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Link du jour

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/wh-repeats-veto-vow-bill-allowing-9-11-victim-families-sue-article-1.2789036



http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_DELL_EMC.html




1.


http://www.itwire.com/government-tech-policy/74755-fbi-has-quiet-plan-for-mass-hacking.html

FBI has quiet plan for mass hacking
13 September 2016

The FBI will be able to hack into computers anywhere in the world if changes to the US Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure are allowed to become law, as they will on December 1.
Democrat Senator Ron Wyden has drafted a one-line bill that would prevent the organisation from getting these powers through the changes to rule 41.

These changes would give judges the power to grant warrants to search and seize electronic media outside their own jurisdictions if information was "concealed through technological means", according



2.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/former-clinton-email-tech-aide-accuses-house-gop-of-political-harassment-wont-testify-tuesday/2016/09/12/a86665f2-793c-11e6-beac-57a4a412e93a_story.html

Former Clinton email tech aide won’t testify at congressional hearing Tuesday

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton testified before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington on Oct. 22, 2015. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
By Spencer S. Hsu September 12 at 9:40 PM
Lawyers for a former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email system have notified a House committee that their client will not testify Tuesday morning, saying that he previously invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination before another Republican-led panel of Congress.

Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up a server for Clinton in her New York home in 2009 during her tenure as secretary of state, last year invoked the Fifth Amendment and declined to answer questions by a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

On Monday, Pagliano’s attorneys sharply criticized a new subpoena


3.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/chokehold-salary-rises-killing-eric-garner-article-1.2789313



Chokehold cop's pay rises after killing Eric Garner



Monday, September 12, 2016, 8:19 PM


Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo is making big bucks while on desk duty. (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Chokeholds apparently pay at the NYPD.

The cop who killed Eric Garner two years ago earned a hefty $119,996 last year from the department, a jawdropping amount that’s $20,000 more than what he was making before he was placed on modified



4.

http://www.salon.com/2016/09/12/justice_dept_announces_code_of_conduct_for_forensic_labs/
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Justice Dept. announces code of conduct for forensic labs
Salon-
In February, department officials announced a review of forensic sciences practiced by the FBI to ensure that experts are not overstating their findings and that ...




5

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/295564-grassley-blasts-fbi-over-clinton-probe-release
The Hill
Grassley blasts FBI over Clinton probe release
The Hill (blog)-
The Iowa Republican, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday the FBI is keeping a "vice grip" on what information can be shared publicly ...

6.

http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26369
12 September 2016

‘Free Leonard Peltier’ call to Obama echoed at Belfast’s famous International Wall



7.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/why-this-fbi-whistleblowe_b_11969590.html


Why this FBI whistleblower seconds Jill Stein's call for a new 9-11 ...
Huffington Post-Sep 11, 2016
After the events of September 11, 2001, as a longtime FBI agent and division legal counsel, I blew the whistle on the FBI's failure to act on information provided ...


8.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/12/fbi-official-admits-to-congress-the-clinton-case-was-different-in-a-lot-of-ways/



Congress: The Clinton Case Was ‘Different in a Lot of Ways’


12 Sep 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio got results Monday with his performance at a rare evening hearing to probe details of the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation, which did not result in an indictment.
Just days after Breitbart News’ bombshell report on FBI Director James Comey’s crony-capitalist financial relationships, including his links to the Clinton Foundation, Jordan interrogated

9.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/wells-fargo-exec-125m-leaving-scam-plagued-unit-article-1.2789040

Former Wells Fargo executive Carrie Tolstedt oversaw a unit of the bank where employees ran a customer account scam that led to $185 million in fines.

She left with nearly that much cash getting stuffed into her pockets.

Tolstedt received a $124.6 million golden parachute from Wells Fargo when she left in July — and didn’t have to pay

10.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/09/immunity-not-a-guarantee-says-judicial-watch-on-dojs-odd-immunity-deal-with-hillary-email-deleter/

Immunity is not a Guarantee Says Judicial Watch on DOJ’s Odd Deal With Hillary Email Deleter

 

     Monday, September 12, 2016 at 3:48pm

“Why would the DOJ give immunity to someone who arguably obstructed investigation?” asks Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton, responding to reports that the Department of Justice granted immunity to the computer expert responsible for deleting Hillary’s emails.


The supposed immunity deal is as odd as the findings of the FBI investigation, and really, the whole email scandal.

The New York Times covered the matter fully (and it’s worth reading in its entirety), but the gist is as follows:

WASHINGTON — A computer specialist who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails despite orders from Congress to preserve them was given immunity by the Justice Department during its investigation into her personal email account, according to a law enforcement official and others briefed on the investigation.

Republicans have called for the department to investigate the deletions, but the immunity deal with the specialist, Paul Combetta, makes it unlikely that the request will go far. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the top Republican on the House oversight committee, asked the



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http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/judge_denies_motion_to_suppres.html
Oregon standoff: Judge to admonish feds, but deny motion to ...
OregonLive.com-
Olson argued in court on Friday that a federal prosecutor and an FBI agent gave the court inaccurate information during two separate court hearings this summer ...




12.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fbi-to-congress-file-foia-request-for-clinton-email-files/article/2601611
Politico
FBI to Congress: File FOIA request for Clinton email files
Washington Examiner (blog)-
Chaffetz then issued a subpoena for the files. After he chided Herring for suggesting the committee file a FOIA request for the interview summaries, the FBI agent ...


13.


http://www.loyno.edu/news/story/2016/9/12/3790

Enforcement Administration, FBI, Orleans Parish Coroner host event at Loyola University New Orleans during National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

LOYOLA PRESS RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 12, 2016



14.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fbi-director-comey-refused-to-testify-on-clinton-emails/article/2601593?custom_click=rss

FBI Director Comey refused to testify on Clinton emails
Washington Examiner (blog)-
During a heated exchange with an FBI agent present at the hearing, Chaffetz issued a subpoena for summaries of all interviews conducted with witnesses


15..


http://inthesetimes.com/article/19446/how-the-u.s.-government-used-9-11-to-criminalize-people-of-color
How the US Government Has Used 9/11 to Criminalize People of Color
In These Times-
A former law enforcement agent also answered yes to that question. ... FBI agents can use Section 505A of the Act to obtain personal information such as phone ...


16.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/12/chaffetz-fbi-tried-to-recover-27-clinton-emails-from-congress/

Chaffetz: FBI Tried To Recover 27 Clinton Emails From Congress
Daily Caller-
FBI officials have asked House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) members to return 27 emails they gave the committee in a document




FBI Octopus

http://www.politicspa.com/pa-8-fitzpatrick-emphasizes-roots-in-first-tv-ad-video/78465/
PA-8: Fitzpatrick Emphasizes Roots in First TV Ad (VIDEO)
PoliticsPA-
And, it's a lesson I carried with me as an FBI agent sent to Iraq to fight terrorists,” he concluded. “And, as your Congressman, it is a lesson I'll never forget.”.


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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/217666

FBI to right-winger: If you go to Israel, you will be detained
Arutz Sheva-
“This week a man called me and introduced himself as an FBI agent. He left his number and asked that I call him,” Ashriko told Maariv, “I wanted to verify that ...



18.

http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/culpeper-sheriff-brings-back-controversial-jihadi-threat-training/article_4646fe48-7939-11e6-9fc9-bb94afa7a631.html

Culpeper sheriff brings back controversial “jihadi threat” training
The Daily Progress-
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins, right, introduces former FBI agent John Guandolo at a 2014 event about the "Islamic threat" in America.The local sheriff is ...




19.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/12/11-private-security-firms-guarding-donald-trump.html
11 Private Security Firms Guarding Donald Trump
Daily Beast
Xmark LLC and its president, Edward “Eddie” Deck, have been paid $206,350 since October 2015. Deck is a former FBI agent who, according to the Hartford ...



20.


http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/2016/09/12/atf-sting-milwaukee-flawed-start/90145044/
ATF sting in Milwaukee flawed from start
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-
From the outset, an undercover gun-buying sting by federal agents in Milwaukee ... The FBI was invited to collaborate with the ATF in the Fearless Distributing ...


21.

http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=52797
Beach town reels over chief's death after gun investigation
 

September 12, 2016 10:00:11 AM
 
 
BAY ST. LOUIS -- Worries would seem to be few and far between in Bay St. Louis, a community of sandy beaches and monthly art walks that bounced back strong after 2005's Hurricane Katrina all but wiped it out. But the death of the city's well-respected police chief who shot himself in the chest after being suspended from duty has shaken many in the small Mississippi Gulf Coast community. 
 
The shooting -- in the police station's parking lot -- happened soon after police chief Mike DeNardo had learned authorities were investigating allegations he illegally sold city-owned firearms, including an assault rifle, a sheriff's deputy said. 
 
Hancock County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Don Bass told The Associated Pr
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draft agenda for Wednesday 28 September Teleconference
Sep 24, 2016, 7:29 PM
From 9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
        
Draft Agenda for 9/28/16 Teleconference
      


8pm (ET)/5pm (PT)   Teleconference # 1-218-895-6835    Access code: 9112001#



Greetings all,

We are  honored to announce that the "Dean of the 9/11 Truth movement,"  yes, David Ray Griffin himself, will be joining us for the first part of Wednesday's teleconference.  This prodigious author has yet another book in publication -- he'll give us his first-hand account of it and answer our questions.  Don't be late for this one!

Last month's teleconference featured an appeal by veteran 9/11 Truth activist Fran Shure on how to support Colorado 9/11 Truth's Colorado Public Television fund drive, featuring the video Demolition of Truth [tongue]sychologists Examine 9/11 , by veteran Hollywood filmmaker Charles Ewing Smith. "Chuck" will join us on Wednesday to give a short report on the making of this outstanding 9/11 truth documentary, and to answer any questions.

Wayne Coste is at it again, this time with a presentation challenging the "9/11 mini-nuke" hypothesis (as presented by Jim Fetzer on last month's call).  Wayne's accompanying PowerPoint presentation, replete with graphics, can be viewed or downloaded here.

Postponed from last month is Pablo Novi's request for the Teleconference's endorsement of his 9/11 Truth Unity Manifesto, which can be viewed here.

Nita Renfrew will bring us up to date on the harassment (by the usual suspects) experienced during the recent Christopher Bollyn speaking tour on the East Coast.

And Cheryl Curtiss offers a special rule for our consideration that would require only those present for an issue's discussion to vote on decisions regarding it (see below for details).

As always, a final opportunity for your announcements of importance.

Please join us Wednesday for this very special Teleconference!

Peace,
Ken Freeland
Cheryl Curtiss


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DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 28 September Teleconference

I Roll Call, minutes approval, agenda  (5 min)

II Motion to expel David Slesinger from the Teleconference [Craig McKee, Cheryl Curtiss, Barbara Honegger] (5 min)
"On our August teleconference, David Slesinger accused Kelly David, the COO of AE911Truth, of being a police agent. He was offered the opportunity on our list serve to substantiate this allegation and he could not. He also has made it clear that he will not retract his remarks. In fact, he has created a web site to smear Kelly’s name.
Subsequent to this, David issued a series of threats against the teleconference (in addition to calling us all sycophants and cowards with no integrity). He threatened to cause problems for us as he had done to three other business entities. Worse than that, he said he would begin helping the adversaries of the 9/11 Truth Movement if we expel him from the call or if we don’t allow him to continue his attack on AE911Truth on the September teleconference.
"We move that David Slesinger be expelled from the teleconference, effective immediately."

III Bush and Cheney: How they ruined America and the World  [David Ray Griffin]  (15 min plus Q & A)

IV  The Demolition of Truth: Psychologists Examine 9/11 [Charles Ewing Smith] (5-10 min + Q & A)

V  Challenging the mini-nuke theory [Wayne Coste, PE] (15 min, including discussion)

VI Proposal for 9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference endorsement of 9/11 Truth Unity Manifesto [Pablo Novi] (10-15 min) { Postponed from previous teleconference}

VII  Update on Chris Bollyn tour [Nita Renfrew] (5-10 min, including discussion)

VIII Special rule proposal [Cheryl Curtiss] (5 min)
"On any decision made by the teleconference, only those present from the commencement of its discussion are eligible to vote."

IX Announcements

X  Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time -- highly yunlikely):
 
28 pages campaign
New articles, books, and films
The 9/11 Crash Test
Cass Sunstein and cognitive infiltration, official statements on “conspiracy theorists”
The MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
The 9/11 Consensus Panel
William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
Deep State crimes in the news
9/11 Truth political candidates
XI Adjournment (by 9:30 p Eastern if possible)


 
     
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Blogging is not Truth
Behaviour is Truth

https://boingboing.net/2016/10/02/petition-make-the-fbi-explain.html

Petition

/ CORY DOCTOROW / 9:33 AM SUN
Petition: make the FBI explain why they didn't bring criminal charges against bank execs

Last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren published an open letter to FBI director James Comey observing that, in revealing details of its investigation into the Clinton email scandal, the Bureau had seemingly abandoned its longstanding policy of not sharing its deliberations, meaning that there was no longer any reason to keep secret its reasoning for not bringing criminal charges against the bankers who did trillions of dollars' worth of damage to the world economy, sparking wars, starvation, and personal ruin for millions of people.

The Credo Action petition demands that the FBI do just that, and quickly, before the statute of limitations runs out.

If FBI Director Comey is willing to spend hours publicly detailing the ins and outs of an investigation, surely we should start with the failure to prosecute the bankers who crashed the economy, cost countless Americans their jobs and homes, and stole millions of dollars out of Americans’ pockets.

Stand with Sen. Warren: Tell the FBI Director and Justice Department to explain the failure to prosecute bankers.

The 10-year statute of limitations on many of these crimes runs out in 2017. We are running out of time to demand accountability. Bringing people to trial would not guarantee a guilty verdict or jail time. It would not bring back the jobs and homes lost. But prosecutions would send a clear message to Wall Street and help prevent the next financial crash. As Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chair Phil Angelides put it: “If you can steal $1,000 and settle for $20 would you do it again? Probably.”5

Stand with Sen. Warren: Tell the FBI to explain failure to prosecute bankers [Credo Action]




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-cops-run-mentally-ill-homeless-man-article-1.2813934

Two California cops who fatally shot a mentally ill homeless man tried to run him over with their police cruiser just seconds before opening fire, new dashcam video shows.

“F--k this guy,” one of the officers said as the Sacramento partners sped toward Joseph Mann. “I’m going to hit him.”

Officers Randy Lozoya and John Tennis were placed on modified duty after

http://bordc.org/news/88000-americans-demand-congress-investigate-fbi-political-spying/

88,000 Americans Demand Congress Investigate FBI Political Spying


September 20, 2016 – In response to revelations that the FBI and DHS have been spying on Black Lives Matter, Occupy, anti-pipeline activists and peace and solidarity activists, individuals and 131 civil society organizations asked the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to find out the true extent of improper spying.




http://bordc.org/news/frank-wilkinson-house-science-committee-talking/

Home / Dissent NewsWire / Who Was Frank Wilkinson And Why is the House Science Committee Talking About Him?
Who Was Frank Wilkinson And Why is the House Science Committee Talking About Him?

September 16, 2016 by Chip Gibbons


Dr. King, Frank Wilkinson, Carl Braden and Dr. James Dombrowski the night before Wilkinson and Braden entered jail

During the House Science Committee’s hearing on its Constitutional authority to issue subpoenas one name got bandied about quite a bit–Wilkinson.
The reference was to the 1961 Supreme Court case Frank Wilkinson v. United States, which still to this day defines the extent of Congress’s subpoena power. However, the Frank Wilkinson named in the suit happens to be our founder.
Little was said during the hearing about who Frank was or about the facts of the case, which was probably for the best since while it may be the law of the land the facts and circumstances of the case are not ones the committee and its supporters would want to cite in their favor.*
Frank had been an employee at the Los Angeles Housing Authority and was working on creating a very progressive, integrated public housing project in Chavez Ravine. Real estate developers didn’t like his project and the FBI was able to lend them a hand by giving them Frank’s FBI file. During an eminent domain hearing in which Frank was testifying as an expert witness, lawyers for developers, using Frank’s FBI file, began to ask him questions about his political affiliations.
When he refused to answer the questions he was disqualified as a witness, lost his job at the Los Angeles Housing Authority, and was subpoenaed by both the California Senate Committee on Un-American Activities and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). At each hearing, Frank refused to answer questions about his political affiliations stating that being compelled to do so violated his First Amendment rights. Many people who were called before HUAC invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which didn’t carry legal consequences, but did lead to being blacklisted, lost jobs, and getting expelled from civil society organizations. When individuals cited the First Amendment, however, they were frequently cited for contempt and jailed.
It was the second time Wilkinson was summoned before HUAC that brought him to the Supreme Court. By 1958, Wilkinson had become an anti-HUAC activist. When HUAC held hearings in Atlanta, Georgia–aimed at intimidating the civil rights movement–civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden asked him to come to help organize against the hearing.When Frank arrived in Atlanta he discovered that he had now been subpoenaed, which was remarkable given that the hearing was ostensibly about Communist activities in the South and prior to this incident Frank had never been to the South. The Committee claimed they were subpoenaing Frank, because they had information that he had been sent to the South for “the purpose of developing a hostile sentiment to HUAC.”
All of the witnesses except for Frank and Carl pled the Fifth Amendment; Frank and Carl cited the First Amendment in their refusal to testify. As a result they were charged with and convicted of contempt. Both men appealed their conviction all the way to the Supreme Court where they lost. Ultimately, Frank and Carl would serve nine months in federal prison.
While Frank may have lost before the courts, he ultimately won the political battle. The movement he helped to build successfully led to the abolition of HUAC. HUAC would go onto live in ignominy, forever synonymous with political repression, while Life Magazine would chose to celebrate Frank’s commitment to civil liberties in its Bill of Rights bicentennial issue.
Throughout the House Science Committee’s inquisition against environmental groups we have frequently cited our own history and the story of Frank Wilkinson as part of our opposition to their antics. Today by resting their claim to legitimacy on Wilkinson, a case in which the Supreme Court approved of one the worst abuses of the HUAC era, our fears have been proved true.
We had urged the House Science Committee to learn the lesson of HUAC and Frank Wilkinson.
They did apparently.
Just the wrong lesson.
*Whether the House Science Committee actions were constitutional, even taking Wilkinson into account is a separate story. We maintain, as do many other leading First Amendment scholars and advocates, that the House Science Committee’s actions are unconstitution




http://nypost.com/2016/10/02/cops-doubling-as-venue-security-sidelined-after-contracts-expire/

Cops doubling as venue security sidelined after contracts expire
By Melissa Klein October 2, 2016 | 6:26am








http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-tax-records-show-avoided-paying-20-years-article-1.2814176

Trump tax returns show he could have avoided paying for 18 years
BY NICOLE HENSLEY RICH SCHAPIRO
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:42 PM






http://www.morningnewsusa.com/james-comey-salary-net-worth-fbi-director-benefits-hillary-clinton-foundation-23109172.html
James Comey Salary, Net Worth: FBI Director Benefits From Hillary Clinton Foundation?


: Sep 30, 2016
FBI Director James Comey has been under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton. Now a review of his professional history and relationships has raised concerns that he politicized the criminal probe against the Democratic nominee.


The review shows that the FBI Director is deeply entrenched in the cronyism culture of Washington D.C. which might have played a part in the FBI’s refusal to investigate Clinton.

Comey reportedly accepted millions of dollars from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor. He was also a former member of a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board.


According to Breitbrat, James Comey allegedly made over $6 million in one year alone while working for Lockheed Martin. The aerospace company then became a Clinton Foundation in 2010, the same year Comey left.

James Comey Made Millions From Clinton Foundation

Records later revealed that the company is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. The same organization later paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.

Lockheed Martin seemed to benefit from the partnership not long after. The company reportedly won 17 approvals for private contracts. All of them from Hillary Clinton’s State Department that very same year.




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Mentee and mentor (BETTMANN/BETTMANN ARCHIVE)
As old-school as a Brooklyn-Queens real estate developer could be in post-World War II New York, family patriarch Fred Trump gave Donald Trump his start in life.

But, as close to a snake in nature and look as a human could be, it was lawyer Roy Marcus Cohn who taught Donald Trump how to live.

More specifically, Roy Cohn mentored Trump to:


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/donald-trump-hotel-defaced-black-lives-matter-graffiti-article-1.2815024
Donald Trump’s newly opened, luxury hotel in downtown Washington D.C. was defaced on Saturday with phrases often associated with social justice movements.

The words “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice No Peace” were spray-painted on either side of the grand doors leading into the Trump International Hotel, which opened



http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/10/02/icymi-democratic-congresswoman-wore-hillary-pin-during-house-hearing-over-fbis-investigation-into-clinton-n2226798
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) wore a gold Hillary Clinton campaign pin Wednesday to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
FBI Director James Comey testified on the email probe and the bureau’s controversial decision not to recommend charges against Clinton for mishandling classified



http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/federal-officials-investigate-use-of-stun-gun-on-handcuffed-man/article_cb20f3da-3089-57e1-a62e-c008c557a1e4.html
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Federal officials investigate use of stun gun on handcuffed man by ...
Winston-Salem Journal-
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Department of Justice and the FBI are investigating the case of Jack Slaughter, who the judge said suffers from .







http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/2/james-comeys-jarring-phrase-we-are-not-weasels/
James Comey's' jarring phrase: 'We are not weasels'
Washington Times-
That's why current FBI Director James Comey's insistence at a congressional hearing last Wednesday that, “We are not weasels” was so jarring. I've never heard ...


http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2016/10/02/press-virtually-ignores-two-week-old-story-19-dead-people-registered

Press Virtually Ignores Two-Week Old Story of 19 Dead People Registered to Vote in VA
By Tom Blumer | October 2, 2016 | 6:02 PM EDT

The left continues to insist that voter fraud is a myth, specifically that "voter fraud




  http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/10/lawyers-ready-to-move-forward-with-cases-against-saudi-arabia-over-911/         

Lawyers Ready to Move Forward With Cases Against Saudi Arabia Over 9/11

 

 
   Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1:30pm
Plaintiffs must convince the courts of Saudi Arabia’s involvement.

The Senate voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, which means lawyers have started to move ahead with cases already pending in court:

James Kreindler, whose New York firm represents hundreds of victims’ families, said attorneys would soon file papers at the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York seeking to reinstate Saudi Arabia as a defendant in lawsuits filed shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks and consolidated in the New York-based federal court.

“If we haven’t done it by today, we’ll do it Monday,” Mr. Kreindler said in an interview.


But what challenges do the plaintiffs face? The families and victims have sued across the country, but “consolidated into one suit in the Southern District of New York.” Lawyers have admitted that the 9,000 plaintiffs face an uphill battle:

“Although there is loose talk of 10 billion dollars’ worth of judgments against Saudi Arabia, in fact the deck remains stacked against the plaintiffs,” said Raj Bhala, a professor of international and comparative law at the University of Kansas Law School.

The plaintiffs must convince the court that Saudi Arabia had a hand in the terrorist attack that left almost 3,000 dead and tens of thousands injured. Unfortunately, the investigations and reports from the U.S. government have not shown direct involvement from the kingdom:

The 9/11 Commission found “no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded” Al Qaeda. But the commission’s phrasing left some to speculate that there might be evidence of involvement by other, lower-ranking officials.

Some investigators have long believed that the various inquiries never unearthed the tru





http://www.centredaily.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article105545621.html

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
OCTOBER 2, 2016 4:54 PM
Look at Freeh’s record





More than 15 years ago, an employee brought evidence of child sexual abuse to the attention of superiors. The most powerful people in the organization ignored the employee’s concerns, and also retaliated against the employee. They endangered other children by not interviewing the victim even though he might have had information about other victims.
Louis Freeh was FBI director when the law enforcement professional in question, Jane Turner, brought her concerns to him and other superiors. The incident involved the forcible rape of 9-year-old boy at the Turtle Mountain reservation in Minot, N.D. Other FBI personnel wrote off the boy’s injuries to an “auto accident” to avoid having to investigate a crime outside the FBI’s usual purview. A court later found that Turner’s superiors had retaliated against her, and awarded her damages.
Penn State’s trustees, including current Chair Ira Lubert, Vice Chair Mark Dambly and Homecoming Marshal Joel Myers, knew Freeh’s record when they hired him to investigate Penn State because Turner’s attorney at the National Whistleblowers Center informed them and President Rodney Erickson in writing in November 2011.
They nonetheless permitted Freeh to write a report that best described his own performance at the FBI rather than anything at Penn State, and then failed to review or challenge



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Heat is Online


https://robertscribbler.com/2016/10/18/record-hot-2016-marks-the-start-of-bad-climate-consequences-provides-fierce-urgency-to-halt-worse-harms-to-come/



Record-Hot 2016 Marks the Start of Bad Climate Consequences, Provides “Fierce Urgency” to Halt Worse Harms to Come
“…there is now strong evidence linking specific [extreme] events or an increase in their numbers to the human influence on climate.” — Coumou and Rahmstorf 2012.

“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. …We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, ‘Too late.'” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [emphasis added]

****

2016 is on track to be a record-hot year for the history books. Accumulations of heat-trapping gasses in the range of 402 ppm CO2 and 490 ppm CO2e have pushed the global temperature trend into an inexorable upward rise. Meanwhile, increasingly severe climate change-related events ranging from mass coral bleaching, to glacial and sea ice melt, to tree death, to ocean health decline, to the expanding ranges of tropical infectious diseases, to worsening extreme weather events have occurred the world over. This global temperature spike and related ramp-up of extreme events continued throughout a year that is setting up to follow 2014 and 2015 as the third record-hot year in a row.


(2015 saw a substantial jump in global temperatures. 2016 is also on track to hit new record highs. The above graph, by Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS, provides a vivid illustration of an inexorable warming trend with 2016 as the hottest year yet. According to Gavin, a strong new record for 2016 appears to be a lock. Image source: Climate of Gavin.)

Now, after NASA’s report showing that September 2016 was 1.13 C hotter than 1880s averages (or 0.91 C hotter than NASA’s 20th-century baseline measure), this year is setting up to be the warmest ever recorded by a wide margin. Overall, the first nine months of 2016 have averaged 1.25 C above 1880s temperatures. Meanwhile, the climate year — which runs from December through November — is tracking 1.26 C above 1880s temperatures during the ten-month period of December to September.

2016 as much as 1.25 C Hotter than 1880s Averages

As a result, it appears likely that 2016 will see temperatures in the range of 1.19 C to 1.25 C hotter than 1880s averages. That’s about 0.1 C hotter than 2015 — which is pretty significant considering the fact that the average rate of decadal warming (the rounded rate of global warming every 10 years) has been in the range of 0.15 C since the late 1970s. This year’s temperatures now appear set to exceed 1998’s values by around 0.35 C — or about one-third of the entire warming total seen since large-scale human greenhouse gas emissions began during the late 19th century. This excession should permanently put to rest previous widely circulated false notions that global warming somehow stopped following the strong El Nino year of 1998.

Many responsible sources are now warning that current temperatures are uncomfortably close to two major climate thresholds —






http://sfbayview.com/2016/09/is-the-u-s-government-dumping-guns-in-the-hood/



U.S. government dumping guns in the hood?
September 20, 2016

by Isaac Davis

There is a well-documented history of the U.S. government supplying weapons and arms to both friends and foe for political purposes and for profit. In addition to publicly known global arms deals to U.S. political allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, revelations about the rise of ISIS indicate that U.S. arms and military trainees have been a critical factor in the rise of the terror group.

From 2006 to 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ran a gun smuggling operation into Mexico to ostensibly dismantle Mexican drug gangs, accomplishing the precise opposite however, in what has affectionately become known as Fast and Furious. Further back in time, we have covert operations like Oliver North’s Iran Contra scandal of the mid 1980s, and America’s involvement in arming rebels in Central America to destabilize uncooperative governments. The list goes on.

Furthermore, it is alleged that the CIA, DEA and other government agencies have been involved for decades in the destruction of American communities by covertly shipping in drugs. Former DEA agent Cele Castillo has been persecuted by the U.S. government for seeking accountability of the George H.W. Bush administration for drug smuggling into the U.S. He would know, as he was directly involved.

There is a well-documented history of the U.S. government supplying weapons and arms to both friends and foe for political purposes and for profit.

Former L.A. police narcotics officer Michael Ruppert alleged in the mid 1990s that the CIA was directly involved in running drugs throughout the United States, corroborating information presented in the book, “Dark Alliance,” by investigative journalist Gary Webb, whose death in 1994 by two gunshot wounds to the head was deemed a suicide. Michael Ruppert committed suicide in 2014.

“I will tell you, Director Deutch,” Ruppert said, “emphatically and without equivocation that t



http://mattofboston.com/your-fbi-too-many-agents-who-are-bored-underworked-frustrated-yearning-for-the-excitement-1-of-2-63573/


Your FBI: Too Many Agents Who Are Bored, Underworked, Frustrated, Yearning for the Excitement.
October 18, 2016
There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. My mother an astute observer of me used to remind me after one of my exploits that “the Devil makes work for idle hands.” That is absolutely the case when it comes to the FBI. It is the only thing that can account for some of its behavior. If I were an agent I would be ashamed and embarrassed if I participated in these actions but apparently many are not.

I was involved in well over a hundred investigations involving arrests of drug dealers, gangsters, and criminals who had a potential for violence. Most of these we figured out how to do so that little notice would be taken of them. Against those thought most dangerous we rarely used more than six officers or troopers. The idea was to


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fbi-moves-dismiss-lawsuit-charleston-church-shooting-42855543

FBI urges judge to dismiss lawsuit
against the FBI
Over South Carolina Church Shooting



The FBI is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the bureau should have prevented Dylan Roof from purchasing a gun that was used in last summer’s South Carolina church massacre.

The FBI argues it was unable to take action because of state and federal limits on background checks and local errors in record-keeping, ABC News reports. 

Roof, who is white, shot nine black parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015, with a .45-caliber handgun. Family of the victims argue in the lawsuit that Roof was barred from purchasing



http://www.returnofkings.com/98632/how-the-fbi-infiltrates-movements-and-what-you-can-do-to-stop-them
How The FBI Infiltrates Movements—And What You Can Do To Stop Them - ...
http://www.returnofkings.com › how-the-fbi-in...
- A handful of government employees have told me that I'm almost certainly on a FBI “watchlist.” While I have no conclusive evidence to prove that, a look into the ...





http://www.wsj.com/articles/fbis-online-anti-extremism-effort-meets-resistance-1476728750


Teachers oppose FBI Anti-Extremism Video


The FBI hoped to discourage teenagers from becoming extremists by introducing a video called, “Don’t Be a Puppet.” 

The idea was to counter homegrown extremism by teaching users how to identify young people who are gravitating toward radical ideology.

But now the American Federation of Teachers union and other groups are vocally opposing the video, saying it could lead to more distrust of peaceful Muslims, the Wall Street Journal reports. 



http://www.activistpost.com/2016/10/clintons-fbi-files-mention-shadow-government.html
Clinton's FBI Files Literally Mention “The Shadow Government” at the State Dept. Wow. - Activist Post
http://www.activistpost.com › Politics
1 hour ago - How much of a conspiracy is it when the FBI's own documents confirm the existence of something referred to as “The Shadow Government”?


http://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990

BUSINESS WORLD
‘Rigged’ Was Hillary Clinton’s FBI Case
Democrats are lucky in Trump but the scandal will follow her to the White


http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/6-detroit-police-officers-suspended-with-pay-pending-fbi-investigation

6 Detroit Police Officers
suspended amid probe into abandoned car-towing scheme, sources say
Officers would make $100 for finding cars to tow, sources say
Posted: 3:11 PM, October 18, 2016
Updated: 6:51 PM, October 18, 2



http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1172/article/p2p-91727759/

Oct. 18, 2016 75°


Michael Moore to release surprise Trump film in L.A. on Wednesday





http://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/fbi-raids-home-clark-sheriff-sergeant/YyZ5qulIYkCCl3WV6VtFDJ/

The FBI investigation in Springfield Twp. occurred at a house where Eric Sullivan, an ex-Clark County sheriff’s sergeant, and his wife live.

Sullivan and his wife, Jeanette, said agents seized a computer and software. They also said they were scared because agents and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers who assisted at the scene had weapons drawn when they came into the house on Meadow Lane in Meadow Lane Estates, just east of Springfield.

The Sullivans said they think the raid is in retaliation for their challenging of Eric Sullivan’s firing and an online site Jeanette Sullivan runs regarding allegations about Sheriff Gene Kelly and his administration.

The search lasted more than two hours.

Todd Lindgren, public affairs specialist with the FBI office in Cincinnati, said he could not get into specifics about the investigation because it involves a sealed federal warrant issued out of the Southern District of Ohio.

“It is an FBI investigation,” Lindgren said.

Eric Sullivan was fired in October — as were sergeants Krista Cox and Carrie Taylor — for dereliction of duty after an incident in which former deputy Christopher Dent was drunk in the lobby of the Clark County Jail.

A five-month internal investigation found that Dent was left alone in the lobby for three hours and the sergeants failed to take proper action after being notified that he was intoxicated, possibly falling down and had urinated in a corner.

He was eventually arrested by Eric Sullivan and pleaded no contest to charges of public indecency and disorderly conduct.

The sergeants have challenged their firings. Jeanette Sullivan has filed a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General against the sheriff’s office, alleging officials manipulated public records.

She is part of a group called the TruthSeekers and posts on Facebook about alleged abuses of office by Kelly and other members of his administrative team. They’ve recently begun a signature campaign







http://theantimedia.org/fbi-investigation-hillary-fixed/
Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Says FBI Investigation Into Hillary Was Fixed - antimedia
theantimedia.org › fbi-investigation-hilla...

- Dennis Kucinich speaks out on FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton.
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http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/11/03/security-guard-wounded-in-isis-attack-fbi-responsible/

FBI agents allow another terrorist event to happen

Security Guard Wounded In ISIS Attack: “FBI Responsible”
November 3, 2016 10:08 PM

GARLAND (CBSDFW) – The security guard who survived last year’s ISIS terrorist attack on the Culwell Center in Garland said not only are the terrorists responsible but so is the FBI for his injuries and the attack itself.

“I feel like they are not coming clean,” said Bruce Joiner about the FBI.

Joiner, 59, was the Garland school district security officer, shot in the leg by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The two ISIS recruits drove to the Culwell Center and started firing before they were killed by Garland Police. Joiner managed to help them stop Simpson and Soofi before they ever got close to the ballroom with about 200 people at a contest for cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Joiner was treated at a hospital and released hours after suffering a lower leg wound.

But Joiner said there’s more to what happened that day. He has now claimed that three officers told him an undercover FBI agent was following terrorists in another vehicle.

“I know that there was a third person. I know he had his life saved by claiming he was an FBI agent,” said Joiner.

Joiner said Garland officers had guns pointed at the man dressed in Middle Eastern attire and quickly taken away by federal agents.

“He was detained put in the back of a squad car,” said Joiner. “They put a bag over his head and took him away to another location.”

But both the FBI and Garland Police have refused to confirm or deny that account.

Still Joiner is using that information as the basis for a possible lawsuit, accusing the FBI of allowing the violent plot to go forward.

“I think they allowed it to go too far,” said Joiner.

“They are responsible… they have an intentional tort on their hands,” said Trent Roberts, Joiner’s attorney.

Roberts said the government has stonewalled him about its undercover activities before the attack.

The FBI arrest affidavit stated that an undercover agent was tracking the terrorists for weeks even sending a text urging them to quote “tear up Texas.”

FBI Director James Comey said Garland was sent a bulletin three hours before the attack warning that someone could be on their way.

Joiner believes and may soon try to prove in court that the FBI could have stopped it but chose not to.

“I don’t know of any undercover agent that can allow their fellow officers and citizens to be fired upon in the course of an investigation you have to stop that before that happens,” said Joiner.

Joiner said were it not for the quick thinking of Garland SWAT officers he bel






http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/police-fecal-sandwich-homeless_us_581cb9c0e4b0e80b02c97652



Cop Fired For Allegedly Giving ‘Fecal Sandwich’ To A Homeless Man
“This was a vile and disgusting act.”
11/04/2016
An officer with the San Antonio, Texas, police department is on “indefinite suspension” after his colleagues accused him of giving a homeless man two pieces of bread filled with feces.

The San Antonio Express-News, which first reported the story Friday, referred to the item as a “fecal sandwich.” San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman Romana Lopez provided the disturbing



Trump supporter and confidant
Rudolph Giuliani Backstory


1.


http://obrag.org/?p=113654


Guliani’s law firm has long been general counsel to the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), which represents 13,000 former and current agents. The group’s leader, agent Rey Tariche, resigned from the FBI New York office on Monday following Director James Comey’s release of a memo saying the agency was once again looking into Hillary Clinton.

From Barrett’s story:



2.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Giuliani_promotions_of_Bernard_Kerik



Rudy Giuliani promotions of Bernard Kerik

Rudy Giuliani at a State Department briefing with Bernard Kerik and others. September 2002.
Rudy Giuliani, as mayor of the City of New York, promoted the career of Bernard Kerik (by appointment or recommendation) on several occasions. Critics have charged that Giuliani showed consistently poor judgment in doing so.

History of promotions         Edit
Bernard Kerik, who started out as a New York Police Department detective driving for his campaign, then became the city's Commissioner of the Department of Correction and later New York City Police Commissioner and a founder of Giuliani Partners. Kerik also served as bodyguard for Giuliani.[1][2] Giuliani is godfather to Kerik's two younger children, by Kerik's third wife, Hala Matli (born 1972, married 1998): Celine Christina and Angelina Amber.[3]

More than half of mayor Giuliani's cabinet opposed his 2000 appointment of Kerik as police commissioner.[4] Kerik's selection came despite the fact that he lacked a college degree. (Kerik was a high school dropout with a General Equivalency Diploma.[5]) Possession of a college degree was a requirement of police department officials at the captain rank and higher,[4] a practice instituted by former police commissioner Benjamin Ward.

After Giuliani's terms as mayor completed, Kerik became a founder of Giuliani Partners.

Giuliani then pushed President George W. Bush to nominate Kerik to be Secretary of Homeland Security, at which point multiple scandals derailed the nomination and Kerik's career; subsequently Kerik pleaded guilty to corruption charges dating from his Corrections days (1999). (He pleaded guilty in Bronx court to state misdemeanor charges related to undeclared acceptance of $165,000 in apartment renovations performed by Interstate Industrial, a reputably mob-associated firm.)[4][6] In March 2007, The New York Times reported that Kerik was likely to also be indicted for tax fraud and illegal eavesdropping, and also disclosed that Giuliani had testified under oath in April 2006 that he had in fact been briefed on Kerik's mob links in 2000 — prior to his appointment of Kerik as Corrections Commissioner. Giuliani had previously denied knowing of these connections until years later.[7] Kerik is also under investigation for conspiracy to eavesdrop on the conversations of the husband of Jeanine Pirro, Albert Pirro, whom Ms. Pirro suspected of having an affair.[8]

Briefing of Giuliani         Edit
Mayor Giuliani said that neither he nor his aides could remember being briefed about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial. However, a late 2007 New York Times investigation of the diaries and investigator's notes of Edward J. Kuriansky, the city investigations commissioner, indicates that such a meeting did indeed occur. Additionally, Kuriansky also remembered briefing one of Giuliani's closest aides, Dennison Young Jr., about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial just days before the police commissioner appointment. Regarding Giuliani's appointment patterns and loyalty as a factor in professional relationships, former deputy mayor (under Giuliani) Fran Reiter said, "Rudy can fall for people big time, and sometimes qualifications are secondary to loyalty."[4]


3.


http://www.villagevoice.com/news/rudy-giulianis-five-big-lies-about-9-11-6424659

Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007 AT 4 A.M.
Nearly six years after 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is still walking through the canyons of lower


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https://www.corbettreport.com/911-suspects-rudy-giuliani/



9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani : The Corbett Report
https://www.corbettreport.com › 911-sus...
Sep 5, 2016 - On the day of 9/11, while the remains of the twin towers and WTC7 were still smoldering, one of Mayor Giuliani's first concerns was clearing away ...





Lance Tapley is a former tenant whom I first
rented to in the late 1970's.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth and close friend of Ralph Nader.
His research and publications on torture in prisons earned
him the ACLU Roger Baldwin award.

to many cites to list for him

google lance tapley maine



This email just received from him

Lance Tapley
Friday, November 4, 2016 1:44 PM

Dear Friends,

Here below is a link to my column today, "The Progressive Case for
President Hillary Clinton," in two dailies, the Kennebec Journal in
Augusta, Maine, and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine--both print
and online.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/11/04/column-the-progressive-case-for-president-hillary-clinton/

If you think doing so is worthwhile, please forward it extensively,
including on Facebook; tweet it; and use any other medium you can. I've
just made it "public" on my Facebook account.

It is Maine-oriented because the state is something of a swing state now
(explained in the piece), but the arguments hold, I believe, for many other
places.

These are desperate times.

Best wishes,
Lance



http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/fbi-donald-trump-base-230755

The FBI looks like Trump's America
Politico-
According to numbers from August, 67 percent of FBI agents are white men. Fewer than 20 percent are women. The number of African-American agents hovers ...





http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/03/hillary_clinton_targeted_by_trump_fbi_fans_report_says.html

NOV. 3 2016 4:10 PM
The Theory That the FBI Is Out to Get Clinton Is Becoming More Plausible


When Democrats reacted to FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress about the sort-of-reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server by accusing Comey of trying to meddle in the election on behalf of the Republican Party, the accusation seemed far-fetched. Comey was, until last Friday, generally despised by Republicans for his earlier decision to recommend against prosecuting Clinton. But while there's been of yet no evidence revealed that Comey himself has an ax to grind, a number of data points have emerged indicating the presence of a politically motivated anti-Clinton faction within the agency.

For one, leaks keep coming out of the FBI that are unflattering to Clinton. First there was the revelation that the Clinton emails the FBI is currently checking for classified info came from Anthony Weiner's computer. (A good rule of thumb is that no political candidate wants his/her name anywhere near a headline that also involves the notorious A-Weens.) Then there was a story on Fox News (and a much more measured one in the Wall Street Journal) about the existence of an investigation into potential corruption at the Clinton Foundation. And the FBI also tweeted about a document release related to Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of Marc Rich.



On a parallel track, there was a report Thursday in the Guardian about FBI agents actively supporting Trump:

“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent ... The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”
Longtime Trump expert Wayne Barrett wrote Thursday in the Daily Beast, meanwhile, about the connections between Trump and the FBI. The FBI Agents Association—a unionlike 13,000-member group—has close ties to Rudy Giuliani, a top Trump surrogate, and Giuliani has said on Fox News that he's in touch with current agents who are upset about Comey's decision not to prosecute Clinton. A former agent named Jim Kallstrom has appeared on Fox several times saying the same thing; Kallstrom's Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation has received funding from Trump and the Trump Foundation, and one of its directors is Rush Limbaugh.

The Guardian piece notes that other sources besides its quoted agent "dispute the depth of support for Trump within the bureau." And Barrett is writing only about Trump allies making claims of connections to current agents; we don't know whether those connections are in fact as strong as Giuliani and Kallstrom make them out to be, or whether said agents are upset about the Clinton email situation specifically because they support Trump. But when you combine the Guardian/Barrett reports with the kind of leaks that are comin










http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/05/why-we-should-all-fear-the-rot-inside-the-fbi.html


Why We Should All Fear the Rot Inside the FBI

11.05.16 12:01 AM ET
When a black church burned in Greenville, Mississippi, leaving charred walls and roof and the words “vote Trump” scrawled on the side of the building, local authorities called in the FBI. Its offices in Jackson, the state capitol, and Washington D.C. were put on the case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been doing that kind of work for decades. It was the FBI, under pressure from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, that sent scores of agents to Philadelphia, Mississippi in June of 1964 to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, who had themselves been investigating the firebombing of a black church that was to serve as a “freedom school,” in preparation for registering black Mississippians to vote. When the three men were found dead—lynched and discarded in an earthen dam—it was FBI agents who made the discovery, acting on an informant’s tip.
The FBI has had its dark days, too. It was the federal law enforcement agency, under director J. Edgar Hoover, that tried to harass Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. literally to death; and that infiltrated, sabotaged and set up members of the civil rights movement, anti-war movement, the Black Panthers, and more; from COINTELPRO to infiltrating and spying on groups opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The most recent target of massive surveillance by the FBI: protest movements organized under the broad banner of Black Lives Matter, which collectively are aimed at reforming policing, to reduce often fatal violence against unarmed black civilians.

Americans have, at various times, leaned on the FBI for a measure of justice that local and state police couldn’t be counted on to deliver, and recoiled in fear at their exercise of raw federal power. That uneasy trust; the combination of need and dread, is the lot that FBI agents live with day to day.
The events of the past two weeks have made it all but impossible to have much faith in the FBI now. The agency has, through the actions of a minority cell of unknown size, been severely tainted, potentially dragging down the reputations of even the finest agents in its ranks.
After all, how can we trust the nation’s foremost federal law enforcement agency now that it has become clear that a faction of its agents used a conspiracy theory-hawking political book to launch a partisan probe into a presidential candidate?



FBI Octopus



Honesdale police chief charges council violated Sunshine Act
Scranton Times-Tribune-
However, by then, Mr. Kominski had resigned from the department and council had hired a new police chief: Mr. Southerton, who is a retired FBI agent who ...



FBI agent visits Morehead campus
The Trail Blazer-
FBI special agent, Lori Greenwell, spoke with students at MSU Career Services on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Photo by Leah Floccare.



https://www.yahoo.com/movies/michael-moore-bernie-sanders-easily-defeated-donald-trump-002124563.html

Sanders Would Have Easily Defeated Donald Trump ‘Without the Baggage’
       




VarietyNovember 5, 2016

Although he supported Bernie Sanders in the primaries, Michael Moore couldn’t allow himself to sit on the sidelines of the 2016 election. In September, over 11 days, he shot a secret documentary, “TrumpLand,” in an Ohio auditorium, urging voters to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president. And he’s been a vocal critic of Donald Trump on Twitter, blasting his policies and criticizing FBI director James Comey for trying to hurt the Democratic nominee by publicly re-opening an investigation into her email server.

Moore talked to Variety about “TrumpLand,” which is playing in theaters and iTunes, as well as the election.

When you made this movie, the word “TrumpLand” meant something else — it described the region of the country where you shot the film. Now people are using it as a code word for the FBI.  
Yeah, I saw that today. It was The Guardian that broke the story of the FBI agent inside, saying the agency was so pro-Trump and anti-Hillary, that they call it “TrumpLand.” I texted the guy at iTunes to see if there was an uptick [in my movie’s sales]. I think what Comey did was disgraceful.

Why?
The national police are trying to tip the election. It is one of the things that begins to happen when you have a real police state, which we don’t have yet. When you have federal police trying to affect the outcome of an election, trying to scare people into not voting for her, implying she’ll be under investigation for her entire term. You have a very dangerous situation. You have people trying to thwart democracy. The same thing happens when Trump says he may not accept the results of the election if it goes against him. The difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t think that way. Somebody said to me the other day, these theaters showing your movie should be showing another movie, it should be equal-time. I said, “You’re implying there’s right-wing art.” Go ahead, tell me the right-wing movies, the right-wing directors.

What about Dinesh D’Souza?
He’s a propagandist whose fake documentary has been completely disproven.

Have you seen his movie?
No. It’s not a movie. You keep calling it a movie! It’s a long-form political ad piece of propaganda that’s full of lies.

Do you have a prediction for who will win the election? 
I’m not a pundit. I can tell you living in Michigan, what it feels like, and it doesn’t feel good.

Does it feel like Trump will win?
It feels like he has an excellent chance, and because the election this year is in the second week of November, which is what we call winter, if there’s low-voter turnout that would benefit him. It’s about the turnout.

The reason I ask is that you wrote an essay over the summer, with five reasons why Trum



Link du jour


https://www.justsecurity.org/34178/surveillance-anti-press-sentiment-heightens-concerns-journalists-safety-closer-home/



http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/11/speaking-from-prison-incarcerated-reporter-maintains-innocence/






http://bluevirginia.us/2016/11/interfaith-alliance-greene-county-sheriff-community-disservice-hosting-conspiracy-theorist-seminar






https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-fbi/2016/11/04/ac08f73e-a1fe-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html



Opinions
Five myths about the FBI
No, it’s not apolitical, and the White House doesn’t control the FBI director.


Could FBI Director James Comey have kept the Clinton probe quiet until after the election?
November 4 at 1:16 PM
FBI Director James Comey’s 9.0-magnitude political earthquake, announcing in a vague letter to Congress 11 days before the election that new evidence of unknown importance had surfaced in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server, has shined a bright light on the bureau’s unique role in Washington. Here are some myths about its culture and power.

MYTH NO. 1
The FBI isn’t political.
One of J. Edgar Hoover’s first acts when he became director of the FBI in 1924 was to clean house of the bureau’s political appointees — and ever since, directors have proudly bragged that the FBI is completely nonpartisan. It’s simply a “fact-finding agency,” Hoover often promised. This summer, Comey himself assured that the Clinton server investigation had been conducted “in an entirely apolitical and professional way.”


But while the FBI may technically be nonpartisan, it has long been one of the most politically astute institutions in the government. Its files have regularly been deployed as political weapons, from the 1948 election — in which Hoover backed Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman — to Watergate, where leaks from then-Deputy Director Mark Felt helped bring down Richard Nixon. Moreover, the bureau spent much of the 20th century as something akin to America’s “morality police,” shifting resources decade by decade to combat perceived threats to the nation’s social fabric, from Harlem Renaissance authors in the 1930s to antiwar activists in the 1960s to “deadbeat dads” in the 1990s. During his 48-year tenure, Hoover used the power of the traditionally conservative bureau to cozy up to powerful politicians and to bludgeon, publicly and privately, civil rights leaders, political dissidents, gays and especially communists.

Comey has made a point to try to stand against that era: FBI recruits visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum to understand, Comey has said, “in a palpable, nauseating and gut-wrenching way, the consequences of the abuse of power on a massive scale.” He’s ordered new recruits to learn about the bureau’s history with the Rev. Martin Luther King, whom Hoover tried to blackmail into giving up his efforts. But the bureau (and particularly its director) retains a black belt in behind-the-scenes political judo: It skillfully navigated the politics of the 9/11 Commission, halting a move to break it apart following its failure to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks. It uses its reputation for integrity, moral authority and justice to push presidents and lawmakers to back its programs and budget requests. Presidents know: You don’t want to be on your FBI director’s bad side.

MYTH NO. 2
The FBI director can’t be fired.
While many national security roles, such as CIA director, typically turn over at the beginning of a presidential term, the FBI directorship over the past 40 years has been seen as an apolitical post. Ever since director-for-life Hoover died in May 1972, FBI chiefs have been appointed to a congressionally mandated, nonrenewable 10-year term. When Comey’s predecessor, Robert Mueller, reached the end of that term, President Obama asked him to stay an additional two years — a move that required a special act of Congress.

But that fixed term doesn’t limit how or why a president can remove an FBI director, and, according to U.S. law, a firing doesn’t have to be “for cause.” When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, Director William Sessions was already under siege for mismanagement. A scathing 161-page inspector general report said he misused government transportation and engaged in other abuses of his office. Clinton, with the recommendation of Attorney General Janet Reno, fired Sessions outright after the director refused to resign.


MYTH NO. 3
The White House controls the FBI director.
The FBI is part of the Justice Department, so technically the director reports up through the attorney general and to the White House itself — which is why this summer’s “social” meeting on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch






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LOCAL CALIFORNIA
L.A. sheriff's deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy


It was the worst case of child abuse that local officials had ever seen.

The death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez became a grim symbol of the failure of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, prompting criminal charges against four social workers and far-reaching reforms of how authorities oversee abused and neglected children. Gabriel’s mother and her boyfriend were charged with his murder.


But far less public scrutiny has been given to the role of L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who investigated Gabriel’s situation in the months before his 2013 death.

A Times review of grand jury testimony, child welfare records and recently filed court documents shows that deputies visited Gabriel’s home multiple times during the eight months prosecutors say he was being tortured and beaten. But the deputies found no signs of abuse and did not file paperwork that





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Police are looking into a video that shows allegedly shows a female police officer fighting a teenage girl.
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Americann University Removes Controversial Statue of Man Convicted of Killing FBI Agents



American University is removing a controversial statue of a Native American activist who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1977.

The decision to remove the statue of Leonard Peltier came after the president of the FBI agents association urged the university to take down the work of art because it was offensive.

Many Native Americans believe Peltier was wrongly convicted and sentenced to two life terms.

The university released the following statement:

“American University strongly supports the mission of museums to present thought provoking art to inform and educate. Within the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, we have hosted numerous







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FBI Won’t Follow Nevada’s New Gun Control Law, Saying It’s Unenforceable



A voter-approved measure in Nevada to require more gun background checks isn’t enforceable, says the FBI and Nevada’s attorney general.

Under the measure, which was supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, gun transactions between private citizens must involve federal screenings through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

But according to the Washington Times, the FBI won’t conduct the checks.

In a letter to state officials, the FBI said the state is tasked with background checks and the ballot initiative’s approval “cannot dictate how federal resources are applied.”

The measure prohibits the state from conducting the background checks involving private sales.

“It is manifestly unjust to criminally penalize someone for failing to perform an act that is impossible to perform,” Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican





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