Tag: CIA

Gina Haspel Confirmation Grilling

 Gina Haspel is set to face off with senators today in what is expected to be a bruising re-litigation of the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the George W. Bush administration.  Haspel is set to be grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee not only about her role in the use of the techniques, but also…

NYT: WH Plans To Fire Tillerson Will Be Replace By Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may soon be fired and replaced with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within weeks, a new bombshell report from The New York Times claims. According to the story, the White House has already developed a plan to force out Tillerson, who has an increasingly strained relationship with President Trump. Pompeo, in…

JFK Assassination Documents To Be Released Today

Thursday is the deadline Congress set 25 years ago for the release of the remaining government files on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. President Trump, who can withhold some of the documents if he decides they compromise government sources or methods, teased the release again on Wednesday, tweeting: “The long anticipated release…

Report: Pompeo Has CIA Unit On Edge Over Loyalty to Trump

Officials in a CIA counterintelligence unit that has played a vital role in the FBI’s Russia probe say they have to “watch” CIA Director Mike Pompeo over fear he might report new information directly to President Trump, The Washington Post reports. Officials at the Counterintelligence Mission Center—which Pompeo has asked to report directly to him—say…

Trump Stops Covert CIA Program To Arm Syrian Rebels

President Trump decided within the last month to end a covert CIA program that armed and trained anti-government rebels in Syria, a move long sought by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Russia, U.S. officials told The Washington Post. The program began in 2013 as a way to put pressure on Assad to resign, and will…

EX CIA Chief: Russians Contacted Trump Campaign

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee Tuesday that he warned Russia against meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said that on Aug. 4, 2016, he spoke to Alexander Bortnikov, who is the head of Russia’s FSB, and told him that if the Kremlin continued…

Report: Russians Who Leaked Emails Identified

A classified intelligence report was deliver to President Obama on Thursday by top officials in wich identifies the intermediaries the Russians used to give hacked emails to WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the emails his website published during the 2016 U.S. presidential election that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee…

Intel. Chiefs Presenting Hacking Case Against Russia – WATCH LIVE

Top U.S. intelligence officials are testifying in Congress right now on cyber threats and allegations that Russia used hacking to sway the U.S. election, as tensions continue to escalate between the intelligence community and President-elect Donald Trump. The hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee will feature Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Admiral Michael…

Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting the…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Report: FBI Backs CIA On Russia

The FBI has backed the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win, according to The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials. CIA Director John Brennan reportedly sent a memo to CIA employees telling them that “there is a strong consensus” among he, Comey and Director of…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

Report: Russia, China Crack Top Secret Docs Stolen by Snowden

Russia and China have allegedly decrypted the top-secret cache of files stolen by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report from The Sunday Times. Snowden is believed to have downloaded 1.7 million secret documents before he left the US. BBC Reports that UK intelligence agents have been moved because of Russia and China gaining…

[VIDEO] CIA Chief Defends Agency after Torture Report

Brennan never used the word “torture” to describe the CIA’s tactics. And he deflected a question about whether, in the interest of transparency, he supported the Senate Intelligence Committee’s decision to release its report. “I think there’s been more than enough transparency that’s happened over the last couple days,” he said. “I think it’s over…

READ CIA Torture Report Released By The Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture on terrorist suspects after 9/11. Shane Harris reports on the most gruesome practices used by the CIA, including forcing prisoners to stand on broken legs and subjecting them to rectal feeding and hydration. The 500-page, $50 million report…

Pentagon Boosts Security for CIA Torture Report [VIDEO]

The Pentagon issued a worldwide warning to U.S. military commanders, in preparation for the release of a redacted section of the 6,800-page report on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA under President George W. Bush. “There’s certainly the possibility that the release of this report could cause unrest and therefore the Joint…

[VIDEO] 10 Secret Facts About The CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency is one of America’s most famous intelligence organizations. The secretive agency is shrouded by conspiracies and mysteries. Popular list channel All Time 10′s covers just 10 ‘secret’ facts about the CIA in this trending video.

CIA accused of spying on Senate Intel Committee, breaking law

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched the panel’s computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution. “The CIA just went and searched the committee’s computers,” California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, calling the the matter a “defining moment”…

Report: CIA Begins Delivering Weapons To Syrian Rebels

A new report from the Washington Post says the CIA has started delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The report says shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries of vehicles and other gear via the State Department. wapo

At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White House, he ordered the closure of the CIA’s so-called “black-site” prisons, where terror suspects had been held and, sometimes, tortured.  The CIA says it is “out of the detention business,” as John Brennan, Obama’s pick to head the agency, recently put it. But the…

Brennan Defends Drone Strikes, Even On Americans

Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after reading a classified intelligence report on harsh interrogation techniques, he does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful information.…

Breaking: Obama to Nominate John Brennan to Head CIA; Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

Breaking news: Obama to nominate John Brennan to head CIA, sources tell CBS News Obama to nominate John Brennan to head CIA, Chuck Hagel as defense secretary WASHINGTON President Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial…