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FBI: Air Force Officer Accused of Breaking Lobbying Law with Lucrative Private Sector Job

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

As an Air Force captain, Adam J. Pudenz oversaw contracts to provide boots to Afghan soldiers.

Now Pudenz earns $40,000-a-month working for the company that was selling the boots, ABC News reports.

The FBI accuses Carroll,  an Iowa resident of violating a ban on representing companies that he oversees when he took a job with Kabul Milli Trading Company.

Pudenz, 33, was arrested last week and charged with violating the lobbying laws.

Pudenz oversaw nearly $1 billion worth of boots.

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Homeland Security Employee Placed on Paid Leave for Operating Racist, Anti-Gay Website

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Homeland Security employee who was exposed for hosting a racist website that advocates for a race war was placed on paid administrative leave while the agency investigates, the Huffington Post reports  on Monday.

Ayo Kimathi, acquisitions officer for ICE, forecasts on his site, War on the Horizon, forecasted an “unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race.”

Kimathi, who has been with the department since 2009, has been quiet since the case was revealed last week and declined to comment.

His site blasts white people and gay people.

Kimathi was exposed last week by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Homeland Security Veterinarian Is a Finalist for 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When Michelle Colby was a child, she wanted nothing more than to become a veterinarian, The Washington Post reports.

She wended her way through school and studied at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Still, she wanted more and became the agriculture defense branch chief for the Department of Homeland Security’s chemical and biological division, where the 39-year-old and her team established the country’s first vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease.

Now Colby and her team are finalists for the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for homeland security and law enforcement, The Washington Post wrote.

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Outgoing FBI Director Mueller III Speaks About How Sept. 11 Changed the FBI

Robert Mueller

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Outgoing FBI Director Robert S Mueller III never imagined that his bureau would be consumed with the fight on terror.

After all, Mueller started his job as director a week before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“I love prosecuting cases, and I love doing investigations, particularly homicide investigations and the like, and that’s why I became a prosecutor,” Mueller said in a rare interview with reporters at FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reports.“I did not expect to be spending my time preventing terrorist attacks,”

Twelve years later, Mueller is exiting a bureau that has been transformed to handle the global war on terror. Since the attacks, the FBI has invested heavily in intelligence programs and information technology, while opening 18 overseas posts.

“You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said.

DHS Employee Secretly Prepared for Race War And Operated Anti-White, Anti-Gay Web Site

Steve Nealving
ticklethewire.com 

By day, Ayo Kimathi works for Homeland Security, often procuring guns and ammunition. By night, the man known as “the Irritated Genie” prepares for a race war, the Atlantic reports.

Turns out, Kimathi runs an anti-white, anti-gay site, War Is on the Horizon, the Atlantic wrote. Kimathi was exposed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes.

It’s safe to say Kimathi’s bosses aren’t happy.

Saying she was “stunned,” Kimathi’s former supervisor said the DHS would never have allowed him to operate a hate site had the department known, the Atlantic reported.

“To see the hate, to know that he is a federal employee, it bothered me,” his former supervisor said.

Kimathi, it appears, isn’t a fan of some popular black people, including President Obama, whom he calls “a treasonous mulatto scum dweller.” His other enemies? Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Condoleeza Rice.

When asked about the site, Kimathi dismissed it as entertainment and a way to sell concert and lecture videos.

Special Agent in Charge of Milwaukee FBI Assigned to Building Division in D.C.

Teresa Carlson/fbi photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Head of the FBI’s Milwaukee office, Teresa Carlson, is temporarily working at the Facilities and Logistics Services Division at headquarters in Washington D.C. while authorities investigate claims that she pressured a subordinate to commit perjury, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Still, Carlson remains the special agent in charge of the Milwaukee office, according to FBI spokesman Leonard Peace.

Carlson is accused of pressuring a subordinate to “come down on the side of the government” in a trial by a former Army Ranger who said the FBI discriminated against him because he had lost one of his hands in a training mission.

The Office of Inspector General is investigating Carlson.

Congressman to FBI: ‘Why Won’t You Come in And Talk to Us’

Rep. Keating/gov photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

U.S. Rep. William Keating  touched on a new  FBI directive is urging the bureau to share information with local police about terrorist threats, the Boston Herald reports. He wants to talk to the FBI.

“That’s news to me,” Keating, a Homeland Security Committee member, said. “If there’s something through these directives and meetings whereby they’re helping communication, then they’re still not communicating that with Congress.”

Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis testified in a congressional hearing, saying the FBI never shared information about the slain Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Keating added: “First and foremost, the first line of defense is local. This is something that was underscored time and time again. The one biggest question I have right now is, ‘Why won’t you come in and talk to us.”