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The US intelligence community has found no evidence of foreign nations interfering with mail-in ballots, throwing a wrench into Trump's conspiracies

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election are shown at the elections ballot center at the Salt Lake County Government Center, in Salt Lake City. As President Donald Trump rails against voting by mail, many members of his own political party are embracing it to keep their voters safe during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Associated Press The US intelligence community has found no evidence that foreign nations are trying to ...
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The US intelligence community has found no evidence of foreign nations interfering with mail-in ballots, throwing a wrench into Trump's conspiracy theories

Mail-in ballots for the 2016 US general election seen at the elections ballot center at the Salt Lake County Government Center, in Salt Lake City. Associated Press The US intelligence community has found no evidence that foreign nations are trying to interfere in the November election by manipulating mail-in voting, senior government officials said Wednesday."We have no information or intelligence that any nation or state actor is engaging in any kind of activity to undermine any part of th...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, The Times, Salt Lake City, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, Trump, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Rosen, Barr, Jeffrey Rosen


Unpacking US law and practice on extraterritorial mass surveillance in light of Schrems II 

By Arindrajit Basu On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the US-EU Privacy Shield that facilitated cross-border data transfers between the two jurisdictions. The decision, colloquially called Schrems II, was based partly on the absence of a clear legal framework in the USA which adequately protects the personal data of non-US citizens from surveillance by US intelligence agencies. In December 2019, I had written a paper for the NUJS Law Review titled ’, part ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, UK, News, Privacy, Congress, Snowden, Nsa, India, US, Barack Obama, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Surveillance


US intelligence warns of election meddling by Russia, China and Iran – live

ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’ US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgenceTrump claims Biden is ‘against God’Karen Bass: progressive congresswoman could be Biden’s vice-presidentSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.22pm BST The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. Acting committee chairman Marco Rubio and vice chairma...
Tags: Hong Kong, Putin, Obama Administration, Senate, China, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Ukraine, Beijing, United States, US politics, Moscow


UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns

The UK lacks a comprehensive and cohesive high level strategy to respond to the cyber threat posed by Russia and other hostile states using online disinformation and influence ops to target democratic institutions and values, a parliamentary committee has warned in a long-delayed report that’s finally been published today. “The UK is clearly a target for Russia’s disinformation campaigns and political influence operations and must therefore equip itself to counter such efforts,” the committee wa...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, London, Putin, Government, China, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Iran, Cybercrime, Policy


Leading the Intelligence Community After 2020’s Upheavals

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe should consider new approaches to four vital functions that support the IC’s core missions.
Tags: Management, Intelligence Community, John Ratcliffe


Yovanovitch Slams Trump’s Attacks On Impeachment Witnesses: ‘Our Country Deserved Better Than This’

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was central to the House’s impeachment of President Donald Trump, blasted Trump’s retaliatory crusade against fellow impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Thursday. During an interview with the New Yorker, Yovanovitch expressed sympathy toward Vindman, who resigned from the military on Wednesday due to what Vindman’s lawyer described as Trump’s “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.” Part of that campaign invo...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ukraine, Gop, House, Pentagon, National Security Council, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Alex, Kiev, Atkinson, Trump


Intel Officials Informed White House Of Russia-Taliban Plot In Early 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton al...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moscow, Pentagon, Associated Press, National Security Council, Intelligence Community


Trump Now Claiming Intel Community Did Not Find Russia-Taliban Reports To Be Credible

President Donald Trump further dug into his claim late Sunday night that he had been unaware of the intelligence community’s reports that Russia paid Taliban forces to kill U.S. troops, asserting that intelligence officers had not found the reports to be credible and therefore did not inform him of them. “Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP,” Trump tweeted in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham calling on Congress to in...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Intel, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Intelligence Community, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham, Trump Tweets


Does Senator Graham Realize that (per President Trump and the SG) His Investigation of the Russia Investigation is Unconstitutional?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently engaged in an investigation entitled "Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation."  ("Crossfire Hurricane" was the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.)  On Thursday, the Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to authorize Committee Chair Lindsey Graham to unilaterally issue subpoenas related to this Judiciary Committee "oversight" investigation, including to 53 specifically named current and former officials from ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Russia, Fbi, United States, Graham, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Sally Yates, Committee, Branding, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, SG, Senate Homeland Security


Grassley Says He Will Hold Up Trump Appointees Until Admin. Gives Explanation for Fired Watchdogs

Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) said Thursday that he would block the confirmation of two Trump appointees over unanswered questions about the administration’s firing of two inspectors general, on the grounds that the White House has failed its legal requirement “to provide clear reasons” for the removals.Grassley said his refusal to advance the nominations of Christopher Miller as head of the National Counterterrorism Center and Marshall Billingslea as undersecretary for arms control and inte...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, The White House, State Department, Intelligence Community, Atkinson, Trump, Grassley, Corporation for National and Community Service, Christopher Miller, National Counterterrorism Center, Trump Admin, Marshall Billingslea, Michael Atkinson


Grassley Says White House Has Promised Him Answer On IG Firings

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said Friday that the White House promised him a response to his inquiries about President Donald Trump’s firing of inspectors general by Tuesday. I called White House Counsel ystrdy +had productive conversation abt the need to respond to my inquiries on IG removals as law requires Made ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IGs r important to improve govt +appointees should b apolitical Im told I can expect response to BOTH letters tuesday — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 22, 2020 ...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, New York Times, Chuck Grassley, State Department, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Sen Chuck Grassley R IA, Grassley, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kate Riga, Saudi Arabia Pompeo


60 Minutes Falsely Accuses Pompeo of Trying to ‘Resurrect’ Theory that Coronavirus Was ‘Man-Made’

CBS News' 60 Minutes misrepresented Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's position regarding the origin of the novel coronavirus in a Sunday tweet."Last Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempted to resurrect a debunked theory that the virus was man-made in China," read a Sunday tweet from the 60 Minutes account.> As the U.S. took the lead for illness and death from coronavirus, the White House moved the focus to the Chinese government. Last Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attemp...
Tags: News, Abc, Cbs News, White House, China, Chinese communist party, State Department, Intelligence Community, State, Martha Raddatz, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Raddatz


James Clapper Said He ‘Never Saw Direct Empirical Evidence’ of Trump-Russia Collusion in FBI Interview

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper in 2018 said that he hadn't seen evidence that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 general election.Clapper was responding to a query from then-representative Tom Rooney, a Florida Republican, during an interview before the House Intelligence Committee. The transcript of the interview was released on Thursday."I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting ...
Tags: Florida, News, Russia, Rooney, James Clapper, Intelligence Community, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Dni, Adam Schiff, Clapper, Schiff, Richard Grenell, Tom Rooney, Trump Russia Collusion, FBI Interview


Schiff Releases 57 Transcripts From House Intel Trump-Russia Probe

Fifty-seven interview transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into allegations of collusion between President Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 election were released to the public on Thursday, after a year-and-a-half long redaction process in which the White House demanded to review and redact the testimony before its public release. House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made the transcripts — including interviews with former B...
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, House, Intelligence Community, Republican, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Trump, Flynn, National Intelligence, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Michael Flynn, Devin Nunes, Blackwater


Trump Dragoons Intel Community Into Probing Pet Coronavirus Theory

In an effort to deflect blame for his response to COVID-19, President Donald Trump has roped in the intelligence community to investigate his theory that the World Health Organization (WHO) covered up COVID-19 when the virus first broke out in China. Several unnamed current and former officials told NBC News on Tuesday that the CIA, National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency have all been told to look into the matter. “As the President has said, the United States is thorough...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, China, Nbc News, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Defense Intelligence Agency, Cristina Cabrera, Hogan Gidley, COVID-19


Trump Orders Intel Community To Investigate Whether WHO Covered Up COVID-19 Early On

President Donald Trump ordered intelligence agencies last week to investigate his accusation that the World Health Organization (WHO) covered up COVID-19 when the virus first broke out in China. Several unnamed current and former officials told NBC News on Tuesday that the CIA, National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency have all been told to look into the matter. “As the President has said, the United States is thoroughly investigating this matter,” Hogan Gidley, a White Hou...
Tags: News, White House, China, Nbc News, United States, World Health Organization, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Defense Intelligence Agency, Cristina Cabrera, Hogan Gidley, COVID-19, CIA National Security Agency, Trump Orders Intel Community


Senate Panel Backs Intel Community’s Assessment Of Russia’s 2016 Meddling

The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee backed the Intelligence Community’s handling of its assessment, under President Obama, that Russia interfered with the 2016 election with the aim of boosting then-candidate Donald Trump. The committee released a highly-redacted report on its review of that assessment Tuesday. The review found that the assessment, assembled at the end of the Obama administration, was a “sound intelligence product” and that the committee was consistently told tha...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Russia, Intelligence Community, ICA, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Steele, Richard Burr, Barr, John Durham, Senate Intel


Nadler and Schiff Call for Probe Into AG Barr’s Defense of Trump’s Atkinson Firing

Representatives Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) and Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) requested that Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz investigate attorney general William Barr for defending President Trump’s decision to fire the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) Michael Atkinson.In a Monday letter, the heads of the House Intelligence and House Judiciary committees accused Barr of violating Department of Justice “policies and rules of professional conduct” during an inter...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, New York Times, Intelligence Community, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Atkinson, Trump, Calif, Barr, Schiff, Michael Horowitz, Reggie Walton, John Durham


Russian Intelligence Knew of Steele Research into Trump Campaign as Early as July 2016

The Russian Intelligence Service was aware of former British spy Christopher Steele's investigation into the Trump presidential campaign as early as July 2016, according to newly declassified footnotes from the Intelligence Community Inspector General's report on the FBI's Russia investigation.Steele's firm Orbis was hired by Fusion GPS in June 2016 to conduct opposition research on the Trump campaign. The Hillary Clinton campaign had commissioned Fusion GPS in April 2016 to comp...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Russia, Fbi, Czech Republic, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Intelligence Community, Clinton, Trump, Michael Cohen, Steele, Orbis, Trump Campaign, Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS


White House misses congressional deadline to explain intelligence watchdog's firing

The White House is still refusing to give Congress a reason for firing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, as required by law, missing a deadline set by a bipartisan group of senators. 
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Intelligence Community, Michael Atkinson


Chuck Grassley Demands Explanation for Trump’s Firing of IG Who Advanced Ukraine Whistleblower Report

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is preparing a bipartisan letter to send to President Trump over the Friday-night firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.Grassley, a Trump ally who has an ongoing probe into the Department of Defense’s role in supporting Stefan Halper, who spied on the 2016 Trump campaign, has released several statements in the wake of Atkinson’s firing that have suggested he is unsatisfied with the administration’s logic be...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Virginia, Department Of Defense, Maine, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Intelligence Community, Senate Intelligence Committee, Susan Collins, Atkinson, Trump, Mark Warner, Grassley, Senate Finance Committee


Schiff Demands Grenell Explain Unauthorized Intel Community Overhaul

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, urged President Trump’s top intelligence official to explain his undermining of “critical intelligence functions” amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Schiff wrote that he is concerned about Grenell’s implementation of organizational and personnel changes at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence without consulting and seeking authoriza...
Tags: News, Congress, Intelligence Community, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Dni, National Intelligence, Adam Schiff, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Schiff, Richard Grenell, Michael Atkinson, Grenell, Summer Concepcion, Richard Grenell Schiff


Where Things Stand: Of Course Giuliani Is Behind This

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is apparently whispering in the President’s ear again. This time, it’s about an unproven cure to COVID-19. In an interview with the Washington Post, Giuliani described himself as a special science adviser to Trump and said he has had several one-on-one calls with the President in recent weeks, hyping the efficacy of the use of an anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The use of the drug to treat or even cu...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Cnn, Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Intelligence Community, Giuliani, Anthony Fauci, Rudy Giuliani, Atkinson, Trump, Josh Marshall, Peter Navarro


In Late Night Retribution, Trump Boots IG Who Alerted Congress To Whistleblower Complaint

Late Friday night, President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the intelligence community who alerted Congress to the whistleblower’s complaint, which touched off the inquiry that left the President impeached. Trump notified the Senate and House Intelligence Communities of Michael Atkinson’s firing in a letter dated April 3. In the missive, obtained by Politico, Trump says that Atkinson will be removed in 30 days. He wrote that he no longer has the “fullest confidence” in Atkinson, ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Whistleblower, Atkinson, Trump, Mark Warner, Adam Schiff, Politico Trump, Republican majority Senate, Michael Atkinson, Inspector General


Democrats blast Trump's 'unconscionable' decision to fire IG who informed Congress about Ukraine whistleblower complaint

President Trump on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who informed Congress about the whistleblower complaint regarding Trump's communications with Ukraine that eventually led to his impeachment. The president said he "no longer" has the "fullest confidence" in Atkinson.Democrats were not happy with the decision, especially considering it came as the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies across the United States. "In the midst of a national emergency, it...
Tags: News, Congress, European Union, Ukraine, United States, House, National Security Council, Intelligence Community, Atkinson, Trump, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Senate Intelligence Committees, Gordon Sondland, Michael Atkinson, Marie Yovanovitch, Lt Col Alexander Vindman


Trump fires official who told Congress about complaint that led to impeachment

President Donald Trump on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
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Inspector General Michael Atkins told lawmakers about a whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment

President Donald Trump on Friday removed Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson -- who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment -- from his post, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Atkins, Michael Atkinson


Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who told Congress about whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment

President Donald Trump on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
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Inspector General Michael Atkins told Congress about a whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment

President Donald Trump on Friday removed Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson -- who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment -- from his post, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Atkins, Michael Atkinson