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THURSDAY, OCT 20, 2016 05:38 PM EDT
FBI, Homeland Security sued for records on surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists
Human rights attorneys filed a lawsuit against the agencies for failing to release docs on monitoring of the M4BL

cop flees to Russia after exposing police corruption
creates website

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Oct. 21, 2016 71°

An outsider takes charge of the Border Patrol — and yes, he'll wear the green uniform

Who is Mark Morgan?

October 21, 2016, 6:00 a.m.
As the new chief of the troubled Border Patrol, Mark Morgan faces any number of complex problems, from corruption in the ranks to a new surge of children and families streaming to the border.

But the former U.S. Marine, Los Angeles Police Department officer and FBI agent was confronted by a far more personal question when he addressed an all-hands muster at the Border Patrol

Westchester DA race: Scarpino and Bendish tout experience
The Journal News |
Scarpino, who began his career as an FBI agent and has spent years teaching criminal law at Iona College, said he is not running to be an assistant district ...

Brian Fitzpatrick: Full Interview
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Dog shot and killed by FBI agent
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OCTOBER 21, 2016 11:33 AM
A boat captain was arrested at gunpoint. Now he’s suing the feds for false imprisonment.

Three years ago, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, two college-educated engineers with a history of drug addiction and paranoid theories about the government, took their two young sons, boarded their sailboat and headed out of a Tampa marina.
They told the slip master before leaving on April, 3, 2013, they were taking the 25-foot vessel to Key West, and maybe to South America. What wasn’t known to the slip owner was that the Hakkens had just lost custody of the children and kidnapped them from their grandmother’s house the day before. The State Attorney’s Office in Hillsborough County issued a warrant for their arrest.
When it was discovered they fled on their boat, the FBI got involved in the manhunt.
Three days later in Key West, charter boat captain Tim Curtis took his wife and their young daughter out on the water in their sailboat for an afternoon swim. He anchored his 34-foot vessel right outside the Stock Island Marina, swam with his family and returned to the marina.
As the family was leaving the marina in their car, they were approached by “at least four men armed with machine guns,” according to documents filed in federal court this week.

“These men, with their guns pointed at Tim, forced Tim out of his car and forced him to lay flat on the ground with their guns pointed at his head. During this time, one of the men told Tim that if he (Tim) moved, that they would shoot him,” Curtis’ lawyer Andrew Moss wrote in a complaint against the federal government filed Oct. 18 in the U.S. Southern District Court.
The men, it turned out, were officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helping an FBI agent who was in Key West looking for the Hakkens. They cuffed Curtis and held him for questioning before determining he was not Joshua Hakken.
Curtis is suing the government on civil charges of battery, inflicting emotional distress and false imprisonment on behalf of himself, his wife and his daughter.
He declined to comment on the case. Moss said the government did offer Curtis money but it was “a pittance” compared to what he was put through. Moss did not specify how much his client is seeking. He has requested a jury trial. FBI spokesman Christopher M. Allen said he could not comment on “matters pending litigation.”

Moss said that had the FBI done proper surveillance, the agent and FWC officers would have no reason to mistake Curtis for Joshua Hakken. Curtis was 47 at the time and had long hair. Joshua Hakken was 35 and wore his hair short. The men’s wives also did not look similar to one another, Moss wrote in the complaint.
But most importantly, authorities were looking for a couple with two boys — ages 2 and 4. The Curtis’ daughter was 7, had long hair and was wearing a girls swimsuit when ... -1.2840372

Bernie Sanders’ wife begged him not to endorse Hillary Clinton

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:25 PM

Jane Sanders supposedly begged her husband not to endorse Hillary Clinton. (

She wasn't feelin' it.

Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane Sanders, repeatedly begged her husband not to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, an email obtained by WikiLeaks shows.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told chairman John Podesta, vice chairman Huma Abedin and Clinton herself in a May 20 email that the Vermont senator was finally going to announce his

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A Mexican police chief is finally arrested in the disappearance of 43 students. But will he talk? ... y_20161021

Patty Hearst, Double Agents and the Symbionese Liberation Army
He claimed to have been an undercover agent for the FBI, a fact verified by FBI director Clarence Kelley. Surfacing at a press conference in Los Angeles, Lewis ...

Jeffrey Toobin’s new book, “American Heiress,” presents a mean-spirited approach to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, but he’s clueless about the significance of the SLA, for which she was forced to rob a bank. I covered her trial for the weekly underground paper, the Berkley Barb.

At the end of a tape by Hearst, Donald “Cinque” DeFreeze, the SLA’s black leader of a white group, came on with a triple death threat, especially to Colston Westbrook, whom he accused of being “a government agent now working for military intelligence while giving assistance to the FBI.” This communiqué was sent to San Francisco radio station KSAN. News director David McQueen checked with a Justice Department source, who confirmed Westbrook’s employment by the CIA.

Conspiracy researcher Mae Brussell traced Westbrook’s activities from 1962, when he was a CIA advisor to the South Korean CIA, through 1969, when he provided logistical support in Vietnam for the CIA’s Phoenix program. His job was the indoctrination of assassination and terrorist cadres. After seven years in Asia, he was brought home in 1970 and assigned to run the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville Prison, where he became the control officer for DeFreeze, who had worked as a police informer from 1967 to 1969 for the LAPD’s Public Disorder Intelligence Unit.

If DeFreeze was a double agent, then the SLA was a Frankenstein monster, turning against its creator by becoming in reality what had been orchestrated only as a media image. When he snitched on his keepers, he signed the death warrant of the SLA. They were burned alive in a Los Angeles safe house during a shootout with police. When Cinque’s charred remains were sent to his family in Cleveland, they couldn’t help but notice that he had been decapitated. It was as if the CIA had said, literally, “Bring me the head of Donald DeFreeze!”

Consider the revelations of Wayne Lewis in August 1975. He claimed to have been an undercover agent for the FBI, a fact verified by FBI director Clarence Kelley. Surfacing at a press conference in Los Angeles, Lewis spewed forth a veritable conveyor belt of conspiracy charges: that DeFreeze was an FBI informer; that he was killed not by the SWAT team but by an FBI agent because he had become “uncontrollable”; that the FBI then wanted Lewis to infiltrate the SLA; that the FBI had undercover agents in other underground guerrilla groups; that the FBI knew where Patty Hearst was but let her remain free so it could build up its files of potential subversives.

In February 1976, while Hearst’s trial was still in process, a similar charge was made when a Berkeley underground group, Tribal Thumb, prepared this statement:

Donald DeFreeze escaped from the California prison system with help from the FBI and California prison officials. His mission was to establish an armed revolutionary organization, controlled by the FBI, specifically to either make contact with or undermine the surfacing and development of the August Seventh Guerrilla Movement…DeFreeze was let loose and given a safe plan to surface as an armed guerrilla unit. That plan was to kidnap Patty Hearst.

One warm afternoon I was surprised to receive a letter by registered mail on Department of Justice stationery.

Dear Mr. Krassner:

Subsequent to the search of a residence in connection with the arrest of six members of the Emiliano Zapata Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco, has been attempting to contact you to advise you of the following information:

During the above indicated arrest of six individuals of the Emiliano Zapata Unit, an untitled list of names and addresses of individuals was seized. A corroborative source described the above list as an Emiliano Zapata Unit “hit list,” but stated that no action will be taken, since all of those who could carry it out are in custody.

Further, if any of the apprehended individuals should make bail, they would only act upon the “hit list” at the instructions of their leader, who is not and will not be in a position to give such instructions.

The above information is furnished for your personal use and it is requested it be kept confidential. At your discretion, you may desire to contact the local police department responsible for the area of your residence.

Very truly yours,
Charles W. Bates
Special Agent in Charge

However, a source informed me that the Zapata Unit was a front for the FBI. Was the right wing of the FBI warning me about the left wing of the FBI? Questions about the authenticity of the Zapata Unit h ... ahimi.html
Prosecutors Take Turns on Arraigning Rahimi
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An FBI-Newark agent, on grounds of anonymity, said that M. Rahimi had called police after A.K. Rahimi cut another brother with a knife in a 2014 dispute. ... o-n2234731

Surprise: A New Email Scandal Lie Emerges From Hillary Testimony
In exchange for the email unclassified, FBI documents released this week suggested, the State Department would agree to host more FBI agents in ... ... ts/7025099

officer sentenced after admitting theft from suspects
Bryan Jones headed to prison

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT Oct 21, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. —
A former Jackson police officer will spend 27 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing money from a suspected drug dealer who was

In 1976 Congress was set to reign in the FBI after the evidence of
FBI death squad activities emerged from the Senator Frank Church
That is when the FBI created ABSCAM and Congress
lost it's will.

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John Good, FBI agent whose famous sting inspired ‘American Hustle’, dies at 80
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1000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State ...
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In a heavily redacted FBI interview summary from Aug. 17, 2015, a State Department employee from the Office of Information and Programs and Services (IPS), ... ... formation/
New Clinton emails released, 1 has classified information
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The department posted to its website 112 documents that the FBI recovered during its investigation into the private email server the Democratic presidential ... -Gar-Smith
Do Not Resist: How America's Police Are becoming an Occupying Military Force
Gar Smith
Friday October 21, 2016 - 12:58:00 PM

Opens October 21 at the Elmwood in Berkeley

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson's dad was a Detroit-area cop for 29 years and a member of his town's first SWAT team in 1989. Both the filmmaker and his retired father are troubled by the direction policing has taken in the US over the post-9/11 years and Do Not Resist—a visceral, unnarrated 73-minute documentary—presents a powerful warning about the perils and growing presence of an American Police State.

Director/cinematographer/editor Atkinson's pro-police background enabled him to gain uncommon entrée into the world of policing—hanging out with cops, attending their conferences and training sessions, even squeezing his camera inside urban tanks crowded with automatic weapons and combat-ready enforcers heading to suburban drug raids.

The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the federal government from using military personnel to enforce domestic laws. In the 1960's, however, when UC Berkeley was besieged by bayonet-wielding soldiers, we saw how the National Guard could be deployed to avoid this law. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon and the War Lobby found a new
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Re: Frogger sodomizes Donkey Kong on a Commodore 64

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:52 am

Two FBI voter fraud alerts

1. ... complaints
US Attorney Names Point Person For Election Fraud Complaints
SDPB Radio-
Koliner says he will spend Election Day at a duty station with an FBI agent ready to take calls. “Hopefully it's like the Maytag repair man, that we sit and the phone ...

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Privacy Died Long Ago
In Uncategorized on 06/03/2013 at 9:12 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart of Cincinnati swears in George H. W. Bush as director of the CIA as President Gerald Ford watches. REUTERS/George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The great forgotten Cincinnati wiretap scandal

By Gregory Flannery

Americans no longer assume their communications are free from government spying. Many believe widespread monitoring is a recent change, a response to terrorism. They are wrong. Fair warning came in 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, when evidence showed that wiretapping was already both common and easy.

Twenty-five years ago state and federal courtrooms in Cincinnati were abuzz with allegations of illegal wiretaps on federal judges, members of Cincinnati City Council, local congressional representatives, political dissidents and business leaders.

Two federal judges in Cincinnati told 60 Minutes they believed there was strong evidence that they had been wiretapped. Retired Cincinnati Police officers, including a former chief, admitted to illegal wiretapping.

Even some of the most outrageous claims – for example, that the president of the United States was wiretapped while staying in a Cincinnati hotel – were supported by independent witnesses.

National media coverage of the lawsuits, grand jury hearings and investigations by city council and the FBI attracted the attention of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.).

As Americans wonder about the extent to which their e-mails, cell-phones and text messages are being monitored, they would do well to look back at a time before any of those existed. Judging by what was revealed in Cincinnati, privacy died long before anyone had ever heard of Osama bin Laden or al Q’aeda.


In 1988 Leonard Gates, a former installer for Cincinnati Bell, told the Mount Washington Press, a small independent weekly, that he had performed illegal wiretaps for the Cincinnati Police Department, the FBI and the phone company itself.

A week after the paper published his allegations, a federal grand jury began hearing testimony.

Gates claimed to have performed an estimated 1,200 wiretaps, which he believed illegal. His list of targets included former Mayor Jerry Springer, the late tycoon Carl Lindner Jr., U.S. District Judge Carl Rubin, U.S. Magistrate J. Vincent Aug, the late U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio), the Students for a Democratic Society (an anti-war group during the Vietnam War), then-U.S. Rep. Tom Luken (D-Cincinnati) and then-President Gerald Ford.

A second former Cincinnati Bell installer, Robert Draise, joined Gates, saying he, too had performed illegal wiretaps for the police. His alleged targets included the Black Muslim mosque in Finneytown and the General Electric plant in Evendale. Draise’s portfolio was much smaller than Gates’s, an estimated 100 taps, because he was caught freelancing – performing an illegal wiretap for a friend.

Charged by the FBI, Draise claimed he had gone to his “controller” at Cincinnati Bell, the person who directed his wiretaps, and asked for help. If he didn’t get it, he said, he’d tell all. When the case went to federal court, Draise didn’t bother to hire an attorney. He didn’t need one. In a plea deal, federal prosecutors dropped the charge to a misdemeanor. Found guilty of illegal wiretapping, his sentence was a $200 fine. The judge? Magistrate J. Vincent Aug.

If Gates and Draise had been the only people to come forward, they could easily be dismissed as cranks – disgruntled former employees, as Cincinnati Bell claimed. But some police office officers named by Gates and Draise confirmed parts of their allegations, insisting, however, that there were only 12 illegal wiretaps. Other officers not known to Gates and Draise also admitted to illegal wiretaps. Some of the officers received immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. Others invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves.

“Due to the turbulent nature of the late ’60s and early ’70s, wiretaps were conducted to gather information,” said a press release signed by six retired officers. “This use began in approximately 1968 and ended completely during the Watergate investigation.”

The press release, whose signers included former Police Chief Myron Leistler, listed 12 wiretaps, among them “a black militant in the Bond Hill area” and a house on either Ravine or Strait streets rented by “the SDS or some other radical group.”

The retired cops’ lawyer said there were actually three Cincinnati Bell installers doing illegal wiretaps, but declined to identify the third.

The retired officers denied knowledge of “any wiretaps involving judges, local politicians, prominent citizens and fellow law enforcement officers or city employees.”

Getting rid of Aug

Others had that knowledge, however.

Howard Lucas, former security chief at the Stouffer Hotel downtown, said he caught Gates and three cops trying to break into a telephone switching room shortly before President Gerald Ford stayed at the hotel.

“I said, ‘Do you have a court order?’ and they all laughed,” Lucas told the Mount Washington Press.

The four men left. But they returned.

“A couple days later, in the back of the room, I found a setup, a reel-to-reel recorder concealed under some boxes,” Lucas said.

Ford stayed at the Stouffer Hotel in July 1975 and June 1976 – two years after the Watergate scandal, when Cincinnati Police officers claimed the bugging ended.

Then there was the matter of a former guard at the U.S. Courthouse downtown. He said he had found wiretap equipment there in 1986 and 1987, just a year before the wiretap scandal broke.

“I heard conversations you wouldn’t believe,” he said. “I heard a conversation one time. they were talking about getting rid of U.S. Magistrate Aug.”

The wiretapping started with drug dealers and expanded to political and business figures, according to Gates. In 1979, he testified, he was ordered to wiretap the Hamilton County Regional Computer Center, which handled vote tabulations. His handler at the phone company allegedly told Gates the wiretap was intended to manipulate election results.

“They had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes. … He was very upset through some of the elections with a gentleman named Blackwell,” Gates testified.

J. Kenneth Blackwell is a former member of Cincinnati Council, and 1979 was an election year for council.

Something went wrong on Election Night, Gates testified. His handler at the phone company called him.

“He was panicking,” Gates testified. “He said we had done something to screw up the voting processor down there, or the voting computer.”

News reports at the time noted an unexpected delay in counting votes for city council because of a computer malfunction.

Cincinnati Bell denied any involvement in illegal wiretapping by police or its own personnel. Yet police officers, like Gates, testified the police received equipment – even a truck – and information necessary to effectuate the wiretaps. The owners of a greenhouse in Westwood even came forward, saying the police stored the Cincinnati Bell truck on their property.

‘Say it louder’

Gates claimed that his handler at Cincinnati Bell repeatedly told him the wiretaps were at the behest of the FBI. He named an FBI agent who, he said, let him into the federal courthouse to wiretap federal judges.

Investigations followed – a federal grand jury, which indicted no one; a special investigator hired by city council, the former head of the Cincinnati FBI office; the U.S. Justice Department, sort of.

U.S. Sen. Paul Simon asked then-Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to look into the Cincinnati wiretap scandal. Federal judges, members of Congress and even the president of the United States had allegedly been wiretapped. Simon’s effort went nowhere. His press secretary told the Mount Washington Press that it took three months for the Attorney General to respond.

“The senator’s not pleased with the response,” Simon’s press secretary said. “It didn’t have the attorney general’s personal attention, and it said Justice (Department) was aware of the situation, but isn’t going to do anything.”

The city of Cincinnati settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegal wiretapping, paying $85,000 to 17 defendants. It paid $12,000 to settle a second lawsuit by former staffers of The Independent Eye, an underground newspaper allegedly wiretapped and torched by Cincinnati Police officers in 1970.

Cincinnati Bell sued Leonard Gates and Robert Draise, accusing them of defamation. The two men had no attorneys and represented themselves at trial. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Fred Cartolano refused to let the jury hear testimony by former police officers who had admitted using Gates and Draise and Cincinnati Bell equipment. In a 4-2 vote, the jury ruled in the phone company’s favor, officially adjudging the two whistleblowers liars.

During one of the many hearings associated with the wiretap scandal, an FBI agent was asked what the agency would do if someone accused the phone company of placing illegal wiretaps. He testified the FBI would be powerless; it needed the phone company to check for a wiretap.

“It would go back to Bell,” the agent testified. “We would have no way of determining if there was any illegal wiretapping going on.”

The FBI agent was the person Gates had accused of opening the federal courthouse at night so he could wiretap federal judges.

One police sergeant offered no excuses for the illegal wiretapping. Asked why he didn’t bother with the legal niceties, such as getting a warrant, as required then by federal law, he said, “I didn’t deem it was necessary. We wanted the information, and went out and got it.”

At one point, covering the scandal for the Mount Washington Press, I received a phone call from a sergeant in the Cincinnati Police Department. He invited me to the station at Mount Airy Forest, where he proceeded to wiretap a fellow police officer’s phone call. I listened as the other officer talked to his wife.

“Say hello,” the sergeant told me.

I did. There was no response.

“Say it louder,” the sergeant said.

I did. No response.

“You can hear them, but they can’t hear you,” the sergeant said. “Any idiot can do a wiretap. You know that’s true because you just saw a policeman do it.”

Privacy is dead. Its corpse has long been moldering in the grave.

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

CIA is essentially a “Self Licking Ice Cream Cone.” (SLICC).

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at Brandeis when he moved into our household of 5 students
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Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife

Group linked to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe donated nearly half a million dollars to 2015 state Senate candidate

Campaign finance records show Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.

Oct. 23, 2016 7:41 p.m. ET

The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe played a major role in the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use as secretary of state.

Turns out, McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, received nearly $500,000 in donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has longstanding ties to the Clintons, for her campaign to run for a state Senate seat, the Wall Street Journal reveals.

The Virginia Democratic Party, over which McAuliffe has considerable influence, donated an additional $207,788 worth of campaign mailers to Dr. McCabe’s senate campaign, which she eventually lost.

The governor’s spokesman said he “supported Jill McCabe because he believed she would be a good state senator. This is a customary practice for Virginia governors… Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous.”

In a statement, the FBI responded that Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy director of the bureau, “played no role, attended no events, and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind. Months after the completion of her campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director McCabe was promoted to Deputy, where, in that position, he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.”

Dr. McCabe defended her husband.

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1 LAPD Officer,2 deadly shootings days apart.
Suspect shot dead by police in Boyle Heights was 14-year-old boy, coroner says

October 23, 2016, 7:00 a.m.
This summer, for the first time in his nearly five years as a Los Angeles police officer, Eden Medina shot someone.

Police say Medina opened fire July 28 as Omar Gonzalez fought with officers after a car chase ended in a Boyle Heights cul-de-sac. Police have released few details about the shooting, but said at least one witness saw the 36-year-old with a gun before Medina fatally shot him.

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DEA agent accused of having sexual
Relationship with Paid Informant

A DEA supervisor denied allegations that he had sex with a paid informant.

“There’s no salacious activity going on,” former DEA Atlanta office supervisor Keith Cromer said in U.S. Magistrate Judge Shirley Padmore Mensah’s St. Louis federal court on Friday, the Daily Caller reports. 

Cromer said he developed a person relationship with a paid informant, but it never became sexual.

Cromer invoked the Fifth Amendment twice during the court hearing. ... d81bc.html

More Deplorable
Revelations Surface of Clinton Probe

Hillary Clinton

By Editorial Board
Richmond Times-Dispatch 

More deplorable revelations about Hillary Clinton have hit the news.

The FBI released more documents related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and a letter from the inspector general for the national intelligence community was made public. The dismal revelations are not surprising; they merely reinforce the judgment much of the public has formed about the Democratic presidential nominee.

The most alarming news is contained in the letter from intelligence IG Charles McCullough III. He informed two Senate committees that Clinton’s server contained emails about special access programs.

Certain classified information rises to a level above top secret. Some of it is classified as SCI, or secure compartmentalized information. Information about special access programs is deemed even more sensitive than that.

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Immigration agent, lawyer charged in pay-to-stay scheme

Detroit — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent and a Metro Detroit

Conference 2016
November 18-19-20
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JOHN B. WELLS - Master of Ceremonies
John B. Wells is the leader of Caravan to Midnight. Actor, musician, writer, investigative journalist, composer, martial artist, aviator and broadcaster, John B. Wells finds the ancient sage advice of “concentrating on just one thing” to be true. His one thing: The Arts.

John is also an internationally renowned voice-over artist with credits ranging from serving as the announcer for CBS’ The Late Show with Craig Kilborn, to voicing promos for hit television shows like Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush to lending his voice to films like Oliver Stone’s JFK and Talk Radio, as well as the popular series Unsealed: Alien Files.

John also performed weekend duties as the top-rated host of the nationally syndicated overnight radio show Coast to Coast AM. After frequently serving as a guest host, In January 2012, Wells became the Saturday evening host of the most-listened-to overnight program in history, and held that seat until January 2014.

Watch and listen to John B. Wells’ Caravan to Midnight shows 24/7 all day, anytime by becoming a CTM PROGRAM MEMBER! Host John B. Wells captivates, educates and entertains his audience with the very best guests and best discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories and all things curious and unexplained.

John Barbour, a Canadian native, is recognized as “the father of reality TV” with five Emmy Awards to his credit. Known for his numerous TV programs, including “NBC’s trendsetting hit ‘Real People,” NBC’s award-winning “Critic-at-Large” and “AM LA,” the witty and talented Barbour is the only person to have won Emmy’s in both Entertainment and News. As a stand-up comic, and as a writer for politicians and personalities such as Frank Sinatra, John has enjoyed an inside view of media politics.

His interest in the Kennedy assassination has been long and professional. He produced The Garrison Tapes (John filmed Garrison personally). The tapes are also available on Amazon (The Last Word on the Assassination).  John says: “In spite of great reviews, winning the San Sebastian Film Festival and enormous success around the world, The Garrison Tapes has been almost totally blacked out by America’s mainstream media.” His newest project is The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (see — a presentation you don’t want to miss.

Judyth Vary Baker is an artist, writer, poet and futurist with degrees in Medical/Cultural Anthropology, Communications, English and Linguistics. She is the author of Me & Lee: How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald, an underground best seller. Her book David Ferrie, Mafia Pilot (Trine Day, 2014) was the first definitive full-length biography of the enigmatic man called “the key to the Kennedy assassination.” Her third book, Letters to the Cyborgs (Trine Day, 2016) is a collection of science fiction short stories using both terror and humor to expose a world plagued by unethical and frightening inventions that exist today.

“Both Lee and I were fascinated by the world of science fiction,” Baker explains. “We both wanted to write science fiction.” The only such story ever written by Lee Harvey Oswald (“Her Way”) is included in Letters, as well as a section about the FBI’s investigation of Lee’s readings and writings. Judyth’s fourth book, Kennedy & Oswald: The Big Picture, co-written with Edward Schwartz, will be released late in 2016. “It’s everything you’ll ever need to know about how –and why– the Kennedy assassination and Oswald’s murder is the key to today’s newspaper headlines,” Judyth says.

Judyth invented a modified method to obtain magnesium from seawater when 16, induced lung cancer in germ-free mice in only seven days when 17  (— a feat that had not been accomplished, at the time, in the nation’s top laboratories) and created a cancer-detection blood test in college when 18. After nearly two years of specialized training, Judyth, promised early entry into Tulane Medical School after a summer internship in New Orleans with the renowned Dr. Mary Sherman, found herself in a project to kill Fidel Castro with lung cancer involving a persons such as Lee Harvey Oswald and “Dr.” David Ferrie.

Author Edward T. Haslam discovered Baker was the last living witness who could verify particulars of his own decades-long, extensive research into the connections between Sherman’s brutal, unsolved murder on July 21, 1964 (the day the Warren Commission came to New Orleans to obtain testimonies), Dr. Alton Ochsner, Lee Oswald, contaminated polio vaccines, David Ferrie, cancer epidemics and the Kennedy assassination.

Judyth, who had an affair with Oswald, is determined to clear his name. She founded the JFK Assassination Conference, now in its fourth year. In 2016, the second annual Oswald Conference will be held in New Orleans, assisted by Judyth’s “politically incorrect annual birthday parties in Lee’s honor” there.  She also sponsors the JFK Memorial Ceremony at the Grassy Knoll on Nov. 22. To be part of these efforts or to donate (it’s all non-profit) contact “Judyth Baker” on Facebook, or contact Trine Day Publishers or


Richard Bartholomew establishes the certification and reliability of fingerprint expert Nathan Darby, who identified the main unknown print of a known murderer which was found in the Sniper’s nest. Richard will show that more than one print of LBJ hit man Malcolm Wallace’s was found there–and much more. Richard’s education, training, and professional experience have been primarily in the visual arts.
His research of the JFK assassination includes the notable discovery of a 1959 Rambler station wagon possibly used in the conspiracy; a study co-authored with Walter F. Graf involving a rifle clip that contaminates the ballistic evidence; a chronological reconstruction and placement of missing movements edited out of the Zapruder film; an in-depth interview of Erwin Schwartz, with author Noel Twyman, regarding Mr. Schwartz’s and Mr. Zapruder’s early chain of possession of Zapruder’s film; and work for author Barr McClellan, resulting in Mr. Bartholomew’s monograph establishing the methods by which the FBI and the Warren Commission concealed and obfuscated latent fingerprints from the alleged sniper’s nest.

Abraham Bolden is one of the heroes of the Kennedy assassination saga who has personally suffered as a consequence. He was the first black Secret Service Agent, appointed by President Kennedy himself. Bolden was present in Chicago when the FBI announced to his office that an informant named “Lee” had foiled at an attempt to assassinate the president in that city. This matter is also reported in James Douglass’ fine book, JFK and the Unspeakable. Abraham’s book, The Echo From Dealey Plaza, is available on Amazon. Learn more here about this remarkable witness from this blog:

At this conference, we plan to bring together all the petitions seeking Abraham a pardon, into one, with the intention of presenting them as a unified group to the President. Abraham has suffered as a witness — he tried to expose the Secret Service’s poor performance regarding protecting Kennedy — landed him in prison on trumped-up charges. Just as Lee Oswald, Abraham Bolden was framed. He has much to tell us as an original witness connected to both John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy assassination.

Jim Botelho was Lee Harvey Oswald’s Marine Corps friend and roommate. Jim was born in 1937 in Hollister, California. He grew up on his family’s small farm in San Juan Valley. By the time he was 7, he and his sister worked in the fields on the farm. He attended a small, two room, rural elementary school located across the street from the family farm. He attended high school in Hollister and has just finished one year of College at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, when he felt the need to serve his County and joined the United States Marine Corp; it was 1956.  He was assigned to be an “aviation electronics operator”: that’s a Radar Operator.

After joining the Marines he was stationed in Tustin, California; at the time a small isolated helicopter base. In mid 1959, Lee Oswald was transferred to his squadron. There, they became friends and shared a room. Lee was discharged in September 1959, and Jim was discharged in January 1960.

After his service, he returned home and to work on the family farm during the day, and served the community as a deputy sheriff at night. Jim also worked in the construction trade, having various jobs, as well as continued his education, taking various college courses to improve his skills in many topics. Jim married in 1960 and had three boys and a daughter. As you can guess, Jim was interviewed by the Warren Commission in 1964.

In 1968, he was appointed a Justice Court Judge, where he served as a Judge until 1977 when he retired from the bench. Since about 1973, a number of people have asked him for comments and recollection of Lee Oswald. A few notable names are Mark Lane, Edward Epstein, David Lifton, John Donovan, and Ray Hale. In 1993, he started a business specializing in Construction Inspection Services. He is now retired, and living in the wonderfully cool climate of the Monterey Bay area in Marina, California.

Douglas Caddy is an attorney in Houston, Texas and is admitted to the Texas and District of Columbia Bars. Doug is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and New York University Law School. He is the author of six books, three published by Texas A&M University Press and one, Watergate Exposed, published by TrineDay.

While in high school in New Orleans in 1955, he worked with former FBI agent Guy Banister on exposing organized crime. At the time Lee Harvey Oswald, who was also in high school, and his mother lived on Exchange Place in the French Quarter, only a five minute walk from Banister’s office.

He was the Original Attorney for the Watergate Seven in 1972 and represented Billie Sol Estes in 1984 in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice to secure immunity so that Mr. Estes could tell what he knew about LBJ’s involvement in the assassination of JFK. In addition to Mr. Estes’ revelations, he will disclose at the conference what his client and close friend, E. Howard Hunt, knew about JFK’s assassination. He will also disclose the truth about Mac Wallace and Joan Mellen’s flawed research about the fingerprint controversy.

Ole Dammegård, awarded the Prague Peace Prize 2016, is an author, International speaker, and former journalist, an investigator who has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to researching many of the global conspiracies. His main focus has been to find out the truth about the assassinations of JFK, the Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, John Lennon and Lady Di, plus the terror attacks of 911, Norway, Oklahoma City and many more. He is now considered a leading expert on false flag operations and is believed to have managed to expose and stop several planned massacres.

Over the past 30 years, Ole has discovered links between all of these assassinations, which has led him to believe that the same people were involved in both the JFK and Olof Palme murders, as well as other major ‘events’. The same Global Elite seem to have used the same skilled mechanics for decades for doing their ‘dirty work’.

He has written the following books: Coup d’etat in Slow Motion: Part I and II, Shadow of Tears (my experience in Iran), The power book Re-Mind Me, the children’s book Yolanda Yogapanda – Truth is One, Paths are Many. Ole is currently working on the following titles; A Global Tour of Terror Part I and II, The Elusive Enigma and the book Guilty Victim. He is also busy with a series of documentaries aiming at exposing false flag operations currently hitting modern society.

Ole has been among the key speakers at many International conferences, including outside the Bilderberg Meeting in 2014, and has had the privilege of being a special guest on hundreds of programs.

Gary Fannin has been studying the John F. Kennedy Assassination for over 36 years. He has lectured at High Schools, Colleges, Universities and numerous JFK Conferences in Dallas. His book The Innocence of Oswald: 50+ Years of Lies, Deception & Deceit in the Murders of President John F. Kennedy & Officer J.D. Tippit was published in 2015. The Innocence of Oswald is based upon U.S. Government documents from the FBI, CIA, Office of Naval Intelligence and Secret Service,  many of which have never been printed before.  It also includes Dallas Police affidavits, autopsy reports, photos and more to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald was completely innocent of the crimes he was charged and was in fact, ‘a patsy.’

Gary is currently working with 5 time Emmy Award Winner, John Barbour, on The Jim Garrison Tapes, Part 2: The American Media and the 2nd Assassination of President Kennedy. This documentary is the follow up to the Sans Sebastian Film Winner, The Jim Garrison Tapes. This documentary will establish U.S. Major Media complicity in the cover up of the JFK assassination with Lee Oswald as designated patsy.

He is also working on his second book, Mandarin, the updated story of Roscoe Anthony White, his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald in the Marines, how Oswald was set up as the patsy, and  White’s claims that the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence ordered him to kill President Kennedy.

Gordon Ferrie has emerged from the silence imposed on him previously to reveal new inside information about JFK and who really killed Kennedy. As a former designated protector of  Jackie Kennedy from the time JFK took office, as well as serving as a bodyguard for JFK at the Pentagon, Gordon spoke this year at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts on JFK’s Birthday because of his relationship with the Kennedy’s.

After the assassination, Gordon remained associated with Jackie and JFK Jr. through their mutual love for horsemanship (Gordon was an official of the US Equestrian team). A close friend of of Barr McClellan, who worked in LBJ’s attorney system, Gordon tells us that “Due to security I could not previously go into the huge amount of information I have from my activities of over 50 years, but with my new book to be released, this has changed. I am the only person to personally nail LBJ about Eliot Janeway and get him to confess… Richard Helms attempted to stop me from looking into his role in the murders of Material Witnesses and CIA contract Officers participating in the Cuban operations. I got people to to talk.”

We will have a CD of additional fascinating information that Gordon has given to us that will be available at the conference.

James H. Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota, from which he retired in 2006, completing a 35-year career, principally offering courses in logic, critical thinking and scientific reasoning.

Jim organized the first Zapruder Film Symposium at JFK Lancer in 1996. He has brought together the best experts on different aspects of the case in a series of books that shattered the cover-up and exposed a massive conspiracy in the death of JFK: Assassination Evidence (1998), Murder In Dealey Plaza (2000) and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003).

Never afraid of looking into controversial subjects, to date, he has published 33 books, his most recent with

Victoria Hawes Sulzer is a witness regarding meeting Lee Harvey Oswald at Dr. Mary Sherman’s apartment building –and much more. Victoria is one of several witnesses never interviewed by the FBI who are now helping to verify Lee Oswald’s true activities and his innocence, as well as helping to support what Judyth Baker has also revealed about Oswald, his association with Dr. Sherman, and his true activities in New Orleans.

Victoria writes: “[Lee and I attended] Beauregard Jr. High School…[also,] I met Dr. Mary Sherman in passing, polite greetings, not a personal close relationship, the Patio Apartments was so small, isolated in contact, but cordial and lent itself to privacy.” Victoria also reveals what she knows about Oswald’s companion, apartment resident Juan Valdez, who lived next door to her and to Dr. Sherman. Edward T. Haslam (Dr. Mary’s Monkey) considers Valdez a prime suspect in Dr. Sherman’s horrific murder.

St. John Hunt’s father was E. Howard Hunt, the infamous Watergate burglar and CIA spymaster. St. John tells us, “My father helped the CIA kill JFK.” In E. Howard Hunt’s near-death confession to his son St. John, which was taped for posterity, Hunt revealed that key figures in the CIA were responsible for the plot to assassinate JFK in Dallas, and that Hunt himself was approached by the plotters, among whom included the CIA’s David Atlee Phillips, Cord Meyer, Jr., and William Harvey, as well as future Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis.

St. John has an insider’s viewpoint, and it’s heartbreaking. His incredible true story is told in his two books: Bond of Secrecy (2012) by St. John Hunt, with Eric Hamburg and Jesse Ventura, and, concerning the secrets and horrific murder of his mother, Dorothy… the Murder of E. Howard Hunt’s Wife… (2015) by St. John Hunt, with Roger Stone. St. John is a professional musician with “St. John and the Sinners”.

Dr. Peter Janney is a psychologist and psychotherapist who is also the author of the best-selling book Mary’s Mosaic, the CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace. The son of an important CIA agent who was close friends with James Jesus Angleton and others associated with Kennedy’s assassination, Peter as a teen loved and admired the beautiful Mary Pinchot Myers, who was JFK’s last mistress. Shocked by news of her murder within a year of JFK’s, hear from Peter’s own mouth the secrets he uncovered about Mary’s brutal murder and the involvement of the CIA.

“Kennedy scholars, JFK assassination researchers and all concerned Americans owe Peter Janney their deep gratitude for his relentless exploration into the professional-style murder of Mary Meyer – a woman who, as Kennedy’s mistress and a former CIA wife, simply knew too much for her own good. Janney, who knew and adored Meyer as a boy, brings his own personal sense of mission to this investigative project. The story of Meyer’s murder, and its coverup, is one more fascinating footnote to the Kennedy assassination, and it shines an important light on the forces behind the tragic events in Dallas, a tragedy from which the country is still suffering.” – David Talbot, founder of Salon, and New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Chessboard

Andrew Kreig, based in Washington, DC, is a public affairs commentator, author, attorney and legal reformer with decades of experience in cutting-edge public policy issues. Drawing on extraordinary contacts in the nation’s capital and globally, he is currently examining pivotal developments – many of them secret – that are transforming the American way of life. He provides his findings by his articles, lectures, broadcast interviews, books and through two organizations:  a non-partisan legal reform group, The Justice Integrity Project, and a public affairs consultancy he leads, Eagle View Capital Strategies.

Andrew is the author of Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and their Masters, which draws on a century of history to provide the first comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration’s second-term. More information can be found at: The book grew out of the author’s work leading The Justice Integrity Project, a non-partisan legal reform group that investigates suspected official misconduct. The Washington, DC based author is an investigative reporter, non-profit executive, attorney and broadcast commentator.

Roy Lewis worked in the Texas School Book Depository with Lee Harvey Oswald. He can been seen in the famous Altgens6 photo taken the moment Kennedy was struck by the first bullet, standing facing to his left, and after the shots, running down the street toward the grassy knoll. Critics who did not like what Larry Rivera posted about his interview with Roy Lewis stated the fact that Lewis said he did not see Lee Oswald in the doorway. One comment was: “When I ask him if he recalls Oswald standing RIGHT NEXT TO HIM AS THE SHOTS WERE FIRED, what do you think he’s most likely to say…?”

The answer is simple: all photos show Lewis standing in front of the doorway figure, not next to him. Because of foreshortening in the Altgens6 photo, it looks like Lewis is ‘right under’ the doorway figure, but in other views, it is obvious that the figure is well behind him, not next to him. In 1964, Lewis said he thought all shots came from the TSBD. However, when Lewis was asked if it could have been Billy Lovelady standing, instead of Oswald, Lewis said he knew Billy Lovelady very well and had even purchased a car from him, but Lovelady was heaver, shorter, and almost bald. Hear what he has to say at the conference.

Wayne Madsen is a print and online investigative journalist, author and columnist. He is the author of the blog Wayne Madsen Report. He has appeared on major television news networks as a commentator and contributor. He has previously served as a U.S. naval office and worked at the National Security Agency, the Department of State, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the author of fourteen books on subjects ranging from the the Bush family, David Petraeus, and Barack Obama to data privacy and genocide in Africa.

Wikipedia says: “He has been described as a conspiracy theorist.” Wikipedia also tells us that Madsen is considered “one of the world’s leading SIGINT and computer security experts.[17] 15]During his long employment with EPIC — the Electronic Privacy Information Center –he appeared as a guest on 60 Minutes,[18] ABC Nightline,[19] Voice of America,[20] National Public Radio.,[21] and Marketplace,[22].

Madsen was responsible for a big story in The Guardian about Edward Snowden and “Echelon”–secret data exchanges between the US and Europe– which was pulled solely because Madsen was the source. According to The Guardian,”…the [story]… was sound, but it was wrong to connect Wayne Madsen with the story. For this reason, the original story was removed from the website, and the Observer splash was replaced.”[35]. Wikipedia also says: “In 2003 he claimed that he had uncovered information in a classified congressional report that he said contained information linking the September 11 attacks to the government of Saudi Arabia and the Bush administration through financial transactions with the hijackers. The Saudi Foreign Minister demanded the report be declassified so it could respond, however, the Bush administration refused, claiming that to do so would compromise intelligence sources and methods.”[36]

Considering the recent lawsuits that 9-11 families are bringing against Saudi Arabia, maybe Madsen “had something.” We think he can’t be wrong all of the time. Hear what he knows about Ted Cruz’ father, Rafael, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Jim Marrs, a Texas native born in 1943, began working as a journalist while in junior high school. After graduating from University of North Texas in 1966 he attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock, joined the United States Army, and then became a police reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After serving with the Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became a military and aerospace writer and an investigative reporter.  After interviewing members of the Dallas Police Department, witnesses and city officials, Jim realized that the Warren Commission participated in a cover-up of the Kennedy assassination Jim continued to investigate the case, and in 1976 began teaching a course about the assassination for the University of Texas at Arlington.

In 1989 Jim published Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy (updated, 2013) – a major source of inspiration for Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK,” where he was a chief consultant.  Listed both in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America, Jim has won writing and photography awards such as the Aviation Aerospace Writer’s Association’s National Writing Award and Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award. Marrs has appeared on all major TV channels, is often quoted in documentaries, and continues to write best-selling books investigating government crimes, hidden agendas, and controversial subjects others fear to touch.

Jim will be receiving a special award at our Speaker’s Dinner on Saturday evening.

Barr McClellan is an attorney, business consultant and author (best-seller Blood, Money & Power). Barr was an attorney for LBJ for ten years and assisted with the bonus for LBJ’s super-attorney Ed Clark, the man who made arrangements for the assassination. Barr will discuss the Kennedy family views on Warren, John Jr’s call for penitence, the unified action between LBJ-CIA-Mafia, the Billie Sol Estes tapes, the grand jury action recommending LBJ be indicted for murder, and the trial of Clint Peoples Eliot.

Most telling, Eliot Janeway (economist for the Democratic party) provided LBJ’s admissions of his deep involvement. The connection to deep, dark politics emerges: the dangers LBJ presented to world peace are disclosed. Barr: “A trial is necessary. That key step must be provided. Steps to restore trust in America, to reduce the banality of corruption, and to complete closure of the malaise still impacting America will then be accomplished.”

Barr obtained his knowledge from the many disclosures he was told by people on the Kennedy side. He considers these facts of history to be a trust provided him. He is intent on fulfilling that trust. He is available as a consultant for movies and documentaries regarding this Crime of the Century, which was a crime against humanity.

After years of researching Johnson and the JFK assassination, Phillip F. Nelson conclusively showed that LBJ had an active role in JFK’s assassination. His best-selling books LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination and LBJ: from “Mastermind” to Colossus describe the darkly obsessive mind of one of America’s most ambitious and calculating politicians. A quote from page 77 of LBJ Mastermind will give you a glimpse of what Nelson knows: “There were extended relationships between many men at the lower levels of the hierarchy headed by Lyndon Johnson, the ultimate dispenser of political influence, and his closest associate, Bobby Baker. The next level in the “triangle of influence” connected Baker, Clint Murchison, and James Hoffa directly to Carlos Marcello, the Mafia chieftain of New Orleans, as well as his longtime lobbyist Irving Davidson.”

Phillip, who spoke to our conference in 2014, has acquired more information since then that we are anxious to hear. He worked in the property-casualty insurance industry and as an independent business owner until he retired at the age of fifty-eight and began his extensive research into the unsolved murder of our thirty-fifth president.

Beverly Oliver Massagee, a mother of two, is a well-known witness in the JFK assassination case who has a ministry with her husband, Charles Massagee. Beverly is a professional singer, professional ventriloquist, public speaker and lecturer, a published author, and movie actress (Nightmare on Elm Street).

Beverly, called “the Babushka lady” by Richard Sprague because of the European-style headscarf she wore on Nov. 22, 1963, was an eye-witness of JFK’s assassination. Young Beverly had worked as a singer at the Colony Club, a nightclub next door to Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club. She and Ruby were friends; Beverly is one of several witnesses who saw Ruby and Lee Oswald together before Kennedy was shot. She was portrayed by actress Lolita Davidovich and was a technical advisor for Oliver Stone’s movie, “JFK.”

Shane O’Sullivan’s professional background is primarily as a documentary filmmaker. His three feature documentaries to date explore contemporary political history and the counter-narratives of several infamous ‘enemies of the state’. Children of the Revolution tells the stories of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army and was released in thirty cinemas across Japan in the summer of 2014.

He is the author of the book Who Killed Bobby? (NYC: Union Square Press, 2008) – based on his documentary RFK Must Die – and has distributed six documentaries in UK cinemas through his production company/DVD label E2 Films. One of his films, Killing Oswald (2013), was hailed as David Talbot “a major contribution to the Kennedy assassination field” and Jefferson Morley called “the best JFK documentary of the [50th anniversary] year.”

After completing his PhD at Roehampton University in 2013, Shane lectured in film making and film distribution at Regents University and Birmingham City University before his appointment at Kingston in September 2014 where he is a a member of the film making faculty. Shane lives in London and blogs on the Sirhan case at

Vince Palamara was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a Duquesne University graduate. Vince is considered the leading civilian Secret Service authority. His first book, Survivors’ Guilt: the Secret Service & the Failure to Protect President Kennedy (2013), took over 20 years to research and write and has garnered much favorable reaction. His second book, JFK: from Parkland to Bethesda – the Ultimate Kennedy Assassination (2015), took over 15 years to research and write and has also garnered much favorable reaction.

Vince has appeared in over 120 other authors’ books, on radio, in television programs, on DVDs, in newspapers, at national conferences, and in many online resources. Watch for his third book, The Not So Secret Service – Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination (2016). Vince is working on a fourth book, as well.

Francis Gary Powers, Jr. was born June 5, 1965, in Burbank, California, he is the son of Francis Gary and Claudia “Sue” Powers. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master Degree in Public Administration / Certification in Non-profit Management from George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia. Recently, he consulted for a Steven Spielberg Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies released a few months ago about James Donovan who brokered the 1962 spy exchange between Rudolph Abel and U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr.

Gary is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity located at Vint Hill, VA, 45 minutes west of Washington, DC, He founded the museum in 1996 to honor Cold War veterans, preserve Cold War history, and educate future generations about this time period. As Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. Because of his efforts to establish The Cold War Museum, the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” for 2002. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels. He is married and has one son.

Larry Rivera is Chairman of the Oswald Innocence Campaign. He was born in Alaska, the son of a career military man who served as a CID officer in the Army. He was in Germany on 11/22/63, age 6, and will never forget his father’s reaction upon hearing of JFK’s assassination.  He has made a lifelong study of the JFK assassination, making his first trip to Dealey Plaza in 1991. He attended the ASK Symposium in 1993 for the 30th anniversary.

He has given interviews about the assassination to Spanish media. Larry has published many articles on the assassination and has many YouTube videos covering his research.  He has given presentations at Santa Barbara for the 50th observance of the assassination in 2013 on Buell Wesley Frazier, and at Judyth Vary Baker’s Conference at Arlington in 2014 on the DPD motorcycle officers.

Larry has a degree in Computer Networking and is an expert at computer imaging technology and facial recognition, using state of the art digital overlays.  Currently, he helps host the Internet radio show “The New JFK Show” with Gary King and Jim Fetzer, conducting interviews and discussing new information on the JFK assassination.  He has just finished translating Judyth Vary Baker’s book,  “Me and Lee” into Spanish,  “Lee y yo”, and also has finished his own book,  due for publication soon, covering multiple aspects of the assassination.

Roger Stone is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. He is a legendary political operative who served as a senior campaign aide to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Senator Bob Dole. Stone would parlay being the youngest staff member of the Committee to Re-Elect the President in 1972 into being a conduit of secret memos from Ex-President Nixon to President Ronald Reagan throughout the 80s.

A veteran of eight national presidential campaigns, Stone would spend hours talking politics with Nixon as confidant and adviser in his post-presidential years. Stone is known for his hardball tactics, deep opposition research, biting candor, and love of English custom tailoring. Stone serves as mens’ fashion correspondent for the Daily Caller.” He is probably the most controversial speaker on the political horizon today, an insider who was there from the beginning, who doesn’t want Nixon blamed for what happened on Nov. 22, 1963.

Edgar F. Tatro is one of today’s preeminent experts on the Kennedy Assassination. Tatro holds a B.A. Degree in English, an MA in Urban Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration.  He taught high school English for 38 years, specializing in science fiction, mystery and horror, satire and comedy, creative writing, media and propaganda, and the origin, history and poetry of rock music. He also taught college and adult education courses for 30 years, specializing in the JFK assassination, subliminal messages in advertising, the influence of rock music on drug abuse, backward messages in music, and plagiarism in music.

Mr. Tatro is the author of more than 30 mystery and horror short stories, literary essays and poems published in many magazines across the country, including many research articles pertaining to the JFK assassination conspiracy. His work has been acknowledged or footnoted in many JFK assassination books, including Reasonable Doubt by Henry Hurt, Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover by Anthony Summers, Destiny Betrayed by Jim DiEugenio, (Probe Magazine) by Jim DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster by John H. Davis, Killing Kennedy by Harrison Livingstone, JFK; The Book of the Film by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, Doug Weldon’s essay in Murder in Dealey Plaza, JFK and the Unspeakable by Jim Douglass, and  David Ferrrie: Mafia Pilot by Judyth Vary Baker.

Ed is the original editor of Texas in the Morning, the memoirs of LBJ’s mistress, Madeleine Duncan Brown, and editor of the Bugliosi chapter in Biting the Elephant by Dr. Rodger Remington. He contributed research to Senator Sam Ervin’s Watergate investigative committee, the House Select Committee on Assassinations and the National Academy of Sciences (JFK acoustical analysis project). He attended Clay Shaw’s trial in New Orleans, in February 1969, and was given access to the court exhibits by Judge Edward Haggerty.

Ed also served as a minor consultant to Oliver Stone’s film, “JFK.” He testified before the Assassination Records Review Board in March 1995, in Boston, Mass. He was responsible, via the ARRB, for the release of the unidentified print found on a box in the alleged sniper’s nest in the Texas School Book Depository, and, via the LBJ Library, for the release of the rough drafts of the rough draft of NSAM #273, which he shared with L. Fletcher Prouty, who shared them with Oliver Stone for post-JFK research.

Mr. Tatro was a consultant to Nigel Turner’s “The Truth Shall Set You Free,” and “The Smoking Guns,” parts six and seven of The Men Who Killed Kennedy series. He was a primary recruiter and participant in Turner’s “The Guilty Men,” part nine of the same series.

The author of more than 550 professional publications, Dr. Cyril Wecht is also an editorial board member of more than 20 national and international medical-legal and forensic scientific publications; editor of the five-volume set, Forensic Sciences (Matthew Bender); co-editor of the two and three-volume sets, Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases and Preparing and Winning, Medical Negligence Cases (both published by Michie).

Formerly the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Saint Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, Dr. Wecht is now the President of its medical staff and is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer.

Dr. Wecht has organized and conducted Postgraduate Medical-Legal Seminars in more than fifty countries throughout the world in his capacity as Director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine. He has performed approximately 17,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or has been consulted on approximately 30,000 additional postmortem examinations.

Being an expert in Forensic Medicine, Dr. Wecht has frequently appeared on several nationally syndicated programs discussing various medicolegal and forensic scientific issues, including medical malpractice, drug abuse, the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey cases.

His expertise has also been utilized in high profile cases involving Mary Jo Kopechne, Sunny von Bulow, Jean Harris, Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, the Waco Branch Davidian fire, and Vincent Foster. A comprehensive study of these cases are discussed from the perspective of Dr. Wecht’s own professional involvement in his books, Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, and Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? (All published by Dutton/Penguin).

Stan Weeber (Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2000) is an award-winning Professor of Sociology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His interests in sociology include assassination, political violence, and global extremism. He has authored several books, including Political Crime in the United States (1978), Militias in the New Millennium (2004) and The Denton Connection (2016).

His sociological work has appeared in many journals; he also serves on the editorial boards of numerous sociology journals and has been selected as a manuscript reviewer for the discipline’s top journal, The American Sociological Review. Stan’s analysis of Denton, Texas residents and how they are linked to the Kennedy assassination offers a new and troubling look at the crime of the century.




Angelina Nobile, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the youngest daughter of Judge August Nobile. She writes: “[Two years before ] my father died, after heart surgery he revealed many surprising things to me. My father was an attorney, Secretary of the Police Jury, Assistant District Attorney and finally Judge of the 25th Judicial District Court, Louisiana. His political career in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes commenced under his mentor, the colorful right-wing Judge Leander Perez, Sr. These parishes were considered part of the New Orleans metropolitan statistical area. Leander Perez, Sr., known as “The Delta Boss” since 1919, and his political machine ruled these parishes with an iron hand. Because of his close association with Perez, Judge Nobile knew Jim Garrison, Guy Banister, Salvadore La Charda and Carlos Marcello among many others. Judge Nobile was privy to the intense objections to JFK, Robert Kennedy and MLK. Clandestine and conspiratorial activities of the Perez political organization and the organization run by Carlos Marcello, who owned gambling establishments in the parishes, was well know in the area.

A back swamp, oil rich political machine and an organized crime syndicate came together with a national government entity to make a plan where everyone would get what they needed in order to continue their secret and illegal activities. Their plan came to a culmination on November 22, 1963 with the shocking assassination of JFK. Angeline has come forth to speak for the first time to inform the world that Lee Harvey Oswald was an innocent man who was used to obscure the truth and the culprits who had a hand in the JFK assassination plan. She is not writing a book nor is she receiving any monetary compensation for her story.

Claudia Rodick is the granddaughter of Susie Hanover, who was Judyth Vary Baker’s landlady in New Orleans in 1963. Claudia has memories of her visits to her grandmother that summer that includes seeing Lee Oswald sitting on the front porch at 1032 Marengo St. You will enjoy what she has to say about “dear old Susie,” Susie’s dog Collie, and how what she remembers fits with what Judyth has reported.

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California Drought To Enter 6th Year, Colorado River States Struggle to Avert Water Crisis, Southeast Drought Worsens
Around the world, global warming is starting to have a serious impact on rainfall in the subtropics and middle latitudes. The tropical atmospheric circulation known as the Hadley Cell is expanding toward the poles. This expansion is causing clouds and storms to move further north. And as a result, regions in the middle latitudes are starting to dry out.

According to The World Resources Institute:

A changing climate means less rain and lower water supplies in regions where many people live and much of the planet’s food is produced: the mid-latitudes of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, including the U.S. Southwest, southern Europe and parts of the Middle East, southern Africa, Australia and Chile.

Such a fundamental shift in global weather patterns due to human-caused climate change is expected to reduce the food and water security of numerous nations. The World Resources Institute recently warned that food and water crises were imminent as a result. And, apparently, these kinds of changes to the world’s weather are already generating profound shocks in parts of the U.S.

Colorado River and California Droughts Expected to Persist

For the Colorado River, this combined warming and movement of clouds northward has produced a 16-year-long drought. Hotter average seasons result in greater rates of evaporation. So even if rainfall averages remain, grounds, lands and rivers are drier. But the Hadley Cell’s expansion has also moved rain bearing weather systems north.

It’s a compounding drying influence that has pushed Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, to record low levels. And states dependent on the great river’s water supply for farming and industry are now involved in negotiations to avert a water crisis in 2018. Forecasts predict a 50 percent possibility that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below its mandatory rationing line. Such an event would result in water cut-offs for Arizona and Nevada.

(Over recent years, the U.S. has experienced numerous severe and long-running droughts. These worsening drought conditions have impacted everything from Colorado River levels to wildfires, to the health of forests, to commerce on the Mississippi River, to the productivity of state agriculture. As human fossil fuel burning continues, atmospheric changes will force rainfall toward the poles which will tend to further worsen drought conditions in middle-latitude regions like the lower 48 states of the U.S. Image source: Drought Monitor.)

In an attempt to prevent crisis in the coming months, California and other Colorado River states are attempting to cut water consumption now. Such a planned regional belt-tightening would help to avert conflict over the Colorado River’s dwindling stores and smooth out any losses over time. But, sadly, climate conditions are only likely to continue to worsen — increasing the risk of mandatory rationing for 2019, 2020 and beyond.

In California, a five-year-long drought that is the worst in state history now threatens to enter its 6th year. Rains during 2016 did help to reduce the severity of drought conditions for some parts of the state. And during recent days, a series of Pacific storms has helped to deliver moisture to some northern and central regions. However, with record warmth settling in over the Arctic and with a La Nina developing in the Pacific, long range forecasts indicate a high risk that California will experience a warm, dry winter. Such predicted conditions would res ... /?__tn__=C

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Earlier this month, Comedy Central aired a special called “Jeff Ross Roasts Cops,” hosted by the Roast Master General himself, Jeff Ross. Ross is a comedian extraordinaire who is known for lowbrow, crude, sarcastic, biting humor. He’s also known to be particularly brutal during his infamous roasts, as it should be in the tradition of the Friars Club, Don Rickles, and other showbiz legends.  
I like a joke as much as the next guy, and my own humor is often very crude. Among my favorites: Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Andrew Dice Clay, and George Carlin—trust me, I’m no puritanical prude. What’s not funny to me, however, is when a public institution—in this case, a city police department—essentially participates in a roast of the people it is supposed to serve. Are they laughing with you? Or at you?

As advertised, the BPD roast was chock full of good ole boy knee-slappers. A sampling:
African-American cop, that’s never an easy thing … it’s like being a Mexican border patrol agent.
I call my penis Rodney King because I beat it so much … And just like the LAPD… I always get off.
Six cops starin’ at me … now I know what it feels like to be a black kid walking home from school.
I have a theory why cops love doughnuts so much… because they look like they’ve been shot.
At first glance these may seem like predictable bush league cop jokes. However, the underlying punchlines all accept and acknowledge oppression as par for the course. Cop-meets-doughnut joke? Doughnut hole shot in it? Chocolate doughnut ? Hardy-Har-Har. This is particularly not funny in Boston, where the majority of people shot by the police are Black & Latino (unlike the national trends), combined with the fact that police are rarely, if ever found guilty of any wrongdoing or prosecuted.
There is also the ever-present BPD-as-good-guys narrative. BPD Commissioner William Evans proudly proclaims: “We got the best department in the country and they get it and they understand it is so important to earn the trust and the respect of the people that we police … I don’t think anyone does it better than the BPD … we are the model … President Obama recognized us as one of the top in the country.” Adds Ross: “I put it out there that I wanted to roast a major city police fo
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A former Secret Service officer who published an explosive tell-all from his days guarding the Bill and Hillary Clinton White House is planning to file a defamation lawsuit against his detractors, The Post has learned.
A lawyer for Gary Byrne, whose book “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” has sent notices to Media Matters for America and David Brock informing them that he intends to file suit.
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Merlin Alston, 34, faces drug conspiracy charges for allegedly helping Bronx dealer Gabriel Reyes move some 40 kilos of coke from 2010 to 2014.
An NYPD cop accused of protecting an aspiring cocaine kingpin would be "the dumbest person in the world" to help a dealer for free, his lawyer said Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court.

Merlin Alston, 34, faces drug conspiracy charges for allegedly helping Bronx dealer Gabriel Reyes move some 40 kilos of coke from 2010 to 2014.

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Former Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Franks about to go on patrol in Palm Desert in July of 2013.
October 27, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is fighting to keep a former deputy from returning to the force after he successfully appealed his firing, according to court filings.

Mark Franks was fired last year after an administrative hearing concluded he was negligent in his duties when he watched an ailing man crawl to his apartment in Palm Desert and allegedly threatened to arrest him. The man was found dead in his living room five days later.

The legal battle, first reported by the Desert Sun, is centered on an arbiter’s decision in April to reinstate Franks and to give him back pay and benefits dating to his July 20, 2015 firing, according to court documents.

Attorneys for the Sheriff’s Department argue that the arbiter’s decision was premature and that he exceeded his authority.

According to court filings, which include Franks’ own report on the incident, the deputy found Curtis Nelson disoriented next to a shopping
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Voter ID and Other Laws Try to Suppress the Vote

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory pretends to believe in unicorns. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.
On Thursday, Terri Rote made national news. She was arrested after trying to cast votes for Donald Trump at two separate polling stations in Iowa. Rote now faces up to five years in jail.

The reason her case has attracted so much attention is that it is the only instance of in-person voter fraud so far this year — out of nearly 20 million votes that have already been cast.

Even though that is a tiny percentage, we are still ahead of the average. The most cited study on the issue has identified 31 possible cases of in-person voter fraud out of almost 1,000,000,000 ballots cast.

Why is it such a rare crime? Because, no offense to Ms. Rote, only a moron would commit in-person voter fraud. The penalty for getting caught is off the charts compared to the benefit of casting one additional vote.

It’s the equivalent of finding a single termite in a house and burning it down as a remedy.

Some of these Voter ID laws were struck down — either fully or in part. The court rulings leave little doubt what the motivation was for passing them in the first place.

“Although the new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision, they constitute inapt remedies for the problems assertedly justifying them and, in fact, impose cures for problems that did not exist,” said the decision in the North Carolina case.

The court noted that “the State has failed to identify even a single individual who has ever been charged with committing in-person voter fraud in North Carolina.”

While the concept of showing identification to vote might not be bad — and has broad public support — it only works if the government can assure that every single voter can easily obtain this ID at no cost. But that is never the goal when it comes to these laws.

Take Alabama, for example. After the 2014 Shelby County vs. Holder Supreme Court decision, which made it easier for states with a history of bad civil-rights records to disenfranchise minority voters, the state passed a more stringent Voter ID law — and then promptly tried to close DMV offices in the counties with the highest percentage of black voters.

That shows how ridiculous it is to pretend that these laws are about fighting the phantom crime of voter fraud. Indisputably, they are a cynical attempt by Republican-run states to hang on to power by any means necessary — even if that means disenfranchising millions of voters.

Voter ID laws are only one piece of the puzzle. Not allowing felons to vote, even those who have already repaid their debt to society, as well as attempts to reduce early voting opportunities are all part of these Machiavellian schemes.

The election is not being rigged by a handful of idiots like Ms. Rote but instead by hundreds of state lawmakers who would rather try to keep certain groups of people from casting their ballots than compete for their votes by instituting policies such voters favor.

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I recently wrote 3 articles about the US heroin epidemic and its source. The 2nd article has disappeared off my (google) blog. Here is an early version from a Canadian website that reposted it.

Media Disinformation and the US Heroin Epidemic
The New York Times Gets it All Wrong
By Dr. Meryl Nass
Global Research, January 29, 2016
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On October 30, 2015 the NY Times published an in-depth article on the heroin epidemic, focused on New Hampshire, which saw the greatest increase in deaths from drug overdoses (74%) in the US between 2013 and 2014.  New Hampshire is a bucolic place, where villages of tidy white capes and saltboxes lie sprinkled among the mountains and pine forests. 
Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city, has a population of 110,000.  In one 6 hour period on September 24, Manchester police responded to 6 separate heroin overdoses. Manchester saw over 500 overdoses and over 60 deaths between January 1 and September 24, 2015.
At presidential campaign stops throughout the state, candidates were forced to respond to the problem when New Hampshire citizens demanded answers.  Hillary has a $10 billion dollar plan for prevention and treatment of abuse.  Chris Christie prefers treatment to jail time for first offenders. Obama announced a $5 million initiative in August to combat heroin addiction and trafficking. NH has designated a drug czar. NH Senator Ayotte says “We’ve got to reduce the stigma.”  Narcan, an opiate antidote that has been made widely available, is admittedly a band-aid.  It saves lives from acute overdoses, but does absolutely nothing to stem the tide of abuse.
The solutions being touted by politicians and the media include “working together:” police, citizens, and health-care facilities–though to what end is unclear; educating; reducing the stigma of heroin use (now that users are predominantly white and middle class we can relabel addiction a disease, not a crime); adding treatment facilities; and adding more police.
I call this salutary–but almost entirely missing the mark.
Overdose deaths and heroin users are at an all time high in the United States. Between 2 and 9 of every thousand Americans (0.2-0.9% of the population) is currently using heroin. In Maine, 8% of babies are born “drug-affected”–a stratospheric rise from 178 babies in 2006 to 995 babies in fiscal 2015.
Despite what you have heard, the cause of our current heroin epidemic is not as simple as doctors overprescribing narcotics.
While nationally, heroin overdoses jumped from 1.0 per 100,000 in 2010 to 3.4 per 100,000 in 2014, the number of prescribed narcotics held steady over the same period. A 2015 UN document noted that“A recent [US government] household survey in the United States indicated that there was a significant decline in the misuse of prescription opioids from 2012 to 2013″ (page 46).
According to CDC itself, “CDC has programmatically characterized all opioid pain reliever deaths (natural and semisynthetic opioids, methadone, and other synthetic opioids) as ‘prescription’ opioid overdoses.” That means illegally produced drugs in these categories are being designated as prescription drugs, when they are not. A further confounder is that heroin metabolizes to morphine, which is a prescription drug. So if fully metabolized at the time of autopsy, a death due to heroin will be labeled as due to a prescription narcotic.
The true cause of the current heroin epidemic is massive amounts of heroin flooding into the US, exceeding what can be sold in our large cities, and now finding its way into even the tiniest hamlets.
Here’s the problem with the NY Times’ and the politicians’ solutions:  neither fifty individual states nor thousands of towns and villages can treat, educate, exhort, investigate or imprison their way out of the heroin maelstrom. There are nowhere near enough police, social workers, prisons, treatment facilities or sources of funding.  Narcan and clean needles don’t cut the mustard. There is only one possible solution, and that is stemming the supply. 
In my September 7 blog post, I showed that 96% of US heroin does not come from Mexico and Colombia, as claimed by US government sources. Mexican and Colombian production is inadequate to supply even half the US market.
At least Canada knows where its heroin comes from:
 “According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Intelligence Coordination Center, between 2009 and 2012 at least 90 per cent of the heroin seized in Canada originated in Afghanistan.” (page 46)
If one wants to get into the weeds on this issue, a 2014 RAND report titled What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs: 2000-2010 is a good place to start.  The  report, performed under contract for DHHS and released by the White House, looks at multiple databases and identifies many problematic issues with estimates of heroin country-of-origin.
It shows that while Colombian opium was allegedly supplying 50% of a growing US heroin market between 2001 and 2010 (pages 82-83), Colombian production actually sank from 11 metric tons in 2001 to only 2 in 2009.
Furthermore, US government estimates for the 2000-2010 decade of Mexican production relied on a claimed 3 growing seasons per year, while in reality there were only two. RAND admits Mexican production estimates were inflated. Mexico historically produced lower quality, “black tar” heroin, used west of the Mississippi, while the influx of heroin to the US has been of higher quality white powder, and the greatest increases in use have been in the eastern US, far from the Mexican border.
Meanwhile, according to RAND:
“in recent years, there have been no [heroin] seizures or purchases from Southeast Asia [Myanmar, Laos, Thailand] by DEA’s Domestic Monitoring Program.”
Back in 1992, DEA estimated that 32% of US heroin came from Southwest Asia (mainly Afghanistan). Since then, Afghan opium production has tripled. But in the years 1994 through 2010 only 1-6% of US heroin had a southwest Asian origin, according to DEA’s Domestic Monitoring Program. Yet Afghan production accounts for 90% of the world heroin supply.
It would be great if we could point to improved US interdiction at the source, or to poppy field eradication to explain this anomaly.  But neither is the case. Seizures of heroin in Afghanistan dropped from 27 metric tons in 2010  to 8 metric tons in 2013, according to the UN, figure 41. Only 1.2% of poppy fields were eradicated in 2014, also according to the UN.

It is undeniable: there has been profound, systematic deception regarding the amount of heroin reaching the US from Mexico and Colombia by the US government, presumably to conceal and protect the actual source(s) of most US heroin.
We know where and how to look for heroin:  Afghanistan and Myanmar are the world’s #1 and #2 producers.   Historically, heroin bound for the US leaves these countries by air. There are a manageable number of flights departing Afghanistan and Myanmar.  We could put all the needed personnel in place, today, to fully inspect every flight and every airport.
The fact that we have looked the other way and pointed in the wrong direction is itself the smoking gun.
Meryl Nass, M.D.  is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine.
The original source of this article is Anthrax Vaccine
Copyright © Dr. Meryl Nass, Anthrax Vaccine, 2016

The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991
John Taylor Gatto

Call me Mr. Gatto, please. Twenty-six years ago, having nothing better to do at the time, I tried my hand at schoolteaching. The license I hold certifies that I am an instructor of English language and English literature, but that isn't what I do at all. I don't teach English, I teach school -- and I win awards doing it.

Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. They constitute a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine, so you might as well know what it is. You are at liberty, of course, to regard these lessons any way you like, but believe me when I say I intend no irony in this presentation. These are the things I teach, these are the things you pay me to teach. Make of them what you will.


A lady named Kathy wrote this to me from Dubois, Indiana the other day:
"What big ideas are important to little kids? Well, the biggest idea I think they need is that what they are learning isn't idiosyncratic -- that there is some system to it all and it's not just raining down on them as they helplessly absorb. That's the task, to understand, to make coherent."
Kathy has it wrong. The first lesson I teach is confusion. Everything I teach is out of context. I teach the un-relating of everything. I teach disconnections. I teach too much: the orbiting of planets, the law of large numbers, slavery, adjectives, architectural drawing, dance, gymnasium, choral singing, assemblies, surprise guests, fire drills, computer languages, parents' nights, staff-development days, pull-out programs, guidance with strangers my students may never see again, standardized tests, age-segregation unlike anything seen in the outside world....What do any of these things have to do with each other?

Even in the best schools a close examination of curriculum and its sequences turns up a lack of coherence, full of internal contradictions. Fortunately the children have no words to define the panic and anger they feel at constant violations of natural order and sequence fobbed off on them as quality in education. The logic of the school-mind is that it is better to leave school with a tool kit of superficial jargon derived from economics, sociology, natural science and so on than to leave with one genuine enthusiasm. But quality in education entails learning about something in depth. Confusion is thrust upon kids by too many strange adults, each working alone with only the thinnest relationship with each other, pretending for the most part, to an expertise they do not possess.

Meaning, not disconnected facts, is what sane human beings seek, and education is a set of codes for processing raw facts into meaning. Behind the patchwork quilt of school sequences and the school obsession with facts and theories, the age-old human search lies well concealed. This is harder to see in elementary school where the hierarchy of school experience seems to make better sense because the good-natured simple relationship of "let's do this" and "let's do that" is just assumed to mean something and the clientele has not yet consciously discerned how little substance is behind the play and pretense.

Think of the great natural sequences like learning to walk and learning to talk; following the progression of light from sunrise to sunset; witnessing the ancient procedures of a farmer, a smithy, or a shoemaker; watching your mother prepare a Thanksgiving feast -- all of the parts are in perfect harmony with each other, each action justifies itself and illuminates the past and the future. School sequences aren't like that, not inside a single class and not among the total menu of daily classes. School sequences are crazy. There is no particular reason for any of them, nothing that bears close scrutiny. Few teachers would dare to teach the tools whereby dogmas of a school or a teacher could be criticized since everything must be accepted. School subjects are learned, if they can be learned, like children learn the catechism or memorize the Thirty-nine Articles of Anglicanism.

I teach the un-relating of everything, an infinite fragmentation the opposite of cohesion; what I do is more related to television programming than to making a scheme of order. In a world where home is only a ghost, because both parents work, or because too many moves or too many job changes or too much ambition, or because something else has left everybody too confused to maintain a family relation, I teach you how to accept confusion as your destiny. That's the first lesson I teach.


The second lesson I teach is class position. I teach that students must stay in the class where they belong. I don't know who decides my kids belong there but that's not my business. The children are numbered so that if any get away they can be returned to the right class. Over the years the variety of ways children are numbered by schools has increased dramatically, until it is hard to see the human beings plainly under the weight of numbers they carry. Numbering children is a big and very profitable undertaking, though what the strategy is designed to accomplish is elusive. I don't even know why parents would, without a fight, allow it to be done to their kids.

In any case, again, that's not my business. My job is to make them like it, being locked in together with children who bear numbers like their own. Or at the least to endure it like good sports. If I do my job well, the kids can't even imagine themselves somewhere else, because I've shown them how to envy and fear the better classes and how to have contempt for the dumb classes. Under this efficient discipline the class mostly polices itself into good marching order. That's the real lesson of any rigged competition like school. You come to know your place.

In spite of the overall class blueprint, which assumes that ninety-nine percent of the kids are in their class to stay, I nevertheless make a public effort to exhort children to higher levels of test success, hinting at eventual transfer from the lower class as a reward. I frequently insinuate that the day will come when an employer will hire them on the basis of test scores and grades, even though my own experience is that employers are rightly indifferent to such things. I never lie outright, but I've come to see that truth and schoolteaching are, at bottom, incompatible just as Socrates said they were thousands of years ago. The lesson of numbered classes is that everyone has a proper place in the pyramid and that there is no way out of your class except by number magic. Failing that, you must stay where you are put.


The third lesson I teach kids is indifference. I teach children not to care about anything too much, even though they want to make it appear that they do. How I do this is very subtle. I do it by demanding that they become totally involved in my lessons, jumping up and down in their seats with anticipation, competing vigorously with each other for my favor. It's heartwarming when they do that; it impresses everyone, even me. When I'm at my best I plan lessons very carefully in order to produce this show of enthusiasm. But when the bell rings I insist that they stop whatever it is that we've been working on and proceed quickly to the next work station. They must turn on and off like a light switch. Nothing important is ever finished in my class, nor in any other class I know of. Students never have a complete experience except on the installment plan.

Indeed, the lesson of the bells is that no work is worth finishing, so why care too deeply about anything? Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that can no longer offer important work to do. Bells are the secret logic of schooltime; their logic is inexorable. Bells destroy the past and future, converting every interval into a sameness, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not. Bells inoculate each undertaking with indifference.


The fourth lesson I teach is emotional dependency. By stars and red checks, smiles and frowns, prizes, honors and disgraces I teach kids to surrender their will to the predestined chain of command. Rights may be granted or withheld by any authority without appeal, because rights do not exist inside a school -- not even the right of free speech, as the Supreme Court has ruled -- unless school authorities say they do. As a schoolteacher, I intervene in many personal decisions, issuing a pass for those I deem legitimate, or initiating a disciplinary confrontation for behavior that threatens my control. Individuality is constantly trying to assert itself among children and teenagers, so my judgments come thick and fast. Individuality is a contradiction of class theory, a curse to all systems of classification.

Here are some common ways it shows up: children sneak away for a private moment in the toilet on the pretext of moving their bowels, or they steal a private instant in the hallway on the grounds they need water. I know they don't, but I allow them to deceive me because this conditions them to depend on my favors. Sometimes free will appears right in front of me in children angry, depressed or happy about things outside my ken; rights in such matters cannot be recognized by schoolteachers, only privileges that can be withdrawn, hostages to good behavior.


The fifth lesson I teach is intellectual dependency. Good people wait for a teacher to tell them what to do. It is the most important lesson, that we must wait for other people, better trained than ourselves, to make the meanings of our lives. The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what you must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions which I then enforce. If I'm told that evolution is a fact instead of a theory, I transmit that as ordered, punishing deviants who resist what I have been told to tell them to think. This power to control what children will think lets me separate successful students from failures very easily.

Successful children do the thinking I appoint them with a minimum of resistance and a decent show of enthusiasm. Of the millions of things of value to study, I decide what few we have time for, or actually it is decided by my faceless employers. The choices are theirs, why should I argue? Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity.

Bad kids fight this, of course, even though they lack the concepts to know what they are fighting, struggling to make decisions for themselves about what they will learn and when they will learn it. How can we allow that and survive as schoolteachers? Fortunately there are procedures to break the will of those who resist; it is more difficult, naturally, if the kid has respectable parents who come to his aid, but that happens less and less in spite of the bad reputation of schools. No middle-class parents I have ever met actually believe that their kid's school is one of the bad ones. Not one single parent in twenty-six years of teaching. That's amazing and probably the best testimony to what happens to families when mother and father have been well-schooled themselves, learning the seven lessons.

Good people wait for an expert to tell them what to do. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that our entire economy depends upon this lesson being learned. Think of what would fall apart if kids weren't trained to be dependent: the social-service businesses could hardly survive; they would vanish, I think, into the recent historical limbo out of which they arose. Counselors and therapists would look on in horror as the supply of psychic invalids vanished. Commercial entertainment of all sorts, including television, would wither as people learned again how to make their own fun. Restaurants, prepared-food and a whole host of other assorted food services would be drastically down-sized if people returned to making their own meals rather than depending on strangers to plant, pick, chop, and cook for them. Much of modern law, medicine, and engineering would go too, the clothing business and schoolteaching as well, unless a guaranteed supply of helpless people continued to pour out of our schools each year.

Don't be too quick to vote for radical school reform if you want to continue getting a paycheck. We've built a way of life that depends on people doing what they are told because they don't know how to tell themselves what to do. It's one of the biggest lessons I teach.


The sixth lesson I teach is provisional self-esteem. If you've ever tried to wrestle a kid into line whose parents have convinced him to believe they'll love him in spite of anything, you know how impossible it is to make self-confident spirits conform. Our world wouldn't survive a flood of confident people very long, so I teach that your self-respect should depend on expert opinion. My kids are constantly evaluated and judged.

A monthly report, impressive in its provision, is sent into students' homes to signal approval or to mark exactly, down to a single percentage point, how dissatisfied with their children parents should be. The ecology of "good" schooling depends upon perpetuating dissatisfaction just as much as the commercial economy depends on the same fertilizer. Although some people might be surprised how little time or reflection goes into making up these mathematical records, the cumulative weight of the objective-seeming documents establishes a profile that compels children to arrive at certain decisions about themselves and their futures based on the casual judgment of strangers. Self-evaluation, the staple of every major philosophical system that ever appeared on the planet, is never considered a factor. The lesson of report cards, grades, and tests is that children should not trust themselves or their parents but should instead rely on the evaluation of certified officials. People need to be told what they are worth.


The seventh lesson I teach is that one can't hide. I teach children they are always watched, that each is under constant surveillance by myself and my colleagues. There are no private spaces for children, there is no private time. Class change lasts three hundred seconds to keep promiscuous fraternization at low levels. Students are encouraged to tattle on each other or even to tattle on their own parents. Of course, I encourage parents to file their own child's waywardness too. A family trained to snitch on itself isn't likely to conceal any dangerous secrets.

I assign a type of extended schooling called "homework," so that the effect of surveillance, if not that surveillance itself, travels into private households, where students might otherwise use free time to learn something unauthorized from a father or mother, by exploration, or by apprenticing to some wise person in the neighborhood. Disloyalty to the idea of schooling is a Devil always ready to find work for idle hands.

The meaning of constant surveillance and denial of privacy is that no one can be trusted, that privacy is not legitimate. Surveillance is an ancient imperative, espoused by certain influential thinkers, a central prescription set down in The Republic, in The City of God, in the Institutes of the Christian Religion, in New Atlantis, in Leviathan, and in a host of other places. All these childless men who wrote these books discovered the same thing: children must be closely watched if you want to keep a society under tight central control. Children will follow a private drummer if you can't get them into a uniformed marching band.


It is the great triumph of compulsory government monopoly mass-schooling that among even the best of my fellow teachers, and among the best of my students' parents, only a small number can imagine a different way to do things. "The kids have to know how to read and write, don't they?" "They have to know how to add and subtract, don't they?" "They have to learn to follow orders if they ever expect to keep a job."

Only a few lifetimes ago things were very different in the United States. Originality and variety were common currency; our freedom from regimentation made us the miracle of the world; social-class boundaries were relatively easy to cross; our citizenry was marvelously confident, inventive, and able to do much for themselves independently, and to think for themselves. We were something special, we Americans, all by ourselves, without government sticking its nose into our lives, without institutions and social agencies telling us how to think and feel. We were something special, as individuals, as Americans.

But we've had a society essentially under central control in the United States since just before the Civil War, and such a society requires compulsory schooling, government monopoly schooling, to maintain itself. Before this development schooling wasn't very important anywhere. We had it, but not too much of it, and only as much as an individual wanted. People learned to read, write, and do arithmetic just fine anyway; there are some studies that suggest literacy at the time of the American Revolution, at least for non-slaves on the Eastern seaboard, was close to total. Thomas Paine's Common Sense sold 600,000 copies to a population of 3,000,000, twenty percent of whom were slaves, and fifty percent indentured servants.

Were the colonists geniuses? No, the truth is that reading, writing, and arithmetic only take about one hundred hours to transmit as long as the audience is eager and willing to learn. The trick is to wait until someone asks and then move fast while the mood is on. Millions of people teach themselves these things, it really isn't very hard. Pick up a fifth-grade math or rhetoric textbook from 1850 and you'll see that the texts were pitched then on what would today be considered college level. The continuing cry for "basic skills" practice is a smoke screen behind which schools preempt the time of children for twelve years and teach them the seven lessons I've just described to you.

The society that has become increasingly under central control since just before the Civil War shows itself in the lives we lead, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the green highway signs we drive by from coast to coast, all of which are the products of this control. So, too, I think, are the epidemics of drugs, suicide, divorce, violence, cruelty, and the hardening of class into caste in the United States products of the dehumanization of our lives, the lessening of individual, family, and community importance, a diminishment that proceeds from central control. The character of large compulsory institutions is inevitable; they want more and more until there isn't any more to give. School takes our children away from any possibility of an active role in community life -- in fact it destroys communities by relegating the training of children to the hands of certified experts -- and by doing so it ensures our children cannot grow up fully hum

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Attorney John Clarke just posted this to his webaite.
We brought him to speak at Bates College in the
spring of 2001.

The Washington Post
Vince Foster's sister and Donald Trump
Vince Foster's indignant but curiously unconcerned sister
by Hugh Turley

On the night of Vince Foster's death, July 20, 1993, the Park Police went to the Foster home to notify the family and interview them as part of their investigation.  The police arrived at the home at the same time as Foster's sister Sheila Anthony.

Park Police Investigator John Rolla testified to the Senate Banking Committee, “Sheila Anthony was talking with us, I spoke to her, [Investigator] Cheryl [Braun] spoke with her, she was very cordial.  I remember asking her, did you see any of this coming, and she stated no.  Nobody would say anything about depression or that they noticed some signs, they were worried.”

Foster's widow Lisa was also interviewed by Investigator Rolla. His FBI interview report states,  “[Rolla] does recall eventually conversing with Mrs. Foster specifically asking her if she had any indication that anything was wrong with her husband, with Mrs. Foster responding in the negative.”
Four days later on July 24, the family, through Sheila's husband Beryl, was still denying Foster was depressed.   The Washington Times reported, “'Close friends told [Foster] to cool things and relax and not take things so personal,' the [anonymous] source said, citing Mr. Foster's ex-brother-in-law, former Rep. Beryl Anthony, as one who had talked to Mr. Foster about his depression...'There's not a damn thing to it.  That's a bunch of crap,' Mr. Anthony said yesterday, slamming down the telephone at his El Dorado, Ark. home.”

The Washington Post concealed that the family told the police Foster was not depressed by falsely reporting, “Police who arrived at Foster's house the night of the death were turned away after being told Lisa Foster and family members were too distraught to talk.  Investigators were not allowed to interview her until [July 29.]”

Walter Pincus, a Washington Post reporter, was at the small Georgetown townhouse when the police investigators interviewed the family for over an hour and were told Foster was not depressed.

Depression introduced

Eventually the press began to report Foster was suffering from depression.  The Washington Post reported that Foster's “weight plummeted.”  On August 9, 1993, The New Yorker published an article by Sidney Blumenthal—soon to become a Clinton confidant—that said Foster had lost 15 pounds due to depression.   Gradually family members changed their stories from what they first told the Park Police.  

The 1994 report of an FBI interview of Foster's sister Sheila, like The Washington Post, concealed that she spoke to the police the night of Foster's death by falsely stating, “ANTHONY has not been interviewed previously by either the United States Park Police (USPP) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the death of her brother.”

Sheila's FBI interview states,  “Foster began to lose weight during the last six weeks prior to his death and weighed much less than he had weighed in January 1993.  ANTHONY is unable to estimate the amount of weight Foster lost in terms of pounds.”  

The evidence does not support the claims by Blumenthal that Foster lost 15 pounds and Sheila's account that he “weighed much less”.   Foster had a physical on December 31, 1992, before coming to Washington and he weighed 194 pounds.  At the autopsy, July 21, 1993, his body weighed 197, a net gain of 3 pounds.

Sheila's FBI report further states that her brother called her on July 16, to tell her he was “battling depression.”  Foster's widow, Lisa told the FBI “he mentioned his depression to her on approximately July 16.”  If these FBI reports are true, why did the family deny Foster was depressed when police asked them on the night of Foster's death?

Post and Sheila re-enter the fray...with Trump

The Washington Post has played an active role with the FBI in covering up the truth about the death of Vince Foster.   On May 23, 2016, The Washington Post continued the cover-up by publishing an interview in which presidential candidate Donald Trump called Foster's death “fishy” and then on May 26 publishing a column by Foster's sister Sheila scolding Trump and repeating the story that Foster was depressed.  

"[Donald] Trump cynically, crassly and recklessly insinuated that my brother, Vincent W. Foster Jr., may have been murdered...” wrote Vince Foster's sister Sheila Foster Anthony, “Vince called me at my office in the Justice Department a few days before he died.  He told me he was battling depression and knew he needed help...I told him I would try to find a psychiatrist who could help him and protect his privacy. After a few phone calls, I gave him three names. That list was found in his wallet with his body at Fort Marcy Park in McLean. I did not see a suicide coming, yet when I was told that Vince was dead I knew that he had killed himself. Never for a minute have I doubted that was what happened."

Later that same day The Washington Post then reported that Trump said Vince Foster should not be part of the presidential campaign.

Sheila's latest story again contradicts what she told the police the night of her brother's death.  But there is something new and suspicious in her latest story.  She states for the first time her brother's wallet with a list of three psychiatrists was “found with his body.”  This is a new twist.  How does she know his wallet with the list was “found with his body?”

There are multiple stories about a list of psychiatrists, some reports have said the list was found in Foster's office and others said it was found in his car.   The Park Police did not include a list of psychiatrists in their initial list of evidence recovered at the scene.  Later investigator Rolla said he found the list in Foster's wallet in his car.  Investigator Cheryl Braun reported she found Foster's wallet in his car.  White House spokesperson Dee Dee Meyers and others said it was a list of two psychiatrists. Others say it was a list of three.  Stories about this list of psychiatrists first appeared a week after Foster's death.

In her FBI interview report Sheila said she called one of the psychiatrists and spoke to him about her brother.   Rolla reported he contacted these psychiatrists and none of them knew Foster.   None of these psychiatrists mentioned any call from Foster's sister.

There is a significant problem with the contradictory police stories about finding a wallet and list in Foster's car.  Eyewitnesses at Fort Marcy Park did not see Foster's car at the park.  Associate Independent Counsel Brett Kavanaugh was asked what evidence he had to prove Foster's car was at the park and Kavanaugh said, “I guess that is an unanswerable question.”

Sheila's strange indifference

The most disturbing thing about the changing story by Foster's sister is that she ignores the overwhelming evidence of a cover-up of her brother's murder.  Even if Foster's sister believes her brother was depressed she ought to be curious about how he arrived at Fort Marcy Park without his car and all the other evidence of a cover-up.

The Special Division of the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered Kenneth Starr, over his objection, to include an appendix in his report on the death of Vincent Foster.  The appendix includes copies of twenty-five federal investigative records, proving six areas of cover-up:
1.     There was a bullet hole in Vince Foster's neck.
2.     Photographs of the bullet hole vanished.
3.     X-Rays of the bullet hole vanished.
4.     The gun did not belong to Mr. Foster,
5.     Mr. Foster's car was not in the park.
6.     Patrick Knowlton suffered grand jury witness intimidation

The appendix in Starr's report on Foster has been suppressed by the press.  The Washington Post has a link for the “full text” of Starr's Report, but if you follow the link to view the actual report it states, "This is the full text of the report on the 1993 death of White House counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr., compiled by Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr…This file does not contain the report's footnotes or appendix.”

The footnotes left out were significant.  For example, on page 21, Starr wrote that the witness Patrick Knowlton saw a “rust brown car with Arkansas license plates.”  In a footnote they say that Foster's car was a “gray Honda Accord with Arkansas plates” and Starr made nothing of the color discrepancy on the same page.   The Post dealt with this discrepancy by leaving out the footnotes.

Associate independent counsel Miguel Rodriguez, the lead investigator, resigned from Starr's staff and wrote in his resignation letter that Park Police and FBI reports of the investigation on Foster's death did not accurately reflect witness statements.  An internal memo by Rodriguez found at the National Archives stated that a gun was planted by police in Foster's hand before the crime scene was re-photographed.  Audio recordings of Rodriguez reveal how the cover-up of Foster's murder was orchestrated inside the Office of Independent Counsel and the press controlled how it would be reported.

A federal grand jury should ask Foster's sister if she made false statements to the police investigating her brother's death?  Was she telling the truth to the police when she denied her brother was depressed?  Is her FBI interview report that her brother was suffering from depression false?  How does she explain her brother's weight gain in the months before his death when her FBI interview report says he “weighed much less?”  

What are her thoughts about the court ordered appendix to The Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster, Jr., by the Office of Independent Counsel In re: Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association? Is she not troubled by the clear indications of a cover-up in the case of her brother's death?  Why would she join forces with an organization like The Washington Post, which has been a major participant in the cover-up from the beginning?


Vince Foster's sister Sheila was questioned by the Park Police on the night of her brother's death.

Park Police officers Cheryl Braun and John Rolla testified the Foster family denied the were signs of depression.

Advisor to Hillary Clinton, Sydney Blumenthal publicized the false stories that Vince Foster had lost 15 pounds and drove his car to Fort Marcy Park.
After The Washington Post published a rebuke of Donald Trump by Foster's sister Sheila the Post reported Trump did not think Vince Foster "should be part of the campaign."

Kenneth Starr was ordered by the US Court of Appeals to include evidence of a cover-up in his report on the death of Vince Foster.

Associate Independent Counsel Brett Kavanaugh had no evidence Foster's car was at the park.

The Washington Post has been a major participant in the cover-up from the beginning.

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Hot Climate Conjures Trio of Nasty Halloween Tricks — Heatwaves, Record-Low Sea Ice, Fall Greenland Melt
With each passing year, the effects of human-caused climate change become more and more visible. But for some reason, Halloween appears to be a preferred time for the emergence of various hothouse hobgoblins. In 2012, the Atlantic seaboard was reeling after a vicious strike from Hurricane Sandy. Over the past three years, powerful North Atlantic storms had begun to build at this time of year, setting sights on the UK and Europe. This year, as a hurricane-force low roars toward the Aleutians, the nastiness comes in the form of weird heatwaves, record-low global sea ice coverage, and hints of odd late-fall Greenland melt.

Record Heat Strikes Arctic, U.S.

NASA’s Gavin Schmidt has been warning for months that 2016 will be a global scorcher for the record books. Nowhere has this heat been more apparent than in the Arctic. Halloween only serves to reinforce the rule as today’s temperature departure for the entire region above 66 degrees north latitude hit 5.94 degrees Celsius above average:

(The extreme Arctic warmth that has already caused so much in the way of climate disruption remains firmly entrenched on Halloween. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)

Yesterday, those temperatures exceeded the 6-C-above-normal mark. And later this week, temperatures for the region could approach 6.3 to 6.5 C above average.

These are the average departure ranges for the entire area above the Arctic Circle. Localities within that broader region are hitting as much as 20 C (36 Fahrenheit) or more above average on an almost daily basis, bringing temperatures more typical of the Arctic during late summer than in the middle of fall.

In Barrow, Alaska, Jonathan Erdman reports that Saturday saw the proverbial mercury hit 41 F. This temperature, at about 26 degrees above average, smashed the previous daily high and pushed the latest day Barrow has ever seen a reading above 40 F fully one week forward.

(Daily high and high min temperature records for the U.S. were broken at an alarming rate over the past week, producing a Halloween heatwave. Image source: NOAA.)

Farther south, the lower 48 is experiencing what Bob Henson over at Weather Underground is calling the Halloween Heatwave. Over the past week alone, nearly 300 daytime high marks were broken. But the measure of record-high minimum temperatures — a key indicator of human-forced warming — is off the charts with 639 total records smashed over the past seven days.

What’s even more odd is a near-total lack of cool temperatures. Bob Henson finds that:

Even more noteworthy than the degree of warmth is the lack of widespread autumn chill. For example, Minneapolis has yet to dip below 36°F as of Friday, October 28. That doesn’t look likely to happen before at least next weekend (November 5 – 6). In records going back to 1873, the latest Minneapolis has ever gone before seeing its first 35°F of the autumn is November 1, way back in 1931. The city’s latest first freeze was on Nov. 7, 1900.

Reinforcing this point, NOAA finds that over the past week just 40 record low high temperatures were achieved (about one-seventh the number of record highs). Meanwhile, record low nighttime temperatures were only achieved in six instances, about one-one-hundredth the rate of record high minimum temperatures! Furthermore, at no location in the U.S. for this week, this month, or even this past year has snow depth achieved a new record high. That’s a pretty ridiculous indicator that the U.S. has reached a rather disturbing climate threshold for heat overall.

Record Low Global Sea Ice Coverage

Even as new warm temperature records were being set with amazing frequency across parts of the Northern Hemisphere, another duo of worrisome indicators were popping up in the Arctic and Antarctic. In the Arctic, the ocean has been loaded up with a ridiculous amount of heat. This heat is preventing the ocean from refreezing, creating various regional barriers to ice formation as the waters ventilate this excess heat into the atmosphere. As a result, Arctic sea-ice extent record lows continue to deepen.

Fall 2016 sea ice extent values — which have consistently lagged behind average daily refreeze rates for most of the season — are now more than 600,000 square kilometers below the previous record set during 2012. It’s, quite frankly, an insane shattering of the previous record low value; a warming-spurred melt that has erased an area of sea ice coverage nearly the size of Texas in just four years.

(Current Arctic sea ice extent values are 6.92 million square kilometers [October 30]. This is 600,000 square kilometers below the previous record low set on the same day during 2012. It is also about 3 million square kilometers below average values seen for this day back during the 1980s. Image source: JAXA.)

The Washington Post this past Friday provided a good article explaining the dynamics involved and highlighted predictions by prominent Arctic researchers that ice-free summers could occur by the 2030s. This is a marked departure from earlier estimates that had put off ice-free summers until the 2050s or even the 2080s. However, it’s worth noting that there’s a decent risk that even these more advanced predictions may prove conservative in the end. Under current trends, ice-free periods for the Arctic Ocean during summer become statistically possible as soon as the early to mid 2020s, and a strong outlier year — where an abnormally warm winter is followed by an abnormally warm summer — could produce such a result even sooner.

On the other side of the world, the Antarctic is also experiencing record-low ranges for sea ice extents. There, regional temperatures are near 4 C above average for the entire Antarctic. Though these departures are not as extreme as those currently seen in the Arctic, they are certainly enough to impact sea ice. Now, sea ice extent values there are at their second lowest ever recorded in the daily measure.

Over recent years, storminess in the Southern Ocean and an expanding fresh water lens running out from Antarctica due to glacial melt have generated a seemingly contradictory expansion of sea ice near Antarctica. This happens because fresh water at the ocean’s surface acts to deflect heat toward the ocean bottom, a feature that has enabled the melting of various glacier undersides in Antarctica. But as the global ocean and atmosphere warm in general, larger melt outflows are necessary to reinforce this surface freshwater lens effect. As a result, we appear to be experiencing a seesaw in Antarctic sea ice extent as a pulse of atmospheric and ocean warming overrides the impact of initial fresh water lensing.

(MASIE global sea ice extent shows a severe negative departure through October 28, 2016. Image source: Sunshine Hours.)

The combination of significant sea ice losses in the north and second-lowest sea ice extents in the south has resulted in a global sea-ice measure that is well below anything seen in the past for this time of year. It is also one of the largest global negative sea-ice departures seen for any part of the record for any time of year — even when compared to the extreme period of Arctic sea ice loss during September of 2012.

Halloween Greenland Melt?

In addition to producing heatwaves, new temperature records, and ever more extreme sea ice melt, the odd Halloween warmth appears to also be generating flashes of surface melt over parts of northeastern Greenland. There, over the past few days, temperatures have approached or even exceeded the freezing point as warm winds have blown in from the heating Greenland Strait.

(A warm front crosses over northeastern Greenland on October 27, 2016. The associated warm winds blowing off the heating waters of the Greenland Strait produced near or above freezing temperatures for isolated parts of this section of Greenland. This abnormal warmth appears to have tripped NSIDC’s melt sensor, producing a possible odd late-season melt event for sections of this frozen island. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

This heat has been enough to trip NSIDC’s Greenland melt indicators for the region of the Zachariæ Isstrøm glacier. These indicators, over the past couple of days, have shown relatively extensive melt in this sector of Greenland. During summer 2016, northeastern Greenland was one of the regions that saw strongest indications of surface melt. Typically isolated by sea ice from warm ocean breezes, northeast Greenland does not usually see such long-lasting periods of surface melt. This is especially true for late October as melt during this time for any portion of the Greenland Ice Sheet is practically unheard of. However, as warm ocean water has advanced further and further north, this region has become more vulnerable to invasions of warm air. And it appears that the melt-forcing effect of this ocean warming for nearby Greenland glaciers may well be extending into fall.

Though unconfirmed by NSIDC, these periods of possible melt have occurred coincident with temperature departures in the range of 10-20 degrees C above average. However, since near or above freezing temperatures have mostly been isolated to the very far northeastern sections of Zachariæ Isstrøm near the coast, it’s likely that any potential and brief periods of melt were located in a more limited band than what has shown up on the NSIDC melt maps for October 27, 28, and 29. That said, as noted above, any surface melt over glaicers in Greenland for this time of year would be very odd and concerning — no matter how isolated.

Nasty Global Warming Tricks for Halloween

Halloween heatwaves, record-low sea ice extents and possible periods of fall Greenland melt are all indicators that human-forced climate change is starting to generate more and more obvious effects. Though the most extreme impacts are hitting remote regions like Greenland, the Arctic and the Antarctic, the related abnormal warmth has filtered into the middle latitudes and is now affecting millions of people across the U.S. And what’s happening in the U.S. is linked to these related warming events on a global scale.

So happy Halloween, everyone. Enjoy the holiday. But remember that if it’s oddly warm where you are, it’s not just a freak warm weather treat, but one of the many and worsening tricks conjured up by global climate change.



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Lesbian Susan Surftone was a special agent before she became a musician, and she smells something dirty with the actions of James Comey and other members of the bureau's boys' club.

NOVEMBER 01 2016 3:09 PM EDT

FBI director James Comey is wrong. Those supporting his actions regarding Huma Abedin’s emails — which may pertain to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of State — are wrong. His letter to Congress about these emails and Clinton was a grave misstep, which, no matter how you spin it, interferes with next week’s presidential election.

As I'm a former special agent for the FBI, Comey's action makes me want to cry. As an ardent supporter of Clinton, it makes me furious. I'm hearing that conservative agents in the bureau were unhappy with Comey’s decision earlier this year to not recommend that criminal charges be brought against Secretary Clinton in connection with her server and pressured him to inform Congress last week about the discovery of Abedin’s emails, with no further information about what those emails contain. This is McCarthyism for the 21st century. Not only is it about Clinton’s politics, it's about her gender. I believe many agents cannot stand the idea of “Madam President.” I was a young female agent in the 1980s, and one of the things I learned about at the bureau was misogyny. Maybe things have changed, but I’ll share my experience.

The allegations of Donald Trump’s predatory sexual behavior toward women and the infamous bus recording brought up long “forgotten” personal experiences at the FBI. I was sexually harassed twice while at the bureau. The first time was during training at Quantico by a fellow trainee in my class. He was married, by the way. This guy had been after me for a while. One night at the lounge at Quantico, where beer was served to a group of us, he was there and drinking a bit too much. I got up to leave and he stuck his fingers under my rib cage. It hurt like hell. A female classmate helped me get him off me. Another time, a male classmate had to come and help me get him out of my room. There was no one to tell. It would have damaged my career, and the fact that I am a lesbian would have made it all the more risky for me. There were already rumors.

When I graduated from the FBI Academy at Quantico, I went to the Boston field office. My first supervisor wanted to take me the "Combat Zone" in Boston, an area of strip joints and so forth, because innocent young female agents should see such things under the protection and guidance of an older, experienced agent. Yeah, right. This guy had a reputation for this, and of course I said no. I was soon moved to another squad. The joke was I had tended bar at a hotel near the Combat Zone while in law school; an evening there was like the lyrics of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” I had seen it all, thank you, Mr. Bureau Supervisor.

One thing I did notice in the Boston and New York field offices was the number of affairs between male and female agents. It was commonplace and almost seemed that it was expected of the female agents. That was never spoken, of course. Of course we female agents were lesser in every way. Once I served a subpoena with another young female agent, and many of the male agents were troubled that (a) we were “allowed” to do it and (b) we were successful. I left the bureau because I wanted to pursue a musical career, but I also left because of the misogyny and a desire to be open about being gay. Yes, I think even today “Madam President” is a hard pill for many of them to swallow.

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Interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi speaks at an event co-hosted by the Block Museum of Art and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Elahi discussed the intersection of art and engineering.
Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
November 1, 2016
Ironically, recording and publicizing his entire life served as a form of resistance against an FBI investigation for Hasan Elahi.
During his talk — which aimed to explore the intersection between art and science — presented by the McCormick School of Engineering and the Block Museum of Art, the Bangladeshi-American artist spoke to more than 40 people about data and art in his work.
After erroneously becoming subject to a months-long FBI investigation following 9/11, Elahi said he decided to channel the experience into an art project that tracks and publicizes his entire life.
Though he originally sent detailed emails and photos of his everyday life to his FBI agent as an alibi against suspicions, he eventually decided it would be more effective to make his life accessible to the public, he said.
“All these photos that you’re seeing are photos that I sent to the FBI, but there’s also a parallel (public) database,” Elahi said, showing a slideshow of his photos. “Obviously I have an FBI file, and the FBI has information about me, but by me giving it to you directly, it cuts out the middleman and thus it devalues the currency of the FBI.”
He compared the public database, which is called Tracking Transience and is available online, to social media platforms like Facebook, which has more than a billion users worldwide. Anyone who documents their life online is practically doing the same thing as he is, he said.
“On an individual basis, this is purely symbolic,” he said. “But if 1.6 billion people start doing this to this level of detail, it would force an entire restructuring of the intelligence system.”
Susy Bielak, Block’s associate director of engagement and curator of public practice, said Elahi was a great first speaker for the series to explore art in the context of engineering.
“Part of the work that we do at the museum is build connective tissue around the University and between the campus and civic life,” she said. “The artists who we’ve selected to come here have the kind of curiosity, vision, insight that again is that point of simultaneity between artistic practice and engineering.”
Elahi explained his artistic work — which is often referred to as media art — incorporates a variety of multimedia techniques such as probability and science to tackle interesting questions.
“I’m not interested in solving the art problem in the most direct way,” he said. “I’m interested in going around it and how to navigate it from a very different experience.”
Abraham Chen, second-year graduate student in Kellogg and member of the Segal Design Institute’s Science, Engineering Design Innovation program, said he would like to see more events like this that connect arts with science.
“I really liked how he was taking sort of quotidian experiences and connecting it to ... -marc-rich

BI Surprises With Files on Clinton '01 Pardon of Marc Rich
The FBI unexpectedly released 129 pages of documents related to an investigation closed without charges in 2005 into President Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc ... ... 10004DU37H

Hackers Say They're Revealing More from Trove of NSA Data
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FBI agents allow another terrorist event to happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joiner said were it not for the quick thinking of Garland SWAT officers he bel ... 0b02c97652

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

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

Trump supporter and confidant
Rudolph Giuliani Backstory


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

From Barrett’s story:

2. ... nard_Kerik

Rudy Giuliani promotions of Bernard Kerik

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. ... 11-6424659

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

4. ... -giuliani/

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

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

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

to many cites to list for him

google lance tapley maine

This email just received from him

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

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

These are desperate times.

Best wishes,
Lance ... ase-230755

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why We Should All Fear the Rot Inside the FBI

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

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

FBI Octopus

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

FBI agent visits Morehead campus
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FBI special agent, Lori Greenwell, spoke with students at MSU Career Services on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Photo by Leah Floccare. ... 24563.html

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

VarietyNovember 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The FBI isn’t political.
One of J. Edgar Hoover’s first acts when he became director of the FBI in 1924 was to clean house of the bureau’s political appointees — and ever since, directors have proudly bragged that the FBI is completely nonpartisan. It’s simply a “fact-finding agency,” Hoover often promised. This summer, Comey himself assured that the Clinton server investigation had been conducted “in an entirely apolitical and professional way.”

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

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

The FBI director can’t be fired.
While many national security roles, such as CIA director, typically turn over at the beginning of a presidential term, the FBI directorship over the past 40 years has been seen as an apolitical post. Ever since director-for-life Hoover died in May 1972, FBI chiefs have been appointed to a congressionally mandated, nonrenewable 10-year term. When Comey’s predecessor, Robert Mueller, reached the end of that term, President Obama asked him to stay an additional two years — a move that required a special act of Congress.

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

The White House controls the FBI director.
The FBI is part of the Justice Department, so technically the director reports up through the attorney general and to the White House itself — which is why this summer’s “social” meeting on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch
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Trump selects FBI agent/Congressman Mike Rogers to replace FBI Director Comey ... liani.html

You cannot make this stuff up!!

In 1982-1983, Rudy was a candidate to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Organized crime lawyer Roy Cohn put his law partner Tom Bolan onto the Screening Panel for the post, created by Cohn's friend, Senator Al D'Amato. D'Amato then sponsored Rudy's candidacy for the job.

In June, 1983, Giuliani was installed as U.S. Attorney. That same month, Mario Gigante — a client of Roy Cohn and the brother of mob boss "Chin" Gigante — was sentenced to eight years in prison for loan-sharking and extortion. In the Fall of 1984, Senato D'Amato phoned Rudy to suggest Gigante was not a bad man and the government should go easy on him. Then Judge Charles Stewart approved, without comment, a two-year reduction in Mario Gigante's prison term. Vincent "the Fish" Cafaro, on orders from mob boss "Chin" Gigante, thereupon delivered a $175,000 cash payment to Cohn's office.

In 1985, Senator D'Amato again called Giuliani, this time to ask for reconsideration of pending charges against Paul Castellano, alleged chief of the Mafia's "National Commission." Castellano was granted bail, only to be assassinated. ... -security/

Report: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

November 11, 2016 Defense & National Security,
Mike Rogers, a national security commentator at CNN and former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday.

The former Michigan representative has not publicly disclosed his role in the White House transition team, according to the joint report by Chad Livengood, Melissa Nann Burke and Michael Gerstein.

“Few if any from Michigan will have the political clout Rogers has with the Trump administration,” Saul Anuzis, a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, was quoted as saying.

Anuzis added Rogers is qualified to take a major role in Trump’s international counterterrorism efforts.

Rogers served in Congress for seven terms and previously worked as an FBI special agent.

He is a member of IronNet Cybersecurity‘s board of directors, Next Century‘s board of advisers and Trident Capital‘s Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Council. ... es-on-911/

Congressman and former FBI agent Mike Rogers part of 911 coverup

Grayson to Submit New Request to Read 28 Secret Pages on 9/11

January 26, 2015 28 pages, 9/11, Alan Grayson, Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, NSA

Congressman Alan Grayson
Congressman Alan Grayson, one of three representatives who last week joined the growing movement to declassify a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the September 11th hijackers, told he did so because “the American people have the right to know what happened on 9/11 in every regard.”

As he takes a stand for releasing the 28 pages to the public, he remains determined to read the 28 pages himself. Denied permission by the House intelligence committee in the waning weeks of the last Congress, Grayson will try again in the new one.

The Florida congressman said the December 1 refusal of his first request was “politics, pure and simple.”

“There are people on the intelligence committee who are unhappy with the fact that I have been a staunch opponent of pervasive domestic spying here in the United States,” said Grayson. “The vote was almost entirely on party lines because the Republican chairman (Mike Rogers) misrepresented information to the committee about my actions.”

Grayson Speaking on the House Floor, June 2013
In June 2013, amid the first wave of Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA mass domestic surveillance, Grayson delivered a speech on the House floor that was accompanied by a display of NSA briefing slides that had already been published in The Guardian and The Washington Post. Grayson said the information he shared in the speech relied “solely on information in The Guardian…and that was misrepresented to the (intelligence) committee members as my misusing classified information.”

“Frankly, if they’re going to be playing those kinds of games, it’s a wonder that good people ever get to find out anything about the octopus tentacles of the spying-industrial complex,” said Grayson.

Grayson is hoping for a different outcome when he submits a new request to read the 28 pages.

“Chairman Rogers is no longer chairman of the committee—in fact he’s no longer on the committee or even in Congress—and I hope the current chair will not try to twist the facts the way that Rogers did and I’ll be able to see the information that not only I should be able to see but also every member of the public,” said Grayson.

Grayson cast doubt on the notion that releasing the redacted information could pose a risk to national security or intelligence operations.

“It’s inconceivable to me at this point, more than 13 years later, that there’s any actionable information the administration needs to keep secret in order to be able to do anything with it,” said Grayson, who represents Florida’s 9th congressional district. “No one has ever claimed there’s anything in those 28 pages that needs to remain classified in order to protect current U.S. interests,” he added.

Grayson’s criticism of the continued secrecy of the 28 pages is echoed by many who have read them, including former Senator Bob Graham—who co-chaired the joint congressional inquiry that produced the 28-page chapter in an 838-page report—and Congressmen Walter Jones, Stephen Lynch and Thomas Massie.

While Grayson is well-known as an outspoken Democrat, support for the declassification of the 28 pages on Capitol Hill comprises a near-perfect 50/50 mix of Republicans and Democrats united by a common belief that foreign government links to the 9/11 terrorists shouldn’t stay secret. ... i-director

Rep. Mike Rogers pushed for FBI chief | TheHill
The Hill › blog-briefing-room › news
May 6, 2013 - The FBI Agents Association said Rogers — a former FBI agent and ... obama because rogers will not cover up for obama the way eric holder does

In November 30, 2011 Congressman Rogers introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).[10] "The bill would allow the government to share all of its classified cyber-security knowledge with private companies, forming knowledge-sharing agreements that would hopefully keep China (and other countries and hackers) out of American computer networks. The catch is that the information shared is a two-lane street—companies would also be allowed to share private data with the federal government, provided there is a reasonable 'cyber threat.'"[11] "In the current version, most personal information would be stripped from data shared with the government, and the bill no longer defines intellectual property theft as something relating to national security "We think we're making huge progress with the privacy groups, so they understand what we're trying to accomplish, which isn't anything nefarious," Rogers said"[12]

Rogers has reaffirmed his support for the NSA's programs, stating on October 30, 2013, "You can't have your privacy violated if you don't know your privacy is violated."[13][14]

Rogers introduced and supported the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 (H.R. 4681; 113th Congress), a bill that would authorize a variety of intelligence agencies and their appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.[15][16] The total spending authorized by the bill is classified, but estimates based on intelligence leaks made by Edward Snowden indicate that the budget could be approximately $50 billion.[17][18] Rogers said that Americas "have somehow decided over the last year that our intelligence services are the problem... they are part of the solution."[15] ... -paul.html

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
What Was Roy Cohn Alleging About Storied Mob Hit?

Big Paul Castellano

"C'mon over, I've got a dynamite story on Paul Castellano."

It's December 1985, two days after the storied execution of the Gambino crime family boss derisively referred to as "The Pope."

Considering who the caller was, the reporter, Sidney Zion, couldn't arrive fast enough.

Zion had been telephoned by none other than notorious mob defense attorney Roy Cohn, a man considered a scumbag by friend and foe alike.

Roy Marcus Cohn (Feb. 20, 1927 – Aug. 2, 1986) earned enough venomous scorn to last a lifetime even before he represented mobsters such as Carmine Galante. 

Cohn first gained prominence as a key member of the prosecution for the U.S. Department of Justice. He was a member of the team behind the 1951 espionage trial of alleged Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. (In 1995, a series of decoded Soviet cables, codenamed VENONA, confirmed that Julius had indeed acted as a courier and recruiter for the Soviets. As for Ethel, however, no compelling evidence was found.)

The Rosenberg trial brought Cohn, 24, to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's attention. Hoover, in turn, recommended him to Senator Joseph McCarthy, who hired Cohn as his chief counsel (in place of Robert F. Kennedy). 

The inebriated Senator saw his name in lights as he busied himself with the task of rooting out the specter of communism. His witch-hunting senate committee ruined scores of American lives with little more than legendary innuendo. From 1950 to 1954 McCarthyism held sway over the U.S., capitalizing on the widespread fear and paranoia engendered by ongoing Cold War tensions.

McCarthy, ultimately censured by the United States Senate, died on May 2, 1957, at 48, of acute hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. (He drank himself to death).

Cohn, however, was on a roll. He set his sights on Manhattan and quickly established himself as a high-powered defense attorney to the wealthy, whether Mafiosi or blueblood. Cohen defended a diverse roster of clients that included Donald Trump, Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti.

Roy Cohn 

According to noted New York newspaperman/attorney Zion, Cohn also defended, in some capacity, Gambino boss Paul Castellano. Which is why Zion, who was writing Cohn's autobiography with him at the time, rushed over to Cohn's townhouse one freezing cold evening in 1985.

Cohn led Zion into the small office and started talking.

"As soon as Rudy was appointed, the rumors began that his big thing was to ride to governor or the Senate or even higher office by prosecuting top Mafia leaders," Cohn said. He added that he'd heard this through his underworld sources.

Zion smiled. Giuliani's motives were quite apparent. The pontificating Mayor-to-be was viewed as altruistic by only the idealistic fool.
Cohn added: "OK. It was an open secret. Rudy was going to arrest every single mob leader. And, of course, he's doing it and nobody else has ever done that." [This was in the midst of the Commission Case.]

Then Zion chirped in, "I heard you went to see Rudy for Castellano."

"Tommy Gambino [son of Carlo Gambino and nephew to Paul Castellano] asked me to do it, and I was glad to do it. Tommy's a good friend and he was right."

Tommy was upset that the first indictment--the one prior to the Commission Case, that stemmed from the car-theft operation run by doomed Gambino capo Roy DeMeo--included charges related to drug dealing.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the public largely believed that "noble" old-time bosses such as Carlo Gambino and Fat Tony Salerno had kept the drugs off the streets (and to an extent they may have, at least in the neighborhoods where they actually lived. Notice Tommy wasn't bothered by the fact that his uncle may have profited from drugs, only that the charges would appear in the indictment.)

So, two or three weeks before the first indictment was delivered, Cohn met with the Federal Prosecutor.

"I made my speech," he said. "I started by saying I knew these people, I knew Paul for 20 years, and [Giuliani and his staff] knew I had represented Tony Salerno..." 

Cohn also had gotten John Gotti a sweet plea bargain for participating in the Jimmy McBratney murder in the early 1970s as a favor to Carlo -- never mind the fact that McBratney had had nothing to do with the kidnapped and murdered Gambino nephew...

"So now you're going after Paul for drugs," Cohn continued his story. "I tell you, I think it's crazy, it's wrong."

According to Cohn, Giuliani said he had a witness who would testify that Big Paul was always at a restaurant where drug deals were known to have occurred.

To which Cohn said: "Rudy, you're here now. There could be a lunch meeting 10 blocks away and someone could say that you were there, that drug deals were happening and you were there. How can anybody protect himself against this stuff? It'd double hearsay."

What was Rudy's answer?

"He didn't say anything. His people wanted to know if Paul would take a lie detector test and if he'd testify before the grand jury. ... I said I didn't know what he'd do, but I'd said I'd recommend it. They said, 'See you later.'"

So Roy sometime afterward met Castellano in his car. 

"We went over all the propositions. I told him I'd insist on the questions in advance so there'd be no curveballs. He was 50-50."

What happened?

"It fell apart because of my conditions. The idea of the lie detector and grand jury testimony was to exonerate him from the drug charges. But in testifying he'd have to get into relationships with other people, he couldn't just make a denial."

Had there been talk of Castellano cooperating with the government?


So that's why it didn't happen, right?

"That's not it."


"Paul Castellano never gave me a flat 'no' on cooperation."

Asked exactly what he was trying to say, Cohn smiled. "It never got the the point of giving up people."

And: "He never gave me a flat 'no.'"

Did this get out to the mob? Zion asked.

"Not from me," Cohn said.

Zion: "Roy, are you trying to tell me that Castellano was hit because they thought he would talk? I mean, he was on trial when they hit him."

"It wasn't the drug trial.... He just died the other day.... I don't know why he was killed."

"But you seem to be saying..."

"I haven't checked it out yet."

Zion said Cohn never said another word about the Castellano hit again. And he couldn't stop remembering how the phone call had started. That Cohn had said he had a dynamite story on Paul Castellano.

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Florida congressman denied access to censored pages from Congress’ 9/11 report

UPDATE: JAN 10. Click here to watch video of former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, Congressmen Walter Jones, R-N.C. and Stephen Lynch, D-Ma. and others talk about the need to declassify the 28 censored pages from Congress’s Joint Inquiry report on 9/11. Remarks by Graham, who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry, begin at 10:25 into Wednesday’s Capitol Hill press conference.

One of 28 redacted pages from a congressional report regarding “specific sources of foreign support” for the 9/11 hijackers
By Dan Christensen,

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has denied a Florida congressman’s request for access to 28 classified pages from the 2002 report of Congress’ Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, told he made his request at the suggestion of House colleagues who have read them as they consider whether to support a proposed resolution urging President Obama to open those long-censored pages to the public.

“Why was I denied? I have been instrumental in publicizing the Snowden revelations regarding pervasive domestic spying by the government and this is a petty means for the spying industrial complex to lash back,” Grayson said last week, referring to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Redacted on orders from then-President George W. Bush, the report says the 28 pages concern “specific sources of foreign support” for the 9/11 hijackers while they were in the U.S. Specifically, that is “the role of Saudi Arabia in funding 9/11,” according to former Florida Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry and helped write the 28 pages.

Graham has long called for declassifying those pages in order to help 9/11 victims and their families find justice, and to better serve national security. In July, 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton also came out in support of declassification.

“I’m embarrassed that they’re not declassified,” said Hamilton, a former Indiana congressman. “We emphasized transparency. I assumed incorrectly that our records would be public, all of them, everything.”

House Resolution 428, sponsored by Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-NC, asks President Obama to release the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry’s report, saying they are “necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances” surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is one of 21 co-sponsors including Florida Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville. Massie has challenged all members of Congress to read the report, which he said poses no threat to national security.

In 2003, 46 senators – including Joe Biden, Sam Brownback, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry – wrote to President Bush asking him to declassify the pages.

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando
In a party line vote, the House Intelligence Committee voted 8-4 on Dec. 1 to deny Democrat Grayson access to the 28 pages. The same day, the committee unanimously approved requests to access classified committee documents – not necessarily the 28 pages – by 11 other House members.

Grayson, an outspoken liberal and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said his denial was engineered by outgoing Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Rogers is a former FBI agent who did not seek re-election in November.

“Congressman Rogers made serious misrepresentations to other committee members when he brought this up,” Grayson in a telephone interview. “When the Guardian reported on the fact that there was universal domestic surveillance regarding every single phone call, including this one, I went to the floor of the House and gave a lengthy speech decrying it.”

“Chairman Rogers told the committee that I had discussed classified information on the floor. He left out the most important part that I was discussing what was reported in the newspaper,” said Grayson. “He clearly misled the committee for an improper purpose: to deny a sitting member of Congress important classified information necessary for me to do my job.”

Rogers did not respond to a request for comment. An aide in his Lansing, Michigan office referred callers to a spokeswoman for the House Intelligence Committee who could not be reached for comment.

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Meet Donald Trump’s Top FBI Fanbo

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Two days before FBI director James Comey rocked the world last week, Rudy Giuliani was on Fox, where he volunteered, un-prodded by any question: “I think he’s [Donald Trump] got a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next few days. I mean, I’m talking about some pretty big surprises.”
Pressed for specifics, he said: “We’ve got a couple of things up our sleeve that should turn this thing around.”

Hours after Comey’s letter about the renewed probe was leaked on Friday, Giuliani went on a radio show and attributed the director’s surprise action to “the pressure of a group of FBI agents who don’t look at it politically.”
“The other rumor that I get is that there’s a kind of revolution going on inside the FBI about the original conclusion [not to charge Clinton] being completely unjustified and almost a slap in the face to the FBI’s integrity,” said Giuliani. “I know that from former agents. I know that even from a few active agents.”
Along with Giuliani’s other connections to New York FBI agents, his former law firm, then called Bracewell Giuliani, has long been general counsel to the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), which represents 13,000 former and current agents. The group, born in the New York FBI office in the early ’80s, was headed until Monday by Rey Tariche ... -giuliani/

It's only downhill from here.

Politics be damned, it's time for the White House and/or the Attorney General, the nominal superiors of everyone who works for the FBI, to come off the bench and break this scam once and for all. This is now for more than just this election. This is law enforcement trying to force its will of the civil authorities, no different from some backwater sheriff who has compromising photos of the mayor. ... president/

Trump’s Promise to be America’s Most Dangerous, Divisive President
Today, both President Obama and President-Elect Trump have urged America to keep calm and united. But despite these overtures, many Americans are experiencing a sensation akin to shock following one of the nastiest, most vitriolic elections in American history. One in which Trump repeatedly scape-goated women and minorities in a bald attempt to pander to some of the most harmful social undercurrents existing in our country.

Given the ugly tone of Trump’s campaign and his loss in the popular vote by 200,000 and growing despite apparent wins in the electoral college, Americans and people abroad alike now feel a very valid sense of deep concern for the future of a fractured Nation and an increasingly threatened world. For what Trump has pledged and promised to do during his Presidential campaign represents a very real risk of severe political, climatalogical, physical, and economic harm for this country, her people, and to the people and living creatures of this world.

(Berkley students chant ‘not my President!’ in protest walk out on November 9th. Across America and the world, similar protests were underway. Michael Moore, meanwhile, was urging continuous acts of civil disobedience in opposition to Trump’s election. Currently, over 100,000 people are protesting in New York City alone.)

Disturbing Threats to Jail Political Opponents

Threatened with incarceration for presumed crimes no-one has convicted her of, Hillary Clinton must be among those feeling the shock. Trump threatened to jail her if he was elected President. And many of his followers took up the cry — posting ‘jail Hillary’ signs on the sides of roads or demanding unjust incarceration of a political opponent loudly on twitter.

Unfortunately, if Trump’s current diplomatic demeanor spoils, these election campaign threats could very easily turn real. Trump has the power to appoint a special prosecutor. The power to appoint an Attorney General who agrees with his views. The power to, in effect, ‘rig’ the judicial and prosecutorial system to favor his opinion that Hillary should be jailed.

Trump’s uttering of these words during the campaign has already been deeply damaging. Never before in modern memory has one U.S. Presidential opponent publicly threatened to jail another. But carrying out such an action would be as unprecedented as it would have a terribly chilling effect on U.S. democracy.

An Angry Finger on the Nuclear Button

As Clinton reflects on Trump’s threats to haul her off to trial, others around the world are looking fearfully back at the rage-filled rhetoric of a man who is soon to be equipped with the full might of America’s considerable arsenal. During the campaign, Trump claimed to ‘love war,’ asked, multiple times, during security briefings why the U.S. doesn’t use nuclear weapons, and pledged to ‘bomb the shit’ out of Isis and steal their oil. He’s expressed a desire to turn NATO into a protection racket meant to extort fees from allies. And he’s shown a disturbing affinity toward other aggressive leaders like Vladimir Putin.

If Trump’s belligerence and seeming lack of sense continues post-campaign, there’s a valid concern that he might order a nuclear strike with little in the way of provocation. The President does hold the nuclear codes. And though aides, advisers and a substantial military chain of command provide a buffer between a bad decision and disaster, the fact that a hot-headed Trump ignorant to the devastating consequences of the use of such weapons is the final say in the matter is a serious worry.

Killing Climate Treaties, Promoting Fossil Fuels

As nations around the world look to the U.S. with fear and concern, a number of climate bad actors stand to be empowered by a Trump Presidency. Trump has effectively pledged to cut all funding to climate science and renewable energy research and development. In one fell swoop, this action would remove NASA and NOAA’s ability to track climate change even as the main competitors to fossil fuels — wind, solar, and vehicle battery technology — are effectively stymied. It’s a 1-2 punch that would dramatically harm this nation’s already flagging resilience to a rapidly worsening global climate crisis.

Meanwhile, his board of energy advisers are hand-picked from these bad actor fossil fuel companies and include a long list of climate change deniers. Trump has pledged to bring back coal while heightening U.S. oil and gas production and consumption. He has also promised to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan, de-fund the EPA, and back out of the Paris Climate Treaty.

(Trump, according to Joe Romm over at Climate Progress, appears likely to go down in history as the man who single-handedly pulled the plug on the potential for a livable climate. I agree with Joe’s lucid but stark assessment — without some kind of significant outside action, we are in a very tough spot now due to this set-back by Trump. We really have been given no rational cause to hope otherwise. Image source: Ring of Fire Network.)

Combined, these actions would have a devastating effect on the currently building but still not sufficient global response to climate change. Backsliding by the U.S. will likely also cost reduced commitments by such varied states as India and China even as other countries like the UK, Australia, and Canada are likely to take U.S. climate inaction as their own excuse to renege on past emissions reduction goals.

Overall, a Trump Presidency that follows through on its anti-stable-climate agenda could cost the world as much as 1-2 C in additional warming this Century (on top of what’s already locked in) by keeping the U.S. and other nations on a business as usual emissions path longer and essentially dismantling much of the progress that was achieved under the Obama Administration. To be very clear, current bad climate outcomes are occurring under just 1 C above 1880s level warming. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas reduction commitments under Paris are setting the world on a path to about 3 C warming by the end of this Century. Trump’s policies, when all is said and done, could easily push that to 4 C or more — which would be utterly devastating.

Prospects for escalating climate policies to achieve a less than 2 C warming this Century are now also pretty bleak as Trump rolls in. In my opinion, it would take a wholesale rebellion by energy investors through the necessary act of divestment in fossil fuel industries and reinvestment in renewables to achieve this goal — first by sapping the political power of the agencies that keep putting people like Trump into office and also by removing capital for current and future projects.

David Roberts over at Vox is rather less sanguine:

The truth is, hitting the 2-degree target (much less 1.5 degrees) was always a long shot. It would require all the world’s countries to effectively turn on a dime and send their emissions plunging at never-before-seen rates.

It was implausible, but at least there was a story to tell. That story began with strong US leadership, which brought China to the table, which in turn cleared the way for Paris. The election of Hillary Clinton would have signaled to the world a determination to meet or exceed the targets the US promised in Paris, along with four years of efforts to create bilateral or multilateral partnerships that pushed progress faster…

 That story is gone now. Dead. The US will not provide leadership — it will be an active, and very powerful, impediment. Under unified Republican leadership, progress on lowering emissions in the U

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New JFK assassination theory: Cuban double agent led plot

November 11, 2016 3:34pm

More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, new evidence uncovered in the secret diaries of a Cold War spy and assassin implicates another clandestine figure believed to be working as a double agent for Cuba, an explosive new book claims.

The never-before-revealed diaries of Douglas DeWitt Bazata, a decorated officer for the United States Office of Strategic Services — the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency — claim that his longtime close friend and fellow spy, René Alexander Dussaq, was a “primary organiser and plotter” of Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

The diaries reveal that Dussaq might even have fired the fatal “shot or shots” that killed the 35th president of the United States, according to author Robert K. Wilcox’s latest book, “Target: JFK, The Spy Who Killed Kennedy?,” which goes on sale Nov. 14.

“Douglas Bazata was deeply embedded in the world of secrets, especially those surrounding JFK’s death,” Wilcox writes. “He was there at the birth of the CIA as an early and major player in that murkiest of worlds … He was an insider.”

In his diaries, Bazata wrote that the two men first met in Havana, Cuba, during the early 1930s, when Bazata, a US Marine, was given his first mission as a hitman: to assassinate a Cuban revolutionary. The mission failed, but the pair’s bond was sealed forever after Dussaq saved Bazata’s life.

The bond deepened in 1944, when both men were part of WWII’s Operation Jedburgh, in which more than 250 American and Allied paratroopers jumped behind enemy lines across France, the Netherlands and Belgium to fight against German occupation. Dussaq’s larger-than-life legend began here: He was nicknamed “Captain Bazooka” for demonstrating the Army’s new antitank rocket launchers to the Maquis, French resistance guerillas. He’s also credited with bluffing a German general into believing he was surrounded by American troops, leading to the capture of up to 500 Nazis.

Dussaq — who was born in Buenos Aires and educated in Geneva and Cuba — became a naturalised US citizen in 1942. The son of a Cuban diplomat, he had tried to enlist after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor but was deemed a potential security risk. However, the US Army was desperate for infantrymen at the time and ultimately accepted him. Dussaq quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant instructor for the elite 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

One top-ranked OSS official told his counterparts in London that Dussaq, who spoke six languages, was an exceptional athlete and a master of “unusual and hazardous work of a physical nature,” references to earlier work as a deep-sea diver, treasure hunter and Hollywood movie stuntman.

“He is keen, adaptable … intelligent … and a dirty fighter conversant with jujitsu and the commando type of close combat fighting,” the OSS official wrote. “ … Waldo Logan [of Chicago’s Adventurer’s Club and backer of some of Dussaq’s earlier seaborne expeditions] says that he is the only man he has ever known who is entirely without fear.”

Following the war, Bazata became a world-class spy and underground operative working for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Dussaq, meanwhile, took a job as a Prudential insurance agent in Los Angeles. Within two years, according to Freedom of Information Act requests, he began infiltrating community groups in Hollywood and Mexico, if not elsewhere, on behalf of the FBI, Wilcox writes. Around this time, Dussaq, according to Bazata’s diaries, grew increasingly angry with the United States’ dominance and exploitation of Cuba.

Dussaq, according to Bazata’s diaries, launched the assassination plot to make a point to America about its leaders’ manipulation of smaller countries. Bazata was designated his historian.

“He delegated Bazata, when the time was right — after the assassination’s shock had dissipated — to tell the public the truth about what happened in hopes America’s leaders would change and allow sovereign nations like Cuba to decide their own fate rather than have America decide it for them,” Wilcox writes.

The CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and continued attempts by Kennedy’s administration to kill Fidel Castro finally prompted Dussaq to put his sinister “Hydra-K” assassination plot into motion, according to Bazata’s diaries.

“[Cuba] could not determine its own destiny and this was so big with Dussaq,” Wilcox told The Post. “He was a guy who believed that every person should determine their own destiny and every country ... 4d9de.html

Hammond native, former military leader, interested in role in Trump

HAMMOND — Gerald Beaman has served the government in various roles in the decades following his graduation from Hammond High School in 1970 and now the retired vice admiral is potentially eyeing another role within the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Beaman, now president of the unmanned systems division for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, said he has been asked to submit an application/resume and cover letter to Trump’s transition team. He said he would rather not say who asked him to submit the application.

“You know there are a couple of different areas where I think I might be able to contribute — Homeland Security, certainly within the Department of Defense — and you know, maybe a bit far-fetched, but to serve as director of the FBI,” he said.

While he thinks such a position may be a long shot, Beaman has a knack for meeting his goals and exceeding expectations.

His friend, Stan Levin, remembers how Beaman used to talk about wanting to eventually become a fighter pilot when the two were classmates at Hammond High School more than 45 years ago.

“He was a real focused guy even as a youngster,” said Levin, whose family operated a car dealership next to the school.

Beaman not only realized his goal to be a Navy pilot, but during a long, distinguished military career reached the top ranks of the U.S. Navy as commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet out of San Diego. He also garnered a chestful of medals and racked up more than 1,000 landings on aircraft carriers.

Two years after the 1986 movie “Top Gun” brought a surge of young men wanting to be fighter pilots into the military, Beaman was based at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) as maintenance officer, operations officer, and executive officer.

Levin recently honored his friend’s career with a commemorative brick at the Community Veterans Memorial in Munster.

“I think that all of Northwest Indiana should know about his accomplishments in the military,” Levin said.

Beaman said he actually had a couple of goals when he was a young man in Hammond. One was to become a pilot that landed on aircraft carriers — just like the World War II aviators displayed in the movies.

The other goal was to become a special agent with the FBI. The son of former Hammond police officer Dwight Beaman, he achieved that goal in 1981 and served with the bureau until 1984 when he decided to return to military service.

Beaman said he thinks it would be premature to say how he would approach things if he were to obtain an appointment as director of the FBI or some other leadership role with Homeland Security.

“I don’t want to indict those who are there now, but I certainly think there are things that I would approach differently,” he said. “I’ll just leave it at that.”

As a special agent with the FBI, Beaman was involved in working “reactive” crimes including bank robberies and also spent about 14 months undercover. After three years, however, he was ready to return to the Navy.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This Election Makes A Difference

Most people know about Chobani yogurt. Few know that it represents a remarkable story of immigrant success in America. Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish immigrant with Kurdish heritage, who arrived in upstate New York in the 1990s. He used a family recipe to make feta cheese. With a $800,000 loan from the Small Business Administration, he bought a local yogurt factory and started selling Chobani yogurt 9 years ago. He opened the world’s largest yogurt manufacturing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 2012.

Chobani is now the number one selling yogurt in the US. Ulukaya offers his 2000 employees 6 weeks of fully-paid family leave for new parents and recently gave them shares in the company, which could make some of them millionaires. He sponsors the US Olympic team.

But Ulukaya and the Chobani brand are a new target of a right-wing campaign of disinformation, led by Breitbart News, home of Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Stephen Bannon. Ulukaya employs more than 300 Iraqi, Afghan and Turkish refugees in his factories. He has created a foundation to assist refugees, gaining direct support from IBM and other giant corporations. Breitbart began publishing stories which falsely linked his company with tuberculosis cases in Idaho and a sexual assault case in Twin Falls. This spawned online calls to boycott Chobani and online death threats to the Twin Falls mayor and his wife. Many of these threats come from Trump supporters. Helping refugees become productive citizens in America is a crime in the eyes of those who love Trump.

Certainly this election will make a difference in government and laws. Here’s a big example – the health of our planet. If Trump is elected, we can expect no action to slow global heating. His repeated insistence that climate change is a hoax might mean that his policies, backed by a Republican Congress, would make temperature rise faster. We would lose four crucial years in the race to save our planet for the next generations.

How our laws are interpreted by the Supreme Court would also be starkly different, depending on who wins. Trump promises to appoint very conservative justices, which could mean an end to legal abortion and to our progress toward equal treatment for gay Americans.

But the difference this election makes will not only be in concrete actions of government. If Trump wins, then women who are sexually harassed will have a harder time gaining justice. A Trump victory would be victory for “locker room talk” and worse, sexual assault. Bragging about sexual predation and getting away with it would be confirmed as winning male behavior.

A Trump victory would be a victory for discrimination against Muslims, not only foreign Muslims, but American Muslims, too. Even if he couldn’t pass the discriminatory laws he promises, a hater of Islam in the White House would mean encouragement for haters of Islam all over America.

A Trump victory would be a victory for white racism. About half of Trump supporters hold racist views of American blacks and Hispanics. They attack “political correctness”, because it prevents them from openly espousing their racist ideas. The “great” America they seek is a white America.

A Trump victory would be a victory for the politics of insults and lies. Having the Insulter-in-Chief leading our country would encourage every jerk in America to unleash his nastiness, to spew hatred, to try to win in life by making everyone else small. We see that happen at his rallies, where verbal attacks on reporters are now common.

The people who concoct the wildest stories about evil refugees, terrorist Muslims, lazy blacks and whining women will be able to look at President Trump as their role model. A country in which the President’s closest advisor tells racist lies about a good man, a good employer, and a good yogurt maker is not a great country.

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Federal Audit: Confidential Sources Received Millions In Forfeiture Funds For Helping DEA Seize Cash

A federal audit raised “significant concerns” about the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s “long-term and lucrative relationships” with its confidential sources. Over 9,500 sources received $237 million in payments from the DEA, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice found.

If an informant’s tip leads to a successful civil or criminal forfeiture, the source can receive up to $500,000 or 25% of the seized cash, whichever is less, according to the DEA Special Agents Manual. The audit even found that DEA agents “strive to keep [sources] active through monetary incentives” and “may pay sources for ‘tips’ even if they do not result in arrests or seizures.”

The Department of Justice is shown on November 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Incredibly, “some of the highest paid DEA confidential sources” had “the least amount of supervision and oversight.” Known as “Limited Use” sources, these informants are supposed to provide their information independently of the DEA, are not required to testify and do not have criminal ties. Instead, the DEA recruited its Limited Use sources from private companies in the airline and postal industries, as well as from Amtrak and the Transportation Security Administration. (In July, the DEA formally ceased using Amtrak and government employees as confidential sources.) In five years, the DEA paid 477 Limited Use sources $26.8 million for their services, enriching each source by $56,000 on average.

Hefty financial rewards can warp law enforcement priorities, incentivizing agents to seize cash rather than drugs. For instance, the Inspector General’s audit scrutinized commercial airline employees who worked as DEA Limited Use confidential sources. Those sources contributed tips that led to the DEA seizing more than $14.3 million in 381 cases. Yet only two cases actually involved seizing drugs or other illegal substances.

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For The Arctic Ocean Above 80 North, It’s Still Summer in November
It’s going to be the hottest year on record — by a long shot. Just ask Gavin Schmidt at a NASA that the climate change denying Trump Administration has now imperiled. But in one region — the Arctic — the rate of heat accumulation has been outrageously extreme. And it is there that this new record warmth could inflict some of the worst damage to an increasingly fragile Earth System.

Summer Heat During Fall Above 80 North

For in the Arctic Ocean above the 80 degree north latitude line which encircles the crest of our world, temperatures today are around 17 degrees Celsius above average. These are the warmest temperatures for this region ever recorded. And they include numerous locations in which temperatures spike to well above 20 C (36 F) warmer than average.

(Temperatures above the 80 degree north latitude line during mid November are about equal to what you would typically expect for late summer. This record warmth in the Arctic is notably severe and could produce serious near term climate and weather impacts. Image source: DMI.)

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Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson listens to Judge Clifton Newman in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, as the trial of Michael Slager, a white police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, enters its third week. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)

By: Bruce Smith The Associated Press Published on Mon Nov 14 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jurors in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer heard testimony Monday that the white officer's initial account of the shooting of an unarmed black motorist contradicted what a cellphone video of the shooting shows. They also saw enhanced video of the incident.
The trial of Michael Slager, who was fired from the North Charleston police department and charged with murder in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, entered its third week Monday.
Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the shooting death of Scott as Scott ran from an April 2015 traffic stop. Cellphone video of the shooting recorded by a bystander shows Scott being shot five times in the back. It stunned the nation and was seen around the world on the internet.
Eleven white and one black juror are hearing the case of the 35-year-old Slager.
Over the weekend, another predominantly white jury deadlocked in another case involving a police shooting after a traffic stop. Prosecutors will decide within the next two weeks whether to retry former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the July 2015 shooting 43-year-old Sam DuBose.
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RYSIS RANSOMWARE MASTER DECRYPTION KEYS RELEASED by Michael Mimoso November 14, 2016 , 2:20 pm The threat posed by a ransomware family known as CrySis was diminished considerably on Sunday when the master decryption keys were released to the public. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have already folded the keys into the company’s Rakhni decryptor and victims of CrySis versions 2 and 3 now have a means of recovering their lost files. Related Posts Locky Targets OPM Breach Victims November 9, 2016 , 4:53 pm Google to Red Flag ‘Repeat Offender’ Websites November 9, 2016 , 1:05 pm TrickBot Banking Trojan Adds New Browser Manipulation Tools November 8, 2016 , 5:16 pm The key was posted at 1 a.m. Eastern time to the forums by a user known only as crss7777, said founder Lawrence Abrams. Abrams speculates that it could have been the ransomware developer who posted the key on the site’s CrySis support forum page; the post included a Pastebin link to a header file written in C that contains the master decryption keys and instructions on how to use them. “Though the i

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The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends
By Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow November 17 at 1:41 PM
Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.

It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice —

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Trump Selects Controversial Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Jeff Sessions

By Steve Neavling

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general is Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, a controversial pick because of his staunchly conservative positions on immigration, gay rights and Muslims.

The 69-year-old, four-term Alabama Republican also has a history of making racist statements, which kept him from getting a judgeship under President Reagan in 1986.

Sessions, for example, said the NAACP and other organizations are “communist inspired” and “un-American organizations with anti-traditional American values,” the New York Times reported at the time.

During a committee hearing in 1986, Thomas Figures, a black assistant U.S. attorney who worked for Sessions, testified that the Alabama Republican said he thought KKK members were “OK, until he learned that they smoked marijuana.”

Sessions also has argued that immigrants don’t have constitutional protections and that prison sentencing shouldn’t be overhauled for drug convictions.

When Trump proposed a complete shutdown on Muslims entering the U.S., Sessions defended the idea.

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Secret Service Can’t Find Tons Of Its Guns, Phones, Badges And Cars

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Thousands of sensitive assets belonging to U.S. Secret Service agents, including firearms, computer laptops, work badges, telephones and even motor vehicles, have been lost during the past 15 years, according to documents obtained by nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.

“This is supposedly an elite law enforcement agency — how did all this equipment get stolen?” or lost. “This is alarming. Every American should be alarmed about this,” Judicial Watch’s Irene Garcia told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Secret Service agents reported 11,780 lost or stolen assets between fiscal years 2001 and 2016, according to the data Judicial Watch received, although the agency didn’t distinguish between lost and stolen items.

A total of 121 “weapons/pistols” were lost or stolen from 2001 through 2016, including 69 in 2002 alone. The Secret Service also reported 736 cell phones, 571 badges and six vehicles as lost or stolen in that same period. (RELATED: DHS Lost Thousands Of Badges, Hundreds Of Guns Since 2012)

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The Department of Homeland Security has revealed it lost thousands of badges and hundreds of firearms in the past few years, in compliance with a Colorado news outlet’s Freedom of Information Act request.

Inventory reports obtained by Complete Colorado show various DHS agencies reported more than 1,300 badges and credentials were either lost or stolen in recent years. DHS agencies also reported 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen.

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I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific

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On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per minute.

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Lawyer at center of Jeff Sessions racism controversy speaks out

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:23 PM

President-elect Trump rewarded Jeff Sessions' loyalty with a top spot in his cabinet — but the Alabama senator has carried the specture of bigotry throughout his career. (CAROLYN KASTER/AP)
The man whose testimony helped block Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) from a federal judgeship three decades ago over his racially charged comments thinks the same should happen now that he's been nominated for Attorney General.

Civil rights attorney Gerry Hebert testified in 1986 that Sessions had repeatedly made racially insensitive remarks in his presence while a U.S. attorney in Alabama. In his view, Sessions' three-decade career since has only strengthened Hebert's belief that he shouldn't be handed the keys of America's top law enforcement vehicle.

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9/11’s PHOENIX MEMO: FBI agent & author of the Prescott warning wonders if it could have changed the outcome

In the years leading up to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, FBI agents based in Arizona conducted a significant investigation focused on two Middle Eastern men attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) Prescott Campus.

The investigation resulted in one of those agents, Kenneth Williams, writing what famously became known as the “Phoenix Memo” to his superiors in Washington, D.C.
The memo raised serious concerns about Middle Eastern men attending U.S. flight schools.

Williams visited ERAU on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to give a detailed account of the investigation.

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Following the white rabbit

Soldiers on the scene of Parliament Hill shooting in 2014.

Oct. 25, 2016

By Barrie Zwicker

For 15 years I was paid to mainly find fault with the media, while on occasion celebrating well-crafted reporting, excellent think pieces, and the advent of independent journalism. A recent opinion piece that is worth celebrating is Prof. Graeme MacQueen’s op-ed in the Hamilton Spectator published on October 21st.

In the article (reproduced in its entirety below), MacQueen raises a series of questions rarely posed in the media concerning the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa in October 2014. What is truly impressive is not just the considerable depth of research that went into compiling the questions but also that these doubts about the official story of this event were printed in a mainstream newspaper at all.

But first, some context. I’m on board with other media critics, paid and unpaid, professional and amateur, who are frustrated in general with most media, both mainstream and so-called alternative. Fed up with how day in and day out they kowtow to the establishment. How they distract readers, listeners and viewers with superficial McNugget journalism. With how they repeat big lies, omit big truths, over and over again. How they fail to question, let alone engage in, investigative journalism on the life-and-death issues of war, the corporatization of the world, vast inequalities, environmental destruction. How in general— name your important topic area—they are part of problems rather than part of solutions.

There are honourable exceptions. One current example is mainstream media coverage of aboriginal grievances. Another is justice for thalidomide survivors. But, again, those exceptions were very late showing up.

Despite this and many other faults, there’s a reason that mainstream media should not be written off. For the honourable exceptions, yes, but even more because of a stubborn fact that still holds, despite the welcome rise of dissident Internet sites and “citizen journalism.” That fact is this: it’s from the mainstream media that most people still get most of their information on most subjects most of the time. We must respect the readers, listeners and viewers who are more important, finally, than media they may accept or even love but which are betraying them.

For that reason alone those of us who are aware, for instance, of the prevalence, perfidy and terrible outcomes of false flag operations (9/11 still the worst, so far) cannot give up on somehow trying to reach all those readers, listeners and viewers through whatever opportunities, within the MSM, still exist to do so.

There seem to me three basic opportunities. One is for writers, even amateur ones, to look for a magazine (or possibly a newspaper section) that still shows some independence and is willing to take a risk once in a while, then research and write a non-mainstream approach to one of those important topics that one knows about and feels passionate about. An example, and I grant that they’re all too rare, was a piece in Toronto Life magazine in November 2014 by Naheed Mustafa, entitled “The Jihadists of Suburbia.” The injustice of the conviction of the “terrorists” in the “VIA Rail plot” was spelled out with detailed gumshoe work and a sense of story.

Another opportunity is letters to editors. It’s been a constant since newspapers came into being that the letters page is the second most read after the front page. There are whole treatises on how to write an effective letter to the editor and get it published. But if you want to point out that the official story of 9/11 is a fiction you nevertheless have an uphill slog, even or especially around 9/11’s anniversaries. Same with writing a letter about false flag operations. Editors seem positively allergic even to the phrase. A few letters along these lines, however, sneak through. And letters pointing out the sham and shame of the so-called “war on terror” are actually seen far more frequently these days than earlier.

This brings us to the final opportunity: the opinion pages. Same barriers. Same types of editors. Same thing. It’s almost always Rejection City. This is why, when an op-ed is published pointing out that an official narrative should be questioned, it does show that once in a while the barrier can be breached, an editor can be reached.

Here’s how MacQueen did it. First he chose an anniversary, in this case the second anniversary, of his subject as timing for submitting his piece. He submitted it 20 or so days before the anniversary, so editors would not be rushed. This also gave him time to submit it elsewhere if The Spec rejected it.

Second he decided against trying the Toronto Star first and opted instead for his local paper. A local (and preferably substantial) person will have an edge over an out-of-towner. It’s a total no-no to submit simultaneously to two publications, even for a letter to the editor. One must choose. The Star might have run it. We’ll never know. But it’s wise to go with the odds.

The length, 553 words, is right. The title MacQueen wisely suggested was “We Need a Public Inquiry into the Ottawa Shootings of October 22, 2014.” Proven wise because that was the headline The Spec went with. Wise also because it was the action point of the piece and also its last line. Bookended and reinforced.

The tone was right. At the beginning he empathizes with the grieving family of Hamilton’s Nathan Cirillo. But MacQueen goes on immediately to question the Harper government for using Cirillo’s death to push Bill C-51 through Parliament.

MacQueen: important questions.

MacQueeen then chooses to highlight a scandal, that Ontario’s Chief Coroner has never ordered an inquest into Cirillo’s death (nor that of Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau).

And then the questions—nine of them. And following them reference to (what he has already partly proven) “a troubling lack of transparency” and more. Finally, the last sentence, which repeats the headline. A++.

MacQueen’s approach and style deserve to be seen as a template which others who hope to surmount barriers the mainstream media maintain can augment with their own passions and voices.

We should not despair (although I admit to finding it hard to avoid, a good deal of the time). We should remember what author and activist June Callwood once said: “Nothing is lost in the universe.” Give it a whirl, as below. See what the universe says.


We need a public inquiry into the 2014 Ottawa shootings

Hamilton Spectator

By Graeme MacQueen
On Oct. 22, 2014, Hamilton’s Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, was shot to death. The perpetrator, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, then entered the Centre Block of Parliament with his loaded rifle, creating the worst security breach on Parliament Hill in Canada’s history.

Cirillo lost his life, and his family and friends suffered grievously. The repercussions of the event, however, go beyond this. Stephen Harper’s government used this attack, as well as an assault on two soldiers on Oct. 20, 2014 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, near Montreal, to push Bill C-51 through Parliament. This controversial bill, now law in Canada, gives intelligence agencies increased power and diminishes the civil rights of Canadians.

On Oct. 22, 2014, CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge said that Canadian journalists, as well as members of Parliament, would relentlessly investigate the attack. This has not happened. Instead, the anniversary of Cirillo’s death has been used as an occasion for flag waving, even though key questions about the case have not been answered.

If the perpetrator had lived, there would have been a public trial and the central facts would have been disclosed. But when security forces killed Zehaf-Bibeau they ended the possibility of a trial.

We have not even had an inquest. Ontario’s chief coroner could have ordered an inquest into the death of Mr. Cirillo or the death of Zehaf-Bibeau but has not done so.

In 2015, several police reports related to this case were released, but these did not ever raise the most important questions, much less answer them.

How was this homeless man able to buy the car that was crucial to his crime? Since he was evidently a good planner, why did he take the risk of driving this car for three hours on the highway without licence plates? Since he had a police record that prohibited him from purchasing firearms, how did he get hold of a rifle? Where did he acquire his bullets and knife? Why did police initially confirm that there had been more than one perpetrator? Why did the RCMP commissioner say there had been “no advance warning” when the evidence suggests there were at least six warnings? Why was the B.C. legislature taking precautions because of these warnings while security forces in Ottawa were caught flat-footed? Why did security forces find it necessary to shoot Zehaf-Bibeau 31 times? Was he wearing body armour in Centre Block as some have claimed and, if so, where did he get it?

There is a troubling lack of transparency about the government’s treatment of these events. Canadians have a right know that their physical security and the security of members of their armed forces, such as Corporal Cirillo, are being honestly addressed. They also have a right to see the evidence in a case where inroads are being made on their civil rights. The fact that a police killing has prevented a trial from taking place is no excuse for withholding evidence from the public.

We need a public inquiry into the events of Oct. 22, 2014.

Graeme MacQueen is a retired McMaster University professor who in 2015 produced the report “The October 22, 2014, Ottawa Shootings: Why Canadians Need a Public Inquiry.”


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OAKLAND, Calif. — Voters approved a new civilian police commission to oversee the Oakland Police Department with 82 percent of the vote.

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November 21, 2016

More than a half century later, John F. Kennedy’s assassination still resonates not only because of its historical importance but because the investigation was more a cover-up than a pursuit of truth, says researcher Gary Aguilar.

By Gary Aguilar

November 22 marks the 53rd anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. If history is any guide, it’s likely some mainstream outlet will commemorate that dark day with reassurances that the Warren Commission was right that Lee Harvey Oswald did it alone, and that most doubters, who have been in the majority since the mid-1960s, are randy conspiracy theorists. That is the essential message by one of the experts likely to be cited this year, attorney Howard Willens.

President John F. Kennedy in the motorcade through Dallas shortly before his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo credit: Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News)
One of the few still-living Warren Commission staffers, Willens followed up his 2013 book, History Will Prove Us Right, with a spirited defense of the Commission in the summer, 2016 issue of the journal, The American Scholar, which he co-wrote with another Commission staffer, attorney Richard Mosk. The piece, “The Truth About Dallas,” is a celebration of the work and conclusions of the original investigation.

But Willens’s and Mosk’s defense of the work of the Warren Commission they served on is more notable for what they omit from the official record than what they include. “What the critics often forget or ignore,” they write, “is that since 1964, several government agencies have also looked at aspects of our work,” (p. 59) as if the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) had reviewed and applauded the Commission’s work.

Indeed, they did look at it. But rather than plaudits, they issued stinging rebukes, principally for the Commission’s having been rolled by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and to a lesser extent, by the CIA and the Secret Service.

“It must be said that the FBI generally exhausted its resources in confirming its case against Oswald as the lone assassin,” the HSCA concluded, “a case that Director J. Edgar Hoover, at least, seemed determined to make within 24 hours of the of the assassination.”

In essence, the experienced investigators concluded that Hoover had divined the solution to the crime before starting the inquiry, and then his agents confirmed the boss’s epiphany. The intimidated Warren Commission went right along.

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
And with good reason, only part of which Willens and Mosk tell. They admit that the “FBI had originally opposed the creation of the Warren Commission” and that Hoover “ordered investigations of commission staff members.” But they don’t tell that Hoover deployed one of his favorite dirty tricks to deal not only with support staffers, such as Willens and Mosk, but also with the commissioners themselves.

“[D]erogatory information pertaining to both Commission members and staff was brought to Mr. Hoover’s attention,” the Church Committee reported. (emphasis added)

Hoover’s Spy

Willens and Mosk also forgot to mention that Hoover had a personal spy on the Warren Commission, then Rep. Gerald Ford, who tattled on Commissioners who were (justifiably) skeptical of the Bureau’s work.

“Ford indicated he would keep me thoroughly advised as to the activities of the Commission,” FBI Agent Cartha DeLoach wrote in a once secret memo. “He stated this would have to be done on a confidential basis, however he thought it should be done.”

Autopsy photo of President John F. Kennedy.
At the bottom of the memo, Hoover scrawled, “Well handled.” The success of Hoover’s machinations was obvious to subsequent government investigators. (Ford, of course, later became President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974.)

The HSCA’s chief counsel, Notre Dame Law Professor Robert Blakey, a criminal investigator and prosecutor with vastly better credentials than either Willens or Mosk, was impressed with neither the Commission’s vigor nor its independence.

“What was significant,” Blakey determined, “was the ability of the FBI to intimidate the Commission, in light of the Bureau’s predisposition on the questions of Oswald’s guilt and whether there had been a conspiracy. At a January 27 [1964] Commission meeting, there was another dialogue [among Warren Commissioners]:

“John McCloy: ‘… the time is almost overdue for us to have a better perspective of the FBI investigation than we now have … We are so dependent on them for our facts … .’

“Commission counsel J. Lee Rankin: ‘Part of our difficulty in regard to it is that they have no problem. They have decided that no one else is involved … .’

“Senator Richard Russell: ‘They have tried the case and reached a verdict on every aspect.’

“Senator Hale Boggs: ‘You have put your finger on it.’ (Closed Warren Commission meeting.)” [Blakey & Billings, Fatal Hour– The Assassination of President. See also: North, Act of Treason]

Testifying before the HSCA, the Warren Commission’s chief counsel J. Lee Rankin shamefully admitted, “Who could protest against what Mr. Hoover did back in those days?” Apparently not President Lyndon Johnson’s blue-ribbon commissioners.

The HSCA’s Blakey also reported that “When asked if he was satisfied with the (Commission’s) investigation that led to the (no conspiracy) conclusion, Judge Burt Griffin (a Commission staff member) said he was not.” [Blakey & Billings, Ibid.]

And author Gus Russo reported that Judge Griffin also admitted, “We spent virtually no time investigating the possibility of conspiracy. I wish we had.” [Russo, Live by the Sword]

Clear Misgivings

Thus, despite their clear misgivings, the Commissioners bowed to the imperious FBI chief rather than conduct a thorough investigation. Notably, the Commission never once employed a rudimentary investigative tool. “The Commission,” the HSCA reported, “failed to utilize the instruments of immunity from prosecution and prosecution for perjury with respect to witnesses whose veracity it doubted.” [US Cong. House of Reps. Report of Comm. on Assassinations, 1979]

Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
This policy had serious repercussions when the Commission confronted two key issues: published claims that Lee Harvey Oswald had been an FBI informant, and the possibility that Jack Ruby was mobbed up.

“The Commission did not investigate Hoover or the FBI, and managed to avoid the appearance of doing so,” the HSCA determined. “It ended up doing what the members had agreed they would not do: Rely mainly on the FBI’s denial of the allegations (that Oswald had been a Bureau informant).”

Hoover merely sent the Commission his signed affidavit declaring that Oswald was not an informant and also “sent over 10 additional affidavits from each FBI agent who had had contact with Oswald.” And with that, case closed.

Regarding Jack Ruby, the FBI had his phone records, yet failed to spot Ruby’s obvious, and atypical, pattern of calls to known Mafiosi in the weeks leading up to the assassination. After performing the simple, obvious task of actually analyzing those calls, the HSCA determined that, if not a sworn member of La Cosa Nostra, Ruby had ongoing, close links to numerous Mafiosi.

Thus the HSCA roundly rejected the Warren Commission’s conclusion that, “the evidence does not establish a significant link between Ruby and organized crime.”

The list of Warren Commission shortcomings that the HSCA assembled is not short. A brief summary of them runs some 47 pages in the Bantam Books version of the report (p. 289–336), which outlines what required much of the 500 pages of HSCA volume XI to cover (available on-line).

“The evidence indicates that facts which may have been relevant to, and would have substantially affected, the Warren Commission’s investigation were not provided by the agencies (FBI and the CIA). Hence, the Warren Commission’s findings may have been formulated without all of the relevant information.”

The Church Committee said that the problem was that “the Commission was perceived as an adversary by both Hoover and senior FBI officials.” “Such a relationship,” the Committee dryly observed, “was not conductive to the cooperation necessary for a thorough and exhaustive investigation.”

But the FBI did more than just withhold evidence from the Commission. Although they admit that the FBI destroyed a note Oswald wrote to Agent Hosty, and withheld that information from the Commission, Willens and Mosk don’t mention that Agent Hosty reported that his own personnel file, and other FBI files, had been falsified. [Hosty, Jr. Assignment: Oswald]

Nor that author Curt Gentry learned from assistant FBI director William Sullivan that there were other JFK documents at the Bureau that had been destroyed. [Gentry, J. Edgar Hoover– The Man and His Secrets]

Perhaps one of the reasons the public has remained mistrustful of the government’s conclusions, and the mainstream media reassurances, is the sort of selective presentation of evidence by ax grinders like Willens and Mosk who get heralded by our “responsible” media.

Gary Aguilar is one of the few physicians outside the government ever allowed to see the still-restricted JFK autopsy photos and X-rays. He has published and lectured on the topic of the JFK assassination for many years.

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“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” 

That soul-searching quote by the German Lutheran pastor, anti-Nazi dissident and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer hopefully will now serve as a clarion call – finally – for decisive action regarding the illegal weapons-running debacle known as Fast and Furious that left hundreds of dead in its wake, including Border Patrol agent, former police officer and Marine veteran Brian Terry.

As relayed previously, Brian Terry had reported corruption associated with government personnel regarding weapons-running. A source who was a close friend of Brian’s stated during a recent conversation that Brian described how he discovered some of his government co-workers were getting paid by not just a cartel but the Sinaloa Cartel.
Agent Terry confronted the government authorities, calling them out regarding their actions. He was cautioned by them to get involved or else “watch his back.” 

When he asked them to explain what they meant, they warned him there would be a “bounty on his head.” On that fateful night Agent Terry was called to respond to alleged ground sensor activity in the proximity of Peck Canyon, he confided in his friend, “I don’t think I’m coming back.” 

As was reported on her Sunday show, “Full Measure,” the esteemed investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson – one of the first to break the Fast and Furious story - reports on illegal activity she uncovered regarding Customs and Border Protection officers on the take – corrupted by drug cartels and human traffickers. Some of the questions which need to be answered:

- Was Brian Terry wearing his bulletproof vest or not? This is relevant in determining the type of round that killed Brian. There is conflicting testimony and facts surrounding this important question.

- Why won’t the Government provide Brian Terry’s vest for the family to examine? The family has repeatedly requested this critical piece of evidence.

- Why was Brian Terry placed in a Border Patrol vehicle for transport to a local fire department instead of calling in a MEDEVAC helicopter, as would normally be standard procedure with such a grave wound? Again, the family simply would like an answer.

- Was Brian Terry shot with a 9mm round or with a 7.62mm (AK-47) round? If it were a 9mm round, from what weapon was it discharged? Again, there is conflicting information, and the family is still requesting clarification.

- Why hasn’t the family been provided data from the ground movement sensors collected the night of December 14, 2010? This data would confirm the alleged foot traffic of the illegals who Brian was sent out to interdict and who allegedly killed him.

- Why did it take the Government over four and one half years to return the personal cell phone of Brian Terry? When the family queried the FBI Tucson office, they were told it was “overlooked” in Brian Terry’s vest (the same vest the family is asking to examine).

- What legal justification was used by the Government to search and ransack Brian Terry’s residence after his murder, removing all electronic devices? The family was told Brian’s residence was not a crime scene.

- Why wasn’t the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee provided the three emails Agent Brian Terry wrote to the National Border Patrol Council, the union which represents Border Patrol agents? The family was told this would happen years ago, yet Kent Terry received a call earlier this year from Rep. Jason Chaffetz stating the Committee never received nor knew of the subject emails.

- Was Operation Fast and Furious part of a larger, international weapons sales program?

- Have both the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Judiciary Committees requested and/or subpoenaed the above? If not, why not?

Sources who have been willing to talk and have offered to assist both the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Judiciary committees have relayed previously undisclosed insights into the gun-running operation: “One of the safest and most secure ways contacts and those with them would run the guns and other military-related equipment into Mexico was as if out of a movie plot.

Once they became friends with the informants and the suspected ‘dirty’ ATF agents, gaining their trust, it became easy for them to purchase, run and deliver large loads of weapons.

Several of the contacts, along with the informants and an ATF agent or two, would drive toward the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, following each other in their own vehicles. They would go to specific locations at the border fence at which large holes were cut. They didn’t use simple plyers or a hacksaw; no, they had a much more sophisticated tool. They utilized plasma cutters. 

At precise locations, they would cut holes in the border fence with plasma cutters, enabling them to run weapons through quickly. An even more telling aspect was some with another U.S. government agency were integrally involved in this weapons-running operation: The U.S. Border Patrol.

Some agents in U.S. Border Patrol, in their vehicles, would routinely take tactical positions up on a small hill overlooking the gun-running operation across the border. These Border Patrol agents would provide surveillance and be ready to alert the ATF agents and others, should the need arise. These agents were routinely the ‘eyes’ for this aspect of the Fast and Furious operation, providing combat overwatch in effect.

A significant fact people, including the press, didn’t know was the contacts, agents and the informants would pass through the plasma cut hole in the border fence the weapons and military-related equipment to the cartel member(s) on the Mexican side of the border; the cartel member(s) would pass back through to the U.S side cash and drugs. This cash and drugs – marijuana and cocaine mostly - would be specifically used to purchase even more weapons.

Another way weapons were run across the border was in tool boxes. They would break down the guns and mix the gun parts up in the many draws or compartments in a large, red tool box.

They had many of the gun parts hidden in plain sight. Other parts, such as the stocks, they had hidden in the back area of the tool box. To get access there, one would have to pull out all the draws. They had the magazines and the clips under the draws, utilizing a space between the bottom of the draw and the sheet metal that was the shelf between each draw.

An additional way weapons were secreted across the border was where one contact would sneak over into Mexico, near Nogales or Lukeville, AZ, and the other would stay on the American side of the border.

They used cheap, two-way radios they bought at Walmart to communicate. When they were right across from each other at the border, the contacts on the U.S. side would through a rope over, and then they would proceed to tie a box full of the gear and weapons to the rope. The other contacts in Mexico would pull it over into Mexico.

The contacts stated they needed to do this rather quickly due to sensors that would alert the U.S. authorities. Border Patrol would never get there in time. The contacts would be long gone and the weapons were delivered to the designated cartel member(s) or gang(s).”

Considering the above, one must inquire as to why haven’t investigations to date regarding Fast and Furious focused on the very group of people agencies in the Executive Branch leveraged and/or exploited to affect the weapons-running associated with the operation? Sitting down with a former Member of the House of Representatives in the early afternoon of late November 2014, this former Member informed me, “House leadership was squashing the investigation into Fast and Furious.”

Again, one must inquire as to why? It is somewhat reassuring, however, to hear from sources that the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) in the southwest has, perhaps, very recently started the process to reopen the investigation into Fast and Furious.

Having myself suffered a physical attack on the night of March 22, 2015 during which the attacker cautioned me, “Obviously, you aren’t getting the message. Keep your [expletive deleted] mouth shut,” it is understandable why some – perhaps many – have chosen to remain silent out of fear for their careers, their pensions, themselves and/or their families. 

The next morning this attack was officially reported to the local police and then to the FBI. This event, contrary to the intended result, perhaps, redoubled my desire and efforts to do all I could to ensure truth, accountability and justice were realized – including potential Department of Defense and defense contractor(s) nexus.

After privately meeting with Kent Terry and his sister, Michelle Terry-Balogh, following his primary victory in Michigan, President-elect Donald Trump, who was surprisingly well versed on Brian Terry, promised to take decisive action, assuring the Terry family answers and closure. In all of this there are more questions than answers; more people willing to “Let ‘em through” than to thoroughly investigate and more hollow words than meaningful action. 

Witnesses exist, President-elect Trump, who are willing to share their information with government authorities, but currently it seems there’s no one there to listen.

Hopefully, on January 20, 2017 you will become that decisive action the nation and the long-suffering Terry family have so patiently waited for.

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Man questioned in SAPD officers' slaying says he's victim of a digital witch hunt
Lorenzo Calvin proclaims innocence, suspect arrested Monday

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Minn. deputy who beat K-9 partner keeps job
A state arbitrator ruled a deputy who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after beating his K-9 partner during an out-of-town event can keep his job

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November 21, 2016
Two researchers affiliated with Stanford University have asked the federal district court for the Northern District of California to unseal multiple requests made by law enforcement authorities for technical assistance from private parties in association with electronic monitoring and surveillance activities.  The researchers are attempting to analyze the scope of law enforcement reliance on technical assistance from private parties for electronic surveillance.  Their ultimate goal is reportedly to provide the public with greater visibility into the extent to which technology companies and other private organizations are compelled by law enforcement authorities to facilitate and to conduct electronic eavesdropping activities.

The researchers note that a substantial number of court cases now involve some form of electronic surveillance, monitoring or content access.  They contend that, in many of those cases, law enforcement authorities request assistance from private parties or compel those private companies to facilitate, enable or conduct the necessary electronic activities.  The researchers note, however, that there seems to be little publicly accessible information regarding the scope of those activities or the interaction between the government authorities and the private parties involved, as many of those requests are made under seal and thus shielded from public disclosure.

The researchers identified approximately 70 federal cases they claim are appropriate for unsealing of the technical assistance requests.  Those
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Ed Tatro is a speaker at this event
He sent me this email


This is the 1st 6.5 hrs. of the conference. As you might expect the major issue is with the microphone.

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Cambridge police defend sergeant’s actions in video-recorded encounter
By The Boston Globe November 22, 2016
An internal investigation into a Cambridge police sergeant who detained a Dorchester man for allegedly bumping into him found no wrongdoing, the department said in a statement posted online Tuesday.

Responding to a Globe story published Tuesday morning and to video of the incident in Porter Square, the Cambridge Police Department statement said Detective Sergeant Thomas Ahern’s “actions were consistent with his duty obligations.”

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Fighting for Civil Rights: FBI in Mississippi
| Posted: Tue 5:45 PM, Nov 22, 2016  |  Updated: Tue 7:02 PM, Nov 22, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The FBI has a long history of taking down the bad guys and stopping crime with agents all over the country. But it wasn't always that way. In a special two-part series, Newscenter 11 takes a look at how the FBI in Miss

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Martin Luther King survived shooting, was murdered in hospital: an interview with William Pepper and his new book Truth and Shadows - › truthandshadows › kin...
Sep 3, 2016 - William Pepper with his friend Martin Luther King. ... Known to Ron as “Uncle Clyde,” the high-level FBI official often delivered cash to ...

Montgomery County community calendar, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2016
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The late FBI agent Steven Carr, who cracked the case, lived in the Damascus area. 3-4:30 p.m. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. 240-773-9444. ... ml?ref=yfp

'Model' New Orleans cop had secret life for years as serial sexual predator, police say

NOV 21, 2016 - 10:45 PM (68)

For years, the New Orleans Police Department held Marcellus White out as a model cop. His work mentoring young Iberville housing development residents won him an “Angel Award,” glowing newspaper profiles and the praise of future NOPD Superintendent Eddie Compass.

But lurking beneath the surface, New Orleans police now allege, was a serial sexual predator.

White now stands accused of molesting and assaulting at least four boys over the course of 16 years.

On Monday, he was rebooked on 13 new sex crimes counts, two months after he was first accused of raping a

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Walter Lamar, Blackfeet/Wichita, is a former FBI special agent, deputy director of BIA law enforcement, and is currently president of Lamar Associates. He said: ... ... urder.html

The missed opportunities to catch a serial killer: Scotland Yard is under investigation for failing to stop a gay chef who drugged, raped and murdered men he met online
Stephen Port, 41, met young men online before poisoning them
He was today found guilty of murdering four men at his London flat
Scotland Yard admits 'missed opportunities' in catching him
17 officers - including a detective inspector - referred to watchdog
Victim's family said they had to 'force' the police to investigate properly
Police are reviewing 58 other deaths in the capital linked to the drug GHB

PUBLISHED: 05:45 EST, 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:07 EST, 23 November 2016

Stephen Port met his victims on gay hook-up sites before raping or killing them. He was today convicted of four murders, four rapes and four sexual assaults

The Met Police is under investigation for failing to stop the almost identical killings of four young men who were lured to their

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Four Texas women known as the "San Antonio 4" were declared innocent Wednesday after they served nearly 15 years for child sex crimes they did not commit.

The majority opinion issued by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals states that Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez did not sexually assault two young girls, and as a result the four women could become eligible for millions of dollars in state compensation.

"We can't believe it!" Vasquez said, reacting to the ruling on Wednesday, according to News 4 San Antonio.

"It's going to be a very good Thanksgiving for all four of them," said lawyer Mike Ware of the the Innocence Project. "The court has issued a very well-reasoned and excellent opinion. Really a courageous opinion."

Woman could be freed from prison after 16 years as niece recants sexual assault claim
Ware said he will ask the court to quickly issue a formal mandate, after which the women would be able to file a claim that could pay each of them $80,000 for each year spent in prison.

The "San Antonio 4" were convicted in 1998 after two of Ramirez's nieces, ages 7 and 9, accused them of sexually assaulting and threatening to kill them four years earlier. Ramirez was sentenced to at least 37 years in prison, and the other three received 15 years.

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Massachusetts trooper convicted of punching girlfriend gets probation

November 23, 2016
SALEM, Mass. — A suspended Massachusetts state trooper who was convicted of punching his former girlfriend in the head has received probation.

A Salem Superior Court jury convicted Thomas Downs of assault and battery Tuesday after a five-day trial.

Prosecutors said the victim was attempting to leave the Salisbury home she shared with Downs on Feb. 22, 2015, when he blocked her car from leaving and punched her in the head several times. She suffered multiple contusions.

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Federal prosecutors form new unit aimed at reducing violent crime

Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith speaks before a Black Lives Matter march and rally in Sanford on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)
Stephanie Allen, Orlando Sentinel
2:05 pm, November 23, 2016
When several investigators approached Sanford police Chief Cecil Smith earlier this year about violent activity they were seeing in the city, the veteran law enforcement officer had an idea about who might be able to help stop it: The feds.

He couldn't have predicted, though, that his idea would eventually prompt the U.S. Attorney's Office in Orlando to create a special prosecution unit aimed at ridding Central Florida of violent criminals.

Or that it would lead to partnerships for other local law enforcement agencies throughout the area.

Smith said his investigators had noticed there were a few small groups of people involved in the majority of violent crimes in Sanford. Some had been arrested before, but they rarely stayed off the streets for long.

"One of the big problems we were having was getting the prosecutions done and getting the longer jail sentences," Smith said.

Smith needed help getting the most dangerous suspects out of the community.

So, he reached out to Roger Handberg, chief assistant U.S. Attorney in Orlando, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about working together on some of the cases that might involve a federal crime. He then contacted Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer's office and everyone decided it'd be in their best interests to start working together.

Several months and 65 arrests later, Sanford officers had recovered 56 guns and the U.S. Attorney's Office had charged four people with federal gun crimes. The other 61 suspects faced various state charges and as of earlier this month, more than 20 have already been sentenced.

Handberg said the partnership was working so well it only seemed logical to keep it going, and to open it up to other agencies in Central Florida. He assigned four prosecutors — unofficially dubbed the "gun unit" — to focus on crimes involving firearms and especially dangerous criminals.

In May, the unit reached out the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orlando Police Department about partnering, and during the past few months have been working on cases with Volusia County officials. Handberg said the number of gun-crime prosecutions his office has done this year is already up more than 50 percent over last year.

'Long-term problem' arrested

Jesse Ingram has been arrested more than 40 times in Florida on charges ranging from aggravated assault with a weapon to shooting into a vehicle, but has spent no more than three years in state prison after a burglary arrest in the early 2000s, records show.

The 34-year-old Apopka resident is a registered felon and accused street gang leader who has several times been accused of illegally carrying a weapon, Orange County court records show. More than once, though, including after an arrest in January 2015 when he was accused of threatening and trying to bribe a witness into not testifying against him, prosecutors ended up dropping the charges.

"Over 40 times, he had been in-and-out of the state system and every time he would be back," FBI Supervisory Special Agent Justin Crenshaw said. "...He was a real long-term problem for Apopka PD."

And, he's the exact type of person Crenshaw said officials are hoping the gun unit will remove from the community.

Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested Ingram in August ... -1.2884929

KING: Black teen James Means killed by remorseless white man

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 12:05 PM

James Means, A 15-Year-Old Teen Shot And Killed At A Dollar General Store
NY Daily News

James Means.

You will know this name. Tragically, it now belongs in the ever-increasing roll call of unarmed black victims of racial violence.

On this past Monday evening, outside of a Dollar General Store in Charleston, West Virginia, 15-year-old James Means, was shot and killed by William Ronald Pulliam, 62, police said.

Means, like Emmett Till and Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin before him, did nothing to ever even warrant a confrontation from Pulliam. Witnesses claim that what set Pulliam off was that Means accidentally bumped into him while entering the store.

KING: Oregon white supremacist chases down, kills black teen

James Means, 15, was shot and killed on Monday. (HANDOUT)
After Pulliam left the store, the two exchanged words a second time, and Pulliam shot the teen twice in the abdomen, leaving him to die, then proceeded to go home, eat dinner, then go hang out at a friend's house, according to a criminal complaint.

In 2012, when Michael Dunn shot and killed teenager Jordan Davis because the music in his friend's car was too loud, he did virtually the same thing. Dunn, a 47-year-old white man, after firing 10 rounds into the car full of teenagers, went back to his hotel room, watched television, ordere ... -1.2773565

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‘Not lawful’: Sharyl Attkisson wants to know why FBI won’t let her see her file
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A judge tossed a lawsuit Thursday brought by an Upper West Side high school teacher who said she was fired for teaching her class about the Central Park Five.

English teacher Jeena Lee-Walker had said in her suit that administrators at High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry railroaded her after she talked to students about the controversial case.

Her bosses asked the lessons on the Central Park Five should be more “balanced” and worried they could “rile up” black students” and cause “riots,” she alleged in her suit.

But Manhattan Federal Judge John Koeltl ruled that Lee-Walker’s suit failed on legal grounds because her speech in the classroom was not protected by the First Amendment.

“The plaintiff’s speech was the speech of a public employee pursuant to her official duties,” Koeltl wrote.

“Although the plaintif ... -1.2885313

La. politician in sexting scandal with teen says he is not gay

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 3:31 PM

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The Louisiana politician who refused to step down following a sexting scandal with a 17-year-old boy admits he made a "stupid" mistake, but insists that there was no sexual contact and that he is not gay.

Jefferson Parish President Michael Yenni, who is married, told WVUE in an extensive interview that texting with the teen was "one of the stupidest decisions that I've ever made."

"This is a mistake that I made that I shouldn't have done, being a married man, being a father and being an elected official," he told reporter Lee Zurik.

Yenni, a Republican, was mayor of Kenner when the improper behavior took place. The FBI is investigating the texts, and officials in the area have called for Yenni to resign.

La. politician refuses to resign despite teen sexting scandal

Michael Yenni admits texting with 17-year-old boy was "stupid." (ELECTMIKEYENNI.COM)
The teen told WWL that he met Yenni at a school function, and then the pol began visiting him where he worked and gave him designer underwear. The teen said that Yenni kissed him.

When asked by Zurik if he meant what he wrote to the teen, Yenni answered "probably not, because nothing was acted upon."

"You know, there was ... there was no sex, you know?" Yenni told Zurik. "Everybody thinks, oh, something sexual happened. But ... -1.2881474

FBI coverup of
JFK assassination

DAILY NEWS CONTRIBUTOR Monday, November 21, 2016, 12:00 PM

A very wise man once wrote, "The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie— deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

This "wise man" was none other than John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. And though he wasn't talking about his own death, he could have been, based on the mythical dialogue that was perpetuated to the American public within a few short days after he died on Nov. 22, 1963.

Distortions of what truly happened permeated instantly after FBI director J. Edgar Hoover first advocated the "Oswald Alone" theory when he called White House aide Walter Jenkins and told him, "The thing I am most concerned about and so is (Assistant Attorney General) Mr. Katzenbach is having something issued so we can convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin."

Hoover then instructed aide Clyde Tolson to "prepare a memorandum to the attorney general setting out the evidence that Oswald was responsible for the shooting that killed the president."

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in 1963
Soon Hoover's edict was conveyed to the American people and the myth spread far and wide despite the presence of a viable motive: Lee Harvey Oswald had singlehandedly shot and killed JFK.

And, yes, the American people bought that garble and thus began decades of belief/denial that any other potential existed for not one ... ne-warrant


The FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant

November 22, 2016 // 06:18 PM EST
In January, Motherboard reported on the FBI's “unprecedented” hacking operation, in which the agency, using a single warrant, deployed malware to over one thousand alleged visitors of a dark web child pornography site. Now, it has emerged that the campaign was actually an order of magnitude larger.

In all, the FBI obtained over 8,000 IP addresses, and hacked computers in 120 different countries, according to a transcript from a recent evidentiary hearing in a related case.

The figures illustrate the largest ever known law enforcement hacking campaign to date, and starkly demonstrate what the future of policing crime on the dark web may look like. This news comes as the US is preparing to usher in changes that would allow magistrate judges to authorize the mass hacking of computers, wherever in the world they may be located.

“We have never, in our nation's history as far as I can tell, seen a warrant so utterly sweeping,” federal public defender Colin Fieman said in a hearing at the end of October, according to the transcript. Fieman is representing several defendants in affected cases.

Those cases revolve around the FBI's investigation into dark web child pornography site Playpen. In February 2015, the FBI seized the site, but instead of shutting it down, the agency ran Playpen from a government server for 13 days. However, even though they had administrative control of the site, investigators were unable to see the real IP address of Playpen's visitors, because users typically connected to it through the Tor network.

In order to circumvent that anonymity, the FBI deployed what it calls a network investigative technique (NIT), or a piece of malware. That malware, which included a Tor Browser exploit, broke into the computer of anyone who visited certain child pornography threads on Playpen. It then sent the suspect's real IP address back to the FBI.

According to court filings, the FBI obtained over 1,000 IP addresses of alleged US-based users. Over the past year, Motherboard has also found that the FBI hacked computers in Australia, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Greece, and likely the UK, Turkey, and Norway too.

But, those are only a tiny handful of countries in which the FBI was hacking computers. According to the newly published transcript, the FBI hacked computers in at least 120 countries.

“The fact that a single ma

Here are some reasons why taxpayer funded FBI agents ran child porn sites
FBI supervisor Edward Rodgers ran the Child Abuse program at the

He started having sex with his 3 daughters
when they were 2 years old.

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CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
January 27, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.

A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."

And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years ... index.html

Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN

-- An employee had "a sexual relationship with a source" over seven months. The punishment was a 40-day suspension.
-- The supervisor who viewed "pornographic movies in the office while sexually satisfying himself" during work hours received a 35-day suspension.
-- The employee in a "leadership position" who misused a "government database to conduct name checks on two friends who were foreign nationals employed as exotic dancers" and "brought the two friends into FBI space after-hours without proper authorization" received a 23-day suspension. The same employee had been previously suspended for misusing a government database.
-- An employee who was drunk "exploited his FBI employment at a strip club," falsely claiming he was "conducting an official investigation." His punishment was a 30-day suspension.
-- And an employee conducted "unauthorized searches on FBI databases" for "information on public celebrities the employee thought were 'hot'" received a 30-day suspension.

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February 22, 2013
FBI agents caught sexting and dating drug dealers
Dating drug dealers, harassing ex-boyfriends with naked pictures, and pointing guns at pet dogs: these were just a few of the offences committed recently by serving FBI agents, according to internal documents.
The US provided officers from the Egyptian secret police with training at the FBI, despite allegations that they routinely tortured detainees and suppressed political opposition.

Disciplinary files from the Bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility record an extraordinary range of transgressions that reveal the chaotic personal lives of some of America's top law enforcers.

One male agent was sacked after police were called to his mistress's house following reports of domestic incident. When officers arrived they found the agent "drunk and uncooperative" and eventually had to physically subdue him and wrestle away his loaded gun.

A woman e-mailed a "nude photograph of herself to her ex-boyfriend's wife" and then continued to harass the couple despite two warnings from senior officials. The Bureau concluded she was suffering from depression related to the break-up and allowed her to return to work after 10 days.

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Buffalo FBI Agent Busted
Dec 10, 2012

BUFFALO, NY - A Special Agent working in the Buffalo office of the FBI is due in Eden Town Court later this month, after being arrested by New York State Police last Friday night, charged with exposing himself to a fellow motorist on the New York State Thruway.

State Police Lt. David Denz confirmed for WGRZ-TV that John A. Yervelli Jr., 48, of Lakeview, was charged with Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

According to Denz, a truck driver from central New York was traveling in the right lane while east bound on the Thruway near mile marker 442, between Exits 57 and 57A, when he noticed a grey minivan pull alongside him in the passing lane.

The trucker told police that when he looked down, he noticed the driver of the other vehicle (who had turned his dome light on) was not wearing pants.

"At that point the complainant stated that the driver of the minivan was exposing himself and making lewd gestures," Denz told 2 On Your Side.

Denz says the trucker called police, who then intercepted the minivan at the Hamburg toll plaza, where the trucker also went to identify Yervelli. Denz said it appeared Yervelli was wearing pants when he was pulled over.

"He denied exposing himself," Denz told Channel 2, but added that "inconsistencies" in the account given by Agent Yervelli lead State Police to file charges.

A source says Yervelli insisted to the trooper who pulled him over that he was attempting to relieve himself into a bottle while he was driving. However, the location where he said that occurred was within a few miles (or minutes) of the exit he was headed to, and even closer to a Thruway rest stop.

"I don't want to give you too many specifics as far as what he stated, but he made statements that would lead you to believe that the truck driver's story was credible," Denz said.

Child Porn Probe Leads To FBI Headquarters
Target claims inquiry is just a “misunderstanding” ... adquarters
JANUARY 5 2011--The government’s pursuit of suspects trafficking in child pornography recently led federal agents to a familiar address--the FBI’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where a bureau official is the subject of an ongoing criminal probe, The Smoking Gun has learned.

The investigation by the Department of Justice’s inspector general is focusing on FBI employee Joseph Bonsuk’s receipt of nearly 80 illicit images that were e-mailed to him by an Illinois sex offender whose rap sheet includes felony convictions for bank robbery and solicitation of a minor.

Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against former Scout leader

January 3, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. --Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss charges against a retired FBI agent who was indicted on child sex charges dating back more than a decade when he was a Boy Scout leader, in response to the death of his accuser.

William Hutton, 63, of Killingworth, was arrested in February on charges he enticed a member of his Scout troop to Maine for the purpose of sexual activity in 1994 and 1995. ... -86217.php

Former Scout leader, FBI agent indicted on child sex charges
News-Times, The (Danbury, CT)
Saturday, February 4, 2006

NEW HAVEN (AP) - A retired FBI agent was indicted Friday on federal child sex charges dating back more than a decade when he was a Boy Scout leader.
William Hutton, 63, of Killingworth, was arrested Friday. The federal grand jury indictment accuses Hutton of enticing a member of his Scout troop to Maine for the purpose of sexual activity in 1994 and 1995.

"It's obviously devastating. He was an FBI agent in this district and was reputed in this district," defense attorney Hugh Keefe said.

"The people who worked with him in the U.S. attorney's office and FBI respected him."

Keefe said the investigation has been going on for years. He would not discuss the details of the case or how the allegations surfaced.

Investigators asked anyone who knows anything about the case to call the FBI. U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said that's standard practice whenever there might be more victims.

"In any case that's a concern," O'Connor said. "Whether that's the situation here I can't say."

If convicted on all four charges, Hutton faces up to 30 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Hutton was released on a $200,00 bond. He may not own any firearms or have any unsupervised contact with children. He was also ordered to stay away from playgrounds, schools, arcades or anywhere children congregate. ... icle5.html
Edward Rodgers was in charge of investigating cases of Child Abuse at the FBI

THE DENVER POST - Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse
By Howard Prankratz
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.

The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.

Rodgers, 72, who became a child abuse expert after retiring from the FBI and joining the colorado Springs DA’s office, failed to appear for the trial. But in a deposition taken in March, Rodgers denied ever hitting or sexually abusing his children. ... ntArrested
Local attorney arrested
On child indecency accusations

Updated: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009, 1:33 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 20 Apr 2009,
MOBILE, Ala. - Mobile Police arrested 52-year-old Phillip Kent Baxley on child indecency charges. Baxley is a local attorney in Mobile, but he's also a former coach and acting president for the Mobile Soccer Club.

"I'm surprised to hear it," said Mobile Soccer Club Director, Mohammed Elzare. "He's a former FBI agent and attorney. So we're definitely saddened to hear this."

Baxley was arrested at his Dauphin Street office on a fugitive felony warrant out of Harris County, Texas.

Texas police officers say Baxley was involved in an incident with a nine-year-old girl in 2004.
Investigators say it happened at a family member's house in a Houston suburb, but the girl waited some time before saying anything.

"When the victim, the nine-year-old made the outcry she was interviewed in another county and all of the information was forwarded to us and the investigation went from there," said Lt. Wade Conner with the Deer Park, Texas Police Department.

Mobile Soccer Club Board Members say they were blind-sided by the news on Monday. For now, the board likely plans to distance itself from Baxley.

"Stopping ties until this situation is resolved and hopefully it comes out to a good outcome," said Elzare.

But Texas investigators are confident the charges will stick, despite Baxley's background. "If they're a pedophile then we deal with them all the same," said Wade. "It doesn't matter what they do for a living."

Baxley is locked up in the Mobile County Jail. That's where he'll stay until he's extradited to Texas.

FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse ... hief_x.htm

Tuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PM


Associated Press Writer ... 1077052156
WASHINGTON (AP) - The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

Monday August 8, 2005 Longtime FBI agent sentenced to prison on child porn count

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BOISE, Idaho- A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest infamous outlaw Claude Dallas has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing child pornography.

William Buie, 64, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March. Buie told authorities that he learned to access child pornography Web sites while attending a seminar on preventing child exploitation in 2000 or 2001.

February 22, 2007 ... 007/262383
Ex-FBI man gets 7 years for child sex
Former FBI analyst sentenced in child sex case

A 17-year veteran of the FBI will serve seven years in prison for having sexual relations with a young girl in Spotsylvania County, a judge ruled yesterday.

Anthony John Lesko, 44, entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child.

Lesko, who later moved to Jacksonville, Fla., worked as an intelligence analyst at the FBI for 17 years, according to his attorney, James A. Carter II. He is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and has received numerous military awards.

An Alford plea means Lesko doesn't admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction. Under the terms of the plea, he was sentenced to seven years in prison with another 15 years suspended.

Lesko engaged in a sex act with a girl, 9 and 10 at the time, at least nine times in 2003-2004, according to evidence put forth by Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney William Neely.

The girl told a member of the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services about the activity in February 2004, according to the evidence. Lesko at first denied the allegations, but later spoke with a U.S. Navy counselor about them.

Lesko told the counselor that he was the victim of the sexual assault; he said the girl initiated the contact, according to the plea. Lesko entered the plea partly to spare the girl the pain of a trial, his attorney said.
on for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

William Buie, 64, of Boise, most recently worked as an investigator for the Idaho attorney general's office.

FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public ... _pris.html
May 25, 2007
FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public

Posted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News Editor

FBI Special Agent Ryan Seese, 34, is facing sex offense charges after a cleaning woman said she found him masturbating in a women's lavatory on campus, according to a University of Arizona police spokesman.

FBI Workers Suspected of Secretly Taping Teens in Dressing Room

April 20, 2009,2933,517222,00.html

Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.

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April 9, 2013
Former FBI agent files petition to enter guilty plea for child pornography charges

A local former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent arrested on child pornography charges filed a petition to enter a guilty plea.

Donald Sachtleben was arrested in May 2012, following an investigation into the distribution of child pornography. Authorities said they were able to trace online activity back to Sachtleben’s Carmel home.

According to court documents, Sachtleben hid behind the email ‘’ and openly traded child porn. In one email he attached nine images of child pornography and child erotica and wrote:

“Saw your profile… Hope you like these and can send me some of (y)ours. I have even better ones if you like.”

Police obtained a search warrant on May 3. During an initial forensic examination of Sachtleben’s laptop computer, approximately 30 images and video files containing child pornography were reportedly discovered.

Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distribution
By Bill Mears, CNN
May 15, 2012 ... index.html

(CNN) -- A former supervisory FBI agent has been arrested and jailed on child pornography charges.

Donald Sachtleben was taken into custody and charged Monday after a nationwide undercover investigation of illegal child porn images traded over the Internet.

A federal complaint alleges 30 graphic images and video were found on Sachtleben's laptop computer late last week when FBI agents searched his home, about 23 miles north of Indianapolis.

Sachtleben is currently an Oklahoma State University visiting professor, according to his online resume. He is director of training at the school's Center for Improvised Explosives, but all references to his work have now been removed from the university's website. There was no indication from the school as to whether it had suspended him. Calls to the university and his Indianapolis attorneys were not immediately returned.

He had been an FBI special agent from 1983 to 2008, serving as a bomb technician. He worked on the Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber investigations, according to his university biography.

A separate LinkedIn profile filled out by Sachtleben says he is an "accomplished investigator with more than 25 years of experience in FBI major case management, counter terrorism investigations, bombing prevention, post blast investigations and public speaking."

FBI agent arrested on child sexual assault charge

Associated Press - January 15, 2008 6:14 PM ET
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - An FBI agent is under arrest in Pueblo for investigation of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.

Authorities say 53-year-old David Allan Johnson is being held in the Pueblo County jail today on a $100,000 bail.

Former Great Falls FBI agent sentenced on child sex charges

Jan 23, 2008

A man from Great Falls who's accused of sexually assaulting five underage girls will be spending the next 10 years behind bars.

Stanley Perkins, 64, changed his plea to guilty after police began investigating him for child molestation in August 2006.

The former educator, who also served two years as an FBI agent, was sentenced on one count of felony sexual assault.

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Jail for former FBI worker from Va.
Washington Post Editors

A 65-year-old former FBI employee from Prince William County was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday for possessing child pornography.

Samuel I. Kaplan, of Gainesville, who pleaded guilty June 2 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, was sentenced to 46 months behind bars.

Kaplan was an information technology program manager at an FBI facility in Chantilly when authorities discovered that he had used the FBI's computer network to "facilitate sexually explict communications," the Justice Department said.

Investigators said they later found 10 to 20 images on Kaplan's home computer showing juveniles involved in sex acts. ... &Itemid=26

Ex-FBI agent gets 2 1/2 years for assault on marshal
A federal judge today sentenced retired FBI special agent Gary L. John
to 2 ½ years in prison for assaulting a U.S. marshal trying to place him
under arrest.
John, formerly of 110 Post Rd., Westerly, had been on the lam for two
months, when U.S. marshals working with Rhode Island Sheriffs
Department, tracked him to Stratford, Conn., in December 2005. He was
wanted in Rhode Island at the time for allegedly violating orders
barring him from contacting his ex-wife and for failing to appear in

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FBI agent convicted of daughters' abuse
July 11, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

An FBI agent who lives in Carroll County has been convicted of sexually abusing his daughters over a 14-year period.

The agent, as part of an agreement with prosecutors, pleaded guilty Friday before Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold to two counts of second-degree sexual offense and two counts of child abuse.

The agent's name is being withheld to protect the privacy of the victims.

In exchange for the agent's plea, the state dropped 18 other counts against him, ordered a presentence investigation and agreed to let him remain free on $125,000 bond pending sentencing Sept. 10.

The agent was suspended from the FBI's Baltimore field office when he was arrested in December.

The original indictment also charged the man with fondling his oldest daughter's friend several years ago when the girl had slept over at the agent's home.

An investigation began after one of the man's daughters told a county child-abuse investigator of at least five incidents of molestation from 1980 to 1987, court documents said.

The victims said their father performed sexual acts ranging from fondling to intercourse beginning when each was preschool age. The abuse lasted until the girls were in their early teens, said Assistant State's Attorney Kathi Hill in a statement of facts presented in court.

In February, defense attorney John E. Harris Sr. tried unsuccessfully to have the case moved out of Carroll on the grounds that pretrial publicity had damaged the defendant's chance for a fair trial.

Ms. Hill said the state will recommend a sentence of 35 years in state prison, with 15 years suspended.

Although Ms. Hill said she once argued that the agent should be incarcerated until his trial, she said Friday she was not worried about whether he will return for his sentencing.

"Even if he'd take a walk, when he eventually comes back he wouldn't have to be tried again. He'd just be sentenced," Ms. Hill said. "There's not so much fear on our part, because we don't have to prove the case again."
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By the way, I realize that by posting this, I've just moved it back up to the top of the line, so don't bother pointing that out to me.


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Broadcasting Board of Governors

“EARLY EDITION. SPECIAL REPORT. Father of Orlando shooter part of U.S. pro-Taliban CIA/VOA network by Wayne Madsen Report” (cited by albert champion in the comments):

“Seddique Mir Mateen, the presidential pretender of Afghanistan and father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who use the television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world. Mateen hosts a television show called the Durand Jirga Show, which is funded through his Durand Jirga, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mateen’s program is broadcast by Payame Afghan out of Los Angeles, which is also the home to a number of CIA- and VOA-subsidized satellite broadcasts in the Farsi language to Iran.

Mateen claims he maintains his own intelligence network, but this appears to be a reference to his CIA and Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) friends who are involved in South Asia’s propaganda war using satellite programs broadcast in Pashto — major languages of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mateen’s broadcast language Dari, and Urdu.

The BBG has funded a number of U.S.-based broadcasters that operate from the United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in order to target Pakistani and Afghan audiences in the United States and around the world with propaganda. For example, the Voice of America uses Pakistani television networks to broadcast VOA programs produced in Washington that involve anchors located in Washington and Pakistan. One Urdu-language program called “The Platform” airs on Pakistani television with an anchor in Washington and local hosts in Lahore and Islamabad. Another show is “Kahani Pakistani,” a TV magazine program. These attempts at winning over the hearts and minds of the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan are considered major failures and a waste of taxpayers’ funds.

Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA’s Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.

After the September 11 attack, Spozhmai Maiwandi, the director of the Voice of America’s Pashtun service, jokingly nicknamed “Kandahar Rose” by her colleagues, aired favorable reports on the Taliban, including a controversial interview with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It should not be surprising, therefore, that Seddique Mir Mateen’s own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA’s support for the mujaheddin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Even Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, served as a key interlocutor between the Taliban government of Afghanistan and the UNOCAL oil company in Houston in the late 1990s. Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where Khalilzad serves as a counselor.”

“On Blacklists and Russia ‘Hacking’ American Democracy” (and note the Ukrainian neo-Nazi source at the end provided by Mark Ames, who has also emailed Yves Smith, and presumably has deep Russian sources):

“Details about this group continue to emerge. It appears there’s a chance that PropOrNot is connected to groups funded the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a CIA spinoff that manages the U.S. government’s foreign propaganda division. If true, that would make PropOrNot’s activities illegal — in violation of a federal law that prohibits the BBG from intentionally influencing or swaying public opinion inside the United States. Creating blacklists of American journalists, labelling them as traitors and then circulating this information to American newspapers would certainly fall into that category.”

“U.S. Seeking a Stronger World Media Voice”.

Support for the Taliban reminds me of the CIA-Taliban alliance, and the use of a Ukrainian neo-Nazi against the Russians, it is like the CIA is having an LSD flashback. “Operation Cyclone”. “Operation Paperclip”.

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A look at NYC Mayor Fernando Wood and the 1857 police riot

FBI Presstitutes

Head of FBI in Las Vegas: ‘I want to take down the barriers’

FBI Las Vegas Division Director Aaron Rouse speaks to the media at the local FBI Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 | 2 a.m.

Careers at the FBI
Rouse says the FBI is looking for job candidates from all backgrounds and with diverse talents. The local branch employs about 300 people. Those interested can visit

With an American flag pin on his lapel and an assertive smile on his face, the new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas Division introduced himself. Appointed by FBI Director James onent of the Nevada Election Day Integrity Task Force, undertaking investigations into election fraud complaints or voting abuses.

Rouse said a career with the FBI was an opportunity for a life of service to the nation, but prospective agents shouldn’t expect the job to be as it’s portrayed in movies, TV shows or books. The FBI isn’t a rogue organization; it operates by the rule of law.

“It’s a cadre of hard-working men and women who believe in protecting this country from people who can hurt it,” Rouse said.

The agency guards its methodologies, but for those who want to understand how it works in more depth, Rouse recommends locals apply to the FBI’s citizen’s academy. Those accepted — requirements are being a U.S. citizen and passing a screening — spend eight weeks learning more about its operations.

Rouse said he wanted to build a mutually beneficial “bond of trust” between the agency and the community.

“I want to take down the barriers that keep people from cooperating with the FBI,” he said. ... oler/Vegas

FBI agent pays fine in shooting into Las Vegas hotel cooler
killing lobster

Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 | 9:33 a.m.

An FBI agent who fired two rounds into a walk-in cooler at a Strip hotel in May has paid the Barbary Coast $12,517 for the damage and paid a $105 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, authorities said. ... conscious/

FBI agent found unconscious

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 | 11:23 a.m.

An FBI agent has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving after being found unconscious with an empty bottle of rum and a loaded gun inside his pickup truck as it began to catch fire.

Special Agent Robert Clymer, 40, was cited by Metro Police in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 after he passed out with the engine running in the truck near Gowan Road and Buffalo Drive.

An empty bottle of Captain Morgan's rum and a handgun with one round in the chamber were found in the cab of the truck that jumped a curb and came to a stop near a key code box in front of a gated community, police said.

The FBI would not comment about Clymer or possible disciplinary actions that could be taken against him, but he is a member of the bureau's organized crime squad and is one of the agents investigating the Crazy Horse Too strip club.

Metro Police were called about 3 a.m. on Jan. 29 by security at the Suncoast who reported that there was an apparently drunk man with a holstered gun on his hip who was urinating in the parking lot.

When security approached the man in the parking lot, he got into his Chevrolet Silverado pickup and drove off before Metro officers arrived, Metro Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Jones said.

Before leaving, the man dropped a loaded handgun magazine in the parking lot, Jones said. ... pAEBJEw9jg

FBI agent Clymer involved in 911 investigation of Flight
93 Hijacker ... rd_27.html

INTELWIRE DOCUMENTS: 9/11 Commission, Memorandum For The Record, FBI Interviews. Part 1 via @intelwire › 2009/01 › 91...
Jan 27, 2009 - ... 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with FBI agent Robert Clymer Investigation of Ziad Jarrah activities in Las Vegas

Miami Robber Shot To Death By FBI Couple leaving swingers sex club
January 05, 1987
see link for full story ... EQ6AEIHTAB

MIAMI -- A 27-year-old robber was killed early Sunday in a parking lot shoot-out with a husband-and-wife team of off-duty FBI agents who had just left the Playhouse Swingers Sex Club.He was attempting to rob, and the woman agent was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest. ... the-rules/

Turns Out Trump’s New National Security Advisor Also Played Loose With The Rules

| 2:53 pm, November 27th, 2016 10

I really thought that one of the few positive things that would result from Trump’s win was our collective tacit agreement that as a society, we’re now going to pay some attention to how government officials follow security protocols. I even hoped that implicit in Trump’s yammering to “lock her up” was a promise to create at least the appearance of strict respect for and adherence to rules about the handling of sensitive information in the future.   But no such luck. In President Elect Trump’s choice of Michael Flynn as his national security advisor, we have concrete proof that the incoming administration is gearing up for four years of unprecedented irony. Now, the individual who will be chief advisor to the president on security issues will be someone who apparently installed a forbidden internet connection in his Pentagon office, allegedly gave classified information to NATO allies without authorization, and reportedly snuck out of the CIA station in Iraq when he deemed the required approval too “insane” for him to seek, according to a recent profile in The New Yorker.

Unlike Trump, Michael Flynn has had a long and relevant career to his position in the incoming administration.   Like Trump, Flynn has a brash personality, a history of disturbingly erratic behavior, and a serious problem with the concept of objective truth. The New Yorker’s Dana Priest recently penned a piece discussing her personal experiences with Mike Flynn and his colleagues. Priest’s account of talking with two dozen of Flynn’s close peers resulted in the following disturbing assessments of Flynn’s short stint as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (“DIA”):

“They all like Flynn personally. But they described how he lurched from one priority to another and had trouble building a loyal team. ‘He made a lot of changes,’ one close observer of Flynn’s time at the D.I.A. told me. ‘Not in a strategic way—A to Z—but back and forth.’

His subordinates started a list of what they called ‘Flynn facts,’ things he would say that weren’t true, like when he asserted that three-quarters of all new cell phones were bought by Africans or, later, that Iran had killed more Americans than Al Qaeda. In private, his staff tried to dissuade him from repeating these lines.”

After leaving the DIA, Flynn’s career followed the road paved by ousted government officials who preceded him; he wrote books, gave speeches, and gave television commentary. As seems to be so often the case with the public servant-turned-media-contributor set (see, e.g., Rudy Giuliani), Flynn’s statements became more outrageous and less truthful. He calls Islam a “cancer” that is not a religion, but is rather a “political ideology,” and he made social media postings falsely asserting that Islam calls for eighty per cent of humanity enslaved or exterminated.

Is Lt.-Gen. Flynn Right that Islam is not a Religion?

Mike Flynn’s appointment as National Security Director does not require Senate conformation, so it’s happening, whether it’s a good idea or (more likely), not. The true problem with Trump’s appointments of Flynn, Bannon, DeVos, and others lies only partially with the individuals. Problematic as they are, the broader concern ... rayal.html

Hispanic F.B.I. Agents' Suit Reflects a Sense of Betrayal
Published: September 11, 1988

EL PASO, Sept. 10— Whatever the outcome of their historic discrimination trial, whatever the judge's final ruling later this month, Hispanic agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation say they know that bigotry has made them second-class citizens in an agency responsible for enforcing the nation's civil rights laws.

More than half the bureau's 439 Hispanic agents have joined as plaintiffs in the discrimination suit, which went to trial in a Federal court here last month. The suit, filed in the name of all Hispanic agents as a class, accused the bureau of discrimination in the promotion and training of Hispanic agents. ... eath-wish/?

Democratic death wish
The party can’t be serious about Keith Ellison, but apparently some Democrats are

Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat vying to become the new Democratic National Committee chairman, says his party lost the 2016 presidential election by failing to connect with working-class voters. He says the party must refocus for the future. (Associated ... more >
Sunday, November 27, 2016
You can always tell a liberal, but you apparently can’t tell him much. The biggest names of the Democratic Party, who now call themselves progressives, have endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the new chairman of the party, to lead it as it attempts to regain the confidence of the nation. Sens. Bernard Sanders of New Hampshire, Chuck Schumer of New York, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are telling their constituents to join Mr. Ellison in a rush to oblivion.
They’re apparently working without a map, counting on Mr. Ellison’s dead reckoning, with dead being the operative word. Mr. Ellison is the chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a man who worked his heart out for Bernard Sanders in the primaries this year, and that, alas, is the respectable part of his curriculum vitae. He worked earlier for Louis Farrakhan, the notoriously anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, and a man with cozy relationships with radical Islamic jihadists make him a symbol of exactly what the Democrats don’t need as the face of their party.
Mr. Ellison is himself a Muslim and a conspiracy theorist of the first rank. He compared the 9/11 attack on New York and the World Trade Center to the Reichstag fire, which brought Hitler to power in Germany, suggesting that 9/11 was initiated not by Osama bin Laden and the radical Islam terrorists, but by the George W. Bush administration to ignite a holy war against Islam. Mr. Ellison’s idea for a successful Democratic comeback two years hence is to double down on everything that cost Hillary Clinton the election. He prescribes a disastrous single-payer health scheme to replace Obamacare, a campaign to repeal the Second Amendment, and other unlikely unpleasant things.
He’s no latter day convert to the nostrums of the radical left. He wants to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves and establish a separate homeland for blacks. He disavowed Louis Farrakhan, sort of, to clean up his reputation once he was elected to Congress. He said he didn’t really know very much about Mr. Farrakhan, whom he had followed and for whom he had worked for years, once organizing a march to accuse the FBI of plotting the murder of Mr. Farrakhan.
The Democrats might be tempted to elect Mr. Ellison when they meet next March because they have such slim pickings now. Other candidates for party leadership are Howard Dean, the onetime candidate for the party’s presidential nomination and an earlier chairman of the party; the relentlessly ambitious and unpopular former governor of Maryland, and Ilyse ... isconduct/

Court asked to rule Clinton emails involved 'misconduct'
“The U.S. federal government has produced two State Department Inspector General reports and a report following an FBI investigation, which collectively ... epression/

Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995
The West’s Shift Toward Repression
November 27, 2016

The West’s “liberal democracies” are undergoing a shift toward repression with new initiatives to spy on citizens and punish whistleblowers who expose government abuses, observes ex-British intelligence officer Annie Machon.

By Annie Machon

Forgive my “infamously fluent French” but the phrase “pour encourager les autres” – a reference to executing one powerful person to send a message to others – seems to have lost its famously ironic quality. It seems that the U.S. government is globally paying big bucks to people to encourage them to expose the crimes of their employers, but only if they’re working for banks and other financial institutions – as opposed to say working for the government and its intelligence agencies.

I have been aware for a few years that the U.S. government instituted a law in 2010 called the Dodd-Frank Act that is designed to encourage people employed in the international finance community to report malfeasance to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in return for a substantial percentage of any monies recouped.

Seal of the National Security Agency
This law seems to have produced a booming business for such high-minded “whistleblowers” – if that could be the accurate term for such actions. They are celebrated and can receive multi-million dollar paydays, the most recent (unnamed) source receiving $20 million.

Nor is this U.S. initiative just potentially benefiting U.S. citizens – it you look at the small print at the bottom of this page, disclosures are being sent in from all over the world. Which is all to the public good no doubt, especially in the wake of the 2008 global financial crash and the ensuing fall-out that hit us all. We need more clarity about arcane casino banking practices that have bankrupted whole countries, and we need justice.

But U.S. government does send out a number of contradictory messages to those in other areas of work who might also have concerns about the legality of actions by their organizations which may have equal or even graver impacts on the lives of their fellow human beings.

Contrasting Legal Duties

If you work in finance anywhere in the world and you see irregularities, it is apparently your legal duty to report them through appropriate channels and then count the dollars as they flow in as reward. Such is the power of globalization, or at least the U.S. self-appointed role as the global hegemon.

Whistleblowers visiting East Germany’s old Stasi headquarters. L-R: Coleen Rowley, Annie Machon, William Binney, Elizabeth Murray, David MacMichael, Jesselyn Radack, Sander Venema (SAA’s Webmaster), Todd Pierce, Tom Drake. (Photo credit: Niels Ladefoged)
However, if you happen to work inside the U.S. government, its intelligence agencies or its military, under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, it would appear that you also have a solemn duty under oath to report illegalities that violate the Constitution by going through the officially designated channels and hoping that reform is the result.

But, from all recent examples, it would appear that you get damn few thanks for such patriotic actions. Take the case of Thomas Drake, a former senior National Security Agency executive who in 2007 went public about waste and wanton expenditure within the agency, as I wrote way back in 2011. Before doing so, Drake had gone through all the prescribed routes for such disclosures, up to and including a congressional committee.

Despite all this, Drake was abruptly snatched by the FBI in a violent dawn raid and threatened with 35 years in prison. He (under the terrifying American plea bargain system) accepted a misdemeanor conviction to escape the horrors of federal charges, the resulting loss of all his civic rights and a potential 35 years in prison. He still, of course, lost his job, his impeccable professional reputation, and his whole way of life.

He was part of a NSA group that also included William Binney, the NSA’s former Technical Director, and his fellow whistleblowers Kirk Wiebe, Ed Loumis and Diane Roark. These brave people had developed an electronic mass-surveillance program called Thin Thread that could zero in on those people who were genuinely of security interest and worth targeting, a program which would have been relatively cheap, costing only $1.4 million and would have been consistent with the terms of the Constitution. According to Binney, it could potentially have stopped 9/11 and all the attendant horrors..

Instead, it appears that bureaucratic backs were scratched and political favors called in by the incoming neoconservative government of George W Bush in 2000, and another program called Trail Blazer was developed, to the tune of $1.2 billion – and which spied on everyone across America (as well as the rest of the world) and thereby broke, at the very least, the terms of the Constitution.

Yet Bill Binney was still subjected to an FBI SWAT team raid – he was dragged out of the shower early one morning at gunpoint. All this is well documented in an excellent film “A Good American” and I recommend watching it.

If the treatment of financial whistleblowers were in place for national security whistleblowers, Binney would have received a payout of millions of dollars for protecting the rights of his fellow citizens and for saving the American taxpayers more than $1 billion. But, of course, Binney’s whistleblowing was not in the long-term business interests of the now-global surveillance of the National Security State.

Eisenhower’s Warning

President Dwight Eisenhower, in his valedictory speech in 1961, warned of the subversive interests of the “military-industrial” complex. That seems so quaint now as we face a steroid-pumped, globalized military surveillance industry that will do anything to protect its interests. So, rather than holding the powerful and well-connected accountable for fleecing and spying on the American people, it is the principled whistleblowers who are crushed — “pour encourager les autres.“

President Dwight Eisenhower delivering his farewell address on Jan. 17, 1961.
There are the even-more-egregious cases of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and Edward Snowden. The former, as you may remember, is the former U.S. Army private currently serving 35 years in a military prison for exposing U.S. war crimes. She is the most obvious victim of outgoing-President Obama’s war on whistleblowers and surely deserving of his supposed outgoing clemency.

The latter, currently stranded in Russia en route from Hong Kong to political asylum in Ecuador is, in my view and as I have said before, the most significant whistleblower in modern history. But he gets few thanks – indeed incoming Trump administration appointees have in the past called for imposing the death penalty on Snowden.

So all this is a “wonderfully outstanding encouragement” to those in public service in the U.S. – not. Work for a bank and anonymously snitch –ka-ching! Work for the government and blow the whistle – 30-plus years in prison or worse. Hmmm.

If President-elect Donald Trump is serious about “draining the swamp” then perhaps he could put some serious and meaningful public service whistleblower protection measures in place, rather than prosecuting such patriots.

After all, such measures would be a win-win situation, as I have said many times before – a proper and truly accountable channel for potential whistleblowers to go to, in the expectation that their concerns will be properly heard and investigated.

That way the intelligence agencies can become truly accountable, sharpen their game, avoid financial scandals and better protect the public; and the whistleblowers do not need to ruin their lives, lose their jobs, face imprisonment, or worse.

After all, where are the most heinous crimes witnessed? Sure, bank crimes impact the economy and ruin the lives of working people; but out-of-control intelligence agencies that kidnap, torture and assassinate people around the world, operating in secret, actually end lives.

Western Repression

All that said, other Western liberal democracies are surely less draconian than the U.S., no? Well, unfortunately not. Take the U.K., a country still in thrall to the glamorous myth of James Bond, and where there have been multiple intelligence whistleblowers from the agencies over the last few decades – yet all of them have automatically faced prison.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. (Photo credit: The Guardian)
In fact, the U.K. suppression of intelligence, diplomatic and military whistleblowers seems to have acted as an exemplar to other countries in how you stifle ethical dissent from within.

Sure, the prison sentences for such whistleblowing are not as draconian under the U.K.’s Official Secrets Act (1989) as the anachronistic U.S. Espionage Act (1917). But the clear bright line against ANY disclosure is just as stifling.

In the U.K., a country where the intelligence agencies have for the last 17 years been illegally prostituting themselves to advance the interests of a foreign country (the U.S.), this is simply unacceptable. Especially as the U.K. has just made into law the Investigatory Powers Act (2016), which legalizes all this previously illegal activity and indeed expands the hacking powers of the state. (This law was enacted over expert advice.)

More worryingly, the ultra-liberal Norway, which blazed a calm and humanist trail in its response to the murderous white-supremacist terrorist attacks of Anders Breivik five years ago, has now proposed a draconian surveillance law.

And Germany – a country horrified by revelations made by Snowden in 2013 which stirred memories of the surveillance powers of the Gestapo and the Stasi last century – has also just expanded the surveillance authority of its intelligence agencies.

In the face of all this, it appears there has never been a greater need of intelligence whistleblowers across the Western world. Yet it appears that, once again, there is one standard for financial whistleblowing, complete with generous financial rewards.

But for whistleblowers in the intelligence world, for those Poor Bloody Whistleblowers, it’s prosecution and persecution as usual, despite the fact that they may indeed be serving the most profound of public interests – freedom, privacy and the ability to thereby have a functioning democracy.

As always – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. So back to my fluent French, referenced at the start: we are, it seems, all still mired in the merde.

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A Flawed Recount for a Flawed Election?

By Craig Wolff, Russ Baker, Klaus Marre – and Cameron Bren in Madison, WI

The recount in Wisconsin is set to begin Thursday, but election integrity experts say the only way it will reliably reveal foul play is if all ballots are counted by hand. However, in a hastily-arranged hearing late Tuesday night, a judge, while agreeing that a manual recount is preferable, rejected a lawsuit by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein that would have required such a manual recount. She based her decision in part on a state law pushed by Republicans that leaves decisions on recount methods up to the counties. The judge also said she did not see solid proof of miscounts that would alter the election.

“I understand that it is extremely important to the people of the state of Wisconsin,” said Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn. “I understand that it is extremely important to the nation, but I must follow the law… and I just do not find clear and convincing evidence.”

The judge noted that “a recount isn’t a threat,” adding “instead, it should be an affirmation of the democratic process and I think we can all agree that a hand recount is the gold standard, it is the best we can do. I don’t think there is any dispute to that.”

Attorneys representing the Jill Stein campaign, Matthew D Brinckerhoff and Debbie Greenberger, argued that the state could easily do a hand recount by the federal deadline of Dec. 13. Of the 72 counties in Wisconsin 19 have reported wards that want to use the tabulating equipment rather than hand count. The largest county, Milwaukee, and fourth largest, Brown are included in those. Dane County, the second most populous, is hand counting and expects to be finished on time.

After initially keeping its distance from the recount, Hillary Clinton’s campaign now appears to have fully joined the fight. Attorneys for Clinton joined Stein’s after filing Tuesday to intervene in support of the hand count. Clinton’s attorneys pointed out how in 2010 Minnesota had been able to conclude a statewide hand recount of the governor’s race in five days.


Most counties in Wisconsin use optical scan voting machines. Voters fill out their ballots, which are then scanned and preserved. Experts warn, however, that simply repeating that scanning process would not tell election officials whether the machines had been hacked. That could only be determined by a manual count of the ballots themselves. This process would also get a more accurate result with regard to ballots that had not been filled out correctly, e.g., if a voter used a checkmark instead of filling in the bubble next to the candidate’s name.

In an affidavit accompanying Stein’s recount petition, J. Eric Halderman, a professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Center for Computer Security and Society at the University of Michigan, noted that this year’s election was “subject to unprecedented cyberattacks apparently intended to interfere with the election.” Halderman described how a hacker could manipulate a voting machine and noted that Wisconsin is one of several states using outdated equipment.

“The only way to determine whether a cyberattack affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election is to examine the physical evidence — that is, to count the paper ballots and paper audit trail records, and review the voting equipment, to ensure that the votes cast by actual voters match the results determined by the computers,” Halderman stated. “For ballots cast through optical scanners, a manual recount of the paper ballots, without relying on the electronic equipment, must occur.”

On Tuesday evening, Halderman stressed that if the election using optical scanners was flawed, then a recount using the same process would be flawed as well.

“The same vulnerabilities that were present on election day continue to exist in the voting machines because they are the same technology, the same model and for that reason the machines are just as subject to hacking now as they would have been prior to the election,” Halderman testified.

Judge Bailey-Rihn encouraged counties to use a hand count even though she could not mandate them to do so.

“I’m going to allow the 19 counties to do the recount the way that they intended,” Bailey-Rihn said in closing, “Again, I think everybody would strongly encourage them to do the hand recount but it is their decision.

Experts supporting Stein’s lawsuit believe that allowing some counties to use anything other than a hand recount would taint the process.

“If the paper records have been preserved intact, checking the electronic results against manual inspection of the underlying paper records can reveal tabulation and aggregation errors of all kinds, even if the software has bugs or has been hacked,” said Philip Stark, associate dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and director of the Statistical Computing Facility at the University of California, Berkeley, in an affidavit supporting the lawsuit.

“In contrast, the original result and the result obtained by rescanning and retabulation could both be wrong,” Stark added. “Rescanning and retabulating without checking the electronic data against the original paper records cannot confirm that the reported result is correct.”

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) had said in a unanimous decision that it is up to each county to decide whether it wants to conduct a manual recount or just re-scan the ballots.

A Wisconsin elections integrity expert told WhoWhatWhy that most counties are expected to conduct a hand count and have been encouraged to do so by WEC.

Counting an individual race by hand is not as difficult as it might sound, the Wisconsin expert said. To do a machine count, however, is more difficult because the voting machines have to be reprogrammed so that they only count the presidential race. By law, it is forbidden to recount the other races as well.

These voting machines are similar to cell phones in that they have some software built in, which election officials don’t touch, while other programming is configured before use in an election. Prior to the recount, local officials would have to do the reprogramming, or the task would be delegated to someone sent by either the machine’s manufacturer or a hired support company. The new program would then have to be tested before the ballots could be scanned individually.

As a result, it does seem easier to count ballots by hand — if perhaps somewhat more labor-intensive for elections workers. But Stein is already agreeing to pay for their efforts. It will be interesting to hear the justifications by county officials who decide against that option. One reason, of course, would be to cover up election fraud — or embarrassing errors.

In the end, public clamor for hand recounts may prove decisive.

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NOVEMBER 30, 2016 AT 5:16 AM

FBI coughs up new 9/11 records about Sarasota; Documents, evidence missing

New York’s World Trade Center before September 11, 2001
Newly released FBI documents say agents investigating 9/11 connections did not obtain security records from a Sarasota-area gated community containing alleged evidence that 9/11 hijackers had visited the residence of a Saudi family with ties to the royal family.

The FBI’s surprising assertion that agents chose not to collect basic evidence during its once-secret Sarasota investigation is contained in a previously classified “Memorandum for the Record” about an FBI briefing given to the 9/11 Review Commission on April 30, 2014.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-FL, co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, called the FBI’s statement “stunning.”

The memorandum also fails to explain, as the commission’s final report suggested it would, the basis for FBI statements made to the 9/11 Review Commission that sought to discredit an April 2002 FBI report that – contrary to the FBI’s public comments – said agents found “many connections” between the Sarasota Saudis and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”

A heavily censored copy of the four-page Memorandum for the Record is among more than 200 pages of declassified 9/11 Review Commission records released to this month by the FBI amid ongoing Freedom of Information litigation.

The Review Commission was authorized by Congress to conduct an “external review” of the FBI’s post 9/11 performance and to evaluate new evidence, but was largely controlled by the FBI. Its three members, all of whom were paid by the FBI, included former Reagan-era Attorney General Ed Meese.

New questions about Review Commission

The Review Commission operated in secret for about a year and went out of business when it issued its final report in March 2015. The memo, cited in the report’s footnotes, raises new questions about whether the commission made an actual, thorough review of what happened in Sarasota or simply accepted the FBI’s assertions.

“It’s somewhere between just blind acceptance of whatever the FBI put before them and the failure of the FBI to disclose other information not in this memo,” said Graham.

Florida driver’s license photo of Mohamed Atta
The FBI’s Sarasota investigation began shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when neighbors in the upscale Prestancia development alerted law enforcement to the abrupt departure of Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife, Anoud, who moved out of their home at 4224 Escondito Circle about two weeks before 9/11. The couple left numerous personal belongings, including their cars, clothes, furniture and a refrigerator full of food.

The home was owned by al-Hijji’s father-in-law, Esam Ghazzawi, an advisor to the late Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a nephew of former King Fahd, and eldest son of Saudi Arabia’s current monarch, King Salman. The prince died in July 2001 at age 46.

Florida Bulldog, working with Irish author Anthony Summers, first reported about the FBI’s Sarasota investigation in September 2011. The story included statements by Prestancia’s security chief and a counterterrorism officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as to how the FBI had used the gatehouse’s sign-in logs and photographs of license plates to discover that cars used by 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers had visited al-Hijji’s home. Atta and two other hijack pilots took flight lessons at nearby Venice Municipal Airport.

No disclosure to Congress, 9/11 Commission

The story also noted the FBI had not disclosed its Sarasota investigation to either Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11 or the subsequent 9/11 Commission. The FBI has said it did notify Congress and the 9/11 Commission, but a number of persons affiliated with those probes, including former Sen. Graham, have said they were not told about the Sarasota Saudis.

The newly released Memorandum for the Record does not address the significant question of whether the FBI notified Congress and the 9/11 Commission of its Sarasota probe, and if not, why. It does, however, dispute the accounts of both Prestancia’s then-security chief, Larry Berberich, and the counterterrorism officer who said FBI agents collected and analyzed the gatehouse records that documented who entered Prestancia prior to 9/11 and where they went.

“The FBI did not obtain the gate records from the community because there was not a justified reason to believe there was a connection with the hijackers. There was no investigative belief or reason to obtain the records,” the memo says.

“It’s unbelievable that they would make the statement that they didn’t collect the records because they didn’t have a belief that there was a connection,” Graham said. “It was the records that would have given them that connection.”

Nevertheless, the memo says elsewhere that the FBI concluded there was “no evidence the hijackers visited the family’s residence.” The memo does not explain how, if the gate records were not obtained, the FBI could reach that conclusion.

The FBI has said in public comments, and to the 9/11 Review Commission, that it found “no evidence” connecting the Sarasota Saudis to any of the 9/11 hijackers, “nor was there any connection found between the family and the 9/11 plot.”

A startling statement

The memo, however, includes a startling statement about the FBI’s record-keeping practices that indicates the bureau cannot back up its conclusions. “There is no actual documentation of searches and work done to rule out connections,” the memo says.

The memorandum goes on to dispute the counterterrorism officer’s account of how agents, using a subpoena, obtained phone company records about incoming and outgoing calls to the Escondito house. A link analysis – tracking calls based on dates, times and length of conversation – found that calls dating back more than a year prior to 9/11 “lined up with the known suspects,” the counterterrorism officer said.

The links were not only to Atta and other hijack pilots, but to other terrorist suspects, including Walid al-Shehhri, who flew with Atta on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center, and al Qaeda terrorist Adnan Shukrijumah, the counterterrorism officer said. Shukrijumah, a Broward resident later added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, was reported killed in a military raid in Pakistan in December 2014.

The memorandum, however, says, “The FBI found there is no evidence and no grounds that the family, or 2 & 3 degrees of separation, had any telephonic connection,” with the hijackers.

FBI Director James Comey, second from right, is flanked by 9/11 Review Commissioners Tim Roemer, right, Ed Meese and Bruce Hoffman, far left. Photo: FBI
Neither the memo nor the 9/11 Review Commission’s final report indicate that the commission sought to verify any of the FBI’s assertions. The FBI has declined to make public records about its phone record analysis.

Similarly, the memo discusses statements made to the 9/11 Review Commission by the FBI regarding its own April 2002 “many connections” report linking the Sarasota Saudis and 9/11 figures.

80,000 pages

 The FBI released that redacted report, containing national security information and originally marked “declassify on 03-14-2038,” to Florida Bulldog in 2013 during a separate Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought access to records of the FBI’s Sarasota probe.


In that case, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale ordered the FBI in April 2014 to produce for his inspection 80,000 pages of records from its Tampa area field office. The judge’s inspection is ongoing.

Before the 9/11 Review Commission, however, the FBI disavowed its report, saying it was “poorly written and wholly unsubstantiated,” according to th

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A single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six months or even longer, two new studies show.

Researchers involved in the two trials in the United States say the results are remarkable. The volunteers had “profoundly meaningful and spiritual experiences” which made most of them rethink life and death, ended their despair and brought about lasting improvement in the quality of their lives.

The results of the research are published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology together with no less than ten commentaries from leading scientists in the fields of psychiatry and palliative care, who all back further research. While the effects of magic mushrooms have been of interest to psychiatry since the 1950s, the classification of all psychedelics in the US as schedule 1 drugs in the 1970s, in the wake of the Vietnam war and the rise of recreational drug use in the hippy counter-culture, has erected daunting legal and financial obstacles to running trials.


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