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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Scandal: Demands She Testify About Pakistani IT Aides

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00pm 8/2/2017 at 6:00pm

Republicans have suggested that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should testify to explain why she kept IT aide Imran Awan on her payroll after he became a subject of an FBI investigation in March.

Wasserman Schultz did not fire Awan until last week when authorities arrested him at Dulles Airport on bank...

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North Korea Launches Missile Towards Sea of Japan

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/tensions-rise-as-north-korea-unveils-ballistic-missiles-during-parade
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/28/2017 at 5:00pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/tensions-rise-as-north-korea-unveils-ballistic-missiles-during-parade

The Pentagon has confirmed that North Korea launched a ballistic missile at 11:41PM local time towards the Sea of Japan. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The unusual late-evening launch, which South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said took place at 11:41 p.m. Seoul time, was launched from Mupyong-ri in North Korea’s Chagang...

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Wasserman Schultz Aide Arrested at Airport, Wired $300K to Pakistan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00am 7/26/2017 at 7:00am

Authorities arrested Imran Awan, the IT aide of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) under an FBI investigation, at Dulles Airport after he wired almost $300,000 to Pakistan.

The police arrested Awan on bank fraud charges and cannot leave the country.

A source recently told The Daily Caller “that the FBI has joined what...

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FBI Takes Destroyed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aides

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:30am 7/24/2017 at 11:30am
http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=91082&siteSection=latimes_hom_non_sec&videoId=28736689

The Daily Caller reported that the FBI has taken the smashed hard drives from the home of Pakistani-born Imran Awan, a former IT aide that worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The Capitol Police took “computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.”

A source told The Daily Caller “that the FBI...

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Powerline’s Scott Johnson Caught Up in “Travel Ban” Litigation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/11/2017 at 2:30pm
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Que Twilight Zone theme.  Scott Johnson of the conservative blog Powerline has been served a draft subpoena ordering that he preserve records of items he noted in his blog posts.

Judge James Robart, presiding over the Hawaii v. Trump “travel ban” case, authorized the move.

Johnson writes:

These are strange days. I seem to...

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Report: Obama “Systematically Disbanded” U. S. Terror Investigations To Protect Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/10/2017 at 3:00pm

Just when you thought Obama’s disastrous Iran deal couldn’t get any worse, we learn that in order to protect the bad deal, Obama systematically disbanded units investigating Iran’s terror-funding networks.  Not only that, but he also disbanded units investigating the state funding of terrorists by Syria and Venezuela.

The Washington Free...

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Pakistan Gives Protection to Democratic Aide Who Allegedly Breached House Security

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/14/plot-thickens-in-probe-house-it-contractors.html
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/24/2017 at 1:00pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/14/plot-thickens-in-probe-house-it-contractors.html

Four IT staff for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers lost their jobs in February after suspicions arose that they breached security on the House IT network.

The U.S. Capitol Police named Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal “as subjects of a...

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AG Sessions & Sec. of Homeland Security Kelly visit San Diego

http://www.cbs8.com/clip/13268809/san-diego-mexico-border-called-immigration-battles-ground-zero
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/23/2017 at 4:30pm
http://www.cbs8.com/clip/13268809/san-diego-mexico-border-called-immigration-battles-ground-zero

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a stop in my hometown on Friday. During the visit, he urged cities and other government jurisdictions with sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.

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Trump Picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/20/2017 at 4:00pm

President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg will remain as chief of staff to the National Security Council:

“I think that combination is something very, very special,” Trump said of the pair.

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Fake U. S. Embassy Shut Down in Ghana

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/fake-us-embassy-in-ghana-shut-down-after-ten-years-issuing-visas
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/4/2016 at 12:00pm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/fake-us-embassy-in-ghana-shut-down-after-ten-years-issuing-visas

A raid conducted by authorities in Ghana shut down a fake U. S. embassy that was set up and run by a crime ring who issued legitimate visas and other documents to anyone who could pay for them.

It is not yet known where they got the genuine U. S. passports, birth...

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Ex-NSA Contractor Allegedly Stole Over 500 Million Pages of Govt Secrets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:00am 10/21/2016 at 10:00am

Earlier this month, the United States District Court in Baltimore charged ex-NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with removal of classified documents and theft of government property. Officials have revealed that Martin took over 500 million pages of records and secrets over two decades.

The Justice Department will probably charge Martin with...

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NSA Contractor Arrested, Charged with Removal of Classified Documents

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:30am 10/6/2016 at 8:30am

The United States District Court in Baltimore has charged a Maryland government contractor with the removal of classified documents and theft of government property for allegedly possessing paper and digital classified materials, including “highly classified computer code developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments.”

The Washington Post reports:

A federal contractor...

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Obama Increases Number of Refugees to 110,000 in 2017

https://youtu.be/Zmeh0LyBpEM
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/14/2016 at 2:30pm
https://youtu.be/Zmeh0LyBpEM

Despite France’s recent acknowledgement that it fights Islamic terrorism on a daily basis and last year’s warning that ISIS has targeted our refugee program, the Obama administration has announced that it is has raised the refugee target for 2017 to “at least 110,000.”

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USAF General: Our adversaries may build a ‘Terminator’

https://twitter.com/Warrior_mag/status/769590665160253440
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/28/2016 at 2:30pm
https://twitter.com/Warrior_mag/status/769590665160253440

The Terminator is an iconic film that helped propel former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stardom.

The movie is also a basis for discussion about the future of military weaponry, as Air Force General Paul Selva, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, uses the film as reference in describing autonomous...

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US, Israel Sign Cyber Defense Agreement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00am 6/23/2016 at 9:00am

Israel and the United States have signed an agreement aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber defense. The Cyber Defense Cooperation Agreement penned on Tuesday, June 21, seeks to build joint infrastructure in cyber defense, create partnerships in private sector, fund research, and develop new technologies. The agreement wants to improve the...

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Trump Levels “National-Security Flamethrower” at Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00am 6/14/2016 at 7:00am

In the wake of the Orlando terror attack, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, delivering a stinging assessment of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on their handling of national security.

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Marine General to Congress: We Might Not Be Ready for Another War

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 10:00am 3/17/2016 at 10:00am

Last week I wrote about the fact that Navy SEALs are forced to share combat rifles, are short on live ammo for training, and are purchasing their own gear.  This week, assistant commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General John Paxton, told Congress that he does not believe the Marines...

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