Vice President-elect Mike Pence ordered the removal of all lobbyists from president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The decision on Tuesday was one of Pence’s first since formally taking over the team. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was abruptly dismissed from the role last week.
Critics have excoriated Trump for including lobbyists, Washington insiders, and Republican Party veterans among his team, suggesting it contradicts the anti-establishment message that defined his campaign.
By Whitney Webb
Posted on November 19, 2016
On Friday, Trump announced that Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo was his pick to run the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo, who supports NSA surveillance, has previously called for the execution of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.
A second source confirmed the fireworks.
“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
The media spin on President Elect Donald J. Trump’s sit down with the New York Times on November 22, can only be described as dishonest.
Trump starts new YouTube channel to combat fake news
Tom Bossert, Trump's pick for Homeland Security Adviser, is a member of the same organization as Dmitri Alperovitch, the guy that first said that the Russians hacked the DNC
Tom Bossert is a Zurich cyber risk fellow with the Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
Dmitri Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative
Dmitri is the cofounder of crowdstrike.
Dmitri Alperovitch, the company’s chief technology officer, said one hacking group primarily monitored e-mail and chat conversations and may be working for Russia’s Federal Security Service, which was once headed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He said the second group was probably working on behalf of Russia’s military.
Trump Inauguration Speech Hints at Official Disclosure of Secret Space Programs
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
Trump’s use of the phrase “unlock the mysteries of space” may be just a rhetorical flourish to show his determination to rejuvenate the NASA space program and to assist the growing commercial space industry. Alternatively, it is a hint that he is aware that there is much more happening in space than the public have been informed about.
His use of the word “unlock” suggests that these mysteries are kept hidden in highly classified programs, and he now holds the keys to them. In that sense, he is sending the message that as the President and Commander in Chief, he holds all the keys and intends to use them to further his vision of the future. Once again, he was signaling his intent of confronting the “small group” hidden in Washington that benefit from keeping secrets from the public.
A historic thing happened at Friday’s White House press conference. And it was so brief it could have easily been missed.
There was a short exchange between White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and a reporter, who asked if the White House acknowledged the existence of a “deep state” – the entrenched government bureaucracy and those in intelligence agencies who continue in their posts, formulating policy regardless of which party is in power.
Spicer did not deny the existence of such a deep state, but replied to the question that it should come as “no surprise” that elements loyal to the previous president’s polices had “burrowed” into the government and were actively seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s reform efforts.
In February 2017, the phrase "deep state" began to be widely used by the corporate media, albeit with only a rough approximation of its original meaning.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster responds to the Washington Post report that President Trump revealed classified information to Russians.
LT. GEN. H.R. McMASTER, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: I have a brief statement for the record. There is nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation.
At no time, at no time, where intelligent sources or methods discussed. And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. Two other senior officials who were present, including the Secretary of the State, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on the record accounts should outweigh anonymous sources. I was in the room. It didn't happen.
Everyone Actually AT the Russia Meeting Confirms WaPo Story is FALSE
More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.
This revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agency’s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election.
Comey testified last month he considered the memos to be personal documents and that he shared at least one of them with a Columbia University lawyer friend. He asked that lawyer to leak information from one memo to the news media in hopes of increasing pressure to get a special prosecutor named in the Russia case after Comey was fired as FBI director.
“I have confirmed from sources from inside the White House, the Israeli government and Israeli intelligence that the Israelis have intercepted email communications from General McMaster to George Soros, informing him of everything that’s going on inside the White House,” reported Infowars correspondent Roger Stone. “…I have double checked this with two different sources very high up in Israeli intelligence, and I actually expect the Israeli ambassador to the US to confirm this.”
Trump Linked to Q-anon and Pizzagate Information
Trump tweeted "Wow, even I didn’t realize we did so much. Wish the Fake News would report! Thank you." and linked to Magapill.com "The President Donald Trump Accomplishment List Website". The tweet is still there, but if you click on it now, the site is different than when he posted it. The site went down and is now back up in temporary form.
there's an archive of what the site Trump linked to looked like at the time he linked to it, before it went down: http://archive.is/ibrI7
The level of importance of this operation equates to a ‘Good vs Evil’ battle that transcends politics. This is a ‘Global Evil’ that attempted to takeover America. Many in our government actively worship Satan, Moloch/Molech and participate Pedophilia, Spirit Cooking, etc. Most Americans are afraid to look this Truth in the eye but True Evil does exist regardless of your religious views. This is not a joke and most definitely not a game. Thousands of Pedophiles and Child Traffickers have been arrested since Trump was sworn in. They are all under heavy investigation, including their funds and their affiliations.
UPDATE 2:23 PM EST -- MONDAY, NOV. 20
I have now spoken to almost ALL of my former colleagues in the Intelligence Community and here's what took place:
Yes, a group of military aircraft approached and circled the CIA Headquarters in Virginia for upwards of 30 minutes on Saturday. They did NOT land and did NOT enter CIA HQ forcibly - or otherwise.
There is apparently an ongoing and gigantic problem between the Military and the CIA insofar as the Military is engaged in implementing President Trump's policies, while elements within the CIA are still INTENTIONALLY carrying out the failed policies of the Obama regime.
Specifically, these failed Obama-era policies include supplying weapons and logistical support to so-called "freedom fighters" inside Syria , many of whom are actually Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida and ISIS terrorists.
The support being provided by elements in the CIA is being used against certain units of the US Military who are also inside Syria.
The Military has repeatedly and strenuously told the CIA the old Obama policies must stop. The CIA failed to stop.
So someone in the Pentagon/Military . . . . no one will say who . . . made a direct show of force to the CIA on Saturday. It was, for lack of a better description, the sending of a message from the military to the CIA: knock it off.
It was done over a weekend apparently because most of the bigshots in the Pentagon are at home, and by the time they heard something was going on, it was pretty much over . . . . the aircraft returned to wherever they came from.
This is utterly unprecedented. To have one agency of the US Government make a show of force to another entity of that same government is unheard of. It smacks of a sort of internal civil war heating up inside our own government!
Apparently, things are quickly "coming to a head" between competing policies and the military is tired of its people being injured or killed by the unintended consequences of the old policies and the CIA' stubborn refusal to stop backing the so-called "Freedom Fighters" in Syria.
No one will tell me who gave the order to "buzz" CIA HQ. No one will tell me who inside CIA is causing the trouble. But there is trouble . . . and given the activities over the weekend, one can only hope this thing goes away very quickly and quietly.
In the meantime, as far as the public is concerned: "Nothing took place. Everything is fine. Nothing to worry about."
What we are witnessing now with over a thousand secret indictments allegedly generated by Mueller, Trump’s USMC/Navy dominated administration, USMC helicopters buzzing CIA HQ and Gerloff’s claims, is that we are on the verge of major revelations about deep systemic corruption that has plagued the US. The role of the USMC in taking the lead in cleaning up this systemic corruption is slowly being revealed.
Trump’s retweet of the MAGAPILL article appears to be an endorsement of the view that secret indictments established by Meuller are on the verge of being disclosed, thereby triggering many further revelations that will awaken the general public. In the meantime, Trump is encouraging those among the American public who are ready, to go down the rabbit hole to learn the truth about systemic corruption, powerful pedophile networks, and secret space programs.
Video Shared By Trump Featured US-Backed FSA Commander Destroying Virgin Mary Statue In Syria
So a sitting US president shared a video which reveals a Syrian "rebel" fighter committing war crimes who was part of one of the very groups backed by the CIA as official US policy under the Obama administration. Of course it is likely that Trump himself is not fully aware of this, yet the astounding geopolitical irony in this should not be missed, even as public outrage is reduced to merely discussing "anti-Muslim bigotry" and whether or not Trump is being "presidential".
But as former President Obama used to frequently say, "this is a teachable moment"...
“Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” ~ Trump (twitter)
The video retweeted by Trump does not show a Muslim migrant attacking a boy on crutches.
"I want surveillance of certain mosques.... Hey. I watched when the world trade center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City New Jersey where thousands and thousands of people where cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering, so something's going on, we gotta find out what it is. I do want surveillance."
"I said that I saw, in parts of New Jersey ... I saw people getting together and in fairly large numbers celebrating as the world trade center coming down killing thousands of people, thousands and thousands .. and I saw people, and I saw them on television and I read about it on the internet ... so they said "oh, we can't find anything, Mr Trump". The reporters are calling all day, all night. They want to find out - did Trump make a mistake - so I have some good people and they checked ... and I satrt getting phone calls in my office by the hundreds, that they were there and they saw this take place. So one of my people comes in and this is a story from the Washington Post from September 18th, a week later, 2001. In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners ploughing into the world trade center law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate style ... that means thousands of people ... parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.
A 2007 piece from Reuters about Paterson, New Jersey, does address the celebrations but it concludes that they never happened.
If you're going to criticize a group, then you should get your facts straight, and in context, especially when you quote fake new sources like the Washington Post to back up your allegation that "thousands and thousands" of people celebrated 9/11 in Jersey in support of your call for surveillance of Muslims.
“Muslim migrant” beats up Dutch boy on crutches. - According to www.dumpert.nl he was neither Muslim not an immigrant.
"Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary" - According to Zero Hedge the "Muslim" was actually a US-backed FSA commander.
"Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!” - According to truthorfiction.com, it was all over the removal of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's removal from office, so more accurately it could be captioned "Statist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death".