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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:34 PM

CBS News has learned a manhunt is under way for a traitor inside the CIA who gave thousands of docs

WASHINGTON -- CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.


Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider -- either a CIA employee or contractor -- who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.



http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-fbi-on-manhunt-for-leaker-who-gave-top-secret-documents-to-wikileaks/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=36682071

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Reply CBS News has learned a manhunt is under way for a traitor inside the CIA who gave thousands of docs (Original post)
kpete Apr 2017 OP
Maraya1969 Apr 2017 #1
TheDebbieDee Apr 2017 #17
lark Apr 2017 #33
JNelson6563 Apr 2017 #2
byronius Apr 2017 #13
Hekate Apr 2017 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 2017 #4
denbot Apr 2017 #5
panader0 Apr 2017 #6
Yavin4 Apr 2017 #10
Dem2theMax Apr 2017 #12
byronius Apr 2017 #14
Volaris Apr 2017 #35
mopinko Apr 2017 #7
kentuck Apr 2017 #8
SCVDem Apr 2017 #9
SomethingNew Apr 2017 #28
tomp Apr 2017 #30
SomethingNew Apr 2017 #34
tomp Apr 2017 #36
iluvtennis Apr 2017 #11
Initech Apr 2017 #15
ZX86 Apr 2017 #16
The99thTimeLord Apr 2017 #18
ZX86 Apr 2017 #19
The99thTimeLord Apr 2017 #20
Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #21
ZX86 Apr 2017 #25
pnwmom Apr 2017 #22
ZX86 Apr 2017 #24
pnwmom Apr 2017 #26
Lint Head Apr 2017 #23
MontanaMama Apr 2017 #27
William769 Apr 2017 #29
tomp Apr 2017 #31
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #32
mrmpa Apr 2017 #37
Snarkoleptic Apr 2017 #38

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:56 PM

1. I SAID this! And no one believed it could be the case.

I said that we had to have leakers in order for these "Hacks" to have happened.

Someone gives up information and It comes out as a hack on Wikileaks.

Like Laundering propaganda

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:51 PM

17. Another Edward Snowden...

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:03 PM

33. +1,000,000,000 times worse.


Bet it was a Russian plant.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:05 PM

2. This web of conspirators is vast.

Very troubling. So many traitors!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:18 PM

13. +1000

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:06 PM

3. Kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:06 PM

4. Almost had to be a mole...



I hope they find the person.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:06 PM

5. The case surrounding the leaks/collusion looks to be far reaching, and thorough.

It is almost enough to give one hope..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:15 PM

6. I know this sounds naive--but I wish we had NO secrets.

The policy of the US should be the same as the Constitution.
We believe in democracy. We will help other nations to achieve that goal.' We believe
in humanity. We will help other nations to be safe. Period. No profit. Just values.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:50 PM

10. The problem is that spying does work, saves lives, and prevents wars.

Spying gets us information that, if used properly, can prevent wars.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:02 PM

12. "No profit. Just values."

That needs to be the battle cry of the Democratic party. No profit. Just values.
The polar opposite of the repukes.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:22 PM

14. Not naive at all. You're absolutely correct. But -- sociopaths. Psychopaths.

Lot of 'em. All over. Chopping at the roots of all that is good and green.

All those secrets are part of policy precisely because people started chopping at our roots, primarily Nazis and Russians.

The Russians. Now they are the Biggest Secret. Well, used to be.

Vladimir has earned his nation a world of well-deserved hurt.

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Response to byronius (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:53 PM

35. Himself and his government, yes.

Politically, I don't think any of us (at least here) have any particular quarrel with the Russian People, who most certainly deserve better than the self-appointed oligarch who runs their government.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:15 PM

7. is this what is taking so long?

cia wanted to catch the mole before they blew the whistle.

makes sense.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:18 PM

8. I heard about this a couple of weeks ago.

The thought was that it was probably a contractor with the US Government.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:45 PM

9. What is even worse?

Dump cheering them on.

This is a factual part of history and is worse than the Rosenbergs selling nuclear secrets to the Soviets!

This is a firing squad offense. Sometimes death is the answer.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:00 AM

28. No, it's not.

Supporting the death penalty is an anti-liberal/progressive/Democratic position if there ever was one.

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:10 PM

30. hogwash!

I love it when people come along and unilaterally decide on necessary credentials to be liberal, progressive or democratic.

you don' get to decide.

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Response to tomp (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:21 PM

34. Fair enough.

I'll amend my earlier position:

Being against the death penalty is a prerequisite for being a decent human being.

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #34)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:12 PM

36. you're still over-generalizing...

...but you're entitled to your opinion, as long as you recognize it as such.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:01 PM

11. Un-fkn-believeable. I had to go through extreme vetting to get a Top Secret clearance and an...

operative gets into the CIA. Wow, just wow. So many ppl can be compromised - where did our integrity and pride go.

Sad, US Air Force veteran

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:30 PM

15. This is probably where Cernovich got his blackmail information.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:41 PM

16. Are we talking traitors or whistle blowers?

A traitor is someone who sells secret information to or works for an enemy. A whistle blower exposes secrets. Was Serpico a traitor? Was Daniel Ellsberg a traitor?

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Response to ZX86 (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:01 PM

18. I don't think they were traitors.

 

...but I'm just trying to get to 10 posts so I can start a thread and introduce myself. So there's that.

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Response to The99thTimeLord (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 PM

19. Well if you're a Timelord

I would assume you have a work around for such mundane problems.

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Response to ZX86 (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:22 PM

20. Allons-y!!

 

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Response to ZX86 (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:38 PM

21. Traitors- read the article

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:51 PM

25. I did.

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Response to ZX86 (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:42 PM

22. These people aren't whistle-blowers. They're turning over American intellectual property

to foreign adversaries.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:47 PM

24. Wikileaks is a foreign adversary?

I thought they were a quasi-news organization.

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Response to ZX86 (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:33 AM

26. Yes. It has been established that Wikileaks is a vehicle for Russian propaganda.

And if you don't believe our intelligence agencies (and European agencies) about that, then think: when have you EVER heard of Wikileaks posting documents harmful to Russia?

Even Mike Pompeo, who used to applaud Wikileaks, has changed his opinion since being educated in his new position heading the CIA.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/us/politics/mike-pompeo-cia-wikileaks.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — In his first speech as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, the former Republican congressman who once applauded disclosures by WikiLeaks, attacked the group on Thursday as a stateless hostile intelligence unit eager to do the bidding of Russia and other American adversaries.

“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said. To support his assessment, he cited how the group had encouraged followers to join the C.I.A. and steal secrets, and how “it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from antidemocratic countries.”

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:42 PM

23. All you ever heard from the Christian Right and the secular rightwingers is that the liberals are

conspiring to create a One World Government. Now we know it was a ruse. A projection. The right wingers are the ones wanting a One World Right Wing Government. They always talk about how many "Christians" were being murdered by terrorists not mentioning that the majority were of other faiths. Their vision is to partner with Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, on and on and on to compromise oil and any other types of the world economies they could use to keep the poor and non educated down and controlled. How better to do that through propaganda and the controlling mechanism of Religion and the fear of death and the afterlife that comes with it. Hillary was right about the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Not as it relates to just taking the Clintons down but to take down and marginalize the left as a threat to the world.

The massive military power of the US is all they need to use as a lever to do this.

There are conspiracies and the Trump criminals have proven it is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:47 AM

27. I hope the traitor is found

and hung out to dry. However, I am worried that the hooplah surrounding this news will be a shiny distraction while the other rats try to jump ship.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:16 AM

29. Didn't trump give a tour of the CIA shortly after being inaugurated?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:15 PM

31. I think you're all crazy if you think you know what's going on.

there's really no way to know for sure, given the Byzantine and corrupt character of our govt and especially intelligence agencies. we are generally misled at every turn.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:46 PM

32. Don't focus on the what, focus on the why

motive is everything. enlisting foreign help for political gain would be quite a find.

We may never know, because we may not want to admit it, or inform the public.

It's a spook's game, after all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:32 PM

37. No Way Out, Costner as a Russian spy...........

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:42 PM

38. It seems to me that we'd all be better off if the intel community was fully staffed with

career public servants, rather than having contractors involved.
The fact that such sensitive info is entrusted to contractors, seems like an ill-advised extension of the lunatic desire to privatize everything.
Thinking of you, Ed Snowden.....

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