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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
'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
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
111 points by Russia Today | Classified information Affair Military Secrecy Pension United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Retirement Lie
DirecTV, AT&T Settle Antitrust Suit Over Dodgers Channel Carriage
AT&T’s DirecTV has settled an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, claiming that it illegally shared confidential information with competitors as they negotiated for carriage of the Dodgers Channel. The Department of Justice said on Thursday that under the terms of the settlement, DirecTV and AT&T agreed to not share “competitively sensitive information”... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Time Warner Cable Time Warner United States Department of Justice NFL Network Comcast Los Angeles Department of Justice Secrecy
#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
-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
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
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
409 points by Russia Today | Classified information The Washington Post Secrecy National security The Washington Post Company Washington D.C.
NYPD stalked de Blasio to settle union dispute
The NYPD had a covert operation that helped them finally put an end to its years-long contract negotiations — stalking Mayor de Blasio. Mission Hunt Hizzoner was the secret weapon in ending the five-year battle between the city and the NYPD, according to police union president Patrick Lynch. “We went out, we followed the mayor....
576 points by New York Post | New York City Police Negotiation Constable Secrecy Manhattan Sting London
Colorado lawmakers should bring public records into the 21st century
For half a century, public records laws have been indispensable tools for disproving “alternative facts” and getting to the truth about government spending, activities and decision making. But in our state, the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is showing its age, especially regarding access to the myriad records maintained in spreadsheets and databases by state […]
94 points by The Denver Post | Fort Collins Colorado Colorado Government State Colorado State University Secrecy Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
Keeping legislative contracts secret seen as unusual
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - National open government and public records experts say a policy adopted by the state lawmakers this week keeping all legislative contracts secret from the public makes the state an exception to the rule. "With regard to general procurement law, this would be an extreme outlier," Emily ...
2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Legislature United States Legislation State Legislatures Government Secrecy
‘Transparent’: Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light Preview Season 3
[Spoiler alert: This interview contains minor plot details for the first few episodes of “Transparent’s” Season 3 and a few hints for later episodes. Proceed with caution!] “Transparent’s” third season, which debuts on Sept. 23, returns with typical grace and a few more awards under its belt — creator Jill Soloway and star Jeffrey Tambor each... Read more »
18 points by Variety | Coming out Secrecy Jeffrey Tambor Jewish actors Jill Scott American film actors ILOVEYOU
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
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