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Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:16 pm

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/02/21/la- ... es-russia/

LA Times: AG Sessions Must Recuse Himself from Probes of Trump Ties to Russia

AG Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing.
By Editorial Board
Los Angeles Times
If Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with efforts by Russia to help him defeat Hillary Clinton — a nightmare scenario for which no evidence has been produced so far — it would be first and foremost a political and constitutional crisis. But it also likely would involve violations of federal law. And even if such collusion didn’t take place, there could be other matters involving Russia and Trump associates that would require decisions by the Department of Justice.
That department is now headed by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, who as a senator from Alabama was an early and enthusiastic supporter of Trump’s candidacy. And President Trump, as he made clear at his stream-of-consciousness news conference last Thursday, rejects concerns about improper relationships between his campaign and Russia as a “ruse” and “fake news” fabricated “to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats.”

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FBI comes to Gilmore to help
Journal Times-
An FBI agent speaks to students at Gilmore Middle School about cybercrime. The FBI has chosen Gilmore as their “adopt-a-school,” a program which helps ...

News Orgs. Demand FBI Discloseh Was Paid For San Bernardino iPhone Hack
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Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, filed a brief with a federal court on Monday to require that the FBI make public certain evidence regarding the San Bernardino investigation, including information on the cost of the software tool the FBI used to hack an iPhone and the identity of the person or persons who sold it to the FBI.
The AP, Vice, and Gannet, the news conglomerate that owns USA Today, filed a suit in September 2016 demanding information about a mysterious transaction that allowed the FBI to bypass Apple’s assistance in unlocking an iPhone belonging to the employer of Syed Rizwan Farook, who, along with his wife,Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in the San Bernardino shooting attack.

http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/intel ... motivation

Intelligence leaks against Trump suggest a political motivation
WJLA-20 hours ago
Colleen Rowley is a retired FBI special agent and a whistleblower who brought to light major lapses in intelligence prior to 9/11. Rowley sees officials within the ...

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Art Now: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience - an Artist Talk
The Hudson Reporter-
Although initially created for his FBI agent, the public can also monitor the artist's communication records, banking transactions, and transportation logs along ...

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“Judicial Discretion” and Tyranny
Canada Free Press-
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http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/21/dis ... ael-flynn/

Disclosures Suggest Deep State Surveillance Extends Well Beyond ...
The Federalist-8 hours ago
An investigation would be the responsibility of FBI Director James Comey, who in ... black-hooded, Palestinian-styled agent provocateurs roaming the streets, ...

https://www.propublica.org/article/did- ... nformation

Did Jury in Etan Patz Murder Case Receive Improper Information?

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FBI informant involved in James Hoffa murder

In his younger years, Sheldon Yellen helped run the Southfield Athletic Club, which played a pivotal part in one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. On July 30, 1975, one of the regulars at the club--Anthony Giacalone, known as "Mr. G" to Yellen--was scheduled to meet with ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa at the Machus Red Fox restaurant at 2 p.m., according to federal officials. At 2:15 p.m., Hoffa called his wife, apparently concerned that Giacalone hadn't showed.
It was the last time she ever heard from him. Authorities declared Hoffa dead in 1982, even though they never found his body. Giacalone, who was indicted on RICO charges in 1996 but died before the case went to trial, was a prime suspect in Hoffa's disappearance but was never charged. He had an airtight alibi, having spent July 30 at his favorite hangout, the Southfield Athletic Club. When asked about Hoffa, Giacalone allegedly said, "Maybe he took a little trip."
Investigators spent years chasing down people who might know something, including Yellen's mentor, Leonard Schultz, who authorities say was a Mafia associate, friend of Giacalone, head of the Southfield Athletic Club and FBI informant. Schultz, who was eventually convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 1987, took any secrets he may have had to the grave in 2013. "I always thought Lenny knew more about the Hoffa disappearance than he ever told us about," says retired FBI agent John Insogna.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/21/world/mel ... ane-crash/
Melbourne plane crash: CEO, lawyer, ex-FBI agent among Americans killed
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Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:45 pm

This is why we need to create volunteer
civilian review police boards who will
set and enforce standards of performance
for police.
The board is useless without subpoena

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/ni ... 37f4c.html

Nine appointed to Police Civilian Review Panel

On Feb. 28, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed nine Fairfax County residents to serve on the newly established Police Civilian Review Panel. The creation of a Civilian Review Panel was recommended by the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission in their October 2015 final report to the Board of Supervisors.

“The Police Civilian Review Panel will promote further transparency and openness in community policing,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Each appointed member will bring a valuable perspective, extensive knowledge and years of community involvement to the table. Together with their impressive skillsets, this group of individuals will set the bar high for how the Civilian Review Panel will operate. I am very proud of our Fairfax County Police Department. This Panel will contribute toward making us a model of excellence for the nation.”

The Civilian Review Panel will act as an independent avenue or “portal” for residents to submit complaints concerning allegations of abuse of authority or misconduct by a Fairfax County Police (FCPD) Officer. The Panel will also have the authority to request and review completed Police Department internal administrative investigations regarding a civilian complaint against an officer. The Panel may hold public meetings to review police administrative investigations and walk through with members of the community how the investigation was conducted, including findings of fact, evidence collected and witness statements. Examples of complaints and cases for the Civilian Review Panel to receive and review may include:

• The use of abusive, racial, ethnic or sexual language;

• Harassment or discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, familial status, or disability;

• The reckless endangerment of a detainee or person in custody;

• Serious violations of Fairfax County or FCPD procedures

The Civilian Review Panel will not address potentially criminal use of force or police-involved shootings. Cases of that magnitude would likely involve an investigation by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and would be monitored by the newly hired Police Auditor, Richard G. Schott.

The Board of Supervisors has appointed Adrian Steel to serve as the first chairman of the Civilian Review Panel. All subsequent chairmen will be selected by members of the Civilian Review Panel in a manner that will be determined by the Panel’s bylaws. Panel members will serve three year terms with a two term limit, although some inaugural members will serve for less time to allow for staggered terms.

The first orders of business for the Civilian Review Panel include writing bylaws detailing how the Panel will function, and training Panel members on current police practices and policies in Fairfax County. Once those items are complete, which may take a number of months, the Civilian Review Panel will begin their work of requesting and reviewing cases.

See below for the names and short bios of the Police Civilian Review Panel Members (in alphabetical order):

 • Hansel Aguilar, Fairfax

Mr. Aguilar, originally from Honduras, investigates allegations of police misconduct at the D.C. Office of Police Complaints. Mr. Aguilar is a former police officer for the George Mason University Police Department and previously worked as a case manager and internal investigator for Youth for Tomorrow. He has served with the Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean and with the Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Mr. Aguilar is bilingual in Spanish and English and believes that oversight is an important tenet of maintaining justice and equality in a democratic society.

 • Kathleen Davis-Siudut, Springfield

Ms. Davis-Siudut has spent the past 15 years providing training as well policy development and implementation in the areas of sexual violence, human trafficking, and cultural diversity. Ms. Davis-Siudut is of Korean descent and has previously worked for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Polaris Project, and the US Marine Corps. She currently works with the Air Force as a sexual assault prevention and response subject matter expert.

 • Steve Descano, Springfield

During his six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Descano led numerous investigations conducted by FBI, IRS and USPIS agents. While at the Department of Justice, he analyzed documentary evidence, interviewed witnesses, and reviewed the investigatory work of agents and other prosecutors. Mr. Descano currently works as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Paragon Autism Services and serves on the Criminal Justice Committee of the Fairfax County NAACP. Mr. Descano also serves on the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee, is a graduate of West Point, and was nominated by the Fairfax County NAACP to serve on the Civilian Review Panel.

 • Hollye Doane, Oakton

A Fairfax County resident for more than 30 years, Ms. Doane spent most of her career as an attorney in Washington D.C. representing an array of clients, including the National Down Syndrome Society and Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. Ms. Doane has been an advocate for the disability community for more than 20 years and understands the importance of building positive relationships between law enforcement officers and people with disabilities. Her experience as a journalist prior to attending law school gave her an appreciation for clear, timely and transparent communication between government officials and the community. After her retirement, Ms. Doane trained as a mediator and facilitator and currently serves as a lay pastoral minister in her church.

 • Douglas Kay, Fairfax

Mr. Kay is a trial lawyer who has handled civil litigation, criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 20 years. He currently focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters. As a criminal defense attorney, he has represented individuals charged with everything from simple traffic matters to the most serious felony offenses in state and federal courts. Mr. Kay previously served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Navy and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County. A lifelong Fairfax County resident, Mr. Kay attended Fairfax County Public Schools, coaches his son’s youth basketball team, and served on Fairfax County’s Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission. Mr. Kay was nominated to serve on the Civilian Review Panel by the South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfax Bar Association.

 • Randy Sayles, Oak Hill

Mr. Sayles has over 35 years of law enforcement and criminal investigations experience. He worked as a Federal Agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and served as a police officer for the Denver, Colorado Police Department. Mr. Sayles enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering for the Clean Fairfax Council and Creekside Homeowners Association, and was the recipient of a Fairfax County 2016 Environmental Excellence Award for removing 800 bags of trash and over 1200 illegal signs along nine miles of Centreville Road. Mr. Sayles served as a member of Fairfax County’s Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission and has continued to work with the Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Police to implement the Commission’s recommendations.

 • Jean Senseman, Lorton

Ms. Senseman is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent many years working with clients who experience mental illness, PTSD and substance use disorders. Ms. Senseman has worked in private practice providing treatment and therapy for individuals young and old who experience a wide variety of mental health disorders. Ms. Senseman taught at George Washington University Medical School and volunteers for her Condo Association Finance Committee. Previously, Ms. Senseman worked at the Woodburn Community Mental Health Center and at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter helping residents of all socio-economic backgrounds receive mental health treatment.

 • Adrian L. Steel, Jr., McLean (Chairman)

Mr. Steel served on Fairfax County’s Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission and has continued to work with the Board of Supervisors to implement the Commission’s recommendations. Mr. Steel has been appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as the first chairman of the Police Civilian Review Panel. Mr. Steel has demonstrated extensive knowledge and a strong commitment regarding 21st Century police policies and best practices, including civilian oversight. Mr. Steel currently works as a senior counsel at Mayer Brown LLP where he has practiced law for over 35 years, and previously served as Special Assistant to FBI Director, William H. Webster.

 • Rhonda VanLowe, Reston

Ms. VanLowe was appointed to the Governor’s Taskforce for Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response and served on the Public Safety workgroup. She has devoted much of her community service work to serving those with unique physical, mental, emotional, intellectual or cognitive backgrounds. Ms. VanLowe practiced law in law firm and corporate settings, served as Board Chair of The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc., and received the National Women of Color Special Recognition Award at the 2008 STEM Conference. Ms. VanLowe is a 36-year resident of Fairfax County and looks forward to working together with members of the Panel to develop procedures that will set the foundational tone and tenor for the work of the Panel.

http://sfbayview.com/2017/02/new-releas ... policeman/

New release of Black Panther file reveals FBI rigged investigation of murdered policeman
February 26, 2017

by Michael Richardson

Buried in the Federal Bureau of Investigation file of deceased Black Panther leader Wopashitwe Mondo Even we Langa (formerly David Rice) are secrets still hidden by Bureau censors, missing records, a misleading letter to a New Jersey Congressman, and a handwritten note revealing the FBI called off the search for a policeman’s killer just four days after the officer was buried.

An FBI memo dated Aug. 20, 1970, approves the Omaha Police request for help comparing voices – the voice of the person who called police with the voices of the suspects. But two days later, in a handwritten note at the lower right, the voice exams are cancelled, indicating a setup.
Mondo was deputy of information for the National Committee to Combat Fascism in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1970 when he was accused of murdering a policeman with a bomb. The NCCF was a Black Panther affiliate organization targeted by the FBI under an illegal and clandestine counterintelligence operation dubbed COINTELPRO.

Mondo was on a secret detention list called the Security Index, and Director J. Edgar Hoover ordered the Omaha FBI office to get Mondo off the streets. Mondo died serving a life sentence for murder on March 11, 2016, at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

The heavily redacted file contains three pages of content still censored from public release 46 years after the crime. Many redactions go to protect the identity of informant OM T-7. The three redacted pages of interview information were “immediately

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/02/28/dem ... es-russia/

Democrat Questions FBI Director’s Willingness to Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia

Russian leader Vladimir Putin

FBI Director has shown virtually no willingness to cooperate with a Congressional investigation into potential ties between Russia and President Trump’s campaign, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Monday.

“I have yet to be convinced … by the director of the FBI that we will have the fulsome kind of cooperation that we will need,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told reporters in the Capitol, The Hill reports.

Without the full coperation of the FBI and Comey, Schiff said there’s little the Intelligence Committee can do.

“We can’t become the FBI, we can’t send out our own investigators spanning all over the globe,” Schiff said. “We will need their cooperation, and whether we will get that in as fulsome a manner as we need has yet to be determined, in my view.”

Schiff’s comments came just hours after Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he’s seen “no evidence” of ties between Russia and

Who is FBI agent Brad Orsini?

2 stories


http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/02/ ... -security/

Local Jewish Federation Hires Former FBI Agent As Its First Director Of Community Security
February 27, 2017 6:41 PM By Jon Delano


World renowned JFK assassination pathologist
Dr. Cyril Wecht exposed FBI Director Hoovers involvement in
Coup D Etat.

FBI agent Brad Orsini was sent to silence Dr Wecht
He failed.

http://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2 ... 0707110253

Wecht investigator's Brad Orsini discipline file opened
July 11, 2007 11:00 PM
By Paula Reed Ward Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A federal judge yesterday unsealed records revealing that the lead FBI agent in the criminal case against Dr. Cyril H. Wecht was disciplined elsewhere for forging other agents' names and initials on chain-of-custody forms, evidence labels and interview forms.

Related documents
See more information about the disciplinary reports of FBI agent Bradley W. Orsini.

http://www.salon.com/2017/02/26/immigra ... nformants/

SATURDAY, FEB 25, 2017 08:00 PM EST
FBI agents used Immigration as “leverage against Muslims”: Trevor Aaronson reveals FBI tactics on informants
A bombshell report reveals that the FBI has used some questionable tactics against vulnerable Americans, immigrants VIDEO

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_ ... murder_rap

Ex FBI agent Connolly seeks parole on murder rap
Laurel J. Sweet Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ex-Hub FBI Agent John J. Connolly.

Former Boston FBI agent John “Zip” Connolly has already had one interview in support of his improbable bid for

http://www.newschief.com/news/20170227/ ... lower-unit

Posted Feb 27, 2017 at 11:18 PM
Updated Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 PM

By David Voreacos, Jef Feeley and Neil Weinberg, Bloomberg News
The Justice Department offers secrecy and cash to whistle-blowers for information about companies that cheated the government.

But one former government attorney is accused of using that information for his own gain. Turning the tables on a unit that can spend years investigating fraud cases, FBI agents are now questioning Justice Department lawyers about their ex-colleague, who was accused last month of trying to sell secrets about a case for $310,000.
Prosecutors say Jeffrey Wertkin attempted to sell a whistle-blower's confidential lawsuit against a Silicon Valley company -- while wearing a wig in disguise. FBI agents want to know whether Wertkin, who left the government in April, got the lawsuit from someone inside the Justice Department and if he sold other secrets while working there, according to two people familiar with the matter who weren't authorized to discuss it publicly.
"They're going to have to review all his cases," said Glenn Grossenbacher, a San Antonio whistle-blower attorney not involved in the case. "Did somebody give this case to him? Did he take it with him? Are there other cases involved? It's a Pandora's Box of questions."
Justice Department spokeswoman Nicole Navas and FBI spokesman Matthew Bertron declined to comment.
The case has riveted the legal community. Justice Department lawyers specializing in False Claims Act cases conduct their investigations in secret after whistle-blowers file a lawsuit accusing companies of defrauding the government; in such cases, they have recovered $24 billion over eight years. Companies usually don't learn about a suit until the government nears the end of its probe.
"It's shocking to everyone

FBI Octopus

Fox /FBI


Mock crime fighting preparing Chicago teens for real life careers
Fox 32 Chicago
The students are getting this special opportunity through the Chicago FBI ... Hey, I'm running this thing,” yelled an FBI agent playing the role of the robber.


The FBI strategy that combats home grown extremists
Fox 32 Chicago-
FOX 32 NEWS - They're called home grown extremists: individuals who take up an enemy's cause, working right out of their homes without organized cells or ...

http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories ... /498127175

Former police chief warns President Trump about domestic terrorism

Retired FBI Agent CM Sturgis, who runs his own investigation firm said the White House maybe fixated in stopping threats from abroad but during the daily ...

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-stando ... _coop.html

Blaine Cooper becomes 1st occupier to testify for government in ...
11, 2016, defense lawyer Andrew Kohlmetz pointed out that he admitted to an FBI agent that he had carried an AR-15 at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and also ...

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/1 ... hrough-tsa
How an armed rocker often rolled through TSA
Two years ago some undercover Homeland Security agents, known as the "Red Team ... "The FBI recommended him," Derringer said. "The FBI agent was a fan.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol- ... story.html

California has some of the toughest laws keeping police discipline private. That seems unlikely to change

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la ... story.html

We need answers to questions about Russia and the White House ...
Los Angeles Times
The FBI refused to help, but CIA Director Mike Pompeo apparently complied with ... agent Christopher Steele, was considered credible enough that the FBI was ...

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/ni ... 37f4c.html

Nine appointed to Police Civilian Review Panel
During his six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Descano led numerous investigations conducted by FBI, IRS and USPIS agents. While at the Department of ...

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/02/28/ex- ... -officers/

Ex-Border Officials Question Trump’s Plan to Hire 5,000 More Officers

President Trump’s plans to add more than 5,000 border enforcement officers has caught criticism from former top officials at Customs and Border Patrol.

Three top officials at CBP told Reuters that the hiring presents logistical challenges

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/f ... s-fbi-bac/

Wary of ‘federal bullying,’ Idaho House kills FBI background check bill
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 6:54 P.M.

How they voted
Here’s how North Idaho representatives voted on the background check bill, HB 164:

Voting in favor: Reps. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d’Alene; Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene; and Eric Redman, R-Athol.

Voting against: Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens; Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls; Sage Dixon, R-Ponderay; Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird; Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer; Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d’Alene; Heather Scott, R-Blanchard; Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins; and Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee.

BOISE - The Idaho House on Monday killed legislation allowing FBI background checks on certain state employees.

The bill’s sponsor warned that the state could lose millions of dollars the state Department of Labor relies on to pay federal
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Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:37 pm

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/03/01/ag- ... ce-abuses/
AG Sessions Indicates Justice Department Will ‘Pull Back’ on Investigating Police Abuses

AG Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing.
By Steve Neavling
The numerous federal investigations into troubled police departments under the Obama administration may be a thing of the past.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday that the federal government won’t be monitoring police departments as it had in the past.
Sessions claimed in his first speech as attorney general that the Justice Department investigations undermined police efforts nationwide.
“We need, so far as we can, in my view, help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness,” Sessions told the National Association of Attorneys General. “And I’m afraid we’ve done some of that. So we’re going to try to pull back on this, and I don’t think it’s wrong or mean or insensitive to civil rights or human rights.”
He added that the Trump administration is working “out of a concern to make the lives of people in particularly the poor communities, minority communities, live a safer, happier life so that they’re able to have their children outside and go to school in safety and they can go to the grocery store in safety and not be accosted by drug dealers and get caught in crossfires or have their children seduced into some gang.”
Sessions claimed that monitoring police departments did not help combat rising violence in some cities.
“One of the big things out there that’s, I think, causing trouble and where you see the greatest increase in violence and murders in cities is somehow, some way, we undermine the respect for our police and made, oftentimes, their job more difficult,” he said.
http://ticklethewire.com/2017/03/02/jef ... d-perjury/
Jeff Sessions Admits Meeting with Russian Officials But Denies He Committed Perjury

Jeff Sessions discusses his communication with Russians.
By Steve Neavling
Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged today that he met with Russian officials at least twice during the Donald Trump campaign, but insisted the election was never discussed.
During a press conference at 4 p.m., Sessions also said he plans to recuse himself from future investigations into the Trump campaign after consulting with Justice Department staff.
“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions said.
The attorney general insisted he didn’t commit perjury by denying he had communication with Russian officials during his confirmation hearing, saying the meetings were unrelated to the presidential campaign.
Reports that suggested he exchanged information with the Russians, Sessions said, are “totally false.”
Sessions said he was having trouble remembering details of the discussions with a Russian ambassador.
“I don’t remember a lot of it,” Sessions said.

Broward County
March 1, 2017 7:09 PM
Former Secret Service man pleads guilty to dark, secret relationships with minors

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... rylink=cpy

The Department of Justice says until his arrest on Nov. 9, 2015, Moore worked in the Secret Service-Uniformed Division and was assigned to the White House.
In Moore’s guilty plea, he admits to using a profile on the social media app “Meet24.” That’s where he began a two-month chat relationship with a 14-year-old girl in which some electronic conversation turned sexual. Moore sent the girl sexually explicit images of himself.
But Moore really was chatting and sexting with Delaware State Police detectives and members of the Delaware Child Predator Task Force. After they arrested Moore, he admitted to trading sexually explicit images with a minor in Florida, a 17 year old in Missouri and a 14 year old in Texas.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... rylink=cpy

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One “National Emergency” Away From Disaster 3 of 4
March 2, 2017Uncategorized
You think it could never happen in America that D.Trump could shut down the media he deems hostile and suspend our Constitutional rights. But it has happened in the past and it happened under more than one president.
President Adams in 1798 in response to a French threat had his Alien and Sedition Acts. One Federalist in Congress declared, there was no need to “invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquility.” It was described as: “No protesting the government? No immigrants allowed in? No freedom of the press. Lawmakers jailed? ”
President Lincoln: “On April 27, 1861, President Lincoln, fearful that Southern troops might overtake the capital, suspended the writ of habeas corpus and declared martial law in Maryland. . . . On May 26, 1861, Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting circuit, ruled that Lincoln had acted unconstitutionally — only Congress could suspend the Great Writ. Lincoln ignored the order and continued to seize and hold adversaries without a hearing”

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Rapides DA stands by choice to invite 'Jihadi Movement' expert for ...
KALB News (press release)-
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Guandolo is an FBI agent who resigned in 2008 from the FBI after admitting to having affairs with female ...

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/hom ... -violence/
Homeland Security Sees Anger At Trump as a Driver of “Domestic ...
The Intercept-
A former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated violent domestic organizations, German said the report failed on numerous fronts to achieve its intended purpose ...


http://www.ydr.com/story/news/crime/201 ... /98602500/
JCC bomb threat info sent to FBI, chief says
York Daily Record/Sunday News-
The York Jewish Community Center has been closed and evacuated following an "emergency situation," according to JCC spokeswoman Melissa Plotkin.

http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/03/01 ... y-march-5/

Local law enforcement to address Jewish community March 5
San Diego Jewish World-
Addressing the community will be San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore, and Eric Birnbaum, the FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge ...

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014 ... iff-gore/#
Do you plead the 5th, Sheriff Gore?

Lawsuit seeks to restore Facebook comment pertaining to Ruby Ridge
Oct. 29, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed woman holding her baby in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 continues to follow San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore around and that goes for social media sites. Gore, according to a federal lawsuit, continues to dodge questions about the day’s events.
On October 27, Dimitrios Karras filed a federal complaint alleging that Sheriff Gore and his staff deleted comments he posted to the sheriff department's Facebook page, thus violating his right to free speech.
Karras posted his comment on September 2, 2014. It read:
"Sheriff Gore: Do you plead the 5th about your involvement in the MURDER of an unarmed woman who was holding her baby? REMEMBER RUBY RIDGE.”
Within an hour, the comment was removed and Karras was informed that he was not allowed to post any more comments on to the sheriff's Facebook fan page.
More than 22 years have elapsed since the FBI standoff at Randy Weaver's cabin in Ruby Ridge. At the time, Gore served as the bureau chief in Seattle, the lead office in charge of the standoff. Weaver, a white separatist facing gun charges, was holed up in the cabin along with his wife Vicki, infant daughter, and a man named Kevin Harrison.
Days before the seige, a gun battle occurred between FBI agent Michael Degan and Weaver, Harrison, and Weaver's 14-year-old son Sammy as they walked in the woods near the cabin. Weaver's son along with agent Degan were killed during the shootout. The men retreated back to the cabin where they stayed while agents surrounded the cabin.
The next day, Weaver and Harrison tried to leave to find a burial place for the deceased boy. During another shootout that ensued, Weaver's wife Vicki was shot and killed while holding her baby daughter. The men later surrendered. The FBI soon came under scrutiny for the tactics used and the murder of an unarmed woman. Gore denied that he gave the shooter the green light. He refused to testify at a congressional hearing.
Two decades later, people such as Karras still want an answer from Gore; Facebook proved to be no means of

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/20 ... story.html

FBI director James Comey to speak at Boston College
The Boston Globe-
FBI director James Comey will deliver the keynote address at a Boston College cybersecurity forum next Wednesday. Comey is scheduled to speak about “the ...

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fbi-no ... at-schiff/

FBI not answering Congress' questions on Russia probe: Democrat ...
Raw Story-
FBI Director James Comey did not answer all questions from a House intelligence panel about the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-ses ... dor-2017-3

The FBI is at the center of a big unanswered question surrounding ...
Business Insider-
The FBI did not inform the Senate Judiciary Committee about its investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 ...

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washing ... story.html
Rep. Adam Schiff blasts FBI director, demands more information ...
Los Angeles Times-
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticized the FBI on Thursday, complaining that it failed to share enough information about its ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -back.html
Top Intelligence panel Democrat says FBI is sharing only a 'fraction ...
Daily Mail-
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is blasting the FBI for holding back information, saying the FBI director is revealing only a 'fraction' about what it knows about Trump and Russia

https://trofire.com/2017/03/02/fbi-thin ... errorists/

FBI Thinks Standing Rock Protesters Might be Terrorists
The Ring of Fire Network
Senator Al Franken (D – MN) is challenging the FBI's investigation of at least three Dakota Access Pipeline protesters under their Joint Terrorism Task Force.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/0 ... -citizens/
7 Baltimore Officers Accused of Abusing Power, Robbing Citizens
CBS Philly-
Rosenstein announced the indictments at a press conference with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and officials with the

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/18 ... ase-denied
Judge won't dismiss Walter's trading case
In January, attorneys for Walters requested that the case be dismissed due to government misconduct after it was revealed that an FBI special agent had leaked ...

http://www.ibtimes.com/muslims-police-a ... nt-2501069
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2986207
Holding FBI agents liable after four Muslims landed on no-fly list could deter aspiring cops from the job, U.S. attorney argues

Muslims And Police: Anti-Islam Conspiracy Theorist To Train ...
International Business Time
A former FBI agent turned anti-Islam conspiracy theorist, who once accused former CIA Director John Brennan of being a “secret Muslim,” is scheduled to give a ...

http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2017/ ... estigation
Judge Orders Regular Updates on Investigation into FBI Grand Jury ...
Judge Castel wrote in the memorandum and order: "The conduct on the part of at least one special agent of the FBI in leaking grand jury material is worthy of the ...

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sen ... er-n728371


Why Was The FBI Attempting To Buy A Partisan Dossier On Trump?
Daily Caller-
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Bonus Read

http://www.latimes.com/local/california ... story.html

L.A. sheriff gains support in legal fight over secret list of 300 problem deputies

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and three other advocacy groups have gone to court to back Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s attempt to send prosecutors the names of deputies found to have committed serious misconduct on the job.

The move is the latest turn in the fight over a secret list of 300 problematic deputies whose history of misconduct could damage their credibility if they are ever called to testify in criminal

http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/the-news ... story.html

Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn't
Baltimore City Paper (blog)-
After President Donald Trump melted down on Twitter Saturday, it's safe to say that virtually no one in America doesn't know that he is under FBI investigation

FBI decides it will use Tor to replenish it's own supply
of child porn while maintaining it's ability to blackmail
tens of thousands of users of chuld pornography
Think of it : JUDGES,POLITICIANS,DOCTORS and other
highly valued FBI informant assets....sitting ducks

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/ne ... -porn-case

FBI chooses to protect Tor vulnerability and dismiss child porn case

06 Mar 2017

The Department of Justice dropped a child pornography case in order to avoid disclosing a Tor vulnerability; dozens more cases potentially affected.

Forced to decide between disclosing a Tor vulnerability used to gather evidence or dismiss the child porn case it had built; the U.S. Department of Justice chose to protect the exploit.

The undisclosed Tor vulnerability was used by the FBI to deanonymize user traffic to the Playpen child porn website hosted as a Tor hidden service. However, the evidence was deemed inadmissible by the court unless the FBI disclosed the method used to gather it. In a filing on the case federal prosecutor Annette Hayes wrote that the suppression order filed by the FBI "has deprived the government of the evidence needed to establish defendant Jay Michaud's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial."

Hayes said "the government has no choice but to seek dismissal of the indictment" because the FBI was unwilling to disclose the Tor vulnerability "network investigative

Link du jour
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http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.c ... tap-dance/

SUNDAY, MARCH 05, 2017

Thick with conspiracies

“Requiem for a Martyr: The “Blind Sheik”, Omar Abdel Rahman, Innocent Victim of Seditious Conspiracy Trial”:

“Defense lawyers claimed that Emad Salem entrapped their clients by hiring them for his plots, then taped them making incriminating statements. Salem’s tapes, on which most of this trial would be based, would also include two FBI admissions of overseeing the provision of the WTC explosives. Ron Kuby requested that all of Salem’s tapes collected as evidence (which also showed the FBI’s unsavory ways of doing business) be released in their entirety to the public to expose the case as a conspiracy to frame the defendants. Judge Michael B. Mukasey, (who would be named Attorney General in 2007), refused to allow the tapes to be made public.”


“The defense counsel immediately called for a mistrial because they believed that the problems with the trial were so egregious. It was clear that the FBI made use of Egypt’s intelligence agent as an agent provocateur to carry out its own agenda. Some defendants claimed that exculpatory conversations were missing from the tapes; the FBI admitted that they had “briefly” returned the tapes to Salem after they had been entered as evidence.

Judge Mukasey told the defense lawyers that he would consider their request to hold a post-trial hearing on the issue of whether he should overturn the convictions. But on January 10, 1996, he rejected the defense motion to throw out the convictions of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and nine others, claiming that there was no proof that the evidence that Salem had destroyed would have helped exonerate the defendants. Mukasey ignored Salem’s obvious motive for destroying evidence and the FBI’s interest in wanting him to do it.”

“Of course Donald Trump’s phones were tapped!”. Comment by noreen cerino on the speed of the protests with “professionally printed signs”. It is curious that the Clintonistas were completely certain of victory, yet there was a concerted organized Obama-Soros conspiracy to undermine President Trump in place from the summer of 2016, all turning on ties to Russia. [emphasis added]

Blink Tank


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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/r ... -1.2985601

he retired Florida police captain accused of killing a man in a movie theater during an argument over texting said "it was either his life or mine," he testified Tuesday.

Curtis Reeves, now 74, said during a Stand Your Ground hearing that he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson in January 2014.

"It looked to me like he

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ne ... 08611.html

Two high-ranking NYPD officers were placed on modified duty and two others were transferred amid a federal investigation into potential violations of conflict of interest rules and federal criminal laws, Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday.
Deputy Inspector James Grant, head the Upper East Side's 19th Precinct, was stripped of his badge and gun Thursday, according to the NYPD. The decision came after the New York Post reported that the FBI was investigating claims that Grant had accepted diamonds and cash from a Brooklyn businessman.

Deputy Chief Michael Harrington was also placed on modified duty, while Deputy Chief David Colon and Deputy Chief Eric Rodriguez were transferred because of the investigation, Bratton said.
'“This is not a particularly good day for the department,” Bratton said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ex- ... -1.2990055

Moody,Former police officer shoots neighbor in Brooklyn
Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:55 PM

The man accused of gunning down his Brooklyn landlord is seen in custody on Monday. (TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
A dispute between neighbors turned violent Monday afternoon when an ex-cop shot a 45-year-old man in the head in Brooklyn, police sources said.

The attack happened around 2:30 p.m. in front of a building on Greenpoint Ave., near McGuinness Blvd., in Greenpoint.

The victim, Joe Stepinski, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was on life support Monday night, according to officials.

A neighbor said Stepinski’s girlfriend is the landlord of the building where he and the suspect, retired NYPD officer Gene Barrett, 51, live. The ex-cop retired on a disability pension in 2002.

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2017/03/06/co ... allegation

Could be truth to Trump's wiretapping allegation
24 Hours Vancouver
If the leak did not come directly from NSA, said Binney, it came from either the CIA for the FBI, both which have unfettered access to NSA's database. As Binney ...
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Heat is online
http://www.metro.us/news/russia-s-putin ... Pc6HCYUiA/
Russia's Putin to meet ExxonMobil President: Kremlin spokesman

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/03/09/ ... dead-zone/

New Research Shows Global Warming Could Turn Tropics Into a Sweltering Dead Zone
New research out of Purdue University finds that a global warming event called the PETM made parts of the tropics too hot for living organisms to survive. And though the PETM happened many millions of years ago, these new scientific revelations are pertinent to the present day. The reason is that human activity in the form of fossil fuel burning is now rapidly causing the globe to heat up. And such warming, if it continues, could well turn large sections of the tropics into a dead zone.
PETM — Warm-up Sparks Global Upheaval, Extinction
The PETM was a big global warm up that happened 56 million years ago as the Paleocene epoch passed into the Eocene. It is numbered as one of many hothouse extinctions occurring in the geological record. And it is generally thought to have been one of the milder such events — especially when compared to the biosphere wrecking ball that was the Permian.

(NASA tool shows that business as usual greenhouse gas emissions would force average maximum July temperatures over large sections of the world to warm to 40 to 45 C [104 to 113 F] by the 2090s. For many regions, such a high degree of heat is incompatible with crops and human habitability. In the deep past, hothouse events were found, in recent research, to render large sections of the tropics uninhabitable to most forms of life. Image source: NASA.)
During the PETM, global temperatures jumped by 5 degrees Celsius above an already warm base line over the course of about 6,000 years. And research indicates that the resulting heat stress set off massive wildfires, forced land animal species to move pole-ward, and killed off a big chunk of the ocean’s bottom dwelling foraminifera.
Parts of the Tropical Biosphere Seem to Have Died
However, past scientific consensus held that the tropics still managed to support life during the PETM due to a kind of thermostat-like heat regulation preventing the equatorial region from becoming too warm. Temperatures were thought to have remained within a range that would have continued to support life in this lower latitude zone. So it was only thought that the tropics experienced die-offs during ancient and more intense warming events like the Permain of 250 million years ago.
The new research by Purdue scientists calls that theory into question. Their findings show that temperatures crossed a key threshold — becoming too hot to support life throughout sections of the tropics and rendering large areas uninhabitable.
Matthew Huber, professor in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at Purdue University and study co-author notes:
“The records produced in this study indicate that when the tropics warmed that last little bit, a threshold was passed and parts of the tropical biosphere seems to have died. This is the first time that we’ve found really good information, in a very detailed way, where we saw major changes in the tropics directly associated with warming past a key threshold in the past 60 million years.”
Half of Human Population Lives and Farms in the Tropics
During the present day, about half the human population, a good chunk of the world’s life forms, and a considerable amount of global farming occupies the tropics. However, according to recent research by the Max Plank Institute, parts of the tropical zone could be rendered basically uninhabitable to human beings by mid Century as the Earth heats up due to fossil fuel burning. And already, the critical region of Equatorial Africa and the adjacent Middle East are experiencing record droughts, water stress, and instances of hunger, famine and related food insecurity as global temperatures rise to 1 C or more above 1880s averages.
(Climate zone habitability is a function of what forms of life can exist in a given region at a given range of temperatures. Warming in the tropics is expected to impact human habitability by mid Century. Warming, however, is also expected to impact crop yields well into the middle latitudes. U.S. food production is therefore likely to be negatively impacted by rising global temperatures. Video source: Peter Carter.)
The serious concern is that as the world warms up — a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scope could emerge as whole countries become unable to support their populations. As entire regions become too hot to live in. And as major swaths of global farmland become non-productive.
The present narrative hints that human civilization can somehow adapt by shifting farm zones northward. However, it’s worth noting that boreal regions do not support the same highly productive soils as the tropical and temperate zones that are now under threat due to rising temperatures. In addition, the nations of the world have thus far shown considerable reluctance to accepting refugee populations from destabilized zones. And as the world heats up, desperation will only increase as waves of refugees seek to remove themselves from what could well become a kind of global warming produced dead zone.
The Perdue research underscores a very real risk that we are now facing. It shows that the tropics did not self regulate temperature in a range conducive for life during the PETM. And these findings reinforce present temperature and soil moisture research trends placing human habitability and crop production under threat due to fossil fuel based warming this Century.
Global Warming Can Breach Limits for Life
Climate Impacts of the PETM
Peter Carter

Windstorm knocks out power to 1 million customers in Michigan

http://www.metro.us/news/windstorm-knoc ... NEx_HN4Fw/

(Reuters) - More than 1 million Michigan electric customers, including homes, schools and hospitals, were without power on Thursday after a windstorm caused the biggest outage in state history, utility companies said.
Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) on Wednesday toppled trees and downed more than 4,000 power lines across the state, which has a population of about 10 million people, Detroit-based DTE Energy Co said.
"This is a very unusual event ... the most significant weather event that we've had in DTE Energy's 100-year history," DTE Electric President and Chief Operating Officer Trevor Lauer said at a news conference trees and brought down power lines and poles overnight at an unprecedented rate, DTE said earlier in a statement.

http://www.inquisitr.com/4045515/yes-ja ... -be-fired/

Yes, James Comey Can Be Fired
The Inquisitr-
Can James Comey be fired? That is what people are wondering after the FBI director announced on Wednesday that he doesn't have any plans on retiring until ...

http://www.columbusceo.com/entertainmen ... ay-march-9

Daily Almanac for Thursday, March 9
Columbus CEO-
Ten years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller acknowledged the FBI had improperly used the USA Patriot Act to secretly ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl ... /98946128/
WikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange
USA TODAY-6 hours ago
The FBI launched a criminal investigation into the release of the document cache, a U.S. official told USA TODAY this week. The official, who was not authorized ...

http://www.eonline.com/news/834940/didd ... te-on-case
Who Shot Ya?: Twenty years after the fact, the FBI still doesn't know ...
In an instance that public recprds people may either see as dysfunctional equality or appropriate retribution, the FBI, much like you or I would (if the LAPD would ...

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa ... n-n2294971

Pelosi: I Think The Press Helped Undermine The Election
Let's go down the checklist here. Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because of misogyny, racism, sexism, the FBI, the Russians, and now the media. Seriously ...

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-banni ... -or-emails

Report: FBI Monitored Server in Trump Tower, But 'No Intercepts of ...
CNSNews.com (blog)-
“Sources tell Circa that FBI counter-intelligence officials briefly monitored a computer server in Trump Tower at the end of the election last October, but it was part ...

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/ap/na ... 6e77d.html

Border Patrol may loosen lie-detector hiring requirement
Gillette News Record-
FILE--In this June 22, 2016, file photo, a Border Patrol agent walks along a .... in hiring and recommended employees be periodically tested, as the FBI does.

http://www.metro.us/news/u-s-senate-lea ... b5q_mJuHA/
U.S. Senate leader McConnell says U.S. will raise debt ceiling

http://nypost.com/2017/03/08/hulking-ex ... -fbi-stop/

A former NYPD cop fatally shot himself in the head as FBI agents pulled him over to arrest him as part of a quadruple homicide and cocaine conspiracy, the New York Post reports.
Gerard Benderoth, 48, committed suicide on a quiet suburban road in Rockland County around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Benderoth, nicknamed “White Rhino” from his days as a strongman competitor, was about to be arrested on a seal indictment in connection with a murder and drug conspiracy case.
“If this guy put a bullet in his head rather than go and talk to them, he must have been in deep,” a law enforcement source noted to The Post.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-ad ... d=46004877

Trump Proposes Cuts to TSA, Secret Service, FEMA to Pay for Border Wall

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia
Donald Trump wants to free up money for his border wall by mulling cuts to the Coast Guard, TSA, Secret Service and FEMA.
The budget reductions would cut deeply into notable national security and emergency response initiatives, ABC News reports.
Under the proposal, the administration would cut $1.3 billion from the Coast Guard’s budget, which is a 14% reduction over last year.
TSA stands to lose more than $500 million, and FEMA would be cut by $370 million.

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Flynn pressed for Saylorsburg cleric's removal
Pocono Record-
Paperwork filed Tuesday with the Justice Department's Foreign Agent ... whether the Justice Department or FBI had contacted Flynn about his lobbying activities.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/priv ... fbis-comey

Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI's Comey
Canada Free Press-
FBI head honcho James Comey behaves just as one might expect a 2013 ... did he address why he has rehired disgraced former MI3 agent Christopher Steele, ...
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2995182

An Alabama cop has been cleared of wrongdoing for shooting a man brandishing a wallet — which he mistook for a gun — as video of the nighttime incident has been released.

A federal appeals court held up a lower court’s decision that Opelika, Ala., police officer Phillip Hancock acted reasonably when he shot Air Force veteran Michael Davidson in

http://www.latimes.com/visuals/framewor ... t02a-11li3

Work by women photographers in Santa Monica exhibit bound by dedication to social justice

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/c ... -1.2995900

Calif. cop seen brutally beating man in video being investigated

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:50 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc ... -1.2996704

An NYPD sergeant who raped and sexually abused a 13-year-old girl scored a soft sentence Monday of only three years in prison — one year for each attack.

Vladimir Krull, a 12-year veteran of the department assigned to the Midtown North precinct, first kissed the teen on the mouth in September 2013, prosecutors said.

The victim was the daughter of Krull’s then-girlfriend.

Following a four-week trial in January a Bronx jury found Krull, 39, guilty of having sex with the victim twice — in her home and in his car.

NYPD sergeant guilty of rape, sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
He was also convicted of making the victim perform a sex act on him in his car in June 2014 after a father-daughter breakfast for her 8th grade

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2996708

A Texas state representative proposed a satirical anti-choice bill mimicking a 2011 law that ordered women to receive a sonogram while hearing “a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion," according to the Dallas News.

Hoping to shed light on the sensitive topic, Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) suggested men be required to pay fines for "unregulated masturbatory emissions.”

If the legislation passes, men would also be subject to a rectal examination in order to be prescribed Viagra or undergo vasectomy and colonoscopy procedures.


Alex Reveals FBI Agent Discovered at Center of Hutaree Militia Set Up ...
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As Predicted, FBI Agent Discovered at Center of Alleged Hutaree Conspiracy Kurt Nimmo March 31, 2010 On ...

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Just One More Thing: Why Did Michael Flynn Pay This Ex-FBI Guy $28 ...
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Excuse me, I know I've taken up a lot of your time with all the details about Michael Flynn retroactively registering as a foreign agent because he was a lobbyist ...

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GOOD RIDDANCE: James Comey Just Got The BOOT After ...
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- FBI director Commy has some explaining to do after a secret deal has come to light. The FBI made a secret agreement with alleged MI6 agent Christopher ...

Terror plots foiled by the FBI turn out to be planned, funded and ...
Check out the partial reprint below, which describes how FBI agents troll Facebook, looking for Islamic terror-sounding people, then they recruit them into
Terror plots foiled by the FBI turn out to be planned, funded and weaponized by the FBI itself
Posted on March 13, 2017 by US Marine Fighting Tyranny
Natural News – by Mike Adams
We’ve covered this story before, revealing how a seemingly rogue wing of the FBI appears to be involved in little more than foiling its own terror plots, then claiming credit for “stopping terrorists” in the USA.
As much as we appreciate the FBI efforts that are focused on halting actual criminal activity across the United States, the agency seems to have completely lost its marbles when it comes to pursuing domestic terrorism “plots.” See these related stories on Natural News for previous coverage:
From 2011: FBI ‘entrapment’ tactics questioned in web of phony terror plots and paid informants
From 2012: FBI nabs five mastermind geniuses after teaching them how to blow up a bridge in Cleveland

SOFREP: Special Forces News | Military Intelligence | Spec Ops
News Roundup: Should we care if the FBI is entrapping potential jihadis?


http://washingtonfeed.com/trey-gowdy-dr ... to-be.html
Trey Gowdy Drops James Comey Stunner That Has People Talking ...
- C., said FBI Director James Comey will not receive special treatment. ... He continued, “I have never heard a Federal law enforcement agent give, with that ...


Congressman Trey Gowdy workwd for the DOJ the parent Corporatiob of the FBI

FBI Octopus

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Advantest VOICE 2017 U.S. and China Keynote Speakers Announced
5 hours ago - Lineup Includes Dynamic Keynotes from Advantests Hans-Juergen Wagner, Former FBI Agent and Cyber Security Maven Chris Tarbell, and Dr. Peter Chen of ...

http://www.abc6.com/story/34756381/ted- ... g-director

Ted Theisen Joins Ankura Consulting as Senior Managing Director ...
www.abc6.com/story/.../ted-theisen-join ... ng-directo...
5 hours ago - Prior to his private sector work, he served as a special agent for the FBI where he investigated cyber-related matters, including computer intrusions, cyber ...

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/ ... /99006208/

Editorial: ATF tobacco investigation scheme needs scrutiny
The Register's Editorial 4:32 p.m. CT March 12, 2017

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
First there was the scandal involving federal agents who helped route guns to Mexican drug cartels. Then it was revealed that law enforcement officials nationwide have routinely abused forfeiture laws to seize the property of law-abiding citizens.
Now there are signs that agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used highly questionable — arguably illegal – cigarette sales in order to fund a secret bank account used to pay informants.
And we’re not talking about a handful of rogue agents raising a few thousand dollars. The evidence points to tens of millions of dollars being raised by law enforcement officials through the same schemes used by the criminals they were supposed to be apprehending.
The operation, detailed in a recent report from the New York Times, wasn’t authorized by the Justice Department, the agency under which the ATF operates, and that appears to have been by design. It gave agents access to a bank account that, because it was off the books, wasn’t subject to the usual level of oversight.
The scheme itself was built on a complex series of transactions, some of which involved the sale and shipment of water and snacks disguised as cigarettes.
According to court records, one deal involved a pair of ATF informants, both of whom were supposedly working for the tobacco farmers’ cooperative, secretly buying cigarettes at $15 a carton and then selling them to the cooperative at the inflated price of $17.50 per carton, generating $519,000 in profit. That money was routed to the secret ATF bank account which was used to pay for tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of iPads, flat-screen televisions and other gifts doled out to potential targets of ATF investigations.
One of the most alarming aspects of this scheme is that it wasn’t disclosed by whistleblowers at the ATF or by the Justice Department’s internal watchdogs. It surfaced only because a collective of tobacco farmers became suspicious and filed a lawsuit alleging they had been cheated out of at least $24 million.
In fact, when the tobacco farmers first realized what was up, they didn’t just file a lawsuit, they reported their findings to the Justice Department, which chose not to file any charges.
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Link du Jour
http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.c ... nd-update/

Two FBI agents and the doctor murdered Dr King after spitting on
his body then smothering him to death with a pillow
depositions reveal

Martin Luther King was murdered when he arrived at the hospital..

FBI Director Comey investigating Trump/Russia since July 2016
No mention of this by Comey before the election.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/f ... ine-236258
Comey: FBI launched Trump-Russia probe in July
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Monday that his agency has been investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian ...

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa ... t-n2301360

Secret Service Agent Who Said She Won’t Take Bullet for Trump Removed from Post

Kathy O’Grady, the Secret Service special agent who said she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for President Trump, has been removed from her position.
O’Grady was the special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district. Now there’s a concern she will be transferred to another federal agency, Townhall.com reports.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /99365378/

Louisville mayor asks FBI to investigate child sex-abuse claims against police
USA Today Network Phillip M. Bailey and Andrew Wolfson, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal Published 8:41 p.m. ET March 18, 2017 | Updated 8:42 p.m. ET March 18, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s mayor announced that he has asked the FBI to investigate what he called “our worst nightmare,” the alleged sexual abuse of children in the police department’s Youth Explorer program.
Mayor Greg Fischer also said he had hired former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey to review an investigation conducted by Louisville Metro Police and determine whether “errors were made,” including by police Chief Steve Conrad.
“If there has been an injustice, it will be remedied,” Fischer said Friday.

http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/a ... sex_abuse/
FBI agent guilty of sex abuse
Was bureau's chief of internal affairs
By Associated Press | February 18, 2004
WASHINGTON -- The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.
John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week in Tarrant County Court in Fort Worth to 12 years in prison after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.


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Elizabethton High School students get to step in to officers' shoes ...
Presnell is a former FBI agent. He traded in his FBI badge seven years ago to give students a look inside the world of criminal justice. He said most of the ...

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-16/ ... laboratory
Frederick Whitehurst FBI Lab scandal Whitehurst Report ... - Unabomber
The FBI's Unabomber Cover-up began long before the Whitehurst Report ever exposed the FBI Lab Scandal and it goes much deeper. Evidence Planting ...

Discovery UK Picks Up Unabomber Drama 'Manhunt'
It follows FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and explores how he deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down the so-called Unabomber.

http://www.chelsearecord.com/2017/03/17 ... -students/

Return to Base:FBI Agent Mojica Gives Inspiring Talk to CHS Students
Chelsea Record-Mar 17, 2017
FBI assistant special agent-in-charge Carlos Mojica (second from right) was a guest speaker at Chelsea High School where he talked to ...

F.B.I. Is Accused of Intimidation By Attorneys for Hispanic Agents ...
www.nytimes.com/.../fbi-is-accused-of-i ... gents.ht...
Aug 27, 1988 - The plaintiffs' attorneys, Hugo Rodriguez and Antonio Silva, said the ... state that the first rule of the F.B.I. is, 'Don't embarrass the bureau.
Hispanic Agents Maintain Bias Persists in F.B.I. - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com/1990/03/16/us/hispanic- ... n-fbi.html
Mar 16, 1990 - F.B.I. Denies Any Retaliation The F.B.I. denies that there has been retaliation ... Antonio V. Silva, an El Paso lawyer who has represented all the ...

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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Poised to Land a Top DOJ Job

Kellyanne Conway

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s husband is expected to be nominated to lead the Justice Department civil division, a position that will enable him to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
White House officials are poised to make the announcement of the nomination of George Conway, a New York lawyer, in the next few days, people familiar with the matter told the Chicago Tribune.

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Chapter 8
1972 - Muskie, Wallace and McGovern

In 1972 the Power Control Group was faced with another set of problems. Again the objective was to insure Nixon's election at all costs and to continue the cover-ups. Nixon might have made it on his own. We'll never know because the Group guaranteed his election by eliminating two strong candidates and completely swamping another with tainted leftist images and a psychiatric case for the vice presidential nominee. The impression that Nixon had in early 1972 was that he stood a good chance of losing. He imagined enemies everywhere and a press he was sure was out to get him.
The Power Control Group realized this too. They began laying out a strategy that would encourage the real nuts in the Nixon administration like E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy and Donald Segretti to eliminate any serious opposition. The dirty tricks campaign worked perfectly against the strongest early Democratic candidate, Edmund Muskie. He withdrew in tears, later to discover he had been sabotaged by Nixon, Liddy and company.
George Wallace was another matter. At the time he was shot, he was drawing 18% of the vote according to the polls, and most of that was in Nixon territory. The conservative states such as Indiana were going for Wallace. He was eating into Nixon's southern strength. In April the polls showed McGovern pulling a 41%, Nixon 41% and Wallace 18%. It was going to be too close for comfort, and it might be thrown into the House - in which case Nixon would surely lose. There was the option available of eliminating George McGovern, but then the Democrats might come up with Hubert Humphrey or someone else even more dangerous than McGovern. Nixon's best chance was a head-on contest with McGovern. Wallace had to go. Once the group made that decision, the Liddy team seemed to be the obvious group to carry it out. But how could it be done this time and still fool the people? Another patsy this time? O.K., but how about having him actually kill the Governor? The answer to that was an even deeper programming job than that done on Sirhan. This time they selected a man with a lower I.Q. level who could be hypnotized to really shoot someone, realize it later, and not know that he had been programmed. He would have to be a little wacky, unlike Oswald, Ruby or Ray.
Arthur Bremer was selected. The first contacts were made by people who knew both Bremer and Segretti in Milwaukee. They were members of a leftist organization planted there as provocateurs by the intelligence forces within the Power Control Group. One of them was a man named Dennis Cossini.
Bremer was programmed over a period of months. He was first set to track Nixon and then Wallace. When his hand held the gun in Laurel, Maryland, it might just as well have been in the hand of Donald Segretti, E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, Richard Helms, or Richard Nixon.
With Wallace's elimination from the race and McGovern's increasing popularity in the primaries, the only question remaining for the Power Control Group was whether McGovern had any real chance of winning. The polls all showed Wallace's vote going to Nixon and a resultant landslide victory. That, of course, is exactly what happened. It was never close enough to worry the Group very much. McGovern, on the other hand, was worried. By the time of the California primary he and his staff had learned enough about the conspiracies in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King that they asked for increased Secret Service protection in Los Angeles.
If the Power Control Group had decided to kill Mr. McGovern the Secret Service would not have been able to stop it. However, they did not, because the election was a sure thing. They did try one more dirty trick. They revealed Thomas Eagleton's psychiatric problems, which reduced McGovern's odds considerably.
What evidence is there that Bremer's attempt on Wallace was a directed attempt by a conspiratorial group?
Bremer himself has told his brother that others were involved and that he was paid by them. Researcher William Turner has turned up evidence in Milwaukee and surrounding towns in Wisconsin that Bremer received money from a group associated with Dennis Cossini, Donald Segretti and J. Timothy Gratz. Several other young "leftists" were seen with Bremer on several occasions in Milwaukee and on the ferry crossing at Lake Michigan.
The evidence shows that Bremer had a hidden source of income. He spent several times more than he earned or saved in the year before he shot at Wallace. Bremer's appearance on TV, in court and before witnesses resembled those of a man under hypnosis.[1]
There is some evidence that more than one gun may have been fired with the second gun being located in the direction opposite to Bremer. Eleven wounds in the four victims that day exceeds the number that could have been caused by the five bullets Bremer fired. There is a problem in identifying all of the bullets found as having been fired from Bremer's gun. The trajectories of the wounds seem to be from two opposite directions. All of this -- the hypnotic-like trance, the possibility of two guns being fired from in front and from behind, and the immediate conclusion that Bremer acted alone -- sounds very much like the arrangement made for the Robert Kennedy assassination.
Another part of the evidence sounds like the King case. A lone blue Cadillac was seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting immediately afterward. It was reported on the police band radio and the police unsuccessfully chased it. The car had two men in it. The police and the FBI immediately shut off all accounts of that incident.
E. Howard Hunt testified before the Ervin Committee that Charles Colson had asked him to go to Bremer's apartment in Milwaukee as soon as the news about Bremer was available at the White House. Hunt never did say why he was supposed to go. Colson then said that he didn't tell Hunt to go, but that Hunt told him he was going. Colson's theory is that Hunt was part of a CIA conspiracy to get rid of Nixon and to do other dirty tricks.
Could Hunt and the Power Control Group have had in mind placing something in Bremer's apartment rather than taking something out? The "something" could have been Bremer's diary, which was later found in his car parked near the Laurel, Maryland parking lot. Hunt did not go to Milwaukee, because the FBI already had agents at the apartment. Perhaps Hunt or someone else went instead to Maryland and planted the diary in Bremer's car. One thing seems certain after a careful analysis of Bremer's diary in comparison to his grammar, spelling, etc., in his high school performances in English. Bremer didn't write the diary. Someone forged it, trying to make it sound like they thought Bremer would sound given his low I.Q.
One last item would clinch the conspiracy case if it were true. A rumor spread among researchers and the media that CBS-TV had discovered Bremer and G. Gordon Liddy together on two separate occasions in TV footage of Wallace rallies. In one TV sequence they were said to be walking together toward a camera in the background. CBS completely closed the lid on the subject.
The best source is obviously Bremer himself. However, no private citizen can get anywhere near him. Even if they could he might not talk if he had been programmed. Unless an expert deprogrammed him, his secret could be locked away in his brain, just like Sirhan's secret is locked within his mind.

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UNION CITY -- A federal agent who filed a lawsuit alleging he was cursed at by Union City mayor Brian Stack and then falsely arrested has settled his case against the city for $100,000.
The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which provides a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. The suit was settled in December.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Ricky Patel filed the lawsuit after he was taken into custody by Union City police a month after an FBI raid of Union City Hall in November 2012, as part of an investigation into the city's community development agency.

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Trump’s Political Consultant Roger Stone Jr. Is Under an FBI Investigation

President Trump’s political consultant Roger J. Stone Jr. is under investigation for possibly colluding with the Russians to help interfere in the presidential election.
Stone, a full-time provocateur, was mentioned during a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, when FBI Director James Comey was asked if he was familiar with Stone, the New York Times reports.

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Congress Slams FBI’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology Software

Democrats and Republicans in Congress slammed the FBI’s use of facial recognition software, saying it relies on racial biases, leads to the arrests of innocent people and violates privacy.
NBC reports that more than 400 million pictures of Americans’ faces are archived in various facial recognition networks, representing about half of all U.S. adults.
“I have zero confidence in the FBI and the [Justice Department], frankly, to keep this in check,” Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Massachusetts, said at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Regulation.

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Trump’s Gaudy Lifestyle Is Draining Resources of Secret Service

Donald Trump has refused to give up many of his creature comforts, and that has exhausted the budget of the Secret Service.
Now the agency is asking for an additional $60 million in funding for next year to keep up with Trump’s gaudy lifestyle, Vanity Fair reports.

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Two Guatemalan Sisters Claim They Were Raped by Border Patrol Officer

Two sisters who were lost in the Texas desert after fleeing Guatemala claim they were sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol officer.
The sisters, age 17 and 19, said they waved down a CBP truck for help. The officer is then accused of taking them to closet in the Presidio, Texas, intake office, where they were forced to strip and were assaulted in July 2016, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Trump Should “Drain the Swamp” at the FBI Before Terror Strikes …
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Playing down the threat of jihadist bioterrorism is something that U.S. intelligence agencies, led by the FBI, did in the case of the anthrax attacks …
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by Cliff Kincaid on February 27, 2017
Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, but that Western governments are not ready to deal with it. The situation may be worse than he thinks. What stories about his remarks at the Munich Security Conference did not explain is that the FBI has still failed to resolve the question of who carried out the post-9/11 anthrax attacks on America.
Some of the evidence points to al Qaeda, and there are reports that other Islamic terrorist groups, such as ISIS, are now developing biological weapons.

The independent investigators, including historian Kenneth J. Dillon, a former Foreign Service officer and intelligence analyst, and attorney Ross Getman, an expert on al Qaeda’s biowarfare program, are asking President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to reopen the anthrax mailings investigation. This could lead, Dillon argues, to exonerating an innocent man, identifying the real al-Qaeda perpetrator, and getting to the bottom of what went wrong in America’s premier federal law enforcement agency.
In 2002, then-Rep. Pence wrote a letter asking why international links weren’t being probed in the anthrax mailings.
From the start of the FBI’s inquiry, the Bureau seemed determined to eliminate al Qaeda as a source of the attacks. Former government scientist Dr. Stephen Hatfill’s career was destroyed by the FBI as they sought to frame him. Eventually, the Department of Justice paid Hatfill a multi-million dollar settlement in recognition of the fact that they had persecuted an innocent man.
When we asked him for an interview, Lambert declined, saying “All of the information the Justice Department is withholding from the American people is either restricted from disclosure by the Privacy Act, governed by non-disclosure, non-disparagement clauses in other settlement agreements, or classified as national security information. The only avenue for remedying the government’s wealth of material omissions in this case would be through a congressional inquiry. Although bills have been introduced in the past to establish such an inquiry committee, they never became law.”
The independent investigators believe that Freedom of Information Act requests that are now being stonewalled by the FBI could lead to major breakthroughs and the clearing of Ivins if the FBI is ordered by the Trump administration to cooperate.
In his remarks on possible bioterrorism, Bill Gates said, “Imagine if I told you that somewhere in this world, there’s a weapon that exists—or that could emerge—capable of killing tens of thousands, or millions, of people, bringing economies to a standstill, and throwing nations into chaos. You would say that we need to do everything possible to gather intelligence and develop effective countermeasures to reduce the threat.”
Such a weapon could be in the hands of radical Islamic extremists. But if the FBI still hasn’t solved the matter of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, what assurance do we have that the Bureau could prevent or solve the next devastating wave of biological attacks?
President Trump and Vice President Pence have every reason in the world to be concerned about what is happening at the FBI. They could, and should, reopen the anthrax investigation. It would be an opportunity to expose and remove the corruption that may remain in the Bureau and makes us vulnerable to another biological terrorist attack.
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JFK Diary Regarding Hitler's "Suicide"

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JFK Diary Shows He Questioned Whether Or Not Hitler Committed
A diary written by JFK, shows that both he and Russian officials
questioned the official story surrounding Adolf Hitler's death.

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Trump Defends Michael Flynn After He Offered to Testify Against the President

Former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn
President Trump is defending former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s offer to testify in ongoing probes of Russian hacking of the 2016 election in exchange for legal immunity.
Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday morning that investigation had become “a witch hunt,” echoing language used by his former campaign adviser’s attorney.

FBI Releases New Batch of 9/11 Photos from Pentagon Attack

One of a recently released batch of photos of the 9/11. Photo via Wiki.
The FBI has released previously unseen photos of the aftermath of the 9/11 attack against the Pentagon.
The 27 photos were posted on the bureau’s website “FBI’s Records: The Vault.”
The American Airlines flight crashed after Al Qaeda terrorists gained control of the plane.
The new photos show interior damage, aerial perspectives and footage from the ground.

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Local FBI leader says agency’s mission is protecting Americans, not playing politics

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FBI Las Vegas Division Director Aaron Rouse speaks to the media at the local FBI Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 2 a.m.
The election of President Donald Trump hasn’t changed how the FBI operates, as the federal agency steers clear of politics despite what “a lot of people would want to have (it be),” said Special Agent Aaron Rouse, the director of the FBI’s Las Vegas division.
"We’re not a political organization; we’re not affected by the politics,” Rouse emphasized to reporters Wednesday from the FBI's Las Vegas headquarters, where he and other special agents spoke.
The “Getting to Know the FBI” meeting with reporters was an effort from Rouse, who was appointed to his position in September, to “bring down the barriers” between the FBI and the public so it understands that investigation methodologies don't quite develop the way they're portrayed in Hollywood.

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Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot
By Geoffrey Fattah
Published: Feb. 21, 2007 12:00 a.m.

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The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.
A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.
The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.
The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.
Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki Weaver, the wife of separatist Randy Weaver. Potts also was reportedly involved in the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, which resulted in a fire that killed 81 Branch Davidian followers.
Potts retired from the FBI under intense pressure and criticism for the cover-up of an order to allow agents to shoot anyone seen leaving the Weaver cabin at Ruby Ridge.
When contacted, the FBI's main office in Washington, D.C., said it could not provide immediate comment on Nichols' claims Tuesday.
Nichols claims that, in December 1992, McVeigh told him that "wh

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Privacy Died Long Ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart of Cincinnati swears in George H. W. Bush as director of the CIA as President Gerald Ford watches. REUTERS/George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
The great forgotten Cincinnati wiretap scandal
By Gregory Flannery
Americans no longer assume their communications are free from government spying. Many believe widespread monitoring is a recent change, a response to terrorism. They are wrong. Fair warning came in 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, when evidence showed that wiretapping was already both common and easy.
Twenty-five years ago state and federal courtrooms in Cincinnati were abuzz with allegations of illegal wiretaps on federal judges, members of Cincinnati City Council, local congressional representatives, political dissidents and business leaders.
Two federal judges in Cincinnati told 60 Minutes they believed there was strong evidence that they had been wiretapped. Retired Cincinnati Police officers, including a former chief, admitted to illegal wiretapping.
Even some of the most outrageous claims – for example, that the president of the United States was wiretapped while staying in a Cincinnati hotel – were supported by independent witnesses.
National media coverage of the lawsuits, grand jury hearings and investigations by city council and the FBI attracted the attention of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.).
As Americans wonder about the extent to which their e-mails, cell-phones and text messages are being monitored, they would do well to look back at a time before any of those existed. Judging by what was revealed in Cincinnati, privacy died long before anyone had ever heard of Osama bin Laden or al Q’aeda.
In 1988 Leonard Gates, a former installer for Cincinnati Bell, told the Mount Washington Press, a small independent weekly, that he had performed illegal wiretaps for the Cincinnati Police Department, the FBI and the phone company itself.
A week after the paper published his allegations, a federal grand jury began hearing testimony.
Gates claimed to have performed an estimated 1,200 wiretaps, which he believed illegal. His list of targets included former Mayor Jerry Springer, the late tycoon Carl Lindner Jr., U.S. District Judge Carl Rubin, U.S. Magistrate J. Vincent Aug, the late U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio), the Students for a Democratic Society (an anti-war group during the Vietnam War), then-U.S. Rep. Tom Luken (D-Cincinnati) and then-President Gerald Ford.
A second former Cincinnati Bell installer, Robert Draise, joined Gates, saying he, too had performed illegal wiretaps for the police. His alleged targets included the Black Muslim mosque in Finneytown and the General Electric plant in Evendale. Draise’s portfolio was much smaller than Gates’s, an estimated 100 taps, because he was caught freelancing – performing an illegal wiretap for a friend.
Charged by the FBI, Draise claimed he had gone to his “controller” at Cincinnati Bell, the person who directed his wiretaps, and asked for help. If he didn’t get it, he said, he’d tell all. When the case went to federal court, Draise didn’t bother to hire an attorney. He didn’t need one. In a plea deal, federal prosecutors dropped the charge to a misdemeanor. Found guilty of illegal wiretapping, his sentence was a $200 fine. The judge? Magistrate J. Vincent Aug.
If Gates and Draise had been the only people to come forward, they could easily be dismissed as cranks – disgruntled former employees, as Cincinnati Bell claimed. But some police office officers named by Gates and Draise confirmed parts of their allegations, insisting, however, that there were only 12 illegal wiretaps. Other officers not known to Gates and Draise also admitted to illegal wiretaps. Some of the officers received immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. Others invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves.
“Due to the turbulent nature of the late ’60s and early ’70s, wiretaps were conducted to gather information,” said a press release signed by six retired officers. “This use began in approximately 1968 and ended completely during the Watergate investigation.”
The press release, whose signers included former Police Chief Myron Leistler, listed 12 wiretaps, among them “a black militant in the Bond Hill area” and a house on either Ravine or Strait streets rented by “the SDS or some other radical group.”
The retired cops’ lawyer said there were actually three Cincinnati Bell installers doing illegal wiretaps, but declined to identify the third.
The retired officers denied knowledge of “any wiretaps involving judges, local politicians, prominent citizens and fellow law enforcement officers or city employees.”
Getting rid of Aug
Others had that knowledge, however.
Howard Lucas, former security chief at the Stouffer Hotel downtown, said he caught Gates and three cops trying to break into a telephone switching room shortly before President Gerald Ford stayed at the hotel.
“I said, ‘Do you have a court order?’ and they all laughed,” Lucas told the Mount Washington Press.
The four men left. But they returned.
“A couple days later, in the back of the room, I found a setup, a reel-to-reel recorder concealed under some boxes,” Lucas said.
Ford stayed at the Stouffer Hotel in July 1975 and June 1976 – two years after the Watergate scandal, when Cincinnati Police officers claimed the bugging ended.
Then there was the matter of a former guard at the U.S. Courthouse downtown. He said he had found wiretap equipment there in 1986 and 1987, just a year before the wiretap scandal broke.
“I heard conversations you wouldn’t believe,” he said. “I heard a conversation one time. they were talking about getting rid of U.S. Magistrate Aug.”
The wiretapping started with drug dealers and expanded to political and business figures, according to Gates. In 1979, he testified, he was ordered to wiretap the Hamilton County Regional Computer Center, which handled vote tabulations. His handler at the phone company allegedly told Gates the wiretap was intended to manipulate election results.
“They had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes. … He was very upset through some of the elections with a gentleman named Blackwell,” Gates testified.
J. Kenneth Blackwell is a former member of Cincinnati Council, and 1979 was an election year for council.
Something went wrong on Election Night, Gates testified. His handler at the phone company called him.
“He was panicking,” Gates testified. “He said we had done something to screw up the voting processor down there, or the voting computer.”
News reports at the time noted an unexpected delay in counting votes for city council because of a computer malfunction.
Cincinnati Bell denied any involvement in illegal wiretapping by police or its own personnel. Yet police officers, like Gates, testified the police received equipment – even a truck – and information necessary to effectuate the wiretaps. The owners of a greenhouse in Westwood even came forward, saying the police stored the Cincinnati Bell truck on their property.
‘Say it louder’
Gates claimed that his handler at Cincinnati Bell repeatedly told him the wiretaps were at the behest of the FBI. He named an FBI agent who, he said, let him into the federal courthouse to wiretap federal judges.
Investigations followed – a federal grand jury, which indicted no one; a special investigator hired by city council, the former head of the Cincinnati FBI office; the U.S. Justice Department, sort of.
U.S. Sen. Paul Simon asked then-Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to look into the Cincinnati wiretap scandal. Federal judges, members of Congress and even the president of the United States had allegedly been wiretapped. Simon’s effort went nowhere. His press secretary told the Mount Washington Press that it took three months for the Attorney General to respond.
“The senator’s not pleased with the response,” Simon’s press secretary said. “It didn’t have the attorney general’s personal attention, and it said Justice (Department) was aware of the situation, but isn’t going to do anything.”
The city of Cincinnati settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegal wiretapping, paying $85,000 to 17 defendants. It paid $12,000 to settle a second lawsuit by former staffers of The Independent Eye, an underground newspaper allegedly wiretapped and torched by Cincinnati Police officers in 1970.
Cincinnati Bell sued Leonard Gates and Robert Draise, accusing them of defamation. The two men had no attorneys and represented themselves at trial. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Fred Cartolano refused to let the jury hear testimony by former police officers who had admitted using Gates and Draise and Cincinnati Bell equipment. In a 4-2 vote, the jury ruled in the phone company’s favor, officially adjudging the two whistleblowers liars.
During one of the many hearings associated with the wiretap scandal, an FBI agent was asked what the agency would do if someone accused the phone company of placing illegal wiretaps. He testified the FBI would be powerless; it needed the phone company to check for a wiretap.
“It would go back to Bell,” the agent testified. “We would have no way of determining if there was any illegal wiretapping going on.”
The FBI agent was the person Gates had accused of opening the federal courthouse at night so he could wiretap federal judges.
One police sergeant offered no excuses for the illegal wiretapping. Asked why he didn’t bother with the legal niceties, such as getting a warrant, as required then by federal law, he said, “I didn’t deem it was necessary. We wanted the information, and went out and got it.”
At one point, covering the scandal for the Mount Washington Press, I received a phone call from a sergeant in the Cincinnati Police Department. He invited me to the station at Mount Airy Forest, where he proceeded to wiretap a fellow police officer’s phone call. I listened as the other officer talked to his wife.
“Say hello,” the sergeant told me.
I did. There was no response.
“Say it louder,” the sergeant said.
I did. No response.
“You can hear them, but they can’t hear you,” the sergeant said. “Any idiot can do a wiretap. You know that’s true because you just saw a policeman do it.”
Privacy is dead. Its corpse has long been moldering in the grave.

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 07:22 PM EDT
Former Rep. Aaron Schock was brought down by an FBI informant staffer
Schock was indicted last year on 24 counts related to alleged misuse of government and campaign funds
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Indicted on a slate of corruption charges, Rep. Aaron Schock claims one of his aides illegally gathered evidence against him on behalf of the FBI, a defense motion argued Tuesday. Schock’s attorneys allege that the FBI informant stole thousands of emails from his official House account, in addition to “physical Congressional Office records that were Mr. Schock’s personal property.” Moreover, the motion asserted that the aide tried to “covertly record private conversations with and between Mr. Schock and his staff, including conversations where attorney-client privileged communications were discussed.”
In March 2015, the then-33-year-old Schock resigned as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District after Politico raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle. During his time in Congress, Schoch was most notable for changing the decor of his office to match “Downton Abbey.”
Months after Schock’s resignation, while the House sergeant-at-arms was overseeing his vacated office, the defense motion alleges that the FBI informant went through the desk of Dayne LaHood, then chief of staff, at the direction of an FBI supervisor and removed fuel receipts, which included Schock’s American Express card information.
According to the defense motion, on the same day, “the CI searched for and seized more than 10,000 emails over several years for himself and another staffer, Shea Ledford, from their government ‘house.gov’ email accounts.”

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Media press FBI for price it paid for tool to unlock iPhone

March 27, 2017 — — FBI Director James Comey has made public enough details about the bureau buying a tool to unlock an iPhone as part of a terrorism investigation that the agency should also release how much it cost, The Associated Press and two other news organizations said in court papers Monday.
The media companies said Comey has spoken "at length and in detail" about the FBI's purchase last year of a tool that enabled it to break into the work phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino, California, attack.

They told a judge that now that Comey has publicly offered a ballpark price that the FBI paid, and has spoken generally about the limitations of the tool, the bureau should be forced to provide the news organizations with the information they sought.
The AP, Vice Media LLC and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI in September under the Freedom of Information Act, requesting details on how much the FBI paid, as well as the identity of the vendor.
"While the FBI may have preferred that Comey not seek to justify the agency's purchase so publicly, by doing so he rendered the price subject to disclosure," lawyers for the media organizations said in the latest filing in the case.
The Justice Department in January provided some heavily redacted records from the transaction, but withheld critical details that the AP was seeking. The government argued that the information it withheld, if released, could be seized upon by "hostile entities" that could develop their own countermeasures and interfere with the FBI's intelligence gathering.
It also said in the court filing that disclosure "would result in severe damage to the FBI's efforts to detect and apprehe


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23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions
By Kristine Phillips March 27

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP)
Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice.
The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January when he told the Senate committee that he “did not have communications with the Russians.” It further accuses the attorney general of covering up the alleged perjury by directing a spokeswoman to make a public statement saying he did not mislead the committee.
“We feel there is probable cause to charge him with a crime,” J. Whitfield Larrabee, a Massachusetts lawyer who represents the 23 residents, told The Washington Post. “We want indictments in the case. We want Attorney General Sessions to be treated just the same as anyone else. We don’t think that just because he’s the attorney general, that there should be a higher standard to bring charges against him.”
[ACLU files ethics complaint against Sessions over communications with Russian ambassador]
Larrabee said the complaint was sent Monday to three Justice Department divisions that investigate alleged crimes and misconduct by agency employees and public officials.
How the agency will handle a complaint against its leader is unclear. Larrabee said the department should appoint a special prosecutor to handle the investigation and prosecution.
A spokesman for one of the divisions, the Office of Inspector General, declined to comment on the allegations. Other Justice Department spokespeople haven’t responded to a request for comment.
The group of complainants, which includes three doctors and a pastor, are from California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont.
Earlier this month, The Post revealed that Sessions met with Russia’s ambassador to the United States twice last year and did not disclose those communications when asked during his confirmation hearing. The report intensified calls for a congressional investigation i

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Inspector General: DEA Seizes Money without Ties to Criminal Investigations

Drugs and cash seized in Portland.
By Steve Neavling
The DEA is seizing massive amounts of cash from people who are not connected to a criminal investigation, according to a scathing report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
In the 74-page report released Wednesday, the inspector general cautioned that the DEA may be violating the civil liberties of people whose is seized, the Washington Post reports.
The inspector general concluded the DEA was unable to demonstrate how asset forfeiture practices benefit criminal investigations.
The Post cites one example:
The DEA took more than $70,000 from a piece of checked luggage without doing any more investigation or attempting to question the owner at the airport — instead simply putting a receipt in the bag and sending it on to its final destination.
“Even accepting that the circumstances surrounding the discovery of this large volume of concealed currency justified law enforcement suspicion and seizure, we find it troubling that the DEA would make an administrative forfeiture without attempting to advance an investigation, especially considering that the DEA had opportunities to contact the potential owners of the currency instead of simply providing written notice of the seizure,” the inspector general wrote.


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The disciplinary record of the NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner using a
chokehold should remain officially hidden from the public – though the
documents leaked just last week, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

The Appellate Division First Department in Manhattan unanimously
reversed a lower court ruling ordering the city to disclose a summary
of Daniel Pantaleo’s disciplinary record.

The unanimous decision by the five judge panel found that Pantaleo’s
record was precisely the type of “personnel records” relevant civil
service laws were designed to keep under wraps.

“In light of the widespread notoriety of Mr. Garner’s death and
Officer Pantaleo’s role therein, and the fact that hostility and
threats against Officer Pantaleo have been significant enough to cause
NYPD’s Threat Assessment Unit to order around-the-clock police
protection for him and his family, and notwithstanding the uncertainty
of further harassment, we find that the gravity of the threats to
Officer Pantaleo’s safety nonetheless demonstrate that disclosure
carries a ‘substantial and realistic potential’ for harm, particularly
in the form of ‘harassment and reprisals,’ and that nondisclosure of
the requested records under Civil Rights Law is warranted,” Justice
John Sweeny Jr. wrote.

CCRB worker forced to quit for info leak on cop who killed Garner
The Legal Aid Society had sued for a summary of Pantaleo’s
disciplinary record under the state’s Freedom of Information Law,
arguing that the summary did not constitute the cop’s “personnel

Daniel Pantaleo’s NYPD disciplinary record will remain obscured from
public view — but the mandate is only a formality, as a rogue CCRB
employee leaked them last week. (JEFF BACHNER)
The judges rejected that argument.

“There is no question that the summary sought involves one officer and
are part and parcel of his personnel file,” Sweeny wrote.

The decision represents a significant precedent for police reform
advocates seeking to hold police officers accountable. They can still
appeal to the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Two cops testify in Eric Garner case at Brooklyn Federal court
But Pantaleo’s record has already been released.

Pantaleo killed Eric Garner with an NYPD-banned chokehold in 2014.
Last week, the website Think Progress posted the record, which was
provided by a former Civilian Complaint Review Board employee.

The leak showed that Pantaleo had had four civilian complaints
substantiated against him, but was only docked two vacation days as
punishment, prior to killing Garner on Staten Island in 2014.

In all, seven CCRB complaints — including 14 allegations — were made
against Pantaleo before the

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The Civilian Complaint Review Board employee who leaked information
about the cop who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold has been
forced to resign, officials said Thursday.

Faced with the prospect of termination for divulging reports on NYPD
Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the worker chose to pack it in, sources with
knowledge of the case said.

The employee, who was hired as an investigator, was considered a
“junior staff person” who worked for the CCRB for less than a year and
did not work on any complaints against Pantaleo, sources said.

The CCRB confirmed Thursday that the leaked information was authentic.

Eric Garner's mom meets Omarosa at White House for probe update
“After a swift and thorough internal investigation, the Civilian
Complaint Review Board identified the employee who was the source of
the leak,” Jerika Richardson, senior adviser and secretary to the
board said in a statement. “As of today, that individual no longer
works at CCRB.

Heat is Online

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Dead Sea evidence of unprecedented drought is warning for future
A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath Dead Sea reveals drought
worse than any in human history – and it could happen again

Tim Radford for Climate News Network, part of the Guardian Environment
Wednesday 29 March 2017 07.48 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 29 March
2017 09.45 EDT

Far below the Dead Sea, between Israel, Jordan and Palestinian
territories, researchers have found evidence of a drought that has no
precedent in human experience.

From depths of 300 metres below the landlocked basin, drillers brought
to the surface a core that contained 30 metres of thick, crystalline
salt: evidence that 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years
ago, rainfall had been only about one fifth of modern levels.

The cause in each case would have been entirely natural. But in the
region where human civilisation began, already in the grip of its
worst drought for 900 years, it is a reminder of how bad things could
get and a guide to how much worse human-induced climate change could

Syria’s drought 'has likely been its worst in 900 years'
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“All the observations show this region is one of those most affected
by modern climate change and it’s predicted to get dryer. What we
showed is

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Cop dodges jail time after pleading guilty to attack of NYC woman

NYPD cop was sleepwalking, not drunk, when he hit woman
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:45 PM

A doctor has diagnosed Eugene Donnelly with post-traumatic stress
disorder and various sleep disorders dating to the May 2012 shooting.
Keep dreaming, pal.

A hero-to-zero Bronx cop charged with breaking into a woman’s
apartment and drunkenly assaulting her was actually sleepwalking, his
lawyer claimed Tuesday.

"Our report shows that it wasn't an alcoholic blackout. It was
sleepwalking," lawyer Michael Marinaccio said after Officer Eugene
Donnelly appeared in Bronx Supreme Court, where he faces misdemeanor
assault and burglary charges.

Prosecutors say a drunken Donnelly, 27, roughed up his victim after
barging into her Woodlawn apartment in June 2014 wearing only his

The alleged attack took place hou

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Tenn. deputy celebrating 26th birthday killed in police shooting

March 29, 2017, 3:39 PM

UPDATE: Chattanooga police fatally shoot Hamilton County Sheriff's
Office deputy04:20

UPDATE: Chattanooga police fatally shoot Hamilton County Sheriff's
Office deputy
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Police officers fatally shot an off-duty Tennessee sheriff's deputy
who was celebrating his birthday with friends after he refused to drop
his weapon, officials said.

Daniel Hendrix, a corrections officer with the Hamilton County
Sheriff's Office, was celebrating his 26th birthday with two female
off-duty Chattanooga police officers when the incident occurred at a
Shawnee Trail home at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation said.

Hendrix suddenly became agitated and was carrying his personal gun
when he lashed out at the female officers. The women managed to flee
the home and one of them called 911, the TBI said.

Deputy Daniel Hendrix was fatally shot in Chattanooga, Tenn., while
celebrating his birthday. (FACEBOOK)
Two on-duty Chattanooga police officers responded to the home and
found Hendrix armed in the backyard, investigators said. The officers
commanded Hendrix to drop his weapon, but he didn’t comply — prompting
one officer to fire at him at least four times, witnesses and
officials said.

Baltimore police show bodycam video of SWAT fatally shooting man
Hendrix was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The scene where Deputy Daniel Hendrix was fatally shot Wednesday. (AP)
In a statement, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond offered
condolences and prayers to Hendrix’s family. He called the shooting an
“unfortunate incident.”

The corrections officer worked with the Hamilton department since
2013. He was charged with assaulting a female inmate at Silverdale
Detention Center in 2015, but was cleared of all charges and
eventually returned to his duties, according

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Md. teen fatally shot by cop one day after making bond (GRAPHIC)

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:56 AM

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Mayor de Blasio defended the process that allowed the cop who killed
Ramarley Graham to resign before he was fired — and said he’d only
meet with the victim’s mom under certain conditions.

Officer Richard Haste quit Sunday night, after an NYPD department
trial found him guilty of exercising poor judgement and “intent to
cause physical injury” in the February 2012 shooting death of Graham,
18, who was unarmed.

Graham’s mother, Constan

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March 30, 2017
Mexican state attorney general arrested at U.S. border in San Diego on
drug trafficking charges

Federal agents in San Diego have arrested the attorney general for
the Mexican state of Nayarit on charges that he conspired to smuggle
heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S.

Edgar Veytia, 46, was detained Monday at the U.S. border in San Diego
on an indictment handed down by a grand jury in New York, Ralph DeSio

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Republicans in Congress just voted to allow Americans’ browser history
to be bought and sold. A genius crowdfunding campaign wants to use
that against them.

The website searchinternethistory.com is attempting to raise $1
million in order to put in bids to purchase the internet history of
leading Republicans and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
members. The first histories the site aims to buy are those of Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), House Speaker Paul Ryan
(R-Wisconsin), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and FCC
Chairman Ajit Pai.

“If it takes a million dollars to get real change, I am sure a million
people are willing to donate $1 to help ensure their private data
stays private,” wrote Adam McElhaney, who launched a GoFundMe campaign
for the endeavor.

McElhaney clarified on the GoFundMe campaign’s site that while he
understands the privacy risks of using social media, the privacy rules
Congress just eliminated goes far beyond what he feels is acceptable.

“I understand that what I put on the Internet is out there and not
private. Those are the risks you assume. I’m not ashamed of what I put
out on the Internet,” he wrote. “However, I don’t think that what I
lookup on the Internet, what sites I visit, my browsing habits, should
be bought and sold to whoever. Without my consent.”

McElhaney, who describes himself as “a privacy activist & net
neutrality Advocate,” argues that since both houses of Congress have
passed bills allowing anyone’s browser history to be sold and
purchased by major telecom giants like Verizon, that the American
people should be able to buy the browser records for their elected
officials. If successful, the site aims to publish a searchable
database of browser history for every member of Congress who voted to
gut former President Barack Obama’s regulations prohibiting
corporations from viewing Americans’ browser histories.

“Everything from their medical, pornographic, to their financial and
infidelity. Anything they have looked at, searched for, or visited on
the Internet will now be available for everyone to comb through,” the
site promises, next to a survey of which public official’s browser
history should be published first. “Since we didn’t get an opportunity
to vote on whether our private and personal browsing history should be
bought and sold, I wanted to show our legislators what a democracy is
like. So, I’m giving you the opportunity to vote on whose history gets
bought first.”

“Help me raise money to buy the histories of those who took away your
right to privacy,” McElhaney adds.

Those who don’t have the means to donate money to the campaign are
being asked to donate any legal skills they may have, so the site’s
administrators can navigate around the tricky legal battlefield of
purchasing and publishing the internet history of some of the most
powerful people in the United States.

As of this writing, the campaign has raised nearly $100,000.
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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
Posted on March 31, 2017 by Daniel Hopsicker
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.


Categories: War & Peace
April 9, 2017 | WhoWhatWhy Staff
Disinformation on Syria: Collection of WhoWhatWhy Exposés
A selection of WhoWhatWhy stories on Syria that demonstrate why you should question any country’s official explanations for what it does.

Categories: War & Peace
April 8, 2017 | WhoWhatWhy Staff
Rush to Judgment in Syria?
President Trump launched cruise missiles that destroyed a Syrian airfield and planes, drawing the ire of both the Assad government and Russia. The attack was in retaliation for a sarin gas attack allegedly carried out by the Assad regime. But where is the official investigation and presentation of evidence?

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Russ Baker Talks with Comedians on Trump, Russian Mafia, and FBI
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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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• 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.
• Teach In on Islamophobia to be Held in Takoma Park, MD on Sunday, April 9

April 7, 2017 – Experts address institutional and cultural Islamophobia and chart a course for challenging Islamophobia nationally, and in Maryland and Montgomery County.
• REAL ID is Getting Real

April 6, 2017 – REAL ID threatens privacy, creates bureaucratic chaos, costs a fortune, and doesn’t do what it purports to do. More than nine states haven’t embraced REAL ID yet, and we can see why.
• New Documents Show NYPD Infiltrated Black Lives Matter

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

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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 Arrests Blogger Gary Hunt For Divulging Informants' Names

An antigovernment “Patriot” blogger, who published names of reported FBI informants in an Oregon refuge investigation and refused to respond to a federal ...

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Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Pedestrian After Alleged Jaywalking
Video: Calif. PD launches probe after UOF incident goes viral
The department said the officer displayed "unacceptable conduct"

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Video released Monday shows an officer throw an alleged jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly strike him in the face.
Police told NBC News that an officer confronted Nandi Cain Jr. to detain him for “allegedly unlawfully crossing the street.”
In the video, the unidentified officer and Cain can be seen having a conversation before the officer grabs Cain and throws him to the ground. Cain told KCRA that he removed his jacket beforehand to show he was not armed.
"For an unknown reason, the officer threw the pedestrian to the ground and began striking him in the face with his hand multiple times," the department said in a statement.

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Fla. officer charged with shooting autistic man's caretaker
Officer Jonathan Aledda is charged with attempted manslaughter and misdemeanor culpable negligence

MIAMI — Officials say a Florida police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker is facing criminal charges.
A news release from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office says North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was charged Wednesday with attempted manslaughter and misdemeanor culpable negligence.
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Authorities say Aledda shot Charles Kinsey in the leg July 18 as he lay in the street next to his adult client. Arnaldo Rios had walked away from the group home where he lives. Kinsey was trying to coax him back when a woman called 911 saying a suicidal man was walking down the street with a gun. Rios was actually carrying his toy truck.
A cellphone video captured events leading up to the shooting

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Talk by pro-police author disrupted at Calif. college
Instead, conservative commentator and author Heather MacDonald spoke before a handful of observers while the college live-streamed the event
LOS ANGELES — Administrators expressed disappointment and threatened discipline in the wake of a demonstration that disrupted a planned public event last week featuring conservative commentator and author Heather MacDonald at Claremont McKenna College.
The campus demonstration was among the latest nationwide to impede the appearance of a conservative speaker.
At Claremont McKenna, east of Los Angeles, about 250 protesters on Thursday blocked the entrance to the Athenaeum, where MacDonald was scheduled to appear. Many chanted “black lives matter” and “black lives — they matter here.”
Campus officials and security decided not to force entry into the venue on behalf of those who came to hear MacDonald speak.
“Based on the judgment of the Claremont Police Department, we jointly concluded that any forced interventions or arrests would have created unsafe conditions for students, faculty, staff and guests,” Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh said in a statement. “I take full responsibility for the decision to err on the side of these overriding safety considerations.”
Instead, MacDonald spoke before a handful of observers while the college live-streamed the event to a viewing audience that Chodosh estimated at 250 — about the same num

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Portland cops accused of tackling wedding guest, pulling down dress and ‘exposing her down to her waist’

A group of off-duty Portland police officers attending a wedding are accused of assault in a new $412,500 lawsuit.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:45 AM
A group of off-duty Portland cops were accused of falsely confronting a woman about a stolen wallet — then choking and tackling her before pulling down her strapless gown and “exposing” her at a wedding, according to a recently filed $412,500 lawsuit.
The confrontation took place on Aug. 22, 2015 at a home in Boring, Oregon, between Jessica Stradley and officers Patrick Mawdsley and Matthew Ginnow, according to the suit. Other officers were allegedly involved, but are not named in the suit.
The nuptials were attended by 200 to 250 guests, many of them cops as the groom, Ryan Mele, is a Portland police officer, Oregon Live reported.
Neither Stradley nor her husband are law enforcement officers, but friends of the couple getting married. The majority of the guests had been drinking for hours when the altercation began.
The incident was sparked after Mawdsley spotted his fiancee’s wallet sticking out of Stradley’s purse, according to the lawsuit cited by Oregon Live. He accused the 35-year-old woman of attempting to steal it, but Stradley brushed it off as a misunderstanding.
She told the officer the wallet “had obviously been placed there by accident” and placed it on a table.
Stradley’s husband pointed out how ridiculous it’d be to steal at wedding so heavily attended by law enforcement — and then one of the officers grabbed his wife and began to shake her, according to the suit.
Another cop rushed at Stradley from behind, shoving her into a different officer, who then pushed her to the ground.
The suit additionally claims an officer held Stradley down, clamping his hand onto her throat as he said, “I’m going to f--king kill you.”
When Stradley stood back up, another officer allegedly pushed her into a pole, cutting her head. She then tried to walk away when an officer “pulled down on her strapless dress, exposing her from the waist down.”
During the altercation, Stradley threatened to call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
“Go ahead and call the f--king police,” one officer allegedly replied. “We are the police.”
“I’ll tell them that your wife punched me in the face. Who do you think they’re going to believe, you guys? Or a bunch of cops?” another officer allegedly told Stradley's husband.

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More Than 1,000 Immigrants Held at Detention Centers Reported Being Sexually Assaulted

More than 1,000 people held at immigration detention centers reported being sexually assaulted in a little more than two years, according to an advocacy group, which cited Homeland Security data.
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement obtained the information from a public records request, the Associated Press reports.
The AP wrote:
• Homeland Security inspector general’s office disclosed that it received 1,016 complaints from detainees reporting sexual abuse or assault from May 2014 to July 2016. More than 90 percent involved Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency within Homeland Security that has more than 30,000 beds at detention facilities nationwide.
• The inspector general received more than 33,000 allegations of a broader range of abuses from January 2010 to July 2016, including 702 for coerced sexual contact, 714 for physical or sexual abuse and 589 for sexual harassment, according to the group. The group’s analysis showed the inspector general

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Portland police chief under investigation, city searches for new police leader
Police Chief Mike Marshman is currently on paid administrative leave pending an investigation regarding police bureau training
Apr 5, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. — An investigation of the police chief and his executive assistant is underway after the assistant allegedly signed in the chief to a training session he never attended.
According to the Oregonian, Police Chief Mike Marshman and his executive assistant, Lt. Mike Leasure, were placed on paid administrative leave on March 24 as the city investigates. Marshman did not confirm what led to the investigation.

The command staff training regarded the use of the Employee Information System, which is used to identify at-risk employees who are flagged by high numbers of complaints and patterns of excessive use of force. The system was a part of a settlement the city reached with the U.S. Department of Justice after a 2012 investigation that uncovered excessive use of force against mentally ill people.
An anonymous source reported the chief’s lack of attendance to internal affairs, which then notified the

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Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort To Register As Foreign Agent: Reports
Manafort is reportedly the second former Trump adviser to emerge as a foreign agent.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will register with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent, according to reports by The Associated Press and NBC News.


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http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/tel ... 065716.php 'Deadliest Catch' 11:18 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 This image released by Discovery Channel shows a crane removing a pot from the stack as the Summer Bay crew sets its gear in "Deadliest Catch." Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of "Deadliest Catch," with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery's most enduring and popular shows forced to deal with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous water. The show's 13th season debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. NEW YORK — Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of "Deadliest Catch," with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery's most enduring and popular shows forced to deal with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous water. That leads the adventure series into its own uncharted waters. The show's 13th season debuts Tuesday

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Blue Apron's co-founder Matthew Wadiak found himself roughed up by cops — then falsely arrested, a new lawsuit alleges. (@MWADIAK VIA TWITTER) The co-founder of meal delivery company Blue Apron found himself roughed up by cops — then falsely arrested — when he tried to figure out why they were at his Lower East Side Pilates studio, a new lawsuit alleges. Matthew Wadiak was on his way to his Chrystie St. home, which is in the same building as a Pilates studio he owns, late April 9, 2014, according to his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. When Wadiak, 39, got to the building between Stanton and Rivington Sts., he saw NYPD officers who appeared to be investigating a possible burglary at the studio, Padilla said. When he asked what happened, the officers allegedly replied in a "vulgar, combative and unprofessional" way wit

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April 15, 2017 | Jeff Schechtman
Boston Marathon Bombing Cover-Up: A Conversation with Michele McPhee
Author and Journalist Discusses Why the Government’s Story is Unraveling
For nearly four years, WhoWhatWhy has written repeatedly about the Boston Marathon bombing. In dozens of investigative articles, we have shown how the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) official version of the tumultuous events of April 2013 did not make sense.
Now, longtime Boston investigative journalist Michele McPhee argues persuasively in her new book, “Maximum Harm,” that the feds have been keeping important information about this tragedy from the public.
In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast with Jeff Schechtman, McPhee fingers Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an FBI informant gone rogue. She talks about compelling evidence that the Tsarnaev brothers were not the bombmakers, and asks how Tamerlan was able to travel back and forth to Russia despite being on two government watch lists and having no apparent financial resources.
She also discusses the role that the US intelligence community played in covering up the key fact that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was one of its protected “assets.”
If you’ve been following this story here on WhoWhatWhy, this is a must listen.
Editor’s Note: see here for our in-depth book review of Maximum Harm.

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Jeff Schechtman: Welcome to Radio WhoWhatWhy. I’m Jeff Schechtman.
Almost four years ago to the day, on April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards apart, near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon. 3 people were killed, several hundred others were injured, including sixteen who lost limbs. Beyond these facts, the story of the Tsarnaev brothers and the complex web of events that led to that day are very much an open question. The more or less official narrative long touted by authorities of the lone wolf Muslim extremist has long since been discredited. The story that is emerging of what really might have happened in Boston has some eerie parallels to today’s headlines: Russia, the FBI, FBI informants, counterterrorism agents not informing the FBI, etc. And now a new book by longtime Boston-based investigative journalist Michele McPhee brings new light to the story and reinforces what many have been trying to point out for many years. Michele McPhee has been nominated for three Emmy awards for investigative journalism and works as a Boston-based producer for Bryan Ross’s investigative unit at ABC News. She’s the host of the Daily Radio Talk Show and wrote an award-winning column for the Boston Herald. She’s the author of numerous books and articles, and it is my pleasure to welcome Michele McPhee here to talk about her latest work: Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI and the Road to the Marathon Bombing. Michele, thanks so much for joining us.
Michele McPhee: What an introduction! Thank you so much for having me.
Jeff Schechtman: As you began to try and uncover the layers and layers and layers of this story, to what extent did you work back from the official narrative and try and uncover or was that something that essentially went out the window pretty early on as you began to find out more and more about what had transpired vis-à-vis the Tsarnaev brothers?
Michele McPhee: As early as April 18, 2013 and many will remember that as the day that the FBI released the photos of suspect White Hat and suspect Black Hat. It seemed odd. The press conference was abrupt, local law enforcement had complained that the FBI released the images to television reporters and to the public before they consulted with anyone in any of the surrounding towns. But as early as Tuesday, you might recall that the FBI overtook a hangar at the Black Falcon Terminal, a cruise terminal here in Boston. There, they were going through reams and reams of evidence, most importantly photos and videos taken from the scene. On Tuesday, I got a phone call from multiple forces talking about an altercation that took place in this evidence hangar. What had happened was there were a number of FBI agents that were sitting at one of these terminals off in a corner and they appeared to be comparing photos of suspect Black Hat and suspect White Hat to photos, including a mugshot of people who looked like the older brother: Tamerlan Tsarnaev. There was a verbal altercation at the terminal. There were accusations hurled. You knew, once again, the FBI knew and you didn’t share it with us. From that point forward, there were just non-stop murmurings about whether or not the FBI knew exactly who the marathon bombers were and once again, they weren’t sharing. You may recall that Boston has a long and sordid history of infuriating local law enforcement with cases like Whitey Bulger and Mark Rossetti, who were FBI sponsored informants who were essentially given a free pass to continue to commit crimes as grotesque as murder, and Whitey Bulger did.
Jeff Schechtman: What is it about Boston and the arrangements that exist there between the police, the FBI, other law enforcement that seems to constantly lead back to these cases happening?
Michele McPhee: I don’t know what it is about Boston, but I know that it keeps happening. This particular case was egregious, especially when Sean Collier was assassinated in cold blood. Of course, in Maximum Harm, I’m not blaming federal officials in any way for what took place on April 15, 2013. Informants have always been a necessary evil in order to combat everything from biker gangs and organized crime, and most recently after 9/11, terrorism. It’s necessary to make these unholy alliances with confidential informants in order to take down these terrorists. Nobody is blaming the government for what took place on April 15, but certainly, if they know who the Tsarnaev brothers were, I think it really raises an eyebrow. I’m incredulous and I know a lot of other people are, that the FBI talks about an open case against Tamerlan Tsarnaev in March of 2011. In fact, just this week, the FBI very strangely released a single report about one of the visits they had made to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s home in 2011 and talking about how he was desperate to become a citizen. But what the FBI didn’t tell us at the time was why they didn’t recognize Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Now you and I, we’ve been in this profession for a while, if you interviewed somebody, face to face multiple times and then their picture emerges as a suspect in the marathon bombing, don’t you think that you would remember what they look like?
Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the fact though, that the FBI seemed to lose control of their informant in this case, particularly when one looks at the trips back and forth that Tamerlan Tsarnaev took between Russia and the US and moving back and forth with complete impunity.
Michele McPhee: Well, in some reports it was a different agency altogether for that sort of travel. Remember, the FBI cannot operate overseas and the CIA cannot operate domestically, but when you look into Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s history from his arrival in the United States in 2002, he had a connection to the CIA via his uncle. We all remember, perhaps the uncle that came out and declared his nephews were losers. He was sort of a national celebrity for a little bit just because he was outspoken about what his nephews had done. Well, Ruslan Tsarnaev in 2002, was married to Samantha Ankara Fuller, who was the daughter of a CIA official named Graham Fuller. In 2002, Graham Fuller was the CIA station chief in Ankara, Turkey, which is exactly where the whole Tsarnaev family originated their political asylum case from. The whole family from Russia gets into the country via Ankara, Turkey, where Ruslan’s father-in-law was the station chief. Obviously, the FBI was not the only agency that had interaction with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but how they lost control, and that’s what you’re referring to, is this travel. Tamerlan Tsarnaev had raised alarm bells in Russia with counterterrorism officials. They sent a warning to the FBI legal attaché in Russia saying: “We have intercepted text messages between a Canadian jihadi and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. We’re concerned; this is the information we have been able to gather.” That, of course is what sparked the FBI’s original visits to the Tsarnaev household in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Well, apparently they opened the case and they claimed they shut the case in June. But that didn’t stop any interaction between the FSD and American counterterrorism officials. In September of 2011, the FSD sent a second letter, this time to the CIA saying we’ve intercepted more alarming text messages and emails between Tamerlan Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts and well known jihadi and jihadi sympathizers here in Russia. We believe he is going to travel to Russia and join the jihad. Well, inexplicably that was ignored and in January of 2012, that’s exactly what Tamerlan Tsarnaev did. The only action that US counterterrorism officials took was adding him to two separate terror watch lists. So, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, when he left the country in January of 2012 was on two terror watch lists, he did not have an American passport, he traveled with a passport that had been issued in Kyrgyzstan and yet while he was in Russia, he reported that passport stolen. He spent more than six months in a terrorist hotbed in Dagestan and returned while on two separate watch lists, this time without his Kyrgyz passport and breezes through customs with no problems whatsoever. A lot of people in law enforcement say that people had to have pulled the strings to allow Tamerlan to get in and out of the country with such ease while he’s on all of these terror watch lists.
Jeff Schechtman: To what extent was the Department of Homeland Security involved and what was their interaction with the FBI in this case?
Michele McPhee: Well, the Department of Homeland Security had a completely separate case going on, which targeted a group of Eritrean drug dealers who were running drugs up and down the east coast and mailing and sending some of the money back to al-Shabaab. That was a very important case to the Department of Homeland Security. One of the targets in that case just happened to be a close friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. That case was taken down with the help of a confidential informant that many people believe was Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the FBI’s persistent denials of their involvement with Tsarnaev.
Michele McPhee: I think there’s a term for it; it’s called fedspeak. Despite their carefully worded denials, there is really no conclusive evidence that they didn’t use him as an informant. In fact, there’s this persistent evidence that they did. Because upon Tamerlan’s return to the United States, he immediately was a candidate for citizenship. Now, we all know the USCIS has a policy that you can’t even apply to become a naturalized American citizen if you’ve been arrested. It’s called the good moral character clause. Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been arrested in 2009 for a domestic violence charge. So it was completely inexplicable and remains inexplicable to this day how somebody with that kind of a violent arrest record, who is unemployed, who just returned from a trip overseas where he had been spotted interacting with terrorists, somebody who was on these terror watch lists, suddenly is a candidate for citizenship. Not only was his naturalization application reopened, but it was backtracked according to the instructor general’s report by his FBI handler, somebody who is assigned to the counterterrorism unit of the Boston FBI office. So there was this back and forth, when he gets back, all of a sudden he’s going to be citizen, there’s a back and forth between the Department of Homeland Security saying “Hold on a minute, this guy is not eligible for citizenship,” they would reach out to the FBI, the FBI would urge the Department of Homeland Security, “No no, we found nothing wrong with this guy, please give him the citizenship.” This went back and forth until January 23, 2012, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev went to the Federal Building for what he believed would be his last visit before becoming a full-fledged American citizen. There was another bureaucratic snafu, something went wrong and Tamerlan Tsarnaev snapped. He ripped up his application; he petitioned for a name change. He wanted to change his name to Muaz in honor of a slain Chechen rebel. He left there angry and weeks later, he was buying the biggest and loudest pyrotechnics at a Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Jeff Schechtman: What else was going on with Tsarnaev that led to him snapping that day?
Michele McPhee: I think he had become increasingly radicalized. Back in Russia, every person that he met with that had been reported by the Russian Interior Ministry was tracking kills. So, there were 8 high level Islamic militants who were being sought. They would be spotted by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a short time afterwards, they would be tracked and at least these 8 were killed. The last raid by the Russian Interior Ministry came in July of 2012. Everyone, including some of the people that Tamerlan had been in contact with that initiated the initial warning to the FBI and the CIA. There was a raid and everyone in this terrorist training camp was slain and Tamerlan Tsarnaev hightailed it out of the region the very next day with a one way ticket, paid for in cash from Moscow to Boston, where again he breezes through customs, not a problem.
Jeff Schechtman: How was the ticket paid for? Where did the money come from? What do we know about that?
Michele McPhee: We know absolutely nothing about that, but considering that the FBI report that was released just this week talks about how Tamerlan Tsarnaev told agents that he was too broke, too unemployed to go to the hajj, really, I think raises a lot of questions about how he was able to leave the country, travel to Russia, stay there without a job, without any money and suddenly pay 2050 euro cash for a one way ticket back to Boston.
Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about Janet Napolitano’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee where she was asked about some of this and the answers were less than forthcoming.
Michele McPhee: They were less than forthcoming and in one case, was an outright lie. One of the explanations she had for Tamerlan’s travel in and out of the country was that his name was misspelled on the travel documents. In the book, you will see that I [reveal?] the travel documents and his name was spelled exactly how everyone knew his name should be spelled, so that fell flat on its face. A short time after her testimony, Janet Napolitano resigned. She wasn’t the only high ranking Department of Homeland Security official, a DOJ official to resign. You’ll recall that the FBI director, Bob Muller, who ironically had been the US Attorney in Boston when Whitey Bulger was running amuck,well, the FBI director quit in April. The head of the Boston FBI quit in April. Even the Middlesex County District Attorney, who had had a hand in a very strange, unsolved triple homicide that took place in Massachusetts on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, he quit too. The bodies were falling. These officials clearly were not being forthcoming. We’ve heard Michael McCaul, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House has said over and over again that the FBI steadfastly refused to cooperate with Congress in either public hearings or in classified settings with Congress. McCaul at one point was apoplectic and exploded during a hearing, saying that this information does not belong to the FBI, this information belongs to the American people. You might recall that a bipartisan delegation of Congressional lawmakers travelled to Russia for answers with Steven Seagal, the action hero. You honestly can’t make this stuff up! You have the action hero, Steven Seagal from Hard to Kill leading Congress into Russia and when a Massachussetts lawmaker named Bill Keating, a former prosecutor returned, he told reporters that the FSD was more forthcoming than the FBI.
Jeff Schechtman: What is your sense of why the FBI has been so blatant and in trying to cover this up in the face of, as you’ve laid it out here and as we’ve talked about, pretty obvious evidence?
Michele McPhee: Well, I think they can. If you look at the very carefully worded denials, it doesn’t say hey, we never had any contact with Tamerlan or we weren’t running Tamerlan; it says we didn’t recruit Tamerlan. I think that’s exactly what many in the federal government have become masterful at, this mincing of words, the very careful selection of vocabulary. Okay, so they didn’t recruit him. It’s pretty evident that Tamerlan had contact with the CIA long before he got involved with the FBI, but they certainly had a role to play in helping Tamerlan Tsarnaev get his citizenship. I think that the denials are hey, we didn’t give him a top echelon informant number, a different agency did, but that doesn’t absolve the FBI from any sort of accountability of what happened and why they didn’t share the information that they did know about Tamerlan Tsarnaev with local law enforcement. Ed Davis, the former Boston police commissioner testified in front of Congress that the FBI didn’t share information with its own officers on the joint terrorism taskforce.
Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the citizens of Boston and your sense of the reaction to this story as it continues to unfold.
Michele McPhee: I think initially people were somewhat incredulous. They wanted to see the evidence. You’re read the book; this is not a theory. This is in a tin foil hat conspiracy spinout. This is a roadmap of all of the evidence. Everything in that book is annotated. There’s police reports, there’s trial testimony, there’s Homeland Security reports, there’s the inspector general’s report that was commissioned by James Clapper. There is evidence that shows that something went terribly wrong with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He has been made a promise and when that promise didn’t come through, he snapped. The denials are going to remain consistent because they remained consistent for 30 years about Whitey Bulger too.
Jeff Schechtman: Why didn’t more of this come out? Why didn’t Judy Clark bring more of this out at the brothers’ trial?
Michele McPhee: Because the federal judge, George O’Toole immediately issued an order in the case that no conclusion of Tamerlan Tsarnaev whatsoever should be made during this trial and anytime Tamerlan’s name came up, it prompted an immediate outrage from federal prosecutors and they kept a tight lid on anything about Tamerlan. To this day, there are more than 1100 documents in the Tsarnaev case that are sealed, which is absolutely unusual. The case has been adjudicated, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death and every week – you can follow the case through the appeals process – every week his new defense team and his appeal is demanding that these files that they want access to be unsealed and every week, a federal judge says you’re not getting the files.
Jeff Schechtman: What, if anything do we think that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knows about all of this?
Michele McPhee: I’m not sure how much he knows. People want to portray him as this hapless little brother who followed Tamerlan down Boylston Street, that’s definitely not that case. His Twitter account, his social media shows that he had these jihadi viewpoints and he was following radical Islam for years before those bombs were detonated on Patriots Day four years ago. Do I think that he knew that his older brother was cooperating with the federal government? Probably not. Do I think that Ibragim Todashev, the man who was slain in Orlando, Florida in May of 2013 as he was being grilled about the unsolved Massachusetts triple homicide on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 knew about Tamerlan’s cooperation? Absolutely. You might recall that early on in the case, his defense team filed paperwork, talking about how the FBI tried to make Tamerlan Tsarnaev an informant. I’m not the only one talking about this. This has been swirling through law enforcement circles in Massachusetts since the bombs went off. The defense team has hinted at this over and over again. It’s just that I think this is finally that Maximum Harm, which took a ton of work and ceaseless reporting, provides the evidence that I think Judy Clark failed to produce when she was defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Jeff Schechtman: It’s interesting that so much of this, or little bits and pieces that came out initially and certainly during the trial, certainly it was as you say swirling around, that it was always met with the argument that this was somehow conspiracy theory and not true and just total nonsense and now we’re finding out a very different story.
Michele McPhee: Exactly. It’s long been a tactic that if you can’t kill the message, kill the messenger so it’s easy to portray people who believe this as conspiracy theorists or they’re going down a rabbit hole of nuttiness but there’s a paper trail. Facts are very stubborn things which is why you have not seen, since the book was released on April 4, you have not seen a denial from anyone in the federal government. The FBI has not come out and denied the facts in the book, they’ve only said that they haven’t tried to recruit Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It’s going to be tough for anyone in the federal government to deny these facts because these are facts. Another fact that should have everyone in the country startled is the federal government has said on the record: during Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial and since after his trial that the Tsarnaev brothers did not build those bombs. Well, the immediate response to that should be from everyone in the nation, then who did? Why aren’t you looking for them? That’s another one of the mysteries that is tackled in the book, about this very bizarre robbery that took place ten minutes before the MIT police officer Sean Collier was executed and during that 7/11 robbery, there was a former MIT employee who has been identified as that robber, still not arrested but in June of 2013 was arrested for a different crime altogether when he threatened his mother and said I’ve done something that I’m going to have to answer God for. His mother told police that her son had been friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Police execute a search warrant in his home and find every single component of the bombs that were detonated at the Boston Marathon, including ball bearings that were signature to the bombs that detonated at the finish line. Strangely and inexplicably, that man, Daniel Morley, was not prosecuted for the bombmaking material he had in his home or the threats he made against his mother or never even questioned in connection with the 7/11 robbery which his own family members have identified him as a suspect. Instead, he was put in a mental institution in Massachusetts for two years. Many people believe he was cooperating with the federal government in a different case regarding anarchists and anonymous and now he’s free, driving a bus full of senior citizens when there are a lot of people in Massachusetts who truly believe that he is the true bomb builder.
Jeff Schechtman: Is there still a Rosetta Stone for this out there? Is there something that we still need to see, to find, to understand that would help put all of this in an even clearer perspective?
Michele McPhee: I think this is a matter for Congress. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that this isn’t the only time, but certainly the FBI’s steadfast refusal to cooperate with Congressional investigations is something that the whole country should be up in arms over. At this point, I truly believe that there should be a Congressional investigation into the use of confidential informants. Steven Lynch, who is a Democrat in Massachusetts has filed ceaseless legislation about FBI accountability. We’ve had horrendous cases here in Boston, but these cases have existed all over the country of course, but here in Boston, Steven Lynch is especially upset about four men who are erroneously in prison, two died in prison to protect Whitey Bulger. We know that as early as two years ago, there was another mob captain who was suspected of being involved in the shooting death of a Massachusetts state trooper who had been given a pass because he was cooperating with the FBI against the mob. I think that the real thing that needs to happen is that the Homeland Security officials who had any interaction with Tamerlan whatsoever, whether it be the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security Drug Agency, that everybody should have to answer questions about exactly what happened and not humena-humena like Janet Napolitano did in front of Congress with this nonsense that the reason they let a guy who was on two terror watch lists leave the country, spend 6 months getting radicalized and come back in, leaves – I think there needs to real questions about that.
Jeff Schechtman: Will this, in your view be grounds for more lawsuits to be brought by victims’ families against the government?
Michele McPhee: The lawsuits that have been brought against the FBI for the Whitey Bulger murders and families who are completely innocent have gone nowhere. I think that’s part of the issue. The government has escaped any culpability whatsoever when these rogue informants go bad. I think that the informer program is an absolute necessary evil. We need these unholy alliances to take down a multitude of criminals but when it goes terribly wrong, which Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not the first and I’m sure he won’t be the last, there should some sort of accountability and there should be measures put in place by Congress that prevent somebody like Tamerlan Tsarnaev from going back. Let’s be abundantly clear. In the end, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not found by law enforcement and a lot of people believe that’s because the FBI – I know this to be true – when Dzhokhar escaped that wild bomb and bullet in Watertown, he was bleeding. He abandoned that stolen Mercedes and he staggered up a tree, leaving bloody handprints and a blood trail behind. At the time, I was in Watertown like so many other reporters and I was getting text messages from sources saying we’re going to get him, we have a blood trail and then those same sources were told to back off, it was an FBI scene and so the Boston Police Homicide Squad, the state police that had dogs, they were told to back off and we all know that in the end, who found Dzhokhar? A civilian who was going out for a cigarette. The top on his boat was strew and he went to investigate. A civilian! Despite the National Guard doing door to door searches and cops in riot gear without a warrant going into people’s homes, in the end, it was a civilian who found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and when that boat was surrounded, there was a sniper from the NEMLEC Swat Team who was on the second floor of that civilian’s home and he heard Dzhokhar say over again, “The FBI is going to kill me, the FBI is going to kill me.” I don’t think that’s the case whatsoever, but it is incredibly strange that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was bleeding profusely, he leaves these bloody handprints up and down the street where he jumped out of that vehicle and yet they didn’t find him for nearly an entire day. I think it raises a whole new spectrum of questions. Then of course, there’s the question of what they were doing in Watertown in the first place. There is a police report that is referenced in Maximum Harm about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerging from 89 Dexter Avenue, which is right around where the shootout took place. There was a story in Saudi Arabia about a student who lived in that house, who had been pulled out of that place by the FBI and arrested but you never heard another word about that guy again, you never heard about 89 Dexter Ave again. Nobody knows where the bombs were built. At the very least, I think there should be some concerns about who else worked with those brothers, who built the bombs and why are we not all that concerned about finding those people?
Jeff Schechtman: There have also been reports that even prior to the bombing that they were an inordinate number of federal officials, counterterrorism officials, FBI officials in the Boston area. What do we know about that?
Michele McPhee: I’m not sure. I don’t know anything about that. I don’t dive into that in Maximum Harm. I think that’s where people can dismiss this sort of journalism as conspiracy theories: we saw all of these people with punisher backpacks on near the finish line. I mean it’s not unusual to – especially after 9/11 – to have a heavy presence of law enforcement and federal officials in an area for a major event, an international event like the Boston Marathon, the iconic Boston Marathon. However, if you looked at Cambridge on the night of April 18, 2013, and that’s how the book opens. When you looked at Cambridge and you see that the Cambridge police department responded to multiple 911 calls placed by concerned residents, the whole state’s on edge, the city’s on edge and people were calling 911 and reporting suspicious vehicles outside of their homes in Cambridge, Mass right around the neighborhood where the Tsarnaevs live, right around MIT, right around the areas where two of the codefendants live. There were surveillance teams, we’ve come to learn from the FBI in Cambridge before the photos were released, after the photos were released. Those FBI agents were, let’s just say very uncooperative with Cambridge police officers to the point where there was an altercation between the Cambridge police commissioner and a high ranking official in the Boston FBI office and all of that took place before Sean Collier was killed. So if the FBI knew who these brothers were, they should have shared that information and Sean Collier might be alive today.
Jeff Schechtman: Michele McPhee, the book is Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI and the Road to the Marathon Bombing. Michele, I thank you so much for spending time with us today here on Radio WhoWhatWhy.
Michele McPhee: Thank you so much for having me, really I enjoy the show so much.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just released previously unseen notes from a 2011 interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The release puts a new wrinkle in the murky backstory of its relationship to the ringleader of the Boston marathon bombing.
Tsarnaev told the agents that four men dressed in suits had previously come looking for him (date not specified). They wanted to “talk to Tamerlan,” the report states. The men, who are described as “young” and “handsome,” identified themselves as FBI agents to someone whose name is redacted in the report.
According to the summary, the four men said they would return the next day, but did not — at least by the time of the interview.
The interview summary, known internally by the FBI as a form 302, adds a new and intriguing piece to the puzzle of when the Bureau first had contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In an ongoing effort to shed light on the events leading up to the Boston bombing, WhoWhatWhy requested information about the government’s interactions with Tamerlan through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) multiple times in various ways. Each time we were denied access.
Some of that information, specifically the two-page interview summary, was finally released last week to the FBI’s records vault, a kind of electronic “reading room” reserved for what the government calls “frequently requested records.” It’s not clear why the FBI released the report at this time.
Officially, the FBI maintains that Tamerlan was first brought to the Bureau’s attention by a March 2011 Russian “warning” about his possible radicalization. As a result of this warning, he was interviewed by a counterterrorism agent (CT Agent) as part of an “assessment.”
The newly released 302 summary is presumably the record of that interview, conducted roughly six weeks after Russia’s tip. The assessment was closed about a month later.
The Bureau claims it sought more information from the Russians but did not receive any response.
The way the report is written invites speculation about Tamerlan’s Russian connection.
“The men said they would be back ‘the next day’ but did not return. [Redacted] and TAMERLAN have not heard from them since. TAMERLAN doesn’t know anyone who may be upset with him.”
“TAMERLAN has never had any problems with Russians in the US due to his Chechen heritage… Putin and Medvedev are the problem not the Russian people. TAMERLAN has had Russian friends in the US,” the report reads.
Although no definitive conclusions can be drawn from these two paragraphs, it does appear that the “problems with Russians” was the topic that brought the mystery men to Tamerlan’s door.
It’s not clear from the summary whether the agents who wrote the report initiated contact or whether Tsarnaev called the Bureau because he thought they were looking for him.
The summary does not reveal whether the Bureau knows who the mystery men were and, predictably, the FBI is staying mum. A spokesperson told the Daily Beast somewhat cryptically that the Bureau is letting “the document speak for itself.”
Were the the four men agents from another FBI division, or from another intelligence agency? Or were they imposters? We don’t know. But in light of new revelations that many in Boston’s local law enforcement community think Tamerlan Tsarnaev played the role of an informant for the FBI, the document speaks volumes.
In her new book Maximum Harm: the Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, And the Road to the Marathon Bombing, Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee claims many in local law enforcement now believe Tamerlan was playing multiple roles as an informant for the FBI and possibly the CIA in the years leading up to the bombing (For a WhoWhatWhy review of McPhee’s book, click here).
It’s possible the four mystery men were from another agency and used the FBI as cover. It’s possible they returned after the date of Tamerlan’s interview. It’s also possible that Tamerlan had numerous other encounters with federal agents — it’s just that none of that is mentioned in this particular interview summary.

An image of the interview summary
Photo credit: FBI and Wikimedia
For our part, WhoWhatWhy has documented evidence that the Bureau repeatedly flip-flopped about its interactions with Tamerlan.
Initially, when Tamerlan’s identity was made public after he was killed in a shootout with police — and while his younger brother Dzhokhar was still hiding in a drydocked boat — the FBI denied having any contact with either of the bombing suspects. The feds didn’t admit to having known Tamerlan until after Russian media reports quoting the mother of the Tsarnaev brothers; she said that the FBI had interviewed Tamerlan two years before the bombing, under suspicion of being a radical.
Only after the mother’s report appeared did the FBI acknowledge that agents had conducted an “assessment” of Tamerlan after the March 2011 warning from Russian security officials. The Bureau claimed to have found no link between Tamerlan and any “terrorism activity.”
But doubts about when the Bureau first took an interest in Tamerlan have surfaced. The day after Tamerlan’s death and Dzhokhar’s capture, a “senior law enforcement official” told The New York Times that in January 2011 two FBI agents from the Boston field office interviewed Tamerlan and family members. These interviews took place three months before Russia’s warning.
Tsarnaev’s mother told Russian media that agents met with Tamerlan and family members numerous times. She said the Bureau was “controlling him [Tamerlan], they were controlling his every step.”
Two months after the bombing, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted during congressional testimony that Tamerlan’s name had in fact come up twice in FBI files prior to Russia’s warning. “His name came up in two other cases,” he said.
The exchange was noteworthy. Mueller was fielding pointed questions from Rep. Steve King (R-IA) about when the Bureau first learned of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. King had just returned from Russia, where he received a briefing from Russian officials on what they knew about Tamerlan. King and other lawmakers had traveled to Russia to get information about the Tsarnaevs, in part because of FBI stonewalling.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, FBI Suspects 1 and 2.
Photo credit: FBI
There has been a lot of finger-pointing between US and Russian officials about who knew what and when about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and what he was up to. Not long after the bombing an unnamed “high-ranking” official told The New York Times that the bombing might have been averted had the Russians not withheld information they had on Tsarnaev. The obvious implication from the Times article: it was Russia’s fault.
Russian officials vehemently dispute this, claiming they repeatedly shared their concerns about Tsarnaev with their American counterparts, only to be told to mind their own business. This would make sense if the FBI thought Tamerlan was what intelligence agencies call a “valuable asset.”
Whatever the truth about who knew what and when, it’s clear both country’s security services were playing a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, withholding what they knew or even suspected about Tsarnaev.
And now we can add this mysterious report about four men who claimed to be agents of the FBI visiting Tamerlan at some time prior to his 2011 interview. Who were these men?

Photo credit: FBI, Orange County Corrections Department / Wikimedia
Another intriguing part of the report is its date: April 22, 2011.
According to McPhee in Maximum Harm, the FBI was in contact with Russia’s Federal Security Service (which takes the acronym FSB in English) the very same day as Tamerlan’s interview. The topic? Another Russian immigrant with a Muslim background living in Boston: Ibragim Todashev.
Todashev, a mixed martial arts fighter and friend of Tamerlan, was shot and killed in Florida by federal agents who were interviewing him after he allegedly attacked them. Agents say he was in the process of confessing to his and Tamerlan’s participation in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts, when he flipped a coffee table, striking one of the agents in the head. The shooting was deemed justified as self-defense by a review conducted by the Florida State Attorney.
McPhee reveals that the delegation of US Congressmen who went to Russia after the bombing were made aware of a communication between the FBI and the FSB on the topic of Ibragim Todashev. The date of that communication? April 22, 2011, the same day as Tamerlan’s FBI interview.
Although WhoWhatWhy has not independently verified that date it’s possible that Ibragim Todashev is the name redacted from the 302 summary and that he was the individual initially approached by the four mysterious men. Was the FBI querying the FSB for information on Todashev? This seems entirely plausible, although the Bureau has not offered up any details to the public since he was shot and killed by an FBI agent weeks after the Boston bombing.
About four months later, Tamerlan and his friend Ibragim allegedly committed the savage murder in Waltham. Inexplicably, neither was interviewed about the murder at the time, despite being known associates of the victims, and despite the fact that both of them were on the FBI’s radar.
Or maybe it’s because they were on the FBI’s radar that they weren’t questioned.
According to McPhee, “seasoned investigators” from the Boston area told her that Tsarnaev wasn’t questioned because he was “too valuable as an asset” to the FBI to be investigated for the murder of three drug dealers. Maybe Todashev got a free pass too.

FBI Dir. Robert Mueller (left) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), 2013.
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It appears the Bureau is not coming entirely clean about its pre-bombing knowledge of Ibragim Todashev either.
Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller was asked about this by another Congressman who had been to Russia, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). If McPhee is correct, Cohen could also have been aware of the communication between FBI and FSB about Todashev the day Tamerlan was interviewed. In fact, Cohen asked Mueller how the FBI first became aware of Todashev. “Was it through the FSB, or was it your own investigation?,” Cohen asked. Mueller dodged the question by telling Cohen: “We came upon him in a variety of ways.”
WhoWhatWhy discovered previously that Todashev’s name appears multiple times in FBI indices in the years before the bombing. However, we did not see any entries from 2011. As with Tsarnaev, the Bureau clearly had an interest in Todashev long before he died at the hands of an FBI agent.
What is it about the pre-bombing contacts between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Ibragim Todashev and the Bureau that necessitates all the secrecy and subterfuge we’ve seen since the bombing? Maybe those four mystery men know.

https://www.policeone.com/officer-misco ... pervisors/

Prosecutor undecided on 137-gunshot case against police supervisors
Cleveland's new county prosecutor appears to have left open the possibility he might not pursue misdemeanor charges against five supervisors in deadly 2012 pursuit
Apr 15, 2017
CLEVELAND — The new county prosecutor in Cleveland appears to have left open the possibility he might not pursue misdemeanor criminal charges against five Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a high-speed chase in 2012 that ended with two unarmed black people fatally shot in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

https://www.courthousenews.com/fbi-agre ... reporters/
FBI Agrees to Give Records to Anti-War Reporters
Courthouse News Service-
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – In a win for government-transparency advocates, the FBI has agreed to turn over records it created when it spied on two anti-war

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/genera ... sonal-gain

Ex-sheriff's employees say he used office for personal gain
Posted: 04/17/17, 3:59 PM PDT |

NORFOLK, Va.— Past employees of a former Virginia sheriff have said that he used the job for personal benefit, such as hiring his future wife's relatives and having his deputies campaign for him.
Ex-Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe denies any wrongdoing, the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2oczkgz) reported. He has not been charged with any crimes and declined to comment to the newspaper, which ran its article on Sunday.
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http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/ ... ty-issues/

WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing ...
FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording ...
FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording from a public sidewalk Thursday, claiming they were in fear for their safety.
“I don’t want to be struck in the face,” said Keith A. Byers, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the El Paso FBI office at 660 South Mesa Hills Drive.
However, David Worden made no indication he would strike the agents in the face with his cameras.
In fact, Worden had been standing on the public sidewalk in front of the FBI building for more than 15 minutes, debating with a pair of other FBI agents about whether or not they had the right to tell him to stop recording, including one agent who made it clear he was not threatened by the cameras.
But Byers stormed up and swiped his camera anyway, a hulking man claiming to be terrified of cameras.

Keith Byers during a previous interview with mainstream media, apparently not fearing the cameras could be used as weapons.
Byers then had the two other agents grab Worden’s wrists to snatch his iPhone, which was live streaming, claiming that it could also be used as a weapon.

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/ ... citations/

April 18, 2017
Kansas Cop Kills Army Veteran’s Service Dog, then Issues him Two Citations

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/21/in- ... as-google/

In Secret Court Hearing, Lawyer Objected to FBI Sifting Through NSA Data Like It Was Google

April 21 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Public Advocate Objected to FBI’s Unrestricted Access to NSA Data
In 2015, in her first appearance as a “friend of the court” representing the American public, Amy Jeffress, a former federal prosecutor, argued before the very secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, that the FBI was violating the Fourth Amendment by giving agents “virtually unrestricted” access to data from one of the NSA’s largest surveillance programs that included untold amounts of communications involving innocent Americans, reports Alex Emmons of the the website, Intercept.
One big problem is that while the program is supposed to target foreigners, it ends up capturing a large number of communications from Americans.

http://fox17online.com/2017/04/19/new-v ... ds-police/

New video shows FBI agent firing at Grand Rapids police
Fox17-Apr 19, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Several months after a December 2016 incident in which an FBI agent fired shots at a Grand Rapids police cruiser ...

http://findbiometrics.com/secugen-fap-4 ... id-404241/

SecuGen Offers Another Early Look at FAP 45 Reader at Connect:ID
It also adheres to the FBI's Appendix F standard, and the company is targeting the device primarily at the law enforcement and government markets. “We have ...

https://www.thenation.com/article/sport ... m-x-wrong/

'Sports Illustrated' Gets Everything About Muhammad Ali and ...
The Nation.
(We also know from declassified FBI surveillance files that there were those in the Nation of Islam unhappy with his very public opposition to the draft, but he held ...

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crim ... 100366122/

Pilot exec accuses agents of intimidation; details of 2013 raid emerge
Knoxville News Sentinel-
Agents with the FBI and the IRS Criminal Investigation Division watched a ... The agents had been building a case – using Pilot insiders – to try to prove top ...


http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/c ... 100839382/

FBI is coming to Goodwood
Forgery and Collecting will be the topic of the night, May 4, over a delicious dinner at Goodwood Museum's Collectors and Crooks event. Special Agent ...

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Prayer, faith, hope important tools to reach incarcerated, help ...
Alabama Baptist-
FBI did report a 3 percent increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2015. ... more than two decades as a judge and before that was an FBI special agent, said ...

http://www.wgrz.com/news/betty-jean-gra ... alo-mayor/

Betty Jean Grant to Run For Buffalo Mayor
Bernie Tolbert, a Democrat, had experience as the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office but had not been elected to any positions. Nor had ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/ ... 100824198/

Albert Einstein was more than a 'Genius': Five things you didn't know
“It's true that the FBI under (J. Edgar) Hoover kept a file on Einstein and investigated and surveilled Einstein for many years,” says Biller. “We speculate in a very ...

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... g-warrant/

FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant
Ars Technica-
And perhaps most unusual, the FBI recently obtained a single warrant in Alaska to hack the computers of thousands of victims in a bid to free them from the ...

http://billmoyers.com/story/not-mccarth ... -election/

It's Not 'McCarthyism' to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia and the ...
BillMoyers.com-26 minutes ago
I remember her refusing to let FBI agents into our house (I was so proud of her). I remember looking out the dining room window and watching them search our ...

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/24/te ... -supermax/

Reputed Texas mafia founder sues Colorado Supermax warden
The Denver Post
The lawsuit names as defendants the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons; FBI agent Martin Martinez; John Oliver, warden of the Administrative Maximum U.S. ...

Reputed Texas mafia founder sues Colorado Supermax warden
Heriberto “Herb” Huert seeks $4.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages

PUBLISHED: April 24, 2017 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: April 24, 2017 at 10:16 am
The reputed founder and president of the Texas Mexican Mafia has sued the warden of Supermax in Florence and the U.S. prison system claiming he has been held for 22 years in solitary confinement on false pretenses.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04 ... ttack.html

Senate leader investigating possible FBI deception about Texas terror attack

A powerful U.S. senator has launched an investigation into whether the FBI knew about a planned attack by ISIS-inspired terrorists at an anti-Muslim cartoon show in the Dallas area and did nothing to stop it -- and also misled the lawmaker about circumstances of the 2015 attack.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said he learned from a recent

http://woodtv.com/2017/04/20/jail-for-t ... t-at-grpd/

Jail for tearful ex-FBI agent who shot at GRPD
Prosecutor re-evaluating case against ex-agent's drunk partner

Published: April 20, 2017, 3:30 pm Updated: April 20, 2017, 6:13 pm

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/new ... story.html

FBI agent's gun, badge and other gear stolen from trunk
The San Diego Union-Tribune-Apr 18, 2017
A suspected gang member has been charged with stealing a trunkful of FBI gear — including a San Diego special agent's gun, ammunition, ...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... story.html

Larry Hogan Sr., father to governor, gravely ill
Baltimore Sun-
Hogan Sr., is a lawyer, author and former FBI agent who spent part of his career working as a teacher and consultant. He is married and the fa

http://www.startribune.com/us-surveilla ... 419999513/

US surveillance court denied few monitoring requests in 2016

The court approves highly

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... ther-says/

“Radioactive Boy Scout” regularly visited by FBI for a decade, father says
New documents show David Charles Hahn was reported to authorities in 2007, 2010.

APR 23, 2017 1:00
Man who tried to build a homemade nuclear reactor didn’t die of radiation poisoning
David Charles Hahn, who was nicknamed the “Radioactive Boy Scout,” received regular visits from the FBI for nearly a decade from 2005 through 2015, Ars has learned.
Hahn, who was profiled by Harper’s Magazine in 1998 for his attempts to build a homemade breeder nuclear reactor in his mother’s backyard shed, passed away late last year in Michigan at the age of 39. Last month, Ars reported that Hahn did not die as a result of radiation poisoning.

Upon his death, we filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests with various federal agencies, including the FBI. Amongst the documents we received were three FBI reports dating between 2007 and 2010. They detail three separate instances when people reported to law enforcement that they believed that Hahn may be trying to restart his nuclear activities. When local and federal authorities investigated, they found no such evidence.

With these reports, Ars contacted Kenneth Hahn, David’s father. He said he had never seen these documents before.

However, the elder Hahn told Ars that, upon his son’s return from military service in 2005, David would receive regular, unannounced visits from the FBI at least annually. The FBI would interview David and search for any evidence of nuclear material.

“Each time they were really hoping to find something,” Kenneth Hahn told Ars, adding that the searches took two to three hours.

When the FBI would turn up, Kenneth would drive over to his son’s house, just a half-mile away, and sit in his own car and watch. Kenneth said that the FBI team was always professional, but he felt frustrated by the frequency with which these searches happened. He was also frustrated that the federal agents frequently brought numerous law enforcement cars and search dogs with them.

“That would drive you nuts, wouldn’t it?” he said.

Kenneth Hahn said that the teams were always lead by Mark Davidson, a special agent with the FBI based in Detroit. Ars reached Davidson, who declined to comment, and referred us to the FBI’s press office in Washington, DC.

“The FOIA documents speak for themselves and we do not have an additional comment to provide,” a spokesman e-mailed.

“Does not possess any nuclear materials”

This fall, the “Radioactive Boy Scout” died at age 39
The earliest of the documents date back to April 23, 2007. That’s when someone (the name is redacted) reported to the FBI in Toledo, Ohio, that Hahn was mentally unstable and was again

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article ... d=11843668

FBI director arrives in Queenstown
Sunday, 23 April 2017

FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown for a 'top-secret' spy conference.

Comey, wearing sunglasses, a light blue shirt and chino pants, arrived on an FBI chartered Gulfstream Aerospace.

Comey was last in New Zealand in March 2016, when he met with Minister for the Government Communications and Security Bureau and Security Intelligence Service Chris Finlayson and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Before Comey's arrival, a CIA jet touched down on the tarmac at Queenstown Airport.

And, just like a scene out of an action flick, two security personnel stood guard as a number of men and women in suits exited the plane before being quickly ushered along the tarmac into waiting vehicles.

Passengers disembark from the jet owned by the CIA. Photo / Brett Phibbs
A quick Google search of the registration number on the white, Gulfstream Aerospace's tail revealed United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) owns the jet.

The Gulfstream has joined a second private jet at the airport, acting as added confirmation that the "Government conference" set to play out at luxury Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown in the coming week, is a meeting of spying network Five Eyes - the global alliance of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and


http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170422/an ... ook-at-fbi

Angie Muhs: Citizens Academy gives behind-the-scenes look at the ...
The State Journal-Register
It was part of the FBI Citizens Academy, a nine-week program that I was privileged to complete recently along with 31 other people from ...


FBI restricts contact between its employees and media
CNN-Apr 20, 2017
(CNN) The FBI is overhauling its media policy, restricting contacts between the news media and its employees amid controversy over alleged ...

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/21/in- ... as-google/

In Secret Court Hearing, Lawyer Objected to FBI Sifting Through ...
The Intercept-Apr 21, 2017
The FBI routinely searches this database during ordinary criminal investigations — which gives them access to Americans' communications

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/22/heres ... er-author/

Here's How Much The FBI Planned To Pay Trump Dossier Author
Daily Caller-Apr 22, 2017
New details are emerging about the FBI's arrangement with the former British spy who compiled the infamous opposition research dossier on ...

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017 ... -americans

In Time for the Reform Debate, New Documents Shed Light on the ...
Common Dreams-
But under Section 702, the government — without any kind of warrant — collects and stores hundreds of millions of communications in NSA, CIA, and FBI ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/2-c ... -1.3091811

2 cops, detective and NYPD crossing guard arrested over weekend
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:01 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/n ... -1.3091638

N.J. cop allegedly had sex with 2 teens, gave them booze, pills
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:51 PM

A cop in Rockaway Township, N.J., allegedly had sexual relations with two teenagers that he also provided alcohol and pills for.
A twisted New Jersey cop plied two teen girls with booze and pills and repeatedly had sex with them, prosecutors said Sunday.

Wilfredo Guzman, a cop in Rockaway Township, a hamlet about an hour west of Manhattan, was slapped with the charges by the Morris County Prosecutor’s office.

Guzman, 40 — who was once honored for his role in saving a youth hit by a car — allegedly coerced the 15-year-old and 16-year-old girls into drugs

Link du jour

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-2 ... s-wikileak

“… War is over. The bankers wish this were not so but the fact is that the cost ratio is now fatal — asymmetric warfare can spend $1 to knock down $500 to $1000 worth of conventional weaponry (and even less if they go after rear-area weak links such as our shit C4I systems) and they can do this forever. War is over. Donald Trump appears to have been blackmailed or bribed or both and is now in the service of the Deep State BUT (big BUT) it is possible he is a genius and wearing a Noh mask while he and Putin back-channel the Deep State to death. I pray this is so but I am founding a We the People movement with Cynthia McKinney to bring Alt-Right, people of color, Latinos, Sandernistas, Tea Party Patriots, and the small parties as well as Indendents together on the ONE THING that can bury the Deep State: the Electoral Reform Act of 2017.”

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http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04 ... -22-years/

The Oklahoma City Bombing After 22 Years
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The Oklahoma City Bombing After 22 Years
Paul Craig Roberts
Today, April 19, 2017, is the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. The bombing of the federal Murrah office building was blamed by federal authorities on a bomb made from fertilizer inside a truck parked in front of the building by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
There are many anomalies associated with the official explanation, including mysterious deaths of some, including a police officer, who understood that the actual facts did not accord with the explanation. Investigators who report the actual facts are branded “conspiracy theorists” and dismissed. This has been the Deep State’s way of controlling explanations since the 1940s.
Americans, being the insouciant people that they are, never noticed that the Murrah building blew up from the inside out, not from the outside in.
However, Air Force General Benton K. Partin, the US Air Force’s top explosive expert, did notice. He prepared a detailed report containing
“conclusive proof that the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was not caused solely by the truck bomb. Evidence shows that the massive destruction was primarily the result of four demolition charges placed at critical structural points at the third floor level.” Here is a copy of General Partin’s letter accompanying the report he sent to US Senator Trent Lott. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCH ... IN/ok8.htm
General Partin was my neighbor in Alexandria, Virginia. I went through his report those years ago, and it is clear that the official “investigation” ignored all the facts presented by General Partin. Indeed, Partin’s report is not even part of the record. Wikipedia does not even mention the report as a “conspiracy theory” in Wikipedia’s recitation of the official line.
There was no more an investigation of the Oklahoma City Bombing than there was of 9/11.
It has never been clear to me why a number of people knew better than to come to work that day in the Murrah building or why what was likely deep state perpetrators desired to kill several hundred people, including children.
Perhaps it was targeted at the militias and the creation of police powers that could be used against them. Two years previously the Clinton regime murdered approximately 100 men, women, and children at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. The religious sect was threatening no one and in violation of no laws, but it was a dissident group that the US government decided to terminate.
The focus on dissidents changed with 9/11, which Israel and Israel’s American neoconservative allies used to apply wide-ranging and long-lasting massive violence to seven Muslim countries, costing US taxpayers trillions of dollars and what remained of the reputation of the United States.
The main consequence of “terrorism” is the extraordinary growth of unconstitutional police state powers throughout the Western world. Every protective shield of individual rights, except for the Second Amendment, has been stripped from the US Constitution by the so-called “war on terror.”
All of the alleged terrorist attacks have puzzling, uninvestigated, and unreported anomalities. It is astonishing that the media never asks any questions. Consider, for example, the Nice, France, Truck attack.
Nice police authorities have the unambigious evidence of the security cameras on every block of the truck’s alleged murderous route. There should be no question whatsoever about what really happened. Yet, the Minister of the Interior in Paris ordered the Nice public authorities to destroy the video evidence and not to release it. So all we have is a very grainy inconclusive video taken by a person allegedly married to a former Mossad intelligence officer. This person turns out to be the same person who provides the only video of an attack in Germany.
The bridge attack in London is overwhelming with the lack of any evidence. We simply get an official story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPIAp2sDzTc
Sandy Hook is famous for the one bereaved parent, but there were allegedly scores of dead children. Where are the other parents? Aren’t they bereaved?
If these terror events are real, it is a simple matter for the media to ask questions, to investigate, and to give the public the facts. But the media never does. The media only repeats the official story without checking it.
In other words, the facts are whatever the government says they are. So what is the purpose of the media?
No purpose except to be a trumpet for the government.
The official stories of the Murrah office building bombing and 9/11 are now enshrined in memorials, the purpose of which is to make a lie the truth.
For insouciant Americans this works.

UN doesn’t send experts to Idlib ‘chemical incident’ site as West & US are blocking it – Assad
Published time: 20 Apr, 2017 19:33
Edited time: 20 Apr, 2017 22:40


Kimberly Dvorak: The Death of Michael Hastings….

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Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:23 pm

Remote Viewing May 2017: Farsight Predictions

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/04/28/ ... ate-march/

In Defense of Our Earth — A People’s Climate March
I think it can be fairly said that we are a people who believe in a better future. That the ideals of America are founded on building prosperity and expanding prospects — not only for ourselves, but for our fellows and for those generations that are to follow.
Americans have often been described as a ‘can-do’ kind of people. A people who will undertake any challenge to advance or protect our nation and to graciously extend her kind virtues to the huddled masses of a troubled world. Be it the freeing of slaves, the emancipation of women, the facing down of tyrannical dictators, the liberation of scientific inquiry, or the exploration of our Earth and the vast realm of space we have doggedly decided to march forward and on.
But today we are confronted by a new trouble. A trouble that was, in many ways, an unintended consequence of past progress. For as we industrialized, as a nation and as a global society, we also burned ancient carbon deposits long buried beneath the Earth. And so we expelled a great cloud of the most dangerous of gasses into the Earth’s atmosphere.
We didn’t know it so well at the time. But the carbon dioxide spewing from William Blake’s dark Satanic Mills was the same gas that in excess produced the worst and most horrific global die-offs in the great and deep, deep history of our Earth. Times of great mass extinction due to rising global heat that bear the infamous names — Permian, Triassic, Paleocene, Devonian and Ordovician. Blake, living today, would be terrified how right he was to call those mills Satanic. To learn what our scientists now have told us. But even then, he surely had an inkling. For the Bible itself warns — those who destroy the Earth shall be destroyed. And in 1808 the wanton destruction of the Earth and its airs by the pollution caused by fossil fuel burning was visibly evident if not so scientifically proven and explored as it is today.
Today, if we continue to burn fossil fuels as we have for the past 200 years or so, the world will again surely experience another such extinction. We already see the outliers of this crisis now — in the growing number of people bereft of land and home and livelihood as seas rose, or crops were destroyed by worsening storms and droughts, or lands and animals were lost to wildfires, or as reefs and fisheries were killed off by the warming, acidifying waters of our oceans. But what will come over the years and decades and centuries if we do not turn back from this horrid burning of fossil fuels and the dumping of their carbon into the atmosphere will be far, far worse.

What kind of world is this to make for our fellow human beings? What kind of future to leave for the generations that follow? Surely not the better one that we all work and hope for. Surely not one that honors the can-do, make the world a better place spirit of America.
But despite our worsening prospects and the dark and heavy clouds that now hang over the global climate, we have a window of opportunity in which to act. Our tools to confront climate change in the form of renewable energy systems like wind and solar and electrified transportation are growing more capable. And further innovation and change in our actions as people and nations can yet enable us to draw down the awful pall of heat trapping gasses that now hangs above us. These are things we can and must do if we are a moral people with any kind of vision, foresight and compassion.
This is our moment. The moment when we decide to make the choice to act and to save so many of the very precious things we all hold dear or to turn away from action and condemn each and every person and being now living or that will live to an age of terror and darkness the likes of which Earth has not seen in all of half a billion years.
So I’m asking you for your help. I’m asking you to make the choice to act. To join the People in their march for climate justice tomorrow. To support all the voices that are now speaking out. To lift your own voice to our growing chorus.
For the love of life and of all good things — we simply must act now.

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George Webb deserves your time and attention
April 29, 2017 Uncategorized Baxter Dmitry, double-garroting, George Webb, Hillary watch, Macron, Major Major, MS-13, Nikki Haley, North Korea, Obama’s pay day, Operation Condor, Presidential language, Putin, square clouds

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A look at President Trump and Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s similarities ahead of their possible meeting

http://www.politico.eu/article/will-tru ... jfk-files/

History Dept.
Will Trump release the missing JFK files?
Unless the president intervenes, we’ll soon know more secrets about the Kennedy assassination.

4/30/17, 4:01 AM CET
Updated 4/30/17, 4:26 PM CET

The nation’s conspiracy-theorist-in-chief is facing a momentous decision. Will President Donald Trump allow the public to see a trove of thousands of long-secret government files about the event that, more than any other in modern American history, has fueled conspiracy theories — the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
The answer must come within months. And, according to a new timeline offered by the National Archives, it could come within weeks.
Under the deadline set by a 1992 law, Trump has six months left to decide whether he will block the release of an estimated 3,600 files related to the assassination that are still under seal at the Archives. From what is known of the JFK documents, most come from the CIA and FBI, and a number may help resolve lingering questions about whether those agencies missed evidence of a conspiracy in Kennedy’s death. As with every http://boydownthelane.com/2017/04/26/so ... ht/earlier release of JFK assassination documents in the 53 years since shots rang out in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, it is virtually certain that some of the files will be seized on to support popular conspiracy theories about Kennedy’s murder; other documents are likely to undermine them.
There is no little irony in the fact that decision will be left to Trump, long a promoter of so many baseless conspiracy theories about everything from his predecessor’s birthplace to the notion that the father of one of his campaign-trail rivals was in league with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
For the first time, the Trump White House is acknowledging that it is focused on the issue, even if it offers no hint about what the President will do. A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Politico last week that the Trump administration “is familiar with the requirements” of the 1992 law and that White House is working with the National Archives “to enable a smooth process in anticipation of the October deadline.”
There is no little irony in the fact that the decision will be left to Trump, long a promoter of so many baseless conspiracy theories about everything.
Under the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, the library of documents about Kennedy’s death must be made public in full by the deadline of this October 26, the law’s 25th anniversary, unless Trump decides otherwise. It is his decision alone.
The prospect of the release of the last of the government’s long-secret JFK assassination files has long tantalized historians and other scholars, to say nothing of the nation’s armies of conspiracy theorists, since no one can claim to know exactly what is in there.
Martha W. Murphy, the Archives official who oversees the records, said in an interview last month that a team of researchers with high-level security clearances is at work to prepare the JFK files for release and hopes to begin unsealing them in batches much earlier than October — possibly as early as summer.
Beyond releasing the 3,600 never-before-seen JFK files, the Archives is reviewing another 35,000 assassination-related documents, previously released in part, so they can be unsealed in full. Short of an order from the president, Murphy said, the Archives is committed to making everything public this year: “There’s very little decision-making for us.”
Many of the documents are known to come from the files of CIA officials who monitored a mysterious trip that Oswald paid to Mexico City several weeks before the assassination – a trip that brought Kennedy’s future killer under intense surveillance by the spy agency as he paid visits to both the Soviet and Cuban embassies there. The CIA said it monitored all visitors to the embassies and opened surveillance of Oswald as soon as he was detected inside the Soviet compound for the first time.
Other documents are known to identify, by name, American and foreign spies and law-enforcement sources who had previously been granted anonymity for information about Oswald and the assassination. At least 400 pages of the files involve E. Howard Hunt, the former CIA operative turned Watergate conspirator who claimed on his deathbed that he had advance knowledge of Kennedy’s murder.
The documents were gathered together by a temporary federal agency, the Assassination Records Review Board, that was established under the 1992 law. In an interview last month, its former chairman, Judge John R. Tunheim of the Federal District Court in Minnesota, said he “wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something important” in the documents, especially given how much of the history of the Kennedy assassination has had to be rewritten in recent decades.
He said he knew of “no bombshells” in the files when the board agreed to keep them secret two decades ago, but names, places and events described in the documents could have significance now, given what has been learned about the assassination since the board went out of business. “Today, with a broader understanding of history, certain things may be far more relevant,” he said.
Murphy, the Archives official, said she, too, knew of no shocking information in the documents – but she said her researchers were not in a position to judge their significance. “As you can imagine, we’re not reading them for that, so we’re probably not the best people to tell you,” she said. “I will say this: This collection is really interesting as a snapshot of the Cold War.”
The Review Board, created by Congress to show transparency in response to the public furor created by Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-minded 1991 film “JFK,” did force the release of a massive library of other long-secret documents from the CIA, FBI, Secret Service and other federal agencies, as well as from congressional investigations of the assassination.

Many showed how much evidence was withheld from the Warren Commission, the independent panel led by Chief Justice Earl Warren that investigated the assassination and concluded in 1964 that there was no evidence of a conspiracy in Kennedy’s death.
The documents showed that both the CIA and FBI had much more extensive information about Oswald — and the danger he posed to JFK — before the assassination than the agencies admitted to Warren’s investigation. The evidence appeared to have been withheld from the commission out of fear that it would expose how the CIA and FBI had bungled the opportunity to stop Oswald.
The documents showed that both the CIA and FBI had much more extensive information about Oswald — and the danger he posed to JFK — before the assassination than the agencies admitted to Warren’s investigation.
Under the 1992 law, agencies may make a final appeal to try to stop the unsealing of specific documents on national security grounds. But the law grants only one person the power to actually block the release: the president. The law allows Trump to keep a document secret beyond the 25-year deadline if he certifies to the National Archives that secrecy was “made necessary by an identifiable harm to military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement or conduct of foreign relations” and that “the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.”
Both the CIA and FBI acknowledged in written statements last month that they are reviewing the documents scheduled for release; neither agency would say if it planned to appeal to the White House to block the unsealing of any of the records. “CIA continues to review the remaining CIA documents in the collection to determine the appropriate next steps with respect to any previously-unreleased CIA information,” said agency spokesperson Heather Fritz Horniak. The FBI said it had a team of 21 researchers assigned to the document review.
According to a skeletal index of the documents prepared by the Archives, some of the files appear to involve, at least indirectly, a set of conspiracy theories that Trump himself promoted during the 2016 campaign – about possible ties between Cuban exile groups in the United States and Oswald.
On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly promoted an article published last April in the National Enquirer that suggested a connection between Oswald and the Cuban-born father of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, one of Trump’s rivals for the Republican nomination. The article was based entirely on a 1963 photograph that showed Oswald, a self-proclaimed Marxist and champion of Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution in Cuba, handing out pro-Castro leaflets in New Orleans with a man who, the tabloid suggested, was Cruz’s father, Rafael.

The Cruz family denied that the senator’s family was the man depicted in the photo and that Rafael Cruz had any connection to Oswald; there is no other evidence of any connection.
The National Archives index shows that the documents to be released this year include a 86-page file on a prominent CIA-backed anti-Castro exile group that Oswald appears to have tried to infiltrate in New Orleans, his hometown, in order to gather information that might be of use to the Castro government.
Judge Tunheim said that Oswald’s trip to Mexico City in September and October 1963 figures directly or indirectly in many of the documents that remain under seal, including the internal files of CIA operatives who worked at the American embassy there.
Historians agree that the trip, which Oswald apparently undertook in hopes of obtaining a visa to defect to Castro’s Cuba, much as he had once tried to defect to the Soviet Union, has never been fully investigated.
“I still think there are loose threads in Mexico City that no one has ever explored,” Tunheim said. “It was a bizarre chapter – there’s no question about it.” Previously declassified CIA and FBI documents suggest that Oswald openly boasted to Cuban officials there about his intention to kill Kennedy and that he had a brief affair with a Mexican woman who worked in Cuba’s consulate. The American ambassador to Mexico at the time of the assassination said later that he believed the woman had probably been working for the CIA.
Tunheim said the Review Board agreed to keep the Mexico-related documents secret in the 1990s at the request of the State Department, the CIA and other agencies that warned that their release could do damage

something wrong something right
2017/04/26 Uncategorized ‘flying a flag’, Chaukeedar, concentration of forces, Deep Work, joy, TED talks
something wrong something right
“… The idea that we informed people, who can see behind the curtain of the power elite, as well as all peace-loving people who feel intuitively that there simply is something wrong in the world, can recognize each other, talk, exchange ideas and encourage each other, seems very uplifting and joyful. To me it is thus not simply a matter of “flying a flag”, but to be able to better interconnect also in real life….
I launch something.
Neighbor Gabriel has put me the idea.
The white flag is swung in wars, and who waves the white flag, sais: I have laid down my arms. I want peace and I am ready for a dialogue.
The vision:
All the world is full of white flags.
The idea:
I was at a Monday meeting at the Brandenburg Gate [note by Chaukeedaar: In Berlin and 50 other german cities there were public meetings for peace every monday night for the last couple of weeks, mainly initiated by people from the truth movement and alternative media, see one of the great speeches of Ken Jebsen]. It was full of people there who want to change things. The people stood there and waited for things to come. When Ken Jebsen put his concise words, they clapped enthusiastically.
That’s good, that’s okay. And it is not enough .
The same people go home and feel alone with their concerns…..
Imagine. In Munich, cars are driving with white flags. In Washington, white cloths are hanging in the windows. When shopping you will see a fellow-man with a white bracelet.
Everywhere is white. White contains it all. It needs no explanation. I know: This guy flags. She shows white. I can talk to him about anything even remotely related to the world situation, to politics, to monetary problems, to corruption.
And, more importantly, I can talk to him about everything that has to do with a joyful, healthy, creative life.
Please imagine that vividly. Through the means of a simple symbol a massive concentration of forces can be achieved.
Pass on this idea with your own inner fire.
I will poke other bloggers with it…..”
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Posted on April 28, 2017 by Daniel Hopsicker
Russian Peter Levashov would have fared better if his wife was a gangster’s moll, who knew when to keep her mouth shut. Instead, she’s a socialite in St. Petersburg, Russia, who told journalists her hacker hubby was busted for “creating a virus linked to Trump winning the election.”
Almost immediately The New York Times began walking the story back.

The Big Fix after The Big Hack?
When Russian Spam Lord Peter Levashov ankled off to jail in Barcelona two weeks ago, his wife was left alone—not home alone in St. Petersburg, where she and her husband live, but in a strange country, Spain. Approached by a Russian-speaking reporter, she perhaps understandably talked freely, volubly, and emotionally.
One day later, The New York Times did everything but accuse her of lying. As they say in scripts for bad TV comedy TV pilots, “Hilarity ensued.”The immediate ntroversy was over whether Levashov was peddling dick pills, get-rich-quick schemes, counterfeit drugs, work-at-home scams and pump-and-dump penny stock scams.. . or was he instead using his powerful algorithmic bots to hack the U.S. election? Could he have been doing both at the same time? Opinion varied.
What doesn’t vary: the names of Levashov’s American partners. These so-far-unidentified names — when made public, as they undoubtedly soon will be— will prove useful to puzzling out the big question about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion in the Russian hacking of the 2016 Presidential election.
Sifting the real from the fake news in coverage of Levashov’s arrest in Spain, was the immediate priority. Capturing elite Russian hacker Peter Levashov is a milestone in the quest to bust open the current public embarrassment, which appears —in one man’s opinion—capable of becoming the biggest American scandal since Watergate.
In the Russian election probe the question is whether—given the intrigue swirling around Levashov’s arrest — the fix may already be in.

Likes: Bob Marley, Melancholia, & Catcher in the Rye

Peter’s wife, Maria Levashova, is a socialite in St. Petersburg, where she and her husband live, one of the beautiful people, a sought-after high-end wedding planner.
She’s on Facebook, where she likes Bob Marley, the movie Melancholia, and the classic JD Salinger book “Catcher in the Rye.”
Hardly adequate preparation for a 3 a.m. raid by a dozen grim Spanish policemen wearing funny hats. When Russian Today found her and interviewed her, they headlined it “Wife of Russian programmer ‘suspected of cyber attacks on US’ shares details about his arrest.”
“The wife of detained Russian programmer Pyotr Levashov spoke to Russia Today (the official Russian TV channel) of her anguish at the prospect of never seei

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
French intelligence service piles on with more anti-Assad nonsense--here's why it is BS
According to the LA Times and echoed by many other outlets,
"France’s foreign ministry says deadly sarin gas used in a chemical attack in Syria this month that killed 87 people “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government.
A six-page report by French intelligence services claims the nerve agent came from hidden stockpiles of chemical weapons that Damascus was supposed to have destroyed under an U.S.- and Russian-brokered deal in 2013."
Here is what you should be aware of as you sift this latest news:

1. Assad gave up 1300 tons (2,600,000 pounds) of his chemical weapons in 2013-14. They were moved out of Syria, loaded on ships, and destroyed by portable shipboard factories far offshore. The process lent itself to skullduggery.

And Damascus was not given the option of destroying its own weapons, nor was it even considered safe to do so in a war zone. They had to be handed over to the West.

How many countries and people had access to Syria's sarin and mustard gas during that process? Was any sarin withheld from destruction? (We should more realistically ask, how much was withheld and who got it?) Who might subsequently have been given some of that material?

2. Since chemical and biological weapons may leave a chemical or genetic signature, and since a major advantage of such weapons is the difficulty of identifying a perpetrator, the smart players do their best to create chem/bio weapons that leave the signature of someone else.

3. If you know the chemical signature of a chemical or biological weapon, even if you cannot obtain someone else's material, you may be able to reverse engineer a specific signature and impute an attack to your enemy.

4. Seymour Hersh and others have noted that weapons from Gaddafi's stockpile were sent from Libya through Turkey to Syria to be given to anti-Assad rebel forces, in a complicated maneuver engineered by the CIA. Sarin was alleged to have been found by police, who arrested al-Nusra rebels in Turkey with 2 kg. of sarin. Using Gaddifi's arms gave the CIA plausible deniability of involvement.

It should not be lost on the reader that anyone giving sarin to Syrian 'rebels' would expect its use to be attributed to Assad.

5. The UN report on chemical weapons in 2013 did not blame Syria, and the UN's Carla del Ponte described evidence favoring the rebels as the perpetrators.

6. Since no Syrian sarin attacks have ever been demonstrated conclusively to be due to Assad or to anyone else (rumors and claims abound, but definite proof has been elusive), France's claim that the recent sarin is from Assad because it matched sarin from an earlier attack is utter nonsense, since we don't know the source of the earlier sarin signature.

7. The French intelligence service authored this report. And the US intelligence services authored the 2003 report of Iraq's WMD, and claimed the 2013 sarin attacks were due to Assad (without proof, read the report here). US and UK intelligence services had something to do with the Trump "golden showers" dossier of trash.

These intelligence services were all carrying out their missions, which sadly have become propaganda, not intelligence.

8. There was no motive for Assad to use chemical weapons in 2013, and no motive today. Instead, strategically, he had much to lose.

Read what a former State Department insider had to say about the unlikelihood Assad used chemical weapons in 2013, in an article in the Atlantic.

9. When you consider the background to the claims about Syria's chemical weapons, the series of stories blaming Assad for attacking his people with sarin this month make less and less sense. Instead, it seems we are reliving Judith Miller's series of NY Times stories that provided the drumbeat to war in Iraq, in 2002-3. We should not be fooled again.
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April 27, 2017 | Dan Wise and Russ Baker
Government Must Tell if Trump Associate Had Russian Mob Ties

Several weeks ago, WhoWhatWhy published an investigative story on Donald Trump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Russian mob. It addressed challenges the FBI faces in fully investigating and reporting to the public what it knows about Trump’s past and his relationships.
One of the figures in that story — and in a followup piece — is a former Trump business associate named Felix Sater. Our article pointed out that Sater, a man with a criminal past, had become a “cooperating witness” for the FBI and had been so while he worked in Trump Tower. He had been high

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New 'snitch' allegations rock federal biker case
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And when the FBI raided the Highwaymen's Michigan Avenue clubhouse in southwest Detroit in 2007, they discovered a photograph of one of their two ...

When the U.S. Attorney's Office indicted 91 alleged members and associates of Detroit's Highwaymen Motorcycle Club on allegations of racketeering, drug trafficking, theft and murder for hire, a central thread in the case was gang leader Aref (Steve) Nagi's attempts to root out suspected snitches.
Nagi's preoccupation with informants inside the storied and homegrown motorcycle gang — whose violent history is credited with keeping the Hells Angels out of Detroit — was evident in his rambling, late-night phone conversations, which were secretly recorded by the FBI and introduced as evidence at the 2010 trial in federal court in Detroit.
And when the FBI raided the Highwaymen's Michigan Avenue clubhouse in southwest Detroit in 2007, they discovered a photograph of one of their two confidential informants —with the word "rat" scrawled in black marker across his face.
The case sent more than 30 Highwaymen to prison —- many, including Nagi, for lengthy sentences.
Read more:

Gangster gets 13.5 years for revenge; ordered AK-47 hit on mom, 3 kids

FBI: Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states

But some of those convictions are now being challenged because of new revelations that Nagi himself — a former Highwaymen vice president and the lead defendant — had worked as a confidential informant for federal and local police agencies.
Convicted Highwayman Gary (Junior) Ball Jr., who from his federal prison cell used Michigan's Freedom of Information Act to uncover Nagi's hidden past, says Nagi and his Detroit attorney

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Wisconsin, U.S. used flawed hair evidence to convict innocent people
FBI admits errors in 90 percent of cases
Posted: Apr 30, 2017 10:55 AM CDT
Updated: Apr 30, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

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FBI: 2016 Director's Community Leadership Awards
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FBI Director James Comey formally recognized 58 individuals and organizations from around the country Friday for their efforts to build stronger, safer, and more ...

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Technology, terrorism and modern conflict
I attended two meetings this week that highlight the dark side of technology. The first was the monthly FBI InfraGard meeting of the New Hampshire Chapter and ...

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Audit of misused sheriff's fund indicated no problems
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Since the first Nassar accuser went public last September, however, evidence has emerged suggesting Michigan State officials missed far more potential warning signs than officials at USA Gymnastics did. Michigan State employed Nassar and funded his volunteer work for USA Gymnastics, and the majority of his alleged victims encountered him in connection with his work for the school. In lawsuits, victims have alleged making verbal complaints about Nassar to Michigan State officials as far back as the late 1990s. In 2014, both Michigan State police and the university’s Title IX office cleared Nassar of wrongdoing after an assault complaint.

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Senator says FBI paid $900K for iPhone hacking tool

— Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings.
The FBI considers the figure to be classified information. It also has protected the identity of the vendor it paid to do the work. Both pieces of information are the subject of a federal lawsuit by The Associated Press and other news organizations that have sued to force the FBI to reveal them.
An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment Friday.
Feinstein cited the amount while questioning FBI Director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Wednesday.
"I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had to spend $900,000 t


Here’s What’s Disturbing About the FBI Director’s Comments on WikiLeaks

May 04, 2017

react-text: 226 As the Justice Department considers espionage charges against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange for leaking classified documents, the director of the FBI has made it clear in a Senate hearing that he doesn't believe that what the group does should qualify as "legitimate" journalism. /react-text
react-text: 228 A number of First Amendment activists and media experts have said that charging Assange for his role in distributing leaked documents /react-text react-text: 230 would threaten /react-text react-text: 231 journalism. The fact that WikiLeaks receives classified information from anonymous sources and publishes it is no different than what the /react-text New York Times react-text: 233 does, they argue. /react-text

react-text: 236 FBI director James Comey, however, said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday /react-text react-text: 238 that he believes /react-text react-text: 239 there are critical differences in what WikiLeaks does and what "legitimate" journalists do in the pursuit of such information. /react-text

Nicole Perlroth

Comey: "‪@WikiLeaks is an important part of our investigation...There's nothing that even smells "journalist" about this kind of conduct."
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react-text: 244 And what are those differences? For one thing, Comey said that American journalists who receive or obtain classified intelligence usually call the government before publishing it, in order to ensure that people named in the documents aren't put in danger. "This activity I'm talking about with WikiLeaks involves no such considerations whatsoever," he said. /react-text
react-text: 246 Julian Assange, however, responded to this charge on Twitter, /react-text react-text: 248 saying the FBI director /react-text react-text: 249 was not telling the truth. "James Comey just mislead the Senate while under oath when he said Wikileaks ‘doesn't call us’," Assange wrote. "We did over #Vault7 and I know he knows it."

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Here are preexisting conditions you could be charged more for under Trumpcare
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:11 PM

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NYPD cop gets a year and three months in prison for running multimillion-dollar prostitution ring

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12:49 PM

It was a happy ending of sorts for an ex-NYPD officer busted by the feds for running an upscale escort service.

Michael Rizzi got a year and three-month sentence in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday — but prosecutors had been pushing for a harsher sentence of of up to four years.

Rizzi told Judge Carol Bagley Amon that his business, Manhattan Stakes and Entertainment, was "the stupidest thing I've ever done in my life."

The Staten Island resident had pleaded guilty in October 2016 to money laundering conspiracy for an operation that raked in more than $2 million in credit card transactions alone between October 2012 and May 2016.

In court papers, Rizzi said he started out in 2012 trying to launch a less-than-steamy, totally legitimate business that offered mere companionship to customers. But business was good, said the filing, and Rizzi "turned a blind eye" to what was going on.

On Thursday, Rizzi admitted his wrongs.

“I want to put what I did in the past,” he said.

Rizzi, who also owns a Staten Island porn shop, said he wanted to put his business skills to good use. He's going from the oldest profession to something a little more cutting edge: Rizzi told the judge he's been working on a mobile food delivery app with his son.

http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/05/04/horsem ... tillerson/

Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Part 1: Rex Tillerson
First part of an excerpt from Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who are Destroying Life on Earth and What It Means for Our Children (with an Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.).

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
US Medicine is a Racket: 10 Examples by Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD

Former NY Times journalist and non-practicing physician Elisabeth Rosenthal's new book, An American Sickness, lists 10 economic "rules" of US medicine that are guaranteed to make money, but not to improve outcomes:
More treatment is always better. Default to the most expensive option.
A lifetime of treatment is better than a cure.
Amenities and marketing matter more than good care.
As technologies age, prices can rise rather than fall.
There is no free choice. Patients are stuck. And they're stuck buying American.
More competitors vying for business doesn't mean better prices; it can drive prices up, not down.
Economies of scale don't translate to lower prices. With their market power, big providers can simply demand more.
There is no such thing as a fixed price for a procedure or test. And the uninsured pay the highest prices of all.
There are no standards for billing. There's money to be made in billing for anything and everything.
Prices will rise to whatever the market will bear.
Here is a review of her book. I am thrilled this book is getting the attention it deserves: for without understanding what our health care system has become, there is no way to make the changes needed for it to work for the People, and their medical providers.

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Activists Rally As Prosecutors Bring More Felony Charges Against J20 Protesters

May 3, 2017 – ““They came here on inauguration day expecting to be able to express their free speech right, and instead, they were kettled, their civil rights were violated, and now, they are facing years, some even decades, in prison.”
This is Not a Drill Oakland!

May 3, 2017 – Oakland is on the verge of passing a strong regulatory framework that will make sure that no unconstitutional or unwarranted surveillance is taking place in Oakland. We need your help to make sure it becomes law.
These Bills Go Exactly the Wrong Way on Criminal Justice Reform

May 1, 2017 – Tell your Representative to oppose three bills that will increase police militarization, invade privacy, and expand the federal death penalty.


The Nature of the Psyche (A Seth Book): Its Human Expression
By Jane Roberts

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Protester in iconic Ferguson photo found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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State Department under fire for promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book

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Miami-Dade cop sentenced for bogus stops of female drivers

A Miami-Dade police officer who stopped women drivers so he could have sexually suggestive conversations — including asking to see the scars on a bartender’s surgically enhanced breasts — was sentenced Thursday to 2-1/2 years in federal prison.

Prabhainjana Dwivedi would let the women go without issuing any citations.

Dwivedi, a seven-year veteran who once worked the overnight shift patrolling an area from Key Biscayne to Jackson Memorial Hospital, was assigned to desk duty after he came under suspicion for questionable traffic stops during May and June of 2011.

In February of this year, Dwivedi, 34, was convicted of six misdemeanor counts of depriving a half-dozen victims of their civil rights. Now fired, he was found not guilty on the seventh count involving a female undercover police officer.

“Our victims were so traumatized that one of them could not come to court [as a witness] because she was physically ill,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gilbert said, before asking U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez to imprison the defendant for three years.

“He abused these women; he took advantage of them.”

Dwivedi’s defense attorney, Douglas Hartman, tried to depict the defendant in a more sympathetic light, saying psychological evaluations showed that the Indian immigrant possessed the reading level of a fourth-grader. Dwivedi, who received a high school diploma a decade ago, also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Hartman said his misconduct as a police officer was “aberrant,” and that generally over the course of his career Dwivedi had an “outstanding” record.

The judge said he felt “sorry” for Dwivedi, wondering aloud how he could have qualified to become a Miami-Dade police officer with his limited intellectual ability. “That’s real scary,” Martinez said.

But the judge concluded that he would stack the penalties for Dwivedi’s six misdemeanor offenses because his crime “tears at the very fiber... of our community.”

Both FBI and Miami-Dade Police officials said Dwivedi undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement. “The officer’s actions have tarnished the badges of all sworn to uphold the law,” Police Director J.D. Patterson said in a statement. “We support this conviction and remain resolute in policing our own.”

According to a criminal complaint and other court records, Dwivedi was a rogue patrol officer who detained female drivers for “unreasonable” lengths of time “without probable cause, reasonable suspicion or other lawful authority to conduct a stop.”

Dwivedi stopped a 19-year-old woman at 2:20 a.m. on May 27, 2011, as she was leaving a Miami-Dade nightclub with two friends. The woman, identified in court records as A.R., said the officer stopped her because she did not turn on her headlights. Dwivedi also claimed she was intoxicated, which she disputed.

Dwivedi asked the driver to get out of her car and sit in the back seat of his marked cruiser, then “instructed A.R. to lower the zipper on the front of her dress down past her breasts to her mid-stomach,” the complaint said. “A.R. stated that, by following Dwivedi’s instructions, she somewhat exposed her breasts.”

She was detained for one hour and 20 minutes before the officer left without issuing a citation. According to Miami-Dade police, Dwivedi did not list the traffic stop on his daily activity report, nor did he advise a dispatcher of the stop. He also did not conduct a driver’s license check of A.R. or her two passengers.

The criminal complaint also showed that on the same date, at 5:30 a.m., Dwivedi stopped a 24-year-old woman bartender traveling from Miami Beach to her home in Broward County. He pulled her over in the area of the Golden Glades interchange, where he accused her of driving under the influence.

The woman, identified as M.F., asked the officer to perform a roadside sobriety test on her, but he refused, the complaint says.

Dwivedi asked her if she was the mother of a young child because she had a child safety seat in the rear passenger area. He told the woman that if he arrested her for DUI, she would lose custody of her child.

Then, he shifted the conversation to the woman’s breast-enhancement surgery, asking her “if she had any photographs of her breasts.”

“M.F. provided Dwivedi with her cellular telephone so that he could view the photographs,” the complaint said. “After viewing the photos, Dwivedi asked M.F. if she had any scars or incisions from the surgery.”

She replied that she did, and he asked to see them.

“M.F. then lifted her shirt and showed Dwivedi the scar,” according to the complaint written by FBI special agent Susan Funk. “M.F. stated that Dwivedi did not touch her breast.”

Afterward, the officer told her that she appeared sober and could drive home. He also said that he would follow her to ensure she arrived safely.

At her residence, Dwivedi said he was thirsty, asking for a drink. The woman said the officer spent more than one hour at her home talking about his personal life.

As in the previous incident, Dwivedi did not list the stop on his daily activity report or inform a dispatcher of the stop. He did not conduct a check of her driver’s license, either.

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J. Edgar Hoover’s gambit to force his enemies into retirement came close to ending his career
Nixon administration mulled on what to do about mounting pressure to oust the aging Director
Written by Michael Best
Edited by JPat Brown
When J. Edgar Hoover forced William “Bill” Sullivan, the Bureau’s domestic intelligence chief, into retirement he set into motion a chain reaction which nearly forced him into retirement as well. While Hoover was no stranger to attempts to push him into retirement, his handling of Bill Sullivan appears to have been a bridge too far for the Bureau.
Memos, found in CIA’s archive, were passed through the White House, the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) and the offices of General Haig, Henry Kissinger and John Ehrlichman’s office detail concerns about Hoover’s dismissal of Sullivan was going to be handled in the press.

Sullivan’s dismissal by Hoover had hardly been cordial, or even what most would term as professional. Rather than be fired or asked to retire, Sullivan had come into the office seven days before the PFIAB memo was written to find that he was locked out of his office on Hoover’s orders. With the locks changed and his nameplate removed from his office door, Sullivan had no choice but to retire from the Bureau. At the time, Sullivan was the head of FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division and the third highest ranking person in the Bureau.
The move was controversial at the time, both within and without the Bureau - not only was Sullivan well respected (despite his participation in illegal activities including COINTELPRO and the FBI letter urging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to commit suicide), but his forced departure was seen as a political move. Sullivan had been increasingly critical of J. Edgar Hoover and some of the FBI’s policies and activities, and had “a reputation as the only liberal Democrat ever to break into the top ranks of the bureau.”
PFIAB saw the coverage of the matter as a partisan issue - “liberal democrats”, the PFIAB warned, might seek to “discredit Mr. Hoover and embarrass the administration.” If so, this would “provoke a reaction” from Hoover’s right wing friends within both political parties. Despite concern that the effort was a result of the pressure from the New York Times editorial board, the outrage went well beyond that and brought “a variety of sources” to the Times, with the result being that they were very well informed. So despite PFIAB’s attempts to frame it as one, it wasn’t a partisan issue or a case of the media trying to undermine the Bureau - merely to report on it accurately.

The net result was a “hot potato” which the President needed to be made aware of. The political ramifications of the problem were such that no action was recommended or taken at the time, though the matter remain of considerable concern to the PFIAB and the National Security Council.

A month later, the matter was still on their mind and the concerns were shared throughout the White House.

Attempts to force Hoover into retirement ultimately proved fruitless, and his death a few months later rendered the issue moot. Had Hoover survived, it’s almost certain that he would’ve been forced into retirement soon after by the scandals of his time as FBI Director, his handling of Sullivan and the imminent Watergate scandal which would begin making headlines six weeks after Hoover’s death. A copy of the memo is embedded below.

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Dissent and Disloyalty: The FBI’s obsessive inquiry into Edward R. Murrow
by Grace Raih
May 03, 2017
In the white heat of the Red Scare, journalists were often at the center of the unceasing national probe over patriotism. Over 700 pages of files on Edward R. Murrow detail the FBI’s intricate special inquiry into the mythical American newsman.
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Tony Alamo, former preacher convicted of sexually abusing young girls he considered his wives, dies in prison

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:02 AM

. - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher whose apocalyptic ministry grew into a multimillion-dollar network of businesses and property before he was convicted in Arkansas of sexually abusing young girls he considered his wives, has died in prison. He was 82.

Once known for designing elaborately decorated jackets for celebrities including Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, Alamo died on Tuesday at a federal prison hospital in Butner, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The disgraced preacher was convicted in 2009 on charges that he took underage girls across state lines for sex, including a 9-year-old. The judge who sentenced him to the maximum 175 years in prison told him: "One day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me. May he have mercy on your soul."

"Consent is puberty," Alamo once said.
"Consent is puberty," Alamo once said. (DANNY JOHNSTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Alamo started preaching along the California streets in the 1960s, advocating a mixture of virulent anti-Catholicism and apocalyptic rhetoric. He claimed God authorized polygamy, professed that gays were the tools of Satan, and believed girls were fit for marriage even at a young age.

Jurors convict Ark. evangelist on 10 sex-abuse counts
"Consent is puberty," Alamo told The Associated Press in September 2008, during the same weekend state and federal agents raided the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries in the tiny southwest Arkansas town of Fouke to investigate possible child abuse and pornography.

Witnesses in the ensuing trial said Alamo made all key decisions in the compound: who got married, what children were taught in school, who received clothes, who was allowed to eat. They said he began taking multiple wives in the early 1990s, including a 15-year-old girl in 1994, followed by increasingly younger girls.

Alamo was convicted after five women testified they were "married" to him in secret ceremonies at his compound when they were minors — including one when she was only 8 years old — and later taken to places outside Arkansas for sex.

"There's no telling how many little girls' lives he destroyed," Fouke Mayor Terry Purvis told the AP on Wednesday. "I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now."

FBI: Evangelist Tony Alamo arrested in child sex case
Former followers said Alamo grew increasingly unhinged after his wife, Susan, died from cancer in 1982. Devotees prayed for months for her resurrection, and her body was eventually placed in a crypt on the ministry's 300-acre compound in Dyer. Her body remained there until Alamo ordered his followers to flee in 1991, before federal marshals seized the property to settle a court judgment. Alamo returned his wife's remains to her family seven years later, after being threatened with jail.

Initially, Tony Alamo Christian Ministries attracted hippies and youngsters alienated from their parents when it started in the streets of Los Angeles in the 1960s. The self-proclaimed "Jesus Freaks" preached a wrathful version of Pentecostalism known for spirited worship and a belief in modern-day miracles.

In the 1970s and '80s, the ministry sold elaborately designed denim jackets to celebrities including Presley, Jackson and several country music stars. The iconic black leather jacket on Jackson's "Bad" album was an Alamo original later sold at auction to settle $7.9 million in federal tax claims.

At its height, Alamo's ministry claimed thousands of members nationwide and was perhaps most known for leaving fliers on car windshields with screeds against the Vatican, homosexuality and a perceived one-world government.

John Wesley Hall, a lawyer who had represented Alamo, said Wednesday that the ministry still produces the fliers.

"My staff still gets them in the mail," Hall said, noting that Alamo "denied that he ever did anything (wrong)."

In a 2008 interview with the AP, Alamo claimed to be unique among Christian preachers because he was born a Jew and had a "supernatural experience" through which he became a born-again Christian.

From his initial compound in northwest Arkansas, Alamo presided over several businesses — including gas stations, a hog farm, a grocery store and a restaurant — that funded his ministry. He was convicted of tax evasion and served four years in prison despite claiming he had no tax liability because he received no salary.

Alamo also was accused in 1991 of child abuse after an 11-year-old boy told police he was paddled 140 times by four men on orders from Alamo in 1988 at the church's compound in Saugus, California. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges, saying too much time had passed. The same year he was charged with threatening to kidnap a federal judge in Arkansas. He was acquitted by a jury.

It was after he left prison in the 1990s that he started the compound in Fouke in southwestern Arkansas with about 100 followers.

Tony Alamo was born Bernie Lazar Hoffman on Sept. 20, 1934, to a Jewish family in Joplin, Missouri. He arrived in Los Angeles in the 1960s, claiming he was a music promoter with clients including the Beatles. He and his wife legally changed their names to Tony and Susan Alamo after they married in Las Vegas in 1966.

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7 Things the Trump Administration Gets Wrong about MS13
| May 2, 2017

One of Latin America’s most violent gangs has become a centerpiece of the Trump administration’s campaign to go after the criminal activities it says are committed by undocumented migrants—but the facts it is relying upon are open to question.

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to New York to warn members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, known as MS-13, that “we are coming after you” in the aftermath of a series of deaths in Long Island tied to the gang.

But the verbal offensive by both the attorney general and President Trump, which ratcheted up earlier last month, as well as their statements on the origins and evolution of the gang, are for the most part false or misleading.

On April 18, Trump tweeted that the “weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama administration” allowed the MS13 to develop in several US cities. The current president also said that his administration has been expelling gang members at rates never seen before.

In addition, speaking to Fox News, the President stated that the gangs are made up of “illegal immigrants that were here that caused tremendous crime. That have murdered people, raped people — horrible things have happened. They’re getting the hell out or they’re going to prison.”

On the same day that Trump made these comments, Sessions expressed similar thoughts in a separate TV interview and in a speech he gave to an elite group of federal officials, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

Like Trump, Attorney General Sessions also blamed so-called “sanctuary cities,” which forbid local police forces from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, for facilitating the MS13‘s expansion.

As he had promised during his presidential campaign, upon assuming office Trump began threatening to cut federal funds to these cities if they refused to cooperate with ICE. Only a few of the more than 100 sanctuary cities have given up their sanctuary status. Others that are home to large migrant communities, such as San Francisco; Hyattsville, Maryland; Houston; and Los Angeles have defied Trump.

In addition, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly spoke about the MS13 at a public event held by George Washington University, in Washington, DC.

“They are utterly without laws, conscience, or respect for human life. They take the form of drug cartels, or international gangs like MS13, who share their business dealings and violent practices. Their sophisticated networks move anything and everything across our borders, including human beings,” Kelly said.

Each of these comments comes with its flaws, and at the very least distorts the reality and obscurs the strategies that should be followed to tackle the MS13 threat. In an effort to shed more light on this complex issue, InSight Crime has listed seven aspects of these statements in which the Trump administration is plainly mistaken.

1. Barack Obama’s immigration policies allowed the MS13 to expand across the United States

Trump blames former President Obama, but he may have been more correct if he had pointed the finger at Ronald Reagan. The MS13 and Barrio 18 street gangs were established in the 1980s in Los Angeles. At the beginning, they were made up of young undocumented migrants that came to California escaping the civil war in El Salvador. They were tuned in to rock music and took part in small-scale drug dealing. Some of them had received military or guerrilla-style training.

As Salvadoran news outlet El Faro wrote about the origins of the MS13, very soon the gang began to articulate a violent ideology based by and large on opposition to rival gangs, most notably the Barrio 18.

The gangs migrated to the US East Coast towards the end of the 1990s, as part of the migration waves that saw Latino communities looking for jobs elsewhere in the country. By the beginning of the 2000s, the MS13 began to catch the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Even the fact sheet the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released on April 18 to support Sessions’s statements clearly says that the MS13 was born and began to expand before 2009. “The MS13 has been functioning since at least the 1980s,” the report states.

In 2004, under the George W. Bush administration, the FBI created a special unit targeting the MS13, after members of the gang committed some atrocious homicides.

In 2006, Brian Tuchon, then-head of the FBI’s special unit, told Salvadoran news outlet La Prensa Gráfica that the gang had settled in 42 US states, and had begun to participate in drug trafficking, chiefly as local distributors. Since that time, the FBI and the US State Department have maintained that gangs like the MS13 do not play an important role in the international drug trafficking chain.

The MS13‘s expansion is directly related to the evolution and migration of Central American communities into the United States, and also with the large-scale deportation campaigns that began towards the end of the Bill Clinton administration and intensified during George W. Bush’s two terms in office.

2. US law enforcement has done nothing against the MS13

“It is a serious problem and we never did anything about it, and now we’re doing something about it,” President Trump told Fox News during the April 18 interview.

This is false. In addition to several FBI operations, local police forces and attorneys from counties across the states of Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and California carried out several law enforcement actions against MS13 members during the previous decade.

To give a few examples, federal cases brought by attorneys under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) law in Greenbelt, Maryland, and Arlington, Virginia led to blows that decimated the MS13 cells on the US East Coast for a decade.

In 2007, Greenbelt’s federal court sentenced some 20 members of gangs based in Maryland, DC and Virginia to several years in prison as part of an organized crime case that included charges of homicide, drug possession, illegal use of weapons and rape, among others. Among the defendants was Saúl Hernández Turcios, alias “El Trece,” one of the MS13 leaders in El Salvador.

Again, the DOJ report on the MS13 appears to contradict the president’s words. The fact sheet states: “Through the combined efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement, great progress was made diminishing or severely disrupted the gang within certain targeted areas of the US by 2009 and 2010.” That is, during the Obama administration.

3. More gang members are being deported from the United States than ever before

In his tweet, Trump said that “we are removing [gang members] fast.” Yet there is no data to support this claim. The ICE deportation figures available to the public do not show data from the first three months of 2017, when Trump has been in office. Up until the end of 2016, the percentage of gang members compared to the total deported population was minimal: 0.8 percent, that is, 2,057 individuals “with confirmed or suspected connections to gangs” out of a total of 240,255 deported people that year.

Ever since 2011, when the Obama administration announced that it would prioritize deportations for undocumented migrants with criminal records or ties to illegal groups, Washington has been juggling two distinct figures: the number of people accused or convicted of a crime, and the number of people whose only crime has been violating migration laws by illegally entering the United States. This, according to many pro-immigrant organizations, has only further criminalized migrant communities.

There is no data showing that deportations carried out during the Trump administration have targeted more gang members, and Central American police sources have told InSight Crime that this is not the case.

4. The MS13 is recruiting more in the United States in an attempt to revive defunct ‘clicas,’ and to commit more violent acts

Sessions told OCDETF that “Because of an open border and years of lax immigration enforcement, MS13 has been sending both recruiters and members to regenerate gangs that previously had been decimated, and smuggling members across the border as unaccompanied minors.”

This is, in part, correct. As InSight Crime recently reported, between 2014 and 2016 the FBI and local authorities detected an increase in homicides attributable to the MS13 in Virginia; Boston; and Long Island, New York.

Testimony from a RICO case opened in Boston in 2015 against various MS13 “clicas,” or cells, indicates that orders from the gang’s jailed leadership in El Salvador may have been behind some of these homicides. The court documents also mention a meeting between clica leaders in Richmond, Virginia, in which a spokesperson known as “Ricky” relayed the order to expand the MS13‘s East Coast program.

Federal investigations revealed that some of the Boston homicides could be linked to this order. It is also true that the recent homicides were brutally executed, which is characteristic of the MS13 in Central America.

But Sessions’ statement also distorts the truth. Once again, there is no information that allows the attorney general or Trump’s administration to affirm that these murders are attributable to the arrival of undocumented minors, who began coming to the United States in larger numbers in 2014. In fact, there is no study by federal agencies or academic institutions that proves that there is a significant number of gang members among these minors. On the contrary, a large portion of these undocumented youths who come seeking asylum claim that they are fleeing gangs in the Northern Triangle.

Moreover, there is no evidence that the migratory patterns of gang members are different than those of any other group of migrants, or that they are moving in accordance with a grand plan forged by the MS13‘s Salvadoran leadership to revitalize the organization.

It is nonetheless true that in 2007 the MS13 started to resume recruitment activities and indiscriminate use of violence in some US cities, according to FBI officials who have studied the gang for at least two decades. But these efforts are not directly related to Obama’s migration policies. David LeValley, who until last November was chief of the FBI’s criminal investigations unit in Washington, explains that there have been attempts by the MS13 to regain strength following the RICO prosecutions between 2006 and 2010. This has been occurring “since 2007, after real successes and after the leadership had been decimated,” the FBI agent told InSight Crime in an interview last year.

In more recent years, the MS13 has largely been following the organization’s dynamics in Central America. This includes the gang truce between the MS13, Barrio 18 and the Salvadoran government during the presidency of Mauricio Funes (2009-2014), and the subsequent declaration of war by current President Salvador Sánchez Cerén.

5. Sanctuary cities are more hospitable to the MS13, and the gang can operate freely in them

Sessions told OCDETF that sanctuary cities “dangerously undermine [the process of fighting gangs]. Harboring criminal aliens only helps violent gangs like MS13. Sanctuary cities are aiding these cartels to refill their ranks and putting innocent life — including the lives of countless law-abiding immigrants — in danger.”

This is false. There is no evidence that the “sanctuary” status of certain cities — those that refuse to allow local police to assist ICE in locating and deporting undocumented migrants — has any effect on their crime rates. Evidence indicates that, as in much of the United States, crime rates in sanctuary cities have been decreasing for years. In fact, some studies suggest that crime indicators are actually lower in migrant communities.

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Congress’ secret police
by Caitlin Russell
May 04, 2017
After the arrest and conviction of a woman for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing, one might be curious to see the incident report filed by the police. Unfortunately, the arresting agency, the United States Capitol Police, is a “legislative branch entity,” and therefore not subject to FOIA.
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Late night comedian Stephen Colbert had harsh words for FBI Director James Comey following controversial testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Colbert played clips of Wednesday’s committee hearing in which Comey defended his decision to notify Congress that the Hillary Clinton investigation had reopened.

Colbert also ribbed Comey for saying he was “mildly nauseous” for potentially upending the election.

“Maybe it’s morning sickness — after all, you did screw the whole country,” Colbert said.

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Guccifer 2.0 - DCLeaks - APT 28

By Adam Carter --- April 17th, 2017

The DCLeaks - APT 28 Attribution

DCLeaks was a site established last year, at the beginning of June (with the domain initially registered on April 19th). Initially, it began publishing leaks covering emails from members of the US government and military.

APT28 (also known as: Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sofacy, Sednit and STRONTIUM) is a name given to an "Active Persistent Threat" group discovered in October of 2014 and thought to have been operational for anything up to a decade prior to this. - The "APT28" designation is effectively a collective term for the group and all of the Internet infrastructure they make use of. APT28 is considered by various cyber-security firms to be linked to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.

In the first quarter of 2016, a breach at the DNC was reported by CrowdStrike (a cyber-security firm hired by the DNC). In that report, CrowdStrike essentially blamed APT28 for the hack.

In August of 2016, ThreatConnect reported that, following their own investigations, It appeared that the DCLeaks.com domain was initially handled by a nameserver that only had 14 other domain names resolving to it and was a nameserver for a domain suspected as being a part of APT28 (service-yandex.ru), as well as phishing/scam domains set up by others not deemed part of APT28).

Other examples cited included things like DCLeaks using a free webmail service to initially register their domain (via the "@europe.com" domain, operated by 1&1) and it is noted that "@europe.com" was the same free webmail provider that was used by whoever registered a dodgy 'misdepartment' domain (which was attributed to a phishing attack considered to originate from APT28).

So it seemed there was at least some overlap on service providers and name servers historically (if the assumptions/suspicions of various domains being part of APT28 are correct).

Certainly the overlaps are noteworthy, it does seem to hint that there could easily be an association between them, but... even if domains suspected of being a part of APT28 have used the same service providers or name servers that DCLeaks started using at a later date - it's not proof of a direct link between them and relies to a degree on guilt-by-assocation.

However, whether you are or aren't convinced by the DCLeaks-APT28 attributions, there is another association in the chain that needs scrutiny.


The DCLeaks 'Leadership' - Guccifer 2.0 Attribution

On 27 June, 12 days after its initial appearance, Guccifer2.0 shared a password with the press that gave access to an area on DCLeaks listing leaks (mundane emails from Sarah Hamilton, apparently from a phishing attack she fell victim to).

As The Smoking Gun (TSG) concedes in their reporting, it's clear the password given them by Guccifer 2.0 gave limited access to the site. However, when TSG later inquired about leaks in a different (and 'protected' section of the site). DCLeaks, independently, seemed quite happy to release a password to TSG on the condition they'd write a story about the leaks.

Examples of links to the leadership given by ThreatConnect follow:

Guccifer 2.0 has not publicly mentioned or promoted DCLeaks. Only in private communications with TSG does Guccifer 2.0 reveal prior knowledge of DCLeaks.
If you're communicating apparent controversy with a well known publisher AND know that you're going to be revealed as a "Russian hacker" due to fabricated evidence you've planted there is no reason to expect it to remain a "private communication" for long. Instead, it becomes an attribution that would be expected to become public knowledge sooner or later.

Guccifer 2.0 is the first known entity to have prior knowledge of and privileged access to exclusive content (Sarah Hamilton Emails) on the DCLeaks webpage before it was publicly available.

If Guccifer 2.0 was also the uploader of the content - that would make perfect sense and if Guccifer 2.0 is a covert effort to poison-the-well of whistle blowers and leak sites (an extension of its apparent purpose to discredit Wikileaks as its actions on June 15th reveal it to be) - it would explain how the emails could have been sourced (internally) for the sake of forging a perceived attribution with DCLeaks.

Guccifer 2.0 claimed that DCLeaks is a Wikileaks subproject where there is no public evidence of any formal or informal relationships between DCLeaks and Wikileaks.

This of course adds credence to what I suggest above: that this was an extension of the effort to discredit Wikileaks and create false attribution in an effort to discredit leakers and whistle-blowers, tainting everything with an association to its faux-"Russian hacker" persona.

So... we've got a password for a section of the site that Guccifer 2.0 could have been provided and could have been the source of the content for.

While this certainly shows he communicated with DCLeaks before his email on 27th of June and had a password to access a portion of the site - what was there that specifically could link him to the administration or leadership of the DCLeaks site to a greater degree than a leak contributor?

To really see how tenuous the link between Guccifer2 and DCLeaks is we have to take a detour through a separate hacking incident in Florida and this is where things start to get strange...

BadWolf/Badvolf, DCLeaks & Guccifer 2.0

If you haven't heard of BadWolf/BadVolf you won't know that BadWolf was someone linked to a site critical of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office under Ric Bradshaw on the domain "PBSOTalk.com" (a site originally founded by Mark Dougan, Ric Bradshaw's former deputy).

Following a raid on Mark Dougan and covering BadWolf's involvement, Gawker, reported the following in March 2016:

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