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Pike Committee and White House clashed over CIA secrets. Washington, D.C., June 2, 2017 – The Ford administration came close to igniting a constitutional showdown with Congress more than 40 years ago over demands by a House panel known as the Pike Committee for evidence of possible abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At the height of congressional pushback against the “imperial presidency” in the mid-1970s, Representative Otis G. Pike’s investigation, which paralleled Senator Frank Church’s simultaneous inquiry, raised fears at the CIA and the White House about secret activities coming to light but also about setting precedents for Congress’s right of access to Executive Branch information.

The Ford administration initially stopped supplying Pike with documentation, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, among others, lobbied for a strong stand on unconditional secrecy, which would have escalated the confrontation dramatically. This electronic briefing book focuses on the experience of the Pike Committee in 1975. Document 01. The Time U.S. Spies Thought Al Qaeda Was Ready to Nuke D.C. American intelligence chiefs were so worried in late 2003 of a nuclear terror attack, they asked the British to take over their spying in case something ‘catastrophic’ went down. On Christmas Eve 2003, Gen.

Michael Hayden, the director of the secretive U.S. National Security Agency, made a secure phone call to his British counterpart, David Pepper, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters. “Happy Christmas, David,” Hayden said, speaking to Pepper from NSA headquarters at Ft. Meade, Maryland, about 20 miles from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Such social calls weren’t unusual. The NSA and GCHQ were the closest of allies in a global hunt for the phone calls, emails, and other electronic communications of spies and terrorists. But Hayden had more on his mind than season’s greetings. “One more thing, David,” Hayden said after the two men exchanged pleasantries. There was a long pause as Pepper absorbed what his American colleague had just told him.

Thank You! At Ft. Alamy. CIA: The Corrupt and Ignorant Agency. The American taxpayers have been fleeced for almost seventy years by a so-called «intelligence» agency that has systematically violated the US Constitution, broken practically every federal law on the books, and penetrated virtually every facet of American life. The Central Intelligence Agency’s creation was bemoaned by its creator, President Harry S Truman, who, in a fit of personal angst following the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy, wrote in a newspaper column, «I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations...

I, therefore, would like to see the CIA be restored to its original assignment... and that its operational duties be terminated or properly used elsewhere». During a presidential election year, two of the three remaining major candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – have given no indication that they will heed the words of President Truman. Office of Naval Intelligence. The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) was established in the United States Navy in 1882. ONI was established to "seek out and report" on the advancements in other nations' navies.

The oldest member of the United States Intelligence Community, ONI is headquartered at the National Maritime Intelligence Center in Suitland, Maryland. History[edit] ONI was founded by the Secretary of the Navy, William H. Hunt with General Order 292, dated March 23, 1882, which read: In 1929, the Chief of Naval Operations made these functions the permanent duties of ONI.

As Japan's military endeavors in Russia and China in the 1930s proved increasingly successful, the ONI began conducting domestic surveillance on Japanese Americans in Hawaii and the West Coast. Organization[edit] Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center[edit] The Nimitz Center has responsibility for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Global Maritime Intelligence Integration (GMII). Farragut Technical Analysis Center[edit] [edit] See also[edit] Office of Naval Intelligence. Uri Geller psychic spy? The spoon-bender's secret life as a Mossad and CIA agent revealed - Features - Films. Geller was at the Sheffield Doc Fest this week for the premiere of Vikram Jayanti’s The Secret Life Of Uri Geller – Psychic Spy? , a new film that offers compelling evidence of his involvement in the shadowy world of espionage. “Uri has a controversial reputation. A lot of people think he is a fraud, a lot of people think he is a trickster and makes things up but at the same time he has a huge following and a history of doing things that nobody can explain,” Jayanti says of his Zelig-like subject.

Speaking to The Independent, Geller acknowledged alarm when he first saw Jayanti’s documentary. “I was worried and I am still concerned,” Geller said of the way the documentary outs him as a spy. “I didn’t realise that Vikram was going to do such a thorough job of tying all the loose ends…making that the little hints I dropped throughout my career were real.” When he signed up for the doc, the psychic didn’t realise quite how diligently Jayanti would track down his old spy masters. Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | Environment. Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA's Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis - or all three. Robert Levinson, Missing American In Iran, Was Working For CIA On Unapproved Assignment. WASHINGTON (AP) — In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures.

Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business. But that was just a cover story. An Associated Press investigation reveals that Levinson was working for the CIA. In an extraordinary breach of the most basic CIA rules, a team of analysts — with no authority to run spy operations — paid Levinson to gather intelligence from some of the world's darkest corners. He vanished while investigating the Iranian government for the U.S.

The CIA was slow to respond to Levinson's disappearance and spent the first several months denying any involvement. Some in the U.S. government believe he is dead. Jablonski signed off: "Be safe. " The Revelations of Kidnapped CIA Agent Robert Levinson. By DAVID H. PRICE Revelations that the CIA made a $2.5-million cash settlement to CIA agent Robert Levinson’s family in order to forestall an embarrassing lawsuit marks the return of public claims about the CIA’s status as a rogue elephant. When Robert Levinson was first kidnapped in Iran seven years ago, the CIA asserted that he had no ties to the agency, that he was merely a private citizen on a business trip. A leaked internal CIA paper trail showed otherwise. Now, with news of the CIA’s $2.5-million settlement with Levinson’s family, the CIA publicly admits Robert Levinson was a CIA agent, but the agency claims he was in Iran as a rogue agent, sent by rogue analysts who had no authority to deploy him on a field operation.

It is impossible for those of us outside the National Security Council to know what really happened. In 1998, CIA historian Gerald Haines published an analysis drawing on internal CIA documents and other sources examining the Pike Committee’s investigations. The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture | Trevor Timm. At this point, is there anything the Central Intelligence Agency thinks it can’t get away with?

To recap: the CIA systematically tortured people, then lied about it. Destroyed evidence of it, then lied about that. Spied on the US Senate staffers investigating the agency for torture, then lied about that. Now, after somehow being put in charge of deciding what parts of the Senate’s final report on that torture should be redacted, the CIA has predictively censored the key evidence of the litany of all of those transgressions. The agency’s black marker has reportedly censored – at different points in the report – already-public, embarrassing and criminally culpable information. The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper – not exactly known for his truth-telling – defended the redactions, insisting that 85% of the report remained untouched.

Writer Reed Richardson aptly demonstrated how absurd this can look. But it’s what the CIA blacked out that makes it even worse. Lies, Spies and More Lies. By MELVIN A. GOODMAN CIA Director John Brennan has joined an exclusive list of CIA directors and deputy directors who have lied to the U.S. Congress and the American people. Unlike Richard Helms, William Casey, Robert Gates, and George Tenet, however, Brennan has gotten protection from the White House and apparently will get away with his perfidy. Earlier this year, Brennan told the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and the American people, that it was “beyond the scope of reason” to charge that the CIA was trying to block the committee’s investigation of CIA torture and abuse and had even hacked into the computers of the committee and several staff members.

Now, we have learned that Brennan not only knew about the obstruction of the congressional investigation, a violation of the separation of powers, but had ordered one of the CIA lawyers to conduct the search. disinformation campaign against the Senate intelligence committee. Melvin A. Untitled.