Biography — CIA Director Mike Pompeo (January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018) [UPDATE 2020]

“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses.  It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University (April 15 2019)

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Vice President Mike Pence swears in Mike Pompeo as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Jan. 23, 2017. Pompeo’s wife Susan holds the Bible for the swearing in. (White House Photo by Ben Applebaum)

January 23 2020 — Mike Pompeo was sworn in January 23 2017 as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Vice President Mike Pence in a ceremony at the White House, thus becoming the 6th Director of CIA.  Pompeo was confirmed as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018, and was sworn in the same day. Follow us on Twitter: Intel_Today Continue reading

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75 Years Ago — Soviets Liberate Auschwitz (January 27 1945)

“Here I am in this place that commemorates World War II veterans, and here I am the daughter of survivors from the Holocaust, the most horrendous thing that happened. And here I am in the place that commemorates the American heroes, the soldiers who actually liberated my mother in Auschwitz.”

Hadassah Lieberman — Wife of US Senator Joe Lieberman (August 8, 2000)

“I had an uncle … who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps.”

Barack Obama (May 26 2008)

On January 27 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there. PS: I believe that the two quotes at the top of this post speak volumes. I would rather not comment… But, just to be very clear, no American soldiers, let alone Obama’s uncle, ever came close to liberate the Jewish people held in Auschwitz.  Obviously, Fake News did not start with Trump’s Presidency. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Bill Clinton: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” (January 26 1998) [2020]

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false and I need to get back to work for the American people.”

US President Bill Clinton (January 26 1998)

“Only two presidents in US history have been impeached – Andrew Johnson in 1867 and Bill Clinton in 1998, with both motions having subsequently been voted down in subsequent Senate votes. With a current Republican majority in the Senate, few political commentators expect a successful impeachment of Donald Trump at any stage.”

 Malachy Caldwell — Odds Digest (January 21 2019)

On January 26 1998, President Bill Clinton called a news conference at the White House and denied that he had had sexual relations with a 22-year-old aide, Monica Lewinsky. The US President left the room without answering any questions after his brief but categorical denial. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — Who Tortured Giulio Regeni to Death? And Why? (January 25 2016)

“On 7 January 2016, just a month after the union meeting, Mohamed Abdallah denounced Regeni to the authorities (…) because his questions were not about street vendors … and had other intentions. The Egyptian government placed Regeni under investigation, but decided after a few days that his research was of no interest to National Security.”

The Guardian (October 4 2016)

“What also has become clear is that Giulio had for months attracted the attention of Egypt’s state apparatus, which continued in an increasingly pressing way until 25 January.”

Rome prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone (January 25 2018)

“Egypt not only continues to lie but also to show disrespect by not writing his name right. It’s easy to spell, so this must be a deliberate gesture to indicate where the investigation is going: nowhere.”

Paz Zarate — Friend of Giulio Regeni (Twitter)

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Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old doctoral researcher at Britain’s Cambridge University, disappeared in Cairo in January 2016 and his body was later discovered in February by the Cairo-Alexandria highway. His body showed extensive marks of torture and the Egyptian security services have been suspected in the killing due to Regeni’s research into trade union organising.

January 25 2019 — Giulio Regeni (15 January 1988 – 1st or 2nd February 2016) was a PhD student at Girton College, Cambridge, researching Egypt’s independent trade unions. On January 25 2016, Regeni was abducted. Regeni’s mutilated corpse was found in a ditch alongside the Cairo-Alexandria highway on the outskirts of Cairo on February 3, 2016. Why was he tortured and murdered? Why a botched investigation? Was he a spy? For whom? Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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On This Day — CBS Dan Rather and Vice President George Bush Clash Over Iran-contra Affair (January 25 1988) [2020]

”I want to talk about why I want to be President. It’s not fair to judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if I judged your career by those seven minutes when you walked off the set in New York?’

I’m very upset about it. Tell your goddamned network that if they want to talk to me to raise their hands at a press conference. No more Mr. Inside stuff after that.”

Vice-President George Bush to CBS anchor Dan Rather (January 25 1988)

In the evening of January 25 1988, Vice President George Bush and Dan Rather, the CBS News anchor, shouted at each other in a 10-minute interview about the Iran-contra affair on live national television. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — President Carter Signs Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978) [Ban on Assassination]

“The most efficient accident, in simple assassination, is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface.”

CIA assassination manual (1953)

“No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.”

Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978)

On January 24 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12036 that imposed restrictions on the U.S. Intelligence Community. Among other things, EO 12036 expanded the U.S. ban on assassination by closing loop-holes. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Agreement [Was Nixon a Traitor?] (January 23, 1973) [2020]

“We have found that our friend, the Republican nominee, our California friend, has been playing on the outskirts with our enemies and our friends both, he has been doing it through rather subterranean sources. Mrs Chennault is warning the South Vietnamese not to get pulled into this Johnson move.”

President Johnson — Phone call to Senator Richard Russell

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President Richard M. Nixon meeting with national security adviser Henry A. Kissinger in the Oval Office. (Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, Photo collections, Master Print File with Staff Individuals)

January 23 2020 — Handwritten notes from Nixon’s future White House Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman show evidence that the 36th president tried to secretly influence the peace talks while still a presidential candidate and a private citizen. Is it not Treason? Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Wormwood : Searching the Truth to the Bitter End

“The most efficient accident, in simple assassination, is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface.”

CIA assassination manual (1953)

“What Wormwood tries to do is tell a story about how we know what we know and how reliable is that knowledge.”

Errol Morris — Documentary Director

“You think that finding the answer to this is gonna restore the path of your own life. But how can it possibly do that if you’ve lost yourself along the way?”

Eric Olson (Wormwood)

 

January 23 2018 — Wormwood is a 2017 American six-part docudrama miniseries directed by Errol Morris and released on Netflix on December 15, 2017. The series follows a scientist who participates in a secret government biological warfare program. In the final chapter (Episode 6), Seymour Hersh states that he believes the CIA murdered Colonel Frank Olson. Follow us on Twitter:  @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Cambridge Five Member Kim Philby Vanishes from Beirut (January 23 1963) [2020]

“Tell them Jesus Christ only had twelve, and one of them was a double agent.”

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover — Upon learning that Philby was a spy for the Russians

Harold Adrian Russell “Kim” Philby (January 1 1912 – May 11 1988)

On January 23 1963, Kim Philby vanished from Beirut, failing to meet his wife for a dinner party at the home of Glencairn Balfour Paul, First Secretary at the British Embassy. On July 30 1963, Soviet officials announced that they had granted him political asylum in the USSR, along with Soviet citizenship. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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The Douma Conspiracy — France Role in Rigging the OPCW Report

“I can say the following very confidently. Many officials in our Western governments have really no knowledge of the truth! This is what is so scary. Our decision-makers have been deceived either by misinformation or lies provided by their Intelligence Agencies regarding this conflict.”

Carla Ortiz — Interview with Intel Today (May 23 2018)

“The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft. In each case the alternative hypothesis [The Douma attack was staged.] produced the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.”

OPCW Fact Finding Mission in Douma, Syria

Carla Ortiz in Douma (Ghouta), Syria — May 2018

January 22 2020 — An engineering sub-team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission in Douma came to conclusions which differ wildly from the OPCW’s official findings on the Douma incident. Contrary to the conclusion of the official report, these engineers believe that the alleged “Douma attack” has been staged. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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