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Charles H. Kable, IV Named Special Agent in Charge of Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office
Washington, D.C. December 09, 2015        

FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Charles H. Kable, IV as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office. Mr. Kable most recently served as the chief of the Counterespionage Section at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Mr. Kable provided leadership and oversight to the field offices engaged in espionage, economic espionage, and insider threat investigations.

Mr. Kable entered on duty with the FBI in 2000 and was assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, Oakland Resident Agency, where he specialized in counterespionage investigations and counterintelligence operations.

Mr. Kable was then promoted to program manager and acting unit chief in the Chinese Counterespionage Unit within the Counterespionage Section at FBIHQ, where he provided leadership, guidance, and oversight to the field divisions on numerous high-profile counterespionage investigations.

In 2007, Mr. Kable was promoted to supervisory special agent of a counterintelligence squad in the San Antonio Field Office, Austin Resident Agency.

In 2009, Mr. Kable became the Chief of the Civilian Intelligence Officers in the Operations and Investigations Unit at FBIHQ, where he led investigations and operations directed against known and suspected Chinese intelligence officers in the U.S.

In 2011, Mr. Kable served as the assistant section chief of the Counterespionage Section, and in 2012 Mr. Kable was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Branch of the Los Angeles Field Office.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Kable was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy in the Pacific and, during his last fleet assignment, commissioned the guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69).

Mr. Kable reports to the Washington Field Office in the middle of December.
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couple of reads about very special.....
FBI agents

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http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20151212/ENTERTAINMENT/151209841

Coup still shares laughs after 75 years together

Published: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3:14 p.m.

For the past 75 years, Phil and Bea Stewart have shared love, laughter and happiness.

While sharing their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 1, they reflected on what has kept them together.

“Glue,” Bea said, jokingly.

The couple met in the ninth grade when they were 14 years old in Detroit.

“We grew up together, really,” Bea said. “It was a different world then. There were rules and restrictions, and we lived by them.”

The two married right out of high school while Bea was attending Wayne University on a full scholarship, and Phil enlisted in the Navy. He attended the same university after serving in World War II on a Navy destroyer ship performing anti-submarine sonar maneuvers.

“I do – those two little words meant something. Divorce – you didn't even spell it back then. People were just together forever,” Bea said.

After two years of teaching, Phil left the profession when his brother suggested that he become an FBI agent. He did that for 29 years.

“We thought, 'Oh this is great, we will travel the world,' but we ended up in Baltimore




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RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second shooter ...
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/28/justice/california-rfk-second-gun/
Apr 30, 2012 - No more cover-ups." ... RFK assassination witness comes forward 06:24 .... Rhodes-Hughes tells CNN the FBI's eight-shot claim is "completely false. ..... which confirms the existence of the cover-up efforts," he told CNN.
Who Killed Robert Kennedy? by Philip Melanson
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/FBI/Who_Killed_R_Kennedy.html
Far fewer are aware that the investigation into Robert Kennedy's death was ... With the FBI's assistance, they spent the next fourteen months investigating the murder. ... The files made it clear that the LAPD had engaged in a massive cover-up, ...
Robert F Kennedy assassination witness says FBI covered up fact ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Robert-F-Kennedy-assassination-witness-says-FBI-...
Apr 30, 2012 - Robert F Kennedy was shot dead by two gunmen and not just 'lone wolf' .... The constant cover-ups, the constant lies - this has got to stop.' ...
The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the ...
http://www.amazon.com › Books › History › Americas › United States
A reexamination of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy presents new ... F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, .... and, the official investigation authorities (LAPD, FBI) covered up evidence that
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couple of reads about what is hot about the FBI


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The FBI Agents That Arrested Martin Shkreli Are Pretty Hot
NextShark-22 hours ago
The two FBI agents flanking the 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals in arrest photos have been singled out for their good looks and tailored suits.


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https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2004/apr/15/news-in-brief/




Texas: In February, 2004, John Conditt Jr., 53, the former head of the FBI's internal affairs unit at the Office of Professional Responsibility was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court after he admitted molesting the daughters of two FBI agents after he retired in 2001. Conditt had been an FBI agent for more than 30 years before retiring. A retired FBI whistleblower said she had brought allegations of child abuse on Indian reservations to Conditt's attention and the FBI had not aggressively pursued the allegations. She now questions whether having a pedophile in charge of an FBI office would influence how aggressively child abuse charges were investigated.





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FBI kept quiet about sexual relationship between agent, star witness in Jefferson trial
Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune By Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
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on September 27, 2009 at 5:58 AM, updated September 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM
       
       
       
       
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2009/09/post_4.html
       
       


As the corruption case against former Rep. William Jefferson was about to go to trial in June, prosecutors learned from their star witness that she had had a sexual relationship with the undercover FBI agent who drove her to all the meetings where she secretly taped and delivered cash to the New Orleans Democrat.



william-jefferson.JPGMichael DeMocker / The Times-PicayuneOn Monday, Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request by Jefferson's lawyers for a new trial, a request based in part on defense claims that Ellis erred in not letting them bring up Lori Mody's relationship with an FBI agent at trial.

But according to court documents unsealed last week, the FBI and its Office of Professional Responsibility knew at least as far back as last December that the agent, John Guandolo, "had had an intimate relationship with a confidential source that he thought could damage an investigation." But they never passed that information to the U.S. attorney's office prosecuting Jefferson or the lead FBI agent in the investigation.

The failure to provide the court and the prosecutors with such explosive information raises questions about FBI conduct, even as the revelation about Guandolo's relationship with Lori Mody, the northern Virginia businesswoman at the center of the Jefferson probe, adds a new layer of intrigue to the case.

It also shows how the actions of a single agent could have wrecked the long and meticulous Justice Department pursuit of Jefferson. Mody did not testify at the trial, but the tapes she secretly recorded were allowed to be played for the jury and were a key to the conviction of the nine-term congressman on 11 of 16 corruption charges.

"This is just unbelievable, " said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who has followed the case closely. "If the FBI was aware that an agent had an improper relationship with a confidential source, it is information that should have been disclosed to the court."

"It's very disturbing, " said Harvey Silverglate, a Boston lawyer and author of a recent book critical of the federal law enforcement. "First of all, an agent shouldn't be having an affair with a government informant. And if it does happen, of course it must be disclosed because it could affect the credibility of the informant and the individual agent and investigation."

FBI agent resigns

Guandolo resigned from the FBI on or about Dec. 1, before the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility could question him about his sexual liaisons with Mody, as well as with women FBI agents, relationships detailed in a document Guandolo had prepared.

FBI spokesmen at the Washington, D.C., field office and at national headquarters said Friday that they could not comment on personnel matters. William Carter of the FBI National Press Office said he had brought the question of why the FBI did not pass along what they knew about Guandolo to the federal court, to the FBI's Office of General Counsel for their review.

On Friday, Guandolo declined to go beyond a statement he gave to the FBI on June 7, in which he expressed his "deep remorse" for his sexual relationship with Mody, and his hope that it wouldn't damage the case against Jefferson.

After Mody told prosecutors of her relationship with Guandolo, the government announced that they would not call her as a witness and scrambled to have the lead FBI agent in the case provide the testimony to establish the surveillance tapes.

On Monday, Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request by Jefferson's lawyers for a new trial, a request based in part on defense claims that Ellis erred in not letting them bring up Mody's relationship with Guandolo at trial. After sentencing Oct. 30, fter sentencing Oct. 30, the defense is expected to appeal Ellis' decision to deny a new trial.

Chance of appeal

Turley and other expert observers said that defense chances of a successful appeal based on the new information are slim. But Turley said that Guandolo's brazen behavior in such a high-profile case raises questions about the "FBI culture, " especially in light of somewhat similar claims in the botched prosecution of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens was convicted of corruption last October, but on Dec. 2 -- right when Guandolo was leaving the FBI -- one of two FBI agents assigned to the Stevens case filed a complaint suggesting, among other things, that there has been an "inappropriate relationship" between Mary Beth Kepner, the lead FBI agent in the case, and the key government witness, Bill Allen. Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the charges against Stevens.

Ellis ruled that Guandolo's relationship with Mody was irrelevant, and telling the jurors would have had a "prejudicial" effect on their deliberations.

But, Turley said, "the judge was very forthcoming with the government in allowing highly damaging and personal facts about Jefferson to go before the jury, including the fact that he had slept over at the house of a female aide." The aide said they slept in separate rooms.

The relationship between Guandolo and Mody is all the more stunning because she was described as being a volatile and vulnerable figure, especially in her relationships with men.


'Mild intimacy'

According to a statement from Mody included in the unsealed document, she and Guandolo engaged in "mild intimacy" in New Orleans in April 2005, and that on subsequent occasions Guandolo made "inappropriate sexual advances" in a car, at her townhouse and at her parents' home. On one occasion, she said, he was "overly aggressive" but she fended him off. Then once or twice, between late April and the end of May 2005, they had consensual sex.

lori-mody.JPGLori Mody


On May 12, 2005, Mody and Jefferson shared a four-hour dinner at which she talked to Jefferson about her problems with men while Guandolo, posing as her driver, waited in the car.

According to the law enforcement Web site "Tickle the Wire, " the FBI learned of Guandolo's misbehavior because he had, on the advice of his therapist, made a list of his sexual affairs so he could better see the damage he had done to his marriage.

Asked how the list came into the hands of FBI officials, Guandolo said Friday, "it's a lot simpler than you think." He did not elaborate.

At his last meeting with Mody, in early 2006, after the Jefferson investigation had ended, Guandolo, a counter-terrorism expert in the FBI, asked her to contribute $75,000 to one of several anti-terrorist organizations.

Since leaving the bureau, Guandolo has been writing and speaking about the Islamic terrorist threat in America, which he has said the leadership in the FBI is being inadequately aggressive in combating
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E.W. Priestap Named Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division
Washington, D.C. December 21, 2015        

FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

FBI Director James B. Comey has named E.W. “Bill” Priestap as the assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Priestap most recently served as the deputy assistant director of the Intelligence Operations Branch in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBIHQ.

Mr. Priestap entered on duty with the FBI in 1998, working organized crime and drug matters in the Chicago Division. Following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Mr. Priestap focused on counterterrorism investigations in Chicago.

In 2003, Mr. Priestap was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) at FBIHQ. While in OCA, he was detailed to the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he assisted with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

In 2005, Mr. Priestap was appointed the special assistant to the assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBIHQ.

In 2006, Mr. Priestap was assigned to the New York Field Office, where he held counterterrorism and intelligence supervisory positions. He was then promoted to assistant special agent in charge, and he served in the Intelligence and the Counterintelligence Divisions of the New York Field Office.

In 2012, Mr. Priestap was promoted to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBIHQ, and, in 2013, Mr. Priestap was named
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Joe Yurgine to discuss his book, "Deuce," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, 815-939-4564, lions-online.org. Yurgine, a former new York FBI agent who handled Russian espionage cases. In his new book, "Deuce"' he weaves together history and fiction to create a riveting chronicle of life inside the FBI and how Harlem was saved from burning. Books will be available for purchase and signing.



http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/community-calendar-dec/article_60419fb3-8910-51ba-b6ac-434b65153b98.html?mode=jqm
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http://www.upi.com/Archives/1988/01/06/Ex-FBI-agent-wants-to-serve-jail-time-in-style/8989568443600/


Ex-FBI agent wants to serve jail time in style
Jan. 6, 1988


AUGUSTA, Maine -- A retired FBI agent serving nine months in jail for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl is asking to serve a subsequent house-arrest term at an Idaho apartment complex with a swimming pool, tennis court and jacuzzi.

John H. Kenoyer, 65, who retired from the FBI a decade ago after serving 30 years, made the motion in a handwritten letter to a SuperiorCourt judge, who scheduled a hearing for today.

In his letter to Judge Donald Alexander, Kenoyer said the move would allow him to 'get away from the scene of all my troubles ... (and) to alleviate the arthritis in my hip by living in a climate that is much drier and milder than Maine.'

Kenoyer, who once jumped bail, said he would also like to live away from the woman to whom he was engaged to marry at the time of his conviction.

Kenoyer of Winthrop is expected to be released from jail next month, when his nine-month sentence for the assault on a young girl in his neighborhood ends. But then, he must serve a two-year period of house arrest -- a confinement that is not in a jail or prison but in private quarters.

He said he hopes to spend those years at the Lake Villa Apartments in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, where he lived as a fugitive prior to his arrest last February. The apartment complex has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis court.

District Attorney David Crook said he did not plan to object to Kenoyer's request.

'I think it is a reasonable request, provided all the other conditions of probation are met,' Crook said. 'I think it is pretty routine.'

Kenoyer was indicted in March 1986 but later jumped bail and disappeared until last February.
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2 stories one about FBI agents killing trapped women and children



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http://koin.com/2016/01/03/fbi-to-deal-with-militia-group-at-malheur-refuge/

FBI to deal with militia group at Malheur Refuge
Officials will work with local officials to try to bring an end to the situation
Colin Miner and KOIN 6 News Staff Published: January 3, 2016, 11:45 am Updated: January 3, 2016, 4:02 pm





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Documentary

Waco Rules of Engagement
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couple of backstories first about FBI Director
Louis Freeh
see
http://nypost.com/2013/07/17/documentary-raises-questions-about-doomed-twa-flight-800/


1. Louis Freeh was principal architect behind the coverup
of the downing of TWA Flight 800 over
Long Island by a US Missile

2.Louis Freeh was principal architect behind
the coverup/murder of Bill and Hillary
Clinton friend Vince Foster

3. Louis Freeh has a summer home in Vermont


story
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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/10/bill-clintons-fbi-head-is/


10 Jan 2016




Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz has retained former President Bill Clinton’s FBI director to help show Clinton was not present at alleged sex orgies thrown by his former client, a convicted pedophile and close Clinton friend.

Clinton’s friendship with a convicted child sex predator, Jeffrey Epstein, again is coming under increased scrutiny, thanks in part to a recent civil lawsuit for defamation filed in Florida against Dershowitz by representatives for two of Epstein’s alleged victims. Dershowitz served as Epstein’s lawyer during Epstein’s criminal criminal.

Not only has Bill Clinton’s name come up in the court proceedings, but Dershowitz, one of the key figures in the case, says that he cannot conclusively deny that Clinton was present at lavish sex orgies thrown on a Caribbean island by Epstein. What’s more, one of the victims said that Bill Clinton in fact was present at an Epstein island orgy.

Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting prostitution from a minor. Though he was represented at trial by Dershowitz, he still had to serve 13 months in prison on an 18-month sentence.

Flight logs also connect Clinton as they show he made multiple trips on Epstein’s private plane, including a September 2002 jaunt to Africa with actor buddies Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker. So does Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts, who claimed that she was used as a sex slave by Epstein and his friends, said that she met Bill Clinton on one of his trips with Epstein when she was only seventeen, but that she did not have sex with him.

Super-lawyer and Clinton and Epstein pal Dershowitz recently testified in circuit court in Broward County, Florida. Transcripts of his testimony reveal that Clinton administration FBI chief Louis Freeh has been called in to run interference. Freeh served as FBI director from 1993 to 2001, during almost the entirety of the Clinton presidency.

Freeh is representing Dershowitz , who recently has been at the center of civil claims involving allegations that he had sex with underage women on Epstein’s private plane and at parties on Epstein’s private island, including at times when Clinton also was on the island.

“Well, we have made a Freedom of Information request,” Dershowitz testified. “My — my attorney in New York, Louis Freeh, the former head of the FBI, has made a FOIA request for all information



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Hillary Clinton Vince Foster murder
http://www.fbicover-up.com/
Hillary Clinton and the cover-up of the murder of her friend Vince Foster by Kenneth Starr.



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http://www.911truth.org/twa-project-files-lawsuits-navy-seals-missile-defense-agency/


TWA Project Files Lawsuits Against Navy Seals and Missile Defense ...
http://www.911truth.org/twa-project-files-lawsuits-navy-seals-missile-defense-age...
Aug 19, 2013 - Tom Stalcup, independent investigator of TWA Flight 800 Crash FILES SUITS IN BOSTON FEDERAL COURT TO ... Kristina Borjesson Director ...




http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2014/08/25/louis-freeh-injured-vermont-car-crash/14596459/.



Former FBI director Freeh injured in VT wreck

Aug 26, 2014


Former FBI director Louis B. Freeh

BARNARD – Former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a car crash Monday afternoon in Barnard, the Vermont State Police confirmed Monday night.

State police in Royalton received a 911 call at 12:16 p.m. regarding a one-vehicle crash near 2762 Vermont 12. Troopers responded, along with rescue and fire personnel from the Barnard area.

Freeh, 64, of Wilmington, Del., was airlifted from Barnard to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for treatment, police said. He has a summer home in Barnard.
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Puleeeeeeeeeze?


the FBI funded by our taxes, has never needed legislation
to violate you.

they have been doing it since 1920
Before that thw Pinkertons and local policwe did it.

couple of reads about violating you
as always funded by your taxes


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http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/13/technology/nsa-michael-hayden-encryption/




NSA boss says FBI director is wrong on encryption
CNNMoney- January 13 2016
Encryption protects everyone's communications, including terrorists. The FBI director wants to undermine that. The ex-NSA director says that's a ...



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download the article

" reach out and tap someone" by Greg Flannery


"Reach Out and TAP Someone" by Gregory Flannery, In These ...
https://www.unz.org/Pub/InTheseTimes-1989mar22-00012
Mar 22, 1989 - In These Times Archives. All Years = 17,501 Articles ... In the World. Reach Out and TAP Someone. by Gregory Flannery. In These Times.
Gregory Flannery - UNZ.org
visualprime.com/Author/FlanneryGregory
by Gregory Flannery. Eavesdropping Left and Right ... In These Times. , September 6, 1989, p. 7 - PDF · Reach Out and TAP Someone. by Gregory Flannery.
In These Times - UNZ.org
visualprime.com/Author/FlanneryGregory?PublicationID=InTheseTimes
Hot on the Press. by Gregory Flannery. Did Police Torch a Cincinnati Paper? In These Times. , September 6, 1989, p. 7 - PDF · Reach Out and TAP Someone.
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http://www.rifuture.org/phil-eil-dea.html


Are the documents Phil Eil is requesting from the DEA public?

January 22, 2016


philIf you follow Phil Eil on social media you’ve surely heard about his public records request of the DEA. Eil is working on a book about Paul Volkman, a doctor who was convicted to four consecutive life sentences for dealing drugs under the guise of writing medicine prescriptions.

Eil has requested from the DEA all the evidence presented at the trial, he says he’s requested more than 200 pieces of evidence that the DEA has interpreted as 15,000 pages of documents. The trial ended in May of 2011 and Eil filed his FOIA request in February, 2012.

Is Eil getting the run-around from the feds? He told me an FBI agent subpoenaed him as a witness during the trial and he wonders if that was a ploy to keep him from covering the trial as a journalist. Or is he requesting documents that aren
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jp.com



AG likely to indict former head of "Israeli FBI" Arbiv for breach of trust
Jerusalem Post Israel News-14 minutes ago
Arbiv, whose was essentially the former head of the “Israeli FBI,” resigned from his post on February 9, 2014 over the scandal, though he continues

AG likely to indict former head of "Israeli FBI" Arbiv for breach of trust
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Thu, 28 Jan 2016, 12:39 PM
A statement from Weinstein's office said that Arbiv was suspected of having had inappropriately close relations with Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto from 2010-203.
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see link for very very special agent boys and girls


https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/07/new-fbi-chief-vows-collaborative-approaches-law-enforcement/wbsFNZa0AmSkLbbFp2hG3M/story.html

New local FBI chief vows collaborative approach

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/07/new-fbi-chief-vows-collaborative-approaches-law-enforcement/wbsFNZa0AmSkLbbFp2hG3M/story.html
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if link fails Google

pbsotalk.com

http://wiki.pbsotalk.com/Southwest%20Florida%20Confidential%20Records
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March 19 2016




As a smart criminal justice consumer
you now understand FBI agents covered
up the Bill /Hillary Clinton assassination
of Vince Foster.


2 stories about the FBI.
One is FBI spin

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/18/cspan-legal-expert-holds-up-copy-of-clinton-cash-fbi-agents-are-required-to-read-this/


CSPAN: Legal Expert Holds Up Copy of ‘Clinton Cash,’ ‘FBI Agents Are Required to Read This’
Audiobook Cover

18 Mar 2016

In a Friday interview on C-SPAN, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia Joseph diGenova held up a copy of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich and said, “I know from conversations with former FBI agents that the FBI, believe it or not, has a copy of this book, Clinton Cash.”

“And they have delved into it deeply,” diGenova said about the federal agents currently investigating the multiple email accounts and the private server that then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her aids used to conduct official government business while she was in office.




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http://www.fbicover-up.com

Welcome to our website about the murder of Vince Foster, Deputy White House Counsel under President Clinton. A federal court ordered Independent Counsel Ken Starr to include evidence, found in government records, of an FBI cover-up, to Starr’s own Report. Hillary Clinton remains silent about this evidence, submitted to the court by Patrick Knowlton, John Clarke, and Hugh Turley.
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March 22 2016

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000195726/ex-fbi-agent-faces-gun-possession-trial

FBI agent faces gun-possession trial

Updated Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 at 10:48 GM
FBI Agent Richardson Clyde Roller and Mercy Shirley Mwendwa at Mombasa Court.

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent was Monday charged in Mombasa, alongside his wife, with illegal possession of firearms.

Richard Clyde Rollier (left) and his Kenyan wife Mercy Shirley Mwendwa, who were arrested on Saturday, were charged with possession of two stun guns without lawful authority.

They denied the charges when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi and were released on a Sh500,000 bond with a similar surety.

The two were arrested while at their home in Nyali, Mombasa, according to police records.

The magistrate directed the American to deposit his passport with the court and report to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) once a month.

"Considering your citizenship, you shall deposit your passport with the court and report to the ATPU once per month," directed Ms Shitubi.
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Prosecutor Sarah Ogweno opposed bail, saying the American was likely to leave the court's jurisdiction if freed pending trial.

"If the accused is granted bail, he should report to the CID offices in Mombasa and go to the ATPU," said Ms Ogweno.

According to the police reports, the American was arrested for the second time in a month over the alleged importation of banned goods.

The retired FBI agent, who came to Kenya 11 years ago, has been under police investigation for possession of explosives.
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https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/04/07/michigan-cop-and-fbi-agent-beat-wrong-suspect-deleted-videos-by-witnesses/



April 7, 2016
Michigan Cop and FBI Agent Beat Wrong Suspect, Deleted Videos by Witnesses

An undercover Michigan cop with an FBI agent beat up an innocent man, then stopped to force bystanders to delete all footage of the actual incident.

James King was walking down th
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Bonus read

http://reason.com/blog/2016/05/26/fbi-trying-to-sneak-in-ability-to-access

HIT & RUN BLOG
FBI Trying to Sneak In Ability to Access Emails Without Court Order
An attempt to secretly expand what can be gathered with National Security Letters


|May. 26, 2016 4:55 pm


Right now Congress is attempting to hammer out rules that would eliminate an old loophole that permits the government and law enforcement to get access to Americans' old emails with a simple court subpoena instead of a warrant.

But at the same time, the FBI is trying to write up special new rules that would let them use a National Security Letter (NSL) to get access to email records without any sort of court order.

NSLs are secret orders that allow the government under the PATRIOT Act to not just demand data from Internet and telecom companies about specific users but also to legally gag these companies from communicating any information about their existence. Currently, NSLs can get all sorts of information and metadata (like phone records) that way, but not emails. The 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act would change the rules. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), originators of proposed encryption legislation that would utterly destroy everybody's cybersecurity, put out a statement in support of the legislation, which passed a committee vote.


There was one dissenter, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) who has been the primary voice in that committee against unwarranted surveillance. CNet takes note of his response and warning:

But Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the lone dissenting voice on the 15-member Senate committee, vowed to work on reversing the "dangerous provisions."

"This bill takes a hatchet to important protections for Americans' liberty," he said in a statement. "This bill would mean more government surveillance of Americans, less due process and less independent oversight of US intelligence agencies. Worse, neither the intelligence agencies, nor the bill's sponsors have shown any evidence that these changes would do anything to make Americans more secure."

Jenna McLaughlin at The Intercept has more about the FBI's lengthy efforts to try to use NSLs to secretly access email communications here.

Note that the FBI is now taking some hits by judges over its insistence on secrecy. Yesterday a federal judge tossed out evidence the FBI had collected in a child pornography case because they refused to reveal to the defense the tools that they had used to exploit Tor to track pedophiles, even if that information was kept


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Did the CIA Help Kill Mexican Journalist Manuel Buendia?

Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia, who was killed on May 30, 1984. | Photo: EPCSG


http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Did-the-CIA-Help-Kill-Mexican-Journalist-Manuel-Buendia-20160525-0057.html




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Manuel Buendia was the most influential investigative journalist in Mexico, exposing state corruption, organized crime and the drug trade.
Manuel Buendia was walking to the parking lot where he used to park his car everyday in the center of Mexico City, but on May 30, 1984, a hired killer was waiting for him. He was shot and killed, taking four bullets in the back. 

At the time Buendía was the most influential investigative journalist in Mexico, his column Red Privada ("Private Network")—which exposed state corruption and took on organized crime—distributed and read in over 200 newspapers across Mexico.

OPINION: 
Impunity Is The Beast That Keeps Killing Journalists in Mexico

But his influence cost him his life, his killing coming after he uncovered links between Mexico's federal police agency, the CIA and long-time fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero. His murder is known as the “first crime of narcopolitics,” and for five years it went unpunished.

The case was handled by Jose Antonio Zorrilla Pérez, then the head of the infamous Federal Security Directorate (DFS), which led the “dirty war," persecuting political dissidents between 1960 and 1980. Dubbed “the Mexican FBI,” the directorate was abolished in 1985.

Zorrilla, later accused of masterminding the murder of Buendia, was the first to arrive at the murder scene and paid for the journalist's funeral. According to later investigations, however, Zorrilla had ordered the collection of all the evidence from Buendia’s office, including documents that tied Zorrilla to drug traffickers and the CIA, which was operating in Mexico by training Guatemalan guerrillas in the west state of Jalisco at a ranch owned by Caro Quintero.

INTERVIEW:
Killed Journalist in Mexico Made the Powerful Uncomfortable

The relationship between Zorrilla and the most powerful drug kingpin of the 1980s was quite close. When Caro Quintero fled to Costa Rica in 1985, he was traveling with a safe-conduct pass signed by the police head.

Zorrilla’s agents arrested 10 young “porros” (state-sanctioned thugs) and accused them of murdering Buendia. However, this story fell apart in 1990, when Zorrilla was himself charged with the crime and sentenced to 25 years in prison along with Juan Rafael Moro Avila Camacho, the alleged hitman and grandson of former president Manuel Avila Camacho, both are free now. 

However, some colleagues of Buendia claim the CIA was also interested in silencing the journalist, especially after he wrote his book "The CIA in Mexico," in which he tied various fascist organizations to the U.S. spy agency, which helped the Mexican far right combat leftists up until the early 1990s. 

Hector Berrellez, a former DEA supervisor and special agent who served in Mexico in the 1980s, told Xinhua last year that the CIA killed Buendia, claiming that the order came from the then-Interior Minister Manuel Bartlett.



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http://idahostatejournal.com/members/charges-dismissed-against-pocatello-fbi-worker/article_df57d3c1-5cf1-5f21-b6fe-edb44c718895.html

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Charges dismissed against Pocatello FBI worker
By Debbie Bryce For the Journal 20 hrs ago (0)

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Attorney Aaron Thompson gives his client Jennifer Barnett a hug after her case was dismissed in a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon.
POCATELLO — A charge was dismissed against an FBI worker accused of tipping off her husband about a child pornography investigation that was being launched against him by Pocatello police.

Jennifer Barnett, 38, of Pocatello, was charged with destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

Barnett is the head of building security at the FBI office in Pocatello.

Sixth District Magistrate Rick Carnaroli dismissed the charge without prejudice, meaning that the state can refile charges against Barnett in the future.

During the preliminary hearing Wednesday, Barnett was represented by Aaron Thompson of May Rammell and Thompson law firm, and Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Graham argued the state’s case against Barnett.

Pocatello Detective Niko Gordon was the first to testify Wednesday.

Gordon said he was investigating a report that involved Barnett’s husband, David Phillips, 41, and Barnett’s 17-year-old daughter.

According to the report, the victim was made to stand in her underwear in front of two male friends and Phillips for four minutes. Then she was forced to stand naked for an additional five minutes as punishment for bad grades.

The incident was reported by another high school student.

Gordon said he interviewed the victim and witnesses in the case and then contacted Barnett.

The detective said he informed Barnett that he was investigating inappropriate sexual contact between Philip and the underage victim and that it was possibly a criminal investigation.

Following an interview with the victim and Barnett at Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Center on May 4, Gordon said a safety plan was developed, and he instructed Barnett to not discuss the case with her husband.

On May 11, Gordon said he obtained a search warrant to examine all electronic devices in the home. However, investigators discovered that two computer towers had recen



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http://ctmirror.org/2016/05/26/developing-court-let-stands-repeal-of-connecticut-death-penalty/

Espinosa, a former FBI agent, federal prosecutor and trial judge appointed to the high court by Malloy in 2013, suggested the re-examination of the Santiago decision was a farce.

"Dismissing the state’s arguments in the present case in a per curiam opinion creates the appearance that the outcome was predisposed, and that oral argument was allowed merely to avoid the perception that the state was being treated unfairly," Espinosa wrote. "Indeed, Mark Rademacher, the assistant public defender who argued this appeal, stated that the purpose of granting the state’s motion for oral argument was  ‘[to make] the state feel good about losing.’ ’’



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http://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-refuses-to-release-tor-exploit-details-evidence-thrown-out-in-court/

FBI refuses to release Tor exploit details, evidence thrown out of court
The FBI has been taught a lesson: if you won't reveal your method, don't expect the court to consider your evidence.


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Aberration in the Heartland of the Real: The Secret Lives of Timothy McVeigh by Wendy S. Painting, PhD

I'm about 150 pages into this and it's must reading.  There are four to six paragraphs in the prologue that provide an overview for all crimes of the deep state that are simply some of the best stuff written ...  Her next work is based on the research ... and it's obvious she's become an expert in investigative research .. of a previous writer who went to ground after she discovered some things. 



Bonus Read


http://www.worldtribune.com/in-memory-of-vince-foster-who-cannot-rest-in-peace/

In memory of Vince Foster who cannot rest in peace
By World Tribune on October 30, 201

Allegations of cover-up by lead investigator

Kenneth Starr’s at-the-time lead investigator, US attorney Miguel Rodriguez,[8] emphatically disagreed with Starr’s conclusion that Foster committed suicide, referring to photographs and medical testimony suggesting a second gunshot wound on Foster’s neck, evidence he asserts Starr suppressed.[9] Concerning the cover-up, he wrote in his resignation letter, “As an ethical person, I don’t believe I could be involved in what they were doing.”[10]

Other theories

James Norman, former senior editor at Forbes Magazine, discussed[11] and wrote about Vince Foster having a Swiss bank account and possible espionage.[12] An FBI interview report by agent Russell Bransford and a handwritten note from the Office of Independent Counsel found at the National Archives refer to Vincent Foster’s Swiss bank account.[13]

The comments of Patrick Knowlton, a grand jury witness who had been at the park where Foster’s body was found, were included as part of Starr’s Report over Starr’s objection. Judge John D. Butzner wrote to Judges Peter Fay and David Sentelle after Knowlton submitted a motion that his comments be included as part of an appendix to the final report, “I suspect that if we deny this motion we will be charged as conspirators in the cover-up,” and concluded “I suggest we let the motion and attachments speak for themselves.”[14] Judge Peter Fay wrote that Knowlton contradicted “specific factual matters and takes issue with the very basics of the report” filed by Kenneth Starr.[15] Knowlton’s comments were ordered[16]included as part of the official report on September 26, 1997. Two days later, Kenneth Starr filed a 9-page motion[17] to appeal that the comments by Knowlton not be included in the report. The next day, Starr’s motion was denied[18] and Knowlton’s comments were included as part of the final official Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster.[19]

John H. Clarke, attorney for Patrick Knowlton, argued that by using the FBI, the Office of Independent Counsel employed “the very agency it [was] designed to be independent from, the Justice Department.”[20] Clark further stated “The investigation under the auspices of…Mr. Fiske was little more than an FBI investigation. Publicly available official federal government records indicate that throughout the 16-day U.S. Park Police investigation into the case, FBI participation was significant.[21] Attorney Clarke’s letter argues, “The publicly available federal government record upon which the Fiske Report is based is replete with evidence that the FBI concealed the true facts surrounding Mr. Foster’s death.”[22]

The Arkansas Project

On May 2, 1999, the Washington Post published new details on the pursuit of a Vincent Foster conspiracy in an article by David Brock, a key figure in the Troopergate and Whitewater scandals whose disillusionment with the political corruption motivating what would come to be known as the Arkansas Project ended his lifelong commitment to the Conservative movement and facilitated public dissemination of insider details on G.O.P. machinations. The article explains how Brock was “summoned” to a meeting with Rex Armistead in Miami, Florida at an airport hotel. Brock claims that Armistead laid out for him an elaborate “Vince Foster murder scenario” – a scenario that he found implausible.[23]

In an interview for Salon.com in 2000, Brock also revealed that he and Armistead received funding throughout Clinton’s two terms in office from Richard Scaife for the initiative known as the Arkansas Project.[24] The Project aimed to discredit the sitting president and first lady through investigations into a range of issues that could potentially prove problematic for the couple, from rehashed drug smuggling allegations to their long-standing relationship with Foster and other professionals/officials in Arkansas.

Another prominent reporter to have received funds from Scaife was Christopher W. Ruddy[25] – a former writer for the Scaife-owned Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (and later founder of NewsMax). Eventually, Scaife became the third-largest stockholder of Ruddy’s Newsmax;[26] and both NewsMax and the WorldNetDaily continued to publish materials that showed the Clintons in a negative light.[27]



Ruddy also enjoyed the backing of Joseph Farah and Farah’s organization, the Western Journalism Center. This group supplied him with “additional expense money, funding for Freedom of Information Act requests, legal support and publicity” around his book deal & the requisite research into a conspiracy surrounding Foster’s death.[28] He published his findings in 1997 under the title The Strange Death of Vincent Foster (pub. Simon & Schuster).[29] In the book, he discusses mistakes and transgressions that occurred in the original investigations – in particular, alleged obstruction of justice by White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum – but stops short of positing an original theory on the circumstances surrounding Foster’s death. Interviews revealed his person



http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/10/27/distracted-election-2016-no-one-resisted-patriot-act-2/

By WakingTimes October 27, 2016 2 Comments
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Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2

Nathaniel Mauka, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Congress overwhelmingly voted for the Patriot Act nearly 16 years ago, and our civil liberties have never been the same since. As if this singular bill, passed by George W. Bush, wasn’t invasive enough, allowing big banks to demand our internet data, and more — the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes cyber-spying by the shadow government and the financial entities controlling it, a forgone conclusion.

As with most shadow government legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is packed with hidden surveillance allowances. CISA was quietly passed to allow government to demand that private companies hand over personal information to them at will. It also allows companies to mine data, under the auspices of government-created urgency.




The mere fact that this act passed in late 2015 is monumental, since it has been before Congress in different forms for over a decade. The election seems to have offered the perfect cover, as Americans and activists were too busy arguing over Trump vs. Hillary.

Scott Talbott, senior vice president of government relations at the Electronic Transactions Association believes the value of sharing our personal data as a means to be alerted of ‘cyber threats’ outweighs any hazard to our civil liberties. Talbott states,

“The value is that everyone can be alerted to cyber threats and take precautionary countermeasures before they materialize and spread,” he said. “Before CISA, corrective measures could be taken only after the cyber threat had done its damage. CISA allows each company to serve as an early warning system to the entire economy.”

Who exactly would be determining if someone is a ‘threat’ is the meat of the sandwich, though. CISA is ripe for abuse, just as the Patriot Act has been.

The Patriot Act has made it legal for law enforcement to spy on people, without probable cause – to enter their homes, or even to strip search them before they’ve been to court, had the opportunity to argue a case, or given ‘authorities’ a motive for this type of interrogation.

The stated purpose of the Patriot Act was to deter terrorist acts in the United States, but what do you do when the terrorists have already taken over your country? CISA simply expands the reach of a shadow government which has already been proven to reach beyond the boundaries of constitutional law.

More importantly, who specifically is CISA targeting? After multiple hack­ers have in­filt­rated com­puter sys­tems at the White House, the State De­part­ment, the Pentagon, and the Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment, along with the Democratic National Committee, and numerous multinational banks run by the cabal, is the shadow government simply







https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/10/30/man-killed-boston-police-early-sunday/VGvLhiJDGSmu5nzEt6expM/story.html

Family disputes police account of the killing of black mentally ill South End man

in Boston.




Hope Coleman grieved for her 31-year-old son, Terrence Coleman, who was fatally shot by Boston police early Sunday.

OCTOBER 30, 2016
Hope Coleman called for an ambulance early Sunday morning to come to her




http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/31/why-oregon-standoff-verdicts-set-dangerous-and-far-reaching-precedent

Why Oregon Standoff Verdicts Set Dangerous and Far-Reaching Precedent
Malheur acquittals raise stakes for next year’s trial in Nevada and beyond
byTaylor McKinnon


A member of the Oregon chapter of the Oath Keepers stands guard at the Sugar Pine Mine in Medford, Oregon in this file image. (Photo: Reuters)
I was nearly killed earlier this year while counter-protesting the paramilitary seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. After accusing me of being an FBI agent, the armed occupiers there worked themselves into a mob. Hog-faced militia thugs barked, “he’s a fed.” Some pawed their pistols. I was told snipers were trained on us. It was dangerously close to violence.

"The cradling of the Bundy’s media circus at Malheur, and the government’s over-confident bungling of the ensuing prosecution—sets a dangerous and far-reaching precedent for the kind of paramilitary intimidation and right-wing violence that underpins their movement."
For weeks last January a small rag-tag group of public lands supporters protested the Malheur occupiers. There was a handful of us, and dozens of them—all 30 miles from the nearest law enforcement. We crashed press conferences, staged counter protests, and marched into their occupied barracks with signs. We were threatened, harassed, blasted with bull horns and trailed by thugs with assault rifles.

We saw first-hand what was live-streamed to the world: An illegal paramilitary seizure of one of the crown jewels of our national wildlife refuge system, and the months-long social, cultural, economic, and environmental terrorization of an entire community. So, like many others, I was jarred by last Thursday’s acquittal of seven defendants: How could such an obvious, video-taped crime could go unpunished? Here’s how: Federal fumbling.

The Bundy clan and their followers peddle a dangerous brand of radicalism. Their core ideas—that the federal government lacks authority to own public land, and that county sheriffs are the highest form of law enforcement—are rooted in hard-right racist ideologies created to sidestep federal civil rights laws by elevating local authority. They’re perfectly suited to ranchers, like Cliven Bundy, who refused to pay deeply subsidized federal grazing fees.



After Cliven Bundy’s 2014 Nevada standoff—where militia thugs with assault rifles stood down federal officials corralling Cliven’s illegally-grazing cows—the Obama administration did nothing. The standoff was a big win for anti-government militants, and in the two years following, facing no arrests or federal enforcement, the movement grew, spawning the Malheur seizure last winter.

"It’s a stepping stone toward fascism, not nonviolent civil disobedience."
There, the kids-gloves stayed on. Militants were free to come and go from the refuge. They visited town, harassed locals, and crashed community meetings armed. They held press conferences, trenched Burns Paiute sacred sites, and shook hands with the FBI in front of news cameras. And because refuge employees were told to stay home, the jury could cynically find that the lynchpin charge in the government’s boldly-narrow prosecution—that occupiers had conspired to impede federal employees from doing their jobs—wasn’t supported by evidence.

All of this—the federal inaction following the Nevada standoff, the cradling of the Bundy’s media circus at Malheur, and the government’s over-confident bungling of the ensuing prosecution—sets a dangerous and far-reaching precedent for the kind of paramilitary intimidation and right-wing violence that underpins their movement. Social change in America depends on nonviolent civil disobedience, like the brutal struggles of indigenous activists in North Dakota and Black Lives Matter activists throughout the U.S. But right-wing paramilitary intimidation is different. It’s a stepping stone toward fascism, not nonviolent civil disobedience. Its rise should concern anyone who cares about America’s public lands, civil rights, and a political system that refuses to be bullied by violenc




https://www.thenation.com/article/what-a-hillary-clinton-presidency-means-for-your-financial-future/

ELECTION 2016FINANCEHILLARY CLINTON
What a Hillary Clinton Presidency Means for Your Financial Future
Hint: It’s not looking good.
By Nomi PrinsOCTOBER 27, 2016




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-chapman/why-theres-an-i-in-fbi_b_12715096.html
THE BLOG
Why There’s An ‘I’ In FBI
10/30/2016 07:44 pm ET

Matthew Chapman
Writer/director, ‘The Ledge’; Author, Trials of the Monkey’; President, ScienceDebate.org
It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise




FBI Octopus

James E. McDonald
Miami's Community Newspapers-11 hours ago
His other public service includes serving as an FBI agent, assistant counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Select Committee on Crime, special counsel ...

FBI to present cyber security program in Schaumburg
Chicago Daily Herald
FBI Assistant Special Agent In Charge Todd Carroll will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Suburban Chicago Apple Users monthly program. Carroll will ...



http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/official-says-fbi-knew-weeks-newly-discovered-emails/

Official says FBI knew for weeks about newly discovered emails
PBS NewsHour-
In his letter that roiled the White House race, FBI Director James Comey said he ... Nor was it clear when agents would complete the process of reviewing the ...







https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/30/donald-trump-rally-jew-s-a-media-kellyanne-conway
Donald Trump
Kellyanne Conway: Trump fan yelling ‘Jew-S-A’ behaved in





http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/30/hannity_fbi_knows_they_are_about_to_be_exposed_by_wikileaks.html

Hannity: FBI Knows They Are About to Be Exposed By WikiLeaks
RealClearPolitics-
Instead, Hannity suspects that the FBI is protecting itself because they know that ... Now there were reports out today that FBI agents were reportedly close to ...


http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/10/30/trump-ad-clinton-pardoning-puerto-rican-terrorists-n2237939
Townhall Tipsheet Leah Barkoukis
DONALD TRUMP
New Trump Ad: Clinton Launched Her Career By Giving Clemency to Terrorists
Leah Barkoukis |Posted: Oct 30, 2016 8:42 AM




http://mondoweiss.net/2016/10/american-express-palestinian/

American Express disowns Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters because of pro-Palestinian views
US Politics Wilson Dizard on October 28, 2016 14 Comments
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When it comes to aiding Israeli Apartheid, American Express is just another brick in The Wall, according to a new report.

Roger Waters, lead singer behind Pink Floyd, lost a multimillion dollar American Express sponsorship for his 2017 US+Them tour after expressing solidarity this month with Palestinian students trying to end Israel’s apartheid system of military occupation using the same protest tactic that helped dismantle South African Apartheid (and, earlier, America’s Jim Crow): Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS.

“I’m going to send out all of my most heartfelt love and support to all those young people on the campuses of the universities of California who are standing up for their brothers and sisters in Palestine and supporting the BDS movement,” Rogers said, according to CBS News, “in the hope that we may encourage the government of Israel to end the occupation.”

American Express decided it would be a good idea to leak the cancellation of the contract to the New York Post, where Page Six’s Emily Smith has the exclusive story.

“Roger is putting on a huge show. The company was asked to sponsor his tour for $4 million, but pulled out because it did not want to be part of his anti-Israel rhetoric,” an American Express spokesman told the paper. “We never committed to sponsoring Roger Waters’ upcoming tour. When we were approached with the options, w




https://husseini.posthaven.com/democracy-now-gets-nuclear-ban-vote-totally-wrong

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"Democracy Now" Gets Nuclear Ban Vote Totally Wrong
"Democracy Now" sadly continues its descent, which I've alluded to occasionally on twitter. To fully tell this story would require a very long and detailed piece, but the latest chapter of this is worth noting in more than a t
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/02/pacific-northwest-threatened-by-hottest-weather-ever-recorded-seattle-could-hit-100/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_cwg-northwest-755pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4d66cff858c9

Pacific Northwest threatened by hottest weather ever recorded; Seattle could hit 100
By Jason Samenow August 2 at 4:19 PM


Excessive heat warnings blanket the western third of Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. High temperatures just inland from coastal locations are forecast to soar to between 100 and 110 degrees.

“We are talking about one of the major sustained heat waves in a long time around here,” writes Cliff Mass, professor of meteorology at the University of Washington. He said that “there is a lot of confidence” temperatures will at least reach the mid-90s in Seattle and notes the GFS model projects a high of 100 on Thursday — a reading he can’t “remember ever seeing”.

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mistrial-cops-accused-shoving-bullet-man-rectum-article-1.3379167


Mistrial declared for Long Island cops accused of shoving bullet in man’s rectum


Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:33 PM

 

 


http://www.badgeoflife.com/about-badge-of-life/

 

Each year, more law enforcement officers die by suicide than from gunfire and traffic accidents combined, according to Badge of Life, a nonprofit group that tracks police suicides in the United States. The group, which has conducted periodic surveys between 2008 and 2016, found that the national rate of police suicides last year was just slightly lower than the rate of civilian suicides. And law enforcement suicides

 

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http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.com/2017/08/02/venezuelan/

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-derangement-syndrome-self-check-up-article-1.3378494

http://www.newsreel.us

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-africa-rhino-horn-trade-20170802-story.html


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/remembering-harlem-race-riot-1943-gallery-1.3378246

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/02/preppers-survivalist-summit-constitution-americas-midlife-crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/01/should-we-stop-keeping-pets-why-more-and-more-ethicists-say-yes

 

http://ticklethewire.com/2017/08/02/homeland-security-waive-environmental-laws-erect-border-wall/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/naacp-issues-travel-advisory-missouri-article-1.337728

 

NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri in wake of police brutality incidents, passage of ‘Jim Cr

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:18 AM


The NAACP has adopted a travel advisory for Missouri, the first of its kind issued in the organization’s 108-year history.

The warning to travelers comes after several high-profile police brutality assaults on black residents in the last few years as well as a new “Jim Crow Bill” that makes it harder to sue for discrimination.

“The advisory is for people to be aware, and warn their families and friends and co-workers of what could happen in Missouri,” Rod Chapel, president of the Missouri NAACP, told the Kansas City Star. “People need to be ready, whether it’s bringing bail money with them, or letting relatives know they are traveling through the state.”

Chapel’s state chapter first issued the advisory in early June, and the national organization adopted it last week. The advisory will be ratified in October.

Missouri inmate sexually, physically abuses cellmate for days
Advisories typically come from the State Department and warn about visiting other countries with unsettled political conditions or health hazards.

But the Missouri NAACP crafted its warning in part because of recent incidents that included racist statements to University of Missouri students, a hot glue gun attack on black teens in St. Louis and the May death of Tory Sanders.

Sanders, 28, suffered from depression and lived in Nashville when he went for a drive on May 5, the Riverfront Times reported at the time. A wrong turn landed him in Mississippi County in southeast Missouri, where the married father of eight ran out of gas.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-robert-cain-magic-mountain-20170731-story.html

LAPD officer accused of sexually abusing teen cadet took girl to Six Flags on day of assaults, sources say

 


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mta-cops-repeatedly-punch-drunken-man-rough-midtown-arrest-article-1.3378397

SEE IT: MTA cop repeatedly punches drunken man in the face during rough Midtown arrest
BY THOMAS TRACY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3:22 PM

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-baltimore-cops-allegedly-planting-evidence-article-1.3375851

Video shows a second group of Baltimore cops allegedly planting evidence in drug bust

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:37 PM

 


bodycam video showing a second group of Baltimore cops apparently planting evidence has been uncovered, the Maryland public defender’s office announced Monday.

The video shows seven officers “working together to manufacture evidence,” according to The Baltimore Sun.

Police said the video includes “two arrests and the recovery of drugs from a car during a traffic stop.”

The footage released by the public’s defender’s office and obtained by ABC News shows the officers searching through the driver’s car before turning their body cameras off and on. An officer allegedly plants something in the car, and then the others discover the drugs, the video shows.

SEE IT: Baltimore cop suspended after 'drug planting' footage
Charges against the driver in the November arrest were dropped, according to the network.

The same office released a video last month depicting an officer apparently planting drugs in an alley filled with trash. Officer Richard Pinheiro was suspended as a result, and two other cops, Hovhannes Simonyan and Jamal Brunson, were placed on administrative duty.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/bride-jailed-pulling-gun-dress-firing-husband-article-1.3377557

Tennessee bride arrested for pulling gun out of wedding dress, pointing it at new husband

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:19 AM


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Disgraced Staten Island FBI agent /Congressman Michael Grimm wants his job back after going to prison for tax fraud
BY JILLIAN JORGENSEN

Grimm represented Staten Island and a part of Brooklyn as a Republican from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, the feds indicted the pol, once an FBI agent, on multiple charges.

He won reelection — despite being under indictment — before he gave up his seat after pleading guilty.

Grimm copped to helping prepare a false tax return.

When he pleaded guilty, he admitted to concealing more than $900,000 in receipts from Healthalicious, a Manhattan restaurant he owned.

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Towers taken down in controlled demolition


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Saudi embassy may have funded 9/11 'dry run': report
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New York Post reports FBI evidence in a lawsuit alleges Saudi Arabia's US embassy may have funded test run for Sept 11. 10 Sep 2017 13:59 GMT.
It alleges the embassy paid for two Saudi nationals to fly from Phoenix to Washington two years before planes hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and slammed into a field in Pennsylvania as part of a "dry run" for the attacks.




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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/10/watergate-deep-throat-myth-mark-felt-215591

The Myth of Deep Throat
Mark Felt wasn’t out to protect American democracy and the rule of law; he was out to get a promotion.


September 10, 2017
 

Columnists, talking heads and op-ed writers are holding open auditions for a role that presumably needs to be filled if we are ever going to get to the bottom of what seems fated to be dubbed, for better or worse, Russiagate: a new Deep Throat.

I get it. In the years since Watergate, the Washington Post’s famous golden source—later revealed to be former FBI No. 2 executive W. Mark Felt—has become practically synonymous with the ideal of the noble leaker. The original Deep Throat “was instrumental in thwarting the conspiracy and bringing [President Richard] Nixon down,” Harry Litman, a former deputy assistant attorney general, approvingly wrote in the Los Angeles Times in May. “Was it wrong for Deep Throat, as FBI official Mark Felt was then known, to guide the investigation?” Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan asked in June, in the midst of a column praising leaks and anonymous sources, and inviting more. New York magazine columnist Frank Rich has gone a step further and already announced his casting choice: James Comey is today’s Deep Throat.


The unarticulated presumption, which Sullivan, Litman and Rich are not alone in making, is that Felt—the FBI’s deputy director in June 1972, and subsequently the parking-garage interlocutor who steered Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to reportorial heights—was an honorable, selfless whistleblower intent on exposing the lawlessness rampant in the Nixon White House. Or, as David Remnick spelled out in the New Yorker—echoing Deep Throat’s original hagiographers, Woodward and Bernstein—Felt “believed that the Nixon administration was corrupt, paranoid and trying to infringe on the independence of the bureau.” The president and his top aides ran, Felt believed, “a criminal operation out of the White House, and [Felt] risked everything to guide” the Post reporters. A new biopic about Felt, starring Liam Neeson, is due out on September 29th and shows every sign of continuing to portray Deep Throat as a profound patriot and dedicated FBI lifer.

But here’s a heretical thought: Mark Felt was no hero. Getting rid of Nixon was the last thing Felt ever wanted to accomplish; indeed, he was banking on Nixon’s continuation in office to achieve his one and only aim: to reach the top of the FBI pyramid and become director. Felt didn’t help the media for the good of the country, he used the media in service of his own ambition. Things just didn’t turn out anywhere close to the way he wanted.

Only recently, more than four decades after Nixon’s downfall, has it become possible to reconstruct Felt’s design and what really happened during those fateful six months following the Watergate break-in. Doing so requires burrowing through a great number of primary documents and government records against the backdrop of a vast secondary literature. Nixon’s surreptitious tape recordings rank first in importance, but only mark the starting point. One has to also research documents from the FBI’s vast Watergate investigation; the bureau’s subsequent internal leak investigation; records from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force; documents from Felt’s own FBI file; and lastly, two unintentionally rewarding books: Mark Felt’s original 1979 memoir, The FBI Pyramid, and the slightly reworked version published in 2006, A G-Man’s Life.

What you’ll end up with is the real story of Deep Throat. And you might be left with this realization: No matter what happens to Donald Trump—whether he’s absolved, exposed or neither—you should hope there’s nobody as duplicitous as Mark Felt manipulating our understanding of Russiagate.

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On May 1, 1972, John Edgar Hoover was days away from marking his 48th year as FBI director, or as one of his arch-critics labeled him, the “No. 1 Sacred Cow of American Politics.” The wily, 77-year-old bureaucrat was the closest thing to a cult of personality in the federal government that has ever existed; not even an unprecedented, year-long spate of bad publicity beginning in late 1970 had loosened his grip on the directorship. Sycophancy within the FBI was rife. Presidents and underlings came and went, but Hoover seemed invincible if not immortal, as inseparable from the law-enforcement empire he had built as the empire was unimaginable without him.

Yet behind the scenes, Hoover’s selfish refusal to step down when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1964, and two presidents’ lack of gumption to force him out, had put into motion a fierce, no-holds-barred struggle within the FBI to succeed him. It bore a striking resemblance to what used to happen inside the Kremlin, once a doddering Soviet leader neared the end of his term. More than a few top FBI executives saw a potential director when they looked in the mirror during their morning shave. And Hoover’s unwillingness to let go had unleashed what the dean of Watergate historians, the late Stanley Kutler, noted as the “war of the FBI succession.”

The executive with the inside track during Nixon’s first years was William C. Sullivan, who carried the title assistant to the director. A mercurial, intense, secretive personality, Sullivan was regarded by Hoover for a time almost like a son. The standard measure for where subordinates stood with the stern and formal Hoover was his method of addressing them. If someone was “Miller” instead of “Mr. Miller,” that person had achieved a high level of familiarity. Hoover called Sullivan, who oversaw the bureau’s all-important counterintelligence and domestic security responsibilities, simply “Bill.”

Yet Sullivan had a character flaw that became fatal the closer he got to the top of the pyramid: He was impatient. When the Nixon administration soured on the aging Hoover—chief of staff H. R. “Bob” Haldeman acidly described the director as a “real character out of days of yore”—Sullivan saw an opening, encouraged by like-minded Justice Department officials. He began leaking derogatory information about Hoover to journalists considered sympathetic, including, most notably, Robert Novak, the reporting half of the Rowland Evans and Robert Novak syndicated column.

Hoover’s FBI leaked all the time, of course, to favored reporters. The bureau may not have invented the practice, but it had perfected the art. No federal agency rivaled the FBI in terms of the well-placed, exquisitely timed disclosure designed with an end in mind. Information is the currency of power in Washington, and leaking to the press was instrumental to the bureau’s unofficial clout, the reason the FBI engendered fear in many quarters beyond its actual brief. But until Sullivan came along, leaking had largely been controlled, sanctioned and institutional—that is, directed against the bureau’s perceived adversaries or to burnish the FBI’s image and reputation. Never had leaks been employed for personal gain at Hoover’s expense.

Hoover soon figured it out. He fired Sullivan for disloyalty, insolence and insubordination, but not before a confrontation that instantly became part of FBI lore. In October 1971, Sullivan returned from a leave to find the locks in his office changed. Sullivan exchanged harsh words with the FBI executive who had thought up that particular touch. When the executive called him a “Judas,” the perpetually rumpled, bantam-sized Sullivan promptly challenged his dapper, six-foot tall adversary, William Mark Felt, to a fist fight.

Following Sullivan’s hasty exit, Felt became the front-runner to replace Hoover, despite being widely disliked internally. His nickname inside the bureau was the “White Rat.” He had acquired that sobriquet during the six years he headed up the Inspection Division, Hoover’s instrument for enforcing discipline and meting out punishment. Felt’s martinet-like inspection tours, where he out-Hoovered Hoover to curry the director’s favor, had earned him the enmity of agents and agents-in-charge throughout the country. Felt’s inspection report after the infamous break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI office in March 1971 by anti-war activists was typical. Felt’s report absolved the “Seat of Government” (as FBI headquarters was immodestly called during Hoover’s reign) of all culpability, and made the Media agent-in-charge the scapegoat, as former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger wrote in her 2014 book, The Burglary. “We would probably not have pissed on [Felt] if he was on fire,” retired agent Robert P. Campbell recalled in a 2011 interview, reflecting the rank-and-file’s disdain.

Felt never enjoyed strong support within the Nixon administration either, unlike Sullivan. While “Crazy Billy” had worn his ambition to succeed Hoover on his sleeve, Felt was self-serving in an unattractive way. Though consumed with what he believed was his rightful inheritance, Felt often exhibited a false humility, perhaps out of fear that his ambition would become too obvious to Hoover. “If you wanted to ruin somebody’s career in the FBI,” a former agent later recalled, “all you had to do [was] leak it to somebody in the press that so-and-so [was] being groomed as Hoover’s successor.” The result was that Felt “did not interact with credibility” with his peers, recalled Donald Santarelli, then an associate attorney general at the Justice Department, in a 2011 interview.

FBI officials (including Felt) join Acting Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst as honorary pallbearers following the casket of J. Edgar Hoover at the National Presbyterian church in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1972.
FBI officials (including Felt) join Acting Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst as honorary pallbearers following the casket of J. Edgar Hoover at the National Presbyterian church in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1972. | AP
On the morning of May 2, 1972, Hoover’s lifeless body was discovered on the floor of his bedroom one hour after the ever-punctual director failed to come downstairs for his 7:30 a.m. breakfast. Later, mourners at the funeral home were stunned by what they saw in the casket. There in the coffin lay a small, gray-haired, frail-looking man. The mortician had washed Hoover’s hair and all the dye had come out—from his eyebrows too.

Felt was not surprised by the portrait of infirmity. For all intents and purposes he had been running the bureau for more than a year, confident that if he bided his time (unlike Sullivan), Nixon would inevitably turn to Hoover’s natural legatee.

Felt was wrong.

Nixon’s surprise appointment of a dark horse outsider, assistant attorney general L. Patrick Gray, to be acting director within hours stands as one of the most far-reaching personnel decisions ever taken by a president inadvertently. His attention consumed by the upcoming election, geopolitical strategy and the effort to withdraw U.S. ground troops from Vietnam, Nixon was anxious to avoid having Hoover’s FBI become an issue in 1972. For the first time, a director was going to have to win Senate confirmation, and Nixon was leery of giving Democrats on the Judiciary Committee the opportunity to work over a nominee in an election year, possibly even block his confirmation. The president considered the appointment equal to nominating a chief justice to the Supreme Court. Nixon wanted a vigorous man who would occupy the post long after his second term ended. Gray’s acting appointment was roundly criticized on the grounds that he was a Nixon crony. But he otherwise aroused little opposition because he was as colorless as his name.

Gray wasn’t promised the permanent appointment, only that he would be considered for the post if he did a creditable job. Yet the message behind Gray’s interim status—that Nixon was intent on bringing in someone from outside the bureau—was an unmistakable signal to several executives angling for the job, and they decided to retire. The ambitious Felt saw the acting designation, however, as a small opening. It still left six months in which to persuade Nixon to “see the light” by nominating an insider, as Felt wrote in his 1979 memoir.

Felt was acting the part of Gray’s indispensable top deputy, while simultaneously belittling the interim director behind his back, according to interviews I conducted with contemporary FBI officials, when the Watergate break-in serendipitously occurred on June 17, 1972. The burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex by Nixon campaign operatives presented Gray with a dilemma that Felt could easily exploit to his advantage. If Gray could not manage the FBI’s politically sensitive Watergate investigation to the White House’s satisfaction, he risked alienating the president and losing out on the nomination. Yet if Gray didn’t allow an unbridled investigation to run its full course, he might fail to win confirmation before what was sure to remain a Democrat-controlled Senate. Gray essentially resolved the dilemma by absenting himself as much as possible, while leaving supervision of the investigation in the hands of professional subordinates, most prominently, Felt.

Gray’s decision facilitated Felt’s recourse to that bureau specialty, the artful leak. As John Dean has confirmed in numerous interviews beginning in 2011, Felt knew that nothing was more likely to incite the White House against Gray, and prove he was Hoover’s unworthy successor, than stories in the press about the politically sensitive probe. As White House counsel and desk officer for the cover-up, Dean was person most frequently tasked with conveying the president’s ire to Gray. Similarly, Democrats’ hackles would be raised by any stories suggesting that the FBI was conducting a lax or superficial investigation.

Felt acted quickly. On June 20, three days after the break-in, the Washington Post published a story headlined, “White House Consultant Tied to Bugging Figure.” The article, citing “Federal sources close to the investigation,” revealed that a one-time White House consultant named E. Howard Hunt, who was also a former CIA officer, had an as-yet undetermined connection to the five burglars nabbed red-handed at the Watergate office complex. Hunt, of course, would turn out to be the co-ringleader of the break-in, along with G. Gordon Liddy, the Nixon campaign’s finance counsel.

In his 2005 book about Felt, The Secret Man, Woodward described in detail how Felt provided the “critical and substantial buttress” for the scoop about Hunt. Although this investigative development would have become public inevitably, the fact that it happened so swiftly stunned a White House still grappling with how to respond to the break-in. The White House’s initial pose was to appear nonchalant and above the story, as captured in Ron Ziegler’s infamous, contemptuous observation that he would not be commenting on “a third-rate burglary attempt.” But the morning the article appeared special counsel Charles Colson roared to the president, as captured on an Oval Office recording, “Pick up that God-damn Washington Post and see that guilt by association!” Colson had been responsible for hiring Hunt, and instantly, the administration became obsessed with how information known only to the police, Justice Department prosecutors and the FBI had come out. “Where the hell are all these leaks from our side coming from?” Nixon wondered aloud. The impulse to circle the wagons, rather than make a clean breast of the campaign’s culpability, took root.

Yet that kind of Watergate story was only half of Felt’s influence operation. Four days later, Felt managed to get fabled Time magazine reporter Sandy Smith interested in allegations that Gray had conferred with John Mitchell, the head of the president’s campaign, right after the break-in, and that Gray had been overheard boasting that the FBI’s investigation would be wrapped up in “24 to 48 hours”—the clear inference being that the probe would be a whitewash. Smith presented the allegations for comment to Gray, who vehemently denied both. Merely being asked such questions left him furious. He knew that a journalist of Smith’s caliber, who had access to the highest echelons in the bureau, would not be posing such questions unless the allegations came from someone Smith firmly believed was in a position to know. When the Time story actually appeared in print on June 26, the piece was thankfully “trimmed of its falsehoods,” Gray noted in a memo. Apparently, Sandy Smith had been unable to corroborate the allegations to his or his editors’ satisfaction—which was hardly surprising, since neither of them was true. The leak to Time came from Felt himself, as Deep Throat’s revised autobiography, published in 2006, acknowledged. Subsequent leaks to Smith would prove more successful.

In the four months that remained before the election, Felt continued to feed the Washington Post and Time tidbits—ranging from the connection between Watergate and the White House operatives known as “plumbers” to how campaign funds had been laundered through Mexico—although the weekly magazine never received the public acclaim the daily newspaper later did. Felt could leak with relative impunity because Watergate was not, and never became, a significant issue during the campaign, and therefore, presented no threat to the only presidential candidate who might appoint Felt director—Richard Nixon. George McGovern, the Democrats’ nominee, was a “jackal” in Hoover’s parlance, anathema to every Hoover disciple and vice versa. The South Dakota senator had spent much of 1971 publicly lambasting the late director for various deficiencies, including alleged senility. Nixon, on the other hand, did discuss potentially appointing Felt to the position at one point, according to Oval Office tapes.


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REPORTER BARRETT BROWN JAILED 5 YEARS FOR JOURNALISM JUST LAUNCHED NEW SYSTEM TO EXPOSE CORRUPTION
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Laughing on the Way to Armageddon

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
The United States shows the world such a ridiculous face that the world laughs at us.

The latest spin on “Russia stole the election” is that Russia used Facebook to influence the election. The NPR women yesterday were breathless about it.

We have been subjected to ten months of propaganda about Trump/Putin election interference and still not a scrap of evidence. It is past time to ask an unasked question: If there were evidence, what is the big deal? All sorts of interest groups try to influence election outcomes including foreign governments. Why is it OK for Israel to influence US elections but not for Russia to do so? Why do you think the armament industry, the energy industry, agribusiness, Wall Street and the banks, pharmaceutical companies, etc., etc., supply the huge sum of money to finance election campaigns if their intent is not to influence the election? Why do editorial boards write editorials endorsing one candidate and damning another if they are not influencing the election?

What is the difference between influencing the election and influencing the government? Washington is full of lobbyists of all descriptions, including lobbyists for foreign governments, working round the clock to influence the US government. It is safe to say that the least represented in the government are the citizens themselves who don’t have any lobbyists working for them.

The orchestrated hysteria over “Russian influence” is even more absurd considering the reason Russia allegedly interfered in the election. Russia favored Trump because he was the peace candidate who promised to reduce the high tensions with Russia created by the Obama regime and its neocon nazis—Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power. What’s wrong with Russia preferring a peace candidate over a war candidate? The American people themselves preferred the peace candidate. So Russia agreed with the electorate.

Those who don’t agree with the electorate are the warmongers—the military/security complex and the neocon nazis. These are democracy’s enemies who are trying to overturn the choice of the American people. It is not Russia that disrespects the choice of the American people; it is the utterly corrupt Democratic National Committee and its divisive Identity Politics, the military/security complex, and the presstitute media who are undermining democracy.

I believe it is time to change the subject. The important question is who is it that is trying so hard to convince Americans that Russian influence prevails over us?

Do the idiots pushing this line realize how impotent this makes an alleged “superpower” look. How can we be the hegemonic power that the Zionist neocons say we are when Russia can decide who is the president of the United States?

The US has a massive spy state that even intercepts the private cell phone conversations of the Chancellor of Germany, but his massive spy organization is unable to produce one scrap of evidence that the Russians conspired with Trump to steal the presidential election from Hillary. When will the imbeciles realize that when they make charges for which no evidence can be produced they make the United States look silly, foolish, incompetent, stupid beyond all belief?

Countries are supposed to be scared of America’s threat that “we will bomb you into the stone age,” but the President of Russia laughs at us. Putin recently described the complete absence of any competence in Washington:

“It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia. But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among the American establishment. As for the American people, America is truly a great nation if the Americans can put up with so many politically uncivilized people in their government.”

These words from Putin were devastating, because the world understands that they are accurate.

Consider the idiot Nikki Haley, appointed by Trump in a fit of mindlessness as US Ambassador to the United Nations. This stupid person is forever shaking her fist at the Russians while mouthing yet another improbable accusation. She might want to read Mario Puzo’s book, The Godfather. Everyone knows the movie, but if memory serves somewhere in the book Puzo reflects on the practice of the irate American motorist who shakes a fist and gives the bird to other drivers. What if the driver receiving the insult is a Mafia capo? Does the idiot shaking his fist know who he is accosting? No. Does the moron know that the result might be a brutal beating or death? No.

Does the imbecile Nikki Haley understand what can be the result of her inability to control herself? No. Every knowledgeable person I know wonders if Trump appointed the imbecile Nikki Haley US ambassador to the world for the purpose of infuriating the Russians.

Ask Napoleon and the German Wehrmacht the consequence of infuriating the Russians.

After 16 years the US “superpower” has been unable to defeat a few thousand lightly armed Taliban, who have no air force, no Panzer divisions, no worldwide intelligence service, and the crazed US government in Washington is courting war with Russia and China and North Korea and Iran.

The American people are clearly out to lunch in their insouciance. Americans are fighting among themselves over “civil war” statues, while “their’ government invites nuclear armageddon.

The United States has an ambassador to the world who shows no signs of intelligence, who behaves as if she is Mike Tyson or Bruce Lee to the 5th power, and who is the total antithesis of a diplomat. What does this tell about the United States?

It reveals that the US is in the Roman collapse stage when the emperor appoints horses to the Senate.


The United States has a horse, an uncivilized horse, as its diplomat to the world. The Congress and executive branch are also full of horses and horse excrement. The US government is completely devoid of intelligence. There is no sign of intelligence anywhere in the U.S. government. Of or morality. As Hugo Chavez said: Satan is there; you can smell the sulphur.

America is a joke with nuclear weapons, the prime danger to life on earth.

How can this danger be corralled?

The American people would have to realize that they are being led to their deaths by the Zionist neocon nazis who, together with the military/security complex and Wall Street, control US foreign policy, by the complicity of Europe and Great Britain desperate to retain their CIA subsidies, and by the harlots that comprise the Western media.

Are Americans capable of comprehending this? Only a few have escaped The Matrix.

The consequence is that America is being locked into conflict with Russia and China. There is no possibility whatsoever of Washington invading either country, much less both, so war would be nuclear.

Do the American people want Washington to bring us this result? If not, why are the American people sitting there sucking their thumbs, doing nothing? Why are Europe and Great Britain sitting there permitting the unfolding of nuclear armageddon? Who murdered the peace movement?

The World and the American people need desperately to rein in the warmonger United States, or the world will cease to exist.

An International Court To Preserve Life On Earth needs to be assembled. The US government and the war interests it serves need to be indicted and prosecuted and disarmed before their evil destroys life on earth.





http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/09/08/fbi_documents_reveal_details_of_breitbart_s_ddos.html


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JUDGE ORDERS PROBE OF 'DESTRUCTION' OF HILLARY EMAILS
State bar to investigate allegations against Clinton, her lawyers

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If you want to live longer, eat more fat — and less carbs


Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study
Dr Mahshid Dehghan, PhD'Correspondence information about the author Dr Mahshid DehghanEmail the author Dr Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, PhD, Xiaohe Zhang, MSc, Sumathi Swaminathan, PhD, Prof Wei Li, PhD, Prof Viswanathan Mohan, MD, Romaina Iqbal, PhD, Prof Rajesh Kumar, MD, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, PhD, Prof Annika Rosengren, MD, Leela Itty Amma, MD, Prof Alvaro Avezum, MD, Jephat Chifamba, DPhil, Rafael Diaz, MD, Rasha Khatib, PhD, Prof Scott Lear, PhD, Prof Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, MD, Xiaoyun Liu, PhD, Prof Rajeev Gupta, MD, Noushin Mohammadifard, PhD, Nan Gao, BSc, Aytekin Oguz, MD, Anis Safura Ramli, MD, Pamela Seron, PhD, Yi Sun, MSc, Prof Andrzej Szuba, MD, Lungiswa Tsolekile, MPH, Prof Andreas Wielgosz, MD, Rita Yusuf, PhD, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, MD, Prof Koon K Teo, MD, Sumathy Rangarajan, MSc, Gilles Dagenais, MD, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, PhD, Shofiqul Islam, MSc, Prof Sonia S Anand, Prof Salim Yusuf, DPhil on behalf of the show Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study investigators†
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The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear.


https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/09/12/disgraced-ex-fbi-agent-john-guandolo-visit-iowa-and-nebraska-week

Disgraced Ex-FBI Agent John Guandolo to Visit Iowa and Nebraska ...
Southern Poverty Law Center-
On September 13 and 14, ex-FBI agent turned anti-Muslim law enforcement trainer John Guandolo will visit Omaha, Nebraska and Oakland, ...







FBI Presstitutes Manufacturing Consent Through Fear

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/news/3729579-fbi-says-minnesota-remains-a-hot-spot-for-terrorist-recruiting/


FBI Says Minnesota Remains A Hot Spot For Terrorist Recruiting
Minnesota remains a hot spot in the United States for terrorist recruiting, Pat Kessler reports (2:24). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Sept. 12, 2017




We know the 911 World Trade Center towers and building 7 were taken down by a
controlled demolition. see

http://www.ae911truth.org


But the FBI wants you to believe they were not the perps behind 911




https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/09/11/known-wolf-terror-scandal-cia-knew-9-11-hijackers-didnt-provide-intel-fbi/

'KNOWN WOLF' TERROR SCANDAL: CIA Knew About 9-11 Hijackers, Didn't Provide Intel to FBI
 BY PATRICK POOLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

As I've recounted in more than 30 articles here at PJ Media over the past three years, virtually every Islamic terrorist who has conducted an attack in the West since 9/11 has already been known to authorities, which prompted me to coin the phrase "known wolf" terrorism.

Amidst the commemoration of the 16th anniversary of 9/11, it bears recalling that 9/11 itself was a "known wolf" attack, too.

The CIA had intelligence that two Saudi 9/11 hijackers were living in the United States, but they deliberately refused to share the information with the FBI. The FBI had authority to act on such information and possibly prevent the 9/11 attacks:

Keeping the FBI Brand 24/7  in the Public's Consciousness

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The Times
Garda Síochána and leadership
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Why on earth should the head of Ireland's Garda be paid twice that of the head of the FBI and considerably more than the head of America's most populous city?


http://www.biometricupdate.com/201709/iris-id-demonstrating-mobile-iris-recognition-enrollment-and-id-products-at-mwc

Iris ID demonstrating mobile iris recognition enrollment and ID ...
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The FBI-certified multi-fingerprint scanner provides the same broad connectivity options as the RP1000. The OPALi iris recognition camera module units will be ...







https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/fisa-warrantless-surveillance-law-reauthorization-debate.html




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Among them is a requirement that F.B.I. agents obtain warrants before searching the program's repository of intercepted messages for information about ...




http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/09/i_embarrassed_my_profession_ju.html

PENNSYLVANIA REAL-TIME NEWS

'I embarrassed my profession:' Jury sees FBI agents grill cop charged with stealing drug money


Posted on September 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/ex-fbi-agent-who-stole-heroin-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison/2015/07/09/5bd82e8c-262c-11e5-aae2-6c4f59b050aa_story.html?utm_term=.f3d89c86f71d

FBI agent who stole heroin sentenced to 3 years in prison - The Washington Post
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Jul 9, 2015 - A onetime FBI agent who fed his drug addiction by stealing heroin seized as evidence in criminal cases was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison, a punishment far less than prosecutors ...





http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-former-fbi-agent-sentenced-theft-20160830-snap-story.html


FBI agent who stole drug money to buy cars and plastic surgery for his wife is sentenced

 FBI agent was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for stealing more than $136,000 in cash during drug investigations and spending it on lavish gifts for himself and loved ones.

In May, former special agent Scott M. Bowman of Moreno Valley admitted to using the cash to fund a lavish spending spree on items including plastic surgery and cars. Bowman’s crimes led prosecutors to drop criminal charges against more than a dozen defendants in a case he had investigated.







http://ndsn.org/feb93/agents.html


FBI, Customs Agents Charged With Stealing, Laundering Drug Money

LAW ENFORCEMENT

February 1993

Three U.S. Customs agents and a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent were charged with stealing cocaine and laundering $200,000 in drug money after they were caught on camera during a U.S. Customs sting (Rachel Swarns, "Federal Agents Busted in Drug Sting: Hidden Cameras Recorded Theft of Cocaine, Cash," Miami Herald, 1/28/93, 1B; From news services, "Four Federal Agents Arrested," Washington Post, 1/28/93, A12).

The federal lawmen allegedly stole drugs and money from drug dealers, according to Leonard Freedman, regional internal affairs director for Customs. More federal agents may have been involved, Freedman said. The 18-month investigation snared Customs agents Orlando White, 42, Alcides Licona, 47, Ricardo Laurel, 37, and FBI agent Louis Reveiz, 27.






http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9887270/FBI-agents-caught-sexting-and-dating-drug-dealers.html

FBI agents caught sexting and dating drug dealers - Telegraph
The Telegraph › uk › ... › USA
Feb 22, 2013 -






http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ex-chicago-cop-framed-drug-suspects-met-20170912-story.html

Petition alleges corrupt cop framed 15 additional people on drug charges


Shortly after making bond on a 2003 drug case, Leonard Gipson filed a complaint with the Chicago Police Department alleging Sgt. Ronald Watts framed him because he'd refused to pay "protection" money.

It was an allegation being made with alarming frequency by those living in the South Side housing projects where Watts and his tactical team regularly patrolled. But like the others, Gipson's complaint went nowhere.

Four months later, with his drug case pending, Gipson was visiting his girlfriend in the Ida B. Wells complex when he again ran into Watts, who had been notified of the complaint against him.

"Let me see if you can bond off on this," Watts said to Gipson before handcuffing and planting 28 grams of heroin on him, Gipson alleged in a court filing. After two years in jail awaiting trial, he pleaded guilty on the advice of his attorney, who noted it was his word against the police.



https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/stealing-bitcoins-with-badges-how-silk-roads-dirty-cops-got-caught/

Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road's dirty cops got caught | Ars Technica


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http://www.ktre.com/story/36340278/former-fbi-agent-writes-true-crime-book-about-corruption-crime-in-tenaha

In 2009, a federal civil lawsuit accused Tenaha elected officials of stopping African-Americans on U.S. Highway 59 and seizing their money and property by threatening them with criminal prosecution. The story made CNN. That's when the FBI assigned Fillmore to look for criminal activity.

"There was nothing that we found to be illegal that would rise to the level of putting someone in jail," Fillmore said.

The case was almost closed when Fillmore got a letter shared by Fred Walker, the constable at the time.

"It was an extortion letter and it was from someone calling themselves Jack Frost,” Fillmore said. “Jack Frost claimed that Fred Walker and another individual named Rod McClure were stealing narcotics out of the Tenaha City Marshal's evidence room and that Jack Frost, in this extortion letter, wanted $70,000 from both of them for his silence.”

Jack Frost, believed to be a DEA agent, cooperated with authorities. Everything in the letter proved to be true.

"In fact, Walker and McClure had been stealing the narcotics out of the evidence room and selling it for profit,” Fillmore said.





http://americanpatrol.com/SPLC/ChurchofMorrisDees001100.html


The Church of Morris Dees

By Ken Silverstein -- Harper's Magazine, November 2000

How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance

Ah, tolerance. Who could be against something so virtuous? And who could object to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Montgomery, Alabama-based group that recently sent out this heartwarming yet mildly terrifying appeal to raise money for its "Teaching Tolerance" program, which prepares educational kits for schoolteachers? Cofounded in 1971 by civil rights lawyer cum direct-marketing millionaire Morris Dees, a leading critic of "hate groups" and a man so beatific that he was the subject of a made-for-TV movie, the SPLC spent much of its early years defending prisoners who faced the death penalty and suing to desegregate all-white institutions like Alabama's highway patrol. That was then.

Today, the SPLC spends most of its time--and money--on a relentless fund-raising campaign, peddling memberships in the church of tolerance with all the zeal of a circuit rider passing the collection plate. "He's the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil rights movement," renowned anti- death-penalty lawyer Millard Farmer says of Dees, his former associate, "though I don!t mean to malign Jim and Tammy Faye." The Center earned $44 million last year alone--$27 million from fund-raising and $17 million from stocks and other investments--but spent only $13 million on civil rights program , making it one of the most profitable charities in the country.

The Ku Klux Klan, the SPLC's most lucrative nemesis, has shrunk from 4 million members in the 1920s to an estimated 2,000 today, as many as 10 percent of whom are thought to be FBI informants  . But news of a declining Klan does not make for inclining donations to Morris Dees and Co., which is why the SPLC honors nearly every nationally covered "hate crime" with direct-mail alarums full of nightmarish invocations of "armed Klan paramilitary forces" and "violent neo-Nazi extremists," and why Dees does legal battle almost exclusively with mediagenic villains-like Idaho's arch-Aryan Richard Butler-eager to show off their swastikas for the news cameras.

In 1987, Dees won a $7 million judgment against the United Klans of America on behalf of Beulah Mae Donald, whose son was lynched by two Klansmen. The UKA's total assets amounted to a warehouse whose sale netted Mrs. Donald $51,875. According to a groundbreaking series of newspaper stories in the Montgomery Advertiser, the SPLC, meanwhile, made $9 million from fund-raising solicitations featuring the case, including one containing a photo of Michael Donald's corpse.

Horrifying as such incidents are, hate groups commit almost no violence. More than 95 percent of all "hate crimes," including most of the incidents SPLC letters cite (bombings, church burnings, school shootings), are perpetrated by "lone wolves." Even Timothy McVeigh, subject of one of the most extensive investigations in the FBI's history-and one of the most extensive direct-mail campaigns in the SPLC's-was never credibly linked to any militia organization.

No faith healing or infomercial would be complete without a moving testimonial. The student from whose tears this white schoolteacher learned her lesson is identified only as a child of color. "Which race," we are assured, "does not matter." Nor apparently does the specific nature of "the racist acts directed at him," nor the race of his schoolyard tormentors. All that matters, in fact, is the race of the teacher and those expiating tears. "I wept with him, feeling for once, the depth of his hurt," she confides. "His tears washed away the film that had distorted my white perspective of the world." Scales fallen from her eyes, what action does this schoolteacher propose? What Gandhi-like disobedience will she undertake in order to "reach real peace in the world"? She doesn't say but instead speaks vaguely of acting out against "the pain." In the age of Oprah and Clinton, empathy--or the confession thereof--is an end in itself.

Any good salesman knows that a products "value" is a highly mutable quality with little relation to actual worth, and Morris Dees-who made millions hawking, by direct mail, such humble commodities as birthday cakes, cookbooks (including Favorite Recipes of American Home Economics Teachers), tractor seat cushions, rat poison, and, in exchange for a mailing list containing 700,000 names, presidential candidate George McGovern-is nothing if not a good salesman. So good in fact that in 1998 the Direct Marketing Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame. "I learned everything I know about hustling from the Baptist Church," Dees has said. "Spending Sundays on those hard benches listening to the preacher pitch salvation-why, it was like getting a Ph.D. in selling." Here, Dr. Dees (the letter's nominal author) masterfully transforms, with a mere flourish of hyperbole, an education kit available "at cost" for $30 on the SPLC website into "a $325 value."

This is one of the only places in this letter where specific races are mentioned. Elsewhere, Dees and his copywriters, deploying an arsenal of passive verbs and vague abstractions, have sanitized the usually divisive issue of race of its more disturbing elements-such as angry black people-and for good reason: most SPLC donors are white. Thus, instead of concrete civil rights issues like housing discrimination and racial profiling, we get "communities seething with racial violence." Instead of racially biased federal sentencing laws, or the disparity between poor predominantly black schools and affluent white ones, or the violence against illegals along the Mexican border, the SPLC gives us "intolerance against those who are different," turning bigotry into a color-blind, equal-opportunity sin. It's reassuring to know that "Caucasians" are no more and no less guilty of this sin than African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. In the eyes of Morris Dees, we're all sinners, all victims, and all potential contributors.

Morris Dees doesn't need your financial support. The SPLC is already the wealthiest civil rights group in America, though this letter quite naturally omits that fact. Other solicitations have been more flagrantly misleading. One pitch, sent out in 1995-when the Center had more than $60 million in reserves-informed would-be donors that the "strain on our current operating budget is the greatest in our 25-year history." Back in 1978, when the Center had less than $10 million, Dees promised that his organization would quit fund-raising and live off interest as soon as its endowment hit $55 million. But as it approached that figure, the SPLC upped the bar to $100 million, a sum that, one 1989 newsletter promised, would allow the Center "to cease the costly and often unreliable task of fund raising. " Today, the SPLC's treasury bulges with $120 million, and it spends twice as much on fund-raising-$5.76 million last year-as it does on legal services for victims of civil rights abuses. The American Institute of Philanthropy gives the Center one of the worst ratings of any group it monitors, estimating that the SPLC could operate for 4.6 years without making another tax-exempt nickel from its investments or raising another tax-deductible cent from well-meaning "people like you."

The SPLC's "other important work justice" consists mainly in spying on private citizens who belong to "hate groups," sharing its files with law-enforcement agencies, and suing the most prominent of these groups for crimes committed independently by their members-a practice that, however seemingly justified, should give civil libertarians pause. The legal strategy employed by Dees could have put the Black Panther Party out of business or bankrupted the New England Emigrant Aid Company in retaliation for crimes committed by John Brown. What the Center's other work for justice does not include is anything that might be considered controversial by donors. According to Millard Farmer, the Center largely stopped taking death-penalty cases for fear that too visible an opposition to capital punishment would scare off potential contributors. In 1986, the Center's entire legal staff quit in protest of Dees's refusal to address issues-such as homelessness, voter registration, and affirmative action-that they considered far more pertinent to poor minorities, if far less marketable to affluent benefactors, than fighting the KKK. Another lawyer, Gloria Browne, who resigned a few years later, told reporters that the Center's programs were calculated to cash in on "black pain and white guilt." Asked in 1994 if the SPLC itself, whose leadership consists almost entirely of white men, was in need of an affirmative action policy, Dees replied that "probably the most discriminated people in America today are white men when it comes to jobs."

Contributors to Teaching Tolerance might be surprised to learn how little of the SPLC's reported educational spending actually goes to education. In response to lobbying by charities, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1987 began allowing nonprofits to count part of their fundraising costs as "educational" so long as their solicitations contained an informational component. On average, the SPLC classifies an estimated 47 percent of the fund-raising letters that it sends out every year as educational, including many that do little more than instruct potential donors on the many evils of "militant right-wing extremists" and the many splendid virtues of Morris Dees. According to tax documents, of the $10. 8 million in educational spending the SPLC reported in 1999, $4 million went to solicitations. Another $2.4 million paid for stamps.

In the early 1960s, Morris Dees sat on the sidelines honing his direct-marketing skills and practicing law while the civil rights movement engulfed the South. "Morris and I...shared the overriding purpose of making a pile of money," recalls Dees's business partner, a lawyer named Millard Fuller (not to be confused with Millard Farmer). "We were not particular about how we did it; we just wanted to be independently rich." They were so unparticular, in fact, that in 1961 they defended a man, guilty of beating up a journalist covering the Freedom Riders, whose legal fees were paid by the Klan. ("I felt the anger of a black person for the first time," Dees later wrote of the case. "I vowed then and there that nobody would ever again doubt where I stood.") In 1965, Fuller sold out to Dees, donated the money to charity, and later started Habitat for Humanity. Dees bought a 200-acre estate appointed with tennis courts, a pool, and stables, and, in 1971, founded the SPLC, where his compensation has risen in proportion to fund-raising revenues, from nothing in the early seventies to $273,000 last year. A National Journal survey of salaries paid to the top officers of advocacy groups shows that Dees earned more in 1998 than nearly all of the seventy-eight listed, tens of thousands more than the heads of such groups as the ACLU, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Children's Defense Fund. The more money the SPLC receives, the less that goes to other civil rights organizations, many of which, including the NAACP, have struggled to stay out of bankruptcy. Dees's compensation alone amounts to one quarter the annual budget of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, which handles several dozen death-penalty cases a year. "You are a fraud and a conman," the Southern Center's director, Stephen Bright, wrote in a 1996 letter to Dees, and proceeded to list his many reasons for thinking so, which included "your failure to respond to the most desperate needs of the poor and powerless despite your millions upon millions, your fund-raising techniques, the fact that you spend so much, accomplish so little, and promote yourself so shamelessly." Soon the SPLC win move into a new six-story headquarters in downtown Montgomery, just across the street from its current headquarters, a building known locally as the Poverty Palace.
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