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On This Day — FBI Robert Hanssen Is Arrested (February 18 2001) [2020]

“F.B.I. officials knew as far back as the mid-1980’s that Robert P. Hanssen, the longtime agent and convicted Russian spy, had repeatedly mishandled classified data and violated procedures but did nothing to prompt an investigation, a Justice Department report released … Continue reading

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The Differences Between the FBI and the CIA? [Joke]

“The competing messages, according to officials in attendance, also reflect cultural differences between the FBI and the CIA. The bureau, true to its law enforcement roots, wants facts and tangible evidence to prove something beyond all reasonable doubt. The CIA … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day (January 20 2020) [The FBI Suicide Letter]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated: Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.” General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency (January 7 2017) “The weight of evidence for … Continue reading

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On This Day — Pan Am 103 Debris Show Evidence of Plastic Explosive (December 28 1988) [2019]

“I need not go into the rest of the story and the explosion, except to say that some of us believe that, within hours, the Americans had guessed, at a very high level, what had gone wrong. It is a … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? [December 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers]

“It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not surprising. The case had … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie : “The Helsinki Warning” (December 5 1988) [2019]

“And he comes in early the next morning, 6 o’clock the next morning, and there is, obviously, confusion and concern. And he is asked to do a number of things. And he is asked to work on Weber’s desk with … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Quick note on Levinson’s Court case]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Rewards Upped to $25M]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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On This Day — Hemingway Wins Nobel Prize (October 28 1954) [2019]

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to … Continue reading

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