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The Showboats – By Michael Novakhov

Investigate the investigators! 

Save America! 

Reform the FBI now!

 

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The Showboats

7.12.17 – All of the FBI is just one huge “showboat”, in Trump’s words.

Their first and foremost concern is to manage their own publicity and to present themselves as the “heroes” to the American public, while, in fact, they are at the roots of the problem. And they are just as slow, flashy, exhibitionistic, inefficient, outdated, and ridiculous. The FBI’s incompetent, red neck, dim-wit nincompoops are not able to protect the country. Some people call them the ‘caps”, others the “feds” or the “g-men”. They should be called The Showboats, to use a surprisingly astute term and definition by Mr. Trump, although without necessarily agreeing with him on Mr. Comey and his firing. Comey, in my humble, outsider’s opinion, and on the basis of the press reports, is a very good and moral man. In retrospect, and in the view of what has transpired, (and we still know quite a little of it yet), the issue of his efficiency as the FBI Director might be posed, and this feature of his performance might be questioned. However, to be fair, the efficiency of the organization is not the direct translation of the qualities of its Director, it is much more complex and more “multifactorial”, it depends on many, and often times, conflicting factors. 

Introduce the legislation forbidding the FBI to manage their own publicity and to engage in self-promotion, self-advertising, and self-entertainment. They just have to do their job and to do it well and properly. We do not need “heroes” for this, or more correctly, the psychopaths in heroes’ clothes, of whom there are plenty, among both the agents and their “darling” informants, who manipulate the Bureau any which way they wish. This is “a first step if the FBI is to be transformed into the first-rate crime fighting organization it professes to be rather the 

They did also become a “state within the state”, an organization built on the mafia “family and brotherhood” principles and structure, and the “American KGB”, with the main difference of lacking their adversaries’ and infiltrators’ efficiency, while sharing the same skills and the same tools of the trade, like the infamous “COINTELPRO“, for example. It is hard to know who of them excelled whom in these self-serving games of the village idiots, in these deliberate games and roles of the half-demented “local yokels”. And it is also hard to know, who was the real author of this approach: one of the Soviet sadistic Berias or J. Edgar Hoover himself, who was so eager to learn from his Soviet counterparts. Stalinism is both pervasive and perverse. Hoover bragged that he “sponsored the Communist Party USA” (did he mean allowing the money transfers from the USSR?) because he “wanted to see what they will do”. And also, apparently, to use this information at the convenient moments for self-and-Bureau promotion and self-advertising, which apparently, were for him the thing inseparable: him and the Bureau. They were married to the grave in this perverse, homophobic, latently homosexual union. 

FBI have the rich and very questionable history and origins, and it shows. The issues of the long-standing hostile efforts at infiltration and penetration are the part, and the very important one, of the FBI’s problems

Investigate the investigators! Save America! Reform the FBI now!

Michael Novakhov

7.12.17 

Apparently, there is a need for the broadly based, public, objective measures and measurements of the FBI Performance. The Law Enforcement needs them no less than industries, and maybe more, much more. – 10.31.17

Updated on 10.31-23-14.17

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NewsweekSep 26, 2017
After using computers at the FBI to download naked photos of women and talking for months with a foreign national, an FBI agent stayed …

After using computers at the FBI to download naked photos of women and talking for months with a foreign national, an FBI agent stayed employed for years—and wasn’t even disciplined.

The case is one in an ongoing probe by Department of Justice that found “systemic” misconduct problems at the FBI where the bureau was not reporting “high-risk security concerns” made against agents, according to a memo released Tuesday.

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General reviewed a sample of 78 FBI employees who failed polygraph exams. They went over the cases, then checked whether the allegations were reported. The review found a number of cases with “serious allegations of misconduct” that were never reported or dealt with properly, the memo said.

The FBI’s policy on misconduct that involves “high-risk security concerns” requires the bureau to report it in writing to its inspection division, which then sends allegations on to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, the memo said.

The FBI claimed they may have passed on the misconduct allegations verbally in meetings, but no written documents were found. The bureau did not reply to requests for comment Tuesday about the probe.

In one case, investigators found an FBI agent who worked in the IT department was viewing and printing photos of “scantily clad” women on a bureau computer, the memo said.

More than a year after the FBI knew of the allegations, the IT specialist, who was not identified, again admitted to using a computer to download and print naked photos. The agent also admitted to making a fake Facebook account and talking with a foreign national for about six months, according to the memo.

The employee was then barred from viewing sensitive information, but the probe questioned why it took a year to investigate the misconduct, especially since within that year, the employee failed three polygraph tests.

“Allegations against employees with access to [sensitive information] are particularly important given the potential risk to U.S. national security,” the memo states.

Officials say the agent failed a fourth polygraph test about the allegations but denied that the foreign national was connected to any intelligence service.

More than two years after the allegations surfaced, the agent remained employed and was never disciplined. The employee ended up retiring and was eligible to receive a federal retirement plan, the memo states.

Officials said in the memo they are worried the FBI isn’t handling misconduct appropriately and “concerns are heightened because all FBI employees have top secret clearance” that allows them access to classified information.

The Department of Justice asked for the FBI to immediately correct these issues and gave them 30 days to make changes or provide a plan that would outline changes.

Office of the Inspector General

September 25, 2017 .
MANAGEMENT ADVISORY MEMORANDUM FOR:
CHRISTOPHER A. WRAY
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTl
FROM: MICHAEL E. HORO I
INSPECTOR GE ERAL
SUBJECT: Referring Alleged Misconduct to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s Inspection Division and the Department of
Justice’s Office of the Inspector General
The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of potential systemic
issues that the U.S. Department of Justice (Department, DOJ) Office of the
Inspector General (OIG) identified during an ongoing review of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation a nd adjudication of unfavorable
results from personnel security polygraph examinations of FBI employees.
Specificall ” as described below, we learned th at, contrary to FBI polic , the
FBI’s Analysis and Investigations Unit (AIU) is not appropriatel reporting all
allegations of misconduct that it learn abou t to its Inspection Division (INSD)
and to the OIG.
FBI policy instructs the AIU to refer to the INSD any FBI employee
misconduct issue that involves “high-risk security concerns.” In addition, FBI
policy requires all FBI personnel to report allegations of potential employee
misconduct or criminal cond uct to the INSD in writing, and the INSD is
required to forward those allegations to the OIG.
Further, federal regulation and Departmen t policy state that all DOJ
employees are required to report to the OIG, to their supervisor, or to their
component’s internal affairs office for referral to the OIG, any a llegation of
criminal or serious administrative misconduct on the part of a DOJ employee,
except certain allegations of misconduct th at are required to be reported to the
DOJ Office of Professional Responsibili t ‘ .1
I 28 C. P. R. § 45. I I (2 016) and Attorney General Order o . 2835-2006 ( eptember 11,
2006).
Despite these requirements, we identified several instances in which the
FBI could not demonstrate that allegations of employee misconduct were
referred either to the INSD or to· the OIG. FBI officials told us that these
referrals could have been made verbally during regularly scheduled
coordination meetings between the AIU and INSD, although we note that FBI
policy requires allegations of misconduct to be referred to the INSD in writing
and the FBI could not locate any record of written referrals having occurred.
In our ongoing review, we selected and analyzed ajudgmental sample of
case files for 78 FBI employees whose polygraph examination results were
deemed to be “Deception Indicated,” “Inconclusive,” and/or had suspected or
confirmed use of countermeasures.2 We requested and obtained
documentation from the FBI to assess the steps it took during its investigation
and adjudication of each case, from the initiation of the employee’s
reinvestigation through the final actions related to non-passing results or
countermeasures and any related appeals. This included documentation of all
polygraph retest examinations and any additional work by FBI personnel based
on the polygraph results.
In addition, we queried OIG databases to determine whether potential
misconduct identified in our sample was reported to the OIO’s Investigations
Division. We then cross-checked information listed in the OIO’s investigative
database with the INSD’s database. Our review identified several cases in
which AIU investigators became aware of serious allegations of misconduct,
which were neither reported to the 010 nor reported in writing to the INSD, as
required. We discuss two examples below:
1. During the post-test phase of a polygraph examination, an FBI
Information Technology (IT) ‘Specialist admitted to using FBI equipment
to view arid print photographs of scantily clad adult women, some of
which the employee stated depicted partially naked women. Following
this admission, the AIU initiated an investigation in part to review the IT
Specialist’s potential misuse of FBI computer systems. During an
interview with the AIU more than a year later, the IT Specialist again
admitted to using a standalone FBI computer to download and print
photographs of scantily clothed women.3 The IT Specialist also admitted
2 The employees in ourjudgmental sample were subject to a polygraph examination for
one of the following reasons: (1) as part of their 5-year personnel security reinvestigation; (2) in
response to a specific request from an FBI division or field office; or (3) as required by DOJ’s
Access Review Committee, which reviews appeals from denials or revocations of the eligibility of
DOJ employees and applicants for access to classified information.
3 In closing the investigation, the AIU noted that the Enterprise Security Operations
Center’s “enhanced analysis of [the employee’s) … use of the FBI IT systems” had determined
that the employee had not misused FBI IT systems. While the reasoning for this determination
is beyond the scope of the OIG review, the OIG is in the process of obtaining additional
information regarding this matter and will follow up as may be appropriate.
2

to creating a fictitious Facebook account and conversing with a foreign
national for approximately 6 months before their communications ended.
During a polygraph retest examination, the IT Specialist received a
Deception In dicated result. The IT Specialist noted a concern about the
question regarding unauthorized foreign contacts, in part because of the
exchanges with the fore ign national, even though the IT Specialist denied
that the foreign national was connected to any intelligence service.
Neither the INSD nor the OIG received any report of a llegations involving
the misuse of government equipmen t to viev. and print inappropriate
photographs or the unreported foreign contacts.’-l Moreover, despite the
fact that the IT Specialist unsuccessfully took four polygraph
examinations and was debriefed from having access to Sensitive
Compartmented Information (SCI), the IT Specia list received no
disciplinary action relating to this misconduct and remained employed
for more than 2 years after admitting to the misuse of FBI computers and
for almost 1 year after admitting to unreported contacts with a foreign
national. According to the FBI’s Human Resources Division, the IT
Specialist was eligible to retire and receive a federal retirement annuity.
2. During the post-test phase of a polygraph examination, a Special Agent
admitted to an intimate relationship with a former FBI criminal source of
about 6 months duration that had occurred more than 20 years earlier.
The Special Agent had formerly managed the crimin a l source; but,
according to the Special Agent, the relationship started after the source
was no longer active for the FBI . Prior to the Special Agent’s admission,
the AIU had initiated an investigation due to a Deception Indicated result
for a prior polygraph examination administered several months before
the examination resulting in the post-test admission . In closing the
investigation, the AIU noted the second polygraph examination but did
not mention the Special Agent’s post-test admission .
Neither the INSD nor the OIG have any record of receiving information
about the Special Agent’s relationship with a former FBI criminal source.
The Special Agent is still employed by the FBI.
As a result of our a na lysis of the FBI’s case files, we a re concerned that
the FBI is not consistently reporting allegations of misconduct to the INSD and
the OIG as required by FBI and Department policies and federal regulations
and that this may hinder the FBI and the OIG from thoroughly and promptly
4 In 2003 , the OIG separately received information from the FBI’s Office of Professional
Responsibility a lleging that the emplo) ee had engaged in unprofessional conduct by making
threatening remarks to coworkers, disrupting the office with inappropriate behavior, and
making inappropriate comments regard ing female employees. The OIG referred the complaint
back to the FBI for appropriate hand ling.
3

investigating employee misconduct. Our concerns are heightened because all
FBI employees have Top Secret clearances, which give them access to classified
information when relevant to their work. In the first example, although the FBI
eventually debriefed the IT Specialist from access to SCI, the employee had
such access for approximately 17 months after the employee’s initial
admissions, during which time the employee was unable to pass three
polygraph examinations. While the INSD and the OIG do not adjudicate
security clearances, independent investigations of misconduct allegations
against employees with access to SCI are particularly important given the
potential risks to U.S. national security.
We are providing this information so that the FBI can consider immediate
corrective actions to ensure appropriate reporting of such information to both
the INSD and the OIG. Please advise us within 30 days of the date of this
memorandum on what actions the FBI has taken or intends to take with regard
to these issues. Ifyou have any questions or would like to discuss this
information and our concerns, please contact me at (202) 514-3435.
cc: Scott Schools
Associate Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
James Rybicki
Chief of Staff
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dawn M. Burton

Deputy Chief of Staff

Federal Bureau of Investigation

James A. Baker

General Counsel

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Jerry Roberts
Assistant Director
Security Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
D.J. Miller

Deputy Assistant Director

Security Division

Federal Bureau of Investigation

4

Nancy McNamara
Assistant Director
Inspection Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Ronald Twersky
Deputy Assistant Director
Inspection Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Langenberg
Section Chief
External Audit and Compliance Section
External Audit Management Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Thomas G. Seiler
Unit Chief
External Audit Management Section
Inspection Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Richard P. Theis
Assistant Director
Audit Liaison Group
Internal Review and Evaluation Office
Justice Management Division
Mary T. Myers
Audit Liaison Specialist
Audit Liaison Group
Internal Review and Evaluation Office
Justice Management Divisio

FBI Has “Systemic Issues” Dealing with Misconduct
The District Sentinel News Co-opSep 26, 2017 

FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorised Informants To Break The Law

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This year, the FBI appears to for the first time have overlooked a reporting obligation established by the US Attorney General’s office, and in doing so, the bureau appears to have greatly low-balled the total number of times it authorised confidential informants to engage in criminal activity last year.

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As a consequence, the bureau did something else that’s new: It revealed the number of times it gave informants permission to engage in serious criminal activity. And lacking an official explanation so far, our running theory is that a clerical error could be to blame.

Each year, the FBI Directorate of Intelligence compiles a report on what the US Justice Department calls “otherwise illegal activity” (OIA) — activity FBI informants are involved in that would otherwise be illegal, had the FBI not given them permission to do it.

There are some crimes the FBI is forbidden from authorising. Those include acts of violence and obstruction of justice (that is, witness tampering, entrapment, fabrication of evidence). Its informants are also prohibited from “initiating or instigating” a plan to commit a crime. Otherwise, authorised informants may engage in criminal activity to maintain cover and provide the bureau with intelligence on other, presumably worse criminals, so long as certain protocols are observed.

These protocols are explained in a document known as The Attorney General’s Guidelines Regarding the Use of Confidential Informants. Since at least 2006, this document has included a number of record-keeping requirements. One is that the FBI must submit an annual report to the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and National Security Division describing “the total number of times each FBI Field Office authorised a Confidential Human Source to engage in Otherwise Illegal Activity (OIA), and the overall nationwide totals”.

These OIA reports are traditionally drafted between January and March each year. The yearly average of otherwise illegal activities reported between 2011 and 2015 is around 5600. In 2012, the number peaked at 5939. The lowest number was in 2015, when the FBI only reported only 5261 authorisations for criminal activity, according to new records obtained by Gizmodo under the Freedom of Information Act.

The authorisations for OIA must be renewed every three months, so technically it’s possible each individual authorisation covers a multitude of criminal acts. In other words, the figures don’t actually represent crimes, but 90-day windows in which informants are allowed to break the law.

The 2016 report, which was compiled by the assistant director of the FBI Intelligence Directorate, appears wildly inaccurate at first blush. The number of authorisations for criminal activity reported to the Justice Department this March was only 381.

Here’s what that looks like compared to the previous five years:

What?

Either the FBI has dramatically curtailed how often it allows informants to break the law, or something isn’t right here. Here’s a closer look at the actual numbers, side by side:

If you picked “something isn’t right here,” then you are correct. It turns out the FBI actually failed to report any entire tier’s worth of criminal activity, thereby significantly reducing the overall number of authorised crimes it reported. That’s about a 93 per cent drop in the OIA total.

Authorised crimes by informants are divided into what the FBI calls “tiers”. Tier 1 activities are more serious types of crimes, importing huge amounts of heroin for instance; whereas Tier 2 includes basically everything else, down to shoplifting.

Here’s an incomplete list of what’s considered Tier 1 activity:

  1. The commission, or the significant risk of the commission, of any act of violence by a person or persons other than the Confidential Human Source;
  2. Corrupt conduct, or the significant risk of corrupt conduct, by an elected public official or a public official in a high-level decision-making or sensitive position in federal, state or local government;
  3. Manufacturing, importing, exporting, possession or trafficking of controlled substances in a quantity equal to or exceeding those quantities specified in United States Sentencing Guidelines § 2D1.1(c)(1)(90kg of heroin, 450kg of cocaine, 90,000kg of marijuana, and so on);
  4. Financial loss, or the significant risk of financial loss, in an amount equal to or exceeding those amounts specified in United States Sentencing Guidelines § 2B1.1(b)(1)(I) ($US1.5 million [$1.9 million].)

Conversely, Tier 2 activity is simply defined as “any other activity that would constitute a misdemeanour or felony under federal, state, or local law if engaged in by a person acting without authorization”.

Most of the time, we can’t tell the difference between the two. For reporting purposes, Tier 1 and 2 criminal activity is usually bundled into a single total. And that means that in 2015 the FBI may have authorised its informants to commit 5261 misdemeanours for all we know.

But this year, something different happened. Tier 2 wasn’t included. And now we know that in 2016, at least 381 times, the FBI authorised its informants to engage in some really serious criminal activity. Whether that was commissioning an act of violence by another person or manufacturing a truckload of cocaine, we can’t be sure.

So, how did this happen exactly? Was it a clerical error or did the FBI do this on purpose? Did the Attorney General’s office issue new guidelines? We’re not entirely sure. The US Justice Department declined to comment, even though it sets the rules and, by all appearances, its National Security Division was robbed of an important statistic. The FBI told Gizmodo yesterday that it was working on an answer.
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FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorised …

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FBI Releases 2016 Crime Statistics

Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)Sep 25, 2017
The 2016 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 386.3 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property …
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Russia’s Election Hackers Use DC Cyber Warfare Conference as Bait – Daily Beast

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Russia’s Election Hackers Use DC Cyber Warfare Conference as Bait
Daily Beast
Paul Nakasone, who leads the U.S. Army Cyber Command, and Senator Martin Heinrich, a prominent Kremlin critic on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election meddling. The Russian hackers’ flier for the event is a Microsoft …

Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding “no”.

10/23/2017 FBI cannot be trusted – Washington Times
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Why the FBI is hard to trust
The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims to be above politics, but that’s not so
Illustration on the decline of the FBI by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times more >
By David Keene – The Washington Times – Saturday, June 24, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding “no.” The claim that the FBI strives to be above politics is today and has always been absurd. When former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover admitted in an interview that his “agents” had tapped the phones of 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater and even bugged his campaign plane, Mr. Hoover told his interviewer, who wondered how someone in his position could so cavalierly ignore the law and the constitutional rights of American citizens, that when the president asks you deliver.

That and much else that Mr. Hoover ordered his “agents” to do during his too long tenure as FBI Director was bad enough, but in the years since he departed the scene, the

FBI has developed a penchant for breaking the law without even requiring a wink and a nod from above. The Bureau picks its targets for whatever reason and goes after them, concocting evidence or setting them up to technically break laws that have nothing to do with the “reasons” for the original targeting.

As an institution, the Bureau has always been more interested in its own image than in crime, espionage and terrorism,

but its briefing on how James Thomas Hodgkinson came to shoot the third highest ranking member of Congress on June 14 in Alexandria boggles the mind as

Bureau spokesmen more interested in political correctness than facts

twisted what anyone with a passing interest in the episode already knew into a narrative that makes no sense.

Last Wednesday, Andrew Vale, director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, flanked by other FBI officials and representatives of the Capitol Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced the Bureau’s findings. In the official FBI release, rather than say that Mr. Hodgkinson had targeted the congressmen practicing at the Alexandria baseball field they had been using for years, the statement simply said that Mr. Hodgkinson “shot in the vicinity of the field” and could find no real political motive behind the man’s act. The suggestion was that the shooter, who had surveilled, the field, was “living” in a van parked adjacent to the field, and had researched the backgrounds of Rep. Steve Scalise and other members of Congress, was simply an unfortunate with “anger management issues” who snapped and began firing in “the vicinity” of the men who were shot but not targeted.

There is no question that Mr. Hodgkinson was a nut and virtually everyone agrees with the conclusion that what he did was not part of a larger terrorist operation, but that does not mean he wasn’t politically motivated. He hated Republicans, was a devout far left, progressive and the anger he had so much difficulty managing was political anger directed at Mr. Scalise, Republicans in general and, no surprise here, President Donald Trump. Mr. Vale’s briefing reminds one of the press conferences held after someone blows himself up, after yelling “Allahu akbar” at which the public is informed that while investigators, are, of course, looking into whether the man was either a Muslim or a terrorist, they have seen no real evidence to suggest either.

At one end of the spectrum there are folks who actually believe Democrats would like to kill Republicans. These are people who perhaps take the over the top rhetoric of actors, actresses, comedians and “resistance” leaders more seriously than they should, but at the other end are people like those who occupy top posts at the FBI who will go to any lengths to excuse a man who traveled from Illinois, practiced his marksmanship, studied his targets and open fired on them. He didn’t break. He prepared for and launched a pre-meditated attack on federal officeholders.

Agent Vale pointed out, perhaps in support of his cockamamie theory, that Mr. Hodgkinson had never actually threatened a member of Congress by telephone, mail or email. The FBI likes to investigate, threaten and even charge those who do that and little more and have apparently never bought into the idea that those seriously contemplating doing what Mr. Hodgkinson did rarely tip their hands in advance.

Firing Mr. Comey was a good first step, but only a first step if

the FBI is to be transformed into the first-rate crime fighting organization it professes to be rather the laughingstock it has become.

• David A. Keene is editor at large at The Washington Times.

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Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

The New YorkerFeb 24, 2017
Putin neither denied nor confirmed the hacking efforts, but replied that the … including the C.I.A., the F.B.I., the N.S.A., and the financial-crimes unit of the ….. to a posture of pretty active hostility toward the United States and the West. …. in Russia had achieved the first state-directed penetration of America’s …

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Our focus on Russian hacking obscures the real problem

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If I didn’t deal daily with the mechanics of cybersecurity, I might be captivated by Washington’s focus on whether the Russians penetrated the …

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The Russians have come

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… Democratic friends and certainly with the John Birch Society, does not mean that Mr. Trump should not have fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Congressional Oversight in the Trump Era: Strategic Choices

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… as Trump administration conflicts of interest or foreign infiltration into executive branch … For example, the long-standing inaction on any congressional … chairs will use their investigative powers to amplify that kind of effort. … and penetrating oversight of the Executive Branch during the Trump era.
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Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and the NEW COINTELPRO

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It seems the notorious Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) is being resurrected if it ever was disbanded. The FBI under Trump and …

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The program was called COINTELPRO, and while it set its sights on groups like the New Left and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, …
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Why Trump firing FBI Director Comey isn’t such a big surprise

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VultureFeb 14, 2013
… an African-American KGB recruit who, unbeknownst to Phillip, was … that FBI agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) declares him “a genius.

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Junius Irving Scales, An American Communist

FrontPage MagazineDec 10, 2013
Scales’ underground activities ended abruptly in 1954, when FBI agents, pistols drawn, confronted him and commanded, “We’ve got you …
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Deep State and Fake News

The New AmericanApr 25, 2017
… forces — a “state within the state,” the Deep State — are at work to deceive us. …. have become mere adjuncts of the CIA, NSA, DNI, FBI, etc.

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Donald Trump vs. the intelligence community

The Hill (blog)Jan 11, 2017
They thought he liked FBI Director James Comey, if only because he helped to … a secret state within the state—the security industrial complex.

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Trump Fires Comey, Putting the Country ‘On the Verge of a …

The Nation.May 10, 2017
FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on March 20, 2017. (AP Photo / J. Scott …

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Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads

New York TimesOct 9, 2017
Google’s role in the coordinated Russian campaign during the 2016 … Google further into the growing investigation of how social networks and …

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg discusses Russia ad controversy

CBS NewsOct 12, 2017
“Things happened on our platform in this election that should not … into Russian-backed groups purchasing ads on the social media platform came to light. … media platform in that country’s effort to influence the 2016 election, …
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What Facebook Did to American Democracy
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Silicon Valley’s Russian ads problem, explained

RecodeOct 6, 2017
Leading the company’s efforts to study Russian election meddling is Alex Stamos, … content that proliferated on social media in advance of the election. … But the 2016 presidential election proved that foreign malefactors can …
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The War of Ideas is a clash of opposing ideals, ideologies, or concepts through which nations or groups use strategic influence to promote their interests abroad. The “battle space” of this conflict is the target population’s “hearts and minds“, while the “weapons” can include, inter alia, think tanks, TV programs, newspaper articles, the internet, blogs, official government policy papers, traditional as well as public diplomacy, or radio broadcasts.

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The Bad War

The Weekly StandardOct 12, 2017
It was also one of the most politically divisive wars in U.S. history. …. parts of a totalitarian ideologicalmovement against the West and its allies. … local intelligence networks that could gather informationon the Japanese and …

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The Insidious Ideology of Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War

New RepublicSep 19, 2017
“Coming home from Vietnam was close to as traumatic as the war itself,” says the Matterhorn author and Vietnam veteran. “For years, nobody …

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While the US Talks of War, South Korea Shudders

New York TimesOct 7, 2017
Since the Korean War broke out in 1950, war would have been the enduring …. they have a different nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideology.
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2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts

CNNOct 12, 2017
(CNN) Here’s a look at investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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Russia is in alliance and in tandem with Germany, just like in their previous anti-American shenanigans!
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:07:59 +0000
Russia is in alliance and in tandem with Germany, just like in their previous anti-American shenanigans! All of this is so much in a plain sight, that is why it is so hard to see!  What do our intelligence officials think about it?  Is it not the right time to acknowledge and to address this … Continue reading“Russia is in alliance and in tandem with Germany, just like in their previous anti-American shenanigans!”
When the going gets tough for Putin, there is one old, well tried, and effective trick: to push the flesh. 
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:14:26 +0000
When the going gets tough for Putin, there is one old, well tried, and effective trick: to push the flesh. Совещание по ликвидации последствий пожаров в Бурятии и Иркутской области 4 августа 2017 года Республика Бурятия, посёлок Танхой A pretty fish he caught, but how is he going to cook it? It looks almost dead, and with a lot … Continue reading“When the going gets tough for Putin, there is one old, well tried, and effective trick: to push the flesh. “
This issue, Google censorship, has the enormous importance
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:29:22 +0000
This issue, “Google censorship“, has the enormous importance, since the every aspect of our lives became so dependent on the Internet and the all thing digital, and became so interconnected with them.  Google Search is potentially able to decide, what we should or should not read, learn, and know. With all the benefits that Google brings … Continue reading“This issue, “Google censorship”, has the enormous importance”
The German hypothesis of the Trump-Russia scandal
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:43:26 +0000
The “German hypothesis” of the geopolitical developments and their drivers in 2010-2017: new rise of Germany as the “world power” and her role In “Trump-Russia scandal” We are witnessing the inexorable and the most interesting rise of Germany as the world power, at the center of her old European Empire. At the same time the … Continue reading“The “German hypothesis” of the “Trump-Russia scandal””
It is Germany who wants to divide and rule, feeling that this is her turn, and aware of her superiority: economic, political, and racial. The example of the diplomatic hypocrisy par excellence: German economy minister threatens counter-measures in response to US sanctions on Russia. See also other posts on Germany: the most amazing story! 
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:50:12 +0000
It is Germany who wants to “divide and rule”, feeling that this is her turn, and aware, as ever, of her “superiority”: economic, political, and racial.  The example of the “diplomatic” hypocrisy par excellence:   German economy minister threatens counter-measures in response to US sanctions on Russia : “According to EurActiv, Germany, the main backer … Continue reading“It is Germany who wants to “divide and rule”, feeling that this is her turn, and aware of her “superiority”: economic, political, and racial. The example of the “diplomatic” hypocrisy par excellence: “German economy minister threatens counter-measures in response to US sanctions on Russia.” See also other posts on Germany: the most amazing story! “
Links to Recent Posts July 2017
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:09:10 +0000
July 2017 M T W T F S S « Jun       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   RECENT POSTS Donald Trumps mental health, hypothetically possible cognitive … Continue reading“Links to Recent Posts – July 2017”
Donald Trumps mental health, hypothetically possible cognitive dysfunctions, and the need for their evaluation
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:23:53 +0000
The important issue was raised in this article “Alzheimers and dementia are a necessary part of the conversation about Donald Trump” in “Palmer Report”, see the copy below. The evaluation of the cognitive functions should be quantitative and measurable, from the simple clinical tests to extensive psychological testing, if needed. So far I did not notice … Continue reading“Donald Trump’s mental health, hypothetically possible cognitive dysfunctions, and the need for their evaluation”
Trump has some positive qualities
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:34:49 +0000
Trump has some positive qualities, to counterbalance the barrage of the broad criticism of him in the media:  He is a deal-maker, which implies flexibility and adaptability, and the search for the non-orthodox solutions.  He is a practical man to the core, to the bone; common sense is his flesh, blood, and soul. Putin called this trait of “being … Continue reading“Trump has some positive qualities…”
I am absolutely not interested in transsexual issues
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:04:57 +0000
I am absolutely not interested in “transsexual issues”, including their service in the military. Let them serve if they want to, and if they are good and useful for the military. The whole issue is greatly blown out of proportions, and it is inherited from the Obama Administration, which was in its “noble search” for its great pseudo-liberal … Continue reading“I am absolutely not interested in “transsexual issues”…”
DO NOT ADOPT RUSSIAN CHILDREN!
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:53:48 +0000
Do not adopt Russian children! Many of them are ill (some of them might suffer from the fetal alcohol syndrome), and might have the hidden but severe behavioral problems, while they look healthy and well at the time of adoption. There are many examples of this:  “…Tennessee mother who put her adopted 7-year-old son back on a … Continue reading“DO NOT ADOPT RUSSIAN CHILDREN!”
The way the American Democracy handles the Trump Crisis proves that it is a viable, strong, and self-sustaining institution
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:08:30 +0000
The way the American Democracy handles the “Trump Crisis”: measured, fair, truth and roots seeking, etc., etc.,  proves that it is a viable, strong, and self-sustaining institution, and I have no doubts that it will resolve and overcome this crisis and will come out of it stronger. In the end, it will enhance the security … Continue reading“The way the American Democracy handles the “Trump Crisis” proves that it is a viable, strong, and self-sustaining institution”
Go figure!
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:31:53 +0000
D. Hoffman claims, in his op-ed “The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasnt About Collusion“, that in his “Operation Trump” Putin wanted to create turmoil and to prove that he is a worthy rival. I would argue that none of these goals would be as valuable to him as the genuinely good relations with the … Continue reading“Go figure!”
We are witnessing the continuing process of transformation of the Trump Presidency into the National Security Presidency under Trump. The Trump Transformation follows the Obama Transformation. They can also be called the mini-revolutions.
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:03:25 +0000
I think we are witnessing the continuing process of transformation of the Trump Presidency into the National Security Presidency under Trump, which is his only rational choice and his only salvation, that’s how it looks like. Unless he sabotages them in a self-defeating fashion. The military people saved him in his adolescence, and they can save … Continue reading“We are witnessing the continuing process of transformation of the Trump Presidency into the National Security Presidency under Trump. The “Trump Transformation” follows the “Obama Transformation”. They can also be called the “mini-revolutions”.”
Germany plays the hypocritical double game
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:45:25 +0000
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel signaled Germany intends to take a firm line in defending German-Russian energy cooperation. Source: Germany echoes Putins attack on US bill to sanction Russia This is another example and the one more piece of evidence of how Germany plays the hypocritical double game, inserting itself in the US – Russia relations and … Continue reading“Germany plays the hypocritical double game”
My Comment: The rules of evidence, in this case, are the subject to the Congressional opinions and decisions
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:50:58 +0000
Said Mr. Rotunda: “As interesting as this debate is, it also strikes me as entirely premature. In my assessment, the case against Trump right now amounts to a mountain of innuendo built on a foundation of loose sand. The facts so far do not come close to making an obstruction case against the president, and … Continue reading“My Comment: The rules of evidence, in this case, are the subject to the Congressional opinions and decisions”
Putin thought that Trump can consolidate his power just like he did: by thumping on everyone and everything. No way, Wolodimir: it is a different country, different people, and different social and individual psychologies. 
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:36:05 +0000
Putin thought that Trump can consolidate his power just like he did: by thumping on everyone and everything. No way, Wolodimir: it is a different country, different people, and different social and individual psychologies.  “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”, or for the … Continue reading“Putin thought that Trump can consolidate his power just like he did: by thumping on everyone and everything. No way, Wolodimir: it is a different country, different people, and different social and individual psychologies. “
“Dominance is his game, said Krauthammer about Trump. I will add: submission to the will of Congress and American people should be his solution. 
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:19:41 +0000
“Dominance is his game”, said Krauthammer about Trump. I will add: submission to the will of Congress and American people should be his solution.
Is there a connection between the Firtash extradition activities and this Barcelona train crash?!
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:58:05 +0000
Is there a connection between the Firtash extradition activities and this Barcelona train crash, as the Russian Mafia’s retaliation and warning gesture and signal? It would not be surprising, and it would not be the first one (see the recent “fire ball” accident in Ohio). Nor the last?  If this hypothetical causal connection, at least the … Continue reading“Is there a connection between the Firtash extradition activities and this Barcelona train crash?!”
If Mueller gets  Firtash extradited (which it looks like), get ready for the nice arias at the Metropolitan Opera Corrections Center. 
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:40:05 +0000
If Mueller gets  Firtash extradited (which it looks like), get ready for the nice arias at the Metropolitan Opera Corrections Center.  Links: Firtash extradition – Google Search Thursday July 27th, 2017 at 12:55 PM Firtash Extradition – Google News 1 Share Feds call ex-Manafort associate Dmytro Firtash a top-tier player in … USA TODAY–18 hours ago The court filing … Continue reading“If Mueller gets  Firtash extradited (which it looks like), get ready for the nice arias at the Metropolitan Opera Corrections Center. “
Donald Trump is perfectly sane but unfit to be the USA President, by the historical, social, and psychological standards of this country
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:32:26 +0000
Its time for the Goldwater Rule to go Source: Donald Trump and Why Its Time to End the Goldwater Rule | Time.com Donald Trump is perfectly “sane”. Which is not to say “normal” – in what way? Or “healthy” – how? He is “legally sane” on the basis of exclusion (he is not “insane – non … Continue reading“Donald Trump is perfectly “sane” but unfit to be the USA President, by the historical, social, and psychological standards of this country”
Oligarchs As The Weapons
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:08:02 +0000
“Oligarchs”, both foreign and domestic, are the weapons of Putin, who probably considers himself to be the “super-oligarch”, and therefore, maybe, a “superman”, too. Putin made a practical correction into an old dogma: “The Oligarchs International”, not the Workers International, will rule the world. Very pragmatic indeed: if the idea of “Russia uber alles” did not … Continue reading“Oligarchs As The Weapons”
Was Abedin-Weiner emails affair the FBI sting operation, conceived and conducted with the clear political purpose of discrediting Mrs. Clinton?! DOJ inspector general testimony may shed light on 2016 election inquiry
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:18:55 +0000
One of the most important, intriguing, and mysterious aspects of the 2016 Elections is the Abedin-Weiner emails affair and directly connected with it, Mr. Comey’s October 28 “surprise” Letter, which most likely changed the voters’ mood and attitude, and most likely changed the outcome of the Elections. “Weiner did not deny sending the messages to … Continue reading“Was Abedin-Weiner emails affair the FBI “sting operation”, conceived and conducted with the clear political purpose of discrediting Mrs. Clinton?! – DOJ inspector general testimony may shed light on 2016 election inquiry”
Who cares about the American Psychiatric (not Psychoanalytic, please read the previous posts and news) Association, its ethics committee, its Goldwater rule, its prescriptions and its proscriptions, its stupidity, and its little nincompoopy membership?! Just disband them, they push themselves more and more into the utter irrelevance. 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:40:26 +0000
Who cares about the American Psychiatric (not Psychoanalytic, please read the previous posts and news) Association, its “ethics committee”, its “Goldwater rule”, its prescriptions and its proscriptions, its stupidity, and its little nincompoopy membership?! Just disband them, they push themselves more and more into the utter irrelevance. American Psychoanalytic Association, a much more authoritative body, said very … Continue reading“Who cares about the American Psychiatric (not Psychoanalytic, please read the previous posts and news) Association, its “ethics committee”, it’s “Goldwater rule”, its prescriptions and its proscriptions, its stupidity, and its little nincompoopy membership?! Just disband them, they push themselves more and more into the utter irrelevance. “
The American Psychiatric Association was run and governed by the FBI informant at its very top (its former President, Carol Bernstein). It degenerated and degraded into the total and complete irrelevance and impotence in scientific and the organizational matters. Very logical and even unavoidable outcome in these circumstances
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:13:12 +0000
The American Psychiatry is nothing without its Psychoanalytic tradition and its depth. Psychopharmacology does not explain the human soul, and it does not even attempt to. Psychoanalysis does not explain it either, but at least it does attempt to, and searches for its “royal roads”, although very often it is simply lost on the old side … Continue reading“The American Psychiatric Association was run and governed by the FBI informant at its very top (its former “President”, Carol Bernstein). It degenerated and degraded into the total and complete irrelevance and impotence in scientific and the organizational matters. Very logical and even unavoidable outcome in these circumstances…”
“I Did Not Collude, Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators. Maybe, they (the Russians and others) colluded with him, and maybe even without his knowledge.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:13:41 +0000
‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators. Maybe, they (the Russians and others) colluded with him, and maybe even without his knowledge. Does it change much?

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