War against Trump: intelligence front

Chairman Nunes Comments on Incidental Collection of Trump Associates
by Devin Nunes
intelligence.house.gov, 2017-03-22 (Wednesday)

At our open hearing on Monday,
I encouraged anyone who has information about relevant topics—
including surveillance on President-elect Trump or his transition team—
to come forward and speak to the House Intelligence Committee.
I also said that, while there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower,
I was concerned that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates.

· I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions,
the Intelligence Community incidentally collected information about
U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.

· Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration—
details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value—
were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.

· I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members
were unmasked.

· To be clear, none of this surveillance
was related to Russia or any investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.


An Obama Plot to Sabotage Trump?
by Patrick Buchanan
buchanan.org, 2017-03-24

Was this a Soft Coup?
by Publius Tacitus
SST, 2017-03-24

When It Comes to Meddling in the US Election, Was it the UK?
by Publius Tacitus
SST, 2017-03-25

Yes, Obama's People Were Spreading Classified Intel on Trump by Publius Tacitus
by Publius Tacitus
SST, 2017-03-29

A fascinating and disturbing time in Washington. An anti-Russian propaganda campaign is running at full tilt and we find Democrats, most of the media and some Republicans spreading innuendo and outright lies about Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Vladimir Putin. I thought Sean Spicer's quip from yesterday's (Tuesday) press conference captured the absurdity:
"If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection,"
That's a joke.

  • ... the Atlantic Council is funded in part by the US State Department, NATO, the governments of Latvia and Lithuania, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.
    The Atlantic Council has been among the loudest voices calling for a new Cold War with Russia.
    And guess who else is a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council?
    Dimitri Alperovitch – the founder and CTO of CrowdStrike!
    Alperovitch is head honcho of the Atlantic Council’s “Cyber Statecraft Initiative”.
  • CrowdStrike, aka Dimitri Alperovitch
    was the organization that initially claimed they had evidence
    the Russians were connected to the Trump organization.
    A claim they have subsequently walked back ...

Suspended Fox News expert returns —
and doubles down on baseless wiretapping claims

By Amy B Wang
Washington Post, 2017-03-29

Senator Mark Warner is Dead Wrong on Russia
by Publius Tacitus
SST, 2017-03-30

Almost all of the readers of this blog, I suspect,
do not remember the House UnAmerican Committee hearings
investigating communist subversion in the 1940s.
I know that Colonel Lang was a youngster back then and does remember,
but if you are younger than 69 you only know about it from history.
I raise that because it appears to me that
we are now in a full fledged new era of Red Scare.
The Russians, so we are told, hacked our election and threatened our democracy.
If you disagree with this and try to argue the other point
then you are nothing more than a Putin puppet or Kremlin stooge.


Former US Attorney:
Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

by Richard Pollack
Daily Caller News Foundation, 2017-04-03


Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told TheDCNF Monday that
“somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.”
This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics
and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall,” he said.


A Hole in the Constitution
by Andrew P. Napolitano
judgenap.com, 2017-04-06

Are They Really Out to Get Trump?
Sometimes paranoia is justified
by Philip Giraldi
Unz Review, 2017-05-16

The Real Meaning of ‘Sensitive’ Intelligence
Why sources and methods matter more than the material itself.
By Philip Giraldi
The American Conservative, 2017-05-16

Do High-Level Leaks Suggest a Conspiracy?
National-security officials may see themselves as patriots, but their methods set a dangerous precedent.
By Philip Giraldi
The American Conservative, 2017-05-18

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