It turns out Cindy Thomas’ name is one we have heard before. The independent journalism group ProPublica says in November of 2012 they had requested information on conservatives groups that had received non-profit status. Along with that information, the IRS released private information on nine conservative groups that had not yet been approved and personal information had not been redacted. The person who signed off on that release, Cindy Thomas WT news feed
The U.S. attorney in Arizona leaked an internal memo to undermine a veteran Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who was highly critical of the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation, the Justice Department’s office of inspector general said Monday in a report. WT news feed
CLEMENTE: Well, on the national security side of the house, in the federal government, you know, we have assets. There are lots of assets at our disposal throughout the intelligence community and also not just domestically but overseas. Those assets allow us to gain information intelligence on things that we can’t use ordinarily in a criminal investigation, but are used for major terrorism investigations or counter intelligence investigations.
COSTELLO: You’re not talking about voicemail, right? What are you talking about exactly?
CLEMENTE: I’m talking about all digital communications are — there’s a way to look at digital communications in the past. I can’t go into detail of how that’s done or what’s done. But I can tell you that no digital communication is secure. So these communications will be found out. The conversation will be known.
It is just a question of whether or not Katherine Russell decides to own up to what was said prior to that information being known or after the fact. It will be unfortunate for her if she doesn’t own up to it completely and fully because the facts of this case, the fact of her involvement in communication with her husband will be known.
COSTELLO: OK, Tim, we got to wrap this up. Thank you very much. Tim Clemente. It’s Not News Yet
Abby Martin talks to former MI5 agent and Whistleblower, Annie Machon, about the her experience from the inside, the roll of intelligence in global affairs, and the impunity for government crimes. WT news feed
The man arrested for the murder of a British fitness instructor on a Kashmir houseboat told police he killed her while under the influence of cannabis, believing she was a Dutch intelligence agent out to “get him.” WT news feed
Dutch police spent three days digging up a field after receiving a tip that sarin may have been buried there, but they found no trace of the deadly nerve agent, a prosecutor’s office spokeswoman said Monday. WT news feed
Bread, buns and coffee can be dangerous as they might contain the chemical compound acrylamide, which the Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) National Food Institute now links to cancer. EU food safety authorities have been asked to investigate. WT news feed