NBC Confirms Obama Administration Officials Saved Trump-Russia Probe Docs

Seemingly confirming the incriminating remarks from former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, on the mad scramble by the Obama administration to collect and preserve intelligence on alleged Russian election hacking before Obama left office, NBC News reports that a former Obama official admits they made a list of Russia probe documents to keep them safe.

While most of the mainstrem media has conveniently dismissed the remarks from Evenlyn Farkas that accidentally implicated the Obama White House in the surveillance of Trump’s campaign staff:
The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 31, 2017.

More Dangerous Than The NSA? The Massive Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of

Authored by Alice Salles via TheAntiMedia.org,
If you’re one of the countless Americans who was distraught to learn of the revelations made by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, the mere idea that there might be yet another agency out there – perhaps just as powerful and much more intrusive – should give you goosebumps.
Foreign Policy reports that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, is an obscure spy agency former President Barack Obama had a hard time wrapping his mind around back in 2009. But as the president grew fond of drone warfare, finding a way to launch wars without having to go through Congress for the proper authorization, the NGA also became more relevant. Now, President Donald Trump is expected to further explore the multibillion-dollar surveillance network.
Like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the NGA is an intelligence agency, but it also serves as a combat support institution that functions under the U. S. Department of Defense (DOD).
With headquarters bigger than the CIA’s, the building cost $1.4 billion to be completed in 2011. In 2016, the NGA bought an extra 99 acres in St. Louis, building additional structures that cost taxpayers an extra $1.75 billion.
Enjoying the extra budget Obama threw at them, the NGA became one of the most obscure intelligence agencies precisely because it relies on the work of drones.
As a body of government that has only one task – to analyze images and videos captured by drones in the Middle East – the NGA is mighty powerful. So why haven’t we heard of it before?
The Shadow Agency That Sees It All
Prior to Trump’s inauguration, the NGA only targeted the Middle East or whatever spy satellites orbiting the globe captured. As far as most of us knew, the agency refrained from pointing its ultra-high-resolution cameras toward the United States. That alone may be why the NGA has been able to stay out of scandals for the most part.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 31, 2017.

Senator Grassley Asks Why “Extremely Careless” Hillary Still Has Access To Classified State Dept. Info

Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest “research aides” may still have access to classified State Department information despite FBI Director Comey’s assertion that they were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
And, after sending numerous requests to John Kerry’s State Department that ‘shockingly’ fell on deaf ears, Grassely has sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking why Hillary’s security clearance hasn’t yet been revoked given that “any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation.”
I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked to which the Obama Administration refused to respond. Recently, the State Department informed the Committee that six additional Secretary Clinton staff at State were designated as her research assistants which allowed them to retain their clearances after leaving the Department. Director Comey stated that Secretary Clinton and staff were ‘extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information’ and ‘there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information…’
Any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation. The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 31, 2017.

How To Avoid These ‘Rookie Prepper Mistakes’ That Could Get You Killed

So you’ve been convinced that there are many major threats that humanity faces… and you’ve decided to get prepared. You’ve decided to survive.
That’s great. But there are many pitfalls and potential mistakes that newbies and long-term preppers alike should be wary of.
But getting ready for unrealistic doomsday scenarios means that many preppers are focusing on the wrong problems, and will end up ill prepared.
Too many gadgets, not enough time learning to use them. Too much expensive gear, and not enough essentials, or at least not enough to last when you need it.
Be practical, be thorough, but focus on the scenarios that are most likely to hit your local area – with natural disasters being perhaps the most likely in the real world, but complex conspiracies and apocalyptic mega disasters ranking much further down the line.

This post was published at shtfplan on March 31st, 2017.

Failure to Launch

Identified Flying Objects
The future is here and it’s not all it was cracked up to be. For example, one of the great disappointments of the 21st century, thus far, is the lack of flying cars. Wasn’t this supposed to be the signature achievement of Tomorrowland?
The frustration was aptly expressed by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel when he said, ‘We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.’ Of course, the 140 character reference is in regard to Twitter and its 140 character limit per tweet.
Indeed, Twitter is a second-rate alternative to flying cars. What’s more, it has the ill-effect of reducing people’s brains to mashed potatoes. In place of well-reasoned and thoughtful discourse, Twitter promotes inane statements from Congressional representatives and even the President.
But all is not lost. For the flying car will soon be a reality. The IFO – or Identified Flying Object – is a proposed two seat concept drone that looks like a UFO. Not only does it fly. It’s safe too. According to its specifications, if the eight battery powered electric rotary engines run out of juice, the cockpit detaches and a parachute releases and safely guides the passengers to the ground.

This post was published at Acting-Man on March 31, 2017.