BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/NSA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The National Security Agency is moving forward with hiring a Trump administration loyalist, the agency said on Sunday, after the acting defense secretary ordered he be made the spy agency’s top lawyer… Mr. Ellis’s allies had pushed for him to be installed before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is inaugurated. While it […]

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BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CLIMATE CHANGE/NSA: “For the first time ever, there will be a principal on the National Security Council who can make sure climate change is on the agenda in the situation room. For the first time ever, we will have a Presidential Envoy on climate. He will be matched with high level White House climate […]

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CONGRESS/NSA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records of Americans’ telephone calls and text messages in search of terrorists, the Trump administration on Thursday [8-15-19] acknowledged for the first time that the system has been indefinitely shut down — but asked Congress to extend its legal […]

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NSA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @paulsperry_: Despite running informants/stings on Trump camp, electronically spying for yr,unmasking NSA intercepts, rummaging thru Tru…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 8, 2019 3:36 pm […]

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2016 ELECTION/NSA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The former Director of the National Security Agency, retired Admiral Mike Rogers, said Tuesday [9-11-18] that he thought President Donald Trump should have taken the opportunity to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly in Helsinki, Finland over Russia’s election meddling…In July, Trump met one-on-one with Putin, a meeting he did not […]

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NSA/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday [7-3-18] that the National Security Agency had violated Americans’ privacy through unauthorized collection of phone and text message data, seemingly attempting to tie the data collection to the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller…The NSA announced late last month that it was deleting improperly collected phone […]

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CYBERWAR/DEFENSE/NSA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday [2-27-18] that he hadn’t been formally asked by President Donald Trump to take steps to disrupt Russian election hacking activity at its source. Adm. Mike Rogers was asked by Sen. Jack Reed (D., R.I.) during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

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ARMY/CYBERWAR/NOMINATIONS/NSA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [2-13-18] nominated Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the leader of the Army’s digital warfighting arm, to helm the National Security Agency. The move, which was long expected, will also put Nakasone atop U.S. Cyber Command, the Defense Department’s digital warfighting unit, once he is confirmed by the Senate. […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/NSA: “A yearslong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose significant new privacy limits on the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program fell short on Thursday, as the House of Representatives voted to extend the legal basis for that program by six years with only minimal changes. The vote, 256 to 164, […]

Read More… from 1/11/2018


NSA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House plans to ban the use of personal cellphones in the West Wing by both staff and guests, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Thursday [1-4-18], citing security concerns… The ban will go into effect in the coming days, and it is likely to have the secondary effect of […]

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CYBERWAR/LEGAL/NSA: “A veteran cybersecurity specialist for the National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations, accused of taking thousands of secret documents home over two decades, has decided to plead guilty later this month to a single charge that could carry a 10-year sentence. But under the terms laid out by prosecutors, the intelligence contractor, Harold […]

Read More… from 1/3/2018


CYBERWAR/LEGAL/NSA: “A federal judge threw out two long-running lawsuits challenging the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records under a surveillance program that Congress curbed in 2015. The 2013 lawsuits, filed by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman, alleged the government violated the Constitution when it gathered millions of Americans’ phone records so it could search […]

Read More… from 11/22/2017


CYBERWAR/FOREIGN POLICY/NSA/RUSSIA: “Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said Saturday [7-23-17] that ‘now is probably not the best time’ to pursue a joint cybersecurity initiative with Russia — an idea that President Donald Trump floated following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this month… Senior Trump administration officials, including […]

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CYBERWAR/NSA: “Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine. The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have deflected many questions, and responded to others by […]

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CHINA/NSA/OBAMA/SURVEILLANCE: “A coincidence that the NSA leaker is living openly in Hong Kong?! At the same time the Chinese Pres. met with Obama in CA.”  – 6/10/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/10/2013 […]

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