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"national security division" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:55 min | 2 months ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Law fair archive. This is author intern. Sarma with the podcast. From the law fair archives for july twenty fourth twenty twenty one thus far twenty twenty one has seen a number of high profile incidents in the world of cybersecurity earlier this month. The russian hacking group are evil launched debilitating ransomware attack on visa that affected businesses and organizations around the world and at the beginning of this week the us and its allies accused china of a massive cyber espionage campaign including the microsoft exchange. For today's episode from the archives. I went back to november twenty eighteen when john carlin assistant attorney general for the justice department's national security division from april twenty. Fourteen talk over twenty sixteen and the current principal. Deputy associate attorney. General sat down with law fair at during chief. Ben witness they discussed the book carlin wrote with garrett graff. Don of the code war l'affaire listeners will hear harlan discuss how the us government engages with cyber threats specifically those coming from china and russia which allows a better understanding of how the us government may respond to some of the more recent attacks john. I'm excited to talk to you about dawn of the cold war but before we turn to that. I would be remiss if i didn't start Your by your one of two people to my knowledge who has both run the national security division of jets of the justice department and served as chief of staff. Bob muller i'll do a quick correction 'cause believe there are three because ken weinstein lisa. Monaco and i also served as both chief staff to director muller and had a nascar ely. I forgot that can had also served as chief of staff to bob muller so fair enough. It's still it's still a very small group of people. And i want to ask you first of all about the mood in your former division at justice you must be in touch with a lot of people. It's difficult time for the justice department that are holding up. It's a fantastic group of prosecutors. Who are motivated by mission. Like bob muller himself and so i think there's a lot of right now discord between between parties but the folks in that division are focused on those who want to harm us as americans so when you get up in the morning and your job is to protect innocent civilians from being killed in terrorist attacks and you know the stakes of getting that right you stay motivated and similarly There was an initiative. We can talk about a little bit more later. That really springs from much of what we talk about in the book in terms of the threat. We've been seeing front in cyberspace from china. Russia north korea iran. And you look back about two weeks ago now to the initiative that the justice department announced to crack down on economic espionage until the behavior changes. That's the sort of a threat that gets those prosecutors and trial attorneys up in the morning but surely amidst the business as usual which is what you're describing in the counters counterterrorism and the counter intel. Space it is not business completely as usual when the president is you know publicly undermining the mission in important respects. And i'm you know i'm curious. What the what. The normally the intersection between the work of of of the division and the sort of public politics. Except when you have. Like edward snowden like events is pretty near zero and now it can't be near zero because you have the president out there publicly commenting on all kinds of pending matters. And so like. I'm just interested. What does it do. Yeah people are still motivated. Get up in the morning. Do their jobs but it can't have no effect on the way people think about people think about what they're doing every day. Yeah let's divide it into two things so one are the prosecutors and trial attorneys the law enforcement agents the fbi intel analysts. Are they motivated and going to do their job. No matter what type of crazy talk there is in the restive washington. Yes i believe that they are but that's different than the attacks on our institutions and the undermining of public confidence in those institutions undermining public confidence in the institutions can affect your ability to develop cooperators witnesses foreign partnerships and ultimately it's a strength of our country and one of the reasons why our country is both envied and feared by authoritarian countries. Is because we've been able to carve out a political institutions of the department of justice is the envy of the world for that reason so just like those agents and prosecutors are to protect us from terrorists and those who would harm. We need people on both party in both parties of good conscience to stand up and say it is utterly inappropriate to direct the justice department to not bring a prosecution for political purposes or vice versa. Your successor in that role as head of the national security division. Is this somebody you look at it and say this is in the bipartisan tradition of leadership of that department as it should the average listener of this podcast. Think whatever's going on at the You know between matt whitaker and and the president but with the muller investigation the national security division of the justice department is in good hands both at the career level which you've already said and at the political level yes the assistant attorney general now charged in nashville division. John moore's is someone known for a long time Dating back to law school and worked with when i was at the fbi and he served in the national security division. Under one of those other muller proteges can wayne stein and he is someone who is dedicated to protecting the national security interests of the united states and not political and if you look at the leadership below that of the national security division it has stayed almost entirely in place as it should be. And we've seen this. This'll be the third administration now where there's been a continuity because national security professionals are not driven biparti. Let's talk briefly about bob. Muller who shows up periodically throughout your book. You were his chief of staff and he has gone on to play a role very different from the role in which you served under him. How do you read from having worked very closely with him. What is your read on the state of play with with respect to the investigation. You'll ben easy good example and tell some stories about it in the in the book of not just a person who does his job with extraordinary competence and when you meet him and work with him day in and day out he someone he seems like he's sprang from the pages of history book he someone who's utterly dedicated to the mission at hand to trying to follow and solve the problems and facts and apply the law and as humility about the application of the law. So that's him just in terms of being a competent individual heading this investigation but there is also what he represents and we talked about a little bit in. There is this Increasing better to try to turn the justice department partisan he personifies and motivated people not with a great speeches though with the life that he led to dedicate themselves to a non-partisan mission oriented justice department and that dates back to his service as volunteering to go into the marines or he ended up not just risking his life but saving the lives of others. Something he by the way did not talk about is almost impossible to get him to talk about that time in his life but it had a great resonance for him his pride in the marine being marine he would talk about to his time as a career prosecutor to the legend that i knew when i went to the washington. Dc us attorney's office as aligned prosecutor. Exactly what led you to say. But it's a great. It's a great story so flesh it out. So this is someone who had risen up to Something that required senate confirmation in a presidential appointment to be the top official at the justice department in charge of all criminal prosecutions. He then left. Tried going to a private firm for a little bit. Decided he hated it. Miss the mission and went back to be able line prosecutor doing the equivalent of state and local crimes in washington. Dc to be a homicide prosecutor. Because he'd always wanted to serve In that type of that type of job. And so. When i joined the. Us trees office. Everyone knew about Bob muller who is their truck and his lip bag over to court and trying trying homicides. Let's.

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The Musical Chairs Between Robert Mueller, John P. Carlin, and Lisa Monaco

The Dan Bongino Show

01:26 min | 3 months ago

The Musical Chairs Between Robert Mueller, John P. Carlin, and Lisa Monaco

"If you go to John Carlin's scam MPD, otherwise known as Wikipedia Page. You'll see on there. That him and Lisa Monaco traded spots in the higher up positions in the Department of Justice Quite often, Look at this. United States, assistant attorney general for the National Security Division. Mm. It was John Carlin. Who was he proceeded by Lisa Monaco, the same people investigating Trump the same person again again. It's my Gator. Here. Acting United States Deputy Attorney general John Carlin. Who succeeded him. Lisa Monaco. It's like musical chairs. Where the deep state then why do the same people keep turning up in these positions all the time? They're both back. Carlin was appointed back into the Biden administration. And so is Monaco. They were key players in the spiky thing, and they're investigating Trump again. For the same thing they did spying on Nunes. And his phone records. This is again think that that Oh, I'm trying to keep this show family friendly. The great fruits on these people. The Democrats don't care. They know the media cover for

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Justice Official Resigning Amid Uproar Over Dems' Subpoenas

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 months ago

Justice Official Resigning Amid Uproar Over Dems' Subpoenas

"The justice department's top national security official is resigning a department official says John dimmers will leave his post later this week that comes amid an uproar over revelations that the department secretly sees records from Democrats and journalists as part of leak investigations demurs has spent more than three years running the national security division which has been involved in the leak probes he's been facing questions about what he knew regarding the subpoenas and seizures the Senate's top Democrat said yesterday dimmers should appear before Congress voluntarily or face his own subpoena Sager made Donnie Washington

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

03:23 min | 4 months ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"To monaco. Who's replaced them. The national security division. That marshall the whole spying operation on trump by john carlin had the exact same job john. Carlin had as chief of staff or deputy chief of staff to bob muller who was investigating donald trump. What better people have in these positions folks. you know. it's really fascinating about john. Coralline is when the whole spy gate things start to get exposed than the spying operation on donald trump and the existence of pfizer warrants to spy on donald trump. When that whole story pop someone felt the heat and how to get out of there right. Quick here's an article by politico. Otherwise is bullsh- echo you can fill in the rest head of the justice national security division to step down well who stepped down when the spy gate heat started coming on strong right around. The november of two thousand sixteen period is ladies.

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US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power

The Takeaway

05:49 min | 11 months ago

US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power

"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.

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Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters

The Takeaway

08:50 min | 11 months ago

Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters

"Amy Walter from the takeaway were well underway and the ability for Theo administration in any way by failure recognizes this our wind. Does not change the dynamic at all. What radio peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. Right now. President Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming Biden administration access to keep documents funding an information they need to ensure a safe and smooth transition. Now the formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the Presidential transition act just over 50 years ago. Him. Things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until 2000 President George Florida's certification of George Bush is the winner. It's not up for me to accept or reject. There's a legal process here, you know, let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon and we'll be ready for the transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill Clinton Cabinet meeting December 12 35 days after the election that George W. Bush was officially declared the winner. That gave then President elect Bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration. Course. Nine months later, the September 11th terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and relatively new president off guard. When the 9 11 Commission report came out in 2004, it pointed to this truncated transition. Is a weakness and recommended a more formalized process. Catherine Don Tempus is it senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. She's also the senior research director at the White House Transition Project. So laws were passed in the 2000. There's been sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kind of they keep refining it and keep refining it. But what they did primarily is that they enabled the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formally nominated. So that meant that once Biden was the Democratic nominee, he was he was provided with office space. Some funding for salaries. And the ability to start planning ahead. Talk to us a little bit about how worried you are or how worried we should be as Americans about this, As you pointed out, the attacks on 9 11 happened. No, not that long after President Bush took office. If something happens January or February of this coming year, would the Biden Administration be potentially unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. We'll let me back up just a bit to point out that there are basically two important phases of the transition. The first I pointed out was after the the nominee. Has been formally nominated by the party and they receive some resource is the next big transfer resource is comes after the head of the G s A has ascertained the next President, United States and they use that Burbage ascertain that bird. I'm not really sure why, but And that's the point at which The president, the incoming president can start to have access to classified material. They can start to be part of the president's daily brief with which is the tells them all of the national security issues. It enables the Biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals, civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now is they are preventing the Biden from moving to the next phase, and what I would argue is the most important phase of the transition. It's critically important that the Biden staff members be able to go to the Department of Justice, for instance, and to be able to interview the FBI director, the head of the Criminal Division, the head of the National Security Division. Try to get a sense of sense of what's the lay of the land where the priorities what the crises that might be boiling over by the time we get here, and that's what they're being denied. So I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The inability to advance to this next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crisis. I don't know that, but We want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as we're basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason, and we're inhibiting our ability. To be in the best possible situation. We can be on January 20th, and there's no reason for that. We have the resources. We have the capacity. So why? So let's talk about the why. And the who? So Emily Murphy is a name that most of us Probably weren't familiar with until now. She is a person who is at the head of the G s A. Can you talk a little bit about How her role what her role is and how much leeway she has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow The Biden team to start integrating with the outgoing Trump administration. So Emily Murphy is the administrator of the G S. A. It's a political appointment in the GSC itself is largely responsible for all the government real estate, so they help provide office space and oversee office space. Um, you know, and in most situations you would never even hear of the G s a in this particular case because all the transition funding the legislation housed it in the G s a She has the capacity to release the funding in the resource is to the party nominees and then eventually to the president elect by law. She is the one that has to ascertain the election, so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands? I mean, she is appointed by President Trump. She must be a Republican who has some Loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably from Mark Meadows, probably the chief of staff who is weighing on her. So what happens? The electors meet in mid December, and they certify the results of this election. Is that the time in which you could argue that There just is no formal or legal option for the president to continue to It's sort of obstructed this process. Right? I think the meeting of the electoral college and the electors casting their ballots. And if if the numbers show that you know Biden exceeds 2 70 as he as they appear to now it strikes me that there is she has no justification. To deny the Biden campaign or president elect by and hit the resource is, however. This is a norm, shattering president and we've never had a president who has not conceded. He's lost the election. So normally, I would say yes. You know, that is clearly a decisive moment in American history when the electors cast their vote, And if Biden exceeds 2 70. He is the president. At the same time. I honestly don't know what to expect in this administration. It's very hard to predict many of his political appointees have been loyal to the core. You use the word norm shit or term norm shattering, and I'm wondering how close we are to instead of norm, shattering. Actual democracy damaging, I mean, really, fundamentally undermining the integrity. Of our government and the things on which it is built. I would contend that President Trump along with many senators, who are Denying the facts of the election results and are upholding sort of Trump's Baseless claims of fraud and stealing the election that they are undermining the very tenants of American democracy. In order to have a healthy democracy, the citizenry has to believe in the institutions. They have to believe that the elections that they voted are free and fair. And by actively perpetuating this notion that there has been fraud and some sort of stealing of votes. You are undermining the important tenets of American democracy. And that has long term implications and we are already at important and I would say high level of turmoil in this country. Pandemic has wrecked havoc on the account economy. Various incidents across the country have heightened racial tensions in this country. This is not a moment where we then need to undermine yet another important aspect of American democracy. How

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6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

All Things Considered

03:55 min | 1 year ago

6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

"Officers are facing federal charges in connection with a series of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts in all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most destructive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's also a devastating attack known is not Pecchia that began in Ukraine and spread across the globe that crippled companies and industries and hospitals. It cause billions of dollars in damages, including here in the U. S. There are hacks targeting the investigations by British and international authorities into the use of a Russian nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice Sergei Scribble and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list any insight into why the defendants allegedly chose those targets. The Justice Department says that all of these hacks furthered Russia's interests further. Russia's Geo Geo political aims You look at Ukraine Russia has been in a grind in war with the government there in the east in the 22 18 Olympics. Russian athletes couldn't compete under the country's flag because of a massive doping scandal. In the case of the nerve agent poisoning, British and international authorities had pinned the blame for that attack on the Kremlin. And in the case of France's elections, the operation there fits into Russia's geopolitical goals. Now the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, John Dimmers, said today that Russia Stands alone in the sort of destructive cyberattacks that its agents conduct. Here's a bit of what he said. No country has weaponized. It's cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia. Wantonly, causing unprecedented collateral damage to pursue small tactical advantages and fits of spite. Surrounding these defendants are presumably still in Russia and not in U. S custody. What does that mean about next steps for this case? Well, none of these men are in U. S custody right with that, And it is unlikely that any of them will ever face trial here in the United States. One of them actually is already facing charges in the U. S. He was charged by special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Russia's hacking in the 2016 election. So there is a big question of just how effective bringing charges like these are But Justice Department officials say it's important to put the weight of the U. S government behind these sorts of allegations. It helps expose what hackers are up to, and the methods that they used. It also makes clear to the international community what Russia is doing. And while it may not be a satisfying as seeing the defendants in court, U. S officials say, it is still a valuable thing to do. NPR's Ryan Lucas. Thank you. Thank you.

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6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

All Things Considered

03:56 min | 1 year ago

6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

"Federal charges in connection with a Siri's of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts, and all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most disruptive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's There's also also a a devastating devastating attack attack known known is is not not Pecchia Pecchia that that began began in in Ukraine Ukraine and and spread spread across across the the globe globe that that crippled crippled companies companies and and industries industries in in hospitals. hospitals. It It cause cause billions billions of of dollars dollars in in damages, damages, including including here here in in the the U. U. S. S. There There are are hacks hacks targeting targeting the the investigations investigations by by British British and and international international authorities authorities into into the the use use of of a a Russian Russian nerve nerve agent agent to to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice, Sergei Scruple and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics. In South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list. Any insight into why the defendants allegedly chose those targets. The Justice Department says that all of these hacks furthered Russia's interests further. Russia's Geo Geo political aims You look at Ukraine Russia has been in a grinding war with the government there in the east in the 22 18 Olympics. Russian athletes couldn't compete under the country's flag because of a massive doping scandal. In the case of the nerve agent poisoning, British and international authorities had pinned the blame for that attack on the Kremlin. And in the case of France's elections, the operation there fits into Russia's geopolitical goals. Now the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, John Dimmers, said today that Russia Stands alone in the sort of destructive cyberattacks that its agents conduct. Here's a bit of what he said. No country has weaponized. It's cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia. Wantonly, causing unprecedented collateral damage to pursue small tactical advantages and fits of spite. Surrounding these defendants are presumably still in Russia and not in U. S custody. What does that mean about next steps for this case? Well, none of these men are in us custody, all right with that, And it is unlikely that any of them will ever face trial here in the United States. One of them actually is already facing charges in the U. S. He was charged by special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Russia's hacking in the 2016 elections, so There is a big question of just how effective bringing charges like these are, but Justice Department officials say it's important to put the weight of the U. S government behind these sorts of allegations. It helps expose what hackers are up to, and the methods that they used. It also makes clear to the international community what Russia is doing. And while it may not be a satisfying as seeing the defendants in court, U. S officials say, it is still a valuable thing to do. NPR's Ryan Lucas. Thank you. Thank

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Protect & Assist - An Interview with the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre

Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

03:41 min | 1 year ago

Protect & Assist - An Interview with the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre

"As you've said, I hit the styling Sada security security center. Now am missions pretty. But it's also pretty simple. It's to Mike Strategy of the safest place to connect. Online and do business online and out at prime responsibilities really to protect old parts of the Australian economy from the beginning of business to government critical infrastructure provides small medium enterprise and individuals and. Families get on with life online, which as we know in Grad example is the way that wearing gauging today is an increasingly important very much. In Lock wise I agree with we wouldn't normally have reached out to you. So readily you've come from that mentioned a bit about your background you've been in the role to six months and you came from the National Bushfire. Recovery Center of go committee ought not to show that the Prophets Dada was, but you've come from a, is it across? into. What we obviously absurd at the same time as I saw across the. Up Tyke in Saada crime and saw active duty during covid nineteen has the right thanks I fire. I'm assuming you're Ri- You're enjoying it or you're funding it the challenge that was made to be it's I have to say the people that work here who mice distractions. made to ever speak to some of the most incredible human beings having encountered by in terms of their incredible. Personal drive towards that mission and really advancing Australia's interests but also the technical capability which is second to none. You. You mentioned I had come from the National Bushfire Recovery Agency, actually not a dissimilar function in the sense that you're trying to engage h very different sectors of of the community who've been affected by That's materialized and assist them to get back up on their fate again, actually to build resilience, it's just the context he's. Prior to that I was the head of the national. Security Division Prime Minister and Cabinet had some timing critical infrastructure. Yeah. In High McVeigh's and. Inaugural Chief Risk Officer for the Department of Homeland Phases Wales. Postings looking after Europe and sub Saharan Africa region it sounds like a WIG background but look the headline is this a love a good crisis? Could us a find that the same skill set? Of Translating. Deriving problems into their various segments responding to each one of ours always having a plan or campaign or or an operational approach assists in obviously having a a a defense background helps that way and and and of course, the May you quite rightly point out. I don't have a long technical history but. I said twenty million constituents across the economy. The vast majority of dying Ada semi bottom line is if I'd. It how customers and I think that kind of balance swelled.

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DOJ won't reveal congressional candidate who asked for, received hacked info on their opponent

60 Minutes

08:45 min | 1 year ago

DOJ won't reveal congressional candidate who asked for, received hacked info on their opponent

"With less than 100 days before the presidential election. U. S intelligence officials are warning that Russia and other adversaries are once again interfering in our democratic process. In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence agencies to create chaos in our system, using a combination of social media manipulation, propaganda and other dirty tricks. President. Trump's Justice Department currently has at least two open cases against Russian citizens for disrupting the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. As we first reported last November, 12 Russian military officers are still at large, charged with breaking into the Democratic Party's computers in 2016. Stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine specific candidates. There's no evidence of similar operations against Republicans in 2016. With the 2020 election's just around the corner. Ah cautionary tale, the Russian hack. The Russians never left. I can guarantee you in 2016. After this all into news. They never left. They didn't stop doing what they're doing. This wasn't just a one time thing. No way. Russia doesn't do it that way. Robert Anderson should know. He spent 21 years inside the cloak and dagger world of spies and hackers overseeing the FBI's counterintelligence and cyber divisions. And tracking Moscow spy agencies, an alphabet of artifice, the FSB S V, R, and especially the G R U G. RU is military intelligence. So when we look at the attacks that happened during a presidential Races in 2016. You had military organisations inside of Russia attacking our infrastructure. So are the hackers or are the soldiers? So they're both on in most cases in most these units or not just hackers. They're probably some of the best mathematical minds in Russia. These air seasoned professionals that have worked away up the ranks to be in these units. To carry out the strategic attacks on behalf of that country. These are the hacker soldiers from G R U unit 26165, who, according to the Justice Department were responsible for breaking and entering into the Democratic Party's computers remotely from Moscow. Their names, ranks and faces are now on the FBI's most wanted list for stealing, among other things, the Democrats, strategic plans detailed targeting data and internal polling. G R U Colonel Alexander also joke commanded a separate unit. 744551 of his officers was in charge of spreading this stolen material to political operatives, bloggers and the media. Another hack state election boards. It wasn't some £400 guy in his parents Basement. No, this was a well choreographed military operation. With units that not only were set up specifically to hack into obtain information, but other units that were used for psychological warfare or weaponizing that this is not an operation that was just put together haphazardly. So that was the 26165 unit. The Justice Department's National security division is overseeing the Russian hacking case once they're doing that keystroke monitoring, Assistant Attorney General John Dimmers runs the division. Along with the deputies, Adam Hickey and Sean knew DOJ attorney Heather Al Pino worked with special counsel Mueller on the Russian indictments all have access to the underlying intelligence and have no doubt the rush. Shins interfered in the 2016 election. This really happened. Yes, that really happened. And we believe that if we had to, we could prove that in court tomorrow, using only admissible non classified evidence to 12 jurors. You ever expect to get the 12 Russian officials The trial. I would be surprised, But the purpose of the indictment isn't just that, although that's certainly one of the purposes, the purposes of this kind of indictment is even, uh, to educate the public. For a legal document. The 29 page indictment is a page Turner It. Details how U. S intelligence agencies tracked each defendant's actions, sometimes by the keystroke, revealing the fictitious names and phony emails used to infiltrate the Democrats, computers. And tracing the stolen data on its circuitous route from Washington, D. C. To Moscow. The information in the indictment is very detailed. You have descriptions of the Russian agents. Typing. Into their computers. Obviously, I can't go into too much detail because I don't want to reveal investigative methods. But the inside here is that behind every one of those Keyboard's is not night P address. It's a human being those indicted G R U agents. The U. S. Says one team, working out of a building in Moscow called the Tower created a website and a provocative character to disseminate this stolen material. Lucifer 2.0 So goose over 2.0 is a fictional online persona. It's all an effort. The Russian side to hide their involvement. And these guys are pretending to be one lone hacker. Correct, and that works. What it gives them is plausible deniability. Right. They don't need to work 100% as long as the Russians, Khun say. Wasn't us. Posing as goose A for 2.0. The Russians offered up stolen documents to Julian Assange, Jas wiki leaks and self proclaimed dirty trickster Roger Stone. It was all part of a broad campaign to disrupt the presidential election. But there was another less well known part of the Russian operation to undermine Democrats running for Congress. It started as large document dumps where goose for 2.0 was kind of taunting and saying, I have more Kelli Ward Burton was executive director of the D. Triple C. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. When the Russians hacked the committee's computers, these bullet points at the top are the summary for how we need to win. They swiped and dumped on the Internet material, she told us cost millions of dollars to produce. Battle plans for congressional races, demographic research on voters and extensive dossiers on the weaknesses of their own candidates. So when we deliberate internally about anything, you know that's not intended to be made public, and that's what makes this so important to understand these as stolen documents. It's not different than Watergate. It's not different than When Republicans came into the DNC and stole documents from the file cabinets. It's the cyber version of that they came into our office and they stole Our documents. Documents were never intended to be public. And then they used that in the election, even Democrat party bosses or questioning his character. Ward was shocked when Republicans used the stolen internal materials in this negative ad. We reach out to them and ask them, you know, we way, said We've been the victims of a cyber attack by a foreign adversary. Will you make a commitment not to use any of these stolen materials in In the campaigner in the 2016 election, and they wouldn't make a commitment to do so, she says. In the months leading up to the elections, Russian tactics evolved, the indiscriminate document dumps became more frequent and strategic. There would be thousands of documents that would show up on one day and then they got smarter and he started to really specific documents. Related to our specific races or documents that were in art most targeted states and are most targeted areas.

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The Genesis of the Impeachment Trial

Michael Medved

02:47 min | 1 year ago

The Genesis of the Impeachment Trial

"We always find the next thing to discuss it's it's a rolling rolling train of stories and you always have the right balance is in the break you discuss the meat discussed with me this issue of the genesis all of the impeachment which is not what what most people think that would be the Torah well it began it did the department the national security department the Deanna high and a big rector national intelligence the guys it's about all of our intelligence yeah we just use didn't used to be back in the days when I was Goldwater's two counts of as an intelligence committee the DCI the head of the CIA was was that you are having all of Callahan's world but they changed it after nine eleven I think it was a very big mistake so now they put another layer of bureaucracy over all the intelligence agency that he hasn't he hasn't inspector general yes hi gene was a wired this IGT from the justice department who had worked on all of these fights that might well accidents and Michael and he changed the rules at the last minute right before the curtain was change the rules to say on whistleblower for whistle blowers he said it doesn't have to be first hand information it can now be second hand which is outrageous anonymous person giving here say that is because he knew that Eric Karabell of who was going to be the only thing didn't happen personally I think this is so important is we created the rules for a specific person I need to any three peat this so that the individual whose fingerprints are all of the illegal FISA warrants that we used to spy against our campaign the trump campaign that individual becomes the Attorney General becomes the inspector general of the director of national intelligence and he's the person who changed the rules to allow a putative whistle blower who isn't a whistle blower attic Chatham Allah to become a whistle blower despite the fact he doesn't have any prime aphasia evidence of any wrongdoing exactly forty it wrong reporter the phone call wrongly yes completely inaccurate and this guy Michael Atkinson who was the I. G. for the intelligence community who allowed that so called whistle blower to go forward we have to remember during the Obama administration he worked for merry McCord John Karlen all the people who ran the national security division the people who ran all the FISA warrants and Carter page so that means he knew and was part of the legal fight as it wire taps on Carter page so some idiot in White House personnel decides well I have a good idea let's make him the inspector general for the intelligence community and he gets made and then he sets the plot in motion with this phony report from this clown Eric charm and just as importantly they president doesn't have his own person as the D. and I'm the director of national

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

11:17 min | 1 year ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"With Michael Michael. Oh that's the inspector Spector general who changed the rules about whistleblowing to allow fake whistleblower complaint to proceed that was used to impeach the president Herat Inspector General L.. You worked with him and an Atkinson. This can't be so you were in the National Security Division working with Atkinson who was also the lawyer for the head the National Security Division of the DOJ. John Carlin. WHO's the same guy who by the way signs off on the the woods procedures member of the woods file verify he is the lawyer for the DOJ one of the final guys to sign off on the FIS award? John Carlin who worked with Atkinson the idea a forward to fake whistleblower complaints who worked in the National Security Division with Mary mcchord. Who's now working with Adam? Schiff after forwarding the fake whistleblower complaint mccord's working with shift to have the President Peach. Oh and by the way they work for Carlin. Who was Bob Muller chief-of-staff before he became Obama's head of the National Security Division the DOJ and worked with Atkinson mcchord on the whole Spike's folks? The verdict is it has nothing to see here. Don't you worry. Deep State keep on deep state. No worries folks folks and they write this Darren Samuelson in this piece. They write this like not even remotely curious that way way. Let me get this stream. So what are the lawyers involved in the National Security Division that forwarded the fake charges about donald trump onto the FIS accord signed off on one of the lawyers. Involved is the I guess. Now the Inspector General who forwarded the fake whistleblower complaint after changing the paperwork that guy days division. They altered the paperwork paperwork to make this fake whistleblower complaint go even owners know firsthand information and one of the lawyers they work with Mary. mcchord in the nationals curves is now working with Adam Schiff to impeach the president president onset fake charges who she was also involved in the spy. Gate thing no worries folks. There's no connection Dan. Bongino is the crazy. You see what I'm that Joe it's me you went. I Apollo nuts. I didn't want anybody has the story that we're all crazy thing. Keep remind nothing told. Would you can be factually challenged nothing now. Your takeaways. You're free to you. You did you discern from that information whatever you want just understand this the media. I'm not care. They don't care. One Bit Impeachment Muller Spy Gate Fake Whistleblower Gate it is all the same people Bianca Interviews Flynn Bianca signs off on the woods. File the woods foul reviewed by John Carlin at DOJ. Ns Thief Carlin works with Atkinson. Atkinson works mcchord. Atkinson becomes the Inspector General Inspector. General's office alters a form of fake whistle blower can file a charge against Donald Trump. mcchord was at the NASD doing all. This wisdom lease isn't it goes to work for Adam Schiff to make sure donald trump is impeach. This actually happened Paula. Can I jump ahead to inequality community that for tomorrow okay. 'cause I got a really good piece of Wall Street Journal. Thanks to everyone who send it over to be about the myth of inequality growing in the trump administration. But it's GonNa take me a little bit. Is it so it makes such a damning case that Obama is the one who heightened economic inequality. I want to say that for tomorrow. Because you WANNA get the Pelosi's import because and I WANNA finish on a high note. It'd be the press we will change our government. It's just a job and it's a hard are job and we're all engaged. Nobody's quitting we are moving forward and proceeding ahead. We'll get accountability. I don't care how long it takes so he was a Pelosi Z.. Remember I told you it. Pelosi's I said they were going to move on after the impeachment Hoechst Dyes Blower Hoax Muller game and all that they're gonNA and move on seamlessly they nothing happened to their. I'm telling you there next. Narrative is going to be trump colluded with the Turks is nothing. There's no basis in truth on that. It's just it's out there. I warned view. Pelosi's already going there now. This is a great video because not only should not only. She proved me right that they're already preparing their next hoax. But she goes back and contracts out the old collusion hoax again on this appearance this weekend with George Stephanopoulos. Here's why she's doing this in a nutshell. The impeachment thing is a disaster. She's GonNa forward the impeachment German articles over this week. Maybe today she got wrecked Ari. Kt wrecked wrecked. She made all these demands of Mitch. McConnell we're not forty in the articles articles until you do this. This and this McConnell said this is me giving the double barrel Middle Finger without the middle fingers because we're trying to keep the visual somewhat family friendly policy. It wasn't happy I said that on judge. You need this week. But they deserved it. Mitch McConnell said no thanks. We're not going to negotiate. But you just hold on those articles new fun over there public pressure your bill. Pelosi look like an idiot. She's now been faced planted totally here. She's like this fair palm face. I looked like a moron. Because what happened. She's got nothing. She has to send the articles over and she got nothing. Zero Zilch face planted totally tripped over our own legs. Couldn't get out of her own way. So now what does she do Jo. Now she's angry of course because she was always a praline political tactician. Yeah Yeah you're right. She was so brilliant. She got wrecked by Mitch McConnell yet again. So here's Pelosi this weekend. I think it was George Stephanopoulos. Losing it going back to the Russia hoax and introducing the Turkey hoax. Mex check this out. The president of the United States is in complete denial about Russia's role as I have said in terms of this president all roads lead to Putin. He has as he said. He's not going to accept the assessment of of our own intelligence Asian that they that they were very much involved in two thousand sixteen election that twenty four seven now they are still engaged. He's trying to blame it on Ukraine and this silliness That has been debunked again I and again but he and his folks still keep advancing it. everything that he has done whether it's in Syria vis-a-vis the Turks whether it's been in Ukraine in terms of withholding assistance as they tried to fight the Russians his denial about their role in our election. Then and now all roads lead to and sometimes I wonder about a Mitch McConnell to see why is he an accomplice to all of of that he has resisted horses going in in a manner commensurate with the threat of four state of of the agency's whichever they are a state could be the secretary of state or whatever to protect our infrastructure our critical infrastructure election. So he says you shouldn't even call that critical infrastructure so it's all of a piece with them and that's why it's really important for the facts to come forward to witnesses to be heard the documentation to be reviewed so that the American people can see there's as generally you're witnessing and I'd be dead serious not a joke. You're witnessing a broken person right there. I counted upwards of four or five. Discredited is credited conspiracy theory. She throws that totally discredited the bunk and conspiracy is that anyone with access to a nineteen eighty-six Internet modem could look up on the interweb to whip. It's just an embarrassment. She trots out the Russia conspiracy theory her new conspiracy theory on Turkey in case she was hinting at is going to be this joke. Get ready now you you heard it here. First folks. Trump was going to pull troops out of Syria. Because he's got some business dealings with Turkey. Get ready get ready. That's hoax number. Two hundred sixty the two thousand scum and she trots out the conspiracy theory that Ukraine did not get involved in the two thousand sixteen elections. Here's the politico piece. Politico left leaning left leaning politico. Not This isn't some right. Leaning outlets reporting on Ukraine trying influence the two thousand sixteen election we go Ukrainian efforts to sabotage trump backfire by politico. Not Bongino ISKOE. The job. Pelosi said this didn't happen. Yeah political retracted. This article Joe. This is a documents thoroughly. Ukrainian from the list goes that she tried it out like I said I counted about four or five maybe up to six the bunk conspiracy as you're witnessing a broken woman who has been humiliated and embarrassed barest at every single turn. She thought she was going to leave her. Tenure as speaker of the House or tenure in Congress as the celebrated Napoleon like political tactician Shen and. She's been completely wrecked at every turn and she's just broken she's been. She is totally a mess. She can't get out of her own way right now. Yeah I told you about the Turkey thing. I warned you all right on a good nose. I saw these this morning. Legal insurrection action at great piece. A friend William Jacobson runs a great blog legal insurrection. One of the best websites out there. I have his peace with the full piece of a piece with the full pieces. Article the full piece up at Bongino Dot com slash newsletter again. That's our show notes. We will email them every day if you choose but this is a series right now of Reagan jokes that been put together. They're just short and sweet. But I'm only playing them in light of Bernie Sanders recent rise to the top. Who of course is a Communist? I mean is to advocate socialism. Sadly and a lot of the he seems to ignore the death and destruction. That comes along with Reagan found and I agree with him. You may disagree but I agree totally one one of the best ways. It's almost an Linski. Like tactic is to annihilate people's believes that socialism is. The real deal is to make jokes about about how horrible socialism much it's inappropriate. I don't think so and Reagan. Did neither humor sometimes. Sometimes break down walls and crack those ideological facades people keep up. Who really believes? Socialism can work so I got two of these is a good one. Oh here's Reagan cracking a joke about socialism and an appointment of guy makes to buy a car. Check this one it's funny. I've been collecting collecting stories. That are told in the Soviet Union by their people among themselves which reveal. They've got a great sense of humor but they've also got a pretty cynical attitude attitude toward their system. And I told this when bill you'll have to hear it again. I told it in the car. I didn't tell us when Gorbachev you know there's a ten year delay delay in the Soviet Union of delivery of an automobile and only one out of seven families in the Soviet Union own. Automobiles automobiles is a ten year. Wait and you go through quite a process when you're ready to buy and then you put up the money in advance and this happened to a felon. This is their story that they tell this joke that this man he laid down his money and then the fellow was in there was in charge. said to him okay. Okay come back in ten years and get your car and he said morning or afternoon.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

11:17 min | 1 year ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"With Michael Michael. Oh that's the inspector Spector general who changed the rules about whistleblowing to allow fake whistleblower complaint to proceed that was used to impeach the president Herat Inspector General L.. You worked with him and an Atkinson. This can't be so you were in the National Security Division working with Atkinson who was also the lawyer for the head the National Security Division of the DOJ. John Carlin. WHO's the same guy who by the way signs off on the the woods procedures member of the woods file verify he is the lawyer for the DOJ one of the final guys to sign off on the FIS award? John Carlin who worked with Atkinson the idea a forward to fake whistleblower complaints who worked in the National Security Division with Mary mcchord. Who's now working with Adam? Schiff after forwarding the fake whistleblower complaint mccord's working with shift to have the President Peach. Oh and by the way they work for Carlin. Who was Bob Muller chief-of-staff before he became Obama's head of the National Security Division the DOJ and worked with Atkinson mcchord on the whole Spike's folks? The verdict is it has nothing to see here. Don't you worry. Deep State keep on deep state. No worries folks folks and they write this Darren Samuelson in this piece. They write this like not even remotely curious that way way. Let me get this stream. So what are the lawyers involved in the National Security Division that forwarded the fake charges about donald trump onto the FIS accord signed off on one of the lawyers. Involved is the I guess. Now the Inspector General who forwarded the fake whistleblower complaint after changing the paperwork that guy days division. They altered the paperwork paperwork to make this fake whistleblower complaint go even owners know firsthand information and one of the lawyers they work with Mary. mcchord in the nationals curves is now working with Adam Schiff to impeach the president president onset fake charges who she was also involved in the spy. Gate thing no worries folks. There's no connection Dan. Bongino is the crazy. You see what I'm that Joe it's me you went. I Apollo nuts. I didn't want anybody has the story that we're all crazy thing. Keep remind nothing told. Would you can be factually challenged nothing now. Your takeaways. You're free to you. You did you discern from that information whatever you want just understand this the media. I'm not care. They don't care. One Bit Impeachment Muller Spy Gate Fake Whistleblower Gate it is all the same people Bianca Interviews Flynn Bianca signs off on the woods. File the woods foul reviewed by John Carlin at DOJ. Ns Thief Carlin works with Atkinson. Atkinson works mcchord. Atkinson becomes the Inspector General Inspector. General's office alters a form of fake whistle blower can file a charge against Donald Trump. mcchord was at the NASD doing all. This wisdom lease isn't it goes to work for Adam Schiff to make sure donald trump is impeach. This actually happened Paula. Can I jump ahead to inequality community that for tomorrow okay. 'cause I got a really good piece of Wall Street Journal. Thanks to everyone who send it over to be about the myth of inequality growing in the trump administration. But it's GonNa take me a little bit. Is it so it makes such a damning case that Obama is the one who heightened economic inequality. I want to say that for tomorrow. Because you WANNA get the Pelosi's import because and I WANNA finish on a high note. It'd be the press we will change our government. It's just a job and it's a hard are job and we're all engaged. Nobody's quitting we are moving forward and proceeding ahead. We'll get accountability. I don't care how long it takes so he was a Pelosi Z.. Remember I told you it. Pelosi's I said they were going to move on after the impeachment Hoechst Dyes Blower Hoax Muller game and all that they're gonNA and move on seamlessly they nothing happened to their. I'm telling you there next. Narrative is going to be trump colluded with the Turks is nothing. There's no basis in truth on that. It's just it's out there. I warned view. Pelosi's already going there now. This is a great video because not only should not only. She proved me right that they're already preparing their next hoax. But she goes back and contracts out the old collusion hoax again on this appearance this weekend with George Stephanopoulos. Here's why she's doing this in a nutshell. The impeachment thing is a disaster. She's GonNa forward the impeachment German articles over this week. Maybe today she got wrecked Ari. Kt wrecked wrecked. She made all these demands of Mitch. McConnell we're not forty in the articles articles until you do this. This and this McConnell said this is me giving the double barrel Middle Finger without the middle fingers because we're trying to keep the visual somewhat family friendly policy. It wasn't happy I said that on judge. You need this week. But they deserved it. Mitch McConnell said no thanks. We're not going to negotiate. But you just hold on those articles new fun over there public pressure your bill. Pelosi look like an idiot. She's now been faced planted totally here. She's like this fair palm face. I looked like a moron. Because what happened. She's got nothing. She has to send the articles over and she got nothing. Zero Zilch face planted totally tripped over our own legs. Couldn't get out of her own way. So now what does she do Jo. Now she's angry of course because she was always a praline political tactician. Yeah Yeah you're right. She was so brilliant. She got wrecked by Mitch McConnell yet again. So here's Pelosi this weekend. I think it was George Stephanopoulos. Losing it going back to the Russia hoax and introducing the Turkey hoax. Mex check this out. The president of the United States is in complete denial about Russia's role as I have said in terms of this president all roads lead to Putin. He has as he said. He's not going to accept the assessment of of our own intelligence Asian that they that they were very much involved in two thousand sixteen election that twenty four seven now they are still engaged. He's trying to blame it on Ukraine and this silliness That has been debunked again I and again but he and his folks still keep advancing it. everything that he has done whether it's in Syria vis-a-vis the Turks whether it's been in Ukraine in terms of withholding assistance as they tried to fight the Russians his denial about their role in our election. Then and now all roads lead to and sometimes I wonder about a Mitch McConnell to see why is he an accomplice to all of of that he has resisted horses going in in a manner commensurate with the threat of four state of of the agency's whichever they are a state could be the secretary of state or whatever to protect our infrastructure our critical infrastructure election. So he says you shouldn't even call that critical infrastructure so it's all of a piece with them and that's why it's really important for the facts to come forward to witnesses to be heard the documentation to be reviewed so that the American people can see there's as generally you're witnessing and I'd be dead serious not a joke. You're witnessing a broken person right there. I counted upwards of four or five. Discredited is credited conspiracy theory. She throws that totally discredited the bunk and conspiracy is that anyone with access to a nineteen eighty-six Internet modem could look up on the interweb to whip. It's just an embarrassment. She trots out the Russia conspiracy theory her new conspiracy theory on Turkey in case she was hinting at is going to be this joke. Get ready now you you heard it here. First folks. Trump was going to pull troops out of Syria. Because he's got some business dealings with Turkey. Get ready get ready. That's hoax number. Two hundred sixty the two thousand scum and she trots out the conspiracy theory that Ukraine did not get involved in the two thousand sixteen elections. Here's the politico piece. Politico left leaning left leaning politico. Not This isn't some right. Leaning outlets reporting on Ukraine trying influence the two thousand sixteen election we go Ukrainian efforts to sabotage trump backfire by politico. Not Bongino ISKOE. The job. Pelosi said this didn't happen. Yeah political retracted. This article Joe. This is a documents thoroughly. Ukrainian from the list goes that she tried it out like I said I counted about four or five maybe up to six the bunk conspiracy as you're witnessing a broken woman who has been humiliated and embarrassed barest at every single turn. She thought she was going to leave her. Tenure as speaker of the House or tenure in Congress as the celebrated Napoleon like political tactician Shen and. She's been completely wrecked at every turn and she's just broken she's been. She is totally a mess. She can't get out of her own way right now. Yeah I told you about the Turkey thing. I warned you all right on a good nose. I saw these this morning. Legal insurrection action at great piece. A friend William Jacobson runs a great blog legal insurrection. One of the best websites out there. I have his peace with the full piece of a piece with the full pieces. Article the full piece up at Bongino Dot com slash newsletter again. That's our show notes. We will email them every day if you choose but this is a series right now of Reagan jokes that been put together. They're just short and sweet. But I'm only playing them in light of Bernie Sanders recent rise to the top. Who of course is a Communist? I mean is to advocate socialism. Sadly and a lot of the he seems to ignore the death and destruction. That comes along with Reagan found and I agree with him. You may disagree but I agree totally one one of the best ways. It's almost an Linski. Like tactic is to annihilate people's believes that socialism is. The real deal is to make jokes about about how horrible socialism much it's inappropriate. I don't think so and Reagan. Did neither humor sometimes. Sometimes break down walls and crack those ideological facades people keep up. Who really believes? Socialism can work so I got two of these is a good one. Oh here's Reagan cracking a joke about socialism and an appointment of guy makes to buy a car. Check this one it's funny. I've been collecting collecting stories. That are told in the Soviet Union by their people among themselves which reveal. They've got a great sense of humor but they've also got a pretty cynical attitude attitude toward their system. And I told this when bill you'll have to hear it again. I told it in the car. I didn't tell us when Gorbachev you know there's a ten year delay delay in the Soviet Union of delivery of an automobile and only one out of seven families in the Soviet Union own. Automobiles automobiles is a ten year. Wait and you go through quite a process when you're ready to buy and then you put up the money in advance and this happened to a felon. This is their story that they tell this joke that this man he laid down his money and then the fellow was in there was in charge. said to him okay. Okay come back in ten years and get your car and he said morning or afternoon.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

11:17 min | 1 year ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"With Michael Michael. Oh that's the inspector Spector general who changed the rules about whistleblowing to allow fake whistleblower complaint to proceed that was used to impeach the president Herat Inspector General L.. You worked with him and an Atkinson. This can't be so you were in the National Security Division working with Atkinson who was also the lawyer for the head the National Security Division of the DOJ. John Carlin. WHO's the same guy who by the way signs off on the the woods procedures member of the woods file verify he is the lawyer for the DOJ one of the final guys to sign off on the FIS award? John Carlin who worked with Atkinson the idea a forward to fake whistleblower complaints who worked in the National Security Division with Mary mcchord. Who's now working with Adam? Schiff after forwarding the fake whistleblower complaint mccord's working with shift to have the President Peach. Oh and by the way they work for Carlin. Who was Bob Muller chief-of-staff before he became Obama's head of the National Security Division the DOJ and worked with Atkinson mcchord on the whole Spike's folks? The verdict is it has nothing to see here. Don't you worry. Deep State keep on deep state. No worries folks folks and they write this Darren Samuelson in this piece. They write this like not even remotely curious that way way. Let me get this stream. So what are the lawyers involved in the National Security Division that forwarded the fake charges about donald trump onto the FIS accord signed off on one of the lawyers. Involved is the I guess. Now the Inspector General who forwarded the fake whistleblower complaint after changing the paperwork that guy days division. They altered the paperwork paperwork to make this fake whistleblower complaint go even owners know firsthand information and one of the lawyers they work with Mary. mcchord in the nationals curves is now working with Adam Schiff to impeach the president president onset fake charges who she was also involved in the spy. Gate thing no worries folks. There's no connection Dan. Bongino is the crazy. You see what I'm that Joe it's me you went. I Apollo nuts. I didn't want anybody has the story that we're all crazy thing. Keep remind nothing told. Would you can be factually challenged nothing now. Your takeaways. You're free to you. You did you discern from that information whatever you want just understand this the media. I'm not care. They don't care. One Bit Impeachment Muller Spy Gate Fake Whistleblower Gate it is all the same people Bianca Interviews Flynn Bianca signs off on the woods. File the woods foul reviewed by John Carlin at DOJ. Ns Thief Carlin works with Atkinson. Atkinson works mcchord. Atkinson becomes the Inspector General Inspector. General's office alters a form of fake whistle blower can file a charge against Donald Trump. mcchord was at the NASD doing all. This wisdom lease isn't it goes to work for Adam Schiff to make sure donald trump is impeach. This actually happened Paula. Can I jump ahead to inequality community that for tomorrow okay. 'cause I got a really good piece of Wall Street Journal. Thanks to everyone who send it over to be about the myth of inequality growing in the trump administration. But it's GonNa take me a little bit. Is it so it makes such a damning case that Obama is the one who heightened economic inequality. I want to say that for tomorrow. Because you WANNA get the Pelosi's import because and I WANNA finish on a high note. It'd be the press we will change our government. It's just a job and it's a hard are job and we're all engaged. Nobody's quitting we are moving forward and proceeding ahead. We'll get accountability. I don't care how long it takes so he was a Pelosi Z.. Remember I told you it. Pelosi's I said they were going to move on after the impeachment Hoechst Dyes Blower Hoax Muller game and all that they're gonNA and move on seamlessly they nothing happened to their. I'm telling you there next. Narrative is going to be trump colluded with the Turks is nothing. There's no basis in truth on that. It's just it's out there. I warned view. Pelosi's already going there now. This is a great video because not only should not only. She proved me right that they're already preparing their next hoax. But she goes back and contracts out the old collusion hoax again on this appearance this weekend with George Stephanopoulos. Here's why she's doing this in a nutshell. The impeachment thing is a disaster. She's GonNa forward the impeachment German articles over this week. Maybe today she got wrecked Ari. Kt wrecked wrecked. She made all these demands of Mitch. McConnell we're not forty in the articles articles until you do this. This and this McConnell said this is me giving the double barrel Middle Finger without the middle fingers because we're trying to keep the visual somewhat family friendly policy. It wasn't happy I said that on judge. You need this week. But they deserved it. Mitch McConnell said no thanks. We're not going to negotiate. But you just hold on those articles new fun over there public pressure your bill. Pelosi look like an idiot. She's now been faced planted totally here. She's like this fair palm face. I looked like a moron. Because what happened. She's got nothing. She has to send the articles over and she got nothing. Zero Zilch face planted totally tripped over our own legs. Couldn't get out of her own way. So now what does she do Jo. Now she's angry of course because she was always a praline political tactician. Yeah Yeah you're right. She was so brilliant. She got wrecked by Mitch McConnell yet again. So here's Pelosi this weekend. I think it was George Stephanopoulos. Losing it going back to the Russia hoax and introducing the Turkey hoax. Mex check this out. The president of the United States is in complete denial about Russia's role as I have said in terms of this president all roads lead to Putin. He has as he said. He's not going to accept the assessment of of our own intelligence Asian that they that they were very much involved in two thousand sixteen election that twenty four seven now they are still engaged. He's trying to blame it on Ukraine and this silliness That has been debunked again I and again but he and his folks still keep advancing it. everything that he has done whether it's in Syria vis-a-vis the Turks whether it's been in Ukraine in terms of withholding assistance as they tried to fight the Russians his denial about their role in our election. Then and now all roads lead to and sometimes I wonder about a Mitch McConnell to see why is he an accomplice to all of of that he has resisted horses going in in a manner commensurate with the threat of four state of of the agency's whichever they are a state could be the secretary of state or whatever to protect our infrastructure our critical infrastructure election. So he says you shouldn't even call that critical infrastructure so it's all of a piece with them and that's why it's really important for the facts to come forward to witnesses to be heard the documentation to be reviewed so that the American people can see there's as generally you're witnessing and I'd be dead serious not a joke. You're witnessing a broken person right there. I counted upwards of four or five. Discredited is credited conspiracy theory. She throws that totally discredited the bunk and conspiracy is that anyone with access to a nineteen eighty-six Internet modem could look up on the interweb to whip. It's just an embarrassment. She trots out the Russia conspiracy theory her new conspiracy theory on Turkey in case she was hinting at is going to be this joke. Get ready now you you heard it here. First folks. Trump was going to pull troops out of Syria. Because he's got some business dealings with Turkey. Get ready get ready. That's hoax number. Two hundred sixty the two thousand scum and she trots out the conspiracy theory that Ukraine did not get involved in the two thousand sixteen elections. Here's the politico piece. Politico left leaning left leaning politico. Not This isn't some right. Leaning outlets reporting on Ukraine trying influence the two thousand sixteen election we go Ukrainian efforts to sabotage trump backfire by politico. Not Bongino ISKOE. The job. Pelosi said this didn't happen. Yeah political retracted. This article Joe. This is a documents thoroughly. Ukrainian from the list goes that she tried it out like I said I counted about four or five maybe up to six the bunk conspiracy as you're witnessing a broken woman who has been humiliated and embarrassed barest at every single turn. She thought she was going to leave her. Tenure as speaker of the House or tenure in Congress as the celebrated Napoleon like political tactician Shen and. She's been completely wrecked at every turn and she's just broken she's been. She is totally a mess. She can't get out of her own way right now. Yeah I told you about the Turkey thing. I warned you all right on a good nose. I saw these this morning. Legal insurrection action at great piece. A friend William Jacobson runs a great blog legal insurrection. One of the best websites out there. I have his peace with the full piece of a piece with the full pieces. Article the full piece up at Bongino Dot com slash newsletter again. That's our show notes. We will email them every day if you choose but this is a series right now of Reagan jokes that been put together. They're just short and sweet. But I'm only playing them in light of Bernie Sanders recent rise to the top. Who of course is a Communist? I mean is to advocate socialism. Sadly and a lot of the he seems to ignore the death and destruction. That comes along with Reagan found and I agree with him. You may disagree but I agree totally one one of the best ways. It's almost an Linski. Like tactic is to annihilate people's believes that socialism is. The real deal is to make jokes about about how horrible socialism much it's inappropriate. I don't think so and Reagan. Did neither humor sometimes. Sometimes break down walls and crack those ideological facades people keep up. Who really believes? Socialism can work so I got two of these is a good one. Oh here's Reagan cracking a joke about socialism and an appointment of guy makes to buy a car. Check this one it's funny. I've been collecting collecting stories. That are told in the Soviet Union by their people among themselves which reveal. They've got a great sense of humor but they've also got a pretty cynical attitude attitude toward their system. And I told this when bill you'll have to hear it again. I told it in the car. I didn't tell us when Gorbachev you know there's a ten year delay delay in the Soviet Union of delivery of an automobile and only one out of seven families in the Soviet Union own. Automobiles automobiles is a ten year. Wait and you go through quite a process when you're ready to buy and then you put up the money in advance and this happened to a felon. This is their story that they tell this joke that this man he laid down his money and then the fellow was in there was in charge. said to him okay. Okay come back in ten years and get your car and he said morning or afternoon.

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"national security division" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on KTOK

"Is coming up the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting a Logan county deputy sheriff continues today little of force is charged with first degree murder first degree armed robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle he's accused of killing deputy David Wade in April twenty seventeen is way tried to serve an eviction notice investigators say Wade's body cam captured the shooting authorities say the deputy was shot four times but was able to call for back up as the force allegedly stole his patrol car a former sheriff's son shot dead in March and is Jim Forsyth reports his killers will stand trial Joe Nate Jefferson and Elijah wood are charged with first degree murder in the March fifteenth attempted robbery and shooting death of Jake McLean of Idabel but claimed was the son of former McCurtain county sheriff Scott McClain prosecutors say Jake McLean was fatally shot during a drug deal outside an apartment complex less than one mile south of the Oklahoma state capitol I've been arrested for making online threats here's Beth Myers a telecom man has been arrested for allegedly making online threats to shoot up the Macintosh county courthouse in you follow the Muskogee newspaper says Anthony hammer wrote on Facebook that he was ready to go to war and he said he wouldn't stop until he was killed the FBI found a hammer and his girlfriend hiding in an SUV he was arrested after a brief standoff investigators say it appears hammer was angry over a child custody issue president Obama's former White House counsel is heading to trial for failing to disclose some work he did for the president of Ukraine Jessica Rosenthal has the story Greg Craig was accused of engaging in a plan to knowingly and willfully falsify conceal and cover up material facts it is failure to register as a foreign agent prosecutors say he was acting at the direction of Paul man a fort who was a Republican lobbyist at the time doing work for Ukraine's Russian backed president Viktor Yanukovych Craig was also to are just for lying in a letter provided to the justice department's national security division foreign agents registration act but the judge dismissed that second charge thing it wasn't clear that it applied in this case Greg was charged in connection with Robert Muller special counsel investigation accused sex trafficker and financier Jeffrey abstains death in a Manhattan federal prison is under investigation Tonya J. powers has more the investigation by the FBI and the justice department's inspector general has been ordered by Attorney General William Barr Jr forgets dean's death marks the latest black eye for the U. S. bureau of prisons short stabbing at the metropolitan correctional center in Manhattan where he was being held is such an issue that the bureau of prisons is offering ten grand to correctional officers who transfer to that lock up for more than a decade the correctional officers union has been warning of what it called quote dangerous staffing levels at federal prisons that sting had pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges and had been denied bail while awaiting trial the intense he's taking a toll on Oklahoma M. says says at least one hundred seventy.

"national security division" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

08:46 min | 2 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Broadcasting live from the amac delegate conference in Williamsburg Virginia. Really nice to have you with us coming up a little bit later. Nasa Sousa is going to join us look forward to having the Nash come on at talk to us about all the big news of the day. There was one story today that is going to be of course, just completely overlooked by the media, and it's one that I love did you guys hear this a former Obama White House counsel. Greg Craig is indicted on charges involving the work. He did for Ukraine the cases stemming from the Miller investigation. I mean, I'm waiting. I'm waiting for. I'm waiting for Democrats to freak out over this. Right. I just I'm waiting for it at some point. You gotta freak out over this. You got a guy that worked for Obama that just got indicted, isn't that big breaking news? Isn't that saying we should all be losing our minds over? This is a federal grand jury today indicted, Greg Greg a prominent democratic attorney who worked for not one but two presidents charging him with false statements and considering concealing material information in connection with the work. He performed for Ukraine and indictment the case against Craig which originated in special counsel. Muller's investigation has been expected for weeks Craig's own lawyer saying Wednesday, they anticipated such an outcome. Now, Craig is seventy four he's the highest profile democrat to be indicted in a matter stemming from Moore's work, which resulted in charges against numerous Republicans who are connected to Donald Trump. The case is being handled by the attorney's office for the district of Columbia in connection with the Justice Department's national security division, and the case is likely to bring renewed attention to the Justice Department's application of a once obscure law applying to unregistered foreign agents more of the story is right now if you work for like. Russia or Germany or Ukraine or lot fear. Lithuania are basically anywhere. Just do yourself a favor. Call the federal government. Call the FBI call the CIA calling to say, hi, my name is John Doe. I am working for Ukraine. What do I need to do to put on the record because I really don't want to go to prison because of an obscure law. Here's a second thing. I'm waiting for Democrats to come out and talk about how ridiculous this indictment is. But it's the same damn law. They used to indict all the people around Trump. It's the same exact law that they use to to hurt people under Trump. So I don't feel sorry for this guy. Like everyone else got screwed because of this fall. Now, one democrat gets gets screwed by this law, and I'm supposed to feel sorry for him. No. I don't I don't feel sorry for him at all. If these are the roles that you're gonna play by then they should apply to everyone. Now. I personally think that all of this is a bunch of crap. I think the fact that he worked for Ukraine, and he didn't register the way they're saying the same way that Manafort didn't register the same way that manafort's assistant. Didn't register the same way that this all went down with you know, in stone and everybody else all I'm saying is everybody now on the left is going to say, this is really really stupid that it's really dumb that. This should have. This clearly should not have happened that this is agreed GIS. And that's what is attorneys were saying his attorneys were saying the exact same thing. I mean, I mean, this is this is what the attorneys were saying, and and so my my thing is this one one more time, and then I'll move on from it. This is what happens when you play games like this when you play games like this, and you get screwed. This is how it works. I don't feel sorry for you. So I just don't I don't feel bad for you. I think this is exactly what you'd expect. Now. Let's get back to this other issue. The attorney general appears before this congressional committee saying that there may have been spine in response to other people talking about spine. Asking him about. Hey, do you think there was some spine the answer? Yes. He says he thinks there is some spying effect is play that audio one more time a bar and tell me in the situation is end the way he's talking. Do you really think he was going to quote, bring evidence and or show proof of what he was just talking about? He clearly was answering a question under oath. He was not there to bring quote evidence. Take a listen to this spying on a political campaign is a big deal. I'm not suggesting that those rules were violated. But I think it's important to look at that. And I'm not just I'm not talking about the FBI, necessarily, but intelligence agencies. More broadly, send you're not you're not suggesting now that spine occurred. I don't well. I guess you could I think there's spying did occur. Yes. I did occur. I think spying did occur. Yes. I think spying occurred. I think spying did occur. Yes. Spying occurred. Does that sound like a guy that wants to give you a bunch of evidence. Is that sound like a guy is trying to push a narrative is that? I mean, you know, and then, you know, now, of course, Democrats are trying to call for the attorney general to be out all because he answered a question. Truthfully. Listen to this. I tried to thank chins Serano ranking member at a hole for holding this hearing and attorney general, Bob, welcome. And thank you for peering. This morning. Before getting into your budget. Request. I want to address serious oversight matter your unacceptable handling of special counsel, Robert Muller's for port. It's been reported that the report is three hundred to four hundred pages, and I use the term reported because we had no idea how long it actually is all we have is your four page summary with seems to cherry pick from the report to draw the most favorable conclusion possible for the president and in many ways your letter raise his more question than it answers. I must say it is extraordinarily to evaluate hundreds of pages of evidence legal documents and finding based on a twenty two Ma. Month long inquiry and make definitive legal conclusions in less than forty eight hours. Even for someone who has done this job before. I would argue it's more suspicious than impressive. Your conclusion is something we've seen before. In fact, we've seen it in your own legal writing in June two thousand eighteen you wrote a memo as a private citizen and a former attorney general should the department of Justice laying out the president's case against obstruction of Justice. Your edition clearly went well, I look forward to reviewing the mullahs report myself, I know, my constituents do as well, I understand that portions of it must be redacted as a matter of law. But my hope is that you will stop there and bring transparency to this process as soon as possible. The American people deserve the facts. Now, I love this because they smear bar, right? They're attacking him saying he's terrible. He's awful resigns, you quit. But if he does put this out, here's how he should do his job, which by the way, they're not in charge. And they're not the ones doing the job. The other thing here is the Obama White House counsel, Gregory Craig who was charged by federal prosecutors. Let me make this very clear. This is the guy who got sacrificed. So that Moeller can try to prove that he was you know, a guy that was you know, I was fair and balanced. So you get one Rando, and you now all the Trump people. I'm sorry. I'm calling Bs Ben Ferguson show broadcasting live from the MAC delegating. Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. We'll have much more on this coming up tonight. Susan will join us in just a little bit real quick, though wanna remind you..

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Report: Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

All Things Considered

04:53 min | 2 years ago

Report: Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

"Kelley to reports now that President Trump ordered that a top secret security clearance, be granted to his adviser and son in law, Jared Kushner, and that Trump did so despite objections from intelligence officials the White House's top lawyer and his own chief of staff for some perspective on how unusual a turn of events. This would represent let's bring in David Chris. He used to run the national security division at the Justice department and is a veteran of the security clearance process. David, Chris, welcome. Thank you. Your your top line reaction to this story, which was first reported by the New York Times that the president overruled senior administration officials to get Kushner's clearance. I think it's a very serious matter potentially. The president has the legal authority is the head of the executive branch to make this decision, which is an important point legally. He. He is allowed to do. That's certainly the predominant view. But there is a a category of behavior that some people characterized as lawful, but awful, and I think this may very well fall into that category. You do not grant these kinds of high level security clearances lightly, and if the career people who do this for a living expressed serious reservations. Then I would be very strongly inclined to believe that they had good reason for those reservations. And that the president's overruling of them may have been a very bad mistake. How unusual is Jared Kushner's situation. I mean he had to amend his application for clearance multiple times. He lost his top secret clearance at one point last year. Then he got it back how outside of the norm is that that's pretty unusual. I mean, I do have some sympathy for people who have to fill out these very detailed forms, the SF eighty six which requires you, for example to list every place you've lived in every job you've had and oftentimes there are financial disclosure forms that are difficult for somebody like mR Kushner in particular, who I think has a good deal of financial wherewithal? But the sheer number of mistakes if that's what they were that he's made the number of corrections that he's had to make that is very unusual the loss of a clearance. And then the restoration of. A clearance. If that's what happened. That's unusual. This is by no means a normal occurrence and for an ordinary person. I think the perspective on it from most outsiders would be that. There is no way someone who was not privileged by the relationship that he has with the president would have gotten through meant to be fair. We don't I don't know at least all of the actual facts. But it sure looks like someone is leaning really hard on the wheel here. How is the process supposed to work? Well, the career folks in the agencies will do a background investigation. They will interview the person in question, they will require him or her to produce documents you fill out these very elaborate forms that I mentioned, and then they will go out into the field. And they will interview your friends and acquaintances and colleagues and ask them for additional sources of persons. They can interview it's quite a thorough going over and at the end of that they make a report and an assessment. Whether the person is or should be eligible for access to a very classified information. Of course, the president as we've discussed can disregard the facts or the recommendation or both and he can make the decision. And apparently that is at least with the news media says happened here. The process would normally work that the facts are found the recommendation is made and in very much. The majority of cases almost all cases, the recommendation is followed here it wasn't apparently. So how big a deal? Do you think this is what is the significance? I do think. It's a very big deal. We have this whole elaborate process of doing background investigations, and then granting security clearances or not based on the results of those investigations because we want to protect classified information from disclosure. So the first concern here is that if Kushner really is a risk. Why are we taking that risk as a nation with very sensitive information? I think a second point is that it's demoralizing to see this departure from normal processes for a family member of the president for all of the people in the government who do follow the rules, and I expect a lot more review. You of this by congress, or by others to get to the bottom of what really happened here because it's it's important David, Chris he served in senior national security posts at the Justice department in both the Bush and Obama administrations, and he is founder of the culprit partners consultancy, David Chris. Thank you.

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Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

All Things Considered

04:52 min | 2 years ago

Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

"Reports now that President Trump ordered that a top secret security clearance, be granted to his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and that Trump did so despite objections from intelligence officials the White House's top lawyer and his own chief of staff for some perspective on how unusual a turn of events. This would represent let's bring in David Chris. He used to run the national security division at the Justice department and is a veteran of the security clearance process. David, Chris, welcome. Thank you, your top line reaction to this story, which was first reported by the New York Times that the president overruled senior administration officials to get Kushner's clearance. I think it's a very serious matter potentially. The president has the legal authority is the head of the executive branch to make this decision, which is an important point legally. He is allowed to do this. That's certainly the I think predominant view, but there is a category of behavior that some people characterized as lawful but awful, and I think this may very well fall into that category. You do not grant these kinds of high level security clearances lightly, and if career people who do this for a living expressed serious reservations than I would be very strongly inclined to believe that they had good reason for those reservations. And that the president's overruling of them may have been a very bad mistake. How unusual is Jared Kushner's situation. I mean he had to amend his application for clearance multiple times. He lost his top secret clearance at one point last year. Then he got it back how outside of the norm is that that's pretty unusual. I mean, I do have some sympathy for people who have to fill out these very detailed forms, the SF eighty six which requires you, for example to list every place you've lived in every job. You've had and oftentimes there are financial disclosure forms that are difficult for somebody like mR, Kushner particular who I think has a good deal of financial wherewithal? But the sheer number of mistakes if that's what they were that he's made the number of corrections that he's had to make that is very unusual the loss of a clearance and then the restoration of a clearance. If that's what happened that's unusual. This is by no means a normal occurrence and for an ordinary person. I think the perspective on it from most outsiders would be that. There is no way someone who was not privileged by the relationship that he has with the president would have gotten through meant to be fair. We don't I don't know at least all of the actual facts. But it sure looks like someone is leaning really hard on the wheel here. How is the process supposed to work? Well, the career folks in the agencies will do a background investigation. They will interview. The person in question, they will require him or her to produce documents your fill out these very elaborate forms that I mentioned, and then they will go out into the field. And they will interview your friends and acquaintances and colleagues and ask them for additional sources of persons. They can interview it's quite a thorough going over and at the end of that they make a report and an assessment whether the person is or should be eligible for access to very classified information. Of course, the president as we've discussed can disregard the facts or the recommendation or both and he can make the decision. And apparently that is at least what the news media says happened here. The process would normally work that the facts are found the recommendation is made and in very much. The majority of cases almost all cases, the recommendation is followed here it wasn't apparently. So how big a deal? Do you think this is what is the significance? Why do think it's a very big deal? We have this whole elaborate process of doing background investigations, and then granting security clearances or not based on the results of those investigations because we want to protect classified information from disclosure. So the first concern here is if Kushner really is a risk. Why are we taking that risk as a nation with very sensitive information? I think a second point is that it's demoralizing to see this departure from normal processes for a family member of the president for all of the people in the government who do follow the rules, and I expect a lot more review. You of this by congress, or by others to get to the bottom of what really happened here because it's it's important David, Chris he served in senior national security posts at the Justice department in both the Bush and Obama administrations, and he is founder of the culprit partners consultancy, David, Chris, thank you.

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Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

Marketplace

04:53 min | 2 years ago

Trump ordered top-secret access for Jared Kushner

"Kelley to reports now that President Trump ordered that a top secret security clearance, be granted to his adviser and son in law, Jared Kushner, and that Trump did so despite objections from intelligence officials, the White House's top lawyer and his own chief of staff for some perspective on how unusual attorney events this would represent. Let's bring in David Chris. He used to run the national security division at the Justice department and is a veteran of the security clearance process. David, Chris, welcome. Thank you. Your your top line reaction to this story, which was first reported by the New York Times that the president overruled senior administration officials to get Kushner's clearance. I think it's a very serious matter potentially the president has the legal authority as the head of the executive branch to make this decision, which is an important point legally. He is allowed to do. That's certainly the predominant view. But there is a category of behavior that some people characterize as lawful, but awful, and I think this may very well fall into that category. You do not grant these kinds of high level security clearances lightly, and if the career people who do this for a living expressed serious reservations, then I would be very strongly inclined to believe that they had good reason for those reservations. And that the president's overruling of them may have been a very bad mistake. How unusual is Jared Kushner's situation mean he had to amend his application for clearance multiple times. He lost his top secret clearance at one point last year. Then he got back how outside of the norm is that that's pretty unusual. I mean, I do have some sympathy for people who have to fill out these very detailed forms, the SF Eighty-six, which requires you, for example to list every place you've lived in every. Job you've had and oftentimes there are financial disclosure forms that are difficult for somebody like mR Kushner in particular, who I think has a good deal of financial wherewithal? But the sheer number of mistakes if that's what they were that he's made the number of corrections that he's had to make that is very unusual the loss of a clearance and then the restoration of a clearance. If that's what happened that's unusual. This is by no means a normal occurrence and for an ordinary person. I think the perspective on it from most outsiders would be that. There is no way someone who was not privileged by the relationship that he has with the president would have gotten through meant to be fair. We don't I don't know at least all of the actual facts. But it sure looks like someone is leaning really hard on the wheel here. How is the process supposed to work? Well, the career folks in the agencies will do a background investigation. They will. Interview the person in question, they will require him or her to produce documents you fill out these very elaborate forms that I mentioned, and then they will go out into the field. And they will interview your friends and acquaintances and colleagues and ask them for additional sources of persons. They can interview it's quite a thorough going over and at the end of that they make a report and an assessment whether the person is or should be eligible for access to very classified information. Of course, the president as we've discussed can disregard the facts or the recommendation or both and he can make the decision. And apparently that is at least what the news media says happened here. The process would normally work that the facts are found the recommendation is made and in very much. The majority of cases almost all cases, the recommendation is followed here it wasn't apparently. So how big a deal? Do you think this is what is the significance? I do think. It's a very big deal. We have this whole elaborate process of doing background investigations, and then granting security clearances or not based on the results of those investigations because we want to protect classified information from disclosure. So the first concern here is that if Kushner really is a risk. Why are we taking that risk as a nation with very sensitive information? I think a second point is that it's demoralizing to see this departure from normal processes for family member of the president for all of the people in the government who do follow the rules, and I expect a lot more review. You of this by congress, or by others to get to the bottom of what really happened here because it's it's important David, Chris he served in senior national security posts at the Justice department in both the Bush and Obama administrations, and he is founder of the culprit partners consultantcy, David, Chris, thank you.

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U.S. Opens Trade Talks With China

NPR's World Story of the Day

03:54 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Opens Trade Talks With China

"The world's two biggest economies are trying to resolve a trade war that has rattled nerves and markets on both sides of the Pacific, the US and China began a new round of trade talks today here in Washington negotiators have just over a month to make a deal or run the risk of more tariffs and pure, Scott Horsely reports. Photographers got a quick peek this morning as the high level talks got underway in the diplomatic reception room next door to the White House. US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer staff on one side of the polished conference table directly across from China's Vice Premier Li hook President Trump often complains about America's trade deficit with China, which has only grown in the last two years White House economic adviser. Larry cudlow says one goal of these talks is a bigger opening for US exports. Give our people that that chance to sell the China. We will export at ton. Our export sales will roar. Roar. China has already signaled a willingness to buy more American goods such as soybeans and natural gas, but US negotiators are also looking for more structural reforms, including an end to China's intellectual property theft and the force transfer of American technology on Monday, the Justice department unsealed an indictment against the Chinese telecom giant. Wow way accusing. In that company of trying to steal trade secrets from an American firm t mobile while the administration says that criminal case is not related to these trade talks. It does illustrate a long standing US complaint about the way. China does business. The playbook is simple, rob replicate. And replace John Moore's heads the Justice Department's national security division at a Senate hearing last month. He described deliberate Chinese strategy of economic espionage. Rob the American company of its intellectual property replicate that technology and replace the American company in the Chinese market and one day in the global market. Syracuse economist Mary lovely who's a former editor of the China economic review says Beijing has taken some steps to address the US concerns in recent months. China has increased penalties for stealing intellectual property, and it's move to outlaw the forced transfer of technology. I don't know. But the Chinese have certainly signaled it. They're willing to make structural reforms. China has a history, however of backsliding on such promises. So US officials say whatever is agreed to we'll have to be enforceable commerce secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC both countries want to make a deal, but he doesn't expect any quick breakthroughs where miles and miles from getting a resolution, and frankly that shouldn't be too surprising. Still lovely some encouraging signals including the presence of a high ranking Chinese delegation here in Washington and the plan meeting tomorrow between Vice Premier Li you and President Trump. Signs that the parties believe that some type of deal could be done the alternative could be costly unless there's a deal or at least an agreement to keep talking by the beginning of March. The administration has threatened to increase tariffs on some two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports from ten to twenty five percent lovely says that wouldn't be good for anyone battle. I think has been fairly mindless a lot of the tariff revenues coming out of American consumers pockets the administration says China is under pressure to make a deal because of its slowing economy. But American companies have also felt the pain of China's slowdown and that could create pressure on US negotiators as well. Scott Horsely NPR news, the White House. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.

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"national security division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:44 min | 2 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The US Department of Justice is not all one big thing. The Justice department is divided into offices and divisions. Civil rights division criminal division antitrust division tax division. There's also the national security division which itself contains a section on counterintelligence, and they work on all kinds of frightening and delicate and critical cases in December two thousand fourteen they got a new boss man, named David Lofton, and among the ways David Lofton, put his stamp on the counter intelligence section was when he decided that people acting in this country as paid agents of foreign countries without registering as such that was real matter of national security, and he would orient the division to start doing more about that. And that's interesting as a matter of national security law and Justice department priorities unregistered foreign agents as something sort of being kicked up stairs in terms of who cares about it. And how much the department focuses on it? It's interesting. But then came the election of two thousand sixteen and suddenly it mattered to all of us a very great deal to know who had been secretly working for another government. Some of the cases we think of as beginning with the special counsel grew from work that began under David Lafon as the head of counterintelligence at DOJ. David Lofton had an oversight role in the Russia investigation before the special counsel took over. Well, now, the New York Times reports that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the president himself early in his administration after he fired James Comey that counterintelligence investigation in blunt terms looking to assess whether the president was working on behalf of a foreign government. About a year ago in February twenty eighteen David Lofton left the Justice department. He left on his own terms. He left under his own steam, I have met him a couple of times since then and spoke with them on this show. So I know how careful he is. And how closely he keeps his own counsel. But when the Washington Post this weekend on Saturday reported hot on the heels, the New York Times reporting about the counterintelligence thing in the Washington Post reported on Saturday that the president has repeatedly gone to extrordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with lot of MIR Putin when the post published that this weekend, David lav men, did something I did not expect he said out loud and for the whole world, quote now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. I did not expect that they put a shiver down the spine. Joining us now for the interview tonight is David lav former chief and the Justice Department's counterintelligence expert control section, Mr. Lafon. Appreciate you making the trip to see here. Here. What about that?.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

03:53 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"They violated the procedure. It says here clear as day shall not sign nor have their supervisors approve any FIS application where they cannot verify do personal knowledge or the means described in these procedures Komi just said, they couldn't verify it. Folks, these two things cannot exist. Either the woods procedure to verify information used to spy on Americans. So we don't use fake stuff brought into court either the woods procedures exist or they don't. And if they exist Jim commes, either lying or he's really stupid. You see how the liberals they can demeanor will not report on these are facts, I have the link read the link and then read the transcript of Jim Komi testimony, those two things can exist at the same time. Now, do you see why in my speech? I didn't lose myself. They're setting this up for you. At the end. I said I do think that three letter agency people involved are going to suffer severe potential civil or criminal liability. Because there's a paper trail let me read this one more time shall not sign or your Chevy supervisors signed any FIS application if these procedures aren't followed for verifying it formation Komi just sat they weren't. They weren't followed. And yet what did he do? He signed the paper trail, Jim commes, John and cock his signature is on the paperwork. So is rod Rosenstein. So is Sally Yates so is Andy McCabe, ladies and gentlemen, these people I believe are all going down at some point. They signed that document that violated their own procedures and the guy in the national security division at the DOJ John Carlin who is also involved in this verification procedure. If you read them yourself, he was the head of the national security division was Bob Muller's chief of staff, I hope mall is investigating him too. Of course, he's not. You see the police state tyranny we're talking about here. The government lays out a bunch of procedures to ensure fake information doesn't make it into a court. Jim call me on the record says they violated the row procedures and yet the Democrats want Trump in jail. This is a standing the level of co homes. I get it. I don't tell me you pronounce. I get it. I'm just trust trying to keep the kid friendly. And I've been particularly style tonight. Could Jones to pull this off? And the democrat this end the media, celebrating police stay tyranny by the left. Nobody asking basic questions of Jim Komi, basic questions. Wait, one more on this on this thing. Last part one last paragraph. So Qomi said the information was unverified right folks can be established that we now have the transcript can we all agree set Abramson in the conspiracy theory crowd out there and the media left into CNN crowd? Can we all agree now that the transcript that nobody disputes that commes acknowledged now that the information was not verified? But he didn't think it was a big deal because he's dopey or he's lying. So the information Joe, this is simple English tests. I'm not messing with you. Would it be fair because I don't want to do word games like the left, right? And when you challenge if Jim commes acknowledging that the information was not verified used to spy on Trump. Would it be fair? I'm messing with you. Would it be fair to call it unverified? Yeah. Yeah. Okay..

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

04:48 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"So any any insinuation at all? Any insinuation at all? That there was no need to present the scope. Atari information to the Pfizer court is only an effort to absolve the people down the chain in the woods procedure for failing to do what show authenticate the information they brought their that turns out to be BS later, please track when I'm telling you this is important. They are not covering up defies it because what they're going to say about the Pfizer as well. This is what we had at the time. Even though we had other information indicated innocence. The other information was there as well. The other information wasn't verified either the dossier, the dossier makes very little mention of popadopoulos. Matter of fact, it doesn't mention by name at all, but it mentioned other Trump officials that clearly talking about popadopoulos and the dossier, the dossier is heavy on Carter page in. The reason they're covering this whole thing up, Joe is clearly somewhere along the lines in the woods procedure. There was a failure to verify basic information. That's what this is really about. Now, who was one of the final people to sign off years where the sweep the clean up. Now four operation by Bob. Muller begins Bob Muller is the sweep up guy. He cleans up the mess right. That's what he was brought in to do. One of the final guys to vet the information. I have a great piece by Jeff Carlson epic times up times. Check it out. My show notes today. It's important. He, I have a great piece up there about some of the final people to verify the information that made it into the courts. One of the final guys is the head of the national security division. The OJ who has the check a box. Joe has to check a box and indicate that the information they're submitting is in fact true. One of those guys, the DOJ head of the national security division at the time was John Carlin, who was John Carlin John Carlin was Bob mothers, former chief of staff. Folks, please understand what I'm telling you. This scandal here and the reason the FBI and the DOJ are desperate to cover up. This story is the information they had. This is maybe a better NFL. Finance doesn't make sense shows the audience on budget, and you have a duty to stop by, sir. They're covering two things up right now that has John Solomon is exposed in this piece. The first thing they're covering up is the information they had that was real. In other words, it's popadopoulos on tape and a transcription saying, generally he had nothing to do with this collusion scandal as the FBI believed, it happened. The information they had that was real, did not make it into the FIS accord the information that could be verified, how can they verify show? They had the damn transcript of popadopoulos saying it. You see where I'm going with the information that could have made it into the woods through the woods procedure. And Carlin could have signed off on could have made it into a FIS document. Well, why wouldn't it. Because it was indications of his innocence. Why would you put that in a court document? The spy, someone we want to spy on someone for collusion. Here's the evidence that it didn't happen. The information that was real that could be verified wasn't. And the information that was fake the dossier that could not be verified. None of it. None of it zippo except Carter page going to Russia, which is nothing illegal about that. The information that was fake and couldn't be verified was verified and made it into the court. That's what they're covering. That's why gave that long lead up to this? I want you to understand that they are covering for people up and down the chain of the FBI who had to it some point, put their John Hancock on a document, verifying the information that wasn't true was true. Well, the information it was sure was entirely left out. That's the scandal, which indicates what this was a political hit from the start. They had transcripts, there are likely heavy recordings of popadopoulos, denying all of this stuff that managed to somehow evade the woods procedure. While the fake information, the dossier made it through the woods procedure and into the FIS accord. Telling you clear as day their goal was, we are getting this Trump team surveillance net and this to hop rule down no matter what. If we can't get popadopoulos on a Pfizer will go to the next guy Carter page..

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"national security division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"He does no, at least some things factual or not. Right. I mean, things that I would like know the answer to, for instance, the Trump Tower meeting, right. I mean, now more has someone's who is cooperating, who was in the meeting. He didn't have that before and potentially could answer the question about any meetings before the beating or any follow of afterwards write and before today Manafort had already proffered information to the Justice department several times. So it's very clear that they thought that he had information that was valuable. To the broader investigation that he could offer them. Of course, metaphor it had the most significant Russian connections of anyone on that campaign at the time that he joined it. So if anything happened between the campaign in Russia, it's inconceivable that he would not have known about it. It's not just the Trump Tower meeting. It's not just the Ukraine platform chain, which is very significant and it's not just the DNC hack. It's also the emails that he exchanged with George popadopoulos who of course had already known about the Russian dirt on Clinton that they had. He knew that George popadopoulos was trying to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin. So so my bet is that this is an area where Manafort is going to be able to cooperate in very, very significantly been one thing when we think about what the significance is as you outlined the possibilities. I keep thinking about Michael Cohen, right. In the case of Michael Cohen, Muller did not. First of all, the case was farmed out SPN why he did not retain it. And second of all there wasn't they didn't. They weren't beating down his door, cooperated team. Michael Cohen was running around sort of saying he wanted Dr Robert Muller. Herod me help me at cooperate. Exactly. There is reporting today in the wake of metaphors, plea deal sources confirmed is now common knowledge among cones. Inner circle Trump's formed ler has been in contact with a special counsel's office, but in terms of the differential treatment between the two of them, it does seem significant at least in terms of how Muller perceives the relative significance of these figures. Yeah. So I think it is a highly significant fact that Manafort capped the that Muller kept the Manafort for himself precisely at a time when he was farming out these other components to knock just the southern district of New York, but also the national security division at Justice and the. And the US attorney's office here in the district of Columbia, all got referrals from from Mahler Manafort stayed within the Mahler investigation. And I have to believe that the reason for that is that he believes Manafort has some answers to questions that are core to his investigation. You know the difference between Manafort having information that Muller wants and Manafort having the keys to the kingdom, however, is up potentially big one. And I do think it is worth. You know, being a little bit cautious about about assuming that this is the big breakthrough. And I would say here again as with all of this, what matters more than anything is what the facts are. I mean that that's the question. What was done by whom in furtherance or not of what we now know, is it pretty well established attempt by the Russians for the election? Like we don't know. Right. So so the question is what the facts are to me. The thing that I'm constantly just sort of salvation on, it's just that it's just knowing what the facts are. That's right. But you've got to major witnesses that are so close to the president of the United States. You've got Michael Flynn, and now you've got Paul Manafort the campaign manager, Michael Flynn, the national security adviser. I mean, just to give you an example in Watergate..

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Because some communiques apparently happened between people in the justice department about this strong cities network and it appears from the reading of it that the a carlisle email elizabeth carlisle pseudonym email may have been involved who is john karlin carling was later the head of the national security division in the doj and one of these central figures in the spying scandal on donald trump he was also the guy that resigned right after a of fis accord reevaluation of this spying operation the nsa was involved in which was pretty damning he resigned right after that i've said to you over and over the karlin shop in the national security division was one of the few shops in the government that was not subjected to internal affairs inspector general type review therefore they could act relatively unfettered in the spying operation on trump carling was the head of that carling had to know about the spying that was going on donald trump he had to carling was also bob muller the special counsel's former chiefofstaff what does this have to do with anything did karlin have one of these emails to did and have a tommy twotimes email tommy twotimes at the o j dad gover whatever i honestly i don't know i'm asking a serious question any sources out there you want to contact be real sources you all i'm saying to you is i brought up to you during the entire time line in there and six 28 all the episodes i did on this trump russia thing that to shoot a drop was going to be obama's emails.

"national security division" Discussed on 1A

1A

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on 1A

"I am of your eisenberg join me on npr's asked me another as we challenge contestants and celebrities to nerdy word games music paredes and punter full trivia find has every week on the npr one app and wherever you listen to podcasts joining us from our home base in washington is shane harris intelligence national security reporter for the washington post shane welcome back to one aim high joshua thanks for having me david becker heads up the center for election innovation and research he's also the former director of the elections program at the pew charitable trusts and he was a former attorney who specialized in voting and elections at the us department of justice david welcome good to be with you judge of john karlin is the former assistant attorney general for the us department of justice is national security division currently he chairs the global risk and crisis management team at morrison and forced her john glad to have you with us thanks josh with and nina janko wits is a writer an analyst who specializes in russian miss information campaigns she's also a former george f kenan fellow at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars nina thanks for being with us thanks for having me to astra chain harris let me start with you can you sum up tuesday's hearing we've already heard the intelligence community make it very clear that we know russia is interfering and if it could do more it will do more what did we learn from tuesday's hearing that was new or surprising well i think probably the most surprising thing may be the most startling thing to a lot of people was after these intelligence chiefs who were all sitting there in a table before the senate intelligence committee went down into a person said that they saw evidence that russia was again trying these same kind of tactics to meddle in the 2018 elections that they thought were so successfully deployed in 2016 um noone said that the white house had given any direction on combating those threats on on preparing for them and the the the the image that we got is of the intelligence chiefs of all of our major agencies saying this is a problem they're coming at us again but we're not getting any direction from the top from the.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I am benjamin witness and this is the law fair podcast special edition february second two thousand eighteen the hashtag memo has been hashtag released and maybe it was all just a dud jim colmey responded with a tweet saying that's it on the other hand i was just on the set of meet the press with congressman mark meadows and jim jordan who seem to think there was an outrageous scandal here so there is a debate to be had i suppose we aloft fair are not going to have that debate we are bringing you to people that nobody else can bring you on this subject who actually know something about the underlying issues associated with this memo one of them is david chris who ran the national security division at the justice department and who knows more about fiso than any the other three people you have ever met put together the other one is fourth amendment god or incur who is the perfect person to answer the question if this memo is all true so what we'll get to them in a moment but before we do i thought it would be useful to start with a brief primer on what's happened and what we know at this stage so to walk us through all of that quinta jurassic our esteemed deputy managing editor has joined me in the jungle studio quinta what happened today that is an excellent question depending on who you talk to nothing or quite a lot so essentially has intelligence committee chairman devon units has been hyping a classified memo he wrote on alleged surveillance abuse as for the past two weeks or so and today after a long saga it finally was.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

01:44 min | 4 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Our entire operation folks was hijacked and i have looking capital letters right here what's the what is the thing here what's the take away the obama administration deputise political operatives they deputise them to go after the trump team challenge they did our those free can apples challenge anything i'm telling you tour points here i find it off we suspicious that the head of the doj national security division by the way the one division or the doj here that was not subjected to internal affairs review by the ig i say internal it's not the name of it but i say because it's a term people familiar with the called inspector general's in the federal government and police departments calm internal affairs units the one division or the doj that can operate in the dark here joe because of all people sally yates in 2015 rights a memo saying no no no you're not going to watch us and national security division the memos out there for you to see folks just google it doj n s t awfully convenient that the head of doj anesthesia which sally yates said no dice you're not watching us right after trump's elected resigned his position and who is it john karlin and who was giancarlo before he was there he was the chief of staff to bob muller on this special council investigation explained that went away for me yeah yeah you damn right joked became gonna fall of future he's laid back so far he's going to fall into that laundry think by hand.

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"national security division" Discussed on The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

"Mary before the election he submits to the fis accord houston we have a problem somebody is spying on someone in violation of our rules that's not in dispute is that the trump spying i don't know but what i'm about to tell you leads me to believe that it was rogers says to himself something's going on submits this review right around that time the person who submitted the review at doj national security division a guy named john karlin excuse me the giancarlo if the doj national security vision resigns doj national security division is interesting their unique because they don't have oversight by the i g so they're kind of out there doing their own thing because sally yates in 2015 submitted a memo which is in the piece by the way sally yates submits a memo saying we don't want to be under the ig supervision the basically internal affairs so t o j n s the is almost doing its own think joe a guy in doj and as d who would be ready in on the application to the fis accord to spy on the trump team resigns right around the same time joe that admiral mike rogers the nsa says hey something fishy is going on at the nsa with the spine cleared crazy how that happens conscious resigns he submits this for he a submits this review the review comes back and it's negative and rogers decides they're going to change procedures at the nsa going forward about certain queries into the system about foam and vote in email data and other weird thing.

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"national security division" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"national security division" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"The bureau in the national security division of the justice department were not able to share what would likely be top secret and compartmentalized information with head and that's largely probably what the case involves tony generals testimony he's seems somewhat missed and supervised by all the pressure on him to explain how the former head of the fbi mr comey king to be fired i mean this is the head of the fbi is fired in the middle of an investigation into activities that members of the administration that's fired him uh are being investigated for and it would seem to be quite extraordinary ducts you find out what's behind that he says his letter recommending to the termination of mr colmey de never mentioned russia in a mr trump said in an interview that the russian probe is what motivated him to fire mr comey student that get cleared up today no i would think you fellow at all i think that was a married circular conversation he seemed to be insisting that defeated reasons in the memo that was written by rod rosenstein word the actual reason that there were needed to be a fresh start as you just pointed out that was directly contradicted by the president i think you've nelson noted that he's been refusing to answer certain questions related to any conversations he might have had with the president and that's been incredibly unusual because he really has no legal basis to not answer those questions.

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