CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!” [UPDATE: CIA Official transcript posted and modified]

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of a chemical weapons attack.”

CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo waits to be sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

On July 11 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo was the keynote speaker at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) dinner, and was afterward interviewed by Charlie Allen, a senior intelligence adviser at INSA. Director Pompeo talked about his goals for the CIA and national security threats, including ISIS, North Korea and Iran. Other topics included Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

UPDATE — The text of the speech has been posted on the CIA website on July 11 2017 and ‘updated’ on July 14 2017. The version currently posted does not correspond to what Pompeo actually said regarding the Khan Shaykhoun chemical attack. I believe that the differences are intentional and highly significant.

Here is what Pompeo actually (verbatim) said [@19:20 mark] :

I’ve now spent six months nearly working for president trump. He is a demanding customer, and frankly, we like it that way. It shows he depends on us and values what we do. Let me give you a brief example to illustrate that point.

Back in April one afternoon, I got a call from the president. He wants to talk about some disturbing images that he saw coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves, scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of chemical weapon attacks. The president had a very direct message for me. He wanted to know exactly what had happened and he wants to know quickly. So, we assembled a crack team —a couple hundred folks at the Agency — to begin to diagnose and understand what had taken place. They began piecing together evidence, working closely  with some outstanding partners from across the Intelligence Community.

The next day the president called the cabinet together. Then he turned to me and asked what we had learned. Several of us shared what we now knew. I told them that the intelligence community had concluded that chemical weapon had indeed been used in the attack and launched by the Syrian regime.

And here is the transcript currently posted on the CIA website:

The President is a demanding customer. And we like it that way, because it shows that he depends on us and values what we do. Let me give you an example to illustrate the point.

I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves—scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of a chemical weapons attack.

The President had a very direct message for me: Find out what happened. So we immediately assembled a crack team of Agency experts. They began piecing together the evidence, working closely with some outstanding partners from across the Intelligence Community.

The next day the President called his cabinet together. As we sat down, he turned to me and asked what we had learned. I told him that the IC had concluded that a chemical weapon had indeed been used in the attack, and that it had been launched by the Syrian regime.

You notice that three key pieces of information have been deleted.

As soon as I heard that part of the speech, I felt something was wrong.  ‘You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.’ And you sure cannot produce a complex intelligence report in less than 24 hours by assembling 200 analysts…

I believe that Pompeo told the truth when he said that Trump wanted a quick result. Ask yourself what was the urgency to get a guilty verdict against the Syrian regime?

And — of course — Pompeo had to somehow explain how on earth the CIA could come up with such a result in so little time, thus the 200 experts…

Then, someone must have realized that Pompeo had made a blunder when he revealed that Trump wanted an immediate result. And this surely explains why the official transcript of the speech was edited.

Commenting on the bombing of the Shayrat Air Base, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria pompously declared:

“I think Donald Trump became president of the United States.”

Finally, ask yourself why the sentence “Several of us shared what we now knew.” has been deleted? Perhaps, Pompeo has learned that it can be lonely at the top… I suspect that no CIA analysts are willing to back up his narrative of the event. —  END OF UPDATE

CIA Director Mike Pompeo laid out the chief threats facing the U.S. and the CIA: terrorism, weapons proliferation, cyberwarfare, non-state actors and insider threats that aid groups such as WikiLeaks.

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The speech is highly political as its main (only?) purpose appears to justify the policies of the current administration towards Syria, Iran and North Korea as well as to water down the various allegations regarding a possible Trump-Russia collusion.

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Pompeo also blamed John Brennan — his predecessor — for being a poor manager.

“Finally, for us to be successful at confronting the security threats there’s one thing that the CIA has to do and that’s improve and adapt to the changing times and changing threats.

I’m proud to say the agency is operating full throttle with respect to that today. I have taken over an agency with great capability that only needed the bridle removed to accelerate to full speed.”

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Mike Pompeo had also a direct message to the American people:

“We have to make sure they know that we’re a foreign intelligence agency. That’s our aim to catch bad guys around the world. We all — and I’d ask your help in this — we have to counter the narrative that the CIA is a rogue agency, somehow untethered from government. I can tell you the CIA is subject to rigorous oversight, from the executive branch and from — within the executive branch, the legislative and from the courts, and we have to push back against stories in the media that are misleading that talk about things that our officers didn’t do and we need to talk about making sure the media understand they’re not permitted to talk about the things our officers actually do.

It is difficult to do in the intelligence business. We operate in secret for good reason. So we’re often limited in what we can say. We have to protect important national security classified information. Sometimes we can’t set the record straight when doing so can harm national security, but I think it’s fundamentally important that we retain the trust of the American people so that they will continue to give us the authority and resources to perform the critical mission we do each day.”

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About Khan Shaykhoun 

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recalled the events that followed the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the town of Khan Shaykhoun on 4 April.

Pompeo provided a dramatic account of the events that led up to the US missile attack on the Syrian regime’s Shayrat air base on 7 April.

I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves—scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of a chemical weapons attack.

The President had a very direct message for me: Find out what happened. So we immediately assembled a crack team of Agency experts. They began piecing together the evidence, working closely with some outstanding partners from across the Intelligence Community.

The CIA assembled “a crack team of 200,” and by the next day’s Cabinet meeting, had concluded that the Syrian government had indeed used chemical weapons.

I told him that the [intelligence community] had concluded that a chemical weapon had indeed been used in the attack, and that it had been launched by the Syrian regime.

Pompeo, are you sure? I’ll admit that the question took my breath away. But I knew how solid the evidence was, and I was able to look him in the eye and say, Mr. President, we have high confidence in our assessment.

Based on the Intelligence Community’s judgment, he made one of the most consequential decisions of his young administration, launching a strike against the very airfield where the attack originated.

COMMENT — This account of the event is truly odd. According to Seymour Hersh’s investigation:

“Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon.”

“The available intelligence made clear that the Syrians had targeted a jihadist meeting site on April 4 using a Russian-supplied guided bomb equipped with conventional explosives.”

“Details of the attack,  including information on its so-called high-value targets, had been provided by the Russians days in advance to American and allied military officials in Doha, whose mission is to coordinate all U.S., allied, Syrian and Russian Air Force operations in the region.”

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INTEL TODAY covered this event and it is abundantly clear that the official US/CIA story does not make any sense, neither from a scientific nor from a political point of view.

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There are some reasons to believe that the new French President has come to the same conclusion recently — as I will explain soon. After being briefed by the DGSE, Macron has made a U-turn on his political agenda for Syria and no longer asks for the departure of President al-Assad, arguing that he has no legitimate successor. (Ironically, this was the view of his opponent during the Presidential campaign.)

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About Iran

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.

Its strength and influence continue to increase, most notably in recent years.

When we look at what is happening today in Syria, in Yemen and in Iraq, you can see the threat.  Iran clearly inspires to be the hegemonic power in the region.”

COMMENT — Pompeo is well-known for his strong opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Mr. Pompeo has been a staunch opponent of the agreement the United States and five world powers struck with Iran in 2015 to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions.

In a July 2016 op-ed article that was published on the Fox News site, Mr. Pompeo wrote that the United States should “walk away from this deal.” [NYT]

About Russian interference in the 2016 election

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that Russian “clearly” meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“Russian interference in U.S. elections is nothing new.  Russians also intervened in the 2012 election and previous election cycles. They’ve been at this a hell of a long time.”

COMMENT — This reminded me of the comment by the call-girl Mandy Rice Davies in the Profumo scandal.

“He would say that, wouldn’t he?”

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About Media and Leaks

It’s frustrating, Pompeo said, to read media articles based on improperly released classified information or that portray CIA as a “rogue agency untethered from the government” when in fact there is oversight from courts and Congress. “It’s important to maintain the trust of the American people, the commander-in-chief, and our partners at DoD, State and the FBI,” he said.  “We need the nation to understand what the agency does and doesn’t do. The work is noble, important and lawful, and central to keeping Americans safe.”

COMMENT — Pompeo believes Edward Snowden is a traitor who deserves a death sentence.

“He should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence.

Having put friends of mine, friends of yours who serve in the military today an enormous risk because of the information he stole and then released to foreign powers.”

RELATED POST: SNOWDEN: CIA Director Wants Dissidents Like Me Put to Death

About WikiLeaks

The CIA Director reaffirms his views on WikiLeaks, which he describes as a non-state hostile Intelligence Service “that recruits spies and reward people who steal secrets and use that information to subvert western democracies.”

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COMMENT — It may be hard to believe today, but Pompeo was once a fan of WikiLeaks!

Mr. Pompeo’s view of WikiLeaks is hardly unique for a senior American intelligence official. But his decision to focus on the group in his debut on Washington’s think-tank circuit as C.I.A. director was the latest sign that neither Mr. Trump nor many of his most senior officials consider themselves beholden to statements they made or stances they took in the presidential campaign, whether they be on WikiLeaks or on allegations of Chinese currency manipulation.

To be sure, Mr. Pompeo never went as far in praising WikiLeaks as Mr. Trump, who declared in a speech on Oct. 10, “I love WikiLeaks!”

But Mr. Pompeo, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an independent research group, appeared to have no compunction during the campaign about pointing people toward emails stolen by Russian hackers from the Democratic National Committee and then posted by WikiLeaks.

“Need further proof that the fix was in from Pres. Obama on down? BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by WikiLeaks,” he wrote in a Twitter post in July that included a link to a conservative blog. The emails to which the post referred showed that Democratic Party officials favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primary. [NYT]

CIA Director Pompeo “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!”

 

Full TEXT of the speech [CIA Website]

Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at INSA

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by CIA Director Mike Pompeo at INSA Leadership Dinner

July 11, 2017


Good evening everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you tonight. I’d like to start off with a story taken from our Agency’s recent history. It’s an episode that really brings home the courage and character of the men and women I’m so privileged to work with every day.

A very brave warrior came to us after serving 24 years in the Army. He served with an office in our Directorate of Operations that tackles some of the most sensitive and difficult tasks assigned to our Agency—a group for which he was eminently qualified.

He brought with him a sterling military record, one of the finest his Agency recruiters had ever seen. He was elite—a Ranger. And even among the best, he stood out. He had character, intellect, grit, and courage. He excelled at battlefield techniques, physical fitness, and marksmanship.

Perhaps most importantly, he had an uncanny knack for getting the job done, however difficult the task. Needless to say, CIA was thrilled when he joined our team.

His first overseas assignment was in Afghanistan, working on counterterrorism. After only a few weeks, missions with him followed an almost predictable routine. Everyone knew the planning would be meticulous; the execution would be precise; the mood would be cool and composed; and the objective would be achieved.

He was asleep one morning, having just finished a mission the night before, when an explosion shook the walls of his room, jolting him awake. He quickly gathered his equipment and met up with his colleagues.

Several hundred yards away, a car bomb had detonated at the main entrance of a compound housing Afghan soldiers. He threw on his gear, jumped in an armored truck, and sped to the compound with his team.

As they arrived, a second car bomb detonated, and enemy fire came streaming in from every direction. Instead of seeking cover, he leapt from his truck and ran through the dust and smoke toward the center of the action. “He had no fear,” one of his colleagues said.

Near the main gate, he saw two Afghan soldiers lying on the ground. They were wounded and in the open, so he rushed over to pull them to safety. After reaching the soldiers, he was hit—once in the shoulder and once in the leg.

Despite his wounds, he refused to retreat. He moved forward to engage the enemy, taking position behind a small set of concrete stairs. From there, he fought furiously to check the enemy advance until his colleagues could join the battle.

The attackers raked the pavement and shredded tree limbs with gunfire. They attacked with hand grenades, RPGs, machine guns, and suicide vests.

As he fought valiantly to subdue them, a grenade landed next to him. There was nothing he could do to deflect it.

It exploded, inflicting a mortal wound.

While he was being carried away on a stretcher, a friend called out to him. As if reporting for duty one last time, our officer shouted, “Here!”

Even at the end, this gallant patriot stood ready to serve, just as he always had—wherever and whenever our country needed him.

* * * *

So what does it mean to be the Central Intelligence Agency in 2017, when threats to civilization—like terrorism, proliferation, and cyber warfare—are so tangible?

My answer is that our mission demands determined and aggressive espionage, conducted with valor and audacity by people like the hero I just described. America’s Central Intelligence Agency must be relentless, so that the very notion of our presence brings fear to the hearts of those who would harm our country.

And the threats our nation faces are very real. I’ll offer a quick rundown, not necessarily in order of magnitude.

First, there’s the scourge of international terrorism. Even as Mosul is falling and Raqqa comes under increasing pressure, a dire threat remains. We still have to do to ISIS what we did to core al-Qa‘ida—we have to shred their leadership. Which is not to say that al-Qa‘ida has gone away as a threat—it’s still out there, with planning cells and capability.

But we still have a lot of work to do against ISIS, especially given its willingness to forego major, al-Qa‘ida-style attacks in favor of widespread, smaller assaults that are easier to pull off. Frankly, our government has done an amazing job of countering this threat. We should be proud of that, but never complacent. Like France and Britain, America has plenty of trucks and sidewalks.

Next, there’s North Korea. Pyongyang is pushing 24 hours a day to develop an ICBM that can reach the continental United States with a nuclear warhead. As we witnessed last week, North Korea conducted its inaugural launch of an ICBM, underscoring the gravity of this threat. CIA is working hard on collection and analysis to support the President’s priority—finding a space where the North Korean regime decides that developing this weapon is not worth the risk or expense it entails.

For 20 years, America has whistled past the graveyard, hoping that North Korea would turn colors and become part of Western civilization. There’s no evidence that’s going to happen, absent concrete policies that press the North Koreans to de-nuclearize.

In Iran, we face an adversary on the march. Unlike ISIS and its mirage of a caliphate, the Islamic Republic of Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism. Its strength and influence have increased notably in recent years, especially when you look at what’s happening in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

Tehran clearly aspires to be the hegemonic power in the region. And though we’re currently focused on destroying ISIS, Iran presents our biggest Mideast challenge over the long term.

Finally, we confront an array of insidious adversaries—states and non-state actors—that seek to erode democracy and the rule of law around the world. This includes groups like WikiLeaks, a non-state hostile intelligence service that recruits spies, rewards people who steal legitimate secrets, and uses that information to subvert Western democracies. And it certainly includes the Russian government, which has long been the world’s foremost practitioner of active measures, eagerly exploiting the vulnerabilities of free and open societies.

The cyber domain has greatly facilitated and accelerated these activities, making them far more damaging. Instead of having to rely on moles or agents, our adversaries can just sit in a room and send ones and zeroes across. And it’s much easier for authoritarian governments to use these tools than it is for democracies.

Bottom line—it’s hard to sit in the Director’s suite at CIA and not see the world as a dangerous place. The threat to the civilized world is for real, folks.

Americans in the heartland—places like Kansas—mostly get this. The sense that there’s evil in the world that must be defeated is not hyperbole or hyperventilation. It’s a rational response to the latest ISIS atrocity, the use of chemical weapons against Syrian children, or the brutalization of an American college student for an alleged misdemeanor.

* * * *

So, returning to my question from a moment ago, what does all this mean for CIA and how we accomplish our mission in 2017?

First, it means we have to do everything in our power to provide the strategic understanding our policymakers need to keep our country safe. When I’m in meetings at the White House, intelligence sets the stage for nearly every policy discussion that takes place.

That puts tremendous pressure on CIA. It means we have to be relentless in stealing secrets from our adversaries. And we have to be world-class when it comes to bringing together intelligence from across the government, figuring out what it all means, and presenting our findings to policymakers clearly and concisely.

And when we deliver our assessments, we must do so with complete candor. CIA has to speak the truth to whomever we serve, without fear or favor. That’s what the President and senior policymakers expect of us, and what we demand of ourselves. Whenever I swear in new officers, I tell them they have a duty to deliver the truth in every corridor they enter.

Second, to accomplish our mission today, we need officers of majestic intellect from a range of disciplines. Intelligence work is tough stuff. It requires the capacity to absorb vast amounts of information. It requires the perceptiveness to spot trends lurking beneath the data.

And it requires the creativity to come up with solutions to tough problems—how to penetrate a hard target, how to deploy a team or capability into hostile territory, how to solve the technical challenges that arise when you’re operating on the cutting-edge of technology.

The more brainpower we have in our organization, the easier all these jobs become. That’s why we’re focusing so much on recruitment. We want our nation’s best and brightest to think of CIA as the perfect fit for them—as a place where they can reach their full potential while at the same time helping to build a better, safer world.

Third, if we are to succeed against today’s threats, we need a nation that understands what our Agency does and does not do. Here, the onus is on CIA to explain our mission clearly to the American people. The truth is, there are some incredibly stubborn myths out there that need to be debunked, especially regarding the scope of our authorities.

For starters, we have to make clear that CIA is a foreign intelligence Agency, that we focus on collecting information about foreign governments, foreign terrorist organizations, and the like—not Americans.

Moreover, we have to counter the narrative that CIA is a rogue Agency that is somehow untethered from the rest of government. As a former member of the House Intelligence Committee, I can tell you that CIA is the subject of rigorous oversight from the Hill, as well as from the executive and judicial branches.

CIA also has to push back against stories in the news media that are misleading or just plain wrong. This is difficult to do in the intelligence business. When I served in Congress, we could respond to an inaccurate story by quickly putting out the facts, either in a tweet or a press release.

But at CIA we’re often limited in what we can say, given the need to protect classified information. In many cases we can’t set the record straight because doing so could harm national security.

Fourth, to be an effective intelligence service in today’s world, we need a Commander in Chief who appreciates our work—and we certainly have that in President Trump. I brief the President nearly every day, and he’s always very engaged in the discussion, pressing for more information and asking tough questions. The briefing is typically scheduled for a half hour or so, but we rarely leave at the thirty-minute mark.

The President is a demanding customer. And we like it that way, because it shows that he depends on us and values what we do. Let me give you an example to illustrate the point.

I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves—scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of a chemical weapons attack.

The President had a very direct message for me: Find out what happened. So we immediately assembled a crack team of Agency experts. They began piecing together the evidence, working closely with some outstanding partners from across the Intelligence Community.

The next day the President called his cabinet together. As we sat down, he turned to me and asked what we had learned. I told him that the IC had concluded that a chemical weapon had indeed been used in the attack, and that it had been launched by the Syrian regime.

The President paused a moment and said: Pompeo, are you sure? I’ll admit that the question took my breath away. But I knew how solid the evidence was, and I was able to look him in the eye and say, Mr. President, we have high confidence in our assessment.

The President never looked back. Based on the Intelligence Community’s judgment, he made one of the most consequential decisions of his young administration, launching a strike against the very airfield where the attack originated.

So I can assure you that when it comes to having the confidence of the Commander in Chief, CIA and the Intelligence Community are in great shape.

Finally, in confronting today’s daunting array of security threats, there’s one thing we need above all else, and that’s a Central Intelligence Agency that’s constantly improving and adapting to the times. I’m proud to say that in this regard, we’re operating at full throttle.

We’re setting clear priorities and applying the resources to meet them. While our Agency will always have responsibilities for global coverage, we justify our budget by providing unique insights on our nation’s most pressing security challenges. That’s where CIA truly adds value, and it’s where the President and senior leaders look to us for answers.

Our new Korea Mission Center is an example of our renewed focus on priority targets. It’s been up and running for only about two months, but it’s already paying dividends, helping us bring to bear all our capabilities against a very serious and complex threat.

Besides setting clear priorities, we’re also rewarding excellence across all facets of our mission. I spent much of my adult life in the highly competitive world of the free market, and excellence is what kept our business alive.

When you’re running a small business, the feedback is immediate: If you fail to deliver excellence, your customers stop buying your product. In a large government organization, it’s harder to monitor all the pieces as closely as you’d like. You’re less likely to know when a particular unit is not producing the quality you expect.

That’s why we’re insisting that everyone at CIA demand excellence at all times, not only from themselves but from each other. We can’t be satisfied with pockets of excellence, no matter how large or how widespread they may be. We need excellence to be embedded into every aspect of our culture.

Lastly, we’re pushing our officers to take risks and to aggressively carry out our mission. I often meet with Agency officers in small-group settings to talk informally about our work. In every meeting I stress that CIA must always be on its front foot. We have to lean forward and take risks.

That means, of course, that we won’t always succeed. It means there will be bad days. But we have to accept failure in this profession, because risks are inevitable when you’re serving on freedom’s frontier. Frankly, if you’re not coming up short at times, it’s probably a sign that you’re not pressing hard enough.

I drill these messages into our officers because CIA’s most important asset is its people. In the end, our success will depend entirely on them.

Since taking office some 24 weeks ago, I have seen firsthand why CIA officers are considered a national treasure. They accomplish truly awesome things every day, and they do so with courage, determination, and humility.

When I thank them for their remarkable work, they often shun the recognition. They say they’re just doing their jobs. They say they signed up to serve, and that serving their country is its own reward.

Their dedication to a cause larger than themselves is what makes CIA such an extraordinary place. And it’s why I’m so confident about our future.

I have no doubt whatsoever that our country will prevail against today’s adversaries and all those yet to come. And I know that in every phase of the fight, the men and women of CIA will be there to lead the way.

Thank you very much.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 07:42 PM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017 11:48 AM

 

REFERENCES

Pompeo talked about his goals for the CIA — C-SPAN

CIA Director Calls Morale ‘Spectacularly High’ Despite Trump Criticism — Government Executive

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CIA Director Pompeo “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!”

[UPDATE: CIA Official transcript posted and modified]

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2 Responses to CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!” [UPDATE: CIA Official transcript posted and modified]

  1. Craig says:

    Intel Today

    We need a timeline from perceived chemical attack to the US cruise missile attack.
    Also include the Professor statement that the intel was nonsense.
    And include the WH intel brief which was provided 5 days later.

    When we triangulate this information, Pompeo is history.

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    • L says:

      I believe that you are right. I am not sure it can be done. But, if we don’t try, we will never know! If you are willing to help, email me. Best

      Like

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