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NSA Leaking Threatens National Security

THESE ARE CHAOTIC AND ANXIOUS DAYS INSIDE THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

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Blog: National Security Council leakers worried Trump might arrest them

American Thinker · 1 day ago

I LOVE AMERICA HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

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SUNDAY FEB 12, 2017 K.T. MCFARLAND, DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, ACKNOWLEDGED THAT “CAREER OFFICIALS” WERE ON EDGE.

THERE IS ALWAYS A SHAKEDOWN PERIOD FOR ANY NEW NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL (NSC), WHOSE STAFF IS DRAWN FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THE PENTAGON AND OTHER AGENCIES.

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IN A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION SUNDAY AFTERNOON,. “NOT ONLY IS THIS A NEW ADMINISTRATION, BUT IT IS A DIFFERENT PARTY, AND DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED BY PEOPLE WHO WANTED THE STATUS QUO THROWN OUT,” SAID MS. MCFARLAND.

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SOME STAFF MEMBERS HAVE TURNED TO ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS TO TALK WITH THEIR COLLEAGUES, AFTER HEARING THAT MR. TRUMP’S TOP ADVISERS ARE CONSIDERING AN “INSIDER THREAT” PROGRAMME THAT COULD RESULT IN MONITORING CELLPHONES AND EMAILS FOR LEAKS.

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MANY OF THOSE WHO REMAIN, SEE THEMSELVES AS APOLITICAL “CIVIL SERVANTS”, HAVE BEEN DISTURBED BY DISPLAYS OF OVERT PARTISANSHIP.

SEVERAL STAFF MEMBERS WHO DID NOT WANT TO WORK FOR MR. TRUMP HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR REGULAR AGENCIES. LEAVING A LARGER-THAN-USUAL HOLE IN THE EXPERIENCED BUREAUCRACY.

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I DON’T CARE IF MY “CIVIL SERVICE”  CAREER POSTMAN IS A NEVER TRUMPER

I  AM “DISTURBED”  BY DISPLAYS OF OVERT PARTISANSHIP WHEN SES CAREER OFFICIALS ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SEE THEMSELVES AS APOLITICAL CIVIL SERVANTS,

BUT,  ARE USING U.S. AGENCIES WIRETAPPING, SPYING ON FOREIGN DIPLOMATS, RECORDING, TRANSCRIPTS OF CONVERSATIONS AND LEAKING NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION, THAT COULD THREATEN NATIONAL SECURITY..

THERE ARE LEAKED TRANSCRIPTS OF A CONVERSATION IN AT LEAST ONE PHONE CALL, RECORDED BY U.S. AGENCIES THAT WIRETAP FOREIGN DIPLOMATS.

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I DON’T CARE IF MY “CIVIL SERVICE”  CAREER POSTMAN IS A NEVER TRUMPER

ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS SHOULD BE DISTURBED BY……

Behind My Back | The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

www.behindmyback.org/2016/11/14/5856/

Nov 14, 2016 – The Untouchables SES Senior Executives TRUMP AND HIS TRANSITIONAL TEAM ARE … Preparing Your Federal ECQ’s – Job-Hunt.org.

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AND, ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS SHOULD BE DISTURBED BY……

Behind My Back | Accountability for SES Senior Executives

www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/07/accountability-for-ses-senior-executives/

Jan 7, 2017 – Accountability for SES Senior Executives Previous efforts to ease the discipline of VA’s … www.disabledveterans.org › News & Legislation.

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 The Pendleton Act transformed the nature of public service.

The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (ch. 27, 22 Stat. 403) is a United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.

And that Government employees be selected through competitive exams. … THE LAW FURTHER FORBIDS REQUIRING EMPLOYEES TO GIVE POLITICAL SERVICE OR CONTRIBUTIONS. The Civil Service Commission was established to enforce this act.

When the Pendleton Act went into effect, only 10 percent of the Government’s 132,000 employees were covered. Today (date unknown),

MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF THE 2.7 MILLION FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ARE COVERED.

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SUNDAY FEB 12, 2017 IN A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION SUNDAY AFTERNOON,. “NOT ONLY IS THIS A NEW ADMINISTRATION, BUT IT IS A DIFFERENT PARTY, AND DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED BY PEOPLE WHO WANTED THE STATUS QUO THROWN OUT,” SAID MS. MCFARLAND.

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I LOVE AMERICA HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

February 13, 2017

Blog: National Security Council leakers worried Trump might arrest them

By Ed Straker

If you’re a left-leaning member of the National Security Council and you’re unhappy with the duly elected president, what do you do?  Why, leak details of classified discussions and pending operations to the media, of course!

In a N.Y. Times article, which itself is based on NSC leaks, leakers try to portray the NSC in chaos, but in the process of attempting to do so, they reveal the scope of their disloyalty.

These are chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council, the traditional center of management for a president’s dealings with an uncertain world. Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleagues, after hearing that Mr. Trump’s top advisers are considering an “insider threat” program that could result in monitoring cellphones and emails for leaks.

Now, why would NSC staffers talking with their colleagues, presumably about affairs of state, feel the need to encrypt their conversations from the man they work for?  I think the implication is clear – that these conversations are about undermining and leaking information to harm the Trump administration.

Nervous staff members recently met late at night at a bar a few blocks from the White House and talked about purging their social media accounts of any suggestion of anti-Trump sentiments.

Why would they need to do that?  Past anti-Trump sentiments are not against the law.  But leaking classified information is.  I think these leakers are trying to keep a lower profile to avoid being caught.

Last week, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was exploring whether the Navy could intercept and board an Iranian ship to look for contraband weapons possibly headed to Houthi fighters in Yemen.

White House officials said that [the operation was cancelled]… because news of the impending operation leaked, a threat to security that has helped fuel the move for the insider threat program.

This is leakers in action.  But instead of writing an article about their illegality, this is only mentioned in passing, as part of the Times’ main interest in portraying the NSC as being in chaos.  What amazes me is how the Times doesn’t seem to think revealing bureaucrats leaking classified information is even a problem; the paper is are so disconnected from reality that its writers think anything, including disregarding national security laws, is justified, all in the pursuit of Trump.

[Some NSC staffers have left but] Many of those who remain, who see themselves as apolitical civil servants, have been disturbed by displays of overt partisanship. At an all-hands meeting about two weeks into the new administration, Ms. McFarland told the group it needed to “make America great again,” numerous staff members who were there said. New Trump appointees are carrying coffee mugs with that Trump campaign slogan into meetings with foreign counterparts, one staff member said.

Why is it partisan to have a mug featuring the slogan of the president…in his own White House?  When Obama was president, do you think staff avoided pro-Obama slogans?  I’m sure they didn’t.  These people are just appalled to be confronted with direct evidence that Trump is their president.  It shows that they don’t have either the temperament or the loyalty to do their jobs.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

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