A former FBI agent convicted of espionage for Russia and serving a life sentence in a Colorado Supermax prison has died at the age of 79.
The bureau confirmed Monday that Robert Hanssen was found unresponsive in his federal prison cell at the ADX in Florence, Colorado around 6.55am.
A cause of death has not yet been released as of yet.
Hanssen became notorious in the United States when he was arrested in 2001 and pleaded guilty to selling highly classified materials to the Soviet Union and later to Russia for more than 20 years.
He was sentenced to life in the Supermax prison, where he has languished for the last two decades.
After his arrest, details of Hanssen’s sordid life as a sexual deviant became known as he allowed a friend to watch him and his wife have sex without her knowledge. Hanssen then began to secretly record the encounters and detailed his sex life in online chat rooms.
Hanssen – a devout member of the conservative Opus Dei sect of the Catholic Church – also spent time with a stripper named Priscilla Sue Galey, giving her money, jewels and even a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E sedan.link
Microsoft Says CCP Hackers Compromised ‘Critical’ US Infrastructure As DHS Warns Of ‘Grave Threat’
Microsoft on Wednesday warned that a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group – “Volt Typhoon” has compromised “critical” US cyber infrastructure across several industries – including manufacturing, construction, maritime, government, information technology and education.
The group, which has operated since 2021, is apparently working to disrupt “critical communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia,” as well as gather intelligence, in order to weaken efforts during “future crises.”
Infrastructure in nearly every critical sector has been impacted, Microsoft said, including the communications, transport, and maritime industries. Government organizations were also targeted. -CNBC
According to the advisory from Microsoft – which has “directly notified targeted or compromised customers,” the attack is apparently ongoing. The company has urged impacted customers to “close or change credentials for all compromised accounts.”
As Bloomberg notes, “Guam, a US island territory located 1,600 miles (about 2,600 kilometers) east of Manila, has become an increasingly important military and strategic hub as tensions with China ratchet up, including the possibility that it might use its military to enforce its claim to the self-ruled island of Taiwan.”link
CIA Front Company Extends Intrusive Surveillance Operations in Lithuania Under Pretext of New Cold War
Creation of Orwellian surveillance apparatus belies claim that the U.S. is upholding democracy in the face of Russian authoritarianism.
On April 26, Palantir, a data analytics company founded with CIA seed money, announced an expansion of its operations in Lithuania after entering into a strategic partnership with Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense.
This announcement exemplifies how the new Cold War is being used to justify CIA collaboration with a foreign government in advancing intrusive surveillance operations targeting Russia and pro-Russian political elements. It also exemplifies how central the CIA is to the war in Ukraine, as Palantir is playing a key role in the war by tracking Russian military movements and helping Ukraine to coordinate battlefield maneuvers.
The U.S. claims to be supporting democracy against Russian and Chinese authoritarianism; however, Palantir’s methods are right out of George Orwell’s 1984.
While Western media consistently highlight the alleged human rights atrocities of Belarus’s socialist, pro-Russian government led by Alexander Lukashenko, it is silent on the intense political repression targeting socialists and anti-fascists in Lithuania, which will only be enhanced by Palantir’s growing presence.link
FBI and NSA outsource soft kill murder of targeted individuals and watchlisted individuals to private security firms
One of the reasons that the government is consistently “Chicken Littling” us with threats of extremism is money. Security is a multi-billion dollar revenue generator for the National Security Racketeering Network and private security companies run by former ex-federal employees.
The operations of the private companies run the gamut from street-level tasking to tactical and offensive, weaponized-software deployment against innocent Americans. Now the U.S. has its groups of militarized and federalized cyber-warriors. The most common groups are the FBI’s DITU — Data Intercept Technology Unit (run by an individual with a degree in law and psychology), the NSA, the NSA TAO (Tailored Access Operations), and Cyber-Command. Both the NSA and Cyber-Command are based at Fort Meade in Maryland.
Now, a few private companies, like the former Blackwater, are on a cyber-level and are also masters of intrusion, hacking, identity theft, spoofing, and 24/7 harassment of anyone who has been illegally and unconstitutionally watch-listed as a domestic threat. However, NSA still has the budget, the tech toys, the software, and extra-judicial tactics which trump any of the subsequently mentioned private groups.
On the street level, private security companies are hiring ex-convicts to harass WLIs and TIs to perpetrate what is referred to as “Gang Stalking” on a street level. But many people do not know that threats, harassment, theft, and gaslighting also occur on a cyber level.
So not only are Targeted Individuals and Watchlisted individuals harassed by finely-tuned Zersetzung operations on the street level but all of their communications and online privacy are also violated. This equates to 24/7 harassment.
Why are companies like James Bimen and Associates and HackingTeam allowed to launch vicious and illegal tactics against innocent American citizens? Who provides them with “top cover” to engage in this non-stop torturous activity against individuals who were never charged with any crimes, never had a chance to defend themselves, and never had a day in court?link
Important to understand it’s not just government or government funded entities that target individuals for harassment, poisoning, disablement. There are also private organizations that do this. Street level asymmetric warfare can reduce a strong community or nation or civilization to rubble in just a few generations. ABN
Durham’s final report is RELEASED: Prosecutor says FBI did NOT have any ‘factual evidence’ to investigate Trump-Russia collusion and slams ‘bias’ bureau for failing to properly probe Steele dossier
Special Counsel John Durham found that the FBI did not have enough ‘factual evidence’ to investigate allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, in scathing report obtained by DailyMail.com Monday.
Durham’s report, which is over 300 pages, is a comprehensive summary of findings related to whether the then-Trump campaign in 2016 colluded with Russia to meddle with the election outcome.
It found that the the Department of Justice and the FBI ‘failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law’ when launching the Trump-Russia probe.
The special counsel transmitted the report on his four-years-long investigation costing over $6 million in taxpayer dollars to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday. The attorney general provided a copy Monday to top members of Congress including Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin, Ranking Member Lindsey Graham, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, who is investigating the FBI’s political ‘weaponization,’ and Ranking Member Jerry Nadler.
Durham writes: ‘Based on the evidence gathered in the multiple exhaustive and costly federal investigations of these matters, including the instant investigation, neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.’link
Since he is reporting on what was sedition, the slightly spicey language above only says nothing will happen. ABN
Ex-CIA chief admits the ‘Dirty 51’ letter ‘WAS POLITICAL’ and agency conspired with Biden campaign to produce it and FALSELY claim emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop were Russian disinformation
Former CIA director John Brennan has admitted that an infamous letter signed by 51 former intelligence officials that sought to discredit reporting on Hunter Biden‘s laptop ‘was political’.
Brennan, the CIA chief during Obama’s administration, admitted to the House Judiciary Committee investigators in a four-hour closed-door deposition that the letter, which falsely claimed that emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop were Russian disinformation, was ‘political’, Fox News reports.
Both Brennan and Clapper signed a letter by 51 former intelligence officials who claimed Hunter’s laptop had ‘all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation’.
An email shows Brennan agreeing to have his name added to the letter of signatories by the then acting CIA Director Mike Morell.link
FBI Contractor Created Fake Online IDs to Join Chatrooms Run by Groups Organizing Against Vaccine Mandates
An FBI surveillance contractor infiltrated the chatrooms of two airline industry groups opposed to vaccine mandates to collect intelligence on the groups’ organizing activities, investigative journalist Lee Fang reported.
The contractor, Flashpoint, which in the past infiltrated Islamic terror groups, now focuses on “anti-vaccine” groups and other domestic political organizations, according to Fang.
In a webinar presentation for clients last year, which Fang analyzed on his Substack, Flashpoint analyst Vlad Cuiujuclu demonstrated his company’s methods for identifying and entering encrypted Telegram chat groups.link
The Chinese Communist Party had a mole in the US government for 37 years
Larry Wu-tai Chin had a long career of service in the U.S. government. His excellent command of English got him his first job with the U.S. Army in World War II, working at the Chinese liaison’s office in Fuzhou. He was good at his work, and was moved up to the Consulate in Shanghai, then in Hong Kong.
When the Korean War broke out, he debriefed Chinese prisoners of war captured by the Americans. That earned him a spot with the CIA, where he worked as an analyst, linguist, and even a covert case officer. He was even awarded a CIA medal in 1980, at the end of his career. The agency had no idea he’d been working for the Chinese government the whole time.
Larry Wu-tai Chin was born Chin Wu-tai in 1922. He was recruited by the Chinese communists during World War II, after he’d graduated from university. His mission was to infiltrate an American government agency inside China and work his way up in the ranks. He started with the Army because China and the U.S. were World War II allies.
After the war, he began working at American consulates in China, then onto British-controlled Hong Kong. During this time, China won the Civil War and took control of the mainland. Chin continued serving as an intelligence operative, passing classified information on to Chinese intelligence agents.link
How Corrupt Is Our Current Situation? It’s Worse Than Most Can Fathom…
The football spiking by AG Merrick Garland today deserves some context, and I am going to take you through a story that will highlight just how bad the situation really is.
Everything that preceded the 2020 federal election was a complex system of control by a network of ideologues, federal agencies, allies in the private sector, financial stakeholders and corrupt interests all working toward a common goal. There’s no need to go through the background of how the election was manipulated and how the government and private sector, specifically social media, worked to influence the 2020 outcome because you have all seen it.
Whether it was local election officials working to control outcomes, federal agencies working to support them (CISA, FBI, DHS), financial interests working to fund them (Zuckerberg et al), or social media platforms controlling the visible content and discussion (Twitter Files, Google, Facebook etc.), the objective was all the same. It was a massive one-sided operation against the freewill of the American voter.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, those same system operators, govt officials, corporate media, private sector groups and social media platforms then circled the wagons to scatter the evidence of their conduct. If you questioned anything you were a threat. That’s the context to the dynamic that unfolded.
Lawfare operatives joined forces with Democrat staffers, and allies in social media platforms all worked in concert to target the voices of anyone who would rise in opposition to the corruption that was stunningly clear in the outcome of the election process. Corporate media then labeled, isolated, ridiculed and marginalized anyone who dared to point out the obvious.link
This story has a personal angle, which makes it even more interesting. Basically, the govt has all of your info and also makes up tons of it to ensnare innocents: ‘What I discovered in this experience was that DHS, and by extension DOJ/FBI and the January 6 investigators, had direct administrative level backdoors into all social media platforms… Yes, the federal government is inside the mechanics of the systems (Twitter, Facebook, Meta, Instagram, Google, YouTube, WhatsApp, Zello, etc) and they have administrative access in real time to monitor, review, extract and evaluate everything, soup-to-nuts.’ Most of us already know this but the linked article describes the depraved depths of it very clearly. ABN
Wait, WHAT? – DOJ Inspector General Reveals More than 10,000 Federal Employees Have Access to NSA Database for Surveillance Inquiries
Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified yesterday that more than 3.4 million search queries into the NSA database took place between Dec. 1st, 2020 and Nov. 30th, 2021, by government officials and/or contractors working on behalf of the federal government. These search queries were based on authorizations related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
[OIG Testimony HERE]
Approximately 30% of those 3.4 million search queries were outside the rules and regulations that govern warrantless searches, what the politically correct government calls “non-compliant searches.”
Additionally, IG Horowitz also admitted that somewhere north of 10,000 federal employees have access to conduct these searches of the NSA database; a database which contains the electronic data of every single American, including emails, text messages, social media posts, instant messages, direct messages, phone calls, geolocation identifiers, purchases by electronic funds, banking records and any keystroke any American person puts into any electronic device for any reason.
If we were in a functioning system of government everything would be stopped right now, and no conversation would be taking place that was not about this issue. This is the total and complete surveillance state being talked about as if we were discussing what’s for dinner.link
10,000 people making 3.4 million searches means each person made ~340 searches! Some will be fewer but others will be even more. ABN
Ex-acting CIA director reveals he had 50 spies sign a letter saying Hunter Biden laptop scandal was Russian disinformation to HELP Joe ‘win the presidential election’
A retired CIA leader coordinated a letter from former intelligence chiefs claiming that Hunter Biden‘s laptop was Russian disinformation because he wanted to help Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign.
Mike Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that he was asked by Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State – who at the time was a senior member of the Biden campaign – to help discredit the laptop reporting.link
No news is good news if Blinken, Garland, or Mayorkas is involved. Most anti-American admin in history, almost like a covert force. ABN
Is Elon Musk Doing Damage Control Using Tucker Carlson Interview?
I write the headline in the form of a question but in reality, all of the data points in one direction, yes.
If I am going to be brutally honest, this Elon Musk scenario is like the August 2022 review when it became obvious all of the DeSantis 2024 data only reconciled in one direction. In many ways, Musk is to social media interests as DeSantis is to DC UniParty interests.
More than half the readers here have picked up on the clues and cues showing Musk has a very real motive to position himself in the best light possible given the situation that surrounds him. Unfortunately, that position creates conflicts between ideals (what’s possible) and reality (what limits surround one’s ability). Musk is riding a tiger, and the intelligence community ring masters control the beast.
The damage control motive is a few layers deep. However, one of the recent events that would lead to Musk’s public need for brand image protection comes from the situation with Matt Taibbi:link
In this essay, Musk is compared to Bill Barr winning approval for siding with Trump only to later use that as cover to destroy him. In today’s analogy, ‘Trump’ is the gullible Twitter public who are being fooled by a powerful psyop that ultimately will own them. I am not 100% convinced of Musk’s role in this though the argument makes sense. It is seriously telling that the ‘Fauci Files’ have never been released, nor has much else come out. Musk has made Twitter better, but Barr made things look better too. Why does Sundance trust Taibbi? Nothing is perfect. Time maybe will tell. ABN
Leaked Docs/ Leaker Arrest, Something is Very Wrong – Tony Shaffer
Leaked docs & insights on Russia with John Jordan
Jordan looks and sounds like an inside player, a possible part of the whatever game is being played with the leaked docs, but who knows? He has some interesting views and refreshing angles on Russia and the war. ABN
The Full Surveillance Power of the U.S. Govt Could Not Find the Classified Intel Leaker, But the Media Did…
Sometimes the obvious answers are in the reality of the obvious part that few pay attention to.
According to the original outline, as presented by the Washington Post last night [Original Story Here], the full surveillance and intelligence power of the United States government was unable to locate the source of the largest leak of U.S. classified intelligence in a decade, but some journalists found a teenager in his mom’s basement with all the answers. This is the story, and they are sticking to it.
I’ve been in enough rabbit holes created by the silos of the intelligence community to know when not to enter one. First things first, what silo uses the Washington Post?
We all should know by now the same three-letter operators in charge of the Amazon Cloud Service, are the same three-letter operators who use the PR firm known as the Washington Post.
Why the intelligence people from inside the CIA/NSA silo wanted to exploit the teenage gamer with a connection to an intelligence leaker, as the preferred narrative is unknown. However, the DHS details provided in the intelligence community follow-up through the New York Times does provide some clues.link
I trust Sundance on this more than anyone else. ABN
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