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The FBI was created by Wall Street in 1920......

Protectors of Privilege

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Justice Department's New Get-Tough Policy Is, Well, Not

POSTED: I don't want to sound like a broken record, but . . . the latest ploy by the government to insist it is "getting tough" on Wall Street is beyond laughable.

The tough new-and-improved regime, as described by the curiously credulous Dealbook, is a policy of extracting criminal guilty pleas from foreign subsidiaries, as opposed to the "usual fines and reforms." This was the path chosen in the recent UBS deal (in which a Japanese subsidiary was charged while the parent company was given a complete walk, a non-prosecution settlement) and in the more recent deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Both of those banks were implicated in the LIBOR rate-fixing case, which is only maybe the most egregious and far-reaching financial scandal of our generation. Writes Dealbook:

Criticized for letting Wall Street off the hook after the financial crisis, the Justice Department is building a new model for prosecuting big banks.

In a recent round of actions that shook the financial industry, the government pushed for guilty pleas, rather than just the usual fines and reforms. Prosecutors now aim to apply the approach broadly to financial fraud cases, according to officials involved in the investigations.

Lawyers for several big banks, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they were already adjusting their defenses and urging banks to fire employees suspected of wrongdoing in the hope of appeasing authorities.

The story was accompanied by a preposterous photo of Lanny Breuer angrily wagging a finger, suggesting a new, "get-tough" criminal division of the Department of Justice.


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The Patriot Act lets FBI  agents spy on you for Wall Street

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August 15, 2013

Former FBI  agent who heads Intelligence committee urged to explain if he withheld crucial NSA document

Critics demand answers from chairman Mike Rogers after claims that committee failed to share document before key vote

Mike Rogers, a former FBI agent, chairs the House intelligence committee. Critics have accused the committee of being too close to the NSA. Photograph: AP
The leadership of the House intelligence committee is under growing pressure to explain whether it withheld surveillance information from members of Congress before a key vote to renew the Patriot Act.
A Republican congressman and government ethics watchdogs are demanding that the powerful panel's chairman, Mike Rogers of Michigan, responds to charges that the panel's leadership failed to share a document prepared by the justice department and intelligence community.
The document was explicitly created to inform non-committee members about bulk collection of Americans' phone records ahead of the vote in 2011. Michigan Republican Justin Amash alleged that the committee kept it from non-committee members – the majority of the House.
Now Morgan Griffith, a Republican who represents Virginia's ninth district, is calling for answers. "I certainly think leadership needs to figure out what's going on. We're trying to get information so we can do our jobs as congressmen," he told the Guardian. "If we're not able to get that information, it's inappropriate."
"Obviously, this is of concern," he added.
Griffith has been been critical of the committee for blocking attempts by non-members to obtain information about classified programs. On August 4, the Guardian published a series of letters he had written to the committee requesting more details, all of which had gone unanswered.
The accusations broaden the focus of the surveillance controversy from the National Security Agency to one of the congressional committees charged with exercising oversight of it – and the panel's closeness to the NSA it is supposed to oversee.
Amash told the Guardian on Monday that he had confirmed with the House intelligence committee that the committee did not make non-committee members aware of the classified overview from 2011 of the bulk phone records collection program first revealed by the Guardian thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The document was expressly designed to be shared with legislators who did not serve on the panel; it appears that a corresponding document for the Senate in 2011 was made available to all senators.
"Nobody I've spoken to in my legislative class remembers seeing any such document," Amash said.
Amash speculated that the House intelligence committee withheld the document in order to ensure the Patriot Act would win congressional reauthorization, as it ultimately did.
For the second consecutive day, the House intelligence committee's spokeswoman, Susan Phelan, did not respond to the Guardian's queries about the accuracy of Amash's allegation. Phelan, however, told The Hill newspaper that the committee held pre-vote briefings for all House members ahead of the Patriot vote. She did not deny Amash's claim.
Amash countered that members who attend classified briefings conducted by the panel, formally known as the House permanent select committee on intelligence or HPSCI, often receive fragmentary information.
"The presenters rarely volunteer the critically important information and it becomes a game of 20 Questions," Amash told the Guardian.
Government ethics experts accused the committee of betraying its oversight mandate.
"If the HPSCI leadership withheld a document, intended by the administration for release to non-committee members – a document that could have led to a different outcome when the Patriot Act was reauthorized in 2011 – this is tantamount to subversion of the democratic process," said Bea Edwards, the executive director of the Government Accountability Project.
"Americans have the right to know exactly who made this decision and who carried it out."
"There is clearly a loss of confidence in HPSCI leadership among some House members, notably including members of the majority party," added Steve Aftergood, an intelligence and secrecy expert with the Federation of American Scientists.
"This can manifest itself in a reduction of trust and comity, and increased skepticism toward committee actions. It can be remedied, perhaps, by permitting greater allowance for dissenting views in the committee's deliberations."

Ever since the intelligence reforms of the 1970s, Congress has struck an institutional deal with the intelligence agencies: to balance the needs for protecting government secrets and informing the public, oversight is the responsibility of two committees, one in the House and one in the Senate, that conduct most of their business in secret.
Members who do not sit on the committees have little recourse but to rely on their colleagues on the secret panels to accurately inform them about complex and often controversial intelligence programs.
Yet over decades, the relationship between the intelligence committees and the intelligence agencies has become more often collegial than adversarial. When the House intelligence committee held its first public hearing into the ongoing NSA bulk collection of Americans' phone records, it titled the hearing 'How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans, and Why Disclosure Aids our Adversaries'.
The panel's chairman, Mike Rogers, is a former FBI agent. Its ranking Democrat, Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, received over $220,000 in campaign contributions during his past term from the defense and intelligence industries, according to David Kravets of Wired. Both are staunch advocates of the NSA bulk surveillance programs.
"The congressional committees charged with oversight of the intelligence community have long been captive to, and protective of, the intelligence agencies," said Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight.
"Many of the congressional staff, in fact, come from those agencies. This latest revelation demonstrates the harm caused by that conflict of interest. When the congressional oversight committee is more loyal to the agency it oversees than to the legislative chamber its members were elected to serve in, the public's interest is seriously compromised."


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Anonymous trolls FBI, releases contact data for all Fed employees

August 23, 2013

Anonymous trolls the FBI, releasing the contact details for every employee at the Federal Reserve, after the FBI claimed to have dismantled Anonymous.

Anonymous hacktivists associated with Operation Last Resort (@OpLastResort) released a link via Twitter on Aug 23 alleged to contain the contact information for every employee of the Federal Reserve. The action comes tn response to claims made by the FBI that the leadership of Anonymous had been dismantled.

Contained in the tweet with the link to the data was the following taunt:

    How's that, FBI? Game. Set. Match. and LULZ.

In addition to the Federal Reserve release, MinnPost reports Anonymous hacktivists also dumped a large amount of information liberated from what appear to be servers used by the FBI’s Regional Forensics Computer Laboratory (RFCL). A large amount of the information appears to have been scrubbed from computer files as early as January of this year. Such data can only be obtained with direct access to servers.

Last February, Anonymous hacked the U.S. Federal Reserve, and released login credentials and personal information belonging to 4,000 American banking executives as part of the ongoing campaign to reform computer crime law.

Earlier this week, the FBI claimed to have dismantled the leadership of the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, apparently unaware that the collective is without leaders. Given the latest development, it seems clear the FBI was premature in declaring victory over Anonymous. For all intents and purposes, Anonymous is alive and well, happy to once again humiliate the FBI, and doing it all for the lulz.

For more news, art and information about Anonymous, check out Anonymous Examiner on Facebook.

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Turns out iPhone 5c can be hacked with a $100 hardware
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Researcher hacks iPhone 5c device of San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Syed Farook with just $100 hardware — Remember, the FBI had paid $1.3 million to get ...




Occupy Wall Street is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the movement in New York’s Zuccotti Park Saturday with activists recalling what happened in September of 2011.

The organizers of the event stressed that the purpose of the event is not to once again occupy the park but rather to recapture the spirit of the protests.

“Occupy Wall Street catapulted the issue of income inequality into the national conversation, was the catalyst to a host of other social movements and opened the door for Bernie Sanders to walk through — its spirit is irrefutable,” they said.

A key focus of the event will be to hear “the stories that were never reported accurately and honestly.”

With that in mind, we at WhoWhatWhy thought today would be the perfect time to re-run the article below. Originally published in 2013, it details the still-shocking, uncovered contingency plan, quietly investigated by the FBI, to assassinate Occupy Wall Street protesters.


Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, had contingency plans to assassinate peaceful protestors in a major American city — and did nothing to intervene?

Would you be surprised to learn that this intelligence comes not from a shadowy whistle-blower but from the FBI itself — specifically, from a document obtained from Houston FBI office last December, as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington, DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund?

The Plot
Remember the Occupy Movement? The peaceful crowds that camped out in the center of a number of cities in the fall of 2011, calling for some recognition by local, state and federal authorities that our democratic system was out of whack, controlled by corporate interests, and in need of immediate repair?

That movement swept the US beginning in mid-September 2011. When, in early October, the movement cam



Elizabeth Warren is still mad about the financial crash, and we should be too
As we pass the eight anniversary of the crash, the senator is rightly demanding that the FBI explain why it has failed to prosecute those responsible



Above the Law

Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice

"This book tells us that far too often the Justice Department represents not the people, but the politicians, corporations and other entrenched private interests. In Above the Law, David Burnham once again shows us why his investigative reporting is a national asset."

-- Seymour M. Hersh, Pulitzer Price winning investigative journalist

Myth: The Justice Department is a rational and evenhanded law enforcement mechanism.

Fact: The Justice Department is always political, steadily more powerful, sometimes corrupt and surprisingly ineffective.

The United States Justice Department -- which includes the FBI, the DEA, the INS and more than 100,000 employees -- functions as law enforcer, investigator and jailer of American citizens. The department's legal reach is vast, extending to social controversies of race, religion and economics as well as to thousands of criminal and civil laws, including espionage; mail fraud; corruption; racketeering; vote-fixing; pollution; computer crimes; adulterated food and drugs; price-fixing; tax fraud; gambling; forgery; and the sale, manufacture or possession of illicit drugs. The department then, and the attorney general, make decisions daily that affect every American citizen. But who monitors the Justice Department and its pervasive dealings?

In Above the Law, David Burnham reveals the chilling truth about this powerful arm of the government. Examining its records on such issues as drug enforcement, civil rights and national security, Burnham discovered that the agency runs virtually unpoliced, even after the BCCI scandal, the forcible abduction of Manuel Noriega and the disastrous mission at Waco. For the first time, David Burnham conducts a thorough investigation of the investigator, exposing the Justice Department as never before.

Read Above the Law and learn:

* How the FBI and the DEA have relentlessly expanded their electronic surveillance networks to encompass more and more average Americans -- rather than suspected criminals.

* How the war on drugs currently consumes more than half of the Justice Department's budget but remains a well-documented dud when it comes to reducing the use of illegal drugs.

* How and why FBI director Freeh, following a trail blazed by J. Edgar Hoover, directs a misleading national advertising blitz about the nation's crime problem.

* How the Justice Department has routinely failed to investigate the political allies of all presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy and George Bush.

* How -- more than three hundred times a year -- teams of agents from the FBI's top secret Surreptitious entry Program go about the task of breaking into houses, offices and warehouses of selected targets, usually to plant hidden cameras and microphones.

* How the law enforcement powers of the Justice Department have been used to harass black politicians and aid white ones.

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Why Big Banks Are Above the Law | US News Opinion
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News organizations sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone ...
The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI today in an attempt to uncover information about how the law ...



Guantánamo prisoner says Saudi 'royal' recruited him before 9/11
Miami Herald-3 hours ago
In the past, the Saudis have pointed to the 9/11 Commission, FBI investigations and other probes that found no Saudi government or royal family involvement in ...



Former CIA, FBI Director Speaks at UVA Frank Batten School

Posted: Sep 16, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2016 4:27 PM EDT



San Jose cop, 22 others arrested in probe, alligator seized
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9:25 AM



Two Houston police officers suspended over homeless man's beating

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:04 PM

Two Houston metro cops have been suspended after one of the officers brutally beat an unarmed homeless man with his baton — while the other stood by and watched.

Officers Daniel Reynoso and Jairus Warren are under investigation for the attack after th



NYC Crime Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Education Weather Obituaries
Former Rikers officers get prison time for badly beating inmate
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:40 AM


FBI agents protected Trump from investigation
since 1980's ,were grooming him and Hilary for

Wash Post: Trump Helped by FBI Informant, Agent Since '80s

By Jason Devaney
Friday, 16 Sep 2016 5:59 PM



FBI fails to grasp severity of journalist impersonations
The Daily Nonpareil
FBI fails to grasp severity of journalist impersonations ... Particularly galling was the agent's misuse of the journalistic tenet protecting the confidentiality



Months after Jamar Clark case closed, FBI still won't cough up its file
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That's what the Star Tribune said to the FBI immediately after U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced that no federal charges would be filed in the police ...



Secret government electronic surveillance documents must be ...
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The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies have used pen registers. 'We have a ...



Former FBI director to receive Thayer Award
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WEST POINT – The West Point Association of Graduates has announced that Robert Mueller III, the sixth director of the FBI, will receive the 2016 Sylvanus ...


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Oct. 31, 2016
Hoax? Sheriff's department says it's not watching Facebook check-ins at Standing Rock

October 31, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Thousands of Facebook users across the U.S. have been falsely “checking in” at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota after a viral message claimed that investigators were tracking protesters on Facebook.

"The Morton County Sheriff's Department has been using Facebook check-ins to find out who is at Standing Rock in order to target them in attempts to disrupt the prayer camps,” said a version of the message, whose origin was unclear and which was collected by the hoax-busting site Snopes.


Oct. 31, 2016

CNN accepts Donna Brazile's resignation after interactions with Clinton campaign prior to debate

October 31, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
CNN distanced itself from interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile after supposedly hacked emails said she gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign advance word about a question for a March 6 primary debate with Bernie Sanders.

Brazile was a commentator for CNN and a vice chair at the DNC at the time of the debate


cop broke into estranged wife's boyfriend's home and threatened to kill him, prosecutors say

October 31, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
A former Long Beach police officer was arrested and charged with attacking his estranged wife’s boyfriend then dragging her from the man’s home last year, prosecutors said Monday.

Toby Benskin, 34, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on three counts of assault with a firearm, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count each of assault likely to produce bodily injury, criminal threats, first-degree burglary with a person present and false imprisonment with violence.

Benskin was arrested Monday in the city of Orange and was being held in Orange County jail on $200,000 bail.

On Oct. 27, 2015, while he was off duty, prosecutors say Benskin broke into the home of his estranged wife’s boyfriend and threatened to kill him and his roommate, before dragging his estranged wife from the home, prosecutors said.

Long Beach police learned about the incident the next day and put Benskin on administrative


Oct. 31, 2016
Four Richmond officers to be fired in wake of Bay Area police sex crimes scandal

October 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Four more Bay Area police officers will be fired as a result of an investigation into allegations made by a teenage sex-trafficking victim who said she slept with dozens of law enforcement officers.

Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay on Sunday said the four officers will be fired after a city investigation found “documented misconduct” between the officers and the victim. Five other officers will be given official reprimands. 

The Oakland Police Department and other Bay Area law enforcement agencies came under intense scrutiny in June after 19-year-old Jasmine Abuslin came forward earlier this year and said that she had sex with multiple officers, some while she was underage.

 In addition to the firings in Richmond, four Oakland police officers were fired and seven others suspended without pay in September.

The allegations led Bay Area prosecutors to file multiple criminal charges against five different officers from other agencies, including three from the Oakland Police Department. Some of the charges included lewd conduct, engaging in prostitution, providing


Oct. 31, 2016
Father of man fatally shot by El Cajon police establishes foundation for police reform

Richard Olango, whose son was killed by El Cajon police, spoke at a South Los Angeles news conference earlier this month.

October 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
The father of Alfred Olango has announced the creation of a foundation for police reform, in the name of his son, who was killed by El Cajon police last month.

Richard Olango said San Diego would be the headquarters of the Alfred Olango Justice and Unity Foundation “for the whole world.”

The foundation has been registered as a nonprofit organization in California, he said Saturday at a gathering held at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park.

The event, called the International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Police Brutality, drew about 90 people.

They heard from the Rev. Shane Harris of National Action Network San Diego; Shakina Ortega, whose husband was killed by San Diego police; and Robert Branch, who videotaped himself being choked unconscious by a plainclothes sheriff’s detective.

Olango said he plans to work to improve police training in areas of psychology,


Patient burned by mid-surgery explosion when laser ignites fart
Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:56 PM

Patient Starts Fire During Surgery By Farting

00:00 / 00:47
A patient passing gas during surgery ended up being burned after the laser ignited the fart, resulting in a fiery explosion, a report released Frid


Friends of James Comey don't see him leaving FBI

Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:46 PM


Camouflage of the Chameleon
Charles Ambrose is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a former USAF JAG officer and served for 25  years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in D.C. and the Western District of Missouri. He is the author of the Jeff Trask crime dramas, writing under the name Marc Rainer. His newest novel in the series, A Winter of Wolves.

FBI Director James Comey

By Chuck Ambrose

The announcement Friday by FBI Director James Comey that he was re-opening the investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal has most of the nation wondering what led to this change of status, and the timing of his announcement. Before joining that guesswork, a review of what brought us to this point is appropriate.

In July, Comey took the highly unusual step of publicly castigating Clinton before announcing that he would recommend against any prosecution. His legal “analysis” of the proof against Clinton was also highly unusual.

First, there were the facts of the investigation as summarized by Comey himself. These facts included the intentional establishment of an unauthorized server in the Clinton residence, the repeated sending and receipt of highly classified matters, the former secretary’s repeated lying about her actions and the nature of the emails, and her attempts to destroy the evidence against her. Proof of intent is generally established by evaluating the actions of the suspect, including false statements and the destruction of evidence. Nevertheless, Comey initially decided that there was insufficient evidence in all of that to show any criminal intent.

After ignoring evidence which would have met the intent prong of the statute, Mr. Comey essentially wrote subsection (f) (the gross negligence section) out of the applicable statute. The Director’s explanation that he had worked all his life to “decriminalize negligence” and thereby would not recommend prosecution was nothing short of ridiculous. It should be first noted that Mr. Comey offered no such examples of his “life’s work,” and it is doubtful that there are any.

There has always been prosecution of criminal negligence, and with good reason. Negligent homicide by reckless driving is one common example that should come readily to mind. Intent to kill is not required. The negligent actions taken are so inherently reckless as to endanger human life, and are therefore included in virtually every state and federal criminal code as punishable offenses. It must also be noted that Mrs. Clinton’s unguarded emails may have similarly resulted in at least one death—that of an Iranian scientist who was executed by Iran as a spy after his name surfaced in one of the emails on Clinton’s unprotected private server.

Comey’s recommendation against indictment in the Clinton case was—to some extent—a delusion of grandeur, since it presumed that any contrary  recommendation would have been given serious consideration by the Obama/Holder/Lynch Department of “Justice.” The FBI cannot convene a grand jury or seek an indictment without the approval of DOJ, and in cases involving high-level officials such as the former Secretary of State, such approval is generally reserved to the Attorney General herself or her designee. Given Ms. Lynch’s infamous tarmac tryst with the husband of the target of this investigation, indictment was never really in the cards.

In fact, even the empanelment of a grand jury in this matter was never in the cards. Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Nixon Watergate case, it has been established that executive privilege cannot be successfully used as a shield against grand jury subpeonae which seek to uncover evidence of criminal wrongdoing. T

FBI Octopus

FBI Miami Hosts Tri-County Students for Teen Night
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On Friday, FBI Miami hosted more than 60 high school students from Dade, Broward ... The three-hour program began with an introduction from ecial Agent in ...


When the FBI

October 31 2016, 11:12 a.m.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, at the height of a very public battle between the FBI and Apple over whether the computer maker would help decrypt a mass murderer’s locked iPhone, it appeared that a little-known, 17-year-old Israeli firm named Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization might finally get its moment in the spotlight.

After weeks of insisting that only Apple could help the feds unlock the phone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, the Justice Department suddenly revealed that a third party had provided a way to get into the device. Speculation swirled around the identity of that party until an Israeli newspaper reported it was Cellebrite. 

It turns out the company was not the third party that helped the FBI. A Cellebrite representative said as much during a panel discussion at a high-tech crimes conference in Minnesota this past April, according to a conference attendee who spoke with The Intercept. And sources who spoke with the Washington Post earlier this year also ruled out Cellebrite’s involvement, though Yossi Carmil, one of Cellebrite’s CEOs, declined to comment on the matter when asked by The Intercept.

But the attention around the false report obscured a bigger, more interesting truth: Cellebrite’s researchers have become, over the last decade, the FBI’s go-to hackers for mobile forensics. Many other federal agencies also rely on the company’s expertise to get into mobile devices. Cellebrite has contracts with the FBI going back to 2009, according to federal procurement records, but also with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, and DHS’s Customs and Border Protection. U.S. state and local law enforcement agencies use Cellebrite’s researchers and tools as well, as does the U.S. military, to extract data from phones seized from suspected terrorists and others in battle zones.

The company is poised to seize a prominent and somewhat ominous place in the public imagination; just as Apple has come to be seen as a warrior for digital protection and privacy against overreaching government surveillance, Cellebrite is emerging as its law-and-order counterpart, endeavoring to build tools to break through the barriers

     A man blames Sunrise Community Church in Austin for letting a violent man nicknamed "Stabby" hang around its grounds, and stab him, in Travis County Court. 


FBI Director
Comey’s Disclosures Set Stage for a Public Interest Exception to Secrecy
Alex Emmons
October 31 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
WHEN FBI DIRECTOR James Comey decided in July to violate Justice Department guidelines and publicly announce that the FBI would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, he explained that he was taking such an exceptional step because the “American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest.”

Comey’s decision last week to inform Congress that the FBI is now reviewing additional emails that apparently originated from Clinton’s private server has ignited an even more furious debate, with Democrats accusing him of election interference and law breaking.

There’s a reason that the Justice Department has nondisclosure rules about ongoing or closed investigations. Lots of things emerge in investigations that are not true, or do not amount to crimes. Disclosing those things can ruin reputations. So it is typically left to prosecutors to decide what accusations to make public, in the form of an indictment.

Among the people criticizing Comey for his latest foray into radical transparency were former attorney generals Alberto Gonzales and Eric Holder, who both pointed out that it is against Justice Department policy to comment on ongoing investigations, certainly within 60 days of an election.

Comey’s actions have raised l

Monday, October 31, 2016Last Update: 7:37 AM PT


Judge OKs Claims Against Drug-Dealing Cop

— A federal judge ruled that a man who spent 10 years in prison on drug charges before being exonerated can pursue claims against a former police officer behind bars for his role in a distribution ring.
     Refugio Ruiz-Cortez sued former police officer Glenn Lewellen, his ex-partner Noel Sanchez and the City of Chicago in March 2011 for conspiracy and malicious prosecution.
     Prosecutors vacated Ruiz-Cortez's prison sentence in 2010 following a probe into a criminal enterprise led by Lewellen, who was convicted of narcotics distribution conspiracy and sentenced to 18 years in federal prison.
     In 1999, Lewellen and a paid informant set up a drug deal to get their hands on 20 kilograms of cocaine, using Ruiz-Cortez as the fall guy, according to court records.
     According to Ruiz-Cortez, the informant threatened to hurt his family if he refused to store cocaine in his apartment.
     On the day of his arrest, Ruiz-Cortez had just arrived home sometime after 6 p.m. Lewellen was reportedly camped out behind his building while his partner Sanchez watched the front door.
     As part of their scheme, Lewellen and the informant used a courier to pick up a yellow bag filled with 20 kilos of cocaine from the back of the building. Lewellen then put the bag of drugs in his trunk and told the courier to get lost, court records show.
     Sanchez testified that he couldn't see Lewellen from his position and did not see Ruiz-Cortez during the surveillance.
     Lewellen called out to Sanchez that a drug transaction was made, and Sanchez called for backup and waited in the front of the building.
     "Sanchez further testified that when he reached the back of the residence, he saw that Lewellen was carrying a bag believed to contain narcotics," according to an Oct. 26 ruling from U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber.
     Lewellen then secured the bag in the trunk of his car, entered the home with Sanchez and arrested Ruiz-Cortez. Lewellen allegedly pocketed 10 kilos to sell and inventoried the rest with the police department.
     A federal court sentenced Ruiz-Cortez to 17 years in prison for intent to distribute 10 kilograms of cocaine, even though his fingerprints were not on the yellow bag.
     For years, Lewellen used his badge to tip off violent drug dealers of potential raids in exchange for drugs and money, and kidnapped and hog-tied other dealers until they turned over their inventory, the Chicago Tribune reported.
     In total, Lewellen and his cronies snatched 550 pounds of cocaine and $3 million in cash, while the police department forked out more than $800,000 to an informant for "fruitful" services, according to news reports and court records.
     On Wednesday, Judge Leinenweber dismissed Sanchez as a defendant, finding Ruiz-Cortez's allegation that he was a co-conspirator speculative.
     "As for the allegation that Sanchez should have known about Lewellen's illicit activities, plaintiff brings nothing more than the circumstantial evidence he brought under his fabrication of evidence claim," the judge wrote in the 73-page opinion.
     The City of Chicago was also dismissed as a defendant in the case.
     However, Leinenweber ruled that Ruiz-Cortez can pursue malicious prosecution and fabrication of evidence claims against Lewellen.
     "Lewellen's strongest argument may be that he had probable cause to arrest Ruiz-Cortez. However, this is not sufficient to defeat a malicious prosecution claim because... there is a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether Lewellen fabricated evidence or withheld [certain] materials after the arre


Congressman calls for FBI director's resignation: This could...
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(CNN) - Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen is publicly calling for FBI Director James Comey to resign in light of the FBI effort to review emails discovered on ...

650,000 Emails Found On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop; DOJ Blocked Clinton Foundation Probe
By Tyler Durden
Global Research, October 31, 2016
Zero Hedge 30 October 2016

Yesterday, we reported that the FBI has found “tens of thousands of emails” belonging to Huma Adein on Anthony Weiner’s computer, raising questions how practical it is that any conclusive finding will be available or made by the FBI in the few days left before the elections

Now, according to the WSJ, it appears that Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails that, as we reported moments ago were discovered weeks ago on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.

As the WSJ adds, the review will take weeks at a minimum to determine whether those messages are work-related emails between Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide and the estranged wife of Mr. Weiner, and State Department officials; how many are duplicates of emails already reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and whether they include either classified information or important new evidence in the Clinton email probe, which FBI officials call “Midyear.”

And, as we further reported earlier today, the FBI has had to await a court order to begin reviewing the emails, because they were uncovered in an unrelated probe of Mr. Weiner, and that order was delayed for reasons that remain unclear.

More stunning is just how many emails were found on Weiner’s computer. And while one can only imagine the content of some of the more persona ones, the WSJ writes that the latest development began in early October when New York-based FBI officials notified Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s second-in-command, that while investigating Mr. Weiner for possibly sending sexually charged messages to a minor, they had recovered a laptop with 650,000 emails. Many, they said, were from the accounts of Ms. Abedin, according to people familiar with the matter.

Those emails stretched back years, these people said, and were on a laptop that both Mr. Weiner and Ms. Abedin used and that hadn’t previously come up in the Clinton email probe. Ms. Abedin said in late August that the couple were separating.

The FBI had searched the computer while looking for child pornography, people familiar with the matter said, but the warrant they used didn’t give them authority to search for matters related to Mrs. Clinton’s email arrangement at the State Department. Mr. Weiner has denied sending explicit or indecent messages to the teenager.

As reported yesterday, it appears that there are potentially tens of thousands of Abedin linked emails on Weiner’s computer:

 In their initial review of the laptop, the metadata showed many messages, apparently in the thousands, that were either sent to or from the private email server at Mrs. Clinton’s home that had been the focus of so much investigative effort for the FBI. Senior FBI officials decided to let the Weiner investigators proceed with a closer examination of the metadata on the computer, and report back to them.
The WSJ then connects the dots between how the Weiner emails were linked to the Clinton reopening of the Clinton probe, despite Loretta Lynch’s and the DOJ’s vocal urges not to do so:

At a meeting early last week of senior Justice Department and FBI officials, a member of the department’s senior national-security staff asked for an update on the Weiner laptop, the people familiar with the matter said. At that point, officials realized that no one had acted to obtain a warrant, these people said. 
Mr. McCabe then instructed the email investigators to talk to the Weiner investigators and see whether the laptop’s contents could be relevant to the Clinton email probe, these people said. After the investigators spoke, the agents agreed it was potentially relevant. 

Mr. Comey was given an update, decided to go forward with the case and notified Congress on Friday, with explosive results. Senior Justice Department officials had warned Mr. Comey that telling Congress would violate well-established policies against overt actions that could affect an election, and some within the FBI have been unhappy at Mr. Comey’s repeated public statements on the probe, going back to his first press conference on the subject in July.

But wait it gets better.

Recall that this is the same Andrew Mcabe whose wife the Wall Street Journal reported last week received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member.

 Mr. McAuliffe had supported Dr. McCabe in the hopes she and a handful of other Democrats might help win a majority in the state Senate, giving Mr. McAuliffe more sway in the state capitol. Dr. McCabe lost her race last November, and Democrats failed to win their majority.
FBI officials have said Mr. McCabe had no role in the Clinton email probe until he became deputy director, and there was no conflict of interest because by then his wife’s campaign was over.

Which brings us to the second big topic: the Clinton Foundation, and how the DOJ made sure that particular probe never made the light of day. At the same time as the Clinton server was being investigated, other Clinton-related investigations were under way within the FBI, and they have been the subject of internal debate for months.

 Early this year, four FBI field offices—New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Little Rock, Ark.—were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.
The WSJ touches on something fasctinating: Los Angeles agents had picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation, these people said. So where did that trail go? Apparently nowhere.

 The Washington field office was probing financial relationships involving Mr. McAuliffe before he became a Clinton Foundation board member, these people said. Mr. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing, and his lawyer has said the probe is focused on whether he failed to register as an agent of a foreign entity. The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton  Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said.
In February, FBI officials made a presentation to the Justice Department, according to these people. By all accounts, the meeting didn’t go well.

Some said that is because the FBI didn’t present compelling evidence to justify more aggressive pursuit of the Clinton Foundation, and that the career public integrity prosecutors in the room simply believed it wasn’t a very strong case. Others said that from the start, the Justice Department officials were stern, icy and dismissive of the case. 

“That was one of the weirdest meetings I’ve ever been to,” one participant told others afterward, according to people familiar with the matter.

Needless to say, the probe into the Foundation faded.

But back to the Clinton probe, according to a person familiar with the probes, on Aug. 12, a senior Justice Department official called Mr. McCabe to voice his displeasure


Californians Get Their Say on
'Citizens United' in Non-Binding Initiative
     Included in California's bulky 225-page General Election voter guide is a peculiar proposition that if passed by voters would direct the state's congressional delegation to work on reversing a Supreme Court ruling that gave the go-ahead to unlimited campaign spending.

Monday, October 31, 2016Last Update: 4:23 PM PT
NYPD Spying Rules Sent Back to Drawing Board
                        Tossing a wrench in a major civil rights case, a federal judge found the New York City Police Department's proposed settlement tightening guidelines on religiously or politically motivated surveillance does not go far enough.
     The surprising ruling made public on Monday sends the nation's largest police force and most prominent civil-liberties advocates back to the negotiating table to revise the so-called Handschu regulations, which date back to a landmark case from 1971.
     A settlement in that lawsuit more a decade later put the NYPD under federal monitoring for violating the First Amendment protections of political activists.
     After Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. District Judge Charles Haight gave the police force more room to depart from those guidelines in the name of fighting terrorism. But the department used that leverage to create what it called a Demographics Unit, which kept tabs on mosques and other Muslim gathering places across the city.
     The Associated Press peeled the curtain on that unit a Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé in 2012.
     In the wake of the revelations, Muslims on the receiving end of the NYPD's scrutiny filed two federal lawsuits, the latter of which urged the the court to recalibrate the rules defending the privacy of innocent citizens.
     Their lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union reached a deal with New York City in early January achieving a new balance.
     Dissatisfation with the settlement was on display in April, when detractors complained about its narrow scope at two day-long hearings.
     In a ruling dated Oct. 28 but released Monday, Haight agreed that the settlement left too many unprotected.
     "Responsible NYPD supervisors have been conscientious in instructing police officers about the Handschu guidelines and including them in the Department Patrol Guide," he wrote in a 41-page opinion. "Nonetheless, it must be acknowledged that the history of the NYPD's adherence to the Handschu guidelines has been problematic at times."
     Particularly troubling for Haight was a report by the NYPD's inspector general Philip Eure on Aug. 23, showing the department takes shortcuts to approve the use of confidential informants in investigations.
     Under the rules, the NYPD must specify why it wants to use an informant to infiltrate a community, but the watchdog found that the department "repeatedly used generic, boilerplate text to seek such permission."
     "Tellingly, this boilerplate text was so routine that the same typographical error had been cut and pasted into virtually every application [the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD] reviewed, going back over a decade," the report states.
     The NYPD's watchdog also found that the department continued investigations of political activity 53.5 percent of the time even after its authorization expired.
     Haight blasted these findings as a "serious failing" by the NYPD.
     "Those failures suggest a systemic inclination on the part of the Intelligence Bureau to disregard the guidelines' mandates," he wrote.
     The ruling recommended three possible areas for improvement: beefing up the role of a Handschu committee to monitor the NYPD, empowering a civilian representative to file quarterly reports for the court, and weakening the mayor's "unfettered veto power" over that civilian representative.
     In an unsigned statement, lawyers for the plaintiffs seeking approval of the settlement emphasized the urgency for quickly affirming new protections.
     "The court's ruling highlights safeguards we sought to secure but the NYPD refused to accept, and we hope it convinces the NYPD to establish additional protections against unwarranted surveillance," the attorneys said. "This development is an opportunity


#CrimingWhileWhite does pay: Ammon Bundy and weaponized ...

At the end of the siege, LaVoy Finicum, the spokesman for Bundy's militants, was shot and killed by an FBI agent after pointing a gun at him. Despite the ...


Comey's Blindside: You're Just a Cop
Torture, rendition and agent stings are very much now the norm. ... Once again, this past week, FBI Director James Comey proved that point. Although finely ...


A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump
Has the bureau investigated this material?

. 31, 2016 7:52 PM

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On Friday, FBI Director James Comey set off a political blast when he informed congressional leaders that the bureau had stumbled across emails that might be pertinent to its completed inquiry into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails when she was secretary of state. The Clinton campaign and others criticized Comey for intervening in a presidential campaign by breaking with Justice Department tradition and revealing information about an investigation—information that was vague and perhaps ultimately irrelevant—so close to Election Day. On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid upped the ante. He sent Comey a fiery letter saying the FBI chief may have broken the law and pointed to a potentially greater controversy: "In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government…The public has a right to know this information."

Reid's missive set off a burst of speculation on Twitter and elsewhere. What was he referring to regarding the Republican presidential nominee? At the end of August, Reid had written to Comey and demanded an investigation of the "connections between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign," and in that letter he indirectly referred to Carter Page, an American businessman cited by Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers, who had financial ties to Russia and had recently visited Moscow. Last month, Yahoo News reported that US intelligence officials were probing the links between Page and senior Russian officials. (Page has called accusations against him "garbage.") On Monday, NBC News reported that the FBI has mounted a preliminary inquiry into the foreign business ties of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief. But Reid's recent note hinted at more than the Page or Manafort affairs. And a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence tells Mother Jones that in recent months he provided the bureau with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump—and that the FBI requested more information from him.

"This is something of huge significance, way above party politics," the former intelligence officer says. "I think [Trump's] own party should be aware of this stuff as well."
Does this mean the FBI is investigating whether Russian intelligence has attempted to develop a secret

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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Draft Agenda for 8/30/17 Teleconference

8pm (ET)/5pm (PT)   Teleconference #  (641) 715-0632    Access code: 551571#
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Greetings all,

This month's teleconference features offerings from three of our frequent participants:

To start us off. Wayne Coste shares his latest research on the C-ring "exit hole" in the Pentagon wall.  This will be our first experiment in "online meetings,"  which allow anyone who browses over to our teleconference url to view the slides in question as they are referenced by the presenter. This should simplify things for those with internet access during the call, assuming all goes well...To participate in the live presentation at the online meeting, browse to this url: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/9-11andotherdeepstatecrimes.Otherwise, the pdf version is available here for advance download.

We'll briefly consider and make a decision on a teleconference guideline proposed by Ken Freeland and Craig McKee.

Then, Craig addresses the Google censorship flap.  He'll recount the recent changes to Google's algorithm that have significantly reduced traffic to his web site, Truth and Shadows, as well as to other alternative sites. These changes are supposedly based on an attempt to fight "fake news," but actually only serve to censor alternative voices. We'll explore alternatives to Google's eponymous search engine for those desiring to move away from the company whose slogan is, ironically, "do no evil."

Last, but never least, James Hufferd treats us to another of his always edifying book reviews.  The subject this time is The Myth of September 11, The Satanic Verses of Western Democracy, by Roberto Quaglia. With a title like this, we're assured of a scintillating report!

See you Wednesday night for these latest currents in the Truth movement!

Ken Freeland
Cheryl Curtiss
Craig McKee

DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 30 August Teleconference

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

II The Pentagon C-ring Exit Hole [Wayne Coste, PE] (20 min +Q&A)
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III Proposed Teleconference guideline:  "No individual participant may present on the same general subject more than twice in one calendar year without advance approval of the Teleconference." [Ken Freeland, Craig McKee] (10 minutes)

IV Google's Censorship [Craig McKee and/or Ken Freeland] (15 min + Q&A)

V Review of The Myth of September 11, The Satanic Verses of Western Democracy, by Roberto Quaglia [James Hufferd, PhD] (20-25 min, including Q&A/discusion)

VI  Announcements

VII Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern and/or open discussion!:
New articles, books, films, or recent news about 9/11 or other Deep State crimes
9/11 and the Deep State on the legal front, including current adjudicatory efforts by Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry, JASTA, 28 pages, William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
Censorship and cognitive infiltration: new examples of censorship or harassment of members of the Truth community;  MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
The 9/11 Crash Test
The 9/11 Consensus Panel
9/11 Truth political candidates

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FBI BOMBSHELL: Top Agent Admits ‘ODDS ARE NOTHING’ Trump Colluded with Russia
By Hannity Staff - January 23, 2018

Draw Muhammad was a FBI False Flag Op


Suit Against FBI’s Undercover Activity in ISIS Attack Faces Long Odds
Security guard injured at a 'Draw Muhammad' event alleges FBI aided attack

January 23, 2018 3:45 pm

A leading expert on federal tort law said the security guard injured in a 2015 ISIS-inspired attack in Garland, Texas, is unlikely to win a civil lawsuit he filed against the FBI claiming that the bureau was liable for the injuries he sustained in the attack.

Bruce Joiner was working at the "Draw Muhammad" event at the Curtis Culwell Center when two radicalized Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, opened fire at a perimeter checkpoint. Joiner was shot in the leg, and the attackers were killed just yards away from where they opened fire.

As a result of a separate court case, it became known that an undercover FBI agent was in a separate car directly behind the pair when they began their attack. He was taking pictures moments before the first shots were fired, and then tried to flee the scene once the attack began.

Additionally, it was revealed that the undercover agent had messaged Simpson in the weeks prior, saying, "Tear up Texas," soon after the "Draw Muhammad" event had been announced.

Joiner's suit alleges the FBI "solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out," the attack, and is asking for just over $8 million damages.

The government has responded by seeking a dismissal of the suit, claiming it is immune from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

"I think the government has the upper hand by a bunch," said Paul Figley, currently a professor at American University's College of Law who previously served as a litigator for the Department of Justice for three decades.

Persons injured by the federal government have the right to sue for damages in many cases. However, there are important exceptions.

"The purpose of the Federal Tort Claims Act was to make the government liable for run of the mill torts because it's the right thing to do," Figley told the Washington Free Beacon. "So if there's an auto accident, or medical malpractice, then the government is like any other large entity doing business. It makes sense to Congress to say, ‘Okay, we'll have liability and people can bring a suit.' When you get involved in matters that involve government policy, however, if you allow lawsuits for people who are injured, then you're having policy decisions made—directly or indirectly—by litigation of those kinds of suits."

Joiner must pass the "test" of whether the FBI's undercover activity is a policy concern.

"I think this [policy test] is pretty easy, this is watching for terrorist activities," Figley added, noting especially that the government would have discretion to decide not to interrupt a smaller criminal event, because the smaller criminal event will possibly lead it to a much larger crime, resulting in more important arrests.

Figley pointed to President Carter's decisions to cancel wheat sales to the Soviet Union and to bar U.S. athletes from participating in the 1980 Olympics following the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan as an example of courts deferring to the government even though there was alleged harm to citizens.

"The wheat farmers sued," Figley explained. "People who had trained for years to get to the Olympics sued. And the court said, ‘These are things that involve pretty big policy [decisions], and should not be decided from the perspective of an individual claimant in a tort case, so we’re not making policy that way.'"

Joiner filed suit in October of last year, and has maintained that he is only suing in a


Did Mueller Help Cover Up Connections Between Saudis And 9/11?

Special counsel Robert Mueller may have helped cover up connections between a Saudi family and the 9/11 terror attacks, according to Tuesday report from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Court documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that as FBI director, Mueller was “likely involved” in releasing deceptive agency statements to cover up a connection between a Saudi Arabian family living in Florida and the 9/11 hijackers. The statements were tailored to discredit a 2011 story exposing an FBI investigation into the family, who lived in Sarasota, Fla. The investigation was also withheld from Congress, according to Judicial Watch.

The FBI investigation into the Saudis came when news stories found that they had abruptly left the country two weeks before 9/11, reportedly leaving behind their cars, furniture, clothes, and other personal items. (RELATED: Judicial Watch Says Trump Should Fire Mueller)

“Though the recently filed court documents reveal Mueller received a briefing about the Sarasota Saudi investigation, the FBI continued to publicly deny it existed and it appears that the lies were approved by Mueller,” Judicial Watch wrote. “Not surprisingly, he didn’t respond to questions about this new discovery emailed to his office by the news organization that uncovered it.”


Two NYPD cops accused of making up fake drug charges that left innocent man jailed for weeks
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January 23, 2018
The CIA assets that worked for Castro - and assassinated a Panamanian president
Thelma King and Ruben Miro were counted among the Agency and Castro’s “top agents” - and were tied to other assassinations, including JFK
Written by Emma Best
Edited by JPat Brown
Panama has a long history of coups and interventions involving the United States that go back to the establishment of the Panama Canal, some of which resulted in pro-U.S. governments, while other seemed to benefit Communist groups. Documents show that the confessed assassin of Panamanian President José Antonio Remón Cantera was a Central Intelligence Agency asset, and that at least one other CIA asset was on the scene and arrested at the time of the assassination in 1955. Both also share ties to the Cuban community, as well as vague connections to the JFK assassination - and one of them may have also been involved in a plot to kidnap and/or assassinate Vice President Spiro Agnew and CIA Director Richard Helms.

The full story, involving coups and revolutions, secret arms shipments, and double (or triple) agents, is too complex to cover in a single article. 113 pages of documents, embedded at the end of the article, hint at a web of intrigue and coincidence that stretches from 1955 Panama, to 1963 Dallas, and onto 1971 New York. The two main characters in this story are Thelma King, a Panamanian revolutionary politician and a friend/agent of Fidel Castro, and Ruben Oscar Miro, a Panamanian revolutionary lawyer with political aspirations and a friend/agent of Raul Castro. Both were also secretly assets for CIA.

When Miro described meeting his contact in a U.S. intelligence agency, he said that he had helped him and several other Americans in a trial in 1940 or 1941. It’s not yet known when King (Castro’s “top agent in Panama”) became associated with the Agency, but she was a CIA asset as early as 1963, and by 1971 was described by the Agency as an “agent” who had been a source of information for a long time. A year earlier she had been considered a threat to President Richard Nixon during his trip to Europe, but in 1971 she was in the U.S. and connected to a plot to kidnap and/or assassinate Vice President Agnew and Director Helms, a plot which is briefly described in the MHCHAOS documents that had been sent by the Agency in response to a FOIA request.

The description was vague, but there was enough information to find a more detailed mention in a copy of the Agency’s Family Jewels. Although redacted in one place, it identified the individual as “Miss King” in another.

This led to another mention in a previously TOP SECRET file, which identified her as “a female agent of the Latin American Division … the agent involved here was Thelma King.” Another memo, previously marked both SENSITIVE and SECRET, identifies her not as an agent but simply as “a Latin American revolutionary.” The name of the project, which received attention from the highest levels of the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation, was PARAGON.

Project PARAGON is described in another memo as focusing on “persons associated with [a] New Orleans urban guerrilla group.”

Included in the list of people associated that group was New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who had previously attempted to prove a CIA connection to the Kennedy assassination in 1963. Coincidentally, the 1963 assassination was the previous major appearance of King (AKA HYSAGE/HYSAGE-1) in the currently available CIA files.

On November 22nd, 1963, King was meeting with her CIA handler, Jake Esterline (AKA PONCHAY). The two were speaking when they first received news about the death of President John F. Kennedy. An initial memo shows that she immediately became very upset and became convinced that the assassination was carried out by racial extremists. Esterline rejected this, along with her later assertion that there was a coverup of the assassination by right wing extremists amongst America’s police. The most significant things that she said about the assassination, however, were held very closely and never made it into the JFK assassination materials. K. Michelle Combs, the Associate Director for Research and Analysis of the Assassination Records Review Board, later found that it was not relevant to the JFK assassination. However, a single page hints at the true importance of King’s discussions with Esterline and her status as a double/triple agent among the Panamanians, Cubans, and Americans which had begun as early as 1962.

According to the note, Thelma King began crying as soon as they heard about Kennedy’s death, saying “something to the effect of they said they would not do it.” As she regained her composure she stopped talking about it, but Esterline was convinced that “they had been talking about Fidel, Che, Raul and PINIERO (head of Cuban intelligence).” Even more significantly, Esterline reported that Thelma had talked about meeting Lee Harvey Oswald, possibly in Cuba.

The fact that Combs found nothing else relevant to the investigation of the assassination of JFK boggles the mind - especially since she had been arrested for a Presidential assassination eight years before Kennedy died - and that she may have been the woman who left the “killzone” just prior to the assassination.

Despite some reports that she was no longer allied with former Panamanian President Arnulfo Arias (who had been pro-Nazi and was also arrested at the scene), she would remain tied to him and the Cuban government for years after. While it’s unclear if she was associated with the Agency at the time, the confessed assassin’s relationship with the Agency is documented as having begun six years before President Remon was shot down. Curiously, the assassin, Miro, would run for office with Arias. It’s not been established when their relationship began. However, while King and Miro were double or triple agents working for Panama, Cuba, and the United States, it’s significant to note that Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said that “no Communist issue was involved” in the assassination.

Ruben (Reuben) Oscar Miro (Guardia) was arrested for and confessed to the assassination, though he later recanted and was acquitted. However, in his confession he implicated the new Panamanian President, Jose Ramon Guizado. As a result, President Guizado was removed from office and the Presidency was assumed by the next in line, Ricardo Arias (no relation to former President Arnulfo Arias). Guizado was eventually cleared of after Miro withdrew the confession, but not until after his political career had been ended.

Like King, Miro also shared an odd connection to the Kennedy assassination. He was friends with Watergate burglar and accused assassination participant Frank Sturgis, and the two spent time together in Miami. He also shared strong ties with the Castros, and had planned an invasion of Panama with Raul Castro before Fidel had put a stop to it. Miro continued to try to foment a revolution, offering preferential treatment to whoever would help him – whether it was the State Department, CIA, or simply an arms dealer or businessman.

Many things about King remain unclear in the worst way possible, including when she began her association with the Agency and a 1979 comment that she made about the Iranian hostage crisis. “I don’t support the seizure of the hostages, but we don’t owe any favors to the only country [the U.S.] in the world that has harmed us. We don’t have to resolve a problem just so Carter can get re-elected…” It’s hard to look at statements like this, from a double or triple agent used by both the U.S. and Cuba, and not think of the October Surprise allegations surrounding the timing of the release of the hostages.

As it stands, there is more left unknown about these two than there is known. FOIA requests have been filed with the CIA and FBI to learn more. In the meantime, you can read a collection of already declassified files on them below.

CIA CREST Database


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Record Year For Renewables Brings 185 GW of Clean Power Generation and 1.1 Million Electrical Vehicles
Despite policy opposition from fossil fuel backers across the world, renewable energy adoption rates rapidly accelerated during 2017 as both renewable electricity generation and clean energy vehicles saw considerable growth. This rapid growth is providing an opportunity for an early peak in global carbon emissions so long as investment in and broader policy support for clean energy continues to advance.

Solar Leads Record Year for New Renewable Power Generation

At the grid level, the biggest gains came from solar which saw an estimated 98 GW added globally. This is a 31 percent jump YOY from 2016 when 76.2 GW of solar energy was installed. More than half of this new solar generating capacity (52.83 GW) was added by China — now the undisputed solar leader both in terms of manufacturing and installations. That said, large gains were also made by India, Europe and the U.S. even as the rest of the world saw broader adoption as panel prices continued to fall. Uncertainty in the U.S. over the 201c trade case brought by Sunivia and enabled by the Trump Administration hampered solar adoption there. However, it is estimated that about 12 GW were still installed. Australia also saw a solar renaissance with more than 1 GW installed during 2017 as fossil-fuel based power generation prices soared and panel prices continued to plummet.

(Solar energy’s versatility combined with falling prices generates major advantages. In the coming years, solar glass will make this clean power source even more accessible.)

Wind energy also saw major additions in the range of 56 GW during 2017. Though less than banner year 2015 at 60 GW, wind grew from an approximate 50 GW annual add in 2016. This clean power source is therefore still showing a healthy adoption rate despite competition from dirty sources like natural gas and cheap coal due to overcapacity. Other renewable energy additions such as large hydro power, small hydro, biofuels, and geothermal likely resulted in another 30 GW or more– with China alone adding 12.8 GW of new large hydro power capacity.

Overall, about 185 GW of new clean electricity appears to have been added to global generation during 2017 — outpacing both new nuclear and new fossil fuels. This compares to approximately 150 GW from similar sources added during 2016. The primary drivers of this very rapid addition were swiftly falling solar costs, continued drops in wind prices, a number of policy incentives for clean energy adoption, rising access to energy storage systems and increasing concerns over human-caused climate change.

(More bang for your buck. Despite a plateau in clean energy investment over recent years, annual capacity additions keep rising — primarily due to continuously falling wind and solar prices. Image source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance.)

Electrical Vehicles Boom

Even as clean power generation was making strides, clean transport was racing ahead. With new offerings like the Chevy Bolt, the Tesla Model 3, and the upgraded Nissan Leaf, the electrical vehicle appears to have come of age. Luxury EVs are now more and more common in places like Europe and the United States even as mid-priced EVs are becoming widely available. Concern over both clean air and climate change is driving large cities and even major countries like India and China to pursue fossil fuel vehicle bans. A growing number of EVs with range capabilities in excess of 200 miles are hitting markets. And charging infrastructure is both growing and improving. As a result of these multiple dynamics, EV sales grew by nearly 50 percent from about 740,000 sold in 2016 to 1.1 million sold in 2017.

Renewables + EVs Bring Potential For Early Peak in Carbon Emissions

Such rapid rates of renewable energy adoption are starting to have an impact on human carbon emissions. Annual rates of renewable power addition in the range of 150 to 250 GW are enough to begin to plateau and/or reduce global carbon emission so long as reasonable efficiencies are added to the energy system. Meanwhile, annual EV sales in the range of 3 to 5 million per year and growing around 20 percent annually is enough to start to tamp down global oil demand and related externalities.

(Very rapid EV sales growth during 2017 is likely to be repeated in 2018 as more capable and less expensive electrical vehicles like Tesla’s Model 3 hit markets in larger numbers. Image source: Macquarie Bank and Business Insider.)

We are beginning to enter the range of visible fossil fuel replacement by renewable power generation now and it appears that EVs will start to measurably impact oil demand by the early 2020s. To this point, direct replacement of coal with renewable and natural gas based energy sources during recent years has resulted in a considerable slowing in the rate of carbon emissions growth. If renewables continue to make substantial gains during 2018 and onward, this trend of replacement of fossil fuels and reduction of harmful greenhouse gasses hitting the atmosphere will become more and more apparent.


Now Extinct, Eastern Cougar Removed From Endangered List
January 22,2018

Russia to build its own space station without USA and Europe
See more at http://www.pravdareport.com/news/science/tech/23-01-2018/139791-russia_space_station-0/


Change in FBI leadership follow criticism from Trump


GOP lawmakers raise concerns over 'secret society' in FBI agents' texts
BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 01/22/18 10:57 PM EST


Military judge to lone USS Cole lawyer: ‘Engage in self-help’ to learn capital defense

January 23, 2018 06:51 PM

Monday, the judge pressed ahead with pretrial preparation as prosecutors called a series of FBI agents and technicians from the time of the Oct. 12, 2000 warship bombing to authenticate their signatures on evidence bags collected at the site. In one instance, FBI agent Jeffrey R. Miller testified that he had signed another agent’s name to some evidence because Agent Robert Holley was otherwise occupied — a sign of the crime-scene chaos even days after the al-Qaida attack on the warship off Aden, Yemen.
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