Category Archives: Mike Pompeo

New York Times vs. CIA: “An Old Debate Wrapped in New Clothes”

“Because it’s a military operation, I don’t think we can completely treat the people who run it purely as intelligence operatives. It moves into a different realm in the discussion as far as I’m concerned. It’s not like you’re exposing … Continue reading

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Aspen Security Forum 2017 — CIA Director Mike Pompeo Full Interview

“WikiLeaks wants to take down America and will work with anyone to do so. We now need to understand that threats come from different sources like them.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo CIA director Mike Pompeo spoke in a wide-ranging conversation at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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CIA Director blames “worship of Edward Snowden” for rise in leaks

“In some ways, I do think [leaking has] accelerated. I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, … Continue reading

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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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Statement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo on the Confirmation of Courtney Simmons Elwood as CIA General Counsel

“I am thrilled that Courtney is joining our team, and I know she is excited to be working with us. We look forward to her swearing-in and first day on the job.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo In March 2017, Courtney … Continue reading

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The true story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo In his first public speech, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told his audience that one the CIA’s great successes was to shut down … Continue reading

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Chomsky: CIA Targeting of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is “Disgraceful Act”

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of … Continue reading

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo tells a whopper

“Today, there are still plenty of Philip Agees in the world, and the harm they inflict on U.S. institutions and personnel is just as serious today as it was back then. They don’t all come from the Intelligence Community, share … Continue reading

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