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PolitiFact: Clinton’s email defense checks out
During NBC’s “Commandr-in-Chief Forum” on Sept. 7, Hillary Clinton said: “Classified material has a header which says ‘top-secret, secret, confidential.’ Nothing, and I will repeat this and this is verified in the report by the Department of Justice, none of the emails sent or received by me had suc...
4 points by Concord Monitor | Secrecy Classified information Hillary Rodham Clinton E-mail Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Espionage Information sensitivity
Does body language really give Trump insight into intelligence operatives' thoughts? Um, no.
"I'm pretty good with the body language," he insists.
58 points by The Washington Post | Security clearance Classified information Espionage Secrecy Need to know National security Central Intelligence Agency Information sensitivity
NSA leaks show US spooks use UK base to launch ‘kill-capture’ missions
Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. Read Full Article at RT.com
1761 points by Russia Today | Central Intelligence Agency Director of National Intelligence National Security Agency United States Department of Defense Prime minister Intelligence Human rights Classified information
Fact check: Trump, Pence ‘acid wash’ Clinton facts
FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email system continues to be a rich source of attack lines for her opponents. But not all of them are accurate:         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Rudy Giuliani Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Hillary Rodham Clinton Computer software United States Secretary of State George W. Bush
Fact check: Trump on FBI's Clinton email probe
FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email system continues to be a rich source of attack lines for her opponents. But not all of them are accurate:         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Rudy Giuliani Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Hillary Rodham Clinton Computer software United States Secretary of State George W. Bush
Fact check: Trump, Pence ‘acid wash’ facts on FBI's Clinton email probe
FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email system continues to be a rich source of attack lines for her opponents. But not all ...       
232 points by USA Today | Rudy Giuliani Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Hillary Rodham Clinton Computer software United States Secretary of State George W. Bush
'Crooked Hillary' nickname isn't going away: Glenn Reynolds
The new FBI information suggests Clinton is either criminal, criminally incompetent or both.         
8954 points by Arizona Republic | Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Classified information President of the United States J. Edgar Hoover Secrecy Bill Clinton Robert Mueller
Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him. Trouble was, with all their ...
8 points by The Washington Times | Security Security clearance National security United States Department of Homeland Security Computer security Classified information Background check United States Department of Defense
Army ‘waited’ for media reports on ‘swinging’ general before suspending his security clearance
An Army general who was fired for his role in a ‘swinging’ sex scandal, in which he used a government cellphone and email to conduct an affair, kept his security clearance for five months until the revelation emerged in the media, USA Today reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
111 points by Russia Today | Classified information Affair Military Secrecy Pension United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Retirement Lie
Clinton defends her handling of classified information at commander-in-chief forum
Nearly half of the time at the forum was devoted that the issue of her emails.
37 points by The Washington Post | Iraq War Barack Obama George W. Bush President of the United States Classified information Iraq 2003 invasion of Iraq Syria
Missed opportunities detailed ahead of personnel agency hack
WASHINGTON — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers.After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information, so they devised a plan, called the "Big Bang," to expel him.Trouble was, with all their attention focused in that case, they missed the other hacker entirely.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Security National security Security clearance Computer security United States Department of Homeland Security Federal government of the United States Classified information United States Department of Defense
'Swinging' general kept clearance until story broke
WASHINGTON — The Army waited to suspend the security clearance of a two-star general fired for his role in a sordid sex scandal until a day after revelations of his double life were published in USA TODAY, the Army has acknowledged.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Classified information Espionage Adultery Polygraph Affair United States Department of Defense John Edwards extramarital affair Washington D.C.
Defense Secretary Mattis breaks with Trump on declaring that media are 'enemy of the American people'
Trump attacks the media at campaign rally a month into his term Feb. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Media is a " big part of the problem" Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his...
33 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Federal government of the United States United States Department of Defense Newspaper Military of the United States Classified information Washington D.C. Executive Office of the President of the United States
#NeverTrumpers fight back, with the help of the deep state
The #NeverTrumpers are at it again, cheering on the "deep state" in the bureaucracy and politicized members in the intelligence community as they try to undermine and delegitimize President Trump. Their actions are disturbing, destructive and — as the president himself correctly tweeted — deeply "un-American." Former third-party presidential candidate ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush President of the United States Classified information Central Intelligence Agency President National security Secrecy Islamic terrorism
President Trump's war on leaks, explained
A look at the legality of leaking, from two people who know.
27 points by The Washington Post | Law Classified information Secrecy
Republicans ask DOJ to probe illegal leaks of classified Flynn info
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz has requested that the Department of Justice launch a formal investigation into the possible leak of classified information following the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | National security Secrecy United States House Committee on the Judiciary Espionage Classified information Bob Goodlatte Donald Trump United States House Judiciary Task Force on Judicial Impeachment
President Trump blasts ‘low-life’ leakers in Flynn Russia fiasco
Drip … drip … drip …
844 points by Daily News | President of the United States Classified information Republican National Committee National security People from New York City Republican Party James L. Jones George H. W. Bush
US intel agencies keep Trump in dark citing alleged ‘Russian contacts’ – media
US intelligence officials may have kept sensitive information from President Donald Trump due to concerns of potential leaks. This has added to growing discord between the agencies and the new leader, according to media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
528 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Director of National Intelligence Classified information Bill Clinton Coleen Rowley Russia
Michael Flynn an intelligence community casualty
The resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday was the result of a coordinated effort by current and former U.S. intelligence officials to undermine the Trump administration using the disclosure of highly classified communications intercepts. President Trump voiced his displeasure in a tweet Wednesday stating that ...
49 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Director of National Intelligence United States Intelligence Community Intelligence Classified information
Contractor accused of stealing top-secret documents pleads not guilty
A former government contractor accused of stealing reams of top secret government documents has pleaded not guilty. Harold T. Martin was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted Martin last week on 20 counts of willful retention of national defense...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Classified information Jury Grand jury National security Agency Intelligence agency Government agency Federal government of the United States
Durbin steps up call for independent probe of Trump Russia ties
Durbin is suggesting an independent probe could be "led by people of integrity like General Colin Powell and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.”
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Senate Republican Party Colin Powell Classified information United States House of Representatives Continuance George W. Bush Donald Trump
While the White House tries to contain fallout over Flynn's resignation, Trump starts tweeting again
Lawmakers call for investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russia Feb. 15, 2017, 6:49 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Democrats push for an independent inquiry into White House ties with Russia White House takes a step back from two-state solution in...
77 points by Los Angeles Times | Benjamin Netanyahu Secrecy Israel Conspiracy theory Classified information Prime minister Shimon Peres President
The seriousness of Michael Flynn's sin
Mike Flynn had to go. The former national security adviser's resignation over reports he had discussed...
211 points by Daily News | Espionage Central Intelligence Agency Military intelligence Classified information United States National Security Council Joint Special Operations Command National security Intelligence
Republicans railed against Clinton's 'extremely careless' behavior. Now they've got a Trump problem.
Republicans said Clinton's negligence on information security was disqualifying.
12655 points by The Washington Post | Classified information George W. Bush National security President of the United States John McCain Security President Democratic Party
Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That's not how he's governing.
The president reportedly discussed a national security incident in a public room, with phone flashlights lighting the way.
32143 points by The Washington Post | Security National security Mobile phone Classified information Computer security Donald Trump Espionage Palm Beach Florida
Should the judiciary defer to the executive on national security issues?
Last Tuesday, in an hour-long oral argument conducted over the telephone, three judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals listened to a Justice Department lawyer urge them to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations. The lawyer, August E. Flentje, offered...
109 points by Los Angeles Times | Separation of powers Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States Judiciary Executive Judge Judicial review Classified information
Ex-NSA contractor stole secrets for nearly two decades: feds
A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges that he stole reams of highly classified documents. Harold Martin, 52, was charged with 20 criminal counts of willful retention of national defense information. Prosecutors allege that between 1996 and 2016, Martin stole top secret documents from the NSA...
12 points by New York Post | Central Intelligence Agency Classified information National Security Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Grand jury Intelligence Intelligence agency United States Department of Defense
Former NSA contractor indicted for hoarding classified documents
Stephen FellerFeb. 9 (UPI) -- A former national security contractor was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury on charges he illegally collected thousands of classified documents at his home.
6 points by UPI | Classified information National security Espionage Grand jury Secrecy Indictment Jury Security
Federal prosecutors seek to indict ‘2nd Snowden’ this week
Prosecutors in Baltimore, Maryland say they are seeking to indict one of the biggest thieves of classified information in US history. It could happen as early as this week. Read Full Article at RT.com
409 points by Russia Today | Classified information The Washington Post Secrecy National security The Washington Post Company Washington D.C.
Ex-NSA contractor expected to be indicted as early as this week
A former NSA contractor accused of stealing top secret information is expected to be indicted in Baltimore as early as this week.
54 points by Daily News | Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation Booz Allen Hamilton United States Department of Justice National security United States Department of Defense Federal government of the United States Lawyer
British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could soon face 14yrs in prison
British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act. Read Full Article at RT.com
365 points by Russia Today | Classified information United Kingdom British nationality law Terrorism 21st century National security British Empire Cabinet of the United Kingdom
UK may have ‘fundamental divergence of outlook’ with Trump’s US – security expert
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election means the UK must seriously rethink its technological relationship with the world’s preeminent military power and consider whether its interests remain in step, a top defense scholar has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
83 points by Russia Today | United States Navy P-3 Orion P-8 Poseidon Vladimir Putin C-40 Clipper Classified information Navy United Kingdom
Trump offers national security adviser job
President-elect Donald Trump has offered retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the role of national security adviser, a transition official told CNN Thursday.
8070 points by CNN | National security Classified information Zbigniew Brzezinski Brent Scowcroft Donald Trump Henry Kissinger Central Intelligence Agency Hillary Rodham Clinton
'Swinging' general kept security clearance until story broke
WASHINGTON — The Army waited to suspend the security clearance of a two-star general fired for his role in a sordid sex scandal until a day ...       
-1 points by USA Today | Classified information Espionage Adultery Polygraph Affair United States Department of Defense John Edwards extramarital affair Washington D.C.
No pardon for Edward Snowden unless he pays a price
To the editor: I strongly disagree with the views expressed by Anthony Romero. Whatever his motives, Snowden committed a crime. It would be a miscarriage of justice to pardon him. Yes, he raised legitimate concerns about National Security Agency surveillance, but there would have been legal avenues...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | Security Russia National security Government Classified information Hero Computer security Vladimir Putin
Siberian pair tried to sell CIA made-up military secrets – FSB source
Two men from a remote Siberian town got in touch with the CIA aiming to sell top-secret military data. Russian intelligence found out, but let the would-be spies off with a warning - because the 'secrets' were entirely made-up. Read Full Article at RT.com
372 points by Russia Today | Central Intelligence Agency Foreign Intelligence Service Russia Counter-intelligence Director of National Intelligence Conscription Classified information United States Intelligence Community
Trump ends media blacklist: 'I figure they can't treat me any worse!'
Blacklist kept organizations such as The Washington Post, Politico and BuzzFeed from getting press credentials to his events.       
4375 points by USA Today | Mass media Donald Trump The Washington Post Classified information Question Mainstream Secrecy Ivana Trump
Missed opportunities detailed ahead of agency hack
A report provides details and a behind-the-scenes chronology of one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on the U.S.       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Security National security Security clearance Computer security United States Department of Homeland Security Federal government of the United States Classified information United States Department of Defense
How the US failed to stop the country’s worst-ever cyberattack
WASHINGTON — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government’s computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed “the Big Bang,” to expel him. Trouble was, with all their attention focused in that case, they...
186 points by New York Post | Security Security clearance National security United States Department of Homeland Security Computer security Classified information United States Department of Defense Background check
Chelsea Manning starts hunger strike to protest treatment
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website says she is on a hunger strike until her treatment improves. Chelsea Manning says she began the hunger strike Friday because her pleas for better treatment at Fort Leavenworth have been ignored. She says she will not voluntarily...
95 points by New York Post | Classified information Prescription drug Pharmacology Fort Leavenworth Food and Drug Administration History of Kansas Secrecy Starvation
Don’t be fooled by Julian Assange — he’s still a creep
If Julian Assange plays this right, he just might score an invitation to CPAC next year. The notorious WikiLeaks founder would have to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference remotely because he’s still holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, avoiding a rape investigation in Sweden and fearing extradition to the United States for...
131 points by New York Post | Russia Hillary Rodham Clinton Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Litvinenko Boris Yeltsin Vladimir Putin Classified information George W. Bush