Largest in History: Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak to Wikileaks

By Politico. A former CIA computer engineer has been indicted on charges he masterminded what appears to be the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history.

Joshua Schulte, 29, was charged in a new grand jury indictment with providing WikiLeaks with a massive trove of U.S. government hacking tools that the online publisher posted in March 2017, the Justice Department announced on Monday.

Schulte was previously facing child pornography charges in federal court in New York, but the indictment broadens the case to accuse him of illegally gathering classified information, damaging CIA computers, lying to investigators and numerous other offenses.

In January, attorneys involved in the child porn case revealed in court that Schulte was the target of a major investigation into WikiLeaks’ release of a CIA collection known as “Vault 7.” (Read more from “Largest in History: Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak to Wikileaks” HERE)


Ex-CIA Worker Charged for Massive Leak of ‘Vault 7’ Hacking Tools to Wikileaks

By South China Morning Post. A former employee in the CIA’s cyber-spying operation was indicted Monday on charges of leaking hacking tools to WikiLeaks in one of the most damaging of the agency’s breaches in recent years.

Joshua Schulte, 29, was charged with leaking unspecified information on the Central Intelligence Agency’s intelligence-gathering capabilities to a group identified only as “Organisation-1”, which then released the information on the internet.

While the indictment gave no other details, in earlier filings Schulte’s lawyer indicated the investigation involved the leak to WikiLeaks of the “Vault 7” collection of hacking tools, malware, viruses, trojans, and “zero day” exploits which comprised the CIA’s most valuable tools for tapping into adversaries’ computers.

WikiLeaks began releasing the 8,761 documents from Vault 7 in March 2017, embarrassing the agency and providing professional and amateur hackers around the world with the same tools that US spies used. (Read more from “Ex-CIA Worker Charged for Massive Leak of ‘Vault 7’ Hacking Tools to Wikileaks” HERE)

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Watch: Analysts Claim Trump Admin Is Operating Concentration Camps

Two MSNBC analysts falsely claimed on Friday that the Trump administration is operating concentration camps for illegal immigrant children who are separated from their parents.

Guests Stephanie Cutter and Michael Steele made the remarks, which went completely unchallenged by host Stephanie Ruhle. . .

“We can’t find a solution to this problem without harming children? Without putting them in concentration camps?” Cutter asked, according to the Free Beacon.

“I call this a concentration camp for kids,” Steele said. “When you give kids 22 hours of lock-up time and two hours of airtime, what else can it be? And if this is where this country’s going, the American people need to wake up and pay attention, because your kids could be next.”

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‘We Do Not Separate Babies From Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother

Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.

“We do not separate babies from adults,” a DHS official told reporters during a background briefing. “It’s a bright line.”

CNN first reported that an illegal immigrant from Honduras claimed federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child at an immigration detention center in McAllen, Texas, on Tuesday. The CNN report was picked up by several national media outlets, including the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and Vox, sparking further condemnation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families caught crossing the border illegally.

The CNN report did not quote the mother herself, but rather an attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project who had reportedly interviewed the woman. A Customs and Border Protection spokesman denied the allegations in a statement to CNN on Wednesday. . .

Also Friday, the Department of Justice confirmed that 1,995 migrant children were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The adults in that group were prosecuted for illegal entry, immigration violations, and in some cases, other criminal conduct. DOJ officials did not release a breakdown of the children’s ages or the charges brought against the adults. (Read more from “‘We Do Not Separate Babies From Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother” HERE)

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WATCH: The Latest ‘Reality Check’ Takes On The Left’s Obsession With Hating Chick-fil-A

On Thursday, MRCTV uploaded the latest episode of “Reality Check” with Brittany Hughes. The topic of this installment was the progressive movement’s seeming obsession with Chick-fil-A:

While the world was anxiously awaiting news of whether North Korea would agree to give up their nukes and maybe we have a prayer of peace, the Left was whining about a chicken sandwich. And while they were busy telling gay folks what nuggets they can and can’t eat, guess what Chick-fil-A was doing? Actually helping people – you know, as Christians tend to do.

After the intro, Hughes jumped right in:

… they are at it again. And this time, The Huffington Post has openly declared that gay people are not allowed to eat at Chick-fil-A because their CEO is a Christian who believes in traditional marriage. And somehow this means that the entire restaurant chain hates gay people and serves their famous milkshakes up with a big old side of bigotry.

. . .

Immediately after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando back in 2016, Chick-fil-A was one of the first businesses to respond to the tragedy. It didn’t matter one bit that the shooter had targeted a gay nightclub, they immediately began offering free food to law enforcement at the scene; they opened up on a Sunday to offer free food to people who were lined up to give blood to the wounded; and they asked that they not be given any recognition for any of it.

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California Teacher ‘Investigated’ for Showing Pro-Life Video That Medically Describes Abortion

A seventh grade teacher in California is reportedly under investigation by the Sacramento City Unified School District for showing a pro-life video that medically describes abortion and a music video by rapper Nick Cannon, wherein he thanks his mother for refusing to abort him in the womb.

The pro-life video in question features a former abortionist turned pro-lifer named Dr. Anthony Levatino. Levatino, in collaboration with pro-life group Live Action, medically describes what an abortionist does during first and second trimester abortions in at least two different videos (both posted below), though it’s unclear which one was allegedly shown to the middle schoolers.

The former abortionist performed hundreds of abortions before his adopted daughter was tragically killed outside their home by car. “I looked at the remains of a pre-born child whose life I had ended, and all I could see was someone’s son or daughter,” Levatino explained of his conversion.

On Tuesday, school district spokesman Alex Barrios told The Sacramento Bee that the videos allegedly shown are “completely inappropriate for the classroom” and do not “meet the district’s approved family life and sexuality curriculum.” The district “will address this matter with the seriousness it demands,” added Barrios.

Parents complained to the teacher in question and school principal Cristin Tahara-Martin, reports the paper. “We all know that the subject of abortion is sensitive, complex and controversial, and I personally don’t think it belongs as a topic to go into in any depth in a seventh-grade class,” said one anonymous mother. Abortion “requires a thoughtful, nuanced discussion,” she added. (Read more from “California Teacher ‘Investigated’ for Showing Pro-Life Video That Medically Describes Abortion” HERE)

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Billionaire and Liberal Operative George Soros Laments Hillary’s Loss, Failure of His Other Agendas

Billionaire and liberal operative George Soros says some of his agendas are being ruined now that Donald Trump is president.

“Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” Soros said in a Washington Post report.

For instance, Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump put a serious ding in Soros’ globalist agenda. Overseas, the European Union faces the impending pull-out of Britain and a rising anti-immigrant sentiment. Soros has also become a political target in elections from Hungary to California. At times, his donations at times are used against causes he supports, the report states. . .

Soros, the Post pointed out, is often described as “an all-powerful puppet master, a Nazi sympathizer and the person controlling the Democratic Party.”

Soros, a Hungary native, became “one of the world’s wealthiest people by managing hedge funds and betting on currency changes,” the report stated. (Read more from “Billionaire and Liberal Operative George Soros Laments Hillary’s Loss, Failure of His Other Agendas” HERE)

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Country Initiates New Measures to Combat Spread of Radical Islam

By Washington Free Beacon. Austria’s government initiated new measures Friday to curb the spread of radical Islam amongst the nation’s Muslim community by Turkish-funded mosques.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has served at the helm of Austria’s coalition government since December 2017, announced the closure of seven mosques and the expulsion of upwards of 40 Imams, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The chancellor declared Austria was committed to ensuring the country’s Muslim population was safe to practice its religion without the subversion of foreign influence aligned with radical extremists. . .

The government is alleging six mosques and a Turkish prayer house – operated by a militant, ultra-nationalist Turkish group – are in violation of a 2015 law banning foreign governments from funding mosques or paying imam salaries.

The government’s announcement came on the heels of an investigation by national law enforcement agencies to determine if radicals had infiltrated the country’s mosques and were working to undermine religious co-existence. The investigation found a number of mosques were receiving financial backing from the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB), a Turkish government institution regulating religious affairs. (Read more from “Country Initiates New Measures to Combat Spread of Radical Islam” HERE)


Austria to Shut Down Mosques, Expel Foreign-Funded Imams

By Reuters. Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist.

The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe’s migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and restrict benefits for new immigrants and refugees.

The moves follow a “law on Islam”, passed in 2015, which banned foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim organizations to have “a positive fundamental view towards (Austria’s) state and society”. . .

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said the new policy was part of an “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave” in Austria. (Read more from “Austria to Shut Down Mosques, Expel Foreign-Funded Imams” HERE)

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U.S. Sex-Trafficking Sting Results in Hundreds of Children Rescued

By The Daily Wire. A total of 39 law enforcement agencies conducted a massive sex-trafficking sting operation which concluded this week and resulted in hundreds of arrests and hundreds of children rescued. . .

“They are crimes of special concern to the FBI and to law enforcement generally,” Special Agent in Charge Matt Alcoke told WSB-TV. “Because the victims are so vulnerable as children and because the offenders could be from just about any walk of life, from a gang member all the way up to someone who is highly successful and wealthy.” (Read more from “U.S. Sex-Trafficking Sting Results in Hundreds of Children Rescued” HERE)


Metro Sex-Trafficking Sting Rescues Nearly 160 Children, Authorities Say

By WSB TV Atlanta. A sting on the sex-trafficking trade in metro Atlanta netted dozens of arrests and the rescue of dozens of children forced into sexual servitude, the FBI announced this week.

Operation Safe Summer was a collaborative effort between the FBI’s Atlanta field office and 38 law enforcement agencies in six metro counties, assistant Special Agent in Charge Matt Alcoke told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik. . .

The sting ended with nearly 160 children rescued, including one as young as 3 years old, and nearly 150 arrests, convictions or sentences, officials said.

Alcoke said the operation was scheduled before the summer months as a way to put a dent in a trade that preys on children at a time when they have more freedom. . .

Among those charged, Alcoke said Trevey Parks was a convicted sex offender out of prison who forced a juvenile to work in the sex trade for him. (Read more from “Metro Sex-Trafficking Sting Rescues Nearly 160 Children, Authorities Say” HERE)

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Next Supreme Battle? Yet Another Christian

It might not be the next case at the Supreme Court, but it could be coming soon: Barronelle Stutzman’s complaint that her home state of Washington unconstitutionally violated her First Amendment rights when it sued her for refusing to support a homosexual wedding with her floral artistry.

In a similar case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of Colorado showed hostility toward the Christian faith of baker Jack Phillip in the process of penalizing him for refusing to create a wedding cake for a homosexual duo.

Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom said the Phillips decision makes clear the government “must respect Jack’s beliefs about marriage.”

Justice Anthony Kennedy, in an overwhelming 7-2 ruling, said “the record here demonstrates that the commission’s consideration of Phillips’ case was neither tolerant nor respectful of his religious beliefs.” . . .

“While the attorney general failed to prosecute a business that obscenely berated and discriminated against Christian customers, he has steadfastly – and on his own initiative – pursued unprecedented measures to punish Barronelle not just in her capacity as a business owner but also in her personal capacity. In its Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, the Supreme Court condemned that sort of one-sided, discriminatory application of the law against people of faith.” (Read more from “Next Supreme Battle? Yet Another Christian” HERE)

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New Browser Created That Can Hide All Your Personal Info

. . .TraceFree Corp. has announced the creation of the “first web browser that makes it impossible for any site, including Google, to see or share a user’s personal data.” . . .

The company says the technology “leapfrogs, and will ultimately replace, a virtual private network by giving complete anonymity and security while also hiding browsing activity from the internet provider.”

The promotion explained the recent Facebook controversy and new government data regulations have forced companies to update their website privacy policies.

“However, there is still NO WAY a user can be sure their data does not continue to be shared or sold improperly. TraceFree eliminates this fear by NOT allowing a website to see, capture, share or track their personal data.” (Read more from “New Browser Created That Can Hide All Your Personal Info” HERE)

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