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Fresh update on "cia" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Up through Eastport, Maine. Evan Brown Fox News Slow Going in the talks for a new covert 19 relief deal, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Ed White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Are set for a meeting at this hour with top Republicans and they are expected to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Later today, the Trump administration announcing Mohr than $35 million in Justice Department grants to nonprofits that provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking. The White House says more than 70 organizations and 33 states will share the grants. The money will provide transitional or short term housing assistance to survivors and can also be used for rent utilities or related expenses. At the White House, John Decker Fox New School has fouled up for more than a 1,000,000,000 kids in more than 160 countries around the world. The United Nations chief Says the pandemic is leading to the largest destruction of education in history. Secretary General Antonio Good Terrors warns the world faces a generational catastrophe. Many U. S Schools plan to begin the next academic year with online classes. America is listening to Fox News. This report is sponsored by the podcast. The Piketon massacre. Staying connected continues with 1061 FM talk from the skies overhead. You'd never guess we were under warnings associated with a hurricane just a few hours ago, CCS long gone now, but its effects are being felt along the coast. Tornadoes were reported overnight in Bertie County, causing damage and injuries. One person confirmed at Ocean Isle Beach near where the CIA's came ashore, saw several homes burn at one point, Duke and Minion Energy reported nearly 1/4 of a 1,000,000 power outages. Some students at Elon University not happy about a return to in person learning they relate their concerns. During a virtual town hall meeting Monday, the students presented a number of demands among them stop all in person classes provide housing for anyone who wants it this semester, rehire adjunct professors who've been let go and provide assurances there'll be no further layoffs. Wake County officials are looking for poll workers for the upcoming election. Spencer Berg, who's the recruiting coordinator for the Wake County Board of Elections, says they're looking for more poll workers than ever after As many as 700 former workers decided they won't be working the Poles during the pandemic. Corona virus, also having an impact on high school sports in Buncombe County. Now Richard Stelling reports Covert 19 is causing a shutdown of summer workouts at Asheville City Schools. District officials revealed yesterday to high school and to middle school athletes from four different sports teams tested positive. The cases are reportedly not linked to any workouts. Training at the middle and high school is cancelled through at least the end of this week. I'm Richard Stelling over 19 has prompted a promising pass rusher to opt out of the NFL season. The Panthers say 24 year old Christian Miller will sit out the season as a high risk ofthe doubt. A family member recently tested positive for Corona virus and ended up in the hospital, according to Miller's father. With continuing news updates from around the state. I'm Kyle Wilson..
Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in the Carolinas
"A yes Makes landfall slammed into Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina last night as a Category one hurricane. Hammering the coast with heavy rain and 85 mile an hour winds. Almost 270,000 utility customers have no power. Storm surge and flood warnings are in effect from Cape Fear to the Virginia border. Randy Webster is with Horry County, North Carolina. Public safety, he says, the pandemic will get in the way of cleanup. So all the events that typically we response you real quickly. And handle could be slow this time. Just because of the covert have fewer folks here to help out. The CIA's has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Now, CBS meteorologist David Parkinson says the system is headed north mid morning through lunchtime in the DC Metro area. You're going to be seeing at least 4 to 6 inches of rain, with isolated spots higher. And that probably carries all the way up through Baltimore into Wilmington and Philly, likely as well.
Fresh update on "cia" discussed on Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie
"They can put on shells, but young 17 Like the first what we would know as training camp rack, So it's it's hard to really get a feel for the way the team is shaping up. But is there anything coming out of that building with aboutthe way? Guys? They're interacting. I everyone's interested in the Carson Wentz. Jalen hurts dynamic. Is there any news about the way guys are fitting together? So I wish there was, you know, As I said on the show training my favorite time of the year. The fact that we're not getting daily updates of things changing of this guy playing well, you know this guy interacting with this guy? We're going on the practice field. It's disappointing, but they're really just not doing much mean. They just started walked through prior to that they were. They were just training and lifting, so there hasn't been a time. Everyone. We've talked to that It's going good that the coaches feel safe. The players have said that they felt Nazis and really being able to study. The playbook has helped them, But, yeah, I mean, really, until we see them on the field. I don't know how much is going to change short of an injury or God forbid a eco protest for bringing in Janek Inga. Quick. I baby rumors on the dock wearing clown. What I mean here and now having, I would say the chances of it, Doc Wade playing for the Eagles. Are maybe 1%. I mean, sounded like your phone. Just says 0% of 1%. The minute the franchise tag became official for him in his cap it this year with $16 million. The chances ended in my opinion now, maybe for 2021. If he's afraid, and he wants to come here may be how he gets it done despite the cast complications, But I do I do not believe there is any realistic chance. I got to a place where eagles dare, Elliot. Good stuff, buddy. Stay safe, and we'll talk to you next week. Appreciate Elliot. Sure parts. You know one thing that hit me over the weekend, and I'm curious. John James, If you guys have thought about this So the decision to wipe away the preseason games in the NFL on the surface seems to make sense. You don't have a game, you have less exposure. On the other hand. You get No. Get the kinks out of the way with the game doesn't count as it pertains to Corona bars. Oh, yeah, buddy, and the more I thought about it like Like it almost gives me less. Feeling of, I don't know, comfort or assurance that the CIA and I'm not assurance but confidence that this season will happen, because if you had a game like it's almost like they're running from plain, but then they're saying, But now I'm going to play for real and brother were going to pay for the next five months for real well, also, and you get no trialling areas. The guy's standing close to each other like that stuff. I don't know, kind of weird. We'll also not just weird, but we already have talked for a while about how the first month of the season is is sloppy to begin with. Because of the lack of you know the changes to the off season training camp unless hitting and are like the start of the first month this season could be the ugliest thing we've ever seen during the regular season. I find it I'm planning on it kind of is our frankly I really do to 155 1994 94 coming up. Speaking of football We have discovered some audio And I think you'll want to hear next. Let's put it this way. It ties in the one of the three of us from yesteryear. And we'll have some fun with that up ahead. Next shot the camera. John Ritchie phone calls as well on 94 W Cool.
Isaias nearing Carolinas and expected to become hurricane again
"Update released from the National Hurricane Center a short time ago shows Tropical Storm has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles an hour. It is expected to get stronger and could become a Category one hurricane moving over Georgia's South Carolina North Carolina later today near where makes landfall in neither South North Carolina is likely to experience strongest winds, and we do have a hurricane watch of proportion that area As a system could become a hurricane before reaches the coast. The forecaster Daniel Brown, at the National Hurricane Center says the CIA's will move along Florida's coast most of the day hit in the Carolinas sometime tonight,
2 hurt in drive-by shooting in Alki, Seattle
"A drive by shooting in Seattle. It happened at around two Sunday morning at 55th and Al Qaeda Avenue Southwest in west Seattle. That's where officers found a parked truck that was struck by bullets. Two men were shot there, one of the chest, another in the arm. Both were taken to harbor view in serious condition. Officers CIA vehicle was seen speeding from that area Police and
Coronavirus still on the rise as storms threaten US
"The virus, and the storm sounds like cheap fiction. But this weekend, both threats stock states like Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and up to Virginia. Rising storm offshore, rising covert rates inland. The CIA's forced many Florida testing sites to close North Carolina evacuees were warned to avoid shelters too risky. We can keep people safe from the storm while at the same time Trying to avoid making the pandemic. Worse Cove it keeps mocking. It's deniers and menacing America with a virus Duggan and cases ballooning. Brace yourself for another rough week. In cities like Houston Cove. It is out of control. In the last three days, the last three days, more people have been reported testing positive. And in the entire month of May combined. Cases are on the rise in 28 states and Washington, D. C. California began the first state to top 1/2 1,000,000 cases nationally, The virus has killed more than 1000 people for six straight days by August 22nd the CDC predicts the weekly death toll could reach 11,000. Jefferson City, Georgia, went back to school on Friday. Masks are recommended not mandatory, said Now you guys remember what all the rules are right? And they said they said, were a mask. Wash our hands all the time. School has already begun in five states with mostly virtual classrooms. But many parents demand to have the choice. Despite this virus still in search of a vaccine, there is no way under the sun. Allow even my child. Go to a school. If these numbers are the same, Oh, greater And by the end of August colleges hemorrhaging money faced the same dilemma at USC Fall semester doesn't start for three weeks, but at least 40 people have already tested positive on fraternity row.
Isolated Storm Chances For Chicago
"Forecast from the Perma CIA weather Center partly sunny today. Few widely scattered ra storms possible. Ah, High in the upper eighties cooler near the lake for tonight, upper sixties for low maybe a storm again, but they're isolated then for tomorrow. A slight rain or storm chance highest to the south and the high just near 80 degrees right now at O'Hare. It's 82 81 at midway and 80 at Chicago's Lakefront
F5 Networks "Big-IP" devices in Big-Trouble
"At the very end of last month, I think it was June thirtieth. F Five networks released a critical. Patch for their so called big IP systems. It was a maximum. Eighty as the way, it was termed remote code execution flaw. Disclosed it don't get worse. than their so called. Tm You I the traffic management user interface of the big Ip, which is actually you know like a trademark. I don't know what it stands for Ip Internet Protocol that big. Maybe it's Ad for something other than just big. Their application delivery controller ADC big on initials here. Anyway this came to light. As a consequence of F. Five publishing this patch. And with it was an urgent call for users of the so called big IP systems to immediately update with the highest possible priority. and. Big Big. Big Big Ip's f five's customers using these big IP solutions, our government's fortune. Five hundred firms banks service providers well known brands, including Microsoft Oracle and Facebook I. Mean You know this is big iron? So as we noted at the time, F five's website boasts that forty eight of the fortune fifty rely on five so somehow they missed two of the top fifty companies in the US. And at the time of the disclosure. So not quite, but almost a month ago. More than eight thousand of these big IP F five networks devices were found online. Publicly accessible on the Internet and vulnerable to attacks designed to exploit this vulnerability, US Cyber Command urged F- like independently urged F. Five customers to patch their devices urgently. They tweeted patching. E twenty, twenty, five, nine. Oh, two and five nine three should not be postponed over the weekend. remediate immediately. Wow! Five also offered some interim mitigation measures that they recommended for their customers. Who could not for whatever reason patch their big I fe- big IP equipment immediately you know sometimes that requires you take it down for some length of time and reboot, but later came to light that the mitigation could be mitigated and bypassed, which made emergency patching the only safe course like you know, do it now. So two days after the patches for this critical. Vulnerability were released. Researchers started publicly posting proof of concept exploits, showing just how easy it would be to exploit them. So that was then. Three weeks later last Friday the twenty fourth, the cyber and infrastructure security agency. Say posted. They, said CIA ESSA is issuing this alert. In response to receiving to recently disclosed exploits that that target F five big IP devices that are vulnerable to Blah Blah Blah. unpackaged big five. Unpacked F five big IP devices. An attractive target for malicious actors. Affected organizations that have not applied the patch to fix this critical remote code. Execution Vulnerability risk an attacker. Outing that CV to take control of their system note, EH, five security advisory states that there is a high probability that any remaining unpack. Each devices are likely already compromised. CIS A expect to see continued attacks exploiting unpackaged big F five big IP devices, and strongly urges users administrators to upgrade their software to the fixed versions. CIS also advises that administrators deploy the signature included in this alert to help them determine whether they're systems have been compromised, and so the the signature was a a a traffic inspection. Script in order to see whether there is bad stuff going on, they said see I say has observed scanning and reconnaissance as well as confirmed compromises. Within a few days of F five's patch release of this vulnerability as early as July sixth. CIS Say has seen broad scanning activity for the presence of this vulnerability across federal departments and agencies. This activity is currently occurring as of the publication of this alert meaning gay from as early as July six as one that did began and this this alert was last Friday the twenty four th, so this has been going on. They conclude the ISI has been working with several entities across multiple sectors to investigate potential compromises relating to this vulnerability. has confirmed to compromises and continuing to investigate. CIS CIS will alert will update this alert with any additional actionable information. Okay so. Now this is a classic example, and actually this sort of ties into where will be going here in a minute when we talk about Garmon. I've often been speaking about the growing critical need for companies and to a lesser degree individuals, but certainly individuals who care to be certain that they have an are maintaining an open channel of communication for receiving vulnerability notices I've been talking about email as that channel. But in thinking about this further. I think that twitter likely makes the most sense now. As I noted last week. Twitter really has become our global information dissemination platform. Warts and all
Saudi King Is Said to Have Successful Gallbladder Surgery
"Moving onto Saudi Arabia. King Salman is spending some time in the hospital there this week Saudi state media report he had surgery to remove his gallbladder, and it was successful nothing life threatening, but whenever an eighty four year old national leader is hospitalized for whatever reason it raises questions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those questions about what a possible succession might look like the World Sharon Jafari reports the modern day kingdom of Saudi. Arabia was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, two, and since. Since, then it's been ruled by the same royal family succession has mostly gone from father to son or brother to brother eighty four year old King Solomon took over from his brother into fifteen. Joseph Russell was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia back then. Oh, yes, I got to know him very while this describes Kim Samoan as educated Matt. It says the king loves to read to his grandchildren so whenever he went back to New York while says he would buy books as gifts for some on. In the old culture of Saudi culture books never had pictures. That's because the ultra conservatives in the kingdom considered images to be un-islamic, so made sure I brought books a lot pictures. One time was false, as he brought by another bound copy of one thousand and One Nights, a collection of middle. Eastern folktales, and the king loved it. At the opportunity to work with online, I grew very fond of him, but while Kingston Mon- might be the most powerful official in Saudi Arabia. It's his son. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin, Salman who runs the kingdom on a day to day basis. NBS known is next in line to the throne. Nowadays, the process of succession is overseen by a special group of authorities yes-men. Faruk is with Carnegie in. For International, peace in Washington, the previous king had established what they call the allegiance council, which is basically a counseled from the surviving sons of the funder for NPS to become kings. She says this council would initiate a process for members of the royal family to pledge allegiance to the new king, but right now there's a problem. The Allegiance Council doesn't have had the last one died, and I think the position has been vacant for over two years now and one member at least of the allegiance council is under arrest Prince Amit faulk says NBA has been controversial figure since they want his made it his mission to consolidate power and supply line any potential competitor. Nabil Nura an expert on Gulf affairs says MP's has arrested an intimidate viable members of the royal family also rounded up hundreds of businessmen and activists. He was to show that he is the guy for the position, and he wants to make sure that there are no challenges in his way to the throne occupied. Was it all after. that. The king went to the hospital state TV showed him holding a cabinet meeting from there. That's to show that the king is alive and well, and still in charge, but nobody says it's an open secret that MBA's is actively pushing to become king while his father is still around. Why well a number of things one of them is related to the US actually Hamad bin. Salman wants to make sure that he ascends the throne while president. Trump is personally that states trump has been supportive of the crown. Prince says it's not clear if joe. Biden would do the same besides the American election does also the G. Twenty summit in November. It could be a critical moment for MBA's to show that he is in charge. And some people from the Royal Family might not be happy with Hamad bin Salman, being king, so hammered. This might ascend the throne while his father is still alive to make sure that everything goes smoothly. So where does all this leave the US? Saudi relations Yes menfolk says NBA is a controversial figure in Washington DC. She says it's not internal policies that have raised eyebrows NBA has has been the war in Yemen and according to the CIA or did. Did the kidding of Washington Post columnist Jamal and unfortunately like many things inside Washington there is polarization and the debate is very much politicized, but let me tell you that the concern, the uncertainty about the rule of Mohammad Bin, Salman is certainly bipartisan. People differ on what to do about it, folks. Some things have not changed Saudi Arabia remains a key player in the global oil market and president. Trump has boasted about selling weapons to the king. Now with the possibility of political transition in both countries on the horizon, there are big questions about the future of the relationship between the two longtime allies.
Russian Hackers Blamed for Attacks on Vaccine-Related Targets
"With ties to the country's intelligence services have stolen emails. They've also sow disinformation and worked to influence elections in several countries, so they've kept pretty busy over the past few years. But The latest target for Russian hackers is really audacious Researchers working to develop a Corona virus vaccine in labs in the U. S. The United Kingdom and Canada have all reported attempts to breach their servers. Most valuable data in the world might be sitting in the service of those of actually in researchers right now, apparently Russia's intelligence service once it other hackers. They were busy elsewhere yesterday, too. Maybe you couldn't tweet Laura Galan, say founder and CEO of Gallant Strategies. Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council informally serves the U. S defense intelligence agencies. Laura I guess we shouldn't be surprised to start with the Russians. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that as the world works towards the vaccine that there are hackers out there who are trying to steal their way. Closer to it. Yeah, We should not be surprised. That's right Now this group is one that's pretty notorious in the in the cybersecurity world. They've They've been involved in really high profile breaches over the state Department, The White House even the DNC. And this is the equivalent of Russia's CIA. So this is really top top hackers and they're there to go out and get the hardest target and current vibrant. Research couldn't be a more coveted set of intellectual property at this point. Here's what I don't get. I mean, Russia, officially almost for a long time. Claimed they didn't even have covert 19. So basically you've got the intelligence services for a country that claims it doesn't have a virus trying to steal information for a vaccine. That doesn't exist. I must they needed Yeah, well, well, you remember facts don't matter. It's so consistency of logic here. You know what? As you're saying there was no current virus in in Russia a few months ago. Now magically the top intelligence services after is after the research, But you know, here's what this is. Ratings are sagging in country. His popularity rings are some of the worst been over his long tenure, and she knows that he's playing to a domestic audience and politics are always domestic first. And if Russia gets to Harold that they have discovered the the vaccine, and if they're able to Russia that is such a quiver in on In in Russia in Putin's, You know the pocket that they can, really he can really say my version of politics has produced this. I'm able to take care of you. And this is why I continue to have my almost lifelong mandate. Here is your president. So obviously, if we can detect it, and then the other countries can, too. We have protections in place. But I guess maybe it's not top of mind for everybody that like medical espionage is Is something that can happen. Oh, this has been going on for years. The Chinese military hackers for a long time when after diabetes research and this was back in 2013 2014 and it didn't get the publicity's that this getting today, But Hitting vaccine information has been a target of nations. Kate Hackers Over the years we haven't seen Russia do something quite this brazen though, Onda again leave it to the rest. Hackers do. It s so nothing new that medical aren't is right at the forefront of getting hacked, but I do think this is going to be a wake up call for any organization. Any government that doesn't think that their recruiter if they're going to get targeted, and the right of course, is going to be right in the center of that target. Okay, So
Iran executes former defence ministry employee accused of spying for the CIA
"Iran says a former employee at the defence ministry accused of selling information of CIA has been executed. At a weekly press briefing. The spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said that Reza Asgari was executed last week. He said that Asgari had worked for the aerospace division of the Defense Ministry. But after taking early retirement, he made contact with the CIA on began selling information about Iran's missile program. The Judiciary spokesman gave the information as an extension to his response to a question. About another alleged spy for the U. S. Mahmoud Moussavi. Imagine who's been sentenced to death for allegedly providing intelligence to both the CIA on DH, Israel's Mossad on the movements of top Iranian military
Iran executes man who purportedly sold missile info to CIA
"Iran has executed one of its military generals convicted of spying for the CIA as NPR's Peter. Kenyan reports. Tehran says the death sentence was carried out last week. Reza Asgari was a former Iranian general and Defense Ministry official who was arrested on charges of selling information to the CIA regarding Iran's missile program. Asgari was among some 17 people arrested a year ago. Tehran says death sentences will be carried out on other spies in the
CIA did not verbally brief Trump on Russia report, says official
"The. National Security Adviser said the CIA. Tossed with briefing, the president decided not to tell him about reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers, because it was unverified intelligence. The claim from Robert, O'Brien came top members of the administration gave differing accounts on the status of intelligence reports on Russian bounty payments, and why trump had not taken action in response, but had repeatedly pressed to readmit. Russia to the g seven club of nations trump himself, continued to suggest that the allegations of Russia paying Taliban fighters to kill Americans were a hoax. It had been reported that the intelligence was included in the written presidential daily brief, given by the CIA O'Brien appeared to suggest it had not been included in verbal briefings given to trump who famously doesn't read written briefings. O'Brien was severely criticized for putting the blame for a major policy issue on a relatively junior CIA official. This is the same scapegoating play that the White House ran in the corona virus context, blaming trump's intelligence briefer for something that is chiefly in fundamentally a failing of the white. House staff said net price, a former CIA analyst and national security spokesman. He added. We now know the information was included in trump's written PD, which is how the intelligence community regularly flags items that the president needs to know meanwhile Mike Pompeo. The tree of state insisted that the Russian threat in Afghanistan was real and had been properly addressed, implying the president had been kept informed. A former senior US official confirmed that reports Russian. Russian bounties was circulating inside the White House before the summer of Twenty nineteen, but added it was likely that the president had ignored the news as it conflicted with his desire to cultivate good relations with Vladimir Putin. Some former officials said trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the PD be to brief him verbally less often on Russia. Related threats to the US a former, Taliban, spokesman Mulama Niyazi said the Taliban had been paid by Russian intelligence for attacks on US forces and on Isis Forces in Afghanistan from twenty fourteen. Right up to the present.
White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia
"The white. House is still trying to grapple with reports that Russia paid bounties to taliban-linked militants to kill U, S and coalition forces in Afghanistan and that the president was told about the plot months ago tonight. The Washington Post says trump has no plans for an immediate response because he quote does not believe the reports. Reports are true or actionable. According to two senior administration officials this morning on social media, trump again dismissed the issue calling it quote just another made up by fake news tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party just another hoax hours later, the praise the president made his first public comments about the Intel echoing his administration's lied about not having been briefed because the information had not been verified. We never heard about it because intelligence never found it to be. Of the of that a level where it would rise to that I'm sure I don't see many things that they don't think rose to the occasion. This didn't rise to the occasion and from what I hear. And I hear it pretty good. The intelligence people didn't even many of them didn't believe it happened at all. I think it's a hoax. I think it's a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats. This was something that never got presented to me and they know that never got presented because it didn't rise to that level. Trump's national security advisor and press secretary offered reports. The slightly different take on why trump wasn't informed about. The Intel appeared to focus on one unnamed Diana staffer. The person decided. Early on whether the president should be briefed on this in the Oval in the oval tells briefing was his career senior career civil servant. Officer I and she made that decision because she didn't have confidence in the intelligence that came up and we had this. Ron Telling we started an interagency process to look at options so that if the if the intelligence turned out to be verified, if it could be corroborated, then we'd have options to go to the president with it was a career. CIA officer with more than thirty years a tenure who made the decision not to brief up in the national security adviser agreed with that decision. That was the right decision to make at this moment as I speak to you, it is still unverified. Today the Senate intelligence. Committee became the latest group of lawmakers to get a briefing on the from the administration on the bounty plot. A new report in politico says quote. Top White House officials confirmed lawmakers this week that the Russian bounty intelligence was included in trump's dealing written brief in late February Capitol Hill. Sources say even though it had not been briefed to the president orally by that point, the article does not. Not Specify which lawmakers received this information. The gang of eight members of Congress who the administration usually keeps in the loop on critical national security matters are still hoping to get their own briefing from the director of the CIA the Director of the National Director of National Intelligence and the head of the National Security Agency that meeting had been scheduled to take place today, but this morning it was postponed until tomorrow.
Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat
"The White House is stepping up its defense of its response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U. S. troops in Afghanistan White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee continues to set president trump wasn't briefed on the intelligence assessments about a Russian bounty because they weren't verified a career CIA officer with more than thirty years tenure who made the decision not to brief it up in the national security adviser greedy says president trump does have confidence in his national security team which says retaliatory options were being prepared Mackanin he was asked why the administration's denouncing the intelligence leak but not the idea there was a price for killing American troops this administration has acted tough on Russia always makes the decision that's in the best interest of protecting our troops intelligence officials have told the Associated Press former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues he had briefed trump on the matter Jackie Quinn Washington
White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia
"National security adviser Robert O'Brien says a senior career official at the CIA made the decision to not verbally brief President Trump on reports Russia has put bounties on Americans in Afghanistan. Mr Trump says he does not believe that intelligence CBS News White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy, the president says he has no concerns over not being briefed in person that I'm sure I don't see many things that they don't think Rose to the occasion. Distant rise to the occasion, he tells Fox business. I think it's a hoax. I think it's a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats. He was asked What if it's true that Moscow did offer bounties on Americans in Afghanistan if it did happen? The Russians would hear about it, and anybody else would hear about it. That was involved. Steven Portnoy. CBS News
Bolton says he would have personally briefed Trump on Russian bounties
"National security adviser Robert O'Brien says a senior career official of the CIA made the decision to not verbally brief President Trump on reports Russia has put bounties on Americans in Afghanistan. Former national security adviser John Bolton says he would have done things differently. The president's former national security advisor tell CBS News he'd have brought the Russian bounty reports to Mr Trump's attention. If there's any indication, this is an ongoing operation, something the president needs to take into account AIDS to Mr Trump have said the intelligence wasn't verified. But John Bolton told CBS Audio's the takeout to say, We don't give it to him until we're completely satisfied. If that that didn't reflect how I operated, Bolton resigned as national Security advisor last
White House Pushes Back Against Russia Bounty Intelligence
"White House continues to push back against reports Russia paid the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan after days of President Trump on the defensive over what he knew. And when about the Russian bounties were now thing the White House really go on the attack. You have President Trump this morning tweeting that it's just another hope you have the White House press secretary. Really blaming these anonymous leaker for endangering us proof and then the national Security advisor Robert O'Brien. He said this morning that it was the decision of a career CIA officer cannot brief the president because he says the intelligence was not corroborated. Fox's Kristin Fisher
Top WH aide says CIA official decided against briefing Trump on Russia intel
"The White House says president Top Trump has been briefed on the unsubstantiated intelligence alleging Russian Bally's for the killing of American troops in Afghanistan. Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says intelligence officials have told the president about the information that was first reported by the New York Times. But that does not change the fact that there is no consensus on this intelligence that still has yet to be verified. At a White House briefing, McEnaney said the president will always act to protect American troops. She also denounced those who leaked Classified information, saying it endangers national
White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty
"How much did the president know of reports that Russia offered bounties on U. S troops and how much should he have known? Both questions have become part of the debate over the reported program in Afghanistan. News reports have said the president was briefed long before the information became public. President. Trump denied that, and the White House has said the intelligence information was not fully confirmed. Former National security adviser Susan Rice writes this morning in The New York Times that that doesn't matter if she had known, she writes, she would have told the president and people in any previous administration would have done the same. So how does the process work? NPR National security correspondent Greg Meyer is on the line, Greg Good morning. Good morning, Steve. How would the various U. S intelligence agencies analyze information like this? Well from from what we're seeing. And then some of the reporting is that there were some Taliban members who were captured in a raid about six months ago and they were interrogated. A large pile of cash was uncovered and In Your times is reporting today that U S intelligence found evidence of financial transfers from Russia to a Taliban linked account. But the US intelligence community is still assessing, and there's no consensus and this is a classic problem for the intelligence community. You have to put together a puzzle with missing pieces, and I spoke about this with Dan Hoffman. He's a former CIA officer who was the Moscow station chief and also worked in the Middle East. I served, you know, three years in overseas combat zones, collecting this sort of tax bill in intelligence. It's not like fine wine getting better with age. You've got to get it out to the people at risk. That means our soldiers but also coalition forces. Does that mean you sometimes have to distribute intelligence information before everybody in the government agrees on what it means. Right, Exactly Steve and the CIA seems to be driving. This seems to be the agency that feels most strongly that this Russian bounty program Israel, But we seem very unusual development the past couple days where the defense secretary, the National Security Advisor, the director of National intelligence have all issued statements saying they can't confirm the bounty program at least at this point. Um And and Trump is, as you noted. It said he was never told about the program before it broke in the news, But we are seeing reports that he might have been briefed as early as February. Well again. Let's talk about what the standard processes is Susan Rice correct that in any administration, this kind of explosive information would be shared at the highest levels. Yeah. When I spoke with Dan Hoffman, the former CIA officer. He doesn't know the details in this case, But he said it was his experience that really critical explosive intelligence should and would reach the White House. Here he is again. My concern as an intelligence officer would be. I don't want the president or his national security advisor to be blindsided when Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Hey, about that reporting, we received that the Russians have a bounty out for our people in Afghanistan. You know, I wouldn't want the president not to be aware of that information. The reference there. Two reports that the British knew the UK was told of this U. S intelligence finding, however incomplete it may have been now let's take this information at face value. What does the report of this bounty program say about Russia's strategy in Afghanistan? You know, Steve, I thought back to 2001 and I was in Kabul right after the Americans drove the Taliban out. One of the most striking things I saw was Russia set up a field hospital to assist this US mission because at that time the U. S and Russia had a common interest in defeating Islamic extremism. But Russian President Vladimir Putin and now is consistently pursuing policies aimed at undermining the U. S. And Afghanistan is just one example. We got a hint of this four years ago, Actually, when our NPR colleague Tom Bowman was in Afghanistan and was told by the Afghan military that Russia was already providing arms and training to the
"cia" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
"So I'm husband after I left. Fbi Okay yes. Why did you choose to leave the FBI to say that I was sexually harassed would be in understatements? Can you share a little bit about that? Yes so I think it really starts. Adamy asked the Letter writing process that had to do And so one of the first things you do. They have like different. Weeks have different trading sections to them and the first thing you do is interview you learn how to interview subjects or victims And so they asked where students though. I were assumed that I had were many times at the many people that no one ever seems to have like a problem with it was pulled aside afterwards and told that my soups made my interview instructive. Different instructors for different things Quote uncomfortable I'm guessing that means Horny. I'm not one hundred dollars inch and it was just like an Ann Taylor clip suit. What was it? I think it was from Nordstrom? Yeah it was I mean look I do tend to. I like high fashion. That's true but I'm never somewhat inappropriate in my body ever if I remember being a really cute black suits with a jacket. And he's kind of red pinstripes. Mary feat that went through and so they asked that. I write him a letter apologizing for how I looked in the suit and so I go through different versions of like the letter I wanted to write and then the letter ultimately right row. Is You know an apology letter until I drove down to a Walmart. Which is that was the closest thing in Quantico and I bought suits I think at the time it was like a two or four and I bought seats in Twelve and it was really funny because my mom at recently had to go through old pictures some media of my graduation from FBI Academy and I have a picture myself in a leading by my parents in the crotch. Suit is literally two my shins. My mom is sorry. That was one instance. Yeah I thought maybe you know. Stay at the academy kind of ride out all this stuff and maybe things will get better in my office And they definitely did not so you get into that in the book to. Oh Yes yes. Oh that's good and then as far as that horizon was ever like you know like a physical thing of like you know. Do this and this will happen for you or anything like that. No never no. I don't remember anything like that I do remember hearing that my boss had said I make a good agent on my knees under his desk. Yeah and I think that was sort of the straw that broke the camel's back for me My parents you know. Their baby boomers were born in the forties. And they've sort of been which I appreciate it. We'll just get through. We're not gonNA fight your battles for you makes you stronger but I remember going home and tell him my dad that comment and he was like. Where can we find in a jury? That was the first time that he flew off the handle right. And so what did you do? That was just your reason to lease or did you ever finally it. I did file complaints For the time being why they're like fleshing out my complaint. Their solution to the problem was to move to an office about three hours away. And that's not I should not have upper my whole life for like you need to figure out a different solution. And they wouldn't and so. I laughed and I would like to tell you that like things have changed but I was contacted by a group about seventeen women last year. Who launched a class action lawsuit against the FBI for Bender Discrimination? So unfortunately it hasn't changed or maybe with them and your book. It will change people aware so your husband wants his he do. He's an orthodontist. Okay your teeth. Look Nice and I'm watching you on zoom now like one of my questions that I had is it a good salary. Cia and FBI. I mean pins rightly like the level I entered in at its government scale right so like when I entered in entry bat time with the scale of a gs one to like fifteen. So I answered in a believe in AIDS address. Aides 'em when I left I was GS twelve. Which is like pre management. So I do remember Not Salary remember my permit with my friend who I'm still friends with and US sitting there in wikileaks I've ourselves like. Hey we just like came back from a war zone where like we could have died. Mccain even afford to go to the movies right now you just like being kind of crabby about that now at the FBI pay was a little bit better because you get with Cologne horsemen hazard. Pay because you you carry a gun so it was a little better there so you had gun training like an and some physical training right Fbi as far as like how to like. Throw someone over your shoulder at Quantico would have to pass P. T. tests for different times while you were there and then you have obviously a ton of Tana gun training And then you have you know. He enhanced combat training and things like that. So do you still own a gun today? Like in your home I do not. I don't because I have a four and a half year old right which I think is great. I've never what's interesting about my dad is We never had a gun in our house. He never wanted to get in the house for the reason where he's like that guy is going to be used on someone in this house if we have this either someone's GonNa come in and steal it or someone within our household is going to crazy news it and you know it's just it's interesting you.
"cia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Have. Chapo engage in a bit of fun. Funny Funny Stop People. Digits Corny. One liners they're are two types of PITA. `SMS there's one that's like almost like a joke if an. Ai told the joke and that is when she says things like the community that from We care less about the Nasdaq more about building a coat rack. It will be something like something resembling like gets worse. Where I'm from. We care less about the schools Montessori and more about raising our son Corey and that's like that's like almost like the least evil type of Peter's because it's like the robot wants to be part of humanity kind of like a spiritual yearning and you wish you could update who knows the human a huma. You wish you could update his invidious settings to get that done and we wouldn't have to go through this whole thing because you know he kind of feels pain. Oh yeah he definitely does pay in that. Little Arthur fifty makes there's fans that was Felix. That CLIP IS TRAP. House added most appealing. It's funny smart and sharp. They're mocking a rival for his style and his pretension clearly satire. But this next part where they talk about. Buddha judge being in the CIA was not satire. So when you begin to assemble these facts are like go down these various rabbit holes or look at the bigger picture you will never ever get and this is what Tom O'Neil said to us. That's very important you will never ever ever get to a point of capital. T. Journalistic Truth. That can be published in the New York Times. Oh It's Not New York Times truth. What would their strict definitions of things that are true? Then Virgil issued this disclaimer. Oh and by the way very very quickly anyone out there who's a reporter for New York magazine Politico The New Yorker The New York Times watching anything like that. This is off the record. Okay so is it a joke. Is it not a joke? It is a joke because people laughed. And of course you can't go off the record on a publicly available podcast but it shows. Chapo knows what they're doing. They understand the uses and purposes of propaganda and they also know what they're about to do in their extremely influential and popular podcast. There are about to smear Bernie Sanders biggest rival to date with a bat. Shit insane conspiracy theory so here is Chapel member Matt Christmas and making the case that Pete Buddha j.j active CIA asset he began by signing two thousand eight New York Times. Op Ed. That Buddha Jude wrote about Somaliland the enclave of Somalia that was seeking independence at the same time that the US government was making inroads to attempt to establish military bases there with the connivance of the local leadership. Pete British and his friend from Harvard his friend from Harvard. A guy whose name is oh could Lord Nathaniel Meyers. This is a guy who works for the US aid for International Development Organization which has been for forty years a known CIA FRONT USA is actually the largest government sponsored agency in the world half of all US foreign aid flows through the guys continue to trace Buddha judges career then he joins naval intelligence and goes Afghanistan. The navy famously necessary to get in the landlocked Afghanistan. Navy's really good at mountain guessing where he has admitted his books that he spent time in. Cia SAFE HOUSES. A Guy who has glowing portrait of this guy talked about how in his study. He has maps of mineral resources of Afghanistan. Airmiles fucking house. He's a he's a cartography. Bus loves maps. He's a dampener. So this is the guy who's entire career before he becomes mayor is pure intelligence. Absolutely there is not a single thing he did it. He's a little McKinsey or with the military that does not indicate that he was doing at the very least like high end drifting McKinley. Shit or at the worst like project Phoenix like targeted assassinations. Lgbtq CIA. Joke that someone else's show you know project. Phoenix was the bad program during the Vietnam War. That was credited if you WANNA use that word with killing tens of thousands of Viet Cong sympathizers many if not most of them neutral civilians not to be fair to Chapo killing tens of thousands of innocent Vietnamese or a similar venture was at the upper bounds of what they say that Pete booted was doing right before being elected mayor of South Bend Indiana and they described his morality this way and then he and then he comes mayor of South Bend where he becomes. The most media savvy most media connected guy in this piss ant town of one hundred thousand people where his job is basically just to ethnically cleanse the black people out of the neighborhood so they could be gentrified by the way how this small town mayor become a presidential candidate. Perhaps I mean the way I figured is that maybe saw him like a lot of voters did and said. Ooh I like this guy like say I like how he says it his temperament and his story perhaps viewed and say that you know someone who did or find a plausible that. There's a reason why unreasonable person might like Buddha judge. No you're wrong it's not. It's so then he gets to run and as I said. He's running against one of the biggest fields. They've ever had governors senators every half of them. Just trying to run the Obama playbook all of them fall away and he's the last one left and he is the one that the media is willing to go to bat for and lie on behalf of after he stole Iowa so at this point. I suppose it's incumbent upon me to deny being a member of Project MOCKINGBIRD Mockingbird to catching fire guests. That's the updated program though denying being in the employ of the CIA is exactly what someone in the employee of the CIA would say. Well putting aside this unfalsifiable premise. Let us continue to do Langley's bidding as I play you. More of the unhinged conspiratorial ramblings of the number one Bernie Sanders podcast in America Co hosted by the New York Times bestselling authors and their pal amber alert frost by the way frost was a contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She wrote the ninth most popular article there last year the tone in that article was tailored to the CJ our audience not CIA see Jr Columbia Journalism Review for the Chapo audience. Frost took a different tone one embraced conspiracy but also told the true believers fueled by the truths that were revealed that they must not give away the game when trying to convince others to oppose Buddha. Judge is actually really important that we don't look Gracie Matt played it less close to the vest fucking bear. Pete is at the nexus of every black ops. Cia fucking thing in the last thirty fucking years so since he was eight. This is the point in their podcast where the hosts both embraced the depths of their theories and offered a fig-leaf of deniability using phrases. Like you can believe all of this. You believe none of it. The end result equals the same thing. Which is that you need to know. Powerful forces oppose Bernie Sanders. They advise the audience. On the best way to take this knowledge this special knowledge that they imparted and to use it when dealing with members of the public who might not be as informed as they are and I remember early on the show when we were making fun of Pete by calling him agent Pete or saying he's up and of course I was half kidding then am I have kidding now I will leave it to you. The audience to judge for yourself. This is some Glenn Beck. Alex Jones nine eleven truth or type technique right there. So ask yourself. Is The difference. That those conspiracies are wrong and the Buddha judges a CIA cat's paw right. Is that the difference or the difference that Pete Booed Aeges. Working BLACK OPS THEORY. Is that different from birtherism because one is in service of a bad outcome and the other fuels are righteous fire. I think it's a lot like birtherism in that. The crazy private inaccurate theory really inspires the congregation and they know when they interact with the public. Who Don't think like they do. They know how to put on a more plausible public face. Oh well no matter what you think about that. You have to really be concerned with his executive overreach with the DACA program. But privately they're going out there and saying this with such fervor because they know he was really born in Kenya the Chapo guys do say version of. Hey believe it. Or don't believe it but they definitely think that it's important enough to put out in their podcast. Which is listened to by one hundred to two hundred thousand listeners? Because they know that even if it's not true if their fellow sanders supporters believe. It's true. Then it's all to the good in. There is what I say is that allies ally and propaganda is propaganda. And that's why it's useful for me to surface this horse shit so we could say that it's horse shit. You WanNA say universal healthcare. That's a great idea. Just realized this. Okay maybe it is in a bag with worship if universal healthcare and Free. College are the right goals. What does it say that we have to use? Horsh it as a means to achieve these goals. Does it say? You can't have anything good unless you embrace insane fictions to get there. I'm trying to be fair to Bernie Sanders himself. The person the candidate he never said any of this. There's no evidence he believes it again. The part about there being no evidence. I think that's important. And also every good leader has some bonkers followers or followers who spout bonkers notions and every minute but Bernie Sanders. The candidacy is premised on a political revolution. The coming revolution. So if you throw in with him maybe you should ask yourself. How many of your fellow revolutionaries will be motivated by beliefs like this by thinking like this or even by tactics like pretending to believe theories like this or throwing lies out there just in case they inspire others who they can use to achieve. What they say is a righteous goal. Anyway that's the update about what's going on over there. Chapa thought you should know. And that's it for today show. Priscilla lobby is the associate producer of the jets. She's working out the theory that lives. Warren is Massad Massad to the core Daniel. Schrader produces the gist. He knows trump might be working with the Russians but he thinks we dodged a bullet with John Casick who might be in the pocket of Nefarious Levin Factions. The Gist. I take it. In one thousand nine hundred eight Democratic nominee Mike Dukakis loses to former CIA director George H W Bush but now it can be revealed Dukakis was asleep agent of the fish and wildlife service and it gets worse because it wasn't the fish part Hooper Deborah to Peru and. Thanks for listening..
"cia" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Do just like we abandoned our allies in Vietnam pulled out which is really. What's behind a lot of? This is like Oliver North. Rian like the hate that we abandoned our brothers. Are you know anti-communist allies? We can't let it happen again. And that's what they see happening in Nicaragua if we abandoned the contras and they also they the United States government also hilariously found this group to act sort of the figurehead spokesman for the CONTRAS. Even though they have very little actual association with the Contra some of the people some of the people at your your friend of the seven people who would present a attractive image of the contras because the contras were understood to be made up of a lot of different factions but among them were former national guards. Men who had served under Somoza who is this brutal rightwing dictator whom the US supported until the end and so a lot of his people on of his guys with guns goons. Yeah they continue to support him. Well they want the power back and so these people ceased as made up a large percentage of the of the Contra forces. And you know I think it was understood that that was not a winning brand start to use a contemporary term and so they wanted to organize the seven member board of people who could plausibly say. They weren't extremists that they certainly weren't favor of torture or cities. And so so the board as you say it was supposed to be the face of this organization but it's not like these were completely you know unaffiliated people. They're they're they're they're curious mantra and so we we interviewed one of the members of the directorate Who quit at a certain point because he felt disenchanted with it? He was in Nicaragua Guy who had moved to Miami and had gotten sort of interested in the political turmoil. Back home didn't support the Sandinistas thought they were too extreme. You got recruited by the CIA. He believes to sort of serve as one of the seven point. He you know he was provoked into making apologies for the things. The contras were doing. He was called in the middle of the night to say listen. You've got to go on the radio and say that it was us that you know laid those bombs in the Nicaraguan harbor. We can't let anyone know that it was anything to do with the CIA. Which of course it was and that eventually came out yes. It came out during a debate. Didn't it it well? It came up before that but yes it was brought up during the during the debate. So the arms-for-hostages. Its own scandal. If people were to find out about it then it becomes arms for money. Is that what happens? Well I mean there was always money. I think what you're referring to. I think is that there was their profits being made off the arm. Sales and those profits at a certain point started being funneled by Oliver North and some of his associates into the Contra War and this is the hyphen or the Dash. I have a friend. Who's very upset with me for referring to hyphen is not well. Known Scandal Hyphen over. 'em Dash and Dash Not Dash and Dash on God and the hyphen or Dash. Is the money. The thing that connects these two otherwise unrelated operations will one thing is that they're being run by the same people. Which makes it possible for the money to intermingle to then have profits from the arm. Sales being used by guns for the contras. Yeah why don't they just use all their crack profits that no but this is true. The people who study the CIA or study secret organizations if they want to do surreptitiously technically illegal. Things you have to be funded somehow. And that's usually via illegal funding methods. So here's a chronicle history of the CIA working say mafia factions because they needed the money for other things. Well there is the way to get covert operations funded approved and make them legal. There's a law that says that a president can order a covert action as long as signs. A piece of paper called a presidential finding in advance and explains what it is what the rationale is and commits to briefing. Congress on it like not all of Congress but like select you know the Intel Committee. Yeah and there was a finding a involvement in Nicaragua than the minimum the CIA couldn't no longer be serving that purpose with regard to the arm sales and other covert operation. One of the big problems that the Reagan administration faced. Once everything's started coming out was the first to arms shipments that the engaged the Iranians on. We're not covered by presidential. Finding there was a finding signed after the fact. Yeah which the Reagan folks wanted to say was retroactive But in any event there was no briefing of Congress. You know yes. He signed the piece of paper. But I would say the important part of the law would be that there's oversight from Congress which they declined to do on the theory that well it says in a timely manner you know who's to say timely means before it happened insurance to say you know a week as opposed to a year so that was that was sort of a question like short of covert operations. Have to be secrets. That doesn't necessarily mean they need to be funded illegally. Yeah we're in. Fact is the host of fiasco the second season of which is available on that Luminary Service about the Iran Contra affair. Thanks so much thank like I have cats. They're a joy of my life. But you know what thing that people don't like is associated with cats smelly leanness believe the. Sitcom friends spoke of this. And it's weird thing about smelly nece. It's just means a thing that smells and yet it's a negative. It's a pejorative. I guess we don't like things that smell cats can smell especially if the litterbox is not properly lined with the right kitty litter and that is where Armand Hammer clump and seal comes in it. Seals and destroys odors. Doesn't mask them with the perfume because that would still be smelly it. Seals and destroys odors on contact for a seven day odor. Free Home Guaranteed. Don't let your whole house smell like the litterbox get Armand Hammer. Clump and Seal Armand Hammer. More power to you and now the bill. If you Chapo the podcast not the drug lord. It's a phenomenon it's called Chapo Trap House. It's currently the sixteenth ranked news podcast and I tunes which has three ahead of the BBC. Unfortunately behind the verdict with Ted Cruz guilty. The Chapo Trap House guys have written a New York Times bestseller that each have over one hundred thousand followers on twitter and this is the big one. They've been on the gist begging pedialyte after a night of hard-drinking their producer. Chris is an old slate employees. Who I like very much a met. The four million Chapo guys at the Iowa State Fair. They were funny could not take them up on their offer of a night of drinking. I listen to the show because I like hearing their good arguments from a strong socialist point of view. They also present the very harshest critiques of more MODERATE POLITICIANS THAN BERNIE SANDERS. Which is say. I think every other politician in America they are funny and their politics are really influential as ardent Bernie supporters. They are scathing in their attacks on his rivals. They look at Elizabeth. Warren like a Jew looks at a Jew for Jesus. Now if you don't know this little spat and you might say well. Isn't that almost a Jew but to an actual Jew Jews for Jesus are the worst every once in a while actually pretty frequently chapo goes full conspiracy mode and sometimes it's embarrassing and other times like this recent show. It's bordering on the dangerous at the very least. It's an a factual disregard for documental truth. And it shows that the far left is every bit as eager to get high off the paint fumes of Innuendo and suggestion in their last posted. Show Chapo when full bore into an area? They've tiptoed around in the past the notion that Pete. Buddha judge is an agent for the CIA so before they launched into their full diatribe complete with knowing winks and the technique of paralegal switches. I'm not saying I'm just saying they pant or a little bit to the live crowd and New Hampshire by putting down and then they analyze the results from Iowa. Inaccurately as it happens. Here's will prevail in Iowa Bernie won the Iowa Caucus. We're not bullshitting you. We're not trolling you. We're not saying that hype up confidence and support. We're telling you objectively Bernie. Sanders won the. I will call decisively. Yes then they buttress their incorrect assertion. That Bernie won. The Iowa caucuses decisively with a quasi conspiracy theory and built an escape clause and that foreshadows. What's to come next? But first the guys.
"cia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"With the CIA and now president of bass is under a lot of pressure to the to dissolve the Palestinian authority which a lot of the Palestinians and the militant groups into it we didn't know what Gaza and the west bank say it has failed to achieve the aspirations of the Palestinian people and if that happens then that the Israeli government would be left with the complex and very expensive task of having to provide basic services to millions of Palestinians living in those Compton though said yes the thought about protests in Iraq because it's taken a heavy toll of the country the oil infrastructure has thus far been spared now a new prime minister who's been chosen by the president could he be the kind of catalyst to get the country out of this right that's what you would hope for but so far the response is that to his designation has been a very yeah on will coming so far protesters believe that he's somebody who's been chosen by a chosen by the blocks and therefore he's unacceptable to them and he's being greeted with a lot of demonstrations and that I got on the streets and he has a lot of issues to have to see a deal with from economic can problems facing the country he has to revive growth and he has to provide jobs on top of this he has to stand his company is through the very phony politics of the Middle East as we know Iraq has become the theater for a lot of the complex and the tensions between the US and Iran what we saw that killing of custom today many in Baghdad Eddie simply put the entire region on edge especially Iraq do you think he can calm the people on the streets that's the whole so far there are some people on his side yeah looked at a southerner and his people have said been out on his side so far and a lot of process testers are worried that if they continued fighting his appointment they might actually split the movement and antagonize yeah look at the subject to on the street then well then thank you very much for running us through some of the ins and outs about stories in a put down there the Bloomberg team here and to buy all right so plenty more to come on the program this is Bloomberg Bloomberg business of sports podcast should Major League Baseball short where the money is flowing inside sports if you're going to games are going to cut revenue from union has to team owners no we Williams speak to.
"cia" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Have you read the report. And what do you think. And he said I've read it and now I don't know what the facts are. It's very disturbing. You know. It sounds ZIP. He's echoing. I'm with you your report. Meant something and I'm guessing. Senators were thinking. Maybe John Brennan's the guy who can make CIA reckon with the use of torture. Of course he wasn't. I think it bears repeating what happened as you were investigating this for the Senate what the CIA did on domestic mastic soil to the investigator from the very body set up to oversee the CIA under a democratic administration with a Democratic nominee of director so caroline rolling crafts is nominated to be the general counsel the CIA during that nomination hearing a real mind. Mark Udall senator from Colorado acknowledges acknowledges for the first time publicly about this internal. CIA review called the Panetta Review. Senator Udall opened up his statement. This way saying the CIA as is leaking information in newspapers saying that the Senate report is factually inaccurate. It's never going to be released. Because of all the factual errors and he says. I don't think that's true true because hey I've gone through the records I've gone through the documents but also I've seen your internal review and it appears this review which which was initiated by former director. Panetta is consistent with intelligent committee's report but amazingly it conflicts with the official CIA response response to the committee's report in if this is true it raises fundamental questions. About why a review the conducted internally years ago and never are provided to. The committee is so different from the sea is formal written response to the committee study. I think you can. You can see the disconnect there and it sent shockwaves through the agency that we had this internal review see I had conducted and we knew what they had found the CIA freaks out and they decide to go through through the Senate's computers to find out. How many versions of this document existed? They went through our emails. There's evidence that they entered the room. This is spying on Americans and the argument is well. We had to protect our computer system. Will this was the Senate computer system. Eventually the inspector general finds out about this the sky's own internal watchdog finds out about it and within. I WanNa say it's within twenty four hours. They make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice saying we believe the CIA. I has violated the law by searching these computers and going into computers. Unlawfully this is response is to make a criminal them over for all against the Senate staff saying Oh no it's not us who broke the law. It's the Senate staff and basically accused us of hacking into the CIA has computers to obtain this Panetta Review and they maintain this is perhaps the most laughable argument John Brennan maintains that we were never authorized authorized to have that document it was a draft document. We requested every document in the sea is possession related the detention interrogation program. What could be more relevant? Haven't to a Senate investigation. Then the sea is own internal investigation into the same program. Second argument is that it's a draft document so therefore we should have it. You may remember. We were talking earlier about the briefings that were scheduled for the president. One of the most effective tools for understanding what was going on was to see one document. Two hundred drafts of that document. How it changed right Bush was going to be told about the waterboard? They'd limited that. I mean of those six point three million pages maybe half or more where draft draft documents. And let's not forget. What dependent review is? It's a damning argument against the size torture program that identifies it as ineffective that identify. CIA officers misleading the Bush administration. That's what they're trying to suppress. What's it like for you when you see John Brennan on TV as a commentator about about the lawlessness of the trump administration? You know people are both good and bad and make good decisions and bad decisions. So that's one there but I'm appalled at John Brennan Mike Morale Porter Goss any of these individuals. Phil Mudd are on television. Talking about the intelligence agence community and people view them Michael Hayden right people view them as upstanding citizens who we can trust. There's an entire pedic's to the executive summary. The report of Michael Hayden have his testimony to the committee on the left hand. Side is what he says on the right hand side is the truth when Michael Hayden is told this is a really important part of the Senate report when he is told. We've got a problem. We've told the Department of Justice the White House and Congress that we've never had more than one hundred detainees. Somebody comes to Michael. Hayden says. Listen we found more. There's at least one hundred twelve probably a ton more than that. What should we do? Michael Hayden says we've always had less than one hundred detainees. Pick a date when this program began. We've always had less Michael Hayden's on television as it does an anti-trump or whatever he's a darling. Erling of these These television stations as if he is a guy that with integrity I do believe integrity is a scarce resource and when you fail to show integrity. There is some accountability accountability in that. Accountability is sorry. Can't be commentator on television anymore as someone who provides truthful answers to the American people unless you explain what was happening back then and none of them have confronted allies. They've told the American people or the President Department justice or Congress. Is it your sense that the best way to prevent this this from happening again would have been to hold those who were directing it and carrying it out accountable including through criminal prosecution Russian under threat of imprisonment. I think people should have lost their jobs at the very least. Maybe you're not nominated to be director but maybe you're now in charge of the parking rush to CIA right. There needs to be some form of accountability. And let me be clear. This is a massive CIA problem. But I think it's also a massive societal program. The same Senate Intelligence Committee Committee that produced this report that fought tooth and nail to get it released and said this must never happen again. The same Senate Intelligence Committee that did that confirmed confirmed Gina Hospital director. Who knows better about this program then that committee and they went ahead and confirmed genus? Bill to me that's inexcusable. I'm no longer in the Senate so I can say that. But the fact that you'd have members who voted for that report who knew the details and then years later say okay. You've said you'll never do it again. What do you mean you'll never duty? It was found to be ineffective unlawful. And that you lied to the White House Department Justin Congress about it. Of course you're never going to do it again. Danny Jones. I WanNa just as as a person in this country I want to thank you for not giving up and for everything that you did and I hope one day that we all can read those seven thousand pages that you and your colleagues worked so hard to produce so that the truth would be known. Thank you thank you. Daniel Jones was the lead investigator for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. And Its probe into this as a program. His work on this still classified seven thousand page report is the subject of the new feature film. The report directed by Scott Z burns. That film is now on Amazon and it was produced in part by topic studios which is part of the intercepts parent company. I looked media. Daniel Jones is now the president of the Penn quarter group be on the lookout for an extended version of this interview with Daniel Jones on an upcoming special bonus episode of intercepted it while.
"cia" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Sir. David Addington being misled by the CIA on details so if David Addington is being misled by the CIA. They're certainly going to mislead the chair and Vice Chair. Share of the intelligence committees on both sides on the issue of winded Bush. No and you know. When did Cheney no and now you're talking about Addington being misled? Do you know no that. It's not that they're just smarter than you that they didn't put the stuff on paper. Look these guys. Were were masters at their craft in a lot of ways to is it possible that Cheney was actually very involved and was like listen. None of this goes on any paper while we were doing this investigation. One of the stories from the agency he was. Hey we are just following orders. Right this is an art program and we asked the agency if if this is the case find us the record somewhere. where's the email now? There's not even an email discussion among people saying we were with Cheney today and he told us we have to do this it does not exist. We asked for it. It was in the sea is interest to produce it because that was part of their narrative which is just following orders with the records. Indicate is that this was a CIA program. Voice did upon the bush-cheney White House not the other way round named the figures who were running this program. All that is largely redacted. What is the role of Jose? Rodriguez for those aid. Regas was the head of the counterterrorism center. He is in the report. He played a major role his chief of staff was now the currency. I director Gina Hospital in November of two thousand five. The Senate voted to you. Basically look at all detained treatment across the US government. There had been rumors of abuse right. And the voters of course and that vote failed felt it was led by Senator Carl Levin from Michigan he thought it was really important understand what dod was doing and with the CIA was doing detainees the very next day EH. Jose Rodriguez and his chief staff. Send a cable to a offsite location to destroy the interrogation videotapes of Abu Zubaydah. Waited which were done And a man named Abdallah regime on a sheree. But you're done two thousand two and what's really important to know is after two thousand to the. CIA was actively actively seeking to destroy those tapes and they went to the CIA director at the time this Tenet and then it was Porter Goss and they said we want to get rid of these tapes. Both tenant and Gaza Says No. You can't do it. John Rizzo who was acting general counsel the CIA said. You cannot destroy these tapes. But I'll go to the White House and I'll ask them. I'll go to the Department of Justice and ask them and the message always came back. You cannot destroy these tapes so after that vote in the Senate. Jose Rodriguez asked his chief of staff to drive a cable. And just screw it. We're going to do what we want. And they sent a cable to this off site for destruction those tapes and what was unique about this cable is typically. I mean if you're in the office environment and you're you're announcing policy decision you have a two line to four or five people and then you're CC. Line is all the lawyers all the policy people. There's forty people in the email same thing with CIA cables in this case it was just too that detention site and it wasn't until a cable came back from the site that said the ninety plus videotapes of torture have been destroyed now. Those people seed everyone appropriate all the lawyers all the higher ups ups. And that's when the general counsel of the CIA learns that they're destroyed and they go crazy because they know the Bush Whitehouse and Department of Justice. Said you cannot destroy these tapes. So what are they do they cover it up until Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times writes a front page article in December of two thousand seven which says the CIA destroyed torture. Tapes launches our investigation of the Senate. It launches a criminal investigation by Michael Mukasey at the Department of Justice. This is the Bush Department of Justice. They launch a criminal probe of the CIS destruction tapes. Eventually they put a guy named John. Durham in charge of that. Durham's investigation goes all the way to August August. Two thousand twelve right just months before we submit are largely our final draft of the report. And they don't bring any criminal charges and they say they looked at ninety ninety nine detainees. Of course we found there was at least one hundred nineteen and what we are GonNa do is we're going to recommend that the CIA hold to individuals accountable. There's two people the a most culpable for destruction. These tapes and those people are Jose Rodriguez and Gina Hospital at the time. There's a man at the CIA named Mike like morale who becomes acting director. At one point he was also in charge of the CI's response to the Senate. He is tasked by the CIA director to create an Accountability Accountability Board for Gina. has-been Jose Rodriguez and Mike Morell said. I'm not going to set up an accountability board for Genus. Jose Rodriguez. I'm GonNa do this myself. And he takes. Jose Rodriguez out for a beer and describes how this is going to go down. Jose Rodriguez gets a letter in his file. Continues to work for the agency and Gina. Hospital is let off absolutely free win. According to the documents that you've that you reviewed winded the program. And the last detainee we have records for was a detaining named Mohammed Rahim in two thousand seven Muhammad Rahim team is captured and brought to CIA custody is entire time NCAA custody Mohammed Rahim produced zero zero intelligence reports. Not One. It's hard to imagine not getting one piece of intelligence and Mohammad Rahim went through multiple rounds of of these enhanced interrogation techniques so two weeks on nothing and then additional two weeks and they kept trying to theorize on ways they could get muhammed regime to talk using these torture tactics and eventually Mama team says you know you can kill me. I'm just not going to talk to you right and in fact I want you to kill me and at this point. It's two thousand seven. The agency says we should probably take a look at this program. This is the first time to see. I conducted a real internal review of the program and N.. Data side that basically. There's no evidence that these torture techniques worked and that there's a lot of evidence that they produced false answers and her basically ineffective active and they make a recommendation to the by the way these are. CIA officers senior officers. And they say we should use report building techniques because that seems like the most effective in our review of records and we should ask other. US government agencies how they interrogate people and we should go to our allies and friends and ask them. What do you find most effective when you detain someone? This is the end of the program the very last detainee and this is still under the Bush administration do you. Actually I find it plausible that Bush didn't know about this until September of two thousand six. What was April to them? Six sorry when he and when he got a briefing he expressed discomfort of detainees chained to the ceiling. Going to the bathroom on themselves. That's the quote and it freaks me out because they know chained chained to the ceiling going into bathrooms elves. That's the least we do but what we know is what the CIA knows right. This is six point. Three million records of his own records regardless of what Bush knows the themselves thought Bush did not know couple data points. We have memos that were written for Bush that was going to talk about waterboarding and techniques. We see all the drafts of the memo. First waterboarding taken out by the lawyers saying this not talk about that. And then we see the other terra Gatien techniques taken out of the next draft of the memo and then we see another memo written. which is we do really tough techniques? Were still harder than law enforcement. But they're legal. Don't don't worry and then the next decision is they'll be no briefing of the president. None of those drafts get to the president. Condoleeza Rice is told there will be no briefing George Tenant is interviewed by his own inspector general and tenant says he has never spoken to the president about this program porter. Goss says I have never never spoken to the President about this program. Now of course President Bush's book says that he did know about the Interrogation tactics and that he personally personally approved them. What's really interesting? Is John Rizzo. Who was the acting director? Then later wrote a book himself and he calls President Bush. A Real stand-up guy. And this it tells you everything you need to know about the CIA by the way and he says President Bush is a real stand up guy because he didn't know anything about what we were doing in that program and yet he took responsibility for it and he defended the agency. Barack Obama wins the election in two thousand eight and he names Leon Panetta Aneta as his first CIA director. What are the first moves Leon? Panetta makes well. It's clear at this point that there is going to be an expansive investigation of the size detention interrogation program. We the Senate Intelligence Committee had launched an investigation two thousand seven in the destruction tapes. Leon Panetta does what I think any director would do. He's new to this. He wasn't at the agency during the interrogation program. President Obama ends the program within days of coming into office and this Senate. Intelligence investigation is gearing up to be one of the largest investigations in the I ever and Leon Panetta doesn't want to be surprised. Christ so he sets up his own internal study group right. He does a parallel investigation into the documents that the Senate is receiving these six point. Three million pages of records Kurds. He sets up a parallel group of officers of highly decorated. Ci obsers to go through the same records to write a report for him on what the Senate might eight find. And what's important about the Panetta Review which we call this is it came largely to the same conclusions as the Senate investigation in some ways. It's far more harsh. As as I mentioned the Senate was very conservative but what we included in that report. We couldn't find multiple documents if we weren't one hundred percent. Sure the facts. It did not go in that seven thousand page report but but I always thought you know Panetta and the agency was smart they would have put out that review ahead of the Senate and said this program happened. We've learned lessons. This is what we're going to do to make sure it never happens again. And and I don't know what the Senate student over there but we gotta control of her own ship instead. They bury their internal report and they attack. Ours is being factually inaccurate. Describe the way that the Obama Administration treated you viewed your investigation. Did they help it. They hinder it first of all. Let's let's talk about the August. Two Thousand Fourteen speech by President Obama August twenty. Fourteen is when A redacted version of our report was provided back to the Senate for Release Ace and the White House believed that the Senate was just going to accept whatever they redacted and release it. Was That Day With the anticipation that the Senate would release ridiculously ridiculously blacked out and report. That Obama said we tortured some folks. We tortured some folks and a lot of people will remember that speech largely for that statement. But what people don't remember is the next few lines. which is you know I? It's important for us not to Feel too you sanctimonious. In retrospect about the tough job that those folks at and a lot of those Were working hard under enormous pressure and are real patriots and to me that was this the biggest Gut Punch not only to the Senate who was on a bipartisan basis. Working to get the truth out of this program. It was a punch in the gut to all the C. I.. Officers who left the CIA who left this program program who went through appropriate channels. Who went to the zone inspector general and said the CIA is engaged in war crimes and of course the White House was always always a basically standing in front of us on the last two years of trying to complete that report and get it out they let the agency go out there and make false claims about the report itself and then they fought the Senate tooth and nail again on a bipartisan basis? To fight the release this report. What relationship to John Brennan have to the torture program and the CIA? During that Era John Brennan held some very senior leadership roles during the primaries executive director of the agency during during the program and certainly was aware of it. That's the number three guy at at. Ci and Brian Maintains that he objected to the program. But we had six point three million pages of records and and we looked for that right. We look for some sign of could be text message people saying Hey John Brennan said today. He's against this program could be an email. John Brennan sent. We couldn't find find any evidence and we really wanted to find it. I just wanted to confirm that. And in fact he was Slated to be Obama. CIA Director Right off the bat in that first term but his nomination was effectively killed by Democrats in the Senate not the Republicans but by Democrats in the Senate and the central concern. Concern was Brennan and the question of torture and the CIA. Absolutely am that time the Senate thought it would be a terrible idea to reward award somebody who has knowledge of this torture program and elevate them to be. CIA Director and for Obama to nominate them just just seemed a crazy but of course John Brennan stays in the White House in a non Senate confirmed position where he becomes the overlord. And and Ryan is the guy who has shepherding in the new era of expanded drone drone strikes. So he does his time there in the Non Senate confirmed position and then things settled down a bit and the next time around Obama puts him up and he largely we just sales through his confirmation and become director at that point a draft of the Senate report had been provided to the CIA and John Brennan was asked very pointedly..
"cia" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"I'm Jeremy Scahill coming from the offices of the intercept in New York City and this is episode one ten of intercepted Democrats crazy and you know what they have to be careful because when the shoes the other foot and some day hopefully in a very long distant future you'll have the Democrat president a Republican House and they'll do the same thing because somebody picked in our refrigerator and you don't like it so let's excellent so that's not the way our country is supposed to be run as the impeachment hearings investigating. Donald Trump are continuing with the House Judiciary Dish Airy Committee picking up from the Intelligence Committee. It's pretty clear that trump did what he keeps screaming that he didn't do. He abused the powers of office. It is clear that trump has done all sorts of stuff that justify impeaching him and criminally prosecuting him at the same time. It's really hard to get passionately. Nationally worked up about the specific facts of the Democrats impeachment efforts when you look at the vast array of presidential crimes that go completely unpunished and are actually often celebrated. I'm talking about war. Crimes crimes of economic terror like all of his predecessors Donald Trump is authorizing. The operation is regularly that knowingly. Kill civilians just look at the most recent drone strike in Afghanistan a US drone strike killed five people after it struck a car that was rushing mother to the hospital after she experienced complications from a home birth. The strike kill the twenty five year. Old Mother Milana three correlative. Send the car's driver in southeastern Afghanistan while Barack Obama who presided over the massive expansion of US drone strikes would publicly express remorse morse for the killing of civilians. While also continuing to kill civilians. Trump has taken a different approach. He celebrates war criminals he pardons them or restores restores their ranks over the objections of senior career. Military officers just look at the recent cases of navy seals who did heinous acts while all in us uniform the whole trump Ukraine affair in its technical and mundane details has had this unintended impact of unmasking the the hypocrisy and overwhelming power of the state and its minions to define what real crimes actually look like. Trump is using the office so the presidency to wage a dirty war against a political opponent. That's a real crime trump using the office of the Presidency to kill maim or starve civilians. Well that's just foreign policy. There is absolutely no story in recent. US history. That better illustrates this brutal reality of what American American exceptionalism really means than the post nine eleven CIA torture program and the ways in which both the Bush and Obama administrations did everything everything possible to ensure that no one would ever be held accountable and that the full truth of what was done under this program would not see the light of day the new feature film from Amazon Studios. The report tells this story through the experiences of Daniel Jones. He was the lead investigator for the Senate. Intelligence Committee tasked with producing a report. That would tell the story of the torture program. Morning Dan Morrison. Have you seen this story today in the New York Times evidently the CIA destroyed. Tapes of interrogation al-Qaeda detainees the Intel Committee November tapes. No this is the first. I've heard of it so I wanna find out what was on the tapes while they were destroyed. We want you to lead the investigation. Dan Birth the tapes were destroyed. How do we? They're saying they have written records thousands of pages. She's let's see about that. I want you to find out exactly what they have an read every word of it. This new film tackles the origins of the CIA program graphically graphically portraying the heinous acts of torture committed by the agency and its contractors..
"cia" Discussed on Fresh Air
"May have heard stories about the CIA as secret experiments with LSD St there which sixties counterculture luminaries like Ken Keesey and Allen Ginsberg were first introduced to the drug. There's a lot more to the CIS experiments cancelled. LSD and some of it is pretty horrifying. My guest journalists Stephen Kinzer has spent several years investigating the C. I. A. as Mind Control Program which was known as M. K. Ultra. LSD was just one of the mind altering drugs that were tested in the program to see if and how they could be weaponized denies to control human behavior. Many of the unwitting subjects of these experiments are subjected to what amounts psychological torture the M. K. Ultra program program was created by Sidney Gottlieb in nineteen fifty three he ran it until it was shut down in the early sixties Gottlieb was also the CIA as chief chemist missed creating poisons and innovative ways of surreptitiously administering them he also became head of the CIA program that creates high tech gadgets for for spies to use Stephen Kinzer new book is called poisoner in Chief Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search from mind control when of kinder's injures previous books was about the Dulles Brothers Allen and John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles was the CIA director during most of the years M. K. Ultra was an operation peration Stephen Kinzer welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with what was the mission of MK Alterra during the early early period of the Cold War in the late forties and early nineteen fifties the CIA became paralyzed with a fear that communists communists had perfected some kind of a drug or a potion or technique that would allow them to control human minds. This is actually a greatly exaggerated fear but it played on something cultural a affected everybody that grew up in the early twentieth century we were fed a lot of books send movies about the idea of mind control that you could hypnotize someone or give someone a drug that would make them do something that otherwise they would never do in seized seized by this myth the C. I. A. Not only believed that communists had approached or reached this holy grail bought ought that the CIA should also find out a way to do it so MK Alterra was a project lasting up to ten years in which the CIA sought to find find ways to control the human mind they wanted to be able to have a truth serum. There would make prisoners say everything they knew who also an amnesty AC would make people forget what they had done and most important a technique or a drug that would allow the C. I. A. to direct agents to carry out acts like sabotage or assassination and then forget who had ordered them to do it or even that they'd carried carried out the actions at all so mk Alterra was the most sustained search in history for techniques of mind in control so LSD was created in nineteen forty three by Dr Albert Hoffman at the Sandos Laboratories in Basel Switzerland how did the CIA find out about LSD as part of the search for drugs that would allow people to control the human mind and CIA scientists became aware of the existence of L. S. T. and this became an obsession for the early directors directors of M. K. Ultra actually the MK Ultra Director Sidney God leave can now be seen as the man Dan who brought LSD to America he was the unwitting godfather of the entire LSD counterculture in the early nineteen fifties he he arranged for the CIA to pay two hundred and forty thousand dollars to buy the world's entire supply of LSD he brought brought this to the United States and he began spreading it around to hospitals clinics prisons and other institutions asking them through bogus foundations to carry out research projects and find out what LSD was how people react to it and how it might be able to be used used as a tool for mind control now the people who volunteered for these experiments and began taking LSD in many cases found it very pleasurable they told their friends about it who were those people can see the author of one flew over the Cuckoo's nest got his LSD St in an experiment sponsored by the CIA by M. K. Ultra by Sidney Gottlieb so did Robert Hunter the lyricist for the grateful dead which went onto become a great great purveyor of LSD Culture Allen Ginsberg the poet who preached the value of the great personal adventure of using LSD got his first LSD from Sydney Godly. Although of course he never knew that name so C. I. A. Brought Lsd to America unwittingly Headingley and actually it's a tremendous irony that the drug that the CIA would be its key to controlling humanity humanity actually wound up fueling a generational rebellion. There was dedicated to destroying everything that the C. I. A. Hell all deer undefended even Timothy Leary who turned a lot of people onto. LS Did he and help guide them through trips he found out about LSD. Eh because of Sydney golly he wasn't part of one of the experiments but what's the connection you're absolutely right Tim leary who became the Great Guru of LSD. I I came across psychedelics through Sidney Gottlieb. Although like all these other people you'd never heard God leaves name because Gottlieb lived in complete invisibility visibility so tim leary's interest in psychedelic drugs was sparked by an article that appeared in life magazine in Nineteen fifty seven it was about a couple of Americans who had gone to Mexico and found the magic mushroom that produces hallucinations leary was was fascinated by this he later went to Mexico and before he ever tried. LSD He was using those magic mushrooms what he did not know and had no way of knowing is that that expedition to Mexico that produced the life magazine article was paid for by Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA it was part tired of his effort to test all kinds of substances including naturally occurring ones like shrubs and trees and barks and mushrooms and fish parts and animal pieces as possible tools for mind control so it's not surprising that later later on in life Tim leary said the entire. LSD movement was started by the CIA if he had known better he would have said it was founded by the the CIA and in particular Sidney Gottlieb so just so I understand this correctly so the CIA basically set up phony philanthropic thematic foundations which then funded university and college research and it's those research experiments that people like Ginsberg Oregon Keesey and Robert Hunter got introduced to LSD and the university research researchers had no idea that the research was actually being funded by the CIA. I I think that's largely correct so stanford. University was running a program in which they asked for volunteers to come in and tried this new substance. Allen Ginsberg was one of the volunteers so it was Robert. Hunter similar set of experiments was going on at the Menlo Park Veterans Administration Hospital. That's where Ken Keesey took. LSD for the first time he was so excited about it he took a job in the hospital and began stealing the LSD to give it to his friends that became the basis for one flew over the CUCKOO's nest so all of these original strands that came together in the sixties produce this great counter cultural revolt based around LSD can be he traced back through these bogus foundations to the CIA and ultimately the director of MK Ultra Sidney Gottlieb now. There's a much darker side to this program because a lot of people who are being experimented on they were prisoners. I mean they had no idea what they were. Being given. One of those prisoners was the famous gangster Whitey Bolger who was serving time then for hijacking a truck and he was in the Atlanta penitentiary so he actually wrote something describing his experience. Can you give us a summary of what he said. Whitey Bolger was one of the prisoners who volunteer for what he was told was an experiment aimed at finding a cure for schizophrenia as part of this experiment he was given LSD every day for more than a year he later realized that this had nothing to do with schizophrenia and he was a Guinea pig in a government experiment aimed at seeing what people's long-term reactions to LSD was essentially could we make a person loses mind by feeding him. LSD every day over such a long period Bolger wrote afterward about his experiences which he described as quite horrific he thought he was going insane. He wrote I was in prison for committing a crime but they committed a greater. I'm on me and towards the end of his life. Vulgar came to realize the truth of what had happened to him and he actually told his friends that he was gonNA find that Dr in Atlanta who was the head of that experiment program in the penitentiary and go kill him now that Dr later died a natural death so bolger didn't get to carry out his wish but bolger was one of many prisoners across America who unwittingly were fed huge doses uses of LSD and the reason for this was very simple godly wanted to create a way to seize control of people's minds and he realized it it was a two part process. I you had to blast away. The existing mind second you had to find a way to insert a new mind into that resulting void. We didn't get too far on number two but he did a lot of work on number one trying to find out how to destroy the mind of a human being and that was the purpose of experiments that he carried out in prisons in the United States and at secret detention centers centers in Europe and East Asia and he worked with some pretty high class torturers to from one of the Nazi doctors and the chief poisoner from Japan during World War Two. How did they end up in his program? One of the most remarkable discoveries that I made in the research for this book doc is that the CIA Mind Control Project M. K. Ultra was essentially a continuation of work that began in Japanese and Nazi Nazi concentration camps not only was it roughly based on those experiments but the actually hired the vivisection ascend the torturers torturers who had worked in Japan and in Nazi concentration camps to come and explain what they had found out so that we could build on their research for example Nazi doctors had conducted extensive experiments with Mescaline at the cow concentration camp and I and the CIA was very interested in figuring out whether mescaline could be the key to mind control that was one of their big avenues of investigation so they hired the Nazi doctors who had been involved in that project to advise them another thing the Nazis provided was information about poison gases like like Saron which is still being used Nazi doctors came to America to Fort Dietrich in Maryland which was the center of this project to lecture picture to CIA officers until how long it took for people to die from Saron and was there a difference in how long it took to die. If you were a small child or an infant whether that you weren't elderly person or whether you are a healthy middle aged person the only way to know this would be to have killed all those people the CIA was eager to get this kind of information and and actually one of the things that is the most bizarre about the fact that we relied on Nazi doctors is that Sidney Gottlieb himself was Jewish and his parents had emigrated from Central Europe in the early twentieth century. If they had not emigrated Sidney he got leave might well himself have been brought up in central Europe forced into a ghetto brought to a concentration camp and become the subject of one of these grotesque Nazi Nazi medical experiments nonetheless he didn't seem to have any problem working as a CIA officer with the doctors who conducted those experiments Yeah Yeah I found that pretty hard to understand but you know also Kurt Bloom. One of the Nazi doctors who was hired heard by Sidney Gottlieb was on trial in Nuremberg he was acquitted but you was one of the Nazi doctors who was tried and the Nuremberg Code established Dabbler Center fewer conducting experiments that the person you're experimenting on needs to give informed consent and of course M. K. Ultra totally violated the Nuremberg Code but apparently the US never sign onto that never adapted that if the United States had and use the Nuremberg code domestically Sydney Godly would never have been able to do what he did there couldn't have been mk ultra what Sidney Gottlieb did is exactly exactly what we sentenced Nazi doctors to death after the Second World War for doing and concentration camps but it wasn't just a question of administering ministering these super high doses of LSD for very extended periods of time there was also like questioning and other kind of testing sting that went along with the administration of these high doses tell us about that God Leib and the CIA established secret with detention centers throughout Europe and East Asia particularly in Japan Germany and the Philippines which were largely under American control in the period of the early fifties and therefore godly didn't have to worry about any legal entanglements in these places he carried out his most extreme experiments experiments some undoubtedly fatal. We don't know how many people died but a number did and many lives were permanently destroyed so what you found in these Europe experiments was a confluence of two interests both Ach preoccupied the CIA number one was got leaves desire to to find the t the key to mind control which the CIA considered. It's absolute greatest project most important priority second. CIA officers in Europe and Asia were capturing enemy agents and others who they felt might be suspected persons or or otherwise otherwise what they called expendable they would grab these people in throw them into cells and then test all kinds of not just drug potions but other techniques like electroshock extremes of temperature sensory isolation all the meantime bombarding them with questions trying to see if they could break down resistance and find a way to destroy the human ego so these were a projects designed not only to understand the human mind but to figure out how to destroy it and that made God Leib although although in some ways a very compassionate person certainly the most prolific torture of his generation and were there any guidelines in effect in the US that would have made it illegal had people known what he was doing this is one of the most remarkable aspects of.
"cia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So you have that statutory baseline for a lot of these protections, a really critical, one for us is one of those executive orders executive order, twelve triple three executive order twelve three really defines the role of each of the intelligence community elements. Right it, what's the fines, the CIA and the FBI the FBI and also determines, what scope is going to be for each of those agencies and really critical to my work says that if there's if you're an agency as the CIA does that is going to in any way collect or retain or share where we would often uses disseminate Americans information. US person information is the technical term you have to have a set. Of rules that are approved by your director, and by the attorney general, so we referred to these to the as the Torney general guidelines is a horrible roles that were kind of reverse the pirates of the Caribbean. They are not guidelines. They are in fact rules, but they are referred to as attorney general guidelines, and they govern those things about that collection. The retention the dissemination of the US person information, so we very substantially revised ours. Pretty recently, we released those in the past two years. And we did a couple of things the first thing is actually the release. Right. So we had had these rules since the eighties before we had once released them under a foia. I'm going to say somewhat evill redacted, and that, that was our only kind of public communication about those. So one of the things that we want to do in very much did with our US person rules as we revamp them, we rewrote them and we did. So in a way where we can. Did release them entirely to the public. So these rules that govern how we collect information how we retain it. How we disseminate, it are entirely unclassified were released by the there on our website right now and everything in tired of the rules. It isn't these rules, plus a classified appendix. Right. You're looking at the whole rule set that was very revolutionary for us, and it really actually required us to rewrite the rules from the ground up to be able to do that. But we thought it was critically important that we'd be able to communicate with folks about that. I'll explain a bit about why later, we thought that was important, but that wasn't the only reason that we realized rules. The reason we revise rules is because our operational environment had fundamentally changed. We had a great set of rules if you're going to get a sheaf of papers in some darkened alley about military intelligence, and you could look through them and figure out, what was the foreign intelligence information would send that back to Washington. And if there was Americans information that was irrelevant. It was just left on the cutting room floor right Ben, and I don't want to suggest that we don't still do that, right. We do, and we still have rules that allow us to really just get rid of Americans information, right there on the front ends, if it's irrelevant share it, if it is relevant. That is something that we absolutely do the change in the operational environment is the change for all of us, right? We are living in a digital space. So if you think about that rule set and then try to apply it to a different scenario. Let's say you have a foreign adversaries foreign hacker. And the CIA is able to obtain in an authorized way, the hard drive of that foreign adversaries hacking hacking ride their hard drive. So that's going to be gigabytes gigabytes of information, and it's going to have lots of information about the hacker in how they did what they did. It's also most likely going to have the fruits of some of that hacking, right? If they are targeting Americans, there's going to be some pretty sensitive person information on there, potentially. So what? Do you do with that, right? At some level, you need to acquire that information you need to know what was compromised. You need to be able to work with some of our partners in the rest of the federal government to advise people that they've been victims of that academic..
"cia" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"All right. Let's let's move on before we get to the legal stuff and. All the cone Manafort being found guilty. We'll get to that. We'll we'll give our thoughts on that stuff in a little bit. But first, let's let's break it up and let's have a little bit of fun because this this I saw while I was away. I guess this was last week. Bill Maher had former CIA had John Brennan on his show, and I just, I actually like my. I think my jaw dropped as I was watching this interview and it's it's, you know, it hits on a theme that we've been discussing for for a while now. Where you know sometimes maybe it seems like I'm, I'm exaggerating when I say that the left has become the cold warriors and that there. So you know. When Donald Trump I got elected and you can go back and listen to the episodes. I'm not making this up. I tried to approach this thing with an open mind. See, I always remembered because I started in this whole fucking game during the Bush years. And I remember what a disaster George Bush was, and I remember that the left had some decent points like they were antiwar under Bush. And as you mentioned before, under Dick Cheney they were somewhat antiwar. They were against the Patriot Act. I thought the left were the ones who are against the drug war and things like that. And so I was like, well, seeing those are really, really important issues. And when Donald Trump I got elected, I kept an open mind. I said, you know what? Maybe the Democrats will be. It'll be easier for them to be antiwar when it's a Republican who's continuing these wars. Okay. Maybe they'll come back to their senses. Maybe they'll hate Donald Trump's so much that they'll go, hey, there's a genocide going on in Yemen. We can blame this on Trump now, but it for the Democrats and for the majority of the left in America, not all of them, but a majority they have failed the Donald Trump test as much as you could fail. They've said Donald Trump says, mean things on Twitter. So he's enemy number one, and we will side with the fuck and CIA if it means that they're against Donald Trump because of course, Donald Trump, you know, he, he said, mean, things about Muslims, you know, sure. The CIA tortured Muslims and lies us into wars where hundreds of thousands of Muslims get slaughtered, starts, covert, wars, and other countries like Syria, where hundreds of thousands of people get slaughtered. But you know, they don't say me and things. So I guess we're on their side. And it's like they're searching for this narrative where Trump is the unique evil. Obama was a really good guy and Trump is the unique evil. And therefore, I guess Brennan has to be a hero. For some reason, he has to be elevated to hero status, and I couldn't like. It may seem like I'm exaggerating at times, but I couldn't have scripted this interview to prove my point more. So let's get into it. We're going to break this thing down and we'll we'll pause and start again several times because this this really like I could not believe what I was watching. And I am cynical enough that that rarely happens with me, but this one did it. So let's let's start at the beginning to distinguish resculptured Fordham and the university of Texas and was President Obama CIA director who you may have heard recently lost his security clearance, a true American patriot John Brennan..
"cia" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"It's travel right travel overseas i'm really interested in working at the cia you know should i travel overseas or shouldn't i travel overseas oh yes you're more than welcome to travel overseas absolutely we actually look for individuals who understand other cultures who speak different language or interested in we're interested in the world and exploring the world so absolutely that is foundation for cia we have our mission is globally focused mission so you should travel overseas and better understand from cultures if possible pickup languages and so on and so forth jamaica security processing more difficult it absolutely does tension there the tension there so you you're much more competitive person or applicants however there is that tension with the security processing because they're going to look at why you traveled overseas what was your purpose and travelling overseas did you stab any foreign allegiances that you should not have the important thing about that is up front when you do the security documentation is document all your travel all the context that you've made there in any type of relationships that you've had or that you maintain with individuals sure on it with all that in mind what makes a candidate stand out maybe that's a tough question yeah it depends on the occupation but things that we're very much focused on is we look for judgment or use of sound judgment we look for those that are trustworthy we look for those again that have shown dedication so when we're looking at applications were looking at those variability so we're looking for applicants that are suitable to our mission obviously the technical competencies are very much important however we do train all of our officers when they come on board to do our mission but we look at your proficiency to learn in specific areas as well we're.
"cia" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"How hold so i see this from very complicated perk so i i see your argument but then i imagine some host of fox and friends being named cit director and you have this compliance senate pushing them through in like i don't know i wonder if we wouldn't benefit from someone that at least is professional i don't know i think i would vote against her because of the legacy of torture and because of what an enormous stain it was on our history but at the very least i see it as being really complicated torture and then and then destroying of the evidence and the tapes as well time i hear everything you're saying and you're saying okay well can we make an argument that somehow she might have evolved that like that okay there was one moment in time where you might have done something that you do you have regret over i don't know have you involved in any way will the record doesn't suggest that whatsoever you know three or four years later you're actively trying to hunt down the tapes and destroy them you send the cable saying to people in thailand destroy all those ninety two tapes you got over there of all the evidence she's lobbying the cia general counsel john rizzo to can we please destroy these things and then years later when the senate is producing a torture report she amongst many cia staffer lobbying the white house lobbying dennis mcdonough directly and saying please for the love of god do not let our names be known we cannot be outed in this manner i see all that conduct as you learned nothing you were not held accountable you've just been essentially rewarded i would argue it's even worse than that to argue it's worse because institution the cia is refusing to declassify information to this day at this moment about her record about where she worked.
"cia" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"What would you say to the folks who claim listen the office of legal counsel sent memos over to the cia and other components of the government that said these techniques which they called enhanced interrogation techniques in most orwellian way possible but these torture techniques were legal were justified and that the officers were just following orders what's your response to that claim one of the things you need to realize what will happen there is that even when the torture was going on and thailand in this black site of elisabetta there were cia officers on the ground who are upset about what was happening there was discord in the ranks amongst themselves about whether we should be doing and people begging off of it and saying that this isn't right and in that moment what was the leadership saying the leadership in this case is gina hassle saying no keep pushing ahead keep pushing the envelope let's go outside the boundaries of the law because of the sense of immediate danger and the need to get information i want pack that real quick which is how do we know that is that from people who are with her at the time press reporting like how do we know that she was pushing the envelope but what specifically was her job so the most important detailed reporting on this comes from the senate intelligence report on torture and played some minor role in that i worked for senator harry reid senator feinstein staff was critical in both writing it when she was the leader of the senate intelligence committee her staff had helped write this report it documented in third.
"cia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That assassination is the killing of a political figure in some way and i think the premises the us still doesn't kill political figures it shows you know threats to our security real legit military and terrorist threats to the us security that's i think why they don't like to use the word assassination seems like there's a lot you know so far you so there's a lot of information that we still do not know so do we have any firm numbers so far in terms of number of just a handful a lot they've been using that quite a bit i think i wrote this others have written this as well stories have loosened of it and what they mean by authorities to the cia had you know sort of choices of which targets that used which target to go after which people were dell after and they made it gradually they've loose loosen that if you remember under obama under president obama they had they had a very common terminology they call it the signature you know signature targets where there's sort of a new they didn't necessarily know exactly what it was but they knew it was a terrorist i'm hari kondabolu i'm speaking with aaron rostan about his story for buzzfeed trump ca has set up teams to kill terrorists later on in the show my brother show i we'll talk a new year will podcast the brothers plus andie macdowell joins us to discuss their new film love after love you're listening to mid day on wnyc we'll be right back after a break.
"cia" Discussed on Masters in Business
"Uh we'll talk about the fbi or in the intelligence world cia although there are other law enforcement agencies winners also other agencies involved in intelligence collection like nsa in the military intelligence and so on the professionals in this field really don't wanna see an interests section between politics and intelligence it's really a meadow know if you've ever had an opportunity to go into the cia headquarters but nobody i'll take you up on that offer for sure well you're gonna have to get on the payroll first thumped guy so when you it's a for my view uh from at a steady point of your what i'd like and warned the past the now was the the aesthetic uh dimension to new walk in there's a certain amount of simplicity to it on the left is a quote from the bible wanted says you shall know the truth and another will set you free now someone gave that thought when they were thinking of what would go on the wall the cia that is the mentor of the rivers your job is to get the facts the truth and his jack web used to say nothing but the facts and it should be depoliticised i would note on the other side of the wall the cemetry of the stars were the fallen officers of cia are recognised in their saw over a hundred twenty stars when i join was probably fifty so then the ultimate price that officers have paid over the years for standing by that i can't tell you the political orientation in most of the people that i work with i mean there are few that i suspect it but it was unprofessional to bring into the workplace in own domestic politics it just wasn't professional and the cia's blessed uh enough to perry with state department in them amended for whom i have great respect.
"cia" Discussed on WRVA
"Lowest low information voter is out there the lowest low information voter can still figure out that trump's still in the white house they haven't found any evidence d colluded amun is is a bunch allah gatien so here's monuc the brilliant architect of the hillary campaign i don't think we need a run on and it's not going to take us anywhere i'm telling you it's unraveling now the moment investigation that's a whole different thing and remember that is about impeaching trump and that's about finding anything that's that doesn't have to be collusion nerver long pass that and here's clapper i just wanted you to hear this because this was tuesday night on cnn anderson cooper speaking with this is the guy that formerly ran the director of national intelligence you know what that is that's after nine eleven the bush administration created this new intelligence agency called the director of national intelligence dni and this guy this department is where all intel goes the cia d i a the fbi i a the in s a i whatever it is it sifts now through this massive bureaucracy call of director of national intelligence apartment and clamper is the guy obama chose to run it now that means that all intel runs through this guy and this guy has said that the dossier he he in the cia director for obama this was a clowns name mental block brennan they have both said that that does he formed the basis four investigating trump a now that does he agree they're trying to whittle away and change it to step up a positive apples being reason now this is important because they're now saying that.
"cia" Discussed on WBAL 1090AM
"We had the cia that movies pretend we have wages drop jason born behind the lines and he could take out everybody if we had a cia that was capable of the sort of paranoia that the left wing routinely engages in about the cia i would love it would absolutely love it because we could take out at little fat bastard and not even have to break a sweat but we don't and being honest as outraged as you may be over the murder her of this 22yearold american we aren't going to war with north korea over his murder we just art are going to go to war over anybody's murder so what's left to do what can we do we've pretty much embargoed everything that north korea makes which this point is dirt and barely enough rice defeat after population so what do we do there's not a whole lot we can do which is incredibly frustrating because do you want to do something you can't set this precedent but there are a few things we could do and they play right into the sort of regime led kim jongun runs in it's actually this tactic this idea is right out of the democrats playbook their engaging in it right now it's not working so much here but it could work in a paranoid dictator a ship like north korea now what is this idea do you say wh why derek what have you cooked up what what brainy idea of you come up with well we don't have enough time to go into it right this second i'll tell you on the other side of this all these video 10minute throttle this report is brought to you by pete cycle it is a pretty good run out there right now the works and on ninety five northbound between beltway off of route one hundred is in the right lane but justice us on traffic down much also do without into town northbound ninety five exit the handover street is reportedly close to right now with police activity there on the exit ramp with so far traffic is looking good in the area heading into fort mcdonnell than a pass the boss of free the left lane is closed for another work.