CIA’s ‘Surveillance State’ Is Operating Against Us All

Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States.

That concept is so yesteryear.

Over time, the CIA upper echelon has secretly developed all kinds of policy statements and legal rationales to justify routine, widespread surveillance on U.S. soil of citizens who aren’t suspected of terrorism or being a spy.

The latest outrage is found in newly declassified documents from 2014. They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within the Intelligence Community….

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Yet Another Reason Not To Monopolize Government Data: China Hacks And Spies

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has for the last several months been considering private sector bids to provide the DoDs club backup computing services.

It’s a big deal.  Upwards of $10 billion for ten years’ worth of backup server service.

Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal

Ok – it’s a huge deal.

We have highlighted a great many red flags during the DoD bidding process….

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Chinese Infiltration In US Reaches ‘Extreme’ Levels, Says Security Expert

Hundreds of thousands of foreign operatives have already infiltrated the United States at “extreme” levels, an intelligence and cybersecurity think tank has warned.

Blackops Partners, which enhances intelligence and protective cyber, organizational, and legal practices around the world, estimates there could be at least 400,000 Chinese spies operating in the United States, most of whom hold influential positions in the education sector.

“There are a minimum of 50,000 Chinese Communist Party [CCP] spies at U.S. companies, government agencies, and U.S. military. It is extreme infiltration,” Blackops CEO Casey Fleming said….

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Carter Page Pursues Truth Of Russia Dossier

Carter Page is either an agent of the Russian government who helped coordinate efforts between the Vladimir Putin regime and the Donald Trump campaign to thwart the 2016 presidential election, or he is an innocent victim of an American political scandal of historic proportions.

It can’t be anything in the middle. Only one of those possibilities is true. And this is what’s so intriguing about the defamation lawsuit that Mr. Page filed earlier this week against the Democratic National Committee and D.C. law firm Perkins Coie….

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Carter Page Sues DNC And Its Law Firm Over The Steele Dossier

Former Trump campaign associate Carter Page filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the Democratic National Committee and its law firm, which commissioned the infamous Steele dossier.

Page filed the suit in federal court in Oklahoma against the DNC, the law firm, Perkins Coie, and two of its partners, Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann.

Perkins Coie, which also represented the Hillary Clinton campaign, is the firm that hired Fusion GPS, the opposition researcher that investigated Donald Trump’s links to Russia…

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WATCH: Rand Paul Calls Out FBI Director For Refusing To Answer If Trump’s Calls Are Being Listened To By The FBI

“The concern of us who want more control over what the government can do with our data is because as Madison said men are not angels.”

On Wednesday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Chris Wray declined to answer a question from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about the possibility that President Trump might be under surveillance.

Questioning Wray before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Paul asked: “Do you think that it’s possible that the president’s conversations with international leaders are in the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] database?”

Wray replied, “I’m not sure there’s anything I could speak to in this setting.”

Paul responded, citing a Washington Post report that claimed there were 1,500 times then-President Obama was minimized. “Do you think it’s possible that Congress — that members of Congress are in the FISA database if we talk to international leaders?” Paul asked….

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Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out Of American Weapons

The White House will call for targeted investments in domestic manufacturing in an industrial-base report to be unveiled Friday.

The Pentagon intends to invest in domestic manufacturing to reduce its over-reliance on Chinese and other foreign-made parts in American weapons, top defense officials said Thursday.

The U.S. reliance on China is one of many areas discussed in a 146-page report about the health of the defense industrial base that President Trump is scheduled to release on Friday during an event at the White House. Other areas include “accelerating workforce development efforts to grow domestic science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and critical trade skills.”

“The assessment recognizes the global nature of our supply chains and really addresses the need for strengthening alliances and partnerships so that we can jointly address industrial base risk,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said Thursday evening during a briefing at the Pentagon….

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