Acting DNI Ric Grenell Announces Organizational Changes to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)…

The Terror Threat Integration Center (TTIC) was created in 2003 by George W Bush and was first headed by John Brennan. In August 2004, and at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, TTIC was incorporated into the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) by Executive Order (EO) 13354. [LINK]

Friday evening Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard “Ric” Grenell announces some modifications to the NCTC to streamline activity and avoid redundancy.

On the surface the ODNI announcement appears to be a bureaucratic realignment of priorities:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell today announced several organizational changes to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Based on the recommendations of career Intelligence Community (IC) officers, the reforms will increase efficiency by avoiding duplication of effort, strengthen support to and burden-sharing with NCTC’s IC partners on counterterrorism issues, and enhance NCTC’s integration within the broader ODNI organization.

NCTC Acting Director Lora Shiao said the changes will allow NCTC to focus its mission to better address evolving national security needs. (read more)

It has been suspected for several years the activities of the NCTC were part of the system alignment that allowed Obama-era intelligence actors to weaponize the NSA database.

Essentially behind the writing of the FISA court review (footnote 69), there appeared to be a clouding of intelligence distinctions between the CIA (foreign) and FBI (domestic), through the use of counterintelligence and the NCTC.

Knowing the scale of intelligence weaponization for political purposes that we are now aware of; and accepting a nefarious intention on behalf of federal actors looking for unique ways to skirt laws, rules and regulations on domestic surveillance; the morphing of the “sister” agencies to exploit intelligence gathering makes sense.

One approach of this nefarious intent would be “reverse targeting”, which is similar to the Flynn-Kislyak call issues.  Target a foreign person’s communication as an end-around to avoid the necessary warrant for the American on the other end of the contact.  In practice this would look like this:

The FBI (counterintelligence division) knows an American contacted a foreign person.  The FBI wants to know what the contact was about, but doesn’t have evidence to cut through the legal privacy protections.  So the FBI asks their ‘sister’ the CIA, to extract the foreign person’s information from the NSA intercepts (FBI gives specific date and time). The CIA then extracts the result and the NCTC is used as the hub where the resulting intelligence information is stored, then shared.

Obviously we have no idea whether today’s realignment of NCTC priorities has any bearing on the system structure used to carry out prior corrupt intelligence exploits; but it’s possible this issue is a part of the underlying change.

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342 Responses to Acting DNI Ric Grenell Announces Organizational Changes to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)…

  1. Elle says:

    It sounds like getting the goods to blackmail opponents just got a whole lot harder. Gee, that’s too bad.

    This IS going to be much worse than I anticipated.
    I’m guessing it ramped up in the Carter years and “they” have been putting people in positions of power ever since.

    Had an older friend who worked for FBI in the 70’s and he said they changed it at that time so that local FBI field offices could no longer open investigations on their own, all had to go through DC first. Much easier to corrupt an organization from the top than it is to corrupt offices in all 50 states.

    The bright side of the Bushes/Clintons/Obamas ALL being involved is there will be peace at our Thanksgiving dinner tables once again. We were all duped, so no need to defend the rightness of one’s past positions. Kumbaya.

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    • John Lott says:

      It happened under Bush II. He tried to be nice and didn’t ‘clean house’ like all administrations had done up till then. That means that by the time Obama took office he had an existing network to build and expand on.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Lenny says:

        part of the snake.

        Liked by 6 people

      • dd_sc says:

        He tried. He and AG Ashcroft were going to clean house at DOJ, but Congressional.Democrats pitched a fit and they caved. Schumer was at the forefront of Democrat opposition, as I recall.

        Then Obama made the changes to the civil service rules that allowed appointees to embed themselves post administration.

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        • YeahYouRight says:

          If 0bama made changes himself, Trump can undo it, and he must.

          Liked by 7 people

        • guest4ever says:

          dd_sc — Would that be the SES?

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          • dd_sc says:

            That’s part of it, I think.

            If you go to americanthinker.com, look through the archives of Dr. Thomas Lifson – he wrote a series of essays about what Obama was doing to allow his appointees to become embedded as civil servants so it would be virtually impossible to fire them.

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            • skip says:

              I was interested in reading some of Dr Thomas Lifsons essays; here’s my question? How the hell do you find him within the miss matched list of authors. They are not listed in any sense alpha or in any way I can figure out. Not even under Dr, whom there were several…
              Suggestion would be appreciated. blackwaterhorse@gmail.com

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        • guest4ever says:

          dd_sc—We need to learn to totally ignore congressional demorats!!!!!

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        • wpsahm says:

          Bush II is one of them! He didn’t try jack shit, and anything he did was just part of the kabuki theater of DC. He is a globalist BS artist and since leaving office has been making public statements in support of the SWAMP. When I think of how vigorously I defended him ALL THOSE YEARS it makes me sick! I was such a tool.

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          • Judith says:

            I believe the country is divided into 3 factions. Around 25 percent are hardcore left wing, the same percentage is hardcore right wing, and then 50 percent are patriots who have long seen the gaping holes in our so called “two-party” system.

            This 50 percent includes some who gave up voting entirely, because they knew that a “choice” between a McCain and an Obama was like choosing between mustard gas and cyanide poisoning.

            When Trump came along he truly was an answered prayer. After decades of deceit and massive UNiparty corruption, we ‘the people’ finally had a clear choice.

            President Trump appeals to the 50-60 percent who are just as repelled by FOX news as they are by CNN. We know when we’re being lied to. Once we see that, it can’t be unseen.

            Now, we need more ‘clear choices’ in our local elections. No more bullsh!t. There is no turning back. 🇺🇸

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          • dd_sc says:

            And GW Bush caved to Schumer’s preference for the judge in Washington State that was first to rule against President Trump’s immigration policies. The guy from Minnesota that originally filed the complaint got together with someone from Washington State so they could file in that court – judge shopping plain and simple.

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        • Nathan says:

          Bush was a stellar president and certainly tried to clean house and Epstein killed himself.

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        • jeff montanye says:

          george bush, dick cheney and donald rumsfeld, with paul wolfowitz, dov zakheim, larry silverstein and others assisted the mossad in the mother of all false flags that went down the day after rumsfeld tasked zakheim (israeli rabbi, pentagon controller, principal of the israeli firm that sold “anti-hijacking devices” installed in the 9-11 planes that allowed them to be controlled from the ground) with running down the missing pentagon trillions. the cruise missile (only one small jet engine, not two big ones, were recovered) that hit the pentagon exploded in the area where that forensic accounting was headquartered.

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        I’ve known some people very deep in the system in DC over the years and you’re partially correct. While some things happened under George W, the fact is that Elle is pretty close on this. Some was done under Carter because he didn’t know what was going on and they could get away with it, but under George H. W. Bush it moved forward and went crazy under Clinton. Essentially, much of the mess in our government, while some goes back generations, not just a couple decades, much of it came about under the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama era. They are all part of the Deep State mess.

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        • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

          Agree. Remember that Bush II kept Clinton political appointees in place, as part of a “new tone” and creating better “bipartisan” atmosphere. Thought it wrong at the time, and was far worse an idea than I ever could have imagined back then.

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          • Snellvillebob says:

            Yes, Bush II said that Bill Clinton was his brother from a different mother.

            Liked by 6 people

            • law4lifeblog says:

              I literally despise W more than I do BJ.

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              This is for Ken Lawson, but others might be interested.

              I wouldn’t necessarily let Carter off the hook on all that’s
              occurred. He was the one that brought King and Spalding
              into the equation. Look up “Charles Kirbo” articles online.
              Some of them go back to when Carter was just getting
              started.

              Carter always had Kirbo looking over his shoulder back
              then. And guess which “The Firm” Kirbo worked at?

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      • X XYZ says:

        As I’ve said it before, King George II rolled out the red carpet for Obummer.

        Liked by 3 people

      • YeahYouRight says:

        Look what happened when he cleaned the US Attornies out! No wonder!

        Funny, same house cleaning by a democrat president gets a collective yawn from our supposed side.

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      • Russ says:

        Brennan and Clapper are a big part of this. I think the technology they used for this massive surveillance program was written and implemented after 9/11. It was created to protect the U.S. from our enemies. in 2009 when Obama was elected guess who grabbed its and made it operational. There is and article in The American Report and it describes a surveillance system called “The Hammer” It is worth a read.

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    • jmclever says:

      .

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    • bobusaf says:

      I remember during the the Bill Clinton presidency it was revealed that the White House had copies of the FBI files on about 500 people from the previous Republican administration. Bill Clinton “explained” that it was just an administrative mistake. But allegedly it was a Hillary Clinton oppo research/blackmail project (if you can imagine such a thing). She denied it but the Democrat loyalist hired specifically to curate the collection, when asked under oath who had hired him, just couldn’t remember. This was about 27 or 28 years before Hillary’s campaign set her opponent up with the fake Trump Russia dossier. I suspect she was probably born crooked.

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      • cardo says:

        It was 900 + full FBI files. Nixon’s man in Watergate was sentenced to 4 years for having 1 and 1/2 files in possession.
        There has been a blackmail industry going on ever since.
        And no curiosity on the part of the MSM.

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      • old sneakers says:

        Epstein didn’t kill himself

        Liked by 6 people

      • CountryClassVulgarian says:

        Wasn’t it sandy burger who stole a bunch of sensitive documents for the clintoon crime cyndicate?

        Liked by 5 people

      • dd_sc says:

        Craig Livingstone.

        Delivered a bunch of FBI files to Clinton shortly after Clinton forced FBI Director Sessions (no relation to Jeff) out on an ethics charge and replaced him Louis Freeh.

        The ethics charges against Sessions were actually filed by GHW Bush and AG Barr right at the end of GHW Bush’s term. Director Sessions was looking into whether Justice Department officials illegally misled a federal judge in a politically sensitive bank fraud case involving loans to Iraq before the Persian Gulf War. Within a week Barr filed ethics charges that Sessions abused office perks – travel and instgallation of a home alarm system.

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      • bobusaf says:

        Hey, just FYI everybody, I see I “like” a couple of my own posts. That is not what I intended. I am kind of new at this and I didn’t realize that to see who has liked a post all I have to do is roll over “like”. I clicked on a couple of my posts before figuring that out. Pretty humiliating to like your own post :o)

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      • Rustynail says:

        V. Foster was going to “spill the beans” on those files; right after his trip to Ft. Marcy Park?

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    • guest4ever says:

      Elle—So I wonder who the director of the FBI at that time would have been? Hmmmmm?

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  2. jimrockfish says:

    I am a bit disappointed he can’t stay in this position longer. Almost hope Ratcliffe is not confirmed as it will give Grenell another 20 months I believe.

    Schiff’s response is hilarious. These people are so entrenched in the swamp that when someone shows up and actually works for the best interest of Americans, they freak. Hence the coup and shampeachment, Covid-19 etc.

    Love President Trump and Grenell. What an awesome choice this was.

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    • Tom Hansen says:

      Actually, I believe Ratcliffe and Grenell are pretty much of the same mind and cut from the same cloth. I do not think there will be any degradation under Ratcliff’s helm.

      Liked by 8 people

      • bobusaf says:

        I kind of like the idea of Ric Grenell going back to his Ambassador to Germany job and being available to be sent, just temporarily, to any agency to which DJT has trouble getting his appointee confirmed. After this experience, I’ll bet the permanent approvals would get a lot easier.

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        • I have a gut feeling (or a wish…) that Ric Grenell will be “detained” in DC for a bit longer at the request of PDJT for some “special” assignments.

          Liked by 9 people

        • dd_sc says:

          I suspect Grenell will promoted to Asst Sec. State – or Secretary of State – and be available in President Trump’s second term for trade negotiations with the EU – which will basically be Germany.

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          • I liked what you said about giving Grenel greater responsibility after he has shown himself to be able to use his powers quickly to do what every patriots wants him to do. Help MAGA.

            But what would you propose be done with Mike Pompeo? He is doing a tremendous job as Secy of State as far as I know.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Is there any rule or law that says that DNI Ratcliffe cannot hire Mr. Grennell as his second in command?

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  3. islandpalmtrees says:

    NCTC Acting Director Lora Shiao replaces Russell Travers

    Counterterrorism chief and deputy leaving as Trump administration considers downsizing agency Two former officials say Russell Travers, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, was seen as resisting potential personnel cuts.

    Peter Hall, the NCTC deputy, was sent back to his home agency, the National Security Agency, the former officials said.

    Russell Travers, NCTC director

    Peter Hall, the NCTC deputy

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  4. kleen says:

    I’m about to start waving the rainbow flag any day now…Any LGBT person out there who loves this country you are welcome in the Republican Party. The party of individual freedom, be who you want to be.

    Only homophobes complain about Grenell.

    The left are a bunch of homophobes. They are going after Grenell…I’m sure… because he is gay.

    Pay back time.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Lenny says:

      he’s not their type of Gay

      Liked by 6 people

      • Snellvillebob says:

        Maybe they are 34th gender and Grinell is a 3rd gender?
        I remember a story about immigrants from two towns in Italy 10 miles apart, now lived across the street in apartment buildings in the Bronx. One town in Italy were farmers and the other town was in the hills and raised goats and pigs. They were not allowed to get along with each other. Then the eventual happened, one from each group fell in love and wanted to get married. Each apartment building killed their “traitor”.

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    • dd_sc says:

      Too bad GOProud didn’t bring in more people like Grenell; they might still be around.

      Having someone like Grenell run against Pelosi in SF would be epic.

      Liked by 12 people

    • bobusaf says:

      Actually, two of my grandchildren (I have a bunch) are LGBT and they know I am a conservative and also that I dearly love them, I have no idea what their politics are but at least I’m pretty sure that they don’t buy this crap about conservatives being haters.

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      • I shame those I encounter online who make snide remarks about Gays and Blacks and Jews.

        The ultimate cruelty is to assign a group of people to a subservient role based on factors beyond their control and to keep them subservient through a conspiracy of hatred by a group of people whose ONLY “superior” qualification is that they were born with a different set of hereditary or biological factors.

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        • Judith says:

          Leave it to the left to “co-opt” a cause and beat us like a rented mule with it. First it was the civil rights movement. Some white professor in CA invented Kwanza in the 60’s, passing it off as some ancestral tradition from the motherland. I agreed with integration but they lost me with Angela Davis and the Reverand Al. Yeeesh.

          Then came women’s “liberation.” I was mortified. Never have women been so used and exploited. Never have families been so broken.

          So now we have militant gayness, and a myriad of new “genders” to choose from, like the latest hair color. I have no problem with regular black people, regular women and regular gay people. But these antifa goons, pussyhat crybabies and Dr Frankensteins are a bridge too far. They are a few cards short of a deck.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Kwanza is a direct theft from Hannukah. The guy
            that invented it should have been charged with
            plagiarism.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      Just like Justice Thomas isn’t their type of black!

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  5. AnotherView says:

    I love that Grenell pushes all of Schiff’s buttons.

    Liked by 18 people

    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Grenell is quickly becoming my pick for everything.

      Liked by 12 people

      • J.Thomas says:

        Yep, this guy is bold and is on a mission to put the swamp in order. He’s a honey badger. Snakes? I just don’t give a **** (eats snakes alive). Alligator? Get the **** out of my way (claws alligators eyes out). Obama toads (Brennan, Holder, Rice, etc)? Get the **** in line and lawyer up like everyone else, b******. Obama? Coming for you, muthaf*****.

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  6. platoriusnepos says:

    Let’s get Ratcliffe confirmed and then move Grenell over to State.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      It probably is not a bad idea to pay attention to Kash Patel. He was an investigator who worked for Devin Nunes at HPSCI. From there, he went to the NSC to work counter-terrorism under Robert O’Brien with part of his group’s focus being on hostage recovery. A few months ago, he moved over to ODNI to be a senior advisor to Ric Grenell. Adam Schiff seems to be afraid of Patel since Schiff tried to get Patel’s call records right along with Devin Nunes’s, John Solomon’s, and Rudy Giuliani’s.

      Watch for the bearded man who appears briefly walking ahead of and to the right of Ric Grenell in the “satchel video”. Hard to tell, but I think it may be Kash Patel. If so, that speaks volumes. In case there are questions at a meeting, take the man with the answers.

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    • Alli says:

      Great idea! I have been watching Grenell for years always consistent and always America first. I believe he could make an enormous difference at State department.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sherri Young says:

      Arrrgh. Sorry platoriusnepos, my comment was supposed to be a stand alone. Somehow I managed to post it as a reply. Appears out of context.

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    • jazzbogie says:

      Move Grenell to the FBI

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  7. Erik Heter says:

    Love this move. It’s a big FU to the FBI, and an even bigger FU to Wray. Don’t get comfortable, Chris.

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  8. Wethal says:

    Breitbart News on changes in procedure for intelligence briefings to political candidates:

    “Today, the ODNI announced that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) will lead all intelligence-based threat briefings to candidates, campaigns, and political organizations under the U.S. Government’s notification framework. Bill Evanina, the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, will serve as the IC’s leader to this critical effort.

    This change represents an important improvement and simplification to the threat notification process. The IC will continue to work in partnership with FBI and DHS to identify and integrate threat information, and Evanina and the elections team will act swiftly to deliver the timely and thorough assessments to those affected by potential malicious influence.”

    Doesn’t say when the FBI became part of the briefing or why it was needed, but the FBI has been cut out of the briefing process.

    This, along, with Grenell’s reforms like downsizing the NDC, are going to eliminate a lot of people who had access to intelligence information (and who were using it for political purposes and/or blackmail).

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  9. Erik Heter says:

    BTW, can we make sure that we never get Grennel in the same room with Lindsey Graham, given that they are polar opposites. Graham is all talk, no action, Grennel is the opposite, and thus I’m convinced that Ric is made of matter while Lindsey is made of anti-matter.

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  10. darose5308 says:

    So after all this revaluation What was/is Edward Snowden? White hat or Black?

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  11. dollops says:

    Why is there any presumption that government agencies have to vet candidates for elected office? Opposing campaigns manage to find more than enough background on the people they wish to defeat at the polls, and it is ultimately up to voters to choose their reps, not self-serving government agencies.

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  12. Sherri Young says:

    This tweet contains the “satchel video”. Look for the bearded man walking to the right of and ahead of Ric Grenell. I think that is Kash Patel, but cannot be certain.

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  13. Tulips Moran says:

    Picked this up on Twitter – @Real Chief ” [Gates] has been arrested and charged with fraud, crimes against humanity, pedophilia. His assets and his foundation assets were seized… https://twitter.com/RealChiefPolice/status/1261692363937771520

    “Coronavirus Testing Program Funded By Bill Gates Is Suspended By FDA.”

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  14. Bob Thompson says:

    “Obviously we have no idea whether today’s realignment of NCTC priorities has any bearing on the system structure used to carry out prior corrupt intelligence exploits; but it’s possible this issue is a part of the underlying change.”

    I would bet on it.

    Grenell is a patriot. He is smart and tough and happens to be Gay. I raised an eyebrow when a Gay guy that hadn’t made much of any news I’d seen before, became an Ambassador to a major European country. This would not be a ceremonial appointment. It would require someone of the first order. And then in such a short time he was promoted to this intelligence spot in Washington.

    Hmm, he really must be sharp. And now this stunning move, so quickly.

    You KNOW in your heart that he must have spotted a den of swamp rats and chose to move quickly and decisively to shut down that den.

    This guy’s career is on a comet-like trajectory.

    2024?

    Who knows?

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    • J.Thomas says:

      He’s the all-star’s all-star. Grenell + Flynn + Patel + Radcliffe = at least a few ounces of swamp flushed down the drain.

      When Trump wins his second term, expect the real change to begin. Obama hoped that he was the change president. He was just the catalyst for the guy after him who remade the United States into the juggernaut it was capable of being.

      It’s time to restore citizens rights, President Trump. Reform the IC and usher in an era that corrects for the civil rights abuses of Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama. No more domestic spying. No more Waco’s or Ruby Ridges. No more Coup Cabals. No more stop and frisk or broken windows policing. No more separate justice systems for the connected and the disconnected. You can end it all now. End it.

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  15. Parker Longbaugh says:

    Grenell is one bad **s warrior!

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  16. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Dear Rick Grenell!! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

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  17. jay says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/15/odni-intelligence-community-will-give-threat-briefings-to-presidential-candidates-not-
    ODNI: Intelligence Community Will Give Threat Briefings to Presidential Candidates, Not FBI

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1261397737079095297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1261397737079095297&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fpolitics%2F2020%2F05%2F15%2Fodni-intelligence-community-will-give-threat-briefings-to-presidential-candidates-not-fbi%2F

    HUGE.

    The FBI will no longer be giving intelligence-based threat briefings to candidates, those briefings will now be handled by the U.S. Intelligence Community.

    This is a polite way of saying that the FBI is no longer trusted.

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  18. GT says:

    Not new to the site but first time commenting. From what I read it is sounding more and more like the real scandal here is the unbelievable number of queries of the NSA or NTC database. Basically the most massive oppo research operation in US history. Undertaken with the approval of the man who cut his political teeth in the state of Illinois county of CRook city of Chicago. That CRook county Dem machine is filthy, it is a cesspool.

    What I don’t understand is why ever one seems to be hailing Adm Mike Rogers for flagging this criminal access to the NSA DB when I would love to ask him what in the world took you so long to be flagged? Wasn’t anyone or any system monitoring the number of queries over time? Something as sensitive as this should have been closely monitored not picked up a couple of years later. Maybe I’m off base on this one.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Welcome to commenting GT. 😀

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    • pa96er says:

      Here is why Adm Rogers has my utmost respect and I think he is a hero… Rogers is a TRUE whistleblower. He started the entire chain reaction that got us to where we are today. He did the right thing even though he knew everyone (Clapper, Brennan, Ash Carter) would turn on him, and they did. He has willingly volunteered to help with the Durham investigation.
      As far as not finding it sooner… He took the post in 2014. So this was 2 years. Blink of an eye. He wasn’t a swamp rat for years. He is not directly responsible for actively monitoring every person who searches the database. Yes, someone under his supervision is and they missed it. Not acceptable, but it happened. I think they obviously trusted the FBI (and their contractors, smh) too much.
      Importantly, the way the database was being misused changed in 2016. Prior to then, you could search for Marco Rubio foam party ONE time, and have blackmail material. Needle in a haystack and easy to miss. He didn’t need to be actively surveilled on a continuous basis. But with the presidential primaries and election, they started actively using the database for real-time surveillance. That caused a VERY HIGH amount of searches being conducted on too many VERY HIGH profile people. They didn’t miss that. They immediately reported it to Rogers, who immediately put the brakes on it and reported it as well. He was one of the few honest people in a den of very evil people. They immediately turned on him and wanted him replaced by a non-military civilian who they could control.
      Interestingly enough, if it happened sooner or Hillary won as they expected at the time, we never would have heard about it. The DC media or Hillary would have made sure of it. And he still did the right thing. Luckily for us, President Trump won at just the right time.

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  19. islandpalmtrees says:

    It seems Comey could have used the Pen register connected to FISA for authentication in 2016 and 2017

    This report when to Charles E. Grassley, Robert W. Goodlatte, Richard Burr and Devin Nunes

    Click to access prtt-2017.pdf

    This report is submitted in accordance with section 406 of the Foreign Intelligence
    Surveillance Act of 1978 (the “Act”), as amended, 50 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq. It provides
    information regarding applications to use pen register and/or trap and trace devices (PR!IT) conducted pursuant to the Act during the period from July 1, 20 17 through December 31, 2017.

    Pen Orders/Tracking

    Click to access ic-trans-2017.pdf

    Years 13 14 15 16 17
    Total number of orders 131 135 90 60 33
    Estimated number of targets of such orders 319 516 456 41 27

    Page 28

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  20. islandpalmtrees says:

    Did Baker apply for and receive the authority for the Pen register on Micheal Flynn? What judge did Baker use to get the Pen register? Could the Judge be Sullivan?

    The attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer must go to court in order to obtain the pen register or trap and trace device anywhere within the United States. This means a legal record should exist. Comey’s legal council in January of 2017 was James Andrew Baker. American government official at the Department of Justice who served as general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In December, 2017.

    Whenever such an order is served on any person or entity not specifically named in the order, upon request of such person or entity, the attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer that is serving the order shall provide written or electronic certification that the order applies to the person or entity being served.

    18 U.S. Code § 3121.General prohibition on pen register and trap and trace device use; exception

    Except as provided in this section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under section 3123 of this title or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) or an order from a foreign government that is subject to an executive agreement that the Attorney General has determined and certified to Congress satisfies section 2523.

    18 U.S. Code § 3123.Issuance of an order for a pen register or a trap and trace device

    (1)Attorney for the government.—
    Upon an application made under section 3122(a)(1), the court shall enter an ex parte order authorizing the installation and use of a pen register or trap and trace device anywhere within the United States, if the court finds that the attorney for the Government has certified to the court that the information likely to be obtained by such installation and use is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation. The order, upon service of that order, shall apply to any person or entity providing wire or electronic communication service in the United States whose assistance may facilitate the execution of the order. Whenever such an order is served on any person or entity not specifically named in the order, upon request of such person or entity, the attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer that is serving the order shall provide written or electronic certification that the order applies to the person or entity being served.

    c)Time Period and Extensions.—
    (1)An order issued under this section shall authorize the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device for a period not to exceed sixty days.

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  21. Sara K Payne says:

    Shifty Schiff getting a little nervous are we?
    Thank you Rick Grenell Keep that sunlight coming so we can confirm what President Trump said all along …Obama and his crew spied when that didn’t work, it was Russia Russia Collusion ..$45M and counting on that hoax I want my taxpayer hardDollars back 😡 earned

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  22. Curt says:

    Richard Grenell has been a great appointment. William Barr is also very good. President Trump, a political newbie in DC, made some missteps with some of his appointments. Christopher Wray is right at the top of that along with the feckless Jeff Sessions. William Barr is also very good. If President Trump and his administration are reelected I believe that he will rectify some of those mistakes and make important changes that will help get these rogue DC agencies back under control. I would like to see many just eliminated. Also, things like the “Patriot Act” need to be revisited and eliminated if possible. So much erosion of American freedoms and rights have occurred during previous administrations while America was sold a bill of goods by its politicians. Is the damage reversible?

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