William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is “absolutely” monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump. Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency. Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: “Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted
Trump to Netenyahu: "Have you got that new ENIGMA ready? The new one. The bullet-proof thing. With the Old Chaldean script, and the right to left Stuxnet imbed? Yeah, the GOLIATH. By Wednesday? OK. So why not Tuesday? Oh, Wednesday you got the Obama File? And I´m gonna love it?"
One has to wonder who is in charge of these efforts to topple Trump. Really, who is coordinating these efforts? Obama? Soros? Schumer? They should be in jail. They act so righteous, and should come out of hiding. Hypocrites.
Another story today says that Obama gave the NSA broad new powers on his way out the door. Why would he do that? I think he has a mole buried deep in the department. Obama will know what Trump´s doing before he does.
I agree--Grand Jury time. None of these Congressional hearings or inquiries. Those drag on forever, the dems challenge them endlessly, and the bureaucrats either ignore the Congressional subpoenas or they slow-walk their responses. Get a gutsy judge and either a friendly federal prosecutor or an independent counsel to get to the bottom of this ASAP.
Seems they need to go back to pen and paper and carrier pigeons. Worked for OBL w/ human carriers, though not as timely, but no one intercepted.
Or, talk only in code words sent by said carrier pigeon.
This is easy to track down - and Trump said about 2 weeks back he had set up a team to figure out how to rid the bureaucracy of dead weight and enemies within. They need to step up their game and just start mass firings. Mass. One sweep.
Who the heck has authorized the recording of secret conversations of the President and his advisers? That should be pretty easily determined. And it should be Job #1. Job #2 should be to fire (or hang) that person and all his accomplices. This isn´t "leaking", it´s espionage. And there was a time when committing such an act got you in front of a firing squad.
#9 & #20 Spot on ! Amen! The NSA in now being used by obama´s insiders to eavesdrop on President Trump, his staff, Cabinet and supporters due to obama´s last minute changes in NSA powers! Now here is a story much worse than Watergate or Abu Ghraib that the msm will bury because it hurts obama and the Democrats as they attempt to have a shadow government and remove President Trump! As other posters have mentioned President Trump needs to reverse whatever obama did to the NSA. This is spying on American citizens unrelated to the war on terror and is sedition if not treason!
At what point does our intelligence services’ overwhelming concern for monitoring people with an “R” behind their name instead of foreign operators slip into the treason category instead of intelligence gathering? It appears they have slipped over some time ago and remain totally committed to destroying Trump’s administration. Who will be the first to point out that leaking highly classified and private conversations to the media has a penalty of 10 years? The media should be focussing on who authorized this travesty. What has all their effort revealed about Flynn? Only that he shouldn’t have been let go.
I never believed that Newt Gingrich´s intercepted phone call was made by a Florida couple. Who were completely ignorant of how their cell phone intercepting equipment worked. I have always thought it was from a tap of Gingrich´s phone in DC and the tappers laundered the tape through the Florida couple who were big time Democrat operatives.
If you fire all the sympathetic Obama plants in these agencies it would double the workload of those left. A lot of institutional knowledge would be lost. It will turn those left against the administration.
If you intensify efforts to root them out they will scream about East German Stasi tactics. You can´t scare these people, they have vast resources and experience doing what they are trying to do to Trump.
This is sedition on a vast scale. Quickly root out one or two of the many conspiracies and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. Total transparency - mount a PR campaign to inform the American people of what´s going on. Guys like Brennan, Ben Rhodes, the DNC leadership, Soros´ funding, even Obama are targets. Be ruthless, this is war.
Is all of this fighting about who did what and when and all of the lying go on and the attempt to create a shadow government going to lead to another revolution? It certainly sounds like it. And it wouldn´t hurt my feelings. It certainly be a way to drain the swamp and re-create a government that the founders attempted to create.
Right-wing firebrand and rising media star Tomi Lahren has reportedly been suspended by TheBlaze, where she hosts a primetime commentary show. Lahren, 24, came into controversy over the weekend after a Friday appearance on The View, in which she claimed to be “pro-choice” and essentially argued that anti-abortion conservatives are hypocrites. Her comments led to a public scolding from her boss, Glenn Beck, who then used his radio show on Monday morning to subtly jab at her as intellectually dishonest. According to The Daily Caller, another conservative outlet, Lahren’s “suspension is in effect for at least one week,” and that
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage. Senior Trump administration officials said that starting Tuesday morning airlines flying directly to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries could allow only cellphones and smartphones in carry-on bags for U.S.-bound flights. Other electronics, including laptops and tablets, will be indefinitely banned from the passenger cabin. The officials said the airlines were to have 96 hours to implement the security order or face being barred from
What role Ivanka Trump plays in her father’s White House is among the pressing questions at the intersection of politics and business under the Trump administration. Since her father became president, Ms. Trump has sat in meetings with political and business leaders at the White House, drawing criticism that she could use her informal adviser role to promote her brand. Now, she also works out of a West Wing office and is in the process of getting a security clearance and government-issued devices. To address those concerns, Ms. Trump handed over day-to-day control of her company to her top executive, Abigail Klem,
Washington -The first time that James Comey ever delivered bombshell testimony on Capitol Hill, it was about how he stood up to the White House, refusing to let it carry on with warrantless wiretapping through the National Security Agency. Ten years later, he was at the center of attention again, sitting alongside the NSA, refuting the suggestion that a president could ever unilaterally wiretap without a warrant. Those two bombshells, which are totally unrelated but share some weird parallels and the common thread of warrantless wiretapping, bookend two other ones about Hillary Clinton´s use of a private email server while she was
When I was growing up in Greenville, Mississippi, departed members of the community rated either a news obituary or a simple death notice in the Delta Democrat Times. If fortunate, the deceased might receive a further sendoff in the form of a much-coveted mention in Brodie Crump´s "Old Stuff" column. Simple and tasteful. Everybody knew what to do. Death, like everything else, is so much more complicated today, including and especially the important matter of one´s obituary. The lengthy, paid obituary has replaced the courtesy obituary or very brief paid notice that small-town newspapers in the South, as I remember it,
The Secret Service says its employees are upset with how long it took agents to apprehend a White House fence jumper earlier this month. "The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired," the Secret Service said in a publicly shared statement Friday evening. This stands in contrast to President Trump´s praise of the Secret Service for their efforts to capture the intruder the day after the incident. The "Secret Service did a fantastic job last night," Trump told reporters Saturday. The Secret Service said that after conducting over 50
Less than 24 hours after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Germany for not keeping up with its defense payments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States. “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” Trump wrote in a tweet March 18. “Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” Trump has repeatedly called on NATO member countries to contribute
Leaks to reporters. Supposed wiretaps of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. Federal court rulings against the ban on travel and refugee resettlement. For allies of Trump — aides, politicians and right-wing news sites — these are evidence of the existence of a “deep state,” a secretive, coordinated network inside the government dedicated to undermining the administration. Asked by reporters recently whether the deep state exists, Sean Spicer, the president’s press secretary, offered this observation: “I don’t think it should come as any surprise that there are people burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and may have
The Justice Department is planning to announce on Wednesday indictments of Russian operatives involved in the theft of data from 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014. Two spies from the Russian intelligence agency, FSB, and two hackers will be indicted, which would be the first U.S. criminal cyber charges against Russian government officials, the Washington Post reported. Yahoo reported the heist in September 2016. It said it had lost information, both encrypted and unencrypted data, that included personal and contact information, as well as security questions and answers. The company said an internal investigation confirmed the account information was stolen from
British officials complained to the White House Thursday after press secretary Sean Spicer cited a Fox News commentator’s report claiming former President Barack Obama had enlisted U.K. intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump. Andrew Napolitano, a legal pundit for Fox News who has advised the current president, claimed during a March 14 telecast that three intelligence sources told the network Obama personally appealed to the British Government Communications Headquarters, known as the GCHQ, to spy on Trump. Spicer highlighted the report in a list of media accounts he read to reporters during his briefing on Thursday, arguing that the stories
The explosive information from last week that the Obama Administration was taking money from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac to pay for Obamacare moved from online news sites to cable television as Maria Bartiromo emphasized it on Fox News. The money could have otherwise helped low income families buy homes in rural areas across the country, and in inner cities that voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. According to documents presented by Infowars, the Obama administration planned in 2011 to take funds from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, two Government Sponsored Organizations that helped provide middle-class Americans
A supporter of Hillary Clinton and former acting CIA director Michael Morell suggested there isn´t enough evidence to believe that aides on President Trump´s campaign team colluded with Russia, NBC reported Wednesday. Morell was reportedly one of Clinton´s top picks to head the CIA had she won, and previously called President Donald Trump an "unwitting agent of the Russian Federation." "On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all," Morell reportedly said at an event sponsored by the intelligence website Cipher Brief.
Fox News has indefinitely removed contributor Andrew Napolitano from its programming, following an unsubstantiated claim he made on air last week and that was refuted by U.S. intelligence officials, according to a report. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Napolitano has not made any appearances on Fox since last Thursday. Citing an anonymous source, the paper said Napolitano "is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time in the near future." The Washington Examiner has asked a Fox spokesperson for confirmation of the report. Napolitano last week tried to bolster President Trump´s own previous and unfounded claim
California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said that she´s ready to impeach President Trump on his 61st day in office. "Get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted. (Tweet) It´s unknown if Waters was referring to a specific reason to impeach Trump or was just making a general statement. The tweet comes a day after FBI Director James Comey revealed the bureau is looking into any possible contacts between Trump´s campaign and the Russian influence campaign on the presidential campaign. The intelligence community has reported in the past The Kremlin worked against Hillary Clinton´s election and developed a preference for Trump.
On the same day that President Trumps´ favoribility rating sank to an all-time low, a new poll found that a majority of young Americans view his presidency as illegitimate. Fifty-seven percent of adults age 18 to 30 believe that President Trump is an ´illegitimate´ leader according to a GenForward poll conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among young adults of color, 74 percent of African Americans and 71 percent of Latinos/as view Trump´s presidency as ´illegitimate´, while a majority of whites (53 percent) view Trump as a ´legitimate´
Chelsea Clinton and a select group of women will be honored next month in New York as Variety’s Lifetime Impact Honorees for humanitarian work. Variety magazine and the Lifetime television network will pay tribute on April 21 to Mrs. Clinton and five other women for their philanthropic endeavors. The 37-year-old will attend the Power of Women: New York luncheon with fellow honorees Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, and Shari Redstone. “At the heart of New York City is a vibrant community of strong women in entertainment, media, and politics whose commitment to philanthropy is inspirational,” said Michelle Sobrino Stearns,
Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (shown) wants to take us back to the Stone Age — literally. In a March 15 interview with the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, the German physicist declared that global warming is so serious that not only must we all give up the use of coal and our internal combustion vehicles in the next 13 years, but we must also ditch concrete and steel — for “wood, clay and stone.” If we don’t do this, along with other drastic measures, we are headed toward planetary warming of “4, 5, 6 or even 12 degrees,” he claims. This
Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process. (Photo) Hubbard beat the competition by 19 kilograms. Transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard wins Gold at Australasian Championships. https://t.co/FeitrqVh8C pic.twitter.com/6Tm9bRHKfw — FloElite (@Flo_Elite) March 20, 2017 -The New Zealand Herald reported: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has dominated her first major competition, taking out the Australian International in Melbourne on a night she made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand. Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Melbourne event,
Several Senate Democrats were unified in deriding originalism as a judicial philosophy during Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court justiceship Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking Democrat of the committee, described originalism as a "very troubling” jurisprudential approach. The Framers, she added, intended for the Constitution to be continuously reinterpreted over time (emphasis added): “Judge Gorsuch has also stated that he believes judges should look to the original public meaning of the Constitution when they decide what a provision of the Constitution means. This is personal, but I find this originalist judicial
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday questioned Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about what it would take to impeach President Trump. (Snip) "In case President Trump is watching, which he may very well be, one you did a good job picking Judge Gorsuch," Graham said to laughs, "and number two—here´s the bad part—if you start waterboarding people, you may get impeached. Is that a fair summary?" "Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body," Gorsuch answered.
Representative Elise M. Stefanik is a young, freshman republican congresswoman from the Albany New York area. And using a probative questioning timeline, she single-handily pulled the mask from FBI Director James Comey, yet no-one seemed to notice. Obviously Ms. Stefanik has not been in the swamp long enough to lose her common sense. (Photos) In the segment of the questioning below Rep. Stefanik begins by asking director Comey what are the typical protocols, broad standards and procedures for notifying the Director of National Intelligence, the White House and senior congressional leadership (aka the intelligence Gang of Eight), when the FBI
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Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Tuesday said he and his estranged wife Sandi Jackson are $1.8 million in debt thanks to legal bills from their federal criminal prosecution and mounting fees from an acrimonious divorce playing out in courtrooms in two cities. Jackson Jr. talked to reporters during an at-times rambling question-and-answer session following a brief hearing in his divorce case at the Daley Center, opining on the state of Washington politics and the best way to settle the couple’s bills. Neither Jackson nor his wife, former alderman Sandi Jackson, has worked since their release from prison after serving sentences
State Waste: The Golden State´s vaunted bullet-train project, planned to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles, may be in its financial death throes. If so, it´s probably the best fiscal news for the Golden State in years. To say that Gov. Jerry Brown´s pet project, the so-called high-speed train, is troubled would be an understatement. From the very beginning, it has been a testament to political hubris, fiscal irresponsibility, outright lies and abysmal planning. The bullet train idea was floated on a blustery gust of political promises in 2008, when proponents put the high-speed rail to the state´s voters in