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COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information'
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Britain
Brits disavowed Steele...
[TheHill] Multiple witnesses have told Congress that, a week before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, Britain’s top national security official sent a private communique to the incoming administration, addressing his country’s participation in the counterintelligence probe into the now-debunked Trump-Russia election collusion.

Most significantly, then-British national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant claimed in the memo, hand-delivered to incoming U.S. national security adviser Mike Flynn’s team, that the British government lacked confidence in the credibility of former MI6 spy Christopher Steele’s Russia collusion evidence, according to congressional investigators who interviewed witnesses familiar with the memo.
Oh? Then why did the British government say absolutely nothing publicly on the subject since then? Instead we see announcements that President Trump will be snubbed by Parliament and that former teevee actress who married a real, live prince.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, why won't they let Barr talk to him?
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2019 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  So, why won't they let Barr talk to him?

Well, you see. As a citizen of the UK he has no rights at all. But a a member of the shadow world gummint, he doesn't technically even exist, so rights and responsibilities are moot...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/31/2019 2:27 Comments || Top||


#4  Steele's Orbis Bus. Intel is a stone's throw from Vauxhaul and the British Intelligence Establishment. To believe they know nothing of Steele's activities is dreadfully naive. Our Rep. Devin Nunnes traveled to London last year in attempt to learn more about Steele. No one in the British Intelligence establishment would meet with him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2019 5:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Getting closer to that Po₈₄ Earl Grey .
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/31/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Let's see the memo. Until we do, this is retroactive ass-covering
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Nigel Farage will have a tremendous impact in my opinion regarding steel and many other problems with the elites there. The tide is turning quickly. He will work very well with Trump.
Posted by: Dale || 05/31/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#8  So they gave it to Trumps guy, after the election??? Sounds like an "Oh S^&t we need to cover our arses" moment...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/31/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#9  One example from the old TV series Mission Impossible with first Steven Hill and later Peter Graves as Mr. Phelps:

Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is Walter Townsend, one of our high-ranking intelligence officers, whom we recently discovered is a top enemy agent. Upon learning this, we allowed Townsend access to false information which will cause his country severe embarrassment if believed and acted upon. Unfortunately, this man, George Simpson, Townsend's only contact in America, discovered the information was false and reported to his superiors that Townsend had defected. However, his superiors are aware Simpson is jealous of Townsend. The truth or falsity of this information is so important that they are sending their most brilliant intelligence officer. Stefan Miklos, to investigate. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to make Stefan believe Townsend's information. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim. 1967-1973.

The govmint must have used this series for training. Reality imitates art.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/31/2019 10:05 Comments || Top||

#10  What did the Poms get in return for their assistance to John Brennan, the Hildebeest and Soetoro ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#11  The Brits get most of their information about us from the NYTimes and Washington Post and the networks and perhaps CIA contacts, and from them believed that the walls were closing in on Trump and helping him would be dangerous to them from a vindictive Ms. Clinton.
Note that Nunes revealed that the information about Papadopoulos from the Australian guy came to the FBI unofficially and not through the standard channels.
Parliament hates to admit that it has been duped by idiots. It already looks like a crowd of losers from its own Brexit performance.
Posted by: Daniel || 05/31/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#12  Time to dump them and the Turks.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#13  Time to dump them and the Turks.

Cut out their spy agencies for a bit, perhaps. Let’s see who the new prime minister is.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2019 14:54 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Facebook ignores Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi amid growing backlash over doctored video
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's OK; Pelosi's statement proves the point, unless it was doctored, too:

Pelosi's statements to KQED:

“We have said all along, ‘Poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians.’ I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” she said, according to a transcript of the conversation provided by Pelosi’s office. “They’re lying to the public. . . . I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election."


All Russia, all the time, eh, Nance?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/31/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "The Russian's made it..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/31/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#3  What about 'the Benghazi video', Hilarity?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||


#5  The Clinton gals to launch a production company? What an efficient way to throw away all those ill-gotten millions!
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Which would be money laundering, I suppose.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/31/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Who wouldn't wanna partner with those Charismatic Clinton gals....? Apparently, a majority of Americans
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||


Europe
Merkel attacks Trump's unilateral world view in Harvard speech
[Bloomberg] Of course she did, because Mutti knows better. Look how well she's doing
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2019 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Isn't it so very, very convenient, for them at least, that every time a EUrocrat brings up the subject of "Multilateralism" it means that you have to agree with your betters Them?
Posted by: magpie || 05/31/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#2  To start, equalize tariffs on German products. Wouldn't want to be unilateral.
Posted by: Cratle Sholutch3187 || 05/31/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Just remember sweets... we can get along just fine without your crap. You can't get along fine without our crap.

Your move.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/31/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Speaking to the choir at Moscow on the Charles (river)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/31/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Frau Merkel is on her way out, and without any hope that her protege will step into her shoes. Nothing she says now matters in the least, poor dear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Her, T. May and drunken Hillary should join up for a remake of The Ratpack.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 05/31/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#7  The real rat pack had some class!
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Well the real Rat Pack were men so there's that.

Posted by: jpal || 05/31/2019 18:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Shirley MacLaine was their female honorary companion.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/31/2019 21:16 Comments || Top||


Government
Sixteen women sue the FBI claiming they were kicked out of Quantico because they were women and list range of complaints including being 'badgered for sex by male agents, berated and told to reflect on their weaknesses by James Comey'
[MAIL] Sixteen former and current female FBI recruits and analysts have sued the bureau alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment in a class action lawsuit that includes emails from James Comey.
Misdeeds by St. James? Say it ain't so!
The women filed their lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday night. Of the 16 plaintiffs, seven still work at the bureau. Five have agreed to be named but 11 have not.

Most say they were unfairly stopped from graduating to become Special Agents, often just days before they were due to graduate. They complain that they were penalized for making mistakes that their male counterparts got away with.

One woman, a Native American with a disability, says she was sexually harassed and ridiculed for her disability.

Some allege they were badgered for sex by male recruits at Quantico while completing their agent training and even allege that they had to go back to their rooms with an escort at night because they were often followed.

Others say they were unfairly penalized for behavior their male colleagues got away with and some allege they were discharged by the academy and stopped from going into the field without sufficient explanation within a week of graduation.

On Thursday morning, 10 of the women appeared on NBC's Today show to discuss the case.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Next ghey nazi / angry feminist fiefdom.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/31/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  One woman, a Native American with a disability, says she was sexually harassed and ridiculed for her disability.

...'Disabled' FBI agent??

Tear it all down and start over.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/31/2019 4:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe she can talk to spirits, Mike. ☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/31/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#4  "Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/31/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#5  In modern society speak, mild autism, and common illnesses like type 1 diabetes or mental health issues, even if fully controlled, are legally considered disabilities. She could very well have had every right to be there. And legally, she would have been required to speak to her superiors about it if it would require any kind of awareness on their part at all (needing a prescription in a controlled environment for example). It's not the military. They're just federal police. They don't need to be able to go on campaign.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 05/31/2019 18:29 Comments || Top||

#6  According to the nonsense of current federal law, I am "disabled". I take a couple pills a day and have an appointment with a doctor every 3-6 months. Disability doesn't mean what it used to. It has been changed by PC speak to mean nearly anything. Without knowing more, you really can't speak to how unworthy the candidate was of being there.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 05/31/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Also, don't discount the timing on this one. Being released now, right as the FBI's upper echelons are about to starting eating each other anyways during the Barr investigation? Not a coincidence. This could easily be used to cut down innumerable powerful people from all sorts of factions from within the FBI. And like most feminist "Me Too" lawsuits and "fact finding" missions, I expect it to find a lot of the stuff it is claiming to be real... but being done by the people who have been assisting the Democrats in tearing down the Trump presidency. Interested to see how it turns out.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 05/31/2019 18:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Very good points, Vernal Hatrick.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2019 22:33 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Post-EmailGate Hillary Clinton to Speak at Cybersecurity Conference
[PJ] When I saw a Facebook post announcing that Hillary Clinton will be speaking at a cybersecurity conference, I burst out laughing. I had the immediate desire to share it with my closest friends, and you will, too. This news is worthy of The Onion or The Babylon Bee.

On Thursday, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced one of its keynote speakers will be none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of State infamous for keeping classified information on her home-brew email server.

This is no small snafu. FireEye is a publicly-traded company founded in 2004. FireEye "has been called in to investigate high-profile attacks against Target, JP Morgan Chase, Sony Pictures, Anthem and others." According to Deloitte, FireEye is the fastest-growing cybersecurity firm.

In a shameless push to get butts in seats, this very prominent cybersecurity firm is hosting Hillary Clinton. When the company announced this on Facebook, at least 1,365 people reacted with a laugh.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2019 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It all needs to die.
Posted by: newc || 05/31/2019 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  I bet Peter Bright will be there...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/31/2019 2:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Fire Eye, a company that had almost failed in 2013, suddenly had a turn around when contracted by Homeland Security in 2015. Since then its share prices have increased in direct relation to the number of agency contracts. Original founder Ashar Aziz has long left the company.

It probably isn't surprising that Fire Eye is being sued by its investors. The company was hit by multiple class action lawsuits in 2014 after its secondary offering triggered a steep sell-off. The plaintiffs also allege that Fire Eye execs made misleading claims about the effectiveness of its threat prevention technologies.

In Jan this year, Fire Eye claimed that Iran was attacking US security and bank servers.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/31/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  "Wipe it? Like with a cloth?"

Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Image result for Smashing Computer Meme
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/31/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Original founder Ashar Aziz has long left the company.

Another paki technologist.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#7  She's gonna tell 'em what NOT to do?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/31/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#8  One hopes her audience there is more impressed than at her recent Hunter College (CUNY) commencement speech. See here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2019 14:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Silly-con valley's Twatar, FatwaBook and Giggle worship this socialist primadona.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 05/31/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||



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