Tag Archives: House Intelligence Committee

DOJ just made ‘extraordinary accommodation’ for Carter Page FISA warrant applications. Here’s why.

Friday in a memo the DOJ said it will allow members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to view surveillance warrants granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The DOJ is calling the move an “extraordinary accommodation.” Continue reading →

GOP lawmakers demand that ‘alarming’ memo on FISA abuses be made public

A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia. Continue reading →

Ex-CIA officer who faced extradition freed after intervention from Trump administration

A former CIA case officer who faced extradition to Italy for her alleged role in the rendition of a radical Egyptian Muslim cleric is now free after Trump administration officials intervened. CIA Director Mike Pompeo lobbied his counterparts in Portugal and Italy on behalf of Sabrina De Sousa who was convicted in absentia along with 25 other Americans after the post-9/11 rendition of an Egyptian cleric. He was later found guilty on terrorism charges. Continue reading →

Intel panel nixes briefing on alleged Russian interference in US election after resistance

Thursday the Intel panel nixes briefing on alleged Russian interference in US election after resistance on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, after intelligence agencies refused to provide representatives for the session. Although there are concerns about reports that conflict with details previously provided to the committee, Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had requested a closed, classified briefing Thursday for committee Republican and Democratic members from the FBI, CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and National Security Agency.

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NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

Well, they started this mess by spying on everyone. The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China can shut down the United States. The grim forecast came from Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S .Cyber Command.

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Pentagon’s Intel Watchdog: Had No Idea What NSA Was Doing

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon’s surveillance watchdog had no clue the National Security Agency was secretly amassing phone-call data until the bulk collection program hit the headlines — and it isn’t investigating the program now.

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