Monthly Archives: June 2017

Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

“We’re both just shocked. It was like hearing the verdict read all over again, for me. I really don’t understand it. There was absolutely no proof.” Holly Sterling On Thursday (June 22 2017), a three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 26 2017

Trump CIA director blames ‘worship of Edward Snowden’ for rise in leaks — Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case — How An Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar — Khan Sheikhoun: Trump … Continue reading

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Khan Sheikhoun — Trump Ignored US Intelligence

“One reason for the Russian message to Washington about the intended target was to ensure that any CIA asset or informant who had managed to work his way into the jihadist leadership was forewarned not to attend the meeting. I … Continue reading

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Remembering the First NSA Defection: William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell (June 25 1960)

“The United States Government is as unscrupulous as it has accused the Soviet Government of being. Our main dissatisfaction concerned some of the practices the United States uses in gathering intelligence information … deliberately violating the airspace of other nations … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 25 2017

From Russia With Blood — Why has Italy been spared mass terror attacks in recent years? — UK Parliament hit by cyber-attack — Ottawa to create new group to oversee all intelligence agencies’ activities

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Brussels bomb made in Molenbeek. Once again… [UPDATE — June 24 2017]

“The man was named by Belgian media as Oussama Zariouh and the mayor of Molenbeek said he was known for drugs offences but was not on any jihadist watch list. The prosecutor said there were indications that he had sympathies … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 24 2017

German intelligence agency spied on thousands of targets in the United States — Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans — Britain wants a ‘way out’ of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador — The Secrets Of The … Continue reading

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Trump-Russia Investigation — Felix Sater: ‘The X Files’

“Trump was trying to build his brand and Bayrock was trying to market it. It wasn’t clear who needed each other more. This was before the show, remember.” Jody Kriss — Bayrock insider A RICO lawsuit could open up yet another … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 23 2017

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations — Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians — Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomat found dead in apartment — Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

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Flynngate — Senator Ron Wyden: “CIA Director Pompeo owes the public an explanation.”

“Either Director Pompeo had no idea what people in the C.I.A. reportedly knew about Michael Flynn, or he knew about the Justice Department’s concerns and continued to discuss America’s secrets with a man vulnerable to blackmail. I believe Director Pompeo … Continue reading

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