new memoir, former FBI agent/analyst Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded.

Emerson, Steven and Brian Duffy. THE FALL OF PAN AM 103. G.B. Putnam's Sons, 1990.
Oliver Revell was the number 2 man at the F.B.I. until he was demoted
by F.B.I. Director William Sessions to the Dallas Field Office. His son
Chris Revell had tickets for Pan Am 103, but he changed his flight two days before the plane
exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. See Ross Gelbspan's book, BREAK-INS,
DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI to get a fuller picture of Oliver Revell.

Flannery, Greg . REACH OUT AND TAP SOMEONE . In These Times Magazine
March 1989 issue
This article appeared in the March issue of the national publication IN THESE TIMES.
It details the massive illegal FBI wiretap program
placed on US Presidents, members of Congress, Judges, people of color, local politicians during the 1970's thru the 1980's. This was before the Patriot Act.
More important it details how FBI agents working with local police were committing voter fraud and arson.

Flannery, Greg Privacy Died a Long Time Ago Article 25 News 2013

https://article25news.wordpress.com/201 ... -long-ago/

Foerstel, Herbert. SURVEILLANCE IN THE STACKS. Greenwood Press, 1991.
Looks at attempts by the F.B.I. to get librarians to spy on the American public .The FBI created the Library Clauses in the Patriot Act because of this book.

Gallagher, Dorothy. ALL THE RIGHT ENEMIES. Penguin Books, 1988.
The F.B.I. utilized the Mafia to carry out its executions against Presidents and political activists from 1930 through 2000.
Carlos Tresca was one of their victims.

Gelbspan, Ross. BREAK- INS, DEATH THREATS, AND THE F.B.I. South End Press, 1991.
This Pulitzer Prize winning reporter formerly with the Boston Globe,
details the F.B.I. death squad collaboration with the death squads in
El Salvador and their attacks upon American groups opposed to those
death squads.

Gibson, Dirk A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations March 1997

FBI Control of Media

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A Quantitative Description of FBI Public Relations

Article · March 1997 with 16 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/S0363-8111(97)90003-5
Cite this publication
Dirk C. Gibson
1st Dirk C. Gibson
Of all federal government agencies in the U.S. from the 1930's to the 1980's, the Federal Bureau of Investigation probably had the most successful media relations program. The Bureau's leaders seemed to be masters at getting good publicity and avoiding bad.By describing a quantitative analysis of the FBI's publicity over that 50-year period, this article attempts to show why those efforts were so successful. It identifies the themes that typified the verbal component of Bureau publicity, and the broad spectrum of mass communication channels that were tapped.

Glick, Brian. WAR AT HOME. South End Press, 1989.
Attorney Glick details the F.B.I.’s covert war against political activists.

Goulet, Donald Chesuncook Author House 2008
Autobiography of a FBI agent plagued by mental illness.

House, 1998.
Contains detailed evidence about the FBI alliance with the terrorist
underworld, and how FBI agent provocateurs are behind many of the
current bombings that have plagued the United States since the fall of
the Berlin Wall. Some current thinking has FBI agents creating these
acts to fill the void caused by the downfall of communism and replacing
communism with the new boogeyman Islam.

Holland, Max . Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat
Deep Throat FBI Supervisor Mark Felt, the number two guy in the FBI during Watergate, was leaking, not out of concern for public good but rather because he was angry he was not getting the top spot in the bureau
University Press Kansas 2012

Hougan, Jim. SPOOKS. William Morrow, 1978.
Important book detailing the life of former F.B.I. agent Robert Maheux
and his relationship with the Mafia. Groundbreaking book in
understanding FBI collaboration with the Mafia, using it to carry out
assassinations on President Kennedy, Martin Luther King and others.
Maheux was the liason between the Mafia and the FBI when the FBI assassinated President Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

Kaiser, Marty . Odyssey of an Eavesdropper( My Life in electronic
countermeasures and my battle against the FBI) W Carroll & Graf 2005
Author exposes wiretapping crimes committed by FBI agents as well as
Business Fraud. He built the wiretapping devices for FBI agents that
were later used in crimes committed against people like Martin Luther
King and public officials.After exposing FBI agents kickback schemes to
Congress the author became a target of retaliation by tax payer funded
FBI agents. see http://www.martykaiser.com/odyssey2.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Keith, Jim. OK BOMB. Illuminate, 1996.
Explores FBI coverup in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

Kelly, John F. TAINTING EVIDENCE. The Free Press 1998. The book is
based on testimony of FBI lab Whistleblower Dr. Frederick Whitehurst ,
an employee of the FBI for 17 years. Shows how bad the FBI Lab is run.
Dr. Whitehurst was the chemist who analyzed Timothy McVeigh's clothes
for traces of ammonium nitrate and was removed from the case when he
did not find any bomb residue.
http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php ... Itemid=108" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Lehr, Dick & O'Neill, Gerard. BLACK MASS. Public Affairs, 2000.
Looks at the FBI's collaboration in Boston with the Mafia and Irish Mob
between 1960 and 2001 in which they collaborated in the murder of 21
women,children and men. Important book showing how the FBI uses the
Mafia to commit political and other assassinations .see
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2013/06 ... Howie-Carr

Lindauer, Susan Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq 2010 Susan Lindauer publisher
More evidence showing the FBI, CIA and other government agencies created 911.
What if the government decided to invent a great lie to justify a disastrous war and a questionable anti-terrorism policy? What would happen to the people who know the truth? EXTREME PREJUDICE delivers an explosive, high tension expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA's advance warnings of 9/11 and an insider's look at Pre-War Intelligence, told by one of the very few U.S. Assets covering Iraq before the War.

McGhee , Millie WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK Allen Morris 2005
The author is a afro american relative of FBI Director J Edgar Hoover
who is successful in presenting evidence that FBI Director Hoover is part African-American
and related to her.
The book details the research conducted by Ms McGhee and how FBI agents tried to stop her from writing the book. Photographs show reunion of white and black relatives united by the research in this book. FBI Director J Edgar Hoover was the descendant of Mississippi slaves.

Melanson, Phillip. THE MURKIN CONSPIRACY. Praeger, 1989.
Professor Melanson looks at the F.B.I.’s role in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Melanson, Phillip. THE ROBERT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION. Shapolsky, 1991.
Professor Melanson was in charge of the Robert Kennedy archives at the University of Massachusetts.
He detailed the F.B.I.’s role as one of the principal architects in the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Messerschmidt, Jim. THE TRIAL OF LEONARD PELTIER. South End Press, 1983.
Looks at the miscarriage of justice in the F.B.I.’s handling of the Leonard Peltier case.

Morrow, Robert First Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the CIA-Mafia Murder of President Kennedy (New York: S.P.I. Books, 1992)

Oklahoma City Bombing Investigative Committee. THE FINAL REPORT.2001.
The book providing evidence of FBI involvement in the Oklahoma City
Bombing .

Navasky, Victor. INVESTIGATING THE F.B.I. Doubleday, 1973.
Contains material presented at a major conference at Princeton University in 1971 investigating
crimes committed by the FBI.

Neff, James. MOBBED UP. Dell Publishers 1988.
Important book in understanding FBI collaboration with the Mafia
especially how the Bureau uses the Mafia to carry out its political

Nelson, Jack. THE F.B.I. AND THE BERRIGANS. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972.
Looks at F.B.I. death squad directed against Nobel Peace Prize nominee Phil Berrigan and his
brother, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan.

Doubleday, 2000.
Provides supporting evidence for the idea of the F.B.I. as a death
squad. Examines the F.B.I. acts of genocide against Afro-Americans .
Looks at how FBI agents framed Geronimo Pratt, a Afro American Viet-nam
vet who spent over 25 years in prison before a judge released him
saying he was innocent and framed by FBI agents.
Vermont filmaker has issued a 4 DVD collection of her films
about the Black Panthers. She interviews retired FBI agent
Wesley Swearingen who was part of the FBI Racial Squad in San Fransisco that put Pratt in prison see http://www.newsreel.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

O’Reilly, Kenneth. RACIAL MATTERS. Free Press, 1989.
Professor O’Reilly looks at a file called Racial Matters that the F.B.I. is keeping on Black America.

Parenti, Michael. DIRTY TRUTHS. City Lights Books, 1996.
Dr. Parenti looks at the evidence for F.B.I. involvement in the
assassination of labor leader Walter Reuther while he was organizing
protests against the Vietnam War. It includes the essay “Why the Left
is Afraid to look at the Assassination of JFK” .

Pepper, William. ORDERS TO KILL. Carroll and Graf, 1995.
Attorney Pepper represented James Earl Ray in his bid for a new trial
and won a landmark case in civil court in December 1999 for the Martin
Luther King Jr. family. The jury in the case concluded hat the F.B.I.
was involved in the assassination of King. His book details our
government’s involvement and provides photographic evidence of the
F.B.I.’s role in this assassination.

The evidence from the 1999 Civil Trial in Memphis brought by the King
family in which the jury concluded FBI agents were principal architects
in the assassination of Martin Luther King. Written by the trial
attorney William Pepper.

Powers, Richard Gid. SECRECY AND POWER. Free Press, 1987.
A biography of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and his quest for power.

Powers, Tyrone. EYES TO MY SOUL. Majority Press, 1996.
Professor Powers an afro-american, talks about his 9 years working as
an F.B.I. agent, and the racism in the FBI . Powers discusses the FBI
FRUHMENSCHEN program set up in the 1920's thru 2010 to target black
politicians in sting operations without cause because the FBI feels
blacks are incpable of governing. White agents tried to kill him when
he was writing this book by blowing up his FBI issued car with him in

Ranalli, Ralph. DEADLY ALLIANCE. Harper Torch, 2001
Boston Globe reporter Ralph Rannali exposes FBI collaboration with the
Boston Mafia from 1930-2009 where they ran a Murder Inc. President Bush
asserted Executive Privilege in 2002 preventing
Congress from seeing the Federal Prosecutor’s Investigative files on this case.

Robbins, Natalie. ALIEN INK. William Morrow, 1992.
Ms. Robbins acquired the F.B.I. files on the major writers and artists of the 20th century, and examines F.B.I. agents neutralizing them and their freedom of expression.

Rosenfeld, Seth, The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hardcover August 21, 2012

Schultz, Bud and Ruth. IT DID HAPPEN HERE. University of California Press, 1989.
Contains interviews with human rights activists who survived F.B.I. assassination attempts.

Schultz, Bud and Ruth. THE PRICE OF DISSENT. University of California Press , 2001
The sequel to IT DID HAPPEN HERE with more interviews with civil rights activists , union organizers and anti-war protestors who survived FBI assassination attempts and with family members of people who were murdered.

Seymour, Sheri. COMMITTEE OF THE STATES. Self-published, 1989.
The F.B.I. infiltrated the California Militia 10 years before the Oklahoma City bombing. The book illustrates how easy it was for the F.B.I. to infiltrate the group and get it to make bombs.
Shows how easy it was for FBI agent provocteur to get Timothy McVeigh to make bomb and drive the truck. The exact same scenario
occured in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. google floyd
anticev salem

Sharkey, Joe. ABOVE SUSPICION. Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Looks at the F.B.I. coverup involving one of its own agents Mark Putnam, who murdered his informant after he got her pregnant.
FBI agent Putnam was eventually sentenced to prison for their murder thanks to the dogged work of the Kentucky State Police.
click link and scroll down to obituary of his wife. http://betrayedbylovemovie.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sherill, Robert First Amendment Felon Nation Books, 10/2005
The Story of Frank Wilkinson, His 132,000 Page FBI File and His Epic Fight for Civil Rights and Liberties

Suarez, Manuel. REQUIEM ON CERRO MARAVILLA. Waterfront Press, 1987.
Looks at F.B.I. collaboration with local police in the arrest, handcuffing, and death squad execution of two teenagers in Puerto Rico.

Summers, Anthony. OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL. G.B. Putnam and Sons, 1993.
This is the book on which the PBS Frontline documentary on J. Edgar Hoover and his friendship with the Mafia is based. In my eyes, this PBS program was the turning point in the good fortune the FBI has enjoyed for over 80 years.

Swearingen, Wesley. F.B.I. Secrets: An Agents Expose South End Press 1994
Swearingen is a retired FBI agent currently living in the San Diego area who was a member
of the FBI San Fransisco Office racial Squad.
The FBI has Racial Squads in every major American City. The function of the FBI Racial Squad is to assassinate or neutralize
black politicians and black activists who do not reflect the philosophy of American Corporations. Vermont filmaker Roz Payne has
interviewed Swearingen and he is on her recently released 4 DVD about the Black Panthers see http://www.newsreel.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Swearingen,Wesley, To Kill a President: Finally – an Ex-FBI Agent Rips Aside the Veil of Secrecy that Killed JFK 2006
According to Swearingen, Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in assassinating Kennedy as was claimed by the FBI, the Warren Commission and other investigating bodies. Instead, he argues that rogue CIA agents acting in concert with the mafia and certain Cuban exiles plotted to kill Kennedy. Swearingen contends that the conspiracy was covered up by the FBI, an effort that continues to this day through the agency's unwillingness to disclose key details about the events surrounding Kennedy's death. see

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 22281.html

Theoharis, Athan. THE F.B.I. Garland Publishers, 1994.
Professor Theoharis has compiled a comprehensive listing of books and articles about the F.B.I. up to 1994.

Thomas, Kenn. THE OCTOPUS. Feral House, 1996.
Investigates the F.B.I.’s role in the killing of investigative reporter Danny Casolero while he was investigating the October Surprise.

Turner, William. THE ASSASSINATION OF ROBERT KENNEDY. Thunder Mouth Press, 1993.
Written by a former F.B.I. agent, it looks at the F.B.I.’s involvement in the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Turner, William. REARVIEW MIRROR foreword by Oliver Stone. Penmarin Books CA 2001.
More updated information on FBI involvement in President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Assassination written by a former FBI agent.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. WHO IS GUARDING THE GUARDIANS? A Report on Police
Death Squad activities. 1981.

Williams, Dennis O. Fidelity Bravery Integrity No Way! Dorrance Publishing Company 2009

In 1979 FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dennis O. Williams moved across the country when he was promoted from the FBI’s Los Angeles Division to a supervisory position at FBI Headquarters. Soon after his arrival, Williams discovered that the mover had defrauded the FBI by billing for a higher weight of his household goods than actually existed. As Williams pursued the matter, he discovered a cover-up at FBI HQ; his attempts to expose this conspiracy resulted in his receiving threats and becoming the subject of retaliation. Though an investigation by the FBI Washington Field Office demonstrated that Williams was correct in his suspicions, the cover-ups continued for decades, eventually leading to a conspiracy to deceive the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding an inquiry into the involvement of Thomas J. Pickard.

Pickard was the acting director of the FBI when 9/11 occurred, despite Williams’ repeated warnings to the White House that Pickard did not have the integrity for such a position. The 9/11 Commission report reflects that the Phoenix Division of the FBI produced a memorandum dated July 10, 2001, advising FBI HQ that an inordinate number of supporters of Osama Bin Laden had attended civil aviation universities and colleges and would be in a position to conduct terror activity against civil aviation targets. Williams believes that Pickard’s testimony that no managers at FBI headquarters saw the Phoenix memo before September 11 constitutes a red flag indicating a conspiracy to defraud the 9/11 Commission.

Williams , Kristian
Our Enemies in Blue Police and Power in America (Revised Edition)
South End Press 2007

Wiener, Jon. GIMME SOME TRUTH. University of California Press, 1999.
Professor Wiener looks at the 14 year battle with the F.B.I. to get them to release their files on John Lennon.How many rock stars
has the FBI assassinated?

Wise, David TIGER TRAP America’s Secret Spy War With China
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.2011
Looks at how FBI agents were manipulated by Chinese spies after FBI agents started having sex with their Chinese informants











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Conspiracy of Silence: The Franklin Cover UpConspiracy of Silence, a documentary listed for viewing in TV Guide Magazine was to be aired on the Discovery Channel, on May 3 1994. This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies. Many children suffered the indignity of wearing nothing but their underwear and a number displayed on a piece of cardboard hanging from their necks when being auctioned off to foreigners in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Toronto, Canada.

Incontrovertible evidence showing FBI coverup of LOCKERBIE TWA Flight 800
explosion coverup.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5hv6scbBo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

One of the best documentaries ever made, period.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCfzLFIT5QM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A NOBLE LIE 2012 Convicts the FBI of creating the
Oklahoma City bombing
http://anoblelie.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

SILENCED Jack Cashill
Convicts the FBI of the coverup of TWA downing over Long Island by a missile
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/silenced/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

also see
http://www.cashill.com/twa800/silenced_1of5.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Convicts the US Government of creating 911
In 6 parts see all six
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q20jaExlHdw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

TRUTH&LIES 911 Mike Ruppert
best evidence linking US Government to creating 911
http://www.youtuberepeater.com/watch?v= ... ull+length" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


then watch

FBI LIED in their JFK Assassination Reports

WHAT WE WANT WHAT WE BELIEVE a 4 DVD set about the Black Panthers
with an interview with FBI agent
Wesley Swearingen discussing the FBI Racial Squad and
their policy to assassinate black leaders

911 PRESS FOR TRUTH details the evidence for the FBI creating 911

also see 2012 film INFORMANT
Documentary about FBI informant Brandon Darby
https://www.google.com/#q=informant+doc ... ubeyoutube" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

FBI agents committing Voter Fraud
Bev Harris


HACKING Democracy documentary


FBI agents coverup of 911


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