Socialite Jill Kelley, who has shunned the limelight since the scandal that cost David Petraeus his job as head of the CIA, is reportedly back in the public eye, News Track India reports.
Kelley and her husband were spotted handing out holiday meals during a charity event on Thanksgiving.
Kelley’s complaints about receiving harassing emails led to Petraeus’ resignation.
Kelley file suit against the government, saying her privacy was violated.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: CIA, David Petraeus, harrassment, Jill Kelley, privacy, Scandal, violation of privacy
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As the U.S. remembers the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination Friday, there is no shortage of conspiracy theories.
Depending on whom you ask, JFK was killed by the CIA, the mafia, Cuban exile groups, the FBI, southern segregationists or the Soviet Union.
The way author and attorney Craig Zirbel sees it, there are only two explanations for President John F. Kennedy’s assassination – either he was killed by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, with no motive, or there’s a more complex theory, the Arizona Republic reports.
The Scottsdale attorney has written two books on JFK’s death: “The Texas Connection” in 1991 and “The Final Chapter on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” in 2010.
He believes Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination 50 years ago Friday.
Posted: November 21st, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: CIA, conspiracy theories, Cuba, FBI, JFK, Kennedy assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, lone gunman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mafia, southern segregationists, soviet union
William Turner isn’t just any conspiracy theorist.
An FBI agent from 1951 to 1961, Turner was working as a journalist when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He was a trained investigator and wanted to learn more about the breakdown in security that November day in 1963, CBS 13 reports.
During his investigation, Turner believed there were two shooters and eventually would conclude that the CIA choreographed JFK’s murder.
“I believe the mafia was allied with the CIA in assassinating Kennedy, and I think we’ve proven that and should go ahead with closure — designating it a conspiracy and not a single man’s work,” Turner told CBS 13.
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Posted: November 18th, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: CIA, conspiracy theories, FBI, JFK, jfk assassination, William Turner
The FBI and CIA missed opportunities to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by not taking seriously enough threats from Lee Harvey Oswald, according to Philip Shenon’s new book, “A Cruel and Shocking Act,” reports the Orland Sentinel.
Days before the assassination, the president’s administration found a threatening note addressed to JFK.
The existence of the letter was never investigated by the Warren Commission because it had been destroyed.
The commission also didn’t know about a memo from former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who said Oswald even announced he was going to kill JFK, the Sentinel reports.
“There’s tremendous amount of material, much of it has only been released in recent years, that shows that both the FBI and the CIA were very aware of the threat that Lee Harvey Oswald posed,” Shenon said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Posted: October 28th, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: CIA, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, JFK, jfk assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, threatening note, warren commission
The former NSA chief who oversaw the controversial warrantless surveillance found out what it’s like to be spied on Thursday.
While on an Amtrack train, a passenger overheard Michael Hayden complaining about the current administration to reporters in an off-the-record conversation, USA Today reports.
The passenger also happened to be MoveOn activist Tom Matzzie, who tweeted about Hayden’s conversation. “Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing ‘on background as a former senior admin official’ Sounds defensive,” Matzzie (@tommatzzie) wrote initially.
Hayden is a four-star general who headed the CIA and NSA under President George W. Bush, USA Today wrote.
Posted: October 25th, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: Acela, Amtrack, CIA, Michael Hayden, MoveOn, NSA, surveillance, Tom Matzzie
The Seattle Times
Note: Piper is the director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Already plagued by scandals, the agency has recently been revealed to be collaborating with the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on unsuspecting Americans. More than 120 groups from across the political spectrum and around the globe have called on Congress to hold hearings on the DEA.
There is no doubt the agency should be reformed. It is also worth asking if it should continue to exist.
According to a Reuters investigation, the DEA has been gathering information from other agencies, as well as foreign governments, for years. The DEA has also been collecting its own arsenal of data; constructing a massive database with about 1 billion records.
This information is shared in secret. By hiding the origins of its data from defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges, the agency and its partners effectively are undermining the right of the people it targets to a fair trial.
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Posted: September 13th, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: CIA, Column, Congress, database, DEA, NSA, Records, Spy
Few authors write with as much insight into violence and war as William Vollmann.
The winner of a National Book Award, Vollmann revealed in a Harper’s essay, “Life as a Terrorist,” that he was suspected of being a terrorist and even the Unabomber because of the content of his fiction, the Washington Post writes.
In the September issue of Harper’s magazine, Vollmann reveals the outrageous contents of his 785-page secret government file – 300 pages of which were obtained by suing the FBI and CIA.
“I begin to see how government haters are made,” he writes.
Vollmann discovered that he was investigated for ties to terrorism and was even suspected of being the Unabomber.
“Once you’re a suspect and you’re in the system, that ain’t goin’ away. … Anytime there’s a terrorist investigation, your name’s gonna come up,” Vollmann wrote.
Posted: August 22nd, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: CIA, FBI, investigated, National Book Award, secret government file, terrorism, terrorist, unabomber, William Vollmann
FBI agents arrested a Michigan man Tuesday after he was found with a gun, armor, 34 rounds of ammunition and a fake CIA identification, the Associated Press reports.
Cassidy Delavergne was charged with possessing the phony ID.
The man told an agent that he was showing the fake ID to calm concerns about his 9 mm Beretta.
Inside the man’s car were 111 rounds of ammunition.
The man told agents that he had a concealed weapon permit and was afraid to leave the gun in the car.
Posted: August 1st, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: 9 mm, ammunition, armor, Beretta, CIA, CIA ID, concealed weapon permit, fake ID, FBI, gun, Michigan