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a propos "questionable contact importing practices", Thursday the DOJ has charged Special Agent Terry James Albury under the Espionage Act. That is an aggressive bill, consistent with the previous administration's application in the matter of Chelsea Manning.

Various reporting suggests Aubry intends to accept a plea. Whether to mitigate a comparatively brief sentence or stay execution is uncertain. After all, Aubrey is an African american and has purportedly intimated that his motive to act was to reveal "race and ethnicity" prejudices encouraged by management, directed by the president.

Of course Wikileaks' capacity to receive ex rel complaints against US and other governments has been retarded by a combination of state sanctions against anonymnity and "press" freedom to attenuate competition for legitimate "open secrets" among "news outlets". So that Facebook might prosper.

Evidently Aubry "leaked" unclassified, classified, and secret FBI field manuals to publisher The Intercept foreign desk. The material instructs agents how best to infiltrate domestic organizations of national security interest and acquire informants. I skimmed some of this  Poli-Psych 101 applied to lowest-hanging-fruit of a community (or disaffected persons) .

The Intercept has neither confirmed nor denied its source(s) for the contraband. Minnesota Tribune, "Justice Dept. charges Minnesota FBI agent for leaking secret document to news outlet," broke the story of the story of facts winnowing the mainstream. One may find hotlinks redirecting to additional articles and off-shore severs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 09:03:14 PM EST
Bad Track Record Gets Worse as New Whistleblower Outed by The Intercept

    "I am appalled that yet another whistleblower in touch with The Intercept has been outed and arrested. ... [P]erhaps The Intercept should walk away from national security reporting before its lack of journalistic professionalism ruins any more lives." -- CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

Omidyar Part of 'Deep State'

by Oui on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:01:25 PM EST
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I have not forgotten Sibel Edmonds' reception at DKos, Greenwald's bankroll had.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:29:49 PM EST
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in a pail of water
The FBI -- `Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity' -- Still Working on Diversity
... lacking personal skills ...
The white agent said that for years he had been unable to adequately handle the questions he faced when recruiting at [Historically Black Colleges, HBCUs] -- questions Talley would soon face himself.

Did the FBI kill civil rights leaders?

Did the bureau infect African Americans with diseases?

In reading this I am reminded of Kenneth Clark's interview with James Baldwin back in '63. This was shortly after Rbt. Kennedy famously convened a meet'n'greet of civil rights celebrity activists in Harlem; memoirs of this are only in books. (CThere were four Clark segments on youtube, I think.) Baldwin recalled gentrification rising in San Francisco around that time. He called it "Negro removal" and expressed his sympathy for cynicism among black youth to the effect, para. they've got no reason to be invested in this country.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:18:45 PM EST
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